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post #16 of 118
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Kiteki, how'd you know he was Swedish? 

Botbyte you speak Swedish too?!

 

Hadelse. 



I'm good with a lot of languages. I'm not very good with swedish so I turned to google translate for the whole thing. I figure out every other word I guess.

post #17 of 118
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Haha kolla BotByte joinar oss också.

 

Jag kan inte skillnaden mellan Beyers.

 

Lurar är inte roligare en IEM's, jag tycker IEM's är roligare, om man hittar rätt modell, i din situation skulle jag gå för en IEM.

 

För lurar skulle jag gå för Audio Technica AD700 från amazon.com, billig och bra, och sen satsa rakt på topp-modellen AD2000 senare om du gillar AD700

 

 

I'm not sure how punchy bass you want, but if you're interested in something really bass heavy you could check out the Sony XB1000.  In my opinion the level of bass is just something we get used to, and slightly bass light headphones are fine, as long as they're not really bass light.

 

 


I looked up the AD700 and many seem to think they are very bass light?

 

post #18 of 118

I thought your nickname was a bird species ...

 

tongue.gif

 

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So what is the advantages of headphones over IEM then? Min världsbild rubbas! xD

 

AD700 var ju sjukt billiga, definitivt en contender! Är de lika bra som lurar kring 2000kr?

 



My nickname kind of reveals it! ;)

 

Yes that's what I meant. "Hädelse" with the double dotted a. Does it make a difference in Swedish? Or are all a's double dotted?

 

I didn't see the part about the Grados and Sweden before.... /facedesk

 

 

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You mean "Hädelse".

 

His username is Swedish, it means "golden curl" as in someones hair, or a dogs fur, and in the first sentence he wrote you can't get Grado's in Sweden.

 

 

 

 

 

The Grado line is very bright and can sometimes be harsh, depending on the songs of course. I like my Red Hot Chilli Pepper with a bit more bass response. My SR60 can play them, but imo, the bass guitar doesn't really feel right. Lifehouse, Coldplay and Train (if that's your thing) sound great on my SR60s. Very forward vocals and realistic acoustic guitar. Some headphones seem to muddy up the acoustic guitar. The Grados don't.

 

But I suppose there are more resolving/highly detailed cans than the Grados in the 200-300 dollar range.

post #19 of 118

Many consider them very bass anemic. As in, not enough impact.

 

What aspect of alternative rock songs do you like best? 

 

You need headphones with a sound sig that fits you. 

 

Or you'll feel the urge to upgrade very soon after your purchase.

 

 

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I looked up the AD700 and many seem to think they are very bass light?

 



 

I see.

 

Coolio.
 

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I'm good with a lot of languages. I'm not very good with swedish so I turned to google translate for the whole thing. I figure out every other word I guess.



 

post #20 of 118

 

guldkrull I recommended the Audio Technica AD series for alternative rock.

 

 

If you want bass impact, try the Sony XB1000.

post #21 of 118

 

I could tell BotByte used google translate coz there were a couple errors here and there, if he threw in some slang it might have looked more legible. =p

 

I'm pretty good with languages too, but my background is actually Swedish.

post #22 of 118

I recommend the Audio Technica Ad900. They are absolutely wonderful for alternative rock from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Nirvana to Coheed and Cambria. They also sound amazing with classic rock. They may be slightly out of your budget for being in Sweden, but I don't think you'll be disappointed, they are leagues ahead of the Ad700.

post #23 of 118

yeah what keanex said........

 

Just get the highest model AD you can afford, AD700 being worst and AD2000 being the best.


Edited by kiteki - 9/12/11 at 9:48am
post #24 of 118

The Ad700 get a lot of mixed reviews. They're excellent headphones for what they are, but they aren't for everyone. The bass is decent, has some upperbass impact, but rolls off fast after that with almost no extension. They also have a huge soundstage and airyness to them which doesn't engross the listener in a way Grado SR80i do, for instance. It's almost as if you're viewing the music rather than being in it. They're great headphones though and I'm glad I bought them originally to push me into the Ad900. The Ad900 though are a very special kind of headphone that nothing has compared to yet for me. There's really no headphone like it that I've heard. They take the best qualities of other headphones and meld them into a unique and engrossing sound I would marry.

post #25 of 118
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Originally Posted by koolkat View Post

Many consider them very bass anemic. As in, not enough impact.

