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post #271 of 768
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Originally Posted by teb1013 View Post


I have used it with the older E7 and it sounds very good, far better than headphone outs despite the "amp not necessary" reputation of the 558s. I am sure the E7K will be as good if not better. For the price it can't be beaten. For non-portable applications I have switched to the Aube T1 which is a quantum leap in quality (and has the flexibility of tube sound as well. When I am traveling I still use the old reliable E7.

 

thanks for your reply, by the way it's Aune right?

sorry I'm new to this DAC/amp category, if I may know, what makes the T1 better than E7?

post #272 of 768
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Originally Posted by cliffflip View Post

thanks for your reply, by the way it's Aune right?
sorry I'm new to this DAC/amp category, if I may know, what makes the T1 better than E7?

You're right, I must have had a cold in my typing fingers to type Aube. rolleyes.gif I just corrected the earlier post.
Edited by teb1013 - 6/15/13 at 8:30am
post #273 of 768

I finally got around to doing that mod last week (removing the outside mesh, see avatar). And oh my, what a difference. So much more alive.... and open.... oh... the freedom! 

 

I would LOVE to compare these now to the sennhesier 600's or 650's.


Edited by joshwalnut - 6/16/13 at 5:34pm
post #274 of 768

Does anyone that own the hd 558 also own the sennheiser hd 650 or hd 600? I tried the sennheiser hd 558 and thought they were very comfortable and was wondering if the hd 6xx was just as comfortable????

post #275 of 768
HD650 has slightly bigger cups, and it's a little heavier.
post #276 of 768
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Originally Posted by egokun View Post

HD650 has slightly bigger cups, and it's a little heavier.

Really? I heard the cups were actually smaller! That's great news if it is true. How is the clamp force? When I tried the hd 558 at best buy the clamp force was pretty much nonexistant. 

post #277 of 768
Bigger cups means they cover a slightly bigger surface. I'm not sure if the cup on the HD650 is also deeper, but your ears won't touch the drivers for sure.

Clamping force is also very, very slightly stronger on the HD650. But this simply means you will initially notice you have the headphone on your head, whereas the HD558 is so light you barely feel it at all. I can effortlessly fall asleep with the HD558 on my head, while the HD650 was a little more uncomfortable. Anyway, I feel that even using the word 'clamp' referred to the HD650 is an exaggeration. The headphone is light and you can wear it for hours without any discomfort.
post #278 of 768
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Originally Posted by egokun View Post

Bigger cups means they cover a slightly bigger surface. I'm not sure if the cup on the HD650 is also deeper, but your ears won't touch the drivers for sure.

Clamping force is also very, very slightly stronger on the HD650. But this simply means you will initially notice you have the headphone on your head, whereas the HD558 is so light you barely feel it at all. I can effortlessly fall asleep with the HD558 on my head, while the HD650 was a little more uncomfortable. Anyway, I feel that even using the word 'clamp' referred to the HD650 is an exaggeration. The headphone is light and you can wear it for hours without any discomfort.

Odd, my opinion seems to be the complete opposite of yours. The earcups size is the same, but the HD650 earcups seem to be shallower to me when i auditioned them, the foam cushion presses against my ears while the HD558 does not touch my ears. I do feel that the HD650 clamps a little less than the HD558 as well. But I find the HD558 more comfortable in the end probably cause it's lighter.

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Edited by streetdragon - 7/12/13 at 2:27am
post #279 of 768
So which one is more comfortable the hd 650 or hd 558?
post #280 of 768
To me the HD558, though the HD650 is not too far behind.
post #281 of 768
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

To me the HD558, though the HD650 is not too far behind.

Why was the hd 650 worse?
post #282 of 768
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Originally Posted by slayerming2 View Post

Why was the hd 650 worse?
Less room in the earcup, shallower. Foam actually presses against your ear.
post #283 of 768
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

Less room in the earcup, shallower. Foam actually presses against your ear.

Oh not great news, but thanks!
post #284 of 768
Anyone use these for EDM? Also I know they are open headphones but just how much sound do they leak?
post #285 of 768
So I can get these headphones at work for $100. How are they for electronic and hip hop? I prefer as much bass as I can get. I'm currently using the Denon D2K's and they sound great buy I don't think my Fiio E11 is giving them enough power to bring out their full capabilities, and I won't be getting another amp anytime soon.
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