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post #3226 of 11259
I think to get the quantity numbers we should use measurements in conjunction with listening for a little bit more objectivity. The least bassy BASSHEAD can should be a 0 or a 1 IMO and the most bassheavy a ten. I think the least bassheavy cans have a 5db bass boost (M50, M80) and these should be a 0. Very bassheavy cans should be given 9.5 or 10 (XB500, LP2). And the rest should be interspered accordingly, with cans with a moderate bass boost of around 8-10 db being a 5ish (Q40, PRO900).

Otherwise I feel that we will have almost every bass head can above a 7 in terms of bass which isnt very helpfull IMHO.


This IS the basshead club and it may seem odd giving something like the PRO900 a 5 but this is only when compared to cans with rediculous bass like the XB500.

Anyone else agree?
post #3227 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Prakhar View Post

I think to get the quantity numbers we should use measurements in conjunction with listening for a little bit more objectivity. The least bassy BASSHEAD can should be a 0 or a 1 IMO and the most bassheavy a ten. I think the least bassheavy cans have a 5db bass boost (M50, M80) and these should be a 0. Very bassheavy cans should be given 9.5 or 10 (XB500, LP2). And the rest should be interspered accordingly, with cans with a moderate bass boost of around 8-10 db being a 5ish (Q40, PRO900).
Otherwise I feel that we will have almost every bass head can above a 7 in terms of bass which isnt very helpfull IMHO.
This IS the basshead club and it may seem odd giving something like the PRO900 a 5 but this is only when compared to cans with rediculous bass like the XB500.
Anyone else agree?


absolutely, i would have loved for a list like this the 1st time i got interested, and i think your right. so long as its explained well, this should be great.

 

edit: spelling...

post #3228 of 11259
Thread Starter 

I doubt this list will be fully listed with all those details, but having details with the favourites is certainly doable. I think we'll need a few reference headphones though. PRO900, XB500, LP1, LP2 are some headphones that'll work well as references.

post #3229 of 11259
OT to thid particular discussion, but is the LP a good headphone.

EDIT: Also, how much improvement will the zo2 offer to the LP and LP2
Edited by Prakhar - 11/10/12 at 4:39am
post #3230 of 11259

Personally I don't think adding an extra list to the description of what the headphone sig's whether it is bright, warm, dark etc because it would be helpful because it will only confuse people even more. Not to mention for those who have contributed to the list that may be running their 'bass head' headphones out of equalisers, amps or various dac's affect's the sound as well, acting as variables in the equation that may not apply for some. I think it's better to leave the list as-is, generally threads like this have user's who are new to this hobby and generally have no experience and the only way we can provide tips and recommendations is by posting some brief impressions of what the headphones sound like.

 

Must've missed out few things in my post (really late here)...so yeh.

 

my 2c.

post #3231 of 11259
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Personally I don't think adding an extra list to the description of what the headphone sig's whether it is bright, warm, dark etc because it would be helpful because it will only confuse people even more. Not to mention for those who have contributed to the list that may be running their 'bass head' headphones out of equalisers, amps or various dac's affect's the sound as well, acting as variables in the equation that may not apply for some. I think it's better to leave the list as-is, generally threads like this have user's who are new to this hobby and generally have no experience and the only way we can provide tips and recommendations is by posting some brief impressions of what the headphones sound like.

 

Must've missed out few things in my post (really late here)...so yeh.

 

my 2c.


I have a different perspective.  While we are all on this thread because we love bass, there are relatively few basshead cans with neutral highs.  There seems to be strong preferences for dark or bright related to basshead cans and I think it would be helpful, particularly for newbies, to quickly narrow down a fast-growing list of basshead cans based on their preference for mids and highs as well as bass impact.

post #3232 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

I think for the purposes of the basshead club, since more bass is desirable for most here, I would like to start with some of the bassiest:

V-Moda LP2

ATH-PRO700MK2

M-Audio Q40

Beats Pro

Pioneer HDJ-2000

Logitech UE6000/ 9000

 

Well, I think I will start off with the headphones I own in my collection -

 

V-MODA Crossfade LP2

Bass Quantity: 9

Tonality: 8

 

Audio-Technica PRO700MK2

Bass Quantity: 6.5

Tonality: 7

 

Pioneer HDJ-2000

Bass Quantity: 5.5

Tonality: 4

 

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Originally Posted by Prakhar View Post

I think to get the quantity numbers we should use measurements in conjunction with listening for a little bit more objectivity. The least bassy BASSHEAD can should be a 0 or a 1 IMO and the most bassheavy a ten. I think the least bassheavy cans have a 5db bass boost (M50, M80) and these should be a 0. Very bassheavy cans should be given 9.5 or 10 (XB500, LP2). And the rest should be interspered accordingly, with cans with a moderate bass boost of around 8-10 db being a 5ish (Q40, PRO900).
Otherwise I feel that we will have almost every bass head can above a 7 in terms of bass which isnt very helpfull IMHO.
This IS the basshead club and it may seem odd giving something like the PRO900 a 5 but this is only when compared to cans with rediculous bass like the XB500.
Anyone else agree?

