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post #1081 of 1090

I'm also pretty interested in the HD 330. Only problem is, adding in DT 770 pads (seems like the best pads for the job, there's an old thread comparing some different pads on the 330) and shipping from thomann to UK comes out at around £40 for me. is this still the best (or only) choice for well built, comfortable semi-open headphones at that price?

post #1082 of 1090
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Originally Posted by Philliphobia View Post
 

I'm also pretty interested in the HD 330. Only problem is, adding in DT 770 pads (seems like the best pads for the job, there's an old thread comparing some different pads on the 330) and shipping from thomann to UK comes out at around £40 for me. is this still the best (or only) choice for well built, comfortable semi-open headphones at that price?

 

Dont forget the Takstars HI2050, £36 on Amazon UK.

post #1083 of 1090

When I purchased HD330 and HD660 a couple of years ago, there were only velour pads (same as Beyer pads) for sale on ebay that fit those cans. I purchased a pair of those velour pads to try them on the Superluxes and all I can say is that IMHO the sound got worse. The bass got weaker and the highs became fatiguing. I couldn't listen to both of those cans more than a couple of minutes with the velour pads on.

 

Now I bought two pairs of new protein leather pads that recently became available through ebay and come in a size that fits the Superluxes. I'm about to receive them in a couple of days so I'll come back to report.

post #1084 of 1090

That`s the reason why I kept away from buying HD-330. Keep us updated about pads and SQ results.

post #1085 of 1090
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Originally Posted by Samueru Sama View Post
 

 

Dont forget the Takstars HI2050, £36 on Amazon UK.


+1

 

Takstars are cheaper, better built, more comfortable and sound better than hd330.

post #1086 of 1090
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+1

 

Takstars are cheaper, better built, more comfortable and sound better than hd330.

Have you heard the 330? In what way are they better sounding? I think you have to ad this since audio is subjective and people who is shopping for the headphones mentioned would like your input on this. 


Edited by Arvan - 4/1/15 at 6:09am
post #1087 of 1090
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+1

 

Takstars are cheaper, better built, more comfortable and sound better than hd330.

 

I would not say that they sound better than HD330, they just sound different.

post #1088 of 1090

Takstars sound clearer. Better instrument seperation and imaging. Superluxes sound congested in comparison. Not much of an upgrade from likes of portapro. However some will surely prefer superluxes because hi2050 is bit light on bass and highs can be too much for those who are sensitive to upper frequences. If I wanted more bass than takstars offer I would go for hd681 instead of hd330. I think somic mh463 is also a better choice than hd330.

post #1089 of 1090

HD-330 should have best mids section out of those mentioned. Brighter and bass-light signature just creates feeling like hi2050 has better separation and imaging imo. But this is just assumption according to reviews and impressions, haven`t hear them.

post #1090 of 1090

Takstars have better mids also imo. Even though those are bright headphones they still have some warmth in the midrange. Kind of like beyer dt880 with a hint of senn hd600 musicality. I'm not saying takstars are in the same class those two but similarities in tonality are there.

 

Hd330 is not a bad headphone for the price but bass is bloated hence the congested sound. That might be just my personal preferences talking though...Bit bassy sound with upfront presentation isn't really my thing. I like bassy headphones but preferably on more laid back spacious headphones. Maybe it's because of my background as speaker user. I'm used to bass being more all over the place not just pumped directly into my ear canal...

 

About the build... Cable is too short and the coiling system is stiff. I get the beyer look but they shouldn't have copied the cable from those old dt series beyers. Beyer upgraded that cable design long time ago for a reason! Also clamping force is too much considering how bad the stock pads are. I liked the hd330's quite a bit with lesser gear but with better equipment I was disappointed. It just didn't scale up in performance. With headphones such as hd681/hi2050/pro80/ha-rx900 improvement in sound is noticable when upgrading setup. Yea btw..those jvc ha-rx900 are also a good recommendation for affordable semiopen well built headphones.

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