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post #121 of 5756

Many head-fiers have issues with the Pro 900 even when burnt in. Those people usually Kees mod them and love them. 

post #122 of 5756
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The Pro 900s bass is actually bigger when unamped, but I prefer how tight and textured it can be when amped.  They'll still sound awesome though.
 

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Hi,

How are the pro 900s when unamped and used with an iPhone 4? Do they retain their crazy bass?

Thanks
post #123 of 5756

Jibbie, do you ever use any sort of EQ? I definitely do not have the philosophical reservations many seem to have about using EQ, and use it on my player or computer all the time when I want a little more bass, a little more vocals, less piercing highs, more highs, etc. Because you have a DAC, I assume you can use EQ on the computer. Do you? If so, how big can the bass get on the Pro 900s? Can you make it more 'even'? Let me know what you think.

post #124 of 5756
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anyone interested in getting the PRO900 or PRO2900 for $430 + shipping? local store sells them for this price and seems cheaper than amazon or ebay prices



Someone had posted in this or another one of the Pro 900 threads that RMC Audio had the best prices, so I emailed them last night.  The Buy Authorized ebay store that someone mentioned is the best price that I have found on Pro 900, but RMC quoted $399 for the Pro 2900. 

post #125 of 5756
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Jibbie, do you ever use any sort of EQ? I definitely do not have the philosophical reservations many seem to have about using EQ, and use it on my player or computer all the time when I want a little more bass, a little more vocals, less piercing highs, more highs, etc. Because you have a DAC, I assume you can use EQ on the computer. Do you? If so, how big can the bass get on the Pro 900s? Can you make it more 'even'? Let me know what you think.

 

George, how is it you have followed this thread for a month and have not pulled the trigger? You must have some iron-willpower; or titanium in this case.

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Jibbie, do you ever use any sort of EQ? I definitely do not have the philosophical reservations many seem to have about using EQ, and use it on my player or computer all the time when I want a little more bass, a little more vocals, less piercing highs, more highs, etc. Because you have a DAC, I assume you can use EQ on the computer. Do you? If so, how big can the bass get on the Pro 900s? Can you make it more 'even'? Let me know what you think.

 

George, how is it you have followed this thread for a month and have not pulled the trigger? You must have some iron-willpower; or titanium in this case.


I am really close. They sound like just the phones for me. TBH, I never had enough money for them. I just finished something big so I will be able to buy them now, but I also have some other phones that need some more help. They need some amplification, and one of them is balanced. The dilemma is do I get the Pro 900s first or the amp first. I think I may go for the Pro 900s so I can see what they are like, but you never know. I have actually been following the phone for probably longer than six months and I have read all sixty pages of the Pro900 thread, and they are my dream headphone. I really want them, but they might have to wait a little longer. I know that when I do get them, it will be worth it. I can always wait for something really worthwhile. 

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Jibbie, do you ever use any sort of EQ? I definitely do not have the philosophical reservations many seem to have about using EQ, and use it on my player or computer all the time when I want a little more bass, a little more vocals, less piercing highs, more highs, etc. Because you have a DAC, I assume you can use EQ on the computer. Do you? If so, how big can the bass get on the Pro 900s? Can you make it more 'even'? Let me know what you think.

 

George, how is it you have followed this thread for a month and have not pulled the trigger? You must have some iron-willpower; or titanium in this case.


I am really close. They sound like just the phones for me. TBH, I never had enough money for them. I just finished something big so I will be able to buy them now, but I also have some other phones that need some more help. They need some amplification, and one of them is balanced. The dilemma is do I get the Pro 900s first or the amp first. I think I may go for the Pro 900s so I can see what they are like, but you never know. I have actually been following the phone for probably longer than six months and I have read all sixty pages of the Pro900 thread, and they are my dream headphone. I really want them, but they might have to wait a little longer. I know that when I do get them, it will be worth it. I can always wait for something really worthwhile. 


Anything I can say to you to push you over? tongue.gif

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Jibbie, do you ever use any sort of EQ? I definitely do not have the philosophical reservations many seem to have about using EQ, and use it on my player or computer all the time when I want a little more bass, a little more vocals, less piercing highs, more highs, etc. Because you have a DAC, I assume you can use EQ on the computer. Do you? If so, how big can the bass get on the Pro 900s? Can you make it more 'even'? Let me know what you think.

 

George, how is it you have followed this thread for a month and have not pulled the trigger? You must have some iron-willpower; or titanium in this case.


I am really close. They sound like just the phones for me. TBH, I never had enough money for them. I just finished something big so I will be able to buy them now, but I also have some other phones that need some more help. They need some amplification, and one of them is balanced. The dilemma is do I get the Pro 900s first or the amp first. I think I may go for the Pro 900s so I can see what they are like, but you never know. I have actually been following the phone for probably longer than six months and I have read all sixty pages of the Pro900 thread, and they are my dream headphone. I really want them, but they might have to wait a little longer. I know that when I do get them, it will be worth it. I can always wait for something really worthwhile. 


Anything I can say to you to push you over? tongue.gif

Certainly not pointing out my titanium will to wait for the good stuff!biggrin.gif Thanks for that, BTW. Realistically, I may order them by Monday. If not, I have probably gone another route and am working on my own Thunderpants, as well as scrounging up an amp for my balanced DT880s! 

 

Jibbie, thanks for manning this thread and giving it character. We need more like you on head-fi. I will try to join the Pro 900 club soon.

