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Originally Posted by Heitek View Post

Mkay.
Looking back on it I should probably provide some reasoning, the LP has very solid bass, high quantity and decent quality. The hesh 2 have decent quantity and low quality. I listen to a lot of dubstep. I own the M-100 and I purchased the LP as a gift for my girlfriend. All edm really has club sound to it with the LP and it sounds great with dubstep. The LP is definitely a great choice for <$200 after that the M-100 would be the next step up for portable bass head cans.
post #5687 of 11135
My PRO700MK2s came in smily_headphones1.gif

Review -


Disclaimer - these are just my personal opinions and thoughts, so please take note that your experience with the same set of headphones could be completely different. But I promised a review, so here it is.

In short; I'm in love. biggrin.gif

Now, onto to the nitty gritty stuff.

Build quality : Although it is composed of primarily plastic, these feel very, very solid in my hands. You could definitely tell that these are a step above the ATH-M50s as far as ruggedness and build quality goes because the M50s felt way flimsier in my hands. But this is sort of a given as these are DJ headphones after all.

I wouldn't say that they're as tough as some of the beyers out there, but definitely very solid build quality. 

Comfort : This is where the PRO700MK2s fall short. The pads are very thin and the embossed drivers press against your ear even if you have moderate sized ears like I do. It doesn't feel too tight on my head, but I do have a fairly narrow head. Although they do press against your ears with a considerable amount of force such that it will still stay perfectly still even if you wiggle your head around and dance a bit. I like the fit, but the pads could be a bit thicker.

Looks : I think it looks fantastic. The padded headband SCREAMS quality, and overall the soft touch plastic on the cups and the silver plastic ring right behind the pads give them a nice sleek look. I asked one of my  friends and he described it as "crazy", and with those big bulging hinges and thick headband I think that is perfect way to describe this monster. You know it's going to sound "crazy ( good)" when you look at it. And since we're on the topic of SQ lets move onto the next segment....

Sound : If I had one word to describe how these sound, it would be absolutelybat****crazy ( ok, I know it wasn't one word but whatever). These are NOT AT ALL neutral sounding headphones. They sound quite dark and might I say, even warm? But this sound signature, as a fan of EDM, is right up my alley. Treble is not overwhelmingly powerful and fatiguing like some of the other headphones out there ( I'm looking at you AKG 167) and I feel like it has a decent amount low mids mixed in aswell. 

And then there's bass..... Little to no distortion and very present even with heavily mixed tracks so you can track that beat perfectly. I used two tracks to test bass :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiFS1vPuSd0

And man oh man, that opening kick sounds absolutely fantastic on these cans. Even un-amped the bass on that opening riff will make your ears shake and your brain freeze. It is absolutely amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgDana2RLLI

Skip to the end, where it's just the bass drum and electronic noises. Again, the bass is so good that you can feel it sort of kicking against your ear drum. 

Fantastic.

Unfortunately, instrument seperation and vocals take a hit because of all this insane emphasis on bass. That's not to say that the vocals sound bad, it's just that they're not as loud or clear as they are on the M50s. Instruments sound mixed in, but again, none of this really matters because I mainly listen to EDM and these cans are just for leisure, not monitoring. ( these would make horrible monitoring cans ).

Conclusion: The first pair of headphones that I actually, really love. I've tried the DT770s, M50s, AKG K167s and HD419s but this is the pair that really grabbed my heart and stabbed it with the razer edged knife that is bass. It is a beast.

PS - can't even begin to imagine what these would sound like with a proper amp biggrin.gif I apologize for any grammatical or spelling errors.

Cheers!
Edited by shuman0101 - 3/28/13 at 8:22am
post #5688 of 11135
Quote:
Originally Posted by shuman0101 View Post

My PRO700MK2s came in smily_headphones1.gif

Review -


Disclaimer - these are just my personal opinions and thoughts, so please take note that your experience with the same set of headphones could be completely different. But I promised a review, so here it is.

In short; I'm in love. biggrin.gif

Now, onto to the nitty gritty stuff.

Build quality : Although it is composed of primarily plastic, these feel very, very solid in my hands. You could definitely tell that these are a step above the ATH-M50s as far as ruggedness and build quality goes because the M50s felt way flimsier in my hands. But this is sort of a given as these are DJ headphones after all.

I wouldn't say that they're as tough as some of the beyers out there, but definitely very solid build quality. 

Comfort : This is where the PRO700MK2s fall short. The pads are very thin and the embossed drivers press against your ear even if you have moderate sized ears like I do. It doesn't feel too tight on my head, but I do have a fairly narrow head. Although they do press against your ears with a considerable amount of force such that it will still stay perfectly still even if you wiggle your head around and dance a bit. I like the fit, but the pads could be a bit thicker.

Looks : I think it looks fantastic. The padded headband SCREAMS quality, and overall the soft touch plastic on the cups and the silver plastic ring right behind the pads give them a nice sleek look. I asked one of my  friends and he described it as "crazy", and with those big bulging hinges and thick headband I think that is perfect way to describe this monster. You know it's going to sound "crazy ( good)" when you look at it. And since we're on the topic of SQ lets move onto the next segment....

