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post #271 of 554
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Originally Posted by meyner View Post
 

didnt know they existed lol

 

 

Exactly what I said when I clicked on this thread!

post #272 of 554
Gee, you wouldnt happen to let me in on whats so 'lol' about the 558s being the best sub150s would you? A little help here please, I didnt come here to get ridiculed...
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CAL 2 has bass, 558 don't. If you like bass go with the cal 2 if you don't then go with the 558.

Everyone likes bass, I dont know what to make of your comment. Im looking for comfort for long periods of usage, sound quality (and soundstage i assume too, never had nice headphones), and I dont mind modding, I like modding. General usage, electronic music like justice and kravinsky, starcraft 2(an rts).
Edited by Belial88 - 1/26/14 at 4:06pm
post #273 of 554
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Originally Posted by Belial88 View Post

Gee, you wouldnt happen to let me in on whats so 'lol' about the 558s being the best sub150s would you? A little help here please, I didnt come here to get ridiculed...
Everyone likes bass, I dont know what to make of your comment. Im looking for comfort for long periods of usage, sound quality (and soundstage i assume too, never had nice headphones), and I dont mind modding, I like modding. General usage, electronic music like justice and kravinsky, starcraft 2(an rts).

Calm down buddy, I didn't mean anything by it. If you stick around long enough you'll understand what I'm talking about.
If you want a bassy headphone, the CAL 2 is the way to go, if you want a bass shy headphone then go with the 558. It's quite simple.
Edited by RoMee - 1/26/14 at 4:21pm
post #274 of 554
Or you know, someone could just tell me what headphones are better before my gf's birthday comes around.

Why would you want a 'bass shy' headphone? Anyways, isnt the cal2 closed vs 558s open? Doesnt that mean the 558 sounds better, better soundstage?
post #275 of 554
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Originally Posted by Belial88 View Post


Why would you want a 'bass shy' headphone? Anyways, isnt the cal2 closed vs 558s open? Doesnt that mean the 558 sounds better, better soundstage?

Well than what are you doing? Go and buy the 558 right now.

You will never find a headphone if you're just using other people's opinions instead of your preference to search for a headphone. I've seen lots of people who does this and two months later they still haven't decided on a headphone. My advice, buy the headphone that best match your preference. The information in this thread and the 558 thread should be enough for you to get a general idea of each headphone's pros, cons, sound, build, etc. All you have to do is select the one that best match your preference.
Edited by RoMee - 1/26/14 at 5:35pm
post #276 of 554

Golden Ears have posted their measurements of CAL2:

 

http://en.goldenears.net/28965

post #277 of 554
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Originally Posted by zachgraz View Post

Golden Ears have posted their measurements of CAL2:

http://en.goldenears.net/28965

FR looks good, not too much midbass and very flat subbass extension. Treble is about where it should be too.
post #278 of 554

Slightly too much bass, slightly recessed mids but hey those measurements look pretty good overall.

post #279 of 554
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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post


Well than what are you doing? Go and buy the 558 right now.

You will never find a headphone if you're just using other people's opinions instead of your preference to search for a headphone. I've seen lots of people who does this and two months later they still haven't decided on a headphone. My advice, buy the headphone that best match your preference. The information in this thread and the 558 thread should be enough for you to get a general idea of each headphone's pros, cons, sound, build, etc. All you have to do is select the one that best match your preference.

 

Wait. So you 'lol' at me when I say that 558 is considered the best sub-150 based on what I've read on this forum, I didn't pull it out of thin air and it's clear I'm a newb and trying to get into this stuff, and then your reply is basically that I was right? Why would you even say lol at me then? 

 

All I can see is that the 558 is the best sub-150 for sound and that, some people may have problems with non-portable, open headphones, in which case the CAL2 may be better (I dont even know if the cal2 is that good, there isn't much info or reviews on it it seems, fostex t50rp or 7506 could be better really). I hear the 558 is a little bass-light but there's nothing you can really do about that unless you just need maximum bass to the detriment of everything else in which case I guess you get an M50.


Edited by Belial88 - 1/27/14 at 1:53am
post #280 of 554

Rule #1 of head-fi - There is no such thing as "BEST"

 

Rule #2 - never offer opinions on the sound of a headphone if you have never heard it.

