Originally Posted by tim3320070
How is the isolation? I need above average isolation. Thanks
I think the clamping force limits the isolation a bit. I only find them average. I was outside walking around my neighborhood next to a busy street and without any music on, nothing really gets drowned out. With music on at 3/4 way on my iPhone, only things I could hear was buses driving by. At half volume, you can still hear cars driving by. I've only heard the HD25ii for a brief listen once and the clamping force was greater and isolation was much better from memory.
Originally Posted by pietcux
Hi I absolutely like what you comment about the sound. But I dislike that two people who have the headphone tested comment about the ear cups being smaller as expected and being more on the ear than around the ear. I had the Beyerdynamic DT 1350 and sold it for being very uncomfortable to wear, at least for people like me wearing glasses. Could you please measure the inside of the cushions? That would be a welcome maneuver.
These are not over ear and not on ear either. If you wear them a little further back (which seems the best fit for me and isolation is best this way) it covers around the back of the ears so essentially it is over ear. I do not care for on ears unless the clamping force is light and I really love the sound and these take the cake for both easily.
Originally Posted by roma101
Nice impressions Danny and I'm looking forward to reading more of them from you as time goes on. Can you tell me if the timbre of instruments sound accurate your ears? If it sounds natural with good decay? Mostly interested in how drums and guitars sound as well as vocals. Thanks in advance for any input.
I'll try and explain while listening to "Not For You" Pearl Jam. The tune starts with bass and snare drums and lead guitar comes in within a few seconds and I can clearly hear all three. About 15 seconds into the song, the bass comes in and Eddie starts singing. His vocals are the center piece and the rest of the instruments blend in perfectly and you can distinctly hear all the instruments throughout the song. Sounds good and makes you groove with the tune.
Originally Posted by M-13
Nice impressions. You got them lightning quick. Did you select Express shipping from Razordog? I ordered mine last Thurs and won't have them till Friday. Your impressions leave me very excited. I'm glad to hear that it's a nice balanced signature without it being too bass heavy/bloated. Up front Sennheiser vocals are so yummy... I think I'll take the 650 and 598 for a spin today.
I only live about 30-45 minutes from RDD.
I had the HD650 at one point and from memory, these are more livelier and the bass seems to be pretty close. I really dug the bass of the 650's and I'm digging these as well. It's nicely defined and not bloated unless I'm listening to a lower bit mp3.
I've let these burn for the past few hours while I went back to work and I'm currently listening to them out of my ODAC+02 and it does add some more oomph to the sound. The bass does hit a little harder and I can hear Jude's thoughts on the bass. But, I started out as a basshead and have altered since but still love my tight, well defined bass and these are pretty close to the bass that I enjoy. It doesn't hit the lowest of the sub-bass but the overall sound is nothing to complain about from me. Overall, clean sound, excellent vocals, plenty of sparkle and no harshness. One of the best sounding portable's I've heard to date. I've never heard the DT1350 (didn't sound like my type of signature and I don't care for Beyer treble from limited experience) and only tried the HD25ii which I did like how it sounded but clamping force and on ear design killed it for me.