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Beyerdynamic DT880 600Ohm & Onkyo A-5VL close up
 
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Beyerdynamic DT880 600 ohm: Truly beautiful headphones, excellent build quality, materials and fit & finish. Feels and looks very expensive in person, much more than Sennheiser HD650 or AKG Q701. They're also more comfortable than either, with very soft ear pads, very thick and soft headband, virtually no clamping force and lightweight construction which makes them really disappear from your head when wearing them. Sound is very neutral, very smooth, nothing pops out, it just sounds like it has a ruler flat frequency response, but with somewhat increased feeling of clarity. Some reviews might give you a wrong perception about these headphones, and you might read negative things about these headphones which aren't true. I was fooled as well and kept postponing my purchase for years, until I actually tried them on my own. Some claim they have weak bass, they sound thin, they have recessed vocals, are very bright up the top, have metallic sound, etc, which is all wrong in my opinion. I guess they aren't the most exciting headphones to listen to, which is never the case with neutral headphones anyway. Something about the "weak bass". Actually the bass is more present than in the HD650's, I'm talking about REAL bass, from 20 to 80hz. HD650's have a mid-bass hump that makes them feel more punchy, but in reality all it does is muddy up the sound a bit in certain songs. Bass on DT880's is bottomless, with better extension than HD650's or Q701's, very full, very controlled and textured, with lots of nuance. Makes the HD650's bass seem boomy in comparison, and Q701's bass a bit thin and too quick, kinda like hitting a wooden table with your knuckles type of punch. Although in terms of quantity, DT880's might not have the most bass (the amount is close to perfect for me), I feel the DT880's have the best bass QUALITY of any headphone anywhere near their price range. It's not all about quantity... the texture, detail, control and smoothness of bass is what matters the most. Mids are less forward compared to Q701's, but nothing that is noticeable while listening to music, and its because Q701 mids are forward. Vocals and instruments still sound clear and vibrant, although not quite as full as on the Q701's or HD650's, but if I listen to DT880's and then switch to either of those two, I feel they sound colored. Highs are smooth, very detailed, extended, sparkly, and give a nice sense of that crystalline quality to the entire sound of the headphones. But they're never harsh, in fact, the treble doesn't bother me any more than on the HD650's. Nothing else to say about the highs, they're just...faultless. Soundstage performance I feel depends highly on material played. I don't atually believe in headphone soundstage per se. In my opinion its more about the actual frequency response of the headphone that determines the sound stage effect that we hear. After all, most of the soundstage is "built in" into the recording, it just depends on how the headphone reproduces the sound. What I do know though, is that the DT880's feel very opened in sound. Very airy, despite their "semi-open" design. "Soundstage" is not quite as wide as with the Q701, more similar to HD650's, but it has more depth than either, and a better central presence than Q701's. Isolation is virtually non-existent, although the sound is a bit muffled with the headphone on. In general, these are VERY good headphones. Can I say they're better than HD650's or Q701's which are their main competitors for years? Not really, it would be like saying a BMW 7 series is better than Mercedes S class and Audi A8. You can't say that, because they're all excellent in their way, and in overall score would be pretty equal. But the fact is, DT880 has no real faults in my opinion, IF you want a neutral headphone. They do nothing wrong. If I were to nit pick with HD650's or Q701's, I could find a fault or two, but with DT880's I could not, because they do what they're supposed to do so well. They have a clear direction in which they're going. They know they're neutral headphones than need to sound exactly as the recording, and they do that. Onkyo A-5VL All I'm gonna say is its a great amplifier for the DT880. PLENTY of power, transparent sound. All I need. They run DT880's to ear bleeding levels at 60% of volume, with lots of headroom to spare. It has built in dual Burr Brown 24/192 DACs, so you don't need a separate DAC or a soundcard if you use this amp. Overall, I found this speaker amp to be a better headphone amp than many much more expensive dedicated headphone amps. In general, integrated amps and receivers have excellent headphone outputs these days, if you own one, you don't need to waste money on headphone amps. I compared the A-5VL side by side to Asus Xonar Essence One, Teac UD-H01 and Cambridge Audio DACMagic Plus, and it EASILY beat them all in terms of power, and was as good in terms of sound, its a dedicated audio component after all...
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Musical Fidelity M1HPAp headphone amplifier [REVIEW]
 
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This is a review of the Musical Fidelity M1HPAp headphone amplifier. Hope you like it, subscribe, because there's more reviews coming up. Leave any questions you might have in the comments below.
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Beyerdynamic T1 - unboxing and detailed review (part 1/3)
 
