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post #46 of 1654
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Originally Posted by keanex View Post

That chart sounds similar to what I hear from the Hm5, but this is not me claiming they are the same as the FA-003. I will never make that claim myself until there is concrete proof. What I will say is that the Hm5 are an incredible value.



Did the mids sound recessed when you listened to the HM5s? Cause I hate recessed mids. I prefer vocals to be crisp and clear both male and female. If they accomplished that they im happy. 

 

Also do you think i could use an equalizer app on my ipod to alter the sound of the HM5's without losing details or quality?

post #47 of 1654

As long as the equalization is down downwards and the headphone is capable of making that tone, there should be no loss in detail. 
 

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Originally Posted by Player1josh46 View Post



Did the mids sound recessed when you listened to the HM5s? Cause I hate recessed mids. I prefer vocals to be crisp and clear both male and female. If they accomplished that they im happy. 

 

Also do you think i could use an equalizer app on my ipod to alter the sound of the HM5's without losing details or quality?


 

 

post #48 of 1654
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

To be blunt I could care less if they are a re-badge. I like MP4Nation stuff and so long as manufacturers allow their stuff to be sold under different brand names, if it gives a price break to the consumer or at least options then it's all good. It's much preffered to the counterfeit market.


I hope they are the same thing. I might buy these down the line eventually.

 

post #49 of 1654

Didn't you have the FA-003? Or still do?

post #50 of 1654

I did but I also had 2 or 3 other headphones at that time with the same signature. However I can only see in the next few months since it's not like I'm lacking in quality headphones right now.

post #51 of 1654

Great review! I went ahead and put down for a pair of these as well after reading. Now I have a Fiio E10, Brainwavz HM3 and HM5 on the way. :D I can't wait!

post #52 of 1654

I have the HM3 already and do like them. They are a "funner" V shaped signature headphone that is smaller potentially for portable use. I really like their positional sound stage. I think you will like them and they will offer a nice alternative to the HM5 in regards to signature and your amp should make both of them sound very nice.

post #53 of 1654
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Originally Posted by Player1josh46 View Post



Did the mids sound recessed when you listened to the HM5s? Cause I hate recessed mids. I prefer vocals to be crisp and clear both male and female. If they accomplished that they im happy. 

 

Also do you think i could use an equalizer app on my ipod to alter the sound of the HM5's without losing details or quality?



The mids do not sound recessed at all. If the mids, or any frequency for that matter, sounds recessed/bloated through the HM5 then it's due to the mastering/mixing.

post #54 of 1654

I guess nobody got it yet? In mp4nation's HM5 thread, somebody has already got his through Fedex. Here's some impressions from him.

 

 

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Mine arrived this morning..fedex shipping is amazing..left Thursday morning at 3am received Friday morning 10am.. only listened for a few minutes..sound signature and quality on par with my gr07..will listen more later..packaging and looks are both flawless..beautiful pair of headphones

 

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These headphones are simply amazing.. The low end rumbles and roars when its suppose to.. The mids are clean and clear and right where they are suppose to be.. The highs are crisp and non fatiguing.. Everything is exactly where it's suppose to be and at the level it's suppose to be at.. I can't find a single fault in the sound these produce and I've tried for almost 2 hours now.. Not to mention that I haven't felt them on my head since the moment I put them on.. Easily the most comfortable thing I've ever put on my head.. Using these as headphones for my 360 produce amazing sound as well.. Everything is where it's suppose to be and you get full immersion.. I got these on the cyber Monday deal but I would feel comfortable paying well over double what I paid.. These trounce all over every other earphone/headphone mp4nation has produced and I've owned them all.. Do not hesitate to purchase a pair for whatever need you have whether it be sound recording, sound reproducing, or just for an all rounder to use with music, movies and games.. I'm simply blown away and I had already hyped myself up well past what I should have just from reading D2Ks review.. Thank you for an amazing product

 

Something for us to read while waiting.

post #55 of 1654

Nice. Mine will ship soon hopefully.

post #56 of 1654
That sounds very good I just hope my expectation's don't get to high. I like that someone with a pair of GR07 likes them.
post #57 of 1654

I was the one who received them yesterday.. After more listening and comparing them between the gr07 I can hear the differences.. The HM5 are slightly worse.. With the gr07 everything is clear with the HM5 the mids and highs are a little more.. muddy maybe? Just less clear overall.. But really it's like saying the gr07 are a 9 and the hm5 are an 8 sound wise.. Not a huge difference but it's noticable.. Both are being run through a E10 with bass off so they are both getting enough power.. I still love these headphones and will probably end up wearing them a lot more than I wear the gr07 simply because they are so ridiculously comfortable and you really don't feel like there's anything missing at all unless you directly compare them one after another.. Hopefully with a little more burn in they'll open up a bit more because if they do they will be extremely close to each other.. I was looking for a headphone version of the gr07 minus the sibilance that's still there after 100 hours of use and I'm assuming these are as close as I'll get for under 200

post #58 of 1654

FA-003 was said to be similar to DBA-02; it's only fitting to compare HM5 with GR07. Do get back to us after more burn-in. HM5s shouldn't be as bright as your GR07, as they are supposed to have pretty neutral or rather smooth treble , no?

post #59 of 1654

I'm ordered these after I saw the review and I am into rap music, but I'm not sure if I would consider myself a "bass head." However, these are gonna be my main set of headphones--well my only pair, so would you guys recommend I just use an equalizer for bass music until I buy an amp, which will be an FiiO E6?

post #60 of 1654
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Originally Posted by b33eazy View Post

I'm ordered these after I saw the review and I am into rap music, but I'm not sure if I would consider myself a "bass head." However, these are gonna be my main set of headphones--well my only pair, so would you guys recommend I just use an equalizer for bass music until I buy an amp, which will be an FiiO E6?



I'll say I absolutely loved listening to Kanye through these.

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