Sound : If I had one word to describe how these sound, it would be absolutelybat****crazy ( ok, I know it wasn't one word but whatever). These are NOT AT ALL neutral sounding headphones. They sound quite dark and might I say, even warm? But this sound signature, as a fan of EDM, is right up my alley. Treble is not overwhelmingly powerful and fatiguing like some of the other headphones out there ( I'm looking at you AKG 167) and I feel like it has a decent amount low mids mixed in aswell. 

And then there's bass..... Little to no distortion and very present even with heavily mixed tracks so you can track that beat perfectly. I used two tracks to test bass :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiFS1vPuSd0

And man oh man, that opening kick sounds absolutely fantastic on these cans. Even un-amped the bass on that opening riff will make your ears shake and your brain freeze. It is absolutely amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgDana2RLLI

Skip to the end, where it's just the bass drum and electronic noises. Again, the bass is so good that you can feel it sort of kicking against your ear drum. 

Fantastic.

Unfortunately, instrument seperation and vocals take a hit because of all this insane emphasis on bass. That's not to say that the vocals sound bad, it's just that they're not as loud or clear as they are on the M50s. Instruments sound mixed in, but again, none of this really matters because I mainly listen to EDM and these cans are just for leisure, not monitoring. ( these would make horrible monitoring cans ).

Conclusion: The first pair of headphones that I actually, really love. I've tried the DT770s, M50s, AKG K167s and HD419s but this is the pair that really grabbed my heart and stabbed it with the razer edged knife that is bass. It is a beast.

PS - can't even begin to imagine what these would sound like with a proper amp biggrin.gif I apologize for any grammatical or spelling errors.

Cheers!

Your 770s, how many ohms are they? What differences in your opinion made you like them more than the 770s?
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Nice the bass sounds pretty good on y w1000x :O I'll have to switch to my BASS cans for a real test ^^ 

 

so the xb 700s are well to bassy for me, it's ALL bass like a bass tropical storm! And low quality utube mp3s make it even more aggirvating as the treble sounds grainy in both songs >.> dt 990time

 

meh 90s need the hybrid tube amp to have good bass xD 

 

glad uyou like em! btw that hoodie allan song was aggrivating -.-

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Hi new to the forums here.

After looking at the price list, I'm interested in the audio technica ws55/ws77. But I'm unable to find any reviews on the ws77 yet. Maybe someone here can give me suggestions??

Looking for over the ear headphones (better sound quality compared to on-ear right??enlighten me please)

Budget is around the price of the ws55/ws77

And of course the bass

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Originally Posted by Docks View Post

Your 770s, how many ohms are they? What differences in your opinion made you like them more than the 770s?

They're not actually my own 770s(pros actually), they're my friends. But I think it's the 80ohm edition and to me it didn't have enough bass quantity, although what it had was punchy and clinical. Maybe it's because I tested them in differ environments, but I tried the ath-m50 right after the dt770 pro in the same place and I thought that for entertainment value the m50s were better as they has more bass and didn't sound 'weak'. DT770s would make good monitoring headphones, from what I heard. It doesn't have recessed mids so to be bass heavy you need to crank it up and that's going to destroy your ears. The pro700 on the other hand does have recessed mids, so it delivers bass at any volume fantastically. I'd describe the dt770 as being clinical, while the pro700s are just downright ruthless. smily_headphones1.gif

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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Nice the bass sounds pretty good on y w1000x :O I'll have to switch to my BASS cans for a real test ^^ 

so the xb 700s are well to bassy for me, it's ALL bass like a bass tropical storm! And low quality utube mp3s make it even more aggirvating as the treble sounds grainy in both songs >.> dt 990time

meh 90s need the hybrid tube amp to have good bass xD 

glad uyou like em! btw that hoodie allan song was aggrivating -.-

Oh ahaha, i'm sorry about that, it's one of hoodies worst songs. But it does have a nice kick and bass drops with vocals going on at the same time so its a good song to test bass and sub bass imo.

Btw, listen to good intentions, chase is on or James Franco if you want a good hoodie song! And definitely download RYU-avicii before coming to any conclusions because the YouTube version sounds like it's coming through a tunnel. tongue.gif
Edited by shuman0101 - 3/28/13 at 12:18pm
post #5692 of 11135
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Originally Posted by shuman0101 View Post


They're not actually my own 770s(pros actually), they're my friends. But I think it's the 80ohm edition and to me it didn't have enough bass quantity, although what it had was punchy and clinical. Maybe it's because I tested them in differ environments, but I tried the ath-m50 right after the dt770 pro in the same place and I thought that for entertainment value the m50s were better as they has more bass and didn't sound 'weak'. DT770s would make good monitoring headphones, from what I heard. It doesn't have recessed mids so to be bass heavy you need to crank it up and that's going to destroy your ears. The pro700 on the other hand does have recessed mids, so it delivers bass at any volume fantastically. I'd describe the dt770 as being clinical, while the pro700s are just downright ruthless. smily_headphones1.gif
Oh ahaha, i'm sorry about that, it's one of hoodies worst songs. But it does have a nice kick and bass drops with vocals going on at the same time so its a good song to test bass and sub bass imo.

