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post #1246 of 1830
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Originally Posted by Danni View Post
 

I'm thinking of picking the Signature DJ up as my first seriously high end headphone. I have got the V Moda M-100 right now, but I want to upgrade and maybe create a home set up as well. I'm thinking of just starting with the Modi and Magni for now or is there a better cheap alternative for these for computer listening.

 

I listen to artists like Solar Fields, Leftfield, Shpongle, Noisia, Pendulum, Justice, Purity Ring, Boards of Canada, Massive Attack, Paul van Dyk, Mike Oldfield, Juno Reactor, Infected Mushroom, Hallucinogen, Four Tet among others. I also like some pop artists like Ellie Goulding, Charli XCX, Kerli, T.a.T.u,  Janelle Monae, Natalia Kills, Rita Ora etc

 

Outside of that, I'm not into Rock music much, not do I really ever listen to classical or Jazz.

 

 

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Originally Posted by designbykai View Post
 

Great music taste man :) Very similar here.

2013 has been great with the BoC album, new Four Tet album is awesome and of course Shpongle. I've seen Shpongle live a couple of times with the full band, amazing..

 

This is why I'm also looking into these headphones I need to go try them out.

The isolation and portability are the key factors to use on the go and in the office.

My first truly high end HP is the Fostex TH600 (I don't count HE-400 - good but blown away by the Fostex), and I can highly recommend those for your music tastes too if you're mainly listening at home (they're not portable they are kinda semi-open). They can be had new for 800 or less from Price Japan or normal Amazon now.

 

Ps. some other great recent artists/bands/albums I've been digging on the Fostex... they are making me seek out and explore lots of new stuff (and high quality FLACs and such more), and often genres I didn't use to as much.. vocals sound amazing too.

Atoms For Peace - Amok

Yeasayer

Arctic Monkeys - AM

Memotone (William Yates)

Hiatus Kaiyote (awesome soul/funk band, they're on the GTA5 soundtrack)

Mala

Chillstep like Phaeleh, Synthetic Epiphany

Trentemoeller's new album

Leatherette (Ninja Tune label same as Four Tet, full of gems)

Emika (as above)

 

If you're into experimental electronica (IDM, Glitch etc) I highly recommend checking out Enig'matik Records. Based here in Australia

http://enigmatiksounds.bandcamp.com/

 

Mr Bill is a genius too - https://soundcloud.com/mrbillstunes

If you love your bass and like the M-100, I give the Sig DJ my highest recommendation.  I have been a HUGE fan of the M-100 since it was released, yet I listen almost exclusively to the Sig DJ now as I would describe the Sig DJ as a much more refined and spacious M-100 with superior detail and resolution on par with other summit-fi headphones.

post #1247 of 1830

+1 on Amok by Atoms for Peace and Trentemoeller.

 

On Amok, Default is an experience to listen to. As is Serenetti Part 3 by Trentemoeller.

post #1248 of 1830

So I had the good fortune of auditioning a Sig DJ thanks to gelocks, who I'd bought the Sig Pro from a while back.  Spent a few days enjoying the sound of these beauties and found that not only is the comfort not a problem as the Sig Pro was for me (must be a pad difference), the white color in person I liked, where in photos and in my mind I thought I would not. 

 

So the sound.............I live with four Denon's (D2K, D5K, D7K and the D600) and love all of them and except for the D600 are all modded with custom wood cups or Lawton damping.  The Sig DJ driven by my vintage amps are very clear, crisp and the bass is tight, very tight.  Not as deep to my ears going side by side with my D7000 but very good nonetheless.

 

Pics................gotta do pics when you have a meet, right?  Even if the meet is one person swapping between a number of great headphones.

 

D2K w/Cocobolo rosewood, D5K w/Brazilian Rosewood, Sig DJ

 

 

D2K w/Cocobolo

 

Sig DJ with my Edition 8's (bass is more satisfying on Sig DJ, otherwise sound signature is eerily similar to Ed 8).


Edited by Oregonian - 11/12/13 at 6:19pm
post #1249 of 1830
So in other words, the signature dj is the ultimate portable?

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How did the bass impact and soundstage compare?

Beautiful pictures by the way, splendid indeed.
Edited by sloomingbla - 11/12/13 at 6:49pm
post #1250 of 1830

w00t!