 

These two rules have served me well over the years.  The best part of head-fi is actually going to a local meet and hearing lots of stuff, it truly will educate you more than reading, but reading is also helpful.


Edited by bixby - 1/27/14 at 7:13am
post #281 of 554
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Originally Posted by bixby View Post
 

Rule #1 of head-fi - There is no such thing as "BEST"

 

Rule #2 - never offer opinions on the sound of a headphone if you have never heard it.

 

These two rules have served me well over the years.  The best part of head-fi is actually going to a local meet and hearing lots of stuff, it truly will educate you more than reading, but reading is also helpful.

good rule of thumb,

 

only you can determine if it works for you, just cause something is the "best" does not mean its for you.

 

for example the monster turbines aren't the "best" bassy earphone, but i found myself enjoying them immensely.

post #282 of 554
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Originally Posted by Belial88 View Post

Or you know, someone could just tell me what headphones are better before my gf's birthday comes around.

Why would you want a 'bass shy' headphone? Anyways, isnt the cal2 closed vs 558s open? Doesnt that mean the 558 sounds better, better soundstage?


Have you tried the M-Audio Q40?  For the price bracket you're in, they may be the best overall headphone I've heard.  I have NOT heard the Cal 2 or 558 but I know how good the Q40 is compared to my higher cost headphones. 

post #283 of 554

Never heard them and they are closed. It doesn't really help me if you don't know how they compare to the 558 or CAL2. I think I'm pretty set on getting the 558, it seems they are generally considered the best $150 headphones for terms of sound and comfort and just headphones all around. Their only problem is they aren't bass heavy, they are open (not closed so not good for sound leakage, isolation), and they aren't portable or fold up at all, so if you need to sacrifice those then the M50 or CAL2 or T50RP might be a better route, but that's not me (or the A700 if you need super open stage for fps to the detriment of media).

post #284 of 554
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Originally Posted by Belial88 View Post

Never heard them and they are closed. It doesn't really help me if you don't know how they compare to the 558 or CAL2. I think I'm pretty set on getting the 558, it seems they are generally considered the best $150 headphones for terms of sound and comfort and just headphones all around. Their only problem is they aren't bass heavy, they are open (not closed so not good for sound leakage, isolation), and they aren't portable or fold up at all, so if you need to sacrifice those then the M50 or CAL2 or T50RP might be a better route, but that's not me (or the A700 if you need super open stage for fps to the detriment of media).

Again there is no "best". The ath m50 is a very well regarded headphone here on head fi and beyond. I think its rather comfy too. Im in different about the sound. Its good not my preferred sound sig. I had only tried it for maybe 10 mins though.

If u wan great sound and comfort the sony mdr 1r would be my pick. The large earcups will fit almost anyone, except those with ears that especially stick out. They sound very smooth and midbassy. With some isolation.

If you want cheaper, i like the philips downtown ( amzon has them dirt cheap atm) like 20-50 and tyll on innerfidelity had them on the wall of fame a while back. They look great imo ( in the grey, brown) they have a bright purple as well. The earcups come in some soft pillowly material with good isolation. Havent owned it personally but saw in reviewwd how soft everything is.


Btw i have never seen anyone recommend to 558, ive seen ppl recommend th jvc ha 400,500 , cal , m50s, monoprice 8230 the most
post #285 of 554
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post


Again there is no "best". The ath m50 is a very well regarded headphone here on head fi and beyond. I think its rather comfy too. Im in different about the sound. Its good not my preferred sound sig. I had only tried it for maybe 10 mins though.

If u wan great sound and comfort the sony mdr 1r would be my pick. The large earcups will fit almost anyone, except those with ears that especially stick out. They sound very smooth and midbassy. With some isolation.

If you want cheaper, i like the philips downtown ( amzon has them dirt cheap atm) like 20-50 and tyll on innerfidelity had them on the wall of fame a while back. They look great imo ( in the grey, brown) they have a bright purple as well. The earcups come in some soft pillowly material with good isolation. Havent owned it personally but saw in reviewwd how soft everything is.


Btw i have never seen anyone recommend to 558, ive seen ppl recommend th jvc ha 400,500 , cal , m50s, monoprice 8230 the most

 

Sometime you can't teach these stuff, some people need to learn it on their own.

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