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post #1756 of 2548
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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post

Sweet! I guess I can cross it off my list and move on to something else.
:P
Nooooooooowwwaaaahh! Don't cross off! lol
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post

I listen to really good music. Gear is just a means to an end. If it delivers the sound quality I want... flat response throughout the core frequencies, no audible distortion, good dynamics, etc... I'm happy. I have that with my speaker rig. Now that I have the Oppo cans, I have it in headphones too. All that's left after that is to listen to music.
Speaker rigs don't apply hear..

I have been thru astounding home rigs myself as my father was a hifi junkie and that is old news to me.
Headphones rule here(!) lol
Wait until you start collecting cans smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

Maybe you should try another headphone? The PM-1 was not designed for your tastes if you have to spoil it with EQ......friggin' digital world tongue.gif
Haha yeah but I have a can that actually sounds remarkably similar in signature ..
My Audio Technica esw11 (!)
And I wont be giving up those puppies any time soon!
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post #1757 of 2548
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

 

Maybe you should try another headphone? The PM-1 was not designed for your tastes if you have to spoil it with EQ......friggin' digital world :tongue:

 

Ha! "Spoil" it!

 

It's better to collect a pile of different sounding headphones when EQ can make one set sound exactly the way you want? And you think the digital world is crazy!

post #1758 of 2548

No...just you.

post #1759 of 2548
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post

It's better to collect a pile of different sounding headphones when EQ can make one set sound exactly the way you want?
And you think the digital world is crazy!
Maybe...
I am waiting for your collection pile to begin lol.

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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

No...just you.
Haha not nice..
Actually bigshot does have a point. I attained a sweet curve for smoothing my hd800 trebles for long listening sessions.

I still am a believer that original can signatures are more natural than EQ,
yet EQ today has come a long way.
Also physically modding a can is similar to EQ.

Having different cans are like having different prescription glasses...
You need more than one, for seeing different things. .

One thing I noticed,
Is that you can EQ to adjust what is already there in a can,
But you cannot EQ to bring out what is not there to begin with. .
That is to say, if there are missing elements the can does not produce to begin with.
Elements like realism, depth, stage both vertical and horizontal, timbre, space, separation, speed, air, and so on..

So bottom line is whether the can has all the potential or not.
Edited by Maxx134 - 4/26/14 at 6:43pm
post #1760 of 2548
I am still keeping a faint hope that there's a headphone that does it all for me off the box without any EQ or tweaks...
I shall find out soon popcorn.gif
post #1761 of 2548
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

I am still keeping a faint hope that there's a headphone that does it all for me off the box without any EQ or tweaks...
I shall find out soon popcorn.gif

 

Does this mean that you will purchase the PM-1 ? ;)

 

Let us know what you think of your HE-560 when you will receive them but please stop trying to derail this thread..

post #1762 of 2548
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Originally Posted by pfillion View Post
 

 

Does this mean that you will purchase the PM-1 ? ;)

 

Let us know what you think of your HE-560 when you will receive them but please stop trying to derail this thread..

 

The PM-1 are near perfect for me. If they have a more open sound while maintaining the mids/lows then I would be ecstatic. I don't know if I'll ever get the bass response I want with the airy sound of the Ad900 though.

post #1763 of 2548

I'm also very satisfied, I enjoy them more that the LCD-2 Rev.2 and the LCD-X.

post #1764 of 2548
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

I am still keeping a faint hope that there's a headphone that does it all for me off the box without any EQ or tweaks...
I shall find out soon popcorn.gif
The PM-1 could be a contender, according to the reviews. Now the question is: are you willing to build a setup to match their sound (probably something brighter than what you have).
It's gonna be a lot of trial and error (and a lot of money), though.
Funny, the best sound I heard came from the HE-5LE and SA-31, not the HE-6 or EF-6 I own too... It's more a matter of taste at this point...
post #1765 of 2548
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

So bottom line is whether the can has all the potential or not.

The way to tell if a headphone has potential is if it can produce any frequency loud without distortion. You can always EQ subtractively if the headphone can produce all the frequencies loud. The PM-1s are within a few dB of my ideal flat response, so I don't need to EQ them.
Edited by bigshot - 4/27/14 at 12:51am
post #1766 of 2548
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post

The PM-1 could be a contender, according to the reviews. Now the question is: are you willing to build a setup to match their sound (probably something brighter than what you have).
It's gonna be a lot of trial and error (and a lot of money), though.
Funny, the best sound I heard came from the HE-5LE and SA-31, not the HE-6 or EF-6 I own too... It's more a matter of taste at this point...

I am tinking 560 first PM2 maybe later. I am not paying the extra for leather and metal ;D
I wanna see the EU pricing to. So far the PM-1 really seems to be 1099£/1399€... WTH?!
post #1767 of 2548

yea waiting for EU release and pricing too.

Probably will be 1099€ with taxes.

 

No way I'm going to pay 1399€

post #1768 of 2548

The UK price is £1099 so likely to be 1299Euros. But you get the sound of the LCD3 and SR-007, all in one headphone, so that in the end  it is a real bargain.:D

post #1769 of 2548
No, that's ridiculous...
It should have been 1099€ at worst...
The PM2 would then be 699£ = 849€ = 1099$
PM1=/= PM2
That is NOT how the pricing should be...
$=€ has been the standardized tax including pricing... This is a ripoff IMO... They better fix it.
Edited by conquerator2 - 4/27/14 at 6:22am
post #1770 of 2548

Everything is worth only what people are willing to pay.

 

Unfortunately, I'm not willing to pay nearly what legions of people are willing to pay for tickets to sports events (I'll just watch it on TV, thank you very much). During the season before the the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup, you could actually walk up to the box office at Reunion Arena, last minute, and buy really nice seats for a game with the Toronto Mapleleafs at a tiny fraction of what those same seats would cost two years later and now (at the new arena). A whole bunch of Cowboys fans suddenly became hockey experts overnight when Dallas claimed the Stanley Cup. Say goodbye to those cheap seats.  

 

But I'm willing to pay a lot more than what the average person is willing to pay for a fine camera lens (no cheap lenses for me, thank you very much).

 

In the end, smart sellers will make adjustments to respond to the majority, but I hate it when I'm the oddball with the tighter than average fist.

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