Which headphones have the best timber, tone and texture?
Sep 3, 2009 at 5:10 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 21

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Simple question: Which headphones have the best timber, tone and texture? Like the bite of a trumpet or the texture of a bow across strings? I'm looking for something amoung the topshelf 'phones that gives real density to the sound.
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Sep 3, 2009 at 6:09 PM Post #4 of 21

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I love the K 1000, but for timbre, tone and texture I would prefer the PS 1000.
 
Sep 3, 2009 at 6:50 PM Post #6 of 21

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Best timber would be the ESW9. Gotta love that rich mahogany
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Darn - you beat me.
 
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I don't have a ton of experience with headphones, but one of the first things I was impressed with when listening to the Denon ah-d5000's was pretty much exactly that: timbre, tone, and texture. I thought they sounded pretty dang remarkable in that regard. I ended up not keeping them due to the bass quantity, but that is a different matter.
 
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Quote:

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I don't have a ton of experience with headphones, but one of the first things I was impressed with when listening to the Denon ah-d5000's was pretty much exactly that: timbre, tone, and texture. I thought they sounded pretty dang remarkable in that regard. I ended up not keeping them due to the bass quantity, but that is a different matter.


If you like the timbre, tone, and texture you hear on the D5000, be prepared to be amazed when you get to hear the K1000 in a quiet environment.
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Sep 3, 2009 at 7:36 PM Post #11 of 21

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The k1000 eh? I was afaird of that. Out of production headphones don't interest me much. I'm also surprised there is no mention of eletrostatic phones.

@thread. Oops must have been posting at the same time. :p
 
Sep 3, 2009 at 8:24 PM Post #12 of 21

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HD 800 for me. I haven't heard another headphone that comes close, maybe the HE 90.
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Sep 3, 2009 at 8:33 PM Post #14 of 21

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Yes, the HD-800 gets just about everything right. I like my DT48 almost as much, but it doesn't have the same soundstage or bass depth. The K-240DF, K-1000 and HP-2 are also excellent.

The best I've heard, however, is still the Quad ESL-63. You can find a pair in good shape for less than a HD-800, too. If you have the room, they are wonderful.
 

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