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Chico-
I'd be interested in hearing what headphones are on your list... I think we prefer similar SQ, with an exception of bass, which I like to have a small emphasis on.
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Originally Posted by ruuku View Post

Chico-
I'd be interested in hearing what headphones are on your list... I think we prefer similar SQ, with an exception of bass, which I like to have a small emphasis on.

 

Well, I don't think there are any upgrades to my Q701 until you get to the next higher tier of headphones.  I was saying I would be more curious to try other headphones before the HD650, such as the Philips Fidelio X1, the Sony MA900, or Ultrasone 2400.  I would only try the HD650 after I had run out of all other possible options tongue_smile.gif

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The HD650 is a radical departure from what I usually like. I tend to always go for aggressive and energetic headphones. I really want the opposite. Comfort, relaxing, and intimate. I think it's because the HD650 is so different that they may be what I've needed all this time.

The HE-400 has shown me that I CAN like dark headphones, though they do retain sparkle. I wanna see what a smooth higher end headphone can do. I was pleasantly surprised at the ESW9 at Best Buy. It was quite a difference from how I remembered them. An open version would be quite amazing, and I'm hoping the HD650 delivers.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The HD650 is a radical departure from what I usually like. I tend to always go for aggressive and energetic headphones. I really want the opposite. Comfort, relaxing, and intimate. I think it's because the HD650 is so different that they may be what I've needed all this time.
The HE-400 has shown me that I CAN like dark headphones, though they do retain sparkle. I wanna see what a smooth higher end headphone can do. I was pleasantly surprised at the ESW9 at Best Buy. It was quite a difference from how I remembered them. An open version would be quite amazing, and I'm hoping the HD650 delivers.

 

Maybe you should get the LCD-3.   Then you'll get dark sounding + it's legendary bass as a bonus. 

 

It looks uncomfortable as hell though.


Edited by chicolom - 10/29/12 at 7:35pm
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Thread Starter 
Comfort is top priority, lol.

Come on. You know me and velours!
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HD-650 is very comfortable, I didn't like its signature, too veiled for me or let's say, too dark. The HE-500 was better to me in all cases, the LCD-2 bass is really outstanding. All three have one thing in commong: they honestly suck for gaming. biggrin.gif

Between LCD-2 and HE-500 I actually can't tell a winner. HE-500 is a bit more fun to me. Comfort-wise the LCD-2 isn't that bad. I have been wearing the bamboo with leather pads for the last few days (of course for several hours not 24/7 biggrin.gif) and didn't have much problems, not even sweaty ears.
Edited by Fegefeuer - 10/29/12 at 8:37pm
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Just when I think you're finally settling down on headphones, here you are, buying an HD650...

 

For that matter, I still can't keep my Head-Fi spending in check either. There's something that I have my eye on...something that would make your next headphone review a lot easier...but I can't quite afford it right now, and chances are by the time I can, it'll be sold already.

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The HE-400 has shown me that I CAN like dark headphones...

 

You know what they say:  Once you go dark............  < fill in the blank with a head-fi joke about dark headphones
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Still alive! Though we have a leak in our ceiling... of the first floor living room. Well, living room @ my girlfriend's, but I feel bad for them all the same.

Anyone else in hurricane Sandy?

Also, I'm with chico... I am not wanting for a headphone besides the Q701. Just the amp, which is on it's way.
Edited by Evshrug - 10/29/12 at 11:56pm
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Still alive! Though we have a leak in our ceiling... of the first floor living room. Well, living room @ my girlfriend's, but I feel bad for them all the same.
Anyone else in hurricane Sandy?
Also, I'm with chico... I am not wanting for a headphone besides the Q701. Just the amp, which is on it's way.

 

Oh wow, your in Pittsburgh, PA.  You must have got slammed. 

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What high-end IEMs would people consider excellent for gaming?

 

I was looking at universals like the Heir Audio 4.Ai but I am not against customs like the Unique Melody Merlin

 

I've also heard that Aurisonics ASG 1.2 are pretty good.

 

The AKG K3003i looks very promosing as well.


Edited by lubczyk - 10/30/12 at 12:57am
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The IEM question has been discussed here before. The short answer is: none.

Get headphones.

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The IEM question has been discussed here before. The short answer is: none.

Get headphones.

Thanks for the clarification.

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The RE0s are pretty good for IEM gaming, and apprently the Astro A*Stars work well too, so perhaps there ARE IEMs that are capable. Not that they'd ever come close to full sized cans though.


Just wanted to give you guys a heads up. The 990/600 like new is currently going for $208 on Amazon Warehouse deals. That's the lowest I've seen in ages. If I return mine, I could save 65 dollars just re-ordering them. But first, I wanna see which 990 I'm keeping. The 990 Pros or the 600.
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Oh wow, your in Pittsburgh, PA.  You must have got slammed. 

Yeah, I'm going to have to look around my house and do a damage assessment after work today. We're on a hill, so flooding isn't a major concern. I bet other cities were hit worse... For pittsburghers, though, it's worse than it should be because the Appalachian mountains usually buffer us from high speed winds and the worst of hurricanes, so this caught a lot of people off guard. It's supposed to get worse today too... Though it seems the bigger problem is this will be the 3-4th day straight of heavy rain.

...

Now I want to play the PS3 game, Heavy Rain. Or watch Bowfinger, the Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy movie about making a film called "Chubby Rain," rain containing aliens that can turn people into zombies. LoL!


I bet the detail in IEMs would allow for laser-accurate positioning accuracy, but soundstage and the perception of distance may suffer. Using my Etymotic ER6i (discontinued model) was pretty good when I just played in stereo, though they were uncomfortable to wear for over 2 hours straight. Unless I was at a crowded, noisy, competitive LAN party, I would choose full-sized headphones first.

I'm going to have to test them with the Recon3D some day.
Edited by Evshrug - 10/30/12 at 5:31am
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