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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.

This one's a mix between a maine coon and a bengal. She doesn't really remind me of a bengal, except for some spots here and there. She's a cutie none the less.

 

Yeah it's flushabe. It's kind of like paper pellets that softens up considerably when wet. She understands what to do in the litter even though it's paper pellets instead of sand. :)

post #9032 of 11259
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Originally Posted by razor5cl View Post

Yeah, usually velours dampen bass and enhance treble, so I can see why the Q40s need them.


I put velours on my Q40 and it killed the bass.  Really killed it so off they went.  I know Malveaux recommended them but a good pair of pleather or better yet Alpha pads are a great addition.

post #9033 of 11259

 

Nope...

 

Cuz we apparently see stuff way different.

 

 

fi·nite
ˈfīnīt/
adjective
 
  1. 1.
    having limits or bounds.

 

 

Most of us are listening to music that is digital being converted into Analog signals. At it's core like all digital code it's a collection of binary data in the form of 1's and 0's

 

 it's often "ported" to Flac or other compression formats though Fl ac and WAV don't really compress in the way an Mp3 eliminates raw data (1's and 0's) Fewer of them now....the raw data...the finite item...collection of combined items really.

 

Some of that data represents the lower audio spectral range. lets say 15-120Hz. It's but a portion of that finite data. The reproduction of that data into analog signals that travel up the headphone cord are essentially vibrations. They are vibrations. 

 

This is the Bassheads club. How many ways are there to relay the 50Hz signal? Not as many as the selection of Bass centric headphones indicates. I think most people who visit this site are unaware of the audio chain. I come from Car audio where it is the default to "tune" your subs. It takes hours and hours to find the limit of excursion/extension before the distortion is audible and then you back it down a hair of a notch ..and your off.

 

The headphones are no different. They are throwing off an audio analog signal. It should take a lot of time to tune them and break them in. I am ranting a bit because somebody just mentioned a set of cans that i just tuned and they were like the Steez by pioneer. They were virtually identical to the steez. Crap. 

By "crap" I mean it distorts before your ears are overwhelmed. The drivers give up before you do. Crap.

 

The V moda are not crap but they are way over priced. Anyone paying over 300 bucks for bass cans is stoned or indulging their hobby by ...indulging their hobby...totally cool. My car audio set up was 1/3 the value of the car. 

 

Different strokes for different folks but I ditched the Beats only because of their driver failure. I drove JVC's higher before they blew/failed/forever altered the sound signature and they were 40 bucks.  i don't have a "taste" except undistorted low freq reproduction.

 

Nobody in this club even owns the 57mm JVC's...tha hell? For 60 bucks a set to listen to Old school rap Hip Hop until your ears can't take it. What is going on? I don't know a set of cans pushing that 50Hz into my ear harder.

 

I'm a newbie to this so before I get unconsciously influenced I'm gonna share what 4 weeks of listening to close to 100 sets of headphones places me on 2/11/14

 

The top 10...#1 ranked over ear headphones on this site kinda floor me. How did that become #1?? Mass movement of agreement of mediocrity done unknowingly? I heard those...#1?

 

Anyway. If You want Bass headphones I'll give you my un-bias opinion I'm not a robot so it could change...likely will...group think, influence, placebo...it'll happen a little even if I fight it...

 

Beats used as comparison because most are familiar with their power and sound.

 

#1 JVC HA-XM 30X  *57mm drivers*

(the 60-15Hz realm is ...with tuning unreal and unnecessary. Needs an amp.) 

#2 Ultrasone 580's  *50mm drivers*

( Like the Beats but snappier Bass too much highs "Beats have almost nada" but cost 1/2 or less than the beats.)

#3 Yamaha Pro 500 series *50mm drivers*

(overpriced Beats clones that Beat Beats...the 500 series only)

#4 V moda 100  *50mm drivers*

(Better than the Beats by a bit in sound and a lot in build...also not worth 300 bucks)

#5 Beats Executive *40mm* ??

( Sounded better than the Pro's to me)

#6 Onkyo Es-HF 500 *40mm drivers*

( I know...wtf??...I could NOT distort these with my FiiO e12......I don't know what to say? Not over the ear not comfortable but..maybe that pair was special?)

#7 Ath m50 *45mm drivers*

(loved them especially for the price but unlike the Onkyo the DID distort when amped)

#8 Dt 770  *45mm drivers*

(could not amp as much because staff was right over my shoulder. It got low but I dunno?/)

 

 

 

If Money is tight

#1

#2

#7

#8

Are all worth the price (relative to the incremental increase in quality your money will get you)

 

I thought the ath m50's and V Moda would be much better based on reviews but they were not.

