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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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    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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    Weird Sennheiser HD598/Marantz PM5005 mismatch.

    Based on my fondness for an old pair of Sennheiser HD595s, which I was using with a Marantz PM5005 integrated, I decided to buy an HD598. First thing I noticed was an incredibly boomy mid-bass--almost unlistenable. This had me stumped, as it wasn't apparent at all with the 595. Finally I decided...
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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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    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

      True. There's definitely a far greater gap in price between top line and mids like 650 and 880 than in sound quality.     I actually think the 880 is underestimated. My phones are slightly modified in having a layer of flannalette placed in the cups (made a huge difference, no idea...
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

      That sharp metal piece is only on the Premium, whereas I have the Pro. Besides, I only wear slip-on shoes. 
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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

      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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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

      There's a lot of ol' fartin' going on here. This thread may have to be evacuated.   
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    Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO! 250 ohm, 32 ohm, or 80 ohms?

        Hmm. That's a claim I wouldn't second if I were you, especially on your first post.
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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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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    Talking of loose sliders, on one of my sets (I have two Pros) the sliders went totally loose after a couple of years. I had to drill through and put small screws in to keep them in place. There's definitely a weakness there in all models, and Beyer really should have addressed it by now.
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

        Well, it's ostensibly for a different market, so maybe they take extra care with pros. I don't see many professionals being polite and forgiving about too-loose sliders and the like.  
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

      Actually I was referring to the differences between the 250 ohm & 600 ohm phones. I'm still trying to get the definitive answer on whether there is any appreciably difference, as those who've owned both seem to be split down the middle--'couldn't hear any difference'---'like chalk and cheese'.
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

      And what other differences have you noticed, if I might be so bold?
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

      Now there's a statement that could use its own thread. Personally I find the 880 very smooth save for the treble peak, whereas I couldn't abide the K701 at all on orchestral music--it sounded strangely metallic to me (maybe due to the peak at 2khz). Each to his own, I guess.      
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

      Is it true the 880 is semi-open? Its sound is that of a fully open headphones, and it leaks sound as much as a fully open headphone. If the only source of info on that is Beyer themselves, I wouldn't trust them as their informational literature is notoriously sloppy. Has anyone actually...
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    The Entry Level Stax Thread

        I thought that the sound of the 880 and 2170 were very similar in terms of overall balance and neutrality, but the Stax's subjective lack of treble made it seem rather harsh, as a lack of extreme treble can. I didn't find any greater degree of 'realism' from the Stax; rather I found the...
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    The Entry Level Stax Thread

    I had the 207 and found the treble too reticent, especially after a Beyer DT880. Actually I didn't find the sound any better than the 880 overall, which surprised me. Always wondered how much better the higher numbered Stax might be.
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

        The adult forum would be the same, only the headphones would be worn by curvaceous women wearing next to nothing.
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    Here's a bit of a weird thing. Though I love my DT880 Pro the treble does get a bit tiring on certain recordings, and though I've tried various amps (yes, including one tube) none has really addressed the problem. So I thought I might try what I've tried with a couple of other headphones: cut a...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

        Beethoven's Fifth?
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    Mid-fi cans well suited for classical music and good mids/trebel (HE-400i versus Oppo PM-3)

        You realize of course that I charge.    For the record, what was the price? Here in Oz the price has shot up in the last year from around $275 typical retail to over $400, which changes the dynamic somewhat. They were always the cheapest of the 'mid 3' but now seem on a par with the...
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    Mid-fi cans well suited for classical music and good mids/trebel (HE-400i versus Oppo PM-3)

    Biggest problem with the AKG is the peak at 2khz, which I find audible. Also, the 880 is clear smoother through the sensitive 1--5khz area.
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