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post #631 of 661
The hm5 pads supposedly improve the sound in almost every way. Thats what im getting anyways, but you can always just put the old pads back on
post #632 of 661
WOAH. I don't know what just happened, maybe i put it on my head the right way, or maybe its because i'm listening to my music in a silent room, but all of the sudden slogic is working... Amazingly. It feels like i have 5.1 surround sound, or im in a club with speakers surrounding me. Before it sounded much better than my xb500's, but now its on a whole new level. And i think the reason most people dont get this experience is because although the music sounds like surround sound, you still FEEL the bass and treble ect. On your ears. Seriously just go listen to some song in a quiet room and focus on where the music is coming from.
post #633 of 661
WOAH. I don't know what just happened, maybe i put it on my head the right way, or maybe its because i'm listening to my music in a silent room, but all of the sudden slogic is working... Amazingly. It feels like i have 5.1 surround sound, or im in a club with speakers surrounding me. Before it sounded much better than my xb500's, but now its on a whole new level. And i think the reason most people dont get this experience is because although the music sounds like surround sound, you still FEEL the bass and treble ect. On your ears. Seriously just go listen to some song in a quiet room and focus on where the music is coming from.
post #634 of 661
Lol, sorry for the double post.

One other thing i wanted to mention is i am also listening to music at like 40% volume, and the surround sound sounds alot closer to you as you turn the volume up, (at like 70% volume the stage is now set inside of my head, instead of in the entire room around me)

Anyways, just saying so you guys can hear this too. This soundstage rivals my grandmothers at ad700's.....
post #635 of 661

Been listening to the 580 for around a week now and have a few observations :

 

In comparison to the Pro 750 the bass of the 580 is much more one dimensional, it does not have the depth of the 750.

 

That being said the bass is fast and hard hitting in a way that the 750 lacks, a trade off i expect.

 

The 580 is not in the same league of comfy as the 750 right now but i can feel the clamp easing off a bit, so time will tell.

 

Treble is not as hot as i expected from what i had read here, it is quite lovely actually.

 

Soundstage is good , it hangs some instruments outside of your head nicely , try the new Daft Punk album on these , truely awesome.

 

The 750 has an 'empty room'' sound to them , i was getting used to it but a short listen to the 580 kinda exposes it as unnatural.

 

The metallic edge that the 750 has is not around on the 580, glad of that.

 

Mids are fine, enough said.

 

Overall the 580 is really a bargain imo, built well, sound really good and isolation in my opinion is the best i have heard.


Edited by astroid - 5/23/13 at 12:22pm
post #636 of 661

Glad to see you like them :D

post #637 of 661
My thoughts after a week (running with xonar dg amp and eq'ed):
 
The bass is great out of the box, and with some boosting it has quite the impact. The bass texture is very solid compared to say something like HD598's, but for me it could be even more tight. The treble is a bit on the light side, and when listening with really high volumes can get rough. Overall the sound is vivid and clear and there's much to enjoy. One could say that the sound they provide is exaggarated, and in some rare cases it may feel a bit off. 
 
Soundstage is great no doubt about it. These also provide a great positional audio for gaming which is important for me as a hardcore fps-player. 
 
The fit in these is one of the worst I've had (I've had very comfortable headphones), but it's not a dealbreaker.  Even though I have a big head, the clamp is not bad at all, but the headband's padding starts to hurt the top of my head after a while (1+ hour), and I have to slightly shift its position in order to continue wearing them. These also make your ears sweat. Long story short: They are really comfortable initially when put to head, but after a long session, not so much. 
 
The isolation is excellent and build quality seems robust.
 
Totally subjective star rating:
 
Lows 5/5
Mids 3/5
Highs 3/5
Dynamics 4/5
Soundstage (for a closed back) 5/5
Comfort 2/5
Isolation 5/5
 
If one is into "exciting" sound and can handle the comfortability issues, I can highly recommend these. 
post #638 of 661
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Originally Posted by videa View Post

My thoughts after a week (running with xonar dg amp and eq'ed):
 
The bass is great out of the box, and with some boosting it has quite the impact. The bass texture is very solid compared to say something like HD598's, but for me it could be even more tight. The treble is a bit on the light side, and when listening with really high volumes can get rough. Overall the sound is vivid and clear and there's much to enjoy. One could say that the sound they provide is exaggarated, and in some rare cases it may feel a bit off. 
 
