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I was just wondering exactly how many people who is a basshead cares about the SQ, or is it just the biggest bass? Just wondering.
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I was just wondering exactly how many people who is a basshead cares about the SQ, or is it just the biggest bass? Just wondering.

I care about SQ! o2smile.gif.

post #6153 of 11124
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I was just wondering exactly how many people who is a basshead cares about the SQ, or is it just the biggest bass? Just wondering.
I care about SQ and bass.
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What do you guys think of the Sony MDR-7520? Enough bass for a true basshead?

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I was just wondering exactly how many people who is a basshead cares about the SQ, or is it just the biggest bass? Just wondering.


This would be a great survey question.  For me, it is both which is why I didn't stop buying and returning headphones until the V-Moda M-100 and Ultrasone Signature DJ.


Edited by Craigster75 - 5/1/13 at 4:39pm
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I care about sound quality, although I just admit that at one point all I cared about was bass. Now I can't listen to crappy headphones anymore unless I EQ the heck out of them, and even then the lack of clarity bothers me. M-Audio Q40 sounds very good to my ears but the comfort leaves a lot to be desired. My pair doesn't have the sibilance that craigster described; if anything, the treble is a little too relaxed.

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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

I care about sound quality, although I just admit that at one point all I cared about was bass. Now I can't listen to crappy headphones anymore unless I EQ the heck out of them, and even then the lack of clarity bothers me. M-Audio Q40 sounds very good to my ears but the comfort leaves a lot to be desired. My pair doesn't have the sibilance that craigster described; if anything, the treble is a little too relaxed.

I'll answer the 'poll question' and respond to your comment about the comfort of the Q-40's.

First, both SQ and bass are equally important, which is partly why I don't use my XB500's much any more. And why I, like Craigster, kept trying and got my twin Denon's - D2000 and D600's, and still I feel I'll end up like Craigster with a $1K basshead phone.

Funny thing is, I am very satisfied with my stable and in fact the Q-40's are amazing phones. Period. Not just bass.

They need three things after you buy them stock. First, and easiest is to stretch that head popping clamp a bit. Easy enough. Second, and now comes the good stuff, are yo replace the awful stock pads. Put on either Shure 840 or HiFiMan HE series LEATHER pads and don't look back. Yes, the Beyer velours are often recommended and they are über-comfy but they eat some of the bass, and this is the BASSHEAD club after all! The leathers I tried are both as comfy as the velours to me. Third is up to you - the depth of the pads, depending on your anatomy (ear shape), can be improved by putting a spacer of some kind under the pads. I've tried a few options but last and best is a 1/4" synthetic rope circling the pad underneath the edges. If you go to the M-Audio Q-40 thread you'll see my pics towards the last few pages if you need to.

These are now as comfy as they need to be, thump and sound great.
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

I care about sound quality, although I just admit that at one point all I cared about was bass. Now I can't listen to crappy headphones anymore unless I EQ the heck out of them, and even then the lack of clarity bothers me. M-Audio Q40 sounds very good to my ears but the comfort leaves a lot to be desired. My pair doesn't have the sibilance that craigster described; if anything, the treble is a little too relaxed.


I agree the Q40 isn't bright.  The sibilance occurs with vocals, so not at the higher frequencies, the "s's" in vocals with the Q40 sounds more pronounced to me than most other headphones and I found that too distracting to get lost in the music.  Otherwise, I think they are an excellent value.

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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

I care about sound quality, although I just admit that at one point all I cared about was bass. Now I can't listen to crappy headphones anymore unless I EQ the heck out of them, and even then the lack of clarity bothers me. M-Audio Q40 sounds very good to my ears but the comfort leaves a lot to be desired. My pair doesn't have the sibilance that craigster described; if anything, the treble is a little too relaxed.

One more thing that will make owning the Q-40 more enjoyable. Getting rid of the stock cable and put on a V-Moda $12 replacement. Way more flexible than stock.

Now I'm done - your Q-40 is upgraded in all ways. biggrin.gif
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Selling my modded Sony MDR xb 700's starting today, regratably due to them being discountined the price for the new is insane, non the less the add is up for those interested! Trying to make some sells and save up some money for a new place to live! The old House I rent in now can't handle any more electronics so lol, I need to move so I can have well a new house with new eletrical wiring! This old house is bouned to blow a fuse if I get any more amps xD 

 

That being said, I'm really enjoying the DEEP tight bass of my dt 990s on my Maxtrix M Stage, my Indeed G3 has started to sound really boomy... [no fault of it's own it's just the sound sig of it] I'm a little more sensitive to mid bass so I'm enjoying it's presance on the solid state! 

 

So I look forward to one day in the future trying the D7000 and the famous JVC Hx1000! [The JVC is esstianly a End Game Fart Cannon lol, they say it has bass simillar to the Xb700, but ofc more refined. And seeing as how I'm sastifed with my dt 990s I figired it was time to save up for the big boi! [And the big boi amps]] 

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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

I care about sound quality, although I just admit that at one point all I cared about was bass. Now I can't listen to crappy headphones anymore unless I EQ the heck out of them, and even then the lack of clarity bothers me. M-Audio Q40 sounds very good to my ears but the comfort leaves a lot to be desired. My pair doesn't have the sibilance that craigster described; if anything, the treble is a little too relaxed.

I'm selling a Sony Xb 700 that will wow you, and ofc the comfort is GODLY <3 

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I was planning on buying the M100 again once the XL pads are release, but now that I finally bought the Q40 after passing on them so many time, I highly doubt I'll waste $300 on the M100 again.

I can't believe I didn't buy these earlier, they are pretty damn good for $100 headphones. Slapped on the pads from my HE-400 turn up the bass and you're in bass heaven.


Edited by RoMee - 5/1/13 at 9:50pm
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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post

I was planning on buying the M100 again once the XL pads are release, but now that I finally bought the Q40 after passing on them so many time, I highly doubt I'll waste $300 on the M100 again.
I can't believe I didn't buy these earlier, they are pretty damn good for $100 headphones. Slapped on the pads from my HE-400 turn up the bass and you're in bass heaven.
Bass bass bass tongue.gif
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Bass make the world go round. smily_headphones1.gif

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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post

Bass make the world go round. smily_headphones1.gif
What would our world be like if there wasnt any bass? It would be on total anarchy, people would be jumping of bulidings and lighting things on fire! It wouldnt be good frown.gif
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