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post #631 of 1370
I haven't got them yet but planning to use them as my portable and drive them with the PB2 sourced from the DX50. Will it be sufficient?
post #632 of 1370
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

I haven't got them yet but planning to use them as my portable and drive them with the PB2 sourced from the DX50. Will it be sufficient?

 

Yup. Your gonna be fine. These need an amp.  Listening to them on a ipod classic without an amp is very very different than from a cowon and e12. 

This is a unique set of cans. Do you like Hip Hop? R&B? These have enough torque to cause hearing loss.

The low end is full and deep and can wow your friends and leave you without hearing for a bit. These are the hardest hitting headphones I have heard and I have been listening and hunting since January and tried so many cans all with my amp on my portable rig in my avatar.

I am done. The pure slam and quality and adjustability of the low end is peerless IMO. 

These are not for Rock and Roll (I have heard and believe) so everyone who has owned these agrees on that. 

 

I'm a Hip-Hop ,motown R&B listener only and mostly Hip Hop. I recommend these cans and only these cans. The CNT will blow your ******* eardrums. I had physical pain in my ears last night. I felt thrilled and had fun and realized I need to pay attention to these and how much "fun" I have. 

 

The headband is pretty damned comfy to me and the cups while not deep will pivot to the front and back to give you your sweet spot. 

If anyone does a big pad mad I might be down for that but part of the pressure on the ear drums on deep hits is because it sits on your ears. It's over ear but shallow surround.

 

 I have no problem with the highs and they are nice top to bottom but I can imagine the dual driver config impedes on some folks desired spectrum. 

They are dark like most JVC but if your looking for bass of high impact quality and a limit that exceeds safe hearing...these will NOT distort before your eardrums do. I'm a fanboy. I spent a lot of money and my time looking for a hit that was more than I could handle. I found it.

I just watch as others hunt now and feel a lot better to just enjoy and watch others on the journey to find whatever it is they are looking for? I don't think we know till we hear it.

 

I didn't till I did...hear it I mean. Now I'm set. I'm preaching the Gospel of BASS because many of my fellow Hip Hop heads knew nothing of this. It was built for us and nobody knew it  including the manufacturer. 

If you like hip hop your about to become a very very happy man.  Since it's portable for you like me (you know these are tanks right? Steel cups housing that bass lab)...when a friend with his booming bass cans comes along don't forget to make him sad...sharing is caring:D

post #633 of 1370
Just made a commitment of wearing these on public transport.
post #634 of 1370
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

Just made a commitment of wearing these on public transport.

 

 

This is my over the neck rig.

 

She ain't light but considering the inners complexity I'm cool/prefer they stay safe in what feels like steel?  My Akai are gunmetal aluminum...these are tanks.

 

I cannot thank you enough. 

I have heard the word "cannon" thrown out like it was hello or something. Way too many folks use that word without thinking how another person will take it. I was repeatedly disappointed at multiple price ranges 

 

I just wanted well built nice sounding hammers. Is that so hard? Yup.......some folks say Ultrasone Pro 900 are cannons...um...o.k.,...er...no ...no they are not. They hit hard. 

 

I heard a pair of $5,000 dollar headphones 2 weeks ago Pax? something  __ax..I admired them and moved along. I was scared to touch them and the rep was scared of me touching them too...lol

 

We all got different tastes.   TH900 are deep and beautiful but I would not dare throw the drivers heat like I send these. No way. That would be dumb like driving a Ferrari on the forest trails kinda dumb.  You said these CNT will kill you. they will kill your ears. 

 

I was so far into the hunt and tried so many headphones and guessed they just don't make cans that can exceed safe listening levels for legal reasons or design limitations? I dunno? Price made no difference.

 

These are nutso bass cans. :basshead:

 

Thank you sooooooo much!!!!:D

 

(If you are reading this wide world web they are not for Jimmy Pages guitar chords...nobody has said that. It's to thump the crap outta your ear drums while playing Hip Hop like music. really hard, really deep kinda cans)

post #635 of 1370
Those would be Stax, the 5k cans. I have a pair and they are very highly regarded. Pretty much the best.
post #636 of 1370
Buying these and keeping them would confirm I'm a basshead.

I don't listen to hip hop so much but I listen to lots and lots of EDM. Do these fare well for that genre?
post #637 of 1370
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

Buying these and keeping them would confirm I'm a basshead.

I don't listen to hip hop so much but I listen to lots and lots of EDM. Do these fare well for that genre?

They do alright, but not excellent. I do enjoy them quite a lot with EDM, and they do have plenty low end to rumble your ears off. Good highs and decent mids complete the combo, but i still consider the HD25's far superior than these (at least for EDM and all around use). Regarding the amping, i don't know really, i don't think these really need amping, but they do change a lot with amps (more like sound signature change). I've used a PA2V2 and an O2 so far, and the PA2V2 "fixed" most of my issues with the SZ2000. That scooped veil kinda went away... but i still heard it. They do work well with EDM, but that depends what do you consider "well". 

post #638 of 1370
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

Buying these and keeping them would confirm I'm a basshead.

