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Re: Headphones

Unread post by Karnevil9 » Mon May 14, 2018 11:31 am

Those smilies are laughing so hard you are crying!

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I was only asking what you did not like about them. Its the MDR-7506 that are really intended for studio monitoring, not that i would actually use them for that due to their Bass output plot.. The 'V6' are totally different.

Can you give me a few examples of headphones [In your opinion] that are better sounding?

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Re: Headphones

Unread post by Ithilstone » Mon May 14, 2018 11:45 am

Those laughing faces looks different on mobile i am using to reply.

In that price range or similar
Cheaper superlux hd668b evo
Same DT990 Pro
A bit more hifiman He400i

All with different sound signature
All way more musicals to my ears to v6
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Re: Headphones

Unread post by Chunk McDaniel » Mon May 14, 2018 12:10 pm

Ah so it is mdr 7506 are the ones I use. Got used to them in the studio many years ago and can't see by them for value for money.

Karnevil9

Re: Headphones

Unread post by Karnevil9 » Mon May 14, 2018 12:14 pm

Ok Thanks.. Dont like the superlux but ive always wanted to try the Beyer Dynamic '990 Pro' I see these are rated at 250 Ohm! is that an easy load to drive?

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Re: Headphones

Unread post by Karnevil9 » Mon May 14, 2018 12:17 pm

Chunk McDaniel wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 12:10 pm
Ah so it is mdr 7506 are the ones I use. Got used to them in the studio many years ago and can't see by them for value for money.
I tried the '7506' against the 'V6' i found the latter had more bass! The reason i always went for Sony is Sony has always been a safe bet for Hi-Fi. Headphones especially are like a minefield to me.

I think im going to try those Beyer Dynamic 990 Pro tho.. Tried some AKG found they were a tad warm sounding to my ears.

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Re: Headphones

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Mon May 14, 2018 12:22 pm

Ithi laughs at me 'cos I use Grado.

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Re: Headphones

Unread post by Ithilstone » Mon May 14, 2018 12:28 pm

Karnevil9 wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 12:14 pm
Beyer Dynamic '990 Pro' I see these are rated at 250 Ohm! is that an easy load to drive?
Not with any NVA amp as those are not bothered with impedance. Grace m9xx in extra power mode (2 usb cables) is also capable
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Re: Headphones

Unread post by savvypaul » Mon May 14, 2018 12:38 pm

Dr Bunsen Honeydew wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 12:22 pm
Ithi laughs at me 'cos I use Grado.
I couldn't get on with Grados until I got my NVA headphone amp - now they have displaced my much more expensive Audezes...
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Re: Headphones

Unread post by Ithilstone » Mon May 14, 2018 12:41 pm

Doc, your grados are perfectly fine for what you, presumably use them for that is testing if HP socket is actually working.... 😀😀😀


But then almost any HP's would do the job...


Yes i am not big fan of grados
I once took my portable source with music i know very well to headroom show and tested all their models on display (12 from cheap to TOTL) those were paired with their! recommended amps etc. And found them all from boring to lacking musicality and upset their guy by saying it loud

Sooo or grados are not to my taste unfortunately
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Re: Headphones

Unread post by Fretless » Mon May 14, 2018 2:11 pm

The accuracy of Grado makes them a good choice for picking fine detail out of a mix. I mainly use my SR225e's for Netflix watching (laptop +AQ Dragonfly), for soundtracks and effects.

I seem to have acquired several different headphones which I use for specific purposes according to mood:

AKG K601 - superbly comfortable, great for long sessions whilst working on PC. SQ is very laid-back.
Meze 99 Classics - wonderful walnut-cup closed phones. Sanity savers when other half is watching soaps or reality shows.
AQ Nighthawks - for those moments when you want to relax with heavenly sounds.
B&W P7 - for being out and about with serious SQ.
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube3
Digits: RPi 2B/Allo DigiOne/Volumio/Tomanek ULPS/AQ Jitterbug
CD Transport: Cambridge CXC DAC: Metrum Acoustics Musette
Headphones: AQ Nighthawk Carbon H/P Amp: Schiit Magni 3

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