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Can I add some suggestions to this thread?

 

The new SRH1540 deserves a mention in here. Also, the iFi Micro iCAN amplifier with it's bass and 3D switches....

From what I've read it is not worthy of this thread. It's a case of non-basshead calling a headphone with a very slight bump bassy, kinda like the M50 or any Sennheiser.

I could be wrong since I haven't heard the SRH1540 yet, but from the reviews I've read they stop short of calling it basshead.


Edited by RoMee - 11/12/13 at 11:17am
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I'm just curious but how why is the HD25 classified as a basshead phone? I've never gotten the impression that it was particularly bass-heavy.

post #8103 of 11259
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I'm just curious but how why is the HD25 classified as a basshead phone? I've never gotten the impression that it was particularly bass-heavy.

 

 

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 It's a case of non-basshead calling a headphone with a very slight bump bassy, kinda like the M50 or any Sennheiser.

 

I don't think it's bassy either, but what can you do? 

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I'm just curious but how why is the HD25 classified as a basshead phone? I've never gotten the impression that it was particularly bass-heavy.

 

 

The same reason why the Koss Porta Pros aren't on the list (more bass than the Pro700MKII even with both eq'd equally). The headphones on the list aren't final, and one person's idea of basshead may be different from another's. 

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Wierd... the VMODA M80 should be removed, then, as the 1540 clearly reaches lower and has more oomph to it.

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... as with the HD-25

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And just to clarify... the 1540's bass emphasis IS NOT a "slight bump"

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I would personally classify the HD25's bass as more tight and punchy than boomy, although that might be because I have the HD25 Aluminium because apparently it has better bass than the standard HD25, although I've never made a comparison myself. Still, it makes for a very enjoyable experience when listening to EDM.

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 and one person's idea of basshead may be different from another's. 

And that's why I don't tell noobs or help direct people to look at the list anymore. 

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The headphones on the list aren't final, and one person's idea of basshead may be different from another's. 

Very good point, but isn't that the case with all headphones anyways and the source of the 'YMMV' acronym anyways? I guess my question has been answered anyways :p

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And that's why I don't tell noobs or help direct people to look at the list anymore.

 

Well, there's going to be a lot of noobs looking at that misleading list as many of them are just lurkers with no account. I would suggest opening a new basshead thread and asking the mods to close this one if you can't update it.

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Well, there's going to be a lot of noobs looking at that misleading list as many of them are just lurkers with no account. I would suggest opening a new basshead thread and asking the mods to close this one if you can't update it.

It's not up to me to decide what's basshead and what's not. I don't have any problem with people thinking their HD25 is a basshead headphone, it's their opinion, but if someone asked me I'm going to say no because in my opinion it is not. All I know is some of the people I recommended to look at the list came back disappointed at the lack of bass from their new headphone.


Edited by RoMee - 11/12/13 at 12:12pm
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Very good point, but isn't that the case with all headphones anyways and the source of the 'YMMV' acronym anyways?

Yeah, but "YMMV" is much more prominent on basshead headphones. When I got my MDR-MA900s (returned them the next day), I thought the headphones had no bass quantity whatsoever (wasn't the reason why I returned them, though). Some users on the MA900 appreciation thread say that those headphones have a "good punch" to them, and that they're good for EDM. Ha. My version of a good punch is something like the Pro700MKIIs, or even the M50s eq'd out a good number of decibels in the bass area.

 

Granted, those people aren't bassheads, it still conveys my point. You can only gauge how much of a basshead you are by the bassiest headphone that you've heard, and by going off of the (YMMV) reviews on the web. It kinda reminds me of that Einstein quote saying, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” It doesn't completely match up to this situation, but you should get the idea. 

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Takstar HD5500. Huge Bass yet clear. My favorite secret that no one else knows about.

 

The new Panasonic HT480 has some big bass too, but isn't as clear.


Edited by bhazard - 11/12/13 at 5:19pm
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Thanks for the input it's much appreciated, I've always been more of an IEM person so all the input is really much needed, thank you. 

So if we're narrowing it down to 3 headphones (plus a fiio e17 xD ) which should I go with:
Beyer DT 770
Denon AHD2000
or Sony MDR-xb1000
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