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This is a 3 part 30 minute long video of me talking about these headphones. It had to be long because it's impossible to make a thorough review in less than that. I will probably film another series because I still have a lot of things to cover about them that I didn't mention, but might help people interested in buying these headphones greatly. Make sure you watch all 3 parts.
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Sennheiser HD650 + Little Dot MkV + Asus Essence ST headphone setup
 
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Mid/high end audiophile headphone setup, which for a price of about $1000 gets very close to world class performance, only slightly bested by much pricier systems. Above this level, any upgrade in sound quality, even a barely noticeable one, becomes pretty expensive. Analytical nature of the sound that Essence ST produces, as well as extremely good measurements, and great amounts of detail make it a perfect source for the slightly dark and mellow sounding HD650's. Essence ST is truly a great sound card, able to hold its own against much more expensive stand alone DACs. Little Dot MkV is a very transparent and neutral amp, with ruler flat frequency response, maybe only slightly raised at the top end. It's able to output enough power into the HD650's to run them at comfortably loud volume levels between 12 and 13 o'clock. It is also a good amp for any other headphone with high impedance. It's not that great for lower impedance headphones because it has a pretty high output impedance. For example, it can't power the AKG Q701 properly, it struggles a lot, and with some older recordings, it isn't even loud enough when cranked up to 100%. My second favorite headphone setup, beaten by a small margin only in some aspects (mostly in soundstage, imaging, dynamics) by Musical Fidelity M1DAC + Ultrasone HFi-2400.
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AKG Q701 sound test
 
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***Music used for educational purposes only, I make no profit whatsoever out of this, just trying to help people choose their next headphones. *** Anyone who minds me using this music, let me know, I'll remove it. Just showing what these headphones can do when properly amped and fed by a proper high quality DAC. It's just filmed with a simple hand held camera, without a special microphone, and sound is compressed by Youtube, your sound card and speakers/headphones, so the actual sound you're hearing is nowhere near as good as when listening to the actual headphones.
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Beyerdynamic T1 - unboxing and detailed review (part 2/3)
 
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This is a 3 part 30 minute long video of me talking about these headphones. It had to be long because it's impossible to make a thorough review in less than that. I will probably film another series because I still have a lot of things to cover about them that I didn't mention, but might help people interested in buying these headphones greatly. Make sure you watch all 3 parts.
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Opel Astra J ST 1.6 CDTI 136hp, 320Nm, 4th gear acceleration
 
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NO SOUND DUE TO RADIO COPYRIGHT. Flat road, very slightly uphill by the end. 4th gear acceleration: 60-100 km/h: 6.6 seconds 80-120 km/h: 7.1 seconds Avg. fuel is about 5.4 l/100km without driving carefully, but it's still new, so it's going to drop. I have to admit I'm not a fan of Opel, but it's very nice for a small company car that has a lot of room inside and is good for long business drives. Feels quite quick, you can definitely feel a strong push into the seat, especially between 2500 and 3500 rpm. It's a great engine, very smooth and very silent, instant punchy throttle response above 2000 rpm, you can barely hear it in the background even during full acceleration, and can't hear it at all above 130 km/h because wind noise and road noise become louder than the engine, but still, wind noise and road noise are very low for this car segment. Not as quiet as a Golf 7, but more quiet than Octavia III, Leon and Focus III. It's a heavy car, almost 1600 kg, and you can feel it, but in a positive way in my opinion. It's not as agile as the Focus, but it has just as much grip, it has neutral handling and feels very stable at high speeds. It feels heavy and substantial while driving it, like a bigger car. Just by the way it glides on the road and deals with bumps it feels bigger than all other cars in class while driving it. If you want a car that is fun to drive on a track or on twisty roads, this is not it, but if you want a car that is very comfortable and a great cruiser at high speeds, this is probably the best choice in the class.
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AKG Q701 & Ultrasone HFi-2400 - a perfect pair
 
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These are two of my favorite current headphones, as both of them excel at certain things, but together, they cover every single music genre perfectly. The AKG Q701 and Ultrasone HFi-2400 both provide excellent sound quality, some of the best available on the market for less than 500$, especially the Ultrasone, which in my opinion beat even the Sennheiser HD650. You can also see my source in this video, the excellent Musical Fidelity M1DAC. You can read my full review of the HFi-2400 at: http://www.head-fi.org/t/604550/ultrasone-hfi-2400-review Q701 review, as well as video demonstrating the sound of both of these headphones coming soon.
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Beyerdynamic T1 - unboxing and detailed review (part 3/3)
 
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This is a 3 part 30 minute long video of me talking about these headphones. It had to be long because it's impossible to make a thorough review in less than that. I will probably film another series because I still have a lot of things to cover about them that I didn't mention, but might help people interested in buying these headphones greatly. Make sure you watch all 3 parts.
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