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post #46 of 91

I say get the XB500s while you can. They have the biggest bass hands down. EQ the muddiness out and enjoy. They are a extremely fun headphone.

Pro900 is bright and has above average distortion in the bass.

D2000 is better but will leave you wanting more bass.

post #47 of 91

Well the guy from B&H Photo just called to let me know they shipped my Signature DJ's and they'll be here on Wednesday (two days). I'll let you know what I think of them when they get here and I've had a chance to give them a good listen. 

post #48 of 91

From the ones I've heard:

 

1. Denon D2000

2. Sony XB500

3. Sony XB1000

4. M-Audio Q40

5. Beyer DT770

6. Yamaha Pro 500

7. Denon D600

7. Audio Technica ESW9

8. Beats

 

These were the cans that were able to rumble, and had that visceral sense of bass.

 

In terms of audio quality:

 

D2000 > Q40 = Pro 500 > D600 > XB1000 = DT770 > ESW9 > XB500 >> Beats


Edited by tseliottt - 3/18/13 at 3:42pm
post #49 of 91
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Originally Posted by bareyb View Post

Well the guy from B&H Photo just called to let me know they shipped my Signature DJ's and they'll be here on Wednesday (two days). I'll let you know what I think of them when they get here and I've had a chance to give them a good listen. 

Please tell me how much you like them when they arrive. I really need more than one opinion on these cans before I drop a grand on them!
post #50 of 91
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Originally Posted by tseliottt View Post

From the ones I've heard:

 

1. Denon D2000

2. Sony XB500

3. Sony XB1000

4. M-Audio Q40

5. Beyer DT770

6. Yamaha Pro 500

7. Denon D600

7. Audio Technica ESW9

8. Beats

 

These were the cans that were able to rumble, and had that visceral sense of bass.

 

In terms of audio quality:

 

D2000 > Q40 = Pro 500 > D600 > XB1000 = DT770 > ESW9 > XB500 >> Beats

The D2000 is out, because I cant find one for less that $500, and they are defenitely not worth that.

The Q40 keeps popping up, but I am worried that $130 headphones will be a downgrade from the $200 M80s that I have become accustomed to, unless they rock some serious bang for buck.

I have really heard nothing but positive things about the XB1000, except for a guy who tried to use them straight out of an iPod Nano with 128k MP3s, and these cans have been on my list since the beginning of this search. Can you tell me a bit more about them?

post #51 of 91
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Originally Posted by Luv My BASS 1 View Post


Please tell me how much you like them when they arrive. I really need more than one opinion on these cans before I drop a grand on them!

 

 

 

You really need to talk to Craigster over in the Basshead Club thread. He's the man when it comes to the DJ's. In fact, if you want some more opinions on them, start reading right here: post #5401

 

That's the point where we start talking about the Signature DJs. 


Edited by bareyb - 3/18/13 at 8:07pm
post #52 of 91
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You really need to talk to Craigster over in the Basshead Club thread. He's the man when it comes to the DJ's. In fact, if you want some more opinions on them, start reading right here: post #5401

 

That's the point where we start talking about the Signature DJs. 

It sounds like @Craigster75 is describing the Vmoda M100 as kind of a poor man's SigDJ. Care to elaborate on what makes the SigDJ better? 

post #53 of 91
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It sounds like @Craigster75 is describing the Vmoda M100 as kind of a poor man's SigDJ. Care to elaborate on what makes the SigDJ better? 

I am actually eyeing the Sig. DJ. After PMing Craigster, it seems like the sig DJ have bigger soundstage, more lifelike mids and more tight, authoritative bass. I'm not so sure abt the highs but he said it isn't harsh and I think he also said it is brighter than the Q40 (Brighter doesn't mean bright). In this price range there are many cans but if you want big bass I guess there is only this and the denon series if you don't want to sacrifice the rest of the sq. The denon line is actually great but they are more sub bass oriented FYI. While the m100 and sig DJ are midbass oriented. CMIIW.
post #54 of 91
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post


I am actually eyeing the Sig. DJ. After PMing Craigster, it seems like the sig DJ have bigger soundstage, more lifelike mids and more tight, authoritative bass. I'm not so sure abt the highs but he said it isn't harsh and I think he also said it is brighter than the Q40 (Brighter doesn't mean bright). In this price range there are many cans but if you want big bass I guess there is only this and the denon series if you don't want to sacrifice the rest of the sq. The denon line is actually great but they are more sub bass oriented FYI. While the m100 and sig DJ are midbass oriented. CMIIW.

I had asked about that. I really liked the Q40s but was a little dark for my setup. My amp is somewhat dark to begin with so it was a bad pairing. Still, it was a nice sounding set. If I they hadn't lost a speaker I'd probably still be happily listening to them. 

post #55 of 91
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Originally Posted by Luv My BASS 1 View Post

The D2000 is out, because I cant find one for less that $500, and they are defenitely not worth that.

The Q40 keeps popping up, but I am worried that $130 headphones will be a downgrade from the $200 M80s that I have become accustomed to, unless they rock some serious bang for buck.

I have really heard nothing but positive things about the XB1000, except for a guy who tried to use them straight out of an iPod Nano with 128k MP3s, and these cans have been on my list since the beginning of this search. Can you tell me a bit more about them?

