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post #61 of 4402
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Originally Posted by mvw2 View Post
Very cool review group. I'm surprised I never ran across this thread earlier, but I made it for the update. Budget headphones is a great choice to cover.
Thanks. The thread was buried quickly the first time around. Seems to be more popular now.

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I haven't read this thread but I find it funny that the title has a 56K warning in it. Do people still use 56K modems?! I can't imagine how long even the homepage of a site like head-fi.org (or any other modern website) would take to load on that slow of a connection!
I use 56k on occasion, such as from my grandparents' house where there is no 3G coverage. Photos aren't a problem for me since I use Opera Turbo, but I've seen a lot of flaming of people for reposting photos in quotes, so I figured it was a nice warning to include. What irks me is when people post unresized photos taken with their 10 megapixel cameras on the FS forums.

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hahaha, (##7) Parts-Express Mini Headphones. I recognized those as soon as I saw them since I bought a couple pairs to use the headband for my ksc75s. I think it's hilarious (in a good way) that someone would review those, and I agree completely with worst sounding headphone I have ever heard. I'm not sure they're marketed for anything but voice/speech, etc., but they even suck for that. thanks, you made my day.
Thanks, I did consider taking them out of the review but left them in as a change of pace. They do suck horribly and will never see the light of day again as long as I live.

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Originally Posted by Jubei View Post
I will say this though, on symphonic black metal, both the ES55 and ES7 did a better job. On the other cans, the aggressive guitars and drums sounded rather muddled. I sort of preferred to ES55 because it was a) cheaper, and b) less bassy (never thought I would say that!).
ES55 are quite pricy here from what I can see. 20x the price of the Flats . My ES7's are awaiting their turn on the burn-in rig. Review coming in a few weeks.

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Originally Posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
Excellent reviews of each of those 'phones. It's helped me narrow down my next headphone purchase (KSC75 vs. PX100).
Thanks . It really comes down to personal preference between the two. You should be making the decision based on your preferred sound signature and the music genres you listen to - for rock/metal the KSC75's win hands down. For classical, jazz, and blues I'd pick the PX100s. I really can't say one is a better headphone than the other. I have owned both for a long time and both get lots of use.
post #62 of 4402
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If Yuin makes a headband version of G2A, with more isolation, maybe it can be an ES7 killer.
Has anyone tried G2A with PX200 pad and the cheap headband?
post #63 of 4402
I saw new phones from Audio Technica in the mall today - The ATH-ES3 and WM5. How do these compare to the ES7?
post #64 of 4402
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ES55 are quite pricy here from what I can see. 20x the price of the Flats . My ES7's are awaiting their turn on the burn-in rig. Review coming in a few weeks.
One thing is the JVC Flats aren't exactly as cheap here - certainly not US$5. As I stated earlier, it was an impulse buy thing getting the ES55 ... I find that retail prices are comparatively cheaper here but on the other hand, we don't often get those low prices online (or rather most people still get stuff direct from retail outlets). Or maybe I'm just not a smart shopper and have no patience for waiting

Currently doing burn in. Comfort wise, though, it clamps down more than PX100. Hopefully, with a bit of use, the pressure will ease off a bit. One of the primary reasons I went for something more pricey is better build quality and AT's don't disappoint there. The cord is definite more tangle free than those on cheaper cans, though it could do with more stress relief on both ends. They also seem to easier to drive to decent volume than the PX100.

On the other hand, the cans don't seem to be forgiving to poor recordings. Don't now whether this is a pro or a con yet.
post #65 of 4402
Comprehensive and interesting... I hope to buy some... thanks.
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Comprehensive and interesting... I hope to buy some... thanks.
Welcome to Head-Fi, and as they say, sorry to your wallet. I noticed the "hope to buy some"
post #67 of 4402
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Has anyone tried G2A with PX200 pad and the cheap headband?
I've tried them with the cheap headband and the result is the same as with the KSC75 headband mod - passable, but not stellar. The cups are too heavy for the headband and it doesn't provide enough clamping force. Will not cope with headbanging but ok for a short sit-down listen.
post #68 of 4402
What a fantastic review, well done that man.
post #69 of 4402
add in FC700!
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I'm among the crowd that finds the iGrados very comfortable. I mean, the fit is just perfect for me, very snug and tight around my head without being too much so.

I also liked the stock KSC75's as good portable earphones for the money, though they broke on me after a few months of use.
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Originally Posted by anadin View Post
What a fantastic review, well done that man.
Thanks

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Originally Posted by anime_earth View Post
add in FC700!
Someday, if I manage to get my hands on one on the cheap.

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Originally Posted by hiddenninja View Post
I'm among the crowd that finds the iGrados very comfortable. I mean, the fit is just perfect for me, very snug and tight around my head without being too much so.
Well, there had to be someone who found them comfortable. I can't imagine headphones designed so poorly that they were uncomfortable for everyone. Congrats on actually being able to use one of the better-sounding budget portables .
post #72 of 4402
Very nice review !
I like AKG K24p.
Keep reviewing in the future.
post #73 of 4402
joker, I just found this guide of yours! Good stuff! If I ever get to replace the old Koss cans on the family PC, I'll know where to look for advice.
post #74 of 4402
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Another headphone added. Followed up on my idea of testing a random big electronics brand headphone against the audiophile top picks by digging an old Philips clip-on out of my electronic junk box. My curiosity is now satisfied and I managed to stay under the 10,000 word limit in the main post (but only just!).

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Originally Posted by T.IIZUKA View Post
Very nice review !
I like AKG K24p.
Keep reviewing in the future.
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joker, I just found this guide of yours! Good stuff! If I ever get to replace the old Koss cans on the family PC, I'll know where to look for advice.
Thanks
post #75 of 4402
This is a great resource. Thanks for writing such a detailed and valuable guide, it's given me some ideas for birthday gifts for some dormmates.
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