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Looking for cans to compliment Grado HF-2

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I've had my HF-2s for a while now, and they're still my favourite headphone. Smooth top end, amazing bass, mids are alive and fun.

 

I have K1000s, though I'm not sure I'm keeping them. Funding an amp is proving to be a challenge. However, I'm possibly looking for a set of cans that will compliment the HF-2s. I really want to love Sennheiser, but I've found them to be dark, and not fun at all. I want a can that's more reference quality, but still knows how to have fun. This will probably be for listening to female vocals.

 

I've gone through some Audio Technicas, and while I loved them, they didn't make me wanna boogie :)

 

Oh yes, I should also add that said cans will be amped by my DNA Sonett.

 

Thanks all.

post #2 of 11

The K-702/Q-701 works okay out of the DNA Sonett, the other option will be the HD-800, and both hps in away can replace the K-1000.

post #3 of 11

Heya,

 

Female vocals?

 

SRH940.

 

Very best,


Edited by MalVeauX - 9/7/11 at 6:30am
post #4 of 11

Gee I just posted a similar thread to find a companion for my RS1, will be watching your thread closely. 

Which Sennheiser are you refering to?

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

I only spent a short time with the HD800; I'd like to hear it again.

 

I enjoyed the detail of the 701s, but thought they were lacking in bass.

 

I've listened to the HD650s, and portable 238. I found them to be dark and boring.

 

I read your review of the Shure 940 MalVeauX; it's really piqued my interest! I may have to look into it.

post #6 of 11

Check out SLaRe's comment in the HF2 review comparison thread. I have a pair of T50's now as well, and I concur with SLaRe. The T50 makes a very good complimentary headphone to the HF2.

post #7 of 11

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Originally Posted by KneelJung View Post

Check out SLaRe's comment in the HF2 review comparison thread. I have a pair of T50's now as well, and I concur with SLaRe. The T50 makes a very good complimentary headphone to the HF2.



Yes, for me the T50RP is a perfect partner for the HF-2. The Fostex is a totally different beast than the Grado, and each one has characteristics that the other doesn´t. Now I will add a third member, most probably a Sony MDR-ZX700, Sony MDR-Z1000, Shure SRH-940 or Shure SRH-840.

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

So I've started reading about this Fostex can...I plead ignorance, as I've never even heard of Fostex!

 

I see these are difficult to drive. I really don't want to have to buy another amp. I wonder how it would do with my Sonett.

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Originally Posted by punkaroo View Post

So I've started reading about this Fostex can...I plead ignorance, as I've never even heard of Fostex!

 

I see these are difficult to drive. I really don't want to have to buy another amp. I wonder how it would do with my Sonett.



My Audio GD Sparrow drives mine just fine. I had expressed a similar thought to someone that's going to be loaning me his LCD's soon, and he sent me this thread, Amp A / B comparisons.

 

I think the bigger problem you may have right now is getting your hands on a T50. The last few pages  of the T50 thread have been discussing this, as well as some thoughts from LFF (starting at 2243), who just got a pair. The most amazing thing about the T50 is it's only $74. One of the other issues with the T50 is it's not necessarilly plug and play. It sounds good stock, but it sounds a lot better after some modification, which for the most part are extremely easy to perform.

 

post #10 of 11
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I can get the T50 for less than $100 Canadian online :)

 

My curiosity is piqued! I'll have to do more research.

post #11 of 11
You're gonna love them. I drive them with the headphone output of my Phonic Helixboard 12 MkII without trouble.
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