They are definitely not downgrades. And they are definitely one of the best bang for the bucks out there. The only reason they don't get more attention is because Head-Fi has a problem with brand whoring. Anything named AKG or Sennheiser or Beyer will get their nuts tingling, but most other companies need a heavy push to get any attention. What's amazing about the Q40s though, is they have some of the best bass performance from any set of headphones, yet they remain relatively neutral through the rest of the frequency range. This is a very rare combination. Most bass-heavy sets have a V or U shape.

 

I actually had the XB1000s, D2000s, and Q40s at the same time, and the XB1000 were my least favorite because of the recessed mids. The earpads are basically caves around your ears, and thats what they sound like: caves. The vocals sound distant and lack energy compared to the other two.

 

I actually preferred the Q40s to the D2000s in terms of mid and trebel performance. The D2000s were too sibilant for me. Overall though, I preferred the D2000s because the bass is just that good. Its richer, fuller, deeper, and just simply the best bass I've ever heard from a set of headphones.

 

If I were you I'd give the Q40s a shot. If you want a livelier, more energetic set, try the Yamaha Pro 500s out. Both are awesome for portable use.

post #56 of 91
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They are definitely not downgrades. And they are definitely one of the best bang for the bucks out there. The only reason they don't get more attention is because Head-Fi has a problem with brand whoring. Anything named AKG or Sennheiser or Beyer will get their nuts tingling, but most other companies need a heavy push to get any attention. What's amazing about the Q40s though, is they have some of the best bass performance from any set of headphones, yet they remain relatively neutral through the rest of the frequency range. This is a very rare combination. Most bass-heavy sets have a V or U shape.

I actually had the XB1000s, D2000s, and Q40s at the same time, and the XB1000 were my least favorite because of the recessed mids. The earpads are basically caves around your ears, and thats what they sound like: caves. The vocals sound distant and lack energy compared to the other two.

I actually preferred the Q40s to the D2000s in terms of mid and trebel performance. The D2000s were too sibilant for me. Overall though, I preferred the D2000s because the bass is just that good. Its richer, fuller, deeper, and just simply the best bass I've ever heard from a set of headphones.

If I were you I'd give the Q40s a shot. If you want a livelier, more energetic set, try the Yamaha Pro 500s out. Both are awesome for portable use.

Beats styling aside, the Pro 500 sounds pretty good as well. These headphones have good bass that doesn't disrupt the rest of the frequencies?
post #57 of 91
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Originally Posted by Luv My BASS 1 View Post

Just heard from several reputable sources that the Denon D5000 has crappy isolation. And the search begins again.

UPDATE
anyone heard about the AKG K267 or Sony XB900? these 2 are relatively new, with little buzz surrounding them, but they might be just my thing

The Denon D5000's are amazing and better than any of the other cans people have been discussing but they don't fit your needs. First off they are out of the price range you choose and second you are correct, they don't isolate very well at all. There's really only two choices for you that will fill every need and your budget

Ultrasone Pro 900
M-Audio Q40

Both are in your range and have earth shattering bass that is very prominent but the rest of the sound is still very well laid out. The Pro are probably one of the best values in the headphone world. Great product with tons of extras included. Extra velour pads two different cables hard carry case and cool demo cd to show up the S-Logic+. Plus they can be ran easily by an iPhone or other portable devices.
post #58 of 91
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The Denon D5000's are amazing and better than any of the other cans people have been discussing but they don't fit your needs. First off they are out of the price range you choose and second you are correct, they don't isolate very well at all. There's really only two choices for you that will fill every need and your budget

Ultrasone Pro 900
M-Audio Q40

Both are in your range and have earth shattering bass that is very prominent but the rest of the sound is still very well laid out. The Pro are probably one of the best values in the headphone world. Great product with tons of extras included. Extra velour pads two different cables hard carry case and cool demo cd to show up the S-Logic+. Plus they can be ran easily by an iPhone or other portable devices.

Well, the denon d5000 isn't that good, with its slightly harsh highs and clarity that lose out to open cans much lower in price but it's bass good though!
post #59 of 91
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

The Denon D5000's are amazing and better than any of the other cans people have been discussing but they don't fit your needs. First off they are out of the price range you choose and second you are correct, they don't isolate very well at all. There's really only two choices for you that will fill every need and your budget

Ultrasone Pro 900
M-Audio Q40

Both are in your range and have earth shattering bass that is very prominent but the rest of the sound is still very well laid out. The Pro are probably one of the best values in the headphone world. Great product with tons of extras included. Extra velour pads two different cables hard carry case and cool demo cd to show up the S-Logic+. Plus they can be ran easily by an iPhone or other portable devices.

In case you haven't heard, any budget has been obliterated. I'm just not sure that the D5000 has enough bass. Mainly been considering the SigDJ, ultrasone Pro 900 and Yamaha Pro 500
post #60 of 91
M100 has boosted bass staying even until even 20hz. I would consider that sub bass focused. Lots of these mentioned cans roll off after 80hz leaving them as a punchy can but with rolled off sub bass. The denons have nice sub bass but have a bit too much upper energy for me. You have to decide if you want the ear massage from sub bass or punch from mid bass. Punchy cans can be difficult as they sometimes bleed into the lower mids sounding muddy.

Ps don't get the pro 900, too much treble and distortion in the sub bass.
Edited by Docks - 3/19/13 at 8:52am
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