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Yes I don't like the Ultrasone Pro900 at all myself but I like its bass characteristics. The Q40 offers pretty similar bass but better balanced mids & highs why I prefer it over the Pro900 even if it's ~3x cheaper.

I've been on the fence on ordering the Q40 for a while now. It's pretty cheap on amazon uk nowadays.

 

I just recently bought a lot of headphones though (and a cat), and my wife would be disappointed so I'll probably wait a few months. It's on my list though.

 

I once auditioned it but I didn't like it, but it did not sound the way you describe it, or anyone else for that matter, so I'm leaning towards it being anomaly, such as the cable not being properly plugged in, or the headphones being a lemon or something like that. It really sounded horrible, and this is coming from someone who liked the XB's a lot. LOL

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I would guess broken stock cable that didn't make proper contact, it tends to develop after a while, I quickly swapped out the stock cable on mine to avoid that. :P It even sounds slightly better, the stock one seems to have fairly high impedance for a cable.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 2/10/14 at 5:45am
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post
 

I've been on the fence on ordering the Q40 for a while now. It's pretty cheap on amazon uk nowadays.

 

I just recently bought a lot of headphones though (and a cat), and my wife would be disappointed so I'll probably wait a few months. It's on my list though.

 

I once auditioned it but I didn't like it, but it did not sound the way you describe it, or anyone else for that matter, so I'm leaning towards it being anomaly, such as the cable not being properly plugged in, or the headphones being a lemon or something like that. It really sounded horrible, and this is coming from someone who liked the XB's a lot. LOL


The Q40 is kind of the most amazing $130 headphone ever.  So I set out the other day to dial in which portable headphone I wanted to use and keep - the contenders were the new Senn HD7, Q40, UE6000, Beats Studio (the old one), and played all four through same source and same music, mostly high energy smooth jazz with great bass tones. 

 

Q40 won hands down for both bass and overall.  As RPG says, it's a very balanced performing headphone.  So going to sell the others and return the Senn (they give full refunds for 30 days so I'm in luck). 

 

I don't really need a true portable as much as I used to but what do you guys suggest that would be ideal for running and forget M100 - I've tried that twice and still don't like it enough.  Something with bass and sleek. 

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If you don't mind IEMs, try the Yamaha EPH100s.
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I'm very curious in Sennheiser HD8 DJ and Ultrasone Signature DJ and probably will have to try both at some point but since Q40 still satisfies me so well I don't feel I have to rush anything. The Q40 isn't perfect of course, soundstage is pretty limited in size, the imaging isn't amazing and it's lacking a lot of air compared to higherend offerings (even other closed headphones), but in other aspects it does so many things right for me and since to me those two things aren't the top priorities it's particularly suited for me. Obviously not everyone are bassheads and then there's plenty of better alternatives such as Mad Dogs, Shure SRH1540, Hifiman HE-400, Sennheiser HD600/650, B&W P7, NAD Viso HP50, Yamaha MT220 etc in the mid-fi range for example but if you crave that seriously "basshead"-worthy bass quantity along with good overall quality to go the Q40 is hard to beat at the price point IMO. 


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 2/10/14 at 11:05am
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The Q40 is kind of the most amazing $130 headphone ever.  So I set out the other day to dial in which portable headphone I wanted to use and keep - the contenders were the new Senn HD7, Q40, UE6000, Beats Studio (the old one), and played all four through same source and same music, mostly high energy smooth jazz with great bass tones. 

Q40 won hands down for both bass and overall.  As RPG says, it's a very balanced performing headphone.  So going to sell the others and return the Senn (they give full refunds for 30 days so I'm in luck). 

I don't really need a true portable as much as I used to but what do you guys suggest that would be ideal for running and forget M100 - I've tried that twice and still don't like it enough.  Something with bass and sleek. 

Have you tried The hisound wooduo 2? I can highly recommend it.
For running or sports I prefer iem.
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Have you tried The hisound wooduo 2? I can highly recommend it.
For running or sports I prefer iem.


I don't get a good fit with any IEM but have considered trying them again.  Been a few years.

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Have you tried The hisound wooduo 2? I can highly recommend it.