Btw, listen to good intentions, chase is on or James Franco if you want a good hoodie song! And definitely download RYU-avicii before coming to any conclusions because the YouTube version sounds like it's coming through a tunnel. tongue.gif

one song is all I need to know he music is not for me... i still prefer instrumental Drum n Bass any day and every day which reminds me... I NEED DO DWNLOAD SOME UTAH JAZZ, those bass lines where TIGHT, still I don't like his pop sound, and I'm pretty sure it carries through all his music. Now for testing sub bass, Digital Mystikiz Earth a Run Red is still my go to song! Or bett yet some good old Nu Tone! 

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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

one song is all I need to know he music is not for me... i still prefer instrumental Drum n Bass any day and every day which reminds me... I NEED DO DWNLOAD SOME UTAH JAZZ, those bass lines where TIGHT, still I don't like his pop sound, and I'm pretty sure it carries through all his music. Now for testing sub bass, Digital Mystikiz Earth a Run Red is still my go to song! Or bett yet some good old Nu Tone! 

 

Nu tone - jetsream sounds awesome. Thanks for introducing me to him :)

 

Fellow DnB fan? :D Check out 

 

Netsky - Give and Take

           - Memory lane

           - Mellow

Logistics - Call me back ( old school)

Blu Mar Ten - Whisper

Xan - For you

post #5694 of 11135
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Originally Posted by shuman0101 View Post

 

Nu tone - jetsream sounds awesome. Thanks for introducing me to him :)

 

Fellow DnB fan? :D Check out 

 

Netsky - Give and Take

           - Memory lane

           - Mellow

Logistics - Call me back ( old school)

Blu Mar Ten - Whisper

Xan - For you

Net Sky is ok, Logistics I like [Nu Tones brother actually] 

 

glad you enjoyed the Nu Tone <3 

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Nice to see some dnb thrown around here! If you dont mind me joining you, check out Future Prophecies (september is a great one), Mjt & Wreckage machinery, calibre and Ltj Bukem beerchug.gif first of many awesome artists that come to mind.

 

edit: Pretty good basstest track: Barefoot - Murmurs


Edited by Stratok - 3/29/13 at 5:23am
post #5696 of 11135

One more thing. Does xb700 benefit from amping? I have Odac and O2 and my friend would like to come by tomorrow and try his headphones and compare them to mine.

post #5697 of 11135
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Originally Posted by Heitek View Post

Which one would have more bass with Dubstep? The V-MODA Crossfade LPs or the Hesh 2's?

 

Definitely the Crossfade LP. The LP2 also has more bass than the Hesh 2. I think the bass quantity of the Hesh 2 is about on par with the M-100.

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All dnb lovers, check out my sig. You will find many dnb gems in my soundcloud faves.

post #5699 of 11135
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Originally Posted by shuman0101 View Post

My PRO700MK2s came in smily_headphones1.gif

Review -

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I'm glad you love the PRO700MK2. It is indeed a good basshead can, but I was more taken aback by its darkness than its bass properties when I first tried them on. Like the TMA-1, it sounds like it forgot to bring the treble along to the party. wink.gif

 

Anyway, I also agree with your opinion on the AKG TIesto cans. I tried the 167 and 267, and I found them quite sibilant. The treble was rather harsh, and I had to tone the highs down to get an acceptable sound. I don't think they are as club-music friendly as they were made out to be - as opposed to say, the Pioneer HDJ and Denon DJ models.

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Originally Posted by Malevolent View Post

 

I'm glad you love the PRO700MK2. It is indeed a good basshead can, but I was more taken aback by its darkness than its bass properties when I first tried them on. Like the TMA-1, it sounds like it forgot to bring the treble along to the party. wink.gif

 

Anyway, I also agree with your opinion on the AKG TIesto cans. I tried the 167 and 267, and I found them quite sibilant. The treble was rather harsh, and I had to tone the highs down to get an acceptable sound. I don't think they are as club-music friendly as they were made out to be - as opposed to say, the Pioneer HDJ and Denon DJ models.

 

Yeah the darkness does take some getting used to. But I tried EQ'ing them today and I have to say they respond very well to EQing. Raising that 4K-16K band does a huge difference to how they sound and helps to bring out some of that treble as well. Even then it's not as sibilant and harsh as AKG K167s. Good stuff.

 

Also, I shot Audio Technica an email about how thin the pads are and how the drivers press against my ears and they responded rather promptly asking my mailing address and proof of purchase. I asked them for M50 pads in response , lets see what happens. Thoroughly impressed by Audio Technica as of now.

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