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post #4126 of 4446

It's also worth nothing that the HP1000 and Audio Technica Pro700 are the same headphone. Not too sure if that's the mk2 however.

 

Reference: http://www.djworx.com/skratchworx/reviews/at_athpro700.php

post #4127 of 4446
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

It's also worth nothing that the HP1000 and Audio Technica Pro700 are the same headphone. Not too sure if that's the mk2 however.

 

Reference: http://www.djworx.com/skratchworx/reviews/at_athpro700.php

 

Yeah, good point. I've read that before but forgot to mention it. Thanks!

post #4128 of 4446

 

hi, i am going to buy a pair of headphones mainly for gaming, but also for music (50/% tehcno, 50% anything XD) and some movies.

there is almost no limit in price range.

 

i was between ath-m50 and vmoda 100. 

 

plz recommend me smthg

 

ps: i am mor inclined for the vmoda, mainly cause opf the detachable cable

post #4129 of 4446
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Originally Posted by Mops123 View Post
 

 

hi, i am going to buy a pair of headphones mainly for gaming, but also for music (50/% tehcno, 50% anything XD) and some movies.

 

there is almost no limit in price range.

 

i was between ath-m50 and vmoda 100. 

 

plz recommend me smthg

 

ps: i am mor inclined for the vmoda, mainly cause opf the detachable cable

 

I don't do much gaming and I haven't tried the M-100. The ATH-M50 should be fine for electronic music, though, and is plenty durable as far as I know. 


Edited by ljokerl - 9/9/13 at 1:00am
post #4130 of 4446

After purchasing a pair of CAL!s for my desktop PC, I wanted to obtain a portable set of cans as well (CAL!s are way too delicate).  After some searching I discovered the JVC HA-S500, which has received many positive reviews from fellow Head-Fiers;  I liked what I read in their multi-thousand post appreciation thread, so I decided to pull the trigger.  Honestly, I'm not hearing what all of the forum hype is about.

 

Compared to the CAL!s, the JVC's bass overshadows its mids, and the upper mid-range / lower treble is almost nonexistent.  Sure, the bass hits harder and has a bit more texture than the CAL!s, but the mids are just so veiled...I hope that the burn-in process will bring the mids a few steps forward, else I will use the 5-band equalizer on my Sansa.

 

I will note that the JVCs are VERY easy to drive...to get to my listening levels, they require roughly half the power that the CAL!s do.

 

I am no professional audiophile, so the S500s may actually have the more neutral sound signature...but not to my ears, not by far.  That said, I look forward to reading Joker's opinion of the set.    :)

 

And Joker, thank you for the time and effort you have put into this shootout / guide...I refer to it almost daily, and link it to anyone who is looking for headphone-purchasing guidance.


Edited by Darknecron - 9/13/13 at 12:59am
post #4131 of 4446
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Originally Posted by Darknecron View Post
 

After purchasing a pair of CAL!s for my desktop PC, I wanted to obtain a portable set of cans as well (CAL!s are way too delicate).  After some searching I discovered the JVC HA-S500, which has received many positive reviews from fellow Head-Fiers;  I liked what I read in their multi-thousand post appreciation thread, so I decided to pull the trigger.  Honestly, I'm not hearing what all of the forum hype is about.

 

Compared to the CAL!s, the JVC's bass overshadows its mids, and the upper mid-range / lower treble is almost nonexistent.  Sure, the bass hits harder and has a bit more texture than the CAL!s, but the mids are just so veiled...I hope that the burn-in process will bring the mids a few steps forward, else I will use the 5-band equalizer on my Sansa.

 

I will note that the JVCs are VERY easy to drive...to get to my listening levels, they require roughly half the power that the CAL!s do.

 

I am no professional audiophile, so the S500s may actually have the more neutral sound signature...but not to my ears, not by far.  That said, I look forward to reading Joker's opinion of the set.    :)

 

And Joker, thank you for the time and effort you have put into this shootout / guide...I refer to it almost daily, and link it to anyone who is looking for headphone-purchasing guidance.

 

Unfortunately I've never heard the JVCs but the CAL!s are very special :)

 

Glad the thread has been helpful!

post #4132 of 4446

How do the CAL's compare to the Panasonic HTF600's, specifically treble wise?

post #4133 of 4446
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How do the CAL's compare to the Panasonic HTF600's, specifically treble wise?

 

see here: 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/433318/shootout-108-portable-headphones-reviewed-denon-dn-hp1000-added-09-07-13/3630#post_8873557 

post #4134 of 4446

I own both.  The CAL's sound signature is better in literally every way.

post #4135 of 4446

And how about the CAL! vs Superlux Evo, im interested in both of them but it seems to me is to close do decide by myself. Can anyone enlighten me a bit please.

post #4136 of 4446

That one I'm not sure about.  I will note that I have seen a lot of individuals who purchased both the AT M50 ($150 cans) and the CAL! ($60 cans on sale) and returned the M50s.  I haven't seen anything about the Superlux being chosen over the M50s.

post #4137 of 4446

  ue6000 or mdr1r , i just want some bass , forward mids and sparkling highs .

post #4138 of 4446
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  ue6000 or mdr1r , i just want some bass , forward mids and sparkling highs .

 

You're probably not gonna like the UE6000's then.  They've got some decent bass and mids, but they sound kind of dark and veiled.

post #4139 of 4446

Should add momentum on-ear and over-ear in this shootout :)

post #4140 of 4446

Parts Express Minis may sound horrible, but their headband is perfect for the KSC75 headband mod.

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