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In the market for some new basshead cans for arround $200, but can go higher. Currently have the WS77, and love them. Looking at Audio Technica Pro700 MK2, SZ2000, WS99, and Yamaha Pro 500

Probably mainly between Pro700MK2 and WS99
If you want a basshead can, go for the SZ2000. Best basshead cans out there imho.
 
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Check this thread out. The OP has eq settings for the SZ posted if I'm not mistaken, if not, just ask and he will share with you.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/716711/the-best-bass-headphones-are-the-extreme-bass-club
 
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  If you want a basshead can, go for the SZ2000. Best basshead cans out there imho.
 
It requires a LOT of EQ to be a basshead headphone, and even then doesn't sound that great. Didn't take me long to sell mine. 
 
A lot of people swear by them, and that's totally fine by me. 
 
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It requires a LOT of EQ to be a basshead headphone, and even then doesn't sound that great. Didn't take me long to sell mine. 

A lot of people swear by them, and that's totally fine by me. 

Yeah.... I don't EQ that much. I know these cans have a lot of bass, but i'm not sold on the JVC sound. What would you rec for around $200? The Pro700 looks pretty good, but I've heard the clamp is a killer
 
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More than EQ the SZ2000 need a lot of power. You're pushing 4 hungry drivers and bass suffers if there is a lack of power. Out of a multitude of portable amps only the Cayin C5 comes close to powering these properly. I have tried Fiio E12DIY, O2, Cmoy and a couple of RSA amps without much luck.
 
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  If you want a basshead can, go for the SZ2000. Best basshead cans out there imho.
   
It requires a LOT of EQ to be a basshead headphone, and even then doesn't sound that great. Didn't take me long to sell mine. 
 
A lot of people swear by them, and that's totally fine by me. 
 
A month ago while browsing the SZ2000 thread, I remember reading a couple of posts that said it rattled their teeth and jawbone. This totally sounds like mid-bass and lower midrange that's doing that, probably around 70 - 250 Hz, and is precisely the frequency range I do not want to boost. I seriously doubt sub-bass (i.e., 60 Hz and lower) can rattle your teeth and jaw.
 
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The SZ2000 actually drops off in mid bass if you look up the freq charts on both the 55mm and the 30mm driver.
 
The midbass is surprisingly tamed but the sub bass is monstrous.
 
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Pro 700's aren't worth it. Much prefer the q40's with alpha pads, or stock even (alphas for comfort an better sound though).
 
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Q40 doesn' have near as much bass..... Heard from reviews the Pro700 improves greatly with M50 pads
 
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Both midbass and sub bass will react differently depending on how you EQ it.

Those JVC cans are overhyped rubbish if you ask me :)

But everyone is entitled to their own views of course!
 
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ok, not arguing, but it's awesome that your hearing is so great you know the sound without hearing either.
 
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Just got in a set of ATH-WS99's yesterday from another Head-fier.  Been listening to them today using Spotify straight out of my phone.  All I can say is I'm in love.  These blow away anything I've ever had.  "Lush" is what I keep thinking while listening to them.  Bass is smooth and deep but not overdone.  They also came with HM5 pads which add to comfort (they are are a little loose though).  Just wish the cable was detachable so they would fit in a case better.  These are currently around $120 new on Amazon which I think is a steal.
 
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