Posted 23 October 2011 - 11:08 PM
I might try them but the impedance could be too high for the PC soundcard
Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:39 AM
Hey, look, here's a comparison review between the HD558 and the HD598. Wow, he's even explaining with photos how you can make the HD558 sound almost identical to the more expensive HD598! (Apparently, they both have the same driver, only the housing is different)
Edit: In answer to your query, one of the readers responds with:
Even though these are 50 Ohm phones, anything can drive them well, and they make everything sound better, be it a hifi or a an ipod (don't turn your nose up at me! I've got both).
Posted 28 October 2011 - 03:26 AM
they sounded good but they are much harder to drive than my current Grados and I don't think they would cut it on my PC unless I buy a headphone amp.(another 150$)
I like the 1 cord design. They'd be much easier to use than the tangle prone grados
I might buy this DAC and amp for my PC
Posted 28 October 2011 - 06:58 AM
Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:03 AM
but the 598 would cost me a fortune here and I'm not "modding" anything.They had a deal on the 558 for 150$ so I was curious .
The thing is they store put it on special but it was nowhere in stock and you had to order them..so I didn't buy them
Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:24 AM
If impedance is the only factor (I'm not sure) that decides whether a pair of headphones will be compatible with a PC or an portable device (tablet, Ipod, phone) than 50 Ohm can't be the problem. Both my Blackberry phone or my Toshiba laptop can drive my Audio Technica studio heaphones (50 Ohm) without any problem. Usually you only need headphone amps for models like Beyerdynamic DT-770/DT-880 (250 Ohm versions) or Sennheiser HD650 or comparable.
Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:31 AM
Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:44 AM
Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:50 AM
Posted 29 October 2011 - 06:18 AM
I read a few reviews and now I'm really curious
Posted 30 October 2011 - 08:15 AM
Posted 30 October 2011 - 02:39 PM
I also have the iGrados for portable use.
Posted 30 October 2011 - 09:20 PM
Posted 30 October 2011 - 09:43 PM
I sort of have to on some c.d. The earphone jack isn't very powerful ( about 1/2 as loud as ipod)
When I find albums that are too quiet, I try to boost the volume of the files themselves on the PC. Many older classical music albums are extremely quiet with respect to newer soundtrack and rock albums.
@Wojo: stop being facetious.
Posted 30 October 2011 - 09:54 PM
Posted 31 October 2011 - 06:07 AM
Posted 31 October 2011 - 06:12 AM
Posted 31 October 2011 - 06:29 AM
You mean most new soundtrack and rock albums are far too loud!
Indeed but some old albums are too quiet with maximum peaks at -5dB. (0dB is the maximum in digital recording). You can easily change the volume (gain 5dB) without changing the dynamics of the track.
Posted 31 October 2011 - 07:48 AM
Don't waste your money on that garbage.
For less $, you can get pro audio sound and durability with one of these puppies;
yeah especially after reading this
Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:25 AM
yeah but playing around with the file volume themselves is a bit tricky. It's time consuming and easy to cause distortion
Depends on how you do it, I guess. The following procedure shouldn't give you any problems. 1) Import a CD track in an sound editing program (Wavelab, Soundforge). 2) Let the program find the maximum peak (takes about a few seconds). 3) Adjust the volume or maximize the signal (takes about a few seconds). For best results, opt for -0,3dB instead of 0dB. 4) Save.
Posted 31 October 2011 - 01:22 PM
Posted 31 October 2011 - 02:06 PM
Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:14 PM
@Wojo: stop being facetious.
Posted 01 November 2011 - 07:39 AM
In 50 years Herrmann will be forgotten.
Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:00 PM
But I'd love more opinions! Just make sure they are under $100 Thanks!
Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:48 PM
Grado: SR60i headphones ($79)
Grado Prestige Series SR-60i Padded Headphones ($79)
Grado Prestige Series SR80i Stereo Headphone ($99)
Posted 01 November 2011 - 09:08 PM
SR60i fixed the issues of old SR60 (slight lack of bass and some found the treble a bit harsh)
SR80i is harder to drive properly (again the whole headphone amp thing ), so I wouldn't get that for a regular PC headphone jack .Yes if you plan to use your stereo amplifier
Posted 01 November 2011 - 09:18 PM
So for now it's down to Sony MDR7506 vs Grado SR60i.
Any other opinions on those two? Any other contenders?
Posted 01 November 2011 - 09:38 PM
I might even give up on my whole super upgrade thing (amp+ expensive Sennheisers) and just get SR60i's to replace my SR60's
I'm finding flaws with the Creative USB sound card and it may go back. Unless I can get a way to get better sound from the PC itself, there's no point in spending 300$ on headphones either
Posted 02 November 2011 - 09:07 AM
Posted 02 November 2011 - 09:14 AM
I'm not sure why I want to replace my SR-60's, they sound fantastic. On PC with no amp they are more ideal than SR-80 .
Yeah maybe I wanted something super comfortable like the Senn HD558/598 with a 1 cord design.
Tomorrow I'm returning the Creative USB soundcard. I have to turn on all sorts or "sound enhancers" to make it sound ok and it's re-sampling all my MP3's to play them For some odd reason that card doesn't output to 44.1 khz natively and somethings wrong with the sound. Turns out after more careful listening the onboard audio on my PC is better at equal volume.
Posted 02 November 2011 - 12:19 PM
Beware, the Grados are on ear phones. Many people experience comfort problems with this type of headphones during long listening sessions. From reading many a reviews, the SR80s have better, more controlled bass responds.
OK, so what headphones under $100 do you recommend?
Posted 02 November 2011 - 12:32 PM
Posted 02 November 2011 - 08:23 PM
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