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post #46 of 54
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Originally Posted by elrod-tom
I kicked this one upstairs to the stickies....hope that you don't mind.

Nice work...
Excellent I see my old review of the same cans is still in there, it might be worth taking that down now. This one appears at the bottom of the first page too, because it's not sticky.
post #47 of 54
I liked this review. I think that it helped me get a sense of where the closed cans stand in relation to one another. Thanks.
post #48 of 54
Very detailed review, commando. Thanks for contributing to our knowledge!

From your review, its sounds that your 280 has more bass than mine. Once, I remember leaving them completely unused for a few days. The bass seemed to be quite insufficient for a while. Then when leaving them playing with bass heavy music and then coming back the next day to try them on, bass returned to nice levels.

Ever felt that they need warm-up? It'll be freaky if there was such a thing for headphones. Anyway, I'm quite sure my mind was playing tricks on me.
post #49 of 54
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Originally Posted by Flea Bag
Very detailed review, commando. Thanks for contributing to our knowledge!
We've got a bit of a 'hive mind' thing going on haven't we... i'm not sure that's a good thing, we have people recommending cans they've never heard... myself included. Then again drawing on the experience of others is a good thing, in general.
post #50 of 54
Hi commando,

What other closed phones are out there considered above cd3k and a900? Only ATH limited series or r10? I always see open cans at high end like orpheus, stax, or k1000.
post #51 of 54
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Originally Posted by commando
We've got a bit of a 'hive mind' thing going on haven't we... i'm not sure that's a good thing, we have people recommending cans they've never heard... myself included. Then again drawing on the experience of others is a good thing, in general.
Yes I guess we have to be careful on second-hand recommendations. Got to try to figure out who has the same musical preferences and even the same non-audio preferences and priorities.
post #52 of 54
Yeah, the hive-mind is the worst part about this site, IMO. That's why it's good to see a solid review based on YOUR experiences .
post #53 of 54
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Yeah open cans are probably better at the high end, but I mainly listen to music at work so I need the isolation of closed cans. I wouldn't mind trying the 595s, but it'd be a bit of a waste of money given how little listening I do at home.
post #54 of 54
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Originally Posted by commando
Yeah open cans are probably better at the high end, but I mainly listen to music at work so I need the isolation of closed cans. I wouldn't mind trying the 595s, but it'd be a bit of a waste of money given how little listening I do at home.
I recently started making a list of my favourite songs including my preferred headphone for a particular song. I realised that at the moment at least (HD280 still in burn-in, my first headphone amplifier not arrived yet, HD600 also not here yet) that I prefer my MS-1 to the HD280 for 65% of my songs. The ones which the 280 excelled in were quieter songs (think: Angel by Sara McLachlan). The sound of my fan, laptop or fan-heater would make such songs sound horrible through the extremely open design of the MS-1.

For me in my situation, it just goes to show that even at home, closed phones are still better than open ones. I just wish there were a wider variety of high-end closed phones. I'm sure if the companies set thier mind to it, a lot of closed phones can indeed compete with high-end open ones.
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