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post #991 of 2126

Good comparison. I would lay off eqing the takstar until they have had a good 200 hours burn in, really start to shine then.

post #992 of 2126
I run them straight out of my Galaxy S3 and I think they sound great. I don't feel the need to stack an amp, especially when I'm trying to walk/jog with it. I don't use them at home since I feel that I have better HPs there.
post #993 of 2126

The HI2050 is in discount now with this seller on aliexpress, even with free shipping too while shipping was $14 at first.

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The HI2050 is in discount now with this seller on aliexpress, even with free shipping too while shipping was $14 at first.

 

Excellent seller too. I got the HD6000 and Superlux from them with no issues, and it was quick.

post #995 of 2126

Did a jack mod today, nice and easy.

 

Noticed they have alot of padding inside, anyone tried them fully open?

 

 

Hear they are with my gaming cable, going to make a canare cable for hifi,

 

http://imgur.com/a/sWRNn

post #996 of 2126

Anyone try the Takstar HD5500 yet? I like the 6000 quite a bit, and the 5500 seems like a more powerful, higher cost version focusing on bass.

post #997 of 2126

Hi, what are some of the best open headphones under 130$? Which of the takstar or superlux are any good?

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Hi, what are some of the best open headphones under 130$? Which of the takstar or superlux are any good?

 

If you want open, get the Somic MH463 for ~$50, or the Takstar 2050, Both excellent.

post #999 of 2126
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Anyone try the Takstar HD5500 yet? I like the 6000 quite a bit, and the 5500 seems like a more powerful, higher cost version focusing on bass.

 

It's the other way round - HD6000 are currently flagship of Takstar with official price of 130$, while HD5500 is 50$. These are prices in China currently, same in every online store. 

 

Haven't tried any of mentioned unfortunately, but I do own HI2050 for a while, and with some bass and around-4kHZ-region boost, they sound crazily awesome for 30$ how much I paid for them (including shipment).

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It's the other way round - HD6000 are currently flagship of Takstar with official price of 130$, while HD5500 is 50$. These are prices in China currently, same in every online store. 

 

Haven't tried any of mentioned unfortunately, but I do own HI2050 for a while, and with some bass and around-4kHZ-region boost, they sound crazily awesome for 30$ how much I paid for them (including shipment).

 

I own them all, with the 5500 on the way. The HD5500 is the newest DJ, basshead type model, which I ordered $129 directly from Takstar themselves. It is not $50 by a long shot, and is only available in 2 places on aliexpress as of now. You might be thinking of the 5000. The 6000 can be had for ~$87.

 

When I talked to Takstar themselves, they believe that the Pro 80 is their flagship, not the 6000, which I agree with. The Pro 80 is a better studio monitor, while the 6000 leans toward a fun U or V signature.

post #1001 of 2126

Anyone still running eq with these?(hi2050) I found that after alot of burn in, they sound great as is.

 

I keep playing with eq but always go back to as is?

 

Anyone running, to your ears, must have eq tweaks?

post #1002 of 2126
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I own them all, with the 5500 on the way. The HD5500 is the newest DJ, basshead type model, which I ordered $129 directly from Takstar themselves. It is not $50 by a long shot, and is only available in 2 places on aliexpress as of now. You might be thinking of the 5000. The 6000 can be had for ~$87.

 

When I talked to Takstar themselves, they believe that the Pro 80 is their flagship, not the 6000, which I agree with. The Pro 80 is a better studio monitor, while the 6000 leans toward a fun U or V signature.

 

About Pro 80 being their flagship I agree, they do sound better than HD6000, so I heard in reviews. 

 

About the prices... Hmm, try it yourself. Go to www.taobao.com and type ''Takstar HD5500". You'll see that the price is listed at about 299 Chinese yuans, which is about 48 US dollars. Maybe the higher price on aliexpress is due to high shipping fees or something. 

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Anyone still running eq with these?(hi2050) I found that after alot of burn in, they sound great as is.

 

I keep playing with eq but always go back to as is?

 

Anyone running, to your ears, must have eq tweaks?

 

I don't like using eq-ing normally, but on mine HI2050 I've found a lot of lack in bass (they currently have more than 100 hours of usage). I wouldn't call myself a bass-head (for example the bass on ATH-M50 is too much for me), but on my pair of HI2050 bass is pretty low in amplitude. I've found +4dB at around 40-60Hz region brings up a bass decently without messing up the perfect midrange, and still it's nowhere near powerful bass on M50. 

post #1004 of 2126
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About Pro 80 being their flagship I agree, they do sound better than HD6000, so I heard in reviews. 

 

About the prices... Hmm, try it yourself. Go to www.taobao.com and type ''Takstar HD5500". You'll see that the price is listed at about 299 Chinese yuans, which is about 48 US dollars. Maybe the higher price on aliexpress is due to high shipping fees or something. 

 

I wish I saw that sooner. $52 shipped from taobao compared to $125 from Takstar aliexpress :(

post #1005 of 2126
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I wish I saw that sooner. $52 shipped from taobao compared to $125 from Takstar aliexpress :(

 

Sorry to mess up your day man. But keep an eye on that taobao prices in future, for reference. I think it gives true insight into real prices of products from chinese companies. Also there is another called www.jd.com, where they sometimes have great discounts. Few months ago I bought the beast Soundmagic HP100 for mere 145USD on 30% discount. But unfortunately these guys only ship and work within China. Foreigners are doomed to pay higher. 

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