Dont have them but i have heard that they are the bassiest in the denon line, and may even have more bass than my signature dj. Which can give headaches ^.^
Ask oregonian. He is an expert on the denons lol
Oh, i thought you were saying they were not bassy or however else they were described by the person who recommended them to me. Either way, theyre too expensive for me, so theyre not an option right now.
yeah, makes sense. And i am going to try going in a day or two to try out the Sony MDR X10 and M Audio q40. From what ive heard and been reading, i am leaning towards the q40, but only experience will tell.
I think the XB500 will be muddy and the mids will be recessed (right word?). I feel that the XB500 will sound muffled, but ill see if i can try them out too, i think theyre discontinued though :( Unless you or others really think they can go against the Q40 and MDR X10, i will probably not take them seriously.
Do you think a Q40 would really need an amp? Would one make a noticeable diffeence in sound? If so, what difference(s) would a portable amp do?
Ive been thinking about the FiiO E11, E12, DigiZoid ZO2, and now the DigiZoid ZO3. Would those be good choices?
FiiO E11 should work pretty well for the price paid, as for Digizoid I wouldn't go ZO2 anymore but ZO3 isn't released yet. The Q40 improves a lot in my experience with amping, some headphones don't, Q40 definitely does to me. Especially bass-wise and you may find yourself using the bass boosts on amp like FiiO E11 and ZO etc. :p I'm pretty sure Q40 and an amp (E11 on the cheap) is going to provide you what you're looking for, both very big bass slam but still very clear sound. It's among those headphones with the "biggest bass" vs good overall quality ratio at around its price point there isn't much other competitors except for possibly the Nuforce headphones but those distort also quite easily and not overly loud volume. Yes XB500 has a lot bigger bass, but the quality is soooooooo much worse too.
I haven't tested FiiO E11 but I have the latest v2.3 of ZO2 but I don't think it's an overly good fit for Q40. I happen to also have an older version of ZO2, the v2.1 which has a more fitting sound for Q40's signature, with v2.3 it becomes slightly V-shape sounding and with v2.1 the Q40 sounds pretty even in the mids and highs. You won't find v2.1 anymore though. Therefore I think it's either best to go FiiO E11 now as it's much cheaper or simply wait for ZO3.
There's just something about the synergy between ZO2.3 and Q40 that doesn't get me into the music but with v2.1 I'm jumping around like crazy in my chair when putting on some EDM music.
Yea, something like that. The "Rock" preset typically has such but it's not as overdone like those EQ presets usually are. Lots of sparkle (doesn't get fatiguing) and bass but vocals/instruments sounds slightly more distant compared to when I use ZO2.1 when it sounds like vocals/instruments are more "in-my-face".