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post #856 of 1919
The inner dimensions of the SIG DJ ear cushions are:
Height 5,5 cm
Width 4.5 cm
Depth 1.8 cm
I have rather large earlobes and they fit very good.
post #857 of 1919
Sorry double post from my mobile device!
Edited by pietcux - 5/9/13 at 11:48pm
post #858 of 1919
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


Not sure how one would measure how many times better one headphone is over another, but I felt the PRO 900 was unlistenable after a few minutes due to the grating highs and the Signature line represents the best sounding closed headphones made today, especially for those who appreciate a solid, clean bass presentation.  In addition to the entire range, Sig DJ bass is also superior to the PRO 900 which is the PRO 900's claim to fame.

 

I agree, it's not a very lovely headphone. It's great for EDM and gaming but at the same time those piercing highs aren't healthy for sure. The "problem" is that going up the chain you have to leave the thought of a linear rise of value. They're either worth 3 times the price FOR YOU or not. If I only had enough money for a Pro 900 I wouldn't buy it knowing how it loses every comparison with the SIG DJs and keep saving up. Right now there are no better closed, isolating headphones one the market.other than the Signatures.

post #859 of 1919
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Originally Posted by Fegefeuer View Post

I agree, it's not a very lovely headphone. It's great for EDM and gaming but at the same time those piercing highs aren't healthy for sure. The "problem" is that going up the chain you have to leave the thought of a linear rise of value. They're either worth 3 times the price FOR YOU or not. If I only had enough money for a Pro 900 I wouldn't buy it knowing how it loses every comparison with the SIG DJs and keep saving up. Right now there are no better closed, isolating headphones one the market.other than the Signatures.

I may eventually go for some SIG DJ's but for now the Pro900 are great, with zero piercing highs 'to me'. Again, it's to each their own and these seem to be a very polarizing phone (folks either love them or hate them) but maybe having 51 year old hearing helps. They sound great.

Of course it loses every comparison. It should. Wish I could audition a pair because these rock.
post #860 of 1919
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


I may eventually go for some SIG DJ's but for now the Pro900 are great, with zero piercing highs 'to me'. Again, it's to each their own and these seem to be a very polarizing phone (folks either love them or hate them) but maybe having 51 year old hearing helps. They sound great.

Of course it loses every comparison. It should. Wish I could audition a pair because these rock.


If you are satisfied and enjoying the PRO 900, then by all means pocket the difference.  My 46 year old ears are still too sensitive to their highs.  If I was able to find headphones that were as satisfying to me at a lower cost than the Sig DJ, I would have been happy to do so.  For my taste, I can think of several headphones at or below the PRO 900's price point I would prefer, but as you point out it is personal taste.


Edited by Craigster75 - 5/10/13 at 7:09pm
post #861 of 1919
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


If you are satisfied and enjoying the PRO 900, then by all means pocket the difference.  My 46 year old ears are still too sensitive to their highs.  If I was able to find headphones that were as satisfying to me at a lower cost than the Sig DJ, I would have been happy to do so.  For my taste, I can think of several headphones at or below the PRO 900's price point I would prefer, but as you point out it is personal taste.

Name them........I can't help myself. I intend to buy and sell more in the journey, maybe not to the level of Malveaux but I have my own mental list to try (the new JVC dual driver, the WS99) so your input is appreciated.
Edited by Oregonian - 5/10/13 at 8:02pm
post #862 of 1919

In order of preference for overall SQ:

 

V-Moda M-100

PSB M4U1

Sennheiser Momentum

NuForce HP-800

 

The M-100 in particular is as satisfying to me regarding bass as the PRO 900.

 

The HP-800 is a mixed bag, but the bass presentation is off-the-charts good.

 

There is also a promising headphone coming out soon called the NAD HP50.  I started a preview thread for these, just search by name.
 


Edited by Craigster75 - 5/11/13 at 5:29am
post #863 of 1919
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

In order of preference for overall SQ:

V-Moda M-100
PSB M4U1
Sennheiser Momentum
NuForce HP-800

The M-100 in particular is as satisfying to me regarding bass as the PRO 900.

The HP-800 is a mixed bag, but the bass presentation is off the charts good.

There is also a promising headphone coming out soon called the NAD HP50.  I started a preview thread for these, just search by name.

