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post #271 of 8477

Hi guys,

 

A couple of months ago I decided to start looking at new headphones after my *cringe* Beats studios broke.

I wanted headphones with a lot of bass, so after reading multiple threads praising them for their bass I bought the ATH-PRO700 MK2.

The amount of bass these produce with some of the tracks I found on this thread is already insane, but as of now, I don't have an amp, I use an iPod classic;

I'd like to amp them to increase the bass. 

 

So, as this is my first post and I thought this would be the best place to ask this question, what would be the best portable headphone amp to increase the bass on these?

I know an E12 was used for testing the headphones on here, but I'm considering buying an E11 due to the lower price and the positive reviews about it. 

I also looked at the CmoyBB which seems promising, but it might be too bulky.

Which one of these amps (or different ones, I'm open to any suggestions) would be best for bass boosting these cans? 

 

I am quite new to this, as you have probably gathered from the fact that I owned studios before, so I'm not too sure what to expect from amping these headphones.

How much bass increase should I be expecting?

 

Oh& awesome thread!! I'd never heard of the SZ-2000's before I saw this thread, must try them sometime :p

post #272 of 8477
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Originally Posted by KarelK View Post
 

Hi guys,

 

A couple of months ago I decided to start looking at new headphones after my *cringe* Beats studios broke.

I wanted headphones with a lot of bass, so after reading multiple threads praising them for their bass I bought the ATH-PRO700 MK2.

The amount of bass these produce with some of the tracks I found on this thread is already insane, but as of now, I don't have an amp, I use an iPod classic;

I'd like to amp them to increase the bass. 

 

So, as this is my first post and I thought this would be the best place to ask this question, what would be the best portable headphone amp to increase the bass on these?

I know an E12 was used for testing the headphones on here, but I'm considering buying an E11 due to the lower price and the positive reviews about it. 

I also looked at the CmoyBB which seems promising, but it might be too bulky.

Which one of these amps (or different ones, I'm open to any suggestions) would be best for bass boosting these cans? 

 

I am quite new to this, as you have probably gathered from the fact that I owned studios before, so I'm not too sure what to expect from amping these headphones.

How much bass increase should I be expecting?

 

Oh& awesome thread!! I'd never heard of the SZ-2000's before I saw this thread, must try them sometime :p


Welcome and enjoy the ride!

 

The E-11 is a great starter amp for cheap as you noted.  You can add a Digizoid ZO in series later on and double amp it if you really want a head massage (don't laugh, I ran my setup that way for over a year). 

 

For $200 the Arrow 3G is the best portable amp I have tried for bass and is a quality unit. 

post #273 of 8477
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Originally Posted by KarelK View Post

Hi guys,

A couple of months ago I decided to start looking at new headphones after my *cringe* Beats studios broke.
I wanted headphones with a lot of bass, so after reading multiple threads praising them for their bass I bought the ATH-PRO700 MK2.
The amount of bass these produce with some of the tracks I found on this thread is already insane, but as of now, I don't have an amp, I use an iPod classic;
I'd like to amp them to increase the bass. 

So, as this is my first post and I thought this would be the best place to ask this question, what would be the best portable headphone amp to increase the bass on these?
I know an E12 was used for testing the headphones on here, but I'm considering buying an E11 due to the lower price and the positive reviews about it. 
I also looked at the CmoyBB which seems promising, but it might be too bulky.
Which one of these amps (or different ones, I'm open to any suggestions) would be best for bass boosting these cans? 

I am quite new to this, as you have probably gathered from the fact that I owned studios before, so I'm not too sure what to expect from amping these headphones.
How much bass increase should I be expecting?

Oh& awesome thread!! I'd never heard of the SZ-2000's before I saw this thread, must try them sometime tongue.gif
I have an e11, and I was emailing an employee at jds labs to ask how the power matches up, and apparently the e11 is just as powerful, even with a cmoybb with dual 9v rails. The e12 is by far a better investment... Either that, or an objective 2, but I don't think the iPod classic has a custom equalizer. Have you tried any audiophile headphones yet too? I didn't know if I would like flat response headphones until I tried one. You might be the same way. I like neutral and bassy the same amount at this point. I'd suggest trying a neutral headphone too... Now, as for bass... You have a good can right there. Btw, you should expect at least twice the volume, if not three times the volume from an e11 compared to the iPod at full volume... The e12, probably a crapload many times louder.
post #274 of 8477
post #275 of 8477
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

For $200 the Arrow 3G is the best portable amp I have tried for bass and is a quality unit. 
we will see once the zo3 comes out... Should be a whole new beast. At least 6 times the power of the zo2 if I remember correctly?
post #276 of 8477
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

 

Ahhh got it... maybe I'm confusing them with other headphones?!? Not sure anymore (I blame it on getting older :p)

 

 

Thanks!

