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post #196 of 995
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I think I'm going to pull the trigger on a white pair of these. The only thing that's making me hesitant to get them now is this "boominess" people keep mentioning. I can't stand boominess; it makes music, for me, unlistenable.

Boominess kinda comes with the territory on unburned CNT drivers.

You'll be fine once you stretched those drivers out and your brain has got used to the sound signature.

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I usually burn on the rockboxed Sansa Clip+, should be fine.

After the diaphragm burn-in, please let your brain burn-in for a few days after that too.

 



Thats what im using i think its a clip +. Will it make a difference if i stop the burn in toinight and give them a listen to try out or is it best to do the 48 hours straight? This is m first proper pair of headphones having only had the cheaper sennheissers px100 & hd218s and a pair of bose ie2 none of which i burnt in at all but not sure if they needed it or not.

By all means take a listen mate, you might already notice the change in sound.

I noticed it after about an hour of having them on my head last night. Bass is tightening up already, highs are becoming slightly more prominent and mid is coming forward.
post #197 of 995
I'm looking for a portable can, would the s680 suffice? I'm looking for a decent amount of bass that don't bleed into mids, decent mids that are clear and highs that are extended without sounding harsh. I like the sound of TH600 but with mids with a bit more meat on it. 80-90% of what I listen to is EDM.
post #198 of 995
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

I'm looking for a portable can, would the s680 suffice? I'm looking for a decent amount of bass that don't bleed into mids, decent mids that are clear and highs that are extended without sounding harsh. I like the sound of TH600 but with mids with a bit more meat on it. 80-90% of what I listen to is EDM.

 

Sounds like a good fit for your description

post #199 of 995
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I usually burn on the rockboxed Sansa Clip+, should be fine.

After the diaphragm burn-in, please let your brain burn-in for a few days after that too.

 



Thats what im using i think its a clip +. Will it make a difference if i stop the burn in toinight and give them a listen to try out or is it best to do the 48 hours straight? This is m first proper pair of headphones having only had the cheaper sennheissers px100 & hd218s and a pair of bose ie2 none of which i burnt in at all but not sure if they needed it or not.

 

I usually do a 5-10 minute listening session after every 12 hours or so.

I would avoid long breaks in the burn-in process.


Edited by BenF - 12/31/13 at 3:25am
post #200 of 995
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

I'm looking for a portable can, would the s680 suffice? I'm looking for a decent amount of bass that don't bleed into mids, decent mids that are clear and highs that are extended without sounding harsh. I like the sound of TH600 but with mids with a bit more meat on it. 80-90% of what I listen to is EDM.

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Sounds like a good fit for your description

+1

They will fit the requirements perfectly. They are very portable cans, when I received the box yesterday it felt so light that I thought there wasn't anything in it lol

EDIT: Loving the 3D'ness of the sound sig at the moment. Just having a listen today after my pair have been on burn in for 12 hours, the bloatness has subsided quite a bit but the bass still isnt quite as tight as I'd like it. That will come with time though. The highs are getting better as well, as well as the mids not being so in the background.

Improvement comes to those who wait wink.gif
Edited by Lifted Andreas - 12/31/13 at 8:00am
post #201 of 995

mine have now had 24 hours, the boominess of the bass has gotten a lot better but i would like it a little more impact from it.  Im not entirely sure what highs and mids are and too lazy to go looking at the moment, something to do in work tomorrow but i listened to four different tracks and at the moment the vocals seem distant and dont sound clean or sharp its like they are being drowned by the instruments these sound more prominent esp guitars, they sound loud and overshadow everything else apart from symbols these seem to really come through.  didnt really try a track with a good drums they were there but again behind the guitars.  will give paranoid a listen tomorrow as this is my testing album for new headphones as a general all purpose and the blackening  as a fast heavy test.  Hopefully will see even more improvements tomorow

 

Its back on the white pink brown burn in again and just looking at the first post i think correct me if im wrong but i think this is what ive put above. 

