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>Requesting purchase advice:
http://pastebin.com/hjHkKDyM

>/g/ wiki headphone FAQ:
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php?title=Headphones

>Previous thread:
>>52369566
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>>52383272
>tfw
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Recommend me a good microphone to do voiceovers and whatnot. Been looking at a AT2020. I'll be plugging it into a Steinberg UR22 Mk II. I want a desk stand for it too. The USB AT2020 comes with a nice little tripod but can't find it separate anywhere and it's not included in the standard passive AT2020 version. Any other worthwhile options or recommendations of how to mount the mic?

>>52383303
kys
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>>52383339
the at2020 is good
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>>52383339
if youre a male with a very deep voice, maybe consider the at2035. otherwise the 2020 is great
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>>52383303
< tfw you're part of the masterrace
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>>52382854
there is already a thread up
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>>52383303
>>52383373
>tfw this will make a sennshill or beyerfag salty
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>>52383382
why wasnt it linked to in the old thread?
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>>52383272
DAILY REMINDER
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akg-k7xx-massdrop-first-edition-headphones

AKG K7XX is back on massdrop
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>>52383368
I fit into that category. What makes the 2035 better for male voice? I'll be fiddling around with DSP on my computer's end anyway so extended and preferably linear FR with little self noise as possible is what I want.
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>>52383389
at least Beyers sound as good as AKG and they aren't overpriced
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>>52383373
702 vs 612 pro?
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>>52383437
702 has removeable cable
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>>52383437
K7XX
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>>52383451
that's it?
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>>52383437
K612 is slightly more neutral in the sub-bass region, but K702 has a detachable cable. They both might need an amp (K612 is slightly less sensitive) but they're not as power-hungry as most "audiophiles" say. They're both great headphones.
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>>52377761
Anyone? ;_;
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>>52383584
Piston 3
A151
GR07
HF5
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>>52383466
Would a Focusright Scarlett 2i2 be good enough for the 612 Pro?
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>>52383618
Thank you.
http://www.amazon.ca/Xiaomi-Piston-Headphone-Earbuds-Remote/dp/B00XENU9F6

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0144M9V0O?refRID=GBWJPSKFVN2Q1WSH2HP8&ref_=pd_ecc_rvi_cart_1_1_p

Are these both legit? I'm going to get a Piston 3 and an A151
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>Budget
$200-300 without AMP(flexible)
>Location
USA
>Source
My computer/phone
>Preferred type of headphone
FUll size
>Open or closed
Open
>Comfort level
I'm probably gonna be wearing them for more than 3 hours per day, so I need comfy
>Preferred tonal balance
bassy
>Past headphones
Hyperx cloud II
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>>52383634
yes it should, but I may be wrong. Wait for someone who knows these things better than me, maybe he'll tell you something more
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>>52383739
Fidelio X2
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>>52383424
akg fags btfo
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>>52383459
612 is cheaper
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>>52383672
I have no experience with Pistons directly, so you might want to do due diligence and Google for reputable sellers since fakes may be a concern.

They're definitely the best bang for buck though.
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>>52383672
piston 2 amazon sellers were fakes.
I bought my piston 3s off bigbargainonline on ebay and they were real

you should expect a LOT of bass though
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>>52383739
400i if you can find it for 300 will beat anything
k702/7xx
hd600/650
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>>52383822
>>52383794
Found this on Headfi.

I just feel like they wouldn't be able to call themselves Xiaomi on Amazon if they weren't legit.
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>>52383739
>without amp
>bassy

X2 probably? There's not too many options with that price and requirements. HD6xx have a ton of impedance around 100Hz so you need an amp for better bass, the K7 series are not bassy, and DT880-32 is not worth getting and the high impedance versions need an amp obviously.

400i has very flat bass, so not sure if it would please a basshead and you would have to hope for a sale at $300 again.
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>>52383764
(You)
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>>52383914
>We are a authorised reseller xiaomi in Canada, 100% original genuine product of xiaomi. Long time warranty! Quick delivery. Gift box provided.

why wouldn't they?
youth edition a shit btw
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>>52383975
Where do you see that?
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>>52383998
filename
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>>52384038
You can't trust that.

The way Amazon works is that vendors for a product share the same product page, so whoever created that page first wrote the description when it may not apply to every seller.
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>>52383739
>$300
>w/out amp
>full size
>open
>bassy
Literally asking for an X2. They are great btw. Be warned that the ear pads might come glued, but they have been working on this manufacturing issue for weeks now so it should be a slim chance.
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>>52384038
>Check my local NCIX
>They have them
>$40
Wat

>>52384062
Also this.
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>>52384062
often wrong
also I'm saying there's a good chance they are fakes

this is just proof they're not officially xiaomi, just kids who say they're "an official reseller"
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>>52383413
it just has a better fr at lower bass levels. on top of that it's more neutral as well. its just all around better, but its not THAT large of a difference. but neither is the price desu, you decide
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>>52383838
This.
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>>52384115
Well, I have a little firsthand experience uploading products on Amazon, and I did have to make duplicate pages when some idiot put in stuff in the description that was specific to them.

Amazon is kind of sloppy aside from pages for big, popular products that they sell themselves.
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>>52384115
http://www.amazon.ca/audio-A151-Balanced-Armature-Headphones/dp/B004OBZ2XQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1452621090&sr=1-1&keywords=a151

I guess if it's sold by Amazon it must be real? This page doesn't even show a seller and is just listed as sold by Amazon.com.ca corp or some shit.
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>going through facebook feed
>article about Xiaomi's new phone
>only mentions "battery lasts twice as long as the iphone and it's only 90€"

>>52384217
USUALLY when it's SOLD (not just shipped) by amazon it's real yeah

consider e10 instead of that if you have 50$ tho
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>>52384217
Why would there be fakes for the A151? The Pistons are both made in China and have a much bigger reputation, so obviously a bunch of fakes pop up for those.

