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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

How are the HFI 2200/2400 compared to 2900?  Warmer?

 

I would say they're warmer but I found that the treble did pierce my ears more on certain songs whereas the 2900 never really did. I did a  partial kees mod by sticking some felt on the metal plate and this did help partially alleviate my issue with the treble. The bass is slower, muddier, boomier. I'm still really fond of the 2200 but I find that the 2900 is pretty much just the 2200 with every aspect of it upgraded. Sorry, I'm not really great at doing comparisons so this is the best I can come up with.

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Originally Posted by calpis View Post

I would say they're warmer but I found that the treble did pierce my ears more on certain songs whereas the 2900 never really did. I did a  partial kees mod by sticking some felt on the metal plate and this did help partially alleviate my issue with the treble. The bass is slower, muddier, boomier. I'm still really fond of the 2200 but I find that the 2900 is pretty much just the 2200 with every aspect of it upgraded. Sorry, I'm not really great at doing comparisons so this is the best I can come up with.

That makes two of us. I'm really bad at direct comparisons. frown.gif

It's especially hard when two headphones sound very different. Like my struggles trying to point out the differences to you between the Q701 and Pro 2900. XD

It's much easier when two headphones sounded very much alike. That way that initial shock of difference doesn't make you biased towards one or the other.

edit: I'm just listening to some EDM with the Pro 2900 currently. So damn good. DAT BASS CONTROL!
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/11/12 at 3:08am
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Yep, the bass is something that I miss on many other phones. In BF3 for instance when the chopper starts and you notice that very deep bass, as well in explosions or shells hitting at your direction. It's simply not present with the DT990, PC 360, K701 etc. Yes, the DT990 has a monster bass but far from the Pro 2900's refined and detailed bass. Really Awesome. Now if Ultrasone could make the mids as great as they did with the Signature Pro.....we will see next year. 

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The thing about the Pro 2900, is that they do all forms of bass well. Like to me, the DT990 and D7000 excel more on the bottom end than on the mid bass. The Pro 2900 just has bass down pat. I just wish it was ever so slightly more prominent, and treble less prominent so as not to make the mids even more recessed.
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I would love to try the Signature Pro but that is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay outside my budget.

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Well, I wouldn't want the bass more prominent. BF3 on PC with those hq samples (+ Dolby Headphone) is always a good example. A shell explodes nearby, let's say 2m near me. That full deep and very hardhitting bass literally knocks me off my socks, it really does. I get scared, I take cover, pumped with adrenaline I make my SMAW ready. It kicks me, I like it, I sometimes refer to the Pro 2900 as adrenaline gaming. 

 

I can't reproduce this with a Mixamp btw.

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Yeah, the Sig pro is umm... yeah. Not EVER going to spend that much. $700 is probably the highest I'd ever go. I'm pretty happy with how mid-fi to mid-hi-fi sounds, so I'll leave the 1K+ models to others. biggrin.gif

As for the Pro 2900 bass, I'm mainly referring to it's performance with music (wanting a little more). With games, the bass is pretty damn perfect.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/11/12 at 3:28am
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Ah ok, sorry, I misunderstood then. 

 

Honestly, if the Signature Pro gets its open version I will immediately grab one for testing. It would probably make a killer gaming headphone. 

 

Until then I am curious for the T90 and the HD800, with the latter being too expensive though. I wonder if anyone here has experiences with HD 800 and gaming. 

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I'm currently most interested in the T90 and HE500. Before, I wasn't interested in the HE500, but the Q701 made me appreciate that type of balanced, warm sound. I know I wouldn't use the HE500 as the main music can, but definitely as the 'upgrade' to the Q701, music-wise.
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I have the HE-500 (after 2 dissapointing qa issues gave them a new try)

 

It's my most favorite music headphone ever and I listened to a lot before I chose them. If I'd ever replace them it would be a HE-6 successor, nothing below. I heard the LCD-2 as well but liked the HE-500 a bit better even though the LCD-2 has a beautiful bass. 

 

T90 only interests me for gaming. Looking forward to it. 

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The LCD-2 doesn't interest me in the least. Talks of it's treble being too smooth pretty much made them non-existent to me, even if it has good bass.
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Then you will like the HE-500 better as well. Highs are outstanding. Smooth, no harshness, no grain, no peak and very detailed. Give them try. 

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I'd love to, one day.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/11/12 at 4:08am
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Hey great guide man, really informative.

 

2 questions:

 

Would the KSC75 be good to tide me over (my current headphones are almost broken) until I go to Germany in July and then get a DT990 Pro?

 

Is there a better pair of headphones for gaming and classical music in the DT990's price range?

I've been looking at the FA-011 and FA-003 BTW.

 

Thanks :D

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actually the LCD-2 has good treble, its just sibilant notes don't make you want to gouge your ears out.  The balance of the LCD-2 is really good~

 

As far as sound staging goes I haven't really tested it out in any games, haven't found a suitable adapter to use with my mixamp(they all fail).


Edited by ninjikiran - 6/11/12 at 2:16pm
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