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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Yes, A10 does add more vitality to HP100. Any warm sounding amp will pair well with HP100, and bass boost will add more lower end texture to the sound as well. Overall, it is more musical and dynamic with A10.

Is the ZO2 warm, or is it just a bass boost? I saw that you were recommending it, but I had been under the impression its only sonic change was the bass boost, renowned for not affecting other frequencies.


Are there any other warm amps at that price range you would recommend?
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by posteriorpounde View Post


Is the ZO2 warm, or is it just a bass boost? I saw that you were recommending it, but I had been under the impression its only sonic change was the bass boost, renowned for not affecting other frequencies.


Are there any other warm amps at that price range you would recommend?

 

ZO2 is not as warm sounding as A10, but it is still warm. Other warm sounding amp under $100 includes FiiO E11, cmoyBB v2.3... actually, mosy sub-$100 portable tend to sound a bit warm.

post #18 of 25

How does the HP100 durabiltiy hold up after a few months?

post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by PFULMTL View Post

How does the HP100 durabiltiy hold up after a few months?

No problem at all here.

post #20 of 25

How do the SoundMagic HP100s rate on comfort?

post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

How do the SoundMagic HP100s rate on comfort?

For me they're just a little loose on my head. They move around a little when I move my head around and they don't isolate as well as they could if they were tighter (though this may also be because the drivers are big). However the pads and headband are very soft and comfortable and I haven't found the shallow cups to be an issue.

My only really issue with them is that they seem to hurt my ears sonically, even at lower levels... Not sure why that is :/
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Zenthelld View Post


For me they're just a little loose on my head. They move around a little when I move my head around and they don't isolate as well as they could if they were tighter (though this may also be because the drivers are big). However the pads and headband are very soft and comfortable and I haven't found the shallow cups to be an issue.

My only really issue with them is that they seem to hurt my ears sonically, even at lower levels... Not sure why that is :/

Wow, that sounds disappointing. 

post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by captslow View Post

Wow, that sounds disappointing. 

To be fair though I got mine from Amazon and I'm pretty sure someone else had them before. They may have stretched the headband a bit if it was too tight for them. I've heard others say they fit just right and isolate well.

Having walked down town today with them, though, I found the coiled cable does tug quite a bit on their light frame...
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
 

 

Yes, A10 does add more vitality to HP100. Any warm sounding amp will pair well with HP100, and bass boost will add more lower end texture to the sound as well. Overall, it is more musical and dynamic with A10.

So I recently came into owning a HP100, and I am new to audiophile community but I can say that it sounds fantastic for the price I was able to buy it at, very content. I was looking for an open headphone originally especially because I have not tried one my whole adult life. I ended up being surprised by how nice the clarity, sound quality, bass response, and even the sound stage is for the HP100. I then woke up to a gift from my girl and she had bought me the DT990 pro, and she said she wanted to get my the HP200(she knew that was the one I wanted) but she was able to get the DT for 129 new(imo both sound amazing, I believe the HP is easier to listen too off the rip but that may because it was also burned in for a while)  I am actually waiting for the Fiio e11 for an amp to put with the HP, and you said it makes a well match?

post #25 of 25
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My HP100 is an early version. For my understanding, there has been some retuning on later / current version that doesn't quite sound the same as the older version, so it is hard to say whether it will still go well with a warmer sounding amp.

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