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post #16 of 1086

Damn, not even a day old and already some amazing posts here...wow...

post #17 of 1086
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


+1 on the shop of xb series biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post

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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nice pics.

personally (on thinksound on1) I eq the mid bass down and sub-bass a bit up (there a metric tons of bass though), but they've very well balanced in the a-la monitor way but without annoying highs or mids - just prominent enough and crisp enough. maybe a tad closed re on ear, but 90% of the time i don't mind
and very comfortable.



can probably throw in 1plus2 and Rdb v1 mini to the side of H300 mentioned above biggrin.gif
Edited by svyr - 4/23/14 at 6:41am
post #18 of 1086
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

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. 

 

Enjoy! 


Love the new thread............should get plenty of input.

 

High end bass oriented phones I've come to love - the TH900, D7000 and both of mine are Lawton modded for improved bass response.  If you've been skeptical of what his tuning/damping does, I understand but my experience was a stock D7000 listened to for a week, being underwhelmed with the bass (a bit loose and muddy) and sending it to Mark for the treatment.  $99 plus shipping later I got what sounded like a new headphone - literally changed my mind.  See, I'd been listening to a D2000 that was Lawton modded and was incredibly impressed with the bass response and tightness and now the D7000 is even better.  His system works - and so did it to my TH900, which, tho it wasn't really a muddy mess, I felt could use some tightening.  It worked. 

 

The rest of my arsenal of bassy phones -

 

D600 - Denon may not be as popular as they used to be with the new designs but I still love the D600. Great comfort, isolation and strong bass.  I want to get into the cups and do the Fatmat treatment to them but haven't figured out how yet (not spent much time on it either - so if you know how to get at them let me know).

Pro900 - wow............added Alpha pads to my pair and they flat hit hard.

Q40 - some question if it really is a basshead can - I think so but it is more than a one trick pony.  Such good sound overall in a $120 package.

 

A comment on what is likely thought of as the least bass capable headphone around - the HD700.  I just bought one for cheap after auditioning one a few months ago on the HeadAmp demo tour.  Out of a vintage amp (Pioneer Spec system) these are VERY bass capable.  Shocked?  I was too but did some A/B last night with my D7000 and did not find them lacking, and the open headphone thing I think I'm finally getting.  I'm sure it has a lot to do with source but these are really really good headphones. 

 

Enough of my babbling.............

post #19 of 1086

Wanted to do this separately as it may get lost in the wash of my long post above.

 

Vintage amps, if you haven't tried them, for home use are AMAZING for bassheads.  They are inexpensive, gorgeous and with the tone controls and loudness switch thrown are incredible.  Just turned my bud Grizzlybeast on to them and he is a disciple now. 

 

For less than $200 you can get the following that will outperform most of your "headphone amps" up to a very high cost

 

 

level.  I own 7 of these now. 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Oregonian - 4/23/14 at 10:50am
post #20 of 1086

Some really good-lucking set-ups here.

 

 

 

JVC HA S500

I wouldn't consider this headphone as an 'audiophile headphone', but it has one of the most fun sound signatures i have ever heard. Powerful midbass with impressive subbass capabilities. Its my main portable headphone. Recommended to anyone looking for a bassy portable for under $50. 

post #21 of 1086
Thread Starter 

Hmm.. Should I make a list in OP of all the different kinds of basshead gear?

 

Maybe in categories/amounts of bass/price?

 

And if there is any contention, we can discuss it..

 

Hmm.

post #22 of 1086
Digizoid....more than just a gimmick....adds good, deep bass
Cowon daps...mach 3bass is pretty amazing. Not exactly how or why it works, but it does.
Audio technoca ws99....more than just bass, and rest of spectrum is solid also
Edited by mikaveli06 - 4/23/14 at 6:36pm
post #23 of 1086
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

Hmm.. Should I make a list in OP of all the different kinds of basshead gear?

 

Maybe in categories/amounts of bass/price?

 

And if there is any contention, we can discuss it..

 

Hmm.

Yes, a list would be great. You might want to include a short one-liner on the 'phones.

post #24 of 1086
re vintage amps - be prepared to replace electrolytic caps?
post #25 of 1086
Thread Starter 

The OP has been updated.

 

If anyone wants to add gear to the lists, just comment in the thread!

 

Let me know the following:

 

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

Brand

Model number

(optional) personal comment about the sound.

 

If anyone wants to add comments to each of the gear in the lists, comment it in the thread, and I'll add it as a spoiler in the OP. 

 

For example: 

 

Beyer Dynamic:

DT770

Comment from White Lotus: (Click to show)
Incredibly comfortable, wallops of sub-bass, can change pads to have an impact on sonic signature.
post #26 of 1086

Sign me up guis

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On another note I need muh bass fix, I'm leaning towards the Audeze but so scared of the lack of treble, decisions decisions

post #27 of 1086

Hope this doesn't count as spam since I said this before, but:

 

Xiaomi:

Pistons 2.0 

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

 

I don't know if these have already been posted, but:

 

Bowers & Wilkins:

P7

 

Monster:

Diesel VEKTR

DNA On-Ear

 

Oh yeah, a little formatting gripe I saw. The Thunderpants is a headphone, not a brand. Therefore, I think Smeggy should just be the "brand" since he was the modder. That, and putting "Modifies Fostex T50-RP's" without a proper name feels really, really weird and breaks the continuity.


Edited by thatBeatsguy - 4/24/14 at 3:22am
post #28 of 1086

Logitech (Ultimate Ears)

UE 6000

UE 9000

 

Fiio

E18

 


 

Damn you made that list beautiful White Lotus.

post #29 of 1086
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Originally Posted by svyr View Post

re vintage amps - be prepared to replace electrolytic caps?

That's a real possibility as over time they will need replaced. Thus far all my equipment has not needed any major work. My Spec 2 amp had a difficult to find scratchiness issue that in the end required the left amp board to be resoldered due to cold solder issue.
post #30 of 1086
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

Hope this doesn't count as spam since I said this before, but:

 

Xiaomi:

Pistons 2.0 

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

 

I don't know if these have already been posted, but:

 

Bowers & Wilkins:

P7

 

Monster:

Diesel VEKTR

DNA On-Ear

 

Oh yeah, a little formatting gripe I saw. The Thunderpants is a headphone, not a brand. Therefore, I think Smeggy should just be the "brand" since he was the modder. That, and putting "Modifies Fostex T50-RP's" without a proper name feels really, really weird and breaks the continuity.

Entries have been submitted, and formatting gripe fixed! Thanks man!

 

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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post
 

Logitech (Ultimate Ears)

UE 6000

UE 9000

 

Fiio

E18

 


 

Damn you made that list beautiful White Lotus.

Thanks mate! I also added your contributions. I'm using an E18 as my primary at the moment, I'm in love with it..

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