Keep in mind that the ear fit on A151 can be finicky and needs the right tips for a seal, or you get no bass.
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>>52383916
>>52384064
I apologize for the miscommunication. I meant I'd be willing to spend $300 just on the headphones. I need an amp as well and I'll be willing to spend $200 on an amp. I should have made that more clear in my first post.
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what do you guys for sine sweep on windows?
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>>52384348
Then the HD650 would probably be the best choice for a bassy headphone in that range.

Amazon is still selling a $200 gift card package with the HD650 for $500, and you could use the gift card to pick up a Magni 2 or something.
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>>52384348
400i + O2 would be pretty fucking amazing senpai
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>>52384301
Why e10?
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>>52383916
>have a ton of impedance around 100Hz so you need an amp for better bass
Not how that works.

>>52384361
Sinegen is often discussed, not sure if it is automated. I don''t use it
I generate files and listen to them., with tickers to keep track frequency.
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>>52384407
I'm not telling you to get them, telling you to consider them
they're very highly regarded & recommended around here

also see http://pastebin.com/QQ4Gp7bQ
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would the E10k be good for the K7XX? I've been considering getting them because of the massdrop sale
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Today, I got the Skullcandy Crusher.
These are great headphones because of the low price and the bass sensation slider.
I like them a lot.
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>>52384534
Thank you for the contribution
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>>52384504
yes

the e10k massdrop sale ended, so you're too late for that,sadly

>>52384534
bass sensation slider
is it just an EQ?
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>>52384548
that's not a problem, I can just get them from amazon or my local store. Thanks for answering my question.
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>>52384534
oh yeah dude its a great headphone
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SkullcandyCrusher.pdf
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>>52384594
>doesn't have bass
what the fuck
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Redpill me on Sennheiser
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>>52384431
>Not how that works.

Really? I would think 500 ohm at 100 Hz would not play well unamped.
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>>52384581
>tfw want to post my referral link to get another referral purchase

>>52384614
what model
don't be a brand fanboy/hater
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>>52384622
already ordered bud, should've posted sooner
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What is the best headphone for Eurobeat
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k612 vs k7xx

Some people were sayhing they aren't really that different. Is that true?
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>>52384548
It's "mechanical vibration".
Search "Sensation55 Driver"
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/unique-bass-sensation-skullcandy-crusher-page-2

>>52384594
How does I read measurements?
(fuck that shit, the Crusher is great, bro)
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>>52384619
At the transducer's resonant frequency(where impedance spikes) you need less power to play loud. Around that area the headphones will play the loudest if the Zout is high relative to the headphone's nominal impedance and it's also the point where you get the best electrical damping.

>>52384678
>Some people were sayhing they aren't really that different. Is that true?
Yes.
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Maki edition /hpg/ when?
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>>52384725
>you need less power to play loud

Yeah, which is why I thought people tend to complain about boomy and uncontrolled bass for Sennheisers if you have the wrong source for them, since 598/600/650 all have that impedance spike.
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>>52384548
>bass sensation slider
>is it just an EQ?
Tactile transducer. It's a bass shaker thing.

>>52384619
>I would think 500 ohm at 100 Hz would not play well unamped.
That would be incorrect. The impedance hump is the easiest part to power, with phase angle at zero and minimized current draw.
Highest impedance at frequency means that the driver is particularly given to motion at that frequency, its resonant frequency. The impedance hump is from the current generated in opposition to the driver motion in a magnetic field, and impedance in defined as opposition to input current into the load(driver).

>>52384725
>it's also the point where you get the best electrical damping
Also not how that works. Voltage division yes, but not the damping nonsense.
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>>52384679
>Skullcandy
>Any Year?
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>>52384679
yeah man fuck measurements theyre shit
i hate proper treble and distortionless bass
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Ive narrowed it down to buying both the
>Koss PortaPro and 10' extension cable $32
>AD500x and new pads. $100

Am I making a huge mistake?
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>>52383916
>400i has very flat bass
Yes, but it eq's very well.
I have it pumped quite a bit with no noticeable downsides.
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>>52385040
400i only has mid bass, no sub bass.
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>>52385104
youre thinking of the 400s
inb4 baited
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>>52385040
I have the 400i as well, and the bass is good enough for me without EQ.

Just wasn't sure if someone specifically asking for "bassy" headphones would take to them.
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>>52385118
nope.
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>>52384694
theyre the same thing essentially. but most professionals use the 7506 now
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>>52385451
are they even measured?
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>>52385157
Are you retarded?
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>>52385611
doesnt even matter what his problem is
i stopped talking to him
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>>52385611
No. Are you?
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I'm going to use it for games and nothing else. Mostly microphone.
Pick one for me /hpg/.
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>>52385889
hyperx cloud 1
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>>52385889
>>52385932

m40x/7506 with a zmmic is still significantly better tho
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>>52386013
yep
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>>52384431
>I generate files and listen to them., with tickers to keep track frequency.
would you encode something and send it to me? these softwares have some unusual stuff going on
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No
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Another retailer i can buy from.
Will order today after deciding which one.

>>52385932
82€ is a bit pricey, but if nobody gives me a cheaper option, i can go with these.

