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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

 

What would you say about the mids on Nuforce HP-800, less or more forward versus M100 and how does it compare to UE6000 which is a somewhat midforward / warm with lots of bass too.

 

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

I didn't compare them back to back, but I'd say the mids are about par. Both have pretty strong bass presence, though I think the HP-800 is a smoother in presentation overall. 


The mids of the HP-800 are a bit more forward than M-100, but not a huge difference.  Regarding my overall sonic preference:

 

1. M-100

2. HP-800

3.  UE6000

 

The only one of these three bass-heavy cans that works well with multiple genres is the M-100.

post #122 of 176
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

 

The only one of these three bass-heavy cans that works well with multiple genres is the M-100.

 

The Nuforce can't be that bad, can it? I listen to all genres with Q40 and very satisfied with whatever I throw at it.

post #123 of 176

I have to give those M-100's another listen. The last time I heard them they just sounded all over the place to me.

post #124 of 176
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

 

The Nuforce can't be that bad, can it? I listen to all genres with Q40 and very satisfied with whatever I throw at it.


The bass was overdone for several genres even by my standards (which would apply to everything except pop, EDM, hip hop and R&B where they shine).  From memory, NuForce bass is even bigger than Q40, but that could just be how I remember an old impression.


Edited by Craigster75 - 2/4/13 at 5:08pm
post #125 of 176
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The bass was overdone for several genres even by my standards (which would apply to everything except pop, EDM, hip hop and R&B where they shine).  From memory, NuForce bass is even bigger than Q40, but that could just be how I remember an old impression.

 

OK yea I can imagine _IF_ it's stronger than that of Q40, then it may become overhelming for some music, I concider Q40 to sit exactly on the border what works or doesn't work with a wide variety of genres, anything more and it becomes too much. I quickly stopped using for example V-Moda LP2s after getting them for that reason, too much bass for most genres.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 2/4/13 at 5:21pm
post #126 of 176
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OK yea I can imagine _IF_ it's stronger than that of Q40, then it may become overhelming for some music, I concider Q40 to sit exactly on the border what works or doesn't work with a wide variety of genres, anything more and it becomes too much. I quickly stopped using for example V-Moda LP2s after getting them for that reason, too much bass for most genres.


The only headphone on the planet I unconditionally recommend for anyone who appreciates quality bass along with overall SQ is the M-100.

post #127 of 176
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The only headphone on the planet I unconditionally recommend for anyone who appreciates quality bass along with overall SQ is the M-100.

 

Yea I still plan to give them a try once they make bigger pads, I already had problems with the LP2s so, while the pads felt comfortable when first putting on, I could only wear them about 1 hr (and didn't fit around my ear completely). Also I feel the european pricing could be lowered a bit, it's like they are charging extra for overseas, typically headphone manufacturers doesn't take the taxes into account when the european pricing vs american pricing is compared, in this case you pay about the same ordering overseas with custom fees (23% VAT in my case) as if you order from europe when it should normally become a bit cheaper ordering from europe for a european customer and I just don't like when the pricing is set like that for european customers and refuse to buy under such conditions.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 2/4/13 at 6:27pm
post #128 of 176

My review of the HP-800: http://www.head-fi.org/products/nuforce-hp-800/reviews/8403

 

I've been avoiding the other reviews around here like the plague (especially you Armaegis!) so I wouldn't be swayed by your opinions. Now that mine is up, I look at yours and find some very similar thoughts going on. That's kind of cool - I though I might have been crazy for a moment there. But these are actually pretty darn good $150 headphones. 

post #129 of 176
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My review of the HP-800: http://www.head-fi.org/products/nuforce-hp-800/reviews/8403

 

I've been avoiding the other reviews around here like the plague (especially you Armaegis!) so I wouldn't be swayed by your opinions. Now that mine is up, I look at yours and find some very similar thoughts going on. That's kind of cool - I though I might have been crazy for a moment there. But these are actually pretty darn good $150 headphones. 

 

Wow, no kidding... you must have been stalking me this time rolleyes.gif

 

Geez, not only are our observations mostly the same, even the order in which we presented them is similar. 

post #130 of 176
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

My review of the HP-800: http://www.head-fi.org/products/nuforce-hp-800/reviews/8403

 

I've been avoiding the other reviews around here like the plague (especially you Armaegis!) so I wouldn't be swayed by your opinions. Now that mine is up, I look at yours and find some very similar thoughts going on. That's kind of cool - I though I might have been crazy for a moment there. But these are actually pretty darn good $150 headphones. 

 

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

Wow, no kidding... you must have been stalking me this time rolleyes.gif

 

Geez, not only are our observations mostly the same, even the order in which we presented them is similar. 


I really enjoy these as well and both of your reviews were on the money.  I ultimately returned them with mixed feelings.  I find most headphones have a dealbreaker for me.  The dealbreaker of the HP-800 is that I wanted a bass cannon for high volume listening which would seem to go together.  Yet, there was too much distortion at high volume.  For me, low volume listening would include artists like Norah Jones or Jewel where I have no need for a bass cannon.  However, when I am in the mood for Pitbull, David Guetta, or Rihanna, I want to create that loud, boomy club experience in my head.  The HP-800 does the boomy part as well as any headphone I ever heard, but they missed the mark on the loud.  If they could produce a "flagship" version of this headphone with the same bass, but higher sensitivity and SPL (and a better headband design) they could easily charge $300 and I would be first in line.

post #131 of 176

Have you tried an Ultrasone? Those things can give your head a good rattle.

post #132 of 176
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Have you tried an Ultrasone? Those things can give your head a good rattle.


Yes, I just received my Ultrasone Signature DJ and I am now officially retired from any headphones purchases for several years.  They are the ultimate headphone for my sonic preference, fit and portability.  Simply amazing.

post #133 of 176
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Yes, I just received my Ultrasone Signature DJ and I am now officially retired from any headphones purchases for several years. 

 

Because you are also officially broke now? biggrin.gifwink.gifsmile.gif

post #134 of 176
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

 

Because you are also officially broke now? biggrin.gifwink.gifsmile.gif


That and my wife confiscated my credit card wink_face.gif

post #135 of 176

Hot off the press:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/NuForceHP800.pdf

 

Gotta admit that the measurements pretty much sum up my experiences as well. The "dip" at 400Hz isn't as pronounced as the FR is pretty flat to about 3kHz. Not bad measurements at all. Especially for a headphone in this price range.

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