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Originally Posted by YamaVega View Post
 

 

Once that model reaches us locally, I definitely will try.  I hate to admit, even if the HP50 is sonically superior, the 1R's sweet vocals and sound sig leaves something I desire.  And in all honesty, I still dont get the RoomFeel experience, maybe because I have never experienced listening to great speakers set properly in a room.


Go for a Speaker test in your local high fi shop, its worth it.

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The HP 50 is quite nice, but I found it a little less engaging than I liked. I think a little more dynamic quality (even if that results in more colouration) would help the HP 50. I wouldn't call it boring by any stretch, but I couldn't describe it as engaging either.

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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post
 

The HP 50 is quite nice, but I found it a little less engaging than I liked. I think a little more dynamic quality (even if that results in more colouration) would help the HP 50. I wouldn't call it boring by any stretch, but I couldn't describe it as engaging either.

 

My impressions are the same.  The HP50 sounds too laid back, that lively genres like EDM/hiphop/etc sounds less exciting.  Thats why I got a MOE for those purposes.  I guess theres really no such thing as an all-rounder headphone

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Originally Posted by peterinvan View Post
 


I also had a problem getting a comfortable fit for my larger than average head and ears.  The bass was a bit bloated and the sound stage sounded constrained.

 

I bolstered up the ear cups with some speaker wire.  It is a soft plastic, round wire, about 5/16" diameter and 8" long. 

 

My ears are now comfortably enclosed in the ear cups, the bass is tighter and the sound stage opened up.  An all around improvement to the SQ in my opinion.


I found the earcups tended to squash/compress after a few months and decided to try this mod. - i used 2 core electrical manins cable in the absence of spare speaker wire and this is about the smae width size and worked perfectly - i found them more comfortable and the bass seems less boomy at times so a good result.

 

Thanks to peterinvan for the tip

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