>>52386013
I don't see any m40x/7506.
I can only buy from the list.
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Opinion on Sennheiser HD451 please? I'm looking for something over ear, closed, that is a tier below m40x/7506.
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>>52386153
>I don't see any m40x/7506.
>I can only buy from the list.
get cloud hyperx then

>82€ is a bit pricey, but if nobody gives me a cheaper option, i can go with these.
well you can buy any of the cheaper ones if you want absolutely trash audio & mic quality, but you might aswell just play without a headset then
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>>52386153
the hyperx cloud are literally the only decent headset in existence. and even then, theyre not actually good, theyre just not literal trash
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>>52386422
original siberias were also decent, albeit overpriced, no?
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>>52386430
i mean, no. theyre outperformed by a 30 dollar set of superlux hd681, well, 30 dollars here in clapistan anyway
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>>52386366
hd 681/668b, maybe takstar pro 80 if you can get them cheap
don't think just because it's a big name brand that they'll be good
>>52386459
well, the cloudx are at the same level
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>>52386489
>don't think just because it's a big name brand that they'll be good
yeah i know, i'm just clueless about that range
all 3 you mentioned are unavailable in my country. how about akg, i'm seeing some models around $50, could they be worth it?
https://www.skroutz.gr/c/1860/Over_Ear.html?order_by=pricevat&order_dir=asc&page=1 here's the site i'm buying from if you want to help.
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Do the marshall major II's need an amp? They've got 64 Ohms. If anyone has any comment on them please share it.
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>>52386089
Sinegen itself is fine but gets hosted by shady sites.

You can run sweeps online here:
>http://onlinetonegenerator.com/frequency-sweep-generator.html
Or download generated files from here:
http://www.audiocheck.net/audiofrequencysignalgenerator_sweep.php

I can make some files later, but not right now.
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>>52386546
guessing .gr is greece?
does amazon.co.uk or amazon.de not deliver to greece?

If you can scrable some money together, the K240s are also a good pair of headphones and I think they should be slightly below 7506/m40x

>>52386596
could you post a review on them once you try them out? People have been asking how they are. Ohms don't really determine if they need an amp
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>>52386639
oh thanks, this should be fine
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>>52386654
Thanks. I never tried ordering from amazon, but yes they do ship to Greece.

I'm considering the K240, do you know if they need an amp and if they are comfortable? I sometimes have problems with my glasses when wearing headphones.
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>>52386596
No.

>>52386654
>could you post a review on them once you try them out?
They are shit.

http://en.goldenears.net/GR_Headphones/8958
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>>52384755
Make sure you make one.

https://a.uguu.se/tymbzf_card_703.png
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>>52386788
if amazon is an option then the superlux headphones are back into the game again

If you have glasses, I'm not sure if the m40x is a good idea

if the k240s aren't that comfortable you could always get velour pads for them

>>52386812
holy fuck that graph looks awful
I expected them to just try to make a quick buck off the marshall brand name
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Guys i'm planning on buying a UR22MkII along side the AKG 612 Pro

Good combo or does anyone recommend something else?
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>>52386999
If you don't need the features of an audio interface past the headphone output, get an O2. Otherwise that's a decent cheap interface.
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>>52386942
Alright. What does the term 'semi open' mean exactly, will I have a problem using the superlux on public transport?
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>>52387034
I have a microphone and want to buy a pair of bookshelf speakers too
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>>52387044
probably only to the person sitting next to you
I have the SR850 which is a HD681 clone, from 40-50cm away I can't hear anything being leaked at a reasonable volume even in silent surroundings, so you should be fine on public transport
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>>52386999
looks a bit overkill
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>>52387472

>>52387058
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>>52387044
semi open is x2

fully open is he400i
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>>52387472
see >>52387058 plus I can use the extra input line to connect a console

Since headphone impedance is such a tricky thing, as are other factors such as the important amp, I wanted to knw if the UR22MkII is a good DAC/Amp to connect a AKG K612 Pro
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Ello
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>>52387562
fair enough then
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I have the Kingston Hyperx Cloud headset.
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hi my friends. heres the current state of things
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got a casio ctk 3200 from the parents for Christmas, looking for a decent set of headphones to let me enjoy playing it without bothering the neighbors

Will also be wanting to use this with my PC but that's about it. As long as they're mildly durable and won't fall apart in the next few years I'll probably enjoy them.

(for reference, the most my family has delved into headphones was a set of noice cancelling bose QC2s, and I'm fairly certain those are overpriced for what they are)
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>>52387850
mdr 7506/v6 & ATH M40x are pretty neutral, especially at that pricepoint and they're closed so sound won't leak

those do seem overpriced yeah, reviews are also pretty bad
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>>52386374
>>52386422
Ordered. I'm getting them in 2 days.
I hope you guys are right.
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>>52388268
don't expect a wow factor, they're still only bearable
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>>52388290
Compared to these, i'm sure they're going to be better.
Had these for 3 years now, but mic stopped working.
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On the topic of Piston hunting, why wouldn't I just buy these?

http://www.mi.com/en/headphones3/
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>>52388352
you could shove a vibrator into your anus, connect it to your 3.5mm port and you'd get better sound and mic than those
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>>52388355
go ahead
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>tfw ITS SO COLD IN THE D HOW DA FUCK DO WE POST TO KEEP PEACE?
>tfw you pullin up to mconalds and know to check to make sure your window can roll down
>tfw it doesnt and you have to park and go inside
#firstworldproblems
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>>52384534
Okay. Legit question reading up on those. They have a built-in amp. The built-in amp runs off of a AA battery.

