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GermanMAESTRO GMP 8.35 Mobile Headphones

GermanMAESTRO GMP 8.35 Mobile Headphones

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I would like to be able to use these for gaming on the PS4 once in a while (combined with a v-moda boompro microphone). Would the PS4 be capable of providing enough volume when connected through the controller?
I find that my DT770's only just reach acceptable volume levels with sound level at max, but when you feel like cranking it and really jamming there's nothing left to give.
Farnham
They're very easy to drive.
Let's make it happen. 2 more to go. I joined for them as I can still return my Beyerdynamic DT 770 80 ohm. I have been listening to the DT 770 for the past week. Great headphone, but the mids are a bit too recessed (or not full enough) for my tastes. Much preferred the mids on Sennheiser HD 569, but the subbass was a bit lacking, and the headphone had some resonance issues that bothered me with several songs / frequencies. From the reviews the GMP 8.35 seem exactly what I need. A tighter bass than the DT 770, fuller mids, good highs with no sibilance and no resonance issues.
Between these and the DT770, which one would be better for gaming?
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I already have an HD6XX, HD58X and K712 Pros. I was looking for a specifically closed back pair for a noisy environment.
DominusVobiscum
Check out the NAD Viso HP50, it's in the same $150-$200 price range and has a great sound stage for closed back cans.
https://www.innerfidelity.com/content/i-love-these-headphonesthe-nad-viso-hp50page-2
Can anyone recommend a good microphone cable for these? I’d prefer a boom mic if possibl, but I’m open to all suggestion.
dan-theman
V-Moda BoomPro.
Roppmaster
That’s what I ended up with! It’s great. Thank you.
Just joined this drop again! I didn't receive them the last time & MD had to give me a refund. I'm hoping to receive them this time since I've got all of these cables I purchased in anticipation of the last time...…...
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I really like the raised buttons & their spacing on the Jili. It makes it much easier to operate. The remote is supposed to be universal but I haven't been able to try it out yet. The New Fantasia is specifically designed for android phones which is what I have so I'll also see how it fares.
I've been using a Neomusica cable for my HD 25's for over a year with no durability issues. It actually sounds better than the stock Sennheiser cable. The only minor annoyance is that the remote's forward & back buttons don't work with my android phone. It does play/pause & answer phone calls though.
FYI...….. Neomusica/New Fantasia are the same cables as far as I can tell Rebranded cables from the same OEM.
MaverickAH
Excellent informatio! Thank you very much.
I purchased these in a previous drop. Very satisfied for the price, the sound is quite good, the headphones are sturdy and if you're working in an office environment the leakage is tiny, you can crank the volume and anything below ear-bleed levels won't seep through. (Play your Hanson and Nickelback in confidence.)
larryq
Bonus points for mentioning Hanson and Nickelback in the same sentence.
How are these compared to Beyer DT 770 Pro? (in terms of sound signature)
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Thank you, that's pretty much everything I wanted to know (special thx for comfyness comparison)
XFSC
The comfort is very obvious, maestro pad is not the best, damn not even on the good side but the sound image (sound separation) is reasonable good and not bassy for close back, very good. I am waiting for a new hybrid pad for my headphone, really looking forward to it.
Anyone have any experience with GMP 8.35 compared to the Massdrop x Fostex T-X0?
Got an Oyaide HPC-MSL cable to use with my 8.35d today. It really takes the 8.35d to another level in resolution. The 8.35d drivers really have great potential!
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borrego
Yes they do. I have an old pair that I’ve done some mods too to get the little bit ”seashell sound” out of them. A couple cotton balls really did the trick. Now that it’s much easier to change the cable, these things are really capable!
I joined this drop yesterday. I'm hoping that these will offer a significant improvement over my 30+ year old Sennheiser HD 25's. I really wish that Massdrop would package aftermarket third party cables with drops like this that include inline remote & mic. I have one for my HD 25's which make them imminently more convenient when used on the go. Fortunately, I've found one (Neomusicia) that will do nicely with these.
I haven't joined a drop in ages, last time i got the HiFiMAN and the open back just wasn't for me, the sound was great but the absolute lack of bass killed it. I know it's hard to compare closed back/open back headphones, but what do you guys think? Will i be dissapointed again? (I don't mind the ugly sthetics) . Also, how big are the ear pads? I use headphones close to 10 hours a day, so if they crush my ears i just can't use them.
