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post #2326 of 3844

 

The k701 can't touch any of the headphones we're talking about.

 

A guy tried to sell me the k701 once, I borrowed it from two days, what a joke I almost thought it was a fake, it looks like someone found it in a cereal box and put carpet earmuffs on it, and the grille was falling off.

post #2327 of 3844

 

Hey, HD600 for $259.99 on amazon - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004SY4H?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

 

Not sure what it usually sells for but I think that's lower than normal.

 

post #2328 of 3844
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The k701 can't touch any of the headphones we're talking about.

 

A guy tried to sell me the k701 once, I borrowed it from two days, what a joke I almost thought it was a fake, it looks like someone found it in a cereal box and put carpet earmuffs on it, and the grille was falling off.



Hahaha. Not really :)

 

The K701 might easily best all of the mentioned. It might not be for those who listen to music that can only be seen/heard as aural pornography, but they're mighty fast and if there's actually more than a female pleasuring herself happening in a song, they reveal it to the note. I find them really engaging and compared to the HD600, they actually do not have the slightly monotonic bass. Sound is sound, but music comes first! Viva la... whatever. rolleyes.gif

post #2329 of 3844

> Hey, HD600 for $259.99 on amazon 

 

That's odd. It says it's some kind of special deal with a waitlist (I think related to black friday or something). I added to the wait list and it said there's 500+ other people in line. I find that hard to believe that audiophile products are that popular in general. For this price, I might just get it - being brand new and everything.

 


Edited by ac500 - 11/26/11 at 2:16pm
post #2330 of 3844

You're funny electropop.

 

and okay I trust you they are engaging then. :)

 

I hope the SRH-999 has a touch of the k701 smoothness in it.

 

post #2331 of 3844

ac500, I might've missed it, but how are your HD650 equalized again? Shivers go down my spine have you actually added more bass to them blink.gif

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 I find that hard to believe that audiophile products are that popular in general.

 


Tell me about it, I was just looking at a USB to COAX device on ebay and it has 4763 views lol.
 

 

post #2333 of 3844
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You're funny electropop.

 

and okay I trust you they are engaging then. :)

 

I hope the SRH-999 has a touch of the k701 smoothness in it.

 



No, you don't have to trust me. wink.gif Just stating that the more music with its rhythmic, harmonic and melodic elements are apparent in a song, the more "engaging" the experience is for me. Vocals are different and what sounds real to each is a combination of different elements and falls under subjectivity. The HD600, when going against K701, had trouble keeping up with "overproduced", fast jazz filled with modal melodies and dynamics (trouble with distinguishing a subdued pianist and a guitar playing harmonics to a saxophone/trumpet soloist, for instance). Hence, musical integrity suffers. At this point I couldn't care less how the HD600's "sound", if aforementioned criteria is not met. 

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Originally Posted by electropop View Post

ac500, I might've missed it, but how are your HD650 equalized again? Shivers go down my spine have you actually added more bass to them blink.gif


No I just boost 16khz+. The HD650s are flat out unnatural and veiled with any song or sound where treble plays an important role (unless of course you intentionally don't want treble). Once boosted though, they're the most natural and pleasant sounding headphone I've heard yet except for maybe the LCD2. Let me just restate the veiled argument: When I play Battlefield 3 using my HD650s unequalized, firing the M1911 sounds like a muffled thumping. On the SRH940, Audio Technica AD2000, and equalized HD650, it actually sounds like a real gun with the proper crisp "cracking" sound, like guns sound in real life. For those who don't know, Battlefield 3 is a game with probably the best audio in any game I've heard (best graphics too), and is very well tuned for flat-neutral sound systems IMO.

 

I have experimented with bass boosting the HD650s though. I'm not a basshead but it's fun sometimes to play with. I did actually once compare Sony XB700s to bass boosted HD650s. Funny thing is not only was the HD650 more crisp and detailed throughout the entire frequency spectrum in this comparison, but the bass power and impact made the XB700s sound bass-anemic :D. HD650s can actually rumble in place on your head with zero distortion, at least with my dac/amp. The SRH940s incidentally cannot do this, they distort very quickly in the bass end -- compared to HD650s.

 

Anyway back on the whole HD650 vs SRH940: Don't misunderstand, I'm not saying the SRH940 is superior to the HD650 all around. I'm saying that while the HD650 seems to make everything sound good, and brilliant when it comes to smooth soft music, the SRH940 is simply a league better when it comes to songs requiring extremely crisp and detailed treble. Although the HD650 is quite good, the SRH940 is just better in that specialized area.


Edited by ac500 - 11/26/11 at 2:35pm
post #2335 of 3844
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post


Tell me about it, I was just looking at a USB to COAX device on ebay and it has 4763 views lol.
 

 



A reclocker? If you're not running an async usb-dac, it might do wonders for your system. Worth a shot. 

post #2336 of 3844

 

Well I just bought a new DAC that only has Coax in and RCA out, so I can only use it with my stationary CD player, so I was thinking of buying this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Native-24bit-96k-USB-Spdif-I2S-Converter-DAC-/290466510897 and selling my CD player, and playing CD's and DVD-A from my laptop instead with ASIO.

 

My USB DAC is Async, if that's what reclocking is.

post #2337 of 3844

Essentially yes, but I'm not an expert. Always thought of it as some sort of a buffering mechanism, but I must study more. 

 

Thought this one had an impact in one setup which I tried it: http://www.firestone-audio.eu/shop/products/allproductslisted/bravo.php

If nothing else, at least 24/96 is a plus to some. 

post #2338 of 3844
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When I play Battlefield 3 using my HD650s unequalized, firing the M1911 sounds like a muffled thumping.

May I ask what you are using for equalizing your headphones ? My equalizer can't be used on a game.
 

post #2339 of 3844

Fortunately my built-in motherboard sound card has a pretty good (global) equalizer. I just configured it to upscale to 24/94 if necessary then set the equalizer as desired, and output through digital optical out on the back of my computer. So basically I don't use any DAC functionality of my sound card, and essentially just use it as a digital equalizer coprocessor. I can't really hear any loss in sound quality unless I do really absurd equalization, and even then it sounds pretty good.

post #2340 of 3844

 

Feel free to speculate about the the new open-air Shure in my info thread if you want - http://www.head-fi.org/t/571081/the-diary-entries-of-a-little-girl-latest-memoir-shure-japan-new-open-air-flagship/735#post_7921667

 

 

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