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hmm damn alright. i'm actually not a huge fan of the xb500s either despite putting at least 2000 hours of solely music listening into them so far because the bass seems to drown everything else out so much so that i can't focus on lyricism in hip hop as well anymore (i listen to hip hop primarily) but they are definitely fun. i was thinking the 558 foam modded/598 would be like an intermediate so i could still get some bass/feel it but properly listen to my library.

 

the dt770 are a little out of my range and i dont have a Xonar anymore for virtual surround anyway so ill have to onboard stereo them but regardless i dont want the same competitive shortcomings the xb500 (almost no sense of position/staging etc) are giving me. i feel like the bloated bass would cause these same problems

it also seems like id have to get to buying two completely different headphones instead of looking for the perfect compromise (which i thought the Senns would be lol)


You can get other sennheiser headphones like the hd439 that have a bit of everything..good for all music and gaming!

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Happy New Year Everywaaaaaaaaaan

 

Finally everything's over and it's headphone time again. :ph34r: 

 

:Q (Click to show)
as in...yeah, haven't touched the K812 or any headphone since more than 10 days ago.
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Alan Wake is great. I think you are gonna like it. Felt very original the first time I played and the atmosphere is very eerie :P

 

It is a great game. Im starting episode 3 now, and it is fun. Good headphones really help in this game because you can hear Taken coming for you. I actually like it alot with the Audeze LCD2's because of how good they are with rear positional cues.  

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from a purely value standpoint, what is the best in the akg x7xx line?

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from a purely value standpoint, what is the best in the akg x7xx line?

+1
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Great thread, just what i was looking for. MLE, can you tell me if there is any difference between the sony dir800c unit vs the 2013 mixamp? i got an xbox one to go upstairs and didnt want to move my setup with the xbox360, so i bought the mixamp to pair with the xbox one. Im currently using Sony F1's plugged in to either the dir800c or mixamp and came across your thread in search of a new gaming can that might out perform the F1's. my budget is $300. my use is gaming 90%. only other headphone ive ever tried was the ad700 amd hated the comfort. thinking sony ma900, but if theres a better one in my price range im all in. Suggestions? thanks!
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from a purely value standpoint, what is the best in the akg x7xx line?

IMO, if you can stand the bumps on the headband, the Q701 for $199 (brand new) is the best bang for buck of the x7xx line. If the bumps are an issue, you may want to wait until the newer K702s (no bumps) drop to a similar price.
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Question about the He-4 vs He-400. I was wondering why you gave the He-400 a higher score in the "fun factor" category over the He-4. I am looking

to buy new headphones and the He-4 is starting to look good right now. I was looking at the He-400 first, but I don't want to deal with the reported

sibilance and the mods that people talk about. Thanks.

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From what I've read... I hope you have a power plant to drive the HE-4.

But seriously, the single digit HiFimans need serious amping if one were to go that route.
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From what I've read... I hope you have a power plant to drive the HE-4.

But seriously, the single digit HiFimans need serious amping if one were to go that route.

Yea..I am just getting that impression reading the He-4 feedback on another thread. Crap! Do you have any experience with the He-400 or He-500? Thanks for the help.

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Yea..I am just getting that impression reading the He-4 feedback on another thread. Crap! Do you have any experience with the He-400 or He-500? Thanks for the help.

 

No... sorry... but others, here, have...

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No... sorry... but others, here, have...

I see in your sig that you like the Shure brand. How would you describe their sound?

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MLE is currently reviewing my 1840 so stay tuned...
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Thread Starter 
The reason the HE-400 has more score on fun is because they have a fuller sound, with a deeper sounding bass than the HE-4. The HE-4 is faster, and not as thick bodied. It's colder, and more dry sounding. I've mentioned this on the guide, so...yeah.

Anyways, don't bother with the HE-4 unless you have a power plant. Seriously, just don't bother if you're not using some truly powerful amplification. Nothing less than something like the Lyr. more would be better. That's how much they scale. The HE-400 sounds good off practically anything.
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If he's going for Hifiman then I think the HE-500 would be his best bet. Someone really needs to loan them to you for review... one day.
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