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post #61 of 98
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Listen to this and tell me it sounds real, it sounds kind of odd to me the vocals.

The sound seems muddy, bad recording or too much compressed by youtube ... I think also the acoustic of  the place where the concert is done, is  altering sound too, or there some reverb.
 

 

post #62 of 98
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The srh940 are pretty average (for music) if you run them from an onboard soundcard like realtek or whatever. They are more impressive/interesting with a good DAC/amp (in my case xonar stx).
It's less important for my hd595 , because they are much less revealing (and I guess it would be similar for the hd598).
 



First thing Im gonna do after I get my Closed ones, is getting Open ones, lets say HD598? :)

 

 

yea, im considering getting a good amp, but firstly i should get the cans :D

post #63 of 98
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yea, im considering getting a good amp, but firstly i should get the cans :D

Amp & good Dac, and perhaps the Dac is more important for srh940.
I'm not sure the srh940 are worth their price, if you don't upgrade your source IMHO (use something better than onboard soundcard like realtek)
New open can are coming from hifiman, shure ... You might want them more than the hd598.
But as usual, Sennheiser is the most hyped brand here.
 

 

post #64 of 98
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Amp & good Dac, and perhaps the Dac is more important for srh940.
I'm not sure the srh940 are worth their price, if you don't upgrade your source IMHO (use something better than onboard soundcard like realtek)
New open can are coming from hifiman, shure ... You might want them more than the hd598.
But as usual, Sennheiser is the most hyped brand here.
 

 


No i just thought of them, easily I could choose other brand, it just was the first Opens that came to my mind. anyway, the Closed phones are priority. I still dont know which ones I should get, but no hurry. I wanna choose them carefully as im not gonna change them very often.

 

post #65 of 98

Hi, I accidentally stumbled on this thread... I happen to own both the SRH940 and DT770 (32 ohm home version).  My very brief comparison would be this...

 

Bass

DT770: definitely has more bass.  Get these if you want more boom, but can sometimes be too much depending on your music.

SRH940:  bass neutral but VERY detailed.  I would call it bass shy as per the music mentioned already.  Did I say it's very detailed?

 

Mids

DT770: recessed, but this is common knowledge about these phones.  However it's not too much so that you can't hear what's there.

SRH940:  more forward.  Speech seems more clear which is important if you need to listen to it.

 

Highs

DT770: more airy than the SRH's.  Often I find it a little unrealistic.

SRH940: Does cymbals much better than the Beyers.

 

Amping

DT770: don't even think of plugging these into your iPod!  They need a good amp or decent soundcard otherwise you're going to hate them.

SRH940: benefits from amping, but sounds good straight out of an iPod.  Low impedance of these phones can lead to annoying background hiss on cheap soundcards and amps.

 

Comfort

DT770: WIN all around!  The most comfortable headphones I've placed on my head!  Good for marathon gaming sessions.

SRH940:  Good for the first hour... then less so as time passes.  They're heavier than the DT's and I find the rotating cups of the SRH's to be a stupid design... any quick movements and these phones fall off your head. (I resorted to using wire-tie to keep them from rotating)

 

Overall, I like the sound quality of the SRH940 better, but the DT770s are way more comfortable for me and the extra bass is much more fun when gaming or watching movies.  I was thinking of selling my DT770's, but I'll be keeping my DT's hooked up to my computer and my SRH's to my headphone amp!  Good luck with your choice.

post #66 of 98
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Hi, I accidentally stumbled on this thread... I happen to own both the SRH940 and DT770 (32 ohm home version).  My very brief comparison would be this...

 

Bass

DT770: definitely has more bass.  Get these if you want more boom, but can sometimes be too much depending on your music.

SRH940:  bass neutral but VERY detailed.  I would call it bass shy as per the music mentioned already.  Did I say it's very detailed?

 

Mids

DT770: recessed, but this is common knowledge about these phones.  However it's not too much so that you can't hear what's there.

SRH940:  more forward.  Speech seems more clear which is important if you need to listen to it.

 

Highs

DT770: more airy than the SRH's.  Often I find it a little unrealistic.

SRH940: Does cymbals much better than the Beyers.

 

Amping

DT770: don't even think of plugging these into your iPod!  They need a good amp or decent soundcard otherwise you're going to hate them.

SRH940: benefits from amping, but sounds good straight out of an iPod.  Low impedance of these phones can lead to annoying background hiss on cheap soundcards and amps.

 

Comfort

DT770: WIN all around!  The most comfortable headphones I've placed on my head!  Good for marathon gaming sessions.

