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** Update (With Velours On) **

 

Loving these even more after more time with them.  These have now officially taken over as my favorite headphone for gaming.  I prefer them to my Samson SR850s due to the weight they add to gun sounds and explosions.  It's the perfect mix between my 850s and Beats by Dre Studios when it comes to gaming.  The 850s have an amazing clarity and excellent sound stage.  However, the somewhat high treble on these cause some of the gun sounds to be a little too weak and high pitched in some games.  Despite the hate for the Beats on these forums, I actually found them pretty good for single player gaming.  They add the impact of explosions and gunfire better than any headphones I've tried.  What hurts them is you lose some of the detail during intense moments in game due to the emphasized bass.  For example, during intense fire fights you may not hear your bullet casings hitting the ground, or hear what your fellow soldiers are yelling, or hear every detail of your gun reloading.  Call me crazy, but this adds to the immersion in games for me.

 

What the HTF600s do is give me all of the clarity and detail in the game, while adding just enough weight to gun fire, and sub bass to explosions.  They also have a suprisingly good sound stage.  Not too hollow, not too cramped.  Just a great mix in my opinion.

 

As for music, it doesn't get much better.  Simply put, they give me a $150+ balanced sound with excellent bass.

 

Still haven't tried movies because I'm too busy playing Gears of War 3 and Battlefield 3 Beta (PC).  Will definitely chime in once I've tested them.

 

I HIGHLY recommend these budget cans if you're looking to spend $200 or less on a great all around headphone!

post #362 of 2811
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I agree. I usually use my SR850 for online shooters but I can't take off my HTF600s for BF3 Beta. It is just perfect. I just got done playing a marathon session of RAGE.  Great game by the way.. I am using my HTF600s for gaming more than my go to now a days. SO not only has it taken over for music duties but for games as well.. Glad you like yours.. Astonishing.. A phone that gives and gives. What not to like...

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Well I dusted my old JVC HARX700s. I have to say the JVCs are a good bargain phone and will have many swearing by them but they don't even come close to the HTF600s in over all sound. Not only are the highs and mids more detailed and present but to my surprise I remembered the JVCs not lacking in the Bass department and they don't however the JVCs sound kinda lacking in comparison. The HTF600s are much more fuller sounding in the bass department.. Better in every regard. .Bigger punch better extension in the sub bass.. Fuller sounds overall. The off set drivers give a sense of immersion with bassy tunes. The JVCs sound like a standard headphone which they are...Doing more and more sound comparisons there is a clear difference..The JVCs sound like a good $50 phone the HTF600s sounds like a good $150 plus phone.. That is the best way I can put it..


I'm doing the comparison right now.

 

The HARX700 are better than I expected after listening to the HTF600 for a few hours.....but you nailed it.....the HTF600 is just fuller sounding overall......has better treble detail......and presence. Cymbals are presented with authority and I love that. Bass is fuller...everything is closer. Snare drums have a nice impact....toms really resonate.....sticks hit the rims of drums with an impact I relate to being a drummer.

 

I focused on a certain cymbal pattern on the first Joshua Redman release.....on the HARX700 it's there and I can hear some detail....but on the HTF600 it's like everything is brought closer.

 

Some of the low rumble from the bass guitar that wasn't present on the HARX700 comes through pretty loud actually on the HTF600...I actually jumped at one point since I thought something fell in my house....and thats the stuff I love.....low level detail that just brings you into that recording session. I felt the vibration of the saxophone reed on Redmans lips which is something I would only expect from a ultra high end speaker system.

 

If someone handed me these things and said ...."you're about to experience what a $500 headphone can do" I wouldn't say they were crazy after hearing these cans....and I'm only listening to FLAC files from my computer to a cheapo Pioneer receiver.....if I had one of those Shiit Lyr's I would probably crap myself....pun intended.L3000.gif

 

post #364 of 2811
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Oh yea FLAC files on these are amazing..I have yet to spend so little and get so much..I am surprised that the HARX700- HARX900 camp hasn't taken more of an interest in these phones. Perhaps most will think these will be just another good sounding budget phone. You can clearly tell these are on another level..I am sold on the off set drivers in these phones . They do add to the immersion and musicality of the phones. 

 

I also think guys that spent a craptacular amount of money on Ultrasone cans might like these as well.  Myself included. My HFI-780 and DJ1 cans just sit like all my other cans for me to pick up and listen to them again.. I love my Ultrasone cans but having pillows on my head with such a light phone vs the clamps that let you know your head is being squeezed in the Ultrasones. It is tough to accept that now a days. For all the guys that have bought these out of curiosity and the fact that they only cost $30-$40 now. You all now know.. I don't know if there ever will be another $30 HP that will be like this one. It will surprise me if another manufacturer came up with one to top this one for the same price.

