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post #331 of 1833
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do mean the Dolphins. The guys over at the Chinese Brand Thread said they've got great sub-bass. I haven't read anything on the Dramas, so yeah.

 

Well, I have both and I think the Drama's eat the Dolphins for lunch with regards to bass presence and response... (the Dolphins seem pretty bass lite to me... I might have to revisit.)

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/573826/the-basshead-club/10860#post_10441934

http://www.head-fi.org/t/573826/the-basshead-club/10980#post_10457912

post #332 of 1833
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Well, I have both and I think the Drama's eat the Dolphins for lunch with regards to bass presence and response... (the Dolphins seem pretty bass lite to me... I might have to revisit.)

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/573826/the-basshead-club/10860#post_10441934

http://www.head-fi.org/t/573826/the-basshead-club/10980#post_10457912

They did say that the Dolphins were rather bass-light compared to the Dramas; they say it was because the Dolphins had more emphasis on sub-bass than the Dramas. I can't say this for myself as I will probably never be able to own both pairs, but hopefully my dad approves of my purchase of the Dolphins before we go home next month. :D

post #333 of 1833
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Originally Posted by PocketSmiley View Post
 

Hey guys.

 

Hello buddy!

 

Hey guys, I won't be updating the list until tomorrow (unless I get free time later today), so keep suggestions coming. 

 

It will also take a while to update all of it. 

 

Question: If we are going to use price bracket categories ($50-$100 etc) do we need to label each can with MSRP still?


Edited by White Lotus - 5/16/14 at 7:43pm
post #334 of 1833
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

 

Hello buddy!

 

Hey guys, I won't be updating the list until tomorrow (unless I get free time later today), so keep suggestions coming. 

 

It will also take a while to update all of it. 

 

Question: If we are going to use price bracket categories ($50-$100 etc) do we need to label each can with MSRP still?

I dunno...I think the MSRP is still a good idea, but the price brackets are rather difficult to implement at the moment. I'm still listing more prices, though.

post #335 of 1833
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price brackets are rather difficult to implement at the moment.

 

How so?

post #336 of 1833
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

 

How so?

It will take me a while to set up the price brackets and rearranging all of them by price, because second priority is brand name, then model name, just like the current list. That, and I haven't been doing anything productive for this thread lately, so yeah. :p

post #337 of 1833
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

It will take me a while to set up the price brackets and rearranging all of them by price, because second priority is brand name, then model name, just like the current list. That, and I haven't been doing anything productive for this thread lately, so yeah. :p

 

Oh mate! Please don't feel obligated to do work here! No pressure. 

:L3000:

post #338 of 1833
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Just as I figured, those idiots cancelled the order. Too bad you can't leave feedback on cancelled orders at Amazon or I'd have ripped them a new one. (Stay away from the merchant called BESTSELLER21 at all costs!) So I'm taking a different approach now... I've read a lot about the Shure SRH1540, so I ordered one each of the Ultrasone Pro 900 (at the higher price, sigh) and and the SRH1540. Plan is to return the loser and get a second of the winner. I'll compare and report back.

 

F my life. So today the SRH1540 arrives as ordered, plus an Ultrasone 550, not the 900 I paid for. Second Amazon merchant screwup in less than a week. Luckily I took my revenge on these idiots with 1-star feedback, and also found a way to do the same for the first set of clowns.

 

 

 

Anyways, it looks like God doesn't want me to own a 900, so I bow to fate. In order to have something ultra-bassy to compare the 1540 to I went to Fry's and picked up a JVC HA-MR77X.

 

 

 

OK, so what about the Shure? It's stunningly beautiful, all carbon-fiber and aluminum and it barely weighs anything. The comfort is unreal. Is it a bass cannon? No, but it is bass-tuned, and a bit bright as well in the upper frequencies, which I enjoy. I could boost bass a bit beyond the point I can with my DT770s but not much. However, the SQ is simply retarded. Level of detail, transparency, and overall goodness is mind-boggling, it curbstomps my DT770, and that's a fantastic headphone in its own right. (It also curbstomps the V-Moda M100 I demoed.) It handles all genres pretty much with equal levels of awesomeness.

 

What about compared to the JVC hammer? OK, well, the JVC weighs about 3 times more. It's all plastic, but tough plastic, built like a tank. You could literally kill zombies with this thing. Certainly far less comfortable to wear than most anything else I've tried, though. The earcups don't even seal completely so I imagine leakage is not so good. What about bass? Yeah, it's got bass, more than the 1540 for sure, but actually not as much as I expected. I'd say it can output about 35% more before obvious distortion immediately kicks in. (The 1540, interestingly enough, did not distort as I raised gain on a bass tone, but stopped increasing in volume past a certain point, which I took as a sign to back off). But SQ doesn't even compare to the (very nice) Sony MDRX10 I currently use as a portable.

