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The Audiophile Bass Lounge (Basshead club part II)

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Thread Starter 

Hey all, 

 

I'd like to make this thread specifically for discussion of:

  • Bass oriented headphones (Over-ear/on-ear/in-ear)
  • Bass capable portable DAPs
  • Any DAC/amps that have bass worth mentioning
  • Gear recommendations for new or existing users
  • Images of bass headphones and/or bass-oriented audiophile gear. 

 

 

This thread is NOT invite only - anyone is allowed to join in!

 

Here are some price lists. It's a work in progress. Just a few notes:

 

Prices:

ALL PRICES ARE IN MSRP. We cannot monitor the market in every region for pricing.

MSRP is listed, but not all of them were available, and sometimes they varied depending on the source. These are not cost prices. The price at your local store will definitely vary, so use this only as a guide.

If you see question marks, or the ~ symbol, please chime in with an MSRP, and it will be fixed. Thanks!

 

Voting:

Voting is an important part of this list - it keeps it realistic, and helps trim the fat. If you want to vote at any time, simply browse the lists below, look for the "VOTE NOW!" label, and let me know if you think it should be on the BASSHEAD lists or not.

 

Also, if you see a product you would like to vote on - comment, and let us know!

 

Formatting:

Someone help, PM me! I can't make them center-align. Might looks nicer.

 

IEMs and amps:

Are below the Full-size can list!

 

BASSHEAD CLUB

Full-size/on-ear list:

 

$0-$100:

Brand: Model: MSRP: Vote status:
Audio Technica WS55 Solid Bass $99.00  
AKG K81 DJ $99.00  
Creative Aurvana Live! $99.00  
Denon DN-HP1000 $89.00  
JBL J55 $99.00  
JVC HA-S4X $60.00  
JVC HA-M5X $90.00  
JVC HA-MR77X $99.00  
Monorprice MHP-839 $65.00  
Panasonic RP-HTF600 $60.00  
Philips CitiScape downtown $99.00  
Philips CitiScape Shibuya/Metro $49.00  
Prodipe Pro800 $40.00  
Razer Kraken $60.00  
Sennheiser PX-100-II $89.00  
SkullCandy Hesh-II $60.00  
Sony V55 $80.00  
Sony XB200 $30.00  
Sony XB300 ??  
Sony XB400 $60.00  
Sony XB600 $99.00  
Superlux HD651 ~$50?  


$100-$200:

Brand: Model: MSRP: Vote status:
Audio Technica ES7 $170.00  
Audio Technica WS77 Solid Bass $149.00  
AKG K5181 DJ $139.00  
Denon DN-HP700 $158.00  
Denon D1001 $149.00  
Equation Audio RP 22X ~$129?  
JBL J88 $149.00  
Klipsch Image One $149.00  
Logitech (UE) UE6000 $130.00  
Pioneer HDJ-500 $125.00  
Pioneer HDJ-1000 $200.00  
Reloop RHP-10 $119.00  
Shure SRH550DJ $125.00  
Shure SRH750DJ $149.00  
SkullCandy Aviator $150.00 VOTE NOW
Sony XB300 $120.00  
Sony XB400 ??  
Sony XB500 $150.00  
Sony XB800/900 $150.00  
Sony R10 (BASS VERSION) $180.00  
Sony MDR XB910 $134.00  
Technics RP-DJ1200 $199.00  
V-Moda Crossfade LP $199.00  
V-Moda Crossfade LP II $199.00  

 

$201-$300:

