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Well, it was just a suggestion. We all appreciate your review threads... a lot! wink.gif
 

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



 

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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?

 

I think the HD25-1 is sufficiently different from both the K601 and UE700. If you like the UE700 you won't have a problem with its treble and you'll get a whole lot more bass. In many ways it's the anti-K601, which is smooth, very spacious, and pretty laid-back. 

 

 

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


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Well, it was just a suggestion. We all appreciate your review threads... a lot! wink.gif


Thanks beerchug.gif

 

post #2598 of 4545

is it just me but are the M50's more WOW headphones and the hd25 is more quality in the sound? like the M50 give that gigantic sound while the hd25 give small but very precise sound, both have great sq but thats how i take the presentation

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is it just me but are the M50's more WOW headphones and the hd25 is more quality in the sound? like the M50 give that gigantic sound while the hd25 give small but very precise sound, both have great sq but thats how i take the presentation



Yes, the presentation difference is definitely there. The HD25 makes great use of what little space it has but in the end it just hasn't got much to work with. It does layer well, though, but if you're wowed by big sound and space, the M50 will hit the spot much more easily.

post #2600 of 4545

by any chance have you listened to a modded T50RP? I know its a full sized headphone but how would it compare to these portables?

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can you please do reviews on Ministry of Sound cans? particularly the MOS006 thanks :)

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by any chance have you listened to a modded T50RP? I know its a full sized headphone but how would it compare to these portables?



Hey! Just to throw in my two cents on the matter. I actually use my modded t50rp as a portable (they are recabled with a 4ft cable and 3.5mm termination) and LOVE THEM. 

 

Of course it's nice to have some sort of feature like the ability to fold and what not but if you don't mind the big cups around your neck then that part is a moot point. 

 

There are a lot of ways to mod the t50rp and with my modding specifications I would say it without doubt sounds better across the spectrum than my ath m50s and v moda m80s. Also, it sounds better than my friends phiatons ms400s. He is super jealous of my phones haha. Bass might not have as much quantity as the m50s but the extension and quality is definitely better. Silky smooth mids. Isolation is quite good, on par with the m50s and quite a bit better than the m80s.

 

The headband isnt padded so that might be a problem comfort wise but there is a headband mod to alleviate that and you get used to it after awhile. Clamping force is fairly moderate and if you replace the pads comfort can really improve. I wear glasses as well and have never encountered any problems. 

 

Build quality is great and like the HD 25, basically all the parts are replaceable. I think you can tell that I absolutely adore my modded t50's. And for a grand total of 120$ for the phones and modding materials the value is pretty much incredible. 

 

 


Edited by Unwise - 11/20/11 at 8:52am
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Hey! Just to throw in my two cents on the matter. I actually use my modded t50rp as a portable (they are recabled with a 4ft cable and 3.5mm termination) and LOVE THEM. 

 

Of course it's nice to have some sort of feature like the ability to fold and what not but if you don't mind the big cups around your neck then that part is a moot point. 

 

There are a lot of ways to mod the t50rp and with my modding specifications I would say it without doubt sounds better across the spectrum than my ath m50s and v moda m80s. Also, it sounds better than my friends phiatons ms400s. He is super jealous of my phones haha. Bass might not have as much quantity as the m50s but the extension and quality is definitely better. Silky smooth mids. Isolation is quite good, on par with the m50s and quite a bit better than the m80s.

 

The headband isnt padded so that might be a problem comfort wise but there is a headband mod to alleviate that and you get used to it after awhile. Clamping force is fairly moderate and if you replace the pads comfort can really improve. I wear glasses as well and have never encountered any problems. 

 

Build quality is great and like the HD 25, basically all the parts are replaceable. I think you can tell that I absolutely adore my modded t50's. And for a grand total of 120$ for the phones and modding materials the value is pretty much incredible. 

 

 


did you mod the housing too ? 

 

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did you mod the housing too ? 

