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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I don't understand why people hate the Ultrasone headband padding. Literally the same as the PC360 padding. Zero issues with it.
I think people wear their headphones too tightly, if its digging into your skull. I tend to wear headphones slightly loose.

The main issue was the pad being made out Pleather, that's when it put the dent in my head regardless if i had a small Afro or a medium Afro.  I was able to replace the pad with a Software make shift one which stop the dents from happening but it kept falling off.  In the end it wasn't the pad that made me sell the headphones it was the sound signature of the HFI-780s that i got sick of after awhile.  Because I was getting to fine a permanent softer head pad solution to it before i decided to get rid of them.  Granted of the HFI-780 headband pads was made outta Leather or velvet and not Plastic Leather, it wouldn't had bother me.

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Ah, the Pro 900 and Pro 2900 padding was velour...
post #7473 of 27331

Very Helpful guide!

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MLE, would the D7000 still be at the top of your list for the best all-around can? I need a can for music (lots of acoustic, folk, some electronic), movies, and gaming(immersive, fun, insert you into the world gameplay).

post #7475 of 27331
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Absolutely. The D7000 is still my favorite can. I might love the HE400 as much, but OVERALL, the D7000 had my preferred sound signature which didn't need any tweaking, and was easy to drive even off the Mixamp alone. For my personal taste, the HE400 off the Mixamp+E17 still needs the E17's bass boost (+2 for me).

If you're fine with really comfy pleather, the D7000 is still very much my top pick, and would be the only headphone I'd ever need if I wasn't so damn picky about pads.

I miss the D7000 every single day.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/11/12 at 8:41am
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In truth, the more I ask myself, I just want a headphone that will take me to Skyrim. I just want to go there and disappear... for a little while, at least. I don't want to feel like I'm wearing headphones.

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KSC75 arrived today, been listening to 'em for a while now...I wasn't expecting much, even though all the people on head-fi seemed very pleased, so I went ahead and bought a pair. And...

 

My.Goddess! eek.gif

These little things are unbelievable! They sound incredibly good, my mind is completely blown. Very comfy even with glasses. cool.gif

Was planning on doing the kramer mod, but I like the way they sound already. Definitely the best 20$ ever spent and I can't not recommend enough to anyone. etysmile.gif

 

 

Looking forward to reading your thoughts on the Recon and the SU-DH1, MLE!

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In truth, the more I ask myself, I just want a headphone that will take me to Skyrim. I just want to go there and disappear... for a little while, at least. I don't want to feel like I'm wearing headphones.

 

If you're looking for something to immerse yourself in Skyrim, I'd recommend looking for something with high detail. It's the small details that make the game draw you in. My Q701s do a fantastic job. I've also tried with several of my headphones and the ones that have more sparkly highs/mids did the games finer queues more justice. For example I hated Skyrim through my HD419. If you're looking for something more budget based, it also sounded very immersive through my KSC75. Easy to drive too, I take them with me as a portable set for my laptop.

 

But for me, Skyrim doesn't require a bunch of bass. Just a small amount with enough emphasis but not overpowering. It's more about the precision, so you'll want something that has tight bass response. Keeping in mind this is just my two cents.

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If you're looking for something to immerse yourself in Skyrim, I'd recommend looking for something with high detail. It's the small details that make the game draw you in. My Q701s do a fantastic job. I've also tried with several of my headphones and the ones that have more sparkly highs/mids did the games finer queues more justice. For example I hated Skyrim through my HD419. If you're looking for something more budget based, it also sounded very immersive through my KSC75. Easy to drive too, I take them with me as a portable set for my laptop.

 

But for me, Skyrim doesn't require a bunch of bass. Just a small amount with enough emphasis but not overpowering. It's more about the precision, so you'll want something that has tight bass response. Keeping in mind this is just my two cents.

I can agree with tight bass being more important than boom, but the soundtrack has some epic drums that I can't help from feeling would benefit from cans with decent impact. I appreciate your advice, and for portability, I just ordered the KSC75, so I will try them out. If I'm convinced, I'll spend big bucks on a pair of cans, but they have to give me what I'm looking for in gaming and carry over to other purposes like music (acoustic/folk/classical/electronic) and movies.

 

Also, if considering the Q701s, should I also consider the HD650? Open and detailed, right? And more bass? 


