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Poll Results: Innerfidelity vs. Headfonia

 
  • 84% (114)
    Innerfidelity
  • 15% (21)
    Headfonia
135 Total Votes  
post #46 of 108

i wonder what tyll would say about the detail monster SRH940, they are REALLY spiky up top (too much for my personal taste)

post #47 of 108
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

i wonder what tyll would say about the detail monster SRH940, they are REALLY spiky up top (too much for my personal taste)


He hated the srh940 and prefers the srh840.

Regarding the treble spike this can  be tamed by playing headphone position on head, or increasing depth of ear cups (using rope or whatever).

post #48 of 108

I've never heard the 940, but I'm not too sure about its sensitivity to head positioning.  Look at this graph of the 940, the lower gray lines of the FR chart are uncompensated and 5 different positions.  As you can see, the treble doesn't change that much at all.

post #49 of 108
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post


He hated the srh940 and prefers the srh840.

Regarding the treble spike this can  be tamed by playing headphone position on head, or increasing depth of ear cups (using rope or whatever).

probably why the SRH840 is more popular around here,however the detail on my friend's SRH940 that i tried absolutely thrashed my own pair of HD558, had me jelous for a second....until the bass kicked in (what bass? oh right there is no bass on the Shures)

post #50 of 108

I think Tyll's review on a pair Beats capped it for me.  

post #51 of 108
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

I've never heard the 940, but I'm not too sure about its sensitivity to head positioning.  Look at this graph of the 940, the lower gray lines of the FR chart are uncompensated and 5 different positions.  As you can see, the treble doesn't change that much at all.


Well, the treble is definitely less aggressive to me. If it doesn't have an impact on frequency response, it must have an impact elsewhere,

because I  know when it sounds painful (over-emphasized transients)  . At least it confirm that you get more bass too, point I  was defending too.

Hey there's a difference is at least of  5 db  below 100 hz, that's definitely more bass depending of the position.

post #52 of 108
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post

I VOTE CNET!

 

Steve Guttenberg!

post #53 of 108
The answer would be innerfidelity
post #54 of 108

The only problem with Headfonia is that they really only like Sennheisers, which works for me since I do too. "Well.....it doesn't have the warmth of the HD650 or the smoothness of the HD600, but it's alright."

 

On the flip side, Tyll at Innerfidelity seems to like everything, which makes it appear he is paid. "Well.....it has 100 flaws, but it's my go to headphone and highly recommended."

 

Joking aside, I like any site that tries to give good reviews and recommendations, which both sites do. Versus the fourm here, ZOMG! THE M50 S**TS OUT HD800s AND FLUSHES THEM DOWN THE TOILET!!!! tongue_smile.gif

post #55 of 108

I don't really trust headphonia. To be honest it's a bit hard to trust any of the review sites in general as I'm always curious if they have incentives to hype products. But I do trust inner-fidelity much more to be honest. I personally will only give an item a heads up if I feel it is a good product. If I feel it has flaws I have no qualms with disclosing those flaws.
 

post #56 of 108

Gotta love Tyll, although i have to agree with the CNET people. Stever Guttenberg know his **** and has some awesome reads.

post #57 of 108
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

I've given up on innerfidelity after all the negative remarks about Grado.

 

Tyll uses science.  I use my ears.

 

I like Tyll, but he and I have such diametrically opposed preferences that I just can't find much value there. The Grado thing is a big part of it, but he also really lost me with his whole "Philips Citiscape Downtowns are on my Wall of Fame"...I bought a pair for my lady friend and I find them completely unremarkable. They are comfortable....that's about it. The only headphone he and I have ever both loved was the Beyer DT1350. Aside from that, as much as I enjoy reading his takes, his recommendations are just not to my liking. 

post #58 of 108
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Originally Posted by Parall3l View Post


Aarrr!

 

IF and Changstar are cousins, really.


Edited by jerg - 10/1/12 at 1:27am
post #59 of 108
I actually don't care about anyone's preferences. What I care for is proper description of phenomena happening in each particular headphone, ability to describe its individual features, abilities and flaws. There is few reviewers who are able to describe properly each device so that I can imagine what it sounds like. Talking about more/less bass/midrange/treble is what one can do without listening and it's no review yet with this kind of content. InnerFidelity, Goldenears and Changstar among such others, give you raw data allowing to skip all the subjectivity and judge the headphone on your own if only you've acquired a basic level of understanding frequency and time response graphs. So, Tyll's preferences actually mean nothing to me as long as I can use my own gear and ears. However there is much help for me when I have a hard choice between similar sounding headphones and can look at the graphs to select those more properly measuring. Another thing is experience. I just trust much more people who have spent years on hobbistic and professional ground than new kids on the block trying to grab a share and shine in the opinion-forming society. IMHO the reviewer's environment is already overcrowded which leads to overall decrease in reviews' quality and takes more and more time to spend on worthless texts to realize whose judgements are valuable but it actually happens at the time when you've got yet enough potential to rate properly audio gear on your own and all usability of reviews becomes news announcements.
Edited by majkel - 10/1/12 at 2:15am
post #60 of 108

headfonia stated that the K1000 has drivers so old that they have poorer layering than most of today's mid fi open headphones although soundstage is very far, anyone can give opinions and comments about that?

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