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post #151 of 995

Even if you don't like metal, if you want something to test your equipment with, just run some Slayer songs through it.

 

You'll know instantly if your chain can handle it, or puts too much emphasis in mids/highs.

post #152 of 995

what is the issue you are experiencing with these, i only really listen to metal and some rock and will be pairing with a cowon j3  but no amp yet as ive read it dosent need one to drive most headphones.  i only came accoss these having seen a couple of recommendations for use with hard rock metal.  i was originally goingto get akg k451 but opted for these instead

post #153 of 995

Maybe compare to the HiFiMan and the AT 900X? (Thank you so much btw)

From that pic they sorta look big enough to encompass my ears, if you've seen the Sony MDR1s, those are a perfect fit. It seems you must be really impressed by the sound of the S680, you have it ranked second out of your headphones!

It's pretty inexpensive too, 80 bucks from Amazon is tempting, is the fact that the cable splits and goes to both cups an issue at your desk? How is it for gaming, and do you have it paired with a soundcard for virtual surround?

post #154 of 995

I'd say the biggest culprit I have is Metallica's Kill 'Em All.

 

Please take my minor complaint with a grain of salt. Like I said, my favorite IEM's are my Phonak 132's which are described by most as a touch lean. You may all be enthralled with the bass on these. And like I said, after 50 hours of burn in and probably equal to that of listening time, it is only slightly too boomy for my takes. That being said, they have been on my head more in the last couple of days than anything else I own.

 

 

 

And yes, the cups are big enough that they fit around my ears.

post #155 of 995

thanks for that, i like bass not too much but i want t know its there.  i like individual instruments & vocals to sound clean and clear and find too much bass can impact this.  Sounds (pun intended) like these really do need a good burn in to get the bst out of them but its very reassuring that people are rating them so well and using them above other headphones they have.  

 

mine now in customs so a pre christmas delivery i think is out of the question which is a pity would have used those days to burn in

post #156 of 995
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Originally Posted by michaelgordon View Post

thanks for that, i like bass not too much but i want t know its there.  i like individual instruments & vocals to sound clean and clear and find too much bass can impact this.  Sounds (pun intended) like these really do need a good burn in to get the bst out of them but its very reassuring that people are rating them so well and using them above other headphones they have.  

mine now in customs so a pre christmas delivery i think is out of the question which is a pity would have used those days to burn in

Congrats on them arriving in UK.

I'm still waiting on the dammed Parcelforce import charges letter, they really take the piss with it. Surely they could have sent it first class do I had received it on friday but no they take their freaking time.

Hoping it comes tomorrow so I can pay it and arrange delivery for Tuesday if possible, knowing my luck though it would have to be later in the week.

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I'd say the biggest culprit I have is Metallica's Kill 'Em All.

Please take my minor complaint with a grain of salt. Like I said, my favorite IEM's are my Phonak 132's which are described by most as a touch lean. You may all be enthralled with the bass on these. And like I said, after 50 hours of burn in and probably equal to that of listening time, it is only slightly too boomy for my takes. That being said, they have been on my head more in the last couple of days than anything else I own.



And yes, the cups are big enough that they fit around my ears.

That's how they get ya wink.gif
Edited by Lifted Andreas - 12/22/13 at 2:40pm
post #157 of 995
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Originally Posted by DrunkenTiger View Post
 

Maybe compare to the HiFiMan and the AT 900X? (Thank you so much btw)

From that pic they sorta look big enough to encompass my ears, if you've seen the Sony MDR1s, those are a perfect fit. It seems you must be really impressed by the sound of the S680, you have it ranked second out of your headphones!

It's pretty inexpensive too, 80 bucks from Amazon is tempting, is the fact that the cable splits and goes to both cups an issue at your desk? How is it for gaming, and do you have it paired with a soundcard for virtual surround?

 

AD900X vs S680:

 

HE400 vs S680:

 

I think for most people they will be on ear.

 

The cable is not a problem for me, don't notice it.

I don't game, and don't have any virtual surround equipment.

post #158 of 995

i dont understand why they have to send a letter anyway why not just deliver and advise then of a charge

post #159 of 995
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i dont understand why they have to send a letter anyway why not just deliver and advise then of a charge

Yeah it's stupid, they could just as easily call... text or send an email.
post #160 of 995

Where would you advise a Canadian buy these 'phones from to avoid those ******** customs fees?

post #161 of 995
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Where would you advise a Canadian buy these 'phones from to avoid those ******** customs fees?

You shouldn't get stung in Canada.

I'd still suggest buying from an eBay seller and requesting either DHL or FedEx. Say no to EMS!
post #162 of 995
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Where would you advise a Canadian buy these 'phones from to avoid those ******** customs fees?

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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post


You shouldn't get stung in Canada.

I'd still suggest buying from an eBay seller and requesting either DHL or FedEx. Say no to EMS!

 

DHL or Fedex are usually extra cost. Just ask the seller to do SAL instead of EMS.

post #163 of 995
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DHL or Fedex are usually extra cost. Just ask the seller to do SAL instead of EMS.

Yes, but it's mostly worth it since you'd be paying more for customs charging.

Parcelforce letter still not here Btw, I'm fuming. Sent them a well pissed off email earlier, basically saying their service is dreadful and that I'll never use them again lol
post #164 of 995
How does the build and sound quality compare to the UE 6000?
post #165 of 995
I got these on Christmas Eve, waaaay earlier than I expected! They sound great, even non-broken in. I really like my S500's, and I think these sound much better. I must have semi-small ears, for me these are over-ears.

They don't "feel" as rugged as the UE6000, mainly because they weigh like 1/10 as much as the UE (those are heavy lol). But they seem to be pretty well made. Definitely worth the $70 to me!
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