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Originally Posted by punit View Post

Well I received my Sig DJ's a few days back. My Portable closed collection includes
  1. Senn HD 25-1 II
  2. Senn HD25 Aluminum 25th Anniversary edition
  3. Beyerdynamic DT 1350
  4. Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro (Anniversary Ltd Ed, 32 Ohm version).

I like all of them but they are nowhere close to the overall SQ of my fav non-portable closed HP - TH 900. So I kept looking for a closed HP which  will be a  portable version of TH900 (or at least quite close to it) .  Well the search is over. L3000.gif  

Of course the TH 900 is overall a better HP but I cannot take them on a bus, train or plane.

Awesome man!

I still have the wow factor everytime i listen to mine.
post #1502 of 2501

If anyone is interested, there is an open box sig DJ listed on Ebay for $700 USD. I think that's a pretty good deal for this headphone, and would hop on it myself but my wallet is already drained ATM. :(

post #1503 of 2501

Good price!!

post #1504 of 2501
Indeed. Just got mine at a similar price second hand. Still waiting on them to arrive, damn USA-Aus postage time. Checking the tracking every day :P
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Originally Posted by designbykai View Post

Indeed. Just got mine at a similar price second hand. Still waiting on them to arrive, damn USA-Aus postage time. Checking the tracking every day :P

 

Design, you have to let me know whether to go for TH-600 or US Sig DJ once you try them.

 

I'm saving up for one of them mid-summer, but will only be able to afford one! I actually think I might like Sig DJ more because I am more into impact in bass than rumble (more of an electro house kinda guy) and I've always loved my Pro 900.

 

Man, I wish I could hear both somehow. It would make life so much easier!

 

Once you get to the 600-700 dollar level, it gets hard if you're a poor bloke like me!

post #1506 of 2501

Actually I saw UNIFI's comparison of TH-600 vs SIG DJ which just seems to confirm that SIG DJ is for me. Big thank you to UNIFI for those observations!

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One thing about the TH series is that the headband construction is quite delicate. Anak Chan reported that on his TH-900 the joint broke several times. This will never happen to a Signature Dj, it is kinda built like a tank.

post #1508 of 2501
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post
 

One thing about the TH series is that the headband construction is quite delicate. Anak Chan reported that on his TH-900 the joint broke several times. This will never happen to a Signature Dj, it is kinda built like a tank.

 

Even better! I'm terribly excited to buy the headphone this summer. Pro 900 was my first quality venture into this hobby, and it's remained a favorite of mine ever since. I don't know why it took me so long to realize SIG DJ is the next step. 

 

I have a D2000 with alpha pads as well, which I love. I'm going to just hold onto it for now instead of going for the TH-600. From what I hear, the TH-600 may not be leaps and bounds better anyways.


Edited by TWerk - 5/3/14 at 12:38am
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I'd really want to TRY these headphones but there's just nowhere around here.

I'm getting sick of returning/selling products. I've bought keyboards, mices and things like that lately but most of the time I end up returning/selling. Guess I'm very picky about my purchases.

The Ultrasone Signature DJs seem to come close on a lot of points as far as far as my ideal headphone goes. The only thing which I think that wouldn't be to my liking is the mids, I'd probably want a bit more forward mids for a warmer/thicker sound. Much like the Fostex, the laid-back'ness of the mids would make me hard to get groovin' into the music as I tend to prefer a more "in-my-face" kind of signature as that's more engaging to listen to and a forward midrange (I'm talking the lower midrange especially) 300-1000Hz usually brings you that while laid-back mids again brings usually better staging which is good on its own but my preferences is towards the former.

Maybe Signature DJs could be modded hmm... How does the pads look on the bottom side, does it have small holes? Usually those are making headphones brighter. I'm thinking maybe adding some very thin layer or something beneath the pads in that case might be enough for me to get it tiny bit warmer sounding in the mids due to slight bit dampening of the highs.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 5/3/14 at 12:49am
post #1510 of 2501
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post
 

I'd really want to TRY these headphones but there's just nowhere around here.

