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Hey all, so for now I am in the drop. But im not 100% if its for me. I am a live sound engineer and im looking for something accurate yet fun for primarily pleasure listening. When im working i use the HD 280 Pro's to monitor, and i love them. Great isolation and flat curve.
But now im looking for something more personal. I looked into the AT MH50x, and the Senn 5898's. I think i want open back, since thats closer to the sound im used to. But i haven't owned one before. But im up in the air? Will this be a good set for listening for fun at home, yet still being accurate?
you are the sound engineer, you tell us!
The sound quality is good enough for my ears but for me the comfort is key.
Listening to these in hot weather won't overheat your head because it uses Velour padding *and* has an open back design unlike the ATH M50x's.
The sacrifice is in portability but that's perfect if you're planning to keep them at home =)
Personally I feel like they're exactly what you described to been looking for. Very fun phones with analytical sound nonetheless. Guitars sound exceptional, acoustic guitars especially. Having played guitar for 10 years or so, I've never heard such an accurate representation of live guitar playing. Granted they are very analytical and have even turned me away from some bands I used to like a lot because they suddenly sound badly mixed and honestly pretty boring. Everything with wide soundstage sounds great, progressive/psy rock especially.
On the flipside of the coin, as I said, some records sound really boring when they can't compare in the soundstage mixing to some other records. For example, listening to Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon and then going to Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication just leaves a bad taste in my mouth, as latter album has incredibly boring and compressed sound while former has insane amount of depth and detail. I love Californication album but listening to it with K7XX just makes me struggle trying to enjoy it.
Granted, Californication actually has exceptionally bad studio work.