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The definition of bass on head fi is a slight bump...I can give you a long list of bass heavy earphones if you want.

If that isn't the hugest truth of the century.

The VSonics look to have QC issues as well.
 
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If that isn't the hugest truth of the century.

The VSonics look to have QC issues as well.

hahaha biggrin.gif

Well I can't comment on earphones I have not heard.
But what I do know is that some bassy earphones are considered "monstrous"

Long story short, if you are a basshead, like I am - you'll know that's childs play.
That said my bass addiction has significantly reduced, but still my PFE 232's output orgasmic bass, especially with my custom sleeved ear tips that go deep....and hard.
Why did this turn sexual?
I guess bass does that.
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hahaha biggrin.gif

Well I can't comment on earphones I have not heard.
But what I do know is that some bassy earphones are considered "monstrous"

Long story short, if you are a basshead, like I am - you'll know that's childs play.
That said my bass addiction has significantly reduced, but still my PFE 232's output orgasmic bass, especially with my custom sleeved ear tips that go deep....and hard.
Why did this turn sexual?
I guess bass does that.

Lol....well then. And yeah, I remember Head-Fi saying DT 770's were for absolute bassheads. They have a good amount of bass, but I could see it being over-the-top, and it isn't like most 'Head-Fiers' say.
 
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Do either headphones have any sort of burn in time?

Burn in time is a little bit of a myth to be quite honest.

Some people claim to hear a difference whilst others don't.


With my Denon D7000's I certainly didn't hear any difference from brand new to now which must be around 500+ hours.
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The definition of bass on head fi is a slight bump...I can give you a long list of bass heavy earphones if you want.

GO GO GO biggrin.gif
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Burn in time is a little bit of a myth to be quite honest.

Some people claim to hear a difference whilst others don't.
With my Denon D7000's I certainly didn't hear any difference from brand new to now which must be around 500+ hours.

Depends on the person.
For me, i've heard a difference. In fact the difference has been quite shocking.

People that say that it doesn't exist, usually haven't AB'ed two models of the same earphone/headphone

In my opinion two things exist:
-The driver becoming used to what you will feed it, and it playing music for the first time ever
-Your brain getting used the sound signature of your newly acquired product

Just to give you an example:
I had PFE232's (2x BA driver earphones)
I had another one sent out to me in order to test to see if the left driver on my old pair was slightly lower in volume.

Upon putting one earphone in each ear and/or quickly switching in-between them.
I heard one HUGE difference. It was night and day to the point I gave it to my girlfriend (my ex now) to see if she could hear the difference.
She replied: "this one has more bass"
FYI: she had no idea about audio, just was trying to hear the difference - I also never told her which was which.

Old one: Had more bass
New one: Had less bass
Why?
Bass opened up after time, around 20-50hrs later on the new one.

I can give examples of things like this, with MOST of the earphones I've heard.
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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

GO GO GO biggrin.gif

Will do - wait up just need to email someone.

EDIT:
Here we go (in no particular order):

Sennheiser IE8
Sony MDR-EX500/510
Sony MDR-EX700
UE 350
Denon AH-C710
Denon AH-C751
Future Sonic M5, MG7 driver
Monster Miles Davis Tribute
Monster Turbine Pro Gold
UE Triple Fi 10
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS77

Brief run down on each:
-IE8 - wide presentation, deep bass - but over-hyped for what it is
-EX500 (now the EX510) - nice clean bass, great overall performer
-EX700 - deeper bass than the ex500/510, but piercing highs at high/med volumes
-UE350 - cheap and cheerful - big impact, little accuracy (bit like an RPG in BF3) - mids are very laid back
-Denon C710 - discontinued, but if you can find them for under £90, you'll be loving these
-Denon C751 - 710 replaced these, but it should be noted that these were bassy
-MG7 - the sub-bass king, simply put. Lacks soundstage and presentation though
-MMDT - mental amounts of bass, great mids and highs - but very expensive, and more so have been discontinued by Monster (they also had a weird sound presentation to them -> too jazzy)
-MTPG - great amounts of bass, but the price you pay is way too expensive for what you get (Denon c710's i prefered over these) - if however you can get these for a price under $150 -> totally worth it
-UE TF10 - shaped like something out of beepin Frankenstein, but bass wise - very deep (probably due to its size) great impact too for a 3x BA driver -> overall great performer - but discontinued now too
-CKS77 - without a doubt one of the best bass earphones I've heard, simply because of they great mids that aren't effectively hit by the mid-bass. Problem though is their form factor, and their microphonics, meaning on the go, they become a pain to listen to.

