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Anyway folks, do you think it's time to clean up the headphones recommendation list? This is from my list, which is referenced from Parall3l's post on the first page. I have added a few which I think are good basshead cans. If there are some headphones that you feel should be added to this list, please do share them with us! Remember, there is no such as thing as too much bass! L3000.gif

 

 

AIAIAI

TMA-1

 

Audeze

LCD-2

LCD-3

 

Audio-Technica

ES7

ES700

ES10

PRO500MK2

PRO700

PRO700MK2

WS55 Solid Bass

WS77 Solid Bass

WS99 Solid Bass

 

AKG

K81 DJ

K181 DJ

K518 DJ

K167 TIESTO

K267 TIESTO

 

Beats by Dr. Dre

Beats Mixr

Beats Pro

Beats Studio

 

Beyerdynamic

Custom One Pro

DT770 PRO

DT990 PRO

 

Creative

Aurvana Live!

 

Denon

D400

DN-HP700

DN-HP1000

D1001

D1100

D2000

D5000

D7000

 

Equation Audio

RP-22x

 

Fostex

TH-600

TH-900

 

HiFiMAN

HE-400

 

JVC

DX700

DX1000

HA-M5X

HA-S4X

 

Klipsch

Image One

 

Lawton Audio

Modded LA2000 Lite, LA2000, LA7000

 

M-Audio

Q40

 

Monoprice

MHP-839

 

NuForce

HP-800

 

Panasonic

RP-HTF600

 

Phiaton

MS 400

 

Philips

CitiScape Downtown

CitiScape Shibuya / Metro

Fidelio L1

 

Pioneer

HDJ-500

HDJ-1000

HDJ-1500

HDJ-2000

SE-MJ591

 

Prodipe

Pro800

 

PSB

M4U 2


Reloop

RHP-10

RHP-20

 

Sennheiser

HD25-1 II

HD25 Amperior

Momentum

PX100-II

 

Shure

SRH550DJ

SRH750DJ

 

Skullcandy

Aviator

Hesh 2

Mix Master Mike

 

Smeggy Thunderpants

Modded Fostex T50RP

 

Sony

V55

V700

XB200

XB300

XB400

XB500

XB600

XB700

XB800/900

XB1000

R10 (Bass Version)

 

Stax

Omega 2

 

Superlux

HD651

 

TakeT

H2

 
Technics
RP-DH1200
DP-DJ1200
 
Ultrasone
DJ1 Pro
HFI 580 (DJ1)
HFI 780
PRO 750
PRO 900
PRO 2900
Signature DJ

 

V-MODA

Crossfade LP

Crossfade LP2

Crossfade M-80

Crossfade M-100

 

Velodyne

VTrue

 

Yamaha

Pro300

Pro400

Pro500


Edited by Malevolent - 3/5/13 at 10:03pm
post #5177 of 11259
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Originally Posted by o0adam0o View Post

Went to a headphone meet in Austin this weekend and learned a few thing. I got to compare my Q40s to M100 and i concluded thatthey werent worth the price difference The sound wasnt much better and they were also uncomfartble to me. Also got to try the E17 and man is it a huge difference compared to my E7. The bass w/E7 and Q40s is so so sweet. Definatley getting E17

Adam,

 

I think it's important to mention that you also have a pretty large head. I think you had them full extended on both sides? For me, and everyone else that's tried them, they are shockingly comfortable. 

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Take off HFI-780

Fostex TH-600

NuForce HP-800

Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro

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im writing this from work were the spell checker (along with almost everything else) is disabled, so i appologize for any spelling mistakes i may make.

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Originally Posted by Trae View Post

 

1- I'm not saying that subjective analysis is worthless either. In reality, you need both in order to really decide what you want. I was just trying to emphasize that objective measurement should be taken more seriously. There are some things that can't be objectively measured like comfort and soundstage, to an extent (nobody really measures soundstage performance nowadays). Objective measurements are nothing more than an indication of what the headphones sound like. Some people aren't able to audition the headphones they want, so they will have to go with the second best: written/video reviews and measurements. 

 

2- I'm pretty sure that whole paragraph is in my perspective, and I think this is where our perspectives collide.  I choose my headphones according to the specs of the driver, not by what music I listen to. If the driver is good, then it should be good with all types of music. The headphone enclosure generally shapes the driver to cater to a certain genre. For instance, my ad900s stock are generally known for being bass light. Is it because of the driver? No. Throw on better sealing earpads, bend the headband, and you have basshead worthy headphones. 

