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post #31 of 58
Phillips hs820 has been discussed here before.User reviews on Amazon portray it as best portable phone available.For 14 bucks its probably worth a try.
post #32 of 58
Forgot to mention that the soundstage is quite huge for cans at this size.

And all the comparisons were made when these were right out of the box, while the other cans were fully burnt in... except the FX55's.
post #33 of 58
Thread Starter 
I can get the 1000 for 80€

is it worth it? I already have a senn hd565 ovation, if the philips sounds similar I don't think it's any use for me
post #34 of 58
Is it possible to use Philips HP1000 for portable (without Amp)?
post #35 of 58
It figures these would turn out to be a decent pair of Philips cans - I've never seen any Philips model or version that look like this anywhere -


Apparently, they aren't $30 shipped at Amazon anymore, either - $43. (Note nsjong's review - first one in the list.)
post #36 of 58
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Originally Posted by nsjong
For portable, the SBC-HP460 kicks the PX100's ass so far it's not funny.

$30 shipped, IMO, it's the second best can you can get for under $30. (first is KSC75) But the HP460's give isolation and are comfier than the clip-on's.
I must toss in my chip here . . . these are a great closed alternative to PX100, with tighter bass than the Koss's (although still has a mid-bass peak I could rather do without)

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Originally Posted by tomb
Apparently, they aren't $30 shipped at Amazon anymore, either - $43. (Note nsjong's review - first one in the list.)
Froogle it . . . I see them in the low 30's
post #37 of 58
Hmm...the revival of this thread has really peaked my interest in the Philips HP460's. Anyone else have any input? Maybe how they compare to the K81's or the Koss lineup?
post #38 of 58
I love these cans. I have listened to them every night for a couple of weeks now and I find no real weaknesses and plenty of strong points. Good isolation, good comfort, great bass, sparkly highs and a smooth overall sound that isn't fatiguing. I bought mine at Buy.com. Dark Side of the Moon is incredible through these cans. If I had any gripe at all it would be that they aren't very efficient - like most Philips phones. You have to jack the volume pretty good in relation to most cans. I think these phones are keeping me from ordering the Koss A130's.
post #39 of 58
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Originally Posted by tomb
It figures these would turn out to be a decent pair of Philips cans - I've never seen any Philips model or version that look like this anywhere -


Apparently, they aren't $30 shipped at Amazon anymore, either - $43. (Note nsjong's review - first one in the list.)
I can't think of any sub-$100 headphone that looks prettier than that.

Put some Koss drivers in there, replace the cables, and you'll have a sweet headphone.
post #40 of 58
I own the hp890. They are great for the price that they go for in some countries. They are huge, more comfortable than any other pay I own, and have decent sound quality. BUT, the build quality as stated is crap. They all break in the same area. The plastic hinges crack severely after about a year. Very dissappointing. I put epoxy all over it so they hold together but look horrible now. Very sad since they are otherwise wonderful cans.
post #41 of 58
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Originally Posted by will75
I own the hp890. They are great for the price that they go for in some countries. They are huge, more comfortable than any other pay I own, and have decent sound quality. BUT, the build quality as stated is crap. They all break in the same area. The plastic hinges crack severely after about a year. Very dissappointing. I put epoxy all over it so they hold together but look horrible now. Very sad since they are otherwise wonderful cans.
I agree with everything you said, right down to the epoxy. I bought mine used and the previous owner had indeed slathered both sides with epoxy. True, it detracts from the aesthetics of the phones but it will definitely never break again and they still sound wonderful.
post #42 of 58
i just ordered a hp895. i can't wait
post #43 of 58
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Originally Posted by bonethugz
i just ordered a hp895. i can't wait
Cool! Please post your impressions when you get them.

post #44 of 58
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Originally Posted by mektarus
Cool! Please post your impressions when you get them.


not a problem. i read so much great things about them here. i hope i'm not put up too much expectation on these 50$ cans
post #45 of 58
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Originally Posted by Carl
I can't think of any sub-$100 headphone that looks prettier than that.

Put some Koss drivers in there, replace the cables, and you'll have a sweet headphone.
Why would you wanna put in KOSS drivers?
No offense, but these can easily fight against KOSS.
And trying to recable these will be hella hard. Owners of these cans know why.

I can understand wanting to replace the pads though... Which I might...

One way or another, these are great.
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