The Hardest hitting Headphones are.. ( "The EXTREME BASS Club")
post-12734376
Post #7,321 of 11,581

knorris908

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 10, 2014
Messages
480
Reaction score
346
Joined
Sep 10, 2014
Posts
480
Likes
346
 

Looked at these? -----> http://www.modmic.com/collections/modmic/products/modmic-4-0-omni-directional
Oooooo.....  You Sir, are EVIL, and must be destroyed!  For shame Doc!  Showing me "shiney-things" like this that I will HAVE to buy now!  (Easily one if the cheapest recommendations I've ever seen here!)  LOL
 
Thank you very much!
 
     Share This Post       
post-12734394
Post #7,322 of 11,581

knorris908

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 10, 2014
Messages
480
Reaction score
346
Joined
Sep 10, 2014
Posts
480
Likes
346
 
No, I use pads from the SZ1k
I second the move to replace the stock pads!  I immediately replaced mine with JVC HAM55X pads pulled from an open box pair for less than $20 USD.  Amazon-dot-com has USED-Like New headphones today for $19.00 shipping via Amazon PRIME ($0 cost 2nd-day shipping if you are a PRIME member.)  They are AWESOME on the SZ2000!  Keeps the kinetic bass slam, but doesn't torture your ears.  :)  They are easy to pull off the HAM55X and slip onto the SZ2000.  Simply wipe them down with a gentle soap & water and then sterilize them, and you've got excellent quality pads for your SZ2000.
 
For the record, I also grabbed a set of the Brainwavs HM5 pads.  SUPER comfy.  Like pillows on your temples.  But they sacrifice too much kinetic slam, so I put them on the HAM55X and gave them to my wife to try.....  She won't return them now as they are the most comfy knock-around headphones in the house!
 
Also for the record, the HAM55X are bass-centric, lower-end headphones that are great with a mobile phone or MP3 player.  They have more bass capability than their build quality can handle, and end up buzzing if you try to go really hard with them.  For main stream with a little extra "oomf", they are fine.  My wife loves them.  LOL
Not the most resolving, or accurate cans, but lots of fun so long as you don't try to push the bass too far.
 
     Share This Post       
post-12734681
Post #7,323 of 11,581

BadReligionPunk

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Nov 30, 2015
Messages
1,664
Reaction score
2,985
Location
Saint Louis
Joined
Nov 30, 2015
Location
Saint Louis
Posts
1,664
Likes
2,985
When I got the sz2k's I got on Amazon and got the like new warehouse deal 55's for 19 shipped. Switched pads and threw em on eBay for $20.
 
     Share This Post       
post-12734823
Post #7,324 of 11,581

Hawaiibadboy

BANNED
Joined
Feb 2, 2014
Messages
9,326
Reaction score
10,490
Location
Hawaii/Japan/Your Head
Joined
Feb 2, 2014
Location
Hawaii/Japan/Your Head
Posts
9,326
Likes
10,490
  I second the move to replace the stock pads!  I immediately replaced mine with JVC HAM55X pads pulled from an open box pair for less than $20 USD.  Amazon-dot-com has USED-Like New headphones today for $19.00 shipping via Amazon PRIME ($0 cost 2nd-day shipping if you are a PRIME member.)  They are AWESOME on the SZ2000!  Keeps the kinetic bass slam, but doesn't torture your ears.  :)  They are easy to pull off the HAM55X and slip onto the SZ2000.  Simply wipe them down with a gentle soap & water and then sterilize them, and you've got excellent quality pads for your SZ2000.
 
For the record, I also grabbed a set of the Brainwavs HM5 pads.  SUPER comfy.  Like pillows on your temples.  But they sacrifice too much kinetic slam, so I put them on the HAM55X and gave them to my wife to try.....  She won't return them now as they are the most comfy knock-around headphones in the house!
 
Also for the record, the HAM55X are bass-centric, lower-end headphones that are great with a mobile phone or MP3 player.  They have more bass capability than their build quality can handle, and end up buzzing if you try to go really hard with them.  For main stream with a little extra "oomf", they are fine.  My wife loves them.  LOL
Not the most resolving, or accurate cans, but lots of fun so long as you don't try to push the bass too far.

