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Sep 13, 2020
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While being no audiophile, I have owned a number of headphones and over the years. A little bit of a background, I've had AT m50's; B&W P5's; and most recently Bose QC25. I got the 58x as I've been working-from-home and have no need for noise suppression anymore, but didn't want to have my speakers (JBL LSR 305s) running all day as my housemate sometimes works nights. These were my first pair of open-backs, and I have to say I don't think I'll ever change to closed cans again. It's worth noting that I run these directly off the motherboard of my PC and not from an amp or other device. One of the first things I did was apply the EQ as defined by u/oratory1990 on reddit. While I much prefer the EQ'd version, my DJ friend showed preference towards the default sound signature, whether it due to the reduced pregain in the EQ (like for like drop in perceived volume), or his taste towards a bassier sound - I'm not sure. The sound quality is the best I've heard from my selection of devices, less trebley than the P5's and a clearer, less muddied bass than the M50's - I feel as though I've struck a balance with these. I still use the JBLs when I want to feel the thump but for the most part, these have become my primary listening device. A huge concern I had for these was their comfort while wearing glasses, something I struggled to research online, but I have to say the foam has quickly adjusted to my metal frames. I now hardly notice them while wearing them for in excess of 12 hours a day at times between work; gaming; and study. Once the clamping force dies away a little, they're comparable to my QC25's in terms of comfort, maybe even better. I really don't think there's a better value on the market for the money, despite my lack of amp.
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Sep 13, 2020
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