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post #1456 of 2350
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Originally Posted by CADCAM View Post

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!

 


Now i have about 50 hours of burn in - sound gets worse... Totally dissapointed with this headphones
post #1457 of 2350

I do not have the 1500 anymore, I run a little charity and once in a while I donate left over phones for nursinghome, kindergardens, school  some place in our local area..

 

So I have not listened to them in ½ a year or so, I just remember that they did not sound good at all, if I recall correct it sounded like a emty can, it had that "headphone" sound from my childhood phones.

 

I will rather stay clear of writing about stuff I do not have anymore, it is a bit like cheating..

 

I just remember I did not like them at all...

post #1458 of 2350
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post


Hey... feeling comfortable enough with your current set of hps that you can tell us what it is? wink.gif Still inquisitive.

 

They are by far the best inear I have listened to, I have spent a fortune on IEMs over the last ten years, but these have taken me by surprice, I have not used other phones for nearly a month now, sad a set of Spiral ears is hard to sell used, I will never use them again...

They have not been punished enough (and survived) for me to know if they are buildt well enough for my use..

 

They are not from China or any of the other "normal" countries that makes audiogear..

 

Sadly they do not belong in a "cheap phones thread" they are expensive 400 $ or so, depending on your country´s laws, custums, VAT, shipping etc etc..

post #1459 of 2350
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Originally Posted by Incipit View Post

Now i have about 50 hours of burn in - sound gets worse... Totally dissapointed with this headphones

Before giving up on the headphones, try to pin point where the distortions are.
Then switching back to your comfortable headphones, try to hear if the distortion is present, (turning up the volume may be necessary) but only less pronounced, because maybe your old headphone is less detailed/analytical.
I'm suggesting this, because it happened to me. I found out that the distortions on the recording was present all along, it's just less pronounced in my old headphone.

post #1460 of 2350

Are you saying the siblans gets worse over time ???

post #1461 of 2350
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Originally Posted by Claus-DK View Post

Are you saying the siblans gets worse over time ???

Pro80 (I know, you have the 2050) did not have this issue. A bit bright, but long burn in removed that. Now, they are the best can in my collection. Just a good, solid, closed, headphone.

That sibilance *should* disappear.

Should: meaning that it did for me and what you are doing will do the same all things being equal.
post #1462 of 2350

I tried different burn track - cascad from Tara labs, even after 20 hours sound became little smoother, so i'll give them one more chance :)

post #1463 of 2350
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Originally Posted by marone View Post


Pro80 (I know, you have the 2050) did not have this issue. A bit bright, but long burn in removed that. Now, they are the best can in my collection. Just a good, solid, closed, headphone.

That sibilance *should* disappear.

Should: meaning that it did for me and what you are doing will do the same all things being equal.

2050 and pro 80 have absolutely identical drivers, and i hope my problem will gone away same as yours.

post #1464 of 2350
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Originally Posted by lisagorbin View Post
I found out that the distortions on the recording was present all along, it's just less pronounced in my old headphone.

Maybe you're right, my old "on-ear" headphones was Soundmagic P30, which are pretty dark in their sound character. Also i have MEElectronics M6, and they're quite bright - but not as much, as 2050. So maybe now i hear all recording defects)


Edited by Incipit - 2/20/14 at 10:15pm
post #1465 of 2350
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Originally Posted by Incipit View Post

2050 and pro 80 have absolutely identical drivers, and i hope my problem will gone away same as yours.

As do I.

I just pulled out my Pro80's and I am playing one of my high sibilance test tracks and it sounds fine. If I were to listen to this track on a SuperLux it would be painfully bright and shhh-shhh-shhh all the way on the 's'.

I use burn in and do it for very long time frames.

A week, or two, constantly, 24 hours a day.

I have a dedicated burn in solid state amp and when I get new phones I listen to them for 30 minutes on known tunes, get an idea of the out of the box sound, and then hook it up to the burn in loop (music, Mozart usually) and let it loop play for 2 weeks solid.

The Pro80s improved but sounded good right out of the box.

It could be your amp or sources, always good to check using other sources to see if it is the headphone or the electronics.
post #1466 of 2350

Hello,

 

I am interested whether Takstar HI2050 sounds good with classical.

Can anybody tell me that?

 

Thanks

post #1467 of 2350
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Originally Posted by U6astik View Post

Hello, I am interested whether Takstar HI2050 sounds good with classical. Can anybody tell me that? Thanks

Yes, definitely! Hi2050s really shine with classical.
post #1468 of 2350
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Originally Posted by Me x3 View Post

Yes, definitely! Hi2050s really shine with classical.

 

Any sibilants? How flat is its FR? (LF roll-off? Any peaks?)

post #1469 of 2350
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Originally Posted by U6astik View Post

Any sibilants? How flat is its FR? (LF roll-off? Any peaks?)

Takstar Hi 2050s are very neutral at their price point. Not as much as DT880 but close, and their sound if often more engaging.
Bass is fast and well extended for an open headphone, but pretty shy under 45Hz specially in comparison with closed back headphones.
Highs are really extended and sibilance is not a problem with most well recorded music.
Their mids are pretty forward.

With Classical music and some acoustic performances this headphones sound very good to my ears.
post #1470 of 2350
Pro80 good with classical as well. Not the soundstage of an open can, but that is to be expected.
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