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post #1621 of 37805
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
I saw the RP-21's in your FS thread and was thinking about them. How does the headset on those feel? I need something that goes around my ear instead of laying on it. A friend had a set of Pioneer HDJ-1000's and loved them, and then moved to sen HD25's. I would have bought the HDJ-1000's last night, but they have a tighter feel then what I want.
They are fully circumarual (around ear). I'm not simply plugging them here because I have a set for sale, I really do like them that much.

The RP-21 are pretty heavily clamping though. Of course with time it lessens very much, but even after I've had mine probably 7 months they still don't "disappear" when you wear them.
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post #1622 of 37805
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how do the 172 and 272 compare to the 171s and 271s?=
They are the new redesigned (cosmetically) versions of the 171 and 271. They should sound the same, or very very close to the same. Main differences are the hardwired cable, better looks and comfort, and the velour pads.

People might not like the fact that the cable is hardwired, because it is harder to "upgrade", but the less non-soldered connections in the cable, the better. The current cable can still be replaced, properly, by soldering it.

DJ you may argue that the ATs are good for gaming. And they are. But, so are the AKGs, Grados, and any half decent pair of headphones. Games have their own 3d positional audio engine built in, the actual "headstage" on any given pair of headphones has almost zero impact on your ability to tell where sounds are coming from.

I have no problem with the AD2000 (but I do not much care for the W5000), and I find it to be a very good headphone, as long as you don't listen to metal, because it has almost no energy in electric guitars. I just find the lower end ATs to be very lackluster, and do not deserve the popularity that they have. I say the same thing for the HD555 and HD595.
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post #1623 of 37805
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They are the new redesigned (cosmetically) versions of the 171 and 271. They should sound the same, or very very close to the same. Main differences are the hardwired cable, better looks and comfort, and the velour pads.

People might not like the fact that the cable is hardwired, because it is harder to "upgrade", but the less non-soldered connections in the cable, the better. The current cable can still be replaced, properly, by soldering it.

DJ you may argue that the ATs are good for gaming. And they are. But, so are the AKGs, Grados, and any half decent pair of headphones. Games have their own 3d positional audio engine built in, the actual "headstage" on any given pair of headphones has almost zero impact on your ability to tell where sounds are coming from.

I have no problem with the AD2000 (but I do not much care for the W5000), and I find it to be a very good headphone, as long as you don't listen to metal, because it has almost no energy in electric guitars. I just find the lower end ATs to be very lackluster, and do not deserve the popularity that they have. I say the same thing for the HD555 and HD595.
yes well i might have to agree to half of what you've said, but remember that audio is subjective.
and you are clearly not a casual listener by looking at what you've posted above, but you should've understand that maybe you have found the right characteristics of headphones that suit your ears the best.

electric guitars consists high-mids and lotsa highs... and even AD2000 is not that powerful in mids.
and HD595 is not that powerful in highs....
but generally ATH series do perform excellent in metal.

so.... yes... AKG suit your taste best.... but it may be different for other ppl.
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I think it's a case of audience, too. We are primarily a forum overclockers/computer people; with a sprinkling of "audiophiles" in the mix. Though I love my Ety's, I don't often recommend them on here as I feel their minimalistic low-end would be disappoint to many people who expect a "audiophile" headphone to have deep, hard-hitting bass. Just as everybody ends up ultimately finding something different that gives them aural bliss, I feel that the recommendations given to a user should be based on more than simply the kind of music they listen to - specifically, what kind of sound they want to hear.
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I consider the HD555/595's and A500/700/900 entry level cans.
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I consider the HD555/595's and A500/700/900 entry level cans.
Which is why I got my AD700's...Will be here tomorrow!!! I'm stoked!

My amp should be here tomorrow or Friday as well!



soloz, you didn't have an amp listed in your FS thread, so how was I supposed to know..hehe..anyways, PM me the price...or check my FS thread for something you may need and we might be able to work something out..

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Which is why I got my AD700's...Will be here tomorrow!!! I'm stoked!

My amp should be here tomorrow or Friday as well!



soloz, you didn't have an amp listed in your FS thread, so how was I supposed to know..hehe..anyways, PM me the price...or check my FS thread for something you may need and we might be able to work something out..

Link in siggy
yeah, i haven't thought about a price. I got the amp in a trade and figured I would gift it eventually. It's more of a higher end cmoy and probably has about $60 in parts.
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post #1628 of 37805
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I think it's a case of audience, too. We are primarily a forum overclockers/computer people; with a sprinkling of "audiophiles" in the mix. Though I love my Ety's, I don't often recommend them on here as I feel their minimalistic low-end would be disappoint to many people who expect a "audiophile" headphone to have deep, hard-hitting bass. Just as everybody ends up ultimately finding something different that gives them aural bliss, I feel that the recommendations given to a user should be based on more than simply the kind of music they listen to - specifically, what kind of sound they want to hear.
Nicely put.
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So here's an update on my request to Shure to send me some new tips for the E4C's.

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You may recall that a week or so ago I sent a slightly humorous message to Shure's service department conveying my story of having a rubber tip from my old Shure E4C's getting lodged in my ear. I also politely asked them to send me some new rubber tips for the E4C's.

In that post, I then went on to explain how (unbelievably) Shure's follow-up replies seemed to indicate they were shipping me a free set of $500.00 Shure SE530PTH's instead of my requested tips ... for my troubles and all I guess ... really don't know why. (Original Post Here).

So early this week I just wrote if off as semantics ...

I mean, no way would Shure send me a free set of SE530's simply because my old E4's tips were wearing out. I mean, standard procedure is to simply ship new nozzles and tips for the E4's ... in fact, I've recieved a second letter from another department at Shure claiming to be doing exactly that ... I mean shipping me new tips and nozzles for the E4's (totally seperate person at Shure sent me that one yesterday).

Anyway ... I just got a package from the UPS guy; it's from Shure, Inc.

I haven't opened it yet (I'm still too scared and in disbelief) but will be doing so after I stare at it for another half hour and after I finish this beer ; more in a bit:

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...

Sure looks a little big for simply shipping out a few tiny rubber tips, eh? It's pretty heavy too ...



Puzzling to be sure.

Funny thing is ... if it's a new set of SE530's, then that means I'm going to have TWO pair now since just two weeks ago I ordered the current set I've been using and recently reviewed in this thread. Quality *and* Quantity!

The suspense is KILLING ME!

    
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Open it already!!!
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