I'm getting sick of returning/selling products. I've bought keyboards, mices and things like that lately but most of the time I end up returning/selling. Guess I'm very picky about my purchases.

The Ultrasone Signature DJs seem to come close on a lot of points as far as far as my ideal headphone goes. The only thing which I think that wouldn't be to my liking is the mids, I'd probably want a bit more forward mids for a warmer/thicker sound. Much like the Fostex, the laid-back'ness of the mids would make me hard to get groovin' into the music as I tend to prefer a more "in-my-face" kind of signature as that's more engaging to listen to and a forward midrange (I'm talking the lower midrange especially) 300-1000Hz usually brings you that while laid-back mids again brings usually better staging which is good on its own but my preferences is towards the former.

Maybe Signature DJs could be modded hmm... How does the pads look on the bottom side, does it have small holes? Usually those are making headphones brighter. I'm thinking maybe adding some very thin layer or something beneath the pads in that case might be enough for me to get it tiny bit warmer sounding in the mids due to slight bit dampening of the highs.

 

 

I understand where you are coming from. The headphone search can be frustrating at times because you just can't find that perfect match.

 

I'm lucky in that I always have liked the U to V shaped headphones, so it's easy for me to pretty much know if I will like a headphone.

 

For me, the D2000 brings a good amount of mid into the picture while still being recessed a bit. The Pro 900 has clear mids, but very recessed. Of course, that's what makes it good at what it does, though. I've always liked mids second to bass and probably even with highs.

 

It sounds like with the impactful bass, quality mids, and smooth treble, SIG DJ should be a winner for me. The impactful bass is really what sells it for me. I love to hear the slam in my EDM music. It gets hard when you get this high in price point, these cost far more than anything I've bought. But the way I see it, as long as I get a good deal, I can't ever be out too much money. I can always resell, though yes, reselling is annoying.

 

But, as I said, the D2000 and Pro 900 combo has me pretty happy. I just want to make that final step into audio "nirvana". :o2smile: 


Edited by TWerk - 5/3/14 at 1:06am
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The Perfect Dido D901 also had been close except for two major issues, loose clamp and creaking parts. Those two seem comparable in sound except the D901 seems to have more forward mids, in the same track the vocals are brought more forward which would be to my liking.

Why does it have to be so hard to find what you want even if there's like a million of headphones. xD

I am still using my Q40 and I'm almost starting to feel these may already be the holy grail for me. I'd want better but I think there will only be sidegrades, win some, lose some for my tastes. The Q40 has very veeeery close to my ideal FR balance, just missing some air at top as it rolls off very quickly past 14kHz. But the thing is, it has in-your-face mids with a true basshead qualities while the highs aren't missing at all in the mix, the highs are somewhat on the "soft" side character-wise but presence wise very close to percieved neutral (I'm using pretty bright sounding source + pretty warm amp). :P


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 5/3/14 at 1:19am
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post
 

The Perfect Dido D901 also had been close except for two major issues, loose clamp and creaking parts. Those two seem comparable in sound except the D901 seems to have more forward mids, in the same track the vocals are brought more forward which would be to my liking.

Why does it have to be so hard to find what you want even if there's like a million of headphones. xD

I am still using my Q40 and I'm almost starting to feel these may already be the holy grail for me. I'd want better but I think there will only be sidegrades, win some, lose some for my tastes. The Q40 has very veeeery close to my ideal FR balance, just missing some air at top as it rolls off very quickly past 14kHz. But the thing is, it has in-your-face mids with a true basshead qualities while the highs aren't missing at all in the mix, the highs are somewhat on the "soft" side character-wise but presence wise very close to percieved neutral (I'm using pretty bright sounding source + pretty warm amp). :P

 

 

Man, you're not the only one who has said good things about the Q40. I'll have to try that one as well, someday. I'm thinking that roll off might bug me, as I like extended highs with lots of detail.

