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post #391 of 665



 

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Originally Posted by 5370H55V View Post

Pretty sure its a thin layer of aluminium covering the plastic cups.


This is indeed the case with my Pro900, but the HFI580's metal part feels very very solid and cold to the touch, at least it's a much thicker layer of aluminum than on the Pro-series.

post #392 of 665

I'm a Pro 900 owner and I've been searching for portable cans that were similar to the Pro 900 in terms of great SQ and heavy, punchy bass.

I was worried that I'd be disappointed with HFI-580's since I'm use to the Pro 900 as my main cans. I was also worried that the 580's wouldn't have enough bass. I considered myself a huge bass head and wouldn't even consider neutral headphones.

 

So I auditioned a few cans at B&H, specifically the HFI-580's and it's competitor, the M50's (which I had no interest in). I used my Clip+ w/E5 amp and the 580's sounded much better. As I recall someone saying earlier, the highs of the M50's were a bit too bright and slightly siblant. The sub-bass was not as clean as the HFI-580's and the mid-bass wasn't as punchy as the 580's.

I am extremely surprised by the amount of bass these had with my Clip+ and E5! basshead.gif

 

I also auditioned the XB500. They had massive amounts of sub-bass but they seemed relatively muddy, too muddy for my tastes. I consider myself a huge bass head, and I prefer the bass of the HFI-580's to the XB500! eek.gif

 

I bought the 580's thinking there would be a chance I would have to return them, but after 5 minutes of listening to them at home, I decided they're a keeper.

 

I'm now a happy HFI-580 owner! I can't believe I worried that these wouldn't be bassy enough...well, with these 580's being driven by a simple E5 amp, they've satisfied my bass head cravings for sure! I think when I receive my ZO2 amp, I wouldn't even need the max bass settings.

 

I believe these are the best portable replacements for my Pro 900's. I'm going to be ordering the Pro700MK2 soon and I'm very interested to see how these compare first-hand.

 

*I keep seeing posts of people wanting to try dt250 pads, but haven't seen any feedback on how these sound with the 580...

 


Edited by MrNurse - 1/26/12 at 10:23am
post #393 of 665
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Originally Posted by Aizura View Post

The round silver part where the drivers sit in are metal, but everything around it is plastic (durable plastic, that is).



 



Quote:
Originally Posted by 5370H55V View Post

Pretty sure its a thin layer of aluminium covering the plastic cups.


Thanks guys... and 5370 for PM'ing me.

 

post #394 of 665

ROFL, how is that Beats troll not banned? Dr Dre "approved" doesn't really mean much if you don't listen to rap though...L3000.gif Less than half price and better then the Beats, can't wait to show um to my cousin.

post #395 of 665
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Originally Posted by Astrozombie View Post

ROFL, how is that Beats troll not banned? Dr Dre "approved" doesn't really mean much if you don't listen to rap though...L3000.gif Less than half price and better then the Beats, can't wait to show um to my cousin.

 

Who?

post #396 of 665

How are these bad boys compared to the 780s, and the 680s?  I just purchased a pair of grado 225is and I am looking for a closed headphone for listening to electronic, rap, etc.  Price-wise, they all seem about the same.  What's the biggest differences?

post #397 of 665
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Who?


 

Some pages back. And obviously sarcastic.

post #398 of 665

Excuse me, does anyone who owns ultrasone demo CD and hifi-580 (or any other headphone) got an abnormal sound on Ultrasone Demo CD track 4, at 0.46 - 0.48 ?

 

I don't really know how to describe the sound, it's a kind of distortion, like my headphone can't handle this high pitch vocal voice. This happens in every song that similar to the track and second mentioned which the distortion could be heard most clearly for me so far. It also happened on a 30$ earbud too. I don't really care and not surprise for the earbud but I'm wondering is if my hifi-580 is working fine?

 

post #399 of 665

I've spent hours and hours perfecting EQ on the HFI-580 for semi-bass heavy electronic or dance dubstep type music. Please give feedback if anybody tries it out as they are just MINDBLOWING when properly EQ'd. ELECTROEQ.jpg

post #400 of 665

With those settings on a HFI-580 try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M-jOZRe0-8
 
                                               or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQmOi3sjDIo&feature=relmfu 
(very very detailed songs) It might not be your taste in music but they are SUCH challenging songs for a headphone and the 580 EQ'd with the settings above plays the highs and mids with such psychedelic crystal clarity while sending soft controlled waves of bass. LOVE EM!
 

post #401 of 665

I own a pair of Ultrasone DJ-1 (the HFI-580 but with small diffrences). I have used them for a while and I have a problem getting them to fit me good, after a while of using them my ears start to hurt. Not sure if its because they are pressing hard or if I am wearing them wrong but anyone have any ideas? When I wear them it doesn't feel like they touch my ears at all but they do hurt after a while anyhow. At least the black padding doesnt touch my ears.Maybe the inner stuff is?

post #402 of 665
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Originally Posted by Murre View Post

I own a pair of Ultrasone DJ-1 (the HFI-580 but with small diffrences). I have used them for a while and I have a problem getting them to fit me good, after a while of using them my ears start to hurt. Not sure if its because they are pressing hard or if I am wearing them wrong but anyone have any ideas? When I wear them it doesn't feel like they touch my ears at all but they do hurt after a while anyhow. At least the black padding doesnt touch my ears.Maybe the inner stuff is?


Velour pads could help.

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/313962-REG/Beyerdynamic_942704_Padded_Earcushions_for_DT250_DT280.html

post #403 of 665

How do i know if they fit? I think the DJ-1 are a bit more round in the shape then the hfi-580 is. But im not sure.

 

Also any other place to buy those?:) 54dollars in shipping to sweden seems to be a bit to expensive;)


Edited by Murre - 3/12/12 at 4:23pm
post #404 of 665

I didn't know that the DJ1 has different pads... if so they probably won't fit.

post #405 of 665

Im not 100% sure they are different, I haven't tried the HFI-580 myself. But thats what ive read from other people. gonna try to find more info about this...

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