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post #616 of 879
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Originally Posted by sneaglebob View Post

Is that your line when it comes to bass? "Diarrhea inducing"?  How do these compare to the pro 900?


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post #617 of 879

i have a few questions about these headphones,

a. would the pads from the sony xb700 fit on these. they have similar driver sizes, and both headphones have circular earpads.

b. could you use the beats pro cord in these, my friend gave me his red cord, the extra color might be nice

post #618 of 879

a: yes, but one person has said that they sound the same as the m50 pads.

b: no, the beats headphones have a notch in the part you put into the headphone which allows it to lock in the headphone. The pros have a screw mechanism so you screw the cable into the headphone.
 

post #619 of 879
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Originally Posted by Malevolent View Post

 

There's no contest. The bass on the M50 will sound anemic compared to the PRO700MK2, even with the stock pads on for the latter.

 

hehe just got the anv one today hehe and i think  the pro700mkii bass doesn't make the m50 sound anemic o0(even though probably most people would say it does), it's weird cause i've heard a lot of mixed things about the Pro700mkII bass. and honestly I expected it to be a lot more bass heavy coming straight from my galaxy s3 international and even from my receiver; however, when I paired it up with the Zo2.............well let's just say I could really feel the bass down my neck as Trae has said before ^^

post #620 of 879
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Originally Posted by WakiDabeast View Post

 

hehe just got the anv one today hehe and i think  the pro700mkii bass doesn't make the m50 sound anemic o0(even though probably most people would say it does), it's weird cause i've heard a lot of mixed things about the Pro700mkII bass. and honestly I expected it to be a lot more bass heavy coming straight from my galaxy s3 international and even from my receiver; however, when I paired it up with the Zo2.............well let's just say I could really feel the bass down my neck as Trae has said before ^^

 

That's odd. Are you using the stock earpads? Putting on the M50s pads, or even better, the DT250 pads, with cotton under either of them significantly increases the bass quantity as well as comfort.

 

Since I've changed from my E17 to a halfway broken receiver (hdmi board broke, but everything else is fine), I can't look back. With the new-ish receiver I have, I finally have the control that was missing from the E17. Bass quantity-wise, I would say that the E17 is all that is needed to "max" out these headphones. Better amplifiers will only increase the control, resolution, and loudness of the sound, or make the experience more transparent. These headphones (all headphones) definitely benefit from a good source and amp. I just put them in the realtek audio jack on my computer and I had to put them back in my receiver to keep my ears from crying triportsad.gif

 

When I had the DT250 earpads (without cotton) on my Pros, my old M50s rivaled them in the bass department (in fact, it had more bass quantity, but it was very loose and unfocused compared to my pros). Put cotton underneath them, and the bass quantity increases. Put Beyerdynamic Gel earpads on them, and the bass increases again. Put cotton underneath the gel earpads and the bass increases yet again. As you can see, these headphones are VERY dependent on what earpads you use.

 

cotton+gel>>cotton+dt250>cotton+m50>dt250>m50


Edited by Trae - 7/13/12 at 9:17pm
post #621 of 879
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Originally Posted by Trae View Post

 

That's odd. Are you using the stock earpads? Putting on the M50s pads, or even better, the DT250 pads, with cotton under either of them significantly increases the bass quantity as well as comfort.

 

Since I've changed from my E17 to a halfway broken receiver (hdmi board broke, but everything else is fine), I can't look back. With the new-ish receiver I have, I finally have the control that was missing from the E17. Bass quantity-wise, I would say that the E17 is all that is needed to "max" out these headphones. Better amplifiers will only increase the control, resolution, and loudness of the sound, or make the experience more transparent. These headphones (all headphones) definitely benefit from a good source and amp. I just put them in the realtek audio jack on my computer and I had to put them back in my receiver to keep my ears from crying triportsad.gif

 

When I had the DT250 earpads (without cotton) on my Pros, my old M50s rivaled them in the bass department (in fact, it had more bass quantity, but it was very loose and unfocused compared to my pros). Put cotton underneath them, and the bass quantity increases. Put Beyerdynamic Gel earpads on them, and the bass increases again. Put cotton underneath the gel earpads and the bass increases yet again. As you can see, these headphones are VERY dependent on what earpads you use.

