Addicted to Fun and Learning
- Sep 2, 2020
- Gothenburg, Sweden
I ordered the Ollo S5X Saturday and DHL just informed me that they will be delivered tomorrow.
What are you looking for? You have pretty good setup there with two fun headphones and then the classic and a bit boring one. I have bought a lot of mid priced headphones in last couple of years and to be honest, most I have end up storing or giving away as they are just plain worse or not different enough than my main phones.
I think I could get by with only the LCD-X and HD600. The LCD-X for dedicated listening and HD600 for background stuff. As an occasional FPS gamer I think I have use for the 712 Pro or HD560S, not sure which one is better, but that about it.
It would be nice if you report back your impressions of S5X
If my review is not objective enough and I am not considered a real critical listener (I know I am not) here are some youtube reviews ... if you have 1.5 hours to kill.It will be interesting to see actual objective review of these things including impressions from a real critical listener.
It makes me wonder: what separates a truly critical listener from other kinds of listeners? When is one a real critical listener and when does one cease to be so?If my review is not objective enough and I am not considered a real critical listener (I know I am not) here are some youtube reviews ... if you have 1.5 hours to kill.
This is something I could agree with but the same can be said about the HD600.I'm sure many would say these are too boring headphones
Yes, slightly better than HD6** series though. The driver is only angled 5.7 degrees.The soundstage is narrow,
Yep I agree and think it should be for a monitor. Nearfield monitors (when used nearfied, as on a desk) are also very 'in your face' and as bodhi mentioned:sound is very in your face.
These Genelecs are 45Hz -3dB, the S5X (with good seal) are 15Hz -3dB though.The sound is very neutral, it feels to me very alike the Genelec 8350
The thing is.... the S5X does all this (for me) without any EQ in the bass.There is bass, even slam but the lowest frequencies aren't there like with the LCD-X or even Sundara (both EQ'd).
And this is quite true and might not even be picked out by a less critical listener. Certainly when he/she is used to say MDR7506, Beyer or AT or AKG studio headphones that have a sharp treble peak. This headphone has somewhat elevated treble but not 'peaky'.With some songs I felt like there was too much detail, like the breathing of the vocalist was too clear
The ASR answer to that would probably be: Those that have passed the highest level of the Harman training course.
I have not done so and therefor might not be considered critical enough or I did not find enough 'flaws' to be found critical enough.
So, there was no hidden jab to you in the comment which I actually removed to not give that impression.
Where my own critical listening/reviewing is lacking is not being able to pinpoint where the problem is