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post #16 of 38
Thread Starter 
ok, i decide on the creative hq-1700.
thanks 3xo for helpful info!
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showth...73#post2787473
post #17 of 38
The HQ-1700 is rather muddy and bassy, but is still a somewhat enjoyable listen on the go.

One good point would be the shiny mirrors by the side of each ear-cup. Good that it folds up into a rather compact ball as well. By the way, it's a very close cousin of the Audio Technica FC7, with the only physical difference being the velour padding.
post #18 of 38
Thread Starter 
thanks aaron-xp.
mhmm.
3xo just pointed that out in another thread also...
so the dream of good mid-range cans for 31 euros is just a mirage

and the hq-1700 being "rather muddy and bassy" rules them out!

any info on how they compare to the philips hp460???
post #19 of 38
Throw in a pair of Etymotic ER-20s, too, so she can enjoy concerts as well. Nice gift to show that you care
post #20 of 38
Never heard the Phillips. It doesn't really matter that the HQ1700 isn't perfect, because no headphone is, much less one which is 13 euros. The point would be to choose a headphone which you would prefer, in terms of sound signature (I think you have worked that out more or less) and aesthetics (?).

The Panasonic RP-HTX7 has received quite a bit of attention once upon a time (about a month or two ago), and has been rather highly regarded. The"retro" look may appeal to some. I'd assume you have seen some of the impressions the other users posted.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showth...hlight=RP-HTX7
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showth...hlight=RP-HTX7

EDIT: I second the ER20 suggestion. They're perfect, unless you take into consideration the customs from UE, when you are all the way up front, but yet don't want your ears ringing (or at least, ringing badly) at the end of a concert.
post #21 of 38
I have heard that the Philips are actually pretty nice. I almost bought them. Closed design, good sound, and good looks. Not sure if they look good on girls though, heres a pic:

I have heard that the Philips are actually pretty nice. I almost bought them. Closed design, good sound, and good looks. Not sure if they look good on girls though, heres a pic:
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post #22 of 38
You mean the Philips SBC HP-460? I have not heard them, but have the Philips SBC HS-303 and love'em. Have you considered the ATH-Em7GM? They are fairly cheap and have an awesome soundstage (and look pretty darn cool!).
post #23 of 38
Ever consider Senn PX200?
post #24 of 38
I've asked Nsjong about the HP-460. Sound Sig. will sound very similar to the K81s that you hated. But he did prefer the HP460 than the K81s. How about the pmx-100 or iGrados? Its the closest we can give you with all the qualities of the ksc75s...
Or is that STILL too expensive EVEN for your Girlfriend?
post #25 of 38
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by _M2 View Post
How about the pmx-100 or iGrados? Its the closest we can give you with all the qualities of the ksc75s...
igrados i have no idea how they sound.
pmx100 (neck-band) look silly imo, px100 sound good but both are open...
that's my problem with the ksc75 for her.
i want to get her closed cans!

thanks for the pic lt.milo

and thank you rockbottom: the px200 are supposed to sound to dark + supposedly are difficult to get a good seal...
but i'll give them another listen...
they are almost as expensive as the ath-sj5.
mhh.
the sj5s due intrigue me.
i wish i could get them with a no hassles return option. read that audiocubes condems one to send the returned product to osaka japan!
that must be huge shipping costs!

but they look tempting...

docham the ATH-Em7GM look sexy and she loves the clip on style of the ksc75...
read here that most ath clip ons are lacking in bass when in noisy enviornments. what's your impression?
post #26 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by lt.milo View Post
Not sure if they look good on girls though...
of course they do.
girls look good in any pair of headphones.
except maybe Jecklins.
post #27 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by lime View Post
of course they do.
girls look good in any pair of headphones.
except maybe Jecklins.
X2
post #28 of 38
Thread Starter 
just showed her the pic by lt.milo.
she was kinda hesitant, said she prefers something all black (inconspicuous).
post #29 of 38
hYdrociTy reckoned he could make carbon fibre ellipsoid Easter eggs for 40 bucks + labour. I think you should take him up on that
post #30 of 38
i don't have much to contribute to this thread but..

i've never gotten an easter gift
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