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post #166 of 5883

To compare the D2000 the the Pro 900.

 

I'll try a bit of word association.

 

D2000 - Smooth

Pro 900 - Precise

 

I'm am going to compose a mega review of the D990 - D2000 - Pro 900

post #167 of 5883
Thread Starter 

I agree with your word associations haha and I look forward to the comparison wink_face.gif

post #168 of 5883

I am very interested in these cans but have a few questions for you guys:

 

Has anyone compared these to the HFI 780s or D5000s?

 

Also, for you guys running these Pro900s out of the Matrix M-Stage amp, what gain settings are you using?

post #169 of 5883

now I'm really glad i ordered the pro 900s...my D2000s just broke :( 

 

The right earcup came right off the headband. That was always my biggest complaint about the D2000s: The build quality. They always felt so cheap and fragile to me, and now I know I wasn't just being paranoid.

 

post #170 of 5883

Good enough excuse, go for it.wink_face.gif

post #171 of 5883
Thread Starter 

The Pro 900s are pretty sensitive, so I just use no gain, or a gain of 0db, on my Matrix M-Stage.  Even using it on a gain of 10db makes the headphones too loud by 9 or 10 o clock on the volume pot.

post #172 of 5883
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Originally Posted by Jibbie View Post

The Pro 900s are pretty sensitive, so I just use no gain, or a gain of 0db, on my Matrix M-Stage.  Even using it on a gain of 10db makes the headphones too loud by 9 or 10 o clock on the volume pot.



Thanks for the info.  Those switches are going to get a workout when I compare the Pro900s to my Beyer DT880/600s.  beyersmile.png

post #173 of 5883
Thread Starter 

haha oh I  bet.  0 to 20 and back again, and again blink.gif

post #174 of 5883
Hi,

My Pro 900s arrived this morning and I've been listening to about half an hour using my iPhone 4 and my Technics hi-fi. I'm used to using shure se530s and 535s so to start with these was strange to say the least. The soundstage is so different to what I'm used to, the shures were more 'in your face' and the 900s seem somewhat distant by comparison although I'm getting used to that.

The bass through my iPhone is better than my shures but still seems to be lacking. I tried through my hi-fi and the difference was night and day; great bass, so much so that I turned the sub down a bit. How can I improve the bass through my iPhone? I've listened to some dre beats through my iPhone and the bass was crazy. Granted not much else was any good but I'm looking for a 'fun' set of cans, ive already got my shures for accuracy.

How does the burn in affect the 900s? I've got a week cooling off period in which to return the 900s; something that I'll have to think about I guess.

Also, on my shures I'd have the iPhone volume at around 55% for it to be loud and completely block out external noise. With the 900s I need the volume at around 80% for the same output, if not a little quieter.

Thanks
post #175 of 5883
Strange thing I tried; putting the headphones on the wrong way (L in right ear, vice versa) dramatically increases bass but muddies everything else
post #176 of 5883

They say that ultrasones really need burn-in to sound good.  Like a lot of burn-in.

post #177 of 5883
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Originally Posted by Pindi View Post

Strange thing I tried; putting the headphones on the wrong way (L in right ear, vice versa) dramatically increases bass but muddies everything else

That's the S-logic, The drivers aren't centered or angled but are positioned in front of the ear to try and simulate how the sound waves hits the ear in speaker-like, So if you wear them backwords the back part of the pinna gets in the way and distorts the sound waves.   

 

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Originally Posted by xtasi View Post

They say that ultrasones really need burn-in to sound good.  Like a lot of burn-in.


Maybe but they sure need quite a lot of current, that's for sure.
 

post #178 of 5883
Thanks. So aside from burn in, a portable amp would be the way to go? Tried them on my home theatre amp using the original CDs on a PS3 and they sounded brilliant so it can't be the cans, must be the iPhone. Can anyone recommend a good portable amp for these? I'd love to try some out but there aren't any shops near me (Manchester, UK) that sell them so my only option is online.

BTW, I've been listening for around 2 hours now and I'm really starting to like these 900s, the burn in can't already be altering the sound so soon can it?

Thanks again
post #179 of 5883

Ibasso.com has some great amps with awesome value. Also check out the Headstage Arrow, it is small and powerful and has bass boost and crossfeed. 

post #180 of 5883

Just opened mine about an hour ago. The bass quality is very good and I think definitely beats my denons. I think they'll sound even better with burn-in. They are more comfortable than I was expecting. I used to own the Hfi-780s, which I never really found comfortable. I was afraid the comfort level on the 900s wouldn't be much better because they looked similar to the 780s in pictures, but they are bigger and the pads are much better than the 780s pleather pads. So far I am glad I dropped the cash on these!

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