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post #1006 of 1924
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Originally Posted by StarFury View Post
 

 

Sorry to mess up your day man. But keep an eye on that taobao prices in future, for reference. I think it gives true insight into real prices of products from chinese companies. Also there is another called www.jd.com, where they sometimes have great discounts. Few months ago I bought the beast Soundmagic HP100 for mere 145USD on 30% discount. But unfortunately these guys only ship and work within China. Foreigners are doomed to pay higher. 

 

I use mistertao.com, as taobao itself doesn't translate very well, and is harder to use, where Aliexpress is easy.

 

It's funny though, because for the HD 6000, Takstar LTD and Good Buy from aliexpress are $84-89 shipped, where taobao is $130 +shipping.

 

I placed a mistertao order for the taobao 5500 just to see what the shipping cost would be, which should be minimal via China Post. $52 and $125 is a huge difference.

post #1007 of 1924
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Originally Posted by StarFury View Post
 

 

I don't like using eq-ing normally, but on mine HI2050 I've found a lot of lack in bass (they currently have more than 100 hours of usage). I wouldn't call myself a bass-head (for example the bass on ATH-M50 is too much for me), but on my pair of HI2050 bass is pretty low in amplitude. I've found +4dB at around 40-60Hz region brings up a bass decently without messing up the perfect midrange, and still it's nowhere near powerful bass on M50. 

 

ll try that now, back to backing with dt 990 pro, but I dont miss the bass on the Takstar.

post #1008 of 1924

Been running a 4db boost at 40-60hz and trying with additional eq settings mentioned to tame the treble peak and I am further blown away by these for the money.

 

Unreal :)

post #1009 of 1924
Hello everyone, I'm a newbie for heaphone & DAC/Amp stuff. I bought the Takstar TS-671 (because my friend suggest it), now I'm in the middle of burning it. i've a few questions I wanna ask...

1. How long do burn in process considered done?
2. When I try to hear it right after unboxing, I feel that the high are TOO high to the point that it was uncomfortable. Is it because that I never use headphones or it is just like that and after burning process, it'll be normal ?
3. Right now I haven't have an amp/dac. I'm about to buy a Fiio E17. Do you guys suggest otherwise?
4. I'm buying this TS-671 for gaming & the possibility of enjoying music too... But then I read that it's more suitable for orchestra, classical, and jazz... Whereas I love Electronic Music such as House & Trance. Though I love classic music second to EDM wink.gif
So, should I stick with it and upgrade in the near future to something like Beyers DT880 250 ohm OR Sell it right away and buy something like Denon AH-D2000 / ATH M50 ?

Thanks before guys smily_headphones1.gif
post #1010 of 1924

Sell them and buy the takstar pro80. or one of the rebrands. with regards to the amp. try and see if you can find a used audinst mx1

post #1011 of 1924
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Originally Posted by Eruve View Post

Hello everyone, I'm a newbie for heaphone & DAC/Amp stuff. I bought the Takstar TS-671 (because my friend suggest it), now I'm in the middle of burning it. i've a few questions I wanna ask...

1. How long do burn in process considered done?
2. When I try to hear it right after unboxing, I feel that the high are TOO high to the point that it was uncomfortable. Is it because that I never use headphones or it is just like that and after burning process, it'll be normal ?
3. Right now I haven't have an amp/dac. I'm about to buy a Fiio E17. Do you guys suggest otherwise?
4. I'm buying this TS-671 for gaming & the possibility of enjoying music too... But then I read that it's more suitable for orchestra, classical, and jazz... Whereas I love Electronic Music such as House & Trance. Though I love classic music second to EDM wink.gif
So, should I stick with it and upgrade in the near future to something like Beyers DT880 250 ohm OR Sell it right away and buy something like Denon AH-D2000 / ATH M50 ?

Thanks before guys smily_headphones1.gif

 

I have not heard the TS-671 but upon a quick search it seems to be on the bright side. perhaps you are sensitive to sibilance though usually after a couple of days of usage the sound does improve but not dramatically.

 

I am not sure if this is due to your brain adjusting to the sound or the gear improving. Perhaps try to pair it with a warm sounding amp like Fiio.

 

My advice, for your genre perhaps this is not the cans for you but do give it some more listening time before you decide.

 

Cheers!   

post #1012 of 1924
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Originally Posted by Odderen View Post

Sell them and buy the takstar pro80. or one of the rebrands. with regards to the amp. try and see if you can find a used audinst mx1

Yeah that is what I'm gonna do originally... To sell it. But then I just got it lol.
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll look Audinst MX1 out wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Taveren View Post

I have not heard the TS-671 but upon a quick search it seems to be on the bright side. perhaps you are sensitive to sibilance though usually after a couple of days of usage the sound does improve but not dramatically.

I am not sure if this is due to your brain adjusting to the sound or the gear improving. Perhaps try to pair it with a warm sounding amp like Fiio.

My advice, for your genre perhaps this is not the cans for you but do give it some more listening time before you decide.

Cheers!   

