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I read that the Mikros have non-existent bass and are better suited for jazz or classical.

 

See below...

 

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LOL that is a false claim. They have very adequate bass.

 

Very adequate, huge even... (assuming the pads fit your ears properly, they can be quite fiddly to get situated right-- I suppose the claims of lacking bass come from bad fit)

 

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Thats simply false.

 

X2

 

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LOL

 

Yep.

post #1847 of 2518
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Originally Posted by typhoon838 View Post

I read that the Mikros have non-existent bass and are better suited for jazz or classical.

 

See below...

 

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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 


LOL that is a false claim. They have very adequate bass.

 

Very adequate, huge even... (assuming the pads fit your ears properly, they can be quite fiddly to get situated right-- I suppose the claims of lacking bass come from bad fit)

 

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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Thats simply false.

 

X2

 

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LOL

 

Yep.

 

Yup. Plenty o bass. And throw them on a lowly amp like the C&C BH... magic :)

post #1848 of 2518
Anyone know anything about the Brainwavz HM5?

Also, should the ATH-M50x be considered here?
Edited by typhoon838 - 3/15/14 at 12:37am
post #1849 of 2518
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Anyone know anything about the Brainwavz HM5?

Also, should the ATH-M50x be considered here?


I own the NVX XPT-100, which is the same thing as the HM5 but $50 cheaper, has less clamping force, and comes with two different types of pads. It's a very bulky headphone not really the best for portable despite having two cables and one being a good length for portable use and sounds pretty good basically plugged into anything, it's bulky and looks goofy on your head. It's best used as a home headphone or a semi-portable headphone. It has well-balance sound, quite neutral with rather tame highs and a good soundstage for a closed headphone. They have a Sennheiserish sound to them.


Edited by kman1211 - 3/15/14 at 1:08am
post #1850 of 2518
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Hello,

I've been looking at getting a pair of headphones that is the kind described here. I want them to be my all-around pair, and since that includes using them on public transit, they should most definitely be closed and at least somewhat portable. I think this also means that they should be around-ear, but I'm willing to consider on-ear too if it satisfies everything.

Here are my priorities:

1. Isolation. I do not want these to leak noise if I use them in public, in either a very noisy bus or a very quiet library.

2. Comfort. I want to be able to wear these for a long period of time and not get sore or feel squished or anything. I bought a pair of V-Moda Crossfade LPs and they were so stupidly uncomfortable I had to return them. My ears aren't huge but I just couldn't stand them.

3. Sound. I listen to rock, metal, and electronic music, so bass and mids are important.I have low standards since I've never owned a decent pair of headphones, but I'd just like to be "wowed". I want the sound to be distinct but powerful yet clear, you know? No more of that muddy mushy garbage. I am not planning on using an amp but would consider it if it's cheap and portable and a good value for what it adds.

4. Build. I treat my headphones very well. They will not get abused. However, I will be walking with them outside in cold Michigan winters, so if some light snow or sub-10° temperatures would destroy them, that's not good. But if this is a deciding factor, let me know, because I can accommodate at least the snow part by wearing a hood or hat. Not sure what I can do about the cold, but then again I'm not sure what the effects of cold are on headphones.

5. Looks. Honestly, I just don't want to look ridiculous wearing these in public. That's my only requirement here.

6. Price. Not really an issue. I'll pay as long as I'm getting what I pay for.

I've researched and considered the B&W P7s, the Sony MDR 1RS, the NAD HP50s, Focal Spirit Classic/Professional, PSB M4U 1/2, and more others than any sane person should have to consider. Pleeease tell me what I want.

Sony MDR-7520 ticks all the boxes. I love mine...and my M100s but clearly those are out if you hated the fit of the LPs.
Edited by dbdynsty25 - 3/15/14 at 7:25am
post #1851 of 2518

I'm highly curious about the MDR-7520, and the Focal Spirit Pro... and may as well include the Thinksound ON1... :D

post #1852 of 2518
MDR-7520 are great sounding headphones. Their isolation is as good as NAD HP50 and Focal Spirit (don't remember which one) . Both NAD and Spirit have to much bass for my taste when driven by RWAK100 and even bringing it all the way down using EQ doesn't help
post #1853 of 2518
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MDR-7520 are great sounding headphones. Their isolation is as good as NAD HP50 and Focal Spirit (don't remember which one) . Both NAD and Spirit have to much bass for my taste when driven by RWAK100 and even bringing it all the way down using EQ doesn't help

Interesting, we all hear differently.  I would suspect the AK100 since both the Spirit Pro and NAD are not bass hyped compared to lots of cans.  Not sure how the RW modded AK sounds but the stock one is way warm in the bass.

post #1854 of 2518
The only difference between stock and moded is output impedance which allows compatibility with wider selection of headphones
post #1855 of 2518
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The only difference between stock and moded is output impedance which allows compatibility with wider selection of headphones

that explains it to me then.  All headphones sound bassier with the ak100

post #1856 of 2518

Excellent thread...I've been meaning to try to run down the P7's and NAD's as easy to drive over ear closed cans.  Now I'm going to have to do so.  :)

post #1857 of 2518
Which of these headphones do you recommend for studio use (mixing, tracking, mastering)? I also plan to use them as personal listening headphones.
post #1858 of 2518
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Originally Posted by nimano45 View Post

Which of these headphones do you recommend for studio use (mixing, tracking, mastering)? I also plan to use them as personal listening headphones.

 

Sennheise HD-25 Aluminum

post #1859 of 2518
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Sennheise HD-25 Aluminum

 +1

post #1860 of 2518

Eager to hear MacedonianHero's thoughts on Mikros 90 :D

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