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post #46 of 53
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I don't know where to find the K550's to test them.

Best Buy sells them.
post #47 of 53
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I still feel like I don't know enough about them. How's the imaging? Will the K550's isolate me well enough in say, a car on the highway? How do they sound with an amp? Etc.

post #48 of 53
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I still feel like I don't know enough about them. How's the imaging? Will the K550's isolate me well enough in say, a car on the highway? How do they sound with an amp? Etc.

I'm not a big K550 fan, and nothing will isolate as well as the QC15 (you will always be giving up isolation to go away from the QC15). Their isolation is average, their imaging is average, they're somewhat mid-treble forward, fit is somewhat temperamental, they're kind of ho-hum in my opinion, but you don't want bassy, you have very picky aesthetic requirements, and there's not a lot of options left.
post #49 of 53
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I'd be willing to make some sacrifices as long as the mids aren't recessed and they isolate well, as well as are relatively portable. Just no excess bulkiness would be nice. Also, great imaging would be a plus (say compared to HiFiman HE-400's).

post #50 of 53
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I'd be willing to make some sacrifices as long as the mids aren't recessed and they isolate well, as well as are relatively portable. Just no excess bulkiness would be nice. Also, great imaging would be a plus (say compared to HiFiman HE-400's).

Try them out - you'll be the only one who can determine at this point if they're acceptable or not.
post #51 of 53
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How are the Denon AH-D600's? Would they fit my description? I'd be willing to give up some of my highly specific "needs" in a pair of headphones. 


Edited by JD1993 - 12/26/12 at 6:37pm
post #52 of 53
Haven't tried the D600 so I have no idea to be honest. They're supposed to be fairly bassy though.
post #53 of 53
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I might be going to B and H soon in NYC. So I'll probably test em out there. I have the HiFiman HE-400s, and they have a pretty warm sound to me. Maybe I'll like the Denons.

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