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post #676 of 1106
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

Still think it's the HD-600. Sorry! IMO the HD-580 is much better and uses the same driver. Wish they never discontinued it....

( didn't say I hated it)

Hi, I am curious. If HD580 and HD600 uses the same driver what make them sound differently? The casing? I am not challenging but wanting to kill my curiousity.

post #677 of 1106
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Hi, I am curious. If HD580 and HD600 uses the same driver what make them sound differently? The casing? I am not challenging but wanting to kill my curiousity.

The enclosure changed - the HD 580 has a plastic grill with relatively large grating, while the HD 600 is a mesh grill. There's also claims that they went to a less resonant material for the build, but I've never read much about that. Years ago it was en vogue to buy the HD 600 grills as replacement parts from Sennheiser, and throw them on HD 580s. There's also been talk over the years that Sennheiser has slightly changed/revised the drivers a few times (without telling anyone), but this can exist within a single product (e.g. there are reportedly two "types" of HD 600). There are observed physical differences between production examples on the interior silk material, but I don't know much more beyond that (because I've never been that taken with the line-up in general to read about it, or buy multiple pairs and compare).
post #678 of 1106
First post! I would have to say the sennheiser hd 280pro. They have no thump or drive to them and the soundstage is tinytinytiny! I would say that I usually listen to electronic music and 50s music (weird mix) and my hifiman he300s do the job just perfectly. A decent soundstage, with a layed back sound sig and fantastic bass.
Edited by Mr calvin - 2/26/13 at 8:54pm
post #679 of 1106

Ive heard tons of great stuff about the ATH-M50, but i went to my guitar center and tried them, and they sounded awful, i personally hated them, everything just sounded odd to me, they arn't terrible or anything, but for 100 bucks you could do a hell of a lot better

post #680 of 1106

wow i just realized i was probably the thousandth person to say that on this thread, sorry

post #681 of 1106
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Originally Posted by Just The Doctor View Post

wow i just realized i was probably the thousandth person to say that on this thread, sorry

No, no need to apologize. While I'm not about to suggest we should go on crusade against them (because like you said, they aren't terrible, but they aren't the only game in town), I think it's good to have more people willing to say they aren't sunshine and butterflies - it helps to level-out the "the M50 are the best headphone in the world" FOTM giant they were starting to turn into. ph34r.gif
post #682 of 1106

i'd say almost all of Shure's IEMs are overated if you compare their sound signature to other IEMs in the same price range.

post #683 of 1106
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No, no need to apologize. While I'm not about to suggest we should go on crusade against them (because like you said, they aren't terrible, but they aren't the only game in town), I think it's good to have more people willing to say they aren't sunshine and butterflies - it helps to level-out the "the M50 are the best headphone in the world" FOTM giant they were starting to turn into. ph34r.gif

if they were like 40-50 bucks, id buy a pair in 10 seconds flat, but for 100 bucks, they just aren't worth it.  they also don't out preform pricier models like many people like to say.

post #684 of 1106
One of them is the Beyer T1. They're a $500 set of cans that sell for >$1000.
post #685 of 1106
Surely Beats - king, queen and jester of the overrated!
post #686 of 1106

The grado SR60 and SR80 are way over rated in my opinion. Musically they have more in common with the kind of headphone a walkman might have come with 20 years ago, than they do the kings of midrange pricing the Sony MDR-V6 and Audio Technica MD50. They are all midrange and screeching highs, bass is an after thought. Even a parametric EQ can't save their sound.

post #687 of 1106

Beyerdynamic DT990

post #688 of 1106

Even though I'm enjoying them, I think the K501s are probably the most overrated headphone with a "legendary" type status (at least that I've had the chance to hear). They do a lot of things right, but the thing I most often see them praised for, the mids, are pretty underwhelming. I think both the K601 and K271 are superior in this regard.

post #689 of 1106
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Originally Posted by Kukuk View Post

Even though I'm enjoying them, I think the K501s are probably the most overrated headphone with a "legendary" type status (at least that I've had the chance to hear). They do a lot of things right, but the thing I most often see them praised for, the mids, are pretty underwhelming. I think both the K601 and K271 are superior in this regard.

 

Agreed. I don't know about most overrated for the K501, but overrated I would agree with for sure. Some people build them up way too highly. 

post #690 of 1106
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Originally Posted by Kukuk View Post

Even though I'm enjoying them, I think the K501s are probably the most overrated headphone with a "legendary" type status (at least that I've had the chance to hear). They do a lot of things right, but the thing I most often see them praised for, the mids, are pretty underwhelming. I think both the K601 and K271 are superior in this regard.

 

Not to mention the K500, a very fine piece of work.

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