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post #211 of 2263
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Originally Posted by Claus-DK View Post

The best pads I have tried on them is the leather ones from Fisher Audio, wonderfull pads

Also the pads From Philips HP1000 fits and are a lift in comfort.

Both pads gives a small boost in bass the leather ones the most..

Got a spare pair? :p

post #212 of 2263
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Originally Posted by jackwess View Post

Not sure if this was posted already but a friend told me about this headphones:

http://www.takstar.com/eng/hotview.asp?id=614

 

The look like beyers, and you can have them for a cheap price. Thoughts? 

Site is down error code 500, also after page like 10 nobody is even talking about the same thing haha.

post #213 of 2263
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Originally Posted by Keller1 View Post

Got a spare pair? :p


I would love to help you, but I got some kind og collector gene in my body which prohibits me from giving away stuff that I only got one of, in the case of pads actually two...

 

I did see the Fisherpads being sold for about 8 buck a piece, but can not find the page again, will investigate a bit and see if I can find it..

post #214 of 2263

how comfy are the stock velour pads?

post #215 of 2263
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Originally Posted by Supertoaster View Post

how comfy are the stock velour pads?

How good (comfortable) are the stock ear pads for the Takstar Hi2050 (Techical Pro HPT990) semi-open, 60-Ohm headphones.

I have no problem with comfort (my $180 HD558s are a little more comfortable).

post #216 of 2263

Got the chance to sit down with another friend who had bought it since 3 years back. The clamping was still tight but acceptable and the headphone doesn't look like its 3 years old at all, save for the oil stains on the pads.

 

I can't comment much on the sound since we didn't have time to go to a quieter place n had to settle at the Starbucks which was relatively quiet until it started raining and the mall workers started scrambling the shopping carts. Damn things sounded like crashing a thousand cymbals.

 

If my memory doesn't fail me, the deeps were quite beautiful, no recession in the mids, but the highs... I detected some shrill/harshness when it goes loud. Not sure whether it's the setup, audio file, or the headphones.

Source: iPod Touch > E11 > Takstar

Sansa Fuze > E11 > Takstar

 

Somehow I prefer my Goldring DR150 with the Vero 150 cables over them. But you really get more than what you pay for for the Takstar HI2050. Soundstage was good, open cans meaning they isolate nothing, I cannot detect leakage since we listen to moderate levels coupled with outdoor ambiance. Oh yeah and they do look like beyers in pictures, but in real life they look very different. size wise it is smaller, shape is oval instead of round, and the whole thing feels solid too.

 

**edit-

Oh yeah and he also brought the Superlux HD668b, hands down the Takstar sounds better (to me at least). Superlux sounds overly bright but the Takstar sounded more balanced and clean.


Edited by penmarker - 10/28/12 at 9:26pm
post #217 of 2263

The original pads are quite comfy, not all the way beyer comfy, but quite close, I only change pads because I am a nerd..

post #218 of 2263
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

How good (comfortable) are the stock ear pads for the Takstar Hi2050 (Techical Pro HPT990) semi-open, 60-Ohm headphones.

I have no problem with comfort (my $180 HD558s are a little more comfortable).

The pads themselves are not really all that comfy. but the headphones are really light and you dont really need to worry about comfort. the texture gets annoying after 4+ hours, but they're pretty great comfort-wise, especially the headband, which is better then the beyer one. ( IMO ) 

post #219 of 2263
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Originally Posted by Keller1 View Post

The pads themselves are not really all that comfy. but the headphones are really light and you dont really need to worry about comfort. the texture gets annoying after 4+ hours, but they're pretty great comfort-wise, especially the headband, which is better then the beyer one. ( IMO ) 

 

 Agree with you, they are very comfortable for several hour but after 3-4 you want to take them off for a couple of minutes.  I don't use glasses all the time but even with glasses they are comfortable, the only thing I have to point out is that they will not fit larger heads because I would say mine is medium and have to stretch them all the way to get a proper fit.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Claus-DK View Post


I would love to help you, but I got some kind og collector gene in my body which prohibits me from giving away stuff that I only got one of, in the case of pads actually two...

 

I did see the Fisherpads being sold for about 8 buck a piece, but can not find the page again, will investigate a bit and see if I can find it..

 

Hope you find a link, don't want to spend more than $10 on that experiment, anything higher would defeat the purpose of paying so little for these cans.

 

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Originally Posted by penmarker View Post


**edit-

Oh yeah and he also brought the Superlux HD668b, hands down the Takstar sounds better (to me at least). Superlux sounds overly bright but the Takstar sounded more balanced and clean.

 

Good thing you made that comment, the Superlux HD668b are on my list of possible headphones for the office so I'm going to take them out and probably go for some Grados instead. 

post #220 of 2263
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Originally Posted by executioner View Post

 

 

Good thing you made that comment, the Superlux HD668b are on my list of possible headphones for the office so I'm going to take them out and probably go for some Grados instead. 

 

Yeah. Because Grados aren't overly bright and have great isolation for office use. :p

post #221 of 2263
Damn the pro 80 is pretty awesome indeed. Pretty much awesome value/souding cans anyway biggrin.gif.
post #222 of 2263

i've had the pro80s for about three weeks - definitely liking them more and more. i have little to go by but definitely a step up from the ksc75s that i was using previously.

 

getting into dangerous territory here, but what would be an upgrade from these? are people really saying they like these more than the beyer 880s?

post #223 of 2263
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Originally Posted by rockket View Post

i've had the pro80s for about three weeks - definitely liking them more and more. i have little to go by but definitely a step up from the ksc75s that i was using previously.

 

getting into dangerous territory here, but what would be an upgrade from these? are people really saying they like these more than the Beyer 880s?

I have the Hi2050 & TS-671 and have now been temped to get the Pro 80s just to compare them to my DT880.

post #224 of 2263

The Pro80 is the best cheapo i have encountered, going up from those you will need to throw at least 300 $ after s pair of phones and I am not really sure it will be an upgrade more a sidestep, I have been hunting cheap phones the last 6 years and have heard almost the complete Superlux catalouge and most of the Takstars, Kanen and 5 or 6  of other brands, got about 30 pair of cheap phones, lots of them really stinks to put it nicely, but Superlux and Takstar deliver very good quality at a very nice price..

 

To me the best bang for the buck is Takstar, they are not better in SQ than the Superluxes but they are prettier and more comfortable..

The only downside to Takstar products is that they are made for asian heads and tend to be a bit small for european heads..

post #225 of 2263
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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post

 

Yeah. Because Grados aren't overly bright and have great isolation for office use. :p

 

Yeah you got me, should have made my point clearer.  They will be mainly for rock so Grados or Alessandro seems to be the top recommendation and I want no isolation at all, need to hear phone ringing or if someone comes to talk to me.  For me with the 2050 at mid volume you can hear some things but if people talk I can barely understand them and have to take them off.  At work don´t want people creeping up on me and see that I´m in the forum reading about headphones. beyersmile.png

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