Bluetooth headphones exist. Bluetooth headphones have rechargeable batteries. Rechargable batteries are cheap as shit. Why does the Crusher's built-in amp use AAs?
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>Budget
£250, including dac/amp in needed.
>Location
UK
>Source
Computer
>Preferred type of headphone
Over-ear
>Open or closed
Closed
>Comfort level
Extremely comfortable
>Preferred tonal balance
Flat, maybe slightly bassy
>Preferred music
Rap, pop & games (CS:GO)
>Past headphones
N/A

Feel free to ask any questions.
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>>52388268
It's funny that the only decent headset is just a copy (Takstar) of a copy (Beyer).
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>>52389306
NAD HP50
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>>52389548
Do you know what they are like comfort wise?
As the cups seem fairly small when compared with other headphones.
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>>52389630
theyre huge iirc
what pics are you looking at of them?
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>>52389630
>>52389548
Actually, they look bigger than I first thought.
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>>52389649
yeah most people dont like them because theyre goofily large rather than small.
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>>52389643
I was looking on Amazon, having now seen someone wearing them I realise they are bigger than I thought. >>52389670
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>>52389630
NAD HP50 largely the same as PSB M4U1.
Cup interior is small and somewhat low on earlobe space, exterior is much larger.
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>>52389681
yep. theyre definitely the phones for you.
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>>52389706
I was originally looking for open headphones because of the larger soundstage, but my condenser microphone seems to pickup sound leakage from my current open headphones.
And it seems that the NAD HP50's have a fairly wide soundstage anyway.
Thank you!
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>>52389741
np good sir. enjoy
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Do i really need a DAC?
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>>52390666
you already have one
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Is this the /hpg/?
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>>52390780
yes. its the only one that has a link to it in the previous thread. the other ones are retarded
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>>52390666
see >>52390682

now clean that dust off your desk and stop using direct flash.
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Sennheiser Game zero or PC 363D? They're both $200 and the only headsets that don't hurt my head due to my glasses. Alternative options are also appreciated.
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>>52390883
have you tried hyper x cloud?
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Trying again...

Thinking of getting open headphones but my computer is loud as fuck. It needs new cpu fans and case fans and a new case which will be a lot of work and $. When I listen to closed headphones I dont hear any of this. What do?
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so who hype as fuck here?
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>>52390960
if they werent always noisy, theyre probably only loud because of dust.
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>>52390962
is this a joke?
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>>52390991
why would it be? i mean i realize why it doesnt seem like it would be good (at all), but lol, i dont run audeze
https://www.audeze.com/products/microphones/planar-magnetic-microphones
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>>52390960
do open headphones let noise in that much?

i was considering buying the akg k612 pro
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>>52390962
> stereo microphone is just double the price

I'm not buying two mono units to justify this shit
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>>52391070
why did you ignore my post? have you tried getting dust out of your cpu heatsink
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>>52391099
what?
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>>52390989
its an old cpu with stock cooler. I hear the fans rev up all the time. I cleaned the dust out and it still does it.
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Can the next thread please have Maki in it?
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>>52391137
dude, i was going to do it... if im online when we need a new thread
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>>52388874
The previous version of the Crusher was the Skullcrusher which also used an AA battery.
Maybe Skullcandy played it safe and didn't want to use a different way for a battery-powered headphones.
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I've got $150 allocated to spend on some headphones, spending less does not bother me as long as it works for what I need.

Extreme sound isolation and comfort, I play drums and need to be able to hear a metronome/click track through my headphones while not ruining my ears with cymbal crashes.

I have HD 558s for music and have tried v-moda lp2s as well, both are very nice. I'm not sure how isolating the lp2s are as I only had them for a day and never drummed with them.
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>>52391137
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>>52391458
m50x + hm5 pads
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We've got Maki in headphone generals, desktop generals, now we need daily programming threads and friendly linux threads.

And that's not counting the random Maki thread that pops up almost everyday.

Have another for more headphone generals.
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Thought this would be the best place to ask, I just bought a pair of Sony MDR 7506s, only problem is, when I move/tilt them I can hear something small rolling/moving inside them. I don't notice anything wrong sound wise but I don't want to wait for fucking ages to send these back to get a replacement, it's really fucking annoying because if the volume isn't up high and I tilt my head I hear what sounds like a tiny ball bearing or something rolling around inside the driver/cup area, but since it's against my ear it's very annoying.

Anyone know what it is and is it an indication something is damaged inside?
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>>52391597
i have maki in my life
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>>52391597
I didn't think we could do it but we are winning. The mods can't stop the Maki takeover.
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>that feel when K7xx master race
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>>52390666
no you need a new headphone
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>>52384141
k good, ordered the at2035.
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>>52391821
nice. you definitely will not be disappointed (i have it too)
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>>52391629
thats weird as hell, i have no idea. either something came loose or somehow it managed to find its way in there in the factory or something?
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>>52391713
Is this Massdrop exclusive K7XX really that good. I know the price is damn good, but the headphones?
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Hey /g/, should I just keep using the stock Shure olive tips or should look for a new one? SE846, by the way. What are some recommended eartips for it?
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Been looking at either DT 880's or maybe some 990's for the near future. Opinions?
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Are there still good cheap desk mics or are clip-on the newest thing if you're on a low budget?

My piece of shit headset that I used as a microphone for the last 8 years or so died on me and I need a replacement for around $20.
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>>52391458
>>52391562
Any other suggestions?
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Velour or leathery pads on closed headphones?
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>>52392267
They're fine, most people just stick with the Olives.
Westone Star or Comply T100/Premium as possible alternatives.

>>52392448
XPT100, maybe.

>>52392340
Preference is to DT 880, since it doesn't have quite the substantial treble that makes the 990 so much more...difficult to tolerate.
DT 880 isn't exactly treble shy either, but 990 is more likely to go past most tolerance range here.
990 has a boosted midbass giving it a V-shaped sound profile.
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>>52392247
yes it is
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>>52392567
Those xpt100s seem good for the price but everyone recommends in ear monitors. I know this is a headphone general, but does anyone know anything about in ears for drumming? Obviously I can use my other headphones for normal music listening, these will be a 1 purpose thing anyway, noise cancelling is what I need.
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>still using thick tangling cables like a pleb
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>>52392779
For isolation, in ears under headphones/earmuffs are the ultimate solution. Never tried drumming specifically.