Brand: Model: MSRP: Vote status:
AIAIAI TMA-1 $249.00  
Atomic Floyd SuperDarts $280.00  
Audio Technica ES700 $278.00  
Audio Technica PRO700 $280.00  
Audio Technica PRO700MK-II $229.00  
Audio Technica WS99 Solid Bass $249.00  
AKG K181 DJ $279.00  
AKG K167 TIESTO $249.00  
BEATS MIXR $249.00  
BEATS Studio $299.00  
Beyer-Dynamic Custom One Pro $299.00  
Beyer-Dynamic DT770 Pro $299.00  
Beyer-Dynamic DT990 Pro $299.00  
Denon D1100 $209.00  
JVC SZ2000 $270.00  
Monster Diesel VEKTR $229.00  
Monster Npulse $229.00 VOTE NOW
Piaton Bridge MS 500 $299.00  
Philips Fidelio L1 $299.00  
Philips Fidelio X1 $299.00  
Pioneer HDJ-1500 $299.00  
Reloop RHP-20 $229.00  
Sennheiser HD 25-II $249.00  
SkullCandy MixMasterMike $299.00  
Technics RP-DH1200 $229.00  
Thinksound On1 $299.00  
Ultrasone DJ1 Pro $269.00  
Ultrasone HFI 580 $219.00  
Ultrasone HFI 780 $279.00  
V-Moda Crossfade M-80 $230.00  
Yamaha Pro300 $249.00  


$301-$400:

Brand: Model: MSRP: Vote status:
BEATS BEATS PRO $399.00  
Bowers and Wilkins P7 $399.00 VOTE NOW
JBL Synchros S700 $349.00  
HiFiMan HE-400 $399.00  
Logitech (UE) UE9000 $400  
PSB M4U 2 $399.00  
Sony XB700 $349.00  
V-Moda Crossfade M-100 $310.00  
Velodyne Vtrue $399.00  
Yamaha Pro400 $349.00  
Yamaha Pro500 $399.00  
Sennheiser HD8 $389.95  

 

$401-$500:

Brand: Model: MSRP: Vote status:
AKG K267 TIESTO $449.00  
Denon D400 $449.00  
Denon D600 $449.00  
Pioneer HDJ-2000 $450.00  
Ultrasone Pro750 $429.00  

 

$501-$600:

Brand: Model: MSRP: Vote status:
Audio Technica ES10 $599.00  
JVC DX700 ~$500?  
Sony XB1000 $530.00  
Ultrasone Pro900 $599.00  

 

$601-$1000:

Brand: Model: MSRP: Vote status:
Denon D2000 ~$700?  
Denon D5000 ~$999?  
Denon D7000 ~$999?  
Final Audio Design Pandore Hope VI $699.00  
JVC DX1000 ~$800?  
Lawton Audio LA2000 ??  
Perfect Sound Dido $780.00  
Shure SRH1540 $624.00  
Ultrasone Pro2900 $699.00  
Ultrasone Signature DJ $999.00  

 

$1000 and above:

Brand: Model: MSRP: Vote status:
Audeze LCD-2 $1,145.00  
Audeze LCD-3 $1,945.00 VOTE NOW
Denon D7000 ~$1500?  
Fostex TH-600 $1,499.00  
Fostex TH-900 $1,699.00  
Stax Omega-2 $1,890.00  
Smeggy Thunderpants(?) ??  
TakeT H2 ~$2950?  

 

A big thanks to the following people for contributing to the list:

IshcabibleNick01, MorbidToaster, SoulSyde, OneSec, bcasey25raptor, Gilly87, RPGWiZaRD, Malevolent, swbf2cheater, Craigster75, gelocks and cn11, coq de Combat, Oregonian, NewWaveAudio, SomeGuyDude, thx1000, cb3723, thatBeatsguy, RoMee, smithamb, Stereolab42, 

 

 

 

 

BASSHEAD CLUB

IEM LIST:

 

