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post #16 of 62
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Cool. Still can't make my mind up. It's too bad there's nowhere local I can try these headphones first...What are he main differences in sound between the 770s and a900x? I listen to mainly jazz, prog rock, fusion a bit of metal and a bit of rap.

It might be better to get a used DT770 Pro 80-Ohm, should be way cheaper then the A900X,

then later on you can always switch to a different headphone.

post #17 of 62
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

It might be better to get a used DT770 Pro 80-Ohm, should be way cheaper then the A900X,

then later on you can always switch to a different headphone.

I'm not too fussed on the price - I just want a good pair of headphones with powerful, punchy bass. I don't even mind if it's a bit boomy so long as it retains good clarity. 

post #18 of 62
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I'm not too fussed on the price - I just want a good pair of headphones with powerful, punchy bass. I don't even mind if it's a bit boomy so long as it retains good clarity. 

Maybe if your will to spend the cash, a used Denon AH-D2000 might be a better choice.

I've never listened to the D2000, but I do hear a lot about how great the bass is (and over all sound quality).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140905159442?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

 

And as they are only 25-Ohm, should be easy for the Galaxy to drive.

post #19 of 62
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

Maybe if your will to spend the cash, a used Denon AH-D2000 might be a better choice.

I've never listened to the D2000, but I do hear a lot about how great the bass is (and over all sound quality).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140905159442?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

 

And as they are only 25-Ohm, should be easy for the Galaxy to drive.

Hmm...I'll check them out. I think I was turned off the Denons from reading reviews that they weren't that detailed? Maybe I'm mistaken.

post #20 of 62
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Hmm...I'll check them out. I think I was turned off the Denons from reading reviews that they weren't that detailed? Maybe I'm mistaken.


People always want the best of all worlds, headphones don't always work like that. Chances are if you are looking for a lot of bass in your headphones, it's going to take a hit somewhere else. This is why many people on here just keep buying more and more headphones, because that perfect balance may never be hit. Getting a high amount of detail in a bass head headphone is a rare thing, maybe you should look at an LCD-2 or an LCD 3 especially if you aren't worried about price.

Denon D2000's are great headphones if your looking primarily for hard hitting bass.

post #21 of 62
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post


People always want the best of all worlds, headphones don't always work like that. Chances are if you are looking for a lot of bass in your headphones, it's going to take a hit somewhere else. This is why many people on here just keep buying more and more headphones, because that perfect balance may never be hit. Getting a high amount of detail in a bass head headphone is a rare thing, maybe you should look at an LCD-2 or an LCD 3 especially if you aren't worried about price.

Denon D2000's are great headphones if your looking primarily for hard hitting bass.

Well, the LCD-2 are a bit out of my price range. I kinda meant I don't mind paying a bit more than the Beyers or ATHs. I think this has only confused me more lol. Gotta pick between Denon 2000, Beyer 770 pro or ATH A900X. Have you had any experience with these? The Shure's I recently bought just lack that wow factor and I haven't really been hugely impressed by them cos the music sounds somewhat lifeless and cold. I'd like a warmer smoother sounding headphone with decent detail and solid bass.

post #22 of 62

You are confused simply because you are looking for opinions, and when it comes to headphones most peoples opinions differ. TheReem mentioned that the D2000's are in a different league then the A900X and the dt 770 pro's, which I happen to disagree with. I only briefly heard the D2000 but I didn't like what I heard at all, I simply don't like bass heavy headphones like the D2000's and would never prefer them over the A900X. I also disagree with the 770 being more detailed then the A900X. The dt 770 is ridiculously bass heavy and to my ears drowns out the mids quite a bit, they simply don't sound very good with vocal tracks or anything outside of hip hop/electronic/dub.

Again, it's just a different opinion, everyone prefers different sounding headphones for different reasons. The best thing to do is try and listen to the headphones yourself first before making a purchase and decide if you like what you hear.

 

post #23 of 62

I don't want to steal OP's thread but how does the A900x compare to the M50 in terms of bass quantity and impact? It is so tempting to order a pair of the A900x's through Japan...

post #24 of 62
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post

You are confused simply because you are looking for opinions, and when it comes to headphones most peoples opinions differ. TheReem mentioned that the D2000's are in a different league then the A900X and the dt 770 pro's, which I happen to disagree with. I only briefly heard the D2000 but I didn't like what I heard at all, I simply don't like bass heavy headphones like the D2000's and would never prefer them over the A900X. I also disagree with the 770 being more detailed then the A900X. The dt 770 is ridiculously bass heavy and to my ears drowns out the mids quite a bit, they simply don't sound very good with vocal tracks or anything outside of hip hop/electronic/dub.