Soundstage is great no doubt about it. These also provide a great positional audio for gaming which is important for me as a hardcore fps-player. 
 
The fit in these is one of the worst I've had (I've had very comfortable headphones), but it's not a dealbreaker.  Even though I have a big head, the clamp is not bad at all, but the headband's padding starts to hurt the top of my head after a while (1+ hour), and I have to slightly shift its position in order to continue wearing them. These also make your ears sweat. Long story short: They are really comfortable initially when put to head, but after a long session, not so much. 
 
The isolation is excellent and build quality seems robust.
 
Totally subjective star rating:
 
Lows 5/5
Mids 3/5
Highs 3/5
Dynamics 4/5
Soundstage (for a closed back) 5/5
Comfort 2/5
Isolation 5/5
 
If one is into "exciting" sound and can handle the comfortability issues, I can highly recommend these. 
you thought they had good positional depth? strange, one of the reasons I sold mind was because of how fake the sound stage sounded. it was decently wide but lacked depth and accuracy.
And you thought the treble was light? this is one of the most treble heavy headphones I have listened to. I agree with the rest of your ratings but I don't think they deserve a 5/5 for sound stage. I give them a 4 compared to other closed backs.
post #639 of 661
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Originally Posted by lukEM22 View Post


you thought they had good positional depth? strange, one of the reasons I sold mind was because of how fake the sound stage sounded. it was decently wide but lacked depth and accuracy.
And you thought the treble was light? this is one of the most treble heavy headphones I have listened to. I agree with the rest of your ratings but I don't think they deserve a 5/5 for sound stage. I give them a 4 compared to other closed backs.

 

By being on the light side I meant that it's relatively heavy compared to mids. So I agree with you. I find the positional depth good and stereo positioning very pleasing, even a bit exaggarated, which works well with music and games. But you're right about them having more wideness than depth.

post #640 of 661

I too, find the soundstage to have more width then depth, but for a WHILE (2 months) the soundstage only sounded like it was wide, with no depth at all. Strange, really, but when i listened to them in a quiet room (like i posted) all of the sudden the soundstage really came to life, i think from me being able to concentrate on the music more than usual.

 

The initial impressions i realised were from paying attention to what i was feeling, but as soon as i tried to pay attention to where it was coming from they sounded wonderfull.

post #641 of 661
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Originally Posted by sloomingbla View Post

I too, find the soundstage to have more width then depth, but for a WHILE (2 months) the soundstage only sounded like it was wide, with no depth at all. Strange, really, but when i listened to them in a quiet room (like i posted) all of the sudden the soundstage really came to life, i think from me being able to concentrate on the music more than usual.

The initial impressions i realised were from paying attention to what i was feeling, but as soon as i tried to pay attention to where it was coming from they sounded wonderfull.

I think there are many headphones like that, where it's the nuance that you can hear from close critical listening as opposed to casual listening. Meanwhile, other headphones have sort of given all they've got just with casual listening.

Did that make any sense? LOL
post #642 of 661

Haha, yes it did cool.gif

 

That's exactly whats happening, although i wouldnt know as i have only had this and the xb500 :/

post #643 of 661
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Originally Posted by sloomingbla View Post

Haha, yes it did cool.gif


That's exactly whats happening, although i wouldnt know as i have only had this and the xb500 :/
I used to have both of those headphones. ended up selling the 580's because I didn't really like the mids and couldn't get then comfy. I don't think they're worth 180 anymore, considering how much better the soundmagic hp100 is for $10 more.
at the 120 price, they are a steal though.
post #644 of 661

I currently use the DJ1 Pros for my gigs :) go ultrasone!

post #645 of 661

I have these, but also have a couple fit issues. After wearing them for a while, my ears and the top of my head hurt. I am using them completely stock. Any solutions to this?

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