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post #2236 of 2247
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Originally Posted by Eugguy View Post
 


After reading every page of this thread, I have to say HBB, you have had great persuasion in my purchase of the SZ2000's. I apologize as well, but we both know that it was not serious. I did not know you were this invested in basshead territory, and will gladly respect your knowledge. 


So, after now placing the alpha pads on, I get a nice cushy feel. Everyone should experience what these pads feel/sound like. The bass on the SZ2000 (right now) is WiLD and can distort. I hope to hear the bass settle over continuous usage and time. I don't hear alot of clarity, but wasn't really expecting this. If the bass can clean up (just a little bit) I will be very happy. These are keepers regardless.


 It seems like 55Hz is the sweet spot for the large driver.

 

This app is pretty amazing if the idevice is the source.  My X5 just has a 10 band graphic eq and is semi-effective but the ability to adjust the "Q" in the

 

 

 

 In use: after using audio analyzer

 

 

 

 

 There are 2 kinds of folks round here. 1 kind likes to open a box and just go. Another likes to tweak stuff to their exact liking. If you already got pads then you are part of the second group.  Every set of cans could use a tweak here and there but the SZ need that. The payoff is pretty epic though. These are keepers for me as well...after spending lots of time tweaking. The clarity will always be an issue but my brain has been burnt in cuz I don't really notice. I use IEM for full isolate and clarity surfing.

I'm a basshead though. At the end of the day I'm maybe gonna wanna go full retard and play a game of chicken with my eardrums and the woofer driver.  The SZ always win. that's why they are keepers:D

 

Enjoy and if you have any bass problems let me know.

 

 

This is good for max impact checking

 

 

 

This is good for extension in the sub-bass

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy and welcome to the fam:beerchug:

post #2237 of 2247

I was thinking, when it comes to stationary amps, any good cheap ones I could get while I wait for my E12 to be returned from warranty? The 1K is not too fun to play around with without an amp and stationary ones ought to have a huge advantage on power etc without getting too expensive?

post #2238 of 2247

Just started listening to more murky, dirty rock (Sonic Youth, Weezer - Blue album, [...]) with these out of the blue and they're superb at it IMO. I underestimated their capability there from what people were saying, surprised. I really only made up my mind prematurely before just based on a few metal records (Gojira off the top of my head). Kick drums sound f***ing amazing and the heavy air moving from the distorted guitars, bass, drums, is really really impressive. Also good with my Converge records so probably good with all types of mathcore, hardcore as well. Dopethrone sound great on it too. For popular, conventional metal (heavy, death), I don't like it how it does them as much, but not bad. Basically, a lot of fun if I'm not playing acoustic, more clear records.

post #2239 of 2247

I had intentions of using these as a performance headphone (mixing/djing) when I bought these. Since doing so, I realize live music is not a strength of these. They are great for listening (obviously) and most users aren't going to use these in the way I thought of using them. You can mix with them, the bass is super strong, but it overpowers every other frequency...something that can muddy your mix. I still have alpha pads on them, and they are awesome. If I truly want to shut out the world and give myself a bass makeover, these are it. 

post #2240 of 2247
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Originally Posted by Eugguy View Post
 

I had intentions of using these as a performance headphone (mixing/djing) when I bought these. Since doing so, I realize live music is not a strength of these. They are great for listening (obviously) and most users aren't going to use these in the way I thought of using them. You can mix with them, the bass is super strong, but it overpowers every other frequency...something that can muddy your mix. I still have alpha pads on them, and they are awesome. If I truly want to shut out the world and give myself a bass makeover, these are it. 

 

 

One of my faves for bass drop hip hop

 

Made by a DJ

 

No ******* way he was wearing these when he made it though:D......but it sounds epic played back through em. I slam this on car audio too. Sz2k play this nice with massive sub-bass lifting and amping.

 

The guy above you has the HE 560 and you got lots of stuff including Planar.

 

You guys are fine. The dudes with no money and needing one set to do everything end up stuck. The ability to switch off for clarity if desired makes the set worth keeping for it's bass prowess.

