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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

Even later in the thread there are some good bits, like this....

 

 

That made me quite literally 


lol that is awesome. I think I'm really starting to like this Julian fellow. biggrin.gif Usually the trolls hang out in this particular section of the forum. Who knew we'd have a troll trolling the troll ;)...


Edited by lee730 - 6/18/13 at 9:45pm
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

Perhaps, but if these are more like the TH900, then this is a deal!  Plus, if I'm to be honest, these look a good deal more - um - modern.  Not bagging the lacquer guys (and gal), not at all.  But it lacks hipster cred (you know I'm right).


Yeah... that kinda sounds familiar.  Okay then, initial impressions below...


Too late... but I made sure to pull out before it was too late.

Perfect Sound dido d901 Initial Impressions
Disjointed initial audition notes... (Click to show)
Sub-bass response digs deep for a good sense of impact down at the bottom, though it's not as tight and clean as I would personally prefer (Doin' It Right by Daft Punk).


There is definitely a bass emphasis to these cans, a warm and reverberating bass with a helluva lot of punch (Cruel Summer by Bananarama; pretty much anything by EBTG).  The bass does tend to bloom and boom on extra bassy tracks (Wishin' and Hopin' by Ani DiFranco; Le Monde by The Thievery Corporation).  In typical tracks, the bass response adds a welcome sense of weight and presence without overdoing it (Watch What Happens by Bob Acri).


Lower mids are lacking a bit in definition due to a little bass bleed (Blue Savannah by Erasure), but are not shelved or recessed, just tonally different (City Boy by Donkeyboy).


Mids are lush and full-bodied (People Get Ready by The Impressions), with gobs of depth and textural detail (If I Only Had A Brain by Livingston Taylor; Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye).  Great vocal presence for both male and female vocals (Bring It On Home To Me from The Commitments Soundtrack, Vol. 2; The Prayer by Jonathan & Charlotte).


Upper mids are clean and crisp with a reasonable sense of snap (On The Wing by Owl City).  Does seem to get a little thin transitioning to the highs, but I think this is a good thing as it keeps sibilance to a minimum (Honey and The Bee by Owl City).


Highs are just short of a gossamer airyness (Sonic Fairy Dust) at the top end (Yoda's Theme by John Williams); also not prematurely rolled-off (Crash Into Me by The Dave Matthews Band).  Reminiscent of a mid-point between the DT770 and DT880 (Philter by Fantastic Plastic Machine).


Detail retreival and separation - particularly in the mids - is fantastically good.  I mean REALLY GOOD. (Annabelle Lee by Sarah Jarosz; I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me by Rosanne Cash;).  Elements are rarely lost in congestion, and remain distinctly coherent without getting grainy or overly-textured (Carolyn's Fingers by Cocteau Twins).  


Staging is balanced along both axes (width and depth)... and lies just on the cusp of being in/out of head for most tracks (Wild Mountainside by The Trash Can Sinatras), which is good for a pair of closed cans.  There's even a hint of vertical-axis fidelity (What You Don't Know [Live] by Sara K.). 


Equipment used:  Centrance DACport LX, Objective 2 amplifier.

Having said all that, I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN WITH THESE YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW.  For the past hour, I've been geeking out to pop from my youth (Bananarama, Human League, Cyndi Lauper, Eighth Wonder, etc.).  Heck, I even got all nostalgic with the slow jams thinking about puppy love (The Jets, The Deele, Breathe, Chicago, etc).  Then I went for some Baxter Robinson... His song Feel The Night is the song from The Karate Kid where Daniel and Ali are on their first date at Golf 'N Stuff.  Right now, I'm being silly as hell lip synching Hold On by Wilson Philips.

I'm supposed to start a 120-hour burn-in cycle right now.  But I kinda don't wanna take them off.

Soooo... I have to say that I loooove how they look. How is the comfort level? Have you heard the Denon d5000 or Ultrasone Signature DJs? If so, how similar are they?

