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post #571 of 6488
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

ehhh EARTH TO WAYNE!!! Has anyone ever posted that they SOLD their CHinaman HE-6s cuz of those M500s, welp have they??? wink.gif hehehe That's what i thought. smily_headphones1.gif

Anywho those M500s already kicks these grandpa Logans in the arse on looks and comfort alone despite i have not tried any of them and i am sure those M500s can more than hang with these sonically, so no need to feel inadequate meng. tongue_smile.gif

Yes, I sold my HE-6's for my M500's. It happened to be in my dreams - does that count? :-)
post #572 of 6488

The M500 fits too loosely on my head...isolation is v good, the sound...v spacious...

errrrrr kinda pop-ish to my ears..

cant heck classicals on my ipad... :P

post #573 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post
 


Oh dear, dissention in the Martian LogJam ranks:eek:

 

^ HAVE YOU NO SHAME!!!???

 

At least this fool was just "trollin"...... i really hope he was but you Spice dat spam like it was no ones business, MY GAWD!!! :eek:

 

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post


Yes, I sold my HE-6's for my M500's. It happened to be in my dreams - does that count? :-)

^ Nope SAWEEE it doesn't, in my dreams i am a Masa' Troll @ head-fi, you tell me Masa' WAYNE does THAT count??? :rolleyes:

 

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

The M500 fits too loosely on my head...isolation is v good, the sound...v spacious...

errrrrr kinda pop-ish to my ears..

cant heck classicals on my ipad... :P

As we Chinese like to say we V V  good at math but those M500s sadly are NOT!!! : P

post #574 of 6488
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

^ HAVE YOU NO SHAME!!!???

 

At least this fool was just "trollin"...... i really hope he was but you Spice dat spam like it was no ones business, MY GAWD!!! :eek:

 

^ Nope SAWEEE it doesn't, in my dreams i am a Masa' Troll @ head-fi, you tell me Masa' WAYNE does THAT count??? :rolleyes:

 

As we Chinese like to say we V V  good at math but those M500s sadly are NOT!!! : P


Of course not. I call that as I see it. Deals thread has the M500 on sale right now.

 

Just hoping to get some serious comparisons on the MLs at some point. As it is most of this belongs on the Hype thread.

post #575 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post
 


Of course not. I call that as I see it. Deals thread has the M500 on sale right now.

 

Just hoping to get some serious comparisons on the MLs at some point. As it is most of this belongs on the Hype thread.

HOW MUCHY??? If less than $150 I MIGHT JUST.... HE HE HE. :veryevil:

 

Linky please!!! : P

post #576 of 6488

isolation on the m500 is v good...the homefi was in full swing  like 10ft away, i cant hear a thing once i put on the M500.

I think the oil on my face made a good seal with the pleather. :P

post #577 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

isolation on the m500 is v good...the homefi was in full swing  like 10ft away, i cant hear a thing once i put on the M500.

I think the oil on my face made a good seal with the pleather. :P

Inside isolation with the Mikros 90 is much better than the M500; ditto for outside leakage.

To my ears, the KEF M500 are a mid-fi product.  A nice, midrange-prominent listen, if you are into that sort of thing, but ultimately lacking balance, extension and consummate detail retrieval.  

To me, pitted head-to-head on my best gear--well, even "just" decent gear, the KEFs are not in the same league as the MLs.


Edited by pataburd - 1/27/14 at 5:40am
post #578 of 6488
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post


Yes, I sold my HE-6's for my M500's. It happened to be in my dreams - does that count? :-)

Like I said before: "There goes the neighborhood."

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RE700 shall be mine!  I'll compare it to the ML if anyone's interested.  I have to sell off one of my cans though to get it…  Its a sad day at the farm.

 

On another note: tell me how the discomfort and style issues have gone away (well, some of them).  The best quality about these is IMO the midrange.  All of the sounds in the midrange rely on the treble and bass for a more complete sound.  Since these take care of those areas, the midrange is fantastic.  I wonder how good a better cable would make them.  Well, no matter, since I don't have the money, since I have to buy the ATH RE700 ASAP.

post #580 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

RE700 shall be mine!  I'll compare it to the ML if anyone's interested.  I have to sell off one of my cans though to get it…  Its a sad day at the farm.

