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Hawaiibadboy, how close in terms of SQ do you consider the MA900 and an equalized SZ2000/1000?  I ask because I really like the MA900, I know it's open and has a totally different signature but I'm really considering getting the SZx000 after selling my A900x and bass guitar.

post #1787 of 1794
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Originally Posted by LaPierre View Post
 

Hawaiibadboy, how close in terms of SQ do you consider the MA900 and an equalized SZ2000/1000?  I ask because I really like the MA900, I know it's open and has a totally different signature but I'm really considering getting the SZx000 after selling my A900x and bass guitar.

 

 

This is my eq for ma-900 

 

 

 

the SZ I switch to a setting that drops the 250Hz area on up to the bottom as they don't need any lift when I'm in bass mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If I leave this (top rock eq) on the sz it is a more intimate bass present playback of the same thing.

 

 

 

To the person who mentioned it I believe that a pair of open back wide staged cans and a closed back more intimate and bass heavy delivers  all one needs in the headphone arena ( not including iem's)

 

My SZ are my main  cans and have been for 1 year and gikigil who was in this thread from the start still rocks his set. he owns other cans though. These are not one and done cans. These are maybe your closed back cans but the wider soundstage and airy highs are gotten by open back and that's the way it is.

 

SZ are not gonna be your one and only though like me....they can be your main squeeze:D

 

I love these cans. They will never distort (break my heart) if I feed them right and they will give me head thumping vocal butter awesomeness. I am a happy owner 12 months on

 

So 2 Japanese imports the SZ got the closed and the 70mm bass lens ma-900 got the open covered and they are no where near audiophile priced.


Edited by Hawaiibadboy - Today at 12:57 am
post #1788 of 1794
I like the SZ2000 so much, I'm getting the SZ1000 too. Already have 2 FXZ200 and 1 FXZ100.
post #1789 of 1794
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Edited by bsmith203 - Today at 5:23 am
post #1790 of 1794
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Originally Posted by Genjisleeps View Post

Ok I read your comment a couple of times and from what I'm getting is that you really like the sz2000's but you think you can find something better? am i right?


Negative, I don't think there are a pair of cans that can put out the low end cleaner than the SZ 2000's. I'm 36 years old and have been a bass head since the late 80's when I was 8 years old and my neighbors had six fifteens in his car and would take me for cruises with him. I've been through numerous car audio and home systems and as I've gotten older my listening habits have had to change as I have kids now and can't gut an entire car to "wall it off" anymore. Having attended and competed in a various car audio competitions, these cans are what we call "SQL", meaning they get loud but do it cleanly over a large frequency spectrum. Are they meant for any other genre other than edm, hip hop, trance, and techno? I would say no, because the mid range is very recessed and the sound stage is not as wide as I've heard from other cans in the same price range (eg. UE 9000, however to me these had absolutely no low end at all even after 100 hours of break end time). My post is simply to save someone on the fence extra cash out of there pocket searching for the ultimate set of bass cans. At this point when paired with proper amplification they can't be beat. So my quest is over for pure, clean, undistorted headphone bass as the SZ 2000 just stomps all over my headphone collection.
post #1791 of 1794
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Originally Posted by bsmith203 View Post


Negative, I don't think there are a pair of cans that can put out the low end cleaner than the SZ 2000's. I'm 36 years old and have been a bass head since the late 80's when I was 8 years old and my neighbors had six fifteens in his car and would take me for cruises with him. I've been through numerous car audio and home systems and as I've gotten older my listening habits have had to change as I have kids now and can't gut an entire car to "wall it off" anymore. Having attended and competed in a various car audio competitions, these cans are what we call "SQL", meaning they get loud but do it cleanly over a large frequency spectrum. Are they meant for any other genre other than edm, hip hop, trance, and techno? I would say no, because the mid range is very recessed and the sound stage is not as wide as I've heard from other cans in the same price range (eg. UE 9000, however to me these had absolutely no low end at all even after 100 hours of break end time). My post is simply to save someone on the fence extra cash out of there pocket searching for the ultimate set of bass cans. At this point when paired with proper amplification they can't be beat. So my quest is over for pure, clean, undistorted headphone bass as the SZ 2000 just stomps all over my headphone collection.

 

I just dropped a note at car audio . com about the basshead thread cuz I sometimes forget the number of folks in your and my situation who gotta get there bass where they can which is not anywhere they damn please anymore. I gotta pass it on. Thanks for reminding me.

post #1792 of 1794
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Originally Posted by bsmith203 View Post

Negative, I don't think there are a pair of cans that can put out the low end cleaner than the SZ 2000's. I'm 36 years old and have been a bass head since the late 80's when I was 8 years old and my neighbors had six fifteens in his car and would take me for cruises with him. I've been through numerous car audio and home systems and as I've gotten older my listening habits have had to change as I have kids now and can't gut an entire car to "wall it off" anymore. Having attended and competed in a various car audio competitions, these cans are what we call "SQL", meaning they get loud but do it cleanly over a large frequency spectrum. Are they meant for any other genre other than edm, hip hop, trance, and techno? I would say no, because the mid range is very recessed and the sound stage is not as wide as I've heard from other cans in the same price range (eg. UE 9000, however to me these had absolutely no low end at all even after 100 hours of break end time). My post is simply to save someone on the fence extra cash out of there pocket searching for the ultimate set of bass cans. At this point when paired with proper amplification they can't be beat. So my quest is over for pure, clean, undistorted headphone bass as the SZ 2000 just stomps all over my headphone collection.

 

To this day, I have yet to see a comparison between the JVC HA-SZ2000 and Abyss AB-1266. The latter is said by many to have the highest quality bass in any headphone, closest to the sound of speakers, but is in an entirely different price range ($5,495 / $4,495 without accessories), which is likely the reason why. Anyway, if I ever get both, I will post a comparison. I guess the bass is the only area in which they would compete.

 

So does anyone else use the SZ2K with non-electronic genres?

post #1793 of 1794
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To this day, I have yet to see a comparison between the JVC HA-SZ2000 and Abyss AB-1266. The latter is said by many to have the highest quality bass in any headphone, closest to the sound of speakers, but is in an entirely different price range ($5,495 / $4,495 without accessories), which is likely the reason why. Anyway, if I ever get both, I will post a comparison. I guess the bass is the only area in which they would compete.

 

So does anyone else use the SZ2K with non-electronic genres?

I've never heard the Abyss had the highest quality? Most planars are alike in that they have excellent quality and subbass quantity (neutral all the way down, give or take a little). I'm fairly sure best bass quality would go to HE-400i/HE-560, LCD-X or Stax SR-009. Some IEMs, too.

post #1794 of 1794

Hawaiibadboy, have you also heard the JVC DX700? I'm considering saving up for those, but I'm not positive I won't buy the JVC SZ1000 on the way towards that goal. I feel like I should get both.

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