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post #361 of 1722

Thanks!  I forgot about Headphone Bar.  Maybe someone will have a Black Friday deal I cannot pass on.;)

post #362 of 1722

Out of the gate, I am hearing a full bass, rather bright top and thin midrange. I can really hear this using pink noise. I will let them run in a bit..

post #363 of 1722
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Out of the gate, I am hearing a full bass, rather bright top and thin midrange. I can really hear this using pink noise. I will let them run in a bit..


Wow, do you buy all FOTM phones, you are like in every thread? :eek: 

post #364 of 1722
I found the midrange warmer than the K550 so hopefully this area changes for you. I noticed a pretty significan change after the first 24 hours or so of use. After that I have noticed these sounding more open as time has gone on, I am not sure if this my brain getting used to the sound or a gradual change to the headphone.
post #365 of 1722
I for one am glad to have another voice in this thread smily_headphones1.gif. I see you also got the NAD headphone as well. I hope you can give some comparisons after having both for a while as I don't want to buy them just to do a comparison. Not to say I won't at some point but not for now smily_headphones1.gif.
post #366 of 1722
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I found the midrange warmer than the K550 so hopefully this area changes for you. I noticed a pretty significan change after the first 24 hours or so of use. After that I have noticed these sounding more open as time has gone on, I am not sure if this my brain getting used to the sound or a gradual change to the headphone.

 

 

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I for one am glad to have another voice in this thread smily_headphones1.gif. I see you also got the NAD headphone as well. I hope you can give some comparisons after having both for a while as I don't want to buy them just to do a comparison. Not to say I won't at some point but not for now smily_headphones1.gif.

 

I am running some LF test tones on repeat through the K545......to flex the drivers a bit. I'll give them 25 hours and check back.

 

The NAD has a smoother, very slightly laid-back-in-the-upper-mid, big-loudspeaker-in-a-room sound. You will hear no harshness, brightness, boom or tizz. I think it is more yin to the K545's yang. Different sound...not really applicable to compare the two. However, initially I do hear a lot of potential in the K545.

post #367 of 1722

sounds interesting, if they are the yin to the K545 I might like them as an alternative to the K545 sound or I might just wish I had my K545 on instead since I enjoy the K545 so much :). I will wait and see if I can demo them somewhere locally if possible. I look forward to your impressions after your 25 hour burn in.

post #368 of 1722

Will there be any Black Friday deals on any websites?

post #369 of 1722
Possibly Razordog and Best Buy might do something. Not sure who else has these yet.
post #370 of 1722

Upon further use, I am finding these to have the same fit problem as the K550...not quite as severe but still a problem. The clamping force is just not strong enough because the metal headband is too thin and flexible. You move your head or your jaw just the slightest and you lose the seal. Either a stiffer headband or softer pads needed.

post #371 of 1722
I have noticed this occasionally with the K545 but not nearly as much as the K550 so it's not bothered me enough to have mentioned it until you just did. For me I only loose seal occasionally when eating.

How are they sounding today?
post #372 of 1722

Bright.

post #373 of 1722
Wow really? I get so much bass and warmth compared to the K550. I apologize if my enthusiasm has mislead you.
Edited by dweaver - 11/28/13 at 7:44pm
post #374 of 1722

Must be because of the seal.  Nothing will stop me from getting these... except the L2.

post #375 of 1722

Razordog has a $50 discount on headphones over 249 (RAZORDOG50) bringing these down to a reasonable $200 with these being so new I don't imagine any deal will be better than that.

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