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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

It's hard to find an ideal gear with lots of criterias and lack of budget. Here is a chart with headphones selection. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1000

 

 

 

HD600 is not really efficient, needs a decent amp but i still preferred them with my 9V

cmoy amp to lots of portable headphones.


Edited by angevoi - 10/27/12 at 9:04am
post #2 of 24
Thread Starter 

I'm leaning towards UE6000 and Beyerdynamic DT 660.

 

Update: several UE6000 faulty reported and needs an amp, off from my wishlisht.


Edited by angevoi - 10/21/12 at 8:46am
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 

If only really the SQ counts maybe a cheap used HD580 or HD600 a better choice?

 

EDIT: YES


Edited by angevoi - 11/6/12 at 1:20am
post #4 of 24

bump

post #5 of 24
You wanna make sure you get the Beyerdynamic DT-1350 as well. People have been raving about them and you can find some for $220.
post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 

I second that but it's uncomfortable. It's my 5th day with my AKG K550 and i just more and more like it.

post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 

I compared a few cans at a dealer yesterday.

 

Very short impressions:

AKG Q701 - Airy, bright, still preferred my K550

Harman Kardon BT - a lots of bass and treble, sounded terrible

Sennheiser HD558 - Nice tonal balance but dull sound.

Sennheiser HD598 - Clinical sound for such a headphone, bright but not detailed and layered. Wide but flat, not so impressive soundstage.

Sennheiser HD600 - Now that is a phone. Balanced, detailed. HD600 is a bit more grainy and perhaps more transparent than K550

but from my source i felt just the same level of detail. HD600  is same kind of neutral tonal balance but more forward, more highs

and some hi-fi like sound. It had more body to the mids, but i still liked how restrained, thoughtful the K550 sounds. The sennheiser

must be a better can but it was definetly not worth 2 as much in my portable cmoy setup. I guess the sennheiser does more that that

however i felt plenty of volume and juice with it and my 9V amp. It's even cheaper on ebay then a new K550. I swear i did not ask

for the HD650, my time was over..


Edited by angevoi - 10/26/12 at 1:03am
post #8 of 24

Only issues with the K550 is the lack of bass, and the resonance in the upper mids.

post #9 of 24
Thread Starter 

I've read RD's comments about K550 and i don't agree with him. His speech is confident, effective, but his opinion is subjective.

I don't have a doubt about the AKG will sound harsh after those soft orthodynamic sound. AKG is a studio monitor, not a hifi headphone.

Personally i think the bass is enough, i would be bothered if it was more in it.


Edited by angevoi - 10/26/12 at 4:03am
post #10 of 24
Thread Starter 

I don't like when someone serves his opinion with much of heat, a rough way to convince people.


Edited by angevoi - 10/26/12 at 4:39am
post #11 of 24
Quote:
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I don't like when someone serves his opinion with much of heat, a rough way to convince people.

 Then get out tha kitchen

post #12 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by angevoi View Post

I don't like when someone serves his opinion with much of heat, a rough way to convince people.

 

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Originally Posted by antimatter View Post

 Then get out tha kitchen

I agree there.

 

I own the K550 btw, first hand experience, the treble is ridiculous. the bass is lacking - but thats up for personal preference. What is NOT up for debate is the resonance in the upper mids, by all means enjoy them while you don't notice, but when you do its game over. Then they get confined to movie headphones.

post #13 of 24
Thread Starter 
antimatter: You'll be loved in the farmhouse topic with that manner but not here.
Back to topic: The bass is lacking compared to bassy Denons, as you mentioned it's just up to personal preference.
Does any frequency graph shows that peak? If not, why?
 

Edited by angevoi - 10/26/12 at 6:11am
post #14 of 24
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Actually it is. Purrin did some measurements that confirmed it. Go look it up.

 

FR graph does not tell all the stories.

post #15 of 24
Thread Starter 

You should have been point this out in the first round, measurement of the K550:

 


Edited by angevoi - 11/6/12 at 1:21am
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