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Hi dsnuts, would you recommend fiio e11 over e7? I've read some reviews / comparisons on both and it seems that e7 amp is weaker than e11 but doesn't "color" the sound quality as much as the e11 would; is that right?

post #366 of 2811
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Well I don't have a E7 but I do have my E11 on my Sony MP3.. I can tell you first hand this little combo packs a punch on the Panasonics..I tried it on my Sansa clip as well and equally awesome. I can recommend the E11 as a good match for the Panasonics.. I wouldn't worry about coloration. I think if you had a very sensitive HP than maybe another amp would be the way to go but to be honest I don't hear any coloration using my E11.. You will like how much power you get from the E11. It is a good little portable amp and the one I use myself on the go. Big sound and don't cost that much..It drives the HTF600-S and all my other cans perfectly on the go. The bass is astonishing with this little combo..It will sound more like a home rig than a portable one. I compared the sounds from it equal to my Desktop rig I have at my shop easily.

 

The rechargeable battery last for great long time too. It is an actual cell phone battery. It does take longer to charge because it is a bigger battery but that is a good thing.  One charge and it will last the whole week.. There is one vendor on Amazon that gives a free 2nd battery and and extra external charger for the cost of shipping $5 or so.  Go for that one instead.. Having an extra battery and the charger is worth the extra shipping fee. Amazon doesn't offer this free battery but will give free shipping for the $65. I say go for the extra battery for the shipping charge which amounts to around $5 more.


Edited by Dsnuts - 10/5/11 at 11:14am
post #367 of 2811

oh okay. i saw the same shoppe/seller in ebay but the seller somehow ran out of stock or something even on their website. i have like 17 bucks worth of free money on ebay that's why haha, but if nothing else then i'll probably purchase through amazon because they have it posted there.

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Originally Posted by jailhouselounge View Post

oh okay. i saw the same shoppe/seller in ebay but the seller somehow ran out of stock or something even on their website. i have like 17 bucks worth of free money on ebay that's why haha, but if nothing else then i'll probably purchase through amazon because they have it posted there.



Either way I think you will be happy with it's performance with the HTF600 using the E11.. For the price I doubt there is any better to be honest. I know there is some debate as to if these are worthy or not. I think they are for sure. Wait till you hear your HPs with the 2nd Eq bass boost. BOOOM! You gonna love it. haha

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Well I don't have a E7 but I do have my E11 on my Sony MP3..


So you got an amp now Mr Dsnuts??

At last...wink_face.gif

post #370 of 2811
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Ya it ain't nothing too crazy but it does the job really well. I might look into a ZO actually next..Always upgrading..You get your HTF600s on order? You need to hear these.

post #371 of 2811

Not yet my friend..

I am raising funds for Zo v.2..

After that i will sure get them...

post #372 of 2811

Went to order the velour pads but shipping over here was over $20!!!

Darn it!!!

This being a part of the US sometimes and sometimes not messes with my purchases!!!!! LOL!

 

Anyway, I'll wait till BHphotovideo.com gets them back in stock and order through them.

 

Still using these.

Sold my Monoprice ones to a co-worker.

 

I think it's great having both the pannies and the 940s at work I get the best

of every genre.!

 

Activated the bass boost on my JDSLabs CMOY with the pannies... and ufffff... the drivers were full

on vibrating like crazy!!!!! w00t!

 

:-p

post #373 of 2811
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

Went to order the velour pads but shipping over here was over $20!!!

Darn it!!!

This being a part of the US sometimes and sometimes not messes with my purchases!!!!! LOL!

 

Anyway, I'll wait till BHphotovideo.com gets them back in stock and order through them.

 

Still using these.

Sold my Monoprice ones to a co-worker.

 

I think it's great having both the pannies and the 940s at work I get the best

of every genre.!

 

Activated the bass boost on my JDSLabs CMOY with the pannies... and ufffff... the drivers were full

on vibrating like crazy!!!!! w00t!

 

:-p



Ya I can't get enough of that vibrating sub woofer bass on the head.. I think only HTF600 guys know what this is. It is the coolest smile inducing aspect of the phone. I have to admit this happens less with the velours. I suspect the velours let out more sub woofer pressure from the ears so less vibrating which could save you from Bass woofer head damage. maybe?


 

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Originally Posted by Optimus Praim View Post

Not yet my friend..

I am raising funds for Zo v.2..

After that i will sure get them...


Ya the new one I will see what the word is on that.. Bass heads have a new toy to play with.. I wonder what that would sound like with these Panasonics.. Hmm.

 

post #374 of 2811
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Either way I think you will be happy with it's performance with the HTF600 using the E11.. For the price I doubt there is any better to be honest. I know there is some debate as to if these are worthy or not. I think they are for sure. Wait till you hear your HPs with the 2nd Eq bass boost. BOOOM! You gonna love it. haha



I plan on getting the E10 when it's available....it looks like a nice first purchase for a combo DAC/amp.

post #375 of 2811

How is the comfort ? Do they get hot when u wear them for 2-3 Hours + ?

 

 

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