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post #136 of 5883
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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?



Yep, I kind wanna try both. These two are the most intriguing within my budget, hence why I'm torn between the two :|

I'm planning to buy E7+E9 or maybe the M-Stage or Asgard in the near future.

I'm into post, indie, alternative rock. Sometimes I listen to soundtracks and other stuff too. Arctic Monkeys, Death Cab for Cutie, Coldplay, toe, Sigur Ros, The Killers, Hans Zimmer and such.

post #137 of 5883

Are you eventually going to try both when money allows or pick one and stick to it? If the former, its simply a matter of picking which you feel you want first. The PRO 900's will satisfy for a lot of the artists you mentioned; the closest thing I have to the HD650 is the Beyerdynamic DT 880, which also satisfies.

 

I've only had the PRO 900 for a week, so its too early to tell weather or not I actually like them more than my DT 880's, or if its simply because they're newer. For the time being anyway I am enjoying the PRO 900's more.

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Are you eventually going to try both when money allows or pick one and stick to it? If the former, its simply a matter of picking which you feel you want first. The PRO 900's will satisfy for a lot of the artists you mentioned; the closest thing I have to the HD650 is the Beyerdynamic DT 880, which also satisfies.

 

I've only had the PRO 900 for a week, so its too early to tell weather or not I actually like them more than my DT 880's, or if its simply because they're newer. For the time being anyway I am enjoying the PRO 900's more.



Pick one. Don't really have the time and money to try both. Sadly there are no audio stores nearby too.

post #139 of 5883

Is there a Guitar Center by you? If I'm not mistaken some of them carry the PRO 900 to demo. Not sure where one could find the HD650's to try however.

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Is there a Guitar Center by you? If I'm not mistaken some of them carry the PRO 900 to demo. Not sure where one could find the HD650's to try however.



30 mins bus ride. I'm gonna head there next week. Thanks :D

post #141 of 5883

Just call to make sure... would hate for you to take the trip, by bus no less, to find out they don't have any. :x

post #142 of 5883

Yeah, probably gonna call them tomorrow

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post #144 of 5883

ok, anyone interested in the group purchase for the PRO2900, i need 3 more people to join so that i can get $400 + shipping for them

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Do the 900's leak sound? My biggest complaint with the PRO550's was that they leaked an unimaginible amount of sound (for closed headphones).

I assumed this was due to the tiny gap between thr ear pad and the base.
post #146 of 5883

At my highest comfort volume, they leak but not quite enough to be able to tell what song it is unless right next to the person. I'm not sure how this compares to the 550. As far as I can tell; the external build of the 550 and the 900's are the same except the earpads. Perhaps pleather(?) doesn't seal as well as velor?

post #147 of 5883
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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.


I honestly think that's what they do best. Movies and games. I remember switching to the D2000 in the middle of the movie, and it sounded like half the sound got sucked away. The Pro 900's bass adds so much to the sound, it's quite unbelievable. Pro 900 does movies and games the best I've ever heard, period. It also does music very well, but music is a lot easier to tell what kind of sound it presents, and is easier to criticize. So far, they do music like a champ too. But they absolutely excel with movies and games.

post #148 of 5883
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Just call to make sure... would hate for you to take the trip, by bus no less, to find out they don't have any. :x



Ah they only have the DT770 Pro and Shure SRH750 :|

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I've been away from this thread for one day and its grown quite a bit haha.  Thank you for posting all of your impressions guys! 

 

@GeorgeGoodman, I greatly appreciate the compliment.  Its nice to know I've been able to help so many in deciding to purchase these headphones.  Its nice to feel appreciated, so thank you biggrin.gif. I'm eager for you to hear them, and I look forward to your impressions.  As for the EQ question, I've only used an EQ with them once.  I tried to see what it sounded like if I brought the mids more forward.  At first it made me think that the Pro 900 has pretty recessed mids, but as soon as I turned the EQ off, music sounded totally fine and my fears went away.  I've never tried using an EQ for more bass haha but I'm sure the Ultrasones could take it.

 

Before I bought the Ultrasone Pro 900s, I did as much research as I could, reading every thread on the Pro 900s I could find.  It was clear, that while many liked their Ultrasones, many more found them to have a weird sound signature and to be average cans at best.  When I finally bought mine and listened to them, I was so blown away that I had to share a review with you guys.  Since then, many, many of you have shared input on this thread and have helped multiple people to decide to also purchase a pair, and now they are loving them.  Its a great feeling to write a review and have so many people be swayed because of your words that they purchase the cans, and then have them come back and share their impressions in a hope to sway even more.  We got a great thread going here, and hopefully even more will read it and take the plunge and end up with, hopefully, what they think is an amazing pair of headphones.  

 

@Katun, I'm glad you are enjoying them as much as I am.  They really are a great set of music headphones, but they are also so good at gaming and movies. I greatly look forward to your "Pro 900 vs D2000" comparison review thread.  I recently read your HD650 vs D2000 comparison thread, and it was awesome.

 

@all of you who have asked some questions since I've last visited this thread, hopefully I can help a bit.  The Pro 900s are pretty big, much bigger than I thought they were going to be.  I did have the K701, however, which is a monster of a headphone, and easily much bigger than the Pro 900s.  I'd say the Pro 900s are a tad smaller than the D2000 (ear cup diameter wise).  I'm going off of memory, though, as I haven't had a D2000 for couple months.  The cable is good, and the screw in feature is just fine.  I've mentioned it before, but I'll say it again: unamped, the bass can become very boomy, but the cans still sound quite good.  They do leak some sound, but they isolate much better than the D2000s do and you can listen pretty loud before you'd annoy anyone near you.  Like Katun and I have said, these are AWESOME gaming and movie cans.  Also, you would still like these if you didn't listen to Electronic genres.  I think they sound awesome with just about any type of music.  Having said that, I wouldn't have bought these unless I wanted such huge bass for Trance and Drum & Bass.

 

Thanks for continuing to post everyone.  

post #150 of 5883

Thanks for updating Jibbie. You guys have helped me make the right decision. A pair should be on my head sometime next week. Why tweak inferior products when you can start with something much better? I am looking forward to getting them, haven;t quit ordered them but am going to. At some point I will post a review in this thread and link to it in my sig.

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