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I believe as some others here that these surpass a good many other's when listening to vocals which I do a fair amount of I have a long list of favorite Female vocalists that I very much like listening to through the output of a oppo 105D player these to me are more impact full then any other of my other Headphones which consist of Massdrop Sennheiser & HE-6XX,HiFiManHE-4XX
Austrian made AKG-701. I would have to say these are not for Bass Heads so would suggest that you look else where if you value low powerful bass above all else. And going into making the decision to spring for these I did a lot of Internet search reviews on these.So going into I was very aware of how cheaply these appear to be made as well as being very aware of the weakness that Electrostatic drivers have in the lower frequencies which is partial due to there inability to move the air needed to reach low in the frequency extreme . These truly shine from the Mid-bass on up these to me are a real treat to listen too in the area's that they do well in which to me seem's to be many .
Ability to move clean air depends on total area in motion + linear excursion. Easier for high freqs than low freqs. I had a pair of Stax SR Lambda back in the day that were rip your head off bright, and bass light. Imagine my surprise when I EQ'd them to hear some of the best bass I'd ever heard in any headphone...super tight, extended, and as loud as you want. Many planars, electrostatic or magnetic, have a larger radiating area than moving coil drivers. Some of them can be driven into greater linear excursion with EQ combined with an amp with enough power to not clip driving high excursion low freqs into a specific headphone. I have no idea if the Koss is such a beast, maybe someone with a Loki will buy them and let us know.
While I tend not to adjust the EQ on my music. I have a Loki for testing purposes of my system. I'll definitely try it out with these to see if it will help on the lower bands. If there are any good results, I'll let oyu know.
Xelmarik, appreciate that, thanks.
I recently did some poking around headfi discussion threads on this headphone, Koss version. My takeaway is it will accept modest EQ in the bass, and can be warmed enough for someone looking for flatter response, but not transformed into a basshead's dream machine.
I would have to agree with that assessment. A little bit of added bass, but nothing that will truly satisfy a basshead. Bassheads are not the market for this headphone.
Do you find the 95x superior to the 4xx and 6xx in every aspect except the subbass ?
Have you noticed a huge sound quality improvement over the 6xx and 4xx ?
What I consider to be Subbass personally would fall below 20 cycles.For my opinion only on the Koss 950 between the 6xx they have a even more airy sound to acoustic instruments and how they are presented in time and space there's been a acronym coined for this (Prat) pace,rhythm and time I think that the Koss has this characteristic in spades from say 100 to 10,000 cycles where a huge portion of sound we as humans hear.And if you prize the midrange the 950s at $500 are champions at it.