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post #46 of 91

Oh shush! Take a long walk off a short pier. evil_smiley.gif

post #47 of 91

Pro 900's must be garbage then.

AD 700 is garbage fine for $40-50 but that's it.

 

You probably should look into a open back Ultrasone or try one out sometime.

I've heard a closed back one didn't care for it heard what is open air version of that model and was very impressed.

 


Edited by mibutenma - 3/1/11 at 4:27pm
post #48 of 91

matthew, I know 'fun' is subjective. In any case, what I meant was the 'FUN' known as headphones that have bass and treble emphasis, as opposed to 'balanced' or 'flat'. You're blowing my post out of proportion.


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/1/11 at 4:32pm
post #49 of 91

Plenty of people have described Denon sound as "fun", so I really don't see what the issue is. Is this some sort of "my headphones is better than yours" thing?

post #50 of 91

I think he took it as me saying that non-'fun' (non-bass or treble emphasized) aren't FUN by definition. Which is why I'm trying to tell him that I didn't mean it that way, but oh well. @_@

post #51 of 91

It is really interesting to see a basshead(..I suppose you are?) loving the ad700..

 

Even being not consider myself a bass-centered listener, the lack of bass in ad700 really something that makes me Urgh.. But I do consider getting one from the ATH-AD line as my open cans, perhaps the ad2k/900(haven't listened to the 900 though..) though I won't do it before knowing what the ATH are releasing for their 50th anniversary..

As for the Ultrasones, my experience with ed8 was not really impressed. The soundstage presentation(S-Logic?) sounds somehow artificial to me, feels like it was doing somekind of frequency division/redirection and in fact some recordings do sound pretty weird on it. A generic cans with dolby headphone processing (much better if paired with a dolby decoder or equivalent like foobar fsurround plugin) or nicely done crossfeed sounds much more natural to me. Would like to try the pro900 but I do think the Ultrasones may not for everyone..

post #52 of 91
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Originally Posted by kn19h7 View Post

It is really interesting to see a basshead(..I suppose you are?) loving the ad700..

 

Even being not consider myself a bass-centered listener, the lack of bass in ad700 really something that makes me Urgh.. But I do consider getting one from the ATH-AD line as my open cans, perhaps the ad2k/900(haven't listened to the 900 though..) though I won't do it before knowing what the ATH are releasing for their 50th anniversary..

As for the Ultrasones, my experience with ed8 was not really impressed. The soundstage presentation(S-Logic?) sounds somehow artificial to me, feels like it was doing somekind of frequency division/redirection and in fact some recordings do sound pretty weird on it. A generic cans with dolby headphone processing (much better if paired with a dolby decoder or equivalent like foobar fsurround plugin) or nicely done crossfeed sounds much more natural to me. Would like to try the pro900 but I do think the Ultrasones may not for everyone..


AD700... it's a very different beast. Something about their sound that just makes me go crazy. I loved them to death. I didn't care for them for music, but the sparkle and ridiculous sense of space just wowed me, more than ANY other headphone in that department. I'd probably die if I heard the HD800 or K1000's soundstage.

 

 

Give me a headphone with the AD700's airiness, crisp sparkly tone, and the tight, strong, and punchy bass of the DT990. I'd be in aural nirvana.

 


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/1/11 at 6:10pm
post #53 of 91

This thread os very interesting. I had the AD700s, and I did not like them one bit. There as not enough bass to enjoy the music or make it sound real for me. Not only that, but all the other instruments sounded slightly laid back and unnatural. It was like their was not enough energy in each instrument. I returned them. I wonder what I would think of them today, because there were certain things that they did very well, such as maintaing a huge soundstage (for headphones) and being airy. I don't really care about soundstage in headphones, I prefer imaging. The highest grade headphones I own right now are the damped Fostex T50RPs, which image very well. The rest of the frequency is very, very, good as well. They have something that I have rarely heard- a naturalness to the sound due to the ortho driver. 

 

I was going to try the Pro 900s, but I can't justify that money right now as I am trying to become a DJ and my T50s are making me very happy. They sound really good. However, people have described the AD900 very compellingly, with an open energetic sound that makes you not really care that the bass is not the best in the world. I can see (and hear, in my imagination) the appeal of that. Kind of like the Grado energetic sound that is produced by boosting the upper mids and highs a bit, making the headphone really fast by not giving it a ton of bass, and other minor attributes that add up to an exciting sound. I did like the sound of the Grados, on the few times I heard them. 

 

I will have to hear the AD lineup. Also, this is just all my thoughts. If there is no discussion of topics, there is stagnation of knowledge and a general boringness on head-fi. Keep up the discussion, and keep it civil.beerchug.gif

post #54 of 91
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Originally Posted by TobaccoRoad View Post

Plenty of people have described Denon sound as "fun", so I really don't see what the issue is. Is this some sort of "my headphones is better than yours" thing?

 

"I'm not questioning the fact that they are fun for you (and many others), because clearly they are.."

 

Read properly before butting in next time? Kool.
 

 

post #55 of 91
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Originally Posted by matthewh133 View Post

 

"I'm not questioning the fact that they are fun for you (and many others), because clearly they are.."

 

Read properly before butting in next time? Kool.
 

 


"Sure, his comment was a silly generalization, but you "defend" the D7000 with then another silly generalization that then makes you look ignorant too? Probably not the right way to go about it. Just sayin'."

 

It's not a "silly generalization" just because it's something you don't agree with. You can have two different sounding headphones but both can be considered "fun", no?

post #56 of 91
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Originally Posted by TobaccoRoad View Post




"Sure, his comment was a silly generalization, but you "defend" the D7000 with then another silly generalization that then makes you look ignorant too? Probably not the right way to go about it. Just sayin'."

 

It's not a "silly generalization" just because it's something you don't agree with. You can have two different sounding headphones but both can be considered "fun", no?

 

What exactly am I not agreeing with? As I said earlier "I'm not questioning the fact that they are fun for you (and many others), because clearly they are..". It looks like you're a little confused. The generalization I'm referring to involved him implying (or at least coming across as implying) that the AT's or other mid centric headphones weren't fun. Of course they may not be to him, but they are to me. Just like I stated that the D7000s aren't fun to me, but they are to plenty of others. So tell me, what am I not agreeing with? I'm not sure you even know.
 

 


Edited by matthewh133 - 3/1/11 at 7:23pm
post #57 of 91

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post #58 of 91
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Originally Posted by matthewh133 View Post



 

What exactly am I not agreeing with? As I said earlier "I'm not questioning the fact that they are fun for you (and many others), because clearly they are..". It looks like you're a little confused. The generalization I'm referring to involved him implying (or at least coming across as implying) that the AT's or other mid centric headphones weren't fun. Of course they may not be to him, but they are to me. Just like I stated that the D7000s aren't fun to me, but they are to plenty of others. So tell me, what am I not agreeing with? I'm not sure you even know.
 

 


I mean you've admitted both can be considered fun, so what's so silly about it?

 

post #59 of 91
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Originally Posted by TobaccoRoad View Post

I mean you've admitted both can be considered fun, so what's so silly about it?

 


What's silly is that you've come in and kept this going for way longer than it should. I'm leaving it at that. Back on topic.

 

post #60 of 91

Eh you're right. I think I was just nitpicking at certain words chosen. My bad.

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