Edited by crzycuyler - 9/11/12 at 11:03am
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Yeah, I remember reading somewhere (the Q701 appreciation thread?) that someone else had used a seatbelt cover wrapped over the headband.

 

Ah yeah, that was the thread that clued me into the idea.  I couldn't remember which thread I initially read about the covers.

 

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That was probably me.  I'm always telling people to do that. 

 

And thanks a great easy fix for those of us who happen to have issues with those bumps!

 

In my last (first) post I also forgot to add a big thanks to everyone giving advice in this thread. I've really enjoyed the Q701s along with an O2 and ModMic since early March.  Everything just happened to show up right before Mass Effect 3 shipped.  They definitely drown out the whimpering I keep hearing from my wallet.

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I can agree with tight bass being more important than boom, but the soundtrack has some epic drums that I can't help from feeling would benefit from cans with decent impact. I appreciate your advice, and for portability, I just ordered the KSC75, so I will try them out. If I'm convinced, I'll spend big bucks on a pair of cans, but they have to give me what I'm looking for in gaming and carry over to other purposes like music (acoustic/folk/classical/electronic) and movies.

 

Also, if considering the Q701s, should I also consider the HD650? Open and detailed, right? And more bass? 

 

I agree, Skyrim's music is incredible and has some of the most moving beats I've heard in a while. Taking that over to headphones, I personally feel that the Q701 with good amplification has the right amount of bass for me. Everything from the rumble of the dragon roars to the drums in the music to the simple rumble of fire magic impacting, it just feels exactly how I would imagine. Now I don't claim to be a bass head, so what works out perfectly for me isn't enough for other people. Hopefully there are some other Skyrim players around, as I feel just one opinion shouldn't influence a buying decision, but rather multiple viewpoints. And as for music, my Qs do an amazing job reproducing some of my favorite genres. But I also have some budget cans for more bass-focused music like EDM like my Monoprice 8323s. But for my normal day to day, I use the Qs at home and my Etymotic HF3s on the road, so you can easily imagine how much I like my mids. The Qs work nicely for acoustic, folk and classical in your list. They're fantastic with jazz and ska as well, two of my favorite genres.

 

As for the HD650, sad to say I've never heard one first hand, so I won't be any assistance there. But if it has more bass than the Qs, then for me there's a chance it may be too much. My FA-011s were too bass-heavy for my gaming preferences.

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Originally Posted by crzycuyler View Post

 

Also, if considering the Q701s, should I also consider the HD650? Open and detailed, right? And more bass? 

 

The HD650 is supposed to be pretty dark sounding, and has smaller soundstage then the Q701.  Not sure it'd be great for gaming...

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I'm considering the Beyerdynamic DT990 Premum 250ohm vs. Q701. I am using them solely for gaming. I would say both immersion and competitive sound precision are important to me, but I value immersion a bit more since I play a lot of non-competitive games and 1-2 competitive ones. Both of these headphones reviewed so well that I'm having trouble choosing between them. I do enjoy when my special effects/explosions have a nice impact to them which is making me lean towards the Beyerdynamics. However the Q701s are around 50 dollars cheaper. I'm having a really hard time deciding. What do you guys think?

 

These are for PC use only, and I will be driving them with Fio E11 amplifier


Edited by Sabin0786 - 9/11/12 at 2:49pm
post #7484 of 27331

T90 has a better and more precise bass than Q701, especially with the subbass section that is felt in Skyrim very often, not only on music but also in ambience sound as well as sound effects. It's superior in resolution as well and soundstage is spacious with very good phantom center. 

 

Not sure however about the costs in your region. 

post #7485 of 27331
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Originally Posted by Sabin0786 View Post

I'm considering the Beyerdynamic DT990 Premum vs. Q701. I am using them solely for gaming. I would say both immersion and competitive sound precision are important to me, but I value immersion a bit more since I play a lot of non-competitive games and 1-2 competitive ones. Both of these headphones reviewed so well that I'm having trouble choosing between them. I do enjoy when my special effects/explosions have a nice impact to them which is making me lean towards the Beyerdynamics. However the Q701s are around 50 dollars cheaper. I'm having a really hard time deciding. What do you guys think?

I'm going to "guess" the X-Fi Titanium HD is not going to be able to drive 600-Ohm headphones.

62-Ohm (Q701) might be a better choice.

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