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post #16 of 48

JVC HA-S400 is my current portable on-ear headphone for the bus. At $25, they sound pretty good, fold-up nicely, and I don't worry about losing them or getting jacked.

post #17 of 48
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Originally Posted by DerpMaster View Post

What are all the genres of music that would sound good or bad with each headphone? A list would be preferred

 

That sound good?

HD558, HD380, and DT770: many, HD558 beats the others at classical, not that the others don't sound good with it

AD700: none

M50: mainly rock/metal and most if not all electronic subgenres, I think


Edited by Mad Max - 9/18/13 at 11:54am
post #18 of 48
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So no music sounds good on the AD700?
post #19 of 48
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So no music sounds good on the AD700?

I found the AD700s good for listening when you just want to relax.

I set my cable TV to Newage or Soundscape, down a glass (or two) of wine, sit in a really comfortable chair.

But I never really use the AD700s, maybe one day a year.

I really prefer my HD558s over the AD700s.


Edited by PurpleAngel - 9/18/13 at 5:22pm
post #20 of 48
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That sounds good, I'll be sure to try that sometime lol.
post #21 of 48
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How do you like the ATH-AD900X? (details please).

 

It's the mids that won me over. I love the way how they are so clear and forward. Makes it feel like the singer is performing in front of me whenever I listen to female vocals. I can see how this would put some people off though as it means they are not really balanced. 

 
As for treble, it's amazing to see how the ad900x avoids becoming sibilant while staying bright and providing so much detail. However, they might border on fatiguing for those who are sensitive to treble and/or listen to music at a relatively higher volume. 
 
Bass is where the AD900x arguably underperforms but I've read that the ad900>ad700 in bass and ad900x>ad900 in bass once again (as a reference since it seems you own the ad700). Honestly, I have no problem with how the ad900x handles bass since it's tight and accurate. The fact that I don't listen to bass heavy songs helps too and I would not recommend these cans for people who listen to dubstep or techno, etc at all. Also, I use mine unamped so who knows what the bass might sound like with a good amp. 
 
Now combine these facts with the extremely large soundstage (especially in depth) and instrument separation and you might see how classical, acoustic and female vocal music are what the ad900x specializes in, which is excellent for me since I listen to those genres quite a lot. 
 
Personally, I felt that burn in really helped the ad900x and especially the bass side of things.
 
Lastly, while the ad900x is extremely comfortable (sits on your head, doesn't apply much clamping force), unless you have a big head, they tend to slide down a little. I have a biggish head so it's not really a problem for me. 

 

p.s. you might have already noticed from my post count but I'm really new to the world of audio so please take this with a pinch of salt. 

post #22 of 48

 

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I found the AD700s good for listening when you just want to relax.

I set my cable modem to Newage or Soundscape, down a glass (or two) of wine, sit in a really comfortable chair.

But I never really use the AD700s, maybe one day a year.

I really prefer my HD558s over the AD700s.

 

That's what I would say about SRH840, UE6000, and HD600 (if my memory of this last one is still "correct").

post #23 of 48

In all honesty, mate, are you still considering them ad700 for use on the bus?

post #24 of 48
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Originally Posted by DerpMaster View Post

That sounds good, I'll be sure to try that sometime lol.

Maybe get some JVC HA-S400 ($35) or HA-S500 ($60) for traveling and get a second headphone for everything else?

 

Senn HD558, $131.26 at Amazon.

 

You could order both headphones from Amazon, should be free shipping.

post #25 of 48
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In all honesty, mate, are you still considering them ad700 for use on the bus?
Only until I get a more portable set. Theres only like 15 people on the bus I usually ride anyways.
post #26 of 48

I suggest getting them from amazon or something so that if you don't find them fit for purpose, returning them for your money back is the solution.

post #27 of 48
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I was looking at Amazon, but I'm waiting for the price to go back down to $100, since it's $150 as of now
post #28 of 48

...good tactic. Prices go up and down sometimes quite a lot

post #29 of 48
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

I really prefer my HD558s over the AD700s.
Hows the soundscape on the HD558? Have you tested it out for gaming?
post #30 of 48
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Originally Posted by DerpMaster View Post

Hows the Soundscape on the HD558? Have you tested it out for gaming?

The surround sound for gaming?

Have not really gamed much in the past few years, so have no first hand experience.

But I do not believe I've heard anyone have anything negative to say about the HD558, when it comes to gaming.

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