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post #16 of 33
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Never get to try thise HD3280 and HD280 but UE6000 are very comfortable! Not at all touching the drivers and good sense of thickness and softness but it does get warm after a while but do note that its pleather and it is common to have such issue smily_headphones1.gif

I tried the HD380 for about 5 minutes and it was very comfortable (of course not as the bose ae2) Have u tried the AE2 and can u make a comparision between the UE6k comfortable vs ae2

post #17 of 33

I own the HD280 pro. It's really light and has very soft padding, however it clamps a lot. I wouldn't recommend it if you plan to wear them for hours on end. Soundwise nothing special, it's only $100 after all. It does have fair amounts of bass, and zero sibilance though.

post #18 of 33
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I tried the HD380 for about 5 minutes and it was very comfortable (of course not as the bose ae2) Have u tried the AE2 and can u make a comparision between the UE6k comfortable vs ae2

Unfortunately, I never try any Bose headphones as I am not a fan of it but if you wish to, I might be able to try them this coming weekend and will give you an impression probably around next week as I am going for a trip to Singapore but no promise if I could try them but I hope I can try them in a shop that I know and get my hands on some HD6xx, LCD-2/3 & a few super high-end headphone (yes, they allow us to audition everything they sale in the shop + a professional stand beside you) but it only happens if I have few hours of time for me to get hands on it since I am hopping to purchase one for my first homey set-up xD

By far this is what I could say, the UEs have minimum clamping force and it's one of the most comfortable closed headphone I tried! smily_headphones1.gif

Billson
post #19 of 33
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Unfortunately, I never try any Bose headphones as I am not a fan of it but if you wish to, I might be able to try them this coming weekend and will give you an impression probably around next week as I am going for a trip to Singapore but no promise if I could try them but I hope I can try them in a shop that I know and get my hands on some HD6xx, LCD-2/3 & a few super high-end headphone (yes, they allow us to audition everything they sale in the shop + a professional stand beside you) but it only happens if I have few hours of time for me to get hands on it since I am hopping to purchase one for my first homey set-up xD

By far this is what I could say, the UEs have minimum clamping force and it's one of the most comfortable closed headphone I tried! smily_headphones1.gif

Billson

I tried it at the 313's epi centre! It was extremely noisy but the ae2 made me fell that I'm listening alone

post #20 of 33
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I tried it at the 313's epi centre! It was extremely noisy but the ae2 made me fell that I'm listening alone

Sounds good! smily_headphones1.gif
post #21 of 33

I absolutely love my HD 380’s! Wear them for long sessions with 0 fatigue, not as long as the 17-hour flights that you are describing though. I also own the 280’s, I will say that the 380’s are more comfortable with not as much clamping force as the 280’s. The 380’s have a removable cable, a fold flat design for storage and come with a carrying case, making them a good traveling can. Sonically, they are better, with a more refined overall sound than the 280’s. Perhaps it’s the E.A.R. technology, it is simply that the drivers are angled so they point more to the ear canal itself instead of directly to your head. I have listened to the Bose NC headphones and I personally do not care for the added pressure that I can feel with the NC technology, I also do not care for on-the-ear phones. Although when traveling, especially by plane, I prefer an IEM.     

post #22 of 33

I bought the 380s and i have friends with the m50s and sennheiser 280s.  The 380s make the m50s sound terrible.  ive seen so many people talking about how the m50s have punchy bass or this and that...not true.  the 380s have much more detailed bass that hits lower and sounds way better.  and the 380s are more comfortable to boot.  i have found that i prefer listening to music with lots of "layers" with these headphones as all the sounds are so perfectly isolated.  rock music sounds the best ive ever heard!  but i usually listen to hip hop, and love them for that too.

post #23 of 33
I have the ue 6000 and I love them, also I was checking out the hd 380 pro at best buy today and I like em
post #24 of 33
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I bought the ue6000 anyway, compared to the hd380 i tried the ue6k won in everything(maybe i didnt amp it)

post #25 of 33
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I bought the ue6000 anyway, compared to the hd380 i tried the ue6k won in everything(maybe i didnt amp it)
post #26 of 33

love my ue6000 to. very comfortable and great non fatiguing sound signature. with superb detail and imaging.

