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post #166 of 175

Big head-to-head review and comparison between Spirit Classic and Sennheiser HD380Pro coming up soon.

post #167 of 175
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Originally Posted by Arcamera View Post
 

Sorry if this has been mentioned already, but how would these be compared/contrasted with the Senn HD650? Thanks.

 

 

 

They're quite similar to HD650 in their character, both quite warm headphones, almost veiled sounding with some recordings, but HD650 has better resolution and better high frequency range, it's more sparkly up top so to speak. That also makes it sound more open.

post #168 of 175

Thanks for the reply. I've since been able to compare them, and I would agree-- exactly right. But both are quite fine...I like the fairly neutral character of the Focal-- pretty even-tempered, yet still very musical.


Edited by Arcamera - 9/10/14 at 11:27pm
post #169 of 175
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Thanks for the reply. I've since been able to compare them, and I would agree-- exactly right. But both are quite fine...I like the fairly neutral character of the Focal-- pretty even-tempered, yet still very musical.

 

 

Sometimes I feel like the Classic is ever so slightly too warm, there's a dip between 4 and 8 kHz peaking at around 6kHz where I feel some 3-4 db lift would help the headphone sound more open and lively. But I guess that's what the Professional version is for.

post #170 of 175

Has anyone heard these paired with an iBasso DX90?

post #171 of 175
I would be interested in the answer too on the DX90 I have the DX50 and love it
Edited by kodger - 9/20/14 at 3:51pm
post #172 of 175
If you need an adapter so you can upgrade your cable -I just bought this

http://www.amazon.com/Vandesail-Female-Headphone-Adaptor-Converter/dp/B00HYQZ3NC/ref=cm_sw_em_r_dp_p.Fhub1ERH81Y_tt

Enjoy
post #173 of 175
I agree it's a warm sounding set. But I love it.it has a fantastic seal, beautifully textured bass and mids. The highs are there but subtle. My biggest criticism is that it is a bit congested. But that's probably just compared to the q701 that use as well. It's easy to drive and really scales well. Not great with an iPhone or laptop though, but acceptable. The FSC has more slam to it than the 650 to me but lacks the resolution. It also lacks the sizzle on the highs from some tracks.
post #174 of 175

I have FSC for almost 3 month, my complain only the size of cup too small for my ears.So , the size look like between over ear and on ear.

I believe the design is over ear, so the pad should cover the ear not push the ear.I feel not comfortable after listening more than 1 hour, ear feel warm.

 

HD600 or DT770 have better pads design and material.

 

~ronni~

post #175 of 175
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Originally Posted by jazzwave View Post
 

I have FSC for almost 3 month, my complain only the size of cup too small for my ears.So , the size look like between over ear and on ear.

I believe the design is over ear, so the pad should cover the ear not push the ear.I feel not comfortable after listening more than 1 hour, ear feel warm.

 

HD600 or DT770 have better pads design and material.

 

~ronni~

Yes, it is a pity about the ear cup size, but I put mine some nights in the sofa arm (to stretch) and now I can use them for hours. 

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