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post #511 of 1725
What is soundstage like on H6?
post #512 of 1725
The H6 had a smaller soundstage than the K545
post #513 of 1725
How precise is the soundstage of the K545?
I heard it has quite a good soundstage but all of the instrument separation is of equal distance to each other, where as with the Q701 you get to depict the varying distance
I.e the guitar sounds just 3m away, vocals 5m and drums 7m.

Where as with the K545 you would depict that instruments are more distant than one another, however it would be guitar 2m vocals another 2m (4m) drums another 2m (6m). So the imaging is not very good I presume.
Do you find this to be true.

If I buy these headphones I need them to be extremely accurate for gaming and depicting the exact location of where sounds are coming from.
Edited by Lukalop - 12/12/13 at 9:49am
post #514 of 1725
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Everything you said could be right. I just said smoother. I don't know if more refined is right or not but the 7520 is a sharp sounding headphone. Its not what you would call smooth or soft. It is very balanced and its bass has more detail than any hp I have ever heard(mayby not lcd2)

Sharp sounding? In reference to what?

Rolled off treble was the first thing I've noticed on them out of the box. Burn in helped with the extension a bit, but they never became sharp or grainy, detailed yes, but not in your face showed via accentuated treble kind of details.

K550 is sharp, HD800, and to lesser extent T1 are sharp. 

7520? Not to my ears and in my setup. 

Apologize if there is a different meaning of sharp/smooth in this context. :smile: 


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 12/12/13 at 10:37am
post #515 of 1725
I notice differences in distance with the K545 like I do with the Q701. The Q701 has a larger sound stage so the distances apart are a bit larger but they exist with both headphones. I am unsure whether either headphone will accurately mimic precise distances as I do not do a lot of gaming.

To be honest I am at the end of my rope in regards to what more I can supply you with information wise. I understand you desire to make the perfect purchase. But at some point you will need to just buy a pair of headphones and find out first hand if they are right for you. The good news is almost any one of the headphones mentioned will be better than your used to assuming you buy an amp appropriate for the headphone in cases like the Q701. The bad news is only your ears will be able to determine if that is good enough over time.
post #516 of 1725
Haha, don't worry I know for certain I'm getting the K545. They look absolutely stunning; much better than cheats or dullcandy.

Because I'm in love with them so much I am just extensively comparing them to other reputable headphones and so far all of my boxes have been ticked! I am definitely going with the K545, make no doubt about that but as a second headphone I am thinking the Q701.

At first I thought they looked hideous, not those in particular but the majority if high end headphones and still do, but I am becoming more accustomed to the look of the Q701's, especially as it has been said that the build quality is fantastic unlike some other renowned companies *cough* ?:"'-/^#shure£&!? *cough*

Not to mention the ridiculous 'bang for buck'!
As far as portable headphones are concerned K545's any day if the week. But for a stay at home genuine audiophile headphones with absolutely no compromise I am thinking Q701 unless anyone knows of any that are significantly better for the price (200mrp).

I am not even sure if I will settle with open headphones after the K545's, it may be an IEM, noise isolating or wireless. But I look forward to the journey ahead. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Lukalop - 12/12/13 at 11:08am
post #517 of 1725

At first I was completely sold on the K545 but now I must consider the competition.  The K545 looks to have average isolation, and may have seal problems.  Seal problems are the absolute worse.

 

I'm still considering the MomentumOn-Ear (since it's so small! and looks so good), and HP50.  I know the HP50 and K545 will sound the best but I'll give up a tiny bit of SQ for convenience (since that's the reason we use portable cans in the first place).

post #518 of 1725

Wow, I just came back from going to Best Buy over my lunch break. They have the K545 now, and through their system it sounded awful. Completely devoid of bass. If I had heard that first, I probably wouldn't have bought mine! It makes me wonder now if my judgments of any of the other headphones there are correct...

post #519 of 1725

Can't trust best buy.  The momentum I heard there sounded horrible too.

post #520 of 1725

And I thought the Momentum sounded pretty decent, but now I'm wondering if it would be horribly muddy given how anemic the AKG sounds there. :D  The M4U 2 on display still has one side shorted out a month or so after my last visit, so obviously great attention to detail there.

post #521 of 1725
jwong, Best Buy listening wall can't be trusted. None of the headphones I tried at Best Buy sounded that good. Also, the K545 straight out of the box had almost no bass. It should wake up in several hours, then increase even more in about 20 hours. I only kept the K545 for a couple of weeks, but I got the impression that the bass may keep blooming. (If you believe in burn-in, that is … )
post #522 of 1725

Shinnbone, you probably didn't notice any of my earlier posts, but I've owned the K545 for a while now. I actually thought the bass was decent from the beginning.

 

In fact, I was listening to my K545s most of the morning before going to Best Buy. That's why I was amazed at how crappy they could make them sound!

post #523 of 1725
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At first I was completely sold on the K545 but now I must consider the competition.  The K545 looks to have average isolation, and may have seal problems.  Seal problems are the absolute worse.

 

I'm still considering the MomentumOn-Ear (since it's so small! and looks so good), and HP50.  I know the HP50 and K545 will sound the best but I'll give up a tiny bit of SQ for convenience (since that's the reason we use portable cans in the first place).

the k545 bested the on ear to me definitely.


Edited by grizzlybeast - 12/12/13 at 11:52am
post #524 of 1725
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Shinnbone, you probably didn't notice any of my earlier posts, but I've owned the K545 for a while now. I actually thought the bass was decent from the beginning.

 

In fact, I was listening to my K545s most of the morning before going to Best Buy. That's why I was amazed at how crappy they could make them sound!

 

Ah, you're right. I missed your earlier posts. My bad.

post #525 of 1725
My pair has leveled out in terms if bass quantity. They have plenty of bass for me but I also don't think I have much of a seal/fit issue. I also don't listen to many genres that require a lot of bass and have historically liked many headphones that are considered bass light by a lot of people. The K545 has more bass than the K550 and my Q701 (even with the bass port modification) but it still is not as heavy as a lot of other headphones I have heard or tried. For me it is just right right because it offers something in between heavy and light.

I also have found most walls of headphones have issues showing off the headphones properly. They either have a canned presentation that is maximized to show off the headphone on display or just bad wiring if they have multiple headphones setup to be tested.
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