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post #256 of 3171
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Originally Posted by NuckinFutz View Post

Actually this is really interesting, if you look at the goldenears measurements of the Q40 they are fairly similar:
 

 

To my ears and memory they are quite similar but the Yammies have more sub-bass and a definite bump in the highs that at least is NOT audible on the Q40s. This is why to me and some others sibilance reared its ugly head on some tracks... Still, both are very good cans and I prefer the Yammies slightly more while RPG appreciates the Q40s more.

 

RPG, YOU NEED the Pandora Hope VI!!!! :)

post #257 of 3171

Sat thru an hour with Hilary Hann, thru the audiogd dac n  CSP2+....what a match;

scintillating..flowing...airy...dynamic, front row ticket, up close with a genius of a violinist. 

 

Next up, Von Karajan....powerrrrrrrrful, expansive....Beethoven Symphony #5 ...

This can brings out the grandeur SIZE of the concert hall...

Havent heard this Von Karajan series of cds projected that superbly by my other cans.

I am a loving IT.

 


Edited by Lorspeaker - 5/30/14 at 8:32pm
post #258 of 3171
Well Lors and RPG (the creator of my beloved foobar2000 forward config), I love ya both. Therefore I want both the mt220's AND the Q40's. AND gelocks, the PHVI's dammit!
post #259 of 3171
Still hold the opinion that these have exceptional attack. The bass is felt and heard though not the tightest. I preferred them to the q40. But the phvi over them all.
Edited by grizzlybeast - 5/31/14 at 4:05pm
post #260 of 3171
This can has an exceptional synergy with some cds, this old Arthur Rubinstein CD where he just banged away on his piano, sounds so huge n life like on the mt220...otherwise I just passed it over on my other cans.
post #261 of 3171
Just seen the cans you own and have previously owned Lorspeaker, this is high praise indeed.
post #262 of 3171
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

This can has an exceptional synergy with some cds, this old Arthur Rubinstein CD where he just banged away on his piano, sounds so huge n life like on the mt220...otherwise I just passed it over on my other cans.
Hey I just noticed you put Hifiman pads on you pandora which I thought would be a gud idea to keep looks similar. Have you tried pad rolling on the Yamaha yet. It's just as easy and rewarding. I like alpha pads on them though the bass got a bit stronger a lot of other things changed for the better. Less bright but also a lot less forward which I didn't like.

Nowadays I want to put 1540 pads on er' thing
post #263 of 3171
Tried the beyerpads briefly, went back to stock n didn't feel discomfort once I adjust the headband properly making sure the cups dun sit on the ears.
Will stick to this until I get a good feel at how this can synergies with my upstream options.
Pleasant surprise the Decware csp2+ opens up the mt220 really well as an amp... hv been diving into my "bad" albums to give them their day of hearing :-)
(I tend to use csp2+ as a preamp)

Alphapads r stuck on permanent duties on my 770. :-)

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OK curiosity got the better of me, stripped the Alphapads from 770 n transplanted it onto the MT220.... sounded like i am sitting a few rows further back, slightly tunnelled, slightly nasal, smaller focused soundstage..(from a very big nearfied embracing soundpresentation), need to crank up the vol a few notches to get the "feel"....
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A little brainwave...
becos the drivers are angled, n the alphapads are angled too, so i mounted the alphapads in reverse to balanced out the tilt, and it opens up the soundstage :P

Listening to AVATAR is a revelation...doesnt sound like a closed can really, that low buzz in the music pervades/projects outside the cups, the low rumble working thru the thick cushion of the alphapads to its advantage..i can feeeel the buzzz of the low freq on my ears..wow...NICE !

The isolation of the alphapads is significant, low level details on soundtracks like THE LAST SAMURAI are clearly heard...i am zone-ing out on this track..very lovely.

Closing theme from THE GLADIATORs...NOW WE ARE FREE...intoxxxicating vocals swirling airily thru the music ..arghhhhh.
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There is alot of low level details coming thru this can, projected thru the depth...
now listening to THE GREEN LEAVES of SUMMER, a song i glossed over always,
but the details coming thru is catching my attention..for ONCE.

Switching over to MEZZOFORTE...this can rockssss... snapping my fingers ..bobbing my head.

OK PASSSS !!
Edited by Lorspeaker - 6/2/14 at 6:29pm
post #264 of 3171

Interesting comments regarding pad rolling

 

I love the cans as stock and my only complaint is the depth of the pad as my ear just touches the driver on some occasions. As an interim measure I have placed a small amount of material inside the pads to lift them a touch which works and hasn't had a negative impact on the SQ.

 

However, I am intrigued to try some others - perhaps velour rather than pleather so if others have experience I'd be very interested to hear them.

 

Overall though a fantastic headphone at the price range and my AKGs (K550) don't get worn at all now.

 

O.

post #265 of 3171
The beyer velor should fit too, ..u wanna give it a shot?biggrin.gif
post #266 of 3171

The 250 or 770? Or will they both fit?

 

Happy to try them out :)

post #267 of 3171

The  250pad has a plastic backing i think...distant memory...my first can. :P

 

The 770/880/990 type padsize should fit...

 

i took out my AD2000 suede pads for a spin, it is quite flat like a pancake..similar to stockpad thickness..

u still get the tall upfront embracing sound presentation, 

a little less bighallish ambience...leaning slightly towards a damped-room kind of sound...

(very slight ok...not overly damped/inert...which is a good thing, trying v hard to find some differentiating point :P)

I think alot of people will be more familiar with this kind of soundsig.

 

 

(pulled this foto from the internet...but it is exactly like this. )


Edited by Lorspeaker - 6/3/14 at 5:23pm
post #268 of 3171

wait a min what yamaha is that I thought you had the mt220

post #269 of 3171

lol...that pic is taken from the internet, i am trying to show the pad that i am talking about, AD2000pad from Audio Technica :P

post #270 of 3171

woops sorry^

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Originally Posted by NuckinFutz View Post

Actually this is really interesting, if you look at the goldenears measurements of the Q40 they are fairly similar:
 

 

To my ears and memory they are quite similar but the Yammies have more sub-bass and a definite bump in the highs that at least is NOT audible on the Q40s. This is why to me and some others sibilance reared its ugly head on some tracks... Still, both are very good cans and I prefer the Yammies slightly more while RPG appreciates the Q40s more.

 

RPG, YOU NEED the Pandora Hope VI!!!! :)

this is exactly what I heard when I compared them both together. but the q40 was a little tighter, just a little

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