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Poll Results: Which one is to your fancy ?

 
  • 13% (33)
    HD6 DJ
  • 12% (29)
    HD7 DJ
  • 59% (142)
    HD8 DJ
  • 14% (35)
    None of them
239 Total Votes  
post #286 of 1097

All the comments on the HD 7/8 are very promising indeed. I like the M-100, but I've always felt that more bass on them would always be welcome. From a music listener's perspective, these would definitely be one of the better headphones for my tastes.

 

The HD 8 DJ is especially interesting. It's a shame about the price - this is in HDJ-2000 territory, and those are quite expensive. Hopefully the prices on these cans will go down, but I'm doubtful.

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post

 

Unless your using the high quality rane's or one of the new bespoke rotary mixers like I do you will probably never have a mixer that does high-end $300 dj headphones justice sound quality wise. Even the expensive pioneers and Xone's sound like crap out of there headphone outs and I'm talking 1-2k mixers.

 

My cans sound great out of a DJM-750, and there are even higher level offerings from Pioneer, let alone other brands. I don't have a problem mixing with them, as I find sound quality to be more than acceptable, pleasant even.

post #287 of 1097

Using these for producing, I currently have HD 25 1 iis and am stuck trying to decide between these:

 

HiFiMAN HE400

Sennheiser HD6

Sennheiser HD8

 

Which has the best sound quality for listening/monitoring? I dont care about comfort or build. I would like more bass and clearer treble than the HD 25-1 ii though, if possible. 

 

"For audiophiles who don't normally listen to bassy music or use basshead headphone will call the HE-400 bass heavy. For us basshead it's not even entry level. It's nice bass but lacking in quantity even with a bass boosting amp. The FiiO E12 with it's weak bass boost did not do much in uping the bass quantity. The quality of bass is great though."

 

that quote is the only thing that's stopped me from buying the HE400 already.

 

Which will be best for as anyone heard the amount of bass in the 25-1 iis and the HD6's, HE400, or HD8 and able to compare?

post #288 of 1097
Quote:
Originally Posted by hekeli View Post
 

 

Cliche stuff. I've done marginal DJing but lots of studio/bedroom playing. My HD25's lasted 10 years then I sold them perfectly working.

 

Reading how sturdy these new are supposed to be, I find your comments silly. And if one actually is a real gigging for-profit DJ, $300-400 is chump change split into many (many) years. And you can enjoy the quality even at home.


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 12:33am
post #289 of 1097
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malevolent View Post
 

 

My cans sound great out of a DJM-750, and there are even higher level offerings from Pioneer, let alone other brands. I don't have a problem mixing with them, as I find sound quality to be more than acceptable, pleasant even.


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 12:33am
post #290 of 1097
Quote:
Originally Posted by port11 View Post
 

Using these for producing, I currently have HD 25 1 iis and am stuck trying to decide between these:

 

HiFiMAN HE400

Sennheiser HD6

Sennheiser HD8

 

Which has the best sound quality for listening/monitoring? I dont care about comfort or build. I would like more bass and clearer treble than the HD 25-1 ii though, if possible. 

 

"For audiophiles who don't normally listen to bassy music or use basshead headphone will call the HE-400 bass heavy. For us basshead it's not even entry level. It's nice bass but lacking in quantity even with a bass boosting amp. The FiiO E12 with it's weak bass boost did not do much in uping the bass quantity. The quality of bass is great though."

 

that quote is the only thing that's stopped me from buying the HE400 already.

 

Which will be best for as anyone heard the amount of bass in the 25-1 iis and the HD6's, HE400, or HD8 and able to compare?

