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post #181 of 213

Looking forward to to your impressions!

Knowing the DT1350, I suspect the T51RP might having a bit more detail and sound cleaner.

But at this level the tuning of the sound is all that matters :P

post #182 of 213
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Originally Posted by Triple X View Post

If you want HD25 vs Amperior, have a look at my in-depth comparison review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/704614/review-sennheiser-hd25-1-ii-vs-sennheiser-amperior-comparison-review/0_100

Well, here goes.

I swapped the drivers from the HD25s into the Amperiors, everything but the drivers was stock amperior. The first thing I noticed was the bass was nicely tight and controlled, and the mids really came out, but there was a nasty hint of sibilance and I cannot abide that. So I changed it up and had the stock HD25 cable with amperior everything else (drivers included), and that appears to have enlarged but bloated the bass, and the sibilance is only there on the most low-quality of tracks. I'm listening to that now. I'll update when I swap the HD25 drivers in w/ HD25 cable too.

UPDATE: So I changed it up to make a proper HD25Alu with HD25 cable and drivers, but Aluminium cups and joints, with the smooth velour pads of the Amperior, and I like it best like this. Bass is tight, treble is not sibilant as i put two foam discs between the driver and my ears, and I removed the white damping disc from behind the drivers, it seems to have opened the soundstage up a little but I'm not sure how much of that is placebo.

Thanks m8 great comparison. :-)

Is the soundstage that better on the amperior (when compared to the hd25) of course.
To be honest i wouldnt mind a tiny more bass on the hd25, if the amperior has a bit more that seems great..... Is the confort much bettet than on the 25s? I only have the pleather pads because my hd25s are the basic edition. Also isolation between the pleather and the amperior pads?

As you the only thing that i am not liking very much is the thon cable since i also love the cable of the hd25s and also i am a bit scared that the metal cups will get scratches easily....

Sorry for the bother...
post #183 of 213
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

Thanks m8 great comparison. :-)

Is the soundstage that better on the amperior (when compared to the hd25) of course.
To be honest i wouldnt mind a tiny more bass on the hd25, if the amperior has a bit more that seems great..... Is the confort much bettet than on the 25s? I only have the pleather pads because my hd25s are the basic edition. Also isolation between the pleather and the amperior pads?

As you the only thing that i am not liking very much is the thon cable since i also love the cable of the hd25s and also i am a bit scared that the metal cups will get scratches easily....

Sorry for the bother...

Hmm, I'd say the soundstage is a little better, wider at least if not much taller or deeper.

The amperior pads for me are the best of both worlds: the seal of the pleather with the comfort of the velour. So yes, they are more comfortable.

Yeah the cable is annoying but there are tonnes of aftermarket cables out there, as the cable is detachable.

No worries smily_headphones1.gif
post #184 of 213
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Yeah the cable is annoying but there are tonnes of aftermarket cables out there, as the cable is detachable.

And anyway, if you already have the HD25 you can just transplant the cable as I did.

As for scratches I'm not exactly careful with mine and I haven't noticed any, but I've only had them a couple of weeks.
post #185 of 213
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And anyway, if you already have the HD25 you can just transplant the cable as I did.

As for scratches I'm not exactly careful with mine and I haven't noticed any, but I've only had them a couple of weeks.

Cool.
The problem with the hd25 os that not only the soundstage is little but this combined with the thin pleather pads and the super tight clamp contributes to pain and a very very confining perception of music. Like its all in my nose and after a hour or so that stars to develop into a headache.... :-D

What about scratches on the cups? Easy to scratch?
The bass is much stronger than on the hd25 (something a bit closer to the over ear momentum?)?
post #186 of 213
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

Cool.
The problem with the hd25 os that not only the soundstage is little but this combined with the thin pleather pads and the super tight clamp contributes to pain and a very very confining perception of music. Like its all in my nose and after a hour or so that stars to develop into a headache.... :-D

What about scratches on the cups? Easy to scratch?
The bass is much stronger than on the hd25 (something a bit closer to the over ear momentum?)?

To be honest the Amperior are more like the HD25 than not, so chances are If you don't like one you won't like the other. That said, the Amperiors pads are nicer and they have less clamp, so it depends on the extent to which you don't mind a bit of ache after a while in oder to enjoy the music.

I just grabbed my pair, I had to press pretty hard with my stainless steel watch to even put a mark on them, so they seem pretty scratch proof to me.

The bass is a little stronger but more relaxed, and the overall tone is I'd say warmer and friendlier.
post #187 of 213

Still loving the HD25Alu.

I have spent some time with my IE800 as well and it beats the HD25 in detail and soundstage easily and I am glad it does - considering it's price tag. But the intimacy and exciting sound of the Alu is unique and stands out :)

They somehow have the same mid and treble presentation, I guess it's the Sennheiser sound. I think if someone likes the IE800, he could be very happy with the Alu as well and other way around.

I like this duo =)

post #188 of 213

hello guys

 

please someone say thing about  hd 25 aluminium vs hd 25 1-ii  

what are the different quality between both headphones? espicially  sound quality ... ( which one is better for sound ) 


I am a new user and my english not bad ... :D


thanks

post #189 of 213

something for you guys to consider. ;)

 

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post #190 of 213
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something for you guys to consider. wink.gif



What is that, a mini xlr...?
post #191 of 213

no, it's full-size XLR.  Cable is from Sennheiser (part #CH650s)  works with HD600/650 as well.

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post #192 of 213

HiFiGuy528, I'm assuming that means the 25 can be run truly balanced from a capable amp, correct? Also, any differences in sound quality you've noticed from running them balanced? (I'm doubting it, given how easy they are to drive, but I'm curious nonetheless). 

post #193 of 213

Did a cable switch from the 2 meter stock cable with the standard 1.5 meter hd25 cable.

 

2 meters is way too long for most applications. 

post #194 of 213

what kind of material use this headphone?  ( ear pads)

velvet or what ? it looks comfortable I want to buy this

 

How can I buy  this ear pads ( hd25 aliminium )

post #195 of 213

Just got'em.. these are definitely overlooked! Kinda neutral, but the punchy bass is really addicting. Best headphone for modern music imo..

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