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Doing quick search it looks like those are on ears.  Really wanting a set of over ears for home use.  Thus, the consideration for the Monster Npulse.  I have a set of V-Moda M-80s that I like for portable use.  Anyway, reading reviews on the ATH-WS99s.  They sound like what I'm looking for from a sound signature standpoint.  However, build quality and comfort seem to be the major drawbacks for some folks.  

 

I may post something in the basshead club thread.  Don't want to bog this thread down talking about "non-EXTREME" phones.  Thanks for all the recommendations though!!!


WS99 are good hitters and have a good sound overall.

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Anyway, reading reviews on the ATH-WS99s.  They sound like what I'm looking for from a sound signature standpoint.  However, build quality and comfort seem to be the major drawbacks for some folks.  

I have the BT version. Their build is as solid as their bass: very solid.

The comfort is a problem only if you have protruding and sensitive ears.

It can be solved replacing the earpads. Most people use the Brainwavz HM5, a guy used the ones for the Bayerdynamic DT250. Both are oval and quite bigger than the original ones, so I am still researching for round and not so big (but a thicker than the original) solutions.

I only have experience with BT Headphones. But there I have a LOT of experience, having tested more than 30.

They are my favourite.

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Looking for a desktop equivalent to the Cayin C5 Portable, I am looking for a basshead amp for desktop use with high impedance headphones. Any recommendations?

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I don't know of any desktop amps with bass boost functions, unless you count some receivers. You could just get something really powerful, and use heavy amounts of software EQ, though that's not preferred. Why not just use the C5? It should be able to power darn near anything, with a clean sound as well.

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I don't know of any desktop amps with bass boost functions, unless you count some receivers. You could just get something really powerful, and use heavy amounts of software EQ, though that's not preferred. Why not just use the C5? It should be able to power darn near anything, with a clean sound as well.


This.

 

There are some very power hungry cans in the Cayin thread....and their bellies are full...they eat well;)

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I don't know of any desktop amps with bass boost functions, unless you count some receivers. You could just get something really powerful, and use heavy amounts of software EQ, though that's not preferred. Why not just use the C5? It should be able to power darn near anything, with a clean sound as well.

True. But why can't manufacturers build stuff like they used to back in the day...something like this amp, with LOTS of switches:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afwYMdN43Mc

 

I know it's a movie, but can people even buy something like this these days?

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Looking for a desktop equivalent to the Cayin C5 Portable, I am looking for a basshead amp for desktop use with high impedance headphones. Any recommendations?

 

Fred's amps are well regarded and have an adjustable bass boost function : http://fredsamplifiers.com.au/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_18&products_id=85

 

I haven't heard one myself though.

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I got myself a Cayin C5 amp. Woohooo! Now, with the whole rig set up (including the replacement ear pads)  I get impressive bass from the JVC sz-2000s.  I am not disappointed.

 

BUT--I am going to reiterate that I am JUST as impressed by the bass power that comes from my Velodyne vTrue over-ear 'phones. In fact, these deliver slightly more impactful sub bass than the JVC's, and have less need for any changes in EQ settings in the bass range. I do EQ them a bit in the treble frequencies, as their sound signature is definitely dark.

 

Personally, I consider the Velodynes to be my numero uno Extreme Bass headphones. The JVC's are number two.

 

I know, I know, it's heresy. But this is what my ears tell me.

 

I think the Velodynes should at least be in the top ten. At a current price of $134 at Amazon, they are a real bargain, too.

 

Nagus

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I got myself a Cayin C5 amp. Woohooo! Now, with the whole rig set up (including the replacement ear pads)  I get impressive bass from the JVC sz-2000s.  I am not disappointed.

 

BUT--I am going to reiterate that I am JUST as impressed by the bass power that comes from my Velodyne vTrue over-ear 'phones. In fact, these deliver slightly more impactful sub bass than the JVC's, and have less need for any changes in EQ settings in the bass range. I do EQ them a bit in the treble frequencies, as their sound signature is definitely dark.

 

Personally, I consider the Velodynes to be my numero uno Extreme Bass headphones. The JVC's are number two.

