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Originally Posted by BenTandBroken View Post

I'm new to HeadFi and to higher quality audio, but I suppose this is the group for me. I have the e11 paired with xb500's.... vibrates my ear lobes, but I have been wanting something with equal or near equal bass that is tighter... Any suggestions? Budget is <$200
Also I might mention I've been looking at the Pro-700mk2 but haven't ever heard a pair

 

M-Audio Q40. I've used XB500 before too, now I could never go back. xD Together with FiiO E11 it's a good pair as the bass boost on E11 tends to also boost the lower-mids slightly which is a good thing for Q40 (a bad thing for XB500 as it's too forward around 250-300Hz area especially).

 

FiiO E11 + Q40 is among your best bets for budget good quality basshead experience. It's pretty close to XB500 quantity wise but with much better bass quality, tighter, punchier, more controlled and textured, everything basicly and the mids and highs are reasonably neutral sounding.


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M-Audio Q40. I've used XB500 before too, now I could never go back. xD Together with FiiO E11 it's a good pair as the bass boost on E11 tends to also boost the lower-mids slightly which is a good thing for Q40 (a bad thing for XB500 as it's too forward around 250-300Hz area especially).

 

FiiO E11 + Q40 is among your best bets for budget good quality basshead experience. It's pretty close to XB500 quantity wise but with much better bass quality, tighter, punchier, more controlled and textured, everything basicly and the mids and highs are reasonably neutral sounding.

 

 

I agree on the Q-40's - excellent choice.  Bass as deep as you ever want.

 

now, that said, I literally just got home to a pair of Beyerdynamic DT770's, unpacked and sat down to listen.   Truly first impression is AMAZING.  Bass is at least the equal of the Q40's if not stronger.  More to come.....

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Thank you. I checked out the q40. My only concerns are build quality and comfort of the fit. I've seen where people replace the ear pads with dt770 ear pads. Is this advisable? Also is there any comparison of quality between the q40 and the xb-500's? Thanks again for the recommendation, any other pairs I should check out? I'm saving long term so my $200 budget has some breathing room.
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  If you're in the US just order from amazon. Stellar return policy. Make sure to order from amazon themselves tho, no 3rd party sellers. That's how I've demoed a lot of phones.

 
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If you are returning d/t buyer's remorse, they do not cover shipping, but if you run into any problems, they will ship you whatever you need and give you a shipping label which is very thoughtful.

Thanks for replies. I live in Canada and just about everything is more expensive here unfortunately. I made the order directly on their site since they allow US price matches. 

 

They're fair about warranties and returns though at least!

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Originally Posted by BenTandBroken View Post

Thank you. I checked out the q40. My only concerns are build quality and comfort of the fit. I've seen where people replace the ear pads with dt770 ear pads. Is this advisable? Also is there any comparison of quality between the q40 and the xb-500's? Thanks again for the recommendation, any other pairs I should check out? I'm saving long term so my $200 budget has some breathing room.

 

I tried the velour pads and liked them for comfort but prefer the stock pads with rope under them slightly.  

 

Quality vs XB500 is no comparison.  Not that the XB500 is terrible but the Q40's are better and tho some people say they are very tight I think the clamp is perfect.  

 

Other recommendation is the DT770 from Beyerdynamics.  I only got them today but after one hour I am very impressed.  A basshead phone rivaling the Q-40's.  

 

That's all I have for you.  

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Hey guys, can anyone tell me what the difference is between the Audio Technica Pro 700 and the Pro 700MKII? What is different in the MKII? Any improvements on sound, driver size, build quality? There is a difference in price so I'm wondering if the extra cash is warranted. Thanks!

 

There is a known build issue with the PRO700. Something about headband snapping.

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There is a known build issue with the PRO700. Something about headband snapping.

 

There is also a specialized driver built just for the pro700mk2. So, it's basically an all-round upgrade of the pro700. 

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You can count me in for a demo program...if y'all ship some 'phones to me. I'm almost complete with my ad900->ad2000 driver transplant mod (thursday i'll be finished), and I'd like to play around with them some more. Not to mention, they're the only operable headphones that I have with me (i'm NOT listening to my hfi780s, m50s are in another state, and pro700mk2 are destroyed). I'm sure a lot of you would be surprised what my headphones sound like. Just imagine a Pro700mk2 with more bass quantity and quality, a euphoric midrange, treble that's neither too dark nor too bright, a larger soundstage, more speed, and better separation. That's basically what my headphones are like. 