 

this was on a cowon j3 with no eq settings on so that may also be a factor


Edited by michaelgordon - 12/31/13 at 9:54am
post #202 of 995
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Originally Posted by michaelgordon View Post
 

mine have now had 24 hours, the boominess of the bass has gotten a lot better but i would like it a little more impact from it.  Im not entirely sure what highs and mids are and too lazy to go looking at the moment, something to do in work tomorrow but i listened to four different tracks and at the moment the vocals seem distant and dont sound clean or sharp its like they are being drowned by the instruments these sound more prominent esp guitars, they sound loud and overshadow everything else apart from symbols these seem to really come through.  didnt really try a track with a good drums they were there but again behind the guitars.  will give paranoid a listen tomorrow as this is my testing album for new headphones as a general all purpose and the blackening  as a fast heavy test.  Hopefully will see even more improvements tomorow

 

Its back on the white pink brown burn in again and just looking at the first post i think correct me if im wrong but i think this is what ive put above. 

 

this was on a cowon j3 with no eq settings on so that may also be a factor

 

They sound great on a rockboxed Sansa Clip+ with no EQ, so J3 probably will suffice.

post #203 of 995

I ordered and received a pair of the HA-S680s recently, having already owned and really liking the S500. Much to my disappointment, though, the S680 sounds really quite terrible. The upper end of the spectrum seems very muted/muffled -- almost like there's a cloth in the way or something. Certainly the high end on my unit is nowhere near as clear as on my S500. I'm guessing that others haven't experienced the same thing but maybe I'm wrong. Or is that something that improves with burn in?

post #204 of 995
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Originally Posted by cloudcover View Post
 

I ordered and received a pair of the HA-S680s recently, having already owned and really liking the S500. Much to my disappointment, though, the S680 sounds really quite terrible. The upper end of the spectrum seems very muted/muffled -- almost like there's a cloth in the way or something. Certainly the high end on my unit is nowhere near as clear as on my S500. I'm guessing that others haven't experienced the same thing but maybe I'm wrong. Or is that something that improves with burn in?


It definitely improves with burn-in. Follow the instructions in the first post.

post #205 of 995
so after another 14 hours burn in they have definately improved. Vocals (mids i have educated myself a little this morning) now sound nice and clear drums are coming through and guitars have maybe not calmed but are less noticable which i good for me as i like a loud guitar just not to the detriment of other sounds. cymbals (highs) again really coming through, maybe i have just not noticed them on other sets as prominently or these headphones are picking up more than i have heard before. Bass (lows) sounds sharper and less extended a boom is now a boom and not a booomm Overall im really pleased now they are back on burn and will be uintil about 1800 when i think then i will put some actual music throught them overnight ready for use tomorrow. But if i was pushed i would be happy to use them now.

I cannot believe the difference the burn in process has made from what sounded horrible out of the box to now possible they best i have heard from any set of headphone. I was really regretting the purchase out of the box.
post #206 of 995
That sounds about right for Carbon Nanotube drivers. Glad it's all happening for you mate, these will sound amazing soon!
post #207 of 995

how they compare with HD 449 Sennheiser and dtx501p? I also have a number of other headphones, cheaper ones like Philips SHL3000 and would like to know if it makes sense to buy it for me. I have bought for my kids JVC HA S500s and like their sound

post #208 of 995
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... I cannot believe the difference the burn in process has made from what sounded horrible out of the box to now possible they best i have heard from any set of headphone. I was really regretting the purchase out of the box.

 

That's CNT for you.


Edited by BenF - 1/1/14 at 3:24am
post #209 of 995
so i completed the 48 hour burn in and then left them for another 12 overnight and just gave a quick listen and really like them, the sounds are clear and perhaps a little too clear can hear like a rasping echo on strings and sometime an echo on some vocals this maybe just me not being used too them and like ben said letting my brain burn in. only thing i need now is a case.

Overall extremely pleased, makes me wonder if these are that good what would a 1, 2 or 3 hundred pound set be like.
post #210 of 995
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Originally Posted by michaelgordon View Post

so i completed the 48 hour burn in and then left them for another 12 overnight and just gave a quick listen and really like them, the sounds are clear and perhaps a little too clear can hear like a rasping echo on strings and sometime an echo on some vocals this maybe just me not being used too them and like ben said letting my brain burn in. only thing i need now is a case.

Overall extremely pleased, makes me wonder if these are that good what would a 1, 2 or 3 hundred pound set be like.

 

They are very resolving and detailed, so you will definitely hear things you never heard before.

Your brain will keep adjusting and the extra clarity will stop being bothersome soon.

 

If you are wondering what a 200-300 pound set would sound like, you can just listen to S680 again :wink_face:

They are punching way above their price tag.

Hifiman HE400 is still superior at 400$, but that doesn't mean that every 400$ headphone is.


Edited by BenF - 1/2/14 at 10:53am
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