 

I know, I know, it's heresy. But this is what my ears tell me.

 

I think the Velodynes should at least be in the top ten. At a current price of $134 at Amazon, they are a real bargain, too.

 

Nagus

 

 

1/2 of a sheet of A4 paper and using

 

 

Congrats on owning both cans:beerchug:

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I got myself a Cayin C5 amp. Woohooo! Now, with the whole rig set up (including the replacement ear pads)  I get impressive bass from the JVC sz-2000s.  I am not disappointed.

 

BUT--I am going to reiterate that I am JUST as impressed by the bass power that comes from my Velodyne vTrue over-ear 'phones. In fact, these deliver slightly more impactful sub bass than the JVC's, and have less need for any changes in EQ settings in the bass range. I do EQ them a bit in the treble frequencies, as their sound signature is definitely dark.

 

Personally, I consider the Velodynes to be my numero uno Extreme Bass headphones. The JVC's are number two.

 

I know, I know, it's heresy. But this is what my ears tell me.

 

I think the Velodynes should at least be in the top ten. At a current price of $134 at Amazon, they are a real bargain, too.

 

Nagus

Does you eq sz2000? raise subbass in 30-50hz and try again. 

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I have the BT version. Their build is as solid as their bass: very solid.
The comfort is a problem only if you have protruding and sensitive ears.
It can be solved replacing the earpads. Most people use the Brainwavz HM5, a guy used the ones for the Bayerdynamic DT250. Both are oval and quite bigger than the original ones, so I am still researching for round and not so big (but a thicker than the original) solutions.
I only have experience with BT Headphones. But there I have a LOT of experience, having tested more than 30.
They are my favourite.

I am interested in wired ws99. I hope they don't distort while maxing out volume through fiio e12 or x3. Will it be a good idea to replace them with denon d600? D600 are nice but they can't handle bass very well at high volume. Any help will be highly appreciated. Thank you!
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I am interested in wired ws99. I hope they don't distort while maxing out volume through fiio e12 or x3. Will it be a good idea to replace them with denon d600? D600 are nice but they can't handle bass very well at high volume. Any help will be highly appreciated. Thank you!


 The soft pads on Denon 600 eat that energy but the bass within the pads is deep and solid. The ws99 are cheaper and the feeling of the hit is a bit more...but they are not sturdy cans.

 

They hit very nice.

 

I'd get the ws99

 

D600 cost more sound a bit better but will not transfer bass to the head as well because of the comfy pads.

 

In most any other thread the D600 gets the rec but this is about bass kick

 

 

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I realize this is WAY late, but wanted to let you know that there is no point in putting up a video for the M55x.  These are fine from your iPod or Galaxy phone, but if you drive them HARD from a serious amp, they RATTLE!  (I tried 2 different samples to see if I just had a bad pair, and they both do the same thing.  If you keep the bass tame, then they sound pretty okay.  Nowhere near as good as the SZ2000s amped, but not much different from the SZ2000s UNamped.  But the moment you start to push them, that plastic "buzz" starts to set in, and then becomes progressively worse the more you raise those bass levels.  Fine "knock-arounds" to listen to your mp3 player of choice listening to mainstream music, but definitely NOT basshead material in my book.  Sorry Dude.  I REALLY wanted to like them.  In the end, they are just a source for replacement pads for my SZ2000s whenever the current ones wear-out or start to crack.  My guess is that the plastic on the M55x just isn't sturdy enough to handle that much vibration, whereas the SZ2000s are built like tanks.  The drivers are definitely capable, but the housing just isn't up to the task it seems.

 

 

This is the 55x...failing as soon as the bass boost is flipped

 

I've amped mine used bass boost on them with the FIIO E6 and it does not seem to do that. I've also got the volume all the way up on the mp3 and amp

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I've amped mine used bass boost on them with the FIIO E6 and it does not seem to do that. I've also got the volume all the way up on the mp3 and amp


I think the power output of the E6 might be the sweet spot for that set. The e12 is zero or +16dB They coulda made a +8 maybe in between but the e12 was pushing too much juice. If the E6 pairs just right with 55x it's always good to know. My basshead headphone journey began with those cans.

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