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  1. Derek411

    Sony WH-1000XM4 discussion and reviews

    I went with the likes of Senn's usual suspects. Any guidance on decent bass audiophile headphones? Lower and higher price.
  2. Derek411

    Sony WH-1000XM4 discussion and reviews

    Bluetooth you mean? I don’t know if anyone would cable tie them. ;) Given that the audiophiles are a very small percentage and that these, the XM3’s, QC35ii’s and heck even the Beats studio 3’s are the general choices for the other 98% of the listeners. They have to review good sound not just...
  3. Derek411

    Sony WH-1000XM4 discussion and reviews

    I have the XB900’s as my wireless noise cancelling headphones. I was stirred by the XM4’s as the 900’s noise cancelling is a bit meh. I tried the XM4’s and XM3’s in store over a few days with my own device and music. Pretty sure I know what to pin down these days in sound. Gotta say if you...
  4. Derek411

    Why headphones win for me.

    I don’t mind an Alexa for occasional listening. I have a decent Bluetooth sound bar which is ok. But unless I dedicate a room in my family home with my wife and two young daughters for speakers. Then be told it’s too loud (probably) and not suitable for late listening when everyone goes to bed...
  5. Derek411

    What are the most relaxing totl headphones?

    Maybe HD600’s. I’m sensitive to treble and these do fine. I eq the bass up a tad. Job done.
  6. Derek411

    Having the Sennheiser HD599... is it worth buying the HD598?

    It means someone bought and returned them. Maybe had a set of 599’s as well haha. If it were me, two from the same range would be a waste of money. Go for the 702’s to try that fabled huge soundstage. They are not expensive.
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    Having the Sennheiser HD599... is it worth buying the HD598?

    Pretty sure the HD599’s are newer? You got a great set in the 599. I have the HD600 and amp but the 599 have excellent separation, detail and soundstage just plugged into my iPad. I’d stick to them to you go right up... if you need to. :)
  8. Derek411

    Sennheiser HD 559 Review

    Shame no one is talking about the 500's here for you. I came back with the 599's after rejecting the whole audiophile headphone thing. Music is fun right? Well i missed the detail. I got the HD599's on offer at half price. No amp or anything and wow! I had sold my HD600's but in my head there...
  9. Derek411

    Favorite Sony Over Ear Headphones

    What is this one? I cant tell from a pic. Mine is the XB900N. Back off the bass you probably have the XM3's. Up the bass and they will shake your head. NC is meh compared to the rest but a better price. I read they have the XM3 drivers.
  10. Derek411

    Am i not an audiophile?

    I think Beats served a purpose as a brand. They took the junk headphones and made the idea of reasonable sounding over ear headphones at a high price mainstream. Before them it was true closet audiophiles and studios that used them. Off the back of that REAL decent sets arrived and it became...
  11. Derek411

    Am i not an audiophile?

    I don’t really use mine any other place than the car. Every set gets a test. I can’t fault them there. I don’t know if it’s the mids and highs or what but they work. I tried Bose but sold them all. Real noise cancelling leaves you in 3rd gear at 60 if you don’t pay attention. The Beats only get...
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    Am i not an audiophile?

    You know the term audiophile grade actually knocked the Beats brand so much it knocked the bass out of beats. All those bad reviews made headphones designed for bass lovers more ‘flat’. That’s mad. My Sony’s with the app can put out so much bass at 10 it makes my 11 year old daughter giggle...
  13. Derek411

    Am i not an audiophile?

    I guess there is a need for darker sounds then. :) Totally understand the place for the less bass headphones where it's not needed like my guilty pleasure Hayley Westenra.
  14. Derek411

    Am i not an audiophile?

    I think the Sony's are better than most of the cheap flabby bass alternatives. I read they have the same driver as the XM3's. I can hear the errors in some recordings like a powerful voice overdriving the mics recording and Birdys seat creak in skinny love. I have to wonder if I'm...
  15. Derek411

    Am i not an audiophile?

    I love music. Sony guy from day one almost. Walkman, Sony hifi and some panasonic. Sony MP3 and then iPod with sony headphones. After a new friend impressed me with his hifi i looked at audiophile headphones as its a personal experience for me. Late night and family these days... So i got the...
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