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post #571 of 1000
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Originally Posted by Taowolf51 View Post
 

Quote: A helicopter view of a HP 1000 lying flat on a table

 

It's strange, every time I see that image, it looks so wide, like it doesn't have any clamp at all or would only fit someone with a football head. How's the fit on them?

 

You need to adjust the headband so that your head fit in between the cups. It's a rigid steel rod, and not an "auto-adjusting" metal ribbon like John Grados.

 

 

To me Grados are the most comfortable headphones ever, (but only once you know how to deal with them, and regarding tips and tricks on how to do that you ask devouringone3). They are also the coolest to wear in summer and the fact that they are on-ear is great for those wearing eyewear.

 

 

As usual for me, all the following are Grados:

 

– Symphones Magnum (v2)

 

(v4)

 

 

Vintage RS-1

 

 

And then any pre-"i"/pre-2009 plain black ABS plastic small cups Grados.

 

 (they should have all stayed red)

 

 

As far as how they stick out of your head:

 

The RS-1 does stick a bit...

 

 

But not the HP 1000 (I mean, cups don't stick as much).

 And you get to have cool antennas

 

[/Grados]

 

My only gripe with the Sennheiser Momentum is that their cups can't pivot or swivel to accommodate different head shapes(*Edit! They do pivot because of a ball joint). Sennheiser assumed making a headphone for a average mean of head sizes is going to be "comfortable enough"... when in fact it's just not going to be optimally comfortable for anyone other than the standard dummy head it was sized onto. The Sony MDR-1R did a lot better on that plane. Though I love the infinite levels of cup height adjustments of the Momentum. Anyway, Ergonomics > Style, for me.

 

Oh yeah, example of that pivoting and swiveling I'm talking about (right from the page product)

 

 

MDR-1R image from taken from its official product page (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

I personally really dig the look of the Stax Lambdas in general, and the SR-009 my favorite Stax look-wise, and most of the vintage cans posted so far.

 

Sony MDR-SA5000

(all magnesium construction)

 

Yamaha YH-5m (orthodynamic iem)

 

 

 

And most of the headphones on this Japanese vintage headphone collector's blog http://yaplog.jp/headphones/


Edited by devouringone3 - 5/12/13 at 8:57pm
post #572 of 1000

Do you own the Momentums?  I do and they do indeed pivot 360 degrees on the ball and cup joint attached to the slide.  I find the ergonomics to be very good.

They look fantastic as well!

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Originally Posted by devouringone3 View Post

 

 

 

My only gripe with the Sennheiser Momentum is that their cups can't pivot or swivel to accommodate different head shapes. Sennheiser assumed making a headphone for a average mean of head sizes is going to be "comfortable enough"... when in fact it's just not going to be optimally comfortable for anyone other than the standard dummy head it was sized onto. The Sony MDR-1R did a lot better on that plane. Though I love the infinite levels of cup height adjustments of the Momentum. Anyway, Ergonomics > Style, for me.

 

Oh yeah, example of that pivoting and swiveling I'm talking about (right from the page product)

 

 

 

 

post #573 of 1000

Please let me correct myself, lol!

 

(I edited my previous post accordingly)

 

I love ball-joints like that of the Fostex T50RP and AKG Q-K701-2. Either that or a gyroscope like the Grados, Audeze LCD and many others, though the ball-joint is much more subtle.


Edited by devouringone3 - 5/5/13 at 6:44pm
post #574 of 1000

In the style department I love the AKG K551's in White/Silver

post #575 of 1000
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Originally Posted by Turkeybaster View Post

In the style department I love the AKG K551's in White/Silver

 

I love the black/silver version.

post #576 of 1000

This is just awesome isn't it?

post #577 of 1000
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This is just awesome isn't it?

Wow... Beautiful
post #578 of 1000

I just love the looking of ATH-W1000Xbiggrin.gif

post #579 of 1000

I'm all about the V-Moda Crossfade LP2, as well as the MDR-1R. I really like the interesting styling of these two, they tend to stand out a little bit and don't give off a very "classic headphone style" vibe. The whole California Headphones lineup is right up my alley as well.

post #580 of 1000

In anything to do with technology, I prefer elegant simplicity. Case in point, SRH-940. It's got a rather traditional shape and look to it, but with a lustery silver finish and a tank-like appearance that screams of build quality.

post #581 of 1000
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I just love the looking of ATH-W1000Xbiggrin.gif


This is one of those headphones that looks better to me in person then online, for some reason the color looks off and the gloss is muted online.

post #582 of 1000
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Originally Posted by BetaWolf View Post

In anything to do with technology, I prefer elegant simplicity. Case in point, SRH-940. It's got a rather traditional shape and look to it, but with a lustery silver finish and a tank-like appearance that screams of build quality.

The inverse actually, I've heard that Shure is one of the worst companies in the build department. 

 

The "traditional" headphone shape disgusts me to be honest. That's why the MDR-1R and headphones like Beats just look generic to me. 

post #583 of 1000

I think HD800 is a good looking and great sound.biggrin.gif

post #584 of 1000
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Originally Posted by BetaWolf View Post

In anything to do with technology, I prefer elegant simplicity. Case in point, SRH-940. It's got a rather traditional shape and look to it, but with a lustery silver finish and a tank-like appearance that screams of build quality.

 

I hope you're being sarcastic.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/613703/shure-srh-940-crack-and-their-service

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