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post #46 of 58
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Originally Posted by Matrixnobu View Post

 

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

 

Underrated product, people appraise much HD558 & HD598. But I think is true, HD558 is laid back classic sounding while HD598 is more fun engaging mid centric

HD518 is very laid back & less refined they said

post #47 of 58

I've always liked my HD-545. I have had it for about 18 years. And I always thought the soundstage was very good on it.

 

 

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Originally Posted by eskimoo View Post

 

Underrated product, people appraise much HD558 & HD598. But I think is true, HD558 is laid back classic sounding while HD598 is more fun engaging mid centric

HD518 is very laid back & less refined they said

post #48 of 58

The headphone with the most wide soundstage i've demoed are the HD800's. Its very impressive. 

 

I want to try the HD700's next. 

post #49 of 58

I still haven't heard the HD-800..... One of these days....

post #50 of 58

AD700 has a very wide sound stage very lacking in lower bass and sub bass at stock sound if you have a high quality EQ(e.g not itunes/foobar stock eq) you can correct this to a point and makes then sound really nice!

post #51 of 58
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Originally Posted by Matrixnobu View Post

Wow. I didn't know the Beyers had such big soundstaging. I'm going to have to listen to one of those. I was thinking of getting a T1.

It absolutely does not compare to the soundstage of the HD800(when I first tried them, I was like HOLY S&!%! )

 

There are other fantastic bits about the T1 (more detail in my experience, for example). Both are great, but the HD800 is known for its gigantic soundstage- though in my opinion, a bit less precise in its rendering of it. (Side Note: the T1 is made for smaller noggins and ears, while the HD800 seems to be made for large-eared people, so comfort will depend on your anatomy, and anyone will look ridiculous in the HD800's)

 

Anyhoo. Audio-Technica Art series, (more relevant to your price range) have a surprisingly large stage as well (but definitely made for treble-heads. Bass Heads will hate them.) I haven't tried the 701s, but I've heard that they have a gigantic stage, too. AT's funny looking headband system is amazingly comfortable, just don't rock-out to your music or they'll fall off).


Edited by Chromako - 6/26/12 at 1:12am
post #52 of 58
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Originally Posted by Danthrax View Post

 

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

.... etc

Not to start a Windows/Mac war, but iTunes on Mac (when all filters, EQ, and the volume (in iTunes) are set to Max, it becomes Bit-Perfect to your external DAC (toslink, USB). 'tis a feature, I believe, of their Core Audio framework, which was designed for, in part, pro applications.

 

By disabling the filters and setting the volume to maximum volume, you've turned iTunes into simply a file interface app.

 

Naturally, not matching the sample-rate via Audio-MIDI app (it's usually not an issue) t'll make it un-bit-perfect, but the resampling filters in Core-Audio aren't shabby.

 

Just a note. 

post #53 of 58

That's what I heard. Hopefully one of these days I will get my hands on the HD-800. But  I did get the T1's finally.... And all I can say is that they have an awesome soundstage.

 

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Originally Posted by Chromako View Post

It absolutely does not compare to the soundstage of the HD800(when I first tried them, I was like HOLY S&!%! )

 

There are other fantastic bits about the T1 (more detail in my experience, for example). Both are great, but the HD800 is known for its gigantic soundstage- though in my opinion, a bit less precise in its rendering of it. (Side Note: the T1 is made for smaller noggins and ears, while the HD800 seems to be made for large-eared people, so comfort will depend on your anatomy, and anyone will look ridiculous in the HD800's)

 

Anyhoo. Audio-Technica Art series, (more relevant to your price range) have a surprisingly large stage as well (but definitely made for treble-heads. Bass Heads will hate them.) I haven't tried the 701s, but I've heard that they have a gigantic stage, too. AT's funny looking headband system is amazingly comfortable, just don't rock-out to your music or they'll fall off).

post #54 of 58

Depends on what music the gigantic soundstage will be great performer.

Usually vocal music tend to have proper & smaller soundstage

post #55 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.

Does the "older recordings" portion of your statement apply to the HD598's, as well? I've been considering buying the HD598's because I understand the soundstage is above average. I listen to a lot of the older rock, pop, r&b '50's-'60's music and was wondering if maybe I'm considering the wrong cans. I also listen to '70's rock as well as some jazz and classical. Any thoughts?


Edited by haguy - 7/27/12 at 7:13am
post #56 of 58

Sux that you gave them away :(  Good present for sure.  The beyer 990pros are an amazing compliment to the HD650s.  I can't see myself ever giving them up.

post #57 of 58
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Originally Posted by Dixter View Post

If you want to hear a recording that demonstrates the soundstage then try out this one....  you don't have to purchase it unless you want but you can try it out and see how a recording is setup for soundstage...  this is probably the best " Demo " of soundstage I know of...

 

https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum_code=HX090368035561

It's on piratebay :|

post #58 of 58

Q701 perhaps? less polite than the K70X, but still by no means bassy. excellent for acoustic, classical and rock i found.

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