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Poll Results: Dark/Warm Vs. Bright/Cold Sound; Which Do You Prefer?

 
  • 60% (32)
    Dark/Warm
  • 39% (21)
    Bright/Cold
53 Total Votes  
post #16 of 26

i prefer clarity, so analytical is good for me.

post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by Sylaw View Post

for a change may be? like SOMETIMES i do.. hehe If u can see my sig, i own a pretty variety of Sq's . there are times you need to break free my friend smily_headphones1.gif just like everything else in the world   
Don't you worry, I an breaking free! I have one brighter sounding headphone, and one that sounds pretty darn warm (Mad Dogs) and I'm trying to like them as everyone does, but I just find the veil to be too overpowering as it blocks out a fair amount of detailing.
post #18 of 26
Lol, we should meet up one day and compare the MDs to my soon arriving modded Fostexs. Apparently they lean to the brighter side.
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I am quite biased as I own the SE5, which are slightly warm but ultra detailed and separated.
I wonder how they sound. That sounds like it could be pretty good if the warmth was done right. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by mikeaj View Post

I find that a lot of sets (and especially amps) labeled as bright or cold don't actually have elevated treble responses or anything like that (just maybe more than some others). And the ones labeled as dark may have 10 dB bass boosts. This is all a matter of reference level and expectations.

I think either side is fine to me as long as it's not too far. But maybe slightly on the warm side, if I had to pick, because of modern recordings that aren't so great.
+1
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

Lol, we should meet up one day and compare the MDs to my soon arriving modded Fostexs. Apparently they lean to the brighter side.
We'll see:)

With school kicking in soon, I can't be too sure as to when I'd be free...
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by Sylaw View Post
 

u call Se535's ultra detailed? i call it pretty muddy when it comes to Mid high's and Low highs. 

really? i think the strongest point of the 535 are the mids, out of all the shure iems ive tried the 535 seem to be the most forward. and think i think in turn makes them sound bright

post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post


I wonder how they sound. That sounds like it could be pretty good if the warmth was done right. smily_headphones1.gif
+1


The warmth is very slight so they are closer to neutral...and very extended both ways.

post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post
 

really? i think the strongest point of the 535 are the mids, out of all the shure iems ive tried the 535 seem to be the most forward. and think i think in turn makes them sound bright

yep it is too forward to the point where it gets muddy....  may be becuz im used to the sound of w4rs and my ex1000's . but i can say that the 535's are under performing even when it compares to my ER4 . simple as that

post #24 of 26

Shures sound nice to my ears, but don't really perform at the price bracket they should. 

post #25 of 26

My Gr07 has refined my taste in music to prefer bright and analytical sound, much so it's hard to find a good upgrade now. 

post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by mikeaj View Post
 

 

I think either side is fine to me as long as it's not too far. But maybe slightly on the warm side, if I had to pick, because of modern recordings that aren't so great.

Interesting. 

 

Dunno if I'm crazy or not, but I still go for the cold side with modern recordings. Maybe I'm more oblivious to the mistakes?

 

I guess I have a high tolerance.

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