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Over-ear-ish. The HD5500 didn't completely encompass my ears, but close. The pads are comfy too, but I just swapped my Shure 840 pads on them, which are a bit larger and truly over-ears for me.

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Originally Posted by Subrising View Post
 

What advantages does the Pro 80 have over the HD 6000? I've read in this thread that the 6000 has more bass than the Pro 80 and is similar everywhere else and that on paper seems to fit the styles of music I like. What styles of music do you generally listen to that gives you the opinion that the Pro 80 would be the better overall? Asking out of curiosity as I'm finding it hard to split the differences between the two. Also the Pro 80 has gone up to $69 for me now.

I'm just not into a lot of bass in my audio (I have 49 year old ears), I like a decent detailed bass.

I listen to almost all kinds of music, except for Western and Jazz.

Usually the Gemini HSR-1000 is cheaper then the the Takstar Pro 80.


Edited by PurpleAngel - 12/11/13 at 11:01am
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For those who own monoprice 8223, how would a closed Takstar headphone compares to it ? I mean is it really worth twice the price ?

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For those who own monoprice 8223, how would a closed Takstar headphone compares to it ? I mean is it really worth twice the price ?

Any Takstar is quite a bit better than the Monoprice. The Monoprice is still great for $20 though.

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For those who own monoprice 8223, how would a closed Takstar headphone compares to it ? I mean is it really worth twice the price ?

I've bought two Monoprice 8223, good sound quality for the price, but you getting the best build quality you can for $23 headphones, which to me is not good enough, better to get the Gemini HSR-1000 (Takstar Pro 80).

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What about the Pro 80 ear pads ? Do they barely fit like the HD5500 pads or they're completely comfortable over-ear ?

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So for indoor use, it seems like HD5500 > Pro 80 > HD6000?

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So for indoor use, it seems like HD5500 > Pro 80 > HD6000?

Depends on the type of sound you are going for.

 

HD6000= Boosted bass, recessed midrange, boosted highs

 

Pro 80 = Most neutral, with a dip and peak in the low-high/high region

 

HD5500= Boosted bass with a continuous roll off. Excellent for EDM.

 

They all sound good, so pick the one that best suits you, or own them all. I don't really want to get rid of any of them.

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

I'm just not into a lot of bass in my audio (I have 49 year old ears), I like a decent detailed bass.

I listen to almost all kinds of music, except for Western and Jazz.

Usually the Gemini HSR-1000 is cheaper then the the Takstar Pro 80.

Thanks for the information mate. I myself do not like overly boomy sort of bass that drowns out other things and I also don't like hugely thumping bass as that makes my ears hurt and gives me a headache. I like a good solid bass punch and bass emersion and the pro 80 seems to probably be the better choice for that. Right now I'm looking at that and the UE 6000 as I can get it for $100 so they are both in a similar price range for me.

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Originally Posted by Subrising View Post
 

Thanks for the information mate. I myself do not like overly boomy sort of bass that drowns out other things and I also don't like hugely thumping bass as that makes my ears hurt and gives me a headache. I like a good solid bass punch and bass emersion and the pro 80 seems to probably be the better choice for that. Right now I'm looking at that and the UE 6000 as I can get it for $100 so they are both in a similar price range for me.

I have both the Pro80's and the UE6000's and for home use I definitely prefer the Pro80's because of it's better clarity and bigger soundstage. The UE6000's are great for travelling and other portable use.

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As I stated earlier, I prefer the HD5500 to the UE6000 as well. I find it to have better bass and it is clearer as well, though the HD5500 is definitely bass-heavy.

 

Personally I'm struggling with whether to keep the HD5500, because my AKG K545 gets most of my playing time. There are some songs that work better on the 5500 for sure, but mostly I'm liking the AKG (not a bad thing for the Takstar since it is less than half as expensive). I'm considering selling the Takstar to get funds for an IEM. Decisions, decisions...

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Are the Takstar Pro 80/Gemini DJ HSR-1000 the best headphones under $100 for watching movies? Should I consider the UE6000 as well? 

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Originally Posted by graniteX View Post
 

Are the Takstar Pro 80/Gemini DJ HSR-1000 the best headphones under $100 for watching movies? Should I consider the UE6000 as well? 

 

I prefer the Gemini HSR-100 for TV and the AKG K 240 MK II for background music while I read.

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Just purchased the Takstar Pro 80 here in Australia for $69. Cheapest I could find it here and it comes with a 3 month satisfaction guarantee. If I dislike it I can return it for a full refund which is very nice. I hope I do like them though.

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Has anyone of you tried Takstar TS-650 ?

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