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Poll Results: Which Closed Portable Can?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 0% (0)
    AKG K267 ($300)
  • 7% (5)
    AKG K550/551 ($300)
  • 4% (3)
    Audio Technica ATH WS99 ($200-$250)
  • 7% (5)
    Audio Technica ATH ESW9a ($200-$250)
  • 0% (0)
    Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro ($180)
  • 1% (1)
    Denton D600 ($400, could find for less)
  • 0% (0)
    Focal Spirit One ($230)
  • 1% (1)
    Philips Fidelio L1 ($200)
  • 7% (5)
    PSB M4U 1/2 ($300 and $400 respectively)
  • 13% (9)
    Sennheiser Momentum ($350, still?!)
  • 6% (4)
    Shure SRH940 ($300)
  • 15% (10)
    Sony MDR 1R ($230-$300)
  • 1% (1)
    Ultimate Ears UE6000 ($200)
  • 3% (2)
    Ultrasone Pro 750
  • 0% (0)
    Ultrasone Pro 900
  • 15% (10)
    V-Moda M100
  • 18% (12)
    Other
66 Total Votes  
post #136 of 143
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Originally Posted by nfslmao View Post

Well if size doesn't matter then that's one factor to put in the back burner. The K550 is a sparkly headphone IMO. I'm sorry if i can't be clear on this but that is probably how i would describe them. Its not treble heavy or harsh sounding, it just sparkles. The soundstage is probably the widest of the listed, but i haven't heard any of the Audio Techninca's so i might be wrong. They are also pretty easy to drive.

 

Anyway that's just my opinion.

Well,

 

The Byer Dt 880 was bright n Sparkly so that sounds good

The Dt 990 [which I still own] has a nice big sound stage, as does my w1000x [especially after mods]

 

So, it should work for me. And my w1000x are NOT portable because they cost me to much! And I don't want to scratch that head band any more. And they can be finnicky to fit mostly because of thier sheer size and weight.

 

Still it took me a week to perfect the fit of the w1000x, takes me like 5 seconds, and a few seconds to readjust. I usually run the pads around the back of my ears then bring them forward a touch, give them a nice Snug to my head and slowy remove my hands a little. Which seems to work. The circlular motion seemed to get me the best fit. Make a circle around my ears then press forward, and presto! 

 

And yea the w1000x is also very easy to drive, although I will be using Line out of my DAP so an amp is nessicary xD 

post #137 of 143
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Well,

 

The Byer Dt 880 was bright n Sparkly so that sounds good

The Dt 990 [which I still own] has a nice big sound stage, as does my w1000x [especially after mods]

 

So, it should work for me. And my w1000x are NOT portable because they cost me to much! And I don't want to scratch that head band any more. And they can be finnicky to fit mostly because of thier sheer size and weight.

 

Still it took me a week to perfect the fit of the w1000x, takes me like 5 seconds, and a few seconds to readjust. I usually run the pads around the back of my ears then bring them forward a touch, give them a nice Snug to my head and slowy remove my hands a little. Which seems to work. The circlular motion seemed to get me the best fit. Make a circle around my ears then press forward, and presto! 

 

And yea the w1000x is also very easy to drive, although I will be using Line out of my DAP so an amp is nessicary xD 

Judging by your headphone choices and preferences, i think K550 would fit snuggly in there. I personally haven't heard the w1000x for more than 5 minutes, so i can't really say anything on that :\ The w1000x just didn't work for me comfort wise as the wing support-thingy's really didn't pan out so well. The earcups also can't tilt vertically. The reason i mostly never listen to Audio Technica's is because of the wing thingy-support system....thing.

 

BTW Thats seems like a lot of work for wearing a headphone......i normally just want to slap mine on, but hey, whatever works right? 

post #138 of 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by nfslmao View Post

Judging by your headphone choices and preferences, i think K550 would fit snuggly in there. I personally haven't heard the w1000x for more than 5 minutes, so i can't really say anything on that :\ The w1000x just didn't work for me comfort wise as the wing support-thingy's really didn't pan out so well. The earcups also can't tilt vertically. The reason i mostly never listen to Audio Technica's is because of the wing thingy-support system....thing.

 

BTW Thats seems like a lot of work for wearing a headphone......i normally just want to slap mine on, but hey, whatever works right? 

Yea I know, an trust me the w1000x PISSED ME OFF, for a week... till I figured it out [and after spending $400 on them I was NOT GOING to sell them [I got replacement pads to] SO yea, the k550 should work great for me, and I BETTER be able to master the fit.

 

But I MUCH prefer the Dt 880 simple fit to ANYTHING. Slap it on is SO nice. Still the wing system is TOTALLY cool once you figure it out. The w1000x is heavy as CRUD but the wing system makes it feel really light :O. But again no sudden movements with the cans xD

 

That being said I need a more comfy chair to sit in... 

post #139 of 143

A lot of people have problems with the seal on the K550. I, however, am one of the few that didn't experience it :D I think it may be my slightly big head. The earpads are huge and comfy, but if you don't get that seal, the sound will be disappointing. Again i haven't heard it without a good seal, so i don't really how bad it sounds without the seal, but judging from people here on head-fi and the internet, it could become....troublesome for some. But IMO, the K550'S are super comfortable.

 

BTW, a big fat couch with something to lie your feet on. Deliciously wonderful ;)

post #140 of 143
Thread Starter 
Yeah, im one of the few that actually got a nice seal. Never thought of my head as big.

I simply wasnt impressed by them.
post #141 of 143
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Yeah, im one of the few that actually got a nice seal. Never thought of my head as big.

I simply wasnt impressed by them.

It's not enough just to get a good seal with them. They are also somewhat finicky on placement. Sort of like the DT1350s. It can take some work to learn the sweet spot.
post #142 of 143
If you can't get good seal on the AKG K550, it may sound thin and roll off bass but once I tried to push the earcups a lil forward, wow! Fantastic!

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post #143 of 143

Yea they sound just like the w1000x stock. Even with my L3000 pads it's still like a ritual to put them on for maximum sweet spot ness! But if a Audio Technica WING newb can master the w1000x placement the K550 shouldn't be to hard at all... worse come to worse I'll just re sell it after I try a little head band bending [which also helped the w1000x] 

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