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I don't know about that. Dire Straits always took great care over the production process and some of the latest remasters are quite phenomenal.

 

Compared to the first Dire Straits album, Brothers In Arms sounds like gawdawful digital screech. On Every Street sounds grainy as well.

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Compared to the first Dire Straits album, Brothers In Arms sounds like gawdawful digital screech. On Every Street sounds grainy as well.


Okay...compared to other pop albums of the time?

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The remaster of Brother's In Arms is brilliant.

post #529 of 6488
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I'm of the same opinion.  Neutral, maybe with a slight treble emphasis.  I've just  realized that this, combined with the high level of detail these have, just doesn't work for me and my music collection.  While I do have some well-recorded stuff, I also have enough music that isn't so well recorded that I'd still like to be able to listen to without feeling like someone is jabbing a screwdriver into my eardrums.  And for that, I think I need something with a warmer, more forgiving sound signature.

 

If you can afford a set, the HD 650 might be for you. I liked them with rock, slightly less engaging due to the rolled-off response, but they have a warmth that really can take the edge off of the top end, which frankly IMO, most rock could benefit from. As a plus, with vocal and acoustic music (even electronica) I liked the 650s. Not as much as the DT880, but the 880 would likely be more revealing than you seem to like.

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I'd love a set of 650s - I've listened to them pretty extensively and really enjoyed them, but A) I can't afford them right now and B) I'm looking for something small and portable(ish) to run out of my tablet.

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I'm mainly using these out of a tablet, so JRiver isn't really an option.  I'm using Poweramp, which has a pretty good EQ, and I've managed to get them to the point where they're bearable most of the time, but some songs occasionally sneak through that can't be helped.  Apart from that, I generally prefer not to have to use an EQ, especially one as heavy as the one I'm using on these - it usually  means that I should have a different pair of headphones.  Your suggestion of something with a warmer sound signature is pretty much the direction I was leaning - back to the hunt, I suppose.  I'm looking at the P5 (wish these were cheaper - $200 used is a bit of a stretch), HD-25, and DT1350.  Anyone used these who can compare them to the Mikros (or D2k, GR07, or Pro DJ100)?


I see you own the GR07.  I've always thought that the GR07 is the IEM version of the DT1350.

 

If you want to play it safe, since you already know how the Vsonic sounds, try the DT1350.

post #532 of 6488
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Originally Posted by LimeANite View Post

I'd love a set of 650s - I've listened to them pretty extensively and really enjoyed them, but A) I can't afford them right now and B) I'm looking for something small and portable(ish) to run out of my tablet.

If its too revealing, just add some cotton to the centre of the foam. Try it..
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Low res recordings, anything below 320 mp3's is noticeable, I  had to delete all my files and re rip all my Cd's; I had a lot of pirated mp3's so I lost a lot, but I buy a lot of CD's, I don't pay for any downloads atm, but have some hi bit rate samples that sound great, so eventually I will replace some CD's with newer file types, and I'm sure the mikros will faithfully do they're job. I would hold onto them and work on improving your collection. It is an investment for sure, and I have been looking at getting back into vinyl too, just because I love the sound. But you are right to want a head set that works with your current music collection, unfortunately most good headphones are very revealing, perhaps some EQ will help the lower res recordings?

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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

^ Alright you punks just ordered these for $88 shipped. They better live up to Da' HYPE or else. evil_smiley.gif

I AM A WEAK SOUL!!!deadhorse.gif

Gotcha!!!biggrin.gif

Actually, think you'll really like them, give them a chance, burn, baby burn, play with fit, enjoy.
post #535 of 6488
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Originally Posted by LimeANite View Post

I'm mainly using these out of a tablet, so JRiver isn't really an option.  I'm using Poweramp, which has a pretty good EQ, and I've managed to get them to the point where they're bearable most of the time, but some songs occasionally sneak through that can't be helped.  Apart from that, I generally prefer not to have to use an EQ, especially one as heavy as the one I'm using on these - it usually  means that I should have a different pair of headphones.  Your suggestion of something with a warmer sound signature is pretty much the direction I was leaning - back to the hunt, I suppose.  I'm looking at the P5 (wish these were cheaper - $200 used is a bit of a stretch), HD-25, and DT1350.  Anyone used these who can compare them to the Mikros (or D2k, GR07, or Pro DJ100)?
http://www.head-fi.org/t/694010/comparison-of-sennheiser-amperior-beyerdynamic-dt-1350-martin-logan-micros-90-and-yamaha-hph-200-or-how-i-spent-my-winter-vacation

