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post #16 of 24

You can lead a horse to water ...

 

I suggested the Creative's to someone on the HDD forum. He preferred them to both HD25II and returned a set of B&W P5's. That he also owns an older STAX and wasn't dissappointed by the CAL kind of shows how good they are.

 

No headphone is perfect, the number of headphones most here have, pays testament to that but for around 50quid from Amazon, you get a lot for your money. You might find they are all you need and combine some of the best traits of the ones you already have. I certainly thought they absolutely trounced the much overrated M50's but thats just my personal opinion. Your mileage may vary.

 

If you want HD650 sound but dont fancy spending a small fortune, buy a pair of PX100's.

 

regards

post #17 of 24
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Hi Drummerman,

 

Which headphone were you talking about that only cost around "50quid" from Amazon and that trounces the m50? I actually do agree. I find the m50's a bit overrated. They're definately quite good for the price. But I find the mids too recessed for me to enjoy my music. I find myself paying more attention to the small details instead of actually feeling the music because of the lack of mids. I personally think if the m50's have better mids that they would be a legendary bang for the buck, wonder if Audio Technica will come out with a new model anytime soon. haha.

post #18 of 24

So between the Q701 and SRH940 which one has more bass?

 

dL

post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by dL. View Post

So between the Q701 and SRH940 which one has more bass?

 

dL



Good question.  Hmm, I haven't heard the 940 myself, but based off what I've read, the bass performance of both headphones should be very similar.


Edited by Digital-Pride - 1/16/12 at 9:56am
post #20 of 24
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So between the Q701 and SRH940 which one has more bass?

 

dL



I have both the SRH940 and Q701. To my ears I would say SRH940 has a tiny bit more bass, but otherwise they sound very similar. I would say that the Shure´s have more of a closer presence when listening to music. Therefore I end up using my Shure´s more. I also think that SRH940 sounds airier than the Q701. I drive them both with a FiiO E10 DAC/Amp via an iMac. According to many head-fiers the Q701 needs more power to sound right and that the FiiO DAC/Amps drastically reduces the airiness of Q701 and also narrows down the soundstage. I´ve heard that Burson Audio HA-160D (or HA-160DS) is a really good match for the Q701.

post #21 of 24

I have AKG K702, Q701, HD650 and HD800.  IMO the best CANs are my pair of HD800 while AKG Q702 is also very good and has a sonic signature quite similar to HD800.

I sold my AKG K702 and HD650 in eBay and retained my HD800 and Q701.

post #22 of 24
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I have AKG K702, Q701, HD650 and HD800.  IMO the best CANs are my pair of HD800 while AKG Q702 is also very good and has a sonic signature quite similar to HD800.

I sold my AKG K702 and HD650 in eBay and retained my HD800 and Q701.  Actually HD800 is much better than Q701 IMHO.

I found the bass of HD800 is very natural and just right, not lean at all.

post #23 of 24
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I have AKG K702, Q701, HD650 and HD800.  IMO the best CANs are my pair of HD800 while AKG Q702 is also very good and has a sonic signature quite similar to HD800.

I sold my AKG K702 and HD650 in eBay and retained my HD800 and Q701.

 

The HD650s are a classic

post #24 of 24
The K702s have an impedance of 62 ohms and the SRH940s have an impedance of 42 ohms. These cans should work best with amplifiers with output impedances of < 5 ohms to not interact with their output response. To properly audition either sets bass I would think that you need a low impedance amp with adequate output mW at the respective resistance. I don't think that a portable amp like an E10 will do this. I own the K702s and I just ordered a new desktop amp that has a low output impedance (about 1 ohm) with about 800 mW at the 62 ohm load.
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