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    Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Review & Measurements

    Yes, that's where I usually hear things. :) But seriously, I know it isn't. I couldn't get on with these phones at first. Something wasn't right--too little treble for me, lack of spaciousness...just general disappointment. I tried removing the front foam but that made them a little bright and...
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    Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Review & Measurements

    Probably not a huge compliment given they're only $150. And you're only saying "one of" not "the" best. :) Incidentally, not sure what the current thinking is on removing the back foam. I read a lot of posts way back that it made no difference and measured the same, so I left it. Then...
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    Philips SHP9500 burn in?

    Out of all the reviews of this popular phone there's hardly a word said about burn in. Trawling through Amazon, a couple of people maintain it's not necessary, but one user, who seemed to know what he was talking about, warns against judging this phone without at least a few days intense burn...
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    Marantz PM-5005

    Had a little look inside but can't really follow the signal due to the twisting of the wires into bundles. Can't see anything resembling a separate amp, and there isn't anything printed on the board about an HP amp. My guess is that it's the same as every other Marantz amp in taking the signal...
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    Marantz PM-5005

    Just wanted to ask a probably unanswerable question. I use a PM5005 with Beyer T90 phones and find the sound great. Yet when I read reviews of the amp on places like Amazon and Crutchfield there seems to be a general consensus that the headphone sound is poor. This crops up frequently, even from...
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    Beyerdynamic T90 Discussion and Support Thread

    Six by my count. Don't shortchange a fellow enthusiast. :)
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    Beyerdynamic T90 Discussion and Support Thread

    My impression is that the T90 reproduces light and shadow where appropriate whereas the T1 is in full sunlight all the time, so that I feel like I need aural sunglasses. In short, I just found the T1 too bright, and not realistic. I don't hear the T90 as 'fun' sounding, just accurate. Though...
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    Beyerdynamic T90 Discussion and Support Thread

    This is typical Beyer problem with no universal solution. It also afflicts the DT880 and--I presume--the DT990. My response with the DT880 was to drill through the middle of the plastic where it clamps the band and insert a small flat end screw to stop the sliding. Others try things like tape...
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    Beyerdynamic T90 Discussion and Support Thread

    Where were they?
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    DT 880 Pro > HD 558?

        So...maybe not worth saving up for after all?   I've owned the 600 and 650 and currently own the 880 Pro. I listen only to classical orchestral music, and for that at least the pro is easily superior to both Senns, which sound thick and coloured by comparison. Some would still prefer the...
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

      It's a common problem that shouldn't happen but does. I tried unscrewing the mechanism but it's incredibly fiddley and there isn't much you can do without risking buggering the whole thing up. What I did was drill through and use a small screw to hold it in one position. Just makes sure it's...
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

      LOL.    A new fetish we're only just hearing about?
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

      Well, I'm 69, so I can fart with the best of them.   No, wait, that's not what I meant....
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    Reply to review by 'pp312' on item 'Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro 250 OHM Semi-open reference headphone'

    In my opinion the DT880 is one of the most balanced and neutral cans around. If you need to turn the bass control to full then you're a basshead and should be looking at Beats by Dre. Nothing wrong with that, but it's a shame you didn't acquaint yourself with the sound of more neutral phones...
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

        There's an important point here about audition, both the length and the conditions. I wonder how many of us have rejected headphones that might otherwise have been keepers or even end-game phones because we auditioned under horrible conditions or were in a bad mood or had a headache or...
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