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post #1216 of 1703
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

I've read a fairly large portion of this thread, and it seems that the HD595 and K701 get a LOT of hate.

This concerns me, because I had the HD598, and have the Q701, and between those two stands most of my experience with high-end cans. Is there something I'm missing?

IMHO, the HD598 is much better than the HD595, so don't sweat it.  

 

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Originally Posted by TheJesusGuy View Post

Anyone saying the M50 sucks. Get a better DAC/amp..

The problem I had with the ATH-M50 was not its sound.  It was fine there.  What I didn't like was the discomfort.  It got a bit better when I put the pads for the Shure SRH-840 on it, but still not quite good enough.  It's more expensive, but I find the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm to be a much better headphone in terms of comfort and sound than either the ATH-M50 or the SRH-840 (though I think the SRH-840 had the best isolation of the three).

post #1217 of 1703

I don't remember the exact model number because it was many years ago, but the first "nice" headphones I ever bought were some Sennheisers that were in the 400 something range for model number. They may have been HD-429 but I'm not positive. What I do remember is the treble was almost non-existent. It sound like the music was being played through a blanket but I was excited to have paid about $75 for a pair of headphones and stuck with them for a long time. Those are the one's I regretted buying the most. 


Edited by roadcykler - 1/7/13 at 9:34pm
post #1218 of 1703
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Originally Posted by XxDobermanxX View Post

The HD 555 is a popular gaming headphone and is more justified than the overhyped ad 700

 

This I definitely agree with, thank god I didn't buy the AD700 back then for modding purposes, the drivers are just as much of a gunk than the sound itself.

post #1219 of 1703
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Originally Posted by roadcykler View Post

I don't remember the exact model number because it was many years ago, but the first "nice" headphones I ever bought were some Sennheisers that were in the 400 something range for model number. They may have been HD-429 but I'm not positive. What I do remember is the treble was almost non-existent. It sound like the music was being played through a blanket but I was excited to have paid about $75 for a pair of headphones and stuck with them for a long time. Those are the one's I regretted buying the most. 

 

HD418/428's? The 438/448's were very susceptible to bass and treble improvements based on a few mods myself and another head-fier compiled here in the review section until I took down my combinations of the bass mod because some other jackass was claiming ownership so I kept the secret recipe to myself.

 

The HD4"9 series came out just around Q2 of last year I think which improved the 4"8 series a bit more, but I find them to be more darker sounding than it's predecessors.

post #1220 of 1703

Raze carcharias (or however you spell it). The sound was actually pretty phenomenal for 50 bucks, but the head band construction was crap. I always had to readjust them on my head. 

 

In the end I ended up buying some Q701s, so I should have just saved the money and gone straight for the q701s. 

post #1221 of 1703

Pioneer HDJ-500, I didn't realise I hated on-ears so much.

post #1222 of 1703
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

I've read a fairly large portion of this thread, and it seems that the HD595 and K701 get a LOT of hate.

This concerns me, because I had the HD598, and have the Q701, and between those two stands most of my experience with high-end cans. Is there something I'm missing?

Not really. In my opinion the HD598 are significantly better than the HD595, but not because the HD595 have some evident weakness, but because the 598 are way better in soundstage and a little better in everything else. Still, I don't get the hate; the price difference between both is larger than the improvement, but that's how things work as you increase the price of audio equipment. 

 

I have a new regret: XBA-3. Got them, then I found super discounted XBA-1s and bought 2 as gifts. I couldn't resist trying one of them and I ended up preffering the XBA-1 over the XBA-3. Now I'm trying to sell the XBA-3 but since the price difference between those models is astronomical I'm having a hard time : /


Edited by Arkyle - 1/8/13 at 12:12am
post #1223 of 1703

Shure SRH840.

 

Not really a regret, but I've had them over a year and I've used them under 15~ hours. I always tend to use my HD-25's.

post #1224 of 1703

ATH PRO700

 

nothing bad with the sound, but the earpads and headband fake leather started peeling after a year of heavy use. Didn't care too much for the earpad, but the headband is not that easy to fix.

post #1225 of 1703
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Originally Posted by Arkyle View Post

Not really. In my opinion the HD598 are significantly better than the HD595, but not because the HD595 have some evident weakness, but because the 598 are way better in soundstage and a little better in everything else. Still, I don't get the hate; the price difference between both is larger than the improvement, but that's how things work as you increase the price of audio equipment. 

 

I have a new regret: XBA-3. Got them, then I found super discounted XBA-1s and bought 2 as gifts. I couldn't resist trying one of them and I ended up preffering the XBA-1 over the XBA-3. Now I'm trying to sell the XBA-3 but since the price difference between those models is astronomical I'm having a hard time : /

Will you feel worse if I tell you the MH1c is far better than the XBA-1?

post #1226 of 1703

Koss ESP-6.  Perhaps I show my age.  There was nothing good about these - heavy, vice grip the likes of which only my ESP-9 was ever able to equal, and oddly unreliable electronics in each cup.  If you see these cheap, and think a vintage electrostatic experiment might be a good thing, don't.  It isn't.  There is a dumpster somewhere in 1980's New Jersey that has my pair, if you want to go get them.

post #1227 of 1703

Klipsch Image Ones. Oh god the horror. The bass overwhelmed the entire sound signature and was so heavy that it gave me headaches. I paid $200 for them, what a rip off.

post #1228 of 1703

I'm glad that I revived this thread after it died for a few months

post #1229 of 1703

Custom iems. They are not comfortable and do not "disappear" into my ears. It feels like somebody clogged my ears with a caulking gun...

post #1230 of 1703

 Of the phones I bought the grado rs1is are just the most uncomfortably fitting phones that I have owned.The headband design on this 700 usd headphone is a joke.It is very reminiscent of a basic cb radio headphone design of yore.You think grado would have taken heed by now and improved the design.When I use this phone I find that listening to this phone is torture even for short periods.The sound is ok but not great.It is not the most neutral sounding phone.It sounds ok on some amps but no so great on others.

  You think grado would pay more attention to user comfort.

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