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post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post

I encountered them while making my research. Unfortunately the bass thing disqualifies them for me:(

I agree, they're good for guitar, vocals, and jazz.

 

Which drowns them out is the bass. They have no punch power in bass at all, but tighter bass which makes sound very different than other headphones.


Edited by reload - 2/25/13 at 2:56am
post #32 of 43
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

 

Yes  and I had he-400 too.

 

For EDM , IMO he-400 is better for ambient, Downtempo and some Dubstep due to its fastness and overall clarity. Sig pro is the best when a more meaty sound is needed . Sig pro is more "realistic" and intimate. SP and he400 bass are equal in quantity and quality but different . Spacious and clear with he-400 , bodied  energetic and lively with Sig pro.

 

For example.  take this Infected Mushroom track :

 

 

With he-400 it seems you can hear and visualize noise from everywhere in soundstage, you can contemplate and follow sound objects very precisely as you can observ Little fish in an aquarium. it's really an impressive show but....

 

With an Ultrasone Sig pro.. ( and  I think is even more true for pro2900 or 900) , you didn't observe a little distant magnificent show anymore.. you' re plunged into the Music. Bass begun visceral , you feel physically the Music and overal sound become less sparkly but more realistic, more meaty

 

So , it's why I like more the he-400 for more relaxed listening of Ambient/Downtempo and Sig pro to really get a more lively experience.  IMO it's a matter of preference . it depends too o f what your listen to besides EDM.  For Rock/Metal I would choose he-400 . For Jazz, Classical , Soul, Funk,...Utrasone Sig pro.

 

I Hope to be  understandable . redface.gif

Thanks for the comparison. Infected Mushroom is something I listen too:) According to your description it seems to me HE-400 should suit me better than Ultrasone. Still I would love to listen to Ultrasone to experience the difference myself.

post #33 of 43
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post

Thanks for the comparison. Infected Mushroom is something I listen too:) According to your description it seems to me HE-400 should suit me better than Ultrasone. Still I would love to listen to Ultrasone to experience the difference myself.

 

Self experience is the best, here is my Ultrasone comparison: http://www.head-fi.org/t/401879/an-ultrasone-comparison

post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by Acix View Post

 

Self experience is the best, here is my Ultrasone comparison: http://www.head-fi.org/t/401879/an-ultrasone-comparison

Thanks for the comparison.

post #35 of 43
Aside from the other excellent suggestions in this thread, check out the Philips Fidelio X1, they seem to be making big ripples across the headphone world (headfonia and InnerFidelity have both released great reviews of them).
post #36 of 43

I'll echo what many have said.... Pro 900 are the best I've heard for electronic overall. And I think I've about tried all the suggestions by now. Denon's have great sub bass for something like dubstep, but Pro 900 is better otherwise.

 

 

post #37 of 43

i happen to own the HD 600's

They are NOT suitable for electronic music!

they are amazing for recordings that have been made using natural instruments

but with artificial ones... NOPE .. if you listen electronic music.. then you are a lucky guy .. you don't need reality sounding cans.. only cans that make recordings sound fun.. try phillips fidelio x2 or anything else that is within your budget

post #38 of 43
Panasonic HD 10s are a sleeper killer right out of phones or dac
post #39 of 43
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Originally Posted by dimitri356 View Post
 

i happen to own the HD 600's

They are NOT suitable for electronic music!

they are amazing for recordings that have been made using natural instruments

but with artificial ones... NOPE .. if you listen electronic music.. then you are a lucky guy .. you don't need reality sounding cans.. only cans that make recordings sound fun.. try phillips fidelio x2 or anything else that is within your budget

 

Unfortunately yours is just one data point - and based on one persons preference.  It's probably also assuming that electronic music lovers are all about the bass slam and nothing else.  I also happen to own the HD600 (among other headphones), and I love them with electronic music. But I'm not a huge bass lover (quantity only) - and much prefer quality and balance over impact and slam.  I might be in the minority here - but I guess it shows that making blanket statements about what is and isn't good for a certain genre all comes down to taste at the end of the day.  In fact I probably enjoy the HD600 even more than my T1 with electronic.

 

For me - the great thing about the HD600 is that they are true all-rounders.  For me, they play everything well.

 

Welcome to Head-Fi BTW

post #40 of 43

I'm really liking my AD1000x with electronic and industrial and metal. More bass and impact than AD900x, supposed to be about the same as AD2000x. I have an Ultrasone pro 750 and like the warmth and spaciousness of the AD1000x much better.

post #41 of 43
I love my ad900x's (more sparkly and present but still punchy) and Beyer DT990's (big, thunderous yet fast and clean subbass + also clear) for electronic.
post #42 of 43
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Unfortunately yours is just one data point - and based on one persons preference.  It's probably also assuming that electronic music lovers are all about the bass slam and nothing else.  I also happen to own the HD600 (among other headphones), and I love them with electronic music. But I'm not a huge bass lover (quantity only) - and much prefer quality and balance over impact and slam.  I might be in the minority here - but I guess it shows that making blanket statements about what is and isn't good for a certain genre all comes down to taste at the end of the day.  In fact I probably enjoy the HD600 even more than my T1 with electronic.

For me - the great thing about the HD600 is that they are true all-rounders.  For me, they play everything well.

Welcome to Head-Fi BTW

If I'm listening to electronic music such as Tim Hecker, whose production is layered, enveloping and just breathes around you then the HD650 works a treat. Same with the LCD2. LCD2 is killer on any high quality electronic music. I stay away from the EDM stuff. It's a wall of noise and simple chords. I do listen to my own guilty pleasure of electronic music which is psy trance. The 7550 are absolutely stellar for this.

The 7520 are also very good, for pretty much everything. I'd say they would rock most with house music.
post #43 of 43
DT 770 on a budget, DT 1770 for rich kids. smily_headphones1.gif

Very nice, because closed = "good" bass that goes down very deep. Better on the 1770, no doubt.
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