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post #1111 of 1940
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Originally Posted by dirtythekid View Post

Haha well I guess that makes my links somewhat obsolete. Hmm by balanced, do you mean neutral? The HI2050 is fairly neutral with some emphasis on the high end, but you should know that being a semi-open headphone, it really does leak a lot of sound and let a lot of sound in, so steer clear if that's an issue. AFAIK, the Pro 80 is the exact same headphone as the HI2050 aside from a few differences. Coiled cable, pleather pads, and a closed cup for more isolation. For what it's worth, I would personally go for the HD5500. Seems like it's a little higher up on Takstar's list and you'll save the most money on it. I'm jealous of your access to all those Chi-fi goodies.
Yeah, I meant neutral. Leakage isn't an issue really, though the wife complains that I listen too loud while listening to my PX100ii's. I am sensitive to high's though so I might skip on the 2050 if they are a bit harsh. Anyone any experience with the 2000? Just curious
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

I like the Pro 80 over the 2050. Not as harsh and better bass extension.

I also have the S500. If you want bass like that, get the 5500 or 6000. The 5500 is like $44 or so in China (i got hosed paying an "early adopter" fee before learning of Taobao.

I like the 5500 the best of all Takstar headphones, even more than the 6000. I posted frequency response graphs earlier.
I'm siding with the 5500 but not sure if I want another "bass" headphone though. How is the comfort on the 5500 Vs Pro 80?
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Originally Posted by jwong View Post

Yep, if he were to bring extras back the 5500's would be a better choice, since there's no $50 source for them in the US!
Not sure if you benefit much as I reside in Europe (Scandinavia) and shipping isn't much cheaper from there.
post #1112 of 1940

Ah, no worries about benefiting me. I ordered a pair of 5500s from China two weeks ago, so mine will get here before too long (I hope). :smile:

post #1113 of 1940

For months have I been doubting to order the Pro 80 and I still can't decide.... now Biohazard comes in and says the 5500 is better.... doen't make things easier :blink:

post #1114 of 1940

There's just something about the 5500 that I love. Can't really explain it. It's a more enjoyable listen over the Pro 80 to me, but I'm a clarity basshead.

post #1115 of 1940
Go pro 80 for a more well rounded can as a means of testing the Takstar waters. Then if you like it then you will be more inclined to try out their other products.

I love my pair but I keep suggesting to replace the pads to hm5 pads with rope spacer mod.

Cheers!
post #1116 of 1940
I'd love to hear those 5500 or 6000s very interesting indeed.
post #1117 of 1940
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

There's just something about the 5500 that I love. Can't really explain it. It's a more enjoyable listen over the Pro 80 to me, but I'm a clarity basshead.

Wanna try the 5500 now that you keep mentioning it.  I noticed you posted the 5500 in the bass club also.  Deciding between the 5500 and the M-Audio Q40 or a good bass can <$100.  Just got the ATH M50 and it just didn't wow me as much.  Maybe I over hyped it by reading all the reviews.  Maybe I need a amp or just need to break it in first?  Either way I feel I need more bass lol.

post #1118 of 1940
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Originally Posted by i20bot View Post
 

Wanna try the 5500 now that you keep mentioning it.  I noticed you posted the 5500 in the bass club also.  Deciding between the 5500 and the M-Audio Q40 or a good bass can <$100.  Just got the ATH M50 and it just didn't wow me as much.  Maybe I over hyped it by reading all the reviews.  Maybe I need a amp or just need to break it in first?  Either way I feel I need more bass lol.

If I didn't know of or try all the other headphones out there, I would have thought the M50 was outstanding. Once you really dive into head-fi though, you can start hearing where it lacks. I don't think it has enough bass either, and my M50 will be up for sale soon too. I had to try it once though, based on its legendary status. I just can't take it seriously compared to my HE-500 and HD5500.

 

I bought an extra pair of 5500s learning how to use Taobao agents last month, so that will be coming my way very soon. I'll probably sell it in the for sale forum at the aliexpress price, but with priority US shipping.


Edited by bhazard - 11/13/13 at 5:31pm
post #1119 of 1940
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

There's just something about the 5500 that I love. Can't really explain it. It's a more enjoyable listen over the Pro 80 to me, but I'm a clarity basshead.

Ok "Clarity Basshead" might have sold me. As I think I have similar tastes.

