Originally Posted by Joshua Chmiel
Great movie, dark with some cringe worthy scenes. Looks beautiful on my OLED. Sound I found subdued and not much bass. I still enjoyed, not all movies need to shake me out of my seat.
Joshua came over for a few hours this week, had a fun time demoing some things and discussing HT
He suggested this song to test my subs, and HOLY CRAP my house hasn't been this pressurized for this long in like...ever? I honestly think I started to get just slightly dizzy o.0
Question, would it be possible for someone to graph it?
And next, a statement.....I wanted to see if any of the headphones in my extensive collection would be decent at the ULF in this song. I found some losers, but also 2 winners!
Amp used was a Schiit Jotunheim. High Gain.
Fostex TH-X00 Purplehearts (with Lawton Tune-Up Kit and ZMF lambskin pads) did a great job up until 50% volume. To be clear, some people would give in and stop before this volume level. Starting at roughly 60% volume, they started to distort. These are my go-to bass-heavy headphones for most things when I want that sound signature.
Monoprice M1060 (Audeze vegan pads, and custom XLR cable) weren't quite as enjoyable as the Fostex, but where the Purplehearts gave up, the M1060's kept craving more power! I finally stopped at 75% volume, my ears giving out before the M1060's did. The snare drums were too sharp for my tastes at that time, but the bass was still clear and tight and giving me a neck massage
My Stax L700 + SRM-353X energizer......sadly, hardly a whisper of ULF
I could feel a whisper, but that was it. The bass and midbass were satisfying enough though. I couldn't go much past 6/10 on the volume dial before they distorted. These are my go-to Neutral/Natural sounding headphone, and are just amazing for most things........but not for this.
Sennheiser HD6XX .......again, just a whisper of ULF. If you're into headphones, you likely already know if you like the Sennheiser house sound. But don't go looking for super ULF.
The winner in my collection depends on the listening volume you prefer. If you like a more "sensible" volume but still QUITE loud, I prefer the overall sound of the Purplehearts. If you after bleeding-ears volume and (IMO) therefor the most overall ULF, damn the torpedoes; then M1060 should fill the bill nicely if you have the power
to push them beyond what the Fostex is capable of. And that's not a small thing.
Thought this decidedly UNscientific test of some of the headphones in my collection might be interesting if someone were looking for (possibly) ULF-capable headphones.