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post #361 of 504

Well we can reduce the bass by taking out the foampads or whatever, right? Removing that foam pad over the driver, that everyone does? 

 

Thanks, with you saying the evo is 'much more comfortable' i think that makes it a very clear choice to go for the evo then. 

 

Just curious, is the sound quality much different between the two (stock and/or modded, whatever necessary to optimize them), or is just the sound profile, ie evo is v-shaped while 668b is neutral with better mids. So the Evo is 'warmer' while the 668b is 'brighter'?

 

I assume v-shape with high bass and treble is for electronic music, while 668b neutral is better for classical or checking recording studio stuff? Warmer is better for electronic/general usage, brighter is better for rock, classical, studio?


Edited by Belial88 - 1/27/14 at 10:13pm
post #362 of 504

Yeah they are different at stock although I haven't heard the EVO modded. I think it is just the sound profile. The EVO is warmer and it sounds more "fun" compared to the 668B.

post #363 of 504

Could anyone comment on the Pioneer SE-A1000 and Takstar 2050 compare to the Superluxes/SR850?

 

I was able to try out an AKG k240 (as I understand, the superluxes/samsons are improved clones of these). It sounded great, I was only able to a/b them to a shure shr240a which sounded worse in comparison. The akg's were extremely comfortable, definitely far more comfortable then the sony 10rnc and all the dumb beats (extremely uncomfortable! sound worse then airplane headphones, holy crap) an skullcandies and marshall (crap) and all that trendy trash best buy sells. I was able to slip on some senn 428s, they were comfortable, couldnt say which is more comfortable since I couldn't a/b them or the 428s much (the 428s were hard lined up to a small country sample, really stupid).

 

But yea, if the superlux are anything like those k240s, that makes me really happy.


Edited by Belial88 - 1/28/14 at 10:56pm
post #364 of 504

Anyone has more info on the HD572?I plan on getting those for portable use.

post #365 of 504

So what kind of sound profile do the Evo's have exactly? I know it's more v-shaped, bassy, trebley than the 'neutral' 668b/sr850, but how is it in comparison with all headphones? 

 

My Evo's seem to have a lot of rich bass, and no shrill highs like some headhpones I've seen. Just curious how it compares, is this really a heavy bass headphone or is it just me not knowing better, that kind of thing.

 

Also, if anyone could compare the sound profile to 558s, that'd be great (ie more or less bass relatively, etc.). 

post #366 of 504

Yes the Evos are really bassy compared to other headphones. It is less trebley than most headphones if you don't remove the foam in front of the driver.

post #367 of 504

Should i remove the foam? I've read a bit on the foam mod (the pdf says to just cut it in half?) and it didn't seem like a universally recommended thing to do, unlike say, the 558->598 mod. 

post #368 of 504

Try it first without the foam. If the treble boost it gives is fine with you then you don't need to cut it in half. If it's too much then cut it in half.

post #369 of 504

Which headset is similar to the 681 EVO?

post #370 of 504

I hear the 681 is basically the same once it's modded to deal with the shrill highs.

post #371 of 504
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Which headset is similar to the 681 EVO?


 


681 EVO is similar to CAL? Better or worse?
The bow is similar to AKG resistant?'m Afraid that with the passage of time the rubber band can break ...
post #372 of 504
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Originally Posted by Belial88 View Post
 

 

But yea, if the superlux are anything like those k240s, that makes me really happy.

They don't have similar sound sigs, but the "quality of sound" is pretty similar IMO. 
 
HD681 evo has way more deeper and stronger bass than K240, with a bit softer (perhaps smoother) sound IMO
post #373 of 504

I liked the CAL better than the stock EVO.

post #374 of 504
Quote:
 The bow is similar to AKG resistant?'m Afraid that with the passage of time the rubber band can break ...

 

I'm assuming you are referring to the rubber band that keeps the headphones tense on your head? It's not like the AKG and it's been further updated too, check the PDF.

 

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 I liked the CAL better than the stock EVO.

 

And a modded evo (which mods?)? Why did you like it better, ie subjective sound profile or objectively?

post #375 of 504

I changed my EVO to velour pads, WAY more comfortable. I think my fatigue is coming from the inside of the headphones touching my ear a bit. I guess I just need deeper headphones. The EVOS have foam on the inside (whereas the beats is just hard against your ear...). 

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