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wrong thread

 

 

post #812 of 1027
1) Earlier in the thread I mentioned ringing from the metal rods that arch over all SL cans and form the clamp.

I found a solution, a simple face care product a black treated sponge, let out to dry and cut into quarters. Then two notches snipped into it, and the sponge is placed on top of the rods.

Ringing damped and gone and I have 3 more to treat my other SL hps.

2) Next mod is to buy a can of either spray on or brush on automotive undercoat/underseal. Several coats of this on the inside armature and the inside of the 662 cups will dampen the resonances, microphonics and clunkiness.
Edited by marone - 1/15/14 at 7:57pm
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Can I ask what kind of metal do you listen to? I'm looking for a headphone that fits fast paced, aggressive thrash/death/black metal, so (I guess) I'm looking for instrument separation, tight, quick bass for kickdrum, and something that makes guitars sound good. From what I have read so far, it is probably the 662 series, but I don't know which one. Did I miss anything, would I be better off with another Superlux, or perhaps a Creative Aurvana is a better choice for this type of music? Thanks for your help.

post #814 of 1027
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post
 

For EDM - HD-681 EVO

DAC - Hifimediy Sabre (~42$) or some cheap PCM-2704 chip based DAC from eBay.

Amp - HD-681 EVO doesn`t need amping but it makes it better littlebit. Cmoy would be enough but cheaper option would be DAC+Amp combo like ELE EL-D02 (does it`s job very nicely with my HD-662F & HD-681): http://www.head-fi.org/t/677895/ele-dac-support-and-appreciation-thread#post_9741300

 

I use the EVOs myself - love em! 

post #815 of 1027

Just checked out the Superlux website and it seems like they've been work on a new set of headphones, the HD 685s - and they actually look really, REALLY nice! I wonder if someone heard anything about these? :bigsmile_face: 

 

Here is a picture from their site:

Looks premium, can't wait! :atsmile:


Edited by Flax95 - 2/3/14 at 12:21am
post #816 of 1027

Look at the previous page :) .

post #817 of 1027

Ahh, I see - oops, sry about that! :P
- So noone have naything new to say about them? :)

post #818 of 1027
I am still searching for the 681 null in China, not to be found.

So...I am going to order what I believe are some clones of the 681.

The ISK HP-680 / ISH800 may be a clone of the 681 or 681b, no way to know and will buy and try.
The PreSonus HD7 Blue Ring may be the 681 or 681b, no way to know and will buy it to find out.

In addition I am buying the Superlux HD-662 and Superlux HD-662f to compleat my 662 collection.

I have the 668b so I will not buy the Samson 850, identical.
I will soon have the 662 line so I won't buy the Samson 950, which is a clone of the 662b(?) that I already own.

If anyone knows differently or if I am wrong, let me know.

TIA!
Edited by marone - 2/16/14 at 8:02am
post #819 of 1027

So the head band broke at the base on my superlux hd681 evo

what can i replace the headband with?

post #820 of 1027

Just a quick heads-up to anyone who might be thinking about buying from Amazon - my EVOs came in today from "Kellard's" (fulfilled by Amazon) and didn't include the velour earpads or either cable. I've contacted them but have yet to hear a reply. Looks likes I'll be returning the entire package. Buyer beware.

post #821 of 1027

bought mine from amazon(SonicSense) this month and they came with velour pads and cables, but the stock pleather pad was dented

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Quote:
Originally Posted by marone View Post

I am still searching for the 681 null in China, not to be found.

So...I am going to order what I believe are some clones of the 681.

The ISK HP-680 / ISH800 may be a clone of the 681 or 681b, no way to know and will buy and try.
The PreSonus HD7 Blue Ring may be the 681 or 681b, no way to know and will buy it to find out.

In addition I am buying the Superlux HD-662 and Superlux HD-662f to compleat my 662 collection.

I have the 668b so I will not buy the Samson 850, identical.
I will soon have the 662 line so I won't buy the Samson 950, which is a clone of the 662b(?) that I already own.