Nice. I think I'll make a nice BIG thread in the For Sale Forums and here to set up a trade program for the Bass Heads. As the more the merry

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I'll be in it... only have some modded HA-S500s, but they sound great! Will ship out after Saturday. (Bringing them to a meet.)

I'll start a list and a new thread thanks!

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I tried the velour pads and liked them for comfort but prefer the stock pads with rope under them slightly.  

 

Quality vs XB500 is no comparison.  Not that the XB500 is terrible but the Q40's are better and tho some people say they are very tight I think the clamp is perfect.  

 

Other recommendation is the DT770 from Beyerdynamics.  I only got them today but after one hour I am very impressed.  A basshead phone rivaling the Q-40's.  

 

That's all I have for you.  

How do teh 32ohms compare to the 80ohms? [my 990s came in today to :D]

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Last night was fun! basshead.gif

 

 

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How do teh 32ohms compare to the 80ohms? [my 990s came in today to :D]

 

No idea, since this is my first Beyer phone period.  Very light, comfortable, great bass phone.  Perfect clamp force.  Hard to believe anyone not happy with the bass or even not thinking they are a basshead phone.  Seriously, after trying out the Mad Dogs, the instant I started listening to them I knew they were going back.  The instant these DT770's started playing I knew they were keepers.  Then again, maybe the other ohm models are different.  Been listening to these a couple hours this morning and I'm very pleased.  They go deeper than the Q40's so at this point I probably rank them a touch higher.

 

I will have to do an A/B side by side vs the Q40's. 

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Last night was fun! basshead.gif

 

 

One word: IMPRESSIONS 

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Originally Posted by Trae View Post

One word: IMPRESSIONS 

 

You got it!

 

In order of personal preference:

 

1. Signature DJ: Robust, high quality bass, tight and punchy. Smooth mids, sparkly treble without being too hot at all. A perfect compliment to the bass. Soundstage and imaging both top notch. This was far and away my favorite headphone. It's just so clean, not only was it the best bass can, but it was also the best all-rounder. I should note that this is my second pair of SDJ's. I got rid of the first pair as they didn't do anything for me that my Sig Pro couldn't do, and better at that. But after reading more impressions and finding that my impressions were different, I decided to bring them in again. This second pair is quite different that the first pair I had. Bass seems cleaner, the highs much more tame, and the sound stage increased. I love the second pair. The discrepancy is in keeping with other people's findings as well. Seems the Signature line is kind of all over the place, with major QC issues from Ultrasone. 

 

2. V-Moda M-100: I am just so impressed with this headphone! V-Moda nailed it. I can't believe I am getting such robust, crisp sound, and an expansive sound stage out of such a small package! Compared to the SDJ, it's not as clean, but it is so very impressive. I far preferred it to the classic Pro 900, and it edged out the Denon D2000. V-Moda's sound is much more forward and in-your-face than the Denon, making it sound laid-back in comparison. This is my top recommendation now for a bass can in the sub $1k realm. 

 

3. Denon D2000: This was actually my first time to compare the D2000 to the Pro 900 head on. The D2000 has more sub-bass, and more forward mids. To me the Denon had a much more rich sound, more depth. I prefer the sub-bass slant. It sounded cleaner and warmer than the Pro 900. The Denon is a classic for a reason. Top notch headphone. 

 

4. Pro 900: I've talked about the Pro 900 ad nauseum. Harsh, bright highs, sucked out midrange, and tons of rumbly mid-bass. Punchy, but the quality not on par with the others. I've bought and sold 2 pair trying to make them work. Not for me. 

 

Unranked: XB1000 - Without EQ, my least favorite. With EQ, maybe second favorite. These are my EQ-to-sound-like-I'm-in-the-club headphone. Slammin, tight bass. A bit of a cavernous sound. Big and spacious. Don't like the mids and highs. Lots of detail missing. Bass is great. Best club-feeling, with EQ, headphone I own. Only the MG6Pro bests it. 

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Thanks. I was rooting for the XB1k, but I guess it's a pretty niche headphone. I wonder how my headphones compare to the sdj's. 

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For a bass-head can? Not a whole lot. The Signature Pro is similar, but more expensive. To truly outclass the SDJ for a bassy can, you gotta step all the way up to TH900 or maybe LCD 3 (if that's really bassy enough) at $2k. 

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@SoundFreaq- glad you are loving the Sig DJ as much as I do.  Great comparison.  I agree 100% with your comments.

 

It seems like many of us purchase multiple headphones since some do some things better than others.  If I knew a year ago what I know now, I would have only purchased the Signature DJ for all my listening and called it a day.  Although, if the Signature DJ never existed, I would be content with the M-100.
 

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