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post #1276 of 4545
Thread Starter 

 

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Originally Posted by EternalEmpire View Post

Sony V6 needs to be on this list :D

 

I'd love to see how it compares to the rest of these headphones.


I don't think it fits the criteria


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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

[...] in order to be included in the thread a headphone has to be at least one of these three things:

 

1. Supraaural

2. Flat-folding and/or collapsible

3. Outfitted with a portable-length (<5ft) cable 

post #1277 of 4545

They are collapsible...

post #1278 of 4545
Thread Starter 

Are they? I've only tried them at guitar center but I walked away with the V900HD that day (wasn't for me though redface.gif).

post #1279 of 4545

It's roughly the same as the M50 (maybe a tad smaller) when folded up.

post #1280 of 4545
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Originally Posted by EternalEmpire View Post

Open vs Closed depends entirely upon the listening environment and personal preference, although I'm not sure why you brought that up in this thread.
 


 

 


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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

I just think that open back Hi-fi isn't very Hi-fi when all you can hear are the sounds of the bus around you. I know that if you want to be serious about portable headphones you should use IEM cause full sized and Supraaural Just cannot compete in efficiency, portability, or passive( and sometimes active) isolation.



 Just made me think of it, that's why.

post #1281 of 4545

OK ljokerl, you said you wanted some competition for the Coby CV-185's? Well, I've been hunting for just that for over a month now. It's not as easy as it sounds - finding phones that are at least as good or hopefully better in the same price range. So, I bought over a dozen phones ranging in price from $10-$20. All of them fell short of the 185's but one - the very one in my avatar. And what do you know they're Coby's. Coby CV-200's to be exact. They cost $10-$15 and come with some of the crappiest earbuds I've ever heard. But that's not what you buy them for anyways... at least I hope not.

 

Anyways, and I swear this is the truth, these CV-200's are not only better than the 185's but better than my newly acquired $40 Pioneer portables.

 

There can be only one and I tell you this is it!

 

 

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BTW Not reviewing the Prodipe Pro800's would be like a crime against humanity. They are ridiculously, stupidly good and unlike the Creative's just keep sounding better and better.

 

That is all.


Edited by Olimoronio - 1/13/11 at 10:19am
post #1282 of 4545

Interesting you guys mentioned the V6, i was thinking of getting one, for my father.

he tried my denon p372 that i was carrying with me one day, and he said "OK but, do you have some sony?" L3000.gif

then the grados sr80, he liked what he heard, but said they were really ugly and hard to carry them.  and i though is a pretty good excuse to get the v6 since i wanted to try them anyway.

post #1283 of 4545

How come? They're small for a full-size headphone (almost supra-aural in fact), lightweight, pretty sturdy and foldable. The cable is coiled too which makes carrying them around a lot easier since it means the cable length is managable. I honestly wouldn't consider them 'true' portables, but If the Audio Technica M50 has a place on this list then I see no reason why the Sony V6 can't.
 

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Originally Posted by EternalEmpire View Post

Sony V6 needs to be on this list :D

 

I'd love to see how it compares to the rest of these headphones.


I don't think it fits the criteria


 

 

 

Sorry, I never saw that post >.<

 

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Originally Posted by EternalEmpire View Post

Open vs Closed depends entirely upon the listening environment and personal preference, although I'm not sure why you brought that up in this thread.
 


 

 


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Originally Posted by SoSpecial View Post
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

I just think that open back Hi-fi isn't very Hi-fi when all you can hear are the sounds of the bus around you. I know that if you want to be serious about portable headphones you should use IEM cause full sized and Supraaural Just cannot compete in efficiency, portability, or passive( and sometimes active) isolation.



 Just made me think of it, that's why.

post #1284 of 4545

ljokerl's ignoring me... :_(

 

What'd I ever do???

post #1285 of 4545
Thread Starter 

I took note of the CV200s but at the moment have some much bigger fish to fry as far as portable sets go.

post #1286 of 4545

Hi All,

 

  I'm a person who has been subsisting on $10 earphones for a while, and am finally looking for a considerable upgrade to full headphone.  As I am new to these kind of matters, I would greatly appreciate any help or advice.  Below are my criteria for getting one:

 

budget: ~$70-80, no more than $85

Weight: no more than 1 pound/16 oz

Supra-aural/Circum-aural: definitely circumaural

Closed/Open: fine with both

Listening environment: mostly at home, sometimes moderately busy offices

Audio source: My HP dv7t laptop, with IDT HD audio codec.  Music usually at 200-320 kbps.

Audio equipment: Just my laptop. No amps

Music genres: fairly broad, but tilts heavily towards electronica and indie rock/pop.  some hip-hop, rap, and rnb in between.  a touch of jazz and new age

 

 

Any particular choices I should be aware of?

 

 

 

Much thanks!

post #1287 of 4545
Thread Starter 

Hmm... thanks for the detailed criteria. Too bad the Creative Aurvana Live! has gone up in price again.

 

If it's got to be fully circumaural I would recommend the Maxell DHP-II. You have to baby them a bit but for comfort and sound at a reasonable price they're difficult to beat.

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Originally Posted by NewbieAudie View Post

Hi All,

 

  I'm a person who has been subsisting on $10 earphones for a while, and am finally looking for a considerable upgrade to full headphone.  As I am new to these kind of matters, I would greatly appreciate any help or advice.  Below are my criteria for getting one:

 

budget: ~$70-80, no more than $85

Weight: no more than 1 pound/16 oz

Supra-aural/Circum-aural: definitely circumaural

Closed/Open: fine with both

Listening environment: mostly at home, sometimes moderately busy offices

Audio source: My HP dv7t laptop, with IDT HD audio codec.  Music usually at 200-320 kbps.

Audio equipment: Just my laptop. No amps

Music genres: fairly broad, but tilts heavily towards electronica and indie rock/pop.  some hip-hop, rap, and rnb in between.  a touch of jazz and new age

 

 

Any particular choices I should be aware of?

 

 

 

Much thanks!


Not really a portable but you might find the AKG k240 studio in the FS forums here for less than 80, i have seen them. and i like mines as much that i even dare to recommend it.

I have also seem some ATH M50 for lower then 90$ in the FS forums, but you might have to be patient for this one.

post #1289 of 4545
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

I took note of the CV200s but at the moment have some much bigger fish to fry as far as portable sets go.



So does this mean no Prodipe's then? They are the big fish of full-sized budget headphones. Heck, they're the 500lb. freaking Marlin of closed budget phones.

post #1290 of 4545
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewbieAudie View Post

Hi All,

 

  I'm a person who has been subsisting on $10 earphones for a while, and am finally looking for a considerable upgrade to full headphone.  As I am new to these kind of matters, I would greatly appreciate any help or advice.  Below are my criteria for getting one:

 

budget: ~$70-80, no more than $85

Weight: no more than 1 pound/16 oz

Supra-aural/Circum-aural: definitely circumaural

Closed/Open: fine with both

Listening environment: mostly at home, sometimes moderately busy offices

Audio source: My HP dv7t laptop, with IDT HD audio codec.  Music usually at 200-320 kbps.

Audio equipment: Just my laptop. No amps

Music genres: fairly broad, but tilts heavily towards electronica and indie rock/pop.  some hip-hop, rap, and rnb in between.  a touch of jazz and new age

 

 

Any particular choices I should be aware of?

 

 

 

Much thanks!


Cortex CHP-2500

 

You can thank me later.
 

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