 

I play Hip Hop, Reggae, (some 70's Rock), Classic....:confused:,

 

  but get stuck on bass that is fast and layered over long throw hits at the same time like Trance. Your a D.J. so you know better than me but stuff that has numerous samples/layers with that long throw bass pinned under really fast kick drum type bass .

 

After a year of year and a half with these the limits are guitar/strings and the harmonic range it sits in roughly.  @DreamKing, I love early Black Sabbath  for the reasons Sonic Youth  (and Weezer for me too) sound good on these. The distortion pedals used by the guitarists mask the weakness. Early Zeppelin LP's are the same. Very good.

 

 I am a basshead but I like Classical music too. A full piece symphonic presentation is dominated on the sides by bass, and low freq dominating instruments and very high freq producing pieces on the other with strings in the middle flanked. Often anyway. The stringed instruments tie the sides together harmonically and join them.

 

G44

 

 

Something like this...

 

Rock group same (drummer in back, bassist on one side, guitarist on other with vocalist in between )  Acoustic space control that goes back ages and is basically a "V" response.

These do classical well because they can "V" all day long.

 

I imagine a DJ as a guy who is looking at a stage with a symphony and on a elevated stage above them is......um..Blue man Group..and on another open stage above them is an obscure polish death metal group

 

Something like that:tongue:

 

 

The more complex the less likely the SZ will satisfy.  If you own clarity beasts already it's a non issue.

 

I prefer a few sets that do their thing in the top of their class as opposed to a great all arounders.

 

 

 

This is a 2am in Japan I should sleep now ramble.

 

godnight

post #2241 of 2247

My experience with the SZ2000 over the last few months have been all over the place from awe to disgust.

The awe has stayed and the disgust has been mitigated enough that I find myself using them often and really enjoying them.

They are no longer stock.

 

At first the pressure on the ears was so bad that I couldn't wear them for more than half an hour.

That was partially mitigated by stuffing a 1/4 x 1/2 x 3 inch sliver of stiff packing foam at the back of the pad.

This has been finally completely remedied by buying a pair of JVC 55x and using its pads instead of the SZ2000 also with the stiff packing foam.

 

Then we have the sound, so much bloat that I couldn't believe I paid any amount of money for these.

At least they are sensitive so I can play with the eq in a 24bit domain and keep the dynamics intact on the analog side.

The detail was also sorely lacking.

 

A little over a month ago I got a PHA-3 and have come to convert all my phones to balanced.

Finally, today I re-terminated the SZ2000 with a 4-pin mini XLR connector.

If anyone is interested the stock cable seems nice to me. 4 conductors, silver coated? with supportive nylon strands in each conductor. Easy to convert to balanced. Not shielded (unless the super thin teflon sheath does something), but neither are the cables that go to my home stereo speakers so no biggie.

I considered a re-cable, but the internal wiring if well cemented in place and solid. They also have a board that branches the signal wires to the two drivers that is equally well cemented in the casing so I'm not going to try my luck at prying it up and irreparably damaging them. So all that and I can't re-cable up to the driver so maybe some other day if ever.

 

In balanced mode on the PHA-3 it is well controlled down to 20Hz perceptually flat.

That is not frequency response flat, that is what I feel is flat through extensive frequency sweeps and test tones.

I'm still tweaking the bass +/- a few db on occasion, but otherwise I'm fairly set on the eq.

 

This is my parametric eq setup in EqualizerAPO for reference:

 

