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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by lucky View Post
I enjoy my open AD700 for their lightness, airyness, clarity, and sense of space. I enjoy my closed RX700 for their impactful bass, partial isolation, and mellow (in comparison) tone. Between the two, I'm done with full-sized phones for now, though greed tempts me now and then for an AD900 or another K701.
I also have an open pair and a closed pair that I frequently swap between. I would prefer to settle on just one pair, but so far I cannot decide because each have their advantages and disadvantages. I would love to find phones that offer "the best of both worlds", but so far I have not.
post #17 of 23

great info on this thread....I'm still searching.....I would love to find the best of both worlds as well.

post #18 of 23

What is meant by "Cavern effect?"

post #19 of 23

I may also add, closed headphones always have more intimacy than open headphones. If you want to find the best intimacy for vocals, you should look towards a closed headphone which emphasizes the mids.

 

I have never heard an open headphone reproduce the intimacy of a good closed headphone.

 

Sure open headphones have advantage in soundstage, but they lose intimacy which to me is more important for my preferences


Edited by wind016 - 12/28/10 at 1:02pm
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by Forcefedfreak View Post
 

What is meant by "Cavern effect?"


Probably echoing caused by bouncing sounds in the closed type.

 

As for me, I own a pair of HD598. I like it because it's not "banging" to my head like some previous closed headphones that I tried. It feels like it relieves the pressure caused by closed types. But to be honest, sometimes I miss those bass........

post #21 of 23

Found this thread very useful

Thanks <3

post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Fir33 View Post
 

Found this thread very useful

Thanks <3

Welcome to Head-Fi :)

post #23 of 23

I recommend opened headphones cause I like airier sound-stage.

 

 

And mostly this type has more comfortable wearing than closed.

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