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Which one? I like Andrew Bird's "Armchair Apocrypha" and Wilco's latest album. I also have a bunch of random songs for testing in a playlist I've used for a few years. I also hold CoD4 and Halo:Reach as standards for game soundwhoring.

Ocean Colour scene, Mosely Shoals. It seemed to really bring out the best in my headphones. Theres a wide range of frequencies, it also made good use of the soundstage and there are also a few parts where they pan between ears. Plus I love that album anyway.

 

Unfortunately a few years ago my CD case was stolen, so my friend made me some copies of the albums I had lost which he had in his collection (grey area, technically I own them, but some... person ran off with them). Unfortunately, I think some of them have been ripped/copied at a lower quality. I want to re-buy the CD's I lost. The last few years I haven't bought many CD's (or movies for that matter) as games had taken priority. I think I'm going to get back into buying more music again, especially since over the last year I've upgraded to an AV receiver and decent speakers. Before that I was using RCA to a cheap 3.5mm female to female adapter which connected to Logitech speakers. I'd have to swap the RCA connectors every time I switched source and it would cut out so I'd have to fiddle about with it to get sound. It was awful!

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I personally find the HD6x0 models very comfortable. The oval shaped cups do a great job of hugging behind your ears and hold the headphone in place. From memory, I feel that the A40 has a smaller opening in the pads than the Sennheisers. I can't speak to the X1, as I've not experienced it yet.

 

Have you tried stretching the headband over some books for several hours? That often helps reduce clamping and improve comfort. I've had to do this with some headphones.

Yes same here, I have the HD 600's and it's incredibly comfortable compared to the A40s. I should have clarified that I was more worried about the height between the headband and the ear cups being too short. I have a huge 24" head. I don't know how I managed to wear the A40s for quite a bit before I stopped, I guess my head just grew... that's what she said (couldn't help myself). I'm about to just say F it and pick up the HE-400, since it might benefit me more with my genre; deep house (other EDM), metal, hip-hop, etc. 


Edited by opteamist - 4/2/14 at 4:00pm
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You are! You're just... not literally in the same house with me at the moment. Tho I just left to pick up pizza... Anchovies and spinach.

 

Sounds like a tasty pizza to me. I haven't had much pizza in the past 3 months since I'm doing the low-carb thing. But that's going to be put on hold most of this month since I'm traveling around awesome foodie areas: Toronto, Niagara Falls, Chicago, Boston...

 

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Yes same here, I have the HD 600's and it's incredibly comfortable compared to the A40s. I should have clarified that I was more worried about the height between the headband and the ear cups being too short. I don't know how I managed to wear the A40s for quite a bit before I stopped, I guess my head just grew... that's what she said (couldn't help myself). I'm about to just say F it and pick up the HE-400, since it might benefit me more with my genre; deep house (other EDM), metal, hip-hop, etc. 

 

Make sure you have an amp that can push the HE-400, but I hear they're excellent for EDM. My first HiFiMan will probably be the HE-400i later this year should the bug bite me again (and it usually does). I've heard of comfort issues with the weight of the current HiFiMan lines and that's one of the things they've striven to resolve with the new models.

 

If you're worried about the distance from headband to cups being too small, check MLEs reviews for comfort notes. His head is a bit larger and he sometimes has to fully extend headphone arms. If he says something is comfortable then you'll generally have a decent amount of room to play.


Edited by AxelCloris - 4/2/14 at 4:10pm
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You are! You're just... not literally in the same house with me at the moment. Tho I just left to pick up pizza... Anchovies and spinach.

 

Soooo, you're saying we should be glad we're not in the same house as you at the moment?

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You are! You're just... not literally in the same house with me at the moment. Tho I just left to pick up pizza... Anchovies and spinach.

Headfi friends may be dorky, but we enjoy what we have. smily_headphones1.gif



I still enjoy my broken DNA PROS. smily_headphones1.gif
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You could have a look at the asus xonar essence stx and the phoebus!

If I do end up needing an amp I'd prefer a stand alone unit.

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I've been meaning to put together a stanbdardized list.  For now, I have a few albums that I've listened to a LOT over the years, which I ripped to FLAC for testing:  Shpongle "Are You Shpongled?" is one of my all-time favorite albums and it's great for testing detail because the music is so layered; detailed headphones bring out sounds you didn't even know were there. Bonobo "Days to Come" (picked for familiarity) and Hiromi's Sonicbloom "Beyond Standard" (jazz!!!) are two of the others.  I need to find one or two more that have more variety.

I don't know if I've heard of any of these bands/acts. You have given me some investigating to do :)

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Eizo Foris FS2333.

 

Nuff said.

