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Do yourself a favor and try a quality basshead headphone. Using the XB500 as the reference for bass will do your ears a disservice. Listen to a Denon D2000, Ultrasone Pro900 or M-Audio Q40 for example - your perspective WILL change.

On the open side, the Phillips Fidelio X1 is a Bassy can. Loved it.

Many of us thought the XB500 was the Schiit before we had real phones to compare it to. biggrin.gif

 

 

I totally understand that. I still listen to budget headphones, but if I decide to upgrade (that won't / can't happen anytime soon), the Fidelio would actually be something I'd really like to try. I must admit that I still prefer warm sound.

Oh, and now - 2 weeks later - I still own the XB's. I guess I shouldn't have considered them sold before I receive payment.... I actually used them to watch youtube last night. They are pretty light & comfortable, but they simply don't work for music (for me).

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I really like the bass boost feature on the Fiio E12 Mont Blanc. I can't hear any changes in sound other than the increase in bass when it's on. It sounds excellent with my Denon AH-D2000s and it was nice with my Westone 4's as well.

 

 

Also, the Fiio E12 needs to be added to the Bass Boost Amps list.


Edited by cCasper TFG - 11/25/13 at 4:28am
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ok, so i just bought D2000s! :)

 

they are currently with some friends in San Fran, but i'm told they're amazing! :)

 

although...i just remembered about Darth Beyers, and have just spent a couple hours eyeing them off! aha. i bought my M-100s before my UE6000 arrived, and now i have finally purchased the D2000s i wanted, and i'm looking at Darth Beyers before i even have the D2000s in my hands...i think i have a problem! :)

 

pretty happy and excited about D2000s though!

 

edit: i just noticed darth beyers are not on the basshead can list...are they not deemed worthy?


Edited by caprimulgus - 11/25/13 at 4:19am
post #8254 of 11259
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ok, so i just bought D2000s! :)

 

they are currently with some friends in San Fran, but i'm told they're amazing! :)

 

although...i just remembered about Darth Beyers, and have just spent a couple hours eyeing them off! aha. i bought my M-100s before my UE6000 arrived, and now i have finally purchased the D2000s i wanted, and i'm looking at Darth Beyers before i even have the D2000s in my hands...i think i have a problem! :)

 

pretty happy and excited about D2000s though!

 

edit: i just noticed darth beyers are not on the basshead can list...are they not deemed worthy?

The Beyerdynamic DT770's are, Darth Beyers are just those with woodied cups.

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The Beyerdynamic DT770's are, Darth Beyers are just those with woodied cups.

 

yeah, but given the Denon Dx000 series and Lawton LAx000 are both listed, surely Darth Beyers should be too? they have even MORE bass than the DT770 don't they?

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yeah, but given the Denon Dx000 series and Lawton LAx000 are both listed, surely Darth Beyers should be too? they have even MORE bass than the DT770 don't they?

Yes. I had a pair for a few weeks, and bassier than just about anything. Not in the D2000 quality level but Bassy.
post #8257 of 11259
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ok, so i just bought D2000s! :)

 

Congrats!

 

When do you get them?

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Congrats!

 

When do you get them?

 

i actually haven't even sorted out with my mate how i'm getting them down here! (hopefully he doesn't decide he wants to keep them for himself!!!) :)

 

all he said was he might have a way to get them down to me after thanksgiving without having to post them...so i assume someone is visiting / going home to san fran for thanksgiving before returning to Melbourne, so hopefully they'll smuggle them into the country for me! (although, that was BEFORE he and his girlfriend listened to the headphones...my chances of actually getting them are now reduced! aha).

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How much are Darth Beyers? And is the sound signature really that far different from the DT770 I wonder...

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How much are Darth Beyers? And is the sound signature really that far different from the DT770 I wonder...

 

new: from $465USD upwards, depending on wood choice and options...

second hand: saw a few for approx $300-$500.

 

apparently the sound is quite significantly different from the stock DT770. oregonian should be able to give more comment, having been a recent owner.

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new: from $465USD upwards, depending on wood choice and options...

second hand: saw a few for approx $300-$500.

 

apparently the sound is quite significantly different from the stock DT770. oregonian should be able to give more comment, having been a recent owner.

 

Interesting.

 

 

If you are telling me that THOSE amazing looking things are more bass-heavy than the stock DT770 (which I already love)..

 


What? No, wallet, you get back here. Don't you dare start running away from me again. Get back here.

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Interesting.

 

 

If you are telling me that THOSE amazing looking things are more bass-heavy than the stock DT770 (which I already love)..

 


What? No, wallet, you get back here. Don't you dare start running away from me again. Get back here.


Yes, they are considerably more bass heavy than the stock DT770 (I had a DT770LE 32 ohm).  With the right source and amping they sounded great but to be honest not near as good as a stock D2000, let alone one like I have with Lawton mods and a pair of extra deep Martin Custom Audio cups. 

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Yes, they are considerably more bass heavy than the stock DT770 (I had a DT770LE 32 ohm).  With the right source and amping they sounded great but to be honest not near as good as a stock D2000, let alone one like I have with Lawton mods and a pair of extra deep Martin Custom Audio cups. 

really that's good to hear :D

 

My d2k are about 2 weeks out hopefully 

post #8264 of 11259
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Yes, they are considerably more bass heavy than the stock DT770 (I had a DT770LE 32 ohm).  With the right source and amping they sounded great but to be honest not near as good as a stock D2000, let alone one like I have with Lawton mods and a pair of extra deep Martin Custom Audio cups. 

I remember quite a few people thinking they're awful outside of a massive bass response. Perhaps that was to be taken with a pinch of salt, just like the majority of every other impression at head-fi.

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I remember quite a few people thinking they're awful outside of a massive bass response. Perhaps that was to be taken with a pinch of salt, just like the majority of every other impression at head-fi.


It can vary a lot depending on who's impression we're dealing with, I mean we all come from different background, take me for example, that comes from an extreeeeeme basshead in the past that wouldn't even be satisfied with unamped/un-boosted XB500 bass levels. Others could be used to less bassy headphones before testing a bassier headphone, obviously the impressions will differ a bit. :p


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 11/25/13 at 7:09am
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