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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Torashin View Post
 

Am I alone in the opinion that the CAL!'s are a bit harsh in the treble dept.? I always found that I'd get to my favourite part of a song and whack the volume up, then immediately turn it down again as blood poured out of my ears! (That's a little over exaggerated but you get the picture.) That V shaped signature does suit some tunes well, mind.

 

I do concur, however, that they are extremely comfortable. They weigh nothing and you can forget they're on your head. They won't be falling off, either.


I certainly don't find them harsh, but they are a little bit on the bright side so it's a fair statement that loud listening volumes with bright tracks would bring harshness.

post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by Torashin View Post
 

Am I alone in the opinion that the CAL!'s are a bit harsh in the treble dept.? I always found that I'd get to my favourite part of a song and whack the volume up, then immediately turn it down again as blood poured out of my ears! (That's a little over exaggerated but you get the picture.) That V shaped signature does suit some tunes well, mind.

 

I do concur, however, that they are extremely comfortable. They weigh nothing and you can forget they're on your head. They won't be falling off, either.


I don't hear the CAL! that way at all.  While it is not a truly neutral can, it has a balanced sound signature.

 

Your opinion about the CAL!'s treble, while probably correct for you, is a distinctly minority view.  I suspect that your problems are due more to the particular recording(s) you are feeding it.


Edited by KG Jag - 12/30/13 at 1:00pm
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by Torashin View Post

Am I alone in the opinion that the CAL!'s are a bit harsh in the treble dept.? I always found that I'd get to my favourite part of a song and whack the volume up, then immediately turn it down again as blood poured out of my ears! (That's a little over exaggerated but you get the picture.) That V shaped signature does suit some tunes well, mind.

I do concur, however, that they are extremely comfortable. They weigh nothing and you can forget they're on your head. They won't be falling off, either.

Perhaps. I have only lower end cans to compare and the SuperLux' are all known for a sibilance issue. When compared to the SL or JVC HA-S500, Takstar Pro80, or KSC-75 the highs of the CAL sound muted or less clear than the KSC-75.

Maybe when I move further up the quality ladder this aspect of the CALL will reveal itself.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by marone View Post


Perhaps. I have only lower end cans to compare and the SuperLux' are all known for a sibilance issue. When compared to the SL or JVC HA-S500, Takstar Pro80, or KSC-75 the highs of the CAL sound muted or less clear than the KSC-75.

Maybe when I move further up the quality ladder this aspect of the CALL will reveal itself.

 

Yeah, I'm comparing them to Fidelio X1's so it isn't really a fair fight lol.

 

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the gen 2 CAL!'s yet. They are supposed to be better, but maybe not worth the extra 40/50 quid.

post #20 of 22

Don't think many have heard the CAL! 2.  From what I've read, it's worse sounding the the CAL!--a different headphone entirely and aimed toward the "lifestyle" market.  [Think Denon]

post #21 of 22

Tyl Hertsens said they sounded inferior to the original. So yes, it's a good looking, poor sounding and overly expensive lifestyle headphone.

post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

Don't think many have heard the CAL! 2.  From what I've read, it's worse sounding the the CAL!--a different headphone entirely and aimed toward the "lifestyle" market.  [Think Denon]

Really? I have read the opposite - that it is an improvement in all areas of the original classic CAL! 1.0.

Guess I may have to get a pair and find out.
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