SRH940:  Good for the first hour... then less so as time passes.  They're heavier than the DT's and I find the rotating cups of the SRH's to be a stupid design... any quick movements and these phones fall off your head. (I resorted to using wire-tie to keep them from rotating)

 

Overall, I like the sound quality of the SRH940 better, but the DT770s are way more comfortable for me and the extra bass is much more fun when gaming or watching movies.  I was thinking of selling my DT770's, but I'll be keeping my DT's hooked up to my computer and my SRH's to my headphone amp!  Good luck with your choice.



thanks a lot for making a head-to-head review of both, the more reviews/opinions the better choice will be.

 

post #67 of 98
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BTW guys, does anyone have an experience with HD 215?

a friend of mine has been given a gift, brand new sennheisers hd 215 by his uncle or whatever, doesnt matter.. so, hes not a big audiophile, in fact he barely listen to ANY music at all (i know right! what kind of person doesnt listen to music.. well, barely does:D) and I want him to sell them at half price(because we're friends and all that).. which is around 30 bucks and he agreed, so hes awaiting my final decision..

SO give me an advice - do they sound good and all that...

 

 

quick review by a HD 215 owner please ! :)

post #68 of 98

$30 vs $300?  Go for it!  If you like them you just saved yourself $270.  (I don't think you'll have much trouble reselling them for $30 if not more.)

post #69 of 98
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$30 vs $300?  Go for it!  If you like them you just saved yourself $270.  (I don't think you'll have much trouble reselling them for $30 if not more.)

Im still thinking about my main choice of cans, HD 215 will be just for outside maybe, when Im travelling or whatever.
 

Yea i know that but I was wondering if someone has experience with them to give me a little heads up but anyway, I told him I'll buy them before end of the week :)

 

btw, is there any closed phone that beats undoubtedly hd 215's for (around) that price range? IF there is, please share :)))))))))

post #70 of 98
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Im still thinking about my main choice of cans, HD 215 will be just for outside maybe, when Im travelling or whatever.
 

Yea i know that but I was wondering if someone has experience with them to give me a little heads up but anyway, I told him I'll buy them before end of the week :)

 

btw, is there any closed phone that beats undoubtedly hd 215's for (around) that price range? IF there is, please share :)))))))))

The sennheiser are not the best in this price range  (i.e 30$). The koss ksc75 are quite popular & impressive (especially bass, but might lack some clarity), but they are not comfy, nor "closed headphone". You might find other recommendations in this forum, I've heard of superlux  headphones especially .
 

 


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 1/9/12 at 10:11am
post #71 of 98
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The sennheiser are not the best in this price range  (i.e 30$). The koss ksc75 are quite popular & impressive (especially bass, but might lack some clarity), but they are not comfy, nor "closed headphone". You might find other recommendations in this forum, I've heard of superlux  headphones especially .
 

 



Okay, HD 215's retail price is 60 bucks, for that price range which are the best closed possible? or 2nd(top2) best, if its hard to call some cans "the best".

 

 

 

post #72 of 98
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Okay, HD 215's retail price is 60 bucks, for that price range which are the best closed possible? or 2nd(top2) best, if its hard to call some cans "the best".

Well, from what I've heard entry level of sennheiser should be avoided.

I  got my ksc75  for only 12$ , and I'd rate them  as worth 60$, at least for the sound quality (but not for their basic design).

For this price, I  wouldn't hesitate to get at least one.
 

Otherwise if you want something that looks more to a full size headphone, get some superlux. You wouldn't believe by looking at them that they cost only 30$.
And according to a review, the Superlux HD 668B sounds great too:

http://www.headfonia.com/superlux-hd668b/

post #73 of 98

Superlux and Koss both KILL low-end Sennheiser in my experiences. 
 

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

Well, from what I've heard entry level of sennheiser should be avoided.

I  got my ksc75  for only 12$ , and I'd rate them  as worth 60$, at least for the sound quality (but not for their basic design).

For this price, I  wouldn't hesitate to get at least one.
 

Otherwise if you want something that looks more to a full size headphone, get some superlux. You wouldn't believe by looking at them that they cost only 30$.
And according to a review, the Superlux HD 668B sounds great too:

http://www.headfonia.com/superlux-hd668b/



 

post #74 of 98
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Superlux and Koss both KILL low-end Sennheiser in my experiences. 
 



 



low-end?

post #75 of 98
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low-end?

Cheap headphones for Sennheiser  if you prefer. The stuff from Sennheiser below 150$ tongue_smile.gif, I'd say.

What seems popular from this brand  here:

Open headphones from hd555 & above

The hd25-1

Iems IE7  & above

CX300 (ok, this one is cheap)

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