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Simply put, bassheads are people who like bass. Imo, there are two types of bassheads. The first type just wants bass just to feel it. These are the people who just wear an average pair of headphones that are bass boosted like the Sony XB series, Beats, V-Moda LP series, and other non-hifi headphones/iems. Then you have the other type that's more focused on the quality of the bass along with the quantity, and having a balanced frequency range. Well, quality is prioritized over quantity, but quantity is still required. If the bass quantity is lacking, a bass boost with an equalizer, or the bass boost feature in some amps usually take care of that. These people usually have headphones like the M-100, HE-400, Pro900, Denon Dx000, LCD-x, and other more expensive headphones. 

 

Then, in the minority corner are people like me, who aren't satisfied with the performance of many headphones out there, especially in the bass region, and they have to modify them in order to get the ideal sound. I can't really give you any examples because I can't think of anyone else who is a basshead and modifies headphones to the degree I do. Then again, what I'm doing is basically bringing out the maximum capabilities of the headphones. 

 

Unfortunately, most of the Head-Fi community views bassheads in a bad light, like we only care about bass quantity, and that quality takes the back seat. Actually, I get surprised when people say that some bass-oriented headphones are too much. If anything, 95% of the headphones/iems out there are more bass-lean than anything. 

 

@Mshenay: The bass on the eq setup isn't really that crazy. It starts getting crazy when these headphones are hooked up to the speaker outputs on a receiver with another 10dB of bass added. These headphones take all of it like a champ. When the bass hits, and I bump the volume up, it will make the text on your monitor look blurry, your eardrums will viciously vibrate, and you will have hearing loss if you get stupid with it. I really have to listen responsibly because even though these things are awesome sounding, they can really screw up your ears. I don't know if you can say that about most of the headphones out there. It's truly a dangerous relationship, but that's one of the great things about these headphones. They keep you on your toes :p I usually listen to them at a low volume, though, but once one of my good songs play, I can't help but ease up on the volume...then I turn it down because my ears can't handle it. 

 

These actually hit harder than some car subs that I've heard in the past. I can say that these headphones outperform the LCD-2 in every conceivable way (assuming my memory serves me correctly).

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Originally Posted by Trae View Post

Simply put, bassheads are people who like bass. Imo, there are two types of bassheads. The first type just wants bass just to feel it. These are the people who just wear an average pair of headphones that are bass boosted like the Sony XB series, Beats, V-Moda LP series, and other non-hifi headphones/iems. Then you have the other type that's more focused on the quality of the bass along with the quantity, and having a balanced frequency range. Well, quality is prioritized over quantity, but quantity is still required. If the bass quantity is lacking, a bass boost with an equalizer, or the bass boost feature in some amps usually take care of that. These people usually have headphones like the M-100, HE-400, Pro900, Denon Dx000, LCD-x, and other more expensive headphones. 

Then, in the minority corner are people like me, who aren't satisfied with the performance of many headphones out there, especially in the bass region, and they have to modify them in order to get the ideal sound. I can't really give you any examples because I can't think of anyone else who is a basshead and modifies headphones to the degree I do. Then again, what I'm doing is basically bringing out the maximum capabilities of the headphones. 

Unfortunately, most of the Head-Fi community views bassheads in a bad light, like we only care about bass quantity, and that quality takes the back seat. Actually, I get surprised when people say that some bass-oriented headphones are too much. If anything, 95% of the headphones/iems out there are more bass-lean than anything. 

@Mshenay
: The bass on the eq setup isn't really that crazy. It starts getting crazy when these headphones are hooked up to the speaker outputs on a receiver with another 10dB of bass added. These headphones take all of it like a champ. When the bass hits, and I bump the volume up, it will make the text on your monitor look blurry, your eardrums will viciously vibrate, and you will have hearing loss if you get stupid with it. I really have to listen responsibly because even though these things are awesome sounding, they can really screw up your ears. I don't know if you can say that about most of the headphones out there. It's truly a dangerous relationship, but that's one of the great things about these headphones. They keep you on your toes tongue.gif  I usually listen to them at a low volume, though, but once one of my good songs play, I can't help but ease up on the volume...then I turn it down because my ears can't handle it. 

These actually hit harder than some car subs that I've heard in the past. I can say that these headphones outperform the LCD-2 in every conceivable way (assuming my memory serves me correctly).

Okay, you're not really explaining the meaning of basshead at all, to be truthful, do you able to hear the Bass line singing and playing melodic lines in complement with the mids and highs? Or just a distraction of Bassdrum that cover up the beautiful Bass line? I call it " Walking bass" ? I am givng you a musical education for you to hear the right thing in music. No offense biggrin.gif
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Uh, you're not really educating me, but your last post led me to believe that you were talking about bass in general, not the different types of bass that exists, and how they "synchronize," for lack of a better term, with the song. Well, that's what I think you're saying because it's kinda hard reading your posts. 

 

In a way, you're saying the same thing that I was talking about. Your "Bass line singing and playing melodic lines in complement with the mids and highs," is just another way of me saying "the other type that's more focused on the quality of the bass along with the quantity, and having a balanced frequency range." Your "distraction of Bassdrum that cover up the beautiful Bass line," is just another way of me saying "The first type just wants bass just to feel it [and the quality of the sound being produced isn't as important]."

 

Your perspective is just more personified and emotional.


