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post #871 of 2192
Well, I'm about to join the HI2050 club. I just ordered a pair of these things after reading all of the glowing reviews here and elsewhere online.
My only other phones are an aged pair of Sennheiser HD280 Pros. Being Sennheisers they're a bit more dark so this change from closed/dark to open/bright is going to be interesting. I previously owned a pair of Grado SR225s and never wore them because they were just too bright/lacked bass AND I didn't have a decent amp at the time.
I currently use a Schiit Modi attached to an LD MKII and have an Aune T1 on the way. The amp problem is solved (until I convince myself otherwise...) so now I'm really curious to hear these new cans.
I like the idea of improved sound stages and extra clear resolution but I need my bass too! I'm imagining I'll be rolling a variety of tubes after I get the Takstars in order to find a good sonic match.

Thanks all for your reviews and suggestions and knowledge regarding this little known headphone!
post #872 of 2192

Just been researching around, the Takstar HD 6000 might also be sold under the name Victory.

post #873 of 2192
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

Just been researching around, the Takstar HD 6000 might also be sold under the name Victory.
Do you have a link to the site where it's being sold under the Victory brand?
post #874 of 2192

Hi all,

 

I've got my Takstar HD2000 since March, and i'm very pleased.

 

Sound signature: sligthtly V-shaped

Sound: open, spacious and well-detailed

Isolation: medium

Comfort:Very comfortable

Durabiltity:Made from hard plastic, but the cables are weak IMO.

 

Takstar is an OEM so there are couple of rebrands available, if you're lucky you can find it in your country:

 

CITRONIC MH50

CHORD MH50

DENOX DNX 1250
IDANCE IBIZA 101

INVOTONE HD2000

LDSYSTEMS HP700

NEU HX6000

REDROCK KP30

SOUNDSATION HD40

STAGG SHP5000H

 

I've bought the Invotone version for 24 Euro.

 

 

Also i've found the Takstar HD6000 under the name Omnitronic SHP-5000.( Specs are different or the 15Hz is a mistake-I don't know.)


Edited by sorieno - 9/13/13 at 1:01am
post #875 of 2192
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Originally Posted by sorieno View Post

I've got my Takstar HD2000 since March, and i'm very pleased.

Sound signature: sligthtly V-shaped

Sound: open, spacious and well-detailed

Isolation: medium

Comfort:Very comfortable

Durabiltity:Made from hard plastic, but the cables are weak IMO.

Takstar is an OEM so there are couple of rebrands available, if you're lucky you can find it in your country:

CITRONIC MH50

CHORD MH50

DENOX DNX 1250
IDANCE IBIZA 101

INVOTONE HD2000

LDSYSTEMS HP700

NEU HX6000

REDROCK KP30

SOUNDSATION HD40

STAGG SHP5000H

I've bought the Invotone for 24 Euro. You can find out more here:http://invotonehd2000.blogspot.com

Also i've found the Takstar HD6000 under the name Omnitronic SHP-5000.( Specs are different or the 15Hz is a mistake-I don't know.)

I'm going to make a guess it's all the exact same headphone, they might claim different specs just to make each brand name not to have to directly compete against the another.

post #876 of 2192
post #877 of 2192

that seems pretty cheap

post #878 of 2192

Does Gemini include same aluminium case as Takstar's? Thanks.

post #879 of 2192
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Originally Posted by Enuma-elis View Post

Does Gemini include same aluminium case as Takstar's? Thanks.
No just a cloth bag.
post #880 of 2192

Can anyone compare the sound of the Pro80 to the Superlux 662f? I have a pair of those which I really like (except I find the mids a bit recessed). I don't really want anything with more recessed mids or even more bass emphasis than 662f. A comparison against the Sennheiser HD428 (which I've also heard) could also help me. Thanks!

post #881 of 2192
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Originally Posted by quasar41 View Post

Can anyone compare the sound of the Pro80 to the Superlux 662f? I have a pair of those which I really like (except I find the mids a bit recessed). I don't really want anything with more recessed mids or even more bass emphasis than 662f. A comparison against the Sennheiser HD428 (which I've also heard) could also help me. Thanks!

I've never listened to HD662s, just the HD668b and Samson SR850s.

Lately the Takstar Pro 80 (Gemini HSR-1000) have been selling for around $50 on eBay. So I say to get the Pro 80s (or Gemini).


Edited by PurpleAngel - 7/17/13 at 10:19pm
post #882 of 2192
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Originally Posted by Claus-DK View Post

I am sure a pair of 2050 from a laptop would be quite fine and enough for 95% of the worlds population, but this is head.fi and some of us are regular madmen, I was bitten by a radioactive Headphone at a science experiment so I have a legal excuse.....

 

While reading through this thread (again) I came across this gem that I missed before.

For some reason, we have some addiction to spending hordes of money for something incredibly subjective AND elusive.

 

I've searched the thread and haven't found what I'm looking for.

 

First of all I'm pretty pleased as I got these for about half price off of eBay. For the money they're quite good. Compared to my Sennheiser HD-280's there are some noticeable improvements in micro-detail and bass presentation. Overall the clarity is better and I'm hearing things like piano strikes in a much more "live" fashion.

I haven't had a chance to burn them in yet and that's what my question is about.

How long was your burn in and what do you think changed?

I ask because one very strong difference between the two cans I have is in the overall presentation. It's hard to describe but with the Hi2050's it's like most of the sound is very centrally focused. It's like voices and main instruments are very focused in between your ears whereas with my Senn's, those same sounds are further spread out/more balanced between the ears.

It's not a problem with the sound stage. As everyone has said, the sound stage is quite good and 3D orientation is good as well. These are at least on par with my Senn's in that dept and probably a bit better.

I'm just curious if the stage opens up more as they are burned in.


Edited by inphu510n - 7/16/13 at 2:08pm
post #883 of 2192
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Originally Posted by inphu510n View Post


I'm just curious if the stage opens up more as they are burned in.

 

I don't remember if soundstage opened up with burn in. My pair of 2050 is definately burned in and I would not describe it having a wide soundstage. It is ok just not that wide. But what it looses in soundstage width it makes up in debth and imaging. It sounds realistic. With most of my favorite music using crosfeed is a must but with takstars it is tolerable without crosfeed. Many headphones with exceptionally wide soundstage sound terrible without crosfeed. Sounds coming behind your shoulder and stuff like that...  Maybe removing dampening inside of the cups would widen the soundstage. I was surprised to notice that 2050 is more of a semi open than open headphone. There is a hole about and inch in diameter that is fully open.

post #884 of 2192

The part I noticed the most with burnin was that the treble got more relaxed and the bottom got firmer, I am into 80´s kind of music so soundstage is not something i care that much about..

post #885 of 2192

I currently have the Ultrasone HFI-780's and my question is if I get the Takstars HI 2050's, will It be an upgrade or more of a side grade? Thanks!!!

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