If anyone knows differently or if I am wrong, let me know.

TIA!

PreSonus HD7 on their way. Will let you know which one they sound similar to.
post #823 of 1027
Presonus HD7 arrived today. 217 Yuan, $36.17

First 30 minutes impressions:

Haptics:
Obviously SuperLux OEM.
Look, feel and sound clearly SL.
Cable is shorter, thicker, more robust, not detachable.
Packaging nicer than SL.
Pads just a bit nicer. But just.
Sibiliance issue as with most older SL.
Headband arch microphonics as in most SL.
Build quality is up a notch or two. It's still all plastic but feels more substantial than the SL line.

Sound:
Detail and mids appear to be better than my 668b and 681b & 681f and 662b.
That extra level of realism, detail, midrange, upper midrange and treble (with the Sssssibilance in the middle of that good sound).

Conclusion:
First guess is that this is a rebranded 681 null Burgundy or Red Ring.

Burn in commencing, will compare to my 668's and 681's in a few days.

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Edit:

Second Impressions:

The drivers are labeled "2x32ohms" which is what the 681n family is. Not 668b.
The sound is either that of the 681f or 681 null.
I do not own a 681, the PreSonus are to fill that gap (I live in China and the 681 null are not distributed here from Taiwan), so I do not have a pair fo Burgundy/Red Rings to compare.
I have compared the 668b and 681b. It is neither.

The sound is very different than the other 681's with greater clarity, a soundstage that is a bit closer, and greater harmonic wholeness and integrity to the body and sound of each instrument.

This may be the sound that others raved about with the Nulls. It is, so far, better than the other 681 line...


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Third Impressions:

This hp is brighter even than the the 681x's.
Compared the 681f, harmonic presentation of HD7 is richer than that with a deeper sound-stage presentation as well.
This is definitely a different SL OEM driver/can and the only one remaining would be an OEM rebrand of the 681 Burgundy/Red Ring null.

Now I see why everyone raved. Better even than all the other SL including the 668.

Only 9 hours into burn-in, more observations to follow in the coming weeks...

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Fourth Impressions:

The highs and Ssssssibilance are being tamed by 48+hours of burn-in. Still there but not as pronounced.
Bass has tightened up and deepened a small amount.

78+ hours of burn in and on Mozart, K. 421, female vocals and classical actually sound better than the Pro80's. Soundstage is outstanding. FR and SQ is thin and does not do rock as well as the Pro80 but on classical the effect is stunning for the price. Instruments at a point in space easily pointed to, lots of detail. Pro80 has a 'stick beating cardboard' tone to the bass and collapsed soundstage in comparison. More slam, more harmonic compleatness to instruments, closer in presentation.

Comparison to other SL in the future...
Edited by marone - 2/28/14 at 6:22am
post #824 of 1027

Heya

I'm currently looking to buy my first entry-level headphones, and I really like the design of the Superlux. However, I'm struggling to find which model will suit me better.
Sound wise, the HD-681 EVOs appear to be best for what I want - smooth overall, but with a subtle boost towards the low end and bass frequencies. The problem with them is that all the reviews are saying their isolation is not good. I will mostly be using them whilst working in the library, or travelling on a train/bus, so it's important that I can't hear people and people can't hear my music!
I listen to a wide range of genres, including everything from EDM through to classical, rock, acoustic and jazz/blues/soul and hiphop/rap through to weird genres like pirate metal.
 

The HD-662 series seem to be my best bet currently, I think. Is that about right?
I'm not sure which ones would suit me best; HD-662B, 662F, 662 Evo... help! :confused:


Edited by mang0 - 3/2/14 at 7:31am
post #825 of 1027

HD-662 series have much better isolation but they are physically larger. And according to you bass preference I would go with 662B or red ring 662: http://www.superlux.com.tw/productInfo.do?pdctid=f0f5d976-92a0-470d-8ba9-aa6a6b8d319b&pdkid=3a182f85-9464-41bf-b4c7-d618102f84ac&level=2&lv0=1

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