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post #1441 of 2554
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Originally Posted by Star2806 View Post
 

Has anyone tried the Takstar hi1500?  Not sure if they have the hi2050 drivers but are in a dj style casing?

 

http://www.ferrismusic.co.uk/takstar-headphones-hi-1500

 

The 1500 is not something to write home about...

post #1442 of 2554

Hello everyone on this thread! I'm newbie here, but hopes for your response. A few days ago i bought a pair of Takstar HI 2050's, which had many positive reviews, especially in this forum. But there is one big problem for me with this headphones - they are just TOO bright and sibilant! I've spent around 50 hours of burn-in with IsoTek track for large systems, but sound didn't get better - highs sounds like electrical distortions, i can't normally listen my music, if it's not classics or 80's records, where highs are not so present as in modern music. They just hurt my ears with annoying highs, so what should i do to fix that problem? Thanks, and sorry for my English (not my native language)

post #1443 of 2554
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Originally Posted by Incipit View Post
 

Hello everyone on this thread! I'm newbie here, but hopes for your response. A few days ago i bought a pair of Takstar HI 2050's, which had many positive reviews, especially in this forum. But there is one big problem for me with this headphones - they are just TOO bright and sibilant! I've spent around 50 hours of burn-in with IsoTek track for large systems, but sound didn't get better - highs sounds like electrical distortions, i can't normally listen my music, if it's not classics or 80's records, where highs are not so present as in modern music. They just hurt my ears with annoying highs, so what should i do to fix that problem? Thanks, and sorry for my English (not my native language)

First, are your music files flac/properly ripped mp3's?

If your ears literally hurt because of the highs, maybe your listening volume is too loud? Try to listen at a moderate listening volume.

post #1444 of 2554
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Originally Posted by lisagorbin View Post
 

First, are your music files flac/properly ripped mp3's?

If your ears literally hurt because of the highs, maybe your listening volume is too loud? Try to listen at a moderate listening volume.

I listen to flac files. Volume tuned at 20-30% on my PC. Talking about their hurts my ears - i clearly hear distortings at frequences 5kHz and more. Examples of music for tests, where highs are killing me: 30 seconds to mars, Pantera, Tanzwut, Dream Theater etc. Someone in this thread told about 200 hours of burn in to avoid sibilants, is it true?

post #1445 of 2554
I honestly didn't find them too sibilant with my setup from the start. Might be due to my setup at that point in time which was an E17 as dac and Objective2 for amp. The E17 is known to be slightly on the warm/dark side so that might've smoothed the treble. What's your current setup?
post #1446 of 2554
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

What's your current setup?

I have internal codec VIA VT 2021 on my PC and Sandisk Sansa Clip+ as portable sound source, Sansa sounds litlle warmer than VIA, but nevertheless, too bright. Of course i don' use any EQ

post #1447 of 2554

Try takstars with your phone, tv and any other source you can think off. If it sounds too bright on everything then there is very little you can do... Some people are more sensitive to highs than others. I tried hi2050 with my pc's bad quality soundcard and it was allmost painfull because of the highs. With other gear it's been great.

post #1448 of 2554
I agree with Beocord. I don't have issues because I'm a bit of a treblehead and like the sparkle of highs but others find it too piercing. It might change slightly with burn-in but a lot of times, if you don't like it initially... you're not going to grow to love it.
post #1449 of 2554

Also coming from bassier headphones might complicate things. Many people tend to adjust the volume so that they get the bass level they are used to. With neutral/bright headphones that leads to a situation where highs seem piercing but infact the listening volume is way too high..

post #1450 of 2554

As i sad, i don't listen my headphones on high volume, in case with 2050 highs are annoying even at moderate level. Maybe i should just wait 'till 200 hours of burn-in will be done.

post #1451 of 2554

I hope it works for you. By the way...has anyone tried addding dampening in the cups? I know there is that ring thingy, but perhaps there are still some reflecting surfaces that could affect the highs? 

post #1452 of 2554
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Originally Posted by Claus-DK View Post
 

 

The 1500 is not something to write home about...


Oh right, could you go into more detail?

post #1453 of 2554

I have it too but can't manage to have a proper seal, by the way it's nowhere as good as the HI 2500.

I was attracted at first by the fact the tehnical caracteristics  would have suited better  a utilisation with a dap but once again as Claus-DK  said nothing special to write about !

post #1454 of 2554
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Originally Posted by Claus-DK View Post

The 1500 is not something to write home about...
Hey... feeling comfortable enough with your current set of hps that you can tell us what it is? wink.gif Still inquisitive.
post #1455 of 2554
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Originally Posted by Incipit View Post
 

Hello everyone on this thread! I'm newbie here, but hopes for your response. A few days ago i bought a pair of Takstar HI 2050's, which had many positive reviews, especially in this forum. But there is one big problem for me with this headphones - they are just TOO bright and sibilant! I've spent around 50 hours of burn-in with IsoTek track for large systems, but sound didn't get better - highs sounds like electrical distortions, i can't normally listen my music, if it's not classics or 80's records, where highs are not so present as in modern music. They just hurt my ears with annoying highs, so what should i do to fix that problem? Thanks, and sorry for my English (not my native language)

FYI - My HI2050's took a looooong time to finally burn-in. Probably over 150 hrs. They were very harsh and then turned into detail monsters...

As always a good source and amp go along way too!

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