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post #2446 of 4452
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Ah, ok.

Just trying to find some opinions on the 4AAAT.

Is this the open or closed one? (So many A's - so little time).

If the closed one - I'd say it's a pass. If it's the open one - I have no opinion and have not heard them.

There is no closed 4AAAT.

 

The 4AAA was quite good, I already know that. I don't know about the 4AAAT.

post #2447 of 4452

I've recently sold my Klipsch S4i's, Sony XBA-1's, Soul L99 by Ludacris, and V-Moda Vibratos..due to my purchasing the UE TF 10's and recently I scored the Sennheiser IE 80's via ebay (REAL! Not fakes!), so my list has diminished significantly...but here's the list of my IEM's ranked...



1) Ultimate Ears TF 10

2) Sennheiser IE 80

3) Sennheiser CX 880

4) Sony MH1

 

5) Meelectronics A151

 

6) Ultimate Ears 500

 

7) Monoprice 8320

 

8) Meelectronics CC51

9) Altec Lansing Ultra 606


10) JVC HA-FX40

11) V-Moda Bass Freq Metal

12) Plantronics Backbeats

13) Sennheiser CX300II

 

14) Monoprice 8319, 8321, 9396

15) Skullcandy Ink'd Rasta

 

Over The Ears Cans : Koss Porta Pros

 

Amps : Fiio E5, E6

 

Players : Sony Walkman FX481 Cassette, JVC XLPM5H CD/MP3, Cowon S9, Sony NWZ-S545, Sansa Fuze 4GB 8GB (rock box'd), Sansa Clip Zip (rock box'd)

 

Favorite "on the go" IEM's : Sennheiser CX 880

post #2448 of 4452
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

There is no closed 4AAAT.

The 4AAA was quite good, I already know that. I don't know about the 4AAAT.

No, there is a closed, modern, PRO4 with Titanium drivers. To the Koss-mobile!

From the Koss-mobile:
It appears that the closed model is "PRO4AAT" and the open model is "PRO4AAAT" - like I said, too many A's to keep it all straight. So it would be the "AAT" that is a pass.
post #2449 of 4452

1. AKG Q701

 

2. ATH-ESW9

 

3. Denon AH-C710

 

4. Sennheiser CX300ii

 

Numher one is great. Number 2 is pretty good. 3 and 4 are both ok but the CX300 is in fourth for it's rubbery bass.
 


Edited by Hooster - 11/9/12 at 2:48am
post #2450 of 4452

unamped - SE-535>GH-ERC-DMS>=MH1C>dt 990 pros(tongue.gif)

amped    - DT 990 PROS>>>>> GH-ERC-DMS > SE-535>=MH1C


Edited by ayaflo - 11/10/12 at 6:10am
post #2451 of 4452

FiiO E11 -> Sennheiser HD598 -> M-Audio Q40.

I absolutely love the soundstage in the Senns, been listening to flac since I've got them. First step into hifi accomplished.

post #2452 of 4452

I've recently sold my Klipsch S4i's, Sony XBA-1's, Soul L99 by Ludacris, and V-Moda Vibratos..due to my purchasing the UE TF 10's and recently I scored the Sennheiser IE 80's via ebay (REAL! Not fakes!), so my list has diminished significantly...but here's the list of my IEM's ranked...

1) Ultimate Ears TF 10

2) Sennheiser IE 80

3) Sennheiser CX 880

4) Sony MH1

5) Meelectronics A151

6) Ultimate Ears 500

7) Monoprice 8320

8) Meelectronics CC51

9) Altec Lansing Ultra 606

10) JVC HA-FX40

11) V-Moda Bass Freq Metal

12) Plantronics Backbeats

 13) Sennheiser CX300II

14) Monoprice 8319, 8321, 9396

15) Skullcandy Ink'd Rasta

Over The Ears Cans : Koss Porta Pros

Amps : Fiio E5, E6

Players : Sony Walkman FX481 Cassette, JVC XLPM5H CD/MP3, Cowon S9, Sony NWZ-S545, Sansa Fuze 4GB 8GB (rock box'd), Sansa Clip Zip (rock box'd)

