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post #1351 of 3587

Hey guys I am loving my HI2050's after some serious burn-in and would like the option to EQ them a bit on some material. I listen to actual cd's :eek:straight from an Onkyo Integra cd player or an Oppo DVD player. Both sound awesome IMO. I have an old Harman Kardon EQ-8 equalizer (nice unit) that has 10 bands at 31.5 63 125 250 500 1k 2k 4k 8k 16k. What are your thoughts on using this to dial in the HI2050's? Also any suggestion on what frequencies to adjust based on your own personal experience?

post #1352 of 3587

I bought some velours HI2050 earpads together with the Pro 80 because I like the comfort they provide. Yesterday I'd put them on the phones and I couldn't believe the difference... all bass was gone with the velours earpads :blink: It suddenly were treblely headphones without any fundamental lows !

 

That got me thinking: could someone, who has both the PRO 80 and the HI2050, put the PRO 80's earpads on the HI2050 and let us know how much of a difference it makes ?

post #1353 of 3587

Does anybody know how Takstar Pro 80 compares to JVC HA-S680 ?? The S680 is being sold for less than $40

post #1354 of 3587
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Originally Posted by Bananiq View Post
 

Does anybody know how Takstar Pro 80 compares to JVC HA-S680 ?? The S680 is being sold for less than $40

I had the JVC HARX700 and own the Takstar HI2050, after burn-in the Takstar is the better headphone. The Takstar has much more detail in the highs and still has decent bass. When I had the JVC's I hardly listened to them after a week or so but the Takstars are still making me want to listen more and more. They are fantastic for the price.

post #1355 of 3587
After many long listening sessions I see that it's not really balanced for enjoyment listening the highs are too forward on the Gemini/Takstar pro 80 and it gets fatiguing after a while, but this makes sense as it is marketed as a studio monitor headphone. I still have to go back to my JVC S500's for fun long listening sessions where I can turn it up for the bass without having the sharp highs. 
 
If the S680 is anything like the S500 (and I've heard its better) it's going to be the more enjoyable headphone but the Takstar is most likely better in clarity. 
post #1356 of 3587
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Originally Posted by ahunatu View Post
 

It is due to a peak at around 8khz. You can view the response graph on goldenears.net.

 

Once you tame that peak via EQ, it is no longer fatiguing.

post #1357 of 3587

Thanks Ahunatu for help, still havent decided though.

post #1358 of 3587

I really want to thank this thread. Especially to Claus and PurpleAngel. But really, thank you for this thread. :)

post #1359 of 3587
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Originally Posted by lisagorbin View Post
 

I really want to thank this thread. Especially to Claus and PurpleAngel. But really, thank you for this thread. :)

You should share some impressions and experiences. Would help reach out to more people. Takstar makes some really good equipment, and no one knows about them.

post #1360 of 3587

I would love to but I have very few headphones. I have nothing to compare to. actually I'm using the pro80 without an amp. What I can say is, for my first headphones, I'm really satisfied with this especially for the price i paid. And i'm someone from a third world country who happens to really love to listen to my kind of music.


Edited by lisagorbin - 1/24/14 at 3:39am
post #1361 of 3587
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Originally Posted by lisagorbin View Post
 

I would love to but this is just my first headphone. I have nothing to compare to. actually I'm using the pro80 without an amp. What I can say is, for my first headphones, I'm really satisfied with this especially for the price i paid. And i'm someone from a third world country who happens to really love to listen to my kind of music.

No need to be afraid. All experiences are welcome. You already expressed that you think they are great, especially for the price. You just shared an impression :)

 

How do they make you feel when listening to the music? Does everything come through clearly? Is there enough bass and warmth? There could be many others like you out there that may truly benefit from it without you ever realizing it, just like it helped you, and I, and many others.

post #1362 of 3587

Im not really a fan of bassy music, but when I listen to pop rock  songs that has bass. I really like the quality I'm getting, it has a good kick but leaves as quick, which in my opinion is good because it doesnt muddy up the track im listening to. The highs may be fatiguing but really enjoyable to listen to. Just know when you need to rest and pop the headphones back again. Again in a third world country along the equator. The cups can make you sweat. You'll 100% enjoy it in a good 1 hour, then maybe take a rest. :)

post #1363 of 3587

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Edited by bravobs - 3/15/14 at 7:21am
post #1364 of 3587

^ havent heard of fake takstars yet


Edited by lisagorbin - 1/22/14 at 5:16am
post #1365 of 3587

Can someone confirm this. When I play "Cosmic Love by Florence and the Machine" through a takstar pro80, without using an equalizer, in the first part, about 1 minute mark onwards, I hear an unbearable tambourine-like instrument that is very harsh. It's so harsh that the headphone sounds broken to me. Can someone test this out for me and confirm this? I think the youtube video will do if you dont have the track. Please, someone. Thank you.


Edited by lisagorbin - 1/22/14 at 7:31am
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