There are I'm sure another 100 earphones out there, but some have been completely redundant to find (like the TFTA 1XB) - and more so I haven't heard other bassy earphones, in order to help you personally.

Hope that helps wink.gif! thumb.gif
Edited by Totally Dubbed - 1/23/13 at 9:44am
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Hmmmmm. Based on that list, it seems like I'm going to go with the UE350. I'm not an audiophile or particularly picky, I currently use HFI-580s with an E07K for my commute.

These will replace the Ultrasone's, and also be used at the gym smile.gif

Got any recommendations over the UE350? If they fit the bass category, the sub $150 price-range, and are aesthetically pleasing, I'm sold.
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Hmmmmm. Based on that list, it seems like I'm going to go with the UE350. I'm not an audiophile or particularly picky, I currently use HFI-580s with an E07K for my commute.

These will replace the Ultrasone's, and also be used at the gym smile.gif

Got any recommendations over the UE350? If they fit the bass category, the sub $150 price-range, and are aesthetically pleasing, I'm sold.

Well they do hit great on bass, and look nice.
However for SUB $150 (as the UE350's are around $50 or so if I'm not mistaken) - you could go much better.
And not only by bass, but with overall sound.
EDIT2: Here's their amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Ultimate-Ears-Noise-Isolating-Headset/dp/B004YI3LGY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1358966142&sr=1-1&keywords=UE350

Link me a youtube song that is a song you would typically listen to.
The EX510's although not basshead material, in my opinion, have a great OVERALL sound (at their price range of around £50-60 which is around $100) and I've recommended these to two of my friends, and both of them, after listening to them said: "I love these"

UE350's for the price hold exceptional value for money. But they DO lack mids (v shaped)

EDIT:
PWAAAAAAAAAH
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDREX510LP-In-Ear-Headphones/dp/B004P0ZEYS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358966049&sr=8-1&keywords=sony+ex510

That's a no brainer if you ask me!
But for the seller, choose a seller more reputable than someone with ONLY 260 ratings.

If you can find the EX510's under $100 - go for them - although remember they aren't BASSHEAD, but are definitely one of my most preferred earphones in the under £100/$150 range.
Edited by Totally Dubbed - 1/23/13 at 10:36am
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

Hmmmmm. Based on that list, it seems like I'm going to go with the UE350. I'm not an audiophile or particularly picky, I currently use HFI-580s with an E07K for my commute.

These will replace the Ultrasone's, and also be used at the gym smile.gif

Got any recommendations over the UE350? If they fit the bass category, the sub $150 price-range, and are aesthetically pleasing, I'm sold.

Well they do hit great on bass, and look nice.
However for SUB $150 (as the UE350's are around $50 or so if I'm not mistaken) - you could go much better.
And not only by bass, but with overall sound.

Link me a youtube song that is a song you would typically listen to.
The EX510's although not basshead material, in my opinion, have a great OVERALL sound (at their price range of around £50-60 which is around $100) and I've recommended these to two of my friends, and both of them, after listening to them said: "I love these"

UE350's for the price hold exceptional value for money. But they DO lack mids (v shaped)

Yeah I'm still doing my research as well. Here's a sample. I'm expanding my collection with albums like the Buena Vista Social Club soundtrack, but the bass is really what I'm after smile.gif
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Comparing a new headphone or IEM with an old, broken-in one is not really a valid methodology for investigating burn-in effects. Differences between different samples is often higher. Read: often much higher.

And the primary difference from aging and usage is in the pads / sleeves materials, particularly as it affects placement of drivers relative to the eardrum, volume of space in the chamber and any seal. The suspension mechanism for the drivers do change over time though, at least to some easily-measurable degree (even if the resulting impact on sound is small, Thiele-Small parameters and so on are clearly different). Anyway, it's difficult enough to remember changes over the course of days and weeks.
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