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post #796 of 1030
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And they are comfy enough to wear for hours!

 

 

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That is indeed the reason! These are tanks. I'd rather be worried about damaging the floor than the headphones. haha

Also isolation is quite good too.

exactly, that floor is gonna be expensive to replace lol

 

and that said, I'm enjoying mt DT 880 pads on my HE 4 again, they honestly make the HE 4 a little thicker in sound, the bass has a touch more body, still a n ice quick decay but a little more organic, which is due to the pads "breaking in" like 100 hours of use I noticed they are a smidge bassier in the sub bass than they used to be, and I also washed them, that's irrvelevant

 

I just hope Beyer does a Remake of the DT 770 Pro 80 again, maybe something on the level of the D7k, but with Beyers Toughness n comfort 

post #797 of 1030

Any1 tried the Brainwavz HM9? A pretty inexpensive (~$150) good sounding bass emphasized headphone it appears reading bunch of reviews. 


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 7/10/14 at 1:36pm
post #798 of 1030
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Haha. Oh man, I love PortaPros.

 

I bought three pairs in Japan, I had never heard them before.

 

Anyway. ES10. Looks very interesting. 

 

What was the wood-looking one again? Looked similar? Does is sound similar? 

 

How does it go in terms of comfort? Did you get a good price?

 

You are one of the experienced users of the D2000, if you say these are better, I definitely won't take that lightly! A big call from you!

 

I never heard the Porta Pros before joining headfi either.  There is a certain characteristic in rhythm section of most music that if a can can't resolve correctly I cannot stand.  I tend to look at the 300hz square wave graphs, and all the cans that do it well share similar characteristics in the mids and bass integration and demonstrate a certain shape to this graph.  The D7000s seem to fail in this measurement yardstick and I hear a flaw in the rhythm section as well.  The DT770 looks like it can produce a squarer shape to the 300hz waves than the D7000s....but the treble looks a bit worrying to me.  How would you describe the low mids and treble between the D5000s and DT770s?

post #799 of 1030
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I'll do a head-to-head comparison for you in a few hours.

 

Worth noting, whilst the D2k and D5k shared the same drivers, the D7k did not.

 

What cans are you using mostly these days?

post #800 of 1030

I generally return to the LCD2 or HD650 for fresh ears...generally I dont listen for much longer than 1/2 hour of full immersion...that is it.  Should I want to listen for longer, the volume generally comes down and I need more treble and the D7000s, K701s and Grado HF2s are the brighter alternatives.

 

What I would like is D7000 like bass, linked to LCD2 and HD650 like treble and mids...actually with more bass, the preference would lean towards HD650 like mids....which to me sound the same as a HD600, the last time I compared these virtually identical headphones.

post #801 of 1030
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Waiting for my LCD 2 to come back, so I can do a proper head to head with crazy bass settings.
post #802 of 1030

So since my birthday was yesterday, I got myself Logitech Z623 Speakers with the 8 inch Sub, and damn do speakers sound better than headphones as far as musicality goes,. I'm relatively new to high quality speakers, so take my words with a grain of salt. The reason i got this speaker in particular and didn't go for the usual Standalone amp + passive speaker + separate subwoofer was because its really difficult to get proper speakers in my country (im not joking). All you'll find is Bose and some other cheap companies. But here's the problem, if i order them online, the shipping costs will be insane, usually costing more than the item itself. Which is really bad as i wanted to get some floorstanding Cerwin Vega's. 

 

These are also built surprisingly well for the $115 i got them for. The overall package weighs about 10 or 11 kilograms. The satellite speakers do have some heft to them which is good and makes them feel nice and solid.

 

Before i talk about sound i'll give you a list of the speaker i owned/own:

Sony Walkman dual speakers (dont remember the exact model number) sounds meh

Logitech Pure-Fi 2 (sounds good in mids and highs but huge bass roll off)

Edifier Speaker (meh)

Mini Android-shaped speaker (sounds like crap)

 

In terms of sound: Overall if i had to describe these with one word it would be: FUN

If you're a proper audiophile seeking timbre and realism in the mids and lifelike, neutral highs, stay the fu*k away from these :D However, if you want a fun, enjoyable sound, (though not quite so neutral), these will be more than satisfactory. As a basshead, as soon as i fired up the sub and turned up the volume to Nuttin But Stringz's Broken Sorrow, it put a huge smile on my face. That moment i realized, im really enjoying this, i like big bass that i can feel throughout my whole body, not just my ears and head. 

