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Thanks for the comparison! Does that mean the SA950is are less V-shaped than the MA350s? I really like the precise, sparkly treble of the MA350 coupled with the deep and (what sounds like to me) precise bass. It sounds from your description like the SA950is are more neutral at the mid-high end and more bassy at the low end. Does that sound right?

 

Also, have you tried the AKG K451s? If so, how would you say the SA950is compare soundwise?


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Thanks for the comparison! Does that mean the SA950is are less V-shaped than the MA350s?

 

Sure mate, anytime.  Hmm, no... I'd say the V is probably a little deeper in the SA950i.  But the nature of that V is different, and that's the main crux of the change.  Whereas the MA350 has a more symmetrical V, the SA950i is much more like a reversed/flipped square root symbol.  Depending on what you are listening to (i.e. something with delicate highs vs. something with harsher highs), the highs (and upper mids) will sound either veiled or smoother.

 

The elevated LF response is absolutely terrific for public transit though, as it nicely compensates for the LF rumbling from modern life/machinery.

 

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It sounds from your description like the SA950is are more neutral at the mid-high end and more bassy at the low end. Does that sound right?

 

That would be pretty spot on.  In fact, given that the seal isn't very air tight, I'd have to say that these are surprisingly bassy - without the level of bloat that one would usually associate with bassy cans.  I'd suspect that is due to the titanium coated drivers.

 

But the take home message would be, no the SA950i are not analogous to the MA350.  If I'm to be honest, I would love to find a pair of closed supraaurals that sound like the MA350, as that is one spectacular set of universals.

 

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Also, have you tried the AKG K451s? If so, how would you say the SA950is compare soundwise?

 

Sorry mate, got me there.  In fact, I'd never even heard of them.  What are those like?

post #18 of 32

I bought them at the Apple Store and returned them the next day. A bit lacking in detail and I hate that stiff "amnesia foam" that they (and far too many other headphones) use for pads.

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"amnesia foam"

 

LOL.

post #20 of 32
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Anyone want to win a pair of these?  I was cruising their site today looking for specs (for my super-delayed review), and it looks like they want to give some away!

 

http://www.rha-audio.com/us/competitions

post #21 of 32
My review of the SA950i in case anyone is interested smily_headphones1.gifhttp://www.head-fi.org/t/662709/rha-sa950i-review-my-new-favorite-grab-n-go-headphone
Edited by roma101 - 5/7/13 at 10:51am
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Thanks roma, great review there!  smile.gif
 

post #23 of 32
Right back at you!! Some great write-ups/impressions in this thread along with hifiguy's unboxing. Did he ever do a formal review?
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Right back at you!! Some great write-ups/impressions in this thread along with hifiguy's unboxing. Did he ever do a formal review?

 

Actually, no he didn't... but here's a little secret so don't tell anyone okay?  Because he's been busy with the new house, new job, etc., I'm going to be doing the video review on the SA950i for him.  It'll be a guest review on his channel, soon.

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Awesome!!!
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Awesome!!!

 

Yeah, you say that now... but if people start unsubbing in droves because of me, he's gonna kick my ***!

post #27 of 32
Lol Nonsense don't doubt yourself! I look forward to it.
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Lol Nonsense don't doubt yourself! I look forward to it.


You and HiFiGuy are like my two biggest (i.e. only) fans.  Can't let you guys down!  wink.gif

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My review of the SA950i in case anyone is interested smily_headphones1.gifhttp://www.head-fi.org/t/662709/rha-sa950i-review-my-new-favorite-grab-n-go-headphone

 

Very nice review.  Those photos are great too.  Thank you for sharing.  


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Very nice review.  Those photos are great too.  Thank you for sharing.  


Thanks buddy!!!

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