 

3- I agree. 

 

4- Yeah, I completely understand where you're coming from. I should have said so in my previous post. Some people are just that way. 

 

5- Again, that paragraph was in my perspective (Key words: Unlike you), and I was just giving you my viewpoint: Once you go black, you can't go back biggrin.gif

1 - yep, graphs and measurements are good for people like me who simply dont have the option of auditioning the headphones first. but you want people to take them MORE seriously? i think people take them too seriously anyway. they are important, they can be helpful, but at the end of the day, i view them as a tool, a means to an end. many seem to treat them as an end in themselves, seeking better performance measurements and better looking graphs, because they feel this is the only way to determine their value. i disagree, i think value is subjective and the end goal should be your personal preferance.

 

2 - i dont get what you mean with my vs. your perspective. but as for what you said, keep in mind that not all people are D.I.Yers. i know im quite far from it. so perhaps you need the measurements to determine the abilitys of the driver. but i would read reviews of the ad900x and realize that they arent basshead cans - and then give up on them.

 

3-4 - im glad we understand each other beyersmile.png

 

5 - again, i dont get the perspective thing your talking about. but would you really perfer silence over badly represented music? i dont think i would...

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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

 

Why did I try them?   They were recommended as a great headphone that could be made to produce bass at a level to make a basshead jealous (not exactly those words but that was the gist) while getting all the benefits of an ortho phone.......from someone here who has tried dozens of headphones and seems to be an expert.  

 

Glad I tried them.  It answered the question I had about them and now I know what I don't want.  

 

And I must be dense but I have no idea where you live.  No problem.  Anyway, good luck in school.  I have two daughters in school - one at Oregon and one in nursing school.  

 

oregon?? no, im far from the U.S.A... but thank you for your kind wishes =]

could you comment on the mad dogs bass texture and quality? i understand you found the quantity lacking, but the little that was - was it good? is it compareable to other basshead cans you know of?

 

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Originally Posted by Malevolent View Post

This. Every review I read only serves to give me an idea of what it sounds like. The actual sound is something different altogether. It's really hard to explain why a headphone sounds better than the other. You can say, "Oh, the treble is more extended, and you can see it in the graphs". These are all objective measurements that only serve as a small window to the big picture. Once you put on the headphones and listen to your favorite tracks, you will instantly know whether this headphone is for you, or not. Some headphones take a tad longer to achieve that feel, but for most of my headphones, I knew I wanted them the moment I listened with them.

 

Your post really hits home, Oregonian. I really love loads of bass in my cans, as it perfectly complements my taste in music. Detailed cans are good for some, but it's definitely not for me. I've listened to a few hi-fi cans, but they were certainly not involving in the least bit. Yup, everything sounded clearer and more detailed than most, if not all, of my basshead cans, but then.. where's the bass? For what it's worth, I can appreciate these cans for what they are, but at the end of the day, I know what I want to listen to, and there's no way anybody's going to tell me that my choice of cans is lo-fi or at best mid-fi. It's just great-fi to me. smile.gif

 

 

Frankly speaking, I don't let graphs dominate my choice in headphones. They serve as a tool to provide others with an insight as to a headphone's objective qualities, but it is no way a deciding factor when I am purchasing my headphones. Maybe some people are too caught up in the graphs and the science to truly appreciate the art of it all. After all, that's why we got into this hobby, right?

i think i agree with everything (more or less) that you said there.

as for the science, i do enjoy learning it, i take my time and study little bits at a time to fill in the dead time at work, but other than the hobby side of it, i think the science should be more of a tool for matching your gear with the right counterparts (impedance vs sensitivity for example), and less of a grand cause as others seem to make it out to be.

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Will a fiio e11 push a pair of DT770 PRO 250 ohms?
Edit: iPod as my source
Edited by BenTandBroken - 3/5/13 at 10:08am
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Originally Posted by BenTandBroken View Post

Will a fiio e11 push a pair of DT770 PRO 250 ohms?
Edit: iPod as my source
You will be at the top end of it, it barely drives my DT880 Pro's, get yourself a C&C BH for a few dollars more, much better.

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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

Adam,

 

I think it's important to mention that you also have a pretty large head. I think you had them full extended on both sides? For me, and everyone else that's tried them, they are shockingly comfortable. 