$0-$100

Brand: Model: MSRP: Vote Status:
DUNU Trident $40.00  
DUNU Hephaes $100.00  
Fischer Audio Consonance $64.00  
Fischer Audio Eterna $68.00  
Hippo Boom $45.00  
Hippo 10EB $70.00  
Hippo VB $80.00  
Hisound Audio E212 $50.00  
JVC HA-FX1X $30.00  
Klipsch S4 $80.00  
MEElectronics M9 $25.00  
MEElectronics M16 $25.00  
MEElectronics M31 $45.00  
MEElectronics SP51 $60.00  
Nuforce NE6 $39.00  
Nuforce NE7M $49.00  
Nuforce NE700X/M $79.00  
RHA MA150 $20.00  
Sennheiser CX300 $50.00  
Shure SE215 $100.00  
Soundmagic E10 $35.00  
TFTA 2101 2V1 $85.00  
Ultimate Ears 350 $50.00  
Ultimate Ears Metro Fi 220 $80.00  
V-MODA Bass Freq $50.00  
V-MODA Remix $80.00  
V-MODA Vibes $100.00  
Velodyne vPulse $89.00  
Xiaomi Pistons 2.0 $16.00  
Xiaomi Pistons 1.0 $30.00  

 

 

$101-$200

Brand: Model: MSRP: Vote Status:
Denon AH-C751 $150.00  
Denon AH-C700 $200.00  
Future Sonics Atrios M5 $200.00  
Future Sonics Atrios M5 (MG7 driver) $200.00  
Hisound Audio Wooduo 2 $129.00  
JVC FX500 $195.00  
Monster Turbine Original $180.00  
Sony XBA-H1 $150.00  
Sony XBA-2 $200.00  
Sony EX600 $200.00  
TFTA 2100 2V1S (1V) $170.00  
TFTA 2100 3V2B (1XB) $170.00  
Ultimate Ears Super Fi 5 EB $200.00  
V-MODA Vibrato $129.00  
Xears TD III V2 PRO Blackwood $110.00  
Yamaha EPH-100 $150.00  

 

 

$201-$400

Brand: Model: MSRP: Vote Status:
Denon AH-C300 $249.00  
JVC FX700 $360.00  
Klipsch X10 $350.00  
Monster Turbine Gold $300.00  
Monster Turbine Copper $400.00  
Radius DDM $220.00  
Sennheiser IE60 $250.00  
Sennheiser IE7 $300.00  
Sony XBA-3 $280.00  
Sony XBA-4 $350.00  
Sony XBA-H3 $350.00  
Westone Westone 3 $399.00  

 

 

$401-$1000

Brand: Model: MSRP: Vote Status:
Future Sonics MG6 Pro (CIEM) $900.00  
InEar StageDiver SD3 $670.00  
M-Audio IE40 (TF10 rebrand) $500.00  
Monster Miles Davis Tributes $500.00  
Sennheiser IE8 $450.00  
Sennheiser IE80 $450.00  
Sennheiser IE800 $999.00  
Shure SE846 $999.00  
Sony EX1000 $500.00  
Ultimate Ears Triple Fi 10 $700.00  
Westone Westone ES3X $850.00  

 

 

$1000 and above

Brand: Model: MSRP: Vote Status:
JH Audio JH16 (CIEM) $1,149.00  
Unique Melody Merlin (CIEM) $1,200.00  

 

 

Please, help us find the MSRP of the following:

Brand: Model: MSRP: Vote Status:
Panasonic HJE900  ?  
Phiaton PS20  ?  
JVC FXZ200 ?  
JVC FXZ100 ?  
TFTA 2200 2V1 ?  
Sony XB series $70, ?, ?  

 

 

A big thankyou to the following for contributing to the list:

Hawaniiancerveza, sulkoudai, nikp, Niyologist, SoulSyde, Totally Dubbed, lucozade, cn11, gaspir324, mechgamer123, dsnuts, warrenpchi, gelocks, Zarrick19, myap2328, Change is Good, kckc, thatBeatsguy, Oregonian, alexm23, eyal1983, razor5cl, Coq de Combat, smithamb

 

A huge thank-you to thatBeatsguy for fetching all of the MSRP pricing for the IEM list! Legend!

 

 

Click here for the old OP of this thread. New OP is under construction. (Click to show)

The following is a few lists of gear.

If you would like to contribute any gear, please comment in the thread!

