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post #706 of 879
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Originally Posted by Malevolent View Post

 

M50 has better bass than the PRO700MK2? That's a first.

 

The latter is a can bred purely for producing very good bass. The M50 is a generally good can with somewhat decent bass extension and quality. There is no way any basshead would choose the M50 over the PRO700MK2.. but then again, I'm speculating. :/

He's right, to an extent. Here's the basic runthrough of these headphones, bass-wise:

 

bass (stock)

m50>pros

 

bass (m50/dt250 pads)

m50=pros

 

bass (m50/dt250 pads w/ cotton, toilet paper, or whatever)

pros>m50

 

bass (mine)

pros>>m50

 

bass quality

pros>m50


Edited by Trae - 10/7/12 at 9:42am
post #707 of 879

Even at stock the MK2's produce way more bass.  I did a test with 4 friends on this subject just last week.  The only way I could ever see someone coming up with the idea that it is true is if they did not account for volume difference from the higher-impedance MK2's when playing from the same source.

post #708 of 879
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Originally Posted by Trae View Post

He's right, to an extent. Here's the basic runthrough of these headphones, bass-wise:

 

bass (stock)

m50>pros

 

bass (m50/dt250 pads)

m50=pros

 

bass (m50/dt250 pads w/ cotton, toilet paper, or whatever)

pros>m50

 

bass (mine)

pros>>m50

 

bass quality

pros>m50

 

At stock, the PRO700MK2s blow the M50s out of the water. Amping both cans will only serve to widen the gulf. Like MadDawg said, there's really no way anybody's going to think the M50s have more bass quantity than the PRO700MK2s.

post #709 of 879

Actually I have multiple people complaining to me that the Pro700s were lacking in bass. So much so that it was no longer an isolated opinion. Weird...

post #710 of 879
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Originally Posted by crinacle View Post

Actually I have multiple people complaining to me that the Pro700s were lacking in bass. So much so that it was no longer an isolated opinion. Weird...

 

The PRO700MK2 has a much less pronounced mid-bass hump than some masters of that realm, but its still an extremely punchy, well detailed can. Its quantity is certainly not lacking. It's definitely one of the cans that sound a whole lot better amped, and boy, it can take a lot of amping. :)

post #711 of 879
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Originally Posted by Malevolent View Post

At stock, the PRO700MK2s blow the M50s out of the water. Amping both cans will only serve to widen the gulf. Like MadDawg said, there's really no way anybody's going to think the M50s have more bass quantity than the PRO700MK2s.

Well, it seems we have a problem on our hands Malvolent biggrin.gif When I first bought the pros back sometime in February, I compared them to my M50s right away, and the m50s had noticeably more bass. I do have the bassier 1st gen/ blue box M50s, so that may be why mine equal the pros with m50/dt250 pads installed. Plus, they have DT250 earpads on them, but the bass quantity difference between the stock earpads and the DT250 isn't much. I would say a ~3% gain.
Edited by Trae - 10/8/12 at 9:26am
post #712 of 879

Hey Guys, 

Please check out my unboxing of the PRO700MKIIs and PRO700MK2ANV's :D

post #713 of 879
You have exactly the same comment as Headphone Review HQ, Hifiguy528 and the other guy who compared Pro700Mk2 to M50 in YouTube. They all said overall M50 is the best deal over Pro700Mk2 especially out of the box in terms of bass or even overall audio quality. I forgot who told me he said that to get the best bass out of Pro700Mk2 an amplifier is needed but I'm not an amplifier guy for now. I am still open to Pioneer HDJ 1500 because it belongs to the maximum limit of my budget and I like its serious DJ audio signature but I still need multiple reviews to read or see. If budget is not constricted, Pro700Mk2 would be nice. Also I am sure that the next version of Pioneer HDJ 2000 would be( a very strong possibility since HDJ 1500 is already out) nice preferably with a 2.5 or 3.5 headphone input.
post #714 of 879
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Originally Posted by Trae View Post


Well, it seems we have a problem on our hands Malvolent biggrin.gif When I first bought the pros back sometime in February, I compared them to my M50s right away, and the m50s had noticeably more bass. I do have the bassier 1st gen/ blue box M50s, so that may be why mine equal the pros with m50/dt250 pads installed. Plus, they have DT250 earpads on them, but the bass quantity difference between the stock earpads and the DT250 isn't much. I would say a ~3% gain.

