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post #106 of 243
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Audio Technica W5000
Beyerdynamic T5p
Denon AH-D7100
Fostex Mad Dog
Fostex Paradox
Fostex TH900
JVC DX1000
Kenwood KH-K1000
Sony MDR-CD900ST
Sony MDR-Z1000/7520
Ultrasone Edition 8
Ultrasone Signature Pro
Yamaha Pro 500
AKG K550
Fostex TH600
Sony MDR-1R
SoundMagic HP100
 
The list is starting to look good :)

Edited by whoelse - 3/25/13 at 9:05pm
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Is it better than the MDR-7509HD?

 

Unfortunately I haven't heard the 7509HD. I've heard the non-HD version, but I guess that's a completely different sounding headphone, so that comparison would be no good. redface.gif

post #108 of 243

what exactly makes a pair of headphones the king???

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what exactly makes a pair of headphones the king???

I guess to each there is one of their own king, whatever comes into your mind that you love. If a king is love by many it will be in the list or get dethrone?

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I guess to each there is one of their own king, whatever comes into your mind that you love. If a king is love by many it will be in the list or get dethrone?

seems to me that it's hard to say, because the kings here are being crowned and decrowned by a single person's comment. ...and how many people here have actually heard all the headphones on that list?

 

I think you need to elect the king through trial by combat!! :D fight to the death!

post #111 of 243
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seems to me that it's hard to say, because the kings here are being crowned and decrowned by a single person's comment. ...and how many people here have actually heard all the headphones on that list?

 

I think you need to elect the king through trial by combat!! :D fight to the death!

 

Absolutely :D

 

In fact if one that have dethrone and enough protest it will be back in the list and vice versa. Hopefully like you have said, the list should be shorten overtime and hopefully someone have the resources can do a death match. Of course it can never be the best of the best single King but I never see any threads that people nominate a list like this one. Should be a fun thing to do. Maybe we need to start an open back version LOL.

post #112 of 243

To be fair there is not many of that list I have not heard. I think both the yamaha and Sony z1000 being on the same list as the TH900 is absurd. Also the signature pro is better than both of them but also ain't at the level of Th900.

post #113 of 243

Maybe we shall have top 5 kings of different price range xD 

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To be fair there is not many of that list I have not heard. I think both the yamaha and Sony z1000 being on the same list as the TH900 is absurd. Also the signature pro is better than both of them but also ain't at the level of Th900.

perhaps, it would help to nominate kings per price category.

 

It would seem a bit strange to me personally if a $400-500 pair of headphones can outperform a $2,000 pair of headphones. If that is the case, no one will buy the $2,000 pair. lol

post #115 of 243
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Maybe we shall have top 5 kings of different price range xD 

I know like Whats-Hifi they group equipment into price point which make a lot of sense. When come to "King" it is something ultimate for individual and many at times, a cheaper headphones can really better than a more expensive one. So no price point, no comfort just something we think it is worth the status of Kingship.

post #116 of 243
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perhaps, it would help to nominate kings per price category.

 

It would seem a bit strange to me personally if a $400-500 pair of headphones can outperform a $2,000 pair of headphones. If that is the case, no one will buy the $2,000 pair. lol

If there is one, it is worth to be call the King isn't it? The question is will there ever be one? :)

post #117 of 243
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To be fair there is not many of that list I have not heard. I think both the yamaha and Sony z1000 being on the same list as the TH900 is absurd. Also the signature pro is better than both of them but also ain't at the level of Th900.

Is the Yamaha really that bad?

post #118 of 243
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I know like Whats-Hifi they group equipment into price point which make a lot of sense. When come to "King" it is something ultimate for individual and many at times, a cheaper headphones can really better than a more expensive one. So no price point, no comfort just something we think it is worth the status of Kingship.

A proper king should live comfortably!!!! :)

 

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Is the Yamaha really that bad?

shhhh!!!! don't throw any hate yamaha's way or the thread will be derailed by people who love their pro 500s :(

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A proper king should live comfortably!!!! :)

 

shhhh!!!! don't throw any hate yamaha's way or the thread will be derailed by people who love their pro 500s :(

 

"A proper king should live comfortably!!!!" Haha yea. I actually mean anything that is King to you and not particularly based on any preset criteria.

post #120 of 243

TH900 and Paradox blow the other in-production closed back headphones out of the water.

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