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No, I mean that some songs are guided mostly by bass, but since your music tastes are....ok nothing in your page except a cup of coffee... :<

 

anywho, obviously it'l sound duller, but to me dull is less fun, i have a "funner" time with bass concentration than treble, that is all.


I like both, bass and treble. That's what RPG was referring to as V shaped curve. The dip is where the mids are. Mids are mostly vocals, but my genres are mostly bass and treble. The V shaped curved headphones I like don't dismiss the mids, they're just not the highlight.
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/585238/poll-best-basshead-cans-200-and-below#post_7968757

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I have made an appointment with the local distributor of Focal for next week. I will be able to do PRIR on their Focal Utopia system with JL Audio 213 subwoofer when my Realiser arrives next week. Looking forward to playing Battlefield 3 with the SR009 simulating the showroom with the Realiser at home.

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ineedmorebase: Imma break down a few common terms used on Head-Fi for you. These are rough outlines of what kind of frequency curve each term refers to.

 

Neutral = Flat

Clear = Flat OR boosted treble

Bright = boosted treble

Fun = Boosted bass OR V

Muddy = Dull = Boosted bass AND lowered treble

V = Boosted bass AND boosted treble, OR recessed mids

n = Lowered bass AND lowered treble, OR boosted mids

 

As you can see, "fun" always means boosted bass. Whether treble is boosted or lowered is unclear from the term "fun". And nobody says a can is "fun" if it has boosted treble only. 

 

Using these terms isn't about preference, it's about having a common language for objective facts...whether you prefer neutral or fun or bright, that's another matter entirely.

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ineedmorebase: Imma break down a few common terms used on Head-Fi for you. These are rough outlines of what kind of frequency curve each term refers to.

 

Neutral = Flat

Clear = Flat OR boosted treble

Bright = boosted treble

Fun = Boosted bass OR V

Muddy = Dull = Boosted bass AND lowered treble

V = Boosted bass AND boosted treble, OR recessed mids

n = Lowered bass AND lowered treble, OR boosted mids

 

As you can see, "fun" always means boosted bass. Whether treble is boosted or lowered is unclear from the term "fun". And nobody says a can is "fun" if it has boosted treble only. 

 

Using these terms isn't about preference, it's about having a common language for objective facts...whether you prefer neutral or fun or bright, that's another matter entirely.

I understand, all I'm saying is that my preferences lean more toward the bass performance, for MY music.
 

 

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LOL

 

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MLE, i'm confused. Did you buy the 990's because you couldn't afford to jump back up to the D7K's, or did you want to try something new?

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I can buy the D7K. However, I don't want a pleather/leather padded headphone. As much as I loved theD7K (bestust hedphonz evr), the pads bother me a bit too much. I'm a velour guy.

I already owned the DT990, but this one is diferent due to it being the Pro version, which looks and feels different. The Premium ones bothered me for some reason, and remembering how much I liked the DT770 Pro comfort, I went with the Pro this time around.



Ok guys, so I tested the DT990 with and without the E9 attached to the Mixamp.

Verdict: I prefer it without the E9. Why? The Mixamp alone drives it fairly well for gaming, and doesn't fill out the bass as much as the E9 does.

So if you're NOT going to add a mic, the DT990 Pro with the Mixamp is a fantastic combo for immersive gaming. I won't rate it different from the Premium DT990, because they sound very similar all around for gaming. My original scores for the DT990 apply to the DT990 Pro. Yes, it's a first day impression, but I can tell it would be the same verdict.
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Good update, MLE.

 

Just to get a good conversation going again...

 

What is everyone playing at the moment, on what system, and with what headphones?

 

 

I'm currently playing Rage and Skyrim, both on the PC, using my Yamaha receiver (so Silent Cinema) and the PC 360's.

 

It sounds good...but i'm hoping it will sound a lot better with the D7k's once I get my hands on them.

 

 

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The D7K will blow your socks off. Back when I owned the D7K, HE4, and PC360, the PC360 only came out when I needed voice chat.

I'm currently going through my old catalog of PS2 games, and been playing Suikoden IV for the PS2. Not even using headphones, just my Vizio soundbar (I'm not too anal about non-headphone sound, it does it's job), and a Sony subwoofer.

I think I'm most likely going to return these. My headache is gone, but I honestly don't care for how much bass it has. If these were for gaming only, then they'd be keepers, but alas they are not. I dunno what the hell I'm gonna do, but I feel bad for returning them.

They have taught me something valuable: my tastes have changed. I'm still a mild bass head, but less than I used to be. I really wish I'd have kept the HE4 and Lyr.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/13/11 at 7:07pm
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I can buy the D7K. However, I don't want a pleather/leather padded headphone. As much as I loved theD7K (bestust hedphonz evr), the pads bother me a bit too much. I'm a velour guy.
I already owned the DT990, but this one is diferent due to it being the Pro version, which looks and feels different. The Premium ones bothered me for some reason, and remembering how much I liked the DT770 Pro comfort, I went with the Pro this time around.
Ok guys, so I tested the DT990 with and without the E9 attached to the Mixamp.
Verdict: I prefer it without the E9. Why? The Mixamp alone drives it fairly well for gaming, and doesn't fill out the bass as much as the E9 does.
So if you're NOT going to add a mic, the DT990 Pro with the Mixamp is a fantastic combo for immersive gaming. I won't rate it different from the Premium DT990, because they sound very similar all around for gaming. My original scores for the DT990 apply to the DT990 Pro. Yes, it's a first day impression, but I can tell it would be the same verdict.


What do you mean dosent fill out the bass?

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What do you mean dosent fill out the bass?



E9 chained in with the mixamp is pushing stronger bass than mixamp alone.  Same experience I've had with Q701s + mixamp + E9.  I removed the E9.

 

 

I'm currently playing Metro 2033.  It's got a pretty decent, immersive campaign.  Good pacing - Lots of trecking through creepy tunnels, and stealth-i-ness as well.

Mixamp >> Q701.

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Well, the E9 is a better amp than the Mixamp, so it fills out the sound, making everything sound fuller. Unfortunately, the bass is a bit too full. The Mixamp makes the DT990 a little more sterile, and not make the bass as full. The headphone sounds spectacular off the Mixamp, just obviously not driven to heights like the powerful E9.

edit: Thanks chico.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/13/11 at 7:11pm
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MLE, maybe you should wait on impressions from those new open Shures.  Looks like a beyerdynamic/sennhesier combo with snuggly velour. 

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MLE, maybe you should wait on impressions from those new open Shures.  Looks like a beyerdynamic/sennhesier combo with snuggly velour. 


Going by what people are saying about the price, it looks like they'll be too rich for my blood.
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