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post #391 of 440
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Gil.... you mean Tyll? 

 

Nope, we are not the same person. At least I'm pretty sure. Last I checked I wasn't Caucasian nor owned any Hawaiian shirts tongue.gif

post #392 of 440
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I'm sorry, for some reason I thought you were Gil from Inner Fidelity?  Am I trippin, or did you just not remember the l1 and k550?  If you are Gil, then here is the review you wrote of the L1:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/handsome-philips-fidelio-l1

 

And here is your review of the k550:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/wonderfully-competent-akg-k550-sealed-headphone
 

 

Who's Gil? Those were written by Tyll Hertsens.

post #393 of 440
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I have to let it be known that the M80 has weak treble and slightly muddled bass and are the ugliest things I have ever seen. LOL. Opinions will differ.

+1 sold 1 week after having purchased them

bought HD25 to replace them, so far so good!

post #394 of 440

haha yeah, by Gyl I meant Tyl, sorry! And I really have no idea why I confused you too.
 

post #395 of 440
You guys should just go with the DT1350 imho. I think this review is slightly misleading. Way above HD25s in tonal accuracy as far as I hear.
post #396 of 440
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In what way do you think I have been misleading?

post #397 of 440

Nice comparison, I didn't know there was a 600ohm version of the HD25.

I currently own a pair of HD25 C II - could the HD25-13-II be considered an upgrade? I'm not a huge fan of the recessed mids on my HD25 and am currently looking for alternatives (HD25-13? DT990? HD650?)

post #398 of 440
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I personally consider the HD25-13-ii an upgrade from the HD25-1-ii (or HD25-C-ii, which I assume is the same but with a coiled cord). However, it's not a really big upgrade, and then you'll want an amp for it as well. For the money spent, I'd rather look for something with a different sound. That's just me though. 

 

If you don't want recessed mids, then stay away from the DT990. The DT880 and HD600/650 would be more suitable. Are you looking for something in the same size/portability, or are you looking to move into full sized and/or open?

post #399 of 440
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I personally consider the HD25-13-ii an upgrade from the HD25-1-ii (or HD25-C-ii, which I assume is the same but with a coiled cord). However, it's not a really big upgrade, and then you'll want an amp for it as well. For the money spent, I'd rather look for something with a different sound. That's just me though. 

 

If you don't want recessed mids, then stay away from the DT990. The DT880 and HD600/650 would be more suitable. Are you looking for something in the same size/portability, or are you looking to move into full sized and/or open?


Portability is not an issue, the headphones would remain at my desk - driven by an Asus Xonar Essence One DAC (has an integrated headphone amp which is too powerful/loud for the HD25). Comfort (velour pads) and sound signature are very important to me (I wear the HD25 almost constantly when I'm at home).

post #400 of 440
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Well what sort of "upgrade" are you looking for? What do you like/dislike about the HD25? What kind of music do you favour (if any)? Do you need isolation from external noise? And how much are you willing to spend? I can help point you in a direction if I have a better idea of what you want. 

post #401 of 440
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Well what sort of "upgrade" are you looking for?

What do you like/dislike about the HD25? What kind of music do you favour (if any)? Do you need isolation from external noise? And how much are you willing to spend? I can help point you in a direction if I have a better idea of what you want. 

I'm looking for something which works well with my DAC (Asus Xonar Essence One). The HD25 is barely usable because the lowest volume is already insanely high so something with a higher impedance would probably help too. The HD25 lacks a bit much in the mids sometimes and I'd love to have something which has even more definition and faster sound. I thrive on sharp transients and discovering new details.

I primarily listen to electronic music, sometimes other genres as well (rock, classical, ...).

Isolation is not that important since I'm alone in a closed room - a bit of isolation would be neat though since the PC is a bit noisy.

I love the comfort of the HD25 (they fit really well) and the impactful and present bass as well as sharp and rather detailed highs.

My budget is up to ~380€

 

Things I'm currently listening to are:

http://store.professorkliq.com/track/my-backpack
http://store.professorkliq.com/track/pangea
http://music.biggiantcircles.com/track/flicker-feat-chris-geehan
http://electrocado.bandcamp.com/track/derping-hamstain
http://ensnare8bit.blogspot.co.at/2011/08/impeccable-micro.html
http://protodome.bandcamp.com/track/bluenoise
http://dbsoundworks.bandcamp.com/track/forest-funk-ch-1-light-world

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4YvkZeLrjs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCpVQXpq9LE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrrAQ5eO6dI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsvNl1WiKkk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbv-PYhMHsw

progressive metal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf415JTijDo

punk rock:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVKfcb3t30A

other songs:
radiohead - karma police
allan taylor - cold hard town

post #402 of 440
Thread Starter 

Sorry for the late reply, I was out of town then lost track of this thread.

 

You know, given what you've told me maybe the HD25-13 is right for you after all. It will fit the same (and comfort is really half the battle sometimes), and it retains many of the qualities of the HD25-1, but trades out a bit of the bass impact and treble zing for a better midrange (so essentially flattens out the response a bit).

 

In a full sized, the Beyer DT880 600 ohm is worth considering.

post #403 of 440

Im very interested in the pioneers. had the m80 and dt1350 but sold them cause i didnt like on-ears for longer sessions.

how is the detailing/resolution/clarity of the pioneers across the frequencies compared to other 2?

post #404 of 440
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In terms of detailing, I would say the DT1350 is above the other two. If you're looking for a noticeable step up, you're not going to find it here. I think the clarity on the Pioneer is good, in a subdued kind of way, but it's more of a sidestep than upgrade.

 

Would you consider moving to open cans? or the other way, iems could work as well.

post #405 of 440

I'd agree but I'd add the the Pioneers have other benefits, like being very well built, aesthetically pleasing, and super comfortable.
 

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