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post #31 of 58
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Originally Posted by Matrixnobu View Post

 

You could get Grado SR60's. Or if you save up a bit more for $130 try Sennheiser HD-518's.

 

Um - the SR60s (like most of the lower end Grados) have a very narrow sound-stage - it put's you either front row, or on stage with the musicians.

 

@JayNetTech5 - for your budget, the obvious one is the AD700 - but it's pretty bass light.

post #32 of 58
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

Haha my thoughts exactly (regarding Dixter's post about upsampling to 24-bit for the 'easily noticeable difference')...

 

 

Care to elaborate? This sounds interesting... :)

Like the volume and intensity on ultrasone hradphones aren't there. I like the direct sound, while keeping a surrounding soundstage. I guess open backs do that job.

post #33 of 58
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Originally Posted by Matrixnobu View Post

 

You could get Grado SR60's. Or if you save up a bit more for $130 try Sennheiser HD-518's.

 

IDK, I don't have any Grados yet but from what I've read they don't have much in the way of a soundstage, certainly not the widest soundstage you can get for that price range. The 518s might be a good choice though.

post #34 of 58
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Originally Posted by Dixter View Post

Only you can answer if you can hear the difference....

 

To me 16 bit does not cut it...  

Set up Foobar2000 on your laptop and install component WASAPI and set it for 24 bit...

it works fine with your E17...   and you should notice the difference easily... 

Don't forget to set the Windows for 24 bit or your laptop will drag the 24 bit down to 16 bit... 

 

here's a site showing you how to get 24 bit out of your laptop/E17

 

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/computer-based-music/how-tosetup-foobar2000-to-use-wasapi

 

If you use WASAPI windows settings are irrelevant since it bypasses all windows audio components, its just the program interacting with the driver.

 

How about AKG k240?

post #35 of 58

Yeah, I agree that Grado's don't have a big soundstage. But at $80 it's the best I've heard. Haven't heard the AD700's though.

post #36 of 58
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Originally Posted by Matrixnobu View Post

Yeah, I agree that Grado's don't have a big soundstage. But at $80 it's the best I've heard. Haven't heard the AD700's though.

 

 

HD800 is King.  However, AKG as a production line always seem to put a good and wide Sound Stage in there headphones.

post #37 of 58
Widest/biggest/bestest soundstage? Tough to say (and I haven't heard HD800 or K1000) - but I'd submit:

- AKG K701
- Sony MDR-F1
- Ultrasone PRO2900

Personally I'd nod to the Sonys, because they seem to manipulate their soundstage most realistically (things can go near or far or both, most cans have trouble "putting it where they want it"). +1 on Grados having a narrow soundstage (although people keep reminding me that the GS-1000 is spacious; it's been too long for me to really comment one way or another).

To JayNet's questions:

ATH-AD700 would be what I'd try (and I haven't ever tried them, but if I was in your shoes, based on what I've read, I'd give them a shot - Amazon should still sell them).

Ultrasone cans don't have angled drivers - they have S-LOGIC. The AT's have angled drivers. IMHO S-LOGIC is a blessing and a curse for staging - it does quite a lot for that "3D holographic" bit, but I think Sony's claim about angled drivers ("auranomic") absolutely contributes to a more ethereal/less fatiguing sound. But maybe it's just that the Ti driver Ultrasones are kind of harsh. tongue_smile.gif
post #38 of 58

+2 for the K702's

 

Great for soundtracks classical etc, but I can understand it being annoying for some peeps especially if you are listening to old recordings like the Beatles for example, where you have no crossfeed and everything is seperated from right to left.

post #39 of 58
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

+2 for the K702's

 

Great for soundtracks classical etc, but I can understand it being annoying for some peeps especially if you are listening to old recordings like the Beatles for example, where you have no crossfeed and everything is seperated from right to left.

 

 

Uh.. I've noticed that some some of my older recordings.  I was wondering..

post #40 of 58

I have not listened to all the phones mentioned here but of the phones I own, previously owned or have spent time listening to the AKG K1000 has the widest soundstage.

post #41 of 58

I actually came here to recommend the DT 990's. I feel you man.

post #42 of 58
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Uh.. I've noticed that some some of my older recordings.  I was wondering..

 

this ping pong effect are shown at some older stereo recordings independent from the headphone ... I can observe this with the D7000 too.

 

The reason, each source is recorded separate in studio (in mono too?) without any room information. The most live recordings don't have this.

 

Old classic stereo recordings (I have some 3 channel recorded stereo RCA CD's) don't have this. This is only a pop phenomenon.

post #43 of 58
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Originally Posted by Matrixnobu View Post

 

You could get Grado SR60's. Or if you save up a bit more for $130 try Sennheiser HD-518's.

 

 

HD518 has wide soundstage?

post #44 of 58
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Originally Posted by eskimoo View Post

 

 

HD518 has wide soundstage?

 

Yeah, I've heard a friends and it seems pretty decent for the price.

post #45 of 58

PFR-V1, K70X, HD800, K1000, MDR-F1.  


Edited by M3NTAL - 5/22/13 at 7:40am
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