Hahaha thats true. The reason why i said that is because i was trying to decide between Q40s Pro900MK2 (which i knew were tight fit) and M100 for myself and went with the Q40s since someone had a new pair for like $70 shiped (i couldnt pass it up). I always wondered if i should of gone with the M100s altho i love my Q40s. So after testing out the M100s im glad I didnt get them because i wouldnt be comfortable using them and IMO the slightly better sound wasnt worth the $200+ difference. Im sure the difference is huge to others but to me it wasnt. The saved $200 will go to an HE400 in the future. 

 

My comment was more of a personal experience/preference than a comparison. 


Edited by o0adam0o - 3/5/13 at 11:26am
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

 

Finally some1 who is able to provide feedback on such setup... be sure to use the lower gain setting with BH though xD and yea digiZoid ZO should come last in the chain.

 

Just letting you know it has arrived, charging at the mo. :-)

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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post

 

 

 

Just letting you know it has arrived, charging at the mo. :-)

 

So let us know how you have the chain configured when you do go into listening mode. 

 

I'm interested how you hook up and how it sounds because I double amp with iPhone4 w/Fiio LOD connector > E-11 with no bass EQ added > ZO on high gain w/highest red contour > either Q40's or DT770 LE 32ohm phones.  And love the sound.  Love it. 

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Ok had a little play, from initial tests the ZO2 is better in the chain via line out then into amp rather than at the end. It is actually pretty obvious sounding. What I will say is that you will certainly find out your phones limitations. Not sure what phones the ZO2`s are aimed at but I am pretty green on the scale here and bassed out.

 

Edit: Actually yellow (which on the 32 scale is nowt) into my C&C amp, which must be bassy as default as standard. Interesting so far. Momentums can`t take that much bass, weirdly for Sennheiser.


Edited by Sinth - 3/5/13 at 12:35pm
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Hey all,

 

I've got the Audio Technica Pro 700 MK2 coming on Thursday. I previously had the M Audio Q40 but they broke twice inside a month. I'm hoping the Audio Technica's will satisfy my bass needs with an E11. I'll post my thoughts after I've had a decent listen to them. :)

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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

 

So let us know how you have the chain configured when you do go into listening mode. 

 

I'm interested how you hook up and how it sounds because I double amp with iPhone4 w/Fiio LOD connector > E-11 with no bass EQ added > ZO on high gain w/highest red contour > either Q40's or DT770 LE 32ohm phones.  And love the sound.  Love it. 

Wow ok, will give that a go but having to use my silver LOD just to keep some clarity, yes the LOD is making a difference also. Red isn`t going to happen here imo. wow

 

Edit: High gain actually is ok, feeds my C&C which is controlling volume. Bass yellow is thumping though (Arnej - Free Of You)


Edited by Sinth - 3/5/13 at 12:54pm
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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post

Wow ok, will give that a go but having to use my silver LOD just to keep some clarity, yes the LOD is making a difference also. Red isn`t going to happen here imo. wow

 

Edit: High gain actually is ok, feeds my C&C which is controlling volume. Bass yellow is thumping though (Arnej - Free Of You)


If I read that right, you are going SOURCE via silver LOD into ZO into C&C, which you are using to adjust volume. Right?

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Originally Posted by o0adam0o View Post

Hahaha thats true. The reason why i said that is because i was trying to decide between Q40s Pro900MK2 (which i knew were tight fit) and M100 for myself and went with the Q40s since someone had a new pair for like $70 shiped (i couldnt pass it up). I always wondered if i should of gone with the M100s altho i love my Q40s. So after testing out the M100s im glad I didnt get them because i wouldnt be comfortable using them and IMO the slightly better sound wasnt worth the $200+ difference. Im sure the difference is huge to others but to me it wasnt. The saved $200 will go to an HE400 in the future. 

 

My comment was more of a personal experience/preference than a comparison. 

 

Oh definitely. I understood that. I just didn't want anyone to get the wrong idea since so many people do find it really comfortable. HE400 is a great next step!

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Something weird I've found out. My Magni distorts faster than my E17... Edit: when I match the bass quantity on both, the magni clips while the E17 doesn't. Not sure what the problem is here, since the magni is roughly 4 times more powerful. I'm guessing the power delivery isn't all that great. I may have to return this and get an Asgard 2 or a Lyr.
Edited by Trae - 3/5/13 at 3:20pm
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