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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post


Item Audio offer home demos too but you pay full whack if you buy from them.

I'm going to keep the TH-600. They're getting better all the time. They sound absolutely fantastic with electronic music.

 

I actually started listening to EDM after buying the 600's, they're absolutely amazing with EDM, listening to Daft Punk as I type this :)

 

I do find that after a little burn in, the treble smoothens out a little more, but even now I still get hints of edginess on certain songs. Definitely the only regret of getting the 600 over the 900, the treble just isn't as refined. Otherwise, to my ears, they're quite identical, best $850 headphones out there.

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Originally Posted by Noobmachine View Post

I actually started listening to EDM after buying the 600's, they're absolutely amazing with EDM, listening to Daft Punk as I type this smily_headphones1.gif

I do find that after a little burn in, the treble smoothens out a little more, but even now I still get hints of edginess on certain songs. Definitely the only regret of getting the 600 over the 900, the treble just isn't as refined. Otherwise, to my ears, they're quite identical, best $850 headphones out there.

I've been listening to Autechre and Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin and Laurel Halo, stuff I wouldn't normally listen to, and these headphones are converting me. They're even better than LCD-2 for electronic music.

Mine sounded a little bright initially but they've calmed down and I love the treble. Mids seem to be coming through too after I left them to burn in through the night.

I love these headphones.
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One last question before I pull the trigger on these. Do the mids or highs in the th600s resemble that of the D600s? If they do Im definitely not getting them.
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post


The HD700 have some good reviews. Nobody ever talks about them on here though. Are they really that bad?

Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 4:33am
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

One last question before I pull the trigger on these. Do the mids or highs in the th600s resemble that of the D600s? If they do Im definitely not getting them.

 

 

From what I remember of a short demo of the D600, it's nothing like it.... They use completely different drivers and cup construction, I'd imagine that the piercing highs of the D600 and sucked out mids do not apply to the TH600s. 

 

To put it in a clearer way, I tried on the D600 and didn't give them a second glance, and in comparison I bought the TH600's just under a month of my first listen to them at a meet. 

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Originally Posted by Noobmachine View Post


From what I remember of a short demo of the D600, it's nothing like it.... They use completely different drivers and cup construction, I'd imagine that the piercing highs of the D600 and sucked out mids do not apply to the TH600s. 

To put it in a clearer way, I tried on the D600 and didn't give them a second glance, and in comparison I bought the TH600's just under a month of my first listen to them at a meet. 

Do they work well with jazz that has saxes and trumpets or do they sound thin and harsh?
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post
 

 

After bashing beats for a while I have come to the conclusion that saying a headphone is "bad" is not a constructive thing to do. While I don't believe our ears are all that different from one another I think we all enjoy different types of music and what might sound good for one genre may not sound good for another genre. Out of 30 headphones that I have tried in the last 2 years in the $100-$1K range 5 made it in to my stable and 5 were not my cup of tea. The 5 that were not my cup of tea were the Beats Pro, Beats Studio, Sennheiser HD700, Audio Technica W5K, and the Hifiman HE-6. I have no idea about what dsg said about the PS-1000, I have not heard that headphone. The RS1 was my first 1k headphones and I thought it was amazing but I ended up liking a lot of other 1k headphones better by the time I got to 9.

 

i like the RS1i, i might rebuy them, though they certainly don't stand up to anything over $700, they are fun in their own right, they are true to the grado sound. 

 

im sure the HD 700 are ok, but since for their price you can get HE-500, LCD-2, used T1 (this one especially, seems like HD 700 would be similar sounding but not as refined or as natural sounding), or just save up and go straight for the HD 800, which you can find cheaper used, people just decide to skip the HD 700.

 

u probably didn't hear the He-6 out of a good amp, its an incredible headphone.

 

anyways, i did not like PS1000, i ended up returning them. the RS1i is better i think. while i liked the PS1000 on some recordings, it falls short in way too many places and is fatiguing and bright, the bass works nice for some genres, not for all. after finding a good tube pairing for their sound, they where only a marginally more detailed RS1i with more treble, so i returned them. the mids are too recessed and they aren't as transparent as other headphones, for $1700 its definitely not worth the price.

 

 

i doubt the D600 are anything like the TH-600, the D600 are terrible. resonant, bassy, unnatural highs, unnatural tonality, weird colorations, resonant. they're an ok headphone for under 200 dollars, but i wouldn't get them anyways.

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Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 4:33am
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post
 

Might try the RS2. I heard it's just about as good and only $500. As for the HE-6 I'm not saying it's a bad headphone, it just wasn't for me. I heard the same thing about the w5k and HD-700, that it is very setup sensitive. I'm a very big fan of the HE-500

 

Nice to hear a few others say that these are a lil more preferable with electronic to the lcd2. I know audeze has a lot of electronic producers in their camp but I think most of those guys and gals have lcd-3's which is a whole other level in price.

