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post #886 of 1015

Original 681s and new EVOs are both semi open. The EVOs is the newer model which corrected the bright sound slightly by placing a thick felt on the front drivers and sounded more darker but "fun" than the original and by removing the felt, it would sounded "probably" similar to the original (though i don't own the original but i have read a post regarding this). 

 

In my observation and according to the frequency response chart of 681s and EVOs, the peak in 8-9 Hz makes HP sounded bright and i just manually adjust it in software EQ for a quick fix and sounded nicer. These are my personal thoughts and opinion. :)

post #887 of 1015
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Originally Posted by GoldenboyXD View Post
 

Original 681s and new EVOs are both semi open. The EVOs is the newer model which corrected the bright sound slightly by placing a thick felt on the front drivers and sounded more darker but "fun" than the original and by removing the felt, it would sounded "probably" similar to the original (though i don't own the original but i have read a post regarding this). 

 

In my observation and according to the frequency response chart of 681s and EVOs, the peak in 8-9 Hz makes HP sounded bright and i just manually adjust it in software EQ for a quick fix and sounded nicer. These are my personal thoughts and opinion. :)

I like the 668B the best. Just my opinion.

post #888 of 1015
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Originally Posted by Charliemotta View Post

I like the 668B the best. Just my opinion.
I decided to buy a vintage headphone in perfect condition from the 70's instead of these.
post #889 of 1015
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I decided to buy a vintage headphone in perfect condition from the 70's instead of these.

K240DF? ;)

 

EDIT: I should say, K240 Sextett

post #890 of 1015
No. Its a different brand... There's zero information on the cans I'm buying... I'll do a review when I get them. Btw, the pads are leather, and they apparently haven't been used much... The pads are extremely shiny.
post #891 of 1015

I'd bet you'll still buy one of the SL Headphones. :)

post #892 of 1015
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I'd bet you'll still buy one of the SL Headphones. smily_headphones1.gif
yes. I probably will later on. Its just the vintage looks like a better deal as of now... Probably the EVO because its a sexy looking can. Might replace K240's as mobile headphone. (k240 as mobile... Yes you read that right.)
post #893 of 1015
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It's funny as soon as I saw this thread on the front page just now I was wondering the same thing.

 

How do the 681s/681 EVO compare to a K240S? The former is semi-open but isn't the EVO closed? They look closed from the pics.

Don't even think HD681EVO. It's bad. Treble is bit stuffy.

post #894 of 1015
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Don't even think HD681EVO. It's bad. Treble is bit stuffy.

I figured it was nowhere near the SQ of the AKGs they are trying to imitate here.

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I figured it was nowhere near the SQ of the AKGs they are trying to imitate here.

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Don't even think HD681EVO. It's bad. Treble is bit stuffy.
ok. Thanks man. I don't really want stuffy treble lol. And people keep saying superlux's are better than the k240... I don't think that true. It might be close, depending on the model... But then there's build. I think I'll get 668?
Edited by DisCHORDDubstep - 6/4/14 at 12:50pm
post #896 of 1015
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yes. I probably will later on. Its just the vintage looks like a better deal as of now... Probably the EVO because its a sexy looking can. Might replace K240's as mobile headphone. (k240 as mobile... Yes you read that right.)


 The Evo is horrible, 668b is great for the money.

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I figured it was nowhere near the SQ of the AKGs they are trying to imitate here.


The only thing the Superlux and AKG have in common is the frame, they are not trying to imitate anything, they sound totally different.  IMHO the 668b wipes the floor with the newer 240. The 668 has more in common with the sound of the DT990, strong bass and a bit of hot treble.


Edited by Fearless1 - 6/4/14 at 12:52pm
post #897 of 1015
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 The Evo is horrible, 668b is great for the money.


The only thing the Superlux and AKG have in common is the frame, they are not trying to imitate anything, they sound totally different.  IMHO the 668b wipes the floor with the newer 240.

Really? Because the 668B was described by Tyll as having the same piercing treble but with boosted bass, which would make it a V shaped can. The 240s are on the warm side with extended and mostly flat response upwards past the bass except for a minor treble spike at 10 kHz.

post #898 of 1015
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Really? Because the 668B was described by Tyll as having the same piercing treble but with boosted bass, which would make it a V shaped can. The 240s are on the warm side with extended and mostly flat response upwards past the bass except for a minor treble spike at 10 kHz.

I prefer the clarity of the 668 over the newer 240.  The old school 240's were fantastic, the new ones are not even comparable.

 

  I was replying to the fact that you said they failed at trying to emulate the sound of the 240, they did not, they have more in common with a Dt990 witch also has a treble spike and enhanced bass.

post #899 of 1015
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I prefer the clarity of the 668 over the newer 240.  The old school 240's were fantastic, the new ones are not even comparable.

 

  I was replying to the fact that you said they failed at trying to emulate the sound of the 240, they did not, they have more in common with a Dt990 witch also has a treble spike and enhanced bass.

That's what I imagined, yeah. I'm more of a neutralist guy. I've heard the 990s and that was probably the most painful treble I've ever heard on a headphone to date lol couldn't stand it. Just personal taste

post #900 of 1015
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That's what I imagined, yeah. I'm more of a neutralist guy. I've heard the 990s and that was probably the most painful treble I've ever heard on a headphone to date lol couldn't stand it. Just personal taste
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To each his own, I also enjoy a warm signature, but we are talking about set of headphones that can be found for less the. 30 dollars. They are quite decent considering the price.
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