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post #31 of 101
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hmm, i've heard some things about the 550 being the 580. but im sure i also heard that their are some differences :/ and also. i have come to know that sometimes, rebranding causes slight differences in sound. and......i wouldn't have got them anyway just because of how ugly the alienware sign on it was. I would be embarrased to bring these out. Getting my 580's in two days :)

post #32 of 101
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Updated with 10-hours burn in Impressions

post #33 of 101
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Updated with pictures and more in depth info

post #34 of 101

 

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Lows-Not as deep, not much impact over the 440's, not extended

 

Mids-Annoying(in rock), quite muddy

 

Mid-Highs-Very harsh staticy sound from those select instruments sometimes. might be cymbals.

 

Highs-not that high. kinda sounds missing something sometimes -Eminem's Just lose it and Pink Floyd's Time just don't deliver those clear highs like the 440's do.

 

Very strange, maybe a synergy problem with your amp, 'cause bass impact from Hfi580 is much more pronounced, Mids are forward and clear, really not muddy. Treble aren't very harsh comparing the rest of the line.

 

Hfi580 is superior in every way to SRH440 (one of the best headphone under 80$). Maybe you prefer the SRH440 sound signature.

 

Even if it takes at least 200 hours of break-in, if you don't like HFi580 now, I'm not sure you will like it in 200 hours.

post #35 of 101
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Very strange, maybe a synergy problem with your amp, 'cause bass impact from Hfi580 is much more pronounced, Mids are forward and clear, really not muddy. Treble aren't very harsh comparing the rest of the line.

 

Hfi580 is superior in every way to SRH440 (one of the best headphone under 80$). Maybe you prefer the SRH440 sound signature.

 

Even if it takes at least 200 hours of break-in, if you don't like HFi580 now, I'm not sure you will like it in 200 hours.

I was definatley being too harsh on them hearing every idiosyncrasy i think. They are absolutley fine now. I think i just passed the point of OMG while writing this review/impression of them.

 

Hmm..magic either happened right now or i've been wearing these for too long. Most of the problems i heard are gone.

 

Just updated quite a bit of the impression/review...how is it? 
 

 


Edited by bowei006 - 12/8/11 at 2:09pm
post #36 of 101
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Updated :)

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Very good review and pics bowei...Glad they are getting around to your liking....Enjoy!!!

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Very good review and pics bowei...Glad they are getting around to your liking....Enjoy!!!

Thank you very much, I am still burning them in. I will update after 50 hour or 100 hour burn in for updated impressions.
 

 

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updated with 120 hour burn in and have fixed some things :) posting comments on how i did are helpful. any improvemtns i need to make to format or wordign or whatever will be great and helpful :)

post #40 of 101

So I didn't get your impressions: are they better in SQ than your Shure 440s or you don't feel real difference? Which are more comfortable?

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So I didn't get your impressions: are they better in SQ than your Shure 440s or you don't feel real difference? Which are more comfortable?



 

 

Did it seem like i was comparing the HFI 580's to the SRH 440's. i wasn't. i was just using the SRH 440's as a base, since the SRH 440 and 840's are popular headphones here. The SQ is leaps over the SRH 440's. the SRH has more highs, but they are harsh, and their is quite a bit of sibilance in the SRH 440's. the SRH440's deliver however a clear sound directly into your drums and gives you a more feel of what the music would sound like to a studio producer dude and is great for games and anytime you want to pick out all the idiosyncracies of any type of music.

 

The HFI 580 is clearly more comfortable. as i said in the review. i can wear the Shures for 2 hours tops and the hfi's for 4 hours(or even longer now)

 

@$118 USD from BH these are a steal. I think you just need to realy read it in depth. i know it's long but most of your questions will be answered from my enthusiasm and tone of voice(you know what i mean) from the reading :)

 

In case you are wondering

 

Bass heavy music

 

HFI580>M50>DT770

 

 

Rock, country, classical

 

HFI 580 >= SRH 440

 

 

Monitor use:

SRH440> HFI 580

post #42 of 101

I've gotta ask, but are the earpads removable? 

post #43 of 101
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I've gotta ask, but are the earpads removable? 



from what i have heard and seen, yes. Easy?....oh science no! (im not going to place "god" there anymore. Science is a good enough word as any) they are on their pretty tight. heck if i didn't hear about exchanging pads and seeing pictures i would have thought these were glued or had the ends burned onto the plastic 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

 

I see you owned the HD 280s before. My Shure's deliver very similar sound and is very comparable. And you are saying . go for it right? Substantial upgrade for lively music?


I can't believe I didn't see this post until now. >_<

It's an absolute go for it. It'll give any low end user a huge upgrade without breaking the bank if you're wanting to step up to a better pair of headphones, even if you're just looking for a new can to tryout it's definitely worth picking up to add to an existing collection. Took my pair into a Bose store and my DJ1's caught the attention from a few of the employee's there, they asked to try my cans and heard the sound quality difference compared to the Bose headphones. I absolutely love my pair, no buyers remorse. smily_headphones1.gif



- EpicPie


Edited by EpicPie - 12/31/11 at 2:12am
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I can't believe I didn't see this post until now. >_<

It's an absolute go for it. It'll give any low end user a huge upgrade without breaking the bank if you're wanting to step up to a better pair of headphones, even if you're just looking for a new can to tryout it's definitely worth picking up to add to an existing collection. Took my pair into a Bose store and my DJ1's caught the attention from a few of the employee's there, they asked to try my cans and heard the sound quality difference compared to the Bose headphones. I absolutely love my pair, no buyers remorse. smily_headphones1.gif



- EpicPie

 

thanks for the responce epic...but as you can tell....i've alreeady bought them and written a good review :) it's fine though. any new buyers comming here unsure with a headphone in that range will see your comment and be all :) THIS IS 4 ME! lol'z 

 

Wow..having this be the first review written by a regular non website person does have it's perks..800 views in 2 days :)
 

 


Edited by bowei006 - 12/31/11 at 1:19pm
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