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post #131 of 139 Old 08-26-16, 01:18 PM
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JBL Synchros S500 For music Bass(nicely controlled no boom), Mids and Highs, just whoa.


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post #132 of 139 Old 09-23-16, 09:24 PM
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I added a pair of Audiotechnica ATH-M50x's to my arsenal after a few things happened:
1) I read all the headphone reviews here, and found them to be a good value vs performance in my price range and
2) I bought a pair for my wife and listened to them against my Ultrasone PRO-550's.

Straight out of the box, I liked everything about them. Comfortable fit, good isolation, and a genuinely nice sound. I'd argue that the Ultrasones are perhaps objectively flatter, but the slight contour in the response curve is extremely likable.
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In the last couple of months I've purchased a pair of HiFi Man HE-350's (from Massdrop) and a pair of Monolith M560's from Monoprice. If nothing else I've found that I prefer over the ear phones. However, I must admit that I've never been big on headphones. For me headphones do not produce any sort of sound-stage (binaural recordings excepted). To me a soundstage is the aural impression of musicians performing over there where my speakers used to be. For me headphones produce sound in pretty much a straight line through the middle of my head from one ear to the other. That IMO does not constitute a soundstage. At best I hear what I call a "headstage". With all that said, these recent acquisitions have prompted me to spend a lot more time listening through headphones.
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I'm currently using a bluetooth headset of Samsung. It's very convenient and light. There's no more wire that could go entangled on my neck. It has revolutionary features too.
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Sennheiser HD7 DJ, modded to fix a known squeak problem. I used tape in between the driver housing where it pivots at the blue round pin. Very easy fix, can provide a pic if needed. EQed the mid rage frequencys 500 to 1k down slightly to enjoy music more, removing the dj signature sound. Hooked up to the FXaudio dac-x6. Awesome sub bass doesn't distort at loud listening levels.

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Been using the Focal Listen
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post #137 of 139 Old 08-22-18, 04:05 PM
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Since my last post in this thread I've acquired a pair of Monolith M-300's and an Agptek Rocker 2 for WAM (walking around music). The M-300's are IEM planars. The Rocker 2 supports FLAC to 192/32 and DSD/dsf to 4X (256). It uses Micro SD cards (not included) 256gb max for storage. At $69 it's IMO a bargain. The Monolith M300's at $149 compare very favorably with the iSine IEM planar phones for considerably less money.



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Currently using M50x and PXC 550 . Both are really good. But I prefer M50x over 550 I think that's just my personal preference
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OP here stumbling upon his own ancient thread

I am currently using two different pairs


Over-Ear Headphones - German Maestro GMP 8.35



These are the best headphones I have ever owned. Unbelievably durable. Strong noise isolation. Amazingly neutral tonality. Great resolution. A tad bit clampy though. Would buy another pair in a heartbeat if I actually needed to, but I don't and I've had them since 2014. If I had to make any complaints about them it's that they don't stage as well as open back headphones - they are utilitarian and that's why I love them.

On-Ear Headphones - KEF M400s



Great tonality again. Very portable and comfortable. These were worth every cent. The German Maestros are a bit better, but also pricier.

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