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post #181 of 17145

so far, i have read a lot about them not being good at Rap/Hip-Hop, Dance Hall.....genres with plenty of bass.

 

Can this be confirmed?

post #182 of 17145
There's no way to confirm anything like that. If a lot of folks have tried an HD600 for Rap/Hip-Hop and not liked it...well, they tried it and didn't like it. But you won't really know if you like it or not until you've listened to your music on it.

Just be careful of the difference between these two statements...

A lot of people have tried the HD600 for Rap/Hip-Hop and not liked it.

versus

One person tried the HD600 for Rap/Hip-Hop and didn't like it then 47 other people said "I heard that the HD600 was bad for Rap/Hip-Hop".
post #183 of 17145

i know, i know...personal opinion in the audio-world...

 

I just thought because the HD600 are known for their not having that strong mid-bass-hump....

post #184 of 17145
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Originally Posted by TheDreamthinker View Post

i know, i know...personal opinion in the audio-world...

 

I just thought because the HD600 are known for their not having that strong mid-bass-hump....


And not even everyone agrees on that ;)

 

post #185 of 17145
Based on listening to my HD650...and given that everything indicates less bass emphasis on the '600 than '650...I would not guess that an HD600 is on the short-list of Hip-Hop or Dance headphones. Problem is, I don't know that very many people who are into that music would have bought an HD600 in the first place! So it might be hard to find first-hand reports. For all we know they might work great but nobody's ever tried it (no serious lovers of that music I mean).
post #186 of 17145

Oh.....my....god....confused.giffrown.gif

 

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That probably because of the reviews.....


Edited by TheDreamthinker - 3/23/11 at 7:59am
post #187 of 17145

Try them if you can and make up your own mind.

post #188 of 17145

yeah (sarcastic grunt).....

post #189 of 17145

I've tried my HD600 with Rap/Hip-Hop and the bass is there in quality, but not quantity. Though it doesn't sound bad at all to me listening to Rap/Hip-Hop through my HD600, I would still probably use a bass heavier headphone for that kind of music. Something like my ATH-M50 or my soon to come PRO 900. wink_face.gif

 

post #190 of 17145
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Originally Posted by sysfail View Post

I've tried my HD600 with Rap/Hip-Hop and the bass is there in quality, but not quantity. Though it doesn't sound bad at all to me listening to Rap/Hip-Hop through my HD600, I would still probably use a bass heavier headphone for that kind of music. Something like my ATH-M50 or my soon to come PRO 900. wink_face.gif

 


 

I agree with this. Though, there's equipment out there that can bump the bass up on the 600s to rap-adequate levels. Still, better to go for a can with inherently punchier/weightier bass for that purpose, like the Denon D7000 etc.

post #191 of 17145
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Originally Posted by sysfail View Post

I've tried my HD600 with Rap/Hip-Hop and the bass is there in quality, but not quantity. Though it doesn't sound bad at all to me listening to Rap/Hip-Hop through my HD600, I would still probably use a bass heavier headphone for that kind of music. Something like my ATH-M50 or my soon to come PRO 900. wink_face.gif

 


I agree. The HD600's does have some decent quality bass, but it has little impact. I guess I would consider the HD600's to be bass-light. The bass is nowhere as monstrous as the Pro-900's. And it also depends on how high of a volume you listen to and your equipment, etc etc.

 

post #192 of 17145

The bass can be slightly improved upon though with replacing the stock cable and matching it with a quality amp. 

post #193 of 17145

Replacing the stock cable will make no difference.  An amp that can provide the proper voltage swing will tighten up the bass/mid-bass as that's where the big impedance rise is with them.

 

I can't believe some people actually consider the HD 600 to be bass-light...  Emphasized or boosted?  No!  Balanced?  Yes!

 

There's a slight upper bass/mid-bass bump, and the low bass drops off somewhat, but it's a smooth curve and it's not steep.  See for yourself:

 

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40 Hz is at the same level as 1000 Hz; and there's no (okay, extremely rarely) bass that low in rap...

 

Listening to Gorillaz and Ratatat (the only music really approaching hip-hop and rap I have), the bass is, well, balanced...  Well, besides the induced distortion in the recordings.  I can see how bassheads would find them lacking (or rather, too much mids in comparison...), and there are definitely better choices for rap/hip-hop/bass-heavy electronic music if that's most of what you listen to.

 

They're certainly not perfect - but they're hardly bass-light.  They sound excellent with every genre of music, which is something I can say of very, very few headphones.

post #194 of 17145

bah gawd

 

Listening to one of my favourite albums in recent years, Duet with Chick Corea and Hirmoi Uehara. Sounds fantastic. I still hope the high mids/low treble will pop a tiny bit more once I have a proper amp. Still, so good.

post #195 of 17145

I use the SR-71A with them - and the bass is tight - but the SR-71A does have great voltage swing..

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