I did look at these on ears in this thread, with some commentary...I've grown to like the ML more since, and it is the one of the 4 I actually reach for most, but my comparisons of the sound still stands IMO.
(don't love the 1350's, scored last of the 4)
Edited by doctorjazz - 1/25/14 at 6:29pm
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Boy, a lot has been posted on this thread, for a discontinued product...
post #537 of 6488
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 


I see you own the GR07.  I've always thought that the GR07 is the IEM version of the DT1350.

 

If you want to play it safe, since you already know how the Vsonic sounds, try the DT1350.

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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post


http://www.head-fi.org/t/694010/comparison-of-sennheiser-amperior-beyerdynamic-dt-1350-martin-logan-micros-90-and-yamaha-hph-200-or-how-i-spent-my-winter-vacation

I did look at these on ears in this thread, with some commentary...I've grown to like the ML more since, and it is the one of the 4 I actually reach for most, but my comparisons of the sound still stands IMO.
(don't love the 1350's, scored last of the 4)

 

Thanks for the tips guys.  I think I'm going to have myself a mini shootout (thank you easy Amazon return policy) between the Amperiors, DT1350s, and MLs.  I'm hunting around for any other sub-$200 options that would be worth a look as well.

 

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Low res recordings, anything below 320 mp3's is noticeable, I  had to delete all my files and re rip all my Cd's; I had a lot of pirated mp3's so I lost a lot, but I buy a lot of CD's, I don't pay for any downloads atm, but have some hi bit rate samples that sound great, so eventually I will replace some CD's with newer file types, and I'm sure the mikros will faithfully do they're job. I would hold onto them and work on improving your collection. It is an investment for sure, and I have been looking at getting back into vinyl too, just because I love the sound. But you are right to want a head set that works with your current music collection, unfortunately most good headphones are very revealing, perhaps some EQ will help the lower res recordings?

 

Can't really afford to go out and buy up a bunch of CDs right now, but it's definitely happening down the road.  All of my CDs are already ripped in FLAC or 320kbps, and a good chunk (but not all) of my downloads are FLAC or high-bitrate mp3 as well, but there are still a few low-res stinkers in there.  I wish I could afford to hang onto them, but I can't really justify keeping something that doesn't work with a lot of my music because I wouldn't use them very often, and I'd still have to go out and get another pair that worked better as an all-arounder.  EQ did help quite a bit on some tracks, but not on everything and not enough, and (as I've said a couple times already) the amount that was required was pretty big, which tells me that I've just got the wrong headphones.

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Originally Posted by LimeANite View Post
 

I'm mainly using these out of a tablet, so JRiver isn't really an option.  I'm using Poweramp, which has a pretty good EQ, and I've managed to get them to the point where they're bearable most of the time, but some songs occasionally sneak through that can't be helped.  Apart from that, I generally prefer not to have to use an EQ, especially one as heavy as the one I'm using on these - it usually  means that I should have a different pair of headphones.  Your suggestion of something with a warmer sound signature is pretty much the direction I was leaning - back to the hunt, I suppose.  I'm looking at the P5 (wish these were cheaper - $200 used is a bit of a stretch), HD-25, and DT1350.  Anyone used these who can compare them to the Mikros (or D2k, GR07, or Pro DJ100)?

SFW had a huge collection of headphones, not the ones you listed, but some that were also warm and possibly your preferred sound sig. Let him receive them and hopefully, he'll be able to point you in the right direction.

^ LoL SAY WHAT!!!??? didn't even know that my noob @ss had such an extensive cans collection tbh. :blink: But i have messed around with a decent amount of el cheapo budget-fi cans and iems fo' sho.

