or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Shootout: 114 Portable Headphones Reviewed (Xiaomi Mi Headphones added 04/21/2015)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Shootout: 114 Portable Headphones Reviewed (Xiaomi Mi Headphones added 04/21/2015) - Page 173

post #2581 of 4545

 

Maybe that could be ljokerl's next step... wink.gif


Quote:
Originally Posted by shrimants View Post

I see this thread and I cant help but wish there were considerations for NON portable full size headphones. like straight up full size: audeze lcd2, hifiman, stax, audiotechnica's w1000x and 5000, etc....


 

post #2582 of 4545

I'm sure he would review them is someone send those headphones to him for 2 weeks or so. and compare them to his K601, and that beyer he likes so much.

post #2583 of 4545
if someone sent me headphones for review, i'd gladly review them. I would start my own thread but I currently have no full size headphones to speak of. I'm looking for some right now. I dont really know what I want.

I have monster turbines and i like their balance. i've used bose on-ears for years before that and i liked their balance also, though they had no detail, no soundstage, and very little bass extension. they were nothing marvelous. Sound came out, thats all I can say.

i'd love a full size can that sounded like the monster turbines but with the sub bass benefits of larger drivers. I cant seem to find any within my 250 dollar budget. Everyone keeps telling me to either save up a whole bunch of money or to settle for something cheap and live with the upgrade-itch for the next 2-3 years.
post #2584 of 4545

Pretty good low bass for $250?  HFI-2400.  Those non-Pro Turbines have more treble clarity and bass quantity if I remember correctly, but otherwise will get massacred by HFI-2400.  If you don't mind used, I have a set, otherwise, (lol) save up for something better or keep an eye on beach camera and buydig, see if they drop to $250 some time later.

post #2585 of 4545
See, therein lies the problem. The turbines have more bass quantity and treble clarity than the ones you suggested, and thats exactly the two things i liked about the turbines. I feel like the one you suggested would be a downgrade, especially considering the bass in the turbines always almost made me want to say "not enough bass". ALMOST, but not quite. they had just enough bass to scrape by in my book. And i'm talking about on tracks by Nero and Pendulum, when the bass is supposed to be pretty much the entire song. the "mid to high" bass was fine, like led zeppelin's bass guitar sounded perfect, it just left me wanting more for electronic music.

I dont know if the non-pro turbines are considered neutral or "fun" or what. I have a set of Meelec M11p and those are very obviously catering to bass and treble execssively. I dont like them but they get the job done for now. the turbines sound similar but trades the disgusting booming near-distorted overpowering bass of the M11s and turn them into neat refined little notes. The m11's also have very harsh fatiguing treble that I dont notice in turbines, which is good.

TL'DR: i'd like ever so slightly more bass than monster turbines but overall the same sound signature.
post #2586 of 4545

I tried the non-pro Turbines and thought that they were terrible.  If I must have so much bass, it better be quality bass or it must go.  Bloated to death and zero clarity except in the mids and highs, but then congested to death as well.  Given how well they are regarded here plus ljokerl's impressions, however, perhaps I got a defective pair.  I have the Turbine Pro Copper, so I'm not the least bit interested in revisiting the regular Turbines.  =p

post #2587 of 4545
I was looking into AD700, AD900, Shure 840/940, and I think that was my short list. I agree with your sentiments about the non-pro turbines, though I did like the quanity of bass. I'd love the clarity in the bass to be the same as in mids and highs, but I did not feel that the turbines' bass was bloated. I found them to have ample clarity in mids and highs but I figure if monster is selling those 20 dollar excuses for 180 bucks, there MUST be such a thing as even more clarity.

monster turbine was my first real look into "high end", if you can even call it that. I'm looking to be even more impressed if I'm going to spend 250, especially on a company that doesnt overcharge like monster does. Would you still recommend the HFi 2400 then?

What are the pros/cons of the 4 I listed above? I dont have an amp now but I will be getting one for christmas, probably iBasso D-zero.
post #2588 of 4545

The ATs you mentioned and SRH940 will leave you wanting in the bass department for certain but are more refined (AD900, SRH940).  SRH840 is the bassiest of the bunch and possibly your best bet along with HFI2400 as far as giving you a good balance between refinement and bass quantity.  I recommend the Turbine Pros if you decide to upgrade your IEM.

 

Edit: bear in mind that SRH940 is the highest end headphone of this bunch  evil_smiley.gif


Edited by Mad Max - 11/15/11 at 4:44pm
post #2589 of 4545
Given how ridiculously flimsy the turbine regulars were, Im never going to buy another monster product ever again, even if they release a 2 dollar headphone that ressurects jesus. No, if I upgrade IEM's i was thinking 1964T ears or something thereabouts. Maybe SE535 or some other triple BA universal, but definately never monster again.

This is the reason I feel scared to buy another set. I bought Shure E3c's once wayyyyy back in the day. it was a super joint present from the parents. Straight A's for the entire year, birthday, and christmas present all combined into E3c. They sounded great until I tried listening to something that wasnt classic rock. All of a sudden there was quite literally no bass, and on top of that it seems that they may have needed amplification. I didnt know anything about audio at the time, but that 300 bucks was absolutely wasted. If the SRH840 is anything close to the E3c's, then I'm better off going for ATH M50 or pro-dj after all, because my definition of "too much bass" and other peoples' definition of "too much bass" are on two completely different levels.

EDIT: How is Koss MV1? It is more expensive than proDJ100 but does anyone have experience with it?
Edited by shrimants - 11/15/11 at 4:52pm
post #2590 of 4545

Well, I've read a few people complain on SRH840's build quality, then M50 is said to be built like a tank.  Don't take my word for it, though, as I certainly wouldn't know for shure, lol.

post #2591 of 4545

^ M50 is tough indeed, you could swing it around and kick it. of course not as tough as the HD25.

post #2592 of 4545
Thread Starter 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by shrimants View Post

I see this thread and I cant help but wish there were considerations for NON portable full size headphones. like straight up full size: audeze lcd2, hifiman, stax, audiotechnica's w1000x and 5000, etc....
Quote:
Originally Posted by putente View Post

 

Maybe that could be ljokerl's next step... wink.gif



Maybe when there's 36 hours to a day - testing full-size headphones is even more involved than testing IEMs or portables.

post #2593 of 4545

Joker, I shudder to think how many unsolicited PMs you must get - you are way too helpful, sir. Kudos and may the community buy you many more toys as reward for your tireless efforts.

post #2594 of 4545
Thread Starter 


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

Joker, I shudder to think how many unsolicited PMs you must get - you are way too helpful, sir. Kudos and may the community buy you many more toys as reward for your tireless efforts.


Thanks. I like to think I've put all the information I have out there but I still get a good number of PMs. I wish more of the questions were asked in-thread so that others could help out but it is what it is.

post #2595 of 4545

I've never thought about getting portable pair of headphones until I read this thread... I currently own AKG K601 and UE700.

 

So would it be worth considering to buy Sennheiser HD 25-1? Is it similar at all compared to my currently own headphones?

 

Thank you joker for all the hard work put in to this and IEM threads. Much appreciated k701smile.gif

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Shootout: 114 Portable Headphones Reviewed (Xiaomi Mi Headphones added 04/21/2015)