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post #61 of 895

thank you very much for information.

post #62 of 895

finally i got them today. man, that bass reaches deeper than anything i have heard before. i really need the straight cable of the HP200, because i hate coiled cables.

post #63 of 895
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finally i got them today. man, that bass reaches deeper than anything i have heard before. i really need the straight cable of the HP200, because i hate coiled cables.

Contact the manufacturer. I bought the cable for hp100 from them that fits and is straight and 1.2m
post #64 of 895
So gla
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

finally i got them today. man, that bass reaches deeper than anything i have heard before. i really need the straight cable of the HP200, because i hate coiled cables.

So glad to hear this! Thank you for your input. I have a pair on the way.
post #65 of 895

will update and write first impressions soon. so far i am more them impressed. still not shure, if i will wear them outdoors, as the cups are huge. the diameter is even wider than that of the dt770s.

post #66 of 895

really? COOL! Cant wait to hear more man. Whenever your ready

post #67 of 895

short statement after about 15 hours listening to them. soundstage is really impressive. but they are not bass light by any means. i am a bit of a basshead, and these have nearly to much mid and upperbass emphasis, so they tend to overshadow the mids sometimes. and they are no way near a bright sounding headphone. to me they seems to be pretty warm. they somehow remind me of a more comfortable,  a tad lesser bass heavy m100.  their signature really is very similar.

post #68 of 895
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

short statement after about 15 hours listening to them. soundstage is really impressive. but they are not bass light by any means. i am a bit of a basshead, and these have nearly to much mid and upperbass emphasis, so they tend to overshadow the mids sometimes. and they are no way near a bright sounding headphone. to me they seems to be pretty warm. they somehow remind me of a more comfortable,  a tad lesser bass heavy m100.  their signature really is very similar.

Wow that's quite different to how I found them. My M100 has way more bass than my HP100. I don't find the HP100 bass light, but I do like to get a warm amp to compliment it, whereas my M100 I have to EQ to hell or I just want to throw them at a wall! Mids and highs sound quite different too - the HP100 has some real sparkle and the M100 is dwarfed by the bass / utterly lacking.

 

For me the HP100 had the sound that I was hoping the M100 would have from all the hype, but completely failed to be :(.

post #69 of 895
Maybe these have had a revision. The were recommended to me as bass rich (but tight and precise not bloated) as well.

I guess I'll know in a week or so when they arrive.
post #70 of 895
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

short statement after about 15 hours listening to them. soundstage is really impressive. but they are not bass light by any means. i am a bit of a basshead, and these have nearly to much mid and upperbass emphasis, so they tend to overshadow the mids sometimes. and they are no way near a bright sounding headphone. to me they seems to be pretty warm. they somehow remind me of a more comfortable,  a tad lesser bass heavy m100.  their signature really is very similar.

 

I'm not hearing this with my pair.  The sub-bass is far more prevalent to me than the upper/mid bass.  I prefer this sound signature as it allows the mids and highs to shine while still providing a nice rumble when called for.  

 

Are you using your HP100s with an amp?

post #71 of 895

Dang these sound like they sound really good. That does it, I'm getting these blind because the only way a Canadian can buy them is via that bidding site. Too bad these are so hard to come by because I've read so many reviews on all the closed back competition and these seem to spank others costing 33% more-easy. The only thing that I was a bit worried about was bass. I was fearing it was weak because some peoples version of neutral means barely there but after reading this thread that thought is gone. I'm not a basshead per se, just like to have decent thump when called for. Coming from M80s, which have plenty enough bass but would like a bit more tightness and precision, not that they are horrible, its just something that could be made better with any headphone that has a respectable amount of bass. Looking forward to when I save up enough. Likely the most under rated headphone in this category.

post #72 of 895

Mine arrived yesterday, and I've listened to them for about 3 hours.

 

I like them a lot.

Nicely made, very comfortable, and in terms of their sound they're

a refreshing departure from other closed headphones in the price range.

 

They have a "leaner" sound - choosing words to describe sound is always

a challenge lol - than the Shure 840 or the Beyer DT 770.  More bass than

the Shure 940. 

 

The bass goes deep without coming up to bloat the midbass.

Midrange sounds smooth and detailed,

Treble is very good.  Not sizzling, not overly recessed.

Much more relaxed, for instance, than the Ultrasone 780's.

 

 

I'm very curious to compare these with the Sony MDR 1R's.

post #73 of 895
Thread Starter 

I thought they were warm, not bass light, and just sounded great all round.

 

So glad they are finally getting some attention, as they serioulsy lack exposure.

post #74 of 895
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I thought they were warm, not bass light, and just sounded great all round.

 

So glad they are finally getting some attention, as they serioulsy lack exposure.

 

Not bass light; I agree.

 

They're definitely "keepers".

The all-around best $200.00 (+/-) closed headphones I've heard.

post #75 of 895

My MDR 1R's arrived yesterday, and after listening to them for a couple of hours

I can say I don't like them as much as the Soundmagic's.

 

The Sony's have too much bass and they're too thick in the midbass.

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