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Thank you so much that is exaclty the can I've been looking for for days. Also I love the "audiophile" sound. Makes my friends with skull candys extremely jelous haha.
 

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it's good that you have an SR60i, do you like the "audiophile" sound? if you do, Shure's do rock well and are closed, there are also AKG's but those I don't have expereience with. If you just want rock, the SRH series does them extremely well, it's when you start getting background stuff that it loses. keep in mind SRH's are studios and really in the end, i would just say go and get HFI 780's I hear they are more rock prone HFI 580's. the specs show that and I have an E17 and i can say that an Treble EQ does bring out the rock, If it was me I'd get HFI 780's granted.....Ultrasone's have just recently gotten an $50-$80 increase in price due to popularity...or something...but i think it's popularity(some guy from drowning pool uses HFI 780's) The HFI 580's are great all around really, but if you are a rock guy..i guess 780's



 

post #422 of 665

CharliyuAndCo, macrocheesium: Thanks, I didn't realise there was discussion elsewhere on pad swapping. I just assumed this was the "main" thread for the 580's, so to speak.
 

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Do you have them? bc if that is really it then......eww.. i mean that crackle was....so noticeable it wasn't even funny. I was playing an extended song where the female's super high vocals were prolonged and there it was the crackling..and basically loss of control on high's and the bass wasn't as tight as I would have liked(of course i compared this to my HFI's)

 

I will need t try DT880 and 990 and some 250 ohms next to see if this can be rectified through higher model and series purchases


Sorry, what are you hoping to rectify with the 770 by purchasing the 880 and 990? There's a significant difference in sound signatures between the 3 models--it would be inaccurate to regard 880 as "higher end" than 770, and 990 more so than 880. They're simply built for different signatures and purposes.

 


 

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What beats would these be able to best, from your guys opinion, are they better than the beats pros?


Hm...based on (very likely faulty) audio memory...I tried either the Pros or Studios, and thought they sounded terribly muddy/muffled. I don't think the 580 is muffled, although the mids are a little recessed. But the 580 is definitely better than...well, whichever Beats I tried back then, haha sorry I can't be more specific!

post #423 of 665
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CharliyuAndCo, macrocheesium: Thanks, I didn't realise there was discussion elsewhere on pad swapping. I just assumed this was the "main" thread for the 580's, so to speak.
 


Sorry, what are you hoping to rectify with the 770 by purchasing the 880 and 990? There's a significant difference in sound signatures between the 3 models--it would be inaccurate to regard 880 as "higher end" than 770, and 990 more so than 880. They're simply built for different signatures and purposes.

 


 


Hm...based on (very likely faulty) audio memory...I tried either the Pros or Studios, and thought they sounded terribly muddy/muffled. I don't think the 580 is muffled, although the mids are a little recessed. But the 580 is definitely better than...well, whichever Beats I tried back then, haha sorry I can't be more specific!


 

I know they are different and that each one is different. From what I know I was hoping the 880 and 990 and or 250 ohm variaants of those or the 770's will provide a solution to the crackling and loose highs and bass of the 770 80 ohms i heard is what i meant :)

 



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Thank you so much that is exaclty the can I've been looking for for days. Also I love the "audiophile" sound. Makes my friends with skull candys extremely jelous haha.
 



 



oh...well I was kinda in the same market as you a while ago so yeah haha. :) There really isn't much I dislike about my HFI 580s when i really listen to them, espeically with a +2 dB treble EQ when listening to rock..is amazing. Crazy Train, Thriller, We didn't start the fire, Let the bodies hit the floor, living on a prayer, eye of the tiger, welcome to the jungle, and hotel california and sweet child of mine, the treble is high and in your face but recessed(it's weird, it's due to S-Logic) at times so it may get hot, but as a fan of rock and grado owner that likes, them that wouldn't be a problem i suppose, many rock songs also have all that going on around it and that bass thump every now and then and Oh my Fricking God do the HFI's just bring it all out. My Shure's show you what they are "supposed" to sound like(i don't like to use the word suppose as studio...welll i won't go into it) but man...those are for recording,...to enjoy..you need some Ultrasone's..man oh man. i would hesitate to recommend them to you if you didn't have Grado's and didn't know audiophile sound as some youngin's are all >_< and dislike it (at first; tainted ears , i was too)

post #424 of 665

I wasn't aware that the HFI-580's had gotten so popular. That's awesome, they definitely deserve it (way more the M50, that's for sure). As for the price, I don't think it's abnormally high. I remember them being the same price about a year ago when I got mine used for $130. The $118 price tag was really unusual and only lasted a few months.