Shure and Etymotic are the go to for isolation. The tips are a decent factor in their high isolation though.

>>52392872
Is that one of those Linum cables?
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So... Which should i get.

I'm considering :
>Audiotechnica M50x - Green limited edition
or
>AKG K 553 Pro

Upgrading from Rocknation Avaitors. Pic related.
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Anyone have any experience with the Fiio X3-2 or Hidisz AP100 to compare what one seemed better?
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>>52392247
http://www.head-fi.org/t/752994/my-akg-comparison-k7xx-k712-65th-annies-and-the-rest-to-stop-this-confusion

They are good
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>>52392977
AKG K553 pro by a long shot the m50x is kind of a overpriced meme
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>>52392362
anything $10-$20 is fine if you are not doing any special recordings
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>>52392977
I own a pair of K550's and Sennheiser HD 7 DJ so I'm pretty much in the same situation.
My K550's were my main headphones for about a year. They are great headphones, very spacious and sound great, however they're extremely bulky to lug around outside your house. Only downside is they lack removable cable.
If you want inside headphones get the K553, if you're looking for something to take on the go consider the M50x or another small form factor headphones with detachable cable.
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>Budget
$100
>Location
US
>Source
desktop, laptop, phone
>Preferred type of headphone
over ear
>Open or closed
either
>Comfort level
11/10
>Preferred tonal balance
neutral, but flexible
>Preferred music
well recorded
>Past headphones
Grado SR60i only thing of note
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>>52392930
http://www.amazon.com/MEE-audio-Universal-Fit-Noise-Isolating-Detachable/dp/B00SLVB71Q/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

how about these bad boys? 40 bucks, not bad, read a few drummer's reviews, they were pretty positive.
not sure how to get these setup properly, anyone know anything about using in ears for gigs/band practice?
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>>52392550
real leather.

Velour just gets nasty.
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>>52393136
AKG K 240
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>>52393070
well. i plan on taking them everywhere I go. lighter and detachable cable will be a plus, since i'll probably ruin the cable just like all my other headphones.

M50's look nicer too.

>>52393035
Why would you say they're an overpriced meme? this is the first knock on them I have heard around here.
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>>52393217
They aren't. They are great for the price and you can get bundles on Amazon lowering the price. Hell I got mine for $99 with a $25 gift card (no longer available).
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>>52393217
They used to be way cheaper but are almost the same price as the K553 pro. When reddit and every tech reviewer nuthugged the m50 the price when way up, so sound quality wise they are no match for the K553 pro
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Hey guys I have $100 to spend on an amp for my K612 Pro. Does it matter if I spend more? Or is it just a few mundane features? I am looking at the Fiio E6, is this good?
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>>52393328
fiio e10k is better
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>>52393339
not him, but what about the A3?
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>>52393339
I'm open to spending more, would it just be a waste to spend more in this price range?
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>>52393041
Nah, quality doesn't really matter, I just need it for gaming communication. A decent loudness from a comfortable position would be the thing I'd like.

Are you talking about something like pic related or some clip-on solution?
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>>52393148
>these setup properly
Besides inserting into ears? Nothing else to it, just pick a tips for comfort and isolation.

>>52393328
>Does it matter if I spend more?I am looking at the Fiio E6, is this good?
-Is it too quiet?
-Is the output impedance too high (fixable by equalization)?
-Is there noise/EMI or hiss to it?
-Does it sound distorted as you start to crank up the volume?
If the answer is no, then that is your answer.

>Or is it just a few mundane features?
Basically, but some people may not think them mundane.
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>>52393568
Thank you. I've seen that the Hifiman EF2A is good with K612. I will see if I need an amp after I get the K612 on thursday, I don't know if paying the extra $160 is justifiable.
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>>52393568
yeah wrong thread for that question, I was talking about with sound equipment and what not but it's actually pretty easy after I saw a video about it, thanks
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>>52393568
>>52393830
Also, does an amp really preserve clarity? I am willing to purchase one but most people seem so stubborn and ignorant when they talk about them so I can't decide if it's even necessary at all.
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>>52393857
A good amp will clean up unwanted interference (hissing)
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Before you guys say anything, I got these as a gift in Dec 2013, But they snapped two months later due to being shit, They are still my portable use headphones to this day, What do you guys recommend as a replacement portable headphone as these things no longer have clamping pressure and sound worse than my desktop's Sennheiser HD202.
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Added some stuff to my M50x's to make them comfier when I'm in Premiere and Logic for six hours at a time. The velour pads are fantastic and I really like the feel of the wool cover on my head rather than the pleather.

Also I got this cool aluminum stand that matches my PC case for like $15 so it's been a fun week
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>>52393857
>does an amp really preserve clarity?
A well built audio amp does. The purpose of an audio amp is to only affect signal level, and you can do this well enough with a headphone load for not too much cost.
The checklist from before is a summary of how the audio quality can be affected.

>Hifiman EF2A
Hifiman isn't known for their electronics competence.
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>>52393914
>he doesnt print his own stands like >>52383303
pleb
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>>52393914
sauce on the velour pads?
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>>52394041
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/ath-m50x-velour-earpads
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>>52394215
>massdrop stopped offering overseas shipping last time
>hm5 pads shipping doubles the price on amazon
>go for shitty chink pads instead
>this fucking thing pops up

fugg
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>>52394041
>>52394215
In case you have Amazon Prime, you can find the same pair there for the same price. I got mine over the weekend since I didn't wanna wait.
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What's a DAC supposed to do? I don't get it.

I've seen multiple pages that says "it turns 1s and 0s into analog signals" but isn't that what computers do already? They take ~350 to 758 thousand 1s or 0s per second to measure the amplitude and then turns that into a signal that it sends to speakers/headphones/whatever. I get that it's imperfect and can distort audio, but how does converting a distorted audio feed into something else somehow make it better?

