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For acoustic, vocal and traditionally made music, the DT880's present a degree of accuracy, that I want to hear. I want to envision the musicians in front of me playing live.

For anything electronic I'll grab the Ultrasone's first thing, how does one get a vision of accuracy from synthesized tracks, the music is fun and that is what I want to experience.

We all know how a piano, guitair and violin are supposed to sound. What is Sample 436B flanged and comb filtered suppose to sound like? It does mot matter as the accurate portrayal of the electronic music is not important IMHO.
Edited by TrollDragon - 9/2/13 at 5:27pm
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

Funny how some people say the DT880 doesn't work for certain genres, and yet one of my absolute favorite things about it is how good it sounds on everything to me. I don't really find that it excels at any one genre because it manages to deliver roughly equivalent performance across the gamut.

 

I can understand liking a particular sonic coloration for certain music. I have a pair of IEMs that, once I've EQ'ed out the shelved up bass and hyped lower treble (typical V-shaped curve), impart this delicious sound to vocals. But they don't sound very good at all with classical because the midrange coloration is obvious and they don't have enough treble extension. They're a different usage case than my full-sized headphones, so they're not directly comparable, but if I did have a full-sized headphone that sounded like that it wouldn't get very much use. I like to listen to stuff from both my classical and non-classical collections all in one session, and having to switch headphones depending on what I'm listening to would be annoying. I would much rather have one all-rounder that I can leave on regardless of what I decide to listen to next.

that's a good point too, although I don't mind switching up which can I use. All part of the fun for me, use the right tool for the jobb.

 

I like my Vocal Heavy Music to a little more intimate, my Reggae as transparent as possible, same with my classical jazz, I like my Edm HEAVILY colored, I like a little more bass than linear in my classical as well, 

 

For example, the K550 does like EVERYTHING well, and to me it's a little boring. It's rather bland. the Dt 880 does many things good as well, but it is a tad bright and I enjoy that, yet that same bright tone imo takes away a little from rock music. 

 

that said I do tend to own mostly neutral cans, Dt 880, k550 [HEAVILY MODDED] w1000x, but that said the itty bitty nuances in each does make different genres of music more enjoyable! 

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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

For acoustic, vocal and traditionally made music, the DT880's present a degree of accuracy, that I want to hear. I want to envision the musicians in front of me playing live.

For anything electronic I'll grab the Ultrasone's first thing, how does one get a vision of accuracy from synthesized tracks, the music is fun and that is what I want to experience.

We all know how a piano, guitair and violin are supposed to sound. What is Sample 436B flanged and comb filtered suppose to sound like? It does mot matter as the accurate portrayal of the electronic music is not important IMHO.

ANother good point as well and one that I support, EDM is fun who cares about accuracy hence is why I love my Dt 990s with edm GIVE ME THAT COLOR

 

plus that little bit o color enhances music imo, like adding salt an pepper to food >:3

post #4354 of 7954

Hey, could someone measure the part of the headphone where you put the pads? The cups basically, so you would need to take off the pads, and measure the front of the cups, thanks!


Edited by wolfetan44 - 9/2/13 at 7:14pm
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Hey, could someone measure the part of the headphone where you put the pads? The cups basically, so you would need to take off the pads, and measure the front of the cups, thanks!

 

 

101mm

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101mm

BAM, and there you have it 

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Hey, could someone measure the part of the headphone where you put the pads? The cups basically, so you would need to take off the pads, and measure the front of the cups, thanks!

 

 

101mm

A picture and everything, thanks, you damn Troll!;D Also, a very high tech ruler..

post #4358 of 7954

That thing is awesome. That's so much better than having to eyeball the lines on the ruler itself.

 

I'm assuming you're trying to determine of a particular set of pads will fit, wolfetan44?

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A picture and everything, thanks, you damn Troll!;D Also, a very high tech ruler..

well he builds cables so I expect as much from him! If I ask for 11.67 inches damnit I want 11.67 inches of CABLE, and with that ruler I think he can deliver

post #4360 of 7954

There are likely many instances where you want to know exactly how long something is. Size matters, after all. That contraption makes things easy.

post #4361 of 7954
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That thing is awesome. That's so much better than having to eyeball the lines on the ruler itself.

 

I'm assuming you're trying to determine of a particular set of pads will fit, wolfetan44?

A particular pair of pads for another headphonewink.gif I just learned that 3D printing a 4 inch thing will be $150, so that sure isn't helping in what I set out to accomplish.. 

post #4362 of 7954

Music + typing on Head-Fi sometimes = illogical posts. Of course you would have measured your own DT880 if you still had one, meaning it should have been obvious that you weren't trying to size pads for it. *Doh!*

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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

Music + typing on Head-Fi sometimes = illogical posts. Of course you would have measured your own DT880 if you still had one, meaning it should have been obvious that you weren't trying to size pads for it. *Doh!*

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A picture and everything, thanks, you damn Troll!;D Also, a very high tech ruler..

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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

That thing is awesome. That's so much better than having to eyeball the lines on the ruler itself.

 

I'm assuming you're trying to determine of a particular set of pads will fit, wolfetan44?

$10 at Princess Auto (Canada).

Harbor Freight for you guys, it makes having to measure things a lot easier.

http://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-composite-digital-caliper-93293.html

 

Get Yours Today! biggrin.gif

post #4365 of 7954

$10 for a ruler though! Anyways, get back on topic guys!!

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