So I’ve gotten a pair of Sundara recently. Upgrading from a pad swapped pxc550.
I drive them off a fiio m6 mostly on Bluetooth.
I listen to a fair amount of music on the go.
As my first pair of open backs, I assumed they would be fine outdoors.
I’ve walked around with it for about 2 days.
I don’t mind the occasional sound coming in.
Most people on an open space outdoor can’t pickup the leak as much as I feel it indoors on enclosed space. Atleast not anymore than an average leaky closed back.
Now what I’ve noticed on 90% volume. On the bus and walking around the crisp on trebles and punch of bass is still there but as soon as I get back indoors it just feels more armospheric. I have no complaints with the passing car. I can’t hear relatively distances conv. The humming on the bus is ok as well if I crank up the volume a bit. * And make sure to sit a bit far*
I’m just trying to figure out if I’m compromising too much on the detail when outdoors? A good speaker would still get outside noise for example.
But the detail would be there.
Am I just trying to find an excuse here ahahh? Or are sundaras or even any open back is a complete waste outdoors?
I’m going to try set one of my fav acoustic vocal track all day indoors and test run it outdoors. The missing should be pretty obvious to me then I believe.
The sundaras does lack the soundstage and bass punch though. Outdoors
I’ve been pushed towards sending the sundaras back. Cause of my outdoor listening
Idk what comes closer to the sundaras as a closed back if I want the crispy detail with relatively wide sound stage, instrumental separation, quality tonality. Not over powering but warm fun present bass, impactful vocals and the satisfyingly detailed crispy and perfectly comfortable highs of the Sundara.
T60rp argons are too much of effort and hastle. could m6 even power a t60 properly?
Are the highs on m1060c really bad? Are the mids not nice? It’s pretty known for its lows and sub it seems.
Zeos says mmx300 sounds better than argon m3s ! I’m quite lenient towards them to he honest ahahh! But it’s v shaped? I wonder if the mids are too recessed.
Tbh 1770x go, a perforated chunky pad is said to solve the harshness on the highs. might be a long wait and bit of another hastle to get in from the US still.
Where does Focal eligia stand in all of this? Is it really worth the extra money. Don’t think I can comfortably afford it just of yet!
What is the closest that comes in and under 300£- max stretch £600 price bracket would you guys say!
Sundaras would 100% be keeper if I had the money to afford a second pair for travel and commute. But then where does my pair of audio pro c3 speakers fit in? I guess I don’t get the super super intimate crispiness on highs but it’s still there. I’m finding it hard to compare open backs to speakers and why for the other tbh.