Again, it's just a different opinion, everyone prefers different sounding headphones for different reasons. The best thing to do is try and listen to the headphones yourself first before making a purchase and decide if you like what you hear.

 

Thanks for your response. I read the Denons are quite bright and produce a lot of sibilance - did you notice this when you tried them?

post #25 of 62
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I don't want to steal OP's thread but how does the A900X compare to the M50 in terms of bass quantity and impact? It is so tempting to order a pair of the A900x's through Japan...

The M50s have a stronger bass, but the A900X should offer better over all sound quality (quality bass).

The A900X (40-Ohm) work best with a headphone output jack with a very low impedance (5-Ohms or less).

The M50s would be a little less picky about what they are plugged into.

post #26 of 62
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Well, I just found a store near my work that let me audition the Denon D2000's and they are pretty damn good. The bass is warm and full bodied if a little lacking in detail. But overall I really liked the sound signature. Now just wondering how they compare to the DT770s.

post #27 of 62
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I think ill get a pair of denon d2000s cos I liked what I heard. Does anyone own both the d2000s and the d5000s? Are the d5000s better in terms of bass and general sound quality? How does the soundstage compare?

Finally does anyone know where I can buy a pair of either relatively cheap?
post #28 of 62
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

I think ill get a pair of denon d2000s cos I liked what I heard. Does anyone own both the d2000s and the d5000s? Are the d5000s better in terms of bass and general sound quality? How does the soundstage compare?

Finally does anyone know where I can buy a pair of either relatively cheap?

D5000, more low end, slightly smoother mids. Soundstage is the same, I feel the A900X has a bigger soundstage than the stock denons.

post #29 of 62
I have a lot of disagreements with what Im reading here so far. The A900x derinitely has a lot of bass. I guess "bass head" is defined differently by different people. I find the A900x has way more bass than the M50 and even a bit more than the Pro700mk2 for that matter. I owned my a900x for a few weekw berore returning it. The K550 does everything better honestly. Its bass is similar quantity but more controlled and deeper reaching the the a900x. Its mids are near perfect, and although the highs are considered the weak point of the k550, they are less sibilant than the a900x without any loss in detail. I would put the K550 on par with the D5000. The a900x falls flat in term of build materials too. The headband sucks and the ear pads are giant versions of the ones on the M50.
post #30 of 62
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Originally Posted by Tony6225 View Post

I have a lot of disagreements with what Im reading here so far. The A900x derinitely has a lot of bass. I guess "bass head" is defined differently by different people. I find the A900x has way more bass than the M50 and even a bit more than the Pro700mk2 for that matter. I owned my a900x for a few weekw berore returning it. The K550 does everything better honestly. Its bass is similar quantity but more controlled and deeper reaching the the a900x. Its mids are near perfect, and although the highs are considered the weak point of the k550, they are less sibilant than the a900x without any loss in detail. I would put the K550 on par with the D5000. The a900x falls flat in term of build materials too. The headband sucks and the ear pads are giant versions of the ones on the M50.


The wing system on the audio technica headphones is the best "head band" in the headphone industry for me. I hate headbands that rest on my head, I never find them comfortable. The wings on the A900X are beyond comfortable for me, I can wear these things for 6-8 hours and they feel amazing. 

I'm not sure how anyone can possibly feel that the A900X has more bass then the M50's, simply not true. The A900X's have a better quality low end but they certainly do not produce more bass then the M50. The M50's have a major overload of bass that bleeds into the mids and sounds nowhere near as good as the A900X. 

As for the K550, they are a nice headphone, I'd put them on par with the A900X, sonically I thought they had similar characteristics. I was considering buying the 550's when I got my A900X, I didn't find them as comfortable and I also had issues with getting the pads to seal properly for some reason. I felt like I kept having to adjust the pads and push on them to get them to seal. Not sure if it was because of my ears of head shape or what, but I read a couple of comments on here where people also mentioned it. I've also never noticed any sibilant highs in either of them.

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