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I disagree on the dt880's having more detail than k701's. Plus, I feel the k701's are a better all around headphone.


I am a bit supurised that no one has recommended hd580/600's as they are probably even better than k701's as an all-around can. Once again they need an amp, but so do k701's or dt880's.
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Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
I disagree on the dt880's having more detail than k701's. Plus, I feel the k701's are a better all around headphone.


I am a bit supurised that no one has recommended hd580/600's as they are probably even better than k701's as an all-around can. Once again they need an amp, but so do k701's or dt880's.
K701 might be better all-around, but I've heard many times over that it is not quite as detailed as most are led to believe and that the 880 is pretty much on-par. However, I have not heard an 880, so it's best I not say anything more on this matter (especially considering I dislike both 770 and 990).

I didn't recommend HD580/HD600 because the K701 is a better headphone (in my opinion). K701 was smoother, more relaxed, more detailed, and in general more fun to listen to when I compared it directly to HD600.
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K701 might be better all-around, but I've heard many times over that it is not quite as detailed as most are led to believe and that the 880 is pretty much on-par. However, I have not heard an 880, so it's best I not say anything more on this matter (especially considering I dislike both 770 and 990).

I didn't recommend HD580/HD600 because the K701 is a better headphone (in my opinion). K701 was smoother, more relaxed, more detailed, and in general more fun to listen to when I compared it directly to HD600.
@ Aura:

My roommates gone all psycho on building maple stands/dampeners for his turntable and other gear.

Did you ever consider making some 225 cups out of maple?

How do you think it would sound compared to the wenge ??

(I'll take some photos of his setup in a bit ... it's quite maple-ghetto-fabulous)

    
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post #2604 of 38581
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@ Aura:

My roommates gone all psycho on building maple stands/dampeners for his turntable and other gear.

Did you ever consider making some 225 cups out of maple?

How do you think it would sound compared to the wenge ??

(I'll take some photos of his setup in a bit ... it's quite maple-ghetto-fabulous)
We have plenty of maple in the shop - I could probably do some maple cups in a heartbeat.

Honestly, simply having wood cups is what makes the biggest impact, and not necessarily the type of wood. Wenge, being such a hard wood, probably benefits the sound a bit more than a soft wood like Cedar, but this is all in theory and you'd really have to have golden ears to tell the difference.
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Honestly, simply having wood cups is what makes the biggest impact, and not necessarily the type of wood.
Tell that to Stratovarius ...

    
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Tell that to Stratovarius ...
Point taken. I guess one could argue that the wood you use becomes the "essence" of the sound that is produced. For example, people ask "would an R10 sound like an R10 if it hadn't been made from the core of a 200 year-old Zelkova tree?"

I very much agree with Larry from Headphile when he says "feeling good about the look of your cans also plays a role. You are more likely to enjoy the music if you feel good about your cans, so pick what you like the look of uppermost."

People often only think about placebo in terms of sound, but it can play a large role visually. If your roommate loves Maple, then bygod he should use Maple and not worry about what he could have/should have/would have used instead.

And there's some of my 2 cents on wood-modding theory .
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And there's some of my 2 cents on wood-modding theory .
And an appreciated 2 cents it is, mate ...

    
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hmmm wood ath-a900's... that sounds secksy
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Tell that to Stratovarius ...

I don't get it, what's Stratovarius got to do with wood? Jens Johansson is all metal, not wood.
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What's Stratovarius got to do with wood?
Sweet HeySuess! That's sig'able!



You'd be just as well asking what Fu Manchu has got to do with vans and guitars:

...


...



Sweet heysuess!! (What's Stratovarius got to do with wood!!??)

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