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post #136 of 944
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As an aside, the Sony MDR-X10 is warm/bassy gone obscenely awry; a horrendously offensive product for $300USD circa 2012.

I fully expected that, thanks for the confirmation.

post #137 of 944
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Personally, I found the PSB to be fairly neutral with just a hint of bass emphasis.  I assessed its presentation as smooth, slightly forward, and merely sufficient in terms of detail retrieval and soundstaging.  It was an enjoyable listen, albeit not overtly technically proficient.  In a word, it equated to my personal sensibilities of what a "fun" headphone should sound like as it allowed for a (mostly) accurate representation of the source content without bringing any jarring recording/mastering/hardware/etc. niggles to the foreground.


Given the above contextualization, if the UE6000 is the "fun" counterpoint to the "analytical" M4U then it's simply not the 'phone for me.  

 

I think we are hearing the PSB the same way. You would probably find the UE6000 to have more than a hint of mid-bass overpresence. 

post #138 of 944
The UE6k seems to be very promising. Can anyone compare the highs to that of the M-80? Just wondering if there's a little more sparkle.
post #139 of 944
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I think we are hearing the PSB the same way. You would probably find the UE6000 to have more than a hint of mid-bass overpresence. 


Beagle,

Thanks to you, I just had an "A-ha moment".  This is THE reason I have a slight preference for the UE6000 over the M4U2 and why I think they are better to my ears for modern music.

post #140 of 944

I understand completely. I can't eat broccoli without cheese sauce.

post #141 of 944

How do these compare to the HD 25-ii and the Vmoda M80?

post #142 of 944
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How do these compare to the HD 25-ii and the Vmoda M80?


Regarding the HD25 comparison, I owned Amperior and returned them; I am keeping the UE6000 for life or until they break.  I A/B'd at the Apple store the other day and Amperior seemed somewhat muddy in the mids with harsher highs to my ears compared to the UE6000.  I also prefer the bass depth and presence to Amperior.

 

Regarding the M-80 comparison, it has been some time since I listened to the M-80, but I recall similar mids and smooth highs with both, maybe slightly more extended with the UE6000.  Also, better bass extension with the UE6000.  I believe being circumaural gives them somewhat of an advantage regarding bass seal and isolation.

 

I do have this nagging feeling that, when I receive the M-100 later this week, it will somehow trump the UE6000.


Edited by Craigster75 - 10/7/12 at 4:58pm
post #143 of 944
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Regarding the HD25 comparison, I owned Amperior and returned them; I am keeping the UE6000 for life or until they break.  I A/B'd at the Apple store the other day and Amperior seemed somewhat muddy in the mids with harsher highs to my ears compared to the UE6000.  I also prefer the bass depth and presence to Amperior.

 

Regarding the M-80 comparison, it has been some time since I listened to the M-80, but I recall similar mids and smooth highs with both, maybe slightly more extended with the UE6000.  Also, better bass extension with the UE6000.  I believe being circumaural gives them somewhat of an advantage regarding bass seal and isolation.

 

I do have this nagging feeling that, when I receive the M-100 later this week, it will somehow trump the UE6000.

I hope not.. I want the best , and the M-100 will probably beat out the UE 6000.. Plus, its like 100 dollars more..

post #144 of 944
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I hope not.. I want the best , and the M-100 will probably beat out the UE 6000.. Plus, its like 100 dollars more..


It may, but I've learned a few things from being on Head-fi, so, while it is always fun to speculate, I can't declare one better than the other until I spend some time listening to both.  Also, higher cost doesn't necessarily equal superior sound.

post #145 of 944

ive owned both the hd 25s and the vmoda m-80s at one point.  The UE6000s trump it!

post #146 of 944
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Whoa?  What 20% off coupon????

I had a 20% off logitech coupon. I found out the code wasn't accepted for UE products, but the other thing I wanted to order wasn't getting a discount either. Contacted support and they were nice enough to give me the discount on the whole purchase regardless.

 

So I have a pair incoming rite now ^^

post #147 of 944
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I had a 20% off logitech coupon. I found out the code wasn't accepted for UE products, but the other thing I wanted to order wasn't getting a discount either. Contacted support and they were nice enough to give me the discount on the whole purchase regardless.

 

So I have a pair incoming rite now ^^


Nice, I think you will be pleased with your purchase.

post #148 of 944
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It may, but I've learned a few things from being on Head-fi, so, while it is always fun to speculate, I can't declare one better than the other until I spend some time listening to both.  Also, higher cost doesn't necessarily equal superior sound.

 

Something odd took place last night. I was getting disenchanted with a number of my headphones (including the UE6000, which was bugging me with its mid/upper bass) and for some reason, I decided to change the interconnect going to the source to the Graham Slee amp. Probably an act of desperation.

 

I returned to the UE6000 and the area between the upper bass and midrange (which I had found problematic) was much clearer and open, and the bass range was tighter and more dynamic. There is still somewhat of a bass lift but it is no longer intrusive in the midrange and actually makes for a musical flavour which is appealing.

 

Shame on me for blaming the messenger. I think I am now hearing the UE6000 in the manner in which you are.

post #149 of 944
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Something odd took place last night. I was getting disenchanted with a number of my headphones (including the UE6000, which was bugging me with its mid/upper bass) and for some reason, I decided to change the interconnect going to the source to the Graham Slee amp. Probably an act of desperation.

 

I returned to the UE6000 and the area between the upper bass and midrange (which I had found problematic) was much clearer and open, and the bass range was tighter and more dynamic. There is still somewhat of a bass lift but it is no longer intrusive in the midrange and actually makes for a musical flavour which is appealing.

 

Shame on me for blaming the messenger. I think I am now hearing the UE6000 in the manner in which you are.


That's good to hear, pardon the pun.  I didn't realize the cable could have that much impact on sound.

post #150 of 944

Could someone please meassure the inner diameter of the pads?

The momentum for example is too small for my ears.

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