 

Yep, I agree. We need some frame of references for the basshead club.

 

For example, the XB500 can be seen as one of the bassiest - therefore, its bass quantity level should be a 9.5. The M50 is really not bassy at all, so it should be a 0 - 1.

 

It is going to be a tad difficult, though, since everyone might not agree on the ratings.

post #3233 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Malevolent View Post

 

Well, I think I will start off with the headphones I own in my collection -

 

V-MODA Crossfade LP2

Bass Quantity: 9

Tonality: 8

 

Audio-Technica PRO700MK2

Bass Quantity: 6.5

Tonality: 7

 

Pioneer HDJ-2000

Bass Quantity: 5.5

Tonality: 4

 

 

Yep, I agree. We need some frame of references for the basshead club.

 

For example, the XB500 can be seen as one of the bassiest - therefore, its bass quantity level should be a 9.5. The M50 is really not bassy at all, so it should be a 0 - 1.

 

It is going to be a tad difficult, though, since everyone might not agree on the ratings.


WOW, I haven't heard the LP2, but their bass is THAT far above the PRO700MK2 in quantity AND not as dark??  I may need to order one for myself to complement my M-100.

post #3234 of 11259
Val said the Phantom Chrome and Gunmetal Crossfade LP have even more bass than the lp2.
post #3235 of 11259

The LP2 have ALL that BASS? eek.gif

 

How about the mids and highs on them?

post #3236 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


WOW, I haven't heard the LP2, but their bass is THAT far above the PRO700MK2 in quantity AND not as dark??  I may need to order one for myself to complement my M-100.

 

Yeah, the LP2 sounds similar to the XB500 in the quantity of bass it manages to deliver. It is literally like a wall of bass sometimes.

 

They are a bit darker than the PRO700MK2s, though. I think we will need to demonstrate the chart on a picture to avoid any confusion. Haha. I can see why my description might confuse people. My bad. biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Prakhar View Post

Val said the Phantom Chrome and Gunmetal Crossfade LP have even more bass than the lp2.

 

Yup, the LP has slightly more bass quantity than the LP2, but it seems the latter are a slightly more refined version of the LPs. I've seen a small chart posted on the V-MODA website that tells a little bit on the sonic differences between the LP, LP2 and M-80. I can't seem to find it anymore, though.

 

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Originally Posted by miow View Post

The LP2 have ALL that BASS? eek.gif

 

How about the mids and highs on them?

 

Yeah, they are really bassy. The mids and highs suffer as a result, as there is a bit of bass bleed into the mid-range, which is quite recessed. The treble isn't completely lost, but it's definitely not a treble-friendly headphone. To my ears, they are as dark as the PRO700MK2, maybe a little more so (which is probably due to the fact that the bass overpowers the rest of the sound spectrum).

post #3237 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Malevolent View Post

 

Yeah, the LP2 sounds similar to the XB500 in the quantity of bass it manages to deliver. It is literally like a wall of bass sometimes.

 

They are a bit darker than the PRO700MK2s, though. I think we will need to demonstrate the chart on a picture to avoid any confusion. Haha. I can see why my description might confuse people. My bad. biggrin.gif

 

 

Yup, the LP has slightly more bass quantity than the LP2, but it seems the latter are a slightly more refined version of the LPs. I've seen a small chart posted on the V-MODA website that tells a little bit on the sonic differences between the LP, LP2 and M-80. I can't seem to find it anymore, though.

 

 

Yeah, they are really bassy. The mids and highs suffer as a result, as there is a bit of bass bleed into the mid-range, which is quite recessed. The treble isn't completely lost, but it's definitely not a treble-friendly headphone. To my ears, they are as dark as the PRO700MK2, maybe a little more so (which is probably due to the fact that the bass overpowers the rest of the sound spectrum).


The darkness on the LP2 is a dealbreaker for me.  I'm holding out hope for the K267 that it can offer LP2-like bass on its highest setting with mids and highs like the K550.

post #3238 of 11259

Craigster you could try the ZO2 with the M100s for more bass than the e11

post #3239 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Prakhar View Post

Craigster you could try the ZO2 with the M100s for more bass than the e11


Thanks.  I am seriously considering that option.

post #3240 of 11259

Thats sort of the way Im headed. I need a pair of cans I can use outside as well as the Q40s are a bit bulky. 


Im thinking of 

 

Source (Either Clip Zip, or an Ipod nano)

ZO2

M100s

 

Im not sure If I can get anything better for the price...

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