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post #406 of 1640

I think it's just a disagreement on what we mean by "basshead".

 

If we mean ultra powerful, rumbling bass, then yes it is. If we mean bass that overpowers the rest of the spectrum, then no it isn't. The bass on the PH6 definitely rivals others (not the insane ones like the JVC Hammers or whatever, but still), you turn these up and there's bass for days, but it's all so balanced and lovely. 

 

I don't buy that's of lower "quality" than LCD2s or whatever either. To me it's top notch. 

post #407 of 1640
The Lcd bass is def tighter. Pandora bass is detailed and has good resolution but its not the tightest. I prefer pandora bass because it is detailed and punchy just not ortho tight/solid.

^ that I am totally firm on and ran bass tests. The quality part is more subjective than the qty part but the lcd2 is easily more controlled. The bass is full and rich but not weighty and tight. Based on detail/resolution in the bass it may be higher up in overall quality and has more resolution there than the th600 that part was a little harder to put in order.

overall the only thing I think needed to make it literally the perfect hp is tighter/more solid bass
A little more soundstage and better comfort. That would make it the best hp ever made IMO.
Edited by grizzlybeast - 4/25/14 at 12:06pm
post #408 of 1640
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See, comfort hasn't been an issue with me at all. I don't find it heavy or fatiguing after hours of wear (then my mom always said I was hard headed as a child .... shrugs). And I put on different pads right away, and it has been heaven on my ears and head. As for soundstage, I don't need it wider. It's perfect for me (and beats some open headphones I've heard). 

post #409 of 1640

I would like a tighter clamp. It does kinda bug me that if I bend over or lie back I have to readjust or it'll fall off.

post #410 of 1640
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I would like a tighter clamp. It does kinda bug me that if I bend over or lie back I have to readjust or it'll fall off.

 

Agree here. When I received mine from the previous owner it was so loose that it wouldn't seal well enough to maintain full sound quality. I had to bend the band so it held tighter. The previous owner did mention after the fact that he'd loosened it for his fit. So bending the metal band can help if you need to.

post #411 of 1640

^ I think thats where the oppo nailed it though its described as dark its build looks extremely practical. This on the other hand is not at all. 

 

a buddy of mine heard these next to hd800 at Axpona and preferred them 

post #412 of 1640
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^ I think thats where the oppo nailed it though its described as dark its build looks extremely practical. This on the other hand is not at all. 

 

a buddy of mine heard these next to hd800 at Axpona and preferred them 

 

Wow, that's high praise indeed. Sonically I can't find much at all to fault on the Pandora Hope (aside from the bass could have just a touch more authority)... Definitely an awesome sounding can. 

post #413 of 1640

I do hope he heard the VI and not the X, I need to ask him I just remembered I didnt make sure it was the VI

post #414 of 1640

Has ANYONE heard the X? I don't think it's actually out yet. The website is just a placeholder and there aren't any photographs of it. 

post #415 of 1640
I got some interesting news/rumours to share regarding pandora x. It's gg to be the mass-market version of murasama, cost abt usd3300++, balanced armature, and to be launched at the end of the year. Start saving now!
post #416 of 1640
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Has ANYONE heard the X? I don't think it's actually out yet. The website is just a placeholder and there aren't any photographs of it. 

you get all kinds of stuff at the shows. The oppo prototype was at a show a while before it came out. 

post #417 of 1640
Where to buy the Pandora in the US?
post #418 of 1640
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post #419 of 1640
Thread Starter 
Cn11 I think the bass is perfect, my friend.
post #420 of 1640
Thanks, I just heard this headphone with an A&K Titan 120 and it was amazing. Best in show at Axpona.
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