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Hey all.

In the market to pick up headphones in the next few days. I'm a fan of a balanced sound signature, with good bass extension. Bass does not need to be overwhelming, but should be present down to rather low tones. Being a fan of almost every genre, I want it to sound just as good for both my Philip Glass rich cello and bass tones as my hardstyle. Preferably open, so as to vent heat, as my ears do get hot, and comfort is a very large part of this decision.

Budget is $235 max, on amazon only.

Considering:

the DT880 250ohms, for their balanced sound signature and comfort (weak sub bass is slightly offputting)

Used HD600s, for the reference sound and fairly good bass response from an open headphone. I keep on hearing about the Senn veil, can someone explain what this veil sounds like exactly?

AKG k701(2) are out of the question. I hear the bass is anemic.

Any suggestions? I'll be running it off of my STX, and will probably be building myself a bottlehead crack tube amp come the new year.
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I highly recommend the DT880s, I wouldnt call the bass "weak", it is natural and gives a faithful reproduction , which in my eyes is a far greater quality than artificially enhanced bass. As for comfort, I often wear mine long after the music has stopped

The 250ohms are an excellent middle ground; accurate crisp sound from my home system, but able to be driven by portable players should the need arise as well.
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I highly recommend the DT880s, I wouldnt call the bass "weak", it is natural and gives a faithful reproduction , which in my eyes is a far greater quality than artificially enhanced bass. As for comfort, I often wear mine long after the music has stopped

The 250ohms are an excellent middle ground; accurate crisp sound from my home system, but able to be driven by portable players should the need arise as well.
Thanks for the input.

How do they handle bassy music? Do the drivers distort the sound or does the sound die down before that? I'm not a basshead, and dont want overbearing bass, but when i do want it, I want it to be tight and punchy.

Impact-wise, how are they? I know my AD700s have next to no impact, which I definitely miss from my M50s
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The 250ohms are an excellent middle ground; accurate crisp sound from my home system, but able to be driven by portable players should the need arise as well.
I don't think they are fully driven by an mp3 player.
     
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No they're not but you still get an acceptable listening experience if you crank the volume a touch

As far as I can tell, bass doesn't get distorted, if anything it is very analytical in that it reproduces it fairly, rather than overstating it. It isn't exactly punchy but it is crisp. The expansive sound stage lets you pick it out from everything else, so as it stands on it's own, rather than muddy-ing in with the mids, it doesn't need to be overpoweringly driven.

They suit my taste down to the ground.
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Any more impressions, maybe from an HD600 owner? I am really on the fence between the two; I don't know which one to pick
Edited by pangolinman - 10/23/11 at 2:04pm
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You should really hear both. They are similar headphones, but I prefer HD600. Both headphones sound fantastic with a top notch source and a good tube amp that can supply a good deal of current. Pair them with a silver or hybrid cable if you can.
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Went to a great meet today. Tested HD800/Eddie Current Balancing Act, HD600, Q701, LCD2/Lyr, SR-009/Blue Hawaii Special Edition, Crack/DT880-600ohm and a couple of T50RP mods(Paradox, Rastapants). Audeze brought their LCD3s with a RWA Isabellina and Cavalli Liquid Fire. I just missed testing them because I watched the end of the Miami/Tebow game and they were being packed up as I arrived. The LCD2 were very good with great bass, but too warm for my taste (Lyr runs hot). The Stax were Smooth but I'll pass on a 10k setup.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/577060/irvi...s#post_7843288
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