I see that Moon Audio has it... Interesting wink.gif
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Perfect Sound dido d901 Initial Impressions
Disjointed initial audition notes... (Click to show)
Sub-bass response digs deep for a good sense of impact down at the bottom, though it's not as tight and clean as I would personally prefer (Doin' It Right by Daft Punk).


There is definitely a bass emphasis to these cans, a warm and reverberating bass with a helluva lot of punch (Cruel Summer by Bananarama; pretty much anything by EBTG).  The bass does tend to bloom and boom on extra bassy tracks (Wishin' and Hopin' by Ani DiFranco; Le Monde by The Thievery Corporation).  In typical tracks, the bass response adds a welcome sense of weight and presence without overdoing it (Watch What Happens by Bob Acri).


Lower mids are lacking a bit in definition due to a little bass bleed (Blue Savannah by Erasure), but are not shelved or recessed, just tonally different (City Boy by Donkeyboy).


Mids are lush and full-bodied (People Get Ready by The Impressions), with gobs of depth and textural detail (If I Only Had A Brain by Livingston Taylor; Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye).  Great vocal presence for both male and female vocals (Bring It On Home To Me from The Commitments Soundtrack, Vol. 2; The Prayer by Jonathan & Charlotte).


Upper mids are clean and crisp with a reasonable sense of snap (On The Wing by Owl City).  Does seem to get a little thin transitioning to the highs, but I think this is a good thing as it keeps sibilance to a minimum (Honey and The Bee by Owl City).


Highs are just short of a gossamer airyness (Sonic Fairy Dust) at the top end (Yoda's Theme by John Williams); also not prematurely rolled-off (Crash Into Me by The Dave Matthews Band).  Reminiscent of a mid-point between the DT770 and DT880 (Philter by Fantastic Plastic Machine).


Detail retreival and separation - particularly in the mids - is fantastically good.  I mean REALLY GOOD. (Annabelle Lee by Sarah Jarosz; I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me by Rosanne Cash;).  Elements are rarely lost in congestion, and remain distinctly coherent without getting grainy or overly-textured (Carolyn's Fingers by Cocteau Twins).  


Staging is balanced along both axes (width and depth)... and lies just on the cusp of being in/out of head for most tracks (Wild Mountainside by The Trash Can Sinatras), which is good for a pair of closed cans.  There's even a hint of vertical-axis fidelity (What You Don't Know [Live] by Sara K.). 


Equipment used:  Centrance DACport LX, Objective 2 amplifier.

Having said all that, I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN WITH THESE YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW.  For the past hour, I've been geeking out to pop from my youth (Bananarama, Human League, Cyndi Lauper, Eighth Wonder, etc.).  Heck, I even got all nostalgic with the slow jams thinking about puppy love (The Jets, The Deele, Breathe, Chicago, etc).  Then I went for some Baxter Robinson... His song Feel The Night is the song from The Karate Kid where Daniel and Ali are on their first date at Golf 'N Stuff.  Right now, I'm being silly as hell lip synching Hold On by Wilson Philips.

I'm supposed to start a 120-hour burn-in cycle right now.  But I kinda don't wanna take them off.

Soooo... I have to say that I loooove how they look. How is the comfort level? Have you heard the Denon d5000 or Ultrasone Signature DJs? If so, how similar are they?

I see that Moon Audio has it... Interesting wink.gif

 

You'd think that they're uncomfortable because of the weight right?  What with them being all metal and all...  But honestly, the comfort strap does wonders to alleviate that.  I'm had these on for most of the day, about 7 hours now, and it's just fine.  Earlier in the day, when it was kind of hot, I took them off a few times just to "breathe" and cool off.

 

I have not heard the D5000 or any Ultrasones outside of the Pro 650 I used to have.  FWIW, it kicks the Pro 650's ass!

 

OMG gelocks, you would LOVE these.  The bass isn't C300-strong, but you'll never complain about it being not enough... and it's done quite well.  It also comes with it's own stand (insta-buy)!  J/K  wink.gif

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Outside of TwinQY complaining about it, I don't think I've even come across mentions of them.  And his remarks aren't exactly ringing endorsements...  Maybe if Muppet posts about them, I'll give it some urgency and pull it out of the "meh" cabinet.

