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post #166 of 4545
Foster Electric Company, Limited : Headphone series 443741
post #167 of 4545
this is a valuable and wonderful thread. I hope it extends someday to 64 portables reviewed. I'm sure you have plenty of suggestions but I would love the new Sennheiser PX 100 II's to be added. I'm also curious about the Audio-Technica FC700's also. Keep up the good work!
post #168 of 4545
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Can you do a fast review / compare the following models ?
I think this will be helpful to others also.

Sennheiser HD-25-1 ii
Sennheiser HD 228
AKG K 518 DJ


PS. Awesome thread
post #169 of 4545
If you have iGrados on the list, you need to have the UF-30s as well IMO:

Great thread though!
post #170 of 4545
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this is a valuable and wonderful thread. I hope it extends someday to 64 portables reviewed. I'm sure you have plenty of suggestions but I would love the new Sennheiser PX 100 II's to be added. I'm also curious about the Audio-Technica FC700's also. Keep up the good work!
Perhaps someday . curious about the PX100-II myself.

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Can you do a fast review / compare the following models ?
I think this will be helpful to others also.

Sennheiser HD-25-1 ii
Sennheiser HD 228
AKG K 518 DJ
I don't have the HD228. The AKG K518 is a great budget portable but it's just not on the same level as the HD25-1. The Senns are more balanced, more detailed, smoother. Both cans are a bit dark. Soundstage is rather mediocre on both. The AKGs are farther away in the midrange and have more treble sparkle; the senns are more forward in the midrange and have less crispness in the highs. AKGs have far more bass slam but I prefer the bass on the Senns. Neither is perfect though.

Lastly, the HD25 is far more comfortable, especially with velour pads. Isolation is about the same. Build on the HD25 is great but the K518 is no slouch either.

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If you have iGrados on the list, you need to have the UF-30s as well IMO:

Great thread though!
After the Ultrasone Zinos I decided to pass on the Nuforces. Rumored to sound similar so... not very exciting.
post #171 of 4545
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After the Ultrasone Zinos I decided to pass on the Nuforces. Rumored to sound similar so... not very exciting.
I see your point, but couldn't that be said about many of the headphones featured in this thread? Why not feature them both, if only to point out their similarities?
post #172 of 4545
Phiatons definitely deserve a mention here as well
post #173 of 4545
Tempting Phiatons...
post #174 of 4545
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Yes, the phiatons are beautiful. I've been this | | close to purchasing them on several occasions, especially the dual-driver ones.
post #175 of 4545
Dual-driver? Where? What?
post #176 of 4545
No-one seems to know, but Roland RH-50 are dual-driver. Most beautiful treble/high midrange in cheap headphones ever.
post #177 of 4545
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Dual-driver? Where? What?
Pricy buggers
post #178 of 4545
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No-one seems to know, but Roland RH-50 are dual-driver. Most beautiful treble/high midrange in cheap headphones ever.
I've read very good things about those RH-50s. If they sounded cr@ppy, the would be branded "Boss", I know that much about Roland!
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Roland RH-50

They are cheap studio headphones, and they're dual-driver, they like current, won't go very loud with a player. Impedance is standard 32-ohm. EQ is similar to AKG K-240 Studio, but with more of a treble/midrange lift. Obviously older headphones, don't expect Denon dynamics. But the midrange/treble are very sweet for cheap headphones. They cost less than $50 off EBay, and are closed. Pretty good street headphones, especially with an amp.

Here's the effect:

post #180 of 4545
RH-50 are a bit slow, and they won't do anything like boomy bass (they're really closed, vents are taped on the inside). Character's more laid-back, relaxed (guitar music's beautiful BTW). They're not as detailed as K-240. But they're as close to K-240 as supra-aural headphones get. "Toy K-240 Studio" with an even more of a midrange/treble lift. Spatious.

"Won't go very loud" means - they will cover street noise driven by a portable player, but that's it.
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