post #27 of 33
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love my ue6000 to. very comfortable and great non fatiguing sound signature. with superb detail and imaging.
It's great with metal
post #28 of 33
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What did u use? I'm using a set of ie80 too and i can see that the ue6k is not that far in everything

post #29 of 33
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What did u use? I'm using a set of ie80 too and i can see that the ue6k is not that far in everything
What do u mean? I also pair it with my iPod touch 4g + headstage arrow 4g
post #30 of 33

I have both the HD 280 Pro and the ATH-M50 and should receive a set of HD 380's in a few days which I will include in this comparison once I have given them some time.

 

I collect a large range of music, I listen to rock, metal, rap, electronica, ambient, jazz, blues, reggae.........honestly, you name it, within reason, if it is good quality, I will listen to it.

 

I would also like to add that there are 2 ways I like to appreciate music, 1) To listen to songs that I love and connect with  2) I enjoy analyzing the audio engineering of the tracks and how well they have been recorded, mixed etc.  So I have music in my collection that i listen to for reasons 1, 2 or both. Both of these headphones give me enjoyment in both of the ways I listen to music.

 

Let me start by saying the 280's and M50's are both good headphones but both have their flaws. Here's how I hear them:

 

HD280 Pro - Owned for 2-3 years

Great clarity in the mids particularly around vocals and snare type sounds, sometimes a little too pronounced. Excellent sub bass, maybe slightly light on the mid bass. There is a good quantity of bass too but not only is there a good quantity of it, it is very detailed, instruments like bass guitard retain their "twang" rather than just sounding boomy (Not a basshead headphone though). They have good instrument separation in the bass to mid range. A little lacking in treble. Small soundstage, very inside your head sounding. A very balanced analytical headphone that will shine with good recordings and show off poor ones. Quite a dry sound. I feel that everything is pretty close to where it should be. I like these. They have changed substantially for the better with time and now have many hours on them, I use these almost every day.

 

ATH-M50 - Owned for ~6 months

These are almost the opposite set of headphones to the HD280,

Recessed mids makes vocals sound more distant and takes a little more effort to pick out of the mix. I think the recessed mids also remove alot of the strength or impact from the music, eg. Drums have less impact, bass guitars have less twang, distorted/overdriven guitars have less texture. The bass is also the opposite to the 280's, They seem to lack true sub bass in place of slightly exaggerated mid bass, along with less definition. Their bass can sound a bit boomy and flabby at times (I don't feel that I would recommend these to bassheads either, even though they have more bass than the HD280, the quality, lack of sub bass and definition lets them down). This also results in poor instrument separation in the bass to mid range. Where the M50's do well is in the treble range. Nice clear treble with good separation and little harshness. Their soundstage is better too, things sound like they are being projected to you from a bit further away and a little more directional. Nice decay on reverb effects. The M50 probably makes you feel more involved with the music. With such a low impedance they are driven nicely by my iPhone 4s. With such a V shaped response curve they can be quite fatiguing after a while. I am undecided about the ATH-M50, They are by no means a bad heaphone and certainly have their place, they can bring recordings of lesser quality to life, but i do find myself getting bothered by them at times. I definately feel that they are overhyped.

 

Both are comfortable but to me the HD280 are more comforable. They do grip quite hard, however they make me sweat less than the ATH-M50 and the tight grip means i have to readjust them less than the ATH-M50's while doing things around the house. The 280's being lighter also makes them more comfortable than the M50 but probably impacts on their durability. Both headphones have travelled with me and neither has broken yet. I think the M50 has a better build quality though.

 

Neither benefit extremely from amplification but both have a small amount of improvement. Amp is not really essential for either of these.

 

It is hard to recommend one of these over the other because they both have their place for me and because of the amount of different music I listen to. All I can say is that I am not really biased toward either and I hope the comparison I have given can help aid in your decision making process when buying either of these headphones.

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