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If you had to buy a driver by SOUND ONLY....


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#31 sharkiesj

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:54 PM

OG Ping Rapture.  Dark, chocolate-ty, yummy delicious thwack.  Very persimmon-esque


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:00 PM

Callaway FT-3.
Cracked 3 of them before they sent me an FT-5 but that noise is the song of my teenage years.

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Callaway Rogue Subzero 10.5
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:23 PM

Mizuno MP650

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:46 PM

The one that yells "POW" after you hit it.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:46 PM

Krank F5. Sounds like a softball bat on a fence post. Heads turn, people look. I never hit it at the range.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:38 PM

Japanese driver grand golf have unique impact sound.
Drivers : Taylormade RBZ S2, JetSpeed, SLDR S
Fairways : Taylormade SLDR S, Callaway X2 Hot
Hybrids : Taylormade RBZ S2, SLDRS S
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:41 PM

Rain mans brother talking about Wopner.

Excellent driver, excellent driver.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:47 PM

FT Tour.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:52 PM

King Ltd or 2017 m1 460
Taylor made m1 440 10.5 stiff/ Cobra Ltd black stiff 10.5
Cobra amp cell 15.5 project x 6.0
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:15 PM

Can't  compare with persimmon, but 910D3 for me.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:21 PM

I think the PING G400 (not the Max) sounds really good especially compared to G30 and G series drivers.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:44 PM

LTD Pro in a landslide
Cobra LTD Pro  --  Tour AD TP 7TX
XR 3Deep  --  Tour AD TP 8X
Titleist 915 FD 5W  --  Tour AD TP 8X
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:21 PM

Nike vapor flex 440
Rogue Sub Zero 10.5 - Kuro Kage DC TX 60
TI Taylormade 16 M2 DF 16.5 - Attas 6star 7X
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:27 PM

R510TP followed very closely by the FT9-TA
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:39 PM

I'm not sure what the best is, but I can tell you the worst is whatever the guy 5 places down from me at the range was hitting the other day. Damn, that was one loud, ear-piercing sound.
I thought it might be the Nike SQ or whatever that thing was called, but it looked more like a Ping G or G30.

I do think the G400 is a massive improvement on the G and G30 in terms of sound, but the Cobra King LTD sounded good to me as well.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:46 PM

 Kylekoz17, on 13 June 2018 - 10:21 PM, said:

Nike vapor flex 440

l wasn't a huge fan of the feel, but the sound was awesome

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:46 PM

Nearly any of the old, sub-315cc, maraging steel faced drivers.  Really loved that sound.  

I abhor drivers that sound anything close to an aluminum baseball bat.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:53 PM

I’ve found that the same driver sounds different when you hit it, than when you are standing back and someone else hits it. Same kind of thing as how your voice sounds to you when you are talking vs. when you hear yourself talk on a recording.

That being said, while hitting, I loved the sound of my old callaway razr hawk. I also liked the sound of the FT drivers and a bunch of the 10-ish year old driver when they started using carbon fiber and other composites. Nice crack type of sound.

Edit: Spelling

Edited by CDG1029, 13 June 2018 - 10:55 PM.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:56 PM

Titleist 905T is my all time favourite for sound and feel.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:06 PM

TM R580XD TP


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:07 PM

I like really loud ear-piercing drivers, that sound like aluminum bats.  The Taylormade R1 sticks out in my mind.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:17 PM

 Baitkiller, on 13 June 2018 - 07:46 PM, said:

Krank F5. Sounds like a softball bat on a fence post. Heads turn, people look. I never hit it at the range.

Speaking of noise, I've been at the range many times when somebody near me would bring out one of those big, sometimes square, Nike drivers... maybe the square one (I don't know Nike products for good reason.)  Our Seattle ranges are all covered and we hit off mats so you can imagine the cacophonous sound that club made.  It was like a trash can being dropped from 10 stories.... harsh, penetrating and really, REALLY unpleasant.  I would have to move away while the guy finished hitting his driver... damn thing was busting my ears.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:11 AM

Of the newer drivers epic and fusion aren't bad.

Have an mp630 mizzy that sounds feels, and looks great

Edited by peepee, 14 June 2018 - 02:12 AM.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:41 AM

Majority of the Callaway drivers have a great sound, Cleveland DST Tour and Classic weren't bad either
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:14 AM

 Kylekoz17, on 13 June 2018 - 10:21 PM, said:

Nike vapor flex 440

My favorite driver. I'd play it still if I wasn't afraid to break it. Isn't the longest but it found fairways for me.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:50 AM

Either my Powerbilt TPS Persimmon or my old Nike SQ 460 Tour - that used to make a fantastic "crack" on the way through, nice and loud to put off opponents with a hangover :)

Loved my old Covert Tour when a Top Flite XL or Molitor turned up in my range bucket. You could hear that thing for miles.
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:59 AM

 cz13X4, on 13 June 2018 - 03:18 PM, said:

J33

A very distinct 'thwack' sound.  Not metallic sound at all.  More like a wooden baseball bat hitting a home run.  The anti-Sumo sound.

Yes...yes...I agree with you.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 06:06 AM

Taylormade R540 XD had a sweet distinct sound when you flushed it.
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 06:47 AM

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Most recently the SLDR. Looked great, sounded, went er sideways!
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 06:56 AM

 puttingmatt, on 13 June 2018 - 04:01 PM, said:

 dog flog, on 13 June 2018 - 03:42 PM, said:

Pretty much any persimmon driver.
Exactly, nothing sounds better or feels better.

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