Yeah I guess I'm sensitive to it. Even now my ears are still slightly hurting. Yep, I'm gonna try the Fiio amp.
Yeah, I'll give it a few days then I'll decide after that. For my first cans, these are srsly frustrating lol. I didn't do serious research before I buy these cans, just based on what my seller & friend said. Try and error, at least now I learned something new.

Anw thanks for replying guys! redface.gif
post #1013 of 1924
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Originally Posted by Eruve View Post

Yeah I guess I'm sensitive to it. Even now my ears are still slightly hurting. For my first cans, these are srsly frustrating lol.

 

Don't be disappointed, in this hobby we all make mistake at one point. Judging by your music preference TS-671 is indeed not a headphone for you. ATH M50 would be good choice for as they are less aggressive in treble region and with that mid-bass hump that you would probably like for your electronic music. They are far from perfect headphones, but I think they are extremely good introduction into the world of hi-fi music listening. Later, over time, your ears may develop desire for more details, and then trying headphones like TS-671 won't be such a shock. 

post #1014 of 1924
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Originally Posted by StarFury View Post

Don't be disappointed, in this hobby we all make mistake at one point. Judging by your music preference TS-671 is indeed not a headphone for you. ATH M50 would be good choice for as they are less aggressive in treble region and with that mid-bass hump that you would probably like for your electronic music. They are far from perfect headphones, but I think they are extremely good introduction into the world of hi-fi music listening. Later, over time, your ears may develop desire for more details, and then trying headphones like TS-671 won't be such a shock. 

That is what I imagine I'll do next. Maybe I'll try the ATH M50 after this. I guess I'll have to take it step by step. I will keep my TS-671 for gaming since now I play FFXIV: ARR that have orchestra type soundtracks, so that at least I could reap a lil bit of benefit for my purchase rolleyes.gif

How about taking those Beyers DT880 instead of ATH M50? That's like a quick shortcut right?

Thanks before biggrin.gif
post #1015 of 1924

There are some great eq settings in this thread. there is a noticable peak at 11k than really stands out for me.

 

eq settings I am playing with atm are...

 

2,094 Hz  Gain  -6.0 dB

10,990 Hz  Gain  -8.0 dB

7,096 Hz  Gain  -9.0 dB

 

Give that a try, I use a Parametric eq, but you can do similar with most.

 

Also tried boosting the 40-60hz range by 4db but having random success with this.

post #1016 of 1924
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Originally Posted by Santaclart View Post

There are some great eq settings in this thread. there is a noticable peak at 11k than really stands out for me.

eq settings I am playing with atm are...

2,094 Hz  Gain  -6.0 dB
10,990 Hz  Gain  -8.0 dB
7,096 Hz  Gain  -9.0 dB

Give that a try, I use a Parametric eq, but you can do similar with most.

Also tried boosting the 40-60hz range by 4db but having random success with this.

Oh boy, it's like I'm reading another language. I haven't fully understand audio world just yet. I'm going to study it first.
post #1017 of 1924

In your favorite music player you should have an equalizer. if not, install j river media center or media monkey/winamp.

 

You can then apply these frequency adjustments to try and neutralize the headphone.

 

If you fancy a bit of reading up, there is an amazing equalizer called EqualizerAPO, its a text based config, but brilliant.

post #1018 of 1924

Eruve,

 

The newer Takstars are better headphones. The 671 seems to be a older model.

 

Best bets would be the HD6000, HD5500, or Pro 80 (Gemini HSR-1000).

 

Superlux and Somic make great bang for the buck headphones too. 

 

If you go for the M50, get it when it is on sale at $99.

post #1019 of 1924

Hi

 

I can get the Takstar hd2000 or Sennhieser HD439.  No sure what to get.  Mainly for gaming

post #1020 of 1924
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Originally Posted by Eruve View Post

Hello everyone, I'm a newbie for headphone & DAC/Amp stuff. I bought the Takstar TS-671 (because my friend suggest it), now I'm in the middle of burning it. I've a few questions I wanna ask...

1. How long do burn in process considered done?
2. When I try to hear it right after unboxing, I feel that the high are TOO high to the point that it was uncomfortable. Is it because that I never use headphones or it is just like that and after burning process, it'll be normal ?
3. Right now I haven't have an amp/dac. I'm about to buy a Fiio E17. Do you guys suggest otherwise?
4. I'm buying this TS-671 for gaming & the possibility of enjoying music too... But then I read that it's more suitable for orchestra, classical, and jazz... Whereas I love Electronic Music such as House & Trance. Though I love classic music second to EDM wink.gif
So, should I stick with it and upgrade in the near future to something like Beyers DT880 250 ohm OR Sell it right away and buy something like Denon AH-D2000 / ATH M50 ?

Thanks before guys smily_headphones1.gif

The Takstar TS-671 are 120-Ohm, so a headphone amplifier would need to be used to bring out it's best.

I'm hopeful that burning in will improve audio quality.

Are you gaming with a Windows PC, the an Asus Xonar DG sound card should help, $26 and there is a $10 mail in rebate this month.

I think it's too early to decide on selling off the Takstar, really need to give it a little break in time and try it with an amplifier.

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