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post #151 of 747

May I ask why the Ultrasone pro 750's were garbage in your opinion?

post #152 of 747
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They just didn't sound natural at all to me. Plasticky sounding instruments, weird reverb, the bass wasn't anything special, highs were harsh. Basically among the few dozen headphones I've owned the proline 750 is the one I would actually rank to have the lowest bang for the buck factor among them all.

post #153 of 747

Thats understandable, but the pro 750's require an extreme amount of burn in time. From what I hear on the b+h photo and amazon reviews, It requires at least 2 months. That's a lot of hours. Like a said, No headphones perfect. All headphones are always going to have that one category that lowers their "bang for the buck" capabilities. Since I've seen so many exemplary reviews and it has some unique features, I want to see what these are made. If their sound is plastic like, that is perfectly fine. I just learn from my mistakes. I'm no audiophile anyway. I hear the bass is very punchy. Maybe too flat or too natural. But how do I know unless, I give my ears a chance to listen to them? I still think they will be a major upgrade to my sony mdr 7506 smily_headphones1.gif

post #154 of 747
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try them out i guess but lemme just say that the burn in on those guys are mostly psychological. There are only a few cans I've tried out of all Ive ever had that really changed physically. I know this because I have a benchmark for comparison everytime. ex my hd555 was super bright and full of reverb out of the box then became warm and smooth after about 100 to 200 hours of use. I compared them with a px100 out of the box and the px remained the same while the hd555 changed a lot in comparison with the PX100 during the first hundred hours.

 

The proline never changed. i got them used and they sounded like crap on the first hour til the hour I sold them. I also know what I like already since I have been an audiophile for 25 years at least. I get affected less by psychological burn in than newbies so I know whether the sound is really something i liked to begin with or if it is something I just got accustomed to. So far as headphones are concerned, the dt250-250 ohm are really nice in that I liked them from the start and I still like them now even compared with a bunch of other headphones including the well acclaimed hd600 which I love quite a bit.

post #155 of 747
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Heck even expensive cans like the Hifiman HE6 is crap compared to the dt250-250!

post #156 of 747

I've had a pretty similar experience with the Ultrasone Pro 900. They build quality is really nice but the sound is very difficult to like, IMO. Very metallic and artificial sound, with lots of weird reverb in the mids. The bass was admittedly great (amongst the best actually) but the mids and treble made them very fatiguing, very quickly. 

post #157 of 747
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Heck even expensive cans like the Hifiman HE6 is crap compared to the dt250-250!



Hello from the UK... I'd be intesrested in some elaboration on this obervation. I have no axe to sharpen, just wondering ... having more or less abandoned hd650/k701/rs1, planning currently to stick with hd25/dt250-250 plus dt48/srh940/hd250 but also wondering about t1/hd800/lcd2/he500... what's the story?

 

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Best

 

James

 

post #158 of 747
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hahaha alright lets just say that the he6 is not a headphone that caters to my tastes. They are just too bright sounding for me. They are of course technically better headphones than the dt250... I just didn't find them to sound very natural out of the amp that I tried them with (Audiolab 8000A out of the speaker jack) due to their excessive brightness.

post #159 of 747

Thanks! Understood. Even as my ears get older, I still find myself shy of bright cans/setups, though perhaps a little less so than before.

 

My favourite amp for the dt250-250s is an old consonance cyber 20 basic which I had almost abandoned but it creates a great soundstage and delivers the dt250s brilliant mids very well without making them totally dominant as the Graham Slee Ultra Linear can do. Shame the internal psu delivers low level mains hum (more of a problem with lower ohm cans).rolleyes.gif

 

You're happy and settled with your jds cmoy?

 

Best

 

James

post #160 of 747
Thread Starter 

The cmoy is a great match with the dt250-250 for such a low price but I could definitely use something better in the higher price ranges. I just don't know what to get quite yet.

post #161 of 747

 

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It is a generic case I got off of eBay. The seller (who is from China) has a number of cool headphone accessories, including various hard cases like this one. I measured the dimensions of the DT250 and ordered the case that fit it best. 
 



 



I am far more interested in the cable - where on earth did you get that nice little straight cable?

post #162 of 747

It's the stock coiled cable. I simply cut it above the coiled bit and re-terminated it with a Neutrik socket.

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I am far more interested in the cable - where on earth did you get that nice little straight cable?

 

 

post #163 of 747

Nice - I may have to get my soldering gun out, and give that a go sometime in the future.

post #164 of 747

Would appreciate a comparison of the DT250 v DT150 from anyone who's heard both.  I like the 150's quite a lot although they could be a smidgeon airier, have tighter bass and be more comfortable.  I guess that's nitpicking though considering their low cost beerchug.gif

post #165 of 747
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what pads are you using with your dt150s? Stock? if that is so then the dt250 is far superior IMO. The dt150 gets better with the dt100 velour pads without the inner foam and sounds similar to the dt250-80 that way but the dt250-250 is still the best among the three if neutrality/naturalness is what you are after.

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