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Finally got my HD 555's from FearSC549 repaired and shipped back to me. Please add me to the list!


Aye, SIR! smile.gif
You still have the AKG 702 on the list, I don't have them any more.
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Demoing a friend's ultrasone PRO900s...

First thoughts:

WAY more comfortable than i thought they would be. The earpads are fantastic.
It isnt the quantity of the bass, but rather, the quality. Fantastic definition in low registers.
Soundstage is wider than I would expect on a closed headphone. Big plus.

One of the best point, interestingly, is bells/chimes. Very natural decay.


I have yet to find a fault with them, they're fantastic as far as I am concerned, their sound signature fits my taste in music perfectly.
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How would you rate them against your 880s?
   
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post #10894 of 37659
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How would you rate them against your 880s?

Comfort, the 880s had more clamp, but were overall more comfortable. The beyer earpads are unsurpassed. However, for larger ears, the ultrasones are better, as the cups themselves are bigger.

Sound; much more engaging. The 880s were more laid back, these are much more aggressive, but are also able to adapt to slower music. The 880s have a flatter frequency response, dying off a bit in the sub bass. These have a mild bass emphasis, but continue that emphasis into the sub bass. Clarity wise in lower registers, these are miles ahead. The mids on the 880s were a tad better, but not enough to justify the overall improvement on the sound these provide. Highs are rather similar.

The one point that i find weird is that in orchestral music, the low tones are emphasized, giving more presence to the cellos and basses. The 880s are probably better for a lover of Classical and Classical alone. I'd say the Ultrasones beat them handily in just about every other genre, with a close tie in jazz.

Remember these are just initial impressions, I haven't spent that much time with them.
post #10895 of 37659
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Here is an update to what I currently own;

Koss UR29, ATH-M50s, Sony XB500, Beyer DT770 pro 80, AKG Q701 white.
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My AH-D5000s came in today! Listening with them right now, so far I am very happy. Not too tight of a fit, well built, great sound. Cannot argue with the price, well worth it!

Edit: I'm on the club list twice, in case you wanted to remove me once when you add these. Just to help you avoid clutter biggrin.gif
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Finally got my HD 555's from FearSC549 repaired and shipped back to me. Please add me to the list!


Aye, SIR! smile.gif
You still have the AKG 702 on the list, I don't have them any more.


Thank you all for helping out. Some clutter is expected and whilst I checked the list, some things do slip frown.gif. I appreciate your constant feedback. thumb.gif
 
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... only if you give us a bear hug tongue.gif

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Also you put me in with HD595s. Should be HD598s. doh.gif
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Finally got my Westone 3s back, been listening listening to them nonstop for an hour.

They're warm, thick, and very musical. While not particularly neutral (at all), the coloration they impart is very natural and I believe contributes more to the musicality than a perfectly flat frequency response.

Ill probably write a review on these in the coming month.
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... only if you give us a bear hug tongue.gif

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Also you put me in with HD595s. Should be HD598s. doh.gif

Sorry about that tongue.gif
 
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Can you update me on the spreadsheet? Picked up a pair of HA-RX300's for a temp replacement of my 900's while I wait for JVC to send me my new ones biggrin.gif
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