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post #1681 of 1851
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Originally Posted by daigo View Post
 

 

Your name looks familiar.  Didn't I buy my set of W1000X from you?

 

You did!  Hope they've been good to you!

 

Drew

post #1682 of 1851
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

I don't like closed headphone simply for their closed in nature. Everything sounds a bit constraint.
Save for Alpha Dogs and LCD-X, I will give these the benefit of the doubts.
I actually find IEMs more open sounding usually but then the soundstage is definitely better with closed.

W1000X has impressive imaging for a closed can. What you want is DX1000,. Dx1000 has a bigger soundstage than hd600,d880...only akg 700 series can come close with the soundstage size. When it comes to imaging akg's got blown out of the water. Someone once said, there is hd800 and its's soundstage and imaging ant there is dx1000 for the people who want a closed version. All I can say...Dx1000 can be so spacious tha w1000x sounds cramped in comparison.

post #1683 of 1851

This definately did not need two messages. Anyways... w1000x is awesome. If you can get by the weird presentation of dx1000, it is no contest...dx1000 is in whole another league compared to w1000x


Edited by Beocord - 3/31/14 at 2:49pm
post #1684 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post
 

You mean me?

 

Well, as I have done more mods to other headphones, I have found that with the right combination of dampening materials to dampen reflections from the ear cups, pretty much any closed-back headphone can be made to have large expansive soundstage, so both width and depth can be improved upon.

 

I guess manufacturers have to cut down on cost of production, so they opted for simple dampening techniques instead of going for much more intricate ones that would make their headphones far better, but would also drive cost up by a significant margin.

 

Open headphones don't have to worry about enclosure resonance as much, so they typically sound more open without much of an effort on dampening. But that isn't a guarantee that all open headphones would sound open. Take the HD600 and HD650 for instance... they sound a bit claustrophobic even compared to up-front Audio Technica headphones, though they are open headphones.

 

That too, didn't you mod the crap out of ES11? Though

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Originally Posted by Beocord View Post
 

W1000X has impressive imaging for a closed can. What you want is DX1000,. Dx1000 has a bigger soundstage than hd600,d880...only akg 700 series can come close with the soundstage size. When it comes to imaging akg's got blown out of the water. Someone once said, there is hd800 and its's soundstage and imaging ant there is dx1000 for the people who want a closed version. All I can say...Dx1000 can be so spacious tha w1000x sounds cramped in comparison.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Beocord View Post
 

This definately did not need two messages. Anyways... w1000x is awesome. If you can get by the weird presentation of dx1000, it is no contest...dx1000 is in whole another league compared to w1000x

THAT BASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

 

I worry it will be to much. 

post #1685 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

That too, didn't you mod the crap out of ES11? Though

 

Haha, if there is any headphone that I modded the crap out of, it's probably the DT770...

 

The ES10 had some cosmetic makeovers if nothing else. The mods I did to it are not too complicated.

 

The DT770, on the other hand... man, it's modded to death and back. I have tried so many things. I tried so many that I even forgot to update the modding diary (it's in my signature). The latest mod uses a thin metal mesh in place of the filter felt... because putting anything between the driver and your ears causes a little bit of diffusion that kills clarity.

 

I almost wish I still have a W1000X for modding. With what I have done to the DT770, and how it sounds like now, I think I can make the W1000X sound really, really, really good.


Edited by Bill-P - 3/31/14 at 3:01pm
post #1686 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post
 

 

Haha, if there is any headphone that I modded the crap out of, it's probably the DT770...

 

The ES10 had some cosmetic makeovers if nothing else. The mods I did to it are not too complicated.

 

The DT770, on the other hand... man, it's modded to death and back. I have tried so many things. I tried so many that I even forgot to update the modding diary (it's in my signature). The latest mod uses a thin metal mesh in place of the filter felt... because putting anything between the driver and your ears causes a little bit of diffusion that kills clarity.

 

I almost wish I still have a W1000X for modding. With what I have done to the DT770, and how it sounds like now, I think I can make the W1000X sound really, really, really good.

