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I got in on the last Drop of these headphones. There are a couple things i would like to point out to people who are now going into or thinking of joining the drop.
First thing, i do not consider the width of my head to be wide and i wear medium sized hats, but the band on these holds the earphones very tight on my ears and the speaker is literally resting on my ear. I had to bend the band to make it so i could actually wear them for more than 10 min. Now that i can actually use them i noticed that the ear pad foam is of poor quality. there is no support from the foam and eventually the pad collapses and the speaker is again on my ear when the bands tension is very low. Now on to the cords. the coil cord is very nice but i cannot use it. the headset came with the solid 10' cord connected to the headset but the release button will not work so i cannot use the coiled cord as the uncoiled cord is stuck inside the headset. Sound quality is good for the highs in all three settings but there is very little bass!! This is a EDM Dj's Headset why wouldn't the bass be a priority on these? I do not know. If i where you i would wait for a Seinhauser drop for around the same price as these in my opinion are very uncomfortable to wear and the Sound quality i was lacking..
I was feeling the same way about the bass during my first few weeks with these, but one day after rotating the earpads and taking off my glasses, the bass improved TREMENDOUSLY, and I could finally tell a difference between the studio/club/stage. Break-in may have helped them a bit too. The most important thing is that they have a good seal, but glasses break the seal and ruin the bass. If I really want to just listen and I'm not otherwise occupied, I remove my glasses and the comfort and sound both get so much better.
I was having a little buyer's remorse before this happened, but I'm 100% satisfied now. The best cans I owned before these were the grado sr80s, and these are certainly a big step up overall.
Fiddle around with them and try to get a good seal, and I bet your results will get a lot better. Proximity to the ear isn't important - a good seal is everything. The foam in my pads is a little uneven, so rotating them helped a lot.
These are not bass cans. At all. It was stated no where. These headphones have very average bass, with a mild emphasis on sub-bass when set to the Club or Stage settings. I agree with the tightness, or rather would have, but after 100 + hours of having them constantly on my head, I can happily say they're completely comfortable to me. As for the issue regarding removing the cables, you need to hold the "button" while removing them completely straight out. If it's taking more force than you would expect it to, stop pulling; you're doing something wrong. As far as sound quality is concerned, I would consider these headphones to be a mild step-up from the M50x in sound stage and sound quality. However, the M50x has a fair amount of greater emphasis on bass, and the 267's have a much better reach into the sub-bass and much more hearty rumble. If bass is all you care about, then I suppose these headphones have a "lacking" sound. Buy an amp perhaps.
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I can't recommend the Fidellio X2 highly enough. I keep coming back to it. Would love to modify a pair for balanced operation. I'm also really enjoying my AKG K267's. These are DJ headphones, so the need for isolation means clamp force is high. Coming up on 125 hour break in and bass is fine.
Not sure why you're replying to me with this information. I am aware of the deal as it is. However, my next pair of headphones will nearly certainly be the Pro 900 S.
Thanks for the input, I will keep at them and i will try rotating the pads around to see if i get a better seal or look into different pads. Any recommendation on an amp that would work well with these? Portable would be preferable but not necessary.
A portable amp with bass adjustment that's always being recommended is Fiio's E11. You couldn't really go wrong with the newer model or older model.
this is something called burn-in
always let your headphones burn-in for atleast 5-6 hours of use.