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Originally Posted by teb1013 View Post


As a fellow tinnitus sufferer who has hearing loss (and wears hearing aides) I am interested in getting the 600s. I currently use the HD558 which is a comfortable and non fatiguing headphone. Let us know how things go with the 600s, if you get them. Do you have a sense of what it is about the T1 sound that causes the problem?

 

My feeling is the treble extension is the issue.

The highs just seem too penetrating.

 

The tinnitus is particularly effected by high violin sounds for example.

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My feeling is the treble extension is the issue.

The highs just seem too penetrating.

 

The tinnitus is particularly effected by high violin sounds for example.

Maybe you can use a parametric EQ to solve your problem without compromising the sound too much. What do you listen through? If it's an Android device/phone there are apps that have such EQ, NeutronMP. You can probably find a notch or parametric plugin for a windows based player. I have a graphic EQ on foorbar2000 that has around 31 bands,

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Maybe you can use a parametric EQ to solve your problem without compromising the sound too much. What do you listen through? If it's an Android device/phone there are apps that have such EQ, NeutronMP. You can probably find a notch or parametric plugin for a windows based player. I have a graphic EQ on foorbar2000 that has around 31 bands,

 

I'm on a Mac and main listening is done through Audirvana which has no eq.

I've used vox player as well with eq but the balance of the sound seems odd to me after doing so.

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I'm on a Mac and main listening is done through Audirvana which has no eq.

I've used vox player as well with eq but the balance of the sound seems odd to me after doing so.

If you can set the notch frequency and width to a reasonable accuracy and drop the frequencies that affect you to compromised level, that ay be the best you can expect. IMO, it's worth trying, however, a simple 10 band EQ will probably not cut the mustard.

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Hi all, which DAC would you recommend for a HD600+Crack setup? My little problem: I need a DAW for XLR microphone setup but I also need a DAC for the mentioned setup. Is the Steinberg UR22 (or Scarlett 2i2 for that matter) DAW good enough as a DAC, or is the Schiit Modi better because it's a dedicated DAC-only and one may assume it's better because it has a similar price but it's DAC-only? BTW: As far as I've read on this forum, an ODAC is basically as good as the Modi, just cheaper, so I'd choose the Modi if so. Or is there another up-to-150$ DAC/DAW you would recommend?

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Hi all, which DAC would you recommend for a HD600+Crack setup? My little problem: I need a DAW for XLR microphone setup but I also need a DAC for the mentioned setup. Is the Steinberg UR22 (or Scarlett 2i2 for that matter) DAW good enough as a DAC, or is the Schiit Modi better because it's a dedicated DAC-only and one may assume it's better because it has a similar price but it's DAC-only? BTW: As far as I've read on this forum, an ODAC is basically as good as the Modi, just cheaper, so I'd choose the Modi if so. Or is there another up-to-150$ DAC/DAW you would recommend?

I have a Scarlet 8i6 which I use for writing music on the computer. It's headphone amp is nothing to write home about. The DAC seems OK but I don't use it for critical listening, I use it for the ADC inputs and Midi ports. I've heard good Schitt about the Schitt but haven't listened to their DACs. Their specs are nice.

post #5512 of 17154
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Originally Posted by teb1013 View Post


As a fellow tinnitus sufferer who has hearing loss (and wears hearing aides) I am interested in getting the 600s. I currently use the HD558 which is a comfortable and non fatiguing headphone. Let us know how things go with the 600s, if you get them. Do you have a sense of what it is about the T1 sound that causes the problem?

 

Just orderred the hd600.

I'll let you know how it goes....

post #5513 of 17154
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Just orderred the hd600.

I'll let you know how it goes....

Good listening, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Tomorrow a new edition to my can collection arrives, an HE-500 Planar Magnetic.

post #5514 of 17154
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Good listening, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Tomorrow a new edition to my can collection arrives, an HE-500 Planar Magnetic.

I hope you enjoy the HE-500's. I never could get myself to like them when I owned them. But Im weird - I have never heard a planar magnetic headphone that I liked.
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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post

Just orderred the hd600.
I'll let you know how it goes....

Im looking forward to reading your impressions and experience!
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I'll listen carefull to the HE-500's for a bit before making my opinion. I'll compare carefully to my HD600's.

post #5516 of 17154
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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post
 

 

Just orderred the hd600.

I'll let you know how it goes....

 

Great choice , hope that it will solve your problem . I don't have hearing issues , but when i compared T1 and HD600 side by side for some days , even if T1 is a more advanced headphone i prefered the HD600 overall .

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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post
 

 

Great choice , hope that it will solve your problem . I don't have hearing issues , but when i compared T1 and HD600 side by side for some days , even if T1 is a more advanced headphone i prefered the HD600 overall .

 

I hope I'm happy with it.

 

I originally got the T1 as a sort of compromise between the hd650 and hd800.

After getting them I found myself still listening more to my hd650.

 

Now I'm basically looking for a compromise between the 650 and T1.

We will see.

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I've been drooling to get a decent pair of headphones for at least a year.

 

A little while ago I had chance to go to a city that had some audio shops and compare HD600 and HD650, unfortunately it was unamped using my Desire Z. In this manner HD600 sounded a lot clearer and a lot like what I was expecting, compared to the really muffled and uninspiring HD650. I was in belief that HD650 is very much the same as HD600 with just a touch more bass. I like more laid back sound, but not at that cost in clarity.

 

This left me wondering if the HD650 suffers more from bad/non-existent amplifying, or are they just that different. (or is it bass heavy headphones in general that need better amplifier)

 

P.S. And oh god it was a BIG mistake to try out HD800 :wink_face: 

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Originally Posted by Hezer View Post
 

I've been drooling to get a decent pair of headphones for at least a year.

 

A little while ago I had chance to go to a city that had some audio shops and compare HD600 and HD650, unfortunately it was unamped using my Desire Z. In this manner HD600 sounded a lot clearer and a lot like what I was expecting, compared to the really muffled and uninspiring HD650. I was in belief that HD650 is very much the same as HD600 with just a touch more bass. I like more laid back sound, but not at that cost in clarity.

 

This left me wondering if the HD650 suffers more from bad/non-existent amplifying, or are they just that different. (or is it bass heavy headphones in general that need better amplifier)

 

P.S. And oh god it was a BIG mistake to try out HD800 :wink_face: 

All of the HD's you tried really need some amping and will then sound terrific. In any case the HD650's have a tad more bass and a tad less treble which is why I ended up with the HD600 as it was more neutral. Yes trying the HD800 was a wallet inducing stress factor. I have a new ear toy on the way on the FedEx truck but not an HD800.

post #5520 of 17154
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

 I have a new ear toy on the way on the FedEx truck but not an HD800.

Nice choice Stan. I owned the HE500 at the same time as the hd650. The 650 was sold a week later... It was the more focused imaging and clearer- smoother sound that beat them for me. Plus they have one of the best treble out there ime. I much preferred them with the velour pads over the pleather as this made them a little more airy. 

 

I've never compared them against the hd600 side by side, so I'd be interested in your opinion. :popcorn: 

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