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post #841 of 911

What is the consensus on how these perform with movies? I'm looking for an open can, which would be plugged into my receiver's headphone jack. I'm also considering the Superlux HD681 EVO and HD330. Thanks.

post #842 of 911

Don't know about consensus but I think these might be the best affordable headphone for movies. Nice combination of soundstage and good low bass performance. Also the wire is super long. There were originally marketed for home theater use.

post #843 of 911
They are amazing for movies. It feels like you are in the theatre and the cord is so long you can easily sit on your couch and watch
post #844 of 911

Thanks. The pics look like the cups are kind of shallow. How do you guys find the ear space and depth? And compare to the Superlux 681 EVO and HD330's ear space and depth, if possible.

post #845 of 911
It is shallow but if you just stick a piece of rope or paracord or something under the pad between the cushion and the felt back it raises it up with no change in sound. Right now I have a piece of an old ethernet cable I cut apart in it But I originally had the drawstring from am old hooded sweatshirt. Works perfectly both ways!!
post #846 of 911
Quote:
Originally Posted by BennyBlades44 View Post

It is shallow but if you just stick a piece of rope or paracord or something under the pad between the cushion and the felt back it raises it up with no change in sound. Right now I have a piece of an old ethernet cable I cut apart in it But I originally had the drawstring from am old hooded sweatshirt. Works perfectly both ways!!

I did a similar mod to a koss A250, using stacks of fleece strips to elevate the drivers outward a bit.

 

reading through all the hype... who here doesn't think these cans are on par with the higher end designs?

 

In what ways to they fall short of the HD650, K701 and RS1?  I am looking for direct comparisons and the likes.

 

thanks!!

post #847 of 911
reading through all the hype... who here doesn't think these cans are on par with the higher end designs?

In what ways to they fall short of the HD650, K701 and RS1?  I am looking for direct comparisons and the likes.


Im not a super technical audiophile and I dont have any of the headphones you have listed but I do have the k550 which basically sounds open. I have played a bunch of call of duty with both with a turtle beach dss so I have a pretty good sense of the soundstage. The akgs details are more crisp and closer feeling. The soundstage is bigger on the pioneer but I feel like due to the clarity the instrument seperation is better on the akg. You know how people talk about what seat it puts you in. Well the akg sounds like you are in the 2nd row and the pioneer feels like you are in the 20th row. To me the pioneer feels more like being in a movie theatre. When gaming even though the pioneers may be better for hearing things off in the distance I think the akg is slightly better. The gun firing and details like rain falling and bullet shells hitting the floor are just more prominent. Thats not to say the pioneers are bad by any means. Also there is more bass on the pioneers. Explosions and stuff have more rumble. Not overpowering but more. If I had to guess I would say the q701 or k701 would be a crisper and more closer feeling especially in details but not much different on the soundstage. I honestly still switch between the 2 still trying to decide which ones I prefer. for 50 bucks they really are a no brainer. I dont see how a soundstage could really be any better for without spending hundreds of dollars honestly. One last thing whenever i let friends compare they always prefer the pioneers due to the noticably bigger soundstage and the bassier sound. The akgs sort of sound better the longer you listen to them if that makes any sense. If I had to guess I would bet the pioneers would be more like the at a500x only maybe with more bass
Edited by BennyBlades44 - 3/10/14 at 6:01am
post #848 of 911

                                      


Edited by Balgheet - 3/24/14 at 5:11pm
post #849 of 911

Just bought these!

Hoping they wow me :)

post #850 of 911
If you are using them for home use you wont find a better deal.they are really good
post #851 of 911
Quote:
Originally Posted by BennyBlades44 View Post

It is shallow but if you just stick a piece of rope or paracord or something under the pad between the cushion and the felt back it raises it up with no change in sound. Right now I have a piece of an old ethernet cable I cut apart in it But I originally had the drawstring from am old hooded sweatshirt. Works perfectly both ways!!

 

Are there any pics here from anyone that did this? Thanks.

post #852 of 911

What would be the best deep pad to put on these, so my ears don't touch the pads? And where to buy them? Thanks. 

post #853 of 911
The best pads would be the AD900X pads. A straight fit and improves bass response.
post #854 of 911
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

The best pads would be the AD900X pads. A straight fit and improves bass response.

 

 

 

Thanks. What material are they? Where do you guys buy pads from?

post #855 of 911

They are cloth with probably foam or cotton filled. Haven,t opened them so cant confirm.

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