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Old 21st April 2017, 6:58 PM   #5911
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The 990s benefit from a little burn in. Tames the highs.
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Old 21st April 2017, 7:11 PM   #5912
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There's a bit of sibilance with the treble region nearing the high end frequency on the 770, 880 and 990 models regardless of the impedance models, it's just the way the drivers are tuned and installed in the housing.

Unfortunately you can't fix this without some modification/pad changes, EQ or heavy amplification (which will change the entire sound altogether in most cases).
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Old 21st April 2017, 7:21 PM   #5913
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There's a bit of sibilance with the treble region nearing the high end frequency on the 770, 880 and 990 models regardless of the impedance models, it's just the way the drivers are tuned and installed in the housing.

Unfortunately you can't fix this without some modification/pad changes, EQ or heavy amplification (which will change the entire sound altogether in most cases).
Yeah I figured some treble reduction is probably one of the easier changes with some different foam or something under the pads. It's probably a fine balance with some trial and error and to not go too far.
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Old 28th April 2017, 3:40 PM   #5914
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I am looking to replace my AD700's (I think the cable is stuffed, only one side works :sob: )

I make a lot of conference calls and have a shitty pair of wireless logitech headphones at the moment that are super uncomfortable after any period of time.

Ideally I would like something to replace the AD700s with something that has a mic but is also wireless with the option of wired. Semi portable would be a bonus too.

I may have to go for two pairs, a decent desktop, wired pair with a mic and a semi decent traveling pair.

Budget is probably up to $350.

I have a large head but not huge, but i have really big ears, so the AD700s were nice and comfy

Any ideas? The ATH-PDG1's look alright but not wireless or as good sound quality as the AD700s.
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Old 28th April 2017, 4:35 PM   #5915
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Replace the cable?

Here is an example for the ATH-AD500:
https://www.ifixit.com/Device/Audio_Technica_ATH-AD500
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Old 28th April 2017, 4:37 PM   #5916
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I am looking to replace my AD700's (I think the cable is stuffed, only one side works :sob: )

I make a lot of conference calls and have a shitty pair of wireless logitech headphones at the moment that are super uncomfortable after any period of time.

Ideally I would like something to replace the AD700s with something that has a mic but is also wireless with the option of wired. Semi portable would be a bonus too.

I may have to go for two pairs, a decent desktop, wired pair with a mic and a semi decent traveling pair.

Budget is probably up to $350.

I have a large head but not huge, but i have really big ears, so the AD700s were nice and comfy

Any ideas? The ATH-PDG1's look alright but not wireless or as good sound quality as the AD700s.
ADG1X - Basically AD900s with a mic

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Old 1st May 2017, 12:55 PM   #5917
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Replace the cable?

Here is an example for the ATH-AD500:
https://www.ifixit.com/Device/Audio_Technica_ATH-AD500
Hmm thats pretty straight forward. cheers might give it a go

What would people recommend for decent portable wireless headphones with a mic?
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Old 5th May 2017, 10:15 AM   #5918
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Time to re new my wired in ear headphones with mic from Klipsch which I bought in early 2011, they have served me well, the headphone part works great still and will use them with my laptop however the mic is stuffing up when plugged into my phone other people sometimes don't hear me due to a connection in the jack not being great. 6 years lasted I paid around $200 for them so worth while investment.

Now what else shall I buy as a replacement but good quality.

I would like something with great bass sounds as I listen to music which is more deep and bass sounding.

Budget $200

WIRED ONLY! I hate wireless and bluetooth as I am using my headphones also to keep my phone away from my head when I make calls, don't want too many nasty nnEMFs going through my brain.

I have an Android Phone, Galaxy s7

Edit I have short listed this from PC Case Gear, free shipping too

Audio-Technica ATH-CKS990is In Ear Headset

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Old 16th May 2017, 12:56 PM   #5919
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I've been considering the QC35 headphones for a while because they're bluetooth and freaking comfortable. I find many on-ear headphones to have far too much 'clamping' force and can't use them for extended periods of time.

However, I dont like that 1. they can't be charged and require batteries, 2. when you turn off noise cancelling they sound terrible. 3. For what they are the're quite expensive, but that's really the least of my issues with them.

Are there decent alternatives? The soundlink headphones can be charged but don't have the noise cancelling - though the nc is not essential. What other models should I be looking at? Basically want them to be chargable and hold a decent charge, be super comfortable, have a nice balanced sound (not too bright but don't have to be bass heavy either - a relaxed sound that's nice and clear), and have bluetooth. I'll be using these on the train, at work, and travelling.
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I've been considering the QC35 headphones for a while because they're bluetooth and freaking comfortable. I find many on-ear headphones to have far too much 'clamping' force and can't use them for extended periods of time.

However, I dont like that 1. they can't be charged and require batteries, 2. when you turn off noise cancelling they sound terrible. 3. For what they are the're quite expensive, but that's really the least of my issues with them.

Are there decent alternatives? The soundlink headphones can be charged but don't have the noise cancelling - though the nc is not essential. What other models should I be looking at? Basically want them to be chargable and hold a decent charge, be super comfortable, have a nice balanced sound (not too bright but don't have to be bass heavy either - a relaxed sound that's nice and clear), and have bluetooth. I'll be using these on the train, at work, and travelling.
Ugh what? Can't be charged? They charge via USB and last 10hrs+ between charges...
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Old 16th May 2017, 9:05 PM   #5921
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And you can charge them whilst you are using them
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Old 17th May 2017, 12:37 PM   #5922
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Ugh what? Can't be charged? They charge via USB and last 10hrs+ between charges...
Could have sworn I saw them listed as needing batteries...perhaps I was looking at an old model's description?

Still, i'd prefer a set that also sounds good without noise cancellation, but might just be best to bite the bullet and pick these up.
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Old 17th May 2017, 2:26 PM   #5923
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As much as I hate Bose, the QC35's is probably the best when it comes to a portable wireless noise cancelling headphone.
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Old 17th May 2017, 2:45 PM   #5924
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As much as I hate Bose, the QC35's is probably the best when it comes to a portable wireless noise cancelling headphone.
I bought the QC35 for the missus, I found them to be super comfortable and the noise cancelling is top notch. However the Sony MDR-1000X are also worth a look. SQ wise I prefer the Sony, also the Sony have more options when it comes to noise cancelling.

Personally I use IEMs with custom molded sleeves and found the noise isolation on par with the noise cancelling of the Bose.
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i got the parrot zik 2 for a recent trip and the NC in the plane was fantastic, could hear every word from my tv shows clearly and in the airport with NC set lower [you can set the amount via the app] it was still sounding good
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