 

 

 

 

Personally I really enjoyed Jazz at the Pawnshop. So much that I bought it for my gift exchange buddy during Christmas on here. While it isn't a defining jazz masterpiece, I like the recording, and the live feel is good to relax to, or even as background noise.

 

EDIT: Even though I've never tried stats in my life, I'd love to try the Kingrex ones someday. Those or the Koss ones, mainly due to either one is in a semi acheieveable budget :P 


Edited by mosshorn - 6/18/13 at 10:30pm
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Meh, looks like you were right Mosshorn. The new Alice In Chains material is pretty solid but the production on the CD is mediocre at best. Everything sounds like it's been overly eqed to high hell, almost no dynamics, so disappointing. Great written music on the CD but sounds like it was mastered by a lobotomized monkey.

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You know what I hate bout this place? Coming on here, gettin a PM from someone and somehow windin up with an unforeseen purchase.
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You know what I hate bout this place? Coming on here, gettin a PM from someone and somehow windin up with an unforeseen purchase.


Lmao, join the club Idsy. So what did you score?

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Meh, looks like you were right Mosshorn. The new Alice In Chains material is pretty solid but the production on the CD is mediocre at best. Everything sounds like it's been overly eqed to high hell, almost no dynamics, so disappointing. Great written music on the CD but sounds like it was mastered by a lobotomized monkey.


Wow really? I've found some of their earlier material to be spot on in terms of dynamics and quality. At least for a rock band that is :).

 

 

 

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You know what I hate bout this place? Coming on here, gettin a PM from someone and somehow windin up with an unforeseen purchase.

 

lol I'm so sorry idsy I'm just evil like that ;)....

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Lmao, join the club Idsy. So what did you score?

It's pricey and Lee might be responsible. I'm sure you can put two and two together :l
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Meh, looks like you were right Mosshorn. The new Alice In Chains material is pretty solid but the production on the CD is mediocre at best. Everything sounds like it's been overly eqed to high hell, almost no dynamics, so disappointing. Great written music on the CD but sounds like it was mastered by a lobotomized monkey.

I was sad. On the other hand, check out the new Queens of the Stone Age album. It isn't as poorly done as some of the others, and material wise I feel it is what they should have been all along. IMHO it's their best album as far as general coherency is involved.

 

Speaking of coherency, Yeezus is weird as hell. Imagine dark industrial electronic music......WITH KANYE.

 

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It's pricey and Lee might be responsible. I'm sure you can put two and two together :l

We all know what it is if it's expensive and Lee's fault :P

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Wow really? I've found some of their earlier material to be spot on in terms of dynamics and quality. At least for a rock band that is :).

 


I thought their Dirt and self titled album were great albums that were their best mastered recordings. There's probably others out there who would disagree but, meh, that's how I feel. The new Dinosaurs album, very good album but the production isn't on par with the other two. It's quite listenable but disappointing in that it could have sounded better with better mastering. Good album, song wise, nonetheless. My Swallow The Sun CD, Emerald Forest And The Blackbird, which is doom with death infusion actually sounds better mastered then the Dinosaurs album. Modern metal isn't known for very good mastering nowadays, lol. so I think that says something.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 6/18/13 at 11:10pm
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Lmao, join the club Idsy. So what did you score?

It's pricey and Lee might be responsible. I'm sure you can put two and two together :l

 

Or one and two together rather... wink.gif

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Or one and two together rather... wink.gif

Damn you're good :P
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Or one and two together rather... wink.gif


Someone stop the planet from spinning and let me off. Now I've heard it all, lee let his 1Plus2 go. Someone get me a drink I never thought he would ever sell that IEM, lol.

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Someone stop the planet from spinning and let me off. Now I've heard it all, lee let his 1Plus2 go. Someone get me a drink I never thought he would ever sell that IEM, lol.

I realized it was a possibility when his custom title disappeared....lol.

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