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Poll Results: Which one is to your fancy ?

 
  • 13% (25)
    HD6 DJ
  • 11% (21)
    HD7 DJ
  • 58% (110)
    HD8 DJ
  • 16% (31)
    None of them
187 Total Votes  
post #526 of 953
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post
 

C&C BH2 IMO, it's slightly bright sounding and is around $100, has tons of features and unbeatable batterylife. Among the very best "starter" amps you can go.

that is the one I will buy when funds free up!

post #527 of 953
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

7520 is great the treble is just a hair shy of neutral though. 
the yamaha hph has treble if you need it and more bass than the 7520. but the sony is a great headphone!!! just not a treblehead headphone
Just pulled the trigger on these thangz ... hd 8 dj

they will go up against the q40, pandora hope VI, Yamaha hph mt220, MAD dogs and ZMF's to help me figure em out. 

You won't regret. I got mine yesterday and i thought they sounded better than the Yamaha. The only thing that it doesn't have is the rumble for bass.
post #528 of 953
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Originally Posted by xanlamin View Post


You won't regret. I got mine yesterday and i thought they sounded better than the Yamaha. The only thing that it doesn't have is the rumble for bass.

no rumble for bass?!?!

 

what about mids which one has better mids?!?!?

 

mine is a little delayed. 

post #529 of 953
No rumble for bass or at least not as much as the Yamaha. Mids are great, and they don't have the airy touch which is great for me. The soundstage is more cohesive but a little push back.
post #530 of 953

that is interesting I expected a lot more bass than the yamaha. That is kinda cool though. Its actually different than I thought it would sound.

 

Well its okay I wanted to use these to record vocals so they don't bleed into the microphone. but I was scared that the mids would be recessed next to the bass. They said the focal had the best isolation but it was decent not the best. 

 

thanks xanlamin!!! as always you are a step ahead. I might start pming you to ask you about a headphone before I get it lol. My headphone consultant lol. 

 

just kidding I won't pester you like that.

post #531 of 953

Maybe the Yamaha has a lot more distortion/harmonics in the bass creating the "rumble". Just a guess.

post #532 of 953

whatever the case these need a full in-depth review and people have had them long enough for one. Somebody needs to get on it!!!!

:D

post #533 of 953

I have a hard time seeing how someone would want more clean (sub)bass than HD8 gives...

 

Reviews are fun, but not my cup of tea. I like measurements and general impressions, which I already made. :D

post #534 of 953
The rumbles are just good for movies. I would rate the HD8 ahead of the HD25 Alu and Amperior. The latter two still have loose bass with HD25 Alu having less of it.
post #535 of 953
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

that is interesting I expected a lot more bass than the yamaha. That is kinda cool though. Its actually different than I thought it would sound.

Well its okay I wanted to use these to record vocals so they don't bleed into the microphone. but I was scared that the mids would be recessed next to the bass. They said the focal had the best isolation but it was decent not the best. 

thanks xanlamin!!! as always you are a step ahead. I might start pming you to ask you about a headphone before I get it lol. My headphone consultant lol. 

just kidding I won't pester you like that.

Just ask, i would try to help!
post #536 of 953
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Originally Posted by xanlamin View Post

The rumbles are just good for movies.

 

Yamaha measurements (FR) look quite similar to HD8's regarding to bass.. both look pretty flat 20-100hz (with a small bump around 40hz). HD8 handles 20hz sinewave very impressively (try to crank up the volume, never sounds stressed, nothing rattles and pumps air like a champ). So mentioning something like "no rumble" seems just plain wrong, or a big exaggeration of small difference vs Yamaha? Or perhaps not a good fit to head with Senns.


Edited by hekeli - 3/4/14 at 11:50pm
post #537 of 953

Got my HD8 today. And sadly, I'm not happy with the sound :-/

 

Compared them to the HD-25 Aluminium and what should I say? I feel like while lows/mids are very powerful, at the higher frequency everything sounds quite dull. Compared to the HD-25 the Cymbals/HiHats are only about half as present. While being very clear and present on the HD25, they are quite much pushed to the background on the HD8.

 

The high frequencies from my point of view are more important for really accurate beat matching than for example kick drums, as a closed hihat is much shorter and more precise than a kick. So you're able to more accurately decide if the beats are matching exactly or not compared to judging that only based on the kick drums. Therefore, on the HD8 mixing two tech house tunes while the high frequencies sound muddy/dull is quite hard. Not easy to tell the cymbals of one tune apart from those of the other tunes.

 

Anybody else has made the same experience comparing HD25 and HD8 or have I got a lemon here?


Edited by miazma - 3/5/14 at 3:22pm
post #538 of 953
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Originally Posted by miazma View Post
 

Got my HD8 today. And sadly, I'm not happy with the sound :-/

 

Compared them to the HD-25 Aluminium and what should I say? I feel like while lows/mids are very powerful, at the higher frequency everything sounds quite dull. Compared to the HD-25 the Cymbals/HiHats are only about half as present. While being very clear and present on the HD25, they are quite much pushed to the background on the HD8.

 

The high frequencies from my point of view are more important for really accurate beat matching than for example kick drums, as a closed hihat is much shorter and more precise than a kick. So you're able to more accurately decide if the beats are matching exactly or not compared to judging that only based on the kick drums. Therefore, on the HD8 mixing two tech house tunes while the high frequencies sound muddy/dull is quite hard. Not easy to tell the cymbals of one tune apart from those of the other tunes.

 

Anybody else has made the same experience comparing HD25 and HD8 or have I got a lemon here?

Sounds like a lemon possibly...what are your sources? The HD8 has a lot less sibilance and is easier on the ears at higher volumes than the HD25. 

post #539 of 953

I got it from HouseOfSound in Switzerland. Well known shop for musicians around here. Regarding sibilance... Well it's just that I can not drive the HD8 loud enough to hear the highs as acourate as with the HD25 without the rest of the sound getting far too loud. Also in comparison to the Beyerdynamic DT-1350 or AKG 701. It just lacks to much in the highs.

post #540 of 953

Well that's what measurements also shows so probably nothing is wrong, it's just how they are. Measurements shows the highs are a bit veiled compared to the mids and on 25 it's pretty balanced with the mids and even a slight spike around 9kHz area or so. That's how I remember HD25 too, pretty neutral timbre/tonality with maybe a tiny bit spike so it had some sparkle with female vocals and hi-hats.

HD25-II

 

HD8 (blue):

 

 

The reason I won't give these a try is pretty much the highs. I know it's a little too subdued for what I'm looking for, it's not quite on the same level as mids. Too bad because up to 2kHz it looks very nice for my preferences.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 3/5/14 at 9:31pm
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