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PoisonPoisonTastyfish
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Oct 22, 2015
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Hi Massdroppers! I am really tempted by these, but worried about a "blind buy" with no chance to listen or try them on. I guess I have concerns over both comfort (does the pad B resolve this) and reports I have heard that the sliders for the earpiece are way too loose and result in having to continually adjust?
Sound-wise, I am looking for an upgrade to my Grado 325i's - I love their details and treble, but looking for something a little less harsh and with a little more bass punch and resonance...
Any thoughts or comments would be very much appreciated!
Oct 22, 2015
wredj10
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Oct 22, 2015
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My quick thoughts, these are with the B pads:
These are harsher in the treble than I remember with the Pandora Hope.Comfort is okay to me, though I never had a problem with the comfort. More clampy headphones tend to bother me more. I too would like to hear a direct comparison with Pandora to confirm my thoughts, but in the listening I've done these may bit a too fatiguing to my taste.
Regarding the sliders, it seems like they have fixed this issue. The Pandora's were too loose, these on the Sonorous seem to stay put.
If you like the 325, another option may the "Magnum" drivers by Symphones. They are smoother than the Grados and have more bass. Their DIY though, replacing the drivers in Grado or custom enclosures.
Oct 22, 2015
rnrneverdie
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Oct 22, 2015
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If you like the tenor, you can buy it.
Oct 22, 2015
Kamikaze
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Oct 22, 2015
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Sonorous is the same headphone as Pandora Hope. They have not re-engineered it. Final Audio failed to obtain naming rights to "Pandora" in Europe, so they decided to call it Sonorous.
Oct 22, 2015
rnrneverdie
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Oct 22, 2015
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Yes, they just redesign the appearance.
Oct 22, 2015
wredj10
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Oct 22, 2015
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I am aware. Possibly my memory is off on the Pandora, possibly it might be due to product variation, or possibly I missed the treble issue the first time. Though the thoughts still stand, on some songs / uses the treble is very harsh and not an enjoyable listen.
The sliders are definitely more stable on these however. They slid on the Pandora just by putting the headphones on. Once again, may be product variation but on my pair they are much more stable than the Pandora I owned.
Oct 22, 2015
rnrneverdie
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Oct 22, 2015
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I think u may just compare a new one to a old one. Try an AB test.
Oct 22, 2015
wredj10
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Oct 22, 2015
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I found the problem. Turns out I was using the A Pads (the larger ones). While they may be more comfortable due the ears not touching the drivers, they really accentuate the treble, to sometimes a very harsh sound. Those interested in these I highly recommend the B pads if they find these to fatiguing. With the the B pads these sound similar to what I remember, and in my tastes much better headphone.
Oct 22, 2015
rnrneverdie
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Oct 22, 2015
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I mean if you go to a audio store and you use their "sample" headphone, it probably quite different from a new one.
Oct 22, 2015
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