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post #46 of 62

hmm.  i've a pair of grados and the HD650.  i've also ditched the HD25s for a pair of phaiton MS400.  the small sound stage, shrilly highs, and distant mids failed the HD25s, imho.  the phaitons, however, have slight forward mids especially in the lower mid area and slightly recessed highs giving it a very thick sound.  which i like. 

 

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post #47 of 62

woo audio wa5

post #48 of 62

I got to say, the Fostex T50RP (minimal mod) has got to have one of the best mids I have ever heard.

To me it beats the LCD-2 because it's not as recessed in the upper mids.  

 

I got to place the Fostex T50RP with the AD2000, Magnums and Vintage A Grado RS1 as having the best mids.

 

 

post #49 of 62

I think it'd be fair to throw the Sony MDR-F1 up there. I also find it kind of funny that the Audez'e LCD-2 has appeared on almost all of the club lists (even ones that conflict, like basshead and neutral). (Note that I've never heard them, so I have no idea which list to believe).

 

 

post #50 of 62
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

I think it'd be fair to throw the Sony MDR-F1 up there. I also find it kind of funny that the Audez'e LCD-2 has appeared on almost all of the club lists (even ones that conflict, like basshead and neutral). (Note that I've never heard them, so I have no idea which list to believe).


That's the controversy about neutrality. There's tons of definitions of it.

 

It's on the Basshead list because of its bass quality and depth, not mid-bass or volume. So it can remain neutral. If anything it has a lower mid-range emphasis, hence this thread.

post #51 of 62


Oh I see. And this is what I get for leaving and coming back, and not being "up to date" with any of the new stuff. ph34r.gif

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That's the controversy about neutrality. There's tons of definitions of it.

 

It's on the Basshead list because of its bass quality and depth, not mid-bass or volume. So it can remain neutral. If anything it has a lower mid-range emphasis, hence this thread.



 

post #52 of 62

The Sony MDR-CD900ST's definitely deserve to be in the list. Such a beautiful mid range, miles ahead of my other mid-centric favorites, such as the K601's and K271's.

post #53 of 62

May I join? :)

 

My MS400 have some really great mids, and I enjoyed the Shure SE215 supremely when I had them. Both have really nice, lush, forward mids. I started off as a basshead but I think I'm slowly but surely becoming a midhead :P

post #54 of 62

UE350 (and it's variants) for IEMs. Mav Audio A1 for amp?

post #55 of 62

Grado hp-1000

post #56 of 62

I noticed the list doesn't include any vintage inexpensive Electrets. It would seem like these fit perfectly in this category. Could someone point out a few which would make the list for a midrangehead?

post #57 of 62

I would like to request the Philips Citiscape Downtown to be added to the list of Heaphones in the Middlerange club.

 

Really great mids that take front and center of the music, movies and games that I've tested them on for the last couple of weeks. Really, it's unreal the difference it makes coming from bass heavy headphones like the Beats, the ATH-M50s, and cheap desktop speakers like the Bose Companion 2. While the bass are prominent, they don't recess the mids and the highs are detailed but rolled off a bit.

 

The sound is loud and powerful unamped, but open up the soundstage a bit with the Fiio E6 and even the Earforce DSS. Imaging is good but not great. Same for the instrument separation. These are on-ear headphones so if you listen to classical or want more soundstage, you'd be better off with it's big brother the Citiscape Uptown.

post #58 of 62
KIng of midrange iems, Aurisonics ASG-1!
post #59 of 62

The LCD-2, HD600, Grado RS1i offers amazing mids with proper Amplification......

post #60 of 62
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