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post #166 of 4207

Love the review. If you're looking for more candidates, the VModa M80 is pretty spectacular for it's price point imo. Got mine for $80. Might not work with your large head though.

post #167 of 4207
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That is not what coloured means.

When we say coloured, we mean that certain frequencies are emphasised or favoured over others.

Transparency is often difficult to judge especially when most people perceive the greatest detail through treble and a headphone that emphasises treble can easily be mistaken to be a more detailed or transparent headphone.

The Momentum for example is a very resolving headphone but has quite early treble roll-off which can give the impression of a lack of transparency, but it's all there, I guarantee. 

 

If it's rolled-off how can it all be there?

post #168 of 4207
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If it's rolled-off how can it all be there?

It's all there, you just can't hear some of it :)

post #169 of 4207
I'm very curious to try the Kef M500 now after reading your reviews ( MH & Beagle) but after reading other online impressions it seems to be a mix in the perception of the sound signature. Some say they are bass light and some say they are bass heavy. I'm looking for a balanced sound 8^) . Who to believe without trying them ? Headphone Bar got them at a good price including shipping. Might give them a try.
post #170 of 4207
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I'm very curious to try the Kef M500 now after reading your reviews ( MH & Beagle) but after reading other online impressions it seems to be a mix in the perception of the sound signature. Some say they are bass light and some say they are bass heavy. I'm looking for a balanced sound 8^) . Who to believe without trying them ? Headphone Bar got them at a good price including shipping. Might give them a try.

So if half the folks say they are bass heavy and the other half say they are bass lite, then I would say they are bass neutral. tongue.gif


Edited by MacedonianHero - 8/22/13 at 6:26pm
post #171 of 4207
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So if half the folks say they are bass heavy and the other half say they are bass lite, then I would say they are bass neutral. tongue.gif

 

LOL!!

post #172 of 4207
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So if half the folks say they are bass heavy and the other half say they are bass lite, then I would say they are bass neutral. tongue.gif

I did the math and it checks out wink.gif

post #173 of 4207
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So if half the folks say they are bass heavy and the other half say they are bass lite, then I would say they are bass neutral. tongue.gif

 

Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

So if half the folks say they are bass heavy and the other half say they are bass lite, then I would say they are bass neutral. tongue.gif

 

 

Now they are neutral...

post #174 of 4207
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Thanks man. But really my good friend David's review was spectacular and one of the very best I've ever seen. This pales in comparison and is just documents my search for a good pair of portable headphones as a result of my 41 year old ears not working well with IEMs anymore and some major home renovations that made me put my main dynamic/stat headphone rigs away for the summer.

Pete,

 

I'll relieve you of your stat rigs any time, you just say the magic words biggrin.gif. I have a cousin in Toronto and I'll use him as an excuse to come by (regardless of how far you are from Toronto).

post #175 of 4207
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Pete,

I'll relieve you of your stat rigs any time, you just say the magic words biggrin.gif . I have a cousin in Toronto and I'll use him as an excuse to come by (regardless of how far you are from Toronto).

Lol, sorry. The home renovations are finally over so I'm mainly back on my main rigs. smily_headphones1.gif
post #176 of 4207

Very well done comparison, I've been eyeing the Kef M500 for quite awhile as a replacement for my Amperiors (which I'm not totally satisfied with sound-wise). Have you had the chance to listen to the Amperiors or HD25 1-II's? How would you compare them to the KEF's?

post #177 of 4207
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So if half the folks say they are bass heavy and the other half say they are bass lite, then I would say they are bass neutral. tongue.gif

 

That sound fair biggrin.gif. Thanks for the wisdom comment.

post #178 of 4207
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

If it's rolled-off how can it all be there?

The treble and detail is all there.

Just because something is quieter doesn't mean it's not there.

Rolled-off doesn't mean it stops existing.


Edited by GREQ - 8/23/13 at 1:25am
post #179 of 4207

I'm concerned about the scales used, especially in the area of sound quality. If the KEF has the highest rating (5=excellent) in your opinion, does it mean that no other current or new headphones is better?

post #180 of 4207
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I'm concerned about the scales used, especially in the area of sound quality. If the KEF has the highest rating (5=excellent) in your opinion, does it mean that no other current or new headphones is better?

From what I understand the ratings are in the context of "Fashionable Portable Closed-Back" headphones only - and only in the context of the headphones being reviewed and their price/value is taken into consideration - which is probably why Ultrasone Edition 8 isn't in this review. tongue.gif

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