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post #796 of 1099
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Originally Posted by penmarker View Post

So I googled Xears since I've never heard of that brand, and I immediately saw this IEM model.

 

 

It looks suspiciously similar to my $7 Cliptecs.

 

 

And yea they are hella boomy. Sounds like you only have woofers on your speakers and no tweeters. Ok probably a very weak tweeter but you catch my drift.

Avoid like a plague

There's a significant appreciation thread for Xears (http://www.head-fi.org/t/545450/xears-appreciation-thread-formerly-td-iii) which I don't get at all.

The N3i sounded like it had a woofer tuned at 200Hz, and a midrange driver wrapped in blankets.

The XE200Pro added a tweeter to the mix...

post #797 of 1099

ATH-M50 hands down

ad700 overrated for gaming 

post #798 of 1099
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Originally Posted by XxDobermanxX View Post

ATH-M50 hands down

ad700 overrated for gaming 

 

Truer things have never been spoken. The M50 is so overrated. Not to mention you end up paying $50 more for the 280 which outperforms it in every way and is a very similar headphone.

post #799 of 1099

Since you bring up the HD280's. They aren't really overrated, but that's just because there isn't an overwhelming amount of positive things being said about them. 

 

And, HD280 > M50? No way, especially with current prices. The M50 has come down in price a lot, and is a lot better built, and more comfortable. As for sound, I wouldn't call the HD280's M50 but better. 

post #800 of 1099
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Originally Posted by ThinkAwesome View Post

Since you bring up the HD280's. They aren't really overrated, but that's just because there isn't an overwhelming amount of positive things being said about them. 

 

And, HD280 > M50? No way, especially with current prices. The M50 has come down in price a lot, and is a lot better built, and more comfortable. As for sound, I wouldn't call the HD280's M50 but better. 

Depends where you shop. Here in the UK, I'd be willing to spend the extra £20 to get a HD280 over the M50. Not that I really like either headphone much.

post #801 of 1099

I'd actually pay more for the M50 than the HD280. Would take the V6 over both though. 

post #802 of 1099
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Originally Posted by ThinkAwesome View Post

I'd actually pay more for the M50 than the HD280. Would take the V6 over both though. 

I think my preferences for the studio monitors I've heard would be like this:

 

Shure SRH840 > SRH440 with 840pads/KNS8400 > KNS6400 > Beyer DT880 > HD280 > M50 > Beyer DT250

post #803 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

I think my preferences for the studio monitors I've heard would be like this:

 

Shure SRH840 > SRH440 with 840pads/KNS8400 > KNS6400 > Beyer DT880 > HD280 > M50 > Beyer DT250

No 940's?tongue.gif

post #804 of 1099
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

No 940's?tongue.gif

Haven't heard them. I'll try and find a pair at the London meet.

post #805 of 1099

V6 > All. The decision in the king of closed headphones thread came down to CD900ST vs V6, and everyone knows the V6 is better. 

 

jk. You should try it though, and the CD900ST. 

 

btw, where would you put the SRH440 w/out 840 pads on the list, or have you only heard them with 840 pads? 

post #806 of 1099

I heard "CD900ST".

 

<3 CD900ST

 

Honestly though, as far as pure, multipurpose studio headphone, I think the V6 is my favorite. The CD900STs is generally superior to me, at least as far as music listening goes, but I could see the V6 being more useful in a studio situation.


Edited by Kukuk - 4/10/13 at 1:56pm
post #807 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

Haven't heard them. I'll try and find a pair at the London meet.

It's basically just a clearer,slightly brighter and less bassy version of the srh840.
Sounds wonderful but a bit too bright for me.

post #808 of 1099
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Originally Posted by ThinkAwesome View Post

V6 > All. The decision in the king of closed headphones thread came down to CD900ST vs V6, and everyone knows the V6 is better. 

 

jk. You should try it though, and the CD900ST. 

 

btw, where would you put the SRH440 w/out 840 pads on the list, or have you only heard them with 840 pads? 

Just below the 440 with the 840 pads. The 840 pads seal better and massively improve the comfort.

post #809 of 1099
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

It's basically just a clearer,slightly brighter and less bassy version of the srh840.
Sounds wonderful but a bit too bright for me.

Well, I like the 840 because it's slightly fun, but detailed at the same time. If it was for pure studio use, the KNS8400 would be top.

post #810 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

I think my preferences for the studio monitors I've heard would be like this:

 

Shure SRH840 > SRH440 with 840pads/KNS8400 > KNS6400 > Beyer DT880 > HD280 > M50 > Beyer DT250

840 is your top pick but you're selling them tongue.gif

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