Favorite "on the go" IEM's : Sennheiser CX 880

post #2453 of 4452
I've added some cans, should probably re-list, based on preference not performance:

For Music:
1. Grado RS-1
2. Koss ESP/950
3. Ultrasone PRO2900
4. Sony MDR-F1
5. Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9
6. Bose AE2
7. Koss TBSE

For Gaming:
1. Ultrasone PRO2900
2. Bose AE2
3. Sony MDR-F1
4. Koss ESP/950
5. Koss TBSE
6. Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9
7. Grado RS-1

The music list is a relatively tight grouping, the gaming list 1-4 are tight, 5-7 are rarely used in that capacity.
post #2454 of 4452
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

I've added some cans, should probably re-list, based on preference not performance:
For Music:

6. Bose AE2
 

 

Have you heard the AE1? I prefer the AE1 to the AE2. People can punch me if they want, but I prefer the AE2 to even the Creative Aurvana Live. It's not as bad as people tend to say. The problem is that it's fairly overpriced.

 

I used the AE1 for maybe 2 years once and always loved it. I think my CD player was kind of warm though and that may have helped. This was back when nobody used mp3 players!

 

Despite what people say, I don't think the AE1 or AE2 have bloated bass. My AE1 has too much treble if anything..actually it's on loan to my mom. She loves it! I bought mine for $40.

post #2455 of 4452

HiFiMan HE-5 (Originals) - not kidding! These are not the hiss-monsters they're made out to be. Maybe I got lucky on manufacturing variation....

Audeze LCD-2 Rev2

Beyerdynamic T5p

Sennheiser HD650

AKG K550

Audio Technica ESW10Jpn

Shure SE530

Beyerdynamic DT1350

AKG K702

Beyerdynamic DT880 250ohm

UE Triple Fi 10 Pro

Etymotic ER6i

Sennheiser HD280

Audio Technica ANC7B

 

I own all of these, only listen to the top 8 now.

post #2456 of 4452

Oops, left out my Stax Lambda Sig - SRM6T driving the 404 Sigs. Should be between the T5p and HD650.

post #2457 of 4452
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Originally Posted by HPManiac View Post

HiFiMan HE-5 (Originals) - not kidding! These are not the hiss-monsters they're made out to be. Maybe I got lucky on manufacturing variation....

Audeze LCD-2 Rev2

Beyerdynamic T5p

 

Obviously similar taste in sound signature to myself, don't see many others listing the T5p so high :)

post #2458 of 4452
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

Have you heard the AE1? I prefer the AE1 to the AE2. People can punch me if they want, but I prefer the AE2 to even the Creative Aurvana Live. It's not as bad as people tend to say. The problem is that it's fairly overpriced.

I used the AE1 for maybe 2 years once and always loved it. I think my CD player was kind of warm though and that may have helped. This was back when nobody used mp3 players!

Despite what people say, I don't think the AE1 or AE2 have bloated bass. My AE1 has too much treble if anything..actually it's on loan to my mom. She loves it! I bought mine for $40.

Yes I had the original AE years ago (I even put a review up back in like 2008 - it was promptly flamed to RIBBONS; at the time I had the K701 and ESP/10 as primary cans to comapre with - I found the AE1 just as good for gaming, more comfortable, and up to the task with a lot of music, but the K701 and ESP/10 (ESPecially (har har!) more accurate/detailed).

