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Post by Dynamic Mike »

Grado SR325e (now 'x') are the least occlusive headphones I've ever used. I've no idea how accurate they are though. But then I find HD25's comfortable compared to 702's so I may just have a strange head!
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Arpangel wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:29 am At the moment, I’m using Sennheiser HD25’s, they are too claustrophobic, and have a bass boost.
I need to be able to still feel connected to what’s going on around me.

I was using HD25's before buying the HD600's. They're great when listening for defects (like clicks and dropouts) but the balance is more scooped with enhanced bass and treble. The HD600's are definitely better for mixing and more comfortable if you wear glasses but I still use the HD25's for location recordings for their isolation and the fact that they don't take up much space.
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Dynamic Mike wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:28 pm But then I find HD25's comfortable compared to 702's so I may just have a strange head!

Not as strange as my head.

:D

James Perrett wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:29 pm I was using HD25's before buying the HD600's. They're great when listening for defects (like clicks and dropouts) but the balance is more scooped with enhanced bass and treble. The HD600's are definitely better for mixing and more comfortable if you wear glasses but I still use the HD25's for location recordings for their isolation and the fact that they don't take up much space.

That’s what I bought mine for, outside work, small, light.
They do make things sound larger than life though, I’ve thought "wow"! about some things when using them, and then when I’ve listened on other things it turns to "meh"
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Double posting is getting worse, the submit button doesn’t work, so you do it again, and find out it has.

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Post by tea for two »

I think it would help when a headphone is recommended it's added for which genres styles.

There's no headphone that covers every genre styles not even the Outstanding £2.5K-£3K Hifiman He1000se I auditioned.

Same as speakers. Same as we would select mics for specific purposes.

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I think my next port of call is to compare £200-£400 open backs
For a variety of genres styles.

Akg K712
vs
Audio Technica Ath R70x which I have and Mix on. R70x is fairly near the Outstanding £2.5-£3K Hifiman He1000se just R70x is missing some clarity some treble and a little presence, a little separation in comparison to He1000se. R70x is a brilliant all rounder across several genres from complex to subtle to hard to bass heavy, from acoustic to electronic, more so than the Hifiman He1000se.
vs
Grado Sr325e
vs
Sennheiser Hd600
vs
Shure Srh1840.

Also with Sonarworks sound id.

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*The hidden gem £35 headphones I mentioned is Superlux Evo Hd681 semi open back DJ headphone 32 Ohm 98dB sensitivity.
It does rather well from Orchestral to Hard Rock to Choral to Jazz to World music to Reggae to Electronic to HipHop.
Detachable cable, lightweight.
I prefer Superlux Evo overall balance of sound across several genres styles compared to my open backs Akg k702, Beyer dt880 pro and Philips x2hr bass monster.
Because Superlux Evo easy to drive even from mobile phones they are my go to when outdoors making music on my macbook.
Although I prefer to pair Superlux Evo with a USB DAC amp as my Apogee Groove.
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tea for two wrote: Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:12 am*The hidden gem £35 headphones I mentioned is Superlux Evo Hd681

Worth taking a chance at that price - bought.

These might be ideal for location work.
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Arpangel wrote: Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:43 am Double posting is getting worse, the submit button doesn’t work, so you do it again, and find out it has.

Clearly, the submit button does work. If it didn't you wouldn't have had a double post.

It can be a little sluggish sometimes, though, particularly when using mobile phones. Try slightly more patience...
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Hugh Robjohns wrote: Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:02 pm Try slightly more patience...

I’ll try, but I'm finding cocodomol work better, they help stop the shaking when I press the submit button, I’ve never really been into submission.

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Good to hear I’m not the only twitchy fingered one who double posts!
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The Elf wrote: Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:56 pm
tea for two wrote: Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:12 am*The hidden gem £35 headphones I mentioned is Superlux Evo Hd681

Worth taking a chance at that price - bought.

These might be ideal for location work.

I had to get the white ones to pretend I'm a hipster lol.
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ManFromGlass wrote: Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:32 pm Good to hear I’m not the only twitchy fingered one who double posts!
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The Elf wrote: Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:56 pm
tea for two wrote: Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:12 am*The hidden gem £35 headphones I mentioned is Superlux Evo Hd681

Worth taking a chance at that price - bought.

These might be ideal for location work.

Gottem!

A bit hyped in the highs/lows (lows especially), as if a 'loudness' curve was switched in, but not bad at all for the money. Thanks for the steer! :thumbup:
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