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post #16 of 35

I read that if they are not on your head correctly they wont sound right. Meaning if they don't get a good seal on your head.

post #17 of 35
Thread Starter 

i cant believe how bad they sound :S

 

just sounds like standard iphone earbuds.  literally so gutted!

 

i got a fiio e6 in anticipation for the weak bass.. but it hardly makes any difference.. but when i connect the e6 to the denon ahd-1100 they sound really good!

 

beyer dt770 here i come! shame they arent in stock :(

post #18 of 35
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Originally Posted by genclaymore View Post

I read that if they are not on your head correctly they wont sound right. Meaning if they don't get a good seal on your head.

yea even when holding them tight to your head theres no bass at all.

 

even at full volume, virtually no bass

post #19 of 35

look for the 32 ohm ltd edition

 

are sennheiser hd 600/650 or denon ah-d 600 in your budget?

post #20 of 35
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no i couldnt justify spending £300 on headphones atm.

 

amazon have the dt 770.. but the 80 ohm version is £20 more expensive than the 250 ohm version :S

post #21 of 35

if they have the 32 ohm version u should try it. its probably the best one 

post #22 of 35
Thread Starter 

they dont have the 32 ohm version.

 

even the sound isolation is amazing on the 550.  at full volume, if you place the ear cups flat on a table, you can barely hear anything.

 

they are amazing in every way... apart from the sound :(

post #23 of 35

adamCCC, what do you use as source/amp? The K550 definitely do have bass.

post #24 of 35
Agreed. Let them break in over night with the music running at moderate volumes and give them another listen.

Based on their tested frequency response, the bass should probably not be absent the way you describe unless (a) they aren't sealing to your head well or (b) your computer just can't drive them.



This comes with the caveat the headphone measurements are not always completely reflective of how headphones will sound. But these have a pretty solid bass bump.

However, if that's not enough bass for you, then get some Ultrasones biggrin.gif
post #25 of 35

This sounds like he's trying to drive headphones with a DAC.

post #26 of 35
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Ive read from people/reviews, even akg's reccomendations that they dont need to be driven with an amp.  However anticipating the weak bass response i bought a fiio e6 (it was the biggest amp i was prepared to carry around in my pocket) which still didnt make much difference, granted it gave it more bass, but still sounded terrible compared to my old headphones.  Having let them burn in all night, they do sound a touch better, so I'm going to leave them on overnight again tonight. 

 

I have tried them on the pc, iphone and ipod.  They were on the ipod all night, which is surprisingly still going even at 80% volume.

 

I tried them out on my family, asked them to close their eyes and listen to both the akg's and my denons with the same song, 100% of them said the denons sounded better and they thought the akg's were the cheap pair. "tinney" was a the most common word used to describe!

post #27 of 35

They don't lack bass. Your hearing is definitely spoiled from the D1100s, which have a huge bass boost. I'm talking worse than monster beats bass boost.

post #28 of 35
Thread Starter 

they definitely do lack bass. even when they are turned up full whack, you cant even feel the slightest vibration coming from the ear cups.

 

my cousin has beats, the denons do not have as much bass as the beats!


Edited by adamCCC - 1/31/13 at 7:38am
post #29 of 35
To be honest, I have not heard them. But when I was researching them before buying my ATH-A900X (comparable in class to the K550), people described them as having decent bass response, but many people also repeatedly said that you MUST get a good seal on your head before they will sound good. Are you certain that you have done this? Got them well-adjusted and well-positioned to fit your head? Are you trying to wear glasses with them? Take them off.

And to second xnor's comment, I would also NOT do listening tests comparing them to the D1100. That's like trying to taste a good merlot after drinking a cheap cab sav. If I listen to my ATH-A900x after a long session with my Grado SR225i, they sound very meh in the detail of the mids and highs because of the overly strong mid and high output on the SR225i. If I listen to them after using my Ultrasone HFI-780, the bass sounds weak, blah, because the Ultrasones have powerful bass. But if I haven't used my other headphones, the subtleties of the A900X stand out--they are just as good a headphone. So don't listen to your D1100 at all today. Then wear the K550 for an hour or two and get adjusted to their particular frequency response (don't add any bass boost). That being all said, if you are used to mega bass and that's what you want, then you may never be happy.
post #30 of 35

You expect vibration? That's extremely boosted bass...

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