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Lol been here for almost a year now and during my free time (as in my very very bored time xD ) I think of what to buy next in audio! Was thinking of Grado after I got my XBA-4 and now I have it and love it! Planning to buy a DAC/amp combo or possibly another headphone but this time, over ear! XD something completely different from Grado! Forward mids is a must thought! XD *any ideas? At $300~ as I am trying to see what's others opinion as sometime, own opinion is not enough xD *

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For something bright, but not bassy like Grado, SRH940 is a very good option. For neutral phones, what about mad dogs?

post #62 of 576
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For something bright, but not bassy like Grado, SRH940 is a very good option. For neutral phones, what about mad dogs?

No! Definitely not going to look into those two as I have horrible experience with Shure build quality and Mad Dogs from what I heard have a slight emphasis on the bass and I am not a fan of it xD

*Sorry for being too picky redface.gif *

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*Munching* just got my Grados few days ago and I think I am slowly addicted to brighter sound! The imaging is just awesome... Can't take them off now! Need help! It's like a bucket stuck on my head but this one, in a good way (or is it not? XD )

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Lol. Just have multiple headphones with different sound sigs. I go back and forth between warm sound and bright sound all the time.

 

I do the same thing, although I prefer brighter cans period... I the DARKEST can I own is the Akg K550 xD and that's because it's my only can that is not "slighty bright" My w1000x is a tad bright, as are both my Beyers [WOOT GOT MY Dt 880 BACK YAY] The Akg is the ONLY can with truely Neutral Treble, and I don't like that to much xD [it's a great can though, works well with everyrthing like the Dt 880 except it ISOLATES. So I can afford a treble loss for some good isolation!] 

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I do the same thing, although I prefer brighter cans period... I the DARKEST can I own is the Akg K550 xD and that's because it's my only can that is not "slighty bright" My w1000x is a tad bright, as are both my Beyers [WOOT GOT MY Dt 880 BACK YAY] The Akg is the ONLY can with truely Neutral Treble, and I don't like that to much xD [it's a great can though, works well with everyrthing like the Dt 880 except it ISOLATES. So I can afford a treble loss for some good isolation!] 

Yep! I am into bright and aggressive sound now! What a surprise for my taste to change in just one week of listening to Grados xD 

 

How's the timbre of the DT880? 

 

Billson :)

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Which Grado did you get?

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I do the same thing, although I prefer brighter cans period... I the DARKEST can I own is the Akg K550 xD and that's because it's my only can that is not "slighty bright" My w1000x is a tad bright, as are both my Beyers [WOOT GOT MY Dt 880 BACK YAY] The Akg is the ONLY can with truely Neutral Treble, and I don't like that to much xD [it's a great can though, works well with everyrthing like the Dt 880 except it ISOLATES. So I can afford a treble loss for some good isolation!] 

 

You need to try the SRH1840 at some stage wink.gif

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I do the same thing, although I prefer brighter cans period... I the DARKEST can I own is the Akg K550 xD and that's because it's my only can that is not "slighty bright" My w1000x is a tad bright, as are both my Beyers [WOOT GOT MY Dt 880 BACK YAY] The Akg is the ONLY can with truely Neutral Treble, and I don't like that to much xD [it's a great can though, works well with everyrthing like the Dt 880 except it ISOLATES. So I can afford a treble loss for some good isolation!] 

I can assure you that what you hear from the k550 is NOT neutral treble. 

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Which Grado did you get?

Grado SR60i xD

post #69 of 576
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Grado SR60i xD
I guess you do really like grado sig. Grados rock!
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I guess you do really like grado sig. Grados rock!

They do rocks! My dad had a listen to it and I was so worried that it won't come back to me again when my dad immediately smile after he hit the "play" button! The last time he smiled on a headphone was the AKG K550! XD

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Next review for me is:

Sony MDR-7550!

 

What are you guys reviewing next?

post #72 of 576
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Here is how I perform my reviews:

 

1. Burn-in. 25-50 hours of burn in is given. I use pink noise and a source that is reasonable(like sansa clip).

2. Source/Amp match. I match my rig to the iem/headphones that I'm reviewing. I also consider impedance of iems, as AK100 can alter the sound sig of a multi-ba iem.

3. Listen! I listen for at least 5-10 hours before I write my review. I don't listen to them for 2 weeks like some reviewers do, but I feel like 5 hours of serious listening time is enough for most cases. I do update my reviews in case my impressions change after 5 hours of listening.

4. Write. I guess I'm sufficient at English(am I?). Oh, btw, I don't proofread well, so feel free to point out typos in my reviews.

5. Post on head-fi!

post #73 of 576
50hrs burn in at louder than normal with music
Listen for a while and critically listen. Amp/unamped differences.

Next reviews: Epiphany acoustics E-DAC, FAD Piano Forte X-G
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At the moment, I doubt any new reviews from me is coming xD my exams is just next week but after my exam, I will most probably review several headphone under $100. This one, will make it very simple and with about 10 headphones in it of different sound signature. Reason for that review is because I have been seeing a lot of new comers in Head-Fi asking for headphone recommendations under $100 so I wanted to compile all headphones under $100 and review it for them so that they do not have to start a new thread and wait for replies! xD + Just got my Grado so I am hoping that it will be a completed version!

 

The only thing I am lacking in, is IEM so I don't think there will be any IEM included in my coming "under $100 headphone shootout" other than the XBA-1 [they sound awesome for the price!]

 

Kimvictor, I think your English is sufficient enough xD Mine is no way better either hehe

 

Billson :D

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Other reviews to come from me, 3 new rockit sounds headphones, Brainwavz S1 and Hisound E212
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