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post #586 of 1831
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Originally Posted by cripple1 View Post
 

Ask Oregonian about that. I think he has the TH900 Lawton modded, though I may be wrong..

Oh yea he does, I remember now; but I'd have to wait until he comes on to ask him about the sonic changes. No point doing it if it doesn't tame the highs to the level I want them at. 

 

EDIT: used the search function and found his post two weeks ago. Seems like it might suit my needs after all!


Edited by BucketInABucket - 5/27/14 at 5:24pm
post #587 of 1831

Hey guys, 

 

I have written a few initial impressions about the JVC HA-SZ2000 in two threads, there is a link to the other thread in the first thread, so just check this one out:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/661129/jvc-ha-sz2000-1000-appreciation-thread/960#post_10584064

 

Basically, I like them, but there are some preconditions to that.

I will give some more detailed impressions after just a little more time with them and after I get some replacement pads (Beyer velors).

post #588 of 1831
So Amazon is screwing up my big headphone order right now. I cancelled them altogether now. I've only had good experiences with them, but in a haze of being pissed about it I decided to purchase some xbox games instead. Watch Dogs for instance. Not really relevant for a bass lounge, but don't wait for impressions from me. Unless you want impressions about watch dogs.
post #589 of 1831
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

So Amazon is screwing up my big headphone order right now. I cancelled them altogether now. I've only had good experiences with them, but in a haze of being pissed about it I decided to purchase some xbox games instead. Watch Dogs for instance. Not really relevant for a bass lounge, but don't wait for impressions from me. Unless you want impressions about watch dogs.

I'd like some impressions on Watch Dogs. I've been looking to buy it; is it any good?
post #590 of 1831
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post


I'd like some impressions on Watch Dogs. I've been looking to buy it; is it any good?

 

Imho, it's great ^_^

post #591 of 1831

Preliminary impressions: Meelectronics M9P are damned basshead certified when EQ:ed. Holy *******ed crap these can put out some earwax removing bass. I need to further test them, however, these deserve a spot on the IEM list, fo sho! Also, they're quite small, so fit shouldn't be an issue unless you have cauliflower ears from grappling. But I really need to test them further tomorrow. These are merely preliminary impressions. As for the other Meelecs I got, meh, they serve their purposes in my collection but they're not basshead material (at least from my 5 min preliminary testing, so take with a grain of salt).

 

 

 

http://www.meelec.com/MEElectronics_M9P_Hi_Fi_In_Ear_Headphones_p/earphone-m9p-mee.htm

 

 

 

Edit:

 

Yes, I will now confirm that they are bass monsters when EQ:ed. They're rather "normal" when not EQ:ed, but these can take more EQ than any of my amps or EQ softwares can output, and not distort at the same time. Right now they're gushing out so much air that I can feel the IEMs move in and out of my ear canal. :etysmile:

 

They belong to the list.

 

Meelectronics M9P (first gen)

 

There's a newer version out there, but since I ordered the Meelecs as a part of their "$11 surprise headphone" thing they had going a couple of weeks ago, I had no say in which ones I would get. I'm just glad I got three different IEMs, and not the same ones.

 

As for Watch Dogs, I haven't tried it out yet, it's sitting in front of me, but I haven't had the time nor the energy to insert it into the Xbox. A friend is coming over on saturday for a videogame night, at the latest I'll get you your impressions on sunday. I think I'll pop it in before that anyway, just so you know.


Edited by Coq de Combat - 5/29/14 at 6:07am
post #592 of 1831
Thread Starter 

^^ Will add it to the list shortly! Are they fairly comfortable? 

 

Also lol for use of the term "earwax removing bass"

post #593 of 1831
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BASSHEAD IEM ALERT:

 

LEAR BD4.2

 

 

 

MY REVIEW IS AVAILABLE HERE:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/lear-bd-4-2/reviews/11094

post #594 of 1831
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

^^ Will add it to the list shortly! Are they fairly comfortable? 

 

Also lol for use of the term "earwax removing bass"

Actually, yes and no. With the stock tips they include, I'd say nah. The stock tips are bad imho. On the other hand, you can't expect a good sounding IEM with GOOD tips for that amount short change. When the price is low, something has gotten to go, and in this case, it was A) packaging and B) tips.

 

The emballage was fairly modest, mostly the cheap kind of material you see on radioshacks/amazons cheapest stuff. When in cardboard, it's thin as hell and when in plastic, it's the kind of plstic that is practically impenetrable (like most electronics, you need scissor to break in). Once you get through the packaging you're greeted with a fairly well made (actually, it's really well made and would've been worth the $11 I paid for the IEM all by itself) box of soft/hard fabric kind of material. Look, I'm not a knitting fanatic; I don't know sowing material and fabrics and stuff. It looks like the usual deal for IEMs, is all I can say, but doesn't feel cheap at all.

 

The IEMs themselves are plastic but the hard kind of plastic with a glossier kind of color. I say glossier because it's not glossy enough to attract finger prints, but it's glossier than rubber. It's plastic. It was a $11 IEM. What can you say? It's fine and I believe the build quality will outlast the $11 I paid for it.

