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post #301 of 1831
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Originally Posted by cripple1 View Post
 

Tier/Brand/Model sounds like it could work to me.

Now, all we need to do is wait for the Board Members to evaluate.

And by Board Members I mean:

  • White Lotus
  • Mshenay
  • gelocks
  • Oregonian (I dunno rly, but I remember him back on the first Basshead Club)
  • Coq de Combat
  • et al.
post #302 of 1831
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Originally Posted by AudioNoob101 View Post

Punchiest bass you've ever heard from a headphone?

You're in the wrong thread. You want the bloathead thread.

 

People in the bloathead thread don't care about mids or highs or sound quality or anything, just extreme bloated bass. 

Here's a link.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/716711/what-are-the-best-bass-headphones-the-extreme-bass-committee

post #303 of 1831
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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post

You're in the wrong thread.

Woah man.. Such hostility. We welcome everyone.

@AudioNoob101 - did you mean punchiest bass in a full size (over ear) headphone?
post #304 of 1831
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Originally Posted by AudioNoob101 View Post


I don't believe I said that.

I know, but if an amped PRO700 MK2 didn't give you the bass you required then that thread is where you need to go to.

 

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Originally Posted by AudioNoob101 View Post

Currently I have the ATH-Pro700 MK2 paired with the Fiio E11 and even with bass boost on I find them pretty lite on the bass. I was wondering if there are any cans that can produce *alot* more bass for about $200.
 

Just trying to point you in the right direction. I apologize if I came off as rude. 


Edited by RoMee - 5/15/14 at 10:58pm
post #305 of 1831
Thread Starter 
Audionoob - have you ever looked into Digizoid products? If you are happy with your current cans (comfort, mid/high sq etc) , Digizoid can give you bucketfulls of punchy bass.

Otherwise if you are looking to upgrade cans, I'm sure we can help out! Let us know your budget for starters.
post #306 of 1831
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Originally Posted by AudioNoob101 View Post


Indeed I did. It's not that they don't have enough,but they're on the bright side and that prevents me from turning up the volume very high,and perhaps it could use a bit more definition.

I think you need to EQ the treble down. I haven't heard any Ultrasone products, but I think that's the way to go because a lot of people say that the Pro 900s are basshead cans. 

 

Oh yeah, @White Lotus -- any decision on the list? We're thinking of going with Joker's price tier and mixing it with our current list.


Edited by thatBeatsguy - 5/15/14 at 11:33pm
post #307 of 1831

Hey guys, I posted this in the full-sized headphones forum, but nary a response have I received, so please help!

 

Hello,

 

I would like a full-size set of cans that would be an upgrade from my Shure 535.

When I say upgrade, really the only thing I don't like about the Shure 535 is the lack of low, visceral bass.

 

So, I would like something that retains all the positives of the Shure, plus adds the benefits of full-sized cans vs IEM, plus produces wonderful, low-end bass (not mid-bass).

 

Current setup is JRiver PCM-to-DSD realtime conversion -> Herus DAC -> Shure 535

I do have a separate amp (iFi iCAN, not the nano) on the way, which should arrive tomorrow actually, so I can probably power just about anything available?

 

Budget isn't a huge constraint, but if suggestions are 1000+, I think I would rather go the custom IEM route, in which case, suggestions on those are welcome as well.

 

After doing some reading the last few hours, some possibilities have emerged:

Ultrasone Pro 900

BW P7

Senn Momentum

Alpha Dogs

 

Some other info if it helps.  I plan on keeping the Shure 535, so this is not as a replacement, but I want something for when I am working at my desk. I have had the 535 for some time, but just recently invested in the JRiver software, Herus DAC, and iFi iCAN because I now work at home.

 

I listen to mostly breakcore (Venetian Snares), Jungle (before it was static and boring DNB), trance, ambient, dubstep, and some DNB. This is why bass (low bass) is important. 

I also love some jazz, some classical (think Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2, Tchaikovsky, Chopin), Hearts of Space selections, Kitaro, and other music with real instruments.

 

Thanks for any feedback!

post #308 of 1831
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Originally Posted by AudioNoob101 View Post



I have heard that too,but unfortunately the 900's carry a $500 price tag :/ My budget is about $250

Oh, sorry, I thought you owned a Pro 900. 

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Originally Posted by nipponbiki View Post
 

Hey guys, I posted this in the full-sized headphones forum, but nary a response have I received, so please help!

 

Hello,

 

I would like a full-size set of cans that would be an upgrade from my Shure 535.

