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post #136 of 309

so do you guys still think that i should exchange them ?!? confused_face.gif.

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so do you guys still think that i should exchange them ?!? confused_face.gif .

YES!
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post #138 of 309

Just received my new Spirit One today, and my initial experience is positive. Clear, warm sounding phones with nice bass impact where it should be, and very decent isolation. For someone with a larger head, like myself, they are quite tight on the head (well, they probably should be for the sake of isolation), and the clamping force makes them a bit uncomfortable for lodger listening sessions. As I plan to use this one as one of my phones on the go, it doesen´t worry me too much, but it´s worth mentioning. Too bad the headband can't be extended just a bit more. Also I like the looks of them, and the build quality seems sturdy enough. That they come with a storing case is also practical when traveling with them.

 

In short, very positive first impression, so now I´m just curious how my large head will feel after some usage.

post #139 of 309

just the other day i have got an exchange model from Focal, though it was no better than the first headset. this one was hissing/scrattling aswell mad.gif...

 

personally i really liked the sound of the Focal Spirit ONE, but i just dont want to wrestle with returns and repairs any more, so i am returning yet again frown.gif...

 

so i actually wanted to ask you guys, if you have any alternatives to the Focal Spirit ONE? it will have to be closed back design, and circumaural wink_face.gif.

 

 

Thanks in advance bigsmile_face.gif.

post #140 of 309
Beyer DT-770 80 Ohms?
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post #141 of 309

Yo,

 

I think it's it's a good alternative. It performs well without an amp as well!

 

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Beyer DT-770 80 Ohms?
post #142 of 309

im sorry to say, but i really dont like the looks of "beyer" headphones... i have forgot too mention, that they have to be portable, and i would like them to be foldable/collapsable wink_face.gif.

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im sorry to say, but i really dont like the looks of "beyer" headphones... i have forgot too mention, that they have to be portable, and i would like them to be foldable/collapsable wink_face.gif.


on ear or over ear?

post #144 of 309

they would have to be over-ear ! biggrin.gif.
 

post #145 of 309

dont know if i have wrote this before, but here goes: they would have to be over-ear smile.gif.

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just the other day i have got an exchange model from Focal, though it was no better than the first headset. this one was hissing/scrattling aswell mad.gif...

 

 

 

Troll...

post #147 of 309

@ dauder2 - Try the Philips Fidelio L1.  It's semi-closed but sure sounds good to me.  Odd that you've gone through two pairs with that problem.  What other headphones do you own and what's your source gear and files?

 

I find the Focal's to sound wonderful.  I detect no hissing, etc.  The bass has such good impact without it being over pronounced like the L1 can at times.  

post #148 of 309
I like to try the L1, but it's apple only so I can't get a good price on one.
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I like to try the L1, but it's apple only so I can't get a good price on one.

Exactly.  I got sick of waiting for amazon or anyone else to carry them, so I ended up ordering them from Apple.

post #150 of 309

My corporate discount brings it to $288, but the 9.75% sales tax killed my discount so I am gonna wait to get it.  Maybe I can get a deal somehow in the future.  I just hate paying retail and sales tax on top of that.

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