 

The tips are horrible though. It's the thin, cheap kind of rubber that you find on cheap electronics that bends all kinds of ways, doesn't grip and presumably will harden and crack into small pieces if left untouched for a while. If you think of getting these for the tips, forget it. You will throw the tips in the garbage bin, unless you want to use them as feet for your gaming console (to reduce disc reading vibrations), or something (I don't know, be creative). I changed them into the Sony Hybrid Tips that are by far the best I've used (they share #1 spot for me together with Klipsch Silicon Tips). Those are well made, probably cost Sony a couple of cents more to manufacture and shows in quality. They grip, they stay soft yet hard enough to stay secure, they are just perfect. If you have IEMs of any size north of "medium sized nozzles", order yourself Sony tips or even Sony IEMs. Hard to beat as tips. Or Klipsch for south of medium. Anyway, back to Meelectronics: their nozzle is the standard bigger size you find on HiFiMan, Sennheiser, and so on.

 

So to answer your question: yeah, they're fairly comfortable if you use third party tips. 

 

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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

BASSHEAD IEM ALERT:

 

LEAR BD4.2

 

 

 

 

MY REVIEW IS AVAILABLE HERE:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/lear-bd-4-2/reviews/11094

Nice and well written review. My Sennheiser IE 80's have a bass knob as well, but I think the results are fairly modest and practically enhances the sub bass more than other bass freqs. That's a good thing though, as the midbass won't create a potpourri of bass drowned sounds. 

post #595 of 1831
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post

So, I'm starting to think of upgrading my headphones and I'm looking for a nice bassy pair with lush mids and gentle highs that's preferably closed-back so I can potentially use it as a portable as well. Any preliminary suggestions? 

EDIT: Budget should be roughly US$1000 but I should be able to be stretch it to US$2000 + cash from selling my current gears to upgrade my source and amp as well depending on how well my GCSE exam results go. I need to keep my rig as small as possible as I'm a boarding school student. I listen to EDM, jazz, chamber orchestral, rock and j-pop so something which does well over multiple genres will be best.

FOSTEX are superb, TH900's are king of the FOSTEX hill but are they worth double/just over double the price of their younger all black dark destroyer magnesium ear cup TH600 cuz?

Worth auditioning them both for you to get your answer - just remember that adding third party mods is going to bump your outlay up, but don't fret because there are very credible contenders out there that also pack serious audio punches without TH900 wallet crunches..,

... if you want something wth more pronounced bass with general more warmth of sound, then I'd recommend you audition the sublime JVC HP-DX1000 wink.gif which is roughly TH600 money or slightly just under. You lose a little of the detail offered by the FOSTEX duo, but you gain a warmer, more fun audiophile sound that doesn't need any mods to address any bass impact deficit.

Nonetheless all three of these cans are stellar in there own rights smily_headphones1.gif

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Edited by cb3723 - 5/30/14 at 9:56am
post #596 of 1831
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


FOSTEX are superb, TH900's are king of the FOSTEX hill but are they worth double/just over double the price of their younger all black dark destroyer magnesium ear cup TH600 cuz?

Worth auditioning them both for you to get your answer - just remember that adding third party mods is going to bump your outlay up, but don't fret because there are very credible contenders out there that also pack serious audio punches without TH900 wallet crunches..,

... if you want something wth more pronounced bass with general more warmth of sound, then I'd recommend you audition the sublime JVC HP-DX1000 wink.gif which is roughly TH600 money or slightly just under. You lose a little of the detail offered by the FOSTEX duo, but you gain a warmer, more fun audiophile sound that doesn't need any mods to address any bass impact deficit.

Nonetheless all three of these cans are stellar in there own rights smily_headphones1.gif
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I was actually thinking of modding the TH-x00 headphones if I do end up getting them myself as I already have some experience modding (alternate MarkL mod) their denon cousin the D2000 so I won't have to factor that into the costs. I'm definitely going to audition them first before pulling the trigger on a pair as I don't want to lose any money. Also, that JVC can looks quite interesting so I'll have to check that out too! Hopefully all three are available for audition in Hong Kong when I come back.


Edited by BucketInABucket - 5/30/14 at 10:17am
post #597 of 1831
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post

I was actually thinking of modding the TH-x00 headphones if I do end up getting them myself as I already have some experience modding (alternate MarkL mod) their denon cousin the D2000 so I won't have to factor that into the costs. I'm definitely going to audition them first before pulling the trigger on a pair as I don't want to lose any money. Also, that JVC can looks quite interesting so I'll have to check that out too! Hopefully all three are available for audition in Hong Kong when I come back.

Happy can hunting in Hong Kong! smily_headphones1.gif

Hong Kong must be pretty special - it even has its own cartoon character named after it, albeit from the 70's biggrin.gif


Edited by cb3723 - 5/30/14 at 11:37am
post #598 of 1831
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post
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FOSTEX are superb, TH900's are king of the FOSTEX hill but are they worth double/just over double the price of their younger all black dark destroyer magnesium ear cup TH600 cuz?

Worth auditioning them both for you to get your answer - just remember that adding third party mods is going to bump your outlay up, but don't fret because there are very credible contenders out there that also pack serious audio punches without TH900 wallet crunches..,

... if you want something wth more pronounced bass with general more warmth of sound, then I'd recommend you audition the sublime JVC HP-DX1000 wink.gif which is roughly TH600 money or slightly just under. You lose a little of the detail offered by the FOSTEX duo, but you gain a warmer, more fun audiophile sound that doesn't need any mods to address any bass impact deficit.

Nonetheless all three of these cans are stellar in there own rights smily_headphones1.gif

089033e2_DSC_0785.jpeg

 

What a fantastic looking can.

 

What are your thoughts on it? Fairly strong bass? How does it compare to other JVC cans?

post #599 of 1831

I have yet to hear bass (from a headphone) any better than I have heard out of the Signature DJ. 

post #600 of 1831
Thread Starter 
General question:

If I were to ask you "what are the most popular bassy headphones" what would your response be?
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