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Old 11-28-2011, 01:55 PM   #161 (permalink)
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My HD600s are extremely comfortable, but I came from HD280s which are infamously uncomfortable.
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:57 PM   #162 (permalink)
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AND they sound like crap
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:58 PM   #163 (permalink)
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And by now, they smell a bit odd.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:08 PM   #164 (permalink)
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What did you do?

I once had a set of Senheiser HD435 Manhattans from a boot sale (they sound surprisingly good, by the way) that smelled like... I'm not sure what it was. Strange stuffs.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:12 PM   #165 (permalink)
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I think it's ear cheese.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:13 PM   #166 (permalink)
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:48 PM   #167 (permalink)
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What's your plan?
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:49 AM   #168 (permalink)
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I mainly liked the way it sat on your head/ears. Most headphones are not big enough to make sure your ears are not getting squashed, but these while being massive where still very comfortable for long periods of time.
I Said I'd come back to you about this.
It's brilliant. It may not be more comfortable than a Beyerdynamic DT-990 with new cushions, but it's definitely the most comfortable 30 years old headphone I've ever wore.
The sound is absolutely epic. It's totally honest. Very clean and natural, but still very musical and lively. I've heard far more expensive headphones (e.g.; A nice Stax Electrostatic one) but I prefer this. The Low end is pretty much perfect, the mid is very monitorry, so when your source sucks, you will notice. The high end is never obtrusive, but very, very transparent.
This is going to be a looooong friendship

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P.S. I'm jealous of your Wharfedales.
Well, you should be, haha.
I am so stunned by what these little speakers do.
They're on cheap ass stands right now, probably too low to the ground.
But they are just perfect. Obviously the bass won't go very deep, but apart from that... Man, do these little things know how to make music.
They're in between my Vifa Vivaces right now but when I close my eyes I'd swear the sound was coming out of the vifa's. And even furter to the side. The stereo imagery is absolutely brilliant. Also the low end is pretty respectable, considering the size. It's not overdone anywhere.
The bass ports are on the rear and are actually pointing towards my radiator. You'd expect them to resonate, but they don't. Pat Metheny's Guitar is going through my entire living room.
I'm sorry for my big Vifa's, but I think I'll be listening to these little ones for a while.

Until, that is... these arrive:

People all around me were talking about the Boston Audio A25. It was supposed to be brilliant for it's price (about 300 usd a pair) and size (about 25cm high). And yes, they are good. Great stereo imaging, brilliant mids and a lot of detail and transparency without being 'in your face' too much. But the low end... meh... It's respectable, but you can just tell it's a tiny speaker that's trying to present you with a lot of punch. It's annoying.
So I listened to the new Tannoy mercury's (about 100 bucks each, insane value for money) and new tiny Epos speakers. I don't like Epos. I don't think I ever will. Then I had a headache but I still wanted to hear the Boston Audio A26, which is an A25 with a bigger cabinet and woofer. They're a tad more expensive, not much though. Immediately I noticed the openness in the low-mid region and when the punchy in Calexico's "Alone again Or" bass came, it was controlled and loose, supple. I loved it... So yeah... I ordered a pair.
I just want to hear what they sond like in my living room, connected to my Rotel. They were connected to a low budget NAD stereo amplifier and an affordable NAD CD player there and I reckon they can do much, much better.
If they don't, I'll sell them for a couple of bucks less. It's worth the try if you ask me.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:57 PM   #169 (permalink)
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i use kanwood ka 4060r full system with 140w voice
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:35 PM   #170 (permalink)
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Not really 'gear', but necessary nonetheless:

A Sony KSS-240A Laser Unit for my Myryad T-10 CD player.
Mine's dead. Damn Sony units. Ah well, at least they're cheap. 19 euro's, shipping included, from eBay.
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