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post #76 of 146
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Do you like that Grado's are made in Brooklyn?

I don't mind but the accent can be distracting.
post #77 of 146
I was looking for some decent headphones and found this thread and don't like making my own threads. I don't want to spend more than $50 on each (after discounts, coupon codes, etc...) but want to buy a pair of full headphones and earbud/ear canal headphones. These will probably just be used for listening to music on cd players/ipods/computer and listening to movies on my computer. Nothing super serious but i like nice sound since i listen to a variety of music. I would wear them while traveling in cars, planes, and busses, as well as walking around town. Sound, comfort, then not falling out/off, are what are important to me. I was looking on headroom and found some decent ones and was wondering if anyone had opinions on these or knew of better options for similar prices. ear canal buds:Senheiser cx300-b Denon AH-C351k Jays j-Jays Sennheiser mx 760 full headphones: Senheisser HD 201 Senheiser HD 205 Senheiser EH 150 Denon AH D301k AKG K 27i AKG k 414 p Sennheiser px 100 I'm sick of wasting money on shitty ones from best buy that never sound very good. Would appreciate people on this forum helping me since i trust them. Thanks
post #78 of 146
I wonder how the new Apple IEM's sound. A 2-way with balanced armature drivers for $80 is interesting.

Denon also seems to be making a waves of late. HeadRoom rates their $50 IEM's highly. I recently picked up a pair of their closed headphones (AH-D2000) for extended law library sessions (I cannot wear IEM's for long, and obviously open Senn HD580's would annoy everyone around me) and out of the box they sounded great on my MacBook powered by an ur-Total AirHead.

As for the ones you've listed, the only one I've heard is the Senn PX100. Actually the behind-the-neck variant PMX-100. It's the first cheap headphone I have heard that beats the venerable Kosses to my ears. But the Koss PortaPro should be on your list as well.
post #79 of 146
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The laugh heard round the Style Forum! O.K. In advance, I will 'agree' with everyone who mocked the appearance of the Jecklin Floats that I praised in the pre-crash thread for only their aural fidelity. _________________________________________
Never imagined I'd find another Float fan on Style Forum. At the moment I've got the Ergo 2's, which are in the same family but not, of course, the O.G. that the Floats are. Anyone after any sort of fidelity ought to steer clear of these noise-canceling sets, or anything Bose. If you want to shut out noise, your best bet is to go for in-canal 'phones, such as the Etymotic ER-4S (not the best of the type, but the best price-to-performance ratio of their type surely.) With them in my ears, I can hardly hear myself snap in front of my face. One just has to get used to sticking them past the second bend in the ear canal. I've been reading that at the moment there is no headphone that tops a properly driven set of Take-T H2's; that even the top-of-the-line electrostatics don't quite compare, overall. I have never auditioned any myself, but based upon the reviews that I've read, they will be my next headphone purchase.
post #80 of 146
Not enough love for Beyerdynamics!
post #81 of 146
Denon AH-D2000 and a Total Bithead. Loving it. Also a pair of Westone UM1s for when I'm not in my room.
post #82 of 146
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Denon AH-D2000 and a Total Bithead.

What feeds the BitHead? Do you notice any differences between using it in analog (line-in) mode and as a DAC+amp?

That's one area where there just might be actual sonic differences, if the upstream headphone jack has a nonflat or dirty output, so I'm curious. Not quite curious enough to buy one while my original (pre-LED) Total AirHead works just fine, but curious nonetheless.
post #83 of 146
I personally find a even a portable headphone amp to be too much of a hassle to carry around.
In that light, I personally think the Senn 555 and 595, are the best value, especially if discounted heavily (which can occasionally be found) are the best possibilities if you don't mind the open aspect.
The beyerdynamics and all the Grados I've ever tried don't sound all that good without an amp, along with the Senn 600 and 650.
post #84 of 146
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Denon AH-D2000 and a Total Bithead.

Loving it.

Also a pair of Westone UM1s for when I'm not in my room.

