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post #16 of 23

someone told me:

 

"

 

Gaming (sound stage; imaging) & Bass? Ok.

 

Ultrasone HFI 2400

Beyer DT990 PRO"

post #17 of 23

i had originally said:

 

So I LOVE BASS and quality and vocal presence etc, if you want to understand my tastes, basically imagine the Triple Fi 10's clarity and amazing vocals, but with like 4 times it's bass >:) 

 

My music is really bass-heavy and I love bass, but i dislike 'phones like the xb500 because they just suck so much in sound quality compared to the TF10's. I sold my TF10's because of not enough bass, so yeah, hope you understand.

 

Also, which soundcard?? Asus essence? HT Claro? Should i look for one with an internal headphone amp?

 

Thanks again A LOOOOT :D

 

Type of music: (Trance)

 

http://www38.zippyshare.com/v/53428158/file.html @ 0:58!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

<3

 

 

 

^ Did you think they are good reccomendations?

 

 

post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by ineedmorebase View Post

someone told me:

 

"

 

Gaming (sound stage; imaging) & Bass? Ok.

 

Ultrasone HFI 2400

Beyer DT990 PRO"


"I just returned my Beats by Dre for the 2nd time after breaking. They were just a bit of a trend now any way. Coming from those to these was a huge difference in a good and bad way. The Beyerdynamic headphones are pretty bright. They are heavy on the highs. This isn't terrible, but I was hoping for a bit more bass. You can just EQ your set up to add some more bass, no big deal. They have a very open fit. Very comfortable.

 

"Cons: Light on the bass. A bit bulky. "

 

i want my bass!!! :'( do you think itl be good enough with sound card? or should i really get sound card and a zo >_<?

 

post #19 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by ineedmorebase View Post

i had originally said:

 

So I LOVE BASS and quality and vocal presence etc, if you want to understand my tastes, basically imagine the Triple Fi 10's clarity and amazing vocals, but with like 4 times it's bass >:) 

 

My music is really bass-heavy and I love bass, but i dislike 'phones like the xb500 because they just suck so much in sound quality compared to the TF10's. I sold my TF10's because of not enough bass, so yeah, hope you understand.

 

Also, which soundcard?? Asus essence? HT Claro? Should i look for one with an internal headphone amp?

 

Thanks again A LOOOOT :D

 

Type of music: (Trance)

 

http://www38.zippyshare.com/v/53428158/file.html @ 0:58!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

<3

 

 

 

^ Did you think they are good reccomendations?

 

 


Well I think you'll have to sacrifice on some end or else all bassheads would be all over that can give that crazy amount of bass without having an affect on the overall sound. You see the headphone drivers are rather small and it's just one driver that has to handle the whole range so it's all about balance. You want that +15dB boost in bass or whatever but when you hear that headphone which has it you think mids and highs sound too distant, there's no such headphone which has 15dB boost in bass but sounds fantasticly forward and detailed in mids and highs at the same time. The best way to get to your desired sound is to get as good equalizer as possible. The ZO will also help. First adjust the bass to the level you like then proceed to EQ the mids and highs up to the point you're satisfied with the clarity/presence of them.

 

This is a demo of the SmartVektor sound technology which ZO has:

 

 

You can get similar results by boosting the whole range on an EQ, you get more bass, you get more highs and mids too making it a very dynamic sound, I believe that's the kind of sound you're looking for. I like this too and using ZO + EQ to get to that kind of sound.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 11/30/11 at 1:38pm
post #20 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post


Well I think you'll have to sacrifice on some end or else all bassheads would be all over that can give that crazy amount of bass without having an affect on the overall sound. You see the headphone drivers are rather small and it's just one driver that has to handle the whole range so it's all about balance. You want that +15dB boost in bass or whatever but when you hear that headphone which has it you think mids and highs sound too distant, there's no such headphone which has 15dB boost in bass but sounds fantasticly forward and detailed in mids and highs at the same time. The best way to get to your desired sound is to get as good equalizer as possible. The ZO will also help. First adjust the bass to the level you like then proceed to EQ the mids and highs up to the point you're satisfied with the clarity/presence of them.

 

This is a demo of the SmartVektor sound technology which ZO has:

 

 

You can get similar results by boosting the whole range on an EQ, you get more bass, you get more highs and mids too making it a very dynamic sound, I believe that's the kind of sound you're looking for. I like this too and using ZO + EQ to get to that kind of sound.


What do I EQ with? other than bass bootser in ipod haha

 

post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by Arnotts View Post

The average gamer knows little to nothing about audio. Even the general hardcore PC enthusiast.

Don't be so harsh. If you go to gaming forums, a lot of the gamers refer to head-fi. Many use highly-regarded mid-fi headphones.

post #22 of 23

Jak007 a mind of your own is irreplaceable do not seek confirmation rely on your own that´s the only way you get experience. From experience you can judge not the other way around

 

 

evil_smiley.gif Wouldn't it be better to get your own idea about them. Just get your PMP (An Ipod could be a good choice) and fill it up with 320K songs and let your own ears decide if they worth the trip to the store or not. If people like Joker which is an excellent reviewer in the head-fi community were such a well-marketed-often-unappreciated product brand fanboy (sometimes snobbish as well) such as some of the guys that blindly post replies to your post implying to avoid even testing the Orca headphones, his excellent IEM review could shorten from more than 200 earphones to probably a 100. If everyone here were as narrow minded as people that rather not try anything with a recognizable name on top Velcro straps would not exist. Steer away from dumb people first and use your own brain, it's there for a reason and it is attached to your ears so they will be able to tell the differences in several styles of music you like and the way the headphones present them against the sony's you have that I tested myself and found too damn bassy for my taste..But that's my opinion and like everyone else's should be taken with a grain of salt.

 

Some people here give light and unsubstantial opinions like they were born with a luxman amp tied to their bellies and Stax headphones strapped to their ears if that was real they'd surely killed their mothers coming out of the womb. If their mothers are alive  at least after those guys were born then I think they'd  probably heard pretty horrid headphones when young and considered them to be great (I did) . And unless all headfiers are sons of musicians or sound engineers which is rather unlikely I believe testing to be better than simply trusting a name. Sennheisers for instance have dropped in quality the last 10 years and current AkG headphones are subpar when compared to older german-made models. So a brand could mean something if quality stays the same but it is not always the case. Brainwavz released great headphones and earphones for half the price of their direct competition and they kick ass (I fell in love with the B2 and HM5 ). Years ago I knew nothing about them but If I knew I would never have bought a Senny as a monitor headphone for I would have liked the HM5 much more than those . Other choices could have been a  Fostex, the Samson SR850 or a Superlux all good brands that you fail to mention for they aren´t fancy or germanized. They don´t sell expensive stuff but good affordable and highly proficient  products. Have you guys heard of the diminished return concept?

 

You just cannot condemn a brand to be forever and ever underwhelming or overwhelming. I haven't tested the Orcas but the guys that posted here also didn't. so I am  fired up to go test them and compare them to the Brainwavz HM3.

 

Come on guys you can do much better!!!

 

PS: I personally tested the hifiman RE0 and did not find it to be really impressive although Joker loves them and most people here rave about them.


Edited by egosumlux - 5/29/12 at 12:39am
post #23 of 23
Anything is better than the XB500s, especially for gaming. I'd get the Orcas. I heard they are actually fairly capable for the price.

Edit: just noticed this was a ressurected thread.

Never mind.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/29/12 at 1:52am
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