 

The treble on these is a bit on the bright side of neutral. Better than all the previous speakers i had, but im sure pure audiophiles will hate it. But since they're not really headphones and they're not strapped around your ears, the treble is actually quite fun and non-fatiguing. 

 

Moving on to the mids, the upper mids are fantastic imo and sound pretty good. Lower mids are mediocre and nothing special. Instruments sound good and speech is clear. In movies dialogue is nice and understandable (unless you turn the bass all the way up, it will drown out the mids a bit)

 

Now, to the bass. Damn, these have it all. Rumble? check. Impact? Check. Extension? Absolutely double-checked :L3000:. Is it the fastest, tightest, bass ive heard? No. In fact its a bit on the boomy side. And it creeps up on the lower mids a bit. But holy **** is it fun. The extension is unlike anything ive ever heard. If this is what all speakers + subs sound like than sign me up, The bass is both fantastic in quality and quantity. 

 

These go  for around $115-$150, i got them for $115 in a local electronics store (which only delivers to the middle-east unfortunately). IMO these are definitely worth it. 

 

 

Only after i sent this pic did i realize that its 200w instead of 250w. 

 

 

Basshead approved. 


Edited by xkonfuzed - 7/11/14 at 7:03pm
post #803 of 1030

YUP, I had a 12 inch I blew out after like 2 years, I used to crank it ALL THE WAY TO MAX using the built in eq, the I realized that made it bloated and sounding crappy, by that time I'd already ruined the driver... but the 3 months it had left where fun ufn fun! 

post #804 of 1030

Ooh, are we talking about speakers now? Well, I still love my dad's 5.1 speaker system that's now about...5.1 years old. Coincidence? I think not.

 

Don't have any pictures of them since they're still in transit, but I'll give you the rundown:

  • L/R: Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 (beautiful POS's that could fill entire rooms with beautiful, full-bodied sound alone)
  • SL/SR: Some Chinese brand speakers (Vikoo was the brand name IIRC). Since they're surrounds, I can't tell if they sound any good.
  • C: Also a Vikoo. My dad just picked this because they're cheap and match the Wharfedale's finish. They sound okay.
  • SUB: It was a Vifa, but I forgot the model name. With two pairs of 9.1s and a laptop, you could probably start a club.

 

Speakers are just so f'ing awesome. It's just a shame no headphones can really give you that in-the-club experience.

post #805 of 1030
Thread Starter 
90 percent of my work is in clubs. It's not a nice place to be.

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post #806 of 1030
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90 percent of my work is in clubs. It's not a nice place to be.

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Okay, well, maybe not a club. More like the quiet, cool ambiance of a bar.

Yeah, I think that better sums up my experience. I've never been to a club before, but judging from their noise whenever I pass them by, I don't think I would like to be near one, let alone be in one.

post #807 of 1030
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

Okay, well, maybe not a club. More like the quiet, cool ambiance of a bar.
Yeah, I think that better sums up my experience. I've never been to a club before, but judging from their noise whenever I pass them by, I don't think I would like to be near one, let alone be in one.

Well we are the Audiophile Bass Lounge, Lounges are cool right?
post #808 of 1030
Been in a club. Never again, its way too loud. Haven't been in a lounge before though, I'd like to visit a nice jazz one or something biggrin.gif
post #809 of 1030

I think when club DJs dont carry enough power with them...so they bump up the treble to ear slicing levels to make up for a lack of real power to attain prorper SPL with a pleasing response, for those occasions, which is more often than, ear protection would be nice.

post #810 of 1030
Thread Starter 

I always wear hearing protection (Custom IEMS) when working in clubs.. So loud. 

 

I wish more sound guys knew how to tune a PA system properly! So much ear-slicing pain..

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