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post #76 of 4442
After some listening I come to the conclusion that if you set some value upon balanced or natural sound you should not get the PX 100.
It is dark and muffled due to emphasis on bass and recessed treble, which is colored.
Doesn't feel like a veil, but more like a carpet 'round your head.

So I wouldn't give them anything over 6 of 10 points in sound.
post #77 of 4442
Hi Joker, will you add HD25-1 II and AKG K81dj to this review? I am interested in K81dj and want to know how is its isolation, better or worst than 5/10? Thanks.
post #78 of 4442
Add the Senn HD 228/238, AT ES7, Denon AH-P372 and Shure SRH 240 in the list too.
post #79 of 4442
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ifmy View Post
Hi Joker, will you add HD25-1 II and AKG K81dj to this review? I am interested in K81dj and want to know how is its isolation, better or worst than 5/10? Thanks.
Five more headphones are in review at the moment, HD25-1 II and the AKGs among that number. I will have to rescale my rating systems because some of them obviously blow the current lineup away in various criterias. I will have to rescale the build quality and isolation criteria for the K81dj alone, to answer your question. On the current scale it gets a 10/10 (compared to the others, obviously).
post #80 of 4442
Great review, thanks.
post #81 of 4442
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
Five more headphones are in review at the moment, HD25-1 II and the AKGs among that number. I will have to rescale my rating systems because some of them obviously blow the current lineup away in various criterias. I will have to rescale the build quality and isolation criteria for the K81dj alone, to answer your question. On the current scale it gets a 10/10 (compared to the others, obviously).
That's pretty cool, looking forward to it, thanks!
post #82 of 4442
A little bump for this thread. I had both the JVC Flats and Yuin G2A. I was modding the Yuins for better portable use; headband and pleather pads. I used the Flats pads on the G2A for more bass punch outside. Inside, I realized the pads made the Yuin's a bit thicker and less detailed. So I decided to see what the Flats sound like with the Yuin/KSC style pads.

These are the exact same ones from earlier in this review. I got them all in trades with ljokerl including the parts express for the headband.

The result is that the much cheaper Flats sound very similar to the Yuin. I would say at least 90-95% as good. Quite hard to A/B as it takes a few times to get a hold of the differences since they are so close.

I would say the Flats have a slightly shorter decay of notes and the notes sound a bit sharper while the Yuin has a longer decay and they hold bass notes a bit longer. So, the Yuin might have the slightest bit more bass and the flats make detail a slight bit easier to here. Neither was any better overall, IMO, just slightly different sounding.

I felt there was no point in having two extremely similar sounding phones so I sold the Yuin since the JVC's slightly quicker decay appealed to me.

So, in short the Flats are cheap and can be cheaply upgraded to be even better! A throw in, in a trade, that ended up being a real keeper!
post #83 of 4442
Thread Starter 
Thanks, some very interesting observations there. I'm probably going to end up picking up another pair of flats (maybe in that sweet dark red hue) and trying them with foam pads. I did feel that the Flats had a similar signature to the yuins, but that level of detail never came through for me.

Also, for anyone thinking of trying this, the JVCs need a massive amount of burn-in (a trend I've been noticing with all my JVC headphones lately). Jant's pair is probably well on its way to 500 hours, and they were still improving past 300.
post #84 of 4442
Thread Starter 
Another one added...

I promise to get to the exciting stuff... soon. Got a pair of JVC's on the burn-in rig right now.
post #85 of 4442
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
Five more headphones are in review at the moment, HD25-1 II and the AKGs among that number. I will have to rescale my rating systems because some of them obviously blow the current lineup away in various criterias. I will have to rescale the build quality and isolation criteria for the K81dj alone, to answer your question. On the current scale it gets a 10/10 (compared to the others, obviously).
i think the sound quality of hd25-1 is 10/10??
post #86 of 4442
Hello joker. It's easy for me to ask, but is it possible for you to review the Panasonic RP-HT21? I saw it at Amazon for $5, and the reviews were excellent, 4.5 stars. Thanks.
post #87 of 4442
Thanks for a pretty comprehensive review of some popular (and not so popular) portables. Great resource.
post #88 of 4442
Hope you keep adding to this already fantastic resource.

Some suggestions for future additions:

Audio-Technica ATH-FC700; Audio Technica ATH-EM7 and/or ATH-EW9 (not to be mistaken for ES7 and ESW9); AKG K27i / K26p (basically identical); Sony MDR-Q68LW (sexy-looking clip-ons with convenient retractable cords; sound pretty decent too, according to Headroom); MDR-G75LW (another sexy Sony portable; behind-the-neck style with folding neckband and retractable cord; according to Headroom, a good-sounding and comfortable neckband headphone).

All of these are interesting headphones that I don't see talked about nearly enough. Hoping you might be the one to shed some light on them. (Fingers crossed.)

Cheers.
post #89 of 4442
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by a_tumiwa View Post
i think the sound quality of hd25-1 is 10/10??
No big surprise there, I guess. They are just that good.

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Originally Posted by Jim McC View Post
Hello joker. It's easy for me to ask, but is it possible for you to review the Panasonic RP-HT21? I saw it at Amazon for $5, and the reviews were excellent, 4.5 stars. Thanks.
Yes, it is possible in due time. I'm 7 (yes, seven) headphones behind on updating this thread as it stands.

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Originally Posted by mritt400 View Post
Thanks for a pretty comprehensive review of some popular (and not so popular) portables. Great resource.
Thanks. Hoping to make it more comprehensive with further inclusions .

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Originally Posted by applaudio View Post
Hope you keep adding to this already fantastic resource.
Haha. Thanks for the excellently formatted list. The ATH clip-ons have been in my amazon cart for a while, with me observing the price fluctuations. The AKG portables interest me most atm and the Sony street style ones least (I've had some before and they sucked; also, all street-style phones bring back the memories of the pain that was iGrados). Regardless, will see what I can do after I catch up with my updates .
post #90 of 4442
i hope your review comparison for IEMs not delay or stop your portable headphones review
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