I'm just curious about what you know (not think without really having actually heard!) about open headphones with a really tight bass.
I only ask for OPEN headphones. No semi open and of cause no closed ones.
What do I mean with 'tight bass'?
I don't mean how low the bass reaches or how emphasized it is compared to the mids, no.
I mean really fast, tight, hard, kicking bass on an open pair of headphones.
The Fidelio L1 (semi open) has such a bass. But sadly this headphones are not open, so it can't be counted here, and there are some metallic resonances within the bass presentation, but that's another story...
From all open headphones that I know personally, the Audez'e LCD-2, AKG K701 and Beyerdynamic T90 have the tightest bass.
But their bass isn't as tight as the bass that comes out of the L1. (Maybe the L1's bass is just too tight...?!)
The HD800 has also kind of a tight bass, but it's not as tight as the bass of both of its electrodynamic competitors, the K701 and T90, for example.
The opposite of a tight bass is produced by for example the DT990, HD600/HD650, GMP400 and many other open cans.
(Another example: Also the big former Denons (D2/5/7000), being semi open/closed, don't offer what I would call 'tight' bass.)
So what do you know? Which open headphones have the tightest bass you've ever heard, regardless of the price?
Let's collect some. (Maybe this topic is also interesting for some other members here.)
The three I've already mentioned here are:
AKG K701 (K702/Q701)
And please, if you want to disagree with my few statements here, feel free to do so.
Greetings from Germany,
Edited by Nordwestlicht - 8/10/12 at 10:14am