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May I ask how was the K72?
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The objective performance is bad. But they sound better than expected, nothing too horrible there and can be used without EQ. Frequency response is uneven and impulse response poor, but for casual listening they are fine for what they are. Though you can do better even for little money. Something like the HD 681 is way better, but desperately needs EQ as to not shred your eardrums with the piercing highs.
 

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A lot more comfortable than the Samson. It has a very flimsy solution for headband adjustment, but everything else feels super solid considering the price point.



I'm not a big fan of closed headphones, so I can't really comment without being biased. But again, considering how cheap they are, I can't think of anything obvious to complain about.

To be honest, I'm a pleb when it comes to headphones. I just want something that feels comfortable on my head, can take some abuse and have a reasonably inoffensive frequency response.

Didn't get too warm?
 

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If I might.
The objective performance is bad. But they sound better than expected, nothing too horrible there and can be used without EQ. Frequency response is uneven and impulse response poor, but for casual listening they are fine for what they are. Though you can do better even for little money. Something like the HD 681 is way better, but desperately needs EQ as to not shred your eardrums with the piercing highs.
Ok very interesting. I did try the K92 and I found it... so so. I was actually thinking more about shortening the long cord while testing it. In the end I went for the Senn HD280 Pro to compliment the K240 Mk2 (closed and open).
 

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"Thankfully" I live in a land of perpetual rain and cold... except for an occasional month or two of blistering heat in the summertime. But when that occurs, the sheer unfamiliarity with the concept makes even the tiniest amount of physical activity result in uncontrollable sweating :D
 
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"Thankfully" I live in a land of perpetual rain and cold... except for an occasional month or two of blistering heat in the summertime. But when that occurs, the the sheer unfamiliarity with the concept makes even the tiniest amount of physical activity result in uncontrollable sweating :D
You're in Manchester too?
 
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Just curious ...
What headphone(s) do you currently own ?
Which one(s) is(are) used the most, or is your favorite ?
I own the Shure SRH 1840. At least as good as others like HD6xx etc. Here is a graph showing the DIFFERENCES between other good phones and the Shure (the flat line straight across). The Shure bass is the only one to match the HiFiMan, has the mid-range of the HD800, and splits the difference with all the others in the treble.
 

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I own the Shure SRH 1840. At least as good as others like HD6xx etc. Here is a graph showing the DIFFERENCES between other good phones and the Shure (the flat line straight across). The Shure bass is the only one to match the HiFiMan, has the mid-range of the HD800, and splits the difference with all the others in the treble.
RAA uses incorrect compensation (check out the HD650 ;))

SRH1840 bass is similar to HD600, HD800, K701.
The SRH1840 cannot be compared to others in FR, you can also see this as there is no red trace.
Just look at the individual plots of RE600 and SRH1840 they differ a lot below 1kHz.
Then compare SRH1840 with K701 for instance.

Have a look here where you can see SRH1840 compared to K701, HD600

Of course these measurements also are incorrect but in a different way. The only reliable measurebator never measured one though. Rtings also lacks this.

The SRH1840 is a very good headphone, a bit light in bass extension and the treble peak (fixable) is annoying to some folks.
 
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RAA uses incorrect compensation.

SRH1840 bass is similar to HD600, HD800, K701.
The SRH1840 cannot be compared to others in FR, you can also see this as there is no red trace.
Just look at the individual plots of RE600 and SRH1840 they differ a lot below 1kHz.
Then compare SRH1840 with K701 for instance.

Have a look here where you can see SRH1840 compared to K701, HD600

Of course these measurements also are incorrect but in a different way. The only reliable measurebator never measured one though. Rtings also lacks this.

The SRH1840 is a good headphone, a bit light in bass extension and the treble peak (fixable) is annoying to some folks.
Who is the only reliable one? Oratory?
 

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Did you notice his equipment room/testing room looks to be a basement? So much equipment. And so many hard reflective surfaces between concrete floors and concret walls :facepalm:
Ha- yes, wondered about that. - but I only ever watch the HP and associated kit reviews.
 
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RAA uses incorrect compensation (check out the HD650 ;))

SRH1840 bass is similar to HD600, HD800, K701.
The SRH1840 cannot be compared to others in FR, you can also see this as there is no red trace.
Just look at the individual plots of RE600 and SRH1840 they differ a lot below 1kHz.
Then compare SRH1840 with K701 for instance.

Have a look here where you can see SRH1840 compared to K701, HD600

Of course these measurements also are incorrect but in a different way. The only reliable measurebator never measured one though. Rtings also lacks this.

The SRH1840 is a very good headphone, a bit light in bass extension and the treble peak (fixable) is annoying to some folks.
You misunderstand the graph. There is no red trace since this is a graph of differences and the Shure does not differ from itself.

Here are measurements from Sonarworks which measures many sets of headphones from around to world in order to sell individually customized correction filters for the specific phones sent in. These are the averages for each type of phone. It is easy to see the Shure has the best bass and the flattest overall response. Subjectively (to me for whatever it is worth) and having used and owned all three, it is clear that the Shure sounds best, particularly in the bass. Your mileage may vary, needless to say.
 

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