If you would like to add any comments about gear, just do so in the thread, and I'll add it to the list - use this format:


 

Click to show formatting (Click to show)

Type: (In ear, on ear, over ear)

Brand

Model

Optional quick comment (Click to show)
(optional quick comment)

 

Over ear and on-ear headphones:

 

AIAIAI

TMA-1

 

Audeze

LCD-2

LCD-3

 

Audio-Technica

ES7

ES700

ES10

PRO500MK2

PRO700

PRO700MK2

WS55 Solid Bass

WS77 Solid Bass

WS99 Solid Bass

 

AKG

K81 DJ

K181 DJ

K518 DJ

K167 TIESTO

K267 TIESTO

 

Beats by Dr. Dre

Beats Mixr

Beats Pro

Beats Studio

 

Beyerdynamic

Custom One Pro

DT770 PRO

DT990 PRO

 

Bowers & Wilkins:

P7

 

Creative

Aurvana Live!

 

Denon

D400

D600

DN-HP700

DN-HP1000

D1001

D1100

D2000

D5000

D7000

 

Equation Audio

RP-22x

 

Final Audio Design

Pandora Hope VI

 

Fostex

TH-600

TH-900

 

HiFiMAN

HE-400

 

JBL

Synchros S700

Comments from NewWaveAudio: (Click to show)
Audiophile sound quality with basshead pounding bass.

J55

J88

Comment from NewWaveAudio: (Click to show)
Great bass and sound quality, but a little less balanced

 

JVC

DX700

DX1000

HA-M5X

HA-S4X

HA-MR77X

SZ2000

 

Klipsch

Image One

 

Lawton Audio

Modded LA2000 Lite, LA2000, LA7000

 

Logitech (Ultimate ears)

UE 6000

UE 9000

 

M-Audio

Q40

 

Monster:

Diesel VEKTR

DNA On-Ear                      <<<<<Removed!

Note from cb3723 (Click to show)
Noted that the Monster on ear DNA are already listed, but they also have a lesser known big brother over ear variant which as expected by virtue of larger ear cups leading to a better seal, have a larger more airy sound, which is noticeably different to the on ear DNA, but still well within the bass can remit smily_headphones1.gif

Npulse

 

Monoprice

MHP-839

 

NuForce

HP-800

 

Panasonic

RP-HTF600

 

Perfect Sound

Dido

 

Phiaton

MS 400

 

Philips

CitiScape Downtown

CitiScape Shibuya / Metro

Fidelio L1

Fidelio X1

 

Pioneer

HDJ-500

HDJ-1000

HDJ-1500

HDJ-2000

SE-MJ591

 

Prodipe

Pro800

 

PSB

M4U 2

 

Razer

Kraken


Reloop

RHP-10

RHP-20

 

Sennheiser

HD25-1 II

HD25 Amperior

Momentum (on-ear)

PX100-II

 

Shure

SRH550DJ

SRH750DJ

SRH1540

 

Skullcandy

Aviator

Hesh 2

Mix Master Mike

 

Smeggy

Thunderpants

 

Sony

V55

V700

XB200

XB300

XB400

XB500

XB600

XB700

XB800/900

XB1000

R10 (Bass Version)

MDR-XB910

 

Stax

Omega 2

 

Superlux

HD651

 

TakeT

H2

 
Technics
RP-DH1200
DP-DJ1200
 
Thinksound
On1
 
Ultrasone
DJ1 Pro
HFI 580 (DJ1)
HFI 780
PRO 750
PRO 900
PRO 2900
Signature DJ

 

V-MODA

Crossfade LP

Crossfade LP2

Crossfade M-80

Crossfade M-100

 

Velodyne

VTrue

 

Yamaha

Pro300

Pro400

Pro500

 


 

Thanks to the following for the headphone list: (Click to show)

Thanks to IshcabibleNick01, MorbidToaster, SoulSyde, OneSec, bcasey25raptor, Gilly87, RPGWiZaRD, Malevolent, swbf2cheater, Craigster75, gelocks and cn11, coq de Combat, Oregonian, NewWaveAudio, SomeGuyDude, thx1000, cb3723

 

 

IEM (In Ear Monitors):


1964

Q (custom)

 

AKG

K3003 (Bass filter)

 

Audio Technica 

CKS series

ATH-IM50

Note from razor5cl about the ATH-IM50: (Click to show)
Very impactful bass for an extremely cheap price.