 

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's due to your M50s being of the earlier, bassier batch. My M50 (white box) is quite bass anemic, quantity-wise. The detail is there, but coming from someone who is used to huge bass, it just seems lacking. The PRO700MK2 wasn't very bassy out of the box, either, but I have come to appreciate is ability to increase the bass levels without hint of distortion. Somehow, I wish I could get my hands on a bass-heavy M50. It seems to be quite a good basshead can.

 

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Originally Posted by chunky1x View Post

You have exactly the same comment as Headphone Review HQ, Hifiguy528 and the other guy who compared Pro700Mk2 to M50 in YouTube. They all said overall M50 is the best deal over Pro700Mk2 especially out of the box in terms of bass or even overall audio quality. I forgot who told me he said that to get the best bass out of Pro700Mk2 an amplifier is needed but I'm not an amplifier guy for now. I am still open to Pioneer HDJ 1500 because it belongs to the maximum limit of my budget and I like its serious DJ audio signature but I still need multiple reviews to read or see. If budget is not constricted, Pro700Mk2 would be nice. Also I am sure that the next version of Pioneer HDJ 2000 would be( a very strong possibility since HDJ 1500 is already out) nice preferably with a 2.5 or 3.5 headphone input.

 

Well, the HDJ-1000 lasted quite a while, so I'm pretty sure the 2000 will stick around for some time still. The latter are a slick can that is very good at handling a bass heavy track. In fact, I quite love my Pioneer headphones for their club-friendly sound.

post #715 of 879

The velour pads look like they were made from Prince's sweat pants.

post #716 of 879

Hey guys ! check out my Pro700MKII review with a picture comparison to the anniversary edition, I will post higher quality pictures when I get a new camera, my previous ones broke (the lens fell)

post #717 of 879

So. What is the general consensus for best ear pads for the Pro700MK2?

 

 

Also I will say this: The are possibly one of the most dynamic headphones I've ever heard. That being said, what I mean is, these cans get immensely better when you burn them in. Don't let first impressions fool you like they fooled me. I swear out of all the burn in headphones there are these must be way up on that list. When I first got them a week or so ago the bass was marginal, flat, poopy, unexciting if you will. NOW! I've put in about a good 150 hours of listening to them on all kinds of music and the bass really does punch you in the ear drum. I'm sure with newer/better pads it will sound better but give them some time to burn in. I'd say probably even 300 hours worth of listening and that bass will drop your pants.

 

I still wouldn't yet say these are two subwoofers, not at least until I switch these pads out and burn them in more, but they are very bass head friendly.

post #718 of 879
As I've said in another thread, I liked the PRO700mk2 at first, but after almost a year I got bored with them and gave them away. I kinda cringe when I see it recomended here. The Pioneer HDJ2000 sounds better if you want detail and bass, but it's more expensive because of it's features and metal body. The HDJ1500 is good also for a similar price the PRO700Mk2, but it should have come with the earpads on the HDJ2000. The earpads on the HDJ1500 cause it to lose bass with a poor seal.
Edited by PFULMTL - 10/21/12 at 7:45pm
post #719 of 879
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Originally Posted by PFULMTL View Post

As I've said in another thread, I liked the PRO700mk2 at first, but after almost a year I got bored with them and gave them away. I kinda cringe when I see it recomended here. The Pioneer HDJ2000 sounds better if you want detail and bass, but it's more expensive because of it's features and metal body. The HDJ1500 is good also for a similar price the PRO700Mk2, but it should have come with the earpads on the HDJ2000. The earpads on the HDJ1500 cause it to lose bass with a poor seal.

 

I agree that the HDJ-2000 is a better can for detail and clarity. It has a nice top end sparkle that is severely missing from the PRO700MK2. Still, by amping both, I feel the latter are a better basshead can for sheer quantity and impact. The Pioneers retain good quality throughout, but I get a better bass experience with the AT cans.

post #720 of 879
Hey trae who is the sound leakage with just the gel pads on
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