And DO IT!!! GET THEM! :)

LOL

You're a trigger puller too:D

post #277 of 8477
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Originally Posted by NewWaveAudio View Post

I was thinking about buying a set of Denons a few a go but I heard they had muddy bass. They cost more now than when I was looking. just noticed autocorrect corrected Denons to Demons
muddy bass compared to what exactly? They'd have tighter bass than anything you've heard... Probably that is. You'd probably love them tbh. They'd have tighter bass than the cans you already have, and might hit just as hard? I don't know. Never heard either. Just basing this on the fact denon is mainly an audiophile brand, and the ones you have are really bassy for making videogame explosions sound amazingly great, and listening to bassy music. Nothin' wrong with that though. biggrin.gif
post #278 of 8477
Thread Starter 

I think the e11 and e12 are both fine amps.

The e12 is more powerful while the e11 gives steps of bass boost.

all my views are with the e12 amp.

I like the power and bass boost of the e12 but don't know about the e11 say anything about it.

 

 

 

That bass switch on the e12 is a can killer at high gain. 

 


Edited by Hawaiibadboy - 6/6/14 at 7:22pm
post #279 of 8477
Thread Starter 

 

 

 

As for charts...I believe what i hear. (so this has limited value:o)  I never thought the D2k were slammers in the sub bass area (never heard a Lawton or otherwise modded one however.) The D1100 are bassy tuned relatives. Same fiber driver. Same size. Same suspended driver for acoustics. 

 

I will probably open them before I even listen. Pics of course provided. It's about the driver and output for me...nothing else:L3000:

post #280 of 8477
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Originally Posted by Hawaiibadboy View Post

I think the e11 and e12 are both fine amps.
The e12 is more powerful while the e11 gives steps of bass boost.
all my views are with the e12 amp.
I like the power and bass boost of the e12 but don't know about the e11 say anything about it.



That bass switch on the e12 is a can killer at high gain. 


yeah, the e11 bass switch is usually a consumer can, and audiophile can killer for me. Not really a true bred bass can killer though. It could kill the JVC 55's at full volume with +2 bass switch and +3 50hz on phone though... But, then it also clips the amp. :-\ not enough power to really get to 8/8 with bass boost on already bass intensive cans. It can distort beats studio 1.0's at 3.5/8 volume with +2 bass boost though. Like, really badly. Its a fine beginner basshead amplifier. The e12 just is a lot better though.
post #281 of 8477
Thread Starter 

Tell the guy to post a vid of his 

 

 

 

This shows the DAP volume at 34 (reasonable to say the least) I got another vid showing the whole flat eq BBE+10 M3B +9 Unless he is gonna show you something...anything. You should take EVERYTHING he says with a grain of salt. Reality.....it sucks for some folks apparently?.......but it's still reality:D

post #282 of 8477
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Originally Posted by Hawaiibadboy View Post
 

I think the e11 and e12 are both fine amps.

The e12 is more powerful while the e11 gives steps of bass boost.

all my views are with the e12 amp.

I like the power and bass boost of the e12 but don't know about the e11 say anything about it.

 

 

 

That bass switch on the e12 is a can killer at high gain. 

 

Jeeze dude you really are a mad scientest, you should see how hard you can push an XB 700 driver... I used to drive that thing at like 85 dbs with the E11 on Stage 2, and at that time I was also double amping with my ZUNE HD and a EQ that added like +5 dvs, so that's like what 35 dbs of bass lol, yes those are my roots, a ZUNE HD at max volume, EQ set to +5 sub bass, a Fiio E11 at 70% power [upwards of 85-90dbs of bass] with a SONY xb 700, it's funny though after I got my DT 880 I stoped enjoying the XB 700... I was thinking at one point of getting a XB 1000 but once I hit like 35-37 dbs of Boosted Sub bass... I guess I started watning a deepter tighter, quicker bass. I enjoy my HE 4 much more than I did my xb 700... funny how that works

 

but yea... I used to crank it! 

post #283 of 8477
Thread Starter 

The XB 700 are on the list:D  and they, the sz and 77 will never be threatened with being ejected from the list.

Permo-members I think the 700Mk2 will be staying for a long time too.

post #284 of 8477
I don't think there has really every been a headphone that was just purely engineered for slam... Has there? Except the xb series, I can't think of anything made directly for the extreme basshead niche... It would be lovely to have a company work directly with Hawaiibadboy to create something though. Probably be some ridiculously powerful driver... Like the equivalent of the 1.5 Tesla on the AKG k812... And probably would be like 70mm for a subwoofer and 40mm for the middle and treble.
post #285 of 8477
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Originally Posted by Hawaiibadboy View Post
 

The XB 700 are on the list:D  and they, the sz and 77 will never be threatened with being ejected from the list.

Permo-members I think the 700Mk2 will be staying for a long time too.

I can imagine the S7 sounds better than the XB 700 but does it have more slam? the XB naturally pumps +20 dbs of BASS 

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