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post #8596 of 29490

Pro 750 written all over it. They're fairly balanced albeit slightly bass centric, but they have ridiculous energy and impact...
 

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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

Hi all,

I'm a massive fan of my AD900 Audio Technicas, but also need a closed set. The A900s are too muddy in the midrange so I'm looking elsewhere. So far have liked Ultrasonic HFI 680 and Shure SRH840, but not sold on either 100%. Looking to audition Ultrasone Pro 750 soon. Anything else I should consider? I need to stay in price range of the models listed.

My preference is definitely for detail, tonal balance and liveliness/energy.smily_headphones1.gif


 

 

post #8597 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
Hi all,
I'm a massive fan of my AD900 Audio Technicas, but also need a closed set. The A900s are too muddy in the midrange so I'm looking elsewhere. So far have liked Ultrasone HFI 680 and Shure SRH840, but not sold on either 100%. Looking to audition Ultrasone Pro 750 soon. Anything else I should consider? I need to stay in price range of the models listed.
My preference is definitely for detail, tonal balance and liveliness/energy.smily_headphones1.gif

Audio Technica just launch some new headphones, A500X, A700X and A900X.
 

 

 

post #8598 of 29490

Thanks MT, I've read that the 750s can be a bit metallic. Would you say they're still a natural, but detailed and sharp sound (like the AD900s) or do they get too sharp sometimes?

post #8599 of 29490

I very rarely experienced sharpness with the 750. It was very much the recording rather than the headphones. I can't say natural is a word I'd use to describe them though. 

post #8600 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Dgiant View Post

Aren't those speaker amps


The Crack is a headphone amp meant for high impedance headphones. The S.E.X. is a speaker and headphone amp. The upcoming Smack is a headphone amp with multiple output taps for different impedances. The Paramount is a monoblock speaker amp. 

 

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

Hi all,
I'm a massive fan of my AD900 Audio Technicas, but also need a closed set. The A900s are too muddy in the midrange so I'm looking elsewhere. So far have liked Ultrasonic HFI 680 and Shure SRH840, but not sold on either 100%. Looking to audition Ultrasone Pro 750 soon. Anything else I should consider? I need to stay in price range of the models listed.
My preference is definitely for detail, tonal balance and liveliness/energy.smily_headphones1.gif


Also Shure 750, Audio Technica M50, Senn HD25, Phiaton MS300, V-Moda M80.

 

post #8601 of 29490

So Im gunna try this. Im really wanting some noise canceling headphones these days. But then i thought about it and honestly think that closed headphones will give me enough isolation. Half the time the tv is on in the other room, and with 595s i hear it all big time. Im looking now for a pair of closed headsets for around $250 give or take a bit. I have both the E7 and E9 Amp/DAC so amping is not an issue. I listen to mostly rock and electronic. However i do listen to dubstep sometimes(getting a little burnt out on it) and classical sometimes too(getting to enjoy it more) so what would you reccomend  guys? 

post #8602 of 29490

Dubstep and classical are really on opposite ends of the spectrum, but you could check out the Beyerdynamic DT770 600ohm. I haven't heard them personally, though. Maybe Fischer Audio or Ultrasone? Your choice depends on whether you listen to more classical or more dubstep.

post #8603 of 29490

Best full sized isolation I've heard would be the Senn HD280/380 and Beyer DT770. The former for a more balanced sound, the latter for more bass.

post #8604 of 29490

Im not so worried about isolation so much, as long as it doesnt allow a ton of sound leakage, and  im not able to hear the outside with music playing on lower than comfortable level idc. 

post #8605 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post


The Crack is a headphone amp meant for high impedance headphones. The S.E.X. is a speaker and headphone amp. The upcoming Smack is a headphone amp with multiple output taps for different impedances. The Paramount is a monoblock speaker amp. 

 

 


Also Shure 750, Audio Technica M50, Senn HD25, Phiaton MS300, V-Moda M80.

 


Thanks for the suggestions Armaegis.

 

The Sennheiser HD25s seem to come in multiple variants. Are you referring to a particular version or are they all the same drivers with different housing/headband combinations for different uses?

 

post #8606 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

The Sennheiser HD25s seem to come in multiple variants. Are you referring to a particular version or are they all the same drivers with different housing/headband combinations for different uses?



Yeah, there's the HD25-13, HD25-SP and HD25-1 II, among others. If I'm not mistaken, they use different drivers with different efficiencies, and in the case of the HD25-SP, the housings are circumaural.

 

Usually on Head-Fi, when we mention the HD25s, we're talking about the HD25-1 IIs, which perform better and are more optimal for portable use.

post #8607 of 29490


Thanks Purple Angel :D

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I've had no problems with cracking. I honestly didn't even know it was an issue until very recently.
 



 

 

MorbidToaster have you ever listen to hd558? Purple Angel said it has no different to 598. but the Sen' seller in my place says 558 has  a dark Mid. and he didn't even get 558 from distributor for selling. he has only 518 and 598. so do they have real different.? i'm not an audophile so it's may hard to realize when i'm testing it.in short time.

I asked you before about hd598 and you said it's very good for movies. i really like about this aspect.

Thanks.
 

 


Edited by anhtu1990 - 10/27/11 at 11:24pm
post #8608 of 29490

The 558 is darker (sure it's not an HD600 or 650) and certainly not 'the same' as a 598. There isn't a massive difference, but you'd notice it between the 2. 

 

I have never found the 598's sound fatiguing or piercing, so I've never really wish for it to be slightly darker. 

 

And yeah, it's great for movies because of its massive soundstage (without having too little bass). 
 

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Originally Posted by anhtu1990 View Post


Thanks Purple Angel :D

MorbidToaster have you ever listen to hd558? Purple Angel said it has no different to 598. but the Sen' seller in my place says 558 has  a dark Mid. and he didn't even get 558 from distributor for selling. he has only 518 and 598. so do they have real different.? i'm not an audophile so it's may hard to realize when i'm testing it.in short time.

I asked you before about hd598 and you said it's very good for movies. i really like about this aspect.

Thanks.
 

 



 

 

post #8609 of 29490

Hi guys

 

Really could do with some help. I was wondering if using a meier audio concerto with a LCD-2 is a good idea, without any DAC? Because i was browsing through the forums and i see many people commenting that having a good source is important. Any suggestions for good sources? 

 

Thank you!

post #8610 of 29490

What's your price range? For instance, I'm probably giving my source a major upgrade soon with a Marantz SA8004. But there's also options like HRT's offerings.
 

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Originally Posted by kalkain View Post

Hi guys

 

Really could do with some help. I was wondering if using a meier audio concerto with a LCD-2 is a good idea, without any DAC? Because i was browsing through the forums and i see many people commenting that having a good source is important. Any suggestions for good sources? 

 

Thank you!



 

 

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