I auditioned the various Headroom gear at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest this year. Tyll is a nice guy. They had a near field monitoring setup with Harbeth compact speakers that sounded wonderful. The smaller bitheads sounded wonderful with AKG cans.
post #85 of 146
I'm also looking for a pair $50 and under like chronoaug. If anyone has any experience with the Sennheiser PX100 and/or PX200,
is there much sound quality difference due to open/closed designs? Also, with the 100s, if I'm listening to my iPod in the library is everyone around me going to hear since they're open? I'm also looking at Koss, everyone seems to rave about them, any experiences?

Whatever you do, don't get Shure E2c Terrible. Better off with the standard Apple headphones.
post #86 of 146
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I'm also looking for a pair $50 and under like chronoaug. If anyone has any experience with the Sennheiser PX100 and/or PX200,
is there much sound quality difference due to open/closed designs? Also, with the 100s, if I'm listening to my iPod in the library is everyone around me going to hear since they're open? I'm also looking at Koss, everyone seems to rave about them, any experiences?

Whatever you do, don't get Shure E2c Terrible. Better off with the standard Apple headphones.

Some Koss headphones are terrible. The KSC 75s are excellent but they have an open design so they are not great for library use.

I highly recommend the Denon AH-D1000 or AH-D1001 (same headphones D1001 includes a pouch). They have a wonderful and well rounded sound quality that won't cause fatigue after prolonged listening. They are also very very comfortable. They are also unique in that they let some outside noise in (so you can hear someone calling you) but they don't leak noise. They can be purchased on ebay for about $75 after cash back.

post #87 of 146
I got to compare the Grado 80s to the Senn 580s on a live recording session this weekend, switching out the phones during the performance. My team recorded Philippe Quint, a rising violin star with a live to 2 track recording at Emory. The Grados had the more accurate, more open midrange. The Senns had good LF during the one piano accomanied piece but the mids were not as detailed.
post #88 of 146
anyone have experience with the AKG K81 DJ? $67.50 and it seems pretty solid but i wanted to know if anyone had it. It's that or the AKG 414p for about the same price. I'll mainly be using it for ipod, or movies on my computer.
post #89 of 146
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Originally Posted by zeni View Post
I'm also looking for a pair $50 and under like chronoaug. If anyone has any experience with the Sennheiser PX100 and/or PX200,
is there much sound quality difference due to open/closed designs?

The PMX100 (same thing, but with earclips and a behind-the-head headband) are my current go-to workout headphones. I bought the PMX200's, too, but returned them because they were awful.

I'm not sure they sound better than the Kosses, but they are more durable. Actually, I'm pretty sure the KSC-75's with the hard plastic earclips from the old (and should have never been discontinued) KSC-35 are better overall. But I used to go though a pair of the Kosses (KSC-35, KSC-50, then KSC-75) about once a year. The Senns have lasted three so far.

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Originally Posted by AnGeLiCbOrIs View Post
SI highly recommend the Denon AH-D1000 or AH-D1001 (same headphones D1001 includes a pouch). They have a wonderful and well rounded sound quality that won't cause fatigue after prolonged listening. They are also very very comfortable. They are also unique in that they let some outside noise in (so you can hear someone calling you) but they don't leak noise. They can be purchased on ebay for about $75 after cash back.

If they sound anything like my library cans, the Denon AH-D2000's, then that's a solid rec.

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I got to compare the Grado 80s to the Senn 580s on a live recording session this weekend, switching out the phones during the performance. My team recorded Philippe Quint, a rising violin star with a live to 2 track recording at Emory. The Grados had the more accurate, more open midrange. The Senns had good LF during the one piano accomanied piece but the mids were not as detailed.

Just proving that you can't hear again. But I'll agree, the Schwartz Center is an amazing-sounding hall. Probably the best in the city, until the new symphony hall behind the King & Spalding building opens, at least.
post #90 of 146
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
I got to compare the Grado 80s to the Senn 580s on a live recording session this weekend, switching out the phones during the performance. My team recorded Philippe Quint, a rising violin star with a live to 2 track recording at Emory. The Grados had the more accurate, more open midrange. The Senns had good LF during the one piano accomanied piece but the mids were not as detailed.
Ah, yes... Philippe Quint... the dude who left his $4 milion Strad in the back of a taxi. Do you remember what he was playing when you recorded him this weekend? Did he forget any of the notes? http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/07/ny.../07violin.html
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