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post #196 of 8463
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Is this where you guys are?  Didn't realised this thread existed, awesome!  Glad to have met HBB, who gave me the idea to turn to car audio for amplifiers on the cheap and active crossovers for these amps for active amping speakers.  That's whats awesome about Head fi, I have drawn inspiration from audiophiles, audio professionals, DJs and car audio enthusiasts, I cannot find such a forum with people from all areas of audio converging together.  Headphones tie all camps together.

Anyways, subscribed to follow the crazy bass adventure of everyone!
Welcome to the thread😃
post #197 of 8463
Thread Starter 

Cool ....welcome!!!

I'm going to test 2 cans today and decide if they get on next June's Top 10 Bass hitters list:L3000:

post #198 of 8463
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Cool ....welcome!!!
I'm going to test 2 cans today and decide if they get on next June's Top 10 Bass hitters list:L3000:
What cans are you testing?
post #199 of 8463
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Originally Posted by NewWaveAudio View Post

I have $60. I only like headphones that have strong bass. I also don't like flat sounding headphones. I also need a good sound stage. I think I get all of those things with the Krakens. If you guys have any suggestions I'm happy to try something new out. Should have listened to the reviews of the Wang's on here. Saw other websites that gave it a good review, so I decided to try them out.

Got to check out the FWs on TaoBao, and god they look horrible. They look like they're trying to imitate Beats, but they failed big time.
Probably the only thing I like about the Krakens without EQ is its positioning and soundstage. They work perfectly with any game I throw at them, even though their godawful bass muddies up the whole sig. Oh yeah, the mic works great as well.

I'm right now having my carbon fibre'd Pistons (I like to call them the Carbo Pistones) in my ears, comparing them against my now-modded Pros (thanks HBB!). It seems. The Pistones still win me over with their glorious sub-bass (for an IEM) and clarity across the frequency range. The Pros have more noticeable hit, and seem to have more bass, but that's likely because of its overall darker signature and less clarity.

So, HBB, does having a thicker material cover the hole on the magnet work better? Because right now the thing I placed on the back was the rather thin carbon fibre wrap. Should I use electrical tape or something like that?
post #200 of 8463
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

Got to check out the FWs on TaoBao, and god they look horrible. They look like they're trying to imitate Beats, but they failed big time.
Probably the only thing I like about the Krakens without EQ is its positioning and soundstage. They work perfectly with any game I throw at them, even though their godawful bass muddies up the whole sig. Oh yeah, the mic works great as well.

I'm right now having my carbon fibre'd Pistons (I like to call them the Carbo Pistones) in my ears, comparing them against my now-modded Pros (thanks HBB!). It seems. The Pistones still win me over with their glorious sub-bass (for an IEM) and clarity across the frequency range. The Pros have more noticeable hit, and seem to have more bass, but that's likely because of its overall darker signature and less clarity.

So, HBB, does having a thicker material cover the hole on the magnet work better? Because right now the thing I placed on the back was the rather thin carbon fibre wrap. Should I use electrical tape or something like that?
I don't think their bass is bad. I love it. Sounds great with the boom sound eq on my phone
post #201 of 8463
@thatBeatsguy What do you recommend for $60
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@Hawaiibadboy I see you have the Beats Pro on the list. You might want to give the Krakens a try. I've seen a lot of people on review sites that have both the Kraken and Beats and they say that Kraken blows beats away. 94% of people think that http://head-phones.findthebest.com/compare/134-2232/Beats-by-Dr-Dre-Monster-Pro-vs-Razer-Kraken-Pro

Edited by NewWaveAudio - 5/31/14 at 9:52pm
post #203 of 8463
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@Hawaiibadboy I see you have the Beats Pro on the list. You might want to give the Krakens a try. I've seen a lot of people on review sites that have both the Kraken and Beats and they say that Kraken blows beats away. 94% of people think that http://head-phones.findthebest.com/compare/134-2232/Beats-by-Dr-Dre-Monster-Pro-vs-Razer-Kraken-Pro
that's monster beats studio 1.0's, which I can safely say don't thump worth crap. The beats by Dre pros hit exponentially many times harder than the studios. This thread is about bass slam, not sound quality. He can try them, but the reason the pros are on the list is because of the hard aluminum shell resists resonance. The 55's didn't even make the list, and they are very well ported with excess space for the 50mm driver to move... The krakens aren't ring bass ported, have a 40mm driver if I remember correctly... I don't think the krakens will make the list if the 55's didn't.
post #204 of 8463
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

that's monster beats studio 1.0's, which I can safely say don't thump worth crap. The beats by Dre pros hit exponentially many times harder than the studios. This thread is about bass slam, not sound quality. He can try them, but the reason the pros are on the list is because of the hard aluminum shell resists resonance. The 55's didn't even make the list, and they are very well ported with excess space for the 50mm driver to move... The krakens aren't ring bass ported, have a 40mm driver if I remember correctly... I don't think the krakens will make the list if the 55's didn't.
94% of people like the Krakens over the Pro. I've heard that the Krakens hit harder than the Pros. They pack a punch for there speaker size. IMO they hit a lot harder than the 55s.
post #205 of 8463
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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post

Is this where you guys are?  Didn't realised this thread existed, awesome!  Glad to have met HBB, who gave me the idea to turn to car audio for amplifiers on the cheap and active crossovers for these amps for active amping speakers.  That's whats awesome about Head fi, I have drawn inspiration from audiophiles, audio professionals, DJs and car audio enthusiasts, I cannot find such a forum with people from all areas of audio converging together.  Headphones tie all camps together.

