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Unfortunate since those of us with normal-sized ears find them very comfortable tongue.gif
 



 

 

It could be age related too, since you ears keep growing and I'm 51.
 

 

post #1982 of 4545
Is it me or the K81/k581DJ don't isolate that much? I've used them for a good amount of time and i really can't understand that 9 in isolation.
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WHere i can get Maxell DHP-II ($40)  for 40$ or 50$ , cant find theese  headphones for 40$


They were all bought up following my review :p. I actually paid just $25 for mine but those seem to all be gone.

 

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Hey guys, I was just wondering what a logical upgrade would be to the JVC HA-M750 that I currently own. I absolutely love these headphones for what I paid for them, but I don't like buying the same thing twice. I would probably be looking to pay around $80. Sorry in advance if I'm not allowed to post this here.


I've always thought the M-Audio Q40 was a pretty logical upgrade to the M750 but it is a bit over $100. For something with the portability of an M750 you'd probably be looking at the DT235 (though it has less bass). If you can live with a longer cord - Sony V6 or Ultrasone 450.

 

 



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Is it me or the K81/k581DJ don't isolate that much? I've used them for a good amount of time and i really can't understand that 9 in isolation.


Depends on the reference point. It's a comparative scale and most on-ears don't isolate at all. The K81 cuts out a good amount of noise when fitted right.


Edited by ljokerl - 5/10/11 at 11:08am
post #1984 of 4545

|joker| can correct me if I'm wrong, but I'd guess that his isolation ratings are in relation to other headphones and not based on how many dBs they isolate.  The best isolating headphones are only as good as the worst isolating IEMs in my experience.  And only a hand full of deep insertion IEMS isolate as well as hearing protection ear muffs.  A few years ago, I searched for a headphone that isolated as well as the IEMs I owned at the time, UM1, E3c, and im716.  At the time, the best isolating headphones were the HD280 had HD25-1.  The UM1 isolated slightly better and the E3c and im716 much better.  I'm not sure that new headphones have come out that isolate better than those two.  The only thing I've tried at a meet that were better was a pair of Smeggy made Thunderpants and those aren't portable. 

post #1985 of 4545

Supraaural works really well for some people, maybe not so much for others. If they don't isolate enough for you, try some circumaurals or iems.

post #1986 of 4545

Thanks Joker. Chances are good that I might just wait a bit longer and get the ATH-M50. Those seem to be exactly what I look for in a pair of headphones.

post #1987 of 4545

ljokerl, this thread was mentioned (and linked to) in an article that appeared on both Lifehacker and Gizmodo today!

 

http://lifehacker.com/5800772/how-to-choose-the-perfect-pair-of-headphones

 

http://gizmodo.com/5800824/how-to-choose-the-perfect-pair-of-headphones

post #1988 of 4545

very nice, congrats to Joker beerchug.gif

post #1989 of 4545
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I've seen people making suggestions here, so... how about Fischer Audio FA-011?


How are those portable? 


Sorry, my mistake. I actually meant FA-004s.
post #1990 of 4545

Congrats on the Gizmodo article mention. Glad to see that this gets more additions every time I look at it. ;D 

 

I have a question: are you looking to review the AiAiAi TMA-1's anytime soon? It'd be nice to get a detailed comparison of them vs. the Phiaton MS 400s. 

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ljokerl, this thread was mentioned (and linked to) in an article that appeared on both Lifehacker and Gizmodo today!

 

http://lifehacker.com/5800772/how-to-choose-the-perfect-pair-of-headphones

 

http://gizmodo.com/5800824/how-to-choose-the-perfect-pair-of-headphones


Wow, thanks for the mention and the shout-out! Very cool.

 

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Sorry, my mistake. I actually meant FA-004s.


Definitely more realistic wink.gif

 


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I have a question: are you looking to review the AiAiAi TMA-1's anytime soon? It'd be nice to get a detailed comparison of them vs. the Phiaton MS 400s. 

 

No plans for a TMA-1 at this time though at least a dozen other sets are in the works.

 


Edited by ljokerl - 5/11/11 at 9:06pm
post #1992 of 4545

Can you review the Sennheiser he-90's?

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Can you review the Sennheiser he-90's?


if you send him a pair

 

post #1994 of 4545
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if you send him a pair

 


Though I don't think they can be considered portable...

 

post #1995 of 4545

Sure they are! The HE90 comes with it's own set of bodyguards/meatshields. Surely, one of them can heft around the amp, while another carries a big honkin' battery. Better yet, put it all in your sedan chair while they hoist you about.

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