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Aug 17, 2018
Just got mine yesterday. Take this review in knowing that I've only used them for about 3 hours.
Headphones that I own: Sennheiser HD 558 (foam mod), Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 ohm, Sennheiser Momentum, Sennheiser HD40, Sennheiser HD 6xx.
Pros: Fantastic, smooth sound with basically everything I've tried.
Rap, rock, metal, vocal heavy songs sound alive and energetic. I've already noticed things in music that I haven't heard with either my studio monitors or my other headphones.
Dubstep and electronic music sounds really good, but wouldn't appeal to people who love overwhelming bass. That's not to say these lack bass, they are just more focused on quality over quantity.
Things as simple as drum hits now give me chills with how intimate they feel.
Guitar sounds crisp and full, whether it's acoustic or electric.
Vocals sound very personal with these. That's the best way I can describe it. It's like the person singing is singing specifically to you.
Doing an A B comparison between these and my HD 558 (which I've loved for the last 2 years), these just sound so incredibly full. It's like I've been missing a piece of the music all along.
Cons: The clamping force. I knew ahead of time that this was an issue as I've read tons of reviews while awaiting my pair. I know this can be remedied by gently bending the metal bands, but they're so new that I don't want to do that yet.
Not for people who want to feel a subwoofer strapped to their head.
Things I'm using to run these headphones: LG V20, Scarlett 2i2.
I'm sure that they will sound better once I get my Schiit Magni 3 (I know it's not gonna be night and day, but even just fine detail improvements are exciting for me)
Between these and my low - mid fi cans, these blow me away.
I would hands down recommend these to anyone on the edge about this drop. For $200 these are a steal!!
Aug 17, 2018
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