Rank the Headphones that You Own.
Dec 27, 2015 at 11:37 PM Post #5,251 of 7,232

brokenthumb

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Wow the hd600s over the th900s why???

 
HD600 is about as close to perfect I've heard in a headphone.  It is very natural sounding to me, instruments and voices sound spot on.  If I had to live with one headphone it would be the HD600, great recordings sound amazing and bad recordings sound great as well.  TH900 is nice for a change of pace but I wouldn't want it for my only headphone.
 
Dec 28, 2015 at 4:45 PM Post #5,252 of 7,232

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1. Sennheiser HD600
2. Akg K701 (great soundstage)
3. Beyerdynamic DT990 2005 (250 Ohmi)
4. Sennheiser HD595
5. Sennheiser HD201 (detailed, flat sounding headphone)
6. Xiaomi PISTON 2.1 (universal iem)
7. Apple EarPods (universal iem)
8. Sony MDR-EX10LP (universal iem)
9. Philips SHE3590 (universal iem)
10. Sennheiser CX300 (universal iem)
11. Skullcandy INK'D (universal iem)
12. Energy Sistem E210 (universal iem).
 
Jan 2, 2016 at 10:59 PM Post #5,253 of 7,232

arftech

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HE-500
P7
Beats Studio Wireless
 
Jan 2, 2016 at 11:26 PM Post #5,254 of 7,232

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FWIW:

LCD-XC (marriage saver! Why? Closed back.)
Stax SR 404 signature
Stax Lambda Pro
Stax SR-003
Heir 8a (from when the Wizard was there)
Triple-if, reshell by In-Earz
 
Jan 2, 2016 at 11:38 PM Post #5,255 of 7,232

IndieGradoFan

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By preference:
 
LCD-X
TH-900
RS1i
HE-500
Westone W40
Focal Classic
Sennheiser HD-25-ii
Westone UM2-RC
 
Jan 5, 2016 at 12:19 AM Post #5,256 of 7,232

ssrock64

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This has become infinitely easier in the last year, as I've put a real focus on reducing my setup at home to something more manageable than I've had in the past.
 
Koss ESP950 - Desktop
Logitech UE900 - Portable
 
Jan 5, 2016 at 12:46 AM Post #5,257 of 7,232

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I know this is a forum for "full size headphones" but I must interject some IEM's in my ranking,  I love all things musical, but here is my list of owned gear, in order.  Flame away, if you must:
 
Audeze LCD-X
JH Audio JH 16 Pro's with custom molds (IEMs)
HiFiMan HE 500
Etymotics ER-4P with custom molds (IEM's)
 
Jan 5, 2016 at 3:14 PM Post #5,258 of 7,232

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This is easy since I only have 3 pairs, but I really want a pair of Planar headphones that will take the top spot.
 
1) Beyerdynamic DT990 PRO 250ohm – Limited Edition
2) Fostex T50RP MK3
3) Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
 
Update:
 
1) Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium 250ohm All Black Limited Edition [TV and Video]
2) Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO 250ohm – Limited Edition [Gaming]
3) Fostex T50RP-MK3 with SRH1540 Alcantara Ear Pads [Music listening]
 
I like the two Beyerdynamic Limited editions because they have straight cables and are all black to match my desk, and the new DT 880's do not have the metal clip on the sides of the headband. Now I just need Santa to bring me a pair of Audeze EL-8 Open Back and I will be satisfied.
 
Jan 5, 2016 at 5:03 PM Post #5,260 of 7,232

zambz

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Of the ones I own:
 
Audeze EL-8 open
Shure SRH-840
Bang & Olufsen H6
Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 over ear
 
And the ones I've listened to:
 
Audeze EL-8 open - more neutral than LCD-2
Audeze LCD-2F - gorgeous!!! a little more neutral than LCD-2
Audeze LCD-2 - lush!!
Sennheiser HD650 - very similar balance to LCD-2 and EL-8, great for the price
Mr Speakers Ether - impressive, but not quite in the same league as the Audeze range imho
Sennheiser HD600 - great but not enough extension in the bass area, lacks soundstage
Shure SRH-840 - very balanced but a tad forward highs (easily fixed with EQ), average soundstage
Shure SRH-940 - a tad more harsh than the SRH-840, terrible build quality
Bang & Olufsen H6 - lacking some lower mids, but gorgeous soundstage and treble response, fun to listen to, great build
Bower & Wilkins P7 - great soundstage and balance, just a tad too laid back for me, great build
ENIGMAcoustics Dharma - nice, but upper octave of treble is too forward
Beyerdynamic DT880 pro 250 ohms - very balanced, but lower treble a bit too forward
Oppo PM-3 - treble too rolled off and tiny soundstage
NAD Viso HP50 - very good, but lower treble a bit too forward
Hifiman HE-560 - dirty sounding lower treble, too forward sounding
AKG Q701 - not enough bass, unrealistic mids / soundstage
Audio Technica MSR-7 - quite nice, but very lower harsh treble
Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 over ear - treble too rolled off
Bose QC25 - good balance and noise cancellation, but quality of sound is average at best
Sennheiser HD800 - low end is far too recessed and highs are piercing
AKG K801 - same as HD800
Sennheiser HD700 - unmusical balance, didn't like these at all
Sennheiser HD280 Pro - strange frequency response, but nice mids, no soundstage at all
Audio Technica ATH-M50 / M50x - no mids, bloated bass, small soundstage
Beyerdynamic DT250 - heavily rolled off treble, terrible fit, small soundstage
Ultrasone Performance 840 - worst headphones I've heard by far, puke worthy
 
I plan to listen to the following:
 
Audeze LCD-3
Audeze LCD-X
 
And I'll give the HP50, HE-560, Ether, HD800 and Dharma another chance :)
 
Jan 5, 2016 at 5:11 PM Post #5,261 of 7,232

ubs28

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1. Sennheiser HD 800 S
2. Sennheiser HD 800
3. Shure SE846
4. Sennheiser HD 650
5. Shure SRH 1840
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Jan 5, 2016 at 5:12 PM Post #5,262 of 7,232

fjrabon

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  1. Sennheiser HD 800 S
2. Sennheiser HD 800
3. Shure SE846
4. Sennheiser HD 650
5. Shure SRH 1840
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so you seem to like Chord, Sennheiser and Shure, it seems.
 
Jan 5, 2016 at 8:19 PM Post #5,264 of 7,232

zambz

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6) Audio Technica ATH-m50 - I believe these to be one of the most overrated pairs of headphones I have ever encountered. Don't get me wrong, they aren't bad, but they are very V-shaped and in my opinion, excessively forward, so I just don't find them very versatile. Good for rap and electronic music, but I don't use them for much else.

 
I agree 100%!
 

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