Good set of sealed cans cheap?

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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,147
    V shaped sonic sound - lows and highs bumped?
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,652
    msg wrote: »
    V shaped sonic sound - lows and highs bumped?

    Yup... But I really enjoy them personally.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,147
    Yeah, that's kind of how the old Bose Triports are. Can't quite get 12hrs out of them, but I enjoy them as well. Feel naked without them on, even if I'm not listening to music. Sometimes I just have them on to block out ambient noise.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,405
    I got some time on these 40's and I like em ok the 558 are better in my opinion. I wish I had the ducats to try some noise cancelers but that is out of the question for now. I am just going to get a wye splitter to A/B them for fun. Thanks for all of the ideas!
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    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • msgmsg Posts: 4,147
    Better how, Bruce?
    I'm kinda dipping a toe into HPs, myself.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,405
    msg, I am not good at reviews but the best I can tell you is that the SENNHEISER open backs sound more like listening to speakers in a real room, imaging, sound stage etc. Sounds better to me. I really do like both but it really depends on what I am looking for at the moment. I do like the boxed in and spaced out sound of the 40's too.
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    Dungeon: Dancer Mini-Two Diamond*Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*North Star Intenso DAC*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*Wireworld Aurora power cables*IFI nano IDSD bl*Pangea Silver USB*Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Headgear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S* Sennheiser 6xx

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spare sortta: Usher N-6361* ifi iDsd nano*Marantz 1504* RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Usher N-6361


    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,656
    edited August 2016
    Bruce I'm not an HP guy, but I don't think it's a good idea to use a Y cable as you are adding a load like putting speakers in parallel or series on a regular amp.

    You would need an passive A/B switch
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,147
    afterburnt wrote: »
    msg, I am not good at reviews but the best I can tell you is that the SENNHEISER open backs sound more like listening to speakers in a real room, imaging, sound stage etc. Sounds better to me. I really do like both but it really depends on what I am looking for at the moment. I do like the boxed in and spaced out sound of the 40's too.

    I gotcha, Bruce.
    Yeah, so for my first impression, biggest thing I notice with open design is significantly less bass. Of course, I realize I've been listening to HPs with exaggerated bottom end for years, so I'm trying to take that into account. On the Senns I've been testing from an all too gracious buddy, I now know what it's like to experience a more balanced presentation now that there's midrange presence to speak of. It just sounded tinny to me at first, but my ears adjust as I switch, and it's probably more natural what I'm hearing with the Senns than the Bose. Like you, preference depends what I'm listening to and where. I also need a closed design for isolation at work.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,405
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Bruce I'm not an HP guy, but I don't think it's a good idea to use a Y cable as you are adding a load like putting speakers in parallel or series on a regular amp.

    You would need an passive A/B switch

    You are probably right. I only thought of doing it because I am using this POS Emotiva "Little Ego" headphone DAC it will not accept the standard Senns mini adapter due to the sorry design from an even more pathetic company. Besides I kindda want to put phones on the ol lady too, that way we could be together while ignoring each other.


    Parlor: ifi iDSD Micro*Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables* Wireworld Stratus power cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*BJC Silver-Plated IC's* Bens Silver IC's

    Dungeon: Dancer Mini-Two Diamond*Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*North Star Intenso DAC*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*Wireworld Aurora power cables*IFI nano IDSD bl*Pangea Silver USB*Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Headgear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S* Sennheiser 6xx

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spare sortta: Usher N-6361* ifi iDsd nano*Marantz 1504* RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Usher N-6361


    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,500
    afterburnt wrote: »
    due to the sorry design from an even more pathetic company.

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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
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