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LAH_SeaWA
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Jul 21, 2018
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I'm disappointed. Overall, the sound is too crisp - crisp as in shrill. The sound lacks roundness, depth and warmth. Whether the audio source is CD or streaming (Spotify), or I listen to music loudly or softly, the sound hurts my ears. Tracks from Kid A should be rich and layered; Pink Floyd should be round and full. On the HD 58X, Beastie Boys and Thundercat are one-dimensional with vocals forced to the forefront; the highs are too pointed when I listened to Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, and Lonnie Liston Smith. This is unfortunate, because this is the kind of music I listen to. I tried one of my favorite classical albums, Gorecki's "Symphony No. 3" - the sound was decent, certainly better than everything else I mentioned, but I still wouldn't say these headphones separated themselves from others. I know these aren't high-end audiophile headphones, but I absolutely expected them to distinguish themselves from entry-level Bose headphones.
Jul 21, 2018
Mendy770
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Jul 22, 2018
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Are you listening with a dac/amp?? Bc that could be the reason why it doesn't sound good. Think about it, there's ton of people who own other high end headphones and own these and they compare them close if not better!! To be honest, I'm listening to mine direct from my smartphone without any dac/amp and they sound pretty darn good, and I can only imagine what these sound like with a proper dac or amp!! Also, if you're reviewing a "straight out of the box" experience that could be another reason why it doesn't sound right. You have to let it break in, it's a big difference!!
Jul 22, 2018
Mendy770
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Jul 22, 2018
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U should take out the foam from behind the grills, the difference in quality is night and day!! The soundstage opens up and the highs become much clearer.. in short MUCH BETTER!!!
Jul 22, 2018
LAH_SeaWA
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Jul 22, 2018
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I will definitely give it a go and be patient while they're breaking in. I've been listening through a MacBook Pro, so nothing too fancy, perhaps that's even part of the problem. Hopefully your suggestions will enrich the bass and decrease the brightness. Thank you for the tips!
Jul 22, 2018
Mendy770
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Jul 22, 2018
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My pleasure, if you want, there's a video in the discussion section which shows how to take out the foam. And the guy who did it says how he was disappointed with the sounds (just like u) and how after he takes the foam out, the headphones sound very similar to his hd 650, which is incredible, I don't own the hd 650 but there considered high quality so I can only imagine :)
Jul 22, 2018
raansire7
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Jul 24, 2018
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Friend, that is not part of the problem, but THE problem. Without a good DAC and amp, they won't sound like they should. They need a clean signal and clean power. All high impedance headphones do. It's not an option. All my expensive headphones sound horrible out of my Mac's output except the Audio-Technica ATH-M70x, which are 32 ohm and really sensitive. My 65 ohm Shure SRH1840 are very sensitive on paper, but sound weak and bother my ears even on low volume when unamped. But when amped, I can listen to them at a much higher volume and my ears feel good, because everything sounds even and clean. But impedance isn't everything. The beyerdynamic T90 get louder than the Shures on the same volume, and they're 250 ohm. God bless!
Jul 24, 2018
nikkograjo
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Aug 24, 2018
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The output you will receive from these cans is only as good as the source that you are using. As previously mentioned, you might need a better audio source, including the audio format like FLAC compared to Mp3 and so on, to experience the full potential of these headphones. Another reason that you are not enjoying these, is that the sound signature that they produce is not really compatible with your own preferred sound signature.
Aug 24, 2018
LAH_SeaWA
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Aug 24, 2018
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Hi there, can you recommend a good DAC and amp that can run run between the headphones and an iphone and/or Macbook Pro? Ideally, not something crazy expensive... Thanks so much for the input and suggestions.
Aug 24, 2018
LAH_SeaWA
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Aug 24, 2018
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Hi there, can you recommend a good DAC and amp that can run run between the headphones and an iphone and/or Macbook Pro? Ideally, not something crazy expensive... Thanks so much for the input and suggestions.
Aug 24, 2018
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