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Alright. Go ahead and add me. Please.
Assumed that Grado with the wood cups are SR60s(according to cable)? Anyway, nice Grados.

For those of you that say 555 after mod is a 595, it is not. Period.

This is coming from a guy who has handled 15 HD 595 and 20 HD 555.

The clamping force is different, which actually alter the sound signature. Yes, they do have the same driver, but with different enclosure/structure.
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Sup guise, Just finished my review on the Hifiman HM-101 USB DAC. Check it.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/572575/review-hifiman-hm-101-usb-dac#post_7767489
     
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Looks perfect for a laptop soundcard. I wish that was around when I was looking around, it's a lot smaller then what I ended up with.
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post #10314 of 37653
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Originally Posted by FearSC549;14997985 
Assumed that Grado with the wood cups are SR60s(according to cable)? Anyway, nice Grados.

For those of you that say 555 after mod is a 595, it is not. Period.

This is coming from a guy who has handled 15 HD 595 and 20 HD 555.

The clamping force is different, which actually alter the sound signature. Yes, they do have the same driver, but with different enclosure/structure.

This is what I figured, which is why I went up to the 595. Hopefully in good condition. I'll be keeping an eye out for future sales from you however, as my s.o. may want a pair after she listens to mine... (or ends up stealing mine and I have to get another. XD)

By the way, what is it that you do that gets your hands on so many headphones? If you don't mind me asking of course, if so don't worry about it. <3
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My impressions on HE-300:

I have these for about two weeks now and I can hardly believe how these have changed during this time. Always when I get new headphones I listen with them and leave other headphones dusting. The only ones that didn't impress me when I got them were HD800. I know sounds odd but that's how it was. Anyway when I heard the HE-300 I said to myself these probably aren't for me as I got used to brighter sound signatures but I wanted something different, something closer to HD600 and from the past experiences I knew headphones need time to start working as they should and for my ears to get accustomed to their sound signature.
I tried different amps, DACs and settled on the sightly brighter Opus dac. I am using a speaker amp's headphone outputs. I know, you must be asking what am I doing with a speaker amp if there are dedicated headphone amps (which I also own btw) which are designed to headphone's specifications and theoretically should sound better. Well this speaker amp (Azur 350A) gives me a much fuller and overall more pleasing sound than my dedicated solid state headphone amplifier. HE-300 sound really nice with it.
The headphones when I got them and also the first 30 hours sounded really muffled, like some cheap headphones which sounds like they completely forgot about treble. Coming from HD800 and HE-4 the lack of treble was even more apparent.
I kept saying to myself I need to give them more time, if nothing changes they could replace HD555 which I use for gaming and movies as they are both very comfortable.
Bass actually reminded me of HD555, while everything else reminded me of HD600.
Bass is still not as tight as the HE-4 bass but treble has really opened noticeably and they are now much more appealing than HD600 were to me.
Everything is well balanced only, as I said before, bass is not tight and extended as I would like it to be but at least there are enough quantities of it so I'm not that bothered.
I must point out that I have never tried these with the stick cable which is still wrapped and stored inside the box that everything came with. I am using the HE-6 cable (V1) which is much lighter. The finish quality of the headphones is a bit below HE-4 finish, most noticeably is the area around connectors on the cups. Velour pads are much softer and better made than the ones on HE-4, now the are at least the same thickness all around. The plastic ring that is keeping velour pads in place is skewed and consequently there is a gap between the pad and ear cup.
I don't notice any affection to the sound regarding this matter.
Most welcome change is the clamping force thanks to a less stiff headband. At first I thought these might fall off my head because I am doing so many stuff while listening with headphones but they are not loose and I was worrying for nothing. In fact after HD555 and then HD800 these are now my most comfortable headphones due to perfect clamping force, soft velour cushions and light weight.
The price is exactly the same as the one I paid for HD600. I do not own HD600 any more but those really were my reference headphones. I cannot forget its sound signature.
Comparing the two quickly I prefer HD600's tighter bass and even more intimate sound signature. HE-300 has more bass quantity, more open treble and fantastic mids. If I had to chose one over the other I would choose HE-300.
When I was ordering this headphone I only hoped it would be different enough from HE-4, which I enjoy very much, so I could have two different sound signatures for different mods; HE-4 for aggressiveness, HE-300 for relaxation but at the same time I wanted an enjoying headphone, not something I would keep just I could say I have more headphones than the next guy. And now I can happily say I got what I wanted. Two very different headphones with two different sound presentations and approaches to music and both very enjoyable.
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quick question...what are the best headphones (full size)for an MP3 player ?? (a walkman)
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I just got a pair of JVC HA-RX900 headphones in today. My God, they are so much better than my 4-year old Sennheiser HD202s.
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quick question...what are the best headphones (full size)for an MP3 player ?? (a walkman)

all depends on the budget....
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quick question...what are the best headphones (full size)for an MP3 player ?? (a walkman)

HD 25-1 II IMO if you want for walking.
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