Loved the pics! All of them together is such an EPIC picture! lol

 

Glad you enjoyed them! ;)

post #1251 of 1830

Oregonian, nice pics. I'm interested in some comparisons between your fully modded Denon line and the SigDJ since they are all top class closed headphones if I ever decide to upgrade my closed cans from the Pro 900s. 

 

Which Denon(s) (if any) has a wider/deeper soundstage than the SigDJ?

Which Denon(s) (if any) is better at instrument separation? 

Which Denon(s) (if any) has more forward mids than the SigDJ? 

 

Thanks in advance. 

post #1252 of 1830
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Originally Posted by goldenSHK View Post

Oregonian, nice pics. I'm interested in some comparisons between your fully modded Denon line and the SigDJ since they are all top class closed headphones if I ever decide to upgrade my closed cans from the Pro 900s. 

Which Denon(s) (if any) has a wider/deeper soundstage than the SigDJ?
Which Denon(s) (if any) is better at instrument separation? 
Which Denon(s) (if any) has more forward mids than the SigDJ? 

Thanks in advance. 

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post #1253 of 1830
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Originally Posted by sloomingbla View Post

So in other words, the signature dj is the ultimate portable?

biggrin.gif

How did the bass impact and soundstage compare?

Beautiful pictures by the way, splendid indeed.

 

I've borrowed Anakchan's pair out of curiosity. If the S-Logic works well, they do a good job of sounding spacious and not sounding like closed headphones. Given how the ED9s are and the Sig Pro and DJ are more or less an ED9 without the fancy metal cups, I'd fairly say they are very good portables, especially given that they fold and the extra cable they come with.

post #1254 of 1830
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Originally Posted by sloomingbla View Post

So in other words, the signature dj is the ultimate portable?

biggrin.gif

How did the bass impact and soundstage compare?

Beautiful pictures by the way, splendid indeed.

Good way to say it, yes I'd consider it the best portable.

Soundstage is interesting on these - the S-Logic has never given me the open sound it does others, and as such they sound less open than the Denons.
post #1255 of 1830
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Originally Posted by goldenSHK View Post

Oregonian, nice pics. I'm interested in some comparisons between your fully modded Denon line and the SigDJ since they are all top class closed headphones if I ever decide to upgrade my closed cans from the Pro 900s. 

Which Denon(s) (if any) has a wider/deeper soundstage than the SigDJ?
Which Denon(s) (if any) is better at instrument separation? 
Which Denon(s) (if any) has more forward mids than the SigDJ? 

Thanks in advance. 

The only one that didn't best the Sig DJ on soundstage is the D2000.

Can't really hear much difference on instrument separation, as all of these are uncongested and clear.

The Sig DJ has more forward mids than the Denons, all of them, probably because they are more V shaped/Bassy than the Sig DJ.

I liked the DJ a lot but still prefer the Denons for everything but portability.
post #1256 of 1830
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


The only one that didn't best the Sig DJ on soundstage is the D2000.

Can't really hear much difference on instrument separation, as all of these are uncongested and clear.

The Sig DJ has more forward mids than the Denons, all of them, probably because they are more V shaped/Bassy than the Sig DJ.

I liked the DJ a lot but still prefer the Denons for everything but portability.

 

:basshead:

To me the SigDJs are reasonably U-shaped in comparison to most reference headphones (but not as much as the Momentums) but if the D2000 has less mids than the SigDJ, it'll mean the D2000s are very V-shaped.

post #1257 of 1830
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

basshead.gif
To me the SigDJs are reasonably U-shaped in comparison to most reference headphones (but not as much as the Momentums) but if the D2000 has less mids than the SigDJ, it'll mean the D2000s are very V-shaped.

Yes they are, just as I like them. biggrin.gif

Not that the mids aren't good by the way.
post #1258 of 1830

Hello fellow Head-Fi'ers...

 

In line with my comments on http://www.head-fi.org/t/569107/ultrasone-fan-club-roll-call/2025#post_9987375 and http://www.head-fi.org/t/534029/fight-the-beats-hype-ultrasone-hfi-580-hfi-580-appreciation-thread/645#post_9987461 and http://www.head-fi.org/t/570388/ultrasone-new-announced-headphone-signature-pro/1755#post_9987473, I have some questions that I'm hoping you can answer.

 

I am a very satisfied customer when it comes to my HFI-580's. Not only have they impressed me with their sheer endurance (4+ years of heavy, daily usage), they have also impressed me with a sound that still catches me off guard at times. They have been worth what I paid for them, twiceover. However, four years of the same sound is getting pretty old... I'm ready for something with a MUCH more refined sound while maintaining the same excellent durability. Enter the Signature DJ.