 



No the housing is the same with my mods. I plan to put on wooden cups akin to the thunderpants but can't afford it right now. But, even with the original housing (which is psuedo semi-open in nature) the isolation is very good. 

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Originally Posted by marioman94 View Post

by any chance have you listened to a modded T50RP? I know its a full sized headphone but how would it compare to these portables?


I have not

 



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can you please do reviews on Ministry of Sound cans? particularly the MOS006 thanks :)



No plans at this time, sorry

post #2606 of 4545

That's awesome! I might have to look into recabling cause 9ft is just way too long lol. I bought a pair myself and started some basic mods like laying paxmate in the cups and mass loading the baffles with clay. I think they sound amazing already. but they really do need an amp and my fiio E6 barely cuts the cake. Can I ask what mods you have in your t50rp?
 

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Originally Posted by Unwise View Post



Hey! Just to throw in my two cents on the matter. I actually use my modded t50rp as a portable (they are recabled with a 4ft cable and 3.5mm termination) and LOVE THEM. 

 

Of course it's nice to have some sort of feature like the ability to fold and what not but if you don't mind the big cups around your neck then that part is a moot point. 

 

There are a lot of ways to mod the t50rp and with my modding specifications I would say it without doubt sounds better across the spectrum than my ath m50s and v moda m80s. Also, it sounds better than my friends phiatons ms400s. He is super jealous of my phones haha. Bass might not have as much quantity as the m50s but the extension and quality is definitely better. Silky smooth mids. Isolation is quite good, on par with the m50s and quite a bit better than the m80s.

 

The headband isnt padded so that might be a problem comfort wise but there is a headband mod to alleviate that and you get used to it after awhile. Clamping force is fairly moderate and if you replace the pads comfort can really improve. I wear glasses as well and have never encountered any problems. 

 

Build quality is great and like the HD 25, basically all the parts are replaceable. I think you can tell that I absolutely adore my modded t50's. And for a grand total of 120$ for the phones and modding materials the value is pretty much incredible. 

 

 



 

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did you mod the housing too ? 

 



 



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Originally Posted by marioman94 View Post

That's awesome! I might have to look into recabling cause 9ft is just way too long lol. I bought a pair myself and started some basic mods like laying paxmate in the cups and mass loading the baffles with clay. I think they sound amazing already. but they really do need an amp and my fiio E6 barely cuts the cake. Can I ask what mods you have in your t50rp?
 



 


Don't mean to be a stick in the mud and ruin both you guys fun but sign0006.gif

 

post #2608 of 4545

woah joker is it just me or does the hd25 have more detail in the low end 0o. I actually find that pretty consistent in most songs, and very unexpected. Considering the soundstage I don't think you can get much more detail in that small size. I still get better dynamics with the M50, at least more obvious due to its treble and bass slant. 

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I'm new to all of this about headphones, but after reading these great reviews and others around the Internet I think I'm ready to go for the Sennheiser HD25-1 II. I'm posting to give a big thank you to "ljokerl" for the great reviews and to maybe get even more comments about the Sennheiser HD25-1 II.

 

To provide some idea about the kind of sound I will appreciate, I think I will really like the accuracy and detail of the HD25-1. The review reminds me of what was written about the speakers I chose for my home theater system. I have the larger Monitor Audio Silver Series speakers from a while back. All of the speakers have 6.5" CCAM drivers with 1" gold tweeters, Front – "Silver 9", Silver "Center 12", Rear – "Silver 4". The front and center speakers have a pair of 6.5" drivers and the rears have only one. They all have one 1" tweeter. The speaker were well reviewed and praised for their accuracy. My sub is not from Monitor. I have Miller and Kreisel MX-125 Mk II (150 watts with Push-Pull Dual 12” woofers). The sub shakes the walls and windows and I like it, but maybe it isn't quite as musical as some others. 

 

Thanks again for your help with headphones!!!

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For treble clarity and bass quantity in my book that is the Beyerdynamic DT-990 if you don't mind the mid to be a bit recess. 

 

Cheer

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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.


 

 

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