Rank the Headphones that You Own.
Dec 6, 2013 at 12:12 PM Post #3,586 of 7,536

ubs28

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1. Shure SRH 1840
2. Shure. SE535
3. AKG 240S
4. B&W P5
5. Shure SE215
6. Apple earbuds

My poor man's collection. I started a couple a months ago upgrading my headphones (shure se535 and shure srh 1840)
 
Dec 6, 2013 at 12:54 PM Post #3,587 of 7,536

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Dec 6, 2013 at 5:59 PM Post #3,588 of 7,536

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1. Shure SRH 1840
2. Shure. SE535
3. AKG 240S
4. B&W P5
5. Shure SE215
6. Apple earbuds

My poor man's collection. I started a couple a months ago upgrading my headphones (shure se535 and shure srh 1840)

I bet those 535's are amazing? How's the fun factor v.s. transparency?
 
Dec 6, 2013 at 7:05 PM Post #3,589 of 7,536

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  Hey I'm looking into both the HE500 and the TH600. If you don't mind, what are your thoughts on the differences between the two?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663682/fostex-th600-or-hifiman-he-500/15#post_9948908
 
Considering you have the HD600, I'd say the HE-500 is the closest in sound while the TH600 is almost the complete opposite. You also sent back/sold a LCD2 and HE-400 - The HE-500 is similar to the LCD2 just with a fair bit more treble and larger soundstage. The treble is not harsh/sibilant like the HE-400 can be at times.
 
Dec 6, 2013 at 7:16 PM Post #3,590 of 7,536

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  http://www.head-fi.org/t/663682/fostex-th600-or-hifiman-he-500/15#post_9948908
 
Considering you have the HD600, I'd say the HE-500 is the closest in sound while the TH600 is almost the complete opposite. You also sent back/sold a LCD2 and HE-400 - The HE-500 is similar to the LCD2 just with a fair bit more treble and larger soundstage. The treble is not harsh/sibilant like the HE-400 can be at times.

Thanks a lot for your thoughts man. I'll look into it further.
 
Dec 6, 2013 at 7:44 PM Post #3,592 of 7,536

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Figure I'd do an update since it's been a while with my current batch and I have new thoughts.
 
Open
  • AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition (Q701 pads)
  • Grado SR325is
  • Audio-Technica AD700
  • AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition (AE pads)
  • Koss PortaPro
  • Sennheiser HD 600
  • Hifiman HE-400
 
Closed
  • Shure SRH940
  • Sony MDR-1R
  • Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro
  • Sennheiser Amperior
 
IEM
  • Sony XBA-3
 
I'll be selling my HE-400 soon in favor of an HE-500 or HD 700. Haven't figured out which one yet. Probably getting rid of the Amperior too. Was a black Friday impulse buy that I'm just not impressed with.
 
Dec 7, 2013 at 6:00 AM Post #3,593 of 7,536

ubs28

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  I bet those 535's are amazing? How's the fun factor v.s. transparency?

They are incredibly transparent and clear, it's even alot better in this area than $700 open headphones like the Sennheiser HD700 (I don't own this headphone, but I did A/B testing against my Shure SE535). 
 
The fun factor is a personal thing. It sounds very smooth, clear, detailed with a great soundstage. It's better to test it out since I don't know what type of colour you like best. (for example: some like the more flat / neutral sounding westone 4R or the more bassy Shure SE846)
 
Dec 7, 2013 at 8:11 AM Post #3,594 of 7,536

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Quote:
   
Where do you put the TH900?

 
If we were going all the top ones I've heard
 
Audeze LCD X ~ HD800 ~ LCD 3 ~ HE-6
T1 ~ TH900
LCD 2 r2 ~ HE-5LE
TH600
HE-500
 
My personal preferences. The TH600 is about 85% of the TH900 for me, ofc YMMV for different tastes/experiences.
 
The LCD 3/X - HE-6 - 5LE were only brief listens and are only estimations on my part to where they'd stack up for my preferences
 
I only prefer the TH600 to the 500 because my listening is about 30% electronic these days and they get the most usage. The others to me are "technically" better for more styles.
 

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