 

I ordered a 900 series and 580 set of Ultrasones but while listening to my 60 buck bass beasts i KNEW I wasn't gonna get 10 times the improvement like the 10 times the price so I canceled the 900's until I blow the JVC's and or the 580's

 

The MDR Sony's and the 70mm 1000's?? no way jose'!! Those mud raking pillows are only out disgraced by the skullcandy crushers which use amplified distortion as their selling point and I am scared to know how many folks realize that is distorted low freq with the slider over 60% That is a trippy gimmick. Wow. The Sony 700's were good but not great and not what I was imagining as they priced against the Beats clones and made my ears hot and it was end of January in Japan...like 40 degrees heat in the store but not too much and my ears sweat....my ears don't sweat until they meet the MDR's 

 

 

I used a Cowon with Mach3Bass on 8 and BBE on 10 with the EQ flat. It went through a e12 amp with the bass boost switched to "on"

 

WAV files of

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10yrPDf92hY 

Kendrick Lamar -  MAad City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fgVXZHVOfQ  

Lil Wayne ft Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, The Game - Rah!    <<<<Try it...I dare you...it might make you cry if your cans crack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEkVuSgbGYo 

 Bone Crusher -  Grippin' The Grain     If you made it past Rah the extension on this will eject the loose wax

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66Tuirx98Qk

Geto Boys - Assassins


Edited by Hawaiibadboy - 2/11/14 at 9:11am
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So are those JVCs our 77 Extreme Explosion (or whatever) in the States?

Anyway, JVC really disappointed me with their HA-SZ2000 :(

I expected some killer bass with proper mids and high extension and well, definitely had to sell them.

 

Anyway, If the JVCs you mentioned are the ones with the Huge ugly ass "XX" on the plastic cup, I never tried them because they look so fugly!!!!! It seems they wanted to waste all of their extra plastic or something. Still, I doubt their mids and highs will be up to par (which is why I actually like some of the headphones mentioned on your list such as the Pro500, M100, etc.) If their clarity in mids/upper-mids is not excellent, I could care less if they are capable of "ejecting my loose ear wax"!! LOL ;-)

 

If I get a chance later on (have a couple other headphones coming my way...), I'll try and get them cheap if I can.

 

Thanks for the recommendation.

Let's see if I start trusting JVC again...

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They are ugly as sin.

 

I blew out the little brother 50mm and grabbed the 57mm just because it said "DJ" and it was 57mm and I thought JVC got some balls to put a swivel on a cup and call it DJ but low and behold...the highs are too high and the mids are recessed like A LOT of the phones on the list but the clarity is leaps and bounds beyond the 50mm little bros...I dunno? I sure as hell wasn't looking to get 60 buck cans. I gave my beats to my Chick and already told her I was upgrading which is couple speak for I'm gonna spend more money than before...

 

I could NOT find a decent alternative and was floored by the prices on some ATH,Beyer,Senn models that truly sucked. I had no idea what an Ultrasone was until then but I made note. 

 

I treat the JVC's like Subs. I played them at a low freq track on a loop for 2 days and every day I turn the amp up just a bit and so far no distortion but the highs and upper mids are really nice. You need an amp and patience but these will not make you sad...stay away from mirrors but your head will rattle with clear clean bass notes. 

 

BTW all the other JVC stuff sounded like Pioneer.....which sucked IMO...the 57mm was somebody at Japan Victor Corp throwing a rock at the bass can clique'...the knocked everybody off their stools with a big driver and a cheap price and walked away. They don't even promote these ugly things but they slam...The Ultrasone 900's were similar but 600 bucks and I'm at the point with the amp stepup that these are better. That sounds ridiculous but there it is....


Edited by Hawaiibadboy - 2/11/14 at 9:05am
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Ordered the Q40s and thinking about buying the Arrow 3G just for it's tasty bass boost. 

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Got the Ultrasone Pro 900 about a month ago. They sound amazing to my ears. I don't really know how to describe sound but it's the best sounding headphone I've ever heard so far.

 

I am also looking for a pair of headphones for home use. What would be the next step up for basshead cans in the +/- $1500 range?


Edited by Scorpion667 - 2/11/14 at 10:56am
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Yo fellow bassheadz!

I have another question... I am Searching for Some serious cans for hardstyle!

