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Thoughts on Sennheiser HD439?

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I might buy them. Just wanted to know if they are worth it. And if using an equalizer on a bass heavy setting, will the bass be good enough for a bass head?
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post #2 of 72
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And would an amp be needed ? smily_headphones1.gif
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Well i tried these out at best buy a couple of times. I was thinking of buying them as well when the sale was on. 

 

Despite Sennheiser saying they are "bass enhanced" or something, its not bass heavy. Doesn't have a ton of bass but it is pretty warm headphone (rolled off treble). I quite liked the sound. The bass on these though wouldn't satisfy a basshead though. Even if you try to eq it, it'll probably start distorting before reaching basshead levels of bass.

 

Also theres no need for an amp. They ran fine out of my iphone & clip+.


Edited by audioKyle - 3/19/13 at 12:51am
post #4 of 72
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Okay well, something around 150 that have lots of bass without effecting the spectrum?
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Sorry I don't have much experience with bass heavy headphones in this price besides the m50, image ones, and maybe the m80s though not bass head bass heavy.

The image ones are definitely the most bass heavy of the three I just mentioned. The new version is even more bassy. I thought the first version sounded better and still has a ton of bass.

Sorry These are the only I have experience with. Hopefully someone else can chime in with more recommendations.
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00101XVH2/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d9_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_r=06GFQP0VA015GNAN7TG2&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470939031&pf_rd_i=507846

 

I heard these briefly once, and I have to say, they are quite nice at bass. Controlled, and relatively easy to drive. What source would you be using?

 

Also the HD439's are very nice sounding headphones, but not as bassy as it seems you'd like.

post #7 of 72
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Im driving it from my Sony Walkman . It is great at driving all my phones. Even 64ohm Beyers. But at home, i have a little RCA sound system that gives em for uhmph
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okay, yeah, you'll have no problem diving the HFI-780's, BUTTTTT even low impedance headphones can benefit from amping ;) a lower end FiiO might be nice, depending on what you want to lug around. My Brick-Phone (FiiO E7 strapped to an otterboxed iPhone 3gs) gets some strange looks in the hallway.

post #9 of 72

If looking into the Senns, highly suggest you look at these mods - http://www.head-fi.org/t/646251/sennheiser-hd-428-hd-428s-modding-guide-january-2013

Applies to all the HD4xx models. The bass model does indeed bring out ample bass.

post #10 of 72

M50, Image One and M80 not basshead enough? Wow! I find them very bassy not to mention the HD439 with quality bass. Enhanced bass does not mean "extreme bass" I find the bass quite big enough for basshead and it is well controlled. Very warm and also dark sounding. Pairing with an amp will help improve the lows and mids. It gives in better control and more alive. 

 

Hope this help!

Billson :)

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Thanks guys smily_headphones1.gif
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Any time smily_headphones1.gif
post #13 of 72
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

If looking into the Senns, highly suggest you look at these mods - http://www.head-fi.org/t/646251/sennheiser-hd-428-hd-428s-modding-guide-january-2013

Applies to all the HD4xx models. The bass model does indeed bring out ample bass.
Looks like this is what i'll be doing!
Have you done it before?
post #14 of 72

I have a video review if anyone is interested.  M50 review coming soon too.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMSjdD_u28A

post #15 of 72
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You forgot to mention it sound warm.
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