That is one reason that I am enjoying the JVC S500 (you mentioned the similarity earlier). 

They have the bass but still quite good clarity.

 

 

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
I bought an extra pair of 5500s learning how to use Taobao agents last month, so that will be coming my way very soon. I'll probably sell it in the for sale forum at the aliexpress price, but with priority US shipping.

I've been using taobao for some of my orders. Can you send me a link of your 5500 supplier? Something to compare to.

post #1120 of 1940

@bhazard, have you heard the M-Audio Q40's?

 

If so could you please compare them to the 5500's?

post #1121 of 1940

hi,

 

first post here.

 

just saw that mp4nation is stocking 3 takstars (pro 80 $94.50; HI2050 $59.50; and HD6000 $59.50). The first two got 2 bonuses: Brainwavz Headphone Stand & Free Fedex 2 Day To Select Destination. The last one only got the Headphone stand as bonus.

 

I say it is a nice price for the HD6000, and also kinda confirmed that pro 80 is still one class above HD6000.

 

http://www.mp4nation.net/takstar-hd6000-hifi-dj-headphones-black

 

Tempting to order the HD6000, but I will wait for one week and see whether it will also get free shipping

post #1122 of 1940
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Originally Posted by nino9 View Post
 

hi,

 

first post here.

 

just saw that mp4nation is stocking 3 takstars (pro 80 $94.50; HI2050 $59.50; and HD6000 $59.50). The first two got 2 bonuses: Brainwavz Headphone Stand & Free Fedex 2 Day To Select Destination. The last one only got the Headphone stand as bonus.

 

I say it is a nice price for the HD6000, and also kinda confirmed that pro 80 is still one class above HD6000.

 

http://www.mp4nation.net/takstar-hd6000-hifi-dj-headphones-black

 

Tempting to order the HD6000, but I will wait for one week and see whether it will also get free shipping

 

Do you think that they may lower the price even more if they drop the deal with the stand and just sell the headphones alone somewhere down the road?

post #1123 of 1940
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Originally Posted by nino9 View Post

Just saw that mp4nation is stocking 3 Takstars (pro 80 $94.50; HI2050 $59.50; and HD6000 $59.50). The first two got 2 bonuses: Brainwavz Headphone Stand & Free Fedex 2 Day To Select Destination. The last one only got the Headphone stand as bonus.

I say it is a nice price for the HD6000, and also kinda confirmed that pro 80 is still one class above HD6000.

http://www.mp4nation.net/takstar-hd6000-hifi-dj-headphones-black

Tempting to order the HD6000, but I will wait for one week and see whether it will also get free shipping

You can get the Gemini HSR-1000 (Takstar Pro 80) off eBay for $50-$60.

I like the sound quality of the HSR-1000 just a little better then the HI2050.

The HD6000 is like a ATH-M50(?), I prefer to use my HSR-1000 over my HD6000.

post #1124 of 1940
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Originally Posted by onlynormalone View Post
 

Ok "Clarity Basshead" might have sold me. As I think I have similar tastes.

That is one reason that I am enjoying the JVC S500 (you mentioned the similarity earlier). 

They have the bass but still quite good clarity.

 

 

I've been using taobao for some of my orders. Can you send me a link of your 5500 supplier? Something to compare to.

The Taobao agent you mean?

post #1125 of 1940
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Originally Posted by nino9 View Post
 

hi,

 

first post here.

 

just saw that mp4nation is stocking 3 takstars (pro 80 $94.50; HI2050 $59.50; and HD6000 $59.50). The first two got 2 bonuses: Brainwavz Headphone Stand & Free Fedex 2 Day To Select Destination. The last one only got the Headphone stand as bonus.

 

I say it is a nice price for the HD6000, and also kinda confirmed that pro 80 is still one class above HD6000.

 

http://www.mp4nation.net/takstar-hd6000-hifi-dj-headphones-black

 

Tempting to order the HD6000, but I will wait for one week and see whether it will also get free shipping

Was that just a one day sale?  It's back to 89 now for the HD6000.  Also the site says free shipping world wide, unless you meant 2 day free shipping.  Too bad they don't have the 5500 also, but Aliexpress now has the 5500 for $77 shipped from Takstar themselves.  Think I'm gonna return my M50s and buy that, lol.

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