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post #976 of 1725

Dweaver, the song sounds wonderful!

 

Anything by Keaton Henson with these became such a moving heart felt experience. Featherstone by The Paper Kites is another treat as well.


Edited by Beasleyd2 - 1/23/14 at 6:17pm
post #977 of 1725
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Originally Posted by Beasleyd2 View Post
 

My set came today! What an experience. Here are my initial impressions:

 

I got the all black set (if anyone wants specific shots, let me know). What a beautiful set of headphones. Classy and refined while retaining bold quality to it. It's funny, I always associated good looking headphones with a bad quality sound. They have some weight to them and feels premium. 

 

Comfort wise they are pretty decent. Not quite as comfy as my Sennheiser's but it gets the job done. I have bigger ears so a part of them rest on the inner wall (I find this to be an advantage, though.... I'll explain.)

 

The sound truly is an experience paired with me E10 DAC/Amp. Since my ears rest on the driver, the bass shines. It is deep, I definitely feel the impact on songs that call for it (I bass boost on my E10). Voices have weight and have a rich quality to them. I would best describe them as a more articulate Shure SE215. On acoustic music, they are just such a wonderful experience. Every nuance is revealed providing an engaging and detailed account of the music playing. 

 

Shout out to grizzlybeast for helping me with purchase advice! 

glad you like em!

post #978 of 1725
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

I think the feedback from this thread is fairly unanimous. Unless you're looking for a bass monster or a ton of isolation, I say go for it! 

I think I will be very sorry to myself for not getting AKG K550 / K545 but I already have one AKG, don't feel like a 2nd pair, but K545 look so nice and since it's a K550 + warm which is what exactly I wanted although soundstage sacrisfy a lil... Thanks guys for the hard decision haha xD

post #979 of 1725
I have my Q701 plus the K545... smily_headphones1.gif
The K545 gets the most love
post #980 of 1725
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

K545 lovers: like I feared from my home use, I'm sitting here in a coffee shop and the isolation is just not enough for a busy environment, though part of that is that I listen at fairly low levels. Have you found anything similar to the K545 sound that isolates better but that isn't on ear? There is really nothing I'd change about the signature...pretty much perfect. 

 

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Originally Posted by Beasleyd2 View Post I would best describe them as a more articulate Shure SE215. 

+1

post #981 of 1725
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

K545 lovers: like I feared from my home use, I'm sitting here in a coffee shop and the isolation is just not enough for a busy environment, though part of that is that I listen at fairly low levels. Have you found anything similar to the K545 sound that isolates better but that isn't on ear? There is really nothing I'd change about the signature...pretty much perfect. 

Please give it a serious look. They look ugly online,  BUT in person and on the head less so. My wife say they look like mans headphone and liked them on me.

German maestro gmp 8.35d =

- similar bass quantity def not more but better bass texture with no large midbass hump.

- better balanced mids... closer to hd600 but not thick(really balanced)

- less soft sounding

- BEST ISOLATION OF ANY HEADPHONE PERIOD.

- swappable pads with lots of options.stock pads a bit uncomfortable but tolerable.

- easily powered.

- more attack

- equal detail

- better over ear fit

- more durable

 

you will sacrifice-soft timbres, a tiny bit of soundstage (better than the 7520 though/less congested), more sibilance slightly.

 

I would get it from amazon and return it if you don't like it. 


Edited by grizzlybeast - 1/24/14 at 2:39pm
post #982 of 1725
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

Please give it a serious look. They look ugly online,  BUT in person and on the head less so. My wife say they look like mans headphone and liked them on me.

German maestro gmp 8.35d =

- similar bass quantity def not more but better bass texture with no midbass hump like the k545

- better balanced mids... closer to hd600 but not thick(really balanced)

- less soft sounding

- BEST ISOLATION OF ANY HEADPHONE PERIOD.

- swappable pads with lots of options.stock pads a bit uncomfortable but tolerable.

- easily powered.

- more attack

- equal detail

- better over ear fit

- more durable

 

you will sacrifice-soft timbres, a tiny bit of soundstage (better than the 7520 though/less congested), more sibilance slightly.

 

I would get it from amazon and return it if you don't like it. 

K545 doesn't have a midbass hump. Its bass boost is centered around the subbass region. Also, those 8.35d's are some hideous headphones.

 

 

I thoroughly agree with the Cons.


Edited by SonusAudio - 1/24/14 at 1:19pm
post #983 of 1725
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

Please give it a serious look. They look ugly online,  BUT in person and on the head less so. My wife say they look like mans headphone and liked them on me.

 

lol wut? a man's headphone??? rotfl

 

headphones are unisex btw

post #984 of 1725
Guys, please, at least he is offering an option to imackler...
post #985 of 1725
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

Guys, please, at least he is offering an option to imackler...

hahaha i just thought that was a funny random comment

post #986 of 1725
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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post
 

lol wut? a man's headphone??? rotfl

 

headphones are unisex btw

definitely the most masculine headphone I have ever had ever. They definitely look wierd on a woman.

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Originally Posted by SonusAudio View Post
 

K545 doesn't have a midbass hump. Its bass boost is centered around the subbass region. Also, those 8.35d's are some hideous headphones.

 

 

I thoroughly agree with the Cons.

i cant believe i put a midbass hump I messed up there for sure. I will edit that.

 

when i edited it I injected a sentence in the middle I just left it and forgot to delete the rest of it.

 

Also when worn they have a very stealthy low profile look that doesnt draw attention because of the form.


Edited by grizzlybeast - 1/25/14 at 2:13am
post #987 of 1725

Anyone know if the HM5 are deeper than the stock pads? After hour 3, my ears start to get irritated by the stock pads. Did anyone notice the sound quality decrease using the HM5 pads?


Edited by Beasleyd2 - 1/24/14 at 5:26pm
post #988 of 1725
No idea about sound differences but the HM5 is definitely deeper.
post #989 of 1725
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beasleyd2 View Post
 

Anyone know if the HM5 are deeper than the stock pads? After hour 3, my ears start to get irritated by the stock pads. Did anyone notice the sound quality decrease using the HM5 pads?

I have had them but not on the akg. I had them on the ZMF mod and they are indeed deeper, softer, and fit over the ear better

 

I cant comment on the sq with the akg. I have some coming in shortly as well as I have a ZMF modded fostex coming on loan.

post #990 of 1725
Quote:
Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

Please give it a serious look. They look ugly online,  BUT in person and on the head less so. My wife say they look like mans headphone and liked them on me.

German maestro gmp 8.35d =

- similar bass quantity def not more but better bass texture with no large midbass hump.

- better balanced mids... closer to hd600 but not thick(really balanced)

- less soft sounding

- BEST ISOLATION OF ANY HEADPHONE PERIOD.

- swappable pads with lots of options.stock pads a bit uncomfortable but tolerable.

- easily powered.

- more attack

- equal detail

- better over ear fit

- more durable

 

you will sacrifice-soft timbres, a tiny bit of soundstage (better than the 7520 though/less congested), more sibilance slightly.

 

I would get it from amazon and return it if you don't like it. 

 

+1 on the GMP 8.35d.  Good comfort and overall a really nice alternative to the K545.  I think this hp would last a lifetime.

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