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Originally Posted by Angelopsaro View Post

Guys i found Philips SHP5401/00 in pixmania for 23 euros. (30$). Although as joker suggested me, this is a great price. I contacted them and asked them if their 2 year warranty covers the possible cable failure that happens in many headphones as you know. (and especially budget philips iems i've owned).

They replied to me, that cable failures at any product are not covered by any manufacturer.

That is not true, many earphones shops, like mp4nation, i know they do.

 

What do you think?


That is a really good price. IIRC those were pretty high up on Philips' headphone ladder. At $30 I'd take them and run.
 


Edited by Olimoronio - 12/24/10 at 12:07pm
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Originally Posted by Angelopsaro View Post

Guys i found Philips SHP5401/00 in pixmania for 23 euros. (30$). Although as joker suggested me, this is a great price. I contacted them and asked them if their 2 year warranty covers the possible cable failure that happens in many headphones as you know. (and especially budget philips iems i've owned).

They replied to me, that cable failures at any product are not covered by any manufacturer.

That is not true, many earphones shops, like mp4nation, i know they do.

 

What do you think?



Isn't the warranty provided by Philips? I don't see how a store can set the rules. Pretty sure a cable is prone to manufacturing defects just like the rest of the phone. Either way I'd risk it, especially if you're willing to venture a bit into DIY if something does happen.

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Added dB Logic HP-100 & Arctic Sound P281. Also updated the alternate chart with the additions from the past two months.

post #1234 of 4545
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Isn't the warranty provided by Philips? I don't see how a store can set the rules. Pretty sure a cable is prone to manufacturing defects just like the rest of the phone. Either way I'd risk it, especially if you're willing to venture a bit into DIY if something does happen.


I guess so, maybe i contact philips too. I sent them a last email telling them that they sell koss headphones which provide lifetime warranty. I also told them that its awful to sell headphones up to 200euros and not cover cable defects. If they answer me that this happens for above 50euro headphones, means that they imply that the headphones below 50 are of lower quality and cant honor they 2year warranty from the start.

Nevertheless i think i might go for it, even if they have bad support, because i cant find them anywhere else.

 

Btw thx for the christmas reviews! I go straight to page 1 and enjoy my time reading atsmile.gif


Edited by Angelopsaro - 12/24/10 at 2:25pm
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Has anyone had any luck finding P372's lower than $50 online? I've been looking all over the place only being able to find a pair for $60, which were at the very least the grey ear cup ones. B&S forums seem like the only place I'll have a chance at getting them for what I'd like to pay. I'd opt for another set, but I'm really fixated on how nice they look.

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Originally Posted by Doppelganger View Post

Has anyone had any luck finding P372's lower than $50 online? I've been looking all over the place only being able to find a pair for $60, which were at the very least the grey ear cup ones. B&S forums seem like the only place I'll have a chance at getting them for what I'd like to pay. I'd opt for another set, but I'm really fixated on how nice they look.



Denon AH-P372? in black and gray, $39.90 in amazon , link here. i hot mine there not long ago.

 

BTW i dig your nickname.


Edited by JamesMcProgger - 12/26/10 at 4:54pm
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Thanks

 

Referring to these. The same, apparently better quality version of the headphones, that Seidhepriest used in his review. It's hard justifying paying $65 shipped for these when I see sites like this.

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so you want them white? they look better, i got mine in black/gray because i though it was ridiculous paying 15$ more because of the color. but it might worth it for some people.

 

i have always asked myself why a change in color usually goes with a big change in prices- basically in any headphone.

 

I believe there is a foster model in which the P372 is based on

 

but i guess they'll be even more hard to find. if any.

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ljokerl, I beg you to make a review for Sennheiser HD 280 Pro. Currently I am few clicks away from ordering either Sennheiser HD 280 Pro or ATH-M50. They both seem really nice, and I really want to know which one is the best at isolating me/others from ambient noise/me, simply because I was getting the "rot in hell" looks in public transport when i had my Senn HD555 on. Right now they lie on a table with a completely ruined right membrane and a bloody mess instead of a headphone arch.. Unfortunately a heavy box fell on it, leaving me crying over what was left from the headphones.

     I want a lively 3D sound from the headphones that can provide good amounts of rich, crispy bass without an amplifier, but also create the sound that comes very close to sitting in a front row of a piano concert. Could you please suggest which one of the two (your other solutions would be greatly appreciated) would suit my purposes the best? Thank you in advance!

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I don't expect to be getting my hands on the HD280 for a review any time soon but for what it's worth I did hear the HD280 Pro on demo at a store a while ago. I thought they were too dark -sounding and they clamp way harder than M50s do. Isolation is great on them but the M50 is highly-isolating too compared to any open-back sennheiser. 

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The HD280 is very good at isolation; significantly moreso than the M50 (but not nearly as good as iems).

 

I'm not a big fan of the 280 sound, but even less so of the M50, so between the two I would pick the HD280.

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I am ready to pull the trigger for the philips shp5400. I want a decent portable before i decide to jumb into the mid tier like the CAL!.

Has anyone tried the Philips shp 8500, philips SHL 9600 or the shp2000. How are they compared to the shp5400?

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Originally Posted by Angelopsaro View Post

I am ready to pull the trigger for the philips shp5400. I want a decent portable before i decide to jumb into the mid tier like the CAL!.

Has anyone tried the Philips shp 8500, philips SHL 9600 or the shp2000. How are they compared to the shp5400?



I have the SHP8500/27 and that's definitely not portable. It's very, very comfortable, however, and sounds good but not quite as good as the 5400.

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ljokerl, I'm not going to go into detail except to say last time you listened to me I think you were pleasantly surprised.

 

Well, be surprised again, forget the Creative's and review the Prodipe Pro 800's.

 

First phone for anywhere near the price that I like better than the DHP ii's.

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Hello  Joker, hope you had a nice holidays break.

 

Here a question, which portable Amp would be better to drive ATH M50, Denon HP700, Senn HD25:

NuForce Icon mobile, Ibasso T3 or Ibasso D2? or any other?

 

PS: Oli is giving 140$ to those who try the Proipes 800 and doesnt likes them.


Edited by JamesMcProgger - 1/5/11 at 11:59pm
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