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post #106 of 951
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Originally Posted by proid View Post

Can anyone compare the H668B to the Sony V6?


Joker should be adding the superluxes to his magnus shootout of portables soon.

 



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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post

Just responding to your signature:

 

Step1: Lose your sources.

Step2: get a cheap $40 Sansa Clip+ and install Rockbox

Step3: buy a $60 JDS Labs CMOY amplifier from Ebay
Step4: Buy a $8 Fiio L8 (or similar) interconnect.
Step5: Listen to your HD668b. 

Step6: Get on the floor/thank the heavens/deity of choice/me. 

Step7: Everybody walk the dinosaur

 

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post #107 of 951

So has anybody ever compared the 668b to a DT990? Any confirmation that they sound similar?

post #108 of 951

Where to find the Superlux HD-660 in North America?

 

post #109 of 951
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Originally Posted by 2enty3 View Post

So has anybody ever compared the 668b to a DT990? Any confirmation that they sound similar?


Well I find it interesting that most people find the DT990 Bass heavy and the 668B bass light. Impressions don't lend me to believe they sound so similar but thats just guesswork. If I were to guess, the 668B is probably more a bit more forward in the mid range and a bit less forward in the treble and (perhaps slightly even less forward) in the bass. Perhaps a tamer DT990? Again this is all concluded from what I've read.

 

post #110 of 951

I got a Superlux HD669 coming in, which will make my collection of Superluxes a bit like this:

 

- HD669

- HD668b 

- HD662

- HD681

- HD381

 

I think it's about time for a big comparison review, don't you agree?

post #111 of 951

!? Dunno if I should envy or pity you. LOL.

JUST DO EET!

Been preoccupied with stuff, but still wanting a second Superlux.

 

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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post

I got a Superlux HD669 coming in, which will make my collection of Superluxes a bit like this:

 

- HD669

- HD668b 

- HD662

- HD681

- HD381

 

I think it's about time for a big comparison review, don't you agree?



 

post #112 of 951
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Originally Posted by EekTheCat View Post

!? Dunno if I should envy or pity you. LOL.

JUST DO EET!

Been preoccupied with stuff, but still wanting a second Superlux.
 


Oh well, some people collect stamps. I collect bang-for-your-buck/underdog headphones. :) Best thing about these Superluxes is that they are all so cheap (haven't paid more than $30 for any of 'em here in The Netherlands) you can just give them away as presents to friends. Makes me feel better as well since that way they'll stop using their crappy ibuds. 

post #113 of 951
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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post




Oh well, some people collect stamps. I collect bang-for-your-buck/underdog headphones. :) Best thing about these Superluxes is that they are all so cheap (haven't paid more than $30 for any of 'em here in The Netherlands) you can just give them away as presents to friends. Makes me feel better as well since that way they'll stop using their crappy ibuds. 



So what are your favorite / least favorite cans in that list, and why?

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So what are your favorite / least favorite cans in that list, and why?

 

Too early to say. I haven't received the Hd669 yet. I was counting on today but I'll probably get it tomorrow. From the others I like the HD662 better than the, for example, Sennheiser HD280pro because the sound is on par but the headphones are more comfortable. Very good value for the $27 I paid for them. The bass is slightly overwhelming and the treble slightly sibilant at higher volumes but I still have to burn these in. I like the HD668b more than, for example, my ATH-AD700 because it offers the same immersive soundstage but actually has bass. bigsmile_face.gif As soon as I receive the HD669 I'll start working on an in-depth comparison review of all of them. I'll compare them to similar priced models from other manufacturers, probably also to some higher priced ones from my collection and some from my friends' collections. It's gonna be interesting and I'm looking forward to see how they stack up. 
 

 


Edited by Negakinu - 5/5/11 at 7:58am
post #115 of 951

Negakinu:

Looking forward to it.

Curious about your impression on the incoming 669 considering that the 662 that I auditioned didn't do much for me, but ours are different ears. Looking at your stash, am sure yours are more experienced than mine.

Everytime I put on my 669, I can't help but wonder how these babies can sound so fun for so cheap.

post #116 of 951

I really need to try this 668B out, as similar as it may be to Samson. The AD700 is known for soundstage and while the Samsons are definitely good in that area, i wouldn't say they're necessarily that special, unlike the impressions I've read of the 668B. How would you say it compares to your DT880 in terms of sound signature Negakinu? It's supposed to imitate the DT990, but from description seems to sounds more like what I've read of the DT880.

post #117 of 951

What headphone has bass most similar to the Sony XBR-HD500? I really like the design of these headphones, but bass is very important to me. These headphones would also be cheaper than the sony's so I'm willing to sacrifice some bass and possibly even gain some better SQ.

post #118 of 951

I just upgraded my HD668b with the AKG velour pads and well, guess what... I actually find them bass-heavy now. I saw a few others who said the Superlux were bass-heavy but I have no idea if they had already upgraded the pads or not, as with the stock pads it's definitely not bass-heavy. 

 

Maybe I'm used to bass-light sound but I'm not convinced. 

My sources are FLAC/VBR V0 with a Xonar DS (stock amp, but ordered another one) and a FiiO E7. Configured for bit perfect playback in foobar and the drivers (no resampling, no DSP, no EQ etc)

 

Comfort and soundstage are definitely better than before though. 

post #119 of 951
Are the HD330's available anywhere? I contacted Paw Music and they said they were going to try to get a box of 330's and 660's but that will probably take a month at least.
post #120 of 951
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Originally Posted by Napilopez View Post

I really need to try this 668B out, as similar as it may be to Samson. The AD700 is known for soundstage and while the Samsons are definitely good in that area, i wouldn't say they're necessarily that special, unlike the impressions I've read of the 668B. How would you say it compares to your DT880 in terms of sound signature Negakinu? It's supposed to imitate the DT990, but from description seems to sounds more like what I've read of the DT880.


DT880 has more depth and a more realistic sound, HD668B is more 2D. DT880 is brighter around 9khz, making them seem more detailed. They're also of much better build quality and much more comfortable than the HD668b. The HD668b has boomier bass than the DT880. Let's say the HD668b is 70% of the DT880 for 1/8th of the price with a little more bass. 

 


Edited by Negakinu - 5/15/11 at 6:15am
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