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post #376 of 914
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well said :o glad you like them

post #377 of 914
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

No biggie. Whenever you've got time.

EDIT: I just noticed this:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/PioneerSEA1000.pdf

Am I nuts or something, or was this not there until just recently? I swear I looked for this on the IF measurements page and didn't find it. I also Googled for measurements, and this should have been the first thing that popped up. It'd be highly embarrassing if, after that post I made earlier in the thread about sending Tyll a pair, it turned out that he'd already listed them.

EDIT 2: Okay, somehow I just missed it. I remember reading this article multiple times, and it's mentioned here, so clearly the measurements existed at the time:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/headphone-measurements-explained-square-wave-response-page-2?page=1

Looks more similar to the DT 770 FR graph than anything lol.
post #378 of 914

After an evening and 1/2 day of more listening I really like these - the two 'flaws' I notice are as expected in the bass - although accurate not enough punch or oomph at times but more noticeably in the mid bass, at times the notes seem to decay too soon. I was listening to some Bela Fleck with Edgar  Meyer and Meyer's upright bass notes were fading too soon. A/B it to my primary 2.1 listening and sure enough the resonance of the bass string notes lasted longer although I don't really know if it is fair to compare to a 12 inch High end HSU subwoofer to some $50 phones but the HD 428 that were holding down the fort since the demise of my ATH50 are now history. For the music that I mainly listen to though - 80-90% live and much of it mixed straight from the bands soundboards these cans will do just fine and for my HT the cable length comes in handy. These are now my primary phones. One highlight listening I really loved -my live Natalie Merchant show sounded phenomenal!!

I listened to everything so far with the "pure audio' option using my Onkyo905 all panel displays, video processing, and other non-necc features turned off and all tone controls bypassed.


Edited by Phishin Phool - 7/13/13 at 7:18pm
post #379 of 914
Technically they're $200 phones. They've just been discontinued.

Have you tried increasing the clamping force? it increases bass response significantly
post #380 of 914
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Originally Posted by Phishin Phool View Post

I was delighted to find on the very first page a headband mod - THANK YOU

 

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My future posts won't be so long-winded.

 

No, please, we like long-winded!  redface.gif

post #381 of 914
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No, please, we like long-winded!  redface.gif

 

I agree with this statement. But then, I would.

post #382 of 914
I've enjoyed my first week with the SE-A1000 more than I've enjoyed any other headphone in years. I have a newfound respect for tracks I had long ago tired of listening to. Tomorrow I'm getting a "can opener," basically some resistors-in-a-box. I plan on pairing it with a Crown XTi-100 amp. The resulting outfit will—through sheer overkill—power the A1000 to somewhere near its full potential. That's my hope, anyhow.

I now have three pairs of SE-A1000. I don't know how many I'll end up with; but at the price, I can't help but buy them just to have a few NIB lying around in the future. I have also successfully encouraged several of my friends to take the plunge—including one who is notoriously stingy. He actually complained that the value was too compelling, and that he had to break down. biggrin.gif
post #383 of 914

^ They seem to have returned to Amazon, but the price has gone up slightly (just shy of $60), and they've got only one left.

 

EDIT: Not thinking or reading right this early in the morning, so we'll forget having a second sentence on that last line, because I've messed it up twice already. I wonder what Amazon must think now that this model is moving all of a sudden. I can't imagine they sold that many before if they marked them down that much.


Edited by Argyris - 7/15/13 at 5:24am
post #384 of 914
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

^ They seem to have returned to Amazon, but the price has gone up slightly (just shy of $60), and they've got only one left.

EDIT: Not thinking or reading right this early in the morning, so we'll forget having a second sentence on that last line, because I've messed it up twice already. I wonder what Amazon must think now that this model is moving all of a sudden. I can't imagine they sold that many before if they marked them down that much.

Perhaps from another Amazon seller? Through Circuit City via Amazon the price is still nice 46 bucks—53 with shipping and it says 13 in stock. Who knows what they are thinking now that there is likely some interest. Probably nothing, it's just a blip.
Edited by imagic - 7/15/13 at 5:52am
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Perhaps from another Amazon seller? Through Circuit City via Amazon the price is still nice 46 bucks—53 with shipping and it says 13 in stock. Who knows what they are thinking now that there is likely some interest. Probably nothing, it's just a blip.

 

Got mine this weekend via TigerDirect for 46.97 plus shipping...$51.78 out the door. 

 

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2404716&CatId=6090

post #386 of 914
Has anyone tried increasing clamping force, yet? It seriously makes a huge difference.
post #387 of 914
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Originally Posted by CrystalT View Post

Has anyone tried increasing clamping force, yet? It seriously makes a huge difference.

Yes I did, and it seems to improve the experience in several small ways. I bought three pairs and I noticed that out of the box, each one had noticeably different clamping force. So, depending on one's head size and how tight the unit come out of the box, it may or may not be needed. That said, I also like how a modest increase in clamping force makes the headphones feel more secure and keeps the drivers better centered. I'll have to do some more comparison listening to see how much of an improvement in the bass response there is between a tight and a loose unit—but at least I have that capability. biggrin.gif
post #388 of 914
I find that bass response inreases significantly if i clamp them fairly tightly around my head - think m50/hd280/shure-level clamp. i use a headband to hold them tight. gets a satisfying rumble from a lot of my electronic music.
post #389 of 914
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Originally Posted by CrystalT View Post

I find that bass response inreases significantly if i clamp them fairly tightly around my head - think m50/hd280/shure-level clamp. i use a headband to hold them tight. gets a satisfying rumble from a lot of my electronic music.

A headband, that's awesome. I'll give it a shot, gotta take the dog for a walk anyhow... and I'll post my impressions. Real easy to A/B test with a headband, for sure. smily_headphones1.gif

update - It's definitely worth bending them enough to get a nice snug clamp, and perhaps modding the band as well. No doubt, the bass gains some intensity. No reason not to customize the fit as much as possible.
Edited by imagic - 7/15/13 at 11:33am
post #390 of 914
Fit is everything.

Also for style points, with a headband, you can wear the headphones behind-the-neck, with a hat. Makes a huge difference.
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