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post #1231 of 2113

Here is my Foobar EQ setting based off the response chart for the HD5500. It tightens up the sound a bit, aiming for more neutral mid/mid highs.

 

Let me know what you think.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5T6Py-VlhbGOVdlTGNZanN3U0k/edit?usp=sharing

post #1232 of 2113
After 7 days of burn-in the Pro80's are the best hp in my collection.

They do not have the clean, clear, crisp highs and upper midrange of the KSC-75, but those clip-ons lack bass, impact and heft compared to any on or over-ear can. All the SL cans are very good, but they lack the harmonic richness and bass and midrange detail of the Pro80. 662b and 668b best of that lot. Soundstage of all the SL is usually wider than the Pro80, but that is on every recording. Pro80 more 'audiophile' in that if it sounds good, you hear it.

Detail is excellent, hearing things that other hps I own do not reveal. Clear difference between SS and Valve amps, clear tube bloom audible from my MS-10D.

Bass is clean and tight, sub bass is there, but this is not a basshead can.

If the recording has a narrow sound-stage, that's what you get. If it has a broad sound-stage, you hear that as well.

Clamp is weary-ing after 2 hours, usage may reduce this. Pads are very comfortable.

A very good hp in the $80-$100 price range.
Edited by marone - 12/26/13 at 2:26am
post #1233 of 2113
Do the Pro 80's leak much sound?
post #1234 of 2113
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Originally Posted by marone View Post

After 7 days of burn-in the Pro80's are the best hp in my collection.

They do not have the clean, clear, crisp highs and upper midrange of the KSC-75, but those clip-ons lack bass, impact and heft compared to any on or over-ear can. All the SL cans are very good, but they lack the harmonic richness and bass and midrange detail of the Pro80. 662b and 668b best of that lot. Soundstage of all the SL is usually wider than the Pro80, but that is on every recording. Pro80 more 'audiophile' in that if it sounds good, you hear it.

Detail is excellent, hearing things that other hps I own do not reveal. Clear difference between SS and Valve amps, clear tube bloom audible from my MS-10D.

Bass is clean and tight, sub bass is there, but this is not a basshead can.

If the recording has a narrow sound-stage, that's what you get. If it has a broad sound-stage, you hear that as well.

Clamp is weary-ing after 2 hours, usage may reduce this. Pads are very comfortable.

A very good hp in the $80-$100 price range.

Agree 100%. The HSR-1000 is a rebrand of it, and it can be had for $50 as well. Excellent headphone.

post #1235 of 2113
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Originally Posted by marone View Post

After 7 days of burn-in the Pro80's are the best hp in my collection.

They do not have the clean, clear, crisp highs and upper midrange of the KSC-75, but those clip-ons lack bass, impact and heft compared to any on or over-ear can. All the SL cans are very good, but they lack the harmonic richness and bass and midrange detail of the Pro80. 662b and 668b best of that lot. Soundstage of all the SL is usually wider than the Pro80, but that is on every recording. Pro80 more 'audiophile' in that if it sounds good, you hear it.

Detail is excellent, hearing things that other hps I own do not reveal. Clear difference between SS and Valve amps, clear tube bloom audible from my MS-10D.

Bass is clean and tight, sub bass is there, but this is not a basshead can.

If the recording has a narrow sound-stage, that's what you get. If it has a broad sound-stage, you hear that as well.

Clamp is weary-ing after 2 hours, usage may reduce this. Pads are very comfortable.

A very good hp in the $80-$100 price range.

For the KSC-75s, Try this, with them on, press them tighter to your head with your index finger. You'll be surprised with how much bass they actually have. It just gets lost in the lack of seal. A headband can solve that problem.
post #1236 of 2113

it is a closed can, so the leakage is minimal. SOL

 

> Do the Pro 80's leak much sound?


Edited by nino9 - 12/26/13 at 9:05am
post #1237 of 2113

Tried the Hi2050 I gave as a Xmas present.  It's pretty nice.  Comfort is excellent and the neutral to slightly bright signature is suited to my taste.  The soundstage isn't as big as I expected.  Do these scale with better amplification?  

post #1238 of 2113

I am not a music producer, just a casual normal user, how are hsr-1000 with movies and gaming?

post #1239 of 2113

Marone,

 

Can the ear pads be replaced with others? I mean to add to the comfort? For example, would a replacement Beyer 770 V Ear pad help with it?

 

Torro,

 

I'm wondering the same thing!

post #1240 of 2113
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Originally Posted by Za Warudo View Post

Tried the Hi2050 I gave as a Xmas present.  It's pretty nice.  Comfort is excellent and the neutral to slightly bright signature is suited to my taste.  The soundstage isn't as big as I expected.  Do these scale with better amplification?  

Yes, but the best you can do is to use them with high quality recordings. Hi-2050 are not forgiving headphones and tend to sound a lot better when paired with uncompressed recordings.
post #1241 of 2113
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Marone,

Can the ear pads be replaced with others? I mean to add to the comfort? For example, would a replacement Beyer 770 V Ear pad help with it?

Torro,

I'm wondering the same thing!
I can only speak for the Pro80/Hi2050; The earpads can be swapped out for the Shure 440/840 pleather or the Shure 940 velour pads. The Beyers kinda fit but a little big. If you're careful, they'll stay on but can get dislodged easily. (Beyer's cups are circular vs Oval cups on the Pro80/Hi2050).
post #1242 of 2113
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

I can only speak for the Pro80/Hi2050; The earpads can be swapped out for the Shure 440/840 pleather or the Shure 940 velour pads. The Beyers kinda fit but a little big. If you're careful, they'll stay on but can get dislodged easily. (Beyer's cups are circular vs Oval cups on the Pro80/Hi2050).

Best pads (comfort, sound, seal/isolation) I've used on them is the Brainwavz HM5 pads.
post #1243 of 2113
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post


Best pads (comfort, sound, seal/isolation) I've used on them is the Brainwavz HM5 pads.

Which one? The Pleather or Velour

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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post


I can only speak for the Pro80/Hi2050; The earpads can be swapped out for the Shure 440/840 pleather or the Shure 940 velour pads. The Beyers kinda fit but a little big. If you're careful, they'll stay on but can get dislodged easily. (Beyer's cups are circular vs Oval cups on the Pro80/Hi2050).

Oh! Fogot about the Oval cupers on the Pro 80. Sorry! Glad you brought up the pads, which would you recommend going for comfort?

post #1244 of 2113
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Originally Posted by BluePhoenixHD View Post

Oh! Fogot about the Oval cupers on the Pro 80. Sorry! Glad you brought up the pads, which would you recommend going for comfort?
I prefer velours myself. Gotten used to them on all my Beyers.
post #1245 of 2113
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Which one? The Pleather or Velour

As far as o know they're only available in pleather. That's the ones I mean anyway smily_headphones1.gif
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