 

Anyways, I agree with your statement, but not THAT many headphones are extremely well reviewed. In terms of an ultimate "fun" sound which is my goal, there are not that many options. Personally, I think Denon/Fostex and Ultrasone are the top two in the category.

 

I'm sometimes surprised there aren't MORE options. I'm also surprised there aren't MORE people into this headphone hobby thing. It's really become a big part of my life, and one of the most rewarding hobbies I've been a part of. I usually spend at least an hour every day listening. It even makes little things like gaming and browsing Youtube videos more enjoyable.


Edited by TWerk - 5/3/14 at 1:38am
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post
 

I'd really want to TRY these headphones but there's just nowhere around here.

I'm getting sick of returning/selling products. I've bought keyboards, mices and things like that lately but most of the time I end up returning/selling. Guess I'm very picky about my purchases.

The Ultrasone Signature DJs seem to come close on a lot of points as far as far as my ideal headphone goes. The only thing which I think that wouldn't be to my liking is the mids, I'd probably want a bit more forward mids for a warmer/thicker sound. Much like the Fostex, the laid-back'ness of the mids would make me hard to get groovin' into the music as I tend to prefer a more "in-my-face" kind of signature as that's more engaging to listen to and a forward midrange (I'm talking the lower midrange especially) 300-1000Hz usually brings you that while laid-back mids again brings usually better staging which is good on its own but my preferences is towards the former.

Maybe Signature DJs could be modded hmm... How does the pads look on the bottom side, does it have small holes? Usually those are making headphones brighter. I'm thinking maybe adding some very thin layer or something beneath the pads in that case might be enough for me to get it tiny bit warmer sounding in the mids due to slight bit dampening of the highs.

The pads have no holes on the back. I personally find those cans perfectly balanced with a very good bass boost. The bass is much better as the PRO 900 bass ever can be. I found the PRO 900 bass far too unexact for my kind of music and the treble far too boosted. Maybe even Ultrasone was surprised how good this headphone actually is.:blink: Both Signatures are like that, surprisingly mature and not overpriced.

post #1514 of 2501
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Originally Posted by TWerk View Post
 

 

 

I understand where you are coming from. The headphone search can be frustrating at times because you just can't find that perfect match.

 

I'm lucky in that I always have liked the U to V shaped headphones, so it's easy for me to pretty much know if I will like a headphone.

 

For me, the D2000 brings a good amount of mid into the picture while still being recessed a bit. The Pro 900 has clear mids, but very recessed. Of course, that's what makes it good at what it does, though. I've always liked mids second to bass and probably even with highs.

 

It sounds like with the impactful bass, quality mids, and smooth treble, SIG DJ should be a winner for me. The impactful bass is really what sells it for me. I love to hear the slam in my EDM music. It gets hard when you get this high in price point, these cost far more than anything I've bought. But the way I see it, as long as I get a good deal, I can't ever be out too much money. I can always resell, though yes, reselling is annoying.

 

But, as I said, the D2000 and Pro 900 combo has me pretty happy. I just want to make that final step into audio "nirvana". :o2smile: 


You may find you prefer the Pro900 and/or the D2000 to the DJ.  I did.  And the comfort was just not there on both the headband and the pads. 

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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 


You may find you prefer the Pro900 and/or the D2000 to the DJ.  I did.  And the comfort was just not there on both the headband and the pads. 


No disrespect but comparing the Denon D2000 to the Sig DJ in terms of comfort is like comparing the Porsche Cayenne to the 911 & then saying I prefer the Cayenne because it has more room. They are meant for different purposes hence not really comparable in terms of comfort.

 

If you want a HP to use indoors &  blocking of external noise is not really a concern then I will not recommend the Sig Dj.


Edited by punit - 5/3/14 at 9:45am
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