ahhhhhh I want these. I just bought like 3 headphones though in the past month (UE6000, HD439s, HD428s) O_O ahhh man i dunno if i should jump on this. phones like these rarely ever/never go on sale.
If you think that's bad in Nov and Dec I had an existential crisis and decided my Denon D2000s aren't enough and I needed to try everything. I picked up HD598, HD650, AKG K550s, BeyerDynamic 990, DT1350, T70, .... plus 2 pairs of ear buds and I'm ashamed I can't ever remember the model, one sony, one klipsch
Then list your faves in order and why. Mini review pls.
Me? I'm terrible at using audiophile terminology, and it is hard to put things into words than to notice that when I have a pile of head phones and I grab for one pair more often than another, I know there must be a subconscious reason.
What can I say. Top 2 are because there is something magical about the tesla drivers. I can't put my finger on it, but I just keep reaching for those headphones! Second reason is that I listen almost entirely at the office, and those two pairs have 17dB and 19dB of isolation respectively. This is HUGE. I thought the office is silent, but when you realize all the details of music you are missing due to the photocopier fan and other horrible ambient noises, you realize how invaluable those decibles of isolation are! DT1350 hurts badly, very painful, so the insane comfort of T70 blows them out of the water. I love T70 for all trance, but some poorly recorded metal is unsatisfying on it. If I had to have only one pair of headphones, I guess it would be HD650 or HD598 because they do better with metal. I rate T70 at the top with the assumption that one day I can get Ultrasone Edition 8 or something for use with the songs I can't play with T70.
AKG K550 is sealed, and hence usable in the office, very cool - and feels open. It is a neat headphone but the bass performance hasn't the virtues of higher ranked phones.
DT990... is good but I guess I've neglected it and don't know how to place it. I'm spoiled with the selection.
HD598 comfort is astounding, .. comfort alone makes it reasonable for some people to pick it over HD650 if you ask me.
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