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post #61 of 110
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

Hmm the GMP 8.35D is a bit sibilant with the oval pads. They would probably be a bit more sibilant with velour pads. So I guess the 8.300 is less sibilant. That's probably where the less 'exciting' came from on head-fi. But the 8.35D wins the portability match. Which is pretty important for me because I use it at work.

 

Yes they're, and you loss some bass as well. 

post #62 of 110
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Originally Posted by Acix View Post

 

Yes they're, and you loss some bass as well. 

 

Yet the sibilance is about the same as the HD25-1 II. And I don't feel like i'm giving up any bass, it sounds really good.

 

I am really really enjoying these with my fiio e7 at work! The sibilance is only a problem when the song is extremely sibilant. So that's why I think the headphone sounds just sibilant enough.


Edited by Marleybob217 - 9/11/12 at 12:55pm
post #63 of 110

Greatest of the ones I've personally tried would be the D7000s. Very nice headphones indeed, especially when half the listing price. ;)

 

What I have coming next are the Kenwood KH-K1000s. Have heard some nice praises for these over the years, and wanted to finally try something that could displace some aging A900s.

 

Do echo the sentiment of wanting to try out the K550s, very curious to hear how they sound.

post #64 of 110
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Greatest of the ones I've personally tried would be the D7000s. Very nice headphones indeed, especially when half the listing price. ;)

 

What I have coming next are the Kenwood KH-K1000s. Have heard some nice praises for these over the years, and wanted to finally try something that could displace some aging A900s.

 

Do echo the sentiment of wanting to try out the K550s, very curious to hear how they sound.

I have heard great things about the Denons indeed, however I'm not sure if they even count as a closed headphone? Barely any isolation and a lot of leakage, I think this classifies more as a half open headphone.

And the Denon D5K are already 600 euros in the Netherlands :( which is almost 800 usd! So they are extremely pricey here!

The Kenwoods look really nice though, they look as if they sound fantastic. 

post #65 of 110

agreed that the dx000 models should not be counted as a closed headphone, as it feels as it is an open headphone due to really bad isolation and leakage

post #66 of 110

Then the Fostex TH900 is probably not going to be considered as 'closed' as well.

 

So that brings the contenders down to...

 

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ATH W3000ANV (which are closed enough but poor isolation as well)

Edition 8

SigPro

T5p

 

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T70p

AKG K550

Sony Z1000

post #67 of 110
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

agreed that the dx000 models should not be counted as a closed headphone, as it feels as it is an open headphone due to really bad isolation and leakage

 

lol, I think all the closed headphones should be counted, closed headphones is about sound concept and not only about sound isolation. 

post #68 of 110

but whats the point of a closed headphone other than isolating and reduce sound leakage?
 

post #69 of 110

It's a matter of preference. There are times I really like the sound of open or semi-open headphones and I feel like they're mandatory for orchestral music, but there are other times where I *want* the headphone sound (music coming from inside of your head) and open headphones make me want to instinctively put my hands on my ears as if to hold the sound in. 

 

People don't build subwoofer enclosures to isolate their 20,000,000 watt 100" subwoofers. That would be redundant. They do it because an enclosed sound just sounds different.

post #70 of 110

Beyerdynamic DT 150. It's a shame they've been discontinued now (at least according to B&H), because I would totally buy one new again if my current pair ever conked out. Unlikely though as they're built like a tank.

 

They're the only constant in my headphone lineup, no other closed can I've tried comes close to how they do midrange. The bite and distortion has a certain unique flavor that not even Grados can satisfy me with - and I've previously owned the RS1. Not really for portable use though, as they're 250 khms. My favorite source for them is the first gen Nuforce uDAC's headphone out playing music from my laptop, great combo and drives them well.

post #71 of 110
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Originally Posted by wilzc View Post

Then the Fostex TH900 is probably not going to be considered as 'closed' as well.

 

So that brings the contenders down to...

 

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ATH W3000ANV (which are closed enough but poor isolation as well)

Edition 8

SigPro

T5p

 

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T70p

AKG K550

Sony Z1000

Why not mention the T70? (Is the T70 being considered as being the same as the T70p?) Also, any idea which of these have decent levels of subbass that isn't too rolled off? I was considering getting an ATH-W3000ANV, but from what I have read about them I get the feeling that they don't really have much subbass..


Edited by namaiki - 9/12/12 at 5:39am
post #72 of 110
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Originally Posted by Azathoth View Post

Beyerdynamic DT 150. It's a shame they've been discontinued now (at least according to B&H), because I would totally buy one new again if my current pair ever conked out. Unlikely though as they're built like a tank.

 

They do not look like being discontinued here.

post #73 of 110

Ahh, good to know they can still be purchased directly from Beyer then.

post #74 of 110

I guess I should have added /T70 to it.

 

I'm probably one of the only dudes who aren't impressed with the W3000ANV.

 

But I spent only about 15mins with them. Not enough really...

post #75 of 110

My love is for Denon AHD-7000 too. I have heard a lot of closed headphones over the years. I hate the fake bass that most closed headphones have. In that respect, I love the semi open nature of the Denon's and especially the D-7000 which is more neutral compared to all other Denon headphones that I have heard (D-2000, D-5000 and D-7000). I have had this with the HeadRoom amp since 2009 and the only headphone I may ever not sell. They are not the most perfect cans but they are the only pair of fun headphones I have.

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