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murphythecat

GRU-powered uniformed trumpkin, Male, 34

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Need the best closed back cans used under 500$ That actually isolate. Thx-00 and meze 99 on my list, what else? Mar 5, 2022

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    1. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      Need the best closed back cans used under 500$ That actually isolate. Thx-00 and meze 99 on my list, what else?
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      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        I like the Austrian Audio Hi-x60, needs eq but isolates really well while staying comfortable.
        Mar 5, 2022
      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I remember from Tyll's recommendations, the NAD Viso HP 50 sounded decent & IIRC isolated well. @Senorx12562 has experience I believe.
        Mar 5, 2022
      4. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Been rocking the NDH-20 for about 3 years. Some people don't like them, but overall I prefer them to most un-insane priced closed backs. I was very hopeful about Focal releasing something, but they all are wonky tone-wise.
        Mar 7, 2022
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    2. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      the RS2x are the best headphone ive had
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      2. murphythecat
        murphythecat
        I use the stock pads with bass boost. Another bonus of the RS2x is that they are powered well enough with a iphone
        Feb 15, 2022
      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        You should try the stock L cush pads backwards! They should be about halfway between L cush and F cush in tone.
        Feb 15, 2022
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      4. murphythecat
        murphythecat
        i just tried the L pads turn upside down. sounded off.
        Feb 16, 2022
    3. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      Sins of ommissions goes unnoticed way too much
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      2. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        Easy to do if you started with headphones, there's so much already missing.
        Feb 8, 2022
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    5. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      ...and my RS2x driver has blown. Grado's are fragile?
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        How long have you had those again? Had assorted Grados for a few months running out of suspect amplification and they've all turned out fine. What was your upstream?
        Feb 2, 2022
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      2. purr1n
        purr1n
        Grado service has generally been good in a kurt New York sort of way.
        Feb 2, 2022
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      3. murphythecat
        murphythecat
        Problem is gone. Wtf. Two times this happen with my grado
        Feb 6, 2022
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    6. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      Not sure if its break in, but im now 100% satisfied with the RS2x. They make no apologies to the HD650, just as magic and "right"
      1. StageOne, rlow, Gazny and 2 others like this.
      2. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        any chance I could loan them from you for shipping cost?
        Jan 25, 2022
      3. murphythecat
        murphythecat
        absolutely. pm me
        Jan 26, 2022
    7. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      After hating/loving the RS2x with the F pads. the bowl pads really bring out magic. Its a serious alternative for people tired of the hd650.
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    8. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      Finally acheived satisfaction with the Grado. G pad over F pads. Xbass EQ and 650's foam over the driver. Pretty good
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    9. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      These Grado's are making me thirsty. They have a weird colotration/tonality, but these are speed and rythm monsters
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    10. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      Ive never had a pair of headphones seemingly so right and wrong at the same time. Its a mess in some ways, enticing and musical in another
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        Which ones?
        Dec 6, 2021
      3. murphythecat
        murphythecat
        sorry, RS2x.
        Dec 6, 2021
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    11. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      Should I order the TTVJ Deluxe pads AND the Flat pads to try with RS2x or are we sure that the deluxe pads would be prefered as well?
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        With the 325x and he did some extrapolating. Actual on ears comparisons would be welcome!
        Nov 30, 2021
      3. murphythecat
        murphythecat
        thx, Ive read the SR325x thread.
        Ive contacted a local grado dealer and will be going with my RS2x try a couple of different pads. they have the new F pads!
        thx!
        Nov 30, 2021
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      4. murphythecat
        murphythecat
        shocking how much the F pads change the sound. no more bass boost needed and no more treble harshnesss. the treble is almost too dark actually lol
        I feel at this point i can say I feel they are kinda great and are serious hd650 competition at teh very least.
        Dec 1, 2021
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    12. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      Grado RS2x in da house :) !!!!!
      1. obsiCO, Merrick, Ksorota and 4 others like this.
      2. StageOne
        StageOne
        As a Hemp owner, I’d love to hear some details/comparisons.
        Nov 27, 2021
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      3. murphythecat
        murphythecat
        Never auditioned the Hemp
        I can tell you right away that they are blowing my ass away.
        Its such a distinct SQ that it reminds me the first time I heard etymotics or stax
        Nov 27, 2021
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      4. murphythecat
        murphythecat
        I wasnt too sure about my opinions.... so I made my GF listen to a couple of tracks we both know by heart. She wasnt happy that I bought the SR2x, but then after a couple of tracks, she literally came out of the room kinda shocked at the SQ