Edited by Trae - 10/26/13 at 1:04pm
post #7939 of 11259
A basshead is someone who likes free ear massages and likes to feel massive vibrations tickling his head.
post #7940 of 11259
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Well, for the guys that use Electri-Q VST plugin for their EQ, I just recently found a better one to use. It's called EasyQ. It's easier to use, more responsive, and it doesn't crash Foobar like Electri-Q did. Plus you can change the colors. If you weren't all too familiar on adjusting the bands on Electri-Q, this one should be much easier to manipulate, and people who aren't too familiar with equalizing headphones should get the hang of it quickly. You can also save your settings into an editable .xml file. 

 

 

Here's my eq setup for my ad2000mkiv. The bass was equalized to have the same percieved volume from 20Hz-100Hz, and the rest was equalized for neutrality. Sounds awesome. No sibilance, nothing is bright sounding, and everything sounds super lush, warm and natural, just like it is on my Electri-Q setup. 

THANK YOU

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Okay, you're not really explaining the meaning of basshead at all, to be truthful, do you able to hear the Bass line singing and playing melodic lines in complement with the mids and highs? Or just a distraction of Bassdrum that cover up the beautiful Bass line? I call it " Walking bass" ? I am givng you a musical education for you to hear the right thing in music. No offense biggrin.gif

We like bass and prefer at least neutral or most of the time more amounts of it, (excluding certain cases such when the kick drums would sound more punchy if the lowest bass was reduced and mid bass increased), we like bass as in sounds from the lower part of the frequency spectrum. We can't give you a more specific definition because that might exclude plenty of people who are what most consider bassheads.

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Originally Posted by iSennheiser View Post


Okay, you're not really explaining the meaning of basshead at all, to be truthful, do you able to hear the Bass line singing and playing melodic lines in complement with the mids and highs? Or just a distraction of Bassdrum that cover up the beautiful Bass line? I call it " Walking bass" ? I am givng you a musical education for you to hear the right thing in music. No offense biggrin.gif

fyi, if you need to follow a statement by stating "no offense", it is highly likely you are knowingly saying something offensive.  In your case, this was a highly condescening comment, no offense.

post #7943 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Parall3l View Post
 

We like bass and prefer at least neutral or most of the time more amounts of it, (excluding certain cases such when the kick drums would sound more punchy if the lowest bass was reduced and mid bass increased), we like bass as in sounds from the lower part of the frequency spectrum. We can't give you a more specific definition because that might exclude plenty of people who are what most consider bassheads.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post
 

fyi, if you need to follow a statement by stating "no offense", it is highly likely you are knowingly saying something offensive.  In your case, this was a highly condescening comment, no offense.

 

 

"Bass Head" means something different to each of us :/. WE all have different truths when it comes to our love of bass. I like open can Bass and prefer linear to hump'd that being said YES THERE IS SUCH THING AS TO MUCH bass imo! I've left all Bass Head Portable amps because UGH the are to much BOOST... 

 

and honestly I'm still a bass head... I can say that because TRUE non bass heads point out my love of bass rather often

 

but we bass heads ALL OF US love bass! How and what you love about bass is up to u! [and if ur a LOW mid Head... we'll make an exception maybe ;3] 

post #7944 of 11259

Enough with the bickering!

Just came from i hifi-konvention here in Stockholm where I got to audition the LCD2's/3's. Both me and my girlfriend were absolutely amazed! Will be getting myself a pair of LCD2's in the near future, that is for sure. She kinda fell for the 3's tho, my poor wallet.....
 

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Originally Posted by esmBOS View Post
 

Enough with the bickering!

Just came from i hifi-konvention here in Stockholm where I got to audition the LCD2's/3's. Both me and my girlfriend were absolutely amazed! Will be getting myself a pair of LCD2's in the near future, that is for sure. She kinda fell for the 3's tho, my poor wallet.....
 

My friend I think I just feel for the LCD 3's as well [I wonder why] ! Good for you man!  A lovely lady with some lovely headphones to boot! I say get her them LCD 3's she's worth it! Better yet you could make a poster of her, and sell it to Auzede! A Sweedish poster girl should make great advertising for them [if she doesn't mind ;3] 

 

Still happy to see your enjoying good music with a good companion ;3. 

post #7946 of 11259

Here's some nice music for ya'll. 

 

 

Some different Dubstep:

 

Duckem - This City VIP (SoundCloud) - Deep Dubstep

 

This one is more ambient and progressive. 

post #7947 of 11259

Hahahaha

 

Check out Mike Mercer's impressions of Perfect Sound's Dido d901!

 

http://www.audio360.org/events_a0004_canjam-2013_an-audio360-special-report.php

 

(laughing out loud at work...)

post #7948 of 11259

Anyone got experience with the Pandora headphones? Two drivers - BA for mids and highs, and a dynamic driver takes care of the low end. 

The result is a full-spectrum frequency response curve with a tight, weighty controlled bass you can hear and feel, all the while maintaining mid- and high-frequency detail for miles. This improves the soundstage tremendously over other bassy cans

 

This sounds like a headphone I sometimes imagine in my head, why hasn't it been made before?

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Originally Posted by Headzone View Post
 

Anyone got experience with the Pandora headphones? Two drivers - BA for mids and highs, and a dynamic driver takes care of the low end. 

 

This sounds like a headphone I sometimes imagine in my head, why hasn't it been made before?


I think those (on the link above) have been the only impressions I've read. I'm definitely interested and will probably get them just to compare them against my Sig DJs, Dido D901s, etc. I just need the release date! :-p

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Originally Posted by Headzone View Post

Anyone got experience with the Pandora headphones? Two drivers - BA for mids and highs, and a dynamic driver takes care of the low end. 

This sounds like a headphone I sometimes imagine in my head, why hasn't it been made before?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't hybrid IEMs all supposed to target this?
Of course they all some differences though.
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