 

Thanks. PSB I had never heard about at all till I was in my vintage shop yesterday and the speakers the gent hooked up to test out my new (1978) KA-5700 amplifier to was PSB. Said they are one if those unknown audio companies that are audiophile grade.

So these all are basshead phones? Never figured the Momentum to be in this category. The V-Moda of course - I have it's little bro the Crossfade which thumps as well.
post #864 of 1919
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


Thanks. PSB I had never heard about at all till I was in my vintage shop yesterday and the speakers the gent hooked up to test out my new (1978) KA-5700 amplifier to was PSB. Said they are one if those unknown audio companies that are audiophile grade.

So these all are basshead phones? Never figured the Momentum to be in this category. The V-Moda of course - I have it's little bro the Crossfade which thumps as well.


Here is the basshead ranking of these since the first ranking was overall SQ:

 

HP-800

M-100

M4U1

Momentum

 

The HP50 should rank just under the M-100 based on what I have read.

 

One other that just came to mind is the Yamaha PRO 500, but I have not heard those.

post #865 of 1919
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Originally Posted by Fegefeuer View Post

 

I agree, it's not a very lovely headphone. It's great for EDM and gaming but at the same time those piercing highs aren't healthy for sure. The "problem" is that going up the chain you have to leave the thought of a linear rise of value. They're either worth 3 times the price FOR YOU or not. If I only had enough money for a Pro 900 I wouldn't buy it knowing how it loses every comparison with the SIG DJs and keep saving up. Right now there are no better closed, isolating headphones one the market.other than the Signatures.

 

I would love to hear your opinion between the Signatures and the Beyerdynamic T5p which is a closed headphone.....

post #866 of 1919

I had a listen to the T1, which should be similar sounding to the T5p, once in a local shop. I went away with the impression, that these can had the best reproduction of cymbals that I ever came across. Went to the next record store and bought the demo record "Brian Bromberg: Wood 2". But within this reproduction of high notes lies also their biggest problem. A lot of people find them too bright. Take Adele as an example, her voice is for me always on the border to being piercing. She sounds very good on both Signatures, but was always difficult on the PRO 2900/900.


Edited by pietcux - 5/13/13 at 3:48am
post #867 of 1919

So I went ahead and splurged on the Sig DJ. I've been using the Denon 1100 and was happy with them. Until now.

 

The Denons are a bass cannon, for sure. But I am now aware of the meaning of the following terms: bass bleeding into other frequencies, recessed mids, lack of extension on high frequencies. The Denons certainly have more bass than the Sig DJ, but it's not better.

 

What I have found most impressive about the Sigs is the soundstage. It is HUGE. Also the vocals sound amazing. The Sigs make the Denons sound closed in, when soundstage was one of their strengths.

 

The clarity on the Sigs is also amazing. My ears are still getting used to it. And the bass slam is definitely there, more so on some tracks than others, but then again that difference lies mainly on the way they were mastered. It's quite impressive how every frequency seems to have enough room for itself and not drown the others.

 

I'll write more after I get more time with them, but so far I'm feeling good about my purchase.

post #868 of 1919
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Originally Posted by erod View Post

So I went ahead and splurged on the Sig DJ. I've been using the Denon 1100 and was happy with them. Until now.

 

The Denons are a bass cannon, for sure. But I am now aware of the meaning of the following terms: bass bleeding into other frequencies, recessed mids, lack of extension on high frequencies. The Denons certainly have more bass than the Sig DJ, but it's not better.

 

What I have found most impressive about the Sigs is the soundstage. It is HUGE. Also the vocals sound amazing. The Sigs make the Denons sound closed in, when soundstage was one of their strengths.

 

The clarity on the Sigs is also amazing. My ears are still getting used to it. And the bass slam is definitely there, more so on some tracks than others, but then again that difference lies mainly on the way they were mastered. It's quite impressive how every frequency seems to have enough room for itself and not drown the others.

 

I'll write more after I get more time with them, but so far I'm feeling good about my purchase.


Cool to hear.  What price did you pay if I may ask? 

post #869 of 1919

I paid street price, no discounts or anything, I was ready to step up in the headphone ladder, and from what i had read, the sigs were right for me.

post #870 of 1919

What I find a little sad is that both Signature headphones are more or less ignored by the "authorities" of the headphone web community. Only the Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg wrote a very pleasant review of the Sig PRO. These two cans do such a good job @ being headphones, they deserve more positive feedback.

 

But anyways, welcome on board!

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