Originally Posted by Lorspeaker
Sherlock, can u give a quick impression of diff between Yamaha 220 n Pandora pls?
This Yamaha kept flashing in my mind:-)
Do you mean yamaha mt220?
I used to have that and think its a really good headphone but no match. The pandora bass hits a lot harder, The mids are clearer and cleaner as well as the highs and fuller with a lot less grain. The bass is also tighter and the headphone is faster overall and not to mention easier to drive. The yamaha and pandora have similarities but the pandora is a lot more full in the mids with about the same soundstage size albeit a little deeper but not much wider. Better imaging as well.
If there was one thing I would want more from the pandora it would be soundstage. They advertise it as having a soundstage as its hallmark but not even. Its the clarity, speed,punch and effortlessness of it that makes it gain notoriety. Its not congested sounding because its so fast and the timbres are genuine with good fidelity. It has enough space to keep it fun but its not a soundstage headphone. A clarity and attack head hp yes!
The yamaha has good attack as well. The bass can be even looser than the Pandora whose bass is tight but with some reverb to it or something. The mids and highs of the pandora are so full and free, you forget that its knocking like a basshead phone and more than the q40 easily.