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post #961 of 1108
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Given B&O's track record when it comes to headphones, I would be hesitant to believe this without hearing it or seeing measurements first.

EDIT: Yeah no, it measures terribly.

The H6 actually sounds really good, but since it's B&O, it's still overpriced. It has a very balanced signature with everything great from the midrange up. You'll have to use a warm amp to get the most out of its rather anemic bass, though.

Seriously, this is one of the very best examples of not trusting measurements to predict the sound of a headphone. The black one looks absolutely gorgeous. Seriously.
post #962 of 1108
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 

EDIT: Yeah no, it measures terribly.

Listen to it first before you pass judgement. 

The H6 sounds pretty damn good to me.

 

Grados also measure poorly but sound (and look) fantastic.

 

I've noticed you do this a lot - instead of giving any subjective input on a headphone you just say "it measures this way, therefore it must sound bad" which actually goes against headfi forum rules because you're not sharing real life experience, but just coming up with empty assumptions based on data - this doesn't add anything to any discussion. 

post #963 of 1108
The H6 is one of the few portables whose sound didn't piss me off. It didn't sound perfect, but I liked it better than all but the T51p.

Anyway, the W3000ANV is gorgeous in person.
Edited by Ishcabible - 6/27/14 at 5:40am
post #964 of 1108
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

 

Listen to it first before you pass judgement. 

The H6 sounds pretty damn good to me.

 

Grados also measure poorly but sound (and look) fantastic.

Not to my ears, man. And I'm not talking cheap Grados either. My friends RS2i ($600, which I had for about 4 weeks) was pretty terrible. Good mids, great transients, but way too much warmth, horrible bass extension, and very harsh up top. 

 

When I hear something I haven't checked the measurements for (like the RS2i), I take a mental note of a few key characteristics that I notice as I use it. After I get a good feel for the headphones (~2-3 weeks of constant eartime and A/Bing between other gear) I take a look at the measurement sheet. So far, every time I've done this, the measurements have perfectly matched and confirmed what I am hearing. Every. Single. Time. No exceptions. I don't think this can be mere coincidence, and that's why I'm so trusting of measurements over anything else (even though 90% of the community doesn't share this sentiment).

 

I never pass judgement before actually hearing something though, and I would like to hear the H6. The measurements suggest that it's an exceptionally clean and detailed piece of equipment (especially for a closed headphone), but with very heavy colorations. It'd be a good way to figure out how "important" frequency response is to me as a listener. However, given how expensive and relatively unpopular it is, I'm probably going to hold off for a while. 

 

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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

I've noticed you do this a lot - instead of giving any subjective input on a headphone you just say "it measures this way, therefore it must sound bad" which actually goes against headfi forum rules because you're not sharing real life experience, but just coming up with empty assumptions based on data - this doesn't add anything to any discussion. 

 

I really don't understand what you're saying here. Measurements eliminate the 'trust' factor of subjective impressions; you don't have to question a person's ears/experience/intelligence because it's a machine, which is inherently consistent. They are not a complete replacement, for anything, but they can be extremely useful when you're trying to decide on a purchase. Reading measurements is not easy and I'd like to think it's quite helpful to break it down for the people who don't know how to read them.

 

Of course, what sounds good to you is all that matters, but this hobby is exceptionally expensive and not everyone can afford to buy around. There are a lot of super expensive headphones that are really, really bad, and I just don't want anyone to get burned.


Edited by takato14 - 6/27/14 at 7:11pm
post #965 of 1108
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

I always loved how some of the AKGs looked in pics, but once I owned a pair I was really turned off...just felt very cheap to me. 

 

As for my two choices....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those are nice....but wood always wins.

post #966 of 1108
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

Those are nice....but wood always wins.

Not always, imo. I've seen a lot of headphones with REALLY ugly wood usage 

 

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like these

post #967 of 1108
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 

Not always, imo. I've seen a lot of headphones with REALLY ugly wood usage 

 

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like these

 

True.

 

Plastic + wood is usually not a good combination...

 

 

 

 

...you gotta throw in some metal into the mix.

 

post #968 of 1108

The old denons are pretty hideous honestly.

 

Found these, tell me these aren't the biggest rip-offs of the beats executive.

 

They're called the AlienVibes Ep07. Alienvibes is a fairly new company, either it was bought or something, but it used to be Called Arion. But clearly their first order of business is to rip off of beats.

post #969 of 1108
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Originally Posted by Hapster View Post
 

The old denons are pretty hideous honestly.

 

Found these, tell me these aren't the biggest rip-offs of the beats executive.

 

They're called the AlienVibes Ep07. Alienvibes is a fairly new company, either it was bought or something, but it used to be Called Arion. But clearly their first order of business is to rip off of beats.

Meh, the first looks nicer but I wouldn't be caught dead wearing either, even ignoring the beats stigma. Both look really consumer-y.

 

On that note, one guilty pleasure of mine:

 

 

 

If I can ever find an authentic pair of these, they're mine, period, I don't even care how they sound. Not sure which color I'd get though.

post #970 of 1108
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

True.

 

Plastic + wood is usually not a good combination...

 

 

 

 

...you gotta throw in some metal into the mix.

 

The JVC is not metal - it is plastic. 

post #971 of 1108

Ooh, the white one is really cool, reminds me of a flame. Actually, my "guilty pleasure" - Buzzword of 2011 would be the Sennheiser G4me One

 

 

Knowing there's a headset that looks and sounds this good and would look AMAZING with my my PC & setup is daunting. I can't see spending that much for a secondary headset, but damn.

post #972 of 1108
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 

Not always, imo. I've seen a lot of headphones with REALLY ugly wood usage 

 

like these

 

OOOOOOF!!!!

 

Wow, Italian Ebony is one of my favorite veneers...I had a beautiful pair of DeVore Super 8s in Italian Ebony...but those headphones are awful!!! lol

post #973 of 1108

Gotta go with Focal Spirit Classic, just bought them actually. Someone on the Deals Discussion thread reminded me of this thread.

 

post #974 of 1108

Have always been a fan of V-Moda... their signature design and all of their models have been my fave and the best, build quality and style-wise.

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