Stage: post-mix
Preamp: -14,51 db
Filter  1: ON HP Fc 14.0 Hz
Filter  2: ON  PK       Fc      20,0 Hz  Gain    14,0 dB  Q   1,5
Filter  3: ON  PK       Fc      45,0 Hz  Gain     7,0 dB  Q   1
Filter  4: ON  PK       Fc      170,0 Hz  Gain  -10,0 dB  Q   1,7
Filter  5: ON  PK       Fc      400,0 Hz  Gain   -9,0 dB  Q   0,75
Filter  6: ON  PK       Fc      750,0 Hz  Gain   -7,0 dB  Q   2,4
Filter  7: ON  PK       Fc     1800,0 Hz  Gain    3,0 dB  Q   6
Filter  8: ON  PK       Fc     3100,0 Hz  Gain   -2,5 dB  Q   3
Filter  9: ON  PK       Fc     6000,0 Hz  Gain    3,0 dB  Q   4
Filter 10: ON  PK       Fc     7200,0 Hz  Gain   -3,0 dB  Q   6
Filter 11: ON  PK       Fc     8000,0 Hz  Gain   -3,0 dB  Q   2

 

I have a similar graphical eq setup in my Onkyo player settings on my Note 3 that I use as a DAP, unfortunately it only has a 12db range to play with so the sub-bass is not as high.

 

I was considering buying a pair of Beyer DT1350 and replacing the 30mm driver in the SZ with it for greater detail, but with this eq I have decent mids, treble and even some sparkle. That and the DT1350 FR seems to have a worse void in the mid-bass. Maybe if I find a cheap pair sometime in the future I'll think about it.

 

Overall I'm listening to every genre with these, but switch to the T1 when I want detail and clarity, then back when I crave the sub-bass again.

post #2242 of 2247
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Originally Posted by cloud_c View Post
 

My experience with the SZ2000 over the last few months have been all over the place from awe to disgust.

The awe has stayed and the disgust has been mitigated enough that I find myself using them often and really enjoying them.

They are no longer stock.

 

At first the pressure on the ears was so bad that I couldn't wear them for more than half an hour.

That was partially mitigated by stuffing a 1/4 x 1/2 x 3 inch sliver of stiff packing foam at the back of the pad.

This has been finally completely remedied by buying a pair of JVC 55x and using its pads instead of the SZ2000 also with the stiff packing foam.

 

Then we have the sound, so much bloat that I couldn't believe I paid any amount of money for these.

At least they are sensitive so I can play with the eq in a 24bit domain and keep the dynamics intact on the analog side.

The detail was also sorely lacking.

 

A little over a month ago I got a PHA-3 and have come to convert all my phones to balanced.

Finally, today I re-terminated the SZ2000 with a 4-pin mini XLR connector.

If anyone is interested the stock cable seems nice to me. 4 conductors, silver coated? with supportive nylon strands in each conductor. Easy to convert to balanced. Not shielded (unless the super thin teflon sheath does something), but neither are the cables that go to my home stereo speakers so no biggie.

I considered a re-cable, but the internal wiring if well cemented in place and solid. They also have a board that branches the signal wires to the two drivers that is equally well cemented in the casing so I'm not going to try my luck at prying it up and irreparably damaging them. So all that and I can't re-cable up to the driver so maybe some other day if ever.

 

In balanced mode on the PHA-3 it is well controlled down to 20Hz perceptually flat.

That is not frequency response flat, that is what I feel is flat through extensive frequency sweeps and test tones.

I'm still tweaking the bass +/- a few db on occasion, but otherwise I'm fairly set on the eq.

 

This is my parametric eq setup in EqualizerAPO for reference:

 

Stage: post-mix
Preamp: -14,51 db
Filter  1: ON HP Fc 14.0 Hz
Filter  2: ON  PK       Fc      20,0 Hz  Gain    14,0 dB  Q   1,5
Filter  3: ON  PK       Fc      45,0 Hz  Gain     7,0 dB  Q   1
Filter  4: ON  PK       Fc      170,0 Hz  Gain  -10,0 dB  Q   1,7

Filter  5: ON  PK       Fc      400,0 Hz  Gain   -9,0 dB  Q   0,75
Filter  6: ON  PK       Fc      750,0 Hz  Gain   -7,0 dB  Q   2,4
Filter  7: ON  PK       Fc     1800,0 Hz  Gain    3,0 dB  Q   6
Filter  8: ON  PK       Fc     3100,0 Hz  Gain   -2,5 dB  Q   3
Filter  9: ON  PK       Fc     6000,0 Hz  Gain    3,0 dB  Q   4
Filter 10: ON  PK       Fc     7200,0 Hz  Gain   -3,0 dB  Q   6
Filter 11: ON  PK       Fc     8000,0 Hz  Gain   -3,0 dB  Q   2

 

I have a similar graphical eq setup in my Onkyo player settings on my Note 3 that I use as a DAP, unfortunately it only has a 12db range to play with so the sub-bass is not as high.

