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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. 

 

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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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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!!!


hd25 only has tight bass, it is actually not dark sounding in any way and keep in mind the tiny soundstage, hard to compare those to big speakers. Still the HD25 sounds like my 7.1 system without the subwoofer, balance wise, but the hd25 is soo much more articulated and very little to no coloration. The punctual sound is exciting actually, but the coloration is not :<. 

 

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A small soundstage doesn't necessarily make good detailing more difficult - it's what the headphone does with that detail that can suffer. The HD25 doesn't have great imaging but it doesn't sound congested or smeared - the great speed and resolution definitely help there.
 

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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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With the ZX700 at ~$80, surely the ZX700 value has shot up? reading up on Jokers review, it makes very little compromises in the pricerange, portable or not....

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Is there any Circumaural Headphone that has bass suitable for all genres, but more emphasis on Trance and slight analytical quality on the midrange and treble, with a wide Soundstage/Headstage all for under $120?

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I'd recommend the CAL!/Denon D1001 without a doubt (unless you need isolation). I prefer them over a lot of headphones including the M50, V6, and MS400 for overall balance, detail, and tonality. They're really something, especially at their price point. They've got pretty good soundstage to my ears and they work for all genres IMO. 


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I'd recommend the CAL!/Denon D1001 without a doubt (unless you need isolation). I prefer them over a lot of headphones including the M50, V6, and MS400 for overall balance, detail, and tonality. They're really something, especially at their price point. They've got pretty good soundstage to my ears and they work for all genres IMO. 

 

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CAL! are really impressive for what they cost! From the headphones I own, they're one of my favourite, and also one of the cheapest...

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I'd recommend the CAL!/Denon D1001 without a doubt (unless you need isolation). I prefer them over a lot of headphones including the M50, V6, and MS400 for overall balance, detail, and tonality. They're really something, especially at their price point. They've got pretty good soundstage to my ears and they work for all genres IMO. 



 



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X2

 

CAL! are really impressive for what they cost! From the headphones I own, they're one of my favourite, and also one of the cheapest...


     Thank you for the recommendation. I'll order these in a couple of weeks. biggrin.gif

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Cool feel free to report back and tell us what you think! smily_headphones1.gif

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Okay. bigsmile_face.gif

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hi

new to this thread and need some suggestions

 

 

i'd like something neutral to slightly bright. decent detail and comfort

but i dont want to spend too much right away

 

the only portable headphone i've listend to is the sennheiser hd 437

didnt like the sound, too bass focused. mids , vocals and highs very recesed

and definetly not comfortable

 

thanks

 

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i'd like something neutral to slightly bright. decent detail and comfort

but i dont want to spend too much right away

 

the only portable headphone i've listend to is the sennheiser hd 437

didnt like the sound, too bass focused. mids , vocals and highs very recesed

and definetly not comfortable


I've never heard the HD437.

 

Depending on what you're looking for in terms of form factor and price, I'd look at the Superlux HD668B, Koss DJ100, ATH-SQ5, Senn HD428 and PX200-II, Beyerdynamic DTX300p, and MEElec HT-21. First two are not very portable; last three are very portable but may not be too comfortable if you don't like supraaurals. 

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Originally Posted by kanuka View Post

i'd like something neutral to slightly bright. decent detail and comfort

but i dont want to spend too much right away

 

the only portable headphone i've listend to is the sennheiser hd 437

didnt like the sound, too bass focused. mids , vocals and highs very recesed

and definetly not comfortable


I've never heard the HD437.

 

Depending on what you're looking for in terms of form factor and price, I'd look at the Superlux HD668B, Koss DJ100, ATH-SQ5, Senn HD428 and PX200-II, Beyerdynamic DTX300p, and MEElec HT-21. First two are not very portable; last three are very portable but may not be too comfortable if you don't like supraaurals. 

thanks i'll start reading about those.

i dont need portability as i'd only use them at home (probably only with a clip+)

the uncomfort i had with the 437 was that after a short time it starts to hurt my ears. i suppose because the foam is too thin and/or the plastic too hard
 

thanks 

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Originally Posted by kanuka View Post

 

i'd like something neutral to slightly bright. decent detail and comfort

but i dont want to spend too much right away

 


I haven't heard it, but judging from reviews I think you'll like the KRK Systems KNS 6400, it's supposed to be neutral to slightly bright, very highly detailed and excels with vocals and you told me you only listen to vocals so I think you'll like it.

 

 

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X2

 

CAL! are really impressive for what they cost! From the headphones I own, they're one of my favourite, and also one of the cheapest...



+1!

 

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