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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

 

Active Noise Cancellation headphones tend to distort the sound or have a less high quality sound to them,

 

I would get the Hp 100 over the K550 simple due to the Hard Case and ease of use that comes with the HP 100, and if you want more bass get something like a Fiio E11, the CoP doesn't have the quality the K550 and HP 100 do, 

 

So you would say just buy the SoundMagic HP 100 over the AKG K550? :) Then Will probably just buy these. But one more questions. Do you have any other headphones you can recommend apart from the HP 100 and the SRH 840 headphones? 

 

Thanks for your effort. :D

 

Rob.

post #17 of 32
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So you would say just buy the SoundMagic HP 100 over the AKG K550? :) Then Will probably just buy these. But one more questions. Do you have any other headphones you can recommend apart from the HP 100 and the SRH 840 headphones? 

 

Thanks for your effort. :D

 

Rob.

 

Not that I've listened to or that have detachable cables. Sorry :/ although the k550, Shure 840, Sound Magic Hp are some of the best

 

there is also something called the PSB m4U I think? Not sure if the cable is detachable 

post #18 of 32
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Does anyone know anythin' about the Sennheiser HD 25-II Pro? I really like it, and it seems very portable. :) 

Or the Momentum by the same brand.


Edited by iCupboard - 9/30/13 at 2:36pm
post #19 of 32
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Does anyone know anythin' about the Sennheiser HD 25-II Pro? I really like it, and it seems very portable. :) 

Or the Momentum by the same brand.

 

LOTS OF BASS, and VERY NARROW sounding. Very Dark... I wasn' t the biggest fan >.> it lacked sound stage for me. Although instrument seperation wasn't to shabby! Oh and it has A LOT of isolation [which is really cool imo] 

post #20 of 32
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Because right now I am torn between the Sennheiser Momentum and the SoundMagic HP 100. Tell me one you prefer best, and I am going to buy it. I REALLY like both, Sennheisers looks more.

I just threw the AKG K550 off the radar.

 

Thanks for your time.

 

BTW: I listen to Folk indie, rock, and dubstep. But when I want to listen to dubstep, I really want the bass too, like thumping. Maybe I am not THAT convinced of a neutral headphone. Please help me. <3

post #21 of 32
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Because right now I am torn between the Sennheiser Momentum and the SoundMagic HP 100. Tell me one you prefer best, and I am going to buy it. I REALLY like both, Sennheisers looks more.

I just threw the AKG K550 off the radar.

 

Thanks for your time.

 

BTW: I listen to Folk indie, rock, and dubstep. But when I want to listen to dubstep, I really want the bass too, like thumping. Maybe I am not THAT convinced of a neutral headphone. Please help me. <3

 

If you can buy the Sound Magic NEW with a return policy. Try to buy one from 2013 as well, there are a few batches of them, and Rev 3 or the latest one has some serious bass while still being neutral I am told. I had a REV 1 which is the most balanced 

post #22 of 32
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When I am going to purchase the headphone (I hope this week), I am going to purchase it here: http://hdphns.com/nl/soundmagic-hp100.html

 

It has a 365 day return policy, but I do not know anything about this being REV 3 or anything.

post #23 of 32
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When I am going to purchase the headphone (I hope this week), I am going to purchase it here: http://hdphns.com/nl/soundmagic-hp100.html

 

It has a 365 day return policy, but I do not know anything about this being REV 3 or anything.

 

Well with that return policy if you don't like it :3 you should be set to return it without to much fuss! 

post #24 of 32
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Dear everyone, I amy sound like a.. I don't know what actually, but I have some other cans I like to hear your opinions on.

 

I've found the DT 770 Limited edition 32 ohm, and the UltraSone Hifi 780. How does these cans compare to the SoundMagic HP 100's? 

 

Thanks.

 

EDIT: And can I fit these on the SoundMagic HP 100's without any problems? Because I really like velour. http://www.thomann.de/nl/beyerdynamic_dt770_ohrpolster.htm


Edited by iCupboard - 10/5/13 at 9:23am
post #25 of 32
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Bump, please help me with this final question. :) 

post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by iCupboard View Post
 

Dear everyone, I amy sound like a.. I don't know what actually, but I have some other cans I like to hear your opinions on.

 

I've found the DT 770 Limited edition 32 ohm, and the UltraSone Hifi 780. How does these cans compare to the SoundMagic HP 100's? 

 

Thanks.

 

EDIT: And can I fit these on the SoundMagic HP 100's without any problems? Because I really like velour. http://www.thomann.de/nl/beyerdynamic_dt770_ohrpolster.htm

 

Hmm maybe, I never put Beyer Pads on my hp 100, if it's a 53mm driver it should fit... if not you can always sell them here at head fi for a little less than what you paid for, although I do not know how the sound would change with the Beyer Velours 

post #27 of 32
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Thanks, and what about those other two headphones? Or do you think this Soundmagic trumps them? 

post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by iCupboard View Post
 

Thanks, and what about those other two headphones? Or do you think this Soundmagic trumps them? 

 

Depends on the sound you want, I've not heard those 2, but Ultrasone are usually bass heavy, and the 770 LE should be a thicker balanced can, i would say the Beyer is in between the hp 100 and HFI 780, the HP100 the most neutral the Ultrasone the Most V shaped [lots of bass n treble] and the DT 770 LE should fit in the middle

 

although again I've not heard the DT 770 LE or Ultrasone... 

post #29 of 32
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Dear Mshenay, I just returned the SoundMagic HP100's.

 

They sounded wonderful... On one side. The other side looked like the driver broke. It was very veiled, while the right was very good. And I found a steal: AKG K550 for 144 euros. So I am going with that, when I receive my money back from the SoundMagics. It appears the AKG K550 is sturdier than the AKG K551, so I go with that. I loved the sound signature. :) I was really longing back to the sound, so that is why I chose it. :) 

post #30 of 32

Momentum are not neutral if you like the sound of the K550. They are slightly v-shaped, and the Amperior/HD25 even more so. DT770 is also v-shaped but in a more polite way, compared to the aggressive HD25.

 

I'm surprised that the K551 falls apart so easily. It looks very well built.

 

The Shure 840 is pretty neutral, with slightly forward mids. It's also used in studios so it should stand up to some abuse. If you can afford it, also consider the gorgeous B&O H6. It's neutral and delicate, but without proper amplification they will sound bass light.

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