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post #961 of 1368
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Originally Posted by Anouk View Post
 

Hi,

Well my nad hp50 arrived today, pretty quick from denmark warehouse.

The headphone is actually not as large as i feared it might be. Although the cups dont really want to stay folded and the cable is flimsier than i thought it would be and i dont like that you dont get a tactical click when you volume up or down.

The sound is quite nice albeit a bit thinner then i thought it would be, i thought treble might be too muted for me but it i snot. Bass is also quite good.

Soundstage is very nice for a closed can.

I think these are just more neutral then what i am used to.

These have ample volume with y iphone 4.

I am a bit afraid of how much these might leak sound though. I dont listen at that loud volumes but hwen i have these in my hands with music playing i still can hear it. I will have to ask someone to listen for it when i have these on my head.

I am still curious how i might like the momentums overears so i might have to get these to compare but i would have to send one of them back.

Perhaps the momentums sound would be a bit warmer/fuller more exciting?

Greetings, Anouk,

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/706770/nad-hp50s-vs-momentums-a-short-review-comparison

 

As for DAC/amp - you dont really one.  They are easy to drive and will sound just fine off an iPod Touch.

post #962 of 1368

The HP50's drive and sound very,very good off even a simple ClipZip ! Which is quite nice in this day of monster mobile rigs to get high quality sound...

post #963 of 1368
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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post
 

The HP50's drive and sound very,very good off even a simple ClipZip ! Which is quite nice in this day of monster mobile rigs to get high quality sound...


Agreed and also are driven very well from my X3 as well as my ClipZip

post #964 of 1368

Got the HP50 headphones yesterday and they are amazing. I was also looking at getting the Momentums, but the fit was too small. I'm happy to have moved past the Momentums and found these instead!

post #965 of 1368
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Originally Posted by ryencoke View Post

Got the HP50 headphones yesterday and they are amazing. I was also looking at getting the Momentums, but the fit was too small. I'm happy to have moved past the Momentums and found these instead!
Congrats... Enjoy them
post #966 of 1368

I am deciding between the NAD VISO HP50 and the V Moda m100. They both look really promising. I listen to mostly hard rock, symphonic metal, new age orchestral, and electronic dance and trance. I have medium size ears, but a pretty large head (I have to put a pair of bose oe2 on the largest setting to fit my head). Has anyone tried both of these headphones and prefer one over the other, or does it really just come down to what type of music you listen to?

post #967 of 1368

I tried the HP50. And the headband presses a bit on top of my head. Even demoing it in store felt unfcomfortable after 20 minutes.

 

When looking at the headphone the top of the headband looks pretty flat compared with other headphones. Is this normal?

post #968 of 1368
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Originally Posted by tan1415 View Post
 

I tried the HP50. And the headband presses a bit on top of my head. Even demoing it in store felt unfcomfortable after 20 minutes.

 

When looking at the headphone the top of the headband looks pretty flat compared with other headphones. Is this normal?

Yes...I move the headband up a couple of clicks and have no issue

post #969 of 1368
I picked up a a pair of the NAD's after reading all these awesome reviews on it. I took them home and was very surprised at the sound being produced from this $300 headphone.
I own a pair or Audezies and Beyerdynamics. It was very nice to find an above average sounding headphone for under $1000.00.
I was getting worried that anything decent in the headphone world was turning into a $2000 game. Thanks NAD for not gouging us.
That being said....I had to return my first pair because the volume on the headphone suddenly dropped to about 1/3 of what it was supposed to be. The store said they have never had this issue. They gave me a brand new pair and I have been listening to them of past 2 days.
I'm having a bit of a comfort issue with them. The head band tends to slip back and I feel like I'm constantly adjusting. After raising the headband/ear pad distance, they are a bit more comfy, but not fantastic.
The sound of these headphone certainly beat the fit for me.
post #970 of 1368

If you are looking for a very characteristic pair of headphones with lots of bass-boosting, then go for the M100s. If you want an all-rounder that stays on the bringe between color and neutrality, then get the NAD VISO HP 50. 

post #971 of 1368
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Originally Posted by vkalia View Post
 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/706770/nad-hp50s-vs-momentums-a-short-review-comparison

 

As for DAC/amp - you dont really one.  They are easy to drive and will sound just fine off an iPod Touch.

 

I have been considering an amp as well to be paired with my iPod Classic 7th gen.  In terms of driving these headphones, I am completely satisfied with their quality and loudness directly out of the HO on the iPod. Nevertheless, I know that the amp plays a greater role than simply making the audio "louder" and am very interested in the prospect of using an amp like the C&C BH2 with a LOD.  It is a bit humorous, but these cans sound SO good directly out the iPod I almost can't imagine them sounding dramatically better with an amp upgrade.  What I do know is that the more neutral the source the better the HP50's sound.  I can't stand how an adjusted EQ sounds with these cans as it throws off the very carefully crafted frequency balance of "Room Feel" in an almost exclusively negative way.

 

For me, the question of amping regards quality of sound, not quantity of sound.


Edited by new reformation - 4/27/14 at 9:14pm
post #972 of 1368
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Originally Posted by new reformation View Post
 

 

I have been considering an amp as well to be paired with my iPod Classic 7th gen.  In terms of driving these headphones, I am completely satisfied with their quality and loudness directly out of the HO on the iPod. Nevertheless, I know that the amp plays a greater role than simply making the audio "louder" and am very interested in the prospect of using an amp like the C&C BH2 with a LOD.  It is a bit humorous, but these cans sound SO good directly out the iPod I almost can't imagine them sounding dramatically better with an amp upgrade.  What I do know is that the more neutral the source the better the HP50's sound.  I can't stand how an adjusted EQ sounds with these cans as it throws off the very carefully crafted frequency balance of "Room Feel" in an almost exclusively negative way.

 

For me, the question of amping regards quality of sound, not quantity of sound.


I think these cans are 30mWatts max (!) so not sure how much benefit/volume control play you would get from a mobile amp in this case....My easy to drive other cans are around 200mWatts max input with a similar ohm rating.

post #973 of 1368

It makes you wonder how in the world these headphones sound as good and articulate as they do considering the fact that they are basically incapable of having a high damping factor when amped.  :blink:

post #974 of 1368

I run mine from my Xperia Z1 and I want not for more amping. Not only do they sound great right out of the phone, but they're efficient (more-so than my PX100ii) they can go loud enough for me. 

post #975 of 1368

Perhaps NAD has utilized some technical advancements similar to the "Tesla" driver structure found in the flagship Beyerdynamic HP's to dramatically increase sensitivity. :confused_face_2:  It's definitely a impressive set of drivers.  However, my question still goes unresolved as to whether or not I could have an increase in overall SQ (Better resolution, wider soundstage/more air, etc) by circumventing the default amp in my DAP and using higher quality electronics in an external amp.

 

Can someone who has a decent amp attest to any SQ differences between setups (with volume levels having been equalized)? 

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