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rottentreats
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Aug 29, 2019
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BUY OR NOT?!? I loves me some bass and don't like those super highs. (I think I like mids reduced a bit but not as important as the high/lows) Currently either running off my Airist R-2R/789 or Schiit Modi/Loki/Magni via optical. I have below and many more but these are my low/mid-fi highlights with pads/cables/mods/etc: Fostex TH-X00 Purp Hearts (really really like these) Sennheiser 6XX HiFiMAN HE4XX Beyerdynamics DT770 (250 Ohm) I am looking for something new under or around ~$600 and these Sendy knockers look tempting. My Purps are my go-to and I don't know if these would dethrone them... thoughts?
Aug 29, 2019
Rene-F
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Aug 29, 2019
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No open-back headphone will be ideal for bass-heads, but they do offer a fair amount of bass specially at higher volumes, or if you are using EQ/Hardware Bass increase. Your fostex are your favorite because of that, they are closed back. They are good, better than your other options you have in your line-up by a fair bit.
Aug 29, 2019
postwarscars
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Sep 24, 2019
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I don't entirely agree here. Audeze have amazing low end in their open models. It's true that you get less isolation, and the appearance of more bass in a sealed pair of headphones, but it's not a requirement. Think of it like the difference between a non-ported forward facing sub, ported forward facing sub, or a down-firing sub. They all produce bass well, some are louder and others are cleaner. It's primarily implementation.
Sep 24, 2019
Rene-F
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Sep 25, 2019
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I agree with you... when i mentioned bass i was picturing of what people usually think whey they think bass which is car stereo or movie teather, which is better reproduced in a closed back where sound is trapped within the cup and your ear, unlike an open back in which it will sound more natural because of sound flowing naturally outside and inside your ear. I also prefer natural sounding low-end and clean bass. The b20 can do it for sure.
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Sep 25, 2019
postwarscars
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Sep 25, 2019
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Yeah. I believe most people who think of bass expect bloated 40hz notes. Most of those people have never experienced the way bass sounds when it's produced faithfully. I have some decent subs in my home system, but I very much prefer the bass presentation on my LCD2Cs. Except for movies, when the entire point is to feel it. But closed headphone bass is very misleading since there's a bunch of internal cup reflections, which makes it louder and more pronounced but not specifically deeper or better.
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Sep 25, 2019
rottentreats
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Sep 25, 2019
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Ok then I'll skip these. In short I want a higher quality/similar version of my purp <3's and it "sounds" like these aren't them. Thank you for the responses.
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Sep 25, 2019
tooitchy
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Oct 2, 2019
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I'm not sure if there's anything else like the purplehearts. I have the mahogany and there is nothing like them that I've found, everything that can compete with the bass usually has hot treble, and that messes up what I love about the THX-00's. The purplehearts though, they're beyond even the mahogany, there isn't anything with that kinda "fun" over the top sound, the THX-00's do sub bass unlike any other headphone I can find, and I too have been searching for over 2 years, so it's a really, really tough ask to find something that does the PH better than the PH. Good luck on the search.
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Oct 2, 2019
HIFI778
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Oct 19, 2019
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If you can have a listening session with the Sony MDR Z7 I highly advice you to do so. They have the exact sound signature that you described to love plus added sound-stage. Sony did a marvelous Job with their two models Z7 and Z1R. They have all you like plus you can use them in public and at bed in the night as closed back. I have many headphones as listed in my Profile Bio but the Z7 are by miles my favorite and the most used every day.
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Oct 19, 2019
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