 

I was considering buying a pair of Beyer DT1350 and replacing the 30mm driver in the SZ with it for greater detail, but with this eq I have decent mids, treble and even some sparkle. That and the DT1350 FR seems to have a worse void in the mid-bass. Maybe if I find a cheap pair sometime in the future I'll think about it.

 

Overall I'm listening to every genre with these, but switch to the T1 when I want detail and clarity, then back when I crave the sub-bass again.

 

 

 

Red part

 

 

Nice ski jump:D  That looks like like a very well thought out tweak.

 

Thanks for sharing:beerchug:

post #2243 of 2247
Hello everyone! I have a HUGE problem and I desperately need help.... I am new to the basshead community.. Before I did my research and found this thread, I used to think that my plastic Studio Beats were the greatest headphones ever.. lol. (Telling you I don't know much about headphones) Although I am very ignorant on pure-quality headphone termonology such as dependencies and responses, I went for the whole package and purchased a Cayin C5, Fiio Pro cable, and SZ1000 along with Brainwavez replacements memory foam. I went for the SZ1000 because I read that it was the most balanced cans that sounds amazing for any genre.. But I have a HUGE problem...

The bass on right side (the one without the wire) sounds EXTREMELY HORRIBLY weak compared to the other side, it makes some sort of hiss whenever there's a hit.. I've had these headphones for about a month now but I only had time for about 4-5 hours of playtime so far. I didn't really realise it at first because I didn't play bass heavy genres.. But when I did (using EQ by HBB), it was easily noticable.. So I assume it's been like that since the beginning... At first, I thought it was because the headphones were new, but 3 weeks later, I'm getting the same results!! I run on Audioforge EQ on my iPod... But I also tried VLC on PC and iTunes, and even YouTube using a EQ extension on Chrome. But it sounds the same! Is this a defect? Can I return these and get it fixed or replaced??? Or can I fix these myself??... I don't know if it's possible I could've messed something up when replacing the pads... But please don't tell me I have to spend on another pair because i'm currently stuggling with bills and music is my biggest passion and pain reliever.. ): I there anythng I can do?? I appeciate any kind of advice. Thank you so much!!!

EDIT: I think it's worth noting that i must crank I must crank up the volume to 80% to make the right side sounds like the left side as it did at about 50%
Edited by TheVoltrex - 7/4/15 at 2:30pm
post #2244 of 2247
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Originally Posted by TheVoltrex View Post

Hello everyone! I have a HUGE problem and I desperately need help.... I am new to the basshead community.. Before I did my research and found this thread, I used to think that my plastic Studio Beats were the greatest headphones ever.. lol. (Telling you I don't know much about headphones) Although I am very ignorant on pure-quality headphone termonology such as dependencies and responses, I went for the whole package and purchased a Cayin C5, Fiio Pro cable, and SZ1000 along with Brainwavez replacements memory foam. I went for the SZ1000 because I read that it was the most balanced cans that sounds amazing for any genre.. But I have a HUGE problem...

The bass on right side (the one without the wire) sounds EXTREMELY HORRIBLY weak compared to the other side, it makes some sort of hiss whenever there's a hit.. I've had these headphones for about a month now but I only had time for about 4-5 hours of playtime so far. I didn't really realise it at first because I didn't play bass heavy genres.. But when I did (using EQ by HBB), it was easily noticable.. So I assume it's been like that since the beginning... At first, I thought it was because the headphones were new, but 3 weeks later, I'm getting the same results!! I run on Audioforge EQ on my iPod... But I also tried VLC on PC and iTunes, and even YouTube using a EQ extension on Chrome. But it sounds the same! Is this a defect? Can I return these and get it fixed or replaced??? Or can I fix these myself??... I don't know if it's possible I could've messed something up when replacing the pads... But please don't tell me I have to spend on another pair because i'm currently stuggling with bills and music is my biggest passion and pain reliever.. ): I there anythng I can do?? I appeciate any kind of advice. Thank you so much!!!

