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post #121 of 150

well so far, none. But I mean maybe it's just me

post #122 of 150
They're your headphones; your ears are the only ones that matter :-)
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well so far, none. But I mean maybe it's just me
post #123 of 150

i have recently purchased hd 439 two days back i found it sounding low on my devices. and it needs proper burning i think for sounding better can anybody tell me how much time is required to get potential of sound for hd 439 and do i need to get an amp saperatly to get it louder and better.i am using hd 203 and pmx 60  from one last year and i am completely satisfied with it only thing i was missing with hd 203 is the sound stage, will hd 439 beat it????

post #124 of 150

- any guesses as to how these would sound vs JVC HA-MR77X?

post #125 of 150
Yeah the 439 needs a bit of extra juice from portables, I have an E11 and they work well together. The 439 definitely destroys the HD203 in soundstage size, they are reasonably deep for a closed can; not quite as wide as my DT770 but depth is impressive at the price IMO.
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Originally Posted by sagar khichi View Post

i have recently purchased hd 439 two days back i found it sounding low on my devices. and it needs proper burning i think for sounding better can anybody tell me how much time is required to get potential of sound for hd 439 and do i need to get an amp saperatly to get it louder and better.i am using hd 203 and pmx 60  from one last year and i am completely satisfied with it only thing i was missing with hd 203 is the sound stage, will hd 439 beat it????
post #126 of 150

I've had these for a week or so now.  They seem fine to me - not great, but fine.  One thing that seems to detract from the sound quality is the soft clamping force that the OP mentioned.  When I push the headphones against my head to seal them a bit, the sound really improves (to my ears).  The bass gets punchier, and everything seems much clearer.  I find that wearing glasses while wearing the phones exacerbates the problem a bit.  Maybe I'll wrap a big rubber band around my head.


Edited by ashenkin - 1/9/14 at 8:49am
post #127 of 150
I've had my 439s for over a year. I have several others (see signature) and I still reach for them very often. They have a very good ratio of weight, comfort and sound quality. They have a smooth and non-fatiguing signature. Solid but not overbearing bass.The low extension is not the best that I have but, when I get into a good album, I don't really miss it (most of the time). Comfy for hours. They definitely improved with burn-in.
post #128 of 150

hi, based on your screenshot, perhaps you're using an Asus Xonar U3? **Bro fist**

tempted to buy these cans as well, upgrading from HD202.. 

post #129 of 150

I found that a pair of HD429 leatherette pads helped with this, personally. Also you may want to consider stuffing the pads, that can create a bit more clamping force.

 

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I've had these for a week or so now.  They seem fine to me - not great, but fine.  One thing that seems to detract from the sound quality is the soft clamping force that the OP mentioned.  When I push the headphones against my head to seal them a bit, the sound really improves (to my ears).  The bass gets punchier, and everything seems much clearer.  I find that wearing glasses while wearing the phones exacerbates the problem a bit.  Maybe I'll wrap a big rubber band around my head.

post #130 of 150

thanx a lot dear, for your help but one thing i want to ask you more is do i need to have a separate amp for these like u have or a good cowon player will drive this well.... 

post #131 of 150
Cowon should do well. They sound fine out of my smartphone, and better with E11, but the difference isn't enormous.
post #132 of 150

i have bought a cowon d2+

it has great sound and power as well, i have tested my hd 439 on its higher volumes the bass distorts, what would be the reason are they not burned yet properly or they need to have for a punch in bass?.. i am lacking bass in it as i  am compare to them with my hd 203.

post #133 of 150

in the case of details, how much HD 439 is losing to HD 449? given the scale from 1 - 10...

i intended to buy this, but seeing I also need details of the sound (which everyone says 449 is better), i'm still considering my choice...

post #134 of 150

Try the bass mod

 

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Originally Posted by sagar khichi View Post
 

i have bought a cowon d2+

it has great sound and power as well, i have tested my hd 439 on its higher volumes the bass distorts, what would be the reason are they not burned yet properly or they need to have for a punch in bass?.. i am lacking bass in it as i  am compare to them with my hd 203.

post #135 of 150

Several months back I did the bass mod. I switched between different layouts for a few weeks, at first leaving all three holes open at first, then two and finally just the middle one. I settled with the single hole in the middle. The bass is punchy and has an amazing amount of detail, and it doesn't distort the mids or high. I also own the 380 pros and while they have slightly more details in the mids and better instrument separation, they don't come close to the modded HD439 when it comes to bass. I'd love to find way to mod the 380 pros to achieve the same punchy bass.

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