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Hi, is there anywhere i can read up on how it compares to the k7xx? TIA!
very different headphones.. k7xx is open and X00 is semi-closed... k7xx is more neutral sounding and X00 has much more bass... k7xx is harder to drive and probably benefits from an amp more so than X00; X00 sounds just fine out of a phone.... k7xx is more comfortable to me with its velour earpads and open design, and it has larger ear holes; though my ears have no problem fitting inside the X00 pads, and I find the X00 quite comfortable as well... k7xx has a replaceable cable and the X00 does not.. and the cable on the X00 makes it completely impractical to use on-the-go unless you get it recabled (which is my biggest gripe with it). I'm happy to be an owner of both.
Thanks for the helpful comparison edddd! I asked that because i'm looking for a pair of semi-closed cans which sounds similar to k7xx.. So the sound signature is very different? What genre do u think it is suited for? Not using on the go so the cable is not an issue..
'...X00 is semi-closed...' - does this mean that it is not a good choice for using in an office environment? Will the music be heard in the next cubicle as is the case with an open-back headphone?
correct. by all accounts from what I read they leak sound.
From my understanding it will leak sound only if you listen to music at high volumes. In any case it should be significantly less than open-back headphones.
I listen to them in a closed office I share with my boss, you cannot hear them further than 3 feet away at normal volume.
p.s. Just bought my second pair!
This primarily depends on listening volume and the sensitivity of those around you. One persons normal is another's "not loud enough." I've taken them to work and been fine but people can definitely hear something, but it's also not unusual for people to stream music (quietly) over their desktop speakers at my office.
If you listen below 90 dB the person in the next cubicle won't be able to hear you. More sound leaks in than leaks out.
the sound signature is quite different..... my only other "bassy" headphones are my v-moda m100's, and the X00's bring significantly more bass than those... I usually listen to rock (not classical, not hip hop, and not a lot of electronic).
they definitely leak some sound... though, they're much better at sound isolation than the "semi-open" beyerdynamic DT880s, which might as well be labeled as "open" as far as I'm concerned, they don't lock in the sound like my v-moda m100's.. as others have said, I think it depends on how loud/quiet the ambient noise is in your office and how sensitive your neighbors are to noise and how loud you listen to your music. if your office is as "noisy" as mine, I'd say that it's unlikely to bother your neighbors.... I know that when I'm hammering away at my keyboard, there's no question that the sound of my keyboard would drown out whatever leakage might be coming from the X00's (granted, I am a loud typer); though, I don't tend to crank up the volume when I'm listening at work....
Got a he400i, vmoda m100 already. Couldn't decide if I have to let anyone of the above go before I receive th-x00.
time is on your side...about 100 days to ship the th-x00
never listened to the HE400i, but since they're open planars, they're quite different than the X00's in many areas... I still like my M100's for portable use since they fold up nicely, have a cable that's suited for on-the-go use, are completely sealed, and are more durable...