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post #931 of 975
Ive already taken the felt from in front of drivers out. Slightly more controlled bass and less recessed mid. Now to put some damping in the cups
post #932 of 975

@Koolpep

 

Interesting there is the treble filter. But I don't want to get too hyped. For me HD681 has right amount of bass. I would like hear how is the treble compared to HD681. 

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Hey guys, just want to butt in here. I just got my 2nd pair of Luxes. The ever so elusive (at least where I come from) HD 662. My previous pair of cans are the 681 Evo which are using Velour pads. I got the 662 cause it is closed and is known for it's bass. For now though, it really sounds like the open 681 Evo have a lot more bass than the closed 662. Not sure if burn in might have something to do with it. Right now the highs on the 662 really causes a lot of fatigue. Again it might be the burn in or maybe the velour pads on the 681 vs leather on 662. I'm running them both on a Fiio E10 with bass boost and 681 evo wins in the bass category.

 

I don't want to get into sound stage or "clarity" since one is closed and the other is open, but looking (listening?) at just the bass alone which the closed cans should win at disappoints me.

 

Any ideas why 662 bass seems lacking compared to 681 evo?

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Hey guys, just want to butt in here. I just got my 2nd pair of Luxes. The ever so elusive (at least where I come from) HD 662. My previous pair of cans are the 681 Evo which are using Velour pads. I got the 662 cause it is closed and is known for it's bass. For now though, it really sounds like the open 681 Evo have a lot more bass than the closed 662. Not sure if burn in might have something to do with it. Right now the highs on the 662 really causes a lot of fatigue. Again it might be the burn in or maybe the velour pads on the 681 vs leather on 662. I'm running them both on a Fiio E10 with bass boost and 681 evo wins in the bass category.

 

I don't want to get into sound stage or "clarity" since one is closed and the other is open, but looking (listening?) at just the bass alone which the closed cans should win at disappoints me.

 

Any ideas why 662 bass seems lacking compared to 681 evo?

Maybe because it's not the 668B.

post #935 of 975
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Originally Posted by Charliemotta View Post
 

Maybe because it's not the 668B.

 

Tried the 668B, those are probably the least bass-heavy luxes among the ones I've tried. They are the clearest though so I imagine classical and instrumentals would sound awesome with them.

post #936 of 975
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Tried the 668B, those are probably the least bass-heavy luxes among the ones I've tried. They are the clearest though so I imagine classical and instrumentals would sound awesome with them.

I was wondering if you ever tried burning in the 668B's?  So iyo which is the bass heaviest? 

post #937 of 975
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I was wondering if you ever tried burning in the 668B's?  So iyo which is the bass heaviest? 

 

668B's aren't bass heavy at all. For now it seems like the 681 Evos are the most bass heavy. But like I said it could be because the 662's need time to burn in. Also the velour on the 681 vs the pleather on the 662's. I'll be using the 662's for a couple of days and see if there is a difference. For now the 681 Evos really sound far better in all aspects except noise isolation due to it being open.

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668B's aren't bass heavy at all. For now it seems like the 681 Evos are the most bass heavy. But like I said it could be because the 662's need time to burn in. Also the velour on the 681 vs the pleather on the 662's. I'll be using the 662's for a couple of days and see if there is a difference. For now the 681 Evos really sound far better in all aspects except noise isolation due to it being open.

Thanks, now I have to get them. The 668B is good for most types of music but not everything...

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668Bs are great. I don't think there are many head phones out there that can match the "neutrality" of the 668Bs. Due to being neutral though, I find them pretty boring. I like good high's and low's more than a more neutral tone. It's just a personal preference though.

 

Now I need to get a decent DAC/Amp for my 662s. Still leaning on Fiio because I don't have the cash for much else. :)

post #940 of 975

I am going to pick HD662F or B from thomann. Which has better bass response? I readed F model has anemic bass.. So can it be? Superlux claims it have similar sound curve to SHR440 and B model has similar to SHR840. I already own HD681 and it has natural and deep punchy bass. Little restrained low frequencies. 

 

post #941 of 975
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Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post
 

668Bs are great. I don't think there are many head phones out there that can match the "neutrality" of the 668Bs. Due to being neutral though, I find them pretty boring. I like good high's and low's more than a more neutral tone. It's just a personal preference though.

 

Now I need to get a decent DAC/Amp for my 662s. Still leaning on Fiio because I don't have the cash for much else. :)

There is the Topping NX1 that a friend descibes it better than his Filo 11.  You can pick one up for under $40

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There is the Topping NX1 that a friend descibes it better than his Filo 11.  You can pick one up for under $40
looks interesting... Although I already have an e11. Besides, according to third party measurements, the e11 puts out 13 more mw into 32 ohms... 113mW. Far less than what FiiO stated, but a little more than NX1... Still... 100 hour battery life looks interesting... Wish I would have gotten the e12 or O2 instead of the e11 though. I asked for it on my birthday back before I knew about audio because I heard it made headphones louder, and got it... Here I am. And I could have asked for an E12, E17 or O2 instead, but since I only knew about the e11 I got that... frown.gif but anyways, how are these? http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003GU16J0/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1404308722&sr=8-1&pi=SL75 the topping NX1 looks like a plausible alternative to FiiO if not better.
Edited by DisCHORDDubstep - 7/2/14 at 6:52am
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looks interesting... Although I already have an e11. Besides, according to third party measurements, the e11 puts out 13 more mw into 32 ohms... 113mW. Far less than what FiiO stated, but a little more than NX1... Still... 100 hour battery life looks interesting... Wish I would have gotten the e12 or O2 instead of the e11 though. I asked for it on my birthday back before I knew about audio because I heard it made headphones louder, and got it... Here I am. And I could have asked for an E12, E17 or O2 instead, but since I only knew about the e11 I got that... frown.gif but anyways, how are these? http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003GU16J0/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1404308722&sr=8-1&pi=SL75 the topping NX1 looks like a plausible alternative to FiiO if not better

When I go to the link it's for HD669... I have the 668B and am happy with them although I am curious now about the 681 Evos.

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Originally Posted by Charliemotta View Post

When I go to the link it's for HD669... I have the 668B and am happy with them although I am curious now about the 681 Evos.
yeah, I was asking how the hd669's are... Sorry for any confusion with my talk about amps.
post #945 of 975
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

looks interesting... Although I already have an e11. Besides, according to third party measurements, the e11 puts out 13 more mw into 32 ohms... 113mW. Far less than what FiiO stated, but a little more than NX1... Still... 100 hour battery life looks interesting... Wish I would have gotten the e12 or O2 instead of the e11 though. I asked for it on my birthday back before I knew about audio because I heard it made headphones louder, and got it... Here I am. And I could have asked for an E12, E17 or O2 instead, but since I only knew about the e11 I got that... frown.gif but anyways, how are these? http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003GU16J0/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1404308722&sr=8-1&pi=SL75 the topping NX1 looks like a plausible alternative to FiiO if not better.

I did an AB comparison with the NX1 and the E11 and the NX1 is much better in every aspect. Even if on paper the E11 is more powerful, the NX1 is louder and keeps its power all through the volume ranges. The E11 has a dark signature and bloated bass, the NX1 is flat, transparent and has more controlled bass. NX1 has a wider and deeper sound stage and a much higher high frequency extension. Go check out the reviews in the Topping NX1 thread.
Edited by DJScope - 7/2/14 at 2:19pm
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