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post #16 of 1682

Thank you for the review.

I am just a beginner, so I am itching to have quality sound  at a low price, so I am very interested!

 

I'd like to leave a question though, maybe raz can answer this for us.

 

Will the wood cups made by Fischer Audio fit on the Brainwavz HM5?

post #17 of 1682
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No.

 

The FA-003 and HM5 sound like a similar sound stage to the DT770, a little less than the D2k/5k/7k, more than the SRH840, a lot like the SRH940, ridiculously better than the M50's sound stage, close to things from Ultrasone with s-logic and angled drivers.

 

But they're not like an open-headphone. They're very much closed. Very isolating too. They just have deep cups which help with the perceived area (and the drivers are not angled).

 

Very best,



 

The HM5 are actually very similar to open headphones such as HD600 and Ad900. The HM5 are actually very similar in sound signature to the Ad900, take away a little bit of width of the Ad900 soundstage while keeping depth and better imaging, tighten up the bass a tad, and take away the grain and then you have a very similar can. I told my friend the HM5 are essentially everything I dislike about my Ad900 and I say that in the highest of regards. There's also a tinge of airyness in the HM5, despite the good isolation.

post #18 of 1682

are the two cables the same with the only difference being one is a 1/4" and other is a 1/8"

post #19 of 1682
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are the two cables the same with the only difference being one is a 1/4" and other is a 1/8"



Yup. 

post #20 of 1682
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

are the two cables the same with the only difference being one is a 1/4" and other is a 1/8"

I saw the 1/4" is removable when unscrewed in dk2's video. That means both are 1/8". But, one is much longer than the other.
 

 

post #21 of 1682

Thanks for the review! I bought the HM5/E10 combo, and am super excited for it to arrive.

post #22 of 1682

 

wow now im interested, i have AD900 and i think its all great headphone with already 80% to be my liking.

the things is the upper mid that sometimes a bit harsh, aside that everything already great.

is this HM5 really have the same sound as the FA-003?

 
post #23 of 1682
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I saw the 1/4" is removable when unscrewed in dk2's video. That means both are 1/8". But, one is much longer than the other.
 

 



Whoops, you're right, big error on my part, I missed this because it blends perfect.



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Originally Posted by Noir7 View Post

 

wow now im interested, i have AD900 and i think its all great headphone with already 80% to be my liking.

the things is the upper mid that sometimes a bit harsh, aside that everything already great.

is this HM5 really have the same sound as the FA-003?

 


The upper mids are definitely smooth unlike the sometimes harsh Ad900.

 

post #24 of 1682
are these recomended for beck, dubstep, drum and bass, rock? smily_headphones1.gif
post #25 of 1682

It depends if you like music as intended by the artist or more bassy (as many people who listen to genres such as dubstep, hip hop and electronica are bassheads).

post #26 of 1682
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are these recomended for beck, dubstep, drum and bass, rock? smily_headphones1.gif


I enjoyed it for all types of music, from hip-hop to rock music. Don't expect huge bass, but do expect a great clear sound that presents music the way it was meant to be heard as intended by the mixer. To be more specific, it's obvious I loved it for rock music but I'm listening to "Lost in the World" which is an atmospheric drum and bass track by Duo Infernale and I'm enjoying it very much so.


Edited by keanex - 12/14/11 at 9:02pm
post #27 of 1682
Does anybody have any idea of how the HM5 would work with Dolby Headphone (virtual surround out to stereo)? Maybe by comparison with the other sets that it shares the sound signature with?

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post #28 of 1682
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are these recomended for beck, dubstep, drum and bass, rock? smily_headphones1.gif


I have these http://www.lindy.co.uk/premium-hi-fi-headphones/20378.html , the fa-003 and brainwavez are the same OEM re-branded, I liked them with dubstep they are able to go really low but hardly add any bass that isn't in the music it depends how much of a bass head you are. Mine are being drive by the digizoid which is a completly different listening experience.
 

 

post #29 of 1682
so they are the exact same headphones, whoa that's a relief, so i should get the brianwavz then, since they are cheaper:D
post #30 of 1682

No concrete proof yet. He's just stating a belief.

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