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post #1741 of 2530

how durable are those nads, i read a few reviews where sound was cutting out if you were to lay on that side or press the side of the ear cup with your hands, have any of you owners experienced this?


Edited by dto4life - 3/4/14 at 12:34pm
post #1742 of 2530
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how durable are those nads, i read a few reviews where sound was cutting out if you were to lay on that side or press the side of the ear cup with your hands, have any of you owners experienced this?

So I ended up testing out the Beats earlier.  Thought they were ok but decided why not give the NAD cans a shot.  Order placed via Amazon so will hopefully be able to give some feedback in about a week.

post #1743 of 2530
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So I ended up testing out the Beats earlier.  Thought they were ok but decided why not give the NAD cans a shot.  Order placed via Amazon so will hopefully be able to give some feedback in about a week.

Congrats! You definitely got the better pair of headphones!

post #1744 of 2530

I'll finally get to try the KEFs tomorrow/Friday, but I anticipate that I am most likely going to purchase both the H6s and the HP50s :)

post #1745 of 2530
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So I ended up testing out the Beats earlier.  Thought they were ok but decided why not give the NAD cans a shot.  Order placed via Amazon so will hopefully be able to give some feedback in about a week.

Good luck with NAD HP50. The Beats you tried are not worth their cost. Be careful how you treat your hearing so it will not get worse, make sure to have a period of quietness after listening to headphones so that your inner ear  can recuperate. Try to avoid long periods of loud noise, especially the noise of the road traffic which can reach the noise level of 80 deciBel. You might try using this specialised earplugs when being in a noisy environment 

-  https://www.etymotic.com/hp/er20.html - they reduce the outside noise by 20 deciBel and that represents a big drop in noise. I use them and they help a lot. Everyone  who spends a substantial amount of time listening to headphones would be well advised to use these earplugs when in a noisy environment, to protect  his/her hearing.                                                                                                

post #1746 of 2530

Today, I tried out the B&O H6 at the apple store. I found the treble quite harsh on every single track I listened to, they were using iPhone 5C's, and I had turned the EQ off.

 

I was just wondering whether anyone shares my experience in this regard. Of course we could pair it up with an amp, but considering that the headphone only comes with an iPhone mic cable, one would expect it to be paired as such.

 

I should note that the volume was unrestricted and over 3/4 volume on the iPhone.


Edited by blazer78 - 3/5/14 at 1:06am
post #1747 of 2530

nope, to me the h6 are super smooth especially mids and highs. more so they are a tad too smooth, as i miss some bite for more natural sounding violins.

post #1748 of 2530

I did not detect any harshness with the H6. More so with the P7, which was borderline strident for me, but still somewhat acceptable. This from several audtions at the Apple Store with the X3. So not conclusive at all.

post #1749 of 2530
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nope, to me the h6 are super smooth especially mids and highs. more so they are a tad too smooth, as i miss some bite for more natural sounding violins.

+1!
post #1750 of 2530

Hmm.. could be apple's poor wiring, because the P7 sounds fine to me, but H6 sounds poor. I might try connecting my phone directly to the headphone next time!

post #1751 of 2530
Perhaps it's your recording, or file bit rate.
post #1752 of 2530
They are the iPhones on apples docks (not mine), being iTunes music files I presume they are vbr AACs
post #1753 of 2530
Maybe double check the EQ?
post #1754 of 2530
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Maybe double check the EQ?

Could be also that the Apple Store is usually such a noisy environment, one has to really crank up the volume from what normal listening would be?

post #1755 of 2530
The eq was set on Spoken Word when I auditioned the H6 at the Apple Store. The bass sounded a little thin but the mids and highs sounded very clear and distinct after I turned off the eq.
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