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post #106 of 116

Hilarious thread : )

 

More seriously though, some say modded Porta Pros sound pretty excellent with the Altmann Tera player... just saying...

post #107 of 116
The biggest problem with this thread's concept is that it specifies the Koss Porta Pro instead of its cousin the KSC 75. The Porta Pro is portable Hi-Fi while the KSC75 is portable high end.

Square Wave Response 500Hz HD800 vs KSC75:



The HD800 are bulky and big, being designed for the great big noggins often found atop men in Northern Europe and the USA. The Koss KSC75 are tiny, light and comfortable for any size head. The styling of the HD800 is derived from the Cybermen from Doctor Who, while the KSC75 are modeled on the USAF's flying saucer program. Clearly the KSC75 have the more scientific design, being modeled on a real actual spacecraft and not some imaginary creature that is only a man in silver overalls and tupperware glued to his head.

Sennheiser HD800 (note the integral iPod dock on forehead and full size amplifier mounted in breastplate):



Koss KSC75:



And Office Depot in US had the KSC75 for $5 last week.
post #108 of 116


Sennheiser HD800 (note the integral iPod dock on forehead and full size amplifier mounted in breastplate):

Hahaha! Nice integral ipod dock! This dude looks like he's listening to some elevator music though, not too happy about it!

post #109 of 116

That's why this forum will never die. 

Because someone will always find a way to compare a tyre to the whole car!

post #110 of 116

We should throw in a pair of sound-powered phones with variable attenuators and a set of crystal earphones to round out the testing.
 

post #111 of 116
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Originally Posted by Dark Helmet View Post
 

I have the Porta Pro's and i love them.  I'm sue there are better and I will swap between those and my HD 25's.  I like the Porta Pros much better than my DT770's.

 

The DT770's have a nice soundstage but the rest is ......well....meh.

which version of the DT770s do you own and (unless they are the 32Ω) are you using anything to amp them? I only ask because to my ears the DT770 80Ω trump my PortaPro's on every level.

 

then again we all hear differently and source,amp and headphones are all crucial .I do like my PortaPro's (quite a bit in fact),but to my ears they aren't even in the same league as the 80Ω 770's (plugged into a Sony NW-F807 w/ iBasso D2+ Boa portable amp).

 

edit- I just looked at your profile [I should have done that first i realize now in retrospect] and see you have the 80Ω as well,so i guess it is down to a matter of preference or possibly the source and/or the fact that i EQ the hell out of my Sony player (notching up the clear bass quite a bit) and I just love how deep the sub bass frequencies go on the DT770's. in any case, for the price the PortaPro's punch well above their weight class.


Edited by xylin6 - 1/4/14 at 2:54pm
post #112 of 116
Quote:

which version of the DT770s do you own and (unless they are the 32Ω) are you using anything to amp them? I only ask because to my ears the DT770 80Ω trump my PortaPro's on every level.

 

then again we all hear differently and source,amp and headphones are all crucial .I do like my PortaPro's (quite a bit in fact),but to my ears they aren't even in the same league as the 80Ω 770's (plugged into a Sony NW-F807 w/ iBasso D2+ Boa portable amp).

 

edit- I just looked at your profile [I should have done that first i realize now in retrospect] and see you have the 80Ω as well,so i guess it is down to a matter of preference or possibly the source and/or the fact that i EQ the hell out of my Sony player (notching up the clear bass quite a bit) and I just love how deep the sub bass frequencies go on the DT770's. in any case, for the price the PortaPro's punch well above their weight class.

 

 

I have the 80Ohm version.  At the time I think I only had the C&C BH and I was using these cans as a portable solution along with my Porta Pro's and HD 25's, and yes I did like them better.  However I took my Beyers to a meet and had it go through a high powered tube amp built out of Portland (can't remember the name) and they sounded awesome.  They are power hungry and synergy is everything!  I don't have the need for a portable rig as I'm often too busy to use it.  As I recall the 880's are a bit bass heavy, which may be a plus for many but not for me.

 

A short time after I built my self a Bottlehead Crack with the Speedball mod and a Goldpoint stepped attenuator, and purchased the HD600 and that is my primary listening setup.  I love the balance and detail and have no desire at current to look elsewhere.


Edited by Dark Helmet - 1/4/14 at 5:53pm
post #113 of 116

Just chiming in, I grinned from ear to ear when I ran across this thread. I'm sure Jude is too as he rocks out to his HD800's.

post #114 of 116
I enjoyed this thread. Funny and informative. Believe it or not I'm liking for some porta pros to try out.
post #115 of 116

This thread is pure gold. The only way to compare these is to compare both headphones unamped.

post #116 of 116
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Originally Posted by GeneraI View Post

This thread is pure gold. The only way to compare these is to compare both headphones unamped.

Unamped they will both be the same - silent.
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