 

A troublesome area for me with the 580's is the 2-6 kHz range... I currently have to EQ it down by about 2 dB to become bearable at louder volumes. Sometimes I also find the bass amount to be too much for my ears, often leading me to EQ the bass down by a decibel as well to control the sound pressure a bit. I am also not that fond of the metal cups as I feel they may let more sound through than plastic would. (Edit: Apparently it's just fake metal, coated plastic.) The last con in my eyes (ears?) are the pleather ear pads... given the heavy usage over the years, they are now basically in shreds (no pleather left, fabric ripping) leaving them generally uncomfortable on the ears and more susceptible to ambient noise.

 

No pros, aside from what I have already mentioned as the 580's are still my first hi-fi headphones... I have nothing to compare to, making my next headphone purchase a bit tricky. Enter YOU FINE FOLKS!

 

The qualities I desire in my next headphone are: smoother, "tamer" bass with absolutely crystal clear (up to extremely high khz) treble while maintaining clearly defined mids and lower-mids. Which of those desires do you think would be satisfied with on the Sig DJ?

 

S-Logic is also a big focal point of mine... can anyone tell me the differences in sound between the 580's and the Sig DJs S-Logic technologies?

 

I know I won't be able to get all of the qualities I want, but I need to figure out which Signature headphone will get me the closest. Can you help me?

 

Thanks and more questions may come later on!


Edited by radioscott1 - 11/17/13 at 7:40pm
post #1259 of 1830
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Originally Posted by radioscott1 View Post
 

Hello fellow Head-Fi'ers...

 

In line with my comments on http://www.head-fi.org/t/569107/ultrasone-fan-club-roll-call/2025#post_9987375 and http://www.head-fi.org/t/534029/fight-the-beats-hype-ultrasone-hfi-580-hfi-580-appreciation-thread/645#post_9987461 and http://www.head-fi.org/t/570388/ultrasone-new-announced-headphone-signature-pro/1755#post_9987473, I have some questions that I'm hoping you can answer.

 

I am a very satisfied customer when it comes to my HFI-580's. Not only have they impressed me with their sheer endurance (4+ years of heavy, daily usage), they have also impressed me with a sound that still catches me off guard at times. They have been worth what I paid for them, twiceover. However, four years of the same sound is getting pretty old... I'm ready for something with a MUCH more refined sound while maintaining the same excellent durability. Enter the Signature DJ.

 

A troublesome area for me with the 580's is the 2-6 kHz range... I currently have to EQ it down by about 2 dB to become bearable at louder volumes. Sometimes I also find the bass amount to be too much for my ears, often leading me to EQ the bass down by a decibel as well to control the sound pressure a bit. I am also not that fond of the metal cups as I feel they may let more sound through than plastic would. (Edit: Apparently it's just fake metal, coated plastic.) The last con in my eyes (ears?) are the pleather ear pads... given the heavy usage over the years, they are now basically in shreds (no pleather left, fabric ripping) leaving them generally uncomfortable on the ears and more susceptible to ambient noise.

 

No pros, aside from what I have already mentioned as the 580's are still my first hi-fi headphones... I have nothing to compare to, making my next headphone purchase a bit tricky. Enter YOU FINE FOLKS!

 

The qualities I desire in my next headphone are: smoother, "tamer" bass with absolutely crystal clear (up to extremely high khz) treble while maintaining clearly defined mids and lower-mids. Which of those desires do you think would be satisfied with on the Sig DJ?

 

S-Logic is also a big focal point of mine... can anyone tell me the differences in sound between the 580's and the Sig DJs S-Logic technologies?

 

I know I won't be able to get all of the qualities I want, but I need to figure out which Signature headphone will get me the closest. Can you help me?

 

Thanks and more questions may come later on!

I saw your post on the Sig Pro forum as well.  If you want "tamer" bass and are choosing between the two, then you want the Sig Pro.

post #1260 of 1830
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post
 

I saw your post on the Sig Pro forum as well.  If you want "tamer" bass and are choosing between the two, then you want the Sig Pro.

Thanks for your input Craigster75! I am leaning towards the Signature Pros at this point as I think they may offer the more neutral (and "tamer bass") sound that is suitable for applications in radio production, while still being able to satisfy me musically.

 

However, I do love my EDM and I hear that type of music works extremely well on the Signature DJ. Tough choice ahead.

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