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I let my sister listen to some music on my HE-500s and she said the bass was really textured.
"I really like the feel of the music."
That was with some Com Truise and Verve Remixed. Then I played some music from Joe Hisaishi's soundtrack to Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away.
"I really like how big the music feels."
That's the soundstage we're talking about. smily_headphones1.gif
She uses my Grados downstairs when watching anime and says she likes that it doesn't feel so close. And she can hear dad yelling at her to do chores. The Beyers are on the TV doing videogame duty, and it's pretty funny watching her play horror games with those.
"He was right there! YOU could feel him on your ears!"
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Originally Posted by Rotijon View Post
 

Next thing you know, they'd be asking for your own setup instead :biggrin:

 

:biggrin: I need to be careful what I wish for...

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I let me co-worker tested my new Shure se846 IEM to see if she likes it (since she got gigabytes of songs on her iPod and a big roller in spending money on gadgets too). After listening to the se846 deeply for 5 minutes and (looks like) she's really concentrating on the sq of the IEM, she declared that it's an awesome headphone that has a great sq like her $100 Bose in-ear!!!  I took the se846 back and say nothing more.....:rolleyes:

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Originally Posted by PhiQuanTu View Post
 

I let me co-worker tested my new Shure se846 IEM to see if she likes it (since she got gigabytes of songs on her iPod and a big roller in spending money on gadgets too). After listening to the se846 deeply for 5 minutes and (looks like) she's really concentrating on the sq of the IEM, she declared that it's an awesome headphone that has a great sq like her $100 Bose in-ear!!!  I took the se846 back and say nothing more.....:rolleyes:

Lol. I remembered that when I got my k3003, my roommate listened to them and said they were even worse than his earpod... I haven't and will never let him touch my gears again:D

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I recently purchased an Audeze EL-8, and coming from an Audio Technica ATH-A55, they both sounded the same, lol.  I think I have wasted $700 for nothing.

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Originally Posted by aznever View Post
 

I recently purchased an Audeze EL-8, and coming from an Audio Technica ATH-A55, they both sounded the same, lol.  I think I have wasted $700 for nothing.

Take some time with the EL-8, and make sure you've got it playing out a good source. :p You need some time for your brain to break in.

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I recently purchased an Audeze EL-8, and coming from an Audio Technica ATH-A55, they both sounded the same, lol.  I think I have wasted $700 for nothing.

Return them if you don't like them. A lot of people had your impressions in the EL-8 thread. Not worth $700 for the sound quality (but build quality is superb, except the highly glued on earpads that prevent any sort of modding.)
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I don't know why they would glue on the earpads to the headphones unless it done to take corners but at that price point, they should at-least do it right and design them to be removed without having to do any kind of work around. That would be the one thing to stop me from buying headphones, if they gorilla glue the earpads on, No matter how good it sounds.

 

I sure it doesn't stop people who really want to remove those earpads with a bit of force or a knife and double sided tape.

 

Those EL-8 look interesting to me but not $700 interesting that's way past my limit but i bet they must be some great headphones.


Edited by genclaymore - 4/25/15 at 5:25am
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