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Another "Request" Thread. Bass with Highs

post #1 of 52
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Well. This is headphone pair #3 for me (V-Moda LP2) and the sound quality on the highs just is not cutting it for me, while everything else is generally. I could ramble on and on like I did in my previous post or just cut it short, which is probably best.

 

I need something that comfort wise is sound and can last long durations of time.

 

circumaural (I beleive? Whichever the oval ones are), closed, around-the-ear

 

Bass with a boom, I like to feel the punch of the bass but not something thats going to gobble up the rest of my sound. (Uptowns had to little bass, LP2's were perfect in that area)

 

Highs. The highs on the uptowns (along with the sound stage) were amazing and perfect but the bass lacked to much. Bass > Highs > Mids

 

Ease of Drive. They need to be able to be driven by an easy source (Able to drive the LP2's from my source but the Uptowns took to much.)

 

Mids. I'd like them to still be present and sound good but not as important as the highs and lows.

 

200 Dollar budget, possibly 250 as a strech but 200 for Amp/DAC + Headphones (If a Amp/DAC is needed.)

 

Genres: EDM (Trance. Dub. House. Whatever really in this area). Rock/Alt (Like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Matchbox 20, and some newer stuff). Rap. Etc etc just the general type of stuff I guess.

 

Edit: Also a detectable cable would be a plus.


Edited by Fballboy23 - 9/19/12 at 2:57pm
post #2 of 52

D2000's, maybe?  M50's?

post #3 of 52

Heya,

 

Ultrasone HFI 580 or PRO 750

M-Audio Q40 (and simply EQ the treble up)

Brainwavz HM5 (with a bump in bass via EQ, the Fiio E11 makes them boom)

DT770 PRO (with a bump in bass via EQ, E11 again makes them boom)

Used Denon D2000

 

Very best,

post #4 of 52

Second the Pro 750s.

post #5 of 52
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Originally Posted by Marximus View Post

Second the Pro 750s.

 

 

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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Heya,

 

Ultrasone HFI 580 or PRO 750

M-Audio Q40 (and simply EQ the treble up)

Brainwavz HM5 (with a bump in bass via EQ, the Fiio E11 makes them boom)

DT770 PRO (with a bump in bass via EQ, E11 again makes them boom)

Used Denon D2000

 

Very best,

I think I used the wrong one for the ear-pads. I am looking for the oval ones not the circular ones. Supra aural I think?

post #6 of 52
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Originally Posted by irishsammy View Post

D2000's, maybe?  M50's?

Im highly considering the M50's because I hear they have a very "v" shaped sound signature consistantly. Idk. Im still waiting to see what everyone says.

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Im highly considering the M50's because I hear they have a very "v" shaped sound signature consistantly. Idk. Im still waiting to see what everyone says.

 

V-shaped is definitely a good description of it.  I think they're a relatively balanced can overall but there's no mistaking the prominence of the bass and treble.

post #8 of 52

Second the D2ks ;)

post #9 of 52
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V-shaped is definitely a good description of it.  I think they're a relatively balanced can overall but there's no mistaking the prominence of the bass and treble.

The M50's have great bass response. They get low and it's fairly accurate. I wouldn't say they have a ton of bass but a little more than the average headphone.  No where near the Sony XB500(quantity not quality) The highs are very nice on the M50's. A tad towards bright but very detailed.

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The M50's have great bass response. They get low and it's fairly accurate. I wouldn't say they have a ton of bass but a little more than the average headphone.  No where near the Sony XB500(quantity not quality) The highs are very nice on the M50's. A tad towards bright but very detailed.

Can you give me more description into them? Such as if I paired them with an E7 or E17 would the bass be enough to kick pretty hard (quantity) and are the mids really that deal-breaking on them? I'd still like to be able to have decent mids but they are deffiantly behind the low/highs. As far as comfortability? Etc etc

post #11 of 52
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Originally Posted by Fballboy23 View Post

Can you give me more description into them? Such as if I paired them with an E7 or E17 would the bass be enough to kick pretty hard (quantity) and are the mids really that deal-breaking on them? I'd still like to be able to have decent mids but they are deffiantly behind the low/highs. As far as comfortability? Etc etc

 

I don't have or have not used an E7 or E17 but have used them with powerful receivers. The bass is very nice and there is plenty of it for me. It's not a basshead earphone meaning it doesn't sound like the bass booster is engaged or eq'ed up. Put in a rap song with good bass and it kicks and kicks good. Put in a song with little bass and it's there, just like it should be. Does that makes sense?

 

 As for the mids I never listen and think 'where are the mids?'. For me they have the perfect amount. For a midrange head there probrably would not be enough. It's not a deep V sound as some have suggested.  The highs are really nice. Very detailed. Some complained about them being too bright but except of one song out of the 100's I have played so far I have not found that to be true-and I am sensitive to brightness.They don't make dull songs bright, they reveal bright songs as they were recorded. The song that was bright was just poorly recorded IMO, as it sounded bright on all 3 of my headphones.   The reproduction of guitar strings is very very good. Out of the 10+ pairs of cans I auditioned in the $200+ range these just smoked them IMO. No brainer for under $115 at Amazon. You can always return them too if they are not to your liking. But give them a week or so to settle. They are only getting better for me.

post #12 of 52

mm. I would go for the D2000 as well. Sounds a lot like what you'd want. 

post #13 of 52
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mm. I would go for the D2000 as well. Sounds a lot like what you'd want. 

200 Dollar budget

post #14 of 52

Ultrasone HFI-780 - More refined, V-shaped.

Ultrasone HFI-580 - Even more bass. 

post #15 of 52
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Originally Posted by Rocko1 View Post

 

I don't have or have not used an E7 or E17 but have used them with powerful receivers. The bass is very nice and there is plenty of it for me. It's not a basshead earphone meaning it doesn't sound like the bass booster is engaged or eq'ed up. Put in a rap song with good bass and it kicks and kicks good. Put in a song with little bass and it's there, just like it should be. Does that makes sense?

 

 As for the mids I never listen and think 'where are the mids?'. For me they have the perfect amount. For a midrange head there probrably would not be enough. It's not a deep V sound as some have suggested.  The highs are really nice. Very detailed. Some complained about them being too bright but except of one song out of the 100's I have played so far I have not found that to be true-and I am sensitive to brightness.They don't make dull songs bright, they reveal bright songs as they were recorded. The song that was bright was just poorly recorded IMO, as it sounded bright on all 3 of my headphones.   The reproduction of guitar strings is very very good. Out of the 10+ pairs of cans I auditioned in the $200+ range these just smoked them IMO. No brainer for under $115 at Amazon. You can always return them too if they are not to your liking. But give them a week or so to settle. They are only getting better for me.

I think im going to bite the bullet on the M50's just because I have heard for a long time and have been considering them since I started my little headphone journey. Would you mind listening to this song for me and telling me a description on your M50's just so I can get an idea of just exactly the highs and mid sound? Im pretty sure, especially amped, that the bass wont disappoint. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrLOwvQyTjc

 

As far as the actual headphones themselves, I keep hearing that they are somewhat uncomfortable after long-durations (Ear-pads get warm + Headband Pinches) are there any ways around these such as replacements/mods (also a possibly mod for detactable cables?) Just curious on this point.

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