I though the RS2 was incredibly piercing and fatiguing even compared to the SR60 I used to have before it. Not sure if something happened to my hearing in the time between, amping problems, a defective pair, or if I had just left behind the Grado house sound owning Planars and HD600's at the time. I gave them all my time for a week but couldn't love them.

 

I much much preferred the MS Pro and would consider owning that one eventually.

 

I preferred the Ms Pro sound to the PS1000, after my audition of the PS1000. Too bright for me were the PS1000.

post #1210 of 2314
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post
 

Might try the RS2. I heard it's just about as good and only $500. As for the HE-6 I'm not saying it's a bad headphone, it just wasn't for me. I heard the same thing about the w5k and HD-700, that it is very setup sensitive. I'm a very big fan of the HE-500

 

Nice to hear a few others say that these are a lil more preferable with electronic to the lcd2. I know audeze has a lot of electronic producers in their camp but I think most of those guys and gals have lcd-3's which is a whole other level in price.

 

+1

 

to me, the HE-6 on GSX MK2, is an HE-500 with a little more forward mids and instead of smooth treble, its brighter. but its nice, of course, it might not be for you. the HE-500 is a fantastic headphone and i don't think i'll be selling it anytime soon. please get Rs1 and not RS2, it sucks.

 

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Originally Posted by Leliana View Post
 

I though the RS2 was incredibly piercing and fatiguing even compared to the SR60 I used to have before it. Not sure if something happened to my hearing in the time between, amping problems, a defective pair, or if I had just left behind the Grado house sound owning Planars and HD600's at the time. I gave them all my time for a week but couldn't love them.

 

I much much preferred the MS Pro and would consider owning that one eventually.

 

I preferred the Ms Pro sound to the PS1000, after my audition of the PS1000. Too bright for me were the PS1000.

 

+1 

 

ive heard several RS1/RS1i and several different RS2/RS2i with different setups. and the RS2 was unlistenable, extremely fatiguing and shrill, even brighter than the SR325is which i really like. 

i don't think it was a defective pair, heard it several times, and it always sounded broken.

 

the RS1i is much better. i prefer it to every other grado except maybe HF-2/PS500 which seem to be different and comparable but a different sound. to me, the RS1i is the true grado flagship.

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Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 4:32am
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Finally took the plunge and ordered these! Been drooling over them since the concept model was announced. Should arrive midweek along with Fiio x3 (not to pair with the th600 more for my portable dt1350s).

Really looking forward to putting these to extensive use and hopefully for some EDM music production too.

Will eventually be selling my he400, mackie studio monitors and other studio gear in a few months and take the fostex overseas with me as my ear speakers. At that stage planning to get a WA7 but til then I hope my Matrix Mstage will do a decent job of amping them
post #1213 of 2314
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Originally Posted by designbykai View Post

Finally took the plunge and ordered these! Been drooling over them since the concept model was announced. Should arrive midweek along with Fiio x3 (not to pair with the th600 more for my portable dt1350s).

Really looking forward to putting these to extensive use and hopefully for some EDM music production too.

Will eventually be selling my he400, mackie studio monitors and other studio gear in a few months and take the fostex overseas with me as my ear speakers. At that stage planning to get a WA7 but til then I hope my Matrix Mstage will do a decent job of amping them

 

Please try them with the X3 and let me know. I'm curious about how it might pair up...

post #1214 of 2314
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Originally Posted by designbykai View Post

Finally took the plunge and ordered these! Been drooling over them since the concept model was announced. Should arrive midweek along with Fiio x3 (not to pair with the th600 more for my portable dt1350s).

Really looking forward to putting these to extensive use and hopefully for some EDM music production too.

Will eventually be selling my he400, mackie studio monitors and other studio gear in a few months and take the fostex overseas with me as my ear speakers. At that stage planning to get a WA7 but til then I hope my Matrix Mstage will do a decent job of amping them

Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 4:31am
post #1215 of 2314
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post

The th-600's might be a lil to v-shaped for producing. You will probably get better results with the usual suspects 1840's, HD600, Q701's. Also speakers are what I recommend for producing, headphones for checking. If you are getting rid of the makie's I highly recommend the adam's. What kind of electronic do you produce?

The m-stage should be awesome. Really liked it with the d7k.

I don't mind a bit v-shaped, from what I've heard they aren't too coloured. I want good resolution/detail and deep sub extension. Many studio monitors don't produce the low end evenly and thus some headphones (like these) I see as being better for some sound design. Even if they're a bit accentuated.

Plus with monitors you have the room colouration to deal with and bounces muddying up your bass too unless you put a lot of time , effort and money into getting the acoustics right.

Monitors are always going to be better for certain things like mixing, but for sound design and composing I like headphones. I do sound design for my animation work a bit but also produce idm/broken beat stuff occasionally, hopefully more in future..
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