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I think I finally found a "pet peeve" with my HD 600's....


...... How come gabber actually sounds musical now? All that blissful in your face harsh grindyness I'm used to from all the other headphones I've listened on (MDR-V500's (original as well as V700 pads), ATH-M50, ATH-M50X, and even K712's)..... The harshness is still there, but it's like it's.... warmer.
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AND I LIKE IT!! ...Doubly so because all the stuff in the low end (kicks, layered pads, even some leads and whatnot)... Isn't this, for lack of better words... A jumbled, muddled mess of thumpy bass. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by WhiteWulfe View Post

I think I finally found a "pet peeve" with my HD 600's....


...... How come gabber actually sounds musical now? All that blissful in your face harsh grindyness I'm used to from all the other headphones I've listened on (MDR-V500's (original as well as V700 pads), ATH-M50, ATH-M50X, and even K712's)..... The harshness is still there, but it's like it's.... warmer.
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AND I LIKE IT!! ...Doubly so because all the stuff in the low end (kicks, layered pads, even some leads and whatnot)... Isn't this, for lack of better words... A jumbled, muddled mess of thumpy bass. tongue.gif

I have no idea who gabber is but it sounds like the HD600 is doing it's job. the mid range on this headphone can easily compete with more expensive headphones.

PS, Fiio K5 play with HD600 is between 9:00-12:00 on medium gain. i'm picking mine up at the end of the month smile.gif
    
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I have no idea who gabber is but it sounds like the HD600 is doing it's job. the mid range on this headphone can easily compete with more expensive headphones.

PS, Fiio K5 play with HD600 is between 9:00-12:00 on medium gain. i'm picking mine up at the end of the month smile.gif

How to describe what grabber is... Gabber is a genre of music that typically has rather harsh and distorted kicks, is usually 180bpm or faster, and appropriate words that come to describe how the music sounds would be "harsh, gritty, edgy, somewhat industrial, in your face" and can vary from rather danceable music that resembles hardstyle all the way to something vaguely resembling a belt sander (or angle grinder) making out with a table saw while a jackhammer is running out of control nearby.

Example tracks that come to mind for me right away would be "Earthquake" by Art Of Fighters for a more "classic" kind of grabber sound and for a more modern spin of the genre "Breathe Fire" by the same group. Of course there are a good amount of other artists (N-Vader, Stunned Guys, and I'm sure a lot more will come to mind once the coffee kicks in), but those are just the first that come to mind.

EDIT: Other favourites would be "Destruction" by The Melodyst, "My Way" by N-Vader, "Chooke" by G-Ohm, "Beast" by Triple Six. As a heads up, with this style of music start with the volume a tad lower than you normally would, since it's known for being fairly loud.
Edited by WhiteWulfe - 2/23/16 at 5:33am
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Funny how I have some nice stuff but nothing that takes decent pictures. redface.gif

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Got it with the dust cover too, and stand as you can see already.
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I was not expecting it to get this loud on a mere KGSS. I barely use any volume lol. And damn, electrostatic amps really do run hot.
How's the build quality?
post #31135 of 38585
just a reminder 1 day left and less than 200 K7XX units remain

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akg-x-massdrop-k7xx-limited-edition-ruby-red?mode=guest_open
    
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just a reminder 1 day left and less than 200 K7XX units remain

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akg-x-massdrop-k7xx-limited-edition-ruby-red?mode=guest_open

Really tempted but in the end I'm happy with my HE-400i and Fidelio X2! Both sound very nice and if I feel I want something that is fun sounding I get my X2 and if I want something more neutral with some low end bass I use my 400i!
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i'm not sure about the auto-adjusting rubber bands on the AKG headphones but it's a really good deal.
    
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You make several oh so valid points. I think what I'll do for now is use the o2+odac and see what my thoughts are on it (well, when I order and receive it) and go from there. Like you've said, as neat as an awesome combination as it can be, after having put all the various expenses I should look at what I have and wait for a while. Extrapolating and paraphrasing I know, but... Truth be told I'm happy with the sound I seem to be getting, I just want an amp that doesn't slowly lose the bass in energetic situations.
First to demand pics! tongue.gif aka when you get a chance, post some for us mere mortals ^_^

Yeah...it's amp time then. The ODAC should be just fine for now wink.gif.

BTW, my bud at works O2 is 'stock' I think and he had it on the higher gain for the HD650. I let him use my GoVibe Magnum, though, and that alone made him happy tongue.gif.
 
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How's the build quality?

Extravagant. The cable seems of very good quality and is of a very convenient design, and the metal cups it installs into rotate a full 360 degrees so you can have the cables coming out of the headphone at any angle you desire. The pads are also able to be rotated fully and easily, for an adjustable fit (plus this lets you adjust the sound stage somewhat). The leather is top quality and the pads are extremely thick and soft which is perfect, and the inner diameter is huge so my ears aren't squished in the slightest. The auto adjusting suspension headband should fit essentially all sizes.

Sadly that issue I brought up earlier still persists, so it may have to be RMA'd. I sent an email to Birgir describing the problem just to confirm the problem is isolated to the headphones.
 
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i'm not sure about the auto-adjusting rubber bands on the AKG headphones but it's a really good deal.

I'd say they're something you get used to, but even after two years with my K712's it took me all of a few hours to prefer the set it and forget it my HD 600's have.
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Yeah...it's amp time then. The ODAC should be just fine for now wink.gif.

BTW, my bud at works O2 is 'stock' I think and he had it on the higher gain for the HD650. I let him use my GoVibe Magnum, though, and that alone made him happy tongue.gif.

Besides, the best part is I'll finally have the headphone volume knob right in front of me instead of an arm's reach away just above the flor - so can't wait for those new desks we'll be getting!!!!!! As for the O2 and ODAC, definitely a good thing to hear ^_^
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