 

Beyerdynamic

DTX 101 ($80)

 

Brainwavz

M1 

M2 

M3

B&W

C5

 

Denon

AH-C710 

C700

C751

C300

 

DUNU

Trident

Hephaes

 

Fischer Audio

Eterna 

Consonance 

 

Future Sonics

Atrios M5

Atrios M5 (MG7 driver)

(custom) MG6Pro

 

Hippo

VB 

10EB 

Boom

Hisound Audio

Wooduo 2 

E212

 

InEar

StageDiver SD3

 

JH Audio

JH16

 

JVC

FX500

FX700

HA-FX1X 

FXZ200

FXZ100

 

Klipsch

S4 (~$70) , X10

 

M-Audio

IE40 (TF10 rebrand)

 

MEElectronics

SP51 (enhanced and extreme bass settings) 

M9

M16

M31

 

Monster

Turbine series

Miles Davis Tributes

 

Nuforce

NE6 

NE700X/M

NE 7M

 

Panasonic

HJE900

 

Phiaton

PS20

 

Radius

DDM

RHA MA150

 

Sennheiser

IE8 

IE80 

IE60

IE800 

IE7 

CX300

 

Shure

SE215

SE846

 

Sony

XBA-2

XBA-3

XBA-4

XB series

EX600

EX1000

XBA-H1

XBA-H3

 

Soundmagic

E10

 

TFTA

2100 2V1S (1V)

2100 3V2B (1XB) 

2101 2V1 

2200 2V1

 

UNIQUE MELODY

Merlin (Custom)

 

Ultimate Ears

Tripple Fi 10

Super Fi 5 EB

Metro Fi 220

350

 

Velodyne

vPulse

V-Moda

Bass Freq

Vibes, Remix

Vibrato

Westone

Westone 3

Westone ES3X (Custom)

 

Xears

TD III V2 PRO Blackwood

 

Xiaomi:

Pistons 2.0 

Comment from thatBeatsguy (Click to show): (Click to show)
Fun, U-shaped sound signature. Powerful, punchy bass, crystal-clear midrange, and crisp highs. Also very (read: dirt) cheap.

Yamaha

EPH-100

 

 

Thanks to the following for the IEM list: (Click to show)

Hawaniiancerveza, sulkoudai, nikp, Niyologist, SoulSyde, Totally Dubbed, lucozade, cn11, gaspir324, mechgamer123, dsnuts, warrenpchi, gelocks, Zarrick19, myap2328, Change is Good, kckc, thatBeatsguy, Oregonian, alexm23, eyal1983, razor5cl,

 

 

 

Amplifiers with bass boost functions: 
 

ALO

Rx MK3-B

 

AMB Labs

M^3

 

Auvio

Headphone amplifier 

CEntrance

HiFi-M8


CmoyBB
 

DigiZoid
ZO
 
FiiO
E5
E6
E7
E7K
E10
E11
E12
E17
E18

GoVibe
Peak
Magnum
Vulcan
 
Headstage
Arrow
12HE
4T
Lyrix Pro
 
Hippo
Box+ 
 
iBasso
T4
 
iFi
Micro iCAN
 
JDS Labs
C5
C421
 
Practical Devices
XM4
XM5
XM6
 
V-moda
VAMP Verza
 

Vorzüge

VorzAmp Duo


 

Thanks to the following for the amp list: (Click to show)

Thanks to nikp, HeadFi Fanatic, esmBOS, SoulSyde, Change is Good, crinacle, Coq de Combat, Oregonian, Scorpion667, NewWaveAudio

 

 

Other interesting links:

Heres some links to the other threads made for neutralists, trebleheads, midrangeheads and fun lovers

 

The Neutral / Balanced Thread

 

The Treblehead Club

 

The Midrangehead Club

 

The Fun/V shaped Club

 

The Soundstage Head Club

 

Big thanks to Parall3l and Malevolent for kicking off the list!


