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  1. machoboy

    AKG K240 Studio Review

    Agreed -- I was indirectly responding to zunehdrocks. The K 240s are definitely better for the type of classic/80s metal I listen to.   They're also fun for practicing guitar if you have an axefx or amplitube etc. But I've become a mid frequency junkie and I'm the same way with guitar amps...
  2. machoboy

    AKG K240 Studio Review

    It may depend. They sound very alive and natural to me with '70s/'80s electric guitar tones. Thinking Savatage, Malmsteen, even ZZ top type stuff. Not nearly as good as the K 702s, but great for the price.   For a more modern ultra saturated Peavey 5150 metalcore/screamo/br00tal chugguh...
  3. machoboy

    Rank the Headphones that You Own.

    1. AKG K 702 2. Shure SRH840 3. Fostex TX-1 4. AKG K 240 5. Beyerdynamic DT 770 6. Beyerdynamic DT 880 7. Sony MDR-V6 8. M-Audio Q-40 9. Beyerdynamic DT 990 10. KRK KNS8400 11. Koss PRO DJ100 12. NVX XPT100 13. Koss Sportapro 14. Koss KSC75 15. Ultrasone HFI-580 16. Sony...
  4. machoboy

    AKG K702 (The Classic) vs. K612 Pro (The Upstart) – Review and Comparison

    Been away from HF for a while... Just ordered some of the 612s. I'm crazy about the 702s.
  5. machoboy

    AKG K240 MKII Classical Music???

    These have a lower mid ranger/upper bass emphasis with mild treble and not much of any clear sub-bass extension.     I liked them for viola, cello, vocalists, etc. but they sounded easily overwhelmed/crowded by large orchestral pieces. I don't know what your budget is but the higher end K...
  6. machoboy

    beats studio now mono

        I was in the same situation. The left ear is easy but blunt force, water, etc., nothing worked on the right ear. Ultimately I just disassembled them and destroyed the individual components.
  7. machoboy

    The Deals Thread (CLOSED! See the last post for the link to the new thread)

    I've always loved the look of them. Truly hi-fi/pro-audio look, not a shiny kids toy or Apple store doo-dad. So tempting to order a pair.
  8. machoboy

    Dt 880s (250ohm)

    Quote:   Not an upgrade nor a downgrade. Two different approaches. Both could be described as "bright with balanced mics and well extended bass" but that's all they really have in common.   The Shures are tracking/monitor headphones that tend to bring out grain and have very clean...
  9. machoboy

    Why did YOU buy an Ultrasone?

    I've never seen anyone describe Ultrasones as "extremely fast, clean and transparent, great for lament arias and Vieuxtemps".   They're almost universally described as being aggressive, exaggerated, synthetic, "hi fi" sounding. Simply reading about them should have prevented you from being...
  10. machoboy

    Why did YOU buy an Ultrasone?

    h2o free copper??????
  11. machoboy

    Beats Executive... Another disappointment

    I'm not sure why people keep trying to find the one Beats/Monster headphone that actually sounds good.   Imagine if Sennheiser, AKG or Beyer just put out nothing but horrible sounding, disposable, spraypaintjob headphones for 5 years. They would just go out of business. Nobody would give...
  12. machoboy

    Why did YOU buy an Ultrasone?

    Stellar build quality and very deep, powerful (yet somehow not boomy) bass, but I departed with mine after realizing I couldn't really listen to them for more than 20 minutes at a time without listening fatigue. The HFI 580s are the headphones I've owned that come closest to the sound signature...
  13. machoboy

    Little brother absolutely wants beats for Christmas. Refuses Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, PSB, Focal and V-Moda

    Just have your brother read this thread and show him how buying stupid rapper headphones leads to erectile dysfunction and caffeine addiction
  14. machoboy

    single ear headphones

    Beyerdynamic makes a single-ear version of the DT 250   However, your options would increase if you just looked at DJ headphones with a mono switch, which would have the exact same effect as a single-ear headphone (all of the sound would be present in both ears rather than stereo channels).
  15. machoboy

    Headphones Just For EXTREME HEAD-RATTLING Sub Bass

    You'll grow out of it.
  16. machoboy

    DT770 80/32 pros, COPs, UE6000, L1s

    I found my DT 770s perfect for portable use when I had them. That said, maybe check out the Sony V6? Cheap, easy to drive, bass is woofy without being absurd, treble is bright but not painful, very portable.
  17. machoboy

    The Deals Thread (CLOSED! See the last post for the link to the new thread)

    I haven't been following these closely but aren't they usually closer to $300?   Shure SRH940  $235
  18. machoboy

    Choose between a few head phones

    For diverse genres and good "seperation" (really, no headphone has good separation, but I know what you mean), the Shure 440s are probably your safest bet.
  19. machoboy

    You know you're an audiophile when...

    I don't think it's so much that audiophiles "hate" rap/hip hop (and punk, and grindcore, etc.) so much as that they listen to music for reasons that don't mesh with those genres.   Those genres tend to be heavily bound to youth subcultures, so things like recording quality and subtle...
  20. machoboy

    What "house sound" annoys you the most?

    Subtracting the obvious Beats etc junk, I think Beyerdynamic's house sound annoys me the most because they make some very nice headphones that have everything going for them except a mysteriously absent mid range. I love their build quality, comfort, looks, etc., but they just can't seem to put...
  21. machoboy

    Flat response for less than $100?

    The graphs are flawed - but they usually vary less than human opinions.   Look up any headphone on head-fi and read 20 threads about it and you will come out knowing it is:   "A bass-shy anemic basshead can with recessed brilliant forward mid range that lacks detail and exposes poor...
  22. machoboy

    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

        Oh. Well if it was posted in a forum...
  23. machoboy

    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    Hearing damage is caused by sound pressure levels. We say "hurts our ears" when we hear a sound frequency we don't like and might even get a headache from straining our hearing around it, but I seriously doubt any specific headphone is more likely to produce tinnitus than another. Very silly.