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post #3916 of 15867
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Originally Posted by zigy626 View Post

Today I really pushed the HD800. Wanted to see how loud it can get without distortion. I was amazed how loud the music got and without any distortion. I have to say I really enjoyed listening to Daft Punk blasting in my ears. Could have listened for a long time but the treble was a bit too much to take for my ears on some tracks. But wow the Lehmann really pushed this thing hard. Very impressed with the ring radiator driver. 

 

I once put some 'music' earplugs in that mute anything over 85dB. Plugged the Senn into my (Corda Rock iirrc) and cranked thm nearly full dial. The INSANE bass at those volumes literally had the HD800s almost shaking loose from my head. Good times.

 

-Daniel

post #3917 of 15867

I  personally  think that boosting the volume to hear better the bass is not a good  idea. This either means that at normal volume there's already  too much of treble, or that the amount of bass is not enough  to be enjoyable.

 

On another note, I'm pretty happy with my last mod. The vibrations are so much more "life like" when listening dark ambient : it's not just sounds, but almost the physical thing. Probably the imaging, but I  can't imagine not having that, and after a taste of this, I  want to improve my mod again, since obviously the shape is not optimal.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 7/24/13 at 5:11pm
post #3918 of 15867

rolleyes.gif

 

Not sure where my EARPLUGS implied that I was boosting the volume for any other reason than to stress the HD800-the bass was a cool effect basshead.gif of the experiment. I think most would agree that boosting the volume to increase any frequency is a good idea-especially with headphones.

 

-Daniel

post #3919 of 15867

Well, it's just remind me all the nitpicking discussion regarding the fact that the srh940 didn't have enough mid-bass, while I  could just boost a bit the volume to hear an obvious thumping bass.

Then the message was spread everywhere that the srh940  are "bass lite", while they have perhaps 3db max missing compared to "neutral".

Now when you have the hd800, then it's off course ok to boost the volume to rave about the bass.

Different headphone, different way of assessing it , I can't help thinking that there some "bias".

post #3920 of 15867

Personally I've never heard any Shure headphone, so I'm not sure who you're directing that at.

 

OTOH, I've never seen someone get away with as much bias and disguised attacks against a headphone of all things, let alone in it's own appreciation thread, as I have you. But hey at least you own it now, amirite? rolleyes.gif

 

-Daniel

post #3921 of 15867
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post


OTOH, I've never seen someone get away with as much bias and disguised attacks against a headphone of all things, let alone in it's own appreciation thread, as I have you. But hey at least you own it now, amirite? rolleyes.gif

Well I just don't like the "positive bias",  maybe that's why I bother to react (as much as "negative bias") . But I probably shouldn't react each time, that's my mistake.

 

How many time I've read here , that people enjoyed the bass of hd800, after boosting the volume ?

It's just that ,  I see a pattern.  I'm waiting for the next  time someone say he like a lot the bass of the hd800, without "boosting the volume". But off course not you, since you are warned (and that I already predict your answer : the zana deux etc etc).


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 7/24/13 at 6:17pm
post #3922 of 15867

My new Mytek 192 is still burning in. 

 

sounds good with HD 800 now!  so much detail.

 

still a little fatiguing though, gonna have to wait till the 100-150 hour mark. the HD 800s are extremely unforgiving right now.

 

good recordings sound amazing though.

post #3923 of 15867
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

My new Mytek 192 is still burning in. 

 

sounds good with HD 800 now!  so much detail.

 

still a little fatiguing though, gonna have to wait till the 100-150 hour mark. the HD 800s are extremely unforgiving right now.

Try the anax mod (or the easier one I suggested a few post ago), and save hours of insidious fatigue (you may  minimize the problem now  , but you'll regret it once you try the mod).

post #3924 of 15867

Guy the main reason I pushed the Hd800 to high volumes had nothing to do with bass. I was getting some distortion on some tracks (bad recordings). So I choose the Daft Punk latest album as I know it has been recorded well. It was a test to see if my headphones are working fine or is there something wrong. Well they passed with flying colours. I have to say that I really enjoyed the experiment because it really gave me a feeling of sitting in front of two giant $20,000 speakers. The detail, soundstage, and yes bass was just off the chart. It was the first time I felt a sense of satisfaction listening to a pair of headphones and not regretting buying a speaker setup instead. I think currently I am very happy with my setup. I personally don't see my self going to a speaker setup for atleat 4-5 years (or maybe never). For the past 4 months I have been on a musical journey with the HD800's and discovered and widened my musical tastes. 

post #3925 of 15867
Have to agree on the new Daft Punk;best I have heard the HD800 so far.
The production is breathtaking and the music itself is a delight in groove and melody.
And I never liked Daft Punk!
post #3926 of 15867

I do like the Daft Punk album, but imo the production is a little too polished and polite at normal volume. There's no edge unless you do turn it right up! I'm not dissing it, but its clearly been produced to be played very loud in clubs etc. 

 

and yes it does sound amazing cranked up on the Senn's! basshead.gif

post #3927 of 15867
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

 

I once put some 'music' earplugs in that mute anything over 85dB. Plugged the Senn into my (Corda Rock iirrc) and cranked thm nearly full dial. The INSANE bass at those volumes literally had the HD800s almost shaking loose from my head. Good times.

 

-Daniel

 

WHAT ? WHAT WAS THAT?   atsmile.gif

post #3928 of 15867
I enjoyed very low volume with HD800, the instrument separation and space is much more realized, and I thought that's what 800 is famous for.
I don't know how extrabig get the conclusion people like to crank up to get more bass. Certainly there are one or two who prefer loud, but as I recall, people tend to crank up LCD2, 3 more than 800.
Edited by RedBull - 7/25/13 at 5:49am
post #3929 of 15867

Definitely don't need to crank the HD800's to get bass.

post #3930 of 15867
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post


I don't know how extrabig get the conclusion people like to crank up to get more bass.

This comes from the equal loudness curve:  the more you boost volume,  the more you are equally sensitive to  all frequencies,  and this is one reason people perceive louder as better.

 

Evolution of the equal loudness curve with volume: as you see it's flatter & flatter with bigger volume, and less focused  on the 3khz-4khz region: (taken from wikipedia)

 

 

I  managed to find an article about this:

http://www.earsandgears.com/louder-is-better/

 

So this is why I'm annoyed a bit by statement like "I've boosted  the volume , the bass is great".

 

You know, even my hd25 sound better when I boost the volume. 


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 7/25/13 at 7:12am
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