Originally Posted by Hawaiibadboy
Are you NOT amping these?
Thanks for the feedback btw.
I used to design tuned (ported) subwoofer enclosures. This can design has a lot of reasons to be exceptional in other genre and not too many not to be exceptional except the piping of the bass which is tuned and can be tuned up or down.
I will start doing light burn in just for the hell of it.
I tell everyone who inquires about these to get an amp. For mega thunder claps and stuff....have you not been using an amp at all? I plugged these into my ipod classic (before the pad change and was not liking it) My cowon/amp combo......really nice.
My sources have more than enough juice to lift these, since the DX50 gives 3.1V on High Gain (which i barely use really, since i get more than enough with 210~220 on Low gain), and my Laptop gives me around 3V right out the Headphone out. If i'm considering an amp, is just for coloration and give me more power if i ever need it (Orthos maybe?). Adding an amp right now wouldn't do much of a difference...
Originally Posted by gelocks
I cannot tell you that they "open" up as I don't really believe in stuff like that... Your ears/brain either interpret a pleasant sound signature or it does not... they can get used to a specific sound signature or they do not... I "burned" my SZ for a bunch of hours (as it was recommended by another member) and I still heard what I heard, HUGE bass presence, surprisingly forward mids but too much of a warm "veil" over the whole sound signature making them sound a bit "low-fi" (i.e. lacking clarity/sparkle). As an "overall" purchase I would not recommend them. As Bass Cannons, yeah, they are definitely that...
So conclusion, if you don't like them as they are right now, don't expect any miracles unless you get used to the sound...
I thought like that at first, they lacked clarity and they sounded veiled, which made me question if i did the right thing buying these. But i kept hearing them, using them for various things on my house (music, movies, games, n such), and they did change quite a bit. I still don't use them as my "portable" headphones, since the IM70 fit quite nice on that aspect. Whether they did change or my brain tricked me to justify the buy and they still sound like crap, wouldn't matter, since i'm quite pleased with them at the moment.
Originally Posted by abhinit90
I already have a set of HM5 earpads from mp4nation on my T50RP. Yup, not looking for a replacement for my other cans, looking for a set of "fun" cans and these seem to fit the equation pretty darned well.
I'll bug you for pictures later when I buy the actual pair, and how much do the cups cost, a rough idea since I assume I'll have to buy them separately?
You could use either the same HM5, though they might not fit right, get the JVC XX pads, like Hawaiibadboy, or try the EDT770V from Beyerdynamic, like i did. They are a lot more options to try, and they might give you different results (i'm trying to get a pair of Alpha Pads, and a pair of LCD-2 Velour pads too, but those are a little more expensive).