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IC: Brainwavz HM5 LNIB

Will Ship To: CONUS

I am up to 12 pairs of headphones and it is time for me to cut back. Just doing an interest check to see if anybody is looking to pick up some HM5 headphones. These have under 15 hours of use and are in mint condition, making these essentially brand new cans. Comes with all original accessories. Thanks!


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post #2 of 11

Why would you sell these? They are fantastic!

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Haha well I recently had these posted for sale, but closed it and now just keeping as an interest check. They haven't sold for weeks and I have second-guessed my decision. I need to get rid of some cans, though. I think I may end up keeping these and selling my HFI-780.

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Hi. I have a HM5, but the right side stopped working. I like it, especially sound soft, neutral, comfort and isolation. But I would like a little more bass and subbass. Soft, of course.
I would like a Denon D2000, but still could not buy it. The DT770 80 or 250 with cable stretched also seem to have a signature that would satisfy me. And velvet pads.
Do you could to do a quick comparison between HM5 and DT770?.
Think you about the possibility of sending the HM5 to another country with low declared cost? Brazil.

Edited by Auvarus - 1/25/13 at 8:05am
post #6 of 11

I have been looking at getting (in order) the NVX XPT100, HM5, and Jaycar (the ones that are all the same underneath essentially.)

How much are you looking for for the HM5's?

 

Thanks

post #7 of 11

I too would like to know how much you are willing to let these go for

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Originally Posted by Auvarus View Post

Hi. I have a HM5, but the right side stopped working. I like it, especially sound soft, neutral, comfort and isolation. But I would like a little more bass and subbass. Soft, of course.
I would like a Denon D2000, but still could not buy it. The DT770 80 or 250 with cable stretched also seem to have a signature that would satisfy me. And velvet pads.
Do you could to do a quick comparison between HM5 and DT770?.
Think you about the possibility of sending the HM5 to another country with low declared cost? Brazil.

I had the D2000, but sold them and upgraded to the D5000. I also have the DT770 Pro 80 and HM5. The D2000 was my favorite of these 3 and is the reason I sold them and upgraded to the D5000. The D5000 is absolutely marvelous.

As for the DT770 Pro 80 and HM5, the DT770 has more bass (mid bass), a slightly recessed midrange, and nice, crisp highs. The bass in the DT770 is also a bit boomy and slightly bleeds into the lowers mids at times. The HM5 is more neutral and more natural sounding. It's not totally flat, but is more balanced than the DT770. The HM5 is a darker headphone due to a slightly rolled off treble. While the DT770 does have a slightly recessed midrange, the midrange is more detailed and clearer sounding than the HM5.

Hope this helps. As for selling mine, I will only ship to the CONUS.
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I too would like to know how much you are willing to let these go for

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Originally Posted by tenten7 View Post

I have been looking at getting (in order) the NVX XPT100, HM5, and Jaycar (the ones that are all the same underneath essentially.)
How much are you looking for for the HM5's?

Thanks

I PMed you both.
post #10 of 11

Yes. Great help. So I believe that i love dt770 signature. Mid details and more bass.

About isolation (i have a baby), confort and bass texture. Do you speak about? Compare with HM5 (my reference high end).

Subbass is present? Like D2000? D2000 worth the higher price they ask for it?

 

I listen heavy, doom, gothic metal, hard rock, pop rock, psytrance, bob marley, unpluggeds, progressive, blues, jazz, movies and games. With Xonar STX.

About HM5, i try fix it tomorrow.

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Yes. Great help. So I believe that i love dt770 signature. Mid details and more bass.

About isolation (i have a baby), confort and bass texture. Do you speak about? Compare with HM5 (my reference high end).

Subbass is present? Like D2000? D2000 worth the higher price they ask for it?

 

I listen heavy, doom, gothic metal, hard rock, pop rock, psytrance, bob marley, unpluggeds, progressive, blues, jazz, movies and games. With Xonar STX.

About HM5, i try fix it tomorrow.

 

If you are okay with the recessed mids of the DT770 and the slightly boomy bass, I don't see why you wouldn't like them. I would say they isolate about the same as the HM5, but the HM5 have a higher clamping force. I find the DT770 to be a much more comfortable headphone. The D2000 isolates less than both the HM5 and DT770. The D2000 lets sound in and out to a pretty good extent, but not quite as much as an open headphone.

 

I would say in terms of comfort, DT770 > D2000 > HM5.

 

I thought the D2000 (and my D5000)  were definitely worth the price I paid, but now that they are discontinued, they are selling for a much higher price and am not sure I can recommend them over other headphones that are priced similarly or even cheaper now.

 

Quickly, I would say the HM5 are best known for their neutrality, the DT770 for their mid bass, slightly recessed mids, and crisp highs, and the D2000 for their sub bass and sparkly highs.

 

In my opinion (take it with a grain of salt as I am no professional), I would rank these in overall terms of sound quality, musicality, and preference as D2000 > DT770 > HM5.

 

That being said, the HM5 is the cheapest of the three and compares favorably, but does not overtake the other two in any category except neutrality, assuming neutrality is something a listener is after. I would recommend the DT770 over the HM5 considering it can had for $150 USD new. As I mentioned, I do wholeheartedly recommend the D2000/D5000, but when price is taken into consideration (it rarely isn't) it's hard to recommend them for their current going price.

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