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post #526 of 664

I've read that these share the same drivers as the PRO 550, but a lot of people say the PRO 550 have a much larger soundstage. Is this true? Also, does the PRO 550 have a darker or brighter sound sig?

post #527 of 664
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Originally Posted by sacrifice13 View Post

These are weird cans. I figured out I was wearing them wrong. I positioned them so they pressed on my ears a little bit more and now the bass is blowing me away. So I'm falling in love with them, I just have to make sure I keep putting them on the right way.

 

Probably due to the whole S-Logic configuration. You have to find the sweet spot with Ultrasones sometimes.

post #528 of 664
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Originally Posted by macrocheesium View Post

 

Probably due to the whole S-Logic configuration. You have to find the sweet spot with Ultrasones sometimes.

Yeah I was so disappointed until I found the sweet spot. These things are awesome. Clarity is phenomenal, I don't find the mids really that recessed, and the bass is huge but not boomy. I think they are a perfect full-sized companion to my WS-55's.

post #529 of 664

I am considering getting some "fun" headphones with a lot of bass and am looking at the HFI-580, HFI-780 or the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 ohms. I have a Fiio E11 and just want to add a fun sounding can within the 100-175$ price range! I am mainly looking for bass because I feel like my M50's leave me wanting more when I listen to EDM but I still want good sounds across the spectrum.

 

Can someone compare/contrast of all 3 of them? Their strengths, weaknesses and what sets them apart?

 

I am aware that the 780 has a more refined sound and different treble than the 580 but is the extra 30-40$ worth it?

Also how does the DT 770 compare to these two since I already have a decent portable amp?

 

Thanks guy! smile.gif

post #530 of 664
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Originally Posted by invalid404 View Post

I am considering getting some "fun" headphones with a lot of bass and am looking at the HFI-580, HFI-780 or the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 ohms. I have a Fiio E11 and just want to add a fun sounding can within the 100-175$ price range! I am mainly looking for bass because I feel like my M50's leave me wanting more when I listen to EDM but I still want good sounds across the spectrum.

 

Can someone compare/contrast of all 3 of them? Their strengths, weaknesses and what sets them apart?

 

I am aware that the 780 has a more refined sound and different treble than the 580 but is the extra 30-40$ worth it?

Also how does the DT 770 compare to these two since I already have a decent portable amp?

 

Thanks guy! smile.gif

 

I don't think that anyone could argue that the 780 is "better" because it's more of a sidestep than a definite upgrade. If you want a really fun headphone that smooths over the details and makes bad songs sound good, get the 580. If you want a sound that's more refined and clear but still has a good bit of oomph, get the 780.

 

The 780 will have better detail, but keep in mind that headphones that do this butcher any song that's poorly recorded. They will make good songs sound great, but if your music isn't well-recorded for the most part get the 580. The 580 also has more bass and less treble.

 

I've never heard the DT770, sorry. If you're looking for a unbiased comparison, posting in the ULTRASONE thread might not be such a great idea. wink.gif

post #531 of 664
I heard they made short cable version of these. Unfortunately I bought the 9 foot cable version before I ever heard of this. I still love these, but Why Ultrasone, why...
post #532 of 664

I'm guessing that you use them with a portable rig? I just used them at home and 9 feet was PERFECT.

post #533 of 664
I use them at home and on the go. They make great earmuffs this time of year with the beyer velour pads, very warm and comfy
Edited by PanamaHat - 10/22/12 at 1:08pm
post #534 of 664
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

I heard they made short cable version of these. Unfortunately I bought the 9 foot cable version before I ever heard of this. I still love these, but Why Ultrasone, why...

 

Well, you can always try braiding or re-cabling them. The DJ1 has a coiled cable, but AFAIK, I haven't seen an HFI 580 with a shorter cable. Still, they should have made them either all coiled or like 1.5m long. confused_face.gif

post #535 of 664
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

I use them at home and on the go. They make great earmuffs this time of with the beyer velour pads, very warm and comfy

Are they worth the extra 20-30$ and are these the 770's pads or the other models' pads?

post #536 of 664

I know i also hate beats but the son of my ex girlfriend loved beats and i talked him out of it and he was spreading the word lool.....but he has now bought the beats mixr by guetta haha i know his mom is addicted to his lozy music and got him hooked too pfff,but must say they sound very good even better then my at ws55 which are awesome but the mixr does have more punch and even the mids and highs are good and a week ago i listened to the beats pro and wow even better so these 2 are absolute no junk and sound very good and i never thought i would ever say this....lol

post #537 of 664

these have seriously good sound quality. a bit harsh/bright in the treble, but nothing too obscene. just a little dry-sounding at times. really, really clean sound with great bass and decent soundstage.

they are driven just fine out of my sansa clip/fuze without amping.

post #538 of 664
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Originally Posted by chipstjuven View Post

these have seriously good sound quality. a bit harsh/bright in the treble, but nothing too obscene. just a little dry-sounding at times. really, really clean sound with great bass and decent soundstage.

they are driven just fine out of my sansa clip/fuze without amping.

I have noticed a bit of harshness as well, but it's really a small price to pay for the awesome sound. I just wish vocals were a bit more prominent with these, then they would be perfect. But then again, they aren't really geared towards vocal-centric music so I can't really complain.

post #539 of 664

I find these sound best with my e17's eq at: treble -6 & bass -2. Really brings out the midrange and makes the treble less hot ^_^

post #540 of 664
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Originally Posted by chipstjuven View Post

these have seriously good sound quality. a bit harsh/bright in the treble, but nothing too obscene. just a little dry-sounding at times. really, really clean sound with great bass and decent soundstage.

they are driven just fine out of my sansa clip/fuze without amping.

 

That may be the best description I've seen of them. Good job summing it up.

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