        Apart from being too bright and low bass output, these are amazing :P
        Nov 29, 2021
    13. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      I was just about to buy the HD660s. Is the HD58X for 129$ really that similar to the 450$ HD660s?
      1. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        In stock form both are behind 580/600/650 in most respects, at least to me. 660S farther off given it's less tonally cohesive overall where the mids meet the highs than the rest, but 58X is actually pretty solid and with modifications can slightly best the rest in terms of linearity and extension, though not quite as resolving as the former 3.
        Nov 24, 2021
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      2. murphythecat
        murphythecat
        well I ordered a pair. not looking for better then the 650's. different will be great as well!
        Nov 24, 2021
    14. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      My canlife: 6 months: ATH M50, 2 months: AKG K701, 3 years: HD650, 3 years: HD800, 2 years: Utopia. Back with HD650: never been happier.
      1. aamefford
        aamefford
        Come down the mountain! I didn’t get to the utopia. HDi00S and a a liquid crimson. I now have an iPhone, ATH M50x (mostly for the fender guitar amp) and AirPods Pro. I’m happier without all the high end “stuff”.
        Nov 22, 2021
      2. murphythecat
        murphythecat
        funy you mention the APP. These replaced happily ER4x and I ended up often just using the APP for hours upon arriving from work before pulling out the utopia.
        Nov 24, 2021
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      3. aamefford
        aamefford
        APP is a whole lot better than it gets credit for. It’s my mains driver right now.

        Oh, that was HD800S above…
        Nov 24, 2021
    15. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      Grado GS3000e.... Anyone heard them?
    16. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      Paula Cole- This fire She pulls off something Ive never quite ever found again. The album feels special.
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    17. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      Why did I really sold my Utopia? Corporate greed: 2k replacement drivers, 800$ pads, 750$ wire. Sad truth
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      2. penguins
        penguins
        Still outrageous, but I see pads for $250-300 and I "could live" with a $200-300 aftermarket cable for the Utopia. Objectively $2k drivers are a bit of a joke but I get them not wanting people building gray market Utopias out of spare parts (basically what m17 says above) - I had to do the same with spare parts in the past (that and safety risk with many of the products).
        Nov 5, 2021
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        I did try to keep the cost of parts reasonable where I could though.

        That or I would purposely "lock" a few critical components (i.e. can only buy these from the mfg, after we verify the issue, not from dealer / distributors) while driving down the cost of all other repair parts for that particular product where possible.
        Nov 5, 2021
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      4. murphythecat
        murphythecat
        Focal could develop a way to make sure only people with already paid Focal Utopia could order driver replacement for a set fee of say (300$). youd have to send the Utopia in and Focal would make the swap. that would insure not a black market of built/by-parts Utopia being built illegally
        Nov 5, 2021
    18. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      Utopia: SOLD. I'm a speaker guy. HD650 are 95% the Utopia for 1/10th the price.
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      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Have gone through a similar switch in my listening recently. Can't bring myself to part with my Auteur though and just keep HD 600, even if that makes the most logical sense.
        Nov 1, 2021
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      4. Priidik
        Priidik
        HP rig for the suppressed (no room, people/kids around), otherwise there is no excuse.
        Nov 2, 2021
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      5. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        My headphone setup is only used for series and movies nowadays. Focal clear, lyr3 and some eq is all i need for that. Using it for music feels like a waste of my time when i can just use the speakers.
        Nov 2, 2021
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    19. murphythecat
      murphythecat
      Kinda wish to downgrade from the Utopia, but after a year with the Utopia going back to the hd650 is a big meh.
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      2. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        ETA GenG
        Oct 18, 2021
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      3. murphythecat
        murphythecat
        @m17xr2b didnt the hd650 bass get on your nerve?
        my two critics for the 650 are poor bass but most importantly, that lower treble coloration. Ill try to go back to hd650 for a couple of days before making a definite judgment
        Oct 19, 2021
      4. murphythecat
        murphythecat
        its kinda fascinating comparing hd650 vs Utopia. the fact that even they can be compared is mildly annoying.

        for any real world music (acoustic, jazz, classical) it seem slike Utopia are clear winners.
        enter shitty recordings aka all electronica or electronically generated sounds, rap/hip-hop and then the hd650 veil often helps. Aphex twin sounds better on 650
        Oct 19, 2021
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      murphythecat
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      2. murphythecat
        murphythecat
        Oct 15, 2021
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      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Damn, looking forward to your impressions and build pics ;)
        Oct 15, 2021
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      4. Ksorota
        Ksorota
        Glad to see you here! I put some new pads on your old HD800SDR and finally getting to experience these headphones in their full glory and I’m very impressed.
        Oct 18, 2021
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