 

cotton+gel>>cotton+dt250>cotton+m50>dt250>m50

hmm this is very interesting, I gotta try this out, cause so far straight out of my iphone and computer and gs3 with cotton under the stock pads I'm getting not much more bass than the m50, like you said a lot more concentrated. I personally love it, but I'm going to try out you're techniques for more bass unamped ^^. With the ZO this really brings it home ^^

post #622 of 879
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

If anyone is interested, I'd like to share my meticulously created EQ for the original PRO700mk2.

PRO700mk2 EQ.png

 

This EQ addresses what I felt were notable flaws with the headphone: This decreases both the bloat and the warmth of the bass while increasing its impact and leaving most of the rumble intact. In addition, it removes quite a lot of the pointed sharpness and harshness in the highs , and puts the highs at about the same level as the mids, one step below the bass, without causing much of a veil in the sound.

 

The Electri-Q file can be found here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21715082/PRO700mk2%20Electronic.zip

Someone else give this a spin and tell me what you think.

 

Thanks. This setup is noticeable.

post #623 of 879

Boy, do these headphones clamp! Ouch, will try the gel pads + cotton for better comfort and sonics. Does it ever need it.

post #624 of 879
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Originally Posted by lmswjm View Post

Boy, do these headphones clamp! Ouch, will try the gel pads + cotton for better comfort and sonics. Does it ever need it.


Good luck finding them. They don't make them anymore, but you may get lucky and pick them up in the FS/FT forums (I need to get myself another pair too smile.gif). Plus, the headband is made out aluminum inside. What I did to mine was bend them so the headband is pretty much flat, let it relax, and do it again a couple more times. The clamping force is much more tolerable afterwards.

post #625 of 879

I guess my main question is should i pick the Pro700 over the M50

 

keep in mind i will be adding some XB700 pads to the Pro700

 

so which should i get, it really seems back and forth. I love bass, and the build quality on the Pro700 seems impeckable.  but at the same time, i dont want to only hear bass, i want the m mids and highs to be well expressed aswell.

 

which should i get

post #626 of 879
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Originally Posted by Build It Man View Post

I guess my main question is should i pick the Pro700 over the M50

 

keep in mind i will be adding some XB700 pads to the Pro700

 

so which should i get, it really seems back and forth. I love bass, and the build quality on the Pro700 seems impeckable.  but at the same time, i dont want to only hear bass, i want the m mids and highs to be well expressed aswell.

 

which should i get

i think the deciding factor shouldn't be the bass, but instead the sound signature. The Pro700 is a lot more forward in just about any part of the spectrum. The bass included, granted I seem to not being the bass people are talking about, and I know several other people with the same issue, but the biggest difference seems to be the forwardness of everything. 

post #627 of 879

then i think i willl probably get the pro700 then

post #628 of 879

how'd did u manage to import the settings without crashing electri q? i cant do anything on this without it crashing, help? :(

 

 

 

or could you or the original creater put up the numbers so i can input them manually? i really want to give this a try

post #629 of 879

What are the pads of choice if the gels aren't available? I didn't like the velour DT250's. What's up with XB700's? Thanks

post #630 of 879
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Originally Posted by lmswjm View Post

What are the pads of choice if the gels aren't available? I didn't like the velour DT250's. What's up with XB700's? Thanks

 

 

 

the XB700 pads are from sony's MDR-XB700 headphone. They are insanely comortable, and are supposed to bring better sonics. Like the Pro700 the XB700 have a circiular earcup, and both have a similar driver size. This allows for a cleaner easier installation. The ath M50, and DT250 pads are more oval, and thus require more work to get a proper fit.

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