The hardstyle consists of the following:

Synth Leads / melody ( always electronic )

Bass line, ( low bass + kick ( higher pitched bass with more distortion ))

Claps / high hats

Mostly male voices but women Will be heard occasionally

Well those are like the main elements of Wich hardstyle consists,

I desperately need new headphones, below 300 ( if possible ) and with an amp/dac,

Tight budget...

I'll be listening from the first iPod classic ( 80gb ) or my iPhone 5s,

Preferably the iPod because most if not Every dac can work with it, and alsmost none with the 5s.

The headphone must have good bass, all kinds, deep, SUB bass, normal bass

But still have the clarity, for vocals and those kick ass melodies / synth leads.

Thanks in advance,

Annokill
Edited by Annokill - 2/11/14 at 10:59am
post #9039 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Scorpion667 View Post
 

Got the Ultrasone Pro 900 about a month ago. They sound amazing to my ears. I don't really know how to describe sound but it's the best sounding headphone I've ever heard so far.

 

I am also looking for a pair of headphones for home use. What would be the next step up for basshead cans in the +/- $1500 range?

Well, there's supposedly no real upgrade to the Pro 900. Of course, there are better measuring and "sounding" (YMMV) headphones at that price range, but none that will mimic the Pro 900 and make it "better", so to say (at least to my knowledge).

 

You could always check out Ultrasones higher end offerings such as the Signature series. There's also the Fostex driver using headphones (The Didos, TH-600/900). The LCD's are in your price range and are supposed to have an outstanding bass, but I haven't heard them myself. TakeT has some headphones with supposedly good bass, but they may be a little too expensive (perhaps you can find a used pair?). 

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Thank you kindly.

 

My local store has some Ultrasone and Fostex cans to try out. I won't need them till the summer but I'm just looking to plan ahead and get my home source gear up to par first.

post #9041 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Scorpion667 View Post

Got the Ultrasone Pro 900 about a month ago. They sound amazing to my ears. I don't really know how to describe sound but it's the best sounding headphone I've ever heard so far.

I am also looking for a pair of headphones for home use. What would be the next step up for basshead cans in the +/- $1500 range?
At that price range the TH-900 without a doubt. Cleanest punchiest bass I have heard to date, with the mids & treble to match. The bass slam is so much more pronounced than the Audeze LCDs. The TH-900 slam would be similar to the Denon 7000, but the Th900 are a little tighter with less decay. Also the D7000 mids & treble sound muddy in comparison.
post #9042 of 11259
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post
 

Ordered the Q40s and thinking about buying the Arrow 3G just for it's tasty bass boost. 


That's the exact combo I use for portable and it is tasty.  Don't even need the bass on the second level. 

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How are the Digizoid products, in terms of output impedance?

 

Do they handle IEMs pretty well?

post #9044 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Scorpion667 View Post
 

Got the Ultrasone Pro 900 about a month ago. They sound amazing to my ears. I don't really know how to describe sound but it's the best sounding headphone I've ever heard so far.

 

I am also looking for a pair of headphones for home use. What would be the next step up for basshead cans in the +/- $1500 range?

 

I loved the Ultrasone 900 and will get em' if I wreck these JVC's. The 580's I will keep for long term with comfort modding.

 

I live in Japan and had the unique?....(Compared to Hawaii and New York the sheer amount of headphones on display was enormous and there were several superstores. I wonder if this is common around the world nowadays or if I got lucky)....a seemingly unique experience listening to almost everything listed on this site with a 30 min drive.

 

The Ultrasone 900 for 600 bucks

The Fostex TH 900 for 1499ish

 

I thought they sounded similar but I liked the Ultrasone 900's better. Paying close to 1000 more for a set that sounded within the same range as the ones you already own? It's your money but maybe more research and direct comparisons using your portable amp rig?

 

Do you have a lot of chances to test these yourself?

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I'm looking for a basshead IEM for only rap/hip-hop

- I own a DT 770 PRO 32 ohm, but I don't want to use it for portable reasons anymore
- Want something more bassy
- Past headphones include ATH-M50, V-Moda M100. Bass level should be around the same as the M100, maybe a bit less.
- I have a portable amp but I prefer to drive them directly from my iPod Classic
- I ordered the Monoprice 8320 for the timebeing, should get em sometime this week
- So far from my research, the VSonic GR07 Bass Edition, Wooduo 2, Yamaha EPH-100, and Shure SE215 seem to be the best
- What about the Klipsch x10, or Nuforce NE-700M?


 

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