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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 #586 of 1097
They have dif things about them. He didn't say its better but that he prefers it. I can see the HD 8 handling busy songs better. I prefer the midrange balance of the 7520.

The hp being tuned this way for Djs makes a lot of sense and I can see it being useful. It just doesn't have a lively sound. I seriously need to try it out again.

I bet that if I had an iPod with audioforge and an amp w/decent soundstage this would make literally the best portable. In situations where u cannot depend on eq then u are CRAP out of luck. When I get home I will listen to male vocals again, guitars and pianos, then electronic music.
post #587 of 1097
Nah, he said it sounds better... yeah, he used the 'B' word on headfi, how dare anyone make a black and white statement around here without prefacing it with "IMHO-I prefer it-this is not an official statement-YMMV-IMO-IMVHO" biggrin.gif

Anyway, I need a more balanced midrange as well. I think I made the right decision. Thanks.
post #588 of 1097
Quote:
Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

They have dif things about them. He didn't say its better but that he prefers it. I can see the HD 8 handling busy songs better. I prefer the midrange balance of the 7520.

The hp being tuned this way for Djs makes a lot of sense and I can see it being useful. It just doesn't have a lively sound. I seriously need to try it out again.

I bet that if I had an iPod with audioforge and an amp w/decent soundstage this would make literally the best portable. In situations where u cannot depend on eq then u are CRAP out of luck. When I get home I will listen to male vocals again, guitars and pianos, then electronic music.

Sorry to hear you didn't like you HD8s grizzlybeast. But what you are saying is also true. As a DJ, for very busy passages I find this HP very good at this. I am definitely a fan of the HD8's so far. After using a lot of other dj headphones, I can honestly say that the HD8 hits all the sweet spots when DJing/monitoring. The HD8 definitely is tuned for a louder ear. 

post #589 of 1097
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Originally Posted by hekeli View Post

Sorry to burst your bubble, but there is no such thing as "official" graphs. biggrin.gif Just different ones with different couplers and compensations used. Mine are very carefully done and averaged using an actual human head and not some cardboard box.

But I'm very curious to see if Tyll of someone popular does how they compare there.
Reputable should be the word I will search for yours again as well

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Originally Posted by campj View Post

Nah, he said it sounds better... yeah, he used the 'B' word on headfi, how dare anyone make a black and white statement around here without prefacing it with "IMHO-I prefer it-this is not an official statement-YMMV-IMO-IMVHO" biggrin.gif

Anyway, I need a more balanced midrange as well. I think I made the right decision. Thanks.
Lol he did! Well me and him usually agree on hp's so that is the main reason I will give it another shot. The difference is our application/uses and set ups
post #590 of 1097
Soo. The creaking got worse and worse so I sent them back. Good thing for the 30 day return period. Perhaps mine had some screws that were loose on the get go. Went for Nocs NS900 instead.
post #591 of 1097

gonna give it more time. I have no creaking issues by the way. Not even one creak. either yours is defective or mine will do it later on.

post #592 of 1097
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jukka View Post

The creaking got worse and worse so I sent them back.

 

Do you mean it starts to creak on your head even while still? Or generally the creaking gets louder or what?

post #593 of 1097
@Jukka: how did u find the NOCS?
post #594 of 1097
Hekeli: they creak if I turn my head, they were fine if I was absolutely still but since I'm bobbing my head etc. when djing or just general listening, it started to really annoy me. Since some people have non-creaky ones, I'm sure mine were badly assembled.

The Nocs in short, are upgraded HD-25's with rather flat sound (like the 25's) and simple, modular design. I've had them for couple of hours but my impressions so far are quite positive.
post #595 of 1097
I experienced the creak yesterday when moving and found it was coming from the left ear cup. After removing the headphone and pushing the pad further into the cup the creak went away. You may want to give that a whirl.
post #596 of 1097

I really need to look at these from the perspective of what they were made for. They have a lot of good qualities about them.

post #597 of 1097

So after using audioforge a lot the other day and really trying to spend more time with them part of my complaints have to do with what maybe the tuning for djs. 

 

Preface: Graphs make you hear better lol no like. 

 

Thanks to hekelis graphs I was able to get a more likable sound from the hd 8 dj. it still doesnt make it a keeper

 

This headphone made me really upset because it sounded a bit stuffy to me. But when I put some effort into looking past that I noticed some really good qualities.

 

The imaging is pretty good

Details are nice

timbres are rounded and smooth

dynamics are class act

I hear no distortion at all

There is a fidelity about the sound and a refinement to it that is better than a lot of headphones out there. I can hear its pricerange

 

So after messing with parametric eq, which enables me to eq literally any part of the spectrum I found some things. 

 

First I tried to boost or even out the dip that I see in the graph around 200 hz when I went to high it actually made the sound less clear. I only boosted it barely any at all and noticed a slight difference but not enough to change any impressions.

 

Then I started wiggling the dot around in the upper mids and lower treble. It helped a tiny bit but not much. 

 

I will have to jump to the point because it took forever(unlike other headphones) to get it to sound acceptable for male and female vocals.

 

What I had to do was boost it around 2khz,  and even more around 4 or 5 or something I cant remember and the vocals became a lot less stuffy and muted. The bass didnt really need as much eq as I thought it would. 

 

So my issue is not with the bass but the lower treble. The dip is there and hekelis graphs shows it as well. I tried to stray away from those dips and in the graphs he had to see if something else would help but it is that dip.


Edited by grizzlybeast - 3/14/14 at 9:30pm
post #598 of 1097
Quote:
Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

I really need to look at these from the perspective of what they were made for. They have a lot of good qualities about them.

Exactly grizzlybeast. People shouldn't forget that these are for DJ's. Not for the average listener. People have been posting up graphs, analyzing showing objective measurements, etc...which is great...however, this is a performance headphone for DJ's. DJ's don't exactly have time to sit, analyze and fuss about graphs, every little detail, etc. These just work and have qualities that most DJ's value and will pay the extra money for. For what they are, they may be a bit expensive at the moment. After these climb down in price, people's opinions might change. 

post #599 of 1097

true. The other thing though is that the taming is a little overkill. I can hear why someone would need a little more sparkle for mixing. There are also a lot of djs that mix acapella in into instrumentals for remixes. I could imagine how important the vocals would be to them.


Just incase there werent any close ups. (Click to show)

Edited by grizzlybeast - 3/15/14 at 12:32am
post #600 of 1097

for dj very important things are: durability, isolation, volume,  foldable, detachable cable, spare accessories (cable and earcups), carrying case... If you combine all this with really good sound ...then for dj  which plays every weekend, gets paid for it then these headphones are not that expensiv

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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