Snappy headphones?
Nov 7, 2008 at 6:39 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 9

Nocturnal310

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Hey guys.

i noticed that usually my HD555 are very laid back but when run on High gain on my Crossroads Edge amp.. i noticed they become very snappy.

every percussion crashes fast and disappears, the kick drums hit quickly and dont sound loose, and guitar strums have that tightness when they are freshly tuned .. is this what u call "Fast".


if u have tried out X-fi technology ..u ll get some idea of what happens.. the entire spectrum becomes tighter and more dynamic than before.... not artificially overdone like X-fi but in a natural and non-fatiguing manner

(of course X-fi otherwise colors the sound unlike the amp)

are there any headphones which are naturally so snappy and yet damn detailed?

something which plays every instrument with a snap and doesnt keep on lingering around.

i guess that headphone will be a non-sennheiser?
 
Nov 7, 2008 at 7:45 PM Post #2 of 9

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What is your pricerange? I had the HD555 but later on got the Audio Technica AD700 and find them to be much more detailed, fast, and snappy than the HD555. The Alessandro MS-1 would be good too but you would sacrifice quite a bit of soundstage (this goes for any grado/alessandro).
 
Nov 7, 2008 at 11:12 PM Post #4 of 9

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Alessandro MS-1 or Grado SR-60/80.

Definitely "snappy", that's for sure!
 
Nov 8, 2008 at 9:12 AM Post #6 of 9

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AD2000 are very expensive is it?

how about SA5000? dad will go to japan so can ask him to get from tokyo?
 
Nov 8, 2008 at 4:01 PM Post #7 of 9

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sa5000 is also expensive
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[size=xx-small]searches internet hmm maybe not sa5000 $380 at amazon? at bluetin both are €480! is there a special sale going on?[/size]
 
Nov 8, 2008 at 7:27 PM Post #8 of 9

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well i ll check it out... i heard that in japan SA5000 are available cheaper.

and i heard that they are very fast and analytical and very unforgiving.

maybe they ll give me a contrast to sennheiser sound
 
Nov 8, 2008 at 9:36 PM Post #9 of 9

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AD2000's would work. Haven't heard them but they'd be perfect.

If they're too expensive, AD700/900 would be a good upgrade from your HD555's in all area's.
 

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