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post #31 of 33

Well, I have my new HD380 Pro's. I have burned them in for around 100hrs and have a further 150hrs of listening on them. I would like to share my thoughts on them in comparison to the HD 280 Pro and ATH-M50s.

 

They have turned out to be my new day to day use headphone and I am considering selling my ATH-M50 and HD280.

 

They do exactly what I was hoping for which is:

 

Have a similar sound signature to the HD280 but much more refined.

 

Provide deep tight bass - Better so than the ATH-M50 and comparible with the HD280 but more detailed. They are in no way loose and flabby like the ATH -M50. Kick drums really have a nice snap to them. I would say that the bass is slightly exaggerated but not offensively so.

 

They provide more mid range than the ATH-M50 and less than the HD280 giving vocals and guitars plenty of texture and weight without sounding harsh.

 

They have less treble than the ATH-M50 and more than the HD280. I find with the ATH-M50 to have the volume set at a comfortable listening level so that the music has sufficient impact the treble is too harsh, turn down the volume and the bass is lacking as are the mids. Treble was always a bit lacking on the HD280.

 

I like these Headphones and think they are a keeper.

post #32 of 33
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Originally Posted by Bonavon Vovo View Post

Well, I have my new HD380 Pro's. I have burned them in for around 100hrs and have a further 150hrs of listening on them. I would like to share my thoughts on them in comparison to the HD 280 Pro and ATH-M50s.

 

They have turned out to be my new day to day use headphone and I am considering selling my ATH-M50 and HD280.

 

They do exactly what I was hoping for which is:

 

Have a similar sound signature to the HD280 but much more refined.

 

Provide deep tight bass - Better so than the ATH-M50 and comparible with the HD280 but more detailed. They are in no way loose and flabby like the ATH -M50. Kick drums really have a nice snap to them. I would say that the bass is slightly exaggerated but not offensively so.

 

They provide more mid range than the ATH-M50 and less than the HD280 giving vocals and guitars plenty of texture and weight without sounding harsh.

 

They have less treble than the ATH-M50 and more than the HD280. I find with the ATH-M50 to have the volume set at a comfortable listening level so that the music has sufficient impact the treble is too harsh, turn down the volume and the bass is lacking as are the mids. Treble was always a bit lacking on the HD280.

 

I like these Headphones and think they are a keeper.

 

I noticing the same thing.  I picked up a used pair with a busted plug and just reterminated them a few minutes ago.  Damn, a fully upgraded HD280.  This headphone rocks.  If only the clamp force on this set that I have were as good as HD280, isolation would become comparable, I think.  Dat low bass, daaamn!  basshead.gif  basshead.gif  basshead.gif

I liked the modified HD280 that I had a lot, but ultimately its midbass "hole" and lack of refinement versus M80, HD25, and T50p put me off.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Bonavon Vovo View Post

I'm surprised there are not more reviews and people praising this headphone here on head-fi. Judging by the reviews on amazon these phones punch well above their weight. Does anyone have an opinion of these? Objectively for or against?

 

Much too good for audiophools.  tongue_smile.gif

post #33 of 33
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Originally Posted by minhquancanon7d View Post

I'm torn between those things! My requests are: Comfortable (my ears are about 6cm long/ each,lol) to wear on long flight (8-15 hours), Isolation must be good too, sound quality to listen to mostly Linkin Park, Rap, David Guetta, need much bass and zero sibilance. Durability is very important! My DAP is only iphone 4 and maybe 5! 

 

If your budget can't stretch to QC15s (which are completely inappropriate for your needs anyway, very mild bass response and yes I own them) I don't suppose you can afford the PSB Speakers M4U2's either - Sound & Vision mag's product of the year for 2012, they isolate very well, are comfortable (i wear glasses and can't use "on-ear" headphones at all because my ears hurt too much), and have very nice bass.

 

So assuming they are out (they are terrific) then I would suggest the Audio Technica ANC-27

http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/ab757e7f4775b932/

 

At under $100, the price is excellent and the bass is terrific. The only part of your requirements these fall down in is the comfort - they do only have 40mm drivers so the pleather pads aren't all that large.

 

As an alternative, I'd suggest the Sony MDR-NC500.

 

The bass in those audio technica's is quite heavy especially for the price. I actually bought those in an "emergency" one year where i realised in the taxi on the way to the airport that I left my $300+ headphones + amp at home! :( So I went to the airport convienence store (which had quite a large range of noise cancelling headphones, actually) and chose these because they came with batteries included. I got a huge shock at the presense and quality of the bass response but the clamping force is a tight so they became painful to wear after an hour. Your experience maybe different.

 

*edit* Oops didn't realise the OP was so old - sorry everyone - oh well maybe my ramblings will help someone else with similar requirements to the OP.


Edited by jjcoolaus - 5/21/13 at 11:51pm
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