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*Red Leader to Bass, disengaging from pursuit, copy that, over* biggrin.gif

 

 

Be advised Red leader... Slide into a holding pattern and engage  if target is confirmed. Picking up mixed signals at this stage....over.:D

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a 70mm ring shaped......transducer...a.k.a shaker. Sounds really interesting but forking over 600ish for bassheads seems a reach and audiophiles will balk at over emphasis of the low end. 

Here's to hoping it's a legend .....it's slow pic leaking is like gareth Edwards Godzilla so that's a good start:D  

Fingers crossed SONY have a Godzilla on their hands and are justifiably slo mo-ing with the teasers? biggrin.gif

(Always lol hard when viewing your diary thread pic of Godzilla - "GET OFF MY LAWN!") biggrin.gif


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Be advised Red leader... Slide into a holding pattern and engage if target is confirmed. Picking up mixed signals at this stage....over.biggrin.gif


*Roger that, over*
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*Continuing holding pursuit on foot with DisCHORDDubstep as we've ran out of gas and out of Bit Coins, but still holding in hot pursuit with back up....but maann, these tights are chafing me already....* biggrin.gif

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Forgot to mention in "Other News"

Beats Mixr Colr range is now released, however this will likely be the last release of current mixr model as mixr 2 is coming shortly eek.gif


Edited by cb3723 - 8/7/14 at 3:08am
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Friday re-post  (Japan time)

 

 

 

 

     

                        

TOP 10 for August 2014 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1. J.V.C HA-SZ2000 

 

 

 

 

Driver size: 55mm "Sub-woofer"/ 30mm CNT

Impedance:16 Ohm

Amp Headroom: Exceptional +30dB @45Hz

EQ: Needs

Genre' (anything)

Weakness: Veiled , Poor stock pads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vid 1  Vid 2


2. FOSTEX TH900

 

Driver size: 50mm dia Nd magnet

 

Impedance 25 Ohm

Amp Headroom: 

EQ: Needs (raise bass only)

Genre' Anything

Weakness:...Price?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vid


3. FOSTEX TH600

Driver size: Driver:50mm dia Nd magnet / bio-dynamic diaphragm

 

Impedance 25 Ohm

Amp Headroom: 

EQ: Needs (raise bass only)

Genre' Anything

 
Weakness:.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4. J.V.C HA-SZ1000

 

 

 

 

Driver size: 55mm "Sub-woofer"/ 30mm CNT                                                                                                        

 

 

Impedance 16 Ohm

Amp Headroom: Exceptional +30dB @45Hz

EQ: Needs

Genre' (anything)

Weakness: less veiled than sz2k but veiled , Poor stock pads.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5. Sony XB1000

 

 

 

 

 

Driver size: 70mm Mylar (PET) 

Impedance 24 Ohm

Amp Headroom: ?

EQ: Needs 

Genre' (HipHop/EDM/?)

Weakness:Pillow pads absorb too much of the hit.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vid


6. Sony XB700

 


 

 

Driver size: 50mm Mylar (PET)

Impedance 24 Ohm

Amp Headroom: Good +18dB @45Hz

EQ: Needs

Genre' (Hip-Hop/EDM)

Weakness: Pillow pads absorb too much of the hit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vid


7. JVC HA-MR77x

 

 

 

 

Driver size: 57mm Mylar (PET)

 

Impedance 46 Ohm

Amp Headroom: Good/Great 16-20dB @45Hz

EQ: Needs (to raise mids)

Genre' (Hip-Hop)

Weakness: mids sound like ass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vid


8. HPH Yamaha Pro 500

 


 

 

 

Driver size: 50mm Mylar (PET)

 

Impedance 32 Ohm

Amp Headroom: ?

EQ: Needs (raise bass only)

Genre' (Anything)

Weakness:Pad size (shallow)

 

 

 

 

 

 

vid


9. V-Moda M100

 

 

Driver size: 50mm Mylar (PET)

Impedance 32 Ohm

Amp Headroom: (?)

EQ: Needs (raise bass only)

Genre' (Anything)

Weakness:stock pads shallow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vid


10. ATH - PRO 700MK2

 

 

 

 

Driver size: 53mm  Mylar (PET)

 

 

Impedance 38 Ohm

Amp Headroom: ?

EQ: Needs (raise bass only,?)

Genre' (Hip-Hop/EDM/?)

