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post #406 of 411
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Can someone recommend me a warm forward sounding headphones with wide soundstage??? THANKS!!!!

how much are you willing to spend?

 

sennheiser ie80? they have more soundstage than most headphones, and are warm.

 

warm, and soundstage is possible, but forward and soundstage depends on what you understand from forward..

 

for example, ultrasone sdj one pro ~300$ are kind of forward, and have soundstage similar to king of soundstage, hd800, but they are not warm, they are more like energic.

 

hd800 are neither warm nor forwards.

 

lcd series are warm, and have a nice sound, but the soundstage is more intimate than hd800 or ultrasone dj one pro.

 

i would try hd650 from sennheiser, they have a soundstage and are warm, even open, but less than ultrasone dj one pro.

post #407 of 411
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how much are you willing to spend?

sennheiser ie80? they have more soundstage than most headphones, and are warm.

warm, and soundstage is possible, but forward and soundstage depends on what you understand from forward..

for example, ultrasone sdj one pro ~300$ are kind of forward, and have soundstage similar to king of soundstage, hd800, but they are not warm, they are more like energic.

hd800 are neither warm nor forwards.

lcd series are warm, and have a nice sound, but the soundstage is more intimate than hd800 or ultrasone dj one pro.

i would try hd650 from sennheiser, they have a soundstage and are warm, even open, but less than ultrasone dj one pro.

Well, I actually have a rather flexible budget. But I guess the best estimate would be $500-$1000
Warm and forward as in warm yet aggressive sounding headphones
Edited by RyouMakoto - 3/16/15 at 7:41am
post #408 of 411

Just reiterating, for forwardness, definitely the PM1 with the new alt-pads they offer (although there is some more upper midrange with these pads).

The nice thing about the PM1 is that you get the choice of the 3 different pads (for little money) to change the sound signature to 3 different flavors just in the areas you mention.

The HE500 had broader staging and is pretty warm, but the PM1 has the comfort thing covered hands down so that may be a big plus (and is nice and light also).

The HE500 is a great sounding phone that delivers way beyond its price.

I would call both of these phones fatigue-free for all music, if that is what you are looking for. 

(I'm reading between the lines that you have been burned by phones that had fatiguing highs.)


Edited by rgs9200m - 3/16/15 at 9:39am
post #409 of 411
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Originally Posted by RyouMakoto View Post


Well, I actually have a rather flexible budget. But I guess the best estimate would be $500-$1000
Warm and forward as in warm yet aggressive sounding headphones

hd650 all the way.

 

i tested hifimans, they all sounded veiled in some ways, hd800 and ultrasone signature dj are not warm at all.

 

other kings of soundstage are in general not warm, as being warm and having a big soundstage kind of contradicts itself.

 

lcd-3, or lcd-2 could be great, but they do not have a very wide soundstage.

 

Also, about soundstage i wanted to say that we are all intrepreting soundstage wrong. there are 3 different things we name soundstage.

 

First, if sounds can come from any place around you, like a ball around you, the soundstage is at the max wide as possible

 

second, there is a depth of soundstage, but it is defined much more by the separation between instruments, so most of us take soundstage and separation as one thing

 

third, there is this thing where a v or u shaped sound, with mids pushed back, or airy treble is named soundstage.

 

hifiman he560 - good amount of soundstage, but thick, warm sound, in the final separation is almost not present at all, instruments to not identify as unique existences

 

my advice to anyone seeking advice is to go and listen for yourself. while i can recommend he560, hd650, and lcd2 and lcd3, if you do not listen with your ears, you will never know what fits you well.. all of them are warm, have a decent soundstage, but all of them are kind if not all the way laid back. it is not a bad thing, the sound is extremely enjoyable.

post #410 of 411

I've read the Superlux 681 has a bigger soundstage than 668b.  I have fa-003 but haven't compared to those Superlux.  Does either Superlux belong in this thread, or are they not even close to the other recommended heaphones?


Edited by DangerClose - 3/27/15 at 12:14am
post #411 of 411
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I've read the Superlux 681 has a bigger soundstage than 668b.  I have fa-003 but haven't compared to those Superlux.  Does either Superlux belong in this thread, or are they not even close to the other recommended heaphones?

i had not heared superlux headphones, but considering price, if you listen, and are happy with the soundstage, that is good.

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