New headfier here. I’ve lurked these forums for years, but I’ve never felt the need to become a member until recently.
I have been chasing the bass dragon for quite a while now… But the dragon is not so easily caught.
I’ve owned and sold quite a few bass oriented headphones over the past few years and never really found any that truly put out that “rumble” if you know what I mean.
I came across this thread and figured I would give the SZ2K’s a try since the price was pretty decent & most of you seem to love them.
I ordered them new from Japan on the 13th and amazingly they showed up yesterday on the 18th.
Here are my impressions after about 20+ hours of use:
I don’t know if it’s because I’m powering them with the cayin c5 or if it’s just because I’m used to darker sounding headphones… But I’m pleasantly surprised to say that the veil these headphones have is no where near as bad as I was expecting it to be. I have the c5 set on high gain with the bass boost on (for reference).
The bass is excellent! I think I can say my search may be over. I do need more time to tell though… but so far the bass sounds very promising considering I have not changed pads or even used an equalizer.
As far as distortion goes, man these headphones are freaks! These things do not distort hardly at all; and when they do the sound is so loud I couldn't imagine actually having them on my head for more than 20 seconds lol… and mind you these are brand new & hardly broken in!
HBB, You weren't kidding about the stock pads as they are complete garbage. The tops of my ears were hurting within 30 minutes of wearing them. I shoved some paper towel up under them just so I could make them wearable.
So first impressions are mostly positive… but I do need more time to make up my mind. The highs are definitely veiled but I think with an equalizer I can make them sound how I want.
I’m going to try out a few different pads including the x55’s that HBB loves. I also just ordered the velour EDT 770 VB pads from beyerdynamic. I’m going to buy the audioforge equalizer app and see what I can dig out with these cans as well.
Updates to come…