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Maybe it's just a differing of what we think "skull crushing" means. Generally you wouldn't have any sort of high end headphone that has what I'd consider "skull crushing" bass, since that would overpower the rest of the music completely.

I like recommending the Denon d2000 because it's a good headphone in that price range. They have good bass, even a bit overpowering for some people. If you EQ them you would probably get your desired effect without compromising on quality much.

ahh, haha. no, i don't like overpowering bass, and to get the skull crushing effect, i have to turn my crossfades so loud, that the treble hurts my ears on most songs. it's pretty cool to play bass, i love you on them though and have your head feel the bass down to like 7 htz but not hear it smile.gif

edit: how would i put FLAC on my iphone and keep the bitrate?
Edited by coreyL - 1/7/11 at 8:16pm
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edit: How would i put flac on my iphone and keep the bitrate?
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Sennheiser HD 25-1 II here.

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Hello everybody. Got a quick question, should I get the ATH-M50 or ATH-M50s? Is there a difference in sound quality between a straight and coiled cable? Some people say that the straight cable offers better sound than coiled.
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Hello everybody. Got a quick question, should I get the ATH-M50 or ATH-M50s? Is there a difference in sound quality between a straight and coiled cable? Some people say that the straight cable offers better sound than coiled.
Get whichever is more convenient. If you plan on leaving them at home and your computer is far away get the straight cable. The coiled one will stretch but when it's stretched it pulls on the headphones.

I was going to get the straight cable but it isn't very common so usually the coiled version is much cheaper.
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HD 555's modded to sound exactly as HD595's

    
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^ Heh, did that as well. The new 558's are also eligible for this mod.
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Need a little help guys. Need the best audiophile grade headphones under $200-$300. Mostly for listening to music and a little gaming. Thanks!
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Has anyone actually had confirmation that hd555 and hd595 use the exact same drivers, or just opened them and
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they look the same, so must be same!!!!!1!!!
IIRC in the headfi thread someone from sennheiser actually said there was more differences between the two. Who knows if that was true or just covering up. I suspect if anything hd595 get the better drivers even if they're the same design.

This whole hd555 mod = hd595!!!!! annoys me because so many people claim they're the same when nobody actually knows. That doesn't mean you shouldn't do the mod but don't claim they're hd595 when they're actually modded hd555.

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This whole hd555 mod = hd595!!!!! annoys me because so many people claim they're the same when nobody actually knows. That doesn't mean you shouldn't do the mod but don't claim they're hd595 when they're actually modded hd555.

/rant
Yup. Sound-wise, there are some differences between a modded 555 and a stock 595. IIRC, the 595 still boasts better treble and bass extension. But for a modded 555 to almost match the 595 (according to a lot of people) in terms of SQ is still quite a surprising result.
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