 

So the JVC is going back tomorrow, SQ is not even good enough for use as rap-only cans. The 1540s are absolute keepers, there is no way SQ gets better than this for less than a grand. Bass output is good enough for EDM (and of course rock, pop, etc.) but not all that I want for rap. However, only about 20% of my listening time is spent on rap. The Ultrasone 900 might have more bass but seems very unlikely to approach this in overall SQ... assuming I could even acquire a 900, which seems not to be in the cards. The Signature DJ might be all that, but I'm not buying two pairs of $1000 headphones, especially not white ones that will turn beige over time, as I've read.


Edited by Stereolab42 - 5/16/14 at 10:28pm
post #339 of 1833
My Signature DJ are still white. I think only smoking is generating such a color change. The high sound quality in all regards keeps me from buying the Shures. They can even be boostes in the already excellent bass region without limits if you want. And besides the bass, they are quite balanced. Not V shaped.
post #340 of 1833
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What about compared to the JVC hammer? OK, well, the JVC weighs about 3 times more. It's all plastic, but tough plastic, built like a tank. You could literally kill zombies with this thing. Certainly far less comfortable to wear than most anything else I've tried, though. The earcups don't even seal completely so I imagine leakage is not so good. What about bass? Yeah, it's got bass, more than the 1540 for sure, but actually not as much as I expected. I'd say it can output about 35% more before obvious distortion immediately kicks in. (The 1540, interestingly enough, did not distort as I raised gain on a bass tone, but stopped increasing in volume past a certain point, which I took as a sign to back off). But SQ doesn't even compare to the (very nice) Sony MDRX10 I currently use as a portable.

 

So the JVC is going back tomorrow, SQ is not even good enough for use as rap-only cans. The 1540s are absolute keepers, there is no way SQ gets better than this for less than a grand. Bass output is good enough for EDM (and of course rock, pop, etc.) but not all that I want for rap. However, only about 20% of my listening time is spent on rap. The Ultrasone 900 might have more bass but seems very unlikely to approach this in overall SQ... assuming I could even acquire a 900, which seems not to be in the cards. The Signature DJ might be all that, but I'm not buying two pairs of $1000 headphones, especially not white ones that will turn beige over time, as I've read.

 

That really sucks about Amazon marketplace. But good thing Amazon protects you from the marketplace, although only up to 50 items per your entire lifetime.

 

Regarding the JVC 77X, I completely agree about the SQ, and here is what I said before: "First of all, the HA-MR77X is UNLISTENABLE as is. Horrible, horrible sound, like listening to music coming from the drainage in a sink: It sounds like the gunk in there. I was so glad I got it so cheap ... however! However, I value versatility. Frequency response is so trivial to fix with a good equalizer that it astounds me how it is given so much importance. To me, what is more important is if the defect is in the limits, such as maximum bass SPL before distortion. The 77's respond well to Equalizer APO, with the midrange boost fixing the sink effect magically." Portability-wise, Rockbox parametric EQ is limited, but there are great Android solutions out there such as Neutron. But if EQ isn't your thing, that is understandable too. I wish you tried this test track, as it sounds impressive with the 77X. Would've loved to see a comparison with the MDRX10 as I once considered getting that as recommended by @HiFiGuy528 in his video (he owns the complete original XB series as well as the new one!).

post #341 of 1833
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^^ I would love to try some out, and hope to very soon!

 

(Speaking of which, @gikigill , still keen for a temporary swap of your JVCs for my LCD 2.2s?)

 

Unfortunately if a headphone requires EQ, it loses points in my books personally - I use a variety of different sources, as I move around a lot for work.

 

But even then, @PocketSmiley you're making me super keen!

post #342 of 1833
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If we'd move away from budget for a minute. What can be said about an equal to the Fostex in price and quality skipping the Denon Dx000 line? I only have the Pandora in mind but a new one is too expensive.

 

The Beyerdynamic might be a good option for you then, still around €140, no clue why since they're made in Germany...but they've all got bass and clarity I hear. It might be a better option to find a seller that ships internationally, eBay can do so on some occasions.

 

Although some things change I am not too fond of the Beyers anymore. Had them here when I received the D5000 and a comparison quickly made it clear. Then the TH-600 improved again on the Denon.

 

 

Anyone else with ideas about a more or less equal to the Fostex but slightly leaner down low?

post #343 of 1833

Since I've joined the lounge there have been 2 cans that I've become interested in the most, and both are by JVC. A few of you mentioned the JVC SZ2000 (REALLY intersted in these and might pick up a pair), but has anyone hear had the JVC HP-DX1000? I am SUPREMELY interested in these and would appreciate any impressions anyone could provide.

post #344 of 1833
Wow, I wasn't even aware I was helpful enough to deserve some credit in this thread. Much thanks and great job with rebuilding this list. Subscribed... smily_headphones1.gif

I have to ask, why isn't the SRH1540 on the list? I, personally, think it hits hard enough to deserve a mention. The Momentum on-ear is another worth mentioning, as well.
post #345 of 1833
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

^^ I would love to try some out, and hope to very soon!

(Speaking of which, @gikigill
 , still keen for a temporary swap of your JVCs for my LCD 2.2s?)

Unfortunately if a headphone requires EQ, it loses points in my books personally - I use a variety of different sources, as I move around a lot for work.

But even then, @PocketSmiley
 you're making me super keen!

Yup, whenever you say.
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