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What is/are that/they? Lol.

The amp and pre amp in the video is a western electric amp and pre amp. Western Electric = win and nothing but win. There are several clubs in japan where you have to pay an entrance fee just to come in and listen to western electric stuff.

The speaker that is taking up the whole wall is a western electric horn. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFX392pNeiA

Here is a better example of a western electric horn. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbiUzD9dVtY

WHY DIDN'T THEY EVER MAKE HEADPHONES!?!?!?!?!?! WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I just spent the better part of the day trying the Sennheiser HD 700 and i really did not like them

They are great headphones its just that i dont like the way they sound even its even more flat and lifeless then my HD 598

The details i can pick up are amazing but its just feels like there is almost no bass at all and they sound flat and lifeless
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As you go higher up the scale with headphones, the more "boring they get" - as the flat line neutral is the pot-of-gold for audiophiles.
The philosophy is simple:
They don't want the sound tampered in any way shape or form - if they want to tamper with it, they can do it themselves via EQ'ing.

So do bear that in mind with higher-end headphones.
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As you go higher up the scale with headphones, the more "boring they get" - as the flat line neutral is the pot-of-gold for audiophiles.
The philosophy is simple:
They don't want the sound tampered in any way shape or form - if they want to tamper with it, they can do it themselves via EQ'ing.

So do bear that in mind with higher-end headphones.

So what the more i pay the more boring they sound that makes no sense to me
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Yeah, the logic is ironic, but the thing is, some people love that. It is also the reason some people own different sets of headphones and consider this their luxury. Even though the HD 700 were boring to you, you might hear something one day, or get into a genre that sounds quite amazing from them.

In my experience, I can enjoy hip hop or dubstep on my Grados, but it is totally unmatched by the performance of my DT 770s. At the same time, the Beyers don't do so hot at rock or anything heavier as it has a weak mid range.

Needless to say, I'm looking for a new edition to my collection now.
 
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post #15846 of 37805
Yeah basically.
However the reason they become so expensive is exactly for that reason. For a perfect, neural sound frequency. Almost impossible, for to various factors, like where the ear pad is situated, how hard the clamp is, what the material on the headphone , to prevent vibrations altering the sound is etc...
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Yeah, the logic is ironic, but the thing is, some people love that. It is also the reason some people own different sets of headphones and consider this their luxury. Even though the HD 700 were boring to you, you might hear something one day, or get into a genre that sounds quite amazing from them.

In my experience, I can enjoy hip hop or dubstep on my Grados, but it is totally unmatched by the performance of my DT 770s. At the same time, the Beyers don't do so hot at rock or anything heavier as it has a weak mid range.

Needless to say, I'm looking for a new edition to my collection now.

So is there anything that can make Sabaton sound better then the HD 598 i tried the HD 700 and while they where very good headphones they sounded too light and lifeless for my taste

They have the HD 650 in the shop next week so i was thinking of trying those next week
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I would suggest the old Denon range. They'll give you some excitement to what I perceive as a boring line from sennheiser.
Sure they're good, but for my own personal listening I would bore myself listening to sennheiser products (even their earphones to some extent)
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I would suggest the old Denon range. They'll give you some excitement to what I perceive as a boring line from sennheiser.
Sure they're good, but for my own personal listening I would bore myself listening to sennheiser products (even their earphones to some extent)

I did try a Denon headphone a few weeks back and that one was even worse then the HD 700

Those sounded so light that they gave me a headache after a few minutes
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post #15850 of 37805
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I did try a Denon headphone a few weeks back and that one was even worse then the HD 700

Those sounded so light that they gave me a headache after a few minutes

I think totally dubbed is talking about the old D2000-D7000 series which are more "exciting" for some people. I personally prefer accurate but smooth with almost liquid smooth mids.
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