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Man, I'd stretch the 280s over a stack of books for like a week... that clamp... nightmares...


I've DONE that! the clamp fixes itself after whatever time you left it unclamped. 1 day on book stack? 1 day unclamped. 1 week on books? 1 week unclamped. Then again, they don't have that amazing isolation without the clamp, so I'm completely okay with it. But when I have a headache and I don't even need isolation because its night time... ugh... I shall go on though, because I need me my music!


Edited by daleb - 5/18/13 at 8:58pm
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But when I have a headache and I don't even need isolation because its night time... ugh... I shall go on though, because I need me my music!
The things you guys do for sound...
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The things you guys do for sound...

 



What else would we do with our lives? Hang out with friends? Don't be silly.

 

Also, if this is how it feels to wear 280s by everyone else, I can see why they are hated so much. Ow.

 

I have some new headphones coming in the mail, though, but sadly they don't really isolate too much, and they definitely do not work for mixing/mastering(which the 280s aren't exceptional at, either, but better).


Edited by daleb - 5/18/13 at 9:17pm
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Get the Mad Dogs (new ones). They seal amazingly well, are extremely comfy, and sound amazing. I'll be uodating my review of them to account for the differences.

Basically looking at an 8.75 fun, 7.25 competitive.

Looks like the last MD just didnt fit me right. That and it wasn't nearly as engaging as this one.
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Also, if this is how it feels to wear the 280s by everyone else,, I can see why they are hated so much. Ow.
Can they really be that bad?
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Yes. They are literal skullcrushers.
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Get the Mad Dogs (new ones). They seal amazingly well, are extremely comfy, and sound amazing. I'll be uodating my review of them to account for the differences.

Basically looking at an 8.75 fun, 7.25 competitive.

Looks like the last MD just didnt fit me right. That and it wasn't nearly as engaging as this one.


They have always been at the top of my priority list, but seeing as I need a monitor type pair of headphones, not one for strictly enjoyment, I would rather spend the $300 I have on something that goes well with that. Going into college is making me have to watch my money more then I'd like...


Edited by daleb - 5/18/13 at 9:45pm
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Yes. They are literal skullcrushers.
Worse than even the cheap on-ear ones schools have that feel like a vice (and sound like a toaster)?
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Worse than even the cheap on-ear ones schools have that feel like a vice (and sound like a toaster)?

Most likely, yes. Many say these have what they call a "vice grip of death." I never even noticed it until I decided to wear them today while I had(have) a migraine. I believe before my often done stretching, they would apply somewhere between 5 to 10 pounds of force. With the constant stretching every so often, I can get them down to a little less then 5, maybe even down to 3 if I use books over night.

 

Edit: I just tried to see how much force I had to use with my hands to replicate the 280s. I'd say its close to half my full force.

Edit2: okay nevermind, they are nowhere near half force. They just felt that bad while my migraine was even worse.


Edited by daleb - 5/18/13 at 9:51pm
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Hello, thanks for the wonderful guide.

 

I have some questions in regarding to certain products:

I currently have AKG-K701 with FiiO E10 DAC for my desktop set up. However, I would like a virtual surround device for my PS3 and upcoming PS4. I'm having hard time choosing one between these two devices: Mixamp pro and DSS2. Which one should I pick? or is there any other different device I should get?

Also, please note that I don't really need mic support as I just want a decent device with no issues/problems.

 

Thank you.


Edited by chococya96 - 5/19/13 at 11:33am
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How about the Q701s? tongue_smile.gif

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Good luck removing the headband without breaking something. blink.gif

Also, it would've been much cheaper getting the K601 headband which is also flat. wink.gif

Noooo... I wouldn't dare. I'm paying AKG to do it.

I'm getting the Annie headband for $20 more because it will give my Q701 that all black look after I dye the stitching. In the end (pads, black cable, headband, labor) it will all add up to the same price as the Annie. I know... that sounds like alot. Yes, I'm loonie when it comes to my cans. I'll call it my very own Q712 Pro smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Change is Good - 5/18/13 at 11:30pm
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Good luck removing the headband without breaking something. blink.gif

Also, it would've been much cheaper getting the K601 headband which is also flat. wink.gif

Noooo... I wouldn't dare. I'm paying AKG to do it.

I'm getting the Annie headband for $20 more because it will give my Q701 that all black look after I dye the stitching. In the end (pads, black cable, headband, labor) it will all add up to the same price as the Annie. I know... that sounds like alot. Yes, I'm loonie when it comes to my cans. I'll call it my very own Q712 Pro smily_headphones1.gif

Edit: DP
Edited by Change is Good - 5/18/13 at 11:29pm
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making my old $80 Sony computer speakers sound laid-back and thin by comparison.

 

I have the Creative T40s and they're pretty decent for computer speakers.

 

Edit: They're no bookshelf monitors but do perform well for what they are.

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I've DONE that! the clamp fixes itself after whatever time you left it unclamped. 1 day on book stack? 1 day unclamped. 1 week on books? 1 week unclamped. Then again, they don't have that amazing isolation without the clamp, so I'm completely okay with it. But when I have a headache and I don't even need isolation because its night time... ugh... I shall go on though, because I need me my music!

 

All that work to fix what is the most uncomfortable headphone ever and for what? And even if it does become slightly less uncomfortable, what fix do people have up their sleeve to address the worst sounding headphone ever that is absolutely no good for anything? Cut your losses and move onto something that deserves play time.

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