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post #121 of 1008
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What Amp were you using to drive them? 

 

I tried it with a Sansa Clip+ then with an ODAC + Violectric V100 setup, no difference between both.

The bass nature is intrinsic to the headphone, not the source gear.

post #122 of 1008
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its a bit odd you found a dip in the upper bass though, as most of us found it to be emphasized there..

post #123 of 1008

I just got my pair of these and I'm loving them so far.  Only complaint is the ear pads are a little shallow for me.  Did you say that the DT770 pads fit these?

post #124 of 1008
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Never got round to trying beyer pads, they should fit in theory
post #125 of 1008

Hi, How do these compare to the Sennheiser HD25-1 ii?

post #126 of 1008
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Hi, How do these compare to the Sennheiser HD25-1 ii?

 

You cannot compare them, completly different.

One is on-ear other over ear, and sennheiser has a aggressive in your face sound, while the soundmagic is smooth and full, lush sounding.

post #127 of 1008

Damn, these sound incredible with electronic music. Granted, I'm listening via my Digizoid ZO2 but I used it for my M80s also. The soundstage is massive compared to my M80 and details like little echo effects and other little sounds are now audible whereas the M80, while fun and bassy, just aren't as involving...and I really like them. Just 2 very different headphones. The Soundmagic have managed to do something few have with its more neutral, colder, detail oriented sound BUT has very deep and capable bass! The bass rumbles with shaking cups yet is clean and free of interference of anything else. The Prodigy is wow...very fun listen from a very balanced headphone which is a difficult thing to find.

If you have one of the more prevalent warm sounding headphones and are looking for something less warm but still capable in the bass department get these. I doubt you'll be disappointed.L3000.gif

post #128 of 1008

Just an FYI for those using these on the go. 

 

 

I looked for a replacement cable for these that would not be coiled and talked to SoundMagic. I got a cable that comes with HP200 and is shorter and straight. It works great and is of great quality for cheap. Cannot remember how much,, though.

post #129 of 1008
Thread Starter 

keep enjoying the HP100 and let everyone know how great they are!

post #130 of 1008

Listening to them more and more I find that the bass is a little weak.  I don't have an amp for them yet though.  They also only have probably around 8 or 9 hours total listening.  Is that something the 100 hour burn-in will noticeably improve?
 

post #131 of 1008

You really cant get a grasp of these (or many Headphones out there) without an amp. Although they are relatively low ohm, unamped VS amped is night and day.

 

Its unfair to compare them to reviews from amped listeners. If budget is an issue check out some of the great cheap options from Fiio, otherwise go for JDS labs for something higher end and relatively transparent like the C5 - beware the monster bass boost!

post #132 of 1008

Ya, if you find these weak in the bass its got to be an amp thing. I personally use a Digizoid ZO2 which is really a basshead amp in that its an amp but with a specialized (trademarked) sort of bass EQ system that is adjustable in 32 steps so you can adjust from s;ightly less than stock bass to insane bass with a boost in volume a la amp. That is a bit of a knock on an otherwise great headphone is that this truly needs an amp-just barely. If you are a basshead I'd recommend this amp. Its also a warmer sounding amp in general which appeals to the general public more. You can probably find a used one on this forum, they pop up. Believe me, with the ZO this thing rumbles bass. Very fun to listen to electronica.

post #133 of 1008

I'm happy with the hp100 as well.

Using it as my office headphone driven by a fiio e10 with bass boost enabled most of the time.

 


Also, I exchanged the pads. Beyer DT770 velour pads fit perfectly and increase the comfort.

Though isolation is not as good with those pads but still good enough for my application.


Edited by frix - 4/12/13 at 2:56am
post #134 of 1008
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I'm happy with the hp100 as well.

Using it as my office headphone driven by a fiio e10 with bass boost enabled most of the time.

 


Also, I exchanged the pads. Beyer DT770 velour pads fit perfectly and increase the comfort.

Though isolation is not as good with those pads but still good enough for my application.

How do the DT770 pads change the sound?

post #135 of 1008

How does the soundstage of the HP100 compare to the A900X?
 

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