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Old February 15, 2013, 07:46 PM
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Old February 24, 2013, 12:44 AM
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Got the SRH840's and the e07k. Clean sound, not sure if it's the DAC/amp or the headphones but it's a little bloated in the upper/mid bass, there sounds like a bit of a hole about 1k-2k and there doesn't seem to be anything past about 10k. Maybe they could be EQ'd out fairly easily to get a flat response. Distortion seems to be well in check though.

These being my first headphones above cheapie department store jobs, I gotta say I'm pretty disappointed using headphones for music. I think I can hear most of the details in the music with the headphones compared to my speakers but there are no spatial cues, imaging is nonexistent, and there's no 'feel' to the music.... it's just noise.

They'll work for letting me listen to music and watch movies until I can get my media room set up but I'll probably sell them off at that point as I can't see a point having headphones even over a tiny set of book shelf speakers if you don't need to worry about waking people up sleeping in the next room. Though maybe these might be useful on trips on the airplane.
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Old February 24, 2013, 01:15 AM
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My personal suggestion would be AKG K271 MKII's. You can pick them up for $125 on Amazon, which is a STEAL for those headphones. (Retail for closer to $250+) So far, AKG is the only company that seems to have gotten the closed back studio headphones done right in a reasonable price range. Plus they are EXTREMELY comfortable after long hours of wear.
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Old December 10, 2013, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Lpfan4ever View Post
I got a set of Sennheiser HD555's (modded to HD595) used on HWC for $70.
Thread necro I know... But can anyone tell me if this can be done with the newer HD 558's?

Ohh and do you reckon I'll want / need an amp for them, they seemed pretty loud straight out of my phone though I don't know if they had an amp hidden in the display when I tried them on.
I know I'll probably get a warmer sound with decent amp but I just don't know if these "need" one.
If I do, what do you recommend (will be using these for music at home and when taking longer trips about 4 -5 times a year)?
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