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I agree fully with your assessments. Does that mean that the Alu's can benefit from recabling them with the amperiors cables?

it should 

post #332 of 352
How annoying is the cable for portability....?

I was thinking of grabbing a pair of regular hd25s (basic edition) for 149 new but now the alus are back on thomann for 175....
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How long is the stock cable again? 2m? It's hard to quantify how annoying something is, but I found it annoying enough to make re-cabling a necessity for portable use. Others may differ.

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How long is the stock cable again? 2m? It's hard to quantify how annoying something is, but I found it annoying enough to make re-cabling a necessity for portable use. Others may differ.

I really dont know what to do..... The hd25 basic edition is now costing 148.... The 1 ii (with velour pads and pouch) 169 and thr alus 175... I know many will say get the alus but i already know that i will like tje regular hd25 while the alus may always be a hate/love thing lile it happened with the amperiors.... Also i am no modder so i am not thinking of replacing any cabled and in terms of maintenance over time the regular hd25 is much cheaper to keep in great condition (cheaper and easier to find pads and etc).

I think i am making the legendary mid fi triade.... Hd25, dt770 and m50x.... The dt770 are meh for me since they are not as punchy as lacking on the mids compared to the other 2 but mu girlfriend loves the look and sound of the beyers so i may keep those just to make her happy.... Still, ok the beyer have nicee soundstage, confort and separation but he other 2 have a more fun and punchy sound imo.

Still trying to decide what to do with a pair of cusyom one pros and hd598s though..... The hd598 i love just for the voices (definitly too soft for my taste) and the cops got me surprised (very nice, ath m50x kind of soind while A lil more laidback and a tiny bit muddy... but still very good imo...) Better than the sony mdr 1r for sure....
Edited by Pedro Oliveira - 4/2/16 at 9:30pm
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How long is the stock cable again? 2m? It's hard to quantify how annoying something is, but I found it annoying enough to make re-cabling a necessity for portable use. Others may differ.

2m steel straight plug with 1/8 screw one adapter  

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I really dont know what to do..... The hd25 basic edition is now costing 148.... The 1 ii (with velour pads and pouch) 169 and thr alus 175... I know many will say get the alus but i already know that i will like tje regular hd25 while the alus may always be a hate/love thing lile it happened with the amperiors.... Also i am no modder so i am not thinking of replacing any cabled and in terms of maintenance over time the regular hd25 is much cheaper to keep in great condition (cheaper and easier to find pads and etc).

I think i am making the legendary mid fi triade.... Hd25, dt770 and m50x.... The dt770 are meh for me since they are not as punchy as lacking on the mids compared to the other 2 but mu girlfriend loves the look and sound of the beyers so i may keep those just to make her happy.... Still, ok the beyer have nicee soundstage, confort and separation but he other 2 have a more fun and punchy sound imo.

Still trying to decide what to do with a pair of cusyom one pros and hd598s though..... The hd598 i love just for the voices (definitly too soft for my taste) and the cops got me surprised (very nice, ath m50x kind of soind while A lil more laidback and a tiny bit muddy... but still very good imo...) Better than the sony mdr 1r for sure....
The Soundmagic HP150 reks the M50x's in half.
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The Soundmagic HP150 reks the M50x's in half.

Have u or anyone else made a comparison of the hd25 alu vs ath m50x....? Please share ur thoughts if u did.... tongue.gif

Dont understand one thing though.... On many reviews of the hd 25 or alu, despite all the praise many say that the hd25 are old (regarding the drivers) and should be updated..... The heck... They sound awesome...what should be updated then???
Edited by Pedro Oliveira - 4/6/16 at 5:00pm
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Have u or anyone else made a comparison of the hd25 alu vs ath m50x....? Please share ur thoughts if u did.... tongue.gif

Dont understand one thing though.... On many reviews of the hd 25 or alu, despite all the praise many say that the hd25 are old and should be updated..... The heck... They sound awesome...what should be updated then???

 

Yeah, I've heard similar - makes no sense to me either. I just don't understand how a headphone can sound 'dated'. If it can, then why are much older headphones like the R10 held in such high esteem? Surely it's not just down to rarity. I've compared the HD 25 with newer Senn models such as Urbanite XL and still prefer it by some margin.

 

I've directly compared the Alu to M50X a couple of times, but fairly briefly due to quite an uncomfortable demo setting! The latter has a more V-shaped signature which isn't really to my taste. I'm not as down on the M50X as some seem to be, but the HD 25 (regular or Alu) is a better headphone IMO if you value balance + clarity yet still want something that packs a punch.

post #339 of 352
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Yeah, I've heard similar - makes no sense to me either. I just don't understand how a headphone can sound 'dated'. If it can, then why are much older headphones like the R10 held in such high esteem? Surely it's not just down to rarity. I've compared the HD 25 with newer Senn models such as Urbanite XL and still prefer it by some margin.

I've directly compared the Alu to M50X a couple of times, but fairly briefly due to quite an uncomfortable demo setting! The latter has a more V-shaped signature which isn't really to my taste. I'm not as down on the M50X as some seem to be, but the HD 25 (regular or Alu) is a better headphone IMO if you value balance + clarity yet still want something that packs a punch.

I really dont understand.... Why update a driver that sound awesome? There are things on head fi thatbi simply dont understand..... Like calling the dt770 80ohm a basshead can.... Da f....??? The m50x is much bassier.... I know everyone has a different perception when it comes to sound.... But still....

I had the amperior, the hd25 be and the m50x.... IMO 1. HD25 2. M50x 3. Amperior.

I also had the m50 non x.... I admit that the m50x is a improvement on confort (softer pads) and in sound (voices sound a bit clearer and less in the back and also the treble on the m50 was unnatural and plasticky.... The m50x treble is better....).... I would the m50x is now closer to the hd25 signature but still the hd25 sounds clearer and more linear overall. The amazing thing on the hd25 is that despite being super punchy and they still produce voices wonderfully and electric guitars on stuff like rage against the machine sound super clear and super powerfull.... smily_headphones1.gif

This is why i am so eager to return to the hd25.. Its unconfortable yes, lack soundstage, but the sound is awesome!!!

Would it be a stupidity to buy both hd25 and alu? I am sure i would like the hd25 all over again but as i said before regarding the alus i am a bit scared because of my bad experience with the amperior.
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I am really saddened that these are cancelled. I might start collecting them actually, they are that good. The sound separation, the speed, the detail, the tonality, the bass presence. Minus it's on-ear headstage(which is best in it's class anyways) I have a hard time recalling a closed over-ear headphone that outclassed the HD25 Alu's. Even my Soundmagic's HP100/150's do not give me the same intimate feeling as the Alu's do. 


Edited by The Third - 7/18/16 at 7:26pm
post #341 of 352

Plus they look great.  A blue version would have been even sweeter.

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Always preferred silver to blue personally. Anodized black would have been nice tho. I'm a bit out of the loop right now - any ideas whether Senn plan to release a successor to the Alu in the HD-25 range, or whether it's just back to the old HD-25-1 II now?

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Pure enjoyment. And the replacement cable is on its way... Looking forward to trying it.
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Recabled.... Whoooow!! Am I listening to the same cans? What a change!
post #345 of 352
Can you describe a bit more regarding the change? I'm going to assume that it's better :)
So in what way is it better?
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