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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by Steve_72 View Post
Choosing my first pair of $100+ headphones, I came to a stand-off between a pair of the full-size skullcandys and the Bose Triports. I chose the triports and guess I chose the lesser of two evils?..or is it the other way around?
you are disgusting. your first pair of 100+ dollar headphones should be a pair of HD555s.
post #17 of 27
I've never heard the creative ep-630...
but I've had quite a bit of time with the super.fi 3's. and I must say I have not enjoyed them at all. I did not find them to have much clarity...it seemed muddled alot by the bass. Maybe I've been putting them in wrong after my many attempts..or I'm just not an IEM person.


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@Steve72: I think you probably did choose the lesser of 2 evils. If you're happy with the buy... just enjoy it for the time being. Don't be in a rush to upgrade, try to wait it out maybe hit up a mini-meet or try out some phones between $50-$150 that your friends might buy. If both these options fall through...read up here on head-fi+save up a bit of cash, and you could maybe hitup the for sale forum and if you find the improvement to not be audibly there enough to justify the price, sell it back to other head-fi members. Coould be a great way to try out entry level grados/senns/whatnot.

a few of the statements here have been pretty strongly in favor of one can or another... what one member likes, might not be what you like. so don't rush into a buy that you'll regret alot.
post #18 of 27
@LostOne: How high quality is the music you're listening to, and what source are you listening to it through?

I ask because I listen to the sf3's mostly through my iRiver h320 to music encoded at 320 vbr mp3, and I find them quite detailed.
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by rwest1389 View Post
rumors are theyre made in the same factor, not necessarily same driver. They definitely sound similar, but tweaked none the less.

Sharp HP-MD33, Creative EP-630, Sennheiser CX300, and i forget the Sony version - they're all variations on the Foster (Fostex) 382326 and all made by Foster Japan to different specifications but in the same housing.

http://www.foster.co.jp/en_products/...es/382326.html
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by jewman View Post
@LostOne: How high quality is the music you're listening to, and what source are you listening to it through?

I ask because I listen to the sf3's mostly through my iRiver h320 to music encoded at 320 vbr mp3, and I find them quite detailed.
x2 to that, My music is in 256 CBR AAC and my music has excellent detail on the sf3's.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post
you are disgusting. your first pair of 100+ dollar headphones should be a pair of HD555s.
Uhhh..gee no kidding? It's kind of obvious now, that I made a pretty uneducated decision. Luckily now, after being on head-fi, I posess a better repertoire.
post #22 of 27
excellent.
post #23 of 27
http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/337/C13017/
Looks like a bargain to me, and I think I might be able to graft my Ultrasone cups onto this headband, too.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by mdarnton View Post
http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/337/C13017/
Looks like a bargain to me, and I think I might be able to graft my Ultrasone cups onto this headband, too.
No wonder they sound the way they do...

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All this rough and tumble personal sound-blasting isn't exactly cheap at $69.95, but the speakers are made of soft leather and can swivel a full 90 degrees.
lol
post #25 of 27
Thread Starter 
Yes, because soft leather is the secret to great SQ?

I guess I was right in my original assumption that Skullcandys are simply fashion over function.
post #26 of 27
Hmm... Tried a set of low-riders (a friend's pink ones).

For less than $30 shipped, they were pretty good.

Build Quality was nice (sound was akin to weightier 75's, but more closed) and they were PINK!!!!!

Comfy + Build + PINK = not bad $30 crap shoot.
Meh, she only uses 'em with her laptop while her roommate is sleeping.

Listened to a few other offerings of theirs and it is a solid NO! The PINK lowriders are only OK beause of the comfort (small female ears) and the fact that they are PINK!

We all know a people who have spent more and gotten less (Sony's anyone?)
post #27 of 27
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but the speakers are made of soft leather
Thus sayeth the Mobile Mag.

I don't think I've heard leather speakers before, but considering that the D5000 uses microfiber speakers, the Skullcandys must sound better...
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