Yea I know.
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A coworker of mine came by the other day to tweak my new computer for me (he built it) and while he was over I played him some music starting with my desktop rig and then switching to my HD 650's. He was really impressed, I don't think he had realized before that visit how good some things can sound. I can quote him as saying months ago that "Bose makes some of the best headphones". I made no attempt to argue with him or try to explain that it could be sooo much "better". He left with some of my music I let him borrow and I doubt any intentions to buy new headphones (but maybe speakers). However he was raving about the sound at work to some of our co-workers. You can't win them all and I think his favorite part was hearing the vinyl.
sources - PC thru gungnir and a Pro-ject 9.1 thru a vincent audio PH8
headamp preamp Ray Samuels Audio Apache
cans HD 650's
desktop speakers Magnepan Mini Maggies powered by an Emotiva amp
That was a impression to the one I got when I listened to the SZ2000 too, both with my normal listening conditions and with +12 on the 30Hz slider on my DX50 in my local Jaben.Couple pics. (Click to show)
Gigantic low-end but terrible mids and highs. This was with my typical song I use to audition basshead cans. I use it because of the unique blend of violin and synths which allows me to somewhat analyze how realistic the violin sounds along with the typical analysis. The song just sounded muffled, as if there was a veil over the mids and highs. The violin especially sounded like it was being played in a tiny closet.Lindsey Stirling: Shadows. (Click to show)
I got another reaction from a friend, took the TH600 over with my Fiio X3 to a friends and put on some Freeze - Electricity. He was quite surprised at how good and clear it sounded, I quote "holy **** the sound is all around my head, tripppy..." "The bass is like I'm right there at a festival or club man". When he heard the price tag he almost fell off his chair, said no way he'd pay that kind of coin em, interested however into looking at $300-400 range - look forward to helping him here. Currently he listens mostly on Sennheiser 419's.