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Just had another listen to the TMA-1, they sounded much better than the first time I tried them. Their sound is really not that dissimilar to the S4 IEM, perhaps a fraction less sparkle. I didnt find them horribly dark though. Interestingly I tried the Beats Mixr again at the same time and they seem as good (albeit in a shop demo environment). That said they are £50 more!
Now do I wait for the M100 to come onto the market, hmmmm....


If you find the TMA-1 horribly dark as I do, I would invite you to audition the UE6000.  They are my new current favorite basshead can, not because they have more bass than any other (I would put them squarely in the middle of the range), but because the quality is sooooo good across the entire audible range to my ears.

post #3017 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Pogbellies View Post

Just had another listen to the TMA-1, they sounded much better than the first time I tried them. Their sound is really not that dissimilar to the S4 IEM, perhaps a fraction less sparkle. I didnt find them horribly dark though. Interestingly I tried the Beats Mixr again at the same time and they seem as good (albeit in a shop demo environment). That said they are £50 more!
Now do I wait for the M100 to come onto the market, hmmmm....

 

I very much appreciate the TMA-1 for its dark tonal signature, as its quite a refreshing change when comparing it with a treble-happy, V-shaped can like an Ultrasone. That and the fact that its bass prowess is quite spectacular.

 

I haven't had a chance to audition the Beats Mixr before, but how is its bass presentation when compared with the TMA-1?

post #3018 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Malevolent View Post

I haven't had a chance to audition the Beats Mixr before, but how is its bass presentation when compared with the TMA-1?

Please bear in mind it was a relatively short audition. I would say the bass presentation was similar on both, if I did discern any difference I would say that the TMA has slightly greater extension at the cost of a tiny bit of impact. Having said that the impact might be because the Mixr has a noticeably more forward mid and high response (not quite harsh but I personally would certainly not want it any more prolific) which affects the leading edge (if that's the right term) of certain bass notes. I was listening to electronic and rock music. Hope this makes sense, I know what I mean!!smily_headphones1.gif
post #3019 of 11259

Sony MDR X10 Anyone?

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Originally Posted by sneaglebob View Post

Sony MDR X10 Anyone?

 

Same as XB800/900 soundwise but comes with a case & detachable cable and different style and with the Cowell endorsement for $150 extra... XB800/900 already doesn't seem overly good at $150, based on djmantrax impressions, at best a fairly average $150 headphone, now imagine paying the double, almost as bad price/SQ ratio as Beats Pro. BUT appearently bass kicks hard as hell with a massive "feel-the-bass" impact. ^^


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 10/9/12 at 1:57pm
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What do you guys say, potentially undiscovered gem for bassheads?

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/630137/scosche-rh1056m-one-of-the-most-underated-headphones-ever/15#post_8764786

 

I've dug around a little for every piece of info I could find and so far it seems very promissing.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 10/9/12 at 2:55pm
post #3022 of 11259
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

What do you guys say, potentially undiscovered gem for bassheads?

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/630137/scosche-rh1056m-one-of-the-most-underated-headphones-ever/15#post_8764786

 

I've dug around a little for every piece of info I could find and so far it seems very promissing.

Uhh I thought it was lockwoodkatie, I got blocked for sharing audiophile knowledge in an ignorant channel.

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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


If you find the TMA-1 horribly dark as I do, I would invite you to audition the UE6000.  They are my new current favorite basshead can, not because they have more bass than any other (I would put them squarely in the middle of the range), but because the quality is sooooo good across the entire audible range to my ears.

I wouldn't say that I found the TMA horribly dark, in fact in general terms it reminded me of the S4s, with a bit less sparkle. Sadly if anything I'm after a tiny bit more sparkle!

I noticed your findings on the UE series and while they interest me from a sonic point of view, I don't like their looks. My head isn't the smallest (and neither is my frame) I fear I would look a bit daft wearing them. I made the mistake of trying some Monsters on in a shop (can't remember which model) my wife fell about laughing. Down to personal taste I know but for me I suspect, low key is the way forward.
post #3024 of 11259
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Originally Posted by sneaglebob View Post

Uhh I thought it was lockwoodkatie, I got blocked for sharing audiophile knowledge in an ignorant channel.