When I say upgrade, really the only thing I don't like about the Shure 535 is the lack of low, visceral bass.

 

So, I would like something that retains all the positives of the Shure, plus adds the benefits of full-sized cans vs IEM, plus produces wonderful, low-end bass (not mid-bass).

 

Current setup is JRiver PCM-to-DSD realtime conversion -> Herus DAC -> Shure 535

I do have a separate amp (iFi iCAN, not the nano) on the way, which should arrive tomorrow actually, so I can probably power just about anything available?

 

Budget isn't a huge constraint, but if suggestions are 1000+, I think I would rather go the custom IEM route, in which case, suggestions on those are welcome as well.

 

After doing some reading the last few hours, some possibilities have emerged:

Ultrasone Pro 900

BW P7

Senn Momentum

Alpha Dogs

 

Some other info if it helps.  I plan on keeping the Shure 535, so this is not as a replacement, but I want something for when I am working at my desk. I have had the 535 for some time, but just recently invested in the JRiver software, Herus DAC, and iFi iCAN because I now work at home.

 

I listen to mostly breakcore (Venetian Snares), Jungle (before it was static and boring DNB), trance, ambient, dubstep, and some DNB. This is why bass (low bass) is important. 

I also love some jazz, some classical (think Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2, Tchaikovsky, Chopin), Hearts of Space selections, Kitaro, and other music with real instruments.

 

Thanks for any feedback!

Hmm, so your budget is about $700 maximum, considering you're eyeing the Alpha Dogs. I've heard a lot of great things about the ADs, most notably its supposed open-like soundstage. They say its bass is also pretty visceral.

 

If you want low, visceral bass, I think the Pro900 should fit your needs, but some say it's bright. I haven't heard any of the headphones you mentioned (or any headphone priced above $400, for that matter). If you want a cost-no-object headphone, they say the LCD-2 is worth considering.

 

Hope it helps, but you'd best wait for the big men to arrive, namely gelocks and Oregonian, et al.

post #309 of 1831
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Originally Posted by AudioNoob101 View Post


It's alright,no hard feelings smily_headphones1.gif

actually before you go that route, I ask you to take a step back and consider something...

 

16 months ago I had the choice between the Sony MDR XB1000 or the Beyer Dyanmic DT 880, at the time the XB700 I had was slighty modded, and double amped by my Zune HD's EQ and the Fiio E11 on setting number 2, I had upwards +30 dbs of bass at around 80-85 dbs, a literal metric F*** ton... thankfully I went with the DT 880, and despite have about 27dbs less bass... I found it to be more enjoyable. I now have the HE 4 which is even better than the DT 880 was and could ever b

 

So I consider you to explore the options of better bass, now that you've hit the top of the quanity charts, aim for tighter cans with deeper more controlled bass, you may find that more satisfying! A good place to start would be the Beyer dyanmic dt 990 

post #310 of 1831
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Originally Posted by AudioNoob101 View Post

Why the 990's and not the 880's?

For bass I liked the 990s more actually, and I upgraded from the DT 990 to the HE 400, I had the DT 880 and HE 400 side by side for a while then I got the HE 4 which beat both of them, but for bass lovers the DT 990 is a little more enjoyable, plus it's cheaper than the DT 880, and the DT 990 with a little eq is on par with the DT 880, I spent about 3 months with the dt 990 as my only headphone 

post #311 of 1831
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

actually before you go that route, I ask you to take a step back and consider something...

 

16 months ago I had the choice between the Sony MDR XB1000 or the Beyer Dyanmic DT 880, at the time the XB700 I had was slighty modded, and double amped by my Zune HD's EQ and the Fiio E11 on setting number 2, I had upwards +30 dbs of bass at around 80-85 dbs, a literal metric F*** ton... thankfully I went with the DT 880, and despite have about 27dbs less bass... I found it to be more enjoyable. I now have the HE 4 which is even better than the DT 880 was and could ever b

 

So I consider you to explore the options of better bass, now that you've hit the top of the quanity charts, aim for tighter cans with deeper more controlled bass, you may find that more satisfying! A good place to start would be the Beyer dyanmic dt 990 

But when you keep aiming for that, you might find yourself ending up in Summit-Fi...;);)

post #312 of 1831

I actually like the Momentum (on ears). I've never heard the 535, but the Momentums are a great little portable can (that I own). Treble is a little rolled off, mids are slightly recessed (but not so much that vocals don't shine. I was actually surprised by their clarity, even if they were a little warm sounding), the bass on the Momentum isn't basshead worthy, imo, but it's still pretty good (slightly loose sounding though, but not overly so). It wasn't worth the $300 price tag imo, but if you can find one used for $200 or less, then it's worth it. 

