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I don't think so.. I just had another headfier that bought one of the WS55i. .He plans on using it with his iphone..The only thing the i will do for you is the integrated mic and music controls. I have never heard that feature actually making the sounds different if they do than that would make some people very angry if you think about it...I think that guy will chime in here soon after he burns his new WS55i in with his impressions of em. He was impressed I will tell you that much.. I listen to mine every day..If you have an iphone or an ipod...I know it cost a bit more to have a mic and controls on your chord but I am willing to bet you these cans will be hard to top on one.. I say go for it if you want some phone controls..With your sub woofer bass.


I will go for the standard WS55 as it is more readily available and is present in red. I'm supposing it requires minimum burn-in and an amp would be mostly superfluous right?

 

post #32 of 458
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Amps are great for giving you more volume and bass...Which some cans absolutely need.  These 2 things are ample in the WS55.  A bit o EQ and the bass blows up and that makes these one of the funnest cans I own.  No need for an extra box on top of your mp3.. Just enjoy.  Chime in once you get yours.. I think these will become truly popular here at headfi..

 

Hmm Burn in for these I would go solid 100.. A weeks worth of burn and the drivers should set nicely. . They sound better and better as you do this.


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/29/11 at 1:52pm
post #33 of 458

ws50 vs ws55?

post #34 of 458
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Originally Posted by WakiDabeast View Post

ws50 vs ws55?



In general the WS50 got mediocre reviews while the WS55 was fairly positive. I haven't seen any comparison reviews.

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for many of their models released earlier in the past decade and now discontinued, the extra 5 or 05 at the end is a cosmetic/construction update (i.e. beefier L-jack cable on lower models, plasticky/shiny bling design replaced with more conservative styling).

 

Also, the new packaging they're using now for their portables is pretty nice. The black box on the es7 was super crappy for a 18900 Yen can.

 

 


 

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ws50 vs ws55?



 

post #36 of 458
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Amps are great for giving you more volume and bass...Which some cans absolutely need.  These 2 things are ample in the WS55.  A bit o EQ and the bass blows up and that makes these one of the funnest cans I own.  No need for an extra box on top of your mp3.. Just enjoy.  Chime in once you get yours.. I think these will become truly popular here at headfi..

 

Hmm Burn in for these I would go solid 100.. A weeks worth of burn and the drivers should set nicely. . They sound better and better as you do this.

So I've had mine for a little under a week and so far they've gotten about 60 hours of burn-in. So far, I can say they have been absolutely awesome. It is as you described. Songs without heavy bass sound natural and light but on the heavier tracks in my collection, the bass comes alive and in full force without damaging higher up frequencies. I'll post a picture of them on my head soon, but I can say the red is absolutely sexy. Compared with my mom's T50ps, I can say the latter certainly has the edge on build quality, but needs a lot of EQ to get the sound the way I like it. Not to mention the 300 Euro price tag :p I got mine for $80 from Beach Audio then paid another $40 for shipping, handling and taxes through Aramex.
 

 

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So I've had mine for a little under a week and so far they've gotten about 60 hours of burn-in. So far, I can say they have been absolutely awesome. It is as you described. Songs without heavy bass sound natural and light but on the heavier tracks in my collection, the bass comes alive and in full force without damaging higher up frequencies. I'll post a picture of them on my head soon, but I can say the red is absolutely sexy. Compared with my mom's T50ps, I can say the latter certainly has the edge on build quality, but needs a lot of EQ to get the sound the way I like it. Not to mention the 300 Euro price tag :p I got mine for $80 from Beach Audio then paid another $40 for shipping, handling and taxes through Aramex.
 

 


Nice.. It is interesting to me that these WS55s have been largely ignored here at headfi.. But for those that bought them..What not to like. They are one of the more refined and worthy portables in my collection.. It makes me smile to know I helped you get those.. Helping others figure out what their needs are in a headphone is a good feeling for me. You enjoy those headphones.. Let others hear them and get jealous..It is awesome to know you got your monies worth.

post #38 of 458

I've been thinking of getting the HDJ-500 and modding them similar to how I did my HDJ-2000... but no stores here have it. Hmm.

post #39 of 458
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I've been thinking of getting the HDJ-500 and modding them similar to how I did my HDJ-2000... but no stores here have it. Hmm.



I have great love for my HDJ-500 still my club king.  It surprises me that these aren't more popular. Armaegis and all others you all need to try these Panasonics

 

All bass heads will appreciate the Panasonics HTF600-S.. I am gonna say it here on this thread as well as all my others.. The Panasonic HTF600s are astonishing.  You guys all owe it to yourselves to try these.. I say hurry n get one before they bump up the price to $60.. Do it.. That is an order soldier! 

post #40 of 458

This is definitely the first review where sound is compared to a girl's teeth. Great writing.

post #41 of 458
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This is definitely the first review where sound is compared to a girl's teeth. Great writing.



Hope I didn't offend anyone with that..It was mentioned to prove a point..

post #42 of 458

Haha don't worry, if there's something I have no love for is politically correct stuff. You got your point across AND you made me laugh. I'd say that makes it a pretty good review.

post #43 of 458
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Well thanks.. I try different stuff on my reads..Boring reads are just that boring..I have a huge soft spot for headphones that get no representation around these woods..So I like to tell others about the not so common headphones, that people should not miss on..Makes my reads a little different and hopefully to the like of others that may be influenced by them. Hey Lizardking1. I know you was on the v-moda review thread..You know what is shocking. And I will tell you here because you are on my thread.. Out of all the headphones that I have been reviewing and showing this community this might surprise you..

 

The V-moda V-80 is a great headphone and can easily hang with the other mid fi headphones we have here that are considered the norm. The HD25s and the like.. My $30 Panasonics to me sound more musical to my ears there for better.. I think the M-80/ v-80s are more leaning toward critical listening for me but for sheer Bassy fun I have nothing now that beats my Panasonics. .. Call me nuts.. but it is true..I did several head to head comparisons against the Panasonic HTF600-S.. I wish the bass on the V-modas were like the Panasonics.. Crazy I know.. I will not go anywhere near the V-moda thread with this craziness but you heard it from me here.. IT is absolutely crazy to think that I now prefer a $30 budget can over a very balanced high tech V-80.... I am going off the deep end and am completely nuts because of the Panasonics and apparently Malveaux is the same way. .Amazing..

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Lol that's not crazy. It's a huge debate people have over critical listening vs. fun listening. I myself love the sort of equipment used in critical, but most of the time I miss the bass impact that's present in fun listening. I will never say my SRH750 sound as analytical as the K701, they don't reveal the sound as much. But they are more fun sometimes, and there's really no right or wrong here: sometimes you want one, sometimes you want the other, but that doesn't make one better than the other =) especially with some genres where colored signatures are appreciated.

post #45 of 458

hmm these sound like they're just what i'm looking for! any chance of seeing those pics of the headphones on your head VariableScope? :)

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