I don't listen to hip hop so much but I listen to lots and lots of EDM. Do these fare well for that genre?

 

If you don't mind eq's you can do about anything with this driver config. It's unusually flexible to an eq maybe because of the low end response design? I'd say amp them. When in question push em a bit more. I got these playing Motown which is blues/rock and the guitars actually sang nice but I was amping through a haze to get to a stable clear listen with bass of course everywhere. 

I heard these through a PC and Yamaha dap un amped and an ipod classic with no amp and it's not nearly as powerful as it is with an amp.

 

That 55mm and That 33mm mid high driver in front is cnt (Carbon Nanotube) ..coated anyway. Very very durable. too much maybe.


Edited by Hawaiibadboy - 3/12/14 at 1:56am
post #639 of 1370
Thanks guys where's the best place to get them? Ebay seems to have the best prices
post #640 of 1370
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

Thanks guys where's the best place to get them? Ebay seems to have the best prices

 

The place with the best return policy. That goes for anything and goes without saying but all I can assure you of is ear damage before distortion. It is a very clean hit. It will go as far as you are comfortable pushing it. Beyond that it's a matter of preferences. 

post #641 of 1370
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Originally Posted by Kukyo View Post
 

They do alright, but not excellent. I do enjoy them quite a lot with EDM, and they do have plenty low end to rumble your ears off. Good highs and decent mids complete the combo, but i still consider the HD25's far superior than these (at least for EDM and all around use). Regarding the amping, i don't know really, i don't think these really need amping, but they do change a lot with amps (more like sound signature change). I've used a PA2V2 and an O2 so far, and the PA2V2 "fixed" most of my issues with the SZ2000. That scooped veil kinda went away... but i still heard it. They do work well with EDM, but that depends what do you consider "well". 

I like my TH600s for EDM. But after hearing them I I think I wanted more bass. Even after owning cans like the HE500 I didn't want more bass. But I'm not sure if I really want more or not. Its like I'm trying to find something but not sure what until I hear it.

post #642 of 1370

I just bought the Hifiman velour replacement pads, and the Beyerdynamic EDT770 so i can roll pads and find a suitable replacement. Comfort-wise, the Beyerdynamics are very good, the padding feels softer than the Hifiman, and with better isolation. The only problem i found so far is the fit, it's kinda tight, and they tend to be a lot looser than the Hifiman (they have less leather to hold to the housing). Signature-wise, they do change quite a bit, with the Hifiman maintaining a lot of the original signature, but it adds a little more mids, and brings up a lot of the highs (even to the point of sibilance). The Beyer on the other hand bring a lot more of the bass to the front, and push back the vocals by a lot, veiling them. I do like the Beyer a lot more than the Hifiman pads, but i might try tappering the holes on the Beyer pads. I'll try the Alpha Pads when i have more time and spare money to spend :P!

 

post #643 of 1370
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Originally Posted by Kukyo View Post
 

I just bought the Hifiman velour replacement pads, and the Beyerdynamic EDT770 so i can roll pads and find a suitable replacement. Comfort-wise, the Beyerdynamics are very good, the padding feels softer than the Hifiman, and with better isolation. The only problem i found so far is the fit, it's kinda tight, and they tend to be a lot looser than the Hifiman (they have less leather to hold to the housing). Signature-wise, they do change quite a bit, with the Hifiman maintaining a lot of the original signature, but it adds a little more mids, and brings up a lot of the highs (even to the point of sibilance). The Beyer on the other hand bring a lot more of the bass to the front, and push back the vocals by a lot, veiling them. I do like the Beyer a lot more than the Hifiman pads, but i might try tappering the holes on the Beyer pads. I'll try the Alpha Pads when i have more time and spare money to spend :P!

 

 

Ah you the man!!

 

They both sound better than the originals for different reasons. Thanks for sharing!!

What are the item number or specific beyer pads? What are alpha pads effect in general? I know velour pads tend to un tighten/ diminish bass impact...Alpha pads? I heard they have the opposite? I would love to throw alpha pads on mine if it fits.

 

Thanks again!!

post #644 of 1370
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Originally Posted by Hawaiibadboy View Post
 

 

Ah you the man!!

 

They both sound better than the originals for different reasons. Thanks for sharing!!

What are the item number or specific beyer pads? What are alpha pads effect in general? I know velour pads tend to un tighten/ diminish bass impact...Alpha pads? I heard they have the opposite? I would love to throw alpha pads on mine if it fits.

 

Thanks again!!


I haven't tried the Alpha Pads yet, might do that next month, but so far i've only tried velour pads (ending of summer down here, and the synthetic leather makes my ears sweat a lot...). The Beyerdynamic pads that i bought: http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-EDT-Replacement-Pads-Pair/dp/B0016MMYKA

post #645 of 1370

Thanks!! So it's sitting off your ears with the ones in the pic? Is that diminishing impact of rumble of bass?  I think these will look like beasts with Alpha pads. If they hold that hit and ruble I will be among the happiest guys on Hi-Fi .org:D

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