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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

Joker kicked us out triportsad.gif

 

 

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speaking of "actual reviews" what's next?



I did no such thing. And Meelec's new phones should be next.



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I found the Philips SHP5400 for 15 euros and am thinking of buying them. Do you consider them more or equal comfortable than ksc 75? (i found ksc 75 comfortable for at least 1-2 hours).

I want to buy another budget cans besides ksc75 and iam thinking the philips or the jvc flats both for almost the same price. Which do you consider best overall?

 

Also  i am using the brainwavz m1 now and although i found them very good in SQ, i think my newbie music preference wanted them a bit more clean. I dont mean the  highs or anything. Its just that the sound is all "too much". the only word i can describe it is warm and dark. I dont know what you can understand for my hearing but if you make something up from my impressions pls tell me. popcorn.gif



I say go for it with the 5400. 15EUR is a very good price and they should stay comfortable longer than KSC75s.

 

I think what you're describing with the Brainwavz is 'thickness' - it's a hallmark of all of the Brainwavz earphones as well as many other dynamics. 

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YAY FOR THE MEELECS BEING NEXT.

/end happy dance.

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@ljokerl

 

have you tried sennheiser hd555?  I just got a pair(currently burn-in), they are my first headphones and the only ones I can compare with, I would appreciate if you could describe how they sound to you so I can get an idea of the sound from the ones you've reviewed.

 

because I live in Central America I can only get imported headphones thus no auditioning for me plus added import costs frown.gif.

 

also there are some people here that after hearing the hd555 would like to get some nice headphones, only cheaper though.biggrin.gif

 

 

thanks in advance.

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Originally Posted by wichogt View Post

have you tried sennheiser hd555?  I just got a pair(currently burn-in), they are my first headphones and the only ones I can compare with, I would appreciate if you could describe how they sound to you so I can get an idea of the sound from the ones you've reviewed.

 

because I live in Central America I can only get imported headphones thus no auditioning for me plus added import costs frown.gif.

 

also there are some people here that after hearing the hd555 would like to get some nice headphones, only cheaper though.biggrin.gif

 


Sorry, I've never heard any of the the HD5x5 headphones. Totally unrelated but if you're curious I think there is a pretty straightforward mod to turn a 555 into a 595 - youtube is your friend there.

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Ijokerl explain something to me I have Grado SR 225, Ultrasone HFI 780 and over the weekend I listened to the entire Beyerdynamic line including T50p, DT 880 and even T5p all unamplified directly from my iphone. And guess what I prefer the sound of cheap SHP 5401 out of all for portable listening. How could this be ? It seems to me that SHP 5401 is the only one that gets adequately driven from portable source.T50p were not bad but for rock/heavy metal they just didn't do it. DT 880 are super comfortable but I found them really unremarkable with excessive highs. When I put on T5P I was expecting $1400 sound, but what I heard was not much different from the other Beyers. Again I'm emphasizing that I was listening directly from iphone. To me a portable headphone is the one that doesn't need amplification.

Yes Grados have good sound as well and they all seem to be adequately driven, but I dislike them for other reason which I wrote extensively about.

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I just want to add that from my experience with car audio I know that a lot of power equals good sound, its one of the ABCs of audio. My Focals just didn't sound right until I put in very powerful Alpine PDX 5. But when we are talking about portable listening I really don't want to walk around with amplifiers.

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Well you basically just answered your own question there didn't you? If all you've is your iphone, then only pick headphones which can be driven from an iphone.The heavy Beyers are definitely out in that regards. Apart from getting very little volume, they'll sound very flabby and veiled.

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Ijokerl explain something to me I have Grado SR 225, Ultrasone HFI 780 and over the weekend I listened to the entire Beyerdynamic line including T50p, DT 880 and even T5p all unamplified directly from my iphone. And guess what I prefer the sound of cheap SHP 5401 out of all for portable listening. How could this be ? It seems to me that SHP 5401 is the only one that gets adequately driven from portable source.T50p were not bad but for rock/heavy metal they just didn't do it. DT 880 are super comfortable but I found them really unremarkable with excessive highs. When I put on T5P I was expecting $1400 sound, but what I heard was not much different from the other Beyers. Again I'm emphasizing that I was listening directly from iphone. To me a portable headphone is the one that doesn't need amplification.

Yes Grados have good sound as well and they all seem to be adequately driven, but I dislike them for other reason which I wrote extensively about.


