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Would I replace the pads with the 55x?
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Would I replace the pads with the 55x?

Personally, I feel good with the original pads since its already very comfortable for me.

 

A pair of 55x is recommended. It will be whole an other experience of the bass impact.

 

 

If you are using a ipod, using the build in eq "bass booster" is a good option. It warms the music a lot, which is good for most EDMs. Turn on "Rap" will extremely "V" shape your music, which I enjoy with trap raps like lil wayne's. 

 

I usually don't turn on the "bass booster" in ipod together will bass boost on my E12, when using SZ2000. SZ2000 has a relatively warm sound signature since its emphasis on 20Hz and below. Too much bass boost eqs over warms the music, making it sound "muddy". However double bass is a very fun experience with some music I enjoy. 

 

Hope this helps. 

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So the headphones have a control for extra bass?
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Originally Posted by Sealteam10 View Post

So the headphones have a control for extra bass?

 

Different headphones have different response to changes in eq, especially to low frequencies. 

 

For example, with a certain amount of bass boost, some headphones will become more bassy comparing to non-eq than others. 

 

In my opinion, SZ2000 is definitely sensitive to eqing: give it a little bass boost, it delivers huge amount of bass. 

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http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=3811&graphID[]=3841&graphID[]=4283&graphID[]=2961&scale=30

 

I am very interested in KRK 8400, NAD HP50, and Polk 8000. 

They seemed to be very bassy according to the graph of frequency response. 

 

Especially the KRKs. Its emphasis on both 10-30Hz and 100-200Hz seems to be a very nice try on separating drum kicks from bass.

 

Does anyone own any of these?

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http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=3811&graphID[]=3841&graphID[]=4283&graphID[]=2961&scale=30

 

I am very interested in KRK 8400, NAD HP50, and Polk 8000. 

They seemed to be very bassy according to the graph of frequency response. 

 

Especially the KRKs. Its emphasis on both 10-30Hz and 100-200Hz seems to be a very nice try on separating drum kicks from bass.

 

Does anyone own any of these?

 

KRKs have almost no bass (for a basshead).

They are more "monitor-style" type of headphones similar to Shure SRH940s... so good mids, bright-ish, nowhere near basshead lows...

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Originally Posted by Edric Li View Post
 

http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=3811&graphID[]=3841&graphID[]=4283&graphID[]=2961&scale=30

 

I am very interested in KRK 8400, NAD HP50, and Polk 8000. 

They seemed to be very bassy according to the graph of frequency response. 

 

Especially the KRKs. Its emphasis on both 10-30Hz and 100-200Hz seems to be a very nice try on separating drum kicks from bass.

 

Does anyone own any of these?

These will not give the bloat, bloom, or slam that bassheads like. Get an SZ2000 if you want a high quality basshead headphone.

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These will not give the bloat, bloom, or slam that bassheads like. Get an SZ2000 if you want a high quality basshead headphone.

 

I do have SZ2000. I am just looking for some other good products. 

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I do have SZ2000. I am just looking for some other good products. 

 

Ultrasone Signature DJ

JVC - HP DX700

YAMAHA - Pro 500

Fostex TH-900 (leaks)

Monster N-Pulse

etc.

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Ultrasone Signature DJ

JVC - HP DX700

YAMAHA - Pro 500

Fostex TH-900 (leaks)

Monster N-Pulse

etc.

 

Is YAMAHA Pro 500 around-ear?

 

I mean, will it touch my ears like beats pro, or will not like Bose QC?

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Originally Posted by Edric Li View Post
 

 

Is YAMAHA Pro 500 around-ear?

 

I mean, will it touch my ears like beats pro, or will not like Bose QC?

 

Everyone's ears are different.

It might, it might not! LOL.

I don't have big ears so the only discomfort the Pro 500s caused on my was the headband (top of my head).

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Thread Starter 

 

You can hear ati snickering in the background:D

This is a double amping but they pound. These did not fit me well but I don't see them falling off the Top 10 list anytime soon. Yamaha is not like Sony or J.V.C who are always making something bass heavy. These Pro 500 are not even on many folks bass lists  ( not a year ago) because they actually sound quite good with just about anything.  The highs need to be lowered if the bass is gonna go nuts since they are "V" cans.

 

 The Head fi affinity with certain cans and not others is a mystery. These cans out slam and are more musical than many many other dynamic driver cans that get lots of love. There is no one thing wrong like the veil of the SZ or bloat of an XB that would prevent the popularity from matching it's quality but the similarity to the beats in design and then the reports of bass linked these with the Dre cans forever  at a time when that was not a good thing.

 

Now Sennheiser and AKG among others have plasticy colorful bassy lines and it's fine :confused:... but 3 years ago it was clearly very different.

 

Yamaha Pro 500 was a victim of timing mostly and an odd fit for some.

 


Edited by Hawaiibadboy - Today at 5:16 am
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Now Sennheiser and AKG among others have plasticy colorful bassy lines and it's fine :confused:... but 3 years ago it was clearly very different.

 

 

 

Sennheiser bassy line... you mean Urbanite XL? Have any one tried them out?  :basshead:

 

I am curious about how bassy they are. Cuz IMO Momentum is just M100 with a little bit of Senn sound signature. Momentum is an outstanding portable headset actually. 

 

What is the bassy line of AKG? I didn't know about that

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Originally Posted by Edric Li View Post

 

 

What is the bassy line of AKG? I didn't know about that


AKG Y50

 

I would not buy them but it's a Beats generation market shot....very large branding theme:blink: 

 

 

 

Urbanite are a joke

 

 

They don't slam basshead but claim "MASSIVE amounts of bass". Lotta good impressions because of the brand. If it were made by Pioneer almost nobody would know or care. They are IMO not worth the money. Bass is NOT basshead level (driver info is not easy to find ....their own site) and treble falls off very fast.

 

I'll pass on both the AKG and Urbanite and would not want them even for free....though I could just sell them and make money:p


Edited by Hawaiibadboy - Today at 4:32 pm
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