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No, I am afraid of boosting the HD439 bass too much, it's perfect for me quantity-wise just like it is. If anything, I might just get leather pads for them to increase isolation a tad, although I have the HD25 now for when I really need that.

I've tried two mods with the PX100-II so far: cutting out the foam center, which didn't change the sound much, maybe brought the mids out just a touch but really I didn't hear anything I can vouch for, and PX200 pads, which made the sound overly warm and let the midbass/lower mids creep up on everything else, giving them a muffled/muddied sound. I'm using them now with MDR-G57 earpads, which are slightly thinner than stock and, IMO, let the mids come out just a touch more (they're also super cheap for 5 pairs on Amazon :P )
Have you thought of doing the soldering mod or the dubstep(which is ironic because it actually tightens bass) mod for them, I'll be doing those mods over the course of the next week as well as another mod I'm thinking about doing. By the way do you think these headphones would sound nice if they were open biggrin.gif ?
post #92 of 303
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Damn, I saw this thread and was ready to post my vintage AKG K240 Sextetts as my 2nd favorite HP's and 14min before I throw it down someone else just did.  Man I love these HP's. Bought when I was in High School with every thing I had saved delivering newspapers.  With help from the vintage HP thread  I have these up and running.  At 600 Ohms they really need a decent amp.  Man they are musical and fun, I love these old HP's.

 

 

The Sextett's are definitely one of those headphones every head-fi'er needs to hear.

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The Sextett's are definitely one of those headphones every head-fi'er needs to hear.
I'm right now in the process of buying a pair and I'm wondering if these cans are good for electronic(including all sub-genres) rock or any other genres they do well in? Also what is a good amp for these headphones?
post #94 of 303

I don't own very many cans, but I always find myself reaching for my Grado SR-225 first. I think I'm just the perfect Grado consumer (tons of rock and metal, don't find the sound fatiguing, and they're quite comfortable to me).

 

KSC 75 gets a nod here too. Not the best, but great sound for the price, and just fun to listen to.


Edited by JHaywire - 7/14/13 at 10:06pm
post #95 of 303
The portable Stax SRS002 is my fav of the non perfect HP. Such a nice sound in a tiny package that you can listen to the Church without bothering the granny sitting next to you, and with a better sound than HD650... Nice HP I would say!
post #96 of 303
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I'm right now in the process of buying a pair and I'm wondering if these cans are good for electronic(including all sub-genres) rock or any other genres they do well in? Also what is a good amp for these headphones?

You need an amp that can push 600 Ohms, for portable I've been using ALO Audio MKll.  Home a Meier Classic. 

They frankly work well with Rock but electronica should be fine.  I see these HP's up on EBay now at a cheap price <100 a few years ago they were hot on Head-Fi and it drove the price up>300  they are reasonable now.  Just make sure they were made between 1975-1979. 


Edited by RUMAY408 - 7/15/13 at 6:38am
post #97 of 303

M-Audio Q40's. Recently been discontinued apparently confused.gif

post #98 of 303

Nice post. I'm not sure on which headphone I will pick however... They all sounded 'the best' to me :S

 

Each have a very pleasant yet different presentation of sound. These two look really great however.

 

 

AT W10VTG / Denon D5000

post #99 of 303
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You need an amp that can push 600 Ohms, for portable I've been using ALO Audio MKll.  Home a Meier Classic. 
They frankly work well with Rock but electronica should be fine.  I see these HP's up on EBay now at a cheap price <100 a few years ago they were hot on Head-Fi and it drove the price up>300  they are reasonable now.  Just make sure they were made between 1975-1979. 
What about the magni/modi combo?
post #100 of 303
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What about the magni/modi combo?

Magni can power 600 Ohms @ 120 mw so it could power these, but an Asgard is 190mw so the more power the better.

post #101 of 303

Haven't heard of either one of these mods; the only mod I've seen for them is the bass mod, which I'm not interested in because the bass is already just right for my taste, unless it could be tightened without changing the quantity.

 

And yeah, I would love an open version of them. The HD558 sounds a bit like them, but was much less neutral and with somewhat recessed mids. I'm thinking about saving for the HD600.

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Have you thought of doing the soldering mod or the dubstep(which is ironic because it actually tightens bass) mod for them, I'll be doing those mods over the course of the next week as well as another mod I'm thinking about doing. By the way do you think these headphones would sound nice if they were open biggrin.gif ?

Edited by Gilly87 - 7/15/13 at 10:05am
post #102 of 303
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Haven't heard of either one of these mods; the only mod I've seen for them is the bass mod, which I'm not interested in because the bass is already just right for my taste, unless it could be tightened without changing the quantity.

And yeah, I would love an open version of them. The HD558 sounds a bit like them, but was much less neutral and with somewhat recessed mids. I'm thinking about saving for the HD600.
So last night I modded them open and now the isolation sucks but the sound is phenomenal, think hd 598+ I think it would be appropiate to say HD 600 and that is how they sound without an amp. also the article you are going to be looking for is here: http://www.head-fi.org/a/sennheiser-hd4-8-modding-for-newbies
despite the initial purpose of the dubstep mod it actually dampens the headphones
post #103 of 303
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post

The discontinued Beyerdynamic DT880/2003.  Best headphones Beyer ever made IMHO--and yes, I've owned the T1.

 

This. I'm looking for one by the way ;)

post #104 of 303
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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post

You need an amp that can push 600 Ohms, for portable I've been using ALO Audio MKll.  Home a Meier Classic. 

They frankly work well with Rock but electronica should be fine.  I see these HP's up on EBay now at a cheap price <100 a few years ago they were hot on Head-Fi and it drove the price up>300  they are reasonable now.  Just make sure they were made between 1975-1979. 

Will a vintage Technics SA-500 Stereo Receiver (circa 1978-79) do the job?

post #105 of 303

Creative Aurvana Lives!!
 

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