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The Midrangehead Club

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Hey everyone! This thread is for those who crave the wonderful sounds that lie in the midrange frequencies. Feel free to discuss anything midrange centric, such as IEM's, headphones, music, amps, DAP's, speakers, etc...

 

Please suggest more midrange centric IEM's, headphones, DAP's and AMP's so I can add them to the list! Thanks.

 

 

Midrange centric IEM's (Click to show)

Shure SE535/SE530/E500

Ortofon EQ5 and EQ7
Westone UM3X
Westone ES3
Earsonics SM3
Phonak PFE with gray filters

Hifiman RE262

Shure SE425/SE420

Earsonics EM3 Pro

Westone ES3X

Westone 4

Westone ES5

Etymotic MC3 and MC5

Audio Technica ATH-CK100

Sennheiser IE7

Westone UM2

Klipsch Custom 3

Monster MD Tributes

Brainwavz M1

Brainwavz M3

MEElectronics A151

 

 

Midrange centric headphones (Click to show)

Fostex T50RP

Thinksound Rain

Adez'e LCD-2

Sennheiser HD650

Sennheiser EH350

Sennheiser HD600

Sennheiser HD580

Grado SR225

Grado RS1(i)

Stax SR-X mk3

Audio Technica ATH-W11JPN

Stax SR-Lambda

Audio Technica W2002

Audio Technica ATH-W1000

Koss ESP/950

Kenwood KH-K1000

Audio Technica ATH-W5000

Audio Technica ATH-W1000

Audio Technica ATH-W2002

Audio Technica ATH-W100

Audio Technica W3000ANV

Sony R10

Sony MDR-CD900ST

Sony MDR-F1

Beyerdynamic DT-531

Audio Technica ATH-ESW9

Audio Technica ATH-ESW10JPN

AKG K240

AKG K1000

AKG K272

AKG K501

Sennheiser HD598

Stax Omega 2 MK1

Audio Technica ATH-AD2000

Audio Technica ATH-M40FS

Beyerdynamic DT48/DT480

Hifiman HE500

AKG K340

Koss KSC75

Audio Technica ATH-2 

Pioneer SE700, SE500

 

 

 

 

Midrange centric DAP's. (Click to show)

HiFiMAN players.

 

 

Midrange centric amplifiers. (Click to show)

Yamamoto HA-02

Woo Audio wa5

DNA (Donald North Audio) Sonett

Audio Valve RKV MK2

EarMax Pro

TTVJ Slim

Zana Duex

 

 

Links to other threads made for bassheads, neutral lovers and trebleheads: 

The Basshead Club

The Treblehead Club

The Neutral Lover's Club

The Fun/V Shaped Club

The Soundstage Head Club


Edited by Tronz - 2/2/12 at 10:06pm
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T50RP

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so many clubs.

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I'll jump on the midrange bandwagon. smily_headphones1.gif Love hearing the vocals shine, and some good guitar/harp plucking.

Bass....some people mix it way too muddy. Treble--ouch my ears as I can't stand shrill sounds! Its like Goldilocks...got to find the one in the middle that is just right! wink.gif


Also to add to your headphone lists, when I regularly used my Thinksound Rain, they were definitely aimed to show off the mids.
Edited by ChipnDalebowl - 11/5/11 at 5:12am
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Phonak PFE is mid-centric (IEM) with the gray filters.

 

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Audeze LCD-2 is mid-range centric, mostly lower mid-range.

 

I'm not going to say the mid-range is the most important part, because all the parts are important, but the mid-range does have the most music in it. I'd say in that sense I'm a midrangehead.

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Add ATH-AD2000, RE262 and HD650 for sure.


Edited by kostalex - 11/6/11 at 8:52am
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Do the vintage Stax SR-Lambda normal bias and Koss ESP/950 belong here?

 

Quotes from an electrostatic faceoff over at Wikiphonia:

 

"SR-Lambda is an amazing headphone that has a well balanced and somewhat laidback sound. There is a slight forwardness in the midrange but it is in no way aggressive or abrasive, in fact the mids are smooth and have an excellent tone... The midrange is where Lambda shines, it sounds very good with vocal tracks."

 

"Koss is even more forward in the mids than SR-Lambda. Think of Koss as SR-Lambda on steroids. Well balanced and somewhat laidback, with great tone, but forward mids."

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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

Do the vintage Stax SR-Lambda normal bias and Koss ESP/950 belong here?

 

Quotes from an electrostatic faceoff over at Wikiphonia:

 

"SR-Lambda is an amazing headphone that has a well balanced and somewhat laidback sound. There is a slight forwardness in the midrange but it is in no way aggressive or abrasive, in fact the mids are smooth and have an excellent tone... The midrange is where Lambda shines, it sounds very good with vocal tracks."

 

"Koss is even more forward in the mids than SR-Lambda. Think of Koss as SR-Lambda on steroids. Well balanced and somewhat laidback, with great tone, but forward mids."

 Added those. wink.gif

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Grados (all except GS1000i).

ATH-ESW9 & ATH-ESW10

AKG K240, K272, 501

post #10 of 62

Weee, the se425 is also mid centric. biggrin.gif Who doesn't love mids? :)

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I will go with a amp speaker set up.....it's a cheap 12watt class A tube amp with a set of Klipsh KG 1.5 speakers and a Zune 30 gig 1st gen player. This is my bedroom setup and could benefit greatly with a subwoofer. I don't listen to this often because the wife would rather fall asleep to a tv program but I get my chances when I get to laze around after she gets up.....crtain tracks of vocalks and acoustic guitar make my ears happy for a bit. Much like British sound extremes are not needed.....some bass and some highs at a low to moderate volume give the music all I need....enough detail to seperate the insturments. Sometimes less is more!

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Weee, the se425 is also mid centric. biggrin.gif Who doesn't love mids? :)



I like my mids in the background with treble and bass boasted slightly.

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I like my mids in the background with treble and bass boasted slightly.


Then you're in the wrong club bro! biggrin.gif (Just kidding) I like my mids slightly boosted. :) I would go insane if the mids is hiding in the background. They are the heart of the song.

 

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Midrangehead ? LOL biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by nikp View Post


Then you're in the wrong club bro! biggrin.gif (Just kidding) I like my mids slightly boosted. :) I would go insane if the mids is hiding in the background. They are the heart of the song.

 



Well i don't want it severely lacking just a slight scoop. The scoop is usually in the extremely low mids and midbass.

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