Is it just another meme like gentoo?
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amperior superior
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>>52394380
Soundwaves aren't 1s and 0s.

All a DAC does is take that and turn into an analog signal. Yes computers do this already. Computers use a DAC to do that.
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>$500 headphones
>only listen to anime music
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>>52394945
tfw using $25 headphones for actual microphone monitoring.
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>>52391821
Maki mama > Maki
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So am I like, the only one who has enjoys the X2 anymore?
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>>52395294
Nah, I'm still enjoying mine.

what cables are those?
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I want to get an XLR mic, probably an AT2020. Don't really know shit about mics. What does an audio interface have over a preamp?
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>>52395333
AudioMinor Cryogenic Copper cables

http://www.head-fi.org/products/audiominor-headphone-cables/reviews/12650
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>>52395294
yes
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>>52395367
>buzzwords: the review
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>>52395391
>>52395425
Aw c'mon fellas! Let me enjoy my stuff free of ridicule!
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Are there and wireless headsets that don't suck?
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>>52395546
Headsets in general suck let alone wireless ones.
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>>52394713
>>52395294
>>52395333
>memephones
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>>52395559
Yeah but there's always that hidden gem that "sucks s little less".

I tried watching some reviews but it really was just shilling.

Aldo doesn't have to be a headset I suppose, some wireless headphones and a desk Mic would be fine.
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>>52395171
idk familiar

How are the DT880 Black Editions?
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>>52395660
don't get a headset you dumb nigger
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>>52395660
I used shitty gaming headsets for a decade till I finally decided to go with an AKG K702 and modmic along with a Schiit Magni/Modi. Best investment I'v made in my PC yet. Dramatic results compared to gaming headsets.

I've used all sorts of headsets from cheapo Fatality edition ones to those pricey Razor ones. They're just varying shades of shit.
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Any opinions on the Denon AH-D600, is it good?
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>>52391010
Who would pay premium for a brand that isn't known for microphones?
If you want to spend big bucks on a high-end product at least choose a brand with some heft behind it and a product with good reviews.
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>>52393882
fill out the damn form in the OP
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>>52395568
Superior memephones yes
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How much better is the HD800S compared to just modding the HD800?
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>>52395349
>What does an audio interface have over a pre
More features and this depends on the audio interface in use.
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Does anyone here own a pair of Mad Dogs? I'm surprised MrSpeakers stuff isn't more commonly discussed here.
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>>52396491
I just need something to drive the mic, really. I guess there's no point in me getting an interface then.
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>>52396484
It's the same headphone aside from the mod/resonator thing. Who knows if(or when) someone manages to design a mod which is more effective than what Sennheiser made for the HD 800S at reducing the 6kHz peak. EQ does the same thing but more effectively.

>>52396688
Well as you probably are going to be using the mic with your computer, you need a microphone preamp and an ADC with a suitable connection for your PC(like USB). Interfaces generally have these built in and they are fairly affordable. You can of course use the ADC line in on your motherboard if you just have a preamp but most Integrated line in jacks are terrible. Up to you.
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>>52396683
There's no reason to waste money on Mr. Speakers when Fostex has already updated their T50rp line and that costs nearly half the price. Unless you want to waste money on an Ether.
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>>52383272
Memes aside, is the Logitech G633 a good headset for $150AUD?
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>>52396906
all headsets are shit
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>>52396728
I have an Xonar Essence STX, which I assume will handle ADC at least decently. Thanks for the heads up though.
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>>52396961
What's something else you'd recommend, then? Similar price with around $12 spare for a shitty Zalman clip on mic
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>>52396974
AKG K612 pro
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>>52397006
>similar priced
>this
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>>52397026
>ausland
shit nigger
ebay is often pretty fucking expensive

m40x/m50x, 7506/v6, hd558, SHP9500, Pro 80, Hi 2050, k240, ...
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>>52397152
thanks for the suggestions
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>>52397152
>m40x/m50x
M40X is around $139, thanks, M50X is around $200
>mdr7506
Around $135
>hd558
Around $200
>SHP9500
Can't even find it.
>Pro 80
s h i t
>Hi 2050
s h i t
>k240
$129

Out of the K240, M40X, MDR7506, which should I get, and why?
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>>52397026
>being a poorfag
save for it then
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>>52397206
AKG K240
neutral and comfy
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>>52397217
With it's semi-open technology bullshit, does it cancel out noise well?
There's always car alarms or hoons that are so loud…
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>>52397217
>getting the K240 over the 7506 or M40x at the same price

Why would he do that?
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>>52397026
Man I'm completely uneducated on audio equipment and been looking to get my first non bargain bin set of headphones and Aussie prices just get me down.
Theres a lot more pressure to not fuck up when shit is this expensive.
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Just wanted to say that my Fidelio X2 is legitimately one of the worst-sounding headphones I've listened to, ever.

> the midrange is recessed to ridiculous levels. listening to something with vocals? good luck. like, there's V-shaped and then there's this.
> it's veiled. holy shit is it veiled. there is so little discernible detail in most of the frequency range. it feels like I have hearing damage
> the soundstage that reviews raved about is really quite small compared to other open headphones

I wanted to like these because they're good looking, well built and comfortable.
but... please don't buy this memephone.
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Headphone pleb here, got Sennheiser Momentum v1 for about $90, was it a good deal?

