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post #8701 of 11352

They're pretty much what you would expect from cheap plastic on ear headphones. Flimsy, uncomfortable, no seal, poor bass, mediocre detail, poor isolation, overall just kinda suck.

post #8702 of 11352

mdr-xb700 aka fart cannons in study hall

post #8703 of 11352

Hey, the old Sony XB line is nothing to scoff at. They're really great basshead cans, and they're certainly better than any of the Beats. biggrin.gif

post #8704 of 11352

Since I've started to become familiar with nicer headphones, I've only seen two people with decent headphones:  my two best friends both picked up pairs of ATH-M50's. 

Other than that, I see primarily ibuds with some skullcandy, beats, and $20 Sony headphones.

post #8705 of 11352
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Originally Posted by Luv My BASS 1 View Post

trust me, you don't want to hear them. I've never heard the MDRZX100 though, are they also pretty bad?

They're essentially the updated version of the V150.
We all know how bad those are, regardless if we've heard them or not.

What I can say about the ZX100 is this:
Rolled off bass
Rolled off highs
Foggy midrange
Very little isolation
Horrid build quality


For the same price ($13-20), one can get a Koss UR20, which I previously owned. It completely blew the ZX100 out of the competition.

post #8706 of 11352
A kid at my school owns the ZX100, and doesn't shut up about how amazing they are and how much of an audiophile he is. I let him listen to my M80s, and that shut him up smily_headphones1.gif
post #8707 of 11352
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Originally Posted by Luv My BASS 1 View Post

A kid at my school owns the ZX100, and doesn't shut up about how amazing they are and how much of an audiophile he is. I let him listen to my M80s, and that shut him up smily_headphones1.gif



A friend of mine owns an original beats and he had the same reaction when he heard my V-Moda M80's.


Never again did I hear about his beats. (he wasn't bragging though)

post #8708 of 11352

Well I had an interesting day yesterday. I have only been to an apple store once and my sister was all excited (LOOK AT ALL THE IPADS AND STUFF) so to keep her happy we went there and I tried out some of the headphones. I had a look and there were the usual (Beats, Bose, apple) but I had a look at the B&W P5, Parrot Zik, Senn Momentums and the Bose QC15. I must say, the QC15 are well deserving of the "Best noise cancelling" label but when there was no music, like with most ANC headphones, it felt like you were in a plane taking off. The sound was pretty good IMO but I asked if I could use my own source and the Lady there said yes but on all but one, the cord was too tight to unplug so I had to listen to the music on the iPods there. The P5s were next and they were pretty comfortable and good looking but like most people say here, they lean towards looks rather than sound but they were OK. The Parrot Zik pair was disappointing. They cost a fortune and they sounded pretty bad when I had the price tag in mind. I think most of the DSP settings and such were disabled as they were plugged in directly and some comment about how the sound turns to crap under those circumstances but the features they have are really cool. The Sennheiser momentums were the best sounding headphones there. The highs were like crystal and the bass was there and didn't over-power anything else. I tried the beats for a second and like every other time I've worn them, I took them off within 30 secondsbiggrin.gif

 

In the same shopping center I saw a girl wearing some sennheiser 439s and that made my day. (There were so many people wearing beats it wasn't funny)

 

So those were my sightings for the day

post #8709 of 11352
I went to my engineering teacher to see if he could fix my cmoy. He accidentally pulled out my battery connector, so he resoldered it, and then it worked. Makes 0 sense. Anyways, to test the amp, he put on some Audio Technica's. Was cool
post #8710 of 11352
Speaking of noise canceling... Saw some of the UE anc headphones for the first time today
post #8711 of 11352

Saw a pair of Denon D510s today.

post #8712 of 11352
I saw a Denon D1100 on campus today.
post #8713 of 11352

I saw a Koss Portapro on campus, but it was red! Actually looked pretty sweet.

post #8714 of 11352
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Originally Posted by westinlennox View Post

I saw a Koss Portapro on campus, but it was red! Actually looked pretty sweet.

The Red Porta Pro? It's only available in Europe.. frown.gif etysmile.gif

post #8715 of 11352
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Originally Posted by nikkojames15 View Post

The Red Porta Pro? It's only available in Europe.. frown.gif etysmile.gif

That is what made me do a double take! We have quite a few European exchange students on campus, so I'm guessing they must have brought them over here with them.

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