Weakness: Pad depth. Different pairs very different sound?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HARDWARE USED 

 

 

DAP: COWON iAudio10

 

EQ:

5 Band (Flat)

 

JetEffects :

BBE+8

Mach3Bass +9

Volume: 34

 

 

 

 

AMP: FiiO e12

 

Bass Boost "on"

Gain switch "on"

Vol 50-60%

 

* All cans tested using identical hardware and setting by 2 different Head-fi'ers  besides Yamaha Pro 500

 


Tracks used

 

 

 

An additional Bass mega mix created by cb was used for a final battle between the sz2k and the TH900

 

 


Notes & Thoughts

 

 

 

Never saw the "TH" Bash brothers coming. I have heard and been impressed but it took an owner to put them through the motions to confirm that they are not only epic audiophile cans they have enormous low end power.

If you're a basshead and want your cake (bass) and eat it too (Hi fidelity sound along with it)...the TH series wait for you...and your money;)

 

 

Every can on this list is owned by a single owner and were compared in exactly the same manner. On the ear to confirm what the Paper test shows. That's a nice visual to enjoy. The settings were identical. Personal bias was overcome. I know 1 user who would have loved to have seen those hand glazed cups at #1. Never think this is about anything but bass. Lotta work and communication goes on that you never see.  Most thought out comprehensive, accurately compared list of bass cans on the internet by a very wide margin.

 

Enjoy.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NOT TOP 10, BUT STILL RECOMMENDED!

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER
 


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Drivers: 40mm

Form: Over Ear

Frequency Response: 8Hz-30kHz

Sensitivity: 115dB

Impedance: 95 ohms

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Drivers: 40mm

Form: Over Ear

Frequency Response: 20HZ-20KHZ

Sensitivity: 110db

Impedance: 32 ohms

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Drivers: 40mm

Form: Over Ear

Frequency Response: 20Hz-23kHz

Sensitivity: 110dB

Impedance: 16 ohms

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Drivers: 40mm

Form: On Ear

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz

Sensitivity: Not Specified

Impedance: 32 ohms

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Drivers: 40mm

Form: Over Ear

Frequency Response: 10Hz-20KHz

Sensitivity: 110db

Impedance: 64 ohms

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Drivers: 50mm

Form: Over Ear

Frequency Response: 5Hz-30KHz

Sensitivity: 107db

Impedance: 32 ohms

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Drivers: 50mm

Form: Over Ear

Frequency Response: 10Hz-22kHz

Sensitivity: 100dB

Impedance: 24 ohms

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Drivers: 50mm

Form: On Ear

Frequency Response: 3Hz-28kHz

Sensitivity: 106db

Impedance: 24 ohms

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Drivers: 57mm

Form: On Ear

Frequency Response: 5Hz-20kHz

Sensitivity: 108dB

Impedance: 64 ohms


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Drivers: 57mm

Form: On Ear

Frequency Response: 5Hz-30kHz

Sensitivity: 107dB

Impedance: 64 ohms


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Drivers: 50mm

Form: Over Ear

Frequency Response: 5Hz-32kHz

Sensitivity: 115dB

Impedance: 32 ohms





 


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Drivers: 53mm

Form: Over Ear

Frequency Response: 5Hz-35kHz

Sensitivity: 106dB

Impedance: 68 ohms





 


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Drivers: 50mm

Form: Over Ear

Frequency Response: 10Hz-20kHz

Sensitivity: Not specified

Impedance: 32 ohms


Edited by cb3723 - 8/4/14 at 11:54pm

 

This is a collection of the hardest hitting cans. Nothing more.

There are no links provided. We do not do sales by proxy. Find your own links.

You proceed with the knowledge that nothing is better than a personal listening experience.


Edited by Hawaiibadboy - 8/7/14 at 10:09am
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The Red Monster Octagon + their 24K ones look excellent.

If they at least sound similar to the NPulse, I'm willing to try them.

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The Red Monster Octagon + their 24K ones look excellent.
If they at least sound similar to the NPulse, I'm willing to try them.

In reply to your query regarding American Audio HP550 - yes mids and highs need pushing hard with EQ to get to a "normal" level, but still a good headphone if you can pick it up at a bargain price.