Love them so far, though they could get a bit uncomfortable after a long period of use. The midrange also seems a tad too weak.
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>tfw fidelios
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>>52387587
>Blank Banshee
>My nigga
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>>52397241
>there are always car alarms that are so loud
in what nigger hood do you live
get the m40x or 7506 then, they isolate more
It could be that the lack of sound isolation is due to my velour pads but I doubt it
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>>52397361
>in what nigger hood do you live
Melbourne
Which has more quality audio?
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>>52397388
they're both really good.
I think 7506 has a slight edge, but I'm not sure
I've heard it being said often that the m40x has a lot of clamp, but I occasionally hear that about 7506 too. So it might just be shitposting

We're not here to decide for you, do your own research now that you got some good options, you shouldn't be disappointed no matter which of the two you buy
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I'll get the 7506, then. Thanks for the advice, /g/oys! Was nice meeting you, I'm back off to >>>/b/ now.
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>>52397423
This (>>52397447) was meant for you.
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>>52397454
get some dubs for me
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>>52397295
From the Fidelio's QC issues, you might have gotten a defective pair.

I wouldn't know though. Might be worth it to exchange.
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>>52394380
>What's a DAC supposed to do? I don't get it.
Converts a digital signal("0s and 1s") into an analog one. Signal goes from digital samples into a sine wave.

>but isn't that what computers do already?
Any PC has at least one DAC used for audio signals so yes, computers do this already since they already have a DAC built onto the motherboard.

>I get that it's imperfect and can distort audio, but how does converting a distorted audio feed into something else somehow make it better?
A discrete DAC just takes the digital signal(samples) in and then converts them into a sine wave just like the DAC on your motherboard does. You are not sending the "distorted" sine wave from your computer's integrated DAC to an external DAC, that would not be even possible. An external DAC bypasses the DAC in your PC and they ideally have lower distortion.

>Is it just another meme like gentoo?
Meme is meaningless word on /g/ so my answer is no. There are situations where you should be getting an external DAC. Mostly in situations where you are hearing audible hiss, interference or any unwanted noise from the output. Some discrete DACs also have more features than your motherboard has.
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>>52397468
ok, will do.
CHECK THESE DUBS!
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>>52397489
shit
check em
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>>52397217
It's not neutral.
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>>52397522
I thought the same, aren't they v shaped?
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>>52397547
Yes.
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Browsing this thread makes the K553 Pro look like the sort of headphones I want to go with but holy fuck I dont understand why some of these companies are so strict on who they sell their products to.
I can't find a single online store anywhere that will ship them to Australia.
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>>52395294
X2 was designed by Philips engineers with the sole purpose of entertaining their customers, then it's not uncommon to find its sound enjoyable and funny. Still, the X2 are far from being accurate.

>>52397295
It sounds like you don't like the sound signature of the X2. I had your same impressions on the X2, then I decided to buy the AKG K702, which is more neutral, more accurate and more detailed. I love the K702 now, infact I'll send my X2 back to Amazon soon and ask for refund. I suggest you to try a mote neutral headphone and see if you like it more.

>>52397471
> defective pair.
This only affects the build quality of the X2 though. Many people (me included) used to think that the bad sound out of their X2 was also due to QC issues, but at the end I realized that this is just how X2 sounds. Hearing perception drastically change from person to person. Most people don't mind an overly enhanced midbass and recessed mids, others do.
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>>52397764
I think the K553 is a special case in that they are a burgerland-only edition of the K550.

>>52397810
Just heard reports of certain X2s sounding much worse than others.
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>>52397819
>Just heard reports of certain X2s sounding much worse than others.
Unless they own two X2 and they can compare their sound, they'll never know. Hearing is extremely subjective: what sounds good to me may sound bad to you and vice versa.
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Thoughts on A900X vs M50?
I'm looking for closed back headphones in that general price range and it looks like I can't obtain K553 down under.
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>>52396814
wat? u realize mad dogs sound nothing like the t50rp right
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>>52397295
I had the exact same impressions. Got my money back from Amazon.

My pair also had glued pads, pads leaking dye and the metallic finish on the edges chipping/flaking off after 2 weeks. Disgusting.
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>>52397850
X2 production was/is managed by two different manufacturers, WOOX and Gibson. I have heard reports of audible differences from people who have had pairs from both manufacturers, with the consensus being the WOOX pairs were generally better.
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>>52397957
I have a pair of X2 made by WOOX, and yet my judgement on them isn't different from what >>52397295 says. People on reddit also said that only Gibson's pairs had glued earpads, but this is also false, because my pair has glued earpads too. From what I saw, this thing is just random.
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>>52397997
Sorry, I wasn't trying to imply that there were clear cut differences between the two, just that inconsistencies would be explained by the change in manufacturer.

I don't think it's a sound signature thing at all, because people should already have an idea of what to expect just by listening to an experienced reviewer describe them.
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>>52397915
Might as well get DT770 over M50 in that price range.
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>>52398059
Is there a problem with getting the 80ohms version compared to the other two versions?
I've never owned a decent pair of headphones in my life and I have no idea what any of this means.
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>>52397522
>>52397547
>>52397606
faggots and shills
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>>52398117
80ohm is the usual recommended version.
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>>52398171
that's you. for months you've been doing nothing but sucking akg's dick and recommeding nothing but akg headphones even if there are better options available. fuck off.
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>>52398025
> people should already have an idea of what to expect just by listening to an experienced reviewer describe them.
Zeos dedicated the biggest part of his video on the X2 to the illustration of its physical structure. When he was asked to tell a bit more about its sound, he simply used some audiophiles expressions ("crispy highs, wide soundstage, tight bass"), which, in my opinion, don't help much to build an idea over the sound of a headphone. Again, the best judge of the sound of a headphone is one's ears, at least when measurements are missing.
Tyll provided measurements for the X2, but he himself admitted that they are much worse than how the X2 sounds to his ears (a really subjective statement). It is as if he was saying: "yeah I know, the X2 has shit measurements, but trust me, they sound ok to me!". Some people on reddit also said that Tyll has dealings with Philips; I didn't have the chance to confirm the validity of this assumption, but I wouldn't trust his opinion as a precaution. Also he's biased in favour of bassy/bass-enhancing heapdhones. Have you ever wondered why he put the HE400S and the X2 in his Hall of Fame, while leaving the AKG K7-- and the Beyer DT880 out? If you look at his measurements, both the Beyer and the AKG K702 don't measure worse thand the HD600. He said that he left the K702 out, because its bass isn't as good as HD650.
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>>52398226
>zeos
>tyll
I said experienced reviewers. I consider them both idiots who fail to draw any concrete conclusions.
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>>52398171
>discussing the soundprofile is shilling for other companies
lmao
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>>52398251
Oh ok pardon. What reviewers were you thinking about then?
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>>52398226
Tyll picked the HD600 over the more bassy HD650 though, and the 400s is one of the few planars with bass roll-off (which is one of the reasons the 400s doesn't get much recommended elsewhere). So it's not as simple as that/