 

So FWIW if you are looking for a budget-fi open set of cans that does bass REALLY well even in the sub bass regions, that also has great treble extension and really good mids, albeit a tiny tiny bit recessed (mids that is), the Philips Fidelio X1s is a no brainer. Plus they recently went for as low as $150 shipped on amazon is one CRAZY sweet deal. Was tempted to rebuy them for the 3rd time after selling them off twice but didn't go through it cuz just wanted to try something new despite that crazy low price. Hence why my troll @ss is here. :tongue:

 

On the portable front, welp i just got these fugly Logans so.... it seems that i am still searching as well, but the JVC Carbon Nanotube lineup is no joke, and performs amazingly well for their low price (they don't sound cheap or budget-fi at all). So the madness that is the JVC S500s and S400 which took head-fi by storm last year due to its massive crazy fan baseexemplifies just how good they are regardless of their low price point. On that note if you are looking for a super cheap set of portables that is pretty comfy and sound great the new JVC HA-S680 MIGHT just do the trick for you. I haven't tried/ heard them yet, but from what i have read/gathered they seem to be a more refined sounding JVC S400, which did own 2 sets before (don't ask why). So it appears that the bass on these new S680s has both better quantity and quality over the S400, with just as sweet mids if not better than the S400s, and combined with a better extension in the treble regions (cuz the highs were a bit lacking in the S400s tbh) makes them a worthy purchase. These S680s is probably still more mid-centric just like the JVC S400s but their overall sound is probably more refined and has much better balance it seems. PLUS their soundstage seems to be MUCH larger compared to the JVC S500s and S400s as well which is amazing if true.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/690493/the-jvc-ha-s680-s400s-and-s500s-big-brother-is-here

 

And all that only costs you $60 on the sales forums or you can get them for like $70 something shipped straight from Jpn via ebay or amazon me thinks....

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/701695/almost-new-jvc-s680s

 

This guys is selling them for a pretty sweet price. :)

 

 

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Gotcha!!!biggrin.gif

Actually, think you'll really like them, give them a chance, burn, baby burn, play with fit, enjoy.

^ LoL not really, cuz the way you went at it doc with those Logans were a bit too surgical. Your "hypes" didn't even remotely catch my interest tbh. :p You gotta' do it like these crazy mofos here on this thread meng, saying how these Logans make those Chinaman HE-6s sound inferior, etc etc ect and is about to be put on the chopping block . :D

 

NOW THAT'S HOW YOU HYPE IT MENG!!! :deadhorse:

 

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OK, boys, mission accomplished!  :beerchug:

^ See post above. :normal_smile :

 

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Awesome...what did you trade the dn1000s for? :O it is so worth it.

 

IF that happens, (hopefully not respectable headfiers), it's time for you to taste those re700s. *wink*

haha i traded my beloved gr07 BEs for them. :ksc75smile:

 

Just got them in today but haven't had time to listen to it yet.  : P


Edited by sfwalcer - 1/25/14 at 11:08pm
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

^ LoL SAY WHAT!!!??? didn't even know that my noob @ss had such an extensive cans collection tbh. :blink: But i have messed around with a decent amount of el cheapo budget-fi cans and iems fo' sho.

 

 

 

While that may be true, you do have three good ones. Well, actually, four good headphone/earphones.

 

You had the m200s, es700s, ws99s, and most important of all, the almighty X1! :L3000:

 

 
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haha i traded my beloved gr07 BEs for them. :ksc75smile:

 

Just got them in today but haven't had time to listen to it yet.  : P

 

You better provide some hype impressions then, meng. :wink:

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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

 

While that may be true, you do have three good ones. Well, actually, four good headphone/earphones.

 

You had the m200s, es700s, ws99s, and most important of all, the almighty X1! :L3000:

 

 

 

You better provide some hype impressions then, meng. :wink:


No worries will do after i finally give them a listen that is. haha

 

But here is a teaser for ya'. : P

 

And yeppp most of the cans i had were pretty nice sounding esp. for the low prices i paid for them, and they have taught me a great deal regarding sound and this hobby in general so my audio journey so far has been pretty interesting. Glad i tried so many of these budget-fi/ hype gears cuz it was an invaluable experience fo' sho. :)

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