Yeah, I'm liking the Monster 24k's too - they feature rotating arm for DJ monitoring use and appear to come very nicely accessorised smily_headphones1.gif
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In reply to your query regarding American Audio HP550 - yes mids and highs need pushing hard with EQ to get to a "normal" level, but still a good headphone if you can pick it up at a bargain price.

Yeah, I'm liking the Monster 24k's too - they feature rotating arm for DJ monitoring use and appear to come very nicely accessorised smily_headphones1.gif

 

Thanks! I actually have the American Audio on Amazon's cart waiting for one of those amazon's specials to come along... LOL :)

 

Yeah, definitely similar to the NPulse (packaging and content as well...) but Monster seems to never post Specs on their pages... (i.e. not sure if they are using the same/similar drivers)

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Thanks! I actually have the American Audio on Amazon's cart waiting for one of those amazon's specials to come along... LOL smily_headphones1.gif

Yeah, definitely similar to the NPulse (packaging and content as well...) but Monster seems to never post Specs on their pages... (i.e. not sure if they are using the same/similar drivers)
oh... I thought they were just gold painted N-Pulses lol, and not a "new" product?
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

oh... I thought they were just gold painted N-Pulses lol, and not a "new" product?

Don't know, but gold is the new black in headphone high couture - avant guarde gold is inspired from the hip-hop mould where style and attitude is bold to behold wink.gif

Fashion brand Ted Baker is even giving the goldfinger touch to new audio division which sees their first headphone offering, the "Rockall" available in gold theme.
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Haven't heard the TB Rockall myself but reviews I've read so far suggest a warm but more balanced sound that retains good levels of detail, claiming TB are taking their new audio division very seriously, stating the Rockall has been designed from the ground up, from scratch, rather than just sticking their name on any old OEM manufacturers headphone - build quality is also given good marks, if you can believe current reviews currently out there.

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Two other colour schemes available - black & brown.

No idea of driver size, freq response etc, so difficult to say whether it has headroom potential as possible basshead headphone - can't rule it out, but I'd chance a guess that it's likely not going to be, but you never know till you know - I know that for sure wink.gif

I like the styling/design of the Rockall with black colour theme, just going by appearance smily_headphones1.gif

Only place I know they're available from in UK is here: http://www.johnlewis.com/ted-baker-rockall-on-ear-headphones-with-mic-remote/p1485084?colour=Black#tooltip
Edited by cb3723 - 8/7/14 at 4:20pm
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That moment when you realize all of the top ten bass headphones are from Japanese companies.
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

That moment when you realize all of the top ten bass headphones are from Japanese companies.
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V-MODA? wink.gif
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post

V-MODA? wink.gif
9/10... biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post

Don't know, but gold is the new black in headphone high couture - avant guarde gold is inspired from the hip-hop mould where style and attitude is bold to behold wink.gif

Fashion brand Ted Baker is even giving the goldfinger touch to new audio division which sees their first headphone offering, the "Rockall" available in gold theme.
imagejpg1-101.jpg

Haven't heard the TB Rockall myself but reviews I've read so far suggest a warm but more balanced sound that retains good levels of detail, claiming TB are taking their new audio division very seriously, stating the Rockall has been designed from the ground up, from scratch, rather than just sticking their name on any old OEM manufacturers headphone - build quality is also given good marks, if you can believe current reviews currently out there.

imagejpg1-102.jpgimagejpg2-16.jpg

Two other colour schemes available - black & brown.

No idea of driver size, freq response etc, so difficult to say whether it has headroom potential as possible basshead headphone - can't rule it out, but I'd chance a guess that it's likely not going to be, but you never know till you know - I know that for sure wink.gif

I like the styling/design of the Rockall with black colour theme, just going by appearance smily_headphones1.gif

Only place I know they're available from in UK is here: http://www.johnlewis.com/ted-baker-rockall-on-ear-headphones-with-mic-remote/p1485084?colour=Black#tooltip
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Edited by cb3723 - 8/7/14 at 4:36pm
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

That moment when you realize all of the top ten bass headphones are from Japanese companies.
com-abed-realization.gif

 

[Mod Edit: Please note "Jap" is derogatory]

cause the japanese love taking extreme to the next level.  ie kamikazes

 

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V-MODA? wink.gif

 

 

barely...:rolleyes: 

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[Mod Edit: Please note "Jap" is derogatory]
cause the japanese love taking extreme to the next level.  ie kamikazes



barely...rolleyes.gif


Styled in Italy, based in America, manufactured in China?


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