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I kinda did a Beats Pro review... at least I compared Beats Pro to Yamaha Pro 500 and Beats Studio 2013, here: 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/723136/battle-of-the-bassys-beats-pro-yamaha-pro-500-and-beats-studio-2013-compared#post_10634722

 

I am also proudly (stupidly???) including my 4 Beats headphones among my HiFiMAN, Grado and Sennheisers at my setup at tomorrow ChiUniFI headphone meet....

 

 

From that whole collection, which one you think is the best?

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Of the *whole* collection (16 headphones and IEMs), I would pick the HiFiMAN HE-500... while the other headphones are, at best, outstanding either in transparency and impact (i.e., high frequency stuff... like the Grado PS500 and the Shure 535) or in bass so strong you can feel it (e.g., Beats Pro, Beats Studio, or T-PEOS H200 IEM), only the HiFiMAN has BOTH the high frequency excellence AND enough bass for you to feel it.  Others that come close in having both are the Yamaha PRO 500 (strong bass but still good high frequency), the Stax SR-5/SRD-6 (best treble stuff, but very little bass), and the T-PEOS H200 IEM (excellent trebles while still-palpable bass).

 

Oh... and here IS the whole collection, annotated..

 


Edited by kayandjohn - 6/20/14 at 8:48pm
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Thanks for the recommendations and label. Time to start collecting. :D

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Of the *whole* collection (16 headphones and IEMs), I would pick the HiFiMAN HE-500... while the other headphones are, at best, outstanding either in transparency and impact (i.e., high frequency stuff... like the Grado PS500 and the Shure 535) or in bass so strong you can feel it (e.g., Beats Pro, Beats Studio, or T-PEOS H200 IEM), only the HiFiMAN has BOTH the high frequency excellence AND enough bass for you to feel it.  Others that come close in having both are the Yamaha PRO 500 (strong bass but still good high frequency), the Stax SR-5/SRD-6 (best treble stuff, but very little bass), and the T-PEOS H200 IEM (excellent trebles while still-palpable bass).

Oh... and here IS the whole collection, annotated..



An eclectic mix of some pretty awesome cans for sure.

Eclectic collections = so much win smily_headphones1.gif

Is it just the angle/perspective of the shot, but those Yammys look big earcups - are they bigger than the beats pro's?

Is Ms.Grado you or library pic?
Edited by cb3723 - 6/21/14 at 1:19pm
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