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post #61 of 77
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Originally Posted by TripBitShooter View Post

Maybe someone screwed up the EQ settings of the BB setup. I used my own device and heard nice, tight and ample bass with balanced mids and highs. The bass is definitely emphasised, but is nice, plump, natural and pleasant. It was good enough to beat out the sennheiser PX 360 i also had a listen to.

 

I use their sound source and my iPhone 5, same problem. I wanted to try the Sony MDR1 as well, but the whole Sony section was broken. Meanwhile the beats area was up and going. I swear they put some type of signal processing at the beats kiosk. I guess BB has their priorities.

 

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Originally Posted by zunehdrocks View Post
 


Are you sure you were getting a good fit with the m80s? Thats what seems to be the issue.

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/low-end-theory/585185-ath-m40fs-vs-ath-m50.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/537422/ath-m50-vs-ath-m40fs-vs-ath-m30-vs-ath-pro700sv

 

Yeah. Sometimes it takes a bit of fussing, but not real issues getting a tight seal with the M80.

 

I singled out a quote from one of the threads that highlights the M40:

 

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 Interesting. I demo'd the ATH-M50ATH-M40fs, and ATH-M35 side-by-side at the Audio Technica booth at AES NYC 2013 in the Javits center a couple of weeks ago. It was in a noisy exhibit hall, but all three headphones were plugged into the same source. All three sounded quite fantastic. Low end extension is excellent without boominess or muddiness. The M35s were definitely a little bit more muffled and less clear than the M50 or M40fs. But I actually found the M40fs to give more punch to the snare than the M50s did in the jazz/fusion track that was playing. Otherwise, I found these two to be virtually identical and had to go back and forth between the two several times before I even picked up that difference between the M40fs and M50. Perhaps some of the similarity of the two had to do with the particular source or the noisy tradeshow floor environment.

But bottom line, I immediately purchased the ATH-M40fs, and they sound terrific.
post #62 of 77
Thread Starter 
Not really. As accurate as possible around the M50x price range, but with maybe a bit more bass. I alrdy have a yamaha Pro 500 an PSB M4U1.
post #63 of 77
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I tried the MDR 1R, not good, especially since it is the same price as the Nad viso HP50 and PSB M4U1 in my country. The MDR 10R was one of my choices, being in my acceptable price range, but after trying the sennheiser PX 360 and momentum on ear and comparing them to the 10R i tried, the 10R was blown away. All that sony said abt it on their website is crap. The beat response control does not help, as bass notes are just one same pitch thump. There is no extension. And, even though it has wider earcups than the PX 360 and the momentum on ear and shld have a wider soungstage, it had congested sound.
post #64 of 77
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I tried the MDR-1R, and it was blown away by the Nad Viso HP50 an PSB M4U1, all three at the exact same price over here in singapore. The MDR-10R was one of my top choices in my acceptable price range, but it sounded so congested and less refined than the Sennheiser PX 360 and momentum on ear, and the beat response control does not help, as bass notes all blur into one single monotonous thump.
post #65 of 77
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I think sony is trying to revive the MDR-ZX700, as there is a new model, the MDR-750AP. It is optimised for mobile use though, as it has an inline remote and microphone. However, this model sits on ear, not like the previous ZX700 which sat over ear, and the driver is so close to your ear that soundstage ia very restricted. It does look a bit like a zx700 though.
post #66 of 77
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H T T, what do u mean signal processing at the beats kiosk.
post #67 of 77

The music sounds like they use surround sound processing or something similar on it. There is some phasey stuff going on as well. 

post #68 of 77
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Lol what DAP was it? I once went throught the experience of a salesman trying to trick me into thinking that bose headphones were good by offering me the choice of listening to 'specially prepared tunes on his ipod'. Of course, i was not tricked. I wil not be surprised if the tunes he had only had music that was remastered and only from the genres the bose was good at reproducing.
post #69 of 77

I could not see the amp. The kiosk at my BB did not allow me to play music from my iPod, just the Dre-packaged tunes. Salesmen and their tricks. One reason I do most of my shopping online.

post #70 of 77
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Thankfully, shops in singapore allow u to use ur own devices.for those whose audio plugs are hidden, u just have to ask the salesperson to take it out for you, even if the cans alrdy a pre prepared source. I will not be surprised if best buy was using the creative x-fi engine to mess up the sound. How 'broken' was the sony range?
post #71 of 77

Thx. No sound at all out of the Sony area. :(

post #72 of 77
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Every single one? My god... O.O
post #73 of 77

The whole bank. Just good ol' 60 Hz hum/buzz or silence.

post #74 of 77
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Originally Posted by TripBitShooter View Post

The PX 360 would be better than the momentum on ear if not for a weird treble bump that emphasises the cymbals and high hats and emphasised vocals. Other than that, the rest of the frequencies are quite well balanced and the design an foldability is definitely a plus factor.
Well rock and treble emphasis goes well... But that would be "fun"
post #75 of 77
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It is not what you think it is. The PX 360 has well balanced and detailed mids and highs and nice, tight slightly emphasised bass that adds up to a natural sound, but cymbals, high hats and vocals are over-emphasized. You should read my review of the PX 360 on my review website, headphonereviews101.blogspot.com.
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