Anyways, subscribed to follow the crazy bass adventure of everyone!
good to see you again! My 55's headband connector snapped when I opened them up, and I have a warranty which WalMart will give me all the money back... In the form of a gift card, which I am going to buy a PayPal gift card with the 40$ WalMart gift card to go on eBay and buy an extremely rare set of headphones that nobody has heard of on this entire site, but my skype friend has a pair They are probably late 60's through late 70's era. Real leather headband and pads. They are pretty cheap on eBay, and there's one pair that hasn't been sold yet after more than a month... I'll post a review when I get them. I'm not posting the name for fear of people going on eBay and buying it before me.
post #206 of 8463
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

I've played around with neodymium magnets before (ah, ol' Buckyballs; I kinda miss those), and I have to tell ya, they're strong as f'k.

Listening to my new and improved Pros as I type this, and I could feel more of that bass coming through (although I will try to experiment with the cover on the centre hole to see if electrical tape could block more of that air and allow only the air in the little holes to pass through). Still need more bass tho, will check back with my Krakens to feed my basshead cravings as of late.

I'm also in the process of carbon fibre'ing my Pros and Pistons, because CARBON FIBRE ALL THE THINGS.
@DisCHORDDubstep
post #207 of 8463
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

good to see you again! My 55's headband connector snapped when I opened them up, and I have a warranty which WalMart will give me all the money back... In the form of a gift card, which I am going to buy a PayPal gift card with the 40$ WalMart gift card to go on eBay and buy an extremely rare set of headphones that nobody has heard of on this entire site, but my skype friend has a pair They are probably late 60's through late 70's era. Real leather headband and pads. They are pretty cheap on eBay, and there's one pair that hasn't been sold yet after more than a month... I'll post a review when I get them. I'm not posting the name for fear of people going on eBay and buying it before me.
Hope you're able to get your headphones. $40? I checked to set what the cheapest you could buy Krakens for. Found a set for $40 on eBay, but they were broken. Don't know anything about 70's headphones, but some of them look pretty cool. Sorry about your 55's.
post #208 of 8463
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Originally Posted by NewWaveAudio View Post


Hope you're able to get your headphones. $40? I checked to set what the cheapest you could buy Krakens for. Found a set for $40 on eBay, but they were broken. Don't know anything about 70's headphones, but some of them look pretty cool. Sorry about your 55's.


Speaking as someone who has listened to the Kraken Pros (and please don't take offense to this), I think they sound absolutely awful. It's been a long time since I've heard a headphone that bad. I've heard reports that the Kraken is pretty much the same - of course, without a microphone.

 

You can do much better for the $55 they sell on Amazon right now for. Sennheiser HD 429 and Philips CitiScape Downtown are two excellent headphones in their price range. Razer does not know audio to save their life, and I honestly thought people were exaggerating. They weren't.

post #209 of 8463
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post


Speaking as someone who has listened to the Kraken Pros (and please don't take offense to this), I think they sound absolutely awful. It's been a long time since I've heard a headphone that bad. I've heard reports that the Kraken is pretty much the same - of course, without a microphone.

You can do much better for the $55 they sell on Amazon right now for. Sennheiser HD 429 and Philips CitiScape Downtown are two excellent headphones in their price range. Razer does not know audio to save their life, and I honestly thought people were exaggerating. They weren't.
Those don't really appear to be basshead headphones. I really don't like the way Sennheiser sounds. Too bright flat and dull in my opinion. And the Krakens don't sound good unless they're eq'd properly, and you won't like them unless you are an extreme basshead.
Edited by NewWaveAudio - 6/1/14 at 12:09am
post #210 of 8463
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Originally Posted by NewWaveAudio View Post


Those don't really appear to be basshead headphones. I really don't like the way Sennheiser sounds. Too bright flat and dull in not opinion. And the Krakens don't sound good unless they're eq'd properly, and you won't like them unless you are an extreme basshead.


I haven't EQ'd the headphones, so fair enough. But having listened to those Sennheiser headphones, I can vouch for their bassy-ness. They are not the pinnacle of basshead, but they are very fun to listen to. Not all Sennheiser headphones sound alike, mind; that would be like saying all Nissans are just as fast. I don't know about the CitiScape Downtowns, but everyone who listens to them mentions how good they sound and they're a well-known bassy headphone.

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