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My dad is a musician, classical guitar player. He has recently been trying to record some stuff with a zoom recorder and c1000 mics. All he has ever had to listen to his recordings are awful on-ear headphones from 20 years ago. They are sennheisers, I think an early 400 series, but I have always been amazed at how bad they sound. Like, seriously horrendous. Bloated, loose bass that drowns out what semblance of highs there might have been. Pretty much no body to the midrange whatsoever. Additionally, these need amping to even be audible at a decent volume, which he doesnt have. His only alternative is some terrible koss earbuds that he bought from london drugs (he has a phobia about buying things online, and he lives in a small town).

I got him to try a pair of philips shp9500, and he was blown away. He looked at his headphones and I swear he looked like he was about to throw them out the window. In my head, I'm thinking just wait until you try the x2 when it shows up.
Edited by Spandy87 - 5/24/15 at 11:52pm
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Originally Posted by Spandy87 View Post
I got him to try a pair of philips shp9500, and he was blown away. He looked at his headphones and I swear he looked like he was about to throw them out the window. In my head, I'm think just wait until you try the x2 when it shows up.

So after all these years, he finally heard something better. That's far out. Do you think he will end up buying some headphones that are suitable for monitoring/recording? Be sure to tell him about this forum!

 

Originally Posted by Spandy87 View Post

They are sennheisers, I think an early 400 series, but I have always been amazed at how bad they sound. Like, seriously horrendous. Bloated, loose bass that drowns out what semblance of highs there might have been. . .

Ermagersh, you're showing bias against a headphone. Such elitism. Just kidding!:D 

 

Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post
At the headphone bar she listened then to a few LCDs and (I didn't tell her the prices) and concluded "these sound amazing". Boom! 

   Wow, have you checked out 'Katz's Corner' on Innerfidelity? It's about speaker-fi audiophiles reacting to high-end headphones. They love Audeze, even more than Stax. Apparently Audeze cans sound more like high-end loudspeakers!

   So when you say headphone bar, you're not talking about a pub where you listen to headphones, right? o.o That would be amazing.


Edited by CaveManta - 5/24/15 at 4:18pm
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Originally Posted by CaveManta View Post

So after all these years, he finally heard something better. That's far out. Do you think he will end up buying some headphones that are suitable for monitoring/recording? Be sure to tell him about this forum!

Originally Posted by Spandy87 go_quote.gif
Ermagersh, you're showing bias against a headphone. Such elitism. Just kidding!biggrin.gif  

   Wow, have you checked out 'Katz's Corner' on Innerfidelity? It's about speaker-fi audiophiles reacting to high-end headphones. They love Audeze, even more than Stax. Apparently Audeze cans sound more like high-end loudspeakers!
   So when you say headphone bar, you're not talking about a pub where you listen to headphones, right? o.o That would be amazing.

That would be indeed a dream come true, a nice fresh Guinness and trying out headphones or a yummy single malt, sigh.

Anyhow, it's a high end audio shop and they have a rather small but nice collection of headphones and headphone amplifiers positioned at a counter/bar type. Resembles nothing like a pub, very modern and stylish. They have Auralic, Oppo, Audeze, Woo, Sennheiser.

Cheers,
K
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  Wow, have you checked out 'Katz's Corner' on Innerfidelity? It's about speaker-fi audiophiles reacting to high-end headphones. They love Audeze, even more than Stax. Apparently Audeze cans sound more like high-end loudspeakers!

 

 

I am coming from speakers background and newer to headphone world. I usually prefer neutral and natural sound signature. During my demonstrations with high end phone setups, I preferred HE-6 & HD800 compared to Audeze & Stax. 

 

(HE6 and HD800 were modded)

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