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post #61 of 661

The 680's are a great pair of cans but they don't go as low as the 580's, the mids however are more pronounced and they don't have the occasionally painful treble of the 780's

 

Yup, I'd agree with that. In my book that's a better sound sig biggrin.gif, but bassheads might disagree of course.
 

post #62 of 661
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Sooo, after showing a friend one of her favorite bands (HeIsWe, a folk/acoustic pair), her reaction =]

 

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post #63 of 661
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Originally Posted by Kick2Kill View Post

Recently bought a pair of these here HFI-580's and i'm loving them sooo much. =D

I wanted to know, how long do they take to "burn-in", and what kind of difference will it make?

 

And also, any recommended portable amps for these headphones?

The volume kind of lacks when I play them with my iPod nano, which is more than understandable considering the size of these phones and the amount of power they must demand.

 

Thaanks. =D


Welcome to the team, homie. Word on the street is about 300 hrs I think. Some post I saw somewhere said 18-100. Haha, these cans are a little wild straight out of the box..

post #64 of 661
Would anyone be able to comment on the soundstage/airyness of the HFI-580? When i used the PRO550, it was suprisngly airy (for a closed headphone), I assumed it was the s logic at work; I actually thought my roommates had friends over, until i took the headphones off and realized it was coming from the audio. I'm looking for hopefully the same effect with these. When I asked an Ultrasone rep, Ralph, he said the 580's should be better due to their inclusion of S-Logic PLUS

My purposes for asking are mainly for gaming. Its a manor plus being able to determine the position AND distance of absolutely everything/everyone on the map. I hope the 580's would be able deliver in that.
post #65 of 661

If you get them it would be very useful info for me too, I also value the ability of being able to pinpoint things by the sound in games. I doubt there's a big difference between S-logic and S-logic Plus (probably slightly adjusted speaker position and that's about it) but I doubt it gets worse. :p

post #66 of 661

Heck if the Audio Technica headphones coming out don't impress, I might just have to get a pair of these and call it a day biggrin.gif

post #67 of 661

I'm gonna keep a close eye on the XB1000 but if that will be a dissappointment I might give HFI-580 a try and if that doesn't satisfy me more than the XB500 does, I'm gonna call it a day until interesting future products arrive. 

post #68 of 661

@RPG

 

Have you seen the new line that Audio Technica is releasing? The PRO700MK2 and PRO500BK might just be what you and I are looking for...

 

post #69 of 661

I have my doubts in anything that has "monitor headphones" labelled on the earcup. It's not usually the concept I'm looking for.

post #70 of 661

Good catch confused.gif

post #71 of 661
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Originally Posted by Scytus View Post

Would anyone be able to comment on the soundstage/airyness of the HFI-580? When i used the PRO550, it was suprisngly airy (for a closed headphone), I assumed it was the s logic at work; I actually thought my roommates had friends over, until i took the headphones off and realized it was coming from the audio. I'm looking for hopefully the same effect with these. When I asked an Ultrasone rep, Ralph, he said the 580's should be better due to their inclusion of S-Logic PLUS

My purposes for asking are mainly for gaming. Its a manor plus being able to determine the position AND distance of absolutely everything/everyone on the map. I hope the 580's would be able deliver in that.


It really depends on the source material. I don't play true FPS's that often, just shooter RPG's, and they're great for directional positioning. However, I finally listened to the sample ultrasone CD that they came with.. HOLY CRAP, there's a track recorded to sound like waters being splashed right around you, and I was tripping out bc it sounded so real =]

 

I also ripped the CD in lossless format..

post #72 of 661

want realistic positional sounding recordings, check out binaural recordings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT1XuB95qMk - works great no matter headphone you use.

post #73 of 661

Ultrasone's recordings are all biaural. Alot of head-fiers have them. I'm sure some would let you hear what they have to offer. I study with those recordings. Binaural records of the ocean, forest, countryside, orchestras are all really nice

 

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want realistic sounding recordings, check out binaural recordings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT1XuB95qMk - works great no matter headphone you use.

post #74 of 661
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Ultrasone's recordings are all biaural. Alot of head-fiers have them. I'm sure some would let you hear what they have to offer. I study with those recordings. Binaural records of the ocean, forest, countryside, orchestras are all really nice


Suppose it wouldn't hurt to have in great quality (FLAC or mp3 320 kbps), I've only listened to the low quality YT samples. :)

post #75 of 661
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Originally Posted by RaZrReD View Post

@RPG

 

Have you seen the new line that Audio Technica is releasing? The PRO700MK2 and PRO500BK might just be what you and I are looking for...

 


o.o

..anyone have impressions on those?

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