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post #316 of 458

Am really keen on the WS55. Can anyone give any comment on how these babies stack up against the CAL!'s, the v-Jays, or the SRH-440's?

And also if there are any sonic differences between this and the WS55i's?

Thanks heaps guys

post #317 of 458
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I own the CALs and the SRH440s. The SRH440s are very smooth balanced headphones but bass end is neutral at best. The Cals have flabby bass. Anything with authority and you are hearing flabb. I would get a WS55 over them any day.. The SRH440s are very nice cans. If you want something a bit different the SRH440s have about the smoothest sound for closed cans I have heard in the price range but the bass end is just ok. Nothing like the bass end that is on the WS55s. If you get the CKS77 and want something a bit different the SRH440 gets the nod from me. As the WS55 will sound very similar to the CKS77.

 

The WS55 are very close to the sound that is on the CKS77. If you want the headphone version of the CKS77 these WS55 are awesome.

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

I own the CALs and the SRH440s. The SRH440s are very smooth balanced headphones but bass end is neutral at best. The Cals have flabby bass. Anything with authority and you are hearing flabb. I would get a WS55 over them any day.. The SRH440s are very nice cans. If you want something a bit different the SRH440s have about the smoothest sound for closed cans I have heard in the price range but the bass end is just ok. Nothing like the bass end that is on the WS55s. If you get the CKS77 and want something a bit different the SRH440 gets the nod from me. As the WS55 will sound very similar to the CKS77.

 

The WS55 are very close to the sound that is on the CKS77. If you want the headphone version of the CKS77 these WS55 are awesome.

 

Well I am in the market for a new in-ear and on-ear, and I think the combo of the CKS77 and WS55 will suit me. I'm looking for great accurate punchy bass which doesn't drown out anthing else. I'm also really  looking for mids that aren't recessed. I need them to sound great with rock primarily and also lots of pop and electronic stuff. These both sound like they will do the job from what I have read. Would you recommend these whole-heartedly based on what I'm looking for?

post #319 of 458
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Yes. Your gonna love how these sound. ATs bass control is too kick ass for words.. Both are very versatile and will do your music perfectly for you. If you want a 2nd opinion on these WS55s. Look up Steve Gutenburgs review on Cnet of these WS55..

 

He loved these just as much as I do. Now these are more of a bigger portable and not a full size but they throw out a full sized sound that is for sure.. Happy listening and let me know how they worked out for you.

 

I can't think of a better 1 n 2 combo.


Edited by Dsnuts - 4/24/12 at 7:38pm
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Yes. Your gonna love how these sound. ATs bass control is too kick ass for words.. Both are very versatile and will do your music perfectly for you. If you want a 2nd opinion on these WS55s. Look up Steve Gutenburgs review on Cnet of these WS55..

 

He loved these just as much as I do. Now these are more of a bigger portable and not a full size but they throw out a full sized sound that is for sure.. Happy listening and let me know how they worked out for you.

 

I can't think of a better 1 n 2 combo.

You are a lifesaver!

 

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Well I am in the market for a new in-ear and on-ear, and I think the combo of the CKS77 and WS55 will suit me. I'm looking for great accurate punchy bass which doesn't drown out anthing else. I'm also really  looking for mids that aren't recessed. I need them to sound great with rock primarily and also lots of pop and electronic stuff. These both sound like they will do the job from what I have read. Would you recommend these whole-heartedly based on what I'm looking for?

 

What I highlighted above describes the WS55 perfectly, as far as I am concerned.L3000.gif

post #322 of 458

Anyone got the ws55i? Are they any different? Should be the same but I saw a reviewing website say they sorted out the "problems" that were present in the standard ws55.

 

Also I know I asked this ages ago but I can't remember if it was answered but what would be the fullsize version of the WS55? I can't believe AT haven't utilized the Double Air chamber into a full sized headphone yet. I'll probably get a few answers saying the Pro700Mk2, but those apparently have really recessed mids. The WS55's I tried didn't seem like the mids were recessed at all.

