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post #1546 of 1732
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Originally Posted by amigomatt View Post

The obscenely overhyped JVC HA-S400 (carbon nanotube drivers) were a big disappointment.  I can't believe the size of the thread on these absolutely mediocre, boxy sounding headphones.  I tried modding them, I really wanted to like them, but alas, they were no good.  Every time I listened to anything on them was a disappointment.  Hollow mids, closed in, no detail, monotone bass.  They went loud without distortion, that was their only plus.

Would have to be my #2 regret...they're OK, but my Superluxes blow them away for $2 more
Edited by GearMe - 1/11/14 at 8:42am
post #1547 of 1732
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post


+1. They disappointed me too. They're not bad headphones but they should cost £500 less than they do.

I had a feeling about those.

 

I did hear that the WA2 amp sounds really good with them.

post #1548 of 1732

Yep, the HE-6 takes the prize... returned for refund.  Just piss poor in quality / quality control not something anyone should have to consider when spending that amount of money.  Very happy with my T1s and found their signature to be more magical then the HE-6 as well.  Took lots of burn-in however to fully open them up.

post #1549 of 1732

Is there a favorite headphone thread!

 

to this day the hd650 has been the best headphone purchase i have ever made even more so that the lcd2

post #1550 of 1732
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

I had a feeling about those.

I did hear that the WA2 amp sounds really good with them.

I partially attribute my disappointment with the T1 to the ancillary equipment I was using when I owned them (even though lots of people seem to enjoy Beyers with the V200 and Burson Soloist). Perhaps the WA2 would have transformed them completely, but I can't see them ever matching up to the planars I've become accustomed to - regardless of amp and DAC. I don't think they're in the same league as the LCD-2 or even the considerably cheaper HE-500. The LCD-XC is in a different class altogether.

Just my opinion. Not fact.
post #1551 of 1732
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Is there a favorite headphone thread!

to this day the hd650 has been the best headphone purchase i have ever made even more so that the lcd2

I always wanted to try HD-650.
post #1552 of 1732
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post


I always wanted to try HD-650.

imagine a more open lcd2 with less sub bass, better attack and drums, slightly less transparent/refined, more vivid, less neutral. but with that lcd x i am sure you don't need to. 

 

imo moving up from the hd650 to the he500 is a side grade or slight upgrade.

post #1553 of 1732
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post


I always wanted to try HD-650.

 

Owned them twice. Very euphonic and quite mid centric. Limited soundstage. Despite all that, a very pleasant and satisfying listening experience. Not in the same technical league with the LCD2 and above headphones, but definitely one of the references at their price point.


Edited by negura - 1/11/14 at 4:43pm
post #1554 of 1732
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

imagine a more open lcd2 with less sub bass, better attack and drums, slightly less transparent/refined, more vivid, less neutral. but with that lcd x i am sure you don't need to. 

imo moving up from the hd650 to the he500 is a side grade or slight upgrade.

Well I've not heard them so I can't comment on that. I'd just like to try them out because of their legendary status in these forums. Same applies to the HD-600 and some of the AKG headphones. I've not heard any of the old classics apart from the SR325
post #1555 of 1732
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Originally Posted by negura View Post
 

 

Owned them twice. Very euphonic and quite mid centric. Limited soundstage. Despite all that, a very pleasant and satisfying listening experience. Not in the same technical league with the LCD2 and above headphones, but definitely one of the references at their price point.

+1

post #1556 of 1732

with the HE-6 return (plus a bit more ;) ) I just pulled the trigger on both the LCD-X & XC to compliment my T1 & T5p... sure hope they don't join this thread as well ;)

post #1557 of 1732
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Originally Posted by groovyd View Post
 

with the HE-6 return (plus a bit more ;) ) I just pulled the trigger on both the LCD-X & XC to compliment my T1 & T5p... sure hope they don't join this thread as well ;)

I think you'll love them and I worry for your T1 and T5p. ;)

post #1558 of 1732

grado gs 1000i. still own them, and I have not listened to them for more than a year. they were my first grados and my last.

post #1559 of 1732
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Originally Posted by erikfreedom View Post
 

grado gs 1000i. still own them, and I have not listened to them for more than a year. they were my first grados and my last.

sell em! or give em to me!

post #1560 of 1732

AKG Q701 - frustrating (HUGELY) balance of strengths and weaknesses. Sound stage good. Handling of percussive sounds excellent. Timbre impoverished. Treble glare incurable.

 

UPDATE - The Lehmann Linear SE helps a lot with the treble on the Q701s... the timbre is still an issue for me. It's not a question of wanting something more lush and warm, it's a question of wanting instruments and voices to sound like they sound.


Edited by Amictus - 4/28/14 at 8:47am
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