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post #76 of 121
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Originally Posted by DanielCox View Post
I used these again recently for listening on my iPhone and was re-blown away! After months of amped listening with my k701s and HD650s I was suprised at just how good these are naked if you will. Definitely incredible value for money.
+1. i wish i had the finances to buy another set of 555 or try the 595. i use cx400s for my portable but i HATE the noise when something rubs against the cord...
post #77 of 121
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Originally Posted by GosuEric View Post
Had mine for two years, still love 'em. Kinda wondering if I'd notice an improvement by going to 600/650s but I don't mind these at all.
When I got my HD555 back in 2002 or so, I had tested it against the HD600 for over an hour on various listening material, and my brother helped with the testing too. The only differences we were able to hear was that the HD555's treble is slightly rolled off compared to the HD600, thus sounds just a tiny slightly warmer than the HD600. That's the only audible difference we could find. My HD555 broke recently, and I wondered if I should just get another one, but I ended up getting the HD600 instead since I know from comparing to my Klein + Hummel O 300D's that the HD555's treble while is very pleasing to listen to, is definitely rolled off, and the HD600 is technically more accurate. The truth is, the price difference between the two is not justified, but that's just how the game is played in the world of technology--you play two to three times more just to get about 5~10% of actual quality increase. I've done extensive testing of near-field monitors too, and while my K+H's are indeed the cat's meow, is it really $5,000 better than a $2,000 pair of monitors? F-ck no! If it was, I'd have instant orgasms every time I played anything through the K+H's. But in the audio world, you often have to pay ridiculous amounts of money just for that incremental increase in quality. (Thankfully, I got my K+H's for only $3,000 off ebay. It was like the deal of the century for me and I just couldn't pass them up.)
post #78 of 121
The HD-555's were my first audiophile grade cans. They simply blew me away. However, once I started listening to other cans, I realized I could see them in the same light anymore. They're still great for on the go unamped listening though. I call it the gateway drug, I mean can.
post #79 of 121
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The HD-555's were my first audiophile grade cans. They simply blew me away. However, once I started listening to other cans, I realized I could see them in the same light anymore. They're still great for on the go unamped listening though. I call it the gateway drug, I mean can.
gateway drug, headphone... same thing.
post #80 of 121
Is there any way to get bass out of the 555's ?
post #81 of 121
Sure, you can sell them and use the money to buy HD-202's.
post #82 of 121
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Originally Posted by debitsohn View Post
gateway drug, headphone... same thing.
I actually think drugs are cheaper.
post #83 of 121
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Originally Posted by Folex View Post
Is there any way to get bass out of the 555's ?
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Originally Posted by fenixdown110 View Post
Sure, you can sell them and use the money to buy HD-202's.
Ouch, that's a low blow!

I don't know that I'd trade the 202's bass for the 555's clarity, however.
post #84 of 121
It's just a thought. I still prefer clarity and soundstage over bass.

Nice recabled and balanced HD555's there.
post #85 of 121
I got the ad700's and 555's at the same time hoping that the ad700's would be the clarity and the 555's would be the enjoyable bass headphones (told by a friend 555's have considerably bass). It seems the 555's are lesser in every way beyond looks.
post #86 of 121
The 555s are definitely not bassy cans at all.
post #87 of 121
yeah I was expecting them to be like the 212's with slightly more clarity and less fatigue, despite that they are a solid pair of headphones that I plan on using as my work headphones due to being able to hear everything around me.
post #88 of 121
Sometimes it doesn't hurt to get a few more opinions before you take the plunge. Everyone has different points of view.
post #89 of 121
Well the verbiage here is completely different then the masses. "Plenty of bass" means you hear the note but you don't feel it. "Muddy" seems to be bass you feel and what "sounds" good seems directed towards 100% Jazz,classical and/or rock. And outside of forums online I do not know of anyone personally who is into headphones and the 1 store that is near me (60 miles) that sells higher end headphones is 100% bias towards Beyers and nothing else. The store had sennheisers and grados among other brands and were deemed junk by the employees.

With this said I don't exactly know where to get "more opinions"
post #90 of 121
Big Black - Songs About F--king

mmm 80's noise punk
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