 

I've got the AD900's atm but they completely lack any sort of kick. Gonna try and get a hold of the A900x

post #323 of 458
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The A900X uses Double air dampening and the bass while not basshead levels is very solid on these.  The A900X added more bass to the older A900. And I am guessing much more bass from the AD900.

 

A full sized version would be nice but these A900X is about the closest much more refined over the WS55 however. The good news is they can be bought for around $230 now a days. Much cheaper than when I bought mine.

 

I am gonna guess that these sound better than the Pro700Mk2s. But these are more portable about the same size as the WS55. thumbnailer.jpgPro500Mk2.


Edited by Dsnuts - 4/29/12 at 4:10pm
post #324 of 458

$230 is super cheap, but here in England we are getting it at the ridiculously high price of $504!! The price inflation is seriously annoying. Are there any sites that export to the UK? Or any Head-fi members that are willing to help a fellow fi'er out wink.gif

 

I'm going to give the WS55's another audition since it's been a while. The bass on it is very unique and special. Sound is different to anything else I've heard and has that Kick I'm looking for.

post #325 of 458

Come to think of it DSnuts, don't you own a headphone shop?

post #326 of 458
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I own a cellphone shop and sell a few headphones as an accessory but is not a main thing I sell. I mostly sell cheaper stuff . People around here have no idea about good sounding stuff. The cheaper the better around here. Lol!. Hmm. You know you should look up ebay, I got mine from Audiocubes straight out of Japan..

http://www.audiocubes.com/product_info.php?cPath=23_36&products_id=3047

 

I don't know if your into earphones but the CKS77 would surprise you..A more refined version of the WS55 sound.


Edited by Dsnuts - 4/29/12 at 5:57pm
post #327 of 458

Oh, that's too bad. Where did you see the A900x for $230? I'm enjoying my IEM's atm, but whenever they break I'm definitely going to upgrade to an AT. They might release an update by then, but if not then the cks77 will surely be on my list.

post #328 of 458
Thanks for reviewing these. I wasn't even aware of these. I'm gonna order today. I've always wanted a closed portable with sounds at least as good as M50. All this AND better mids for under $100? This is a no brainer.

My fav portable now is the open Sennheiser HD238. I have both regular and iPhone versions. My regular ones are brighter and airier whereas my iPhone version is less bright and more warm I bought my iPhone versions 2 years later and I've listened to them for weeks now but the differences are still there. I have no idea why. I'm suspecting the iPod controls add more resistance. Now this may not be the case here but I am curious.
post #329 of 458

Damn i wish i would bought the red one i thought it was more like pink then deep red but now that it is deep red i do want them sooo much but got the black one already so too bad 

  And the more you listen the more you like them,so enjoyable these ws55....


Edited by dailysmoker - 4/30/12 at 2:22pm
post #330 of 458
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Thanks for reviewing these. I wasn't even aware of these. I'm gonna order today. I've always wanted a closed portable with sounds at least as good as M50. All this AND better mids for under $100? This is a no brainer.
My fav portable now is the open Sennheiser HD238. I have both regular and iPhone versions. My regular ones are brighter and airier whereas my iPhone version is less bright and more warm I bought my iPhone versions 2 years later and I've listened to them for weeks now but the differences are still there. I have no idea why. I'm suspecting the iPod controls add more resistance. Now this may not be the case here but I am curious.

 

I also own the HD238s. great little open portable from Sennheiser.. I think you will like these WS55s. These have a better balance over the M50 actually and the highs aren't as exaggerated and the mid are more present. Look forward to your impressions of them. Happy listening.

 

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Damn i wish i would bought the red one i thought it was more like pink then deep red but now that it is deep red i do want them sooo much but got the black one already so too bad 

  And the more you listen the more you like them,so enjoyable these ws55....

 

Agreed. That happen to me too. The more I listened to them the more they grew on me.. That guy that was dogging on these for his first post. Lol! What a goon. I bet he has never heard a proper headphone in his life. Lol!

 

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