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post #481 of 1099
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How do the ED9 compare to the ED8? I do love the ED8 but have heard bad things about the 9.

 

Ed9 has a much worse name than Ed8 but they are not miles apart.

I have the Edition9 and don't feel the need to get Edition8. If I do in the future it will be mainly because Ed8 are more comfortable to wear and look better.

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Ed9 has a much worse name than Ed8 but they are not miles apart.

I have the Edition9 and don't feel the need to get Edition8. If I do in the future it will be mainly because Ed8 are more comfortable to wear and look better.


To me it is clearly a matter of taste. I was able to compare in a A/B between my Edition 9 and the Edition 8. My only complaint about the Ed9 is their comfort so I went into the comparison hoping for the Ed8 to be at least the same if not better than the Ed9 since they are more comfortable. IMO the Ed9 were more musical than the Ed8 and kept them.

 

 

post #483 of 1099
I've never said that the HD-800 was best for everyone. There's a spectrum of taste here and what I like doesn't cover everyone. I'm happy that Sennheiser decided to put the HD-800 into production. I do use it with a lot of rock, too. Prog, classic, psychedelic, 1980s, and indie. I enjoy it with everything. I should add that the other headphone that consistently makes me happy is the AKG K-1000. Funny, since the K-1000 was regularly beaten on until it was discontinued. Today, you rarely hear the complaints.

Also worth adding is that I spend a bit of time with speakers. Down here in the desert, I'm running the ProAc Response 2.5 clones. In California, I use the Quad ESL-63s. I'll take the speakers over the headphones most days.
post #484 of 1099
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I've never said that the HD-800 was best for everyone. There's a spectrum of taste here and what I like doesn't cover everyone. I'm happy that Sennheiser decided to put the HD-800 into production. I do use it with a lot of rock, too. Prog, classic, psychedelic, 1980s, and indie. I enjoy it with everything. I should add that the other headphone that consistently makes me happy is the AKG K-1000. Funny, since the K-1000 was regularly beaten on until it was discontinued. Today, you rarely hear the complaints.

Also worth adding is that I spend a bit of time with speakers. Down here in the desert, I'm running the ProAc Response 2.5 clones. In California, I use the Quad ESL-63s. I'll take the speakers over the headphones most days.

Yea I wasn't referring to you actually, never seen you say anything like that about the HD800. It's just something I noticed in a lot of reviews and whatnot that herald it as perfection incarnate no matter your tastes. Very misleading. Still an amazing can nonetheless.

 

I would love to enter the world of high end speakers... if only it wasn't so much harder.
 

 

post #485 of 1099
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I've never said that the HD-800 was best for everyone. There's a spectrum of taste here and what I like doesn't cover everyone. 

I don't think the issue is the spectrum of taste, I think the problem is that the HD-800 has an uneven treble response that sounds horrible with any kind of compressed loudness war recording, which is almost everything popular. This subject has been discussed many times here, and at first I didn't believe the HD-800's treble had a problem. I thought people who were used to colored headphones were just complaining about a neutral one. Then I bought one for myself. It really did sound sharp and shrill with my rock and pop recordings. This is not really a "flaw" per se, but just evidence the designers only listened to well-recorded acoustic music. With good recordings, the HD-800 sounds fantastic and has the best tonality I've heard from a headphone. If you listen to pop or rock, I would recommend a different headphone.

post #486 of 1099

It has to be ............... M50, not saying its a bad headphones but if you believe the hype on here you would think it could cure cancer.

 

Most underrated  - SRH440 and Denon's in general.

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It has to be ............... M50, not saying its a bad headphones but if you believe the hype on here you would think it could cure cancer.

 

Most underrated  - SRH440 and Denon's in general.



I think that's 'overhyped'... the 'overrated' phase for the M50s are long gone.

post #488 of 1099

No , the M50 is overrated, people recommend it against much better cans, they recommend it as aportable can, as a home can, as the perfect can for troops in Iraq or astronauts or divers. They say it can match any can up to $300 , they say it can make your marriage stronger, improve your performance in bed and calm down the middle east...

 

It is overrated , it cant fix the middle east.

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No , the M50 is overrated, people recommend it against much better cans, they recommend it as aportable can, as a home can, as the perfect can for troops in Iraq or astronauts or divers. They say it can match any can up to $300 , they say it can make your marriage stronger, improve your performance in bed and calm down the middle east...

 

It is overrated , it cant fix the middle east.


I assume the last part is an exaggeration...

 

Seriously though, I've hardly seen impressions like that before.

 

post #490 of 1099
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It is overrated , it cant fix the middle east.


Only a Shure can do that right?  rolleyes.gif

 

post #491 of 1099

I kind of want to try the M50's so I can at least form an opinion for myself. I probably do own better headphones/IEM's for the money but I really want to see what all the fuss is about. It's been YEARS since I've had a closed headphone, I might miss boomy bass, who knows

post #492 of 1099
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I kind of want to try the M50's so I can at least form an opinion for myself. I probably do own better headphones/IEM's for the money but I really want to see what all the fuss is about. It's been YEARS since I've had a closed headphone, I might miss boomy bass, who knows


It all just depends on what you listen to and your tolerance of bass. From my point of view, the bass is boring. But others have said it is too much to handle.
 

 

post #493 of 1099

Personally, I don't know how you can miss boomy bass once you've gone past it. Putting on my beloved D2000s at this point I leaves me sitting there wondering "How the hell did I ever enjoy this so much?" And compared to some other cans, the D2000 boom isn't even that bad.

post #494 of 1099

Alghazanth, are you willing to part with those? I have a friend in the UK I built cables for that wants to use something for home theatre listening. I actually really like the D2000 and they can please a broad array of people. The bass is boomy yeah, but it might be it's only flaw for me and it's a guilty pleasure for some "audiophiles" from time to time haha. 

 

If you want to hear boomy, I listened to an Ultrasone 750 the other day that gave me a concussion

post #495 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

Alghazanth, are you willing to part with those? I have a friend in the UK I built cables for that wants to use something for home theatre listening. I actually really like the D2000 and they can please a broad array of people. The bass is boomy yeah, but it might be it's only flaw for me and it's a guilty pleasure for some "audiophiles" from time to time haha. 

 

If you want to hear boomy, I listened to an Ultrasone 750 the other day that gave me a concussion



That's what I mean, even the D2000 boom is just too much for me now, I dread to think what the lower ultrasones, XBs, etc would sound like to me.

 

I turned down two people about to buy it 2 weeks ago for $210 because I wanted to keep it around for nostalgia's sake. I figured I'd slip em on every now and then to hear my "first" sound, but in truth I don't think I'll ever actually listen to them again. So depending on what you're willing to pay, perhaps. It's in perfect condition with the box still around.

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