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post #2671 of 3823
... I can listen to my 55's with no problems. On bassy cans, if I can at least slightly hear the treble and mids, then I'm fine... But if they're both gone, then into the garbage they go!... Either way, I want the sz1000's for the massage factor, and because I can put them on peoples heads and get a "WHAT THE F***!!!!!!!!????!!??" reaction from them... Hehehe... I think they'd be a nice fun can, and more than worthy of my consideration as my next bass can to replace the 55's.
Edited by DisCHORDDubstep - 4/13/14 at 2:59pm
post #2672 of 3823
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

 

You do realize that's partly because bass is omnidirectional and penetrates the car's body more readily, right? 


Yea I know.

post #2673 of 3823
Why would someone buy a can just massage your head and get a reaction from people, that is stupid. You buy a can because you like the sound signature with the music you listen to. You said you didn't want to sacrifice mids and highs, well the SZ does sacrifice mids and highs, a lot
post #2674 of 3823

Might as well just get the Crushers and call it a day.

post #2675 of 3823

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

post #2676 of 3823
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

Why would someone buy a can just massage your head and get a reaction from people, that is stupid. You buy a can because you like the sound signature with the music you listen to. You said you didn't want to sacrifice mids and highs, well the SZ does sacrifice mids and highs, a lot
some mids and treble, but not all... Again, if I find the 55's enjoyable, then the sz1000's most likely will be great.... Oh, and I like the 55's for dubstrp and rap. Dubstep is 45% of my library.... And... No. I won't buy the skull crushers. That would be a downgrade from the JVC's, not an upgrade...
Edited by DisCHORDDubstep - 4/13/14 at 8:43pm
post #2677 of 3823
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

some mids and treble, but not all... Again, if I find the 55's enjoyable, then the sz1000's most likely will be great.... Oh, and I like the 55's for dubstrp and rap. Dubstep is 45% of my library.... And... No. I won't buy the skull crushers. That would be a downgrade from the JVC's, not an upgrade...

It's not some but quite a lot of detail IMO is lost in comparison to even some much cheaper cans like my $69 Takstars sound more coherent, clear, less congested in the mids and highs
post #2678 of 3823
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It's not some but quite a lot of detail IMO is lost in comparison to even some much cheaper cans like my $69 Takstars sound more coherent, clear, less congested in the mids and highs

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)

Edited by BucketInABucket - 4/14/14 at 1:54am
post #2679 of 3823

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.

post #2680 of 3823
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

some mids and treble, but not all... Again, if I find the 55's enjoyable, then the sz1000's most likely will be great.... Oh, and I like the 55's for dubstrp and rap. Dubstep is 45% of my library.... And... No. I won't buy the skull crushers. That would be a downgrade from the JVC's, not an upgrade...
have you tried the skull crushers?
post #2681 of 3823
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

have you tried the skull crushers?
no... Nor do I want to. I'll stick to k240's for listening and JVC's for head humping
post #2682 of 3823
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

no... Nor do I want to. I'll stick to k240's for listening and JVC's for head humping

Then how do you know you wouldn't like them?
post #2683 of 3823
-_-
post #2684 of 3823
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

-_-
Please, enlighten me.
post #2685 of 3823
Too cheap, bad reviews, etc. I'm just not even going to bother with them.
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