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post #136 of 236
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Originally Posted by sloomingbla View Post

Great job!

Now lemme have a go already :P
 


Well at least you will GET to try it eventually. I'm in a worse position being european. :(


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 3/2/14 at 11:56pm
post #137 of 236

Last comments before I pack these up:

 

!st- I had a hunch, brought out my Sony mdr-v700. The sound signature is much like the Dido, I would call the v700 a poor mans Dido. (beware of fakes)

 

2nd- MANY THANKS TO GELOCKS for arranging this! thanks to Dido for providing the these awesome high end headphones!

post #138 of 236
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Well at least you will GET to try it eventually. I'm in a worse position being european. frown.gif

True, that sucks!
post #139 of 236
Im next!

They have been shipped to me smily_headphones1.gif
post #140 of 236
The didos have landed! Will post impressions soon!
post #141 of 236
Lol, to keep myself from fanboying the djs i have to pretend i just bought these :3

And yes, these do hit harder than the djs. I would say SO FAR that they have a very similar sound signature to beats, just if the bass didnt muddy up everything else and the mids where still there biggrin.gif
post #142 of 236
Thread Starter 

w00t!!!

 

Thanks for reporting in.

Seems that overall the sound of these is to you guys liking! :)

 

Loving the impressions and views so far!

post #143 of 236
So, after about 4 hours of listening i think im ready to do a quick comparison between the didos and the signature djs.

This is my first comparison ever on headfi, so dont hate haha.

Driven from an iphone 4... Hopefully not an issue as both headphones are extremely sensitive.

So the first impression that i got from the dido is that BASS is HUGE.... I would say if the signature djs were hitting you with baseballs, the dido would be hitting you with a bat. Lol.

But, with all that bass comes a downside, i could hear details on the djs that are hidden with the didos, the treble was about to give me a headache, and the mids are much quieter than im used to. The bass is of a lesser quality as well.... And although that makes them sound terrible, remember this is a comparison, not a review. The bass does not muddy up the spectrum, and the mids could do much worse.

The djs have a better soundstage, although it really doesnt matter when the didos are shifting your jaw out of place, lol.

Overall, the didos have alot more bass at the cost of fidelity. I would prefer the didos for rap and music that relies more on bass impact than atmospheric bass.

Once again, these are still first impressions that may change soon smily_headphones1.gif
post #144 of 236
About the treble headache, i think that both cans have boosted treble but the didos have boosted a lower, more noticable frequency that has been bugging me. I think this also gives me the idea about the details that i can hear on the djs but not the didos. But, the bass is noticably smoother and faster on the dj,albiet the smaller amount.

The djs essentially are a less v shaped version of the didos. So, depends on personal preference biggrin.gif
post #145 of 236
One thing i absolutely LOVE about these is that they give every part of the music a very visceral feel

The bass is so solid its insane.

I think everything i said earlier can be discredited - as i thought would happen my views on them are changing rapidly. Will save the full comparison to the end when im pretty sure i have a good feel of them smily_headphones1.gif

Also i think i finally found the perfect fit
Edited by sloomingbla - 3/8/14 at 10:14am
post #146 of 236
This is my full comparison/review of the didos vs the signature djs smily_headphones1.gif

I simply used an iphone 4 to run both headphones, and sorry about the bad grammar.

So, lets get started. I just decided going in a list of each part of the headphones would be most efficient and informative.

Looks: The didos are absolutely sexy. No comparison needed here.

Comfort: Although neither headphones are pillows, i would choose the djs over the didos as they arent heavy, and have alot more swiveling on the earcups.

Durability: although both headphones are TANKS, i do have to say i would be more confident throwing the didos at a wall than my djs smily_headphones1.gif

Now, to the fun part ^.^

Sound! Lets start with the bass for fun!

BASS: The signature dj tends to have just as much if not more impact if there are multiple frequencies of bass at a time, or when the bass is being played faster (like on murked by moshalah), but the didos trump them on impact and amount (by alot!) on slower, more one note bass on songs like rah! By dj pyro and butterfly by bassnectar. Even warhorse by them lost boys and gummy has better bass on the didos as the bass was mixed well enough with the rest of the song to not be too 'complicated'. Essentially, the djs have more flexible bass while the didos are slower and more powerful, as long as the songs arent too fast or intricate. The didos still have great bass on the songs that have complicated or speedy bass, but i find the djs better in that regard.

One thing i find about the didos is that they tend to make bass the center focus of almost every song, causing songs like in my eyes by mitis or let it be by blackmill (which have some bass, but just for atmosphere) to seem extremely bassy and it loses some of the 'in a trance' effect.

Mids: the mids on the djs are fuller and 'lusher' to my ears.

