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post #31 of 69

How can we improve the comfort for this Sony ?

Got mine for $50. Excellent purchase but it hurts my right ear if I extend its usage beyond 1 hour. Already tried loosening by leaving it open on a shoe box.

 

Did someone try a better ear pad for this ?

post #32 of 69
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Originally Posted by Ricardo Dawkins View Post

How can we improve the comfort for this Sony ?

Got mine for $50. Excellent purchase but it hurts my right ear if I extend its usage beyond 1 hour. Already tried loosening by leaving it open on a shoe box.

 

Did someone try a better ear pad for this ?

 

Mine are fine but you could try getting thicker pads, measure the pads, MDR-V500/700 MAY be the same diameter.


Edited by astroid - 10/10/12 at 10:38am
post #33 of 69
I got a pair of black & white ones 3-4 months ago... couldn't be happier. biggrin.gif
post #34 of 69
Havent used my hd439 or es55 since i got these, i love the tone these give guitars, these cans are good with electronic and indie/rock, no mean feet imo.
post #35 of 69

could you do a more detailed comparison between hd439 and v55?

post #36 of 69

i sis a HD439 short review here :

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/614516/sennheiser-hd439-review

 

In short , the Sonys have more pace , the HD439 are more laid back sounding, bass is good on both with the Sony having more impact.

 

I prefer the Sony but both are excellent for the money.

post #37 of 69
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Originally Posted by iNF3RN0 View Post

This the issue here, I bought these after reading positive reviews about them, I have tried them with my new Sony vaio (ivy bridge) laptop, creative x-fi hd and on iphone. They work fine on iPhone without the distortion but you won't get any bass (not at least the one which you need for the club music) and if you connect them to a amp or a high power source they distort a lot and yes I have burned them for 48hrs but still I don't find them worth the $100 price tag.
If you only want to use them on iPod and you don't like bass then they are alright, unfortunately as a trance and club music fan I don't liked them at all :S they can't even play my favourite DJ ATB tracks correctly <_<

 

They have no bass? What other headphones are you comparing them with?

I have a V55 myself, and I certainly don't find the bass lacking. It's no XB-series can, but it holds its own against other DJ-styled headphones.

 

The only downside I have with them is the terrible pads they use. Apart from that, and for the price I paid, they are surely one of the better basshead cans in that price range.

post #38 of 69
I'm going to do a comparison soon between these and my newly acquired JVC HA-S500's.

For a short view on the differences check out my post in that thread.
post #39 of 69
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post

I'm going to do a comparison soon between these and my newly acquired JVC HA-S500's.
For a short view on the differences check out my post in that thread.


Did you ever get a chance to do the comparison? I'm very interested in your findings.

post #40 of 69
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Originally Posted by Stereophonics View Post


Did you ever get a chance to do the comparison? I'm very interested in your findings.

I did mate.

In short version, the JVCs sound much better. Fuller, the bass has more vibrancy and accuracy. Which isn't surprising considering the Carbon Nanotube drivers.
post #41 of 69

These or the Audio Technica ATH-PRO700MK2s?

post #42 of 69
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Originally Posted by skesmizio View Post

These or the Audio Technica ATH-PRO700MK2s?

 

I would go with the PRO700MK2. it's a better basshead can all-round - better bass quality, more rumble in sub-bass, better build, scales better with amping/EQing.

post #43 of 69
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Originally Posted by Malevolent View Post

I would go with the PRO700MK2. it's a better basshead can all-round - better bass quality, more rumble in sub-bass, better build, scales better with amping/EQing.

ATH ES700 would be worth a shot too.
post #44 of 69
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Originally Posted by Mickice View Post

Please forgive, first post.

 

I own these headphones, I know a little about the burn in process and assumed with the use I had given them they were 'in'. 

But in saying that I found Adele to sound really pitchy and cymbals to be a little static-y if that makes sense?

 

Lately I've been playing some low and high end through my Walkman  to improve this, is that a good idea?  Can it really do harm? 

After only a few plays the sound field sounds wider and lovely Adele sounds far less pitchy with better pronounced S's.

 

Oh to fix the creak, I do alot of walking with these, I used a few drops of machine oil I got with my electric razor. Not a single creak or judder sound as I walk.

Once, years ago, I used some top quality mil-spec lube (FP-10) on a pair of MDR 7506's, and it caused them to fall apart a few months later.

(It's not petroleum based.)

Since then, I'm super cautious about putting any lube on my headphones.

post #45 of 69
Hello, guys.

Astroid, I stumbled upon your review regarding the Sony MDR-V55. Quite cool. No doubt that according to general opinion, they sound nice.

The question is: how do they compare to Philips CitiScape Uptown or the all-beloved Audio Technica ATH-M50.

I own a old pair of Philips SBC HP460 (a low-end can), and I would very much like to make a first jump in audio quality.

By now, I would be inclined to pay a higher price for the M50 if they are true to provide a better overall experience.

Note: I listen to pop, indie rock, classical, opera, concert, jazz, lyrical, instrumental , dance, trance.

Thank you smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by brenogodoy - 2/12/13 at 11:10am
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