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Thanks to you. I've just ordered these


I hope you enjoy them, I've been putting many hours on mine (on my ears that is) I use them with Studio V (2nd Edition)

I had them in my photo booth this afternoon.


post #1277 of 2553
Niceeeeeee H20
Lets get this hype train started biggrin.gif
post #1278 of 2553
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Niceeeeeee H20
Lets get this hype train started biggrin.gif


Did you jump onboard? :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtFk2WJRhqw

post #1279 of 2553

Been itching to buy something. At least this one doesn't cause such a big dent

post #1280 of 2553

About time the hype train started on it, two years later. lol

 

It is rebranded as the Gemini HSR-1000 in the US. You don't get the cool suitcase, but it is cheaper at $50 on ebay from Alatec.

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Did you jump onboard? :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtFk2WJRhqw

Not yet, got my eye on a pair of used TF10's first...

but in a couple of days I will pull the trigger :D

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Another update on the HI2050's as they continue to burn-in. About 40-50hrs on them now, btw anyone have these and can tell me when burn-in is completed in their opinion? They are a little small, just a hair too small for me but I can still enjoy them. They get a little harsh in the high end on some material but also can sound very detailed as well. Bass is good but not great a little lacking at times but I do like them... now is the Pro 80 the same exact headphone just with a closed back? Does anyone have both and are they the exact same size? Also does the Pro 80 sound better than the HI2050?

I am running them from a cd player and JDS Labs O2 amp. I also have a LD MKIII. Little harsh in the high frequencies on both amps :(

post #1283 of 2553
Takstar Hi-2050 sound very very good when paired with the highest quality recordings. (Telarc, Harmonia Mundi, ECM) And tend to sound over bright, metallic and thin with most modern (over compressed) music.
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Another update on the HI2050's as they continue to burn-in. About 40-50hrs on them now, btw anyone have these and can tell me when burn-in is completed in their opinion? They are a little small, just a hair too small for me but I can still enjoy them. They get a little harsh in the high end on some material but also can sound very detailed as well. Bass is good but not great a little lacking at times but I do like them... now is the Pro 80 the same exact headphone just with a closed back? Does anyone have both and are they the exact same size? Also does the Pro 80 sound better than the HI2050?
I am running them from a cd player and JDS Labs O2 amp. I also have a LD MKIII. Little harsh in the high frequencies on both amps frown.gif
I didn't keep track of when burn-in is complete but the bass actually lessens to a degree and the treble smooths out. When you don't ifnd the highs harsh anymore, I think you've hit it. Hi2050/Pro80 is basically the same cans. Just slight differences. Someone bought both and took them apart w/ pics. LINK
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


I hope you enjoy them, I've been putting many hours on mine (on my ears that is) I use them with Studio V (2nd Edition)


I had them in my photo booth this afternoon.




Can't wait. You have a photo booth?
post #1286 of 2553
I'm not sure how I feel about loosing bass...I'd like a little more actually.
post #1287 of 2553
EQ it. smily_headphones1.gif I don't think it loses that much. I don't know if it's my ears adjusting but on initial impression, bass hit quite a bit harder than my DT880s but now they're about equal, slight nod to the Hi2050 but it doesn't seem as apparent anymore.

On second thought, I would ignore a lot of what I said because I modded my pair. I replaced the internal wiring with a thicker gauge copper, which might attribute to the differences I'm hearing now. Sorry, my bad. biggrin.gif
post #1288 of 2553

I like the Pro 80 better than the Hi2050. I feel the Pro 80 is a bit more accurate but without as big of a soundstage from being closed.

post #1289 of 2553

The 2050 were useless for me because of their open nature. The sound was good, but everyone around could hear what I was listening to clearly.

 

I really like the HD5500, though they're clearly skewed for those who like a lot of bass. I keep telling myself I have plenty of headphones, but I'm tempted to try the Pro 80's as well...

post #1290 of 2553
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Originally Posted by CADCAM View Post
 

Another update on the HI2050's as they continue to burn-in. About 40-50hrs on them now, btw anyone have these and can tell me when burn-in is completed in their opinion? They are a little small, just a hair too small for me but I can still enjoy them. They get a little harsh in the high end on some material but also can sound very detailed as well. Bass is good but not great a little lacking at times but I do like them... now is the Pro 80 the same exact headphone just with a closed back? Does anyone have both and are they the exact same size? Also does the Pro 80 sound better than the HI2050?

I am running them from a cd player and JDS Labs O2 amp. I also have a LD MKIII. Little harsh in the high frequencies on both amps :(

I had the HI2050 - got to audition the Pro 80 after about 6 months of enjoying the HI2050. The Pro 80 is a smaller headphone - the HI2050 was ample for my head but the Pro80s are really really stretching it - I have them in the most extended setting and they just barely fit my head. 

 

On to the audition: The HI 2050 is a wonderful headphone that has great qualities, I won't say anything bad about it. However - they were not a good match for me. The highs annoyed me from the first time I heard them - they were simply to harsh for me - I couldn't stop thinking about the highs of the 2050s. As soon as I tried the pro80s I realised these were much more suited to my taste. They have an ever so slight veil (which to me is less than most sennheisers but similar), the bass is more prominent and the highs play much nicer. I sold my 2050s and got pro80s and I absolutely love them. I have yet to hear a 200$ or less headphone that sounds as good (I also haven't heard that many). The sound signature of the pro80 reminds me very much of the sennheiser momentums (keep in mind I have spent very little time with them) and there is just a quality that I don't have enough experience to describe that makes them just click for me.

 

To me the HI2050 is a more comfortable and larger headphone. However the pro80s are superior in every way soundwise (except maybe soundstage but the soundstage on the 2050s isnt really something to base buying them on). I put HM5 pads with cables under the pads (cable mod - so they squish less) on my pro80s and that makes the comfort of them excellent. One last thing to write about is the isolation of the pro80s. They dont look the part but they isolate rediculously well (compared to what I have tried) - they isolate so well that when I'm playing games and skyping my voice gets very loud because I can't hear myself talk which can be annoying but in the library it is a godsend :)

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