EDIT: I think it's worth noting that i must crank I must crank up the volume to 80% to make the right side sounds like the left side as it did at about 50%


 I know and have the iphone with audioforge and sz and Cayin and It should not be doing that...obviously. Pad change is no relation as that is a cosmetic outer modification. Return them ASAP

post #2245 of 2247
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Originally Posted by cloud_c View Post
 

This is my parametric eq setup in EqualizerAPO for reference:

 

Stage: post-mix
Preamp: -14,51 db
Filter  1: ON HP Fc 14.0 Hz
Filter  2: ON  PK       Fc      20,0 Hz  Gain    14,0 dB  Q   1,5
Filter  3: ON  PK       Fc      45,0 Hz  Gain     7,0 dB  Q   1
Filter  4: ON  PK       Fc      170,0 Hz  Gain  -10,0 dB  Q   1,7
Filter  5: ON  PK       Fc      400,0 Hz  Gain   -9,0 dB  Q   0,75
Filter  6: ON  PK       Fc      750,0 Hz  Gain   -7,0 dB  Q   2,4
Filter  7: ON  PK       Fc     1800,0 Hz  Gain    3,0 dB  Q   6
Filter  8: ON  PK       Fc     3100,0 Hz  Gain   -2,5 dB  Q   3
Filter  9: ON  PK       Fc     6000,0 Hz  Gain    3,0 dB  Q   4
Filter 10: ON  PK       Fc     7200,0 Hz  Gain   -3,0 dB  Q   6
Filter 11: ON  PK       Fc     8000,0 Hz  Gain   -3,0 dB  Q   2

 

Interesting stuff! With this preset, you'll probably only need an EQ precut of 6 dB on most songs. (There definitely will be some songs where you'll need a lot more of a precut with this preset, though.)

 

I talk all about this stuff in this thread. Check it out!


Edited by DiscoProJoe - Yesterday at 12:29 am
post #2246 of 2247
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Originally Posted by Hawaiibadboy View Post
 


 I know and have the iphone with audioforge and sz and Cayin and It should not be doing that...obviously. Pad change is no relation as that is a cosmetic outer modification. Return them ASAP

I think I found the problem!!! Looking through the thread, I found that some other guy had a similar problem which was solved by clearing the 2 holes where the bass comes from... I checked mine, and oh ****.... You know that grey, weak, sponge material that outlines the sound output??... Somehow, bits tore off by where the 2 bass holes are and are lodged in there... I removed the bits visible and it sounds a biiit better I guess, but not enough... ****... So I have a question.. I'm not sure what exactly is the problem, I assume there are still bits lodged somewhere in there, but I'm also wondering if the missing material from the headphone side has anything to do with it... Sigh

post #2247 of 2247
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Originally Posted by TheVoltrex View Post
 

I think I found the problem!!! Looking through the thread, I found that some other guy had a similar problem which was solved by clearing the 2 holes where the bass comes from... I checked mine, and oh ****.... You know that grey, weak, sponge material that outlines the sound output??... Somehow, bits tore off by where the 2 bass holes are and are lodged in there... I removed the bits visible and it sounds a biiit better I guess, but not enough... ****... So I have a question.. I'm not sure what exactly is the problem, I assume there are still bits lodged somewhere in there, but I'm also wondering if the missing material from the headphone side has anything to do with it... Sigh


Sounds like material and dust may have gotten into the bass tubes and made their way to the driver. Just a little material...very tiny...can really **** the sound up. Gently open them up and from a distance spray compressed air at the driver ( better to just blow with your mouth) and shoot air from a can through the tubes from the backside. If the sound imbalance was from the same side that had blockage....occam's razor FTW...maybe.

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