 

What aspect of alternative rock songs do you like best? 

 

You need headphones with a sound sig that fits you. 

 

Or you'll feel the urge to upgrade very soon after your purchase.

 

 



 

I see.

 

Coolio.
 



 


It's kind of hard to pinpoint a certain aspect of the music that I like the most, but I guess I like a good impact, so a headphone that is bass anemic is maybe not the thing for me. If you know how the IE8 sounds, then that would be a signature that I like, thou I have not listened to all that many different headphones.

 

I would really like to get cans that I feel that I am totally satisfied with and not cry over the spended money.


 

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

guldkrull I recommended the Audio Technica AD series for alternative rock.

 

 

If you want bass impact, try the Sony XB1000.

 

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Originally Posted by keanex View Post

The Ad700 get a lot of mixed reviews. They're excellent headphones for what they are, but they aren't for everyone. The bass is decent, has some upperbass impact, but rolls off fast after that with almost no extension. They also have a huge soundstage and airyness to them which doesn't engross the listener in a way Grado SR80i do, for instance. It's almost as if you're viewing the music rather than being in it. They're great headphones though and I'm glad I bought them originally to push me into the Ad900. The Ad900 though are a very special kind of headphone that nothing has compared to yet for me. There's really no headphone like it that I've heard. They take the best qualities of other headphones and meld them into a unique and engrossing sound I would marry.


I must say that you guys really got me sold on the AD900's. Could you describe their bass? Keanex, have you ever listened to the IE8 IEM's?

 

Kiteki, har du någon erfarenhet av att handla lurar från Amazon? Hur blir det med garantier och hur lång tid brukar det ta med frakt, etc.?

 

post #26 of 118

I've never heard the IE8 unfortunately but my experiences with the bass on the AD900 aren't the same as everyone else claims. The bass is well extended and deep, able to rattle you head on bass heavy songs. These are nowhere near bass headphones, but on bass heavy songs my ears vibrate. Check out James Blake's "Limit to your love" for example. The Ad900 keeps up easily with the quick bass while vibrating my ears.

post #27 of 118

 

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Kiteki, har du någon erfarenhet av att handla lurar från Amazon? Hur blir det med garantier och hur lång tid brukar det ta med frakt, etc.?

 


Du har 1 månad på dig att ändra dig och skicka tillbaks den och få pengarna tillbaka, jag har inte undersökt garantier så noggrant men det är säkert ett år eller så.

 

Frakten varierar i pris, men har kommit hit (till Australien) i regel väldigt snabbt.

 

Om amazon.com vägrar skicka till dig i Sverige (vilket kommer hända på de flesta varor) så kan du använda dig av ett vidarebefodringstjänst som www.viaddress.com, men det är väl bara värt det om priset på amazon.com är mycket billigare än i sverige.

 

Du kan även importera från japan, t.ex. www.amazon.jp och vidarebefodringstänsten www.tenso.com

 

post #28 of 118
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(Double post)


Edited by Guldkrull - 9/13/11 at 1:44am
post #29 of 118
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Du har 1 månad på dig att ändra dig och skicka tillbaks den och få pengarna tillbaka, jag har inte undersökt garantier så noggrant men det är säkert ett år eller så.

 

Frakten varierar i pris, men har kommit hit (till Australien) i regel väldigt snabbt.

 

Om amazon.com vägrar skicka till dig i Sverige (vilket kommer hända på de flesta varor) så kan du använda dig av ett vidarebefodringstjänst som www.viaddress.com, men det är väl bara värt det om priset på amazon.com är mycket billigare än i sverige.

 

Du kan även importera från japan, t.ex. www.amazon.jp och vidarebefodringstänsten www.tenso.com

 


Haha, okej, du har aldrig köpt hem några till "hemlandet"? :)

 

I'm almost thinking of getting sony xb700 and ath-ad700, that or only the ath-ad900... Sounds good with the bass Keanex, because sometimes i feel my IE8 can't really keep up in some songs. It sounds like the ad900 will.

 

Picking phones is no easy task, I wish there were someway I could test them. :(

 


Edited by Guldkrull - 9/13/11 at 1:47am
post #30 of 118

 

XB700 and AD700 together is a cool idea, but if the cost of them together is the same as the AD1000 you should just get that. ;)

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