Edited by White Lotus - 7/9/14 at 9:18pm
post #2 of 1048

Hey,

 

are we allowed to have a lovely Nespresso in this lounge?

post #3 of 1048

Whoa, whoa, whoa. So, judging from the OP, this is supposed to be a supposed Basshead Club, but with less bass. Is that what you're trying to get across? If so, then I'm quite willing to go along. I'm subbing this thread.

post #4 of 1048

The Basseus Supremous H-300 would be the first on the list I'd imagine...

post #5 of 1048
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by djvkool View Post
 

The Basseus Supremous H-300 would be the first on the list I'd imagine...

 

I just finished my time with the H-300, I'm glad they are making hybrids that pack a real punch. The H-200 left a lot to be desired in the bass domain (IMHO), so I'm glad they polished that up. I love hybrids in general - even if they are trendy at the moment, they are still a bassheads dream (in theory).

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post
 

Hey,

 

are we allowed to have a lovely Nespresso in this lounge?

 

Sure mate - also, cocktails are available at the bar.

post #6 of 1048
Yay im invited ^.^

The lounge part makes it fancy
post #7 of 1048
Quote:
Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

I just finished my time with the H-300, I'm glad they are making hybrids that pack a real punch. The H-200 left a lot to be desired in the bass domain (IMHO), so I'm glad they polished that up. I love hybrids in general - even if they are trendy at the moment, they are still a bassheads dream (in theory).


Sure mate - also, cocktails are available at the bar.
Thanks but I'm sober nowadays. I'd love a coffee right now as I'm sitting on the subway on my way to work, listening to my Klipsch x10.

For being balanced armature they are rather bassy and hit a sweet spot for me. Their size just makes them even better.
post #8 of 1048




Dancing exactly like dude in above advert is a side effect of owning this headphone - happens to me every time I use em, can get a bit annoying after a while though biggrin.gif



Edited by cb3723 - 4/23/14 at 2:15am
post #9 of 1048
Thread Starter 

^^ Seriously? 

 

You are amazing. 

post #10 of 1048

At the moment I'm in the dark side of the bass, I'm using InEar SD-3 with Viper4Android and dynamic bass to crush the already bassy SD3 !
 

Pleased to be at the bass lounge ;)

post #11 of 1048
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post #12 of 1048
Thinksound on1... maybe
post #13 of 1048
Quote:
Originally Posted by svyr View Post

Thinksound on1... maybe

Thinksound On1 monitor are by far the best on-ear headphone I've heard or owned to date.

Are they of audiophile standard bass?

Yes, I'd say they fit the criteria for this thread perfectly.

The sound that comes out of these cans is so much bigger and better than their restrained design and small form factor suggest - a true wolf in sheep clothing.

And these cans upscale very well, so they happily run directly from your smart phone/tablet with a fantastic sound, but also get even better with whatever quality amplifier you pair them with.

It's a very lush warm sound to my ears that come from these cans with very crisp clarity. Very well balanced IMO. I absolutely love them.


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Edited by cb3723 - 4/23/14 at 2:44am
post #14 of 1048
Thread Starter 

Some absolutely amazing photos mate. 

 

And I couldn't agree more about the On1 - delightful bass. I didn't have a huge amount of time with it, but it seemed a little more pronounced in the sub-bass region..

 

Correct me if I'm wrong.

post #15 of 1048

Well, taking from my experiences in the Discovery Thread, I'd say the Pistons fit well into this category. Crystal-clear mids, crisp treble, and rich, punchy bass should more than do the trick.

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