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post #16 of 99

thanks for putting all that effort in reviewing this relatively new Monster headphone.(^_^)

I hope those newbies considering this headphone can understand the graphs though.

post #17 of 99

Thanks for the info.  Great review.

post #18 of 99

Great review...

post #19 of 99
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I had a guy tell me that "even audiophiles say the Beats have flawless SQ", I asked him to expose these frauds.



This reminds me of a video I saw on youtube of someone claiming to be a superb audiophile. His "Best Headphones" recommendation? The Bose QC2... ROFL!

post #20 of 99

Fantastic first review, very detailed, and it gives all of us that little bit of satisfaction in knowing that our elitist views are right. I look forward to the next!

post #21 of 99
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I had a guy tell me that "even audiophiles say the Beats have flawless SQ", I asked him to expose these frauds.



Absolutely speechless!!!

But yeah, I heard I guy scoff at M50s wearing Beats around his neck 

post #22 of 99
Thread Starter 

Thank you for the feedback.

 

You can expect reviews of other headphones both in the high end and others of a standar that is closer to remarkable showoff.

 

Requests for reviews can also be made by messaging me in head-fi'

post #23 of 99
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For other news, I have now another checkup put more towards what could be potential good manufactured phones'


Edited by Deadmeat20 - 1/22/11 at 4:00pm
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Let us sticky this to link to the new guys when they ask about the Beats.



This

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 I finally saw a frequency on the D1100 and it pretty much confirms my big complaint about them, the recessed mids.

 

You did not research this before you bought them?
 


D1100 was so new when I got them there wasn't any reviews around except for one here on head-fi and some random comments here and there. I didn't expect any really superb mids but wasn't expecting it to be THAT bad. XB500 has so much better mids. Mids aren't my only gripe about them though.



yep.  I think I was one of the first to review them.  as I think I said in that review (comparing the D2000s, D5000s, and D1100s), they are pretty bad without extensive EQ work.  the way the lows bleed into the mids are a travesty.  the only way I could make them work was by either using the "Bass Reducer" EQ function on my iDevices (which brought the bass down to a reasonable but still heavy level...which is crazy considering how powerful the "bass reducer" EQ setting is on iDevices.  it drops bass off the charts for most cans...but for the D1100, there was *still* bass to spare.)

 

I ultimately returned them because I didn't want to feel bound to the capabilities of an EQ in the future.  I don't think I recommended them then without EQ, nor would I recommend them now without EQ.  But I maintain that for those willing/able to EQ, they'll sound better than a fair amount of cans in the price range.  Now, however, I'm much more inclined to recommend something else.  the TMA-1's or M50's, for example.

 

The A100's sounded darn near just as wretched.  Same problem with having too much bass, though they tamed it a good bit (no need for the "Bass Reducer" EQ setting), but I still dropped it a db or 2 on my computer when listening.  the bass still bled into the mids, which sounded a mess anyway.  ugh.

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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

 I finally saw a frequency on the D1100 and it pretty much confirms my big complaint about them, the recessed mids.

 

You did not research this before you bought them?
 


D1100 was so new when I got them there wasn't any reviews around except for one here on head-fi and some random comments here and there. I didn't expect any really superb mids but wasn't expecting it to be THAT bad. XB500 has so much better mids. Mids aren't my only gripe about them though.



yep.  I think I was one of the first to review them.  as I think I said in that review (comparing the D2000s, D5000s, and D1100s), they are pretty bad without extensive EQ work.  the way the lows bleed into the mids are a travesty.  the only way I could make them work was by either using the "Bass Reducer" EQ function on my iDevices (which brought the bass down to a reasonable but still heavy level...which is crazy considering how powerful the "bass reducer" EQ setting is on iDevices.  it drops bass off the charts for most cans...but for the D1100, there was *still* bass to spare.)

 

I ultimately returned them because I didn't want to feel bound to the capabilities of an EQ in the future.  I don't think I recommended them then without EQ, nor would I recommend them now without EQ.  But I maintain that for those willing/able to EQ, they'll sound better than a fair amount of cans in the price range.  Now, however, I'm much more inclined to recommend something else.  the TMA-1's or M50's, for example.

 

The A100's sounded darn near just as wretched.  Same problem with having too much bass, though they tamed it a good bit (no need for the "Bass Reducer" EQ setting), but I still dropped it a db or 2 on my computer when listening.  the bass still bled into the mids, which sounded a mess anyway.  ugh.



What of the HFI-580's? C:

post #27 of 99

Yea well versus my personal taste D1100 was so far the 2nd most unbalanced headphone after DT770 Pro. The upper punchy bass was a bit too strong compared to the other frequencies obviously but if mids had been less recessed it had been alright but I was missing the deep bass and overall it was a bit too cold & dry sounding for me with far too recessed mids and upper-highs were tiny bit on the thin/edgy/metallic side (not too bright though, difficult to explain). Both mids and highs lacked some refinement/detail IMO for the pricetag. It did have very good soundstage and instrument seperation though, for me almost too good, I don't like laid-back sound with extremely separated instruments which was my opinion about D1100 as I prefer a more lush/warm presentation, too much separation and it's a bit too analytical/boring/"cold" for me to fully enjoy the music. I did drastic EQing and could get it sound a lot better but couldn't still fully enjoy it. With a great tube amp it might get closer but yea those are expensier than the headphone itself.

post #28 of 99

beats monster is alright but for the price , you can get m50 and shure stuff . to me . an consumer who do their research can easily avoid them. it's the people who likely to be hyped fall into beats hype are the ones we need to warn. 

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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

 I finally saw a frequency on the D1100 and it pretty much confirms my big complaint about them, the recessed mids.

 

You did not research this before you bought them?
 


D1100 was so new when I got them there wasn't any reviews around except for one here on head-fi and some random comments here and there. I didn't expect any really superb mids but wasn't expecting it to be THAT bad. XB500 has so much better mids. Mids aren't my only gripe about them though.



yep.  I think I was one of the first to review them.  as I think I said in that review (comparing the D2000s, D5000s, and D1100s), they are pretty bad without extensive EQ work.  the way the lows bleed into the mids are a travesty.  the only way I could make them work was by either using the "Bass Reducer" EQ function on my iDevices (which brought the bass down to a reasonable but still heavy level...which is crazy considering how powerful the "bass reducer" EQ setting is on iDevices.  it drops bass off the charts for most cans...but for the D1100, there was *still* bass to spare.)

 

I ultimately returned them because I didn't want to feel bound to the capabilities of an EQ in the future.  I don't think I recommended them then without EQ, nor would I recommend them now without EQ.  But I maintain that for those willing/able to EQ, they'll sound better than a fair amount of cans in the price range.  Now, however, I'm much more inclined to recommend something else.  the TMA-1's or M50's, for example.

 

The A100's sounded darn near just as wretched.  Same problem with having too much bass, though they tamed it a good bit (no need for the "Bass Reducer" EQ setting), but I still dropped it a db or 2 on my computer when listening.  the bass still bled into the mids, which sounded a mess anyway.  ugh.



What of the HFI-580's? C:



Unfortunately, I haven't heard them yet.

post #30 of 99

great review. i auditioned these today and heard pretty much the same thing as you. i stared at the $400 price tag for a minute or two before I finally realized i wasn't hallucinating.

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