I really love these headphones. They should really great for the price. They are pretty natural and accurate. However, they do not fit my head well. Unfortunately, it pains me to have to let them go!
Purchased these a drop ago, really like how they sound, and they do better than any other (non IEM) headphone I have in terms of keeping the music from bleeding out-- perfect for an office environment.
Only $12 hours left and still on the edge. Between German Maestro 8.35 D, Audio Technica MSR7 and Oppo PM 3. Apparently the maestros are the cheapest of them all. Have you heard them and what do you think? I listen to everything except EDM and Hip-hop. But a lot of choir music, new age, female vocalists, classical music. And my dacs are dragonfly red on the go and chord mojo at home. So, do you think the maestros can compete with the other two headphones?
YavorMoskov
Vocals sound amazing on this headphone. Classical music is great too! It is a very honest headphone, i cant speak for the others
YavorMoskov
MSR7 is not very even in the frequency response to my ears- mids are kind of thin sounding and bright
I tried a pair of GMP's -- they were awful. sold them immediately. I'd pass..........
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Btw, any different when you rewired your 400? I am currently thinking of doing so.
ghostie
I would say maybe a teeny bit more separation and body, but I mainly prefer the looks and build of my own cable, along with making it the right length for my system.
Join the drop only because it's name.
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They use different design/technology/driver ? They have a lot low Impedance headphones. Some of the full size headphone are only 8 ohm.
rnrneverdie
Yeah thats fair, i joined the elex i dont need anymore headphones
Inclined to choose these over Beyerdynamic.
Is this model easy to fix / mod? Is it possible to buy replacement parts for it? Are they really durable, considering the amount of plastic parts? I don't want them to break in half accidentally .
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What mod did you apply to these?
Helpbot
I put pieces of cotton balls in the ports next to the drivers. Quick, easy, and effectiv.
These are pretty special sounding cans. I have never heard a closed back over-ear HP so neutral&objective. It's more neutral than the 6xx to MY ears(on certain tracks) , simply because the 6xx will get pretty warm sounding when your song has the right frequencies for it. The GMP has more bass, but it doesn't envelope the music in the same way.
Somebody in some thread online said they scale well and I have to agree. I can hear the body the my Modi Multibit puts into these, and I can't say that for all my other mid-fi headphones. Bass is punchy, and possibly very slighty increased, can't remember the graph atm. The mids are my favorite part.. They are transparent, and I get the sensation that I'm not even wearing headphones sometimes, I'm just hearing sound as it is in nature. It's pretty incredible stuff, I will probably buy one of their open backs to really immerse myself in that feeling one day.
Highs are sparkly as well, however I liked the timbre of them, haven't done more than one 4 hours listening bout yet, but I did not get fatigued. There is a lack of detail here though, some highs are favored a bit more than others, I'm not sure why that is.
The Velour pads take the fun out of these headphone for me, mainly in the bass. If you are using it more for reference instead of pleasure then it might be a necessary evil, but I think there are better aftermarket pads out there.
TL;DR, if you want a closed back over ear neutral Headphone with punchy bass (not really full, punchy) I would take the dive. I thought the Thinksound On2's were neutral, but now I've seen the light haha.
Edit: I would like to retract this statement. Though the bass is elevated, these headphone still manage to sound objective and the bass is realistic while not too overblown. If it's not to your liking, I do think a pad change will remedy that.
While I have bought the same brands for mid-fi headphones in the past (558->6XX, SHP9500->X2HR[on the way]> when I say I want to explore GMP again, it's because there was some magic there, as oppose to still looking for magic.
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I got to give you props for writing such a detailed response. Overall I do agree with your sound impressions. I would add however that these headphones have a really detailed mid range than some of the other headphones I have. That being said edm or bass heavy music doesn't sound as good as cans such as V moda crossfades which is made for bass.I have heard that MK3s require an external amp to unlock the full potential, not sure how true that is. I am actually curious how does these compare to the Hifi man 4xx that is always dropped. Ik its comparing open to closed back, dynamic to planar. However its around the same price point and would make a good comparison.
Arcy
Thanks for the endorsement. I definitely agree with you on the mid range. Unfortunately I haven't tried and V shaped cans, and though i did get my X2HR recently they aren't really V shaped.