 

I knew you would end up enjoying that unit :)

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Edited by grizzlybeast - 2/10/14 at 8:06pm
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

I knew you would end up enjoying that unit smily_headphones1.gif
Yes it's awesome. Can't wait for the q40 to come.
Btw last I used the woodduo with my note 3 and the sound is so good. Perfect.

Is the sound signature of q40 similar to wooduo?
Edited by tan1415 - 2/10/14 at 3:25pm
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post
 

I've been on the fence on ordering the Q40 for a while now. It's pretty cheap on amazon uk nowadays.

 

I just recently bought a lot of headphones though (and a cat), and my wife would be disappointed so I'll probably wait a few months. It's on my list though.

 

I once auditioned it but I didn't like it, but it did not sound the way you describe it, or anyone else for that matter, so I'm leaning towards it being anomaly, such as the cable not being properly plugged in, or the headphones being a lemon or something like that. It really sounded horrible, and this is coming from someone who liked the XB's a lot. LOL

 

The Q40 review I read (by MalVeauX) indicated that the Q40's really require an earpad mod to sound good. I have a completely different set of cans, for which a pair of Beyer ear pads did wonders. So I do believe that a new set of pads can really help straighten things out. Perhaps that is the reason your audition went poorly.

 

Regarding the cat: was that something your wife wanted, or you wanted? And which one of you keeps the litter box clean? ;)

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Yeah, usually velours dampen bass and enhance treble, so I can see why the Q40s need them.
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The Q40 review I read (by MalVeauX) indicated that the Q40's really require an earpad mod to sound good. I have a completely different set of cans, for which a pair of Beyer ear pads did wonders. So I do believe that a new set of pads can really help straighten things out. Perhaps that is the reason your audition went poorly.

 

Regarding the cat: was that something your wife wanted, or you wanted? And which one of you keeps the litter box clean? ;)

Yeah, pads can make a lot of difference, although this was too bad for pads to make up for that difference.

 

The cat's mine but we both wanted her and we both keep it clean. We have litter sand that is flushable in the toilet, so keeping it clean is really not a big deal. Just scoop it into the toilet and flush. Done. So, basically, it's the one who walks into the bathroom and the cats litter stinks. :)

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Ok, so I finally found some time to really start listening to the UE6000 that Mshenay sent me a while ago! I acquired these to be used as true basshead super-fun cans for when I really feel like getting smacked in the face with heaps of bass at work! Today, I strapped my Arrow 3G to my phone, loaded my EDM playlist in spotify and started listening. I started off with all settings on 0, just to get an idea of what these phones actually sound like. With settings on 0 the sound is actually quite balanced and detailed. I really don't find the bass accentuated or overpowering when driven unEQ'd. Personally, I get a bit bored with neutrality. I wan't a bit more low end, and with these, I was looking for a lot more low end, so I flicked the bass-boost switch on the Arrow, and there it is :L3000: They extend low and with good control. The bass is tight and does not interfere with or leak into the mids. I get a good bit of rumble and a fair amount of ear tickling when I crank the volume! (Btw: Listening exclusively to EDM today, so no comments on other genres, sorry!)

A couple of minutes ago i remembered what Mshenay said about the effects of flicking the "ANC*" switch on the headphones (*Doesn't really do a great job of cancelling noise! It does tame ambient noise such as traffic, but if you're looking for real ANC, look elsewhere!). I flick the switch with the Arrow's bass-switch still pointing to II and, my God................

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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post
 

Yeah, pads can make a lot of difference, although this was too bad for pads to make up for that difference.

 

The cat's mine but we both wanted her and we both keep it clean. We have litter sand that is flushable in the toilet, so keeping it clean is really not a big deal. Just scoop it into the toilet and flush. Done. So, basically, it's the one who walks into the bathroom and the cats litter stinks. :)

 

Really? How nice. I don't think I've ever seen flushable litter. Or maybe I've just overlooked it. I'm not sure my toilets could handle that.

 

We have a Snowshoe Siamese that is rather picky about his litter box. If it's not clean, he voices his objections by peeing in my bed. Yes, it gets my attention. Yes, I now keep my door shut at night so he can't get in lol.

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