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post #76 of 975

My Samson SR850, a Superlux OEM which seems to be a bassier and slightly less detailed 668B are unquestionably better than my Denon D1100, to my ears. And I generally prefer a frequency response in the style of the Denon's. It's just the Samson's are plain better.
 

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Originally Posted by mymail0808 View Post

all people here said that they are good at this price, or, can they really compare to something like AKG518le? K450? or even Denon D1100?

or??

 

I understand is not exactly talking about " better" but that is a matter of style of sound.

somehow, something like "deeper & stronger bass" "wider soundstage" etc.......

 

looking for upgrade from 518, interest to hear this!!

(portable, MP3 320 file, pop, rock, post rock, like boom bass, circum-aural wanted, sony A828 WP3 player)

 

thanks



 

post #77 of 975
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Originally Posted by Napilopez View Post

My Samson SR850, a Superlux OEM which seems to be a bassier and slightly less detailed 668B are unquestionably better than my Denon D1100, to my ears. And I generally prefer a frequency response in the style of the Denon's. It's just the Samson's are plain better.


I also wasn't particularly impressed by the Denon D1100 for the price, the sound quality wasn't very convincing so I wouldn't be suprised if among the best $50 sounding headphones around would beat it in your ears, the soundstage and separation was very good tho I admit but the quality of the mids and highs weren't that great for a $150 or so headphone, lowend was fairly textured and punchy though although not very well extended and the overall sound sounded dry & crispy (in a bad way).

 


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 4/11/11 at 3:05pm
post #78 of 975

Yea, I've read your review =P But It wasn't that I wasn't impressed: I quite like the sound of the D1100 and have been holding back from selling it because of it. Imo it's pretty comparable to the M50 but loses out slightly because of lackluster highs. They are too sharp for the amount of detail they resolve. Imaging and separation and overall soundstage I thought were very impressive for a closed headphone. I agree extension isn't the best(though it seemed to get better for me), and I do prefer more linear bass. I wouldn't describe it as dry and crispy, as it was still a pretty dark and warm sound for me. I didn't like the XB500/700 because they were too warm for me, but to be fair I only got a short audition of them.


The thing is just the Superluxes are just better than the Denons. More linear, tighter bass, more conspicuous mids, and way smoother highs that are noticeably more detailed than the Denons. And I also think they're better than the M50s in SQ alone at least. But the M50 is the best headphone I've had substantial alone time with through an adequate source, so I'm not ready to judge the Samsons compared to higher end stuff.

 

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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post




I also wasn't particularly impressed by the Denon D1100 for the price, the sound quality wasn't very convincing so I wouldn't be suprised if among the best $50 sounding headphones around would beat it in your ears, the soundstage and separation was very good tho I admit but the quality of the mids and highs weren't that great for a $150 or so headphone, lowend was fairly textured and punchy though although not very well extended and the overall sound sounded dry & crispy (in a bad way).

 



 

post #79 of 975

in HK, supelux price is nearly half 518, and 518 price is less than half of D1100.

you guys compare supelux straight to D1100, and i will describe as whole one grade difference, but supelux seems to be the winner.

 

even difficult to have place where we can try it in HK, maybe just buy one and try, its price is good.

 

but before I move further on, any recommendation about 662, 662B or 662F? I like close can

again;

coming from 518LE,

for portable use, MP3 320 file, pop, rock, post rock, like boom bass, circum-aural wanted (all of them, right?) sony A828 MP3 player

 

 

post #80 of 975

I got the SR850; they're currently in my desk burning in. My first impression is they're detailed with decent highs and near-linear bass, however they sound VERY veiled(gotta do with the mid-bass and lower mids~150-600 Hz). I heard that changes after 200-300 hours of burn-in. Currently they're at 150 hours. 

post #81 of 975
That's interesting, as veiled is one of the very last words I'd used to describe them. They do have a minor mid-bass hump, but they are certainly very transparent to my ears. Perhaps try EQing that frequency area you find problematic?
post #82 of 975
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Originally Posted by Remior View Post

Velour pads change the isolation a bit, it's better with stock pads. The sound seems to be more like semi-open increasing a bit the sounstage, and sounds even a bit more balanced.

Anyways the best change its the confortability.



I have a pair of these (and of 681), and bought a pair of AKG K-240/270 velour pads, but I was wondering how to install these. The plastic rim seems so much tight that cannot be easily put on the headphones edges. Any hint?

post #83 of 975

Before holding the velour pad to the headphone, fold the plastic "rim" of the velour pad completely back on itself; push it all the way over so it stays.

 

Then with one hand holding the pad and headphone together, carefully "unfold" the pad rim over the headphone - a little at a time. It is tricky at first but as soon as you complete one pad the other will seem much easier!

post #84 of 975
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Originally Posted by Roth_s View Post

Before holding the velour pad to the headphone, fold the plastic "rim" of the velour pad completely back on itself; push it all the way over so it stays.

 

Then with one hand holding the pad and headphone together, carefully "unfold" the pad rim over the headphone - a little at a time. It is tricky at first but as soon as you complete one pad the other will seem much easier!


Done! Thank you very much.
post #85 of 975
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Originally Posted by Napilopez View Post

The thing is just the Superluxes are just better than the Denons. More linear, tighter bass, more conspicuous mids, and way smoother highs that are noticeably more detailed than the Denons. And I also think they're better than the M50s in SQ alone at least. But the M50 is the best headphone I've had substantial alone time with through an adequate source, so I'm not ready to judge the Samsons compared to higher end stuff.

 


I used to have the HD668B and the M50s. HD668B wins in transparency, clarity, soundstage, and tighter bass, but has a rather thin and sterile low mids for my taste. M50 wins in timbre and by a far margin, comfort, and I do think the M50s bumped bass may be better for people who listen to a lot of mainstream music. Still, it's amazing that the $30-ish HD668B can easily compete with the M50.

post #86 of 975
Woops I keep messing up my wording ugh. I meant to say the Samsons are better than the Denons; I haven't heard an actual Superlux Branded Headphone. Imo the Samson SR850 is quiteee similar to the M50, and it would make sense based on what I've read seeing as they seem to be a bassier/slightly less detailed version of the HD668B.
post #87 of 975

New superlux series, a review at headfonia http://www.headfonia.com/the-new-superluxes-are-good-the-hd330-hd440-and-the-hd660/

 

does this 2 remind you of a certain brand?

 

superlux_hd330_440_660_07.jpg


Edited by JamesMcProgger - 4/20/11 at 10:31am
post #88 of 975
Thread Starter 

oooo Audio Technica.  At least is in black and not purple lmao

post #89 of 975

nahh its a copy of the Beyer designs.

 

btw I read they would cost under 50$


Edited by JamesMcProgger - 4/20/11 at 10:41am
post #90 of 975
Thread Starter 

ooooo first glance it didn't look like a beyer 'cos of beyer has thick pads.

 

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no?


Edited by tyoung8 - 4/20/11 at 10:45am
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