 

That's because some guys here are really blind and can't separate the good legitimate stuff from the bad, I'm different though, when I find something interesting and start digging out every bit of piece of info I can find and find great results I'm confident. So far I'm aprox 80% confident in these which goes for lowest 145 USD on amazon.com and ~135 EUR on amazon.fr as we speak, I'm very tempted to pick up one for 135 EUR, it's white though and I'm not a big fan of white color but then again it looks quite nice I must admit and at least pads are black (I'd never buy white pads cuz they'd get yellow from sweat in no time with me).

 

I'm really confident in these being a noticable step over all the celebrity endorsed fashion crap out there (Soul, Beats, SMS 50 Cent etc).


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 10/9/12 at 3:56pm
post #3025 of 11259
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

 

Same as XB800/900 soundwise but comes with a case & detachable cable and different style and with the Cowell endorsement for $150 extra... XB800/900 already doesn't seem overly good at $150, based on djmantrax impressions, at best a fairly average $150 headphone, now imagine paying the double, almost as bad price/SQ ratio as Beats Pro. BUT appearently bass kicks hard as hell with a massive "feel-the-bass" impact. ^^

But does it sound better? I mentioned this before and I hope I wont get crucified by the community but I have seen 6 reviews on the headphones and 3 of them say they are much better than the pros.

post #3026 of 11259
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Originally Posted by sneaglebob View Post

But does it sound better? I mentioned this before and I hope I wont get crucified by the community but I have seen 6 reviews on the headphones and 3 of them say they are much better than the pros.


I listened to the X10 at Best Buy today and IMO, the X10 is inferior to the Beats Pro across the range.

post #3027 of 11259
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

 

Same as XB800/900 soundwise but comes with a case & detachable cable and different style and with the Cowell endorsement for $150 extra... XB800/900 already doesn't seem overly good at $150, based on djmantrax impressions, at best a fairly average $150 headphone, now imagine paying the double, almost as bad price/SQ ratio as Beats Pro. BUT appearently bass kicks hard as hell with a massive "feel-the-bass" impact. ^^

Hows does the Xb 800/900 compare to a modded 700? Also has any one confirmed that you can mod the Xb 1000 with the "Film removeing" mod that the 700 often requires? In addition I'm not planning on owning any moar Sonys after I get the Xb1000 tbh <3

 

In addition, I'm not to happy to hear the Pro 900 is Treble Harsh... although I don't like the pro 900 and I'll never own them I AM worried about how harsh the trebele might be on the Dt 990 pro[which compares to the Pro 900] ... that being said I'm looking at getting the JDS Labs c421 Black Edition Headphone Amplifier 8620 for use with my dt 990s and more importantly my 880s. I'm hoping the Zune and its DARK eq will be enough to tame the Dt 990s [as it kills the wonderful trebele on the 880] although if I use the Zune HD with 990 I'll have to fill it purely Drum n Bass... and sadly the Zune doesn't do Flac which Drum n Bass might like... so I might have to shell out $800 to get my Dub Step needs sastified [Cowon X9+JDS Labs c421 Black Edition Headphone Amplifier 8620+Dt 990] is my plan. Hopefully the Cowon will have an optionally Dark EQ setting and If not the E11 might be of some help [although the cMoy has the Detail and Mid boost I like while being High Happy] WHILE the Hifiman Hm 601 has a SERIOUS High end Roll off so... there r many options for optimal detail - harsh trebele options for the soon to be Dt 990... [although the Cowon X9 is big enough to replace the zune so :3 that might be fun] But at the same time the hifiman has Cheaper 32gb SD card options....

post #3028 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


I listened to the X10 at Best Buy today and IMO, the X10 is inferior to the Beats Pro across the range.

So I guess my only options are the Momentum by sennheiser, the vmoda M100 and the almighty PRO 900...

post #3029 of 11259
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Originally Posted by sneaglebob View Post

So I guess my only options are the Momentum by sennheiser, the vmoda M100 and the almighty PRO 900...

Pro 900 is the almighty Hype King... please demo the Pro 900 b4 u buy them. They are 100% a love or hate can... 

post #3030 of 11259
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Originally Posted by sneaglebob View Post

So I guess my only options are the Momentum by sennheiser, the vmoda M100 and the almighty PRO 900...


If you can hold out a little longer, there are a few more interesting options:

 

AKG Tiesto K267

Yamaha PRO 500

Velodyne vTrue

 

No one has any idea how they sound yet, but the potential exists for them to be very good

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