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post #796 of 6486
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

Maybe, not a bad price, but I have so much old stuff, new stuff, stuff on the way, trying to avoid more stuff (futile, I know, I'll cave soon I'm sure)

Then why do you want a headphone that gives more bass if you have much stuff? Just wondering.

post #797 of 6486
That's a good question, have to take it up with my shrink...smily_headphones1.gif
post #798 of 6486
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Also have my eyes on the next price range, $500-$1000, maybe Hifiman, Audeze, in the on/over ear group, Noble, ASG-2, similar in the in ear, but when you get to those prices, don't jump in quite as fast.

 

Ahh...I see you have now narrowed it down to about 134 models.  This will make recommending a headphone you will like so much easier.   Let me start compiling a list...I'll be back tomorrow.  :D

post #799 of 6486
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That's a good question, have to take it up with my shrink...smily_headphones1.gif

lol, maybe.

 

Good luck in finding the headphone then. Trust me on this though, these re700s will do the job, and they're closed cans as well.

post #800 of 6486
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

Also have my eyes on the next price range, $500-$1000, maybe Hifiman, Audeze, in the on/over ear group, Noble, ASG-2, similar in the in ear, but when you get to those prices, don't jump in quite as fast.

Ahh...I see you have now narrowed it down to about 134 models.  This will make recommending a headphone you will like so much easier.   Let me start compiling a list...I'll be back tomorrow.  biggrin.gif

You basically nailed it ksc75smile.gif
post #801 of 6486
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

OK, I'm still trying to get the most out of these cans, maybe it's just individual hearing/ear/head differences. I hear a great headphone in here somewhere, but try as I may, can't get the things to put out satisfying bass. Some positioning helps, occasionally it sounds like it's there, but that could be different track variations as well. Part of looking at cables is to see if somehow a better cable lets some more of the bass goodness through. It's not enough for the deep bass frequency response to go down to the nether worlds, if they don't come through with any presence, driving the music. No, I don't want Beats-like take over of the mids, love inner detail, soundstage, all that audiophile stuff. Much music, stuff driven by rhythm sections, needs the bass, not just for the notes to fill in the harmony, but to physically push the music along, which I haven't been able to get from these, admire them as I do. That's why I initially liked the Amperiors more, and now am more likely to pull out the Shure 1540, which do mids, details, highs, staging, but let you feel the bass is there. Still open to suggestions...

 

Fwiw, that's one of the things I love about the M500's - the bass. To me, it does the job described above beautifully. 

 

Pataburd says this in his M500 vs 90 comparison:

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Bass:

The KEFs have very good bass, but with more midbass emphasis than the MLs.  The MLs have deeper bass extension and cleaner/finer deep bass pitch definition than the KEFs.

 

I'm actually surprised to read that the 90's have a deeper bass extension, because the M500's bass seems to extend very low to my ears. Then again, maybe I am confusing the beautiful sub-bass that comes out when required as "extension".

post #802 of 6486
I'd probably be better off if I stopped reading about the next, greatest thing on Head Fi, but all this listening/comparing stuff is a lot of fun.
post #803 of 6486
It could be a lot worse, drugs, gambling, alcohol, women, I look at this as keeping me out of worse trouble...
post #804 of 6486
It also manages to help me avoid doing things that need doing, LOL!!!
post #805 of 6486
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

It could be a lot worse, drugs, gambling, alcohol, women, I look at this as keeping me out of worse trouble...

:beerchug:

post #806 of 6486
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I have the Amperiors, which I really like, always been curious if anyone knows how they compare to the Momentum (not as expensive, I expect there will be some improvements in the Momentum, but never found anyone with the comparison).
Thanks for the input, by the way.

 

I used to own the HD25...which I think are very close to the Amperior.   In a nutshell - the Momentum has more sub-bass and a little more mid-bass than the HD25.  The soundstage is  wider...the highs are a little more extended and crisp...comfort is greatly improved (unless you have big ears).   The HD25 does isolate better, but at the expense of comfort (they squeeze as tight as the Mikros).    The Momentum is a cross between an analytical and refined headphone with a "fun", basshead can. 

 

I prefer the sound of the Mikros because the bass is not as prominent.  Other members who don't appreciate the Momentum's signature have also mentioned that it has a little too much bass.   Those who do love the model seem to enjoy the fun, bassy signature. 

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Be careful what you wish for. Your shrink may be an audiophile...:smile:

post #808 of 6486
.....n he wears a mikros90, in place of a stethoscope wink.gif
post #809 of 6486
Could be a problem if imaging gets out of hand, could wind up medicated!
post #810 of 6486
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

I have the Amperiors, which I really like, always been curious if anyone knows how they compare to the Momentum (not as expensive, I expect there will be some improvements in the Momentum, but never found anyone with the comparison).
Thanks for the input, by the way.

I have the Amperiors too, and I really like the Bass, what are you using to amp them ?, external DAC ?  I use an RSA Predator, either with my iPod, or thru the built in DAC via USB and my PC or netbook as a source, running foobar2000 Kernel streaming with ASIO4ALL v2

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