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Yeah, read that.
I hope they will fit from the get go. If not, then some tweaking will take place. Not gonna give up on them easily.
It's just that MLE said they were rather terrible but the way he described them just don't fit anything I read. And there are positive reviews on these throughout... Well, as far as sound quality goes :D
I guess he just didn't like them for some reason. Well, we all hear differently :]
Anyway, I'll report back to confirm if it's truth or fiction :]
Cya then, and thanks :]
OK, MLE. That would actually be awesome.
But I find that impression... I dunno, strange.
Every review is subjective of course but if you search for them here on head-fi, there are like 4 reviews and I went pretty much through countless google searches and read many review on them and the words "boring" or "bland" or "not lively"... They just don't fit there. They ain't there.
Treble - extended, detailed, beautiful
Midrange - full, luscious
Lows - punchy, tight, sometimes a bit too pronounced, roll-off bellow 50hz, so not very extended I guess, EQ helps there if problematic
Soundstage - awesome for a closed can, more wide than deep but very well defined
Instrument separation - great, easily pin-pointable
Great for music, gaming & movies...
That's pretty much what pretty much every review said.
Energetic, fun but still close to balanced, slightly south of neutral.
It's just the polar opposite of what you said, that's what bothers me.
SAID THAT, there have been quite a few defective pairs. Maybe the one you demoed were? I know two batches were defective, or at least a good bunch of these [namely 03 and 05-2012 I think].
These might exhibit such flaws. Don't really know...
I am not questioning your ears. Perhaps, you have different preferences? My reference headphone is the HE-6.
But a guy here has a similar setup to me and found the A-900X very good for their price [in comparison to the HE-6 for instance] so... I just dunno.
I guess. Yeah, if you could demo them once again, that'd be great :]
Yeah but it's right here. Search head-fi.
4 positive reviews, 1 negative due to fit but still comments positively on the sound.
No negative reviews on Amazon, Ebay, Youtube,... nowhere.
Even for some of the well acclaimed headphones I know, I'be always found a negative review somewhere around these sites.
With these, none. Just none and if there is, it's only the fit.
You are literary the first negative impression I read on them... They are regularly compared to some of your favorite HPs [K702s, Q701s, and DT-990 a lot]
And they come close to them with some redeeming quality to them. 4s and 5 stars...
I mean, go figure... I find that real strange... Praise, praise everywhere..
Now look for the AD-700/900 - lots of negative reviews among the positive ones... Hmmm, I don't have a clue :O
That is true. I noticed too many positive reviews on so many headphones that I don't see why they get a good review, maybe because they do a couple things right. There are a couple headphones I dislike that are popular here because I felt they were one one trick ponies or just straight up boring or unpleasant to me. I have gotten some beef for bringing them up.
The HD 558 is basically a darker and warmer HD 598, right? I thought the HD 598 was nice but wasn't quite warm enough to be a true all-arounder. But it was a lot better than the HD 555, that is one boring and soulless headphone, I did not like it at all.
I agree with the Momentum, sounded good overall, if I were to be picky about the sound, it had a spike somewhere in the treble or upper midrange, but it is so uncomfortable, clamped too much and pressed the edges of my ears to my head, could only handle them 10 minutes on my head, I have a fairly big head and big ears. I liked the Momentum On-ear a lot better than the regular Momentum, much much more comfortable and I liked it's sound a little more.
Conquerator, stop trying to convince MLE's that he should have enjoyed them and just try them for yourself.
Trying to change MLE's mind about them is just a waste of time. Maybe they didn't fit him right, or maybe he actually DID find them a bit bland sounding. Either way, who cares. As long you like them that's ALL that matters, and the ONLY way you'll find that out is by actually trying them for yourself.