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post #31 of 134
intoart(and other owners of HD 380), can you disassemble them so we can see the drivers and innards...
post #32 of 134
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intoart(and other owners of HD 380), can you disassemble them so we can see the drivers and innards...
I am not going to disassemble my brand-new phones!
post #33 of 134
I don't notice any problems with sibilance. I was playing some Big bad voodoo daddy and i remember getting bad sibilance on an old pair of speakers i put together, but i didn't notice it with the 380s. What intoart said about them sounds about right, quite good soundstage.

P.S. what is PRaT?
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P.S. what is PRaT?
Pace, Rhythm and Timing.
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P.S. what is PRaT?
What intoart said. It means the ability of the headphone to keep up with the pace, rhythm and timing of the music.
When the headphones keeps your feet tapping to the music, they have good PRaT.
The opposite of good PRaT is boring and dull. And that's what I'm a little afraid of with the HD380, because of some (short) reviews where they are described as dull.
post #36 of 134
An example of boring and dull would be the HD280 even though I enjoyed it immensely when I first got it. However, as I moved on to other headphones, I realized how boring and dull it was.
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What intoart said. It means the ability of the headphone to keep up with the pace, rhythm and timing of the music.
When the headphones keeps your feet tapping to the music, they have good PRaT.
The opposite of good PRaT is boring and dull. And that's what I'm a little afraid of with the HD380, because of some (short) reviews where they are described as dull.
I am probably not a good judge of that characteristic. Quality sound is never dull to me!
post #38 of 134
Instead of buying new headphones, I suggest a visit to the doctors and ask maybe they have ear transplants.
post #39 of 134
The best about the HD280s is the balanced sound and the isolation.
And the not so good about the HD280s is that I can't hear them more than 2 minutes...
post #40 of 134
I should have a pair of these tomorrow. I will post my impressions after I have spent a few days with them.
post #41 of 134
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I was going to sell my DT770s after getting the HD380s, but I have changed my mind. They are each absolutely outstanding, but in different ways, so I cannot choose between them and will just have to keep both!
post #42 of 134
I'd like to see what others think of them. I'm still enjoying rediscovering my music with the 380s.
post #43 of 134
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"Rediscovering" is a good term to use. Mine are revealing lots of soundstage subleties that I have never heard. I can't wait until my volume attenuator arrives, so that I can hear what they sound like without the background hiss!
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"Rediscovering" is a good term to use. Mine are revealing lots of soundstage subleties that I have never heard. I can't wait until my volume attenuator arrives, so that I can hear what they sound like without the background hiss!
Hi intoart, aside from the background hiss, which do you like better, HD380 or DT150?
post #45 of 134
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The HD380s have the same impedance and frequency range as the HD280s. They have somewhat larger/differently shaped pads and cost 50% more. That is all I know about the differences. Has anyone heard both? Is there a definite difference in SQ?

I ask because I want the best Sennheisers I can get, and I cannot use open phones. I believe that the 380s are their top closed phones?
My friend just got HD380 pro from guitar center for $149. You might want to check your local guitar center. I tried the HD380 and I have no bad comment for it. It is a great $150 headphone. Sound much better than my shure se530. I think HD380 is one of the best headphone I ever heard. The only down side about HD380 is its look. It is big and a little ugly I would say, but for the sound it make it is worth. Comfort wise it is not very comfortable for long use because of the syntactic leather cup on it. your ears might get warm after around 1 hour use.
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