I've actually tried both versions of the AE2, the original silver/black, and the new white one (I currently have the white one) - I didn't love the original, it was very microphonic. The white one fixed that - took me a week to figure out why: gloss paint. It makes the enclosure smoother and when you touch it/bump it it doesn't go "THUD." I doubt they even knew they'd fixed a problem. redface.gif

Sound-wise it's tough for me to compare them - I haven't heard an original TriPort in YEARS, while I have AE2 sitting on my desk right now. I like'em, especially for gaming. Regarding the pricing - tough to say, of all of the $0-$200 headphones I've tried in the last year or so, they're one of the only ones I've kept and really liked (TBSE being another), so on one hand I think "yes it's fair" but I'm also reminded of the day of the original TriPort - when an HD 580 was maybe $225-$250, and HD 600s were going for around $300. Or even today, with the $50 TBSE sitting next to them on the same shelf. And in that regard, sure, they're a bit rich. But they provide fantastic isolation and insane amounts of comfort relative to that (they're up there with the MDR-F1 for comfort, yet provide more isolation than the M50), so that's a neat trick at least. Compared to all of the modern "celebrifones" they're leagues ahead, both in comfort and in sound.

I will say, sound aside, the AE2 has a few upgrades over the AE that I like - like the removable cable, single-entry cable, and flat-folding cups. Shame the cable uses a 2.5mm TRS on the headphone side though - kinda kills options for third party stuff (like something shorter than what it comes with).
Edited by obobskivich - 11/9/12 at 12:32am
post #2459 of 4452
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post


Yes I had the original AE years ago (I even put a review up back in like 2008 - it was promptly flamed to RIBBONS; at the time I had the K701 and ESP/10 as primary cans to comapre with - I found the AE1 just as good for gaming, more comfortable, and up to the task with a lot of music, but the K701 and ESP/10 (ESPecially (har har!) more accurate/detailed).
I've actually tried both versions of the AE2, the original silver/black, and the new white one (I currently have the white one) - I didn't love the original, it was very microphonic. The white one fixed that - took me a week to figure out why: gloss paint. It makes the enclosure smoother and when you touch it/bump it it doesn't go "THUD." I doubt they even knew they'd fixed a problem. redface.gif
Sound-wise it's tough for me to compare them - I haven't heard an original TriPort in YEARS, while I have AE2 sitting on my desk right now. I like'em, especially for gaming. Regarding the pricing - tough to say, of all of the $0-$200 headphones I've tried in the last year or so, they're one of the only ones I've kept and really liked (TBSE being another), so on one hand I think "yes it's fair" but I'm also reminded of the day of the original TriPort - when an HD 580 was maybe $225-$250, and HD 600s were going for around $300. Or even today, with the $50 TBSE sitting next to them on the same shelf. And in that regard, sure, they're a bit rich. But they provide fantastic isolation and insane amounts of comfort relative to that (they're up there with the MDR-F1 for comfort, yet provide more isolation than the M50), so that's a neat trick at least. Compared to all of the modern "celebrifones" they're leagues ahead, both in comfort and in sound.
I will say, sound aside, the AE2 has a few upgrades over the AE that I like - like the removable cable, single-entry cable, and flat-folding cups. Shame the cable uses a 2.5mm TRS on the headphone side though - kinda kills options for third party stuff (like something shorter than what it comes with).

 

Hey obobskivich, do you recommend the AE2s over the QC15s? I ask because you were a big influence in my decision to purchase the QC15s. What separates the 2 as far as sound quality goes? Why do you like the AE2s for gaming and how are they different from the QC15s in that regard? Thanks!
post #2460 of 4452

1. Sennheiser HD 600. 

Neutral. Just playing the song, nothing more. Not trying to over do anything. Can lissen to this can for hours and days without any fatiuge.

 

2. DT 990.

My fun phone. When I want a can that actually overdo some things like soundstage - bass - highs. Cant lissen to this one for hours but sometimes when I reach for eletronic or metall this can plays its roll and does it really well. 

 

3. Sennheiser HD 650.

Got replaced by the HD 600. I would actually choose this before my DT 990, but because of the HD 600 this can got really more or less useless for me. In comparison with HD 600 this can is a little bit to dull and in the long race I actually get more ear fatigue because of that.

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