Ps. I'm selling mine for about $190 in a week. :wink_face:

post #313 of 1831
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Originally Posted by cripple1 View Post
 

I actually like the Momentum (on ears). I've never heard the 535, but the Momentums are a great little portable can (that I own). Treble is a little rolled off, mids are slightly recessed (but not so much that vocals don't shine. I was actually surprised by their clarity, even if they were a little warm sounding), the bass on the Momentum isn't basshead worthy, imo, but it's still pretty good (slightly loose sounding though, but not overly so). It wasn't worth the $300 price tag imo, but if you can find one used for $200 or less, then it's worth it. 

Ps. I'm selling mine for about $190 in a week. :wink_face:

I meant OVER EARS..  My bad.

post #314 of 1831
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Originally Posted by cripple1 View Post
 

I actually like the Momentum (on ears). I've never heard the 535, but the Momentums are a great little portable can (that I own). Treble is a little rolled off, mids are slightly recessed (but not so much that vocals don't shine. I was actually surprised by their clarity, even if they were a little warm sounding), the bass on the Momentum isn't basshead worthy, imo, but it's still pretty good (slightly loose sounding though, but not overly so). It wasn't worth the $300 price tag imo, but if you can find one used for $200 or less, then it's worth it. 

Ps. I'm selling mine for about $190 in a week. :wink_face:

I listened to the Momentums in a heapdhone store at the Hong Kong International Airport a few months ago. Despite the noise, I was still able to get a good impression from them. I have to say, I wasn't blown away, but I was impressed at most. The price tag was a little daunting though. 

 

As for your deal, I think I'll pass up on that (heh). Haven't bought anything above $150 yet, knowing all the awesome headphones in the sub-$100 range. I'm still eagerly eyeing the Don Scorpio Dolphins, known for their impressive sub-bass (and I so absolutely love sub-bass).

post #315 of 1831
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

But when you keep aiming for that, you might find yourself ending up in Summit-Fi...;);)

yes you just might, and you may enjoy that journey more. You know why I stick around this thread? It's cuz the desire for MORE BASS is what got me into head fi, I just discovered dub step, and my 3'rd pair of Sony MDR v150's snapped in half on me [I crushed 3 pairs of those... each time the head band or the hinges]

 

anyways, I figured HECK this is my FOURTH pair of these headphones, instead of buying a pair of these every 3-4 weeks and spending like $80 in a year, let me just get some like $80 headphones! So that's what I did, I wanted something with MORE bass than the headphones I had, so I wound up with the Sony XB 700... and those things where BASS CANNONS, with a nice sound stage actually. Anyways, I was a little disappointed with them at first, so I deiceded to amp them! Smart move on my part as they sounded better amped, now then I thought maybe... my iPod nano is lacking in the bass region? So I said HEY let's get a Zune HD, the internet says they are bassy [and indeed it was, compared to the iPod the Zune was a little darker and the Eq settings on it had a nicer bass option] after that I tried the JDS Labs cMoy Bass Boost and the Fiio E 11, since I wanted more bass than my lil Fiio E6 could power up... 

 

Then I came to that point... at which I decided... I also like listening to VGMS and OSTS... those genres bass isn't everything... so I went and compared my XB 700 to my buddies Bose headphones... and by gawd those boses had better mids and a touch less treble sparkle... my friend informed me that was a more balanced sound signiture 

 

I listened to some jazz next on his Bose's and thought again... hey I like jazz with a "more balanced sound" a little less bass... then 6 months later I wound up with the Beyerdyanmic DT 880 pro 250 ohm, I also learned the dt 880 pairs really nice with a warm source... kinda like the hm601. and just my luck! I was a broke kid with a Zune HD only worth like [I ended up getting $60 for it at a pawn shop... it could never sell] and I wound up finding a hm601 for $125 [half what I paid for my zune >.>] and to my suprise... it sounded a LOT BETTER than my Zune! 

 

So, I started as a bass head... back when Bowei was still on this thread we'd argue about his Pro 900 compared to my XB 700 ... and now my HE 4 and D2k smash them both, lawl back then Bowei considered the PRO 900 to be a tight bassy headphone, ofc he heard the HE 400 and his defination of "tight bass" changed a bit

 

but the idea is, a good number of us start off here then wind up on the other threads and wind up with the nicer balanced cans! 

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