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post #16 of 45
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I didn't find the mids to be recessed at all! These have a slight Grado like sound signature, which is great for rock.

post #17 of 45

have you modded your 661?


Edited by stefanolandesca - 1/18/12 at 9:09am
post #18 of 45
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Nope, I've left them stock.

post #19 of 45

I guess they do not need amping out of an ipod?

post #20 of 45
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I noticed noticed no huge improvements when amping from my iPod.

post #21 of 45

To those who have both, How do these sound compared to the Samson 850s?

post #22 of 45
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To those who have both, How do these sound compared to the Samson 850s?


I would also like 2 here this. Damn you keanex! blink.gif They look really nice. Great review!

The only Superlux that I never got around 2 look at and it looks like they would be good 4 me as portable HP [I was thinking about akg k420 and k81dj before that]...only if they had a little punchier bass 'cause when I'm on a move I tend 2 listen 2 hip-hop, r 'n b, dubstep. Well come 2 think of it this would be better 4 home use and rock, alternative, idie rock , pop,... grrrrrrrrrrrr

Damn you head-fi! Damn you 2 hell! Why can't be 1 HP that does it all?! rolleyes.gif Penny's HTF600 that I order are still not here [prob Monday-Tuesday] and I'm thinking of getting this 661 now! mad.gif + I'm tottally broke right know. redface.gif

 

P.S. Are they Sony 7506 / V6 "clone"? I hear that 7506's bass is pretty good. Any1?

http://www.superlux.com.tw/upload/function.product.info/8d9902da-fa3c-42e5-b1e8-eb443688250a/fr_HD661.png

 

http://www.headfonia.com/superlux-hd661/


Edited by Don Workinson - 2/4/12 at 7:42pm
post #23 of 45

btw I would just like 2 thanx keanex for great review. I got 1 'cause of your review and I like them. I use them at home and as portable sometime when I go 4 a walk.

Small issues are comfort - High pressure and pads get sweaty especially when I'm outside because usually I wear hoody when I have HP on. biggrin.gif I got some velour ear pads that are not perfect fit but can work 4 home ;)

post #24 of 45
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btw I would just like 2 thanx keanex for great review. I got 1 'cause of your review and I like them. I use them at home and as portable sometime when I go 4 a walk.

Small issues are comfort - High pressure and pads get sweaty especially when I'm outside because usually I wear hoody when I have HP on. biggrin.gif I got some velour ear pads that are not perfect fit but can work 4 home ;)



Thanks! Glad you enjoy them! A friend is borrowing mine currently and I don't think I'll ever get them back...haha

post #25 of 45

Would you say these are overall better than the HD668B? I've never heard either, really, but am looking for another to join my Creative Aurvana Live! for my goin' around headphones :] I was set on the 68 but then I saw this review and they ARE sexy. Same price when it all comes down to it, too. 

post #26 of 45

I would say that 4 home and overall listening I prefer Samson SR850/Superlux 668b. But It's more 'cause I prefer more lade back sound and open/semi-open HP. 

 

For portable they rulezzz! Because they are more fun sounding and when I'm on a go I prefer hip-hop, "heavier" rock, R&B, DubStep.
Since I'm no basshead 4 me there is just enough bass. Mind you they are not bassy HP with strong bass hump but they have really nice bass extension.

 

Only downside is that the ear pads don't swivel sideway! mad.gif It' really bugs me. So you need some time 2 find the right angle and make them fit nice.

 

btw I don't think 668b wouldn't be a good choice 4 portable. They are open and leak a lot. The HD 661 are closed with solid isolation, looks better biggrin.gif and looks like they are more sturdy. wink.gif 


Edited by Don Workinson - 3/8/12 at 8:34pm
post #27 of 45

Yeah, I'm thinking the 661 might be better too because I am looking for something cheaper and more fun. For a more relaxed, laid-back sound, I just bought the Fischer Audio Oldskool RPM 33/13. So I'm thinking 661 might be the choice for me.

post #28 of 45

Well does oldies sure looks cool. How do they go with an iPod or other un-amped source considering that they are 164 Oms?

post #29 of 45
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Well does oldies sure looks cool. How do they go with an iPod or other un-amped source considering that they are 164 Oms?



Well, I'm still somewhat new to this and I'm buying my first amp next week, BUT given the nature of the type of sound from the 33 1/3, when you go un-amped, you notice degradation less and less. Again, I'm not an expert, but the sound is so smooth and laid back in comparison to my other sets, that I think they're a safe bet un-amped. I'd imagine the bass is a little less punch and the mids are slightly more affected by it (the bass). The high sensitivity helps. By some other accounts, un-amped, they sound much better with the volume up, and I can agree. They're one of my favorite sets at the moment.

post #30 of 45

Can someone say how the HD661 compares to the Grado's sound signature? Being cheaper and closed, I would be more inclined to get these as opposed to, say the SR60. However, if these don't perform at least comparably well for rock (Foo Fighters on through Sevendust), I would just go with the SR60.

Sorry if this seems redundant, as it was mention in the original post, but I would like a more direct comparison. What each does well which makes it good for rock.


Edited by potatoos - 3/20/12 at 7:57pm
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