 

On another note: tell me how the discomfort and style issues have gone away (well, some of them).  The best quality about these is IMO the midrange.  All of the sounds in the midrange rely on the treble and bass for a more complete sound.  Since these take care of those areas, the midrange is fantastic.  I wonder how good a better cable would make them.  Well, no matter, since I don't have the money, since I have to buy the ATH RE700 ASAP.

The Pipeline cable is $20 at Radioshack if you want to go that route.

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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Like I said before: "There goes the neighborhood."

 

Yeah, sorry about that! :o

 

Seriously though, I read through your M500 versus 90 thread, and it was a good read. You obviously have a lot of experience and it sounds like you know what you're talking about, so I respect your opinion. Having said that, your test music is quite different from the music that I listen to (rock, progressive rock and electronic), so I wouldn't mind also hearing other people's impressions.

 

Also, I read this 90 review:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/headphone-reviews/martin-logan-mikros-90-review/

with this in the conclusion:

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 Martin Logan successfully imports its signature approach to treble to the Mikros 90, and it is a treat for the ears. But the overall sonic character here is almost surgical in its precision. As such, these headphones don’t impart the sort of warm and fuzzy feeling we think many listeners appreciate. The Mikros 90 also exert more clamping force than we’re comfortable with, making them a little difficult to wear for marathon listening sessions.

 

Versus a generally positive review for the M500:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/headphone-reviews/kef-m500-review/

 

I have absolutely nothing against the 90's being awesome - I hope they are. I just wouldn't mind seeing a few more opinions about them versus the M500's to help me decide if it is worth me looking into them further.

post #582 of 6488
The Mikros 90 is warm and bright at the same time. It's a weird combination.
post #583 of 6488
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

Having said that, your test music is quite different from the music that I listen to (rock, progressive rock and electronic), so I wouldn't mind also hearing other people's impressions.

 

I haven't heard the M500s (or any of the other headphones you own), so you won't really have a point of reference, but these are my impressions:

 

General: These NEED an amp to shine, and it should be a relatively good one.  They didn't synergize particularly well with my EF-2A, but were pretty nice with the Matrix Mini-i.  Playing directly out of my tablet, laptop, or Cowon S9, they lost a lot of bass quantity and definition.  They also need good source material - 320kbps mp3 or lossless - that's well-recorded to start with.  They are uncomfortable.  No getting around that.  The clamping force is very strong, though that can be alleviated somewhat by stretching the headband.  I have a pretty small head, and I was in pain after about an hour or two of listening even after stretching the headband.

 

Rock: Rock and metal are probably this headphone's greatest weakness.  The treble is pretty bright (keep in mind, my main headphones are the D2ks, so I may be skewed here), and guitars can sound screechy.  Cymbals can overwhelm the song.  Recording quality is a big issue here - many rock artists don't have the greatest recordings.

 

Prog Rock: Can sound good, depending on what you're listening to (see the last couple pages for my impressions of Rush).  Same issues as above (treble, recording quality) apply.  Vocals are nice though.  Pink Floyd sounded great.

 

Electronic: I don't have too much electronic, but it sounds pretty good one these.  Bass isn't huge, but it has nice impact.  Vocal trance sounds pretty good.  Electronic music is generally recorded pretty well, which helps immensely.

 

If you've got good source material, a good amp, a liking for treble, and some pain tolerance, these will be perfect.  While I initially trashed them, after listening to them out of a quality DAC/amp, I can see why they've gained the following that they have.  When the planets align just right, these can be phenomenal.  It's just that in my case, they don't align very often.  I was looking for a headphone that could be driven by a mobile device and I have lots of poorly-recorded music (that I enjoy for other reasons), so these don't work for me.

post #584 of 6488
All I listen to is rock. It's not really fatiguing for me anymore.
post #585 of 6488
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Originally Posted by LimeANite View Post
 The treble is pretty bright (keep in mind, my main headphones are the D2ks, so I may be skewed here)

 

 

They don't sound bright to me.  Sure, they are brighter than something like the HD650.

 

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Originally Posted by LimeANite View Post
If you've got good source material, a good amp, a liking for treble, and some pain tolerance, these will be perfect.

 

Well, I'm playing Spotify files, from an iPad and I don't have any tolerance for pain...and these sound pretty perfect to me.

 

Your experience <> what everybody will experience. 

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