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Makes me wonder if anyone can turn the Beats into something listenable...


If I can ever get my hands on a cheap shell, I've been wanting to replace the drivers with some orthos and then replace the noise cancellation circuit with a small amp like the e6 or something.

 



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just shave off the name and let an audiophile listen to it blind.  Instantly becomes more balanced throughout the spectrum, better transients, less bloat.


... and it'll still sound unimpressive and not worth the price.

 

post #77 of 127

Does 55 dollars count as cheap? I found this site that sells fake beats called lowesshop.com. If you have the money, you can mod w/e u want to with that (although I don't know if they're so bad that they'll take your money and never give you your fake headphones...).
 

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If I can ever get my hands on a cheap shell, I've been wanting to replace the drivers with some orthos and then replace the noise cancellation circuit with a small amp like the e6 or something.

 




... and it'll still sound unimpressive and not worth the price.

 



 

post #78 of 127

Yeah, dhgate is another one that's like that (and does shipping to Canada). I dunno... if I go that route, I might as well toss in an extra $10 to get the metal Pro version...

post #79 of 127

Wow... I'm interested.

 

Unfortunately, I'm a bit of a basshead, so I don't know if the sound signature would be satisfying. The balance of mids and highs sounds like it would be great, but I want something that has a really full low-end, that hits pretty hard.

 

Any idea if there's a hope that these might satisfy me? lol

post #80 of 127

I read in the thunderpants thread they were really bassheavy lol. . . 

 

Can someone provide a much more detailed description of the sound than in the video? Although I suppose I could just go look though that thread. 

 

Jude is rather vague. . . 

 

 

post #81 of 127

Always difficult to describe sound characteristics in words, and personal preferences always play a large part.

Thunderpants have best in class bass extension and impact, which are somewhat rare IMO in the high end headphone world.

The sound is more like what one would expect from an excellent set of speakers than from what one would typically expect from headphones.

If you are looking for something like the Dres (which I have heard) though you will be disappointed.

The Dres have a broad rise in the low frequencies and a choppy upper mid and recessed top octave

http://www.headphone.com/headphones/noise-cancelling/monster-beats-by-dre-studio.php

 

 

If you want extremely accurate, hard hitting bass though, the Thuderpants won't let you down. My reference is my home theater with dual professional subwoofers (see my sig) and the Thunderpants hold up very well in comparison, which is why I like them so much. Note that I listen to quite a bit of rock so bass performance is extremely important to me.
 

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I read in the thunderpants thread they were really bassheavy lol. . . 

 

Can someone provide a much more detailed description of the sound than in the video? Although I suppose I could just go look though that thread. 

 

Jude is rather vague. . . 

 

 



 


Edited by sbradley02 - 9/27/11 at 8:40am
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Originally Posted by Satellite_6 View Post

I read in the thunderpants thread they were really bassheavy lol. . . 

 

Can someone provide a much more detailed description of the sound than in the video? Although I suppose I could just go look though that thread. 

 

Jude is rather vague. . . 


Satellite_6, this is going to be brief (because I'm in a meeting), but I hope it helps to at least answer the specific question you're asking.

 

The Thunderpants is not bass-heavy.  Of course, I can only speak for the one I've got, but mine has good extension without bass overemphasis.  It's also not bass-light.  I'd call it neutral through the bass, with deep extension.

 

I hope that helps.

 

post #83 of 127

Agreed with the two previous responses above. I wouldn't say the Thunderpants are bass-heavy or a basshead set of cans as compared to a set Darth Beyers which I also own. Indeed there is more than enough bass in the Thunderpants, it also has some slam and extends low. However bass isn't the main focus of the Thunderpants, as Jude has mentioned in the video the Thunderpants is a balanced set of cans. Bass is nicely balanced along with the mids and doesn't overpower it.

post #84 of 127
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Agreed with the two previous responses above. I wouldn't say the Thunderpants are bass-heavy or a basshead set of cans as compared to a set Darth Beyers which I also own. Indeed there is more than enough bass in the Thunderpants, it also has some slam and extends low. However bass isn't the main focus of the Thunderpants, as Jude has mentioned in the video the Thunderpants is a balanced set of cans. Bass is nicely balanced along with the mids and doesn't overpower it.



Let's say that I'm a bass-head, and want high-end audio... Would you recommend these "Darth Beyers"? After a quick search (and I mean REALLY quick), they seem like they're pretty awesome.

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Let's say that I'm a bass-head, and want high-end audio... Would you recommend these "Darth Beyers"? After a quick search (and I mean REALLY quick), they seem like they're pretty awesome.


If bass is the main focus you're looking for in a set of cans, and I do mean deep can rattling slamming bass then yes do check them out

 


Edited by warubozu - 9/27/11 at 3:39pm
post #86 of 127
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Originally Posted by jude View Post

 


Satellite_6, this is going to be brief (because I'm in a meeting), but I hope it helps to at least answer the specific question you're asking.

 

The Thunderpants is not bass-heavy.  Of course, I can only speak for the one I've got, but mine has good extension without bass overemphasis.  It's also not bass-light.  I'd call it neutral through the bass, with deep extension.

 

I hope that helps.

 


Sounds good. Me want. :) 

 

 

post #87 of 127
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If bass is the main focus you're looking for in a set of cans, and I do mean deep can rattling slamming bass then yes do check them out

 



Well, I'm pretty much looking to upgrade from Monster Turbine Pro Golds. If you've listened to them, then you'd know the bass is pretty siiick. It's tough to find high-end headphones that have that awesome rattling bass.

post #88 of 127
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[...] awesome rattling bass.


Something's not right here.

 

post #89 of 127
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Something's not right here.

 


How bout "rumbling bass"?

 

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I hope Jude understands the additional demands he put on Smeggy.  Business will either boom or the wait time will increase.  Great vid as usual...


Or if he's smart, he'll raise the price to $695, to control demand.  That's what they're worth IMHO.

 
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