I've owned and used the he400 and currently own the hd8. he400 and hd8 are worlds apart as headphones. I wasn't floored by the he400 to be honest. I found the hd600 a much better headphone in all aspects. he400 was sibilant as anything I have ever used. he400 did have quality bass, but the sibilance was too much. I would recommend you the hd8. It is a well rounded phone, with very nice bass extension. With the hd25, there was a lot of impact and mid-bass in some regions. Sub-bass was literally non-existent. However, clarity was top notch. As a dj headphone, you still cannot and will never go wrong with the hd25. However...the hd8 is leaps and bounds above the hd25. I have never been so happy to use a headphone. The hd8's "sound and feel" like a blend of the Hd600 (25%) + hd25 (55%) + LCD2.2 (20%). They are easy to drive and are very comfortable. 

post #291 of 1097

I should mention I will nto be DJing with these. Mostly creating. Would the HD8 still be the best? No one seems to be saying anything about the HD6 so I don't think I'll risk getting that. Does the HD8 have a "rumble" that bassheads like, and is it accurate and more on the neutral side? I was also looking at the NAD Viso hp50.

 

I enjoy being immersed and able to hear seperation of instruments, and also enough bass to get into the song when producing.

post #292 of 1097

These work fine even if you aren't using them to DJ with. I use these straight out of a MacBook Pro and iPhone5 with no problem. Sounds plenty great. These do rumble as well. Not sloppy, but surprisingly tight!

post #293 of 1097

Don't suppose anyone has a comparison between the HD 8 and the Shure 1540?

post #294 of 1097
Quote:
Originally Posted by Triggerfish View Post
 

Don't suppose anyone has a comparison between the HD 8 and the Shure 1540?

thats would be hard to get.. but I admire the question because for bass I am looking at both as well but I am looking at too many new headphones these days... too many to choose from. If you find an answer feel free to pm me or post it here I would like to know.

post #295 of 1097
Quote:
Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

as far as complaining about the price goes... I was one of them.... I do think we can expect the price to come down later. The momentum was a hard reach at first 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

:confused:

if i read that upside down will it make sense?

tell that to the pros. durability costs sometimes.


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 12:32am
post #296 of 1097

20 pgs no hd6

post #297 of 1097
did you see what I highlighted.
 
"$100-150 that gives you pretty much the same results than more power to ya, no skin off my back. "

I was a bit harsh but to be more specific I thought these were overpriced by only 50 bucks at first until I considered all that it comes with them and the construction. That was also silly on my part being that I havent heard them. 

 

that is in context. 

 

 

in your case ... expecting the same quality sound at 100 bucks cant be made sense of even reading upside down. Though there are exceptions to every rule you get what you pay for. 

post #298 of 1097
Quote:
Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

I was a bit harsh but to be more specific I thought these were overpriced by only 50 bucks at first until I considered all that it comes with them and the construction. That was also silly on my part being that I havent heard them. 

 

that is in context. 

 

 

in your case ... expecting the same quality sound at 100 bucks cant be made sense of even reading upside down. Though there are exceptions to every rule you get what you pay for. 


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 12:29am
post #299 of 1097
Quote:
Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post
 

I just don't think for strictly Djing purposes sq is all that important and that beat matching is not all that difficult. I also feel that dj's are rough on their headphones and with no tests done like v-moda did, toughness is a question mark imo.

 

^ Pointing out the cliche.

 

Jeez, you need tested phones these days for gigging? Why don't you nitpick v-moda for such marketing crap (imo) also?

 

You have few decend points but mostly like to bash the marketing. That's fine, but pretty pointless to me. I can see "DJs" liking these products both ways anyway, luxury products are luxury products. Beatmatching can be done with $1 buttons so that's not an issue. If the isolation is great, I can see the comfort on these and just keeping them on mixing without monitors.

 

Btw I played a gig recently using the cheap $20 OEM "Fischer Audio FA-004, Brainwavz HM3, Incipio F38, Maxell Retro DJ etc". Worked great even not having folding, adjustable bass, angled connector, comfort not to mention toughness. Granted, they were light. :D Oh and I played pure vinyl, do I get street credz from you for not syncing?


Edited by hekeli - 2/13/14 at 11:28pm
post #300 of 1097

I'm starting to think the HD6 needs it own thread, since it is designed for a different purpose (Mix / neutrality) than the other two (DJ / increase bass). Especially since the OP made the mistake of calling the HD6 Mix "HD6 DJ." That's very misleading. 

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