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post #226 of 231

So its' been about 30 hours of playback, I think the burn in has gone on long enough... These ain't a pair of AKG's.

First off I'd like to make a small complaint.
There's a bump somewhere in the 2.5khz to 3khz range that forces presence and be too fatiguing. These have gone down over time, but it's still there. Unfortunately all of my female vocalists have this strong presence, and with the lack of a dip in this area; everything sounds very honky and artificial.

The bass does seem a bit separated from the rest, and I think I like this. I can actually hear sub-bass on its' own, which isn't very common in the headphones I own due to the common bump in mid-bass. The bass, similar to the mids, are quite variable. If the song doesn't have a solid bass presence, the bass will tend to be a bit flabby and turn out to be muddy. This especially applies to the increase in bass level increases. In this case, I like to switch between the second and third levels depending on the song. On a song requiring faster bass, I turn it down to the second adjustment. On slow songs with low rumbly sub bass, I turn it to the third setting. I just don't go to the fourth setting due to the lack of mid-bass.

 

The mids are ups and downs here. Bad for my anime music because the female vocalists are a lot higher octaves than my regular music, in which I already discussed the 2.5khz-3khz range fatigue. Male vocals are fine for the most part. I COULD switch to the first setting in which the bass is lower than the mids, but the fatigue will be too much for me.

The treble wasn't too special, it can deliver airyness when called for. However I come from treble/mids rounded headphones, so that's something else.


Detailing is okay, soundstage is okay.

However what I loved the most is the isolation. I put these on and it feels like sound is just getting sucked out from my ears.

In the end, I think these are a no-go for me. I gave them a shot twice.

But don't take my review too seriously, I'm a guy who came from bright headphones. Those bright headphones usually have more midbass and midrange that can make bass sound tighter, and unfortunately I guess sub-bass wasn't meant for me.
At least my dad likes the COP! :D

 


Edited by Nec3 - 4/3/14 at 6:47pm
post #227 of 231
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Originally Posted by Nec3 View Post
 

I'm going to make a little review here, the only reason I'm doing it here is because these are my dad's. I probably won't be able to hear these again after 30 hours of playback.

The Beyerdynamic Custom One Pros reminded me a bit of the V-Moda M100's; and that would have to be not being friendly to poprock japanese vocalists.
There's a bump somewhere in the 2.5khz to 3khz range that forces presence and be too fatiguing. I don't know if these go down with burn-in though.

The bass does seem a bit separated from the rest, and I think I like this. I can actually hear sub-bass on its' own, which isn't very common in the headphones I own due to the common bump in mid-bass. I like the 3rd bass setting the most, making my playback experience even more enjoyable.

The mids are ups and downs here. Bad for my anime music because the female vocalists are a lot higher octaves than my regular music, in which I already discussed the 2.5khz-3khz range fatigue. Male vocals are fine for the most part.
The treble wasn't too special, it can deliver airyness when called for. However I come from treble/mids rounded headphones, so that's something else.

Detailing is okay, soundstage is okay.

However what I loved the most is the isolation. I put these on and it feels like sound is just getting sucked out from my ears.

In the end, I think these are a no-go for me. I'd give them a longer playback/burn in period but the custom one pros are not mine. :P
 

I heard exactly the same thing. That is why I am keeping my DT770 Pro 80s (which sound smoother to me) and selling my COPs.

post #228 of 231

So it turns out I have a few more days to listen with the custom one pros.

I have a PC right next to me that goes at a very low hum. Although even when I stretch the earcups about 5-10cm from my ears. It feels like the sound is being absorbed by the headphone, I'd have to say this is the best passive isolation I've ever heard in a headphone! I'll be editting my previous post later on to give it a proper review...

post #229 of 231
I am currently looking for closed comfortable headphones , and I narrowed it down to the AKG 550 and these.

Could someone give me the exact dimension of the ear cup size of the Custom one pro? I have bigger than average ears so this is very important for me. Thank you
post #230 of 231

pad inner diameter 55mm... roughly 2 1/8"

post #231 of 231

So I can't sing these enough praises. They work amazingly well unamped, directly from my MacBook Pro. The cushions create an amazing seal and on the 3rd setting they have amazing bass that doesn't totally overpower the rest of the range. They're no DT 990s, but they have amazing passive noise cancellation and are much more portable. I'm honestly surprised these aren't more popular. 

 

I picked mine up for $180 on Amazon a while ago, but using them now just made me think how under-valued they are. 

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