Hey welcome back! I hope that didn't cost too much...
The WeSC Chambers are... how do I best describe this?... Semi-Circumaural? The ear cushions are a little bit bigger than the original Sennheiser Momentum (not the new tiny one). So if you position them carefully and you don't have glasses on they can almost entirely avoid your ears and are pretty comfortable. My major reservation in the comfort is the headband, they've made it a little hard (like the AKG K/Q701).
If you have an HMV nearby you might be able to find some to try.
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Well, if you're into extra bass, you wouldn't likely like the B&O H6.
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PC mended but since cream-crackered again and a new HDD required. However, for £50 and with glasses I'm going to take the punt with no HMV near me (it closed down in the administration phase) and the fact I wear glasses. Watch this space pending PC repairs and phones. Thanks guys.
I'm going to take the punt with no HMV near me (it closed down in the administration phase) and the fact I wear glasses. Watch this space pending PC repairs and phones. Thanks guys.
quad, just before I pinch the buy button, what is sound leakage like please? I travel by train a lot and do not want to disturb my fellow travellers unlike some people. Thanks,
Sound isolation / leakage is very good on these, they will not annoy anyone on a train unless you kill your own hearing first. The ANC works a little bit, but more on the lower frequencies so when you turn it on you'll notice a relative brightening shift to the remaining background noise. It gives a little tunnel effect but only when not listening to anything and I like what the ANC it does to the sound sig. It adds a bit to the bass, but more to the upper mids and thus it sounds better balanced by comparison. EQ will be very personal of course, I tend to EQ the bass down a bit, but only when inside because outside noise tends to kill the bass effect anyway. I wouldn't hate these if I couldn't EQ them, as long as I wasn't comparing them to a particularly analytical pair of headphones.
Thanks again quad, buy button 'pinched' - it was a typo of course and I meant punched.
Judging by the noise levels from my fellow passengers on my trip back from London tonight by train, I'd wished I had a set of open-backed full size headphones with Rammstein blasting to annoy them! Who allows kids on trains, or annoying business people saying 'in terms of x' and 'in terms of y' all the time and talking as loud as they can into their mobiles?
Ha! I know what you mean, I often get annoyed at people on trains. So far I haven't told anyone to turn their horrible music down on their stupid leaky ear-phones (usually Apple), but I've seen someone else do it.
Hey did you get the WeSC Chambers yet? You 'pinched' the buy button a couple of days ago now right?
Out of curiosity are you prepared to use EQ with them, or are you interested in the fact that they're quite warm/bassy?
I'm on day no. 2 now with the Beyer Custom One Pro. Wonderful headphone. My take: Better than Beyer DT770-LE 32 ohm - sounds "lighter" and much less hollow in the mids, has a better presence in the lower treble, has less energy in the upper treble (no HF peak like the 770 LE), and the bass is better. I'm still toggling between position 2 and 3 for the bass port switch - position 3 is stronger than the DT770-LE, but not in any bad way. Very enjoyable. Others have described it as a "fun" sound, but I would describe it as more musical.
Oh very interesting Dale! I guess you'll be posting a full review of the COP soon then? I look forward to that and I hope to test some Beyer stuff soon as I just started a dialoge with the UK distributor.
Estimated delivery date is 6 August . I would use EQ if required, but will wait and see. I do like warm, bassy - or did until I got the superbly detailed and more trebly Goldring DR150. Was there any 'burn in' time with yours, if you believe such a thing is required? The PC is back tomorrow, cost £100 including labour for a new power supply, which was the problem apparently with my new power hungry GTX 770 graphics card.
I'll post the youtube and written reviews tonight. Unfortunately I'm not able to test everything, especially the extra combinations of sound afforded by the 4 bass port switch settings, but I think it's well covered anyway for all practical purposes. The no.2 bass setting is slightly shy in the upper bass and the no.3 setting is too strong, but I think very few people will complain that they don't get the perfect choice.
They're on my head as I write. Nicely balanced sound, warm and bassy! I'm kind of preferring the ANC (on this laptop, at least, until I get to the newly repaired PC and Aune X1 tonight). Do I have to keep switching the ANC off after use to stop running down the batteries? How long do the batteries last please?
Bit fiddly with the twist ANC control.....
Edit: I think without ANC is fine. I suppose if the ambient noise increases just pop on the ANC...
Oh great you got em, it sounds like you are quite pleased with them and I am still too. I leant them to a girl in the office who has some SkullCandy's and now I can't get them back off her again . I had to look up the battery life online (couldn't be bothered to look through the booklet and the website doesn't say) and apparently they're rated between 30-35 hours. Mine are still going strong at the moment so that could be about right. I have tried turning them off when I'm not using them because otherwise it will drain the power, but I did forget one day... oops! I will get some rechargables for them, but it doesn't seem too bad.
As for the sound quality with ANC on and off, I read one review that said the bass gets louder with the ANC on and that is true (I think), but the change to the upper midrange getting more presense was more noticeable to me and that is more desireable for me. It took me longer to get it right but a different (more harsh) EQ adjustment did end up being just as nice with these headphones while the ANC is off, but it was much easier to get right with the ANC on.
Have your thoughts changed at all over the last couple of days btw?
Love them quad. Direct comparison with the Goldring's show them for their thin sound, whilst the AKG K451s sound dull. Top bargain thank you, and thanks for the advice and battery information.
No EQ at all here, and tried a variety of sources. Through the PC and Aune X1 they are definitely best.
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