post #425 of 665

The 580s/DJ1s absolutely kill the Beats line in terms of all-around clarity and bass punch. I found the Beats to be pretty muffled with instrument separation lacking. The in-store demo stations for the Beats seem to be pretty misleading, as my music on my mp3 player lacks that bass punch through Beats. However, with some slight bass boost, you can actually feel the bass drum impact with the Ultrasones (the Beats sound even more muddy with this feature on). I'm really liking how Def Leppard's Adrenalize album sounds through the Ultrasones. Pop, electronic/techno, and dance also sound great and the Ultrasones have become my go-to headphone for my "portable" unamped setup. They sound even better amped too!

post #426 of 665
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Originally Posted by macrocheesium View Post

I wasn't aware that the HFI-580's had gotten so popular. That's awesome, they definitely deserve it (way more the M50, that's for sure). As for the price, I don't think it's abnormally high. I remember them being the same price about a year ago when I got mine used for $130. The $118 price tag was really unusual and only lasted a few months.


 

I got in on the $118 with free 3 day shipping deal :) im lucky considering most amazon retailers sell at $200 with them being able to be bought for $150 mainly and with an MSRP of $240.

 

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I got in on the $118 with free 3 day shipping deal :) im lucky considering most amazon retailers sell at $200 with them being able to be bought for $150 mainly and with an MSRP of $240.

 



Nice! Yeah, the people who got them for that price got a great deal. Had I known, I probably would have bought a couple to resell.

post #428 of 665

So what's going on with the supply chain of this model (580s)? Mine have been backordered for a couple weeks now and they are 'Out of stock' at most online retailers save for the few that want close to $200 for them. Sooo, are they being phased out and there are just none left or was there just a temporary interruption in the supply? I'm just wondering at what point should I start looking around for an alternative. I'm really bummed b/c I was looking forward to these after reading all the reviews frown.gif

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So what's going on with the supply chain of this model (580s)? Mine have been backordered for a couple weeks now and they are 'Out of stock' at most online retailers save for the few that want close to $200 for them. Sooo, are they being phased out and there are just none left or was there just a temporary interruption in the supply? I'm just wondering at what point should I start looking around for an alternative. I'm really bummed b/c I was looking forward to these after reading all the reviews frown.gif



Seems like they're selling like hot cakes. There has been an increase of recommendations towards them, which might help explain shortage of stocks.

post #430 of 665

Hmmm, might have to go with the DJ1 then. Aren't they basically the same with a few minor differences? I basically want the sound sig of the 580s i.e.

post #431 of 665
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Hmmm, might have to go with the DJ1 then. Aren't they basically the same with a few minor differences? I basically want the sound sig of the 580s i.e.



They just differ in visual presentation, other than that they're the exact same headphones.

post #432 of 665
They used to cost $50 more when the 580 were $118. Im not sure what the price diff is now. But the dj1 is a good looking set
post #433 of 665

Has anyone tried these with a ZO2 amp?

I was previously considering the PRO700Mk2 but they seem to be very slow.
Can anyone compare the bass on the 2 sets?

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Has anyone tried these with a ZO2 amp?

I was previously considering the PRO700Mk2 but they seem to be very slow.
Can anyone compare the bass on the 2 sets?



http://www.head-fi.org/t/594082/digizoid-zo2-pro-900-distortion-vs-fiio-e5-e11-video

 

i would recommend pm'ing mrnurse on this. i've had a private conversation with him and a few other users of ultrasone's with the ZO2. and it seems...the reaction is largely negative. FiiO has better synergy with Ultrasone from the looks of it(E11 is popular with them and E17 is awesome with mine)

post #435 of 665

The 580's with the ZO2 is nothing but distortion. But the ZO1 works amazingly if you can get your hands on one. 

It probably has something to do with the ZO2 having two amps; a pre-amp and the ZO1 amp section.

 

No distortion from the ZO1 with the 580's

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