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^ Plus, looking at your music preferences, I can instantly tell you will fall in love with the Pro 900. DT880 is a fantastic headphone, don't get me wrong, but the Pro 900 slaughters in dance, trance, club, electronic, and piano. Everything else, it still does perfectly awesome. It's treble reminds me of the DT880, and it's bass simply cannot be compared to anything I've ever tried before, including the XB500. And on top of that, it has fantastic soundstage and imaging. It's just an amazing headphone, and I'll be more than happy to use it for many years to come... (sorry D2000, you've been shown the light -- er, bass!)

 

Also, Jibbie, I've been playing BF:BC2 with them for the past few hours and I'm blown away. Absolute best FPS headphone I've ever used! Pinpoint accuracy with locating enemies, and bass that really brings the game to a whole new level. Ah, all this talk and mention of them makes me want to go start playing some more. Excuse me for a moment...

post #130 of 5756

I guess I am better off starting from the much better platform of the awesome Pro 900s than just improving my DT880s and T50RPs. The Pro 900 looks like it can do things they cannot dream of doing, as in good bass. I think you guys have sold me. Get the Pro 900s, worry about tweaks and other things later. I think they will get ordered very soon...beerchug.gif

post #131 of 5756

does anyone use their pro 900s to watch movies? I watch a lot of movies, and most of the time I watch late at night so a good headphone is a must. I currently use D2000s which I like pretty well but if the 900 is a big improvement I might take the plunge. The 900s also seem like they would be great for gaming,(I do mostly single player stuff) which, again, d2000s serve me well but the pro 900 is tempting me.

post #132 of 5756

 

Got some questions.. I'm kinda interested in this now.

How big is this phones?

How long are the cables?

 

Should I get this or HD650? Haven't been seeing a nice deal on it :s

post #133 of 5756
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does anyone use their pro 900s to watch movies? I watch a lot of movies, and most of the time I watch late at night so a good headphone is a must. I currently use D2000s which I like pretty well but if the 900 is a big improvement I might take the plunge. The 900s also seem like they would be great for gaming,(I do mostly single player stuff) which, again, d2000s serve me well but the pro 900 is tempting me.


Use them for music, gaming, and movies! I wasn't expecting an all-rounder when I got the PRO 900, but I have yet to experience anything this headphone does not do well in.

 

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Got some questions.. I'm kinda interested in this now.

How big is this phones?

How long are the cables?

 

Should I get this or HD650? Haven't been seeing a nice deal on it :s


Honestly they look bigger than I think the pictures portray. The ear cups go around the ear completely, but do not stick out very much. The cables I believe are 5 feet long, which I suppose is shorter than usual; but they are detachable so you can easily use your own cable or just get an extension if you need the extra reach.

 

As far as between this and the HD650; they are completely different cans in every way imaginable. The PRO 900's are colored, closed, and easy to drive while the HD 650's are neutral, open, and power hungry. It's a matter of personal preference.

 

And I'm not sure which headphone you meant you aren't seeing a nice deal on, but the PRO 900's can be bought new for $320 via buyauthorized on eBay. Just about everyone who pulled the trigger in this thread has got it from there, myself included, confirming that they are legit headphones. They should be listed as $350 and all you have to do is offer $320.

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Originally Posted by matt27 View Post

does anyone use their pro 900s to watch movies? I watch a lot of movies, and most of the time I watch late at night so a good headphone is a must. I currently use D2000s which I like pretty well but if the 900 is a big improvement I might take the plunge. The 900s also seem like they would be great for gaming,(I do mostly single player stuff) which, again, d2000s serve me well but the pro 900 is tempting me.


Use them for music, gaming, and movies! I wasn't expecting an all-rounder when I got the PRO 900, but I have yet to experience anything this headphone does not do well in.

 

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Originally Posted by canoners View Post

Got some questions.. I'm kinda interested in this now.

How big is this phones?

How long are the cables?

 

Should I get this or HD650? Haven't been seeing a nice deal on it :s


Honestly they look bigger than I think the pictures portray. The ear cups go around the ear completely, but do not stick out very much. The cables I believe are 5 feet long, which I suppose is shorter than usual; but they are detachable so you can easily use your own cable or just get an extension if you need the extra reach.

 

As far as between this and the HD650; they are completely different cans in every way imaginable. The PRO 900's are colored, closed, and easy to drive while the HD 650's are neutral, open, and power hungry. It's a matter of personal preference.

 

And I'm not sure which headphone you meant you aren't seeing a nice deal on, but the PRO 900's can be bought new for $320 via buyauthorized on eBay. Just about everyone who pulled the trigger in this thread has got it from there, myself included, confirming that they are legit headphones. They should be listed as $350 and all you have to do is offer $320.



The HD650. Kinda torn between these two phones. Would I still like the PRO 900 even if I don't really listen to trance, hip hop etc?

post #135 of 5756
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The HD650. Kinda torn between these two phones. Would I still like the PRO 900 even if I don't really listen to trance, hip hop etc?


I listen to very little trance and no hip-hop what so ever. Mostly fast paced rock-electronica (or either separately), drum and bass, and even the occasional soundtrack score symphony.

 

In any case, the only music that has not sounded good to me on the PRO 900's are poorly mastered albums to begin with. I think of them has "tattle-tales"; if you feed them something to complain about, it'll call it out. If there isn't thing to complain about, there are no issues.

 

Also take into account that if you do not have an amp, your Xonar DX may have trouble realizing the full potential of the HD 650's.

 

Honestly I'm confused how your can be torn between these two; this is probably as black and white as it gets. What are your musical preferences, what are your sound signature preferences, and do you have or plan to buy the necessary equipment to power the headphones?


Edited by Riku540 - 1/12/11 at 11:53pm
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