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post #10411 of 11355
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Originally Posted by Luv My BASS 1 View Post
 

I actually haven't heard any impressions on the NuForce MMP, even though it seems like a promising piece of hardware. Seems to have been designed for the iPhone 5.

I have one. I'm very happy with it. Good points: solid, flat output with enough power to drive my 220 Ohm DT-770s quite well. Bad points: Lots of noise when it's charging and being used at the same time. 8 hour battery life, overally a nice little unit that does exactly what I need it to do.

post #10412 of 11355
Weird one sided coiled wire iem on the train, other than that, the usual wave of a jays


Update: a pair of momentums and a pair of se215SPE

Second update: when meeting a fellow headfier, he mentioned he saw a CIEM. Other than that, I've been seeing plenty se425s lately, looks like after the a jays wave and the se215 wave, se425s might just be the next big wave of iem sightings
Edited by lookingforIEMs - 12/21/13 at 1:47am
post #10413 of 11355

Nothing really interesting, but noticed my friend uses Sennheiser HD-25-1 II. He uses them both as home and portable cans. Yesterday we talked abit about headphones and it got him intrigued in investing in a dac/amp and another pair of cans :beerchug:

post #10414 of 11355
Nice! I saw a guy shopping at a chocolate shop with the over-ear Monoprice headphones.
post #10415 of 11355
All I see at my college* are ATH-M50s and one guy with a Shure SRH440/840. I sold someone my Klipsch Image One for $30 and by how he acted after I let him test listen to it, I'm pretty sure he thought he was ripping me off.

*minus the waves of Beats
post #10416 of 11355

I don't know why, but RPI has recently been on a major Grado kick, starting about four weeks before first semester ended. I've seen a ton of Grados on campus, as well as ATH M50, some Beats, cheaper Sony cans, the X-Factor Sony, some V-Moda and a few others. I'm looking forward to seeing what people are gonna use next semester.

post #10417 of 11355

I think it's similar to how at work you don't wanna have super expensive headphones sitting on your desk waiting to get sat on or stolen. At uni I'd rather have walked around with my old HD280Pros which are replaceable, and relative inexpensive while still giving good isolation for studying and still sounding a lot better than most really cheap headphones. Even if you've got really nice headphones at home you might not want to walk around wearing them.

post #10418 of 11355
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I think it's similar to how at work you don't wanna have super expensive headphones sitting on your desk waiting to get sat on or stolen. At uni I'd rather have walked around with my old HD280Pros which are replaceable, and relative inexpensive while still giving good isolation for studying and still sounding a lot better than most really cheap headphones. Even if you've got really nice headphones at home you might not want to walk around wearing them.
You could always buy a lower-end IEM and keep 'em in its case in your pocket.
post #10419 of 11355
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You could always buy a lower-end IEM and keep 'em in its case in your pocket.

There certainly are some good ones out there nowadays in the <$50 range. I'm quite impressed with the Sennheiser CX275 and IE4s I bought recently for very little. The power handling of the IE4s is especially impressive, but the clean sound of the CX275s for lower listening volumes is just as impressive. Either are a match for moderate listening levels compared to most cheap over the ear 'phones.

post #10420 of 11355
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There certainly are some good ones out there nowadays in the <$50 range. I'm quite impressed with the Sennheiser CX275 and IE4s I bought recently for very little. The power handling of the IE4s is especially impressive, but the clean sound of the CX275s for lower listening volumes is just as impressive. Either are a match for moderate listening levels compared to most cheap over the ear 'phones.
Some Shure SE215s are $100 off of Amazon. Sure, (get it?) it's a bit higher, but worth it.
post #10421 of 11355
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Some Shure SE215s are $100 off of Amazon. Sure, (get it?) it's a bit higher, but worth it.

Just picked up some IE4s for my son for Christmas for $50 on amazon and I'm quite impressed with them for their sound versus price.

post #10422 of 11355
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Just picked up some IE4s for my son for Christmas for $50 on amazon and I'm quite impressed with them for their sound versus price.
Is your son an audiophile?
post #10423 of 11355
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Is your son an audiophile?

More of a basshead really. He appreciates good cans etc, but I knew the ie4s had good power and decent bass, so that was my primary concern. I was more impressed than I expected to be. For me though, I prefer the cleaner, if lower power handling, of the cx275s I picked up, plus they have a mic so I can use them for conference calls as well. But I can tell the bass doesn't go very low on the cx275s compared to the ie4s.

 

Of course he knows enough to hate Beats, so I guess I did something right...

post #10424 of 11355
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More of a basshead really. He appreciates good cans etc, but I knew the ie4s had good power and decent bass, so that was my primary concern. I was more impressed than I expected to be. For me though, I prefer the cleaner, if lower power handling, of the cx275s I picked up, plus they have a mic so I can use them for conference calls as well. But I can tell the bass doesn't go very low on the cx275s compared to the ie4s.

Of course he knows enough to hate Beats, so I guess I did something right...
I can't call myself a basshead, but I need my bass/sub-bass. I prefer a signature of mostly bass/sub-bass, then a forward mid, then slowly lowering into the treble, so basically it's a steady decline in the upper mids. Still like treble, but nothing too bright.
post #10425 of 11355
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post


I can't call myself a basshead, but I need my bass/sub-bass. I prefer a signature of mostly bass/sub-bass, then a forward mid, then slowly lowering into the treble, so basically it's a steady decline in the upper mids. Still like treble, but nothing too bright.

That's actually pretty close to what I like. I find I have to EQ my DT 770s up a bit over 1k though, they just lack a bit too much up in that range.


Edited by Sxooter - 12/23/13 at 7:22pm
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