I have my magni 3 powering the fostex! But the sound is just not as clear somehow. O.o well anyways, cheers to the GMPs!
Lemme just say, these are amazing. Not as detailed as the 6XX, they can definitely be bassy as much as they can be trebly, but (using velour pads) these are an extremely good pair of closed backs for $150/$170. I mostly got these as a travel pair: easy to drive, durable, and best of all, they're so unassuming (which is maybe just a nice way of saying ugly, although I don't mind the design) that I won't have to worry about anyone trying to steal them.
Only big problem I have is the left ear is a couple dbs louder than the right. I'm sensitive to that sort of thing but I'm still considering contacting Massdrop.
frivoflava29
Ive got to say that,while I can understand why you use the velour, it puts my ears so far from the driver i lose all its inherent energy! So i switched back :)
Ludicrously slow shipping -- Pony express would have been faster. The tracking manifest on this stretches for twelve pages. Also-- USPS just left this on my doorstep last evening at six pm, no bell ring and NO signature service for a $150 pair of headphones? Nice one, guys.
It thoroughly impresses me how there isn’t an option to have shipping NOT take place on horseback and canoe. My package has made so many stops with this smart post and it still a week away. I’d pay extra to have 2 day shipping.
Looks like my dbi PRO-705 that I've had for years, other than detachable cord which in my opinion is a failure point to an otherwise indestructible headphone. What is the difference?
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From dbi: Driving Principle: Dynamic Nominal Impedance: 35 ohm Frequency Response: 20 - 27.000 Hz Sound Pressure Level: 101db (1mW/1kHz) External Noise Isolation: Appr. 22 dBA
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No question. I wouldn't be surprised if they were 100 percent identical... Again, I've only heard the German Maestro branded ones. Other people have said the drivers are different, but I've not heard the DBI branded ones, so I cannot be sure.
dondoucette
German Maestro are the OEM for other brands, so they are likely identical. You can buy in bulk from them with your brand on them if you like.
new to the headphone world. can I use these with Spotify from my cell phone or no?
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The Meze surely does deserve high praise, however they are around 2x more expensive than these cans lol.
Arcy
These are more neutral and detailed than the Meze, but the Meze are good too.
How do these compare to the K7XX?
Is the mobile version dark brown as opposed to black? The sample photograph makes the plastic look dark brown against the black padding.
Photoelectric
No, these are black. At least the one I got on the last drop are. :-)
Hi, Could anyone compare these to Sennheiser Momentum 2 Over-ear? My favourites are ER4SR & GR07, so I like balanced sound, momentum mids are too far sometimes but I couldn't find a headphone with forward mids to date, even superlux hd668b is similar.
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perisantavsan
I have not tried any of these, but i have tried the Vsonic Gr07 Bass edition and these GMP's, and if were to recognize GR07 with less bass as neutral, I'd have to assume that these GMP's, have slighty more bass than those. However, to me these GMP's are the most enjoyable neutral experience I've had thus far.
perisantavsan
There headphones are really good indeed, balanced sound with thick notes and natural mids. They are my daily headphones at work now. I believe other thicker pads may isolate better, sound isolation is there but not as good as momentum 2 due to shallow pads (they are comfortable though) and even office noise is reaching sometimes.
These versus vs hd598's.
CherryMXRGB
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I bought these on the last drop and they're fantastic. For those of you that do not know, these are made by the old MB Quart guys (from before they sold to Maxxsonics.) In fact, word is that you can grab new old stock MB Quart branded units with a mic on that auction site for a bargain...
What case do you guys carry these in?
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I'm gonna put my thoughts in a new comment on this discussionthread
That would be greatly appreciated.
Just joined. I've been telling myself I need a closed over the ear set of cans so I can complete my set.
I have the on-ears:Thinksound on2 open back: 6XX, HD700 on the way IEM:Vsonic gr07 BE (may upgrade soon)
I might as well go with something indestructible for my last pair!
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Do you know how these would compare to the On2?
Corinth
I wrote a little review at the top of the discussion thread.
For the ON2 specifically, it's less warm, less enveloping bass, very slighty more foward mids that are transparent as well. I think i can say that the Soundstage is worse but the imaging is amazing. I can tell very minute differences that were not obvious to me before, for example, the placement of each member of a brahms string quartet recording. That was a magnificent experience, probably always there, but I had never tried too hard to pick out the distance from the mic.