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Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro.
Had them for several years now and I love them.
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Sennheiser PC 360's - Would be glad to get a spot on the list.

Really happy with them so far. I would have liked to gotten something of better quality, but I really wanted the built-in boom mic. I got a chance to listen to some Beyerdynamic MMX-300's and I feel the PC 360's have a much richer sound. Hard to compare closed back cans to open backs, but the wider sound-stage offered by the latter is very nice for gaming.
 
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post #10503 of 37821
Can't wait for my Essence ST comes in~ I wonder if I'll honestly hear a difference from my X-Fi setup. The headphone amp itself should offer some bonuses, but who knows? Eager to check it out, the reviews are so good for it.
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post #10504 of 37821
Recently purchased these with a FIIO E11 (waiting for delivery) amp . I don't have access to my HD650s and my STX/TiHD.







Will modify my personal review as soon as I have access to my Audiophile gear. All I can say that so far, they are easier to please than the HD650, have better bass and are not as flat. They are my kind of headphones and I am sure the ADH5000 sounds even better .


What is the burn in period on these?
Edited by Wishmaker - 10/31/11 at 9:57am
 
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^ I don't really believe in burn in, but I do believe in your ears getting used to the sound of the headphones. I'd say a couple days, maybe a week of music listening would do it, at least that's what it was like with my d7000.

Enjoy =).
post #10506 of 37821
Spent some time with my DT880s, feel like I understand their sound signature fairly well. I imagine I'll write my review of them this weekend if anyone is interested.


If you guys have a second to help me out, what would you prefer in my review style, isolating based on genre (as i have done up till now) or doing something more conventional like an assessment of the bass, mids, and highs?
Edited by pangolinman - 10/31/11 at 10:18pm
post #10507 of 37821
I like assessment on genre myself. It gives me a basis of comparison, and also a way to test out my own headphones and kind of perhaps understand what your experience is. Especially if you compare your other headphones to it. When you say "Not quite the sound stage to X with techno" and I happen to have experience with X, or even possession of it.

It can help me nod in agreement, or with doubt so I can reserve my own opinion, which is what a review should help assess right? A comparison of opinions. :3 I think that works best for me.

On another note, these AD700s just came in. They're very 'loose' on the head. Not a lot of hold on the head so they feel like they're going to fall off sometimes. That said, they're very comfy. Not as snug as the HD595s I have. I'm surprised by how 'alive' the sound is. It's very bright, maybe not clear~ but... happy? Hard to find a word.

I bought them for my girl, but I'm finding I really like their brightness and aggression. Sure the lack of bass is there, but at the same time, it seems to make up for it in pep. When I put on my HD595s... I was shocked to find myself missing the AD700 sound! I got back in love with the warmth of the HD595s though.

I learned just now, that headphones have their positives and negatives. Even the HD595s in all their beauty, don't have everything. You have one thing, but lack another. Both of these are amazingly equal in their own respective ways. To say one is BETTER than the other, is kind of silly. I'm beginning to understand how difficult it'd be to truly offer a review of these headphones. Even a 30 dollar pair of headphones will have its own charm.

An interesting hobby in the world of electronics. It's not as cut and dry as video processing or benchmarking.
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Interesting, how do you feel they stack up to the 595s?
I don't have HD595's to compare, but I think HD558 > HD555. I'd have to get a chance to compare with HD595 to be sure, but from memory I'd say the HD595 might be slightly more open and revealing.
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^ I don't really believe in burn in, but I do believe in your ears getting used to the sound of the headphones. I'd say a couple days, maybe a week of music listening would do it, at least that's what it was like with my d7000.

Enjoy =).


DENON seems to tune their headphones the way I like it . I've been listening non stop to these cans and my love for them is even greater as they are not picky like the HD650. With the HD650 you need certain synergy to make them sound godlike. The D2000 sound good in almost any situation.
 
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On another note, these AD700s just came in. They're very 'loose' on the head. Not a lot of hold on the head so they feel like they're going to fall off sometimes. That said, they're very comfy. Not as snug as the HD595s I have. I'm surprised by how 'alive' the sound is. It's very bright, maybe not clear~ but... happy? Hard to find a word.
Had that same reaction myself when I first got them. They were very big (I came from HA-RX700s myself before). Luckily my head is bigger than most folks so it fit fine, although nodding would dislodge the headphones. Comfortable as hell though. I am extremely convinced that if you were to put these headphones on someone without them seeing it, they'd be shocked at the pure size of it once they take it off. The AD700s definitely don't feel as heavy/bulky as their size implies.

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I bought them for my girl, but I'm finding I really like their brightness and aggression. Sure the lack of bass is there, but at the same time, it seems to make up for it in pep. When I put on my HD595s... I was shocked to find myself missing the AD700 sound! I got back in love with the warmth of the HD595s though.

I learned just now, that headphones have their positives and negatives. Even the HD595s in all their beauty, don't have everything. You have one thing, but lack another. Both of these are amazingly equal in their own respective ways. To say one is BETTER than the other, is kind of silly. I'm beginning to understand how difficult it'd be to truly offer a review of these headphones. Even a 30 dollar pair of headphones will have its own charm.
I do agree with these statements. Going from AD700s to M50s, I gained improved bass response, noise isolation, and the ability to listen to my music in public without annoying anyone in a 10 ft radius of me. I however do miss the better sound stage and what are, in my opinion, better mids on the AD700.

That said, I also agree with you that each headphones have their charms and their quirks. I'm not sure if this is entirely the case with the more expensive options, but with the headphones that I can afford (<$200), it doesn't look like there are any options that excel at everything (and from what I understand, two aspects: noise isolation and soundstage, are at constant odds with each other due to the whole closed vs. open thing).

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An interesting hobby in the world of electronics. It's not as cut and dry as video processing or benchmarking.
Not too mention it's a field that not many people can distinguish. Anyone can tell the difference between a 480p and 1080p picture or the difference in CPU power between a Core 2 and a SB chip; not many people can hear the difference in audio fidelity even with the right equipment.

I do admit that it took some time for my ears to get used to FLAC. At first I thought there was no difference with my soundcard/AD700s/FLAC than with my onboard/AD700s/mp3s. After a few weeks of switching to FLAC, I decided to go back to my mp3s and see what the big deal was. It was only then did I notice the difference: for lack of a better description, all my mp3s sounded like they were being played behind some sort of glass window, and I can definitely tell that, unlike my FLAC, the songs sounded like they were recorded and not played "live" like my FLAC sounded.
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