Soundstage: I find the soundstage and imaging to be greater on the djs, but the didos do have a soundstage that is "outside of your head" and is very good for a closed headphone.

Treble: As far as treble goes, as long as you get a good fit it isnt piercing or distracting, and they have maybe a bit more treble than the djs but its hardly noticable.

Value: honestly, these are both triple a triple plus cans that would make any basshead happy, and i think they are both worth their price, respectively.

Overall, if you listen to music that is centered around the bass moreso than not, and isnt 'speedy', i would choose the didos over the djs, but otherwise the djs tend to do better on anything atmospheric, fast, or simply not 'centered' on the bass.

I prefer the didos for Rap, pop, hip hop, slower bassy dubstep, hardstyle and trap while the signature djs would be better for pretty much anything else.

This was made after about 12 hours of listening time on the didos.
Edited by sloomingbla - 3/9/14 at 1:31pm
post #147 of 236
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Originally Posted by sloomingbla View Post

This is my full comparison/review of the didos vs the signature djs smily_headphones1.gif

I simply used an iphone 4 to run both headphones, and sorry about the bad grammar.

So, lets get started. I just decided going in a list of each part of the headphones would be most efficient and informative.

Looks: The didos are absolutely sexy. No comparison needed here.

Comfort: Although neither headphones are pillows, i would choose the djs over the didos as they arent heavy, and have alot more swiveling on the earcups.

Durability: although both headphones are TANKS, i do have to say i would be more confident throwing the didos at a wall than my djs smily_headphones1.gif

Now, to the fun part ^.^

Sound! Lets start with the bass for fun!

BASS: The signature dj tends to have just as much if not more impact if there are multiple frequencies of bass at a time, or when the bass is being played faster (like on murked by moshalah), but the didos trump them on impact and amount (by alot!) on slower, more one note bass on songs like rah! By dj pyro and butterfly by bassnectar. Even warhorse by them lost boys and gummy has better bass on the didos as the bass was mixed well enough with the rest of the song to not be too 'complicated'. Essentially, the djs have more flexible bass while the didos are slower and more powerful, as long as the songs arent too fast or intricate. The didos still have great bass on the songs that have complicated or speedy bass, but i find the djs better in that regard.

One thing i find about the didos is that they tend to make bass the center focus of almost every song, causing songs like in my eyes by mitis or let it be by blackmill (which have some bass, but just for atmosphere) to seem extremely bassy and it loses some of the 'in a trance' effect.

Mids: the mids on the djs are fuller and 'lusher' to my ears.

Soundstage: I find the soundstage and imaging to be greater on the djs, but the didos do have a soundstage that is "outside of your head" and is very good for a closed headphone.

Treble: As far as treble goes, as long as you get a good fit it isnt piercing or distracting, and they have maybe a bit more treble than the djs but its hardly noticable.

Value: honestly, these are both triple a triple plus cans that would make any basshead happy, and i think they are both worth their price, respectively.

Overall, if you listen to music that is centered around the bass moreso than not, and isnt 'speedy', i would choose the didos over the djs, but otherwise the djs tend to do better on anything atmospheric, fast, or simply not 'centered' on the bass.

I prefer the didos for Rap, pop, hip hop, slower bassy dubstep, hardstyle and trap while the signature djs would be better for pretty much anything else.

This was made after about 12 hours of listening time on the didos.

How about amping? Do you have any amps avail to do another comparison? I am very interested in knowing how well these perform with amping. Do you still have the DT770 80ohms? How do they compare? I know there's a huge price gap but I would still like to know how the beyers compare since it's something I am more familiar with.

 

Thanks for the review! Can't wait until it's my turn!

post #148 of 236
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your impressions sloomingbla!

Added them on the second post of the thread! ;-)

post #149 of 236
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How about amping? Do you have any amps avail to do another comparison? I am very interested in knowing how well these perform with amping. Do you still have the DT770 80ohms? How do they compare? I know there's a huge price gap but I would still like to know how the beyers compare since it's something I am more familiar with.

Thanks for the review! Can't wait until it's my turn!

Well, i HAD an e11 that is now lost so i didnt have the chance to amp them, hopefully i get a new amp soon -.-

I would say the didos have a similar sound signature to the beyers except with more impact, greater soundstage(not by a whole lot), greater clarity, more forward mids, and they extend much deeper.

I would compare them without just using memory but i dont feel they would sound too great without an e11. I think i am remembering well though.
post #150 of 236
Good news, found the e11!

It added a small amount of impact, hardly noticable.

The bass boost makes these turn into head vibrators but you cant hear anything but bass.

Compared to dt770s and had pretty much the same thoughts, although the dt770s are actually pretty close in sub bass quantity.
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