But yes, some of his picks are a little strange.
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>>52398189
Alright thanks man.
Looking forward to trying these out.
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>tfw you bought into the m50x meme
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>>52398300
If you got them for under $120 it's not awful. You can even get the velour pads on Massdrop right now and reduce the bass while greatly increasing comfort, addressing the two main concerns of M50x.

But I hope you didn't actually pay $160 for them.
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>>52398276
I prefer written reviews. You don't need a popular YouTube channel or following to be able to get your point across. I personally look at written reviews across as many websites as I can, including user reviews on head-fi, and try to go through the reviewers background to see their opinions on other headphones that I have heard as well as their musical taste if it's not stated explicitly in the review.

People like Tyll, Lance, Zeos lack any sort of real critique and in the particular case of Zeos he is sent most of the stuff he reviews by people who bought the product but wanted him to review it first, so it's understandable why he would go easy. Maybe he is honestly an easy to please manchild, who knows. Every time I watch a new one of his reviews he says it's the best thing ever and you shouldn't buy anything else even though he has said that about multiple products in the past.

Tyll gained his popularity by providing measurements on a wide variety of headphones at a time where Changstar was dying/dead.
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>>52398283
Yeah, Tyll's supposed bias towards bassy headphones is just a suspicion of mine, I didn't want to sound like I grasped everything right.
At the end, I think that relying on a headphone's reviewer (be he experienced or not) is risky. The best thing would be to try out as many headphones as one can. Amazon's return policies allow this quite well. Again, even the HD600, which is higly praised by almost any reviewer, might sound bad to someone's ears. When it comes to headphones (and, generally speaking, to hearing) personal taste is the only thing that counts.
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>>52398351
I think it's more like Tyll is treble-sensitive (as in that meme video of him wincing at Ultrasones), so he would obviously not like the K7 series and DT880s as much due to their treble peaks.
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>>52398326
129 including shipping, but still.
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>>52398383
If you want to double down, you can get the velour pads as I mentioned.

What do you not like about them?
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>>52398218
lol i dont own akgs you autist
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>>52398375
>K702
>treble peak
lol
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>>52398402
Very narrow soundstage. Sound is far from as detailed and clear as people make it out to be. Uncomfortable when worn for longer than ~2hours, which I guess could be fixed by the velour pads.
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>>52397764
>>52397819
if you can get them in shitpostland go for it, they are pretty gud
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>>52397295
>>52397942
>>52397997

good to see I'm not the only one. I'm sending mine back to Amazon. fortunately Amazon's return policy is so godlike even though I'm shipping them overseas.
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>>52398419
i never said you did.
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>>52398442
Well, relatively. If I recall, Tyll likes all three of the Big 3 but his issue with the K7s was that they sound slightly "hard" and treble-emphasized to him. In the measurements, what stands out is that 2.4khz peak in the mids.

>>52398464
Yeah, unfortunately the M50s have a closed-in and slightly metallic sound.
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New thread

>>52398752
>>52398752
>>52398752
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Best headphones for gaming? Prefer open back. Have been getting into light streaming lately. Good microphone recommendations?

Was looking at AD900x's. No clue about microphones though. Headphone budget is 150ish and microphone budget is unknown. I don't know what they really go for.

Prefer bassy for the head phones. I listen to dubstep and rap mainly for the beats.
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>>52399835
HD681 EVO plus modmic. Avoid Sennheiser open headphones like plague. They're overpriced and not really worth for gaming.
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>>52399881
AD900X is audio technica not sennheiser.
Modmic was my preferred choice since Xbox one compatibility.

Why only 45$ headphones? I know price doesn't directly relate to quality but are those really the best I can get in my price range? Keep in mind 150 budget is headphone allocated. That's not my budget for mic.
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>>52399919
>AD900X is audio technica not sennheiser.
I know it ofc, I was just giving you a tip

> Why only 45$ headphones?
Because HD681 EVO are the first bassy headphones that are suitable to gaming that come into my mind for your budget
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>>52399975
Is the overall quality good? I've used high end headphones and I'd be more disappointed buying 45$ headphones that don't sound good than spending 150$ on a pair that sounds only slightly better than the 45$ pair.
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>>52400113
> I've used high end headphones
which ones?

> I'd be more disappointed buying 45$ headphones that don't sound good than spending 150$ on a pair that sounds only slightly better than the 45$ pair.
oh well, headphones like the AKG K612 or even the Sennheiser HD558 cost less than 150$ and they surely sound better than the Superlux, but they're not bassy.
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>>52400267
I don't need my ears to rumble off. But I'd definitely like to hear some of the lower Spectrum sounds with good clarity. Nice sharp highs and nice humming lows. Don't need to roar.

A couple different sets I've demo'd at stores and friends houses. Most notably the DT990's that my younger brother got for early Christmas.
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