Anyone here came to the Stellias from a Z1R? I love my Z1R but after a couple of years the itch for something new arises as always, and due to lifestyle condition I need closed headphones, so naturally I'm looking at these, with the goal of only keeping one of them.
My general impression from reading comments and comparisons is that these feel a bit more closed in or "intimate" than the Sonys, and the latter's feeling of openness in spite of being closed HPs is one of my favorite things about them. But on the other hand I can only imagine that these are more resolving and fast due to the beryllium dome, which is something I'm looking for as well.
Anyone do a little eq on their Stellias and in what ranges? For the bass, I know the 90-200 hz range is bumped up a bit so I took that range down a little while boosting the 30-60 hz range for a more noticeable sub bass extension. For the mids I bumped 1 & 2k down about 2 dB, while boosting 4k by 2 dB. I tend to like the effect it has on vocals, and wanted a more forward vocal presentation from my Stellia. I found that the 5.5k region I'm sensitive to and some tracks it could be ever so slightly sibilant (female vocals) so I toned that down. Lastly, I boosted the 10, 12, 15, & 20k slightly since the Stellias have some decent sized dips here and I know it has a more relaxed sort of tuning. Any opinions on the changes I made/tweaks you would suggest? My goal for the tweaks were to have a little more subbass extension, bump down the bass range that leaked ever so slightly into the mids, bring the vocals a little more upfront, while giving the headphones a little more treble energy that's still somewhat smooth, but not too smooth.