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which headphones sound superior with no need for any mods???????

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

seeing that nearly every phone and product has everything from silly to serious mods i was wondering if there was one which they got completely right, straight out of the box...without the need for custom cotton wool, blue tack, felt pads, wood carvings etc... i know ears and brains vary, but there must be a couple of phones which please more while completely unmodified, and are unanimously superior in their unmodified state.

 

any consensus?

 

post #2 of 6

Sennheiser hd25-1 ii is the only i can think of, 

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

yeah, i thought this might be a tricky question for solid replies. it goes somewhat against the natural grain of the forum.


Edited by Exit Pupil - 9/2/10 at 6:50am
post #4 of 6

Every phone I've ever bought, because I bought them all after audition so got the right thing first time instead of getting it wrong and buggering about with it.

post #5 of 6

Everything I own, as well.  The complete list is in my profile.

 

If something doesn't sound good to me, I don't buy it.  And I'm not an acoustic engineer.  People who design headphones know better than me and I fully expect unintended consequences from modifications.  Maybe you can get the bass a little better, but you might pull back on the mids if you make that modification.  There's always a tradeoff when you make a change, so I don't make them.

 

Also, mods almost never increase the value of headphones.  Even the very expensive mods are a money losing proposition in the For Sale Forum.

post #6 of 6

i dont mod anything. the only eq i ever use is the hardware bass or treble boost on my XM5.  i hate imperfections or inconsistencys so could never mod or break things regardless of how it may or may not sound

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