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Old 4th May 2012, 8:40 AM   #16
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whats a $100

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have to have something to waste my money on :-)
I think you're missing the original point though mate! You're not going to like speakers that are more and more like monitors. They won't satisfy your very dark/bass heavy preference in sound.

Saw a review for some Microlab speakers last night. They might have something for you, and are on the cheaper side.
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I am not a heavy bass user, matter of fact I dislike heavy bass......BUT I prefer a nice soft bass if that makes sense....

as for treble ... well put it this way ... I hate Metallica
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Old 4th May 2012, 9:08 AM   #18
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I am not a heavy bass user, matter of fact I dislike heavy bass......BUT I prefer a nice soft bass if that makes sense....

as for treble ... well put it this way ... I hate Metallica
Well I suppose you could throw $500 at some nice speakers that have sparkly highs then just EQ the shit out of them. Maybe just grab some higher end Sennheiser headphones...

Or google speakers that have that HD600/HD650 sound haha.
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Old 4th May 2012, 10:46 AM   #19
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Nice statement haha!

Many more expensive studio monitors are 'better' than the A5's
Haha yeah. The KRK's in particular (and I know from personal experience) are worth the extra cost. No doubt about it. If you can afford it, get them. Otherwise, A5's do the job nicely.
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Old 4th May 2012, 11:01 AM   #20
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Haha yeah. The KRK's in particular (and I know from personal experience) are worth the extra cost. No doubt about it. If you can afford it, get them. Otherwise, A5's do the job nicely.
I don't think anything good is going to suit him hey haha. Unless he turns the treble right down, but seems such a waste...
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Old 4th May 2012, 3:28 PM   #21
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I think people are reading too much into the O.P.s statements of hating treble. He specifically said he hates that tinny sound.

I agree that through crappy speakers, tinny sounding treble does sound horrible. But through higher quality speakers, treble doesnt sound tinny. The OP may find a new love for the full audio spectrum when he is treated to great sound reproduction.

To the OP. I reccoment going into a music store (One that sells guitars and keyboards not a store like JB etc) and ask them to demo some decent Studio Monitors for you, with the music style you like. That will give you a sense of the style of audio reproduction you will get when you upgrade from the Z5500s
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Or google speakers that have that HD600/HD650 sound haha.
I quite happen to like my HD650's sound!
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I quite happen to like my HD650's sound!
I'm actually going to get a pair a go tomorrow. Might like them for when im in a laid back acoustic mood. SMooooooth.

Then again might hate them.
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I'm actually going to get a pair a go tomorrow. Might like them for when im in a laid back acoustic mood. SMooooooth.

Then again might hate them.
I really like them. Adding the Matrix made a world of difference though with the dynamic range, so make sure you're using them on a decent amp. Adding the DAC was also just as noticeable!

Using the STX alone before all that was much different experience, so i think you will need the above stuff (amp + DAC) to really get the best out of them. And to think that they even get used for BF3
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I really like them. Adding the Matrix made a world of difference though with the dynamic range, so make sure you're using them on a decent amp. Adding the DAC was also just as noticeable!

Using the STX alone before all that was much different experience. And to think that they even get used for BF3
Well i'll only be using them on the D1 for now, so probably not enough to drive them properly. But I'm sure an amp isn't going to change their sound signature, so the D1 will be enough to decide if I like them enough or not.
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just an update :

happy with the Audioengine 5+
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just an update :

happy with the Audioengine 5+
Not to trebly for you? haha
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not tinny at all
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Treble settled down for me after burn-in.
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Treble settled down for me after burn-in.
Sure you just didn't get used to it and so it didn't seem as harsh
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