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post #46 of 71

If the inline volume is so important, just get the ath-ws55i. Also, I have HD 650's and I thought they were the best I could get. I was wrong. I bought the Ath-ws55's as a cheap pair of headphones for portable use and I found them to sound much more like a great pair of speakers than any other headphone I've tried. They are also pretty inexpensive and comfortable. Don't expect a pair of headphones to sound like a subwoofer since there isn't enough room for the very low frequency waves to travel.

post #47 of 71

Does anybody know if these models are being faked? I just recently saw someone selling a pair cheap, and thought it might be a fake since it seems to good to be true, however, I really haven't seen a fake ws55 in the market, or any fake audio technica for that matter. By the way, I'm from the Philippines (close to Hong Kong and China, so you know..). Thanks

post #48 of 71
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Originally Posted by sunny2151 View Post

If the inline volume is so important, just get the ath-ws55i. Also, I have HD 650's and I thought they were the best I could get. I was wrong. I bought the Ath-ws55's as a cheap pair of headphones for portable use and I found them to sound much more like a great pair of speakers than any other headphone I've tried. They are also pretty inexpensive and comfortable. Don't expect a pair of headphones to sound like a subwoofer since there isn't enough room for the very low frequency waves to travel.


Well, the HD650 are much more neutral than the WS55, therefore it won't have the naturality that the WS55 has. 

post #49 of 71
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Originally Posted by Xenophane View Post

Does anybody know if these models are being faked? I just recently saw someone selling a pair cheap, and thought it might be a fake since it seems to good to be true, however, I really haven't seen a fake ws55 in the market, or any fake audio technica for that matter. By the way, I'm from the Philippines (close to Hong Kong and China, so you know..). Thanks

The ATH-ON3's (ONTO) were being faked pretty widely for a while. Which makes absolutely no sense, as my pair, which were verified authentic, aren't even worth listening to :P

 

Go figure. Other than those, I haven't heard of any other fakes. 


Edited by cam94z28 - 7/9/12 at 8:39pm
post #50 of 71
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Originally Posted by Jeremypsp View Post


Well, the HD650 are much more neutral than the WS55, therefore it won't have the naturality that the WS55 has. 
You're very right. They are very neutral. Whenever I listen to neutral headphones, I'm never satisfied. I love the natural sound of the ath-ws55's. Just in case somebody reads this and thinks that I'm saying that the ath-ws55's are hands down better than the HD 650's, i didnt mean it like that. They are both awesome. I just get much more satisfaction out of the ath-ws55's, which is completely a personal preference.
post #51 of 71
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Originally Posted by cam94z28 View Post

The ATH-ON3's (ONTO) were being faked pretty widely for a while. Which makes absolutely no sense, as my pair, which were verified authentic, aren't even worth listening to :P

 

Go figure. Other than those, I haven't heard of any other fakes. 


I got the ON300 and ON300 fake, and honestly, both are as bad. 

post #52 of 71
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Originally Posted by sunny2151 View Post


You're very right. They are very neutral. Whenever I listen to neutral headphones, I'm never satisfied. I love the natural sound of the ath-ws55's. Just in case somebody reads this and thinks that I'm saying that the ath-ws55's are hands down better than the HD 650's, i didnt mean it like that. They are both awesome. I just get much more satisfaction out of the ath-ws55's, which is completely a personal preference.


I got to agree about the part about neutral headphones. A neutral headphone is seldom fun, although it is accurate and balanced.

post #53 of 71
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Originally Posted by JosephKim View Post

Lol funny thread. OP says they are junk because they dont fit HIM. I guess they could fit everyone else perfectly but not fit him.. therefore theyre junk lol. Lack of in-line volume control? Really? But whats even funnier is that the next poster recommends the beats :D

Yup,

"in-line volume control". The OP is clearly not an audiophile and really doesn't know anything about good quality headphones. But, i would've recommended him the Beats too. Let him waste his money on a name brand and feel good about it.

post #54 of 71

which ones do you own? the ones that are about 80 bucks or 140?

post #55 of 71

Someone knows how to take these 55 apart?

 

I need to grease them, they are strange at this point.

 

When I make a move with my jaws or head and one of speakers makes a little turn, plastic sound from frame comes. 

 

They need greasing, but it is so hard to reach bolt, so maybe someone knows how to take them apart?

 

 

Sound is absolutely amazing despite this little thing.

 

It almost have no sound bleed. 

 

Bass is rich and deep, balanced. Really strong. 

 

I had absolutely new experience while listening to same song on these

 

 

 

ears don't hurt as with my technics on same sound level.

 

Just that plastic sound...

post #56 of 71

post #57 of 71

I made it. It was easy just was nervous a little bit :)

 

So take of pads unscrew speaker, then take out speaker holder, unscrew the fork and put in some gum or same CONCICTENCY material then it is done. 

 

Hope you understood what I ment :D


Edited by concordus - 1/17/13 at 9:04am
post #58 of 71

Not worth an opinionk701smile.gif

post #59 of 71

In fact I got a fake one during my pre head-fi past that sounds hideous. bad luck to those that sold it !!!!confused_face(1).gif
 

post #60 of 71

for 70e you can't get better portable phones imo...

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