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post #76 of 80
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Originally Posted by Rextcon View Post

So does a burnt in crossfade lp sound better than a pair of ath m50xs



Too different to be able to say this or that. If you like a stronger bass then LP will be more favorable but it will be a bit "muddy" / overly smooth / warm sounding compared to M50x. The M50x focuses more on details but has a great deal less bass presence and more treble.

post #77 of 80
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So does a burnt in crossfade lp sound better than a pair of ath m50xs
with the xl pads maybe, without xl pads not close in comfort terms.
post #78 of 80
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Originally Posted by c0reyl View Post
 

see  that's the thing, they WERE bad for rock and classical and had bad instrumental seperation until I dusted them out of a box with 600 hours+ of burn in time and now they are no longer bassy, they seem extremely flat now, but they are detailed with a sound stage of being in a big room with really good speakers which are extremely detailed.

 

My point is that for whatever reason, the sound characteristic of these headphones changed entirely. It's messed up when your friend who has been having $10,000 speakers shoved in his face his entire life says they are by far the best headphones he's ever heard.

I have noticed this exact same thing over time on my LPs! Do you also own a pair of LP2? 

post #79 of 80
Add xl pads + decent amp/dac, silly to pass up for under $130
post #80 of 80

Just listened to some Eminem(spotify), Linkin Park(lossless), Wyclef(lossy) and some good old classic rock with both Crossfade LP and ATH-M50x with no amp. Its a bad comparison in the first place since both are very different head phones with ATH-M50x costing good $80 more than I got the Crossfade LP for.

 

Too lazy to test them with AMPs and EQ settings since these phones are going as gifts but yeah don't try to make the Crossfade LP sound like ATH-M50x. ATH is close to belonging to a different class when compared to LP, but I would expect that for 80% more price when compared to LP, not clinical but a warm version of a clinical headphone. ATH is more like an headphone for MDR lovers who crave for more bass without any amplification.

 

Yeah I grew up listening to Sony MDR v6(a gift from a friend :)) and classic rock so I am biased towards that kind of sound. It was refreshing to listen to some Eminem tracks with Crossfade LP but I would sacrifice that boom for better vocal range, sound stage and instrument separation which ATH-M50x provides without any amplification or eq. I am enjoying listening to Eminem with ATH-M50x and I am not into this stuff!.

 

I do have couple of Sony MDR's, Grado sr80, an open air AKG(which I love) and Ultrasone PRO 750 (my work place cans!). As always this stuff is all quite subjective so...

 

Good luck!.

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