 My SZ2k also have 55x pads.
I thought he was asking about the T1

 
     Share This Post       
post-12735009
Post #7,325 of 11,581

chillaxing

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Oct 12, 2013
Messages
2,427
Reaction score
959
Joined
Oct 12, 2013
Posts
2,427
Likes
959
  I second the move to replace the stock pads!  I immediately replaced mine with JVC HAM55X pads pulled from an open box pair for less than $20 USD.  Amazon-dot-com has USED-Like New headphones today for $19.00 shipping via Amazon PRIME ($0 cost 2nd-day shipping if you are a PRIME member.)  They are AWESOME on the SZ2000!  Keeps the kinetic bass slam, but doesn't torture your ears.  :)  They are easy to pull off the HAM55X and slip onto the SZ2000.  Simply wipe them down with a gentle soap & water and then sterilize them, and you've got excellent quality pads for your SZ2000.
 
For the record, I also grabbed a set of the Brainwavs HM5 pads.  SUPER comfy.  Like pillows on your temples.  But they sacrifice too much kinetic slam, so I put them on the HAM55X and gave them to my wife to try.....  She won't return them now as they are the most comfy knock-around headphones in the house!
 
Also for the record, the HAM55X are bass-centric, lower-end headphones that are great with a mobile phone or MP3 player.  They have more bass capability than their build quality can handle, and end up buzzing if you try to go really hard with them.  For main stream with a little extra "oomf", they are fine.  My wife loves them.  LOL
Not the most resolving, or accurate cans, but lots of fun so long as you don't try to push the bass too far.
 
 
I feel the same way.  I will not recommend them to anyone anymore unless impact isn't top priority
 
Can't believe how much force is being lost compared to the 55x pads.
 
 
I though v-moda had a boom mic that worked with everything?  I was gonna get it to use with my xbox one but decided on turtle beach wireless since I want to be completely wireless.
 
     Share This Post       
post-12735070
Post #7,326 of 11,581

expontherise

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Apr 6, 2016
Messages
394
Reaction score
44
Joined
Apr 6, 2016
Posts
394
Likes
44
   
 
I feel the same way.  I will not recommend them to anyone anymore unless impact isn't top priority
 
Can't believe how much force is being lost compared to the 55x pads.
 
 
I though v-moda had a boom mic that worked with everything?  I was gonna get it to use with my xbox one but decided on turtle beach wireless since I want to be completely wireless.
I dont have Sz2k to reference, but I dont believe they have a removable cable for this to be viable? 

For reference, I use the v-moda boom mic every day and it is of great quality. (I've been told "You sound Crispy" lol) 
 
     Share This Post       
post-12735088
Post #7,327 of 11,581

expontherise

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Apr 6, 2016
Messages
394
Reaction score
44
Joined
Apr 6, 2016
Posts
394
Likes
44
anyone think some dynamat will assist with the 55x issue? I still have scraps in my garage, maybe ill grab a $19 pair and see what can be done
 
     Share This Post       
post-12735234
Post #7,329 of 11,581

Thenewguy007

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jun 22, 2013
Messages
1,678
Reaction score
312
Joined
Jun 22, 2013
Posts
1,678
Likes
312
 
 My SZ2k also have 55x pads.
I thought he was asking about the T1

I was.
 
I'm trying the Alpha pad earpads on my T1 right now, which are lambskin & they noticeably reduced the bass compared to the ZMF Cowhide.
I had ZMF protein leather earpads as well, which I think is the same as what Fostex uses & the JVC SZ2k. The protein pads further reduced the bass.
 
If anyone wants monster bass earpads, they should try the ZMF cowhide. The pads are much taller than the protein & lambskin pads. The cowhide is probably denser. When I squeeze the foam of the cowhide pads, it's consistency was different from the others as well.
 
They all add up to more bass.
 
 
Cowhide pads can be bought here for $49.99
http://www.zmfheadphones.com/order-the-zmf/zmfpads
 
Another basshead earpads that I never seen anyone try is this one
http://kennerton.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=91
 
The description for that was posted here
http://www.head-fi.org/t/756499/kennerton-presents-new-line-of-universal-replaceable-ear-pads
White with thick and tight leather and great isolation.
 
White version uses high density leather, so the sound will be more rigorous and assertive.
 
Might be the same as the ZMF Cowhide pads or might even be better. It's definitely on my list to try.
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: Hawaiibadboy
post-12737855
Post #7,330 of 11,581

knorris908

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 10, 2014
Messages
480
Reaction score
346
Joined
Sep 10, 2014
Posts
480
Likes
346
I was.