 

Was looking at that monitor too. It was a tough decision but I was torn between that as an IPS option and the BenQ XL2420T as a 144Hz option (although, for some reason it says in the menu, optimal display is 1920X1080 @ 120Hz). I decided that I was more interested to see 120Hz+ in action than an IPS. Still wonder about it though. Mind you the picture quality of the BenQ is pretty nice and has the least amount of motion blur/ghosting I've experienced.

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If I do end up needing an amp I'd prefer a stand alone unit

What's your budget?
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What's your budget?

Not set aside a budget yet. I don't really know enough about headphone amps to know what is a reasonable price for a particular feature set. I need to do some research.

 

At the moment I don't know if I'll actually need one, but knowing what I'm like I'll be looking to buy one in future as my interest grows.

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Not set aside a budget yet. I don't really know enough about headphone amps to know what is a reasonable price for a particular feature set. I need to do some research.

At the moment I don't know if I'll actually need one, but knowing what I'm like I'll be looking to buy one in future as my interest grows.

Just my opinion, but the PC360 may not be the best choice to start spending money on a dedicated amo. Wait until you get a headphone that scales better to do all that...

Again, just my opinion...
Edited by Change is Good - 4/2/14 at 5:27pm
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Make sure you have an amp that can push the HE-400, but I hear they're excellent for EDM. My first HiFiMan will probably be the HE-400i later this year should the bug bite me again (and it usually does). I've heard of comfort issues with the weight of the current HiFiMan lines and that's one of the things they've striven to resolve with the new models.

 

If you're worried about the distance from headband to cups being too small, check MLEs reviews for comfort notes. His head is a bit larger and he sometimes has to fully extend headphone arms. If he says something is comfortable then you'll generally have a decent amount of room to play.

 

Just placed the order! This will be my first HiFiMan product and can't wait to try them out. From the looks of it HiFiMan cares about their true source of income, customers and continue to make revisions while having a diverse line of cans at an affordable price. On paper the HE-400i looks great but the headband just didn't do it for me. Even though I like to keep my headphones diverse with no more than one pair per manufacture, the HE-560 are calling for me. And Perhaps give it more thought when they are available and reviewed.

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Just my opinion, but the PC360 may not be the best choice to start spending money on a dedicated amo. Wait until you get a headphone that scales better to do all that...

Again, just my opinion...

Well, I'm still intending to buy the Mixamp. I was initially looking to buy a mic to pair with my headphones. The BoomPro is incompatible and the Modmic will be expensive to get over to where I live, also if I was going to get the Modmic, I'd wait for version 4.0.

 

I thought about buying a set of headphones that would be BoomPro compatible, but pretty much all the headphones I was interested to try aren't. The PC 360's seemed a good choice as most people seem to rate it positively. Someone said they had tried the PC 360's and hated them. It was suggested that they would benefit from use of an amp, which is the only reason I was considering one.

 

I'm still tempted to go with the 360's and Mixamp initially as I want the Mixamp anyway. Should the PC 360's require more power, I can get an amp (was eyeing up the EHP-02) which will be good for future use. The reason I selected the PC 360's is because out of all the gaming headsets they seem to receive the most praise for audio quality. I'm just getting tired of the hassle of finding a mic and this is the compromise I'm most happy with in prospect.

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Soooo, you're saying we should be glad we're not in the same house as you at the moment?
I'm glad to be here. Feeling pretty full smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Headfi friends may be dorky, but we enjoy what we have. smily_headphones1.gif

I still enjoy my broken DNA PROS. smily_headphones1.gif
Dedication!
I'm back to using the headphones I bought from you, and still lovin the livin daylights outta them smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Evshrug - 4/2/14 at 6:26pm
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Ocean Colour scene, Mosely Shoals. It seemed to really bring out the best in my headphones.
I'm listening to the iTunes samples (they're pretty long now), and I like it on my Q701's (now back to stock pads), and I like it too! After the first song though, I hooked up my E12 and turned on the crossfeed though, cuz it's a little TOO mixed for speakers, and a little TOO stereo, if you know what I mean, but their musicianship is awesome and they have a really cool sound smily_headphones1.gif
post #22544 of 26354
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post


I'm listening to the iTunes samples (they're pretty long now), and I like it on my Q701's (now back to stock pads), and I like it too! After the first song though, I hooked up my E12 and turned on the crossfeed though, cuz it's a little TOO mixed for speakers, and a little TOO stereo, if you know what I mean, but their musicianship is awesome and they have a really cool sound smily_headphones1.gif

Yeah, I know what you mean with the being too stereo thing, although I like it in a way as it demonstrates the sound stage well. I've listened to some of their other stuff and for me it was a bit more hit and miss, but that album is gold to me.

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What headphones are you using again? X1's?
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