Is he going to try the IEM's from Beyerdynamic as well? Curious about dtx100.


Edited by s0lar - 12/13/10 at 10:57am
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Talking about IEMs I have HF5 and its an interesting thing, first I hated it then after burn in it changed dramatically and with comply foam they got so much more comfortable. I begin to love it.

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Just curious about the HP700s.  How big and deep are the cups compared to the D1001 (CAL!)?  I can't stand how the D1001 heats up my ears, but I'm having trouble looking for closed cans that don't make me sweat.  Maybe I should go up in size?

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Just curious about the HP700s.  How big and deep are the cups compared to the D1001 (CAL!)?  I can't stand how the D1001 heats up my ears, but I'm having trouble looking for closed cans that don't make me sweat.  Maybe I should go up in size?



not too big and not too deep. but imo the major problem is that they are round and not oval shaped. ny ears are (possibly) big and the cushion press it agains my head. i belive he CAL! are ovals.

too bad im not home or i could measure the hp700 is you wish, however i'll be there 2 days from now.

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Originally Posted by ilia7777 View Post

Ijokerl explain something to me I have Grado SR 225, Ultrasone HFI 780 and over the weekend I listened to the entire Beyerdynamic line including T50p, DT 880 and even T5p all unamplified directly from my iphone. And guess what I prefer the sound of cheap SHP 5401 out of all for portable listening. How could this be ? It seems to me that SHP 5401 is the only one that gets adequately driven from portable source.T50p were not bad but for rock/heavy metal they just didn't do it. DT 880 are super comfortable but I found them really unremarkable with excessive highs. When I put on T5P I was expecting $1400 sound, but what I heard was not much different from the other Beyers. Again I'm emphasizing that I was listening directly from iphone. To me a portable headphone is the one that doesn't need amplification.

Yes Grados have good sound as well and they all seem to be adequately driven, but I dislike them for other reason which I wrote extensively about.

 


I agree with Anaxilus - underpowering high-end sets levels the playing field between different tiers of headphones pretty quickly and personal preferences tip the scales either way at that point. The SHP5401 doesn't really do anything blatantly wrong and there's a lot to like about it - good sense of space, good speed and clarity, pretty impressive bass control. Interestingly they will scale up if you throw in an amp but not by much. 

 

 

As for Grados, they are an acquired taste (for some; others can't stand them). I don't mind the Grado signature but I can definitely live without it. If you really wanted to compare the SHP5400 to higher-end sets to see how it gets on you'd pick something like the B&W P5 or Dre Beats or whatever, maybe even the Ultrasone Ed. series. But I don't see why you would if you're happy with the Philips wink.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by xtasi View Post

Just curious about the HP700s.  How big and deep are the cups compared to the D1001 (CAL!)?  I can't stand how the D1001 heats up my ears, but I'm having trouble looking for closed cans that don't make me sweat.  Maybe I should go up in size?


Inner diameter is about the same (compared to the slimmest part of the D1001 pads) but like James said they are round, not oval. The pads are wider so the outer diameter is greater - perhaps larger pads would make the DN700 quite a bit more comfortable. Because the cups aren't too deep and the pads don't seal well I didn't find the HP700 to heat up my ears as much as the CAL!, ATH-M50, Ultrasone HFI-450, etc., but there's still room for improvement. Perhaps the Numark PHX with its small but deep cups and velour pads is worth trying?

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I just wanted to say that I just got myself another pair of headphones DENON AH-D1001. I was lucky to get them only 2 month old and without paying too much. Now I'm 100% happy. They've got everything I was looking for: comfort, design and of course the sound. The bass is soft and pleasant, the mids are very much present and the highs are just the way I like them and most importantly they sound great unamped from iPod.

 

On a different note, the tiny 99 cents on ebay (believe it or not) FiiO E3 amp does miracle to my Ultrasones HFI 780. Of course its not an adequate amp for this headphone, I will be getting a much better one, but it makes them portable as well, they are big and not the most comfortable, but the sound with this tiny amp improved drastically. While this thing adds too much bass to the DENONS and they actually better unamped, the Ultrasones seem to have no problem handling the extra bass.

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just wondering, not to push, but hows that review on the ht21's coming along? the suspense is killing me...

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Ahhh the PHX Pro seem very fitting to my requirements.  Thanks for pointing that out!  I think I have something to use my $100 Amazon gift card for :P.

 

Again, thanks!

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