IF you ever want to sell that DT 770... I might have to take it off your hands. I do like a well modded can >.>

post #1687 of 1851

Frankly I don't know where the dx1000 get that reputation as a bass bass monster.... It is not that bassy in general. It just has a "wonky" presentation of music. Imagine hd 600, 650 and Fa-003 something like that but with added romance of w100x. I't is not a bass head headphone IMO.  If you want it to be it can be an end game bass head can, but normally it is just awesome basic can.  It is just the general nature of the headphones that put people off... i doubt I have ever heard a can with such a polarizing sound..  I't is love it or hate it kind of kind of sound. But if you love w100x you will propably love dx1000.... I have k501 as a ultimate classicl  master, I have sa5000 for rock and pop music....and in the end I use DX1000 for all those genres.                                                    

post #1688 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Beocord View Post
 

Frankly I don't know where the dx1000 get that reputation as a bass bass monster.... It is not that bassy in general. It just has a "wonky" presentation of music. Imagine hd 600, 650 and Fa-003 something like that but with added romance of w100x. I't is not a bass head headphone IMO.  If you want it to be it can be an end game bass head can, but normally it is just awesome basic can.  It is just the general nature of the headphones that put people off... i doubt I have ever heard a can with such a polarizing sound..  I't is love it or hate it kind of kind of sound. But if you love w100x you will propably love dx1000.... I have k501 as a ultimate classicl  master, I have sa5000 for rock and pop music....and in the end I use DX1000 for all those genres.                                                    

You may be right, and my biggest delimna now is do I go for the DX1000? Or do I buy my self a LCD XC? THE XC apparently has the same edge to it's upper mids as my modded w1000x 

post #1689 of 1851

Deleted a drunken post. I really need to stop coming here when I'm wasted lol.


Edited by Beocord - 4/7/14 at 8:35am
post #1690 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Beocord View Post
 

DX1000 and the bassy nature is just like the friend you had in high-schooll... Everyone knew he could kicki in the faces of people but that thin never happened. Dx1000 is a basslight headphone until ou feed it some bass heavy stuff then you are in for a treat. :) W1000x is an awesome headphone but with dx1000 we are talking in another league here....

Yea were past that my friend lol I've got no issue upgrading to the DX1000

 

the bigger issue I have is, what do I replace my D2k and W1000x with? 

 

LCD XC or the DX1000, both are wood back headphones, both cost around $1000 and both... have a reputation for good sound SO which do I buy >.> I've dropped about $700 into my D2k AND my W1000X, including new pads and recables and there stock prices.

 

SO I could sell both and get something better but what >.>

post #1691 of 1851

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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

IF you ever want to sell that DT 770... I might have to take it off your hands. I do like a well modded can >.>

 

I was even thinking of making a wood enclosure for it to make it look nicer. I may end up keeping this pair for all of eternity because it sounds very very nice, and I'm using it almost exclusively for when I don't need the portability of the ES10.

 

I had a chance to compare it to a stock limited edition DT770 a few days ago (as in the previous Sunday), and my pair is a lot less sibilant, and also sounds a lot more open. It would be interesting to compare this to a DT880 or DT990.

 

I know I've somehow made it even better than how my W1000 sounds... so that says something. Man... gotta get working on that W1000... the DT770 has been the center of my attention for a while.

post #1692 of 1851

removed drunken post


Edited by Beocord - 4/6/14 at 8:45am
post #1693 of 1851

removed another drunken post


Edited by Beocord - 4/6/14 at 8:46am
post #1694 of 1851

Hi, I just got this headphone , and I am not really sure if anyone actually read the other thread I made with the questions on this headphone , figured I will ask away here

1. Is there any sort of alternative pads with this headphone ? maybe something that doesnt really peel off easily

2. what would be a good set up of around 400-500 dollar ? I would need a DAC/AMP with a usb input , small footprint if possible

 

thanks  for the answers before hand

post #1695 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post
 

Hi, I just got this headphone , and I am not really sure if anyone actually read the other thread I made with the questions on this headphone , figured I will ask away here

1. Is there any sort of alternative pads with this headphone ? maybe something that doesnt really peel off easily

2. what would be a good set up of around 400-500 dollar ? I would need a DAC/AMP with a usb input , small footprint if possible

 

thanks  for the answers before hand

 

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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post


Yes they are the HIFIMAN velours and pleathers.
You can get them at head-direct.com for example.

 

You can use the HiFiMan ones or Audio-Technica AD900X pads fit them, or if you want something really classy the AT leather ones from the W5000 and ANV-W3000 (pricey though).

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