I'm trying the Alpha pad earpads on my T1 right now, which are lambskin & they noticeably reduced the bass compared to the ZMF Cowhide.
I had ZMF protein leather earpads as well, which I think is the same as what Fostex uses & the JVC SZ2k. The protein pads further reduced the bass.

If anyone wants monster bass earpads, they should try the ZMF cowhide. The pads are much taller than the protein & lambskin pads. The cowhide is probably denser. When I squeeze the foam of the cowhide pads, it's consistency was different from the others as well.

They all add up to more bass.


Cowhide pads can be bought here for $49.99
http://www.zmfheadphones.com/order-the-zmf/zmfpads

Another basshead earpads that I never seen anyone try is this one
http://kennerton.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=91

The description for that was posted here
http://www.head-fi.org/t/756499/kennerton-presents-new-line-of-universal-replaceable-ear-pads

Might be the same as the ZMF Cowhide pads or might even be better. It's definitely on my list to try.

MY BAD!

People start talking SZ1/2K and I get all happy. I just jumped the gun this time around...

Everything I said is still valid though, if you have SZs, feed them power and they will rock your world. If you want them, GET THEM! AMP THEM, "PAD" THEM, EQ THEM, & then prepare to be bass-slammed like nothing you've heard from a headphone ever before.

Can I get an AMEN from the bass head faithful?
 
     Share This Post       
post-12737884
Post #7,331 of 11,581

slowpickr

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
May 2, 2009
Messages
2,252
Reaction score
660
Location
Tennessee
Joined
May 2, 2009
Location
Tennessee
Posts
2,252
Likes
660
MY BAD!

People start talking SZ1/2K and I get all happy. I just jumped the gun this time around...

Everything I said is still valid though, if you have SZs, feed them power and they will rock your world. If you want them, GET THEM! AMP THEM, "PAD" THEM, EQ THEM, & then prepare to be bass-slammed like nothing you've heard from a headphone ever before.

Can I get an AMEN from the bass head faithful?

I don't have either but I'll give you an AMEN because I want them. Is the SZ2k a significant upgrade over the 1k? The first post indicates that the 1k is less veiled (but not by much).
 
     Share This Post       
post-12738234
Post #7,332 of 11,581

knorris908

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 10, 2014
Messages
480
Reaction score
346
Joined
Sep 10, 2014
Posts
480
Likes
346
I don't have either but I'll give you an AMEN because I want them. Is the SZ2k a significant upgrade over the 1k? The first post indicates that the 1k is less veiled (but not by much).
Might need HBB to weigh-in on that one....  I've never heard them back to back, so I can't comment from personal experience myself.
 
     Share This Post       
post-12738677
Post #7,333 of 11,581

Hawaiibadboy

BANNED
Joined
Feb 2, 2014
Messages
9,326
Reaction score
10,490
Location
Hawaii/Japan/Your Head
Joined
Feb 2, 2014
Location
Hawaii/Japan/Your Head
Posts
9,326
Likes
10,490
I don't have either but I'll give you an AMEN because I want them. Is the SZ2k a significant upgrade over the 1k? The first post indicates that the 1k is less veiled (but not by much).

The 1k is better out of the box and more comfortable. Easier to get the bass out of the way if you choose to do so. The difference between a full brass shield/tube and just tabs is noticeable.
 
     Share This Post       
post-12738741
Post #7,334 of 11,581

LouisArmstrong

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 26, 2015
Messages
1,452
Reaction score
331
Joined
Jan 26, 2015
Posts
1,452
Likes
331
 
The 1k is better out of the box and more comfortable. Easier to get the bass out of the way if you choose to do so. The difference between a full brass shield/tube and just tabs is noticeable.

HBB - did you have to actually burn in the SZ2000 to get the most bass? I haven't done any burn in yet, currently mainly just using it for gaming, movies and VR. Should I blast it with some extreme bass stuff to get it open up a bit more?
 
     Share This Post       
post-12738755
Post #7,335 of 11,581

bigbeard

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 15, 2014
Messages
188
Reaction score
16
Joined
Jan 15, 2014
Posts
188
Likes
16
How does the impact and bass of the th900 compare to the sz200? Not sure which to get. I already own an hd800 as reference. I want something a lot more fun.
 
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 3)

Top