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Added Denon AH-D1100
 

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Anyone have advice for an upgrade from the HT-21? I really like them, and how portable they are....I just want more of the same but better....a bit more bass would be great.



Missed this earlier. Depending on how much you are willing to spend, you can get some improvement with the Senn PX200-II or AKG K450... or just go straight for the HD25-1...

post #2507 of 4545

@ljokerl:

have you tried the SRH440? I was wondering if the HD25-1 II is going to be a significant upgrade over this.

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Sonically, I would say the HD25-1-ii is better than the Shure 440. The 840 is a bit closer. Comfort plays a big part too, with supra vs circumaural.

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Added Denon AH-D1100
 



Missed this earlier. Depending on how much you are willing to spend, you can get some improvement with the Senn PX200-II or AKG K450... or just go straight for the HD25-1...



 

Thanks @ljokerl, you're review imporessions on the Denon AH-D1100 sound was spot-on...I had my Denon AH-D1100 for 8 months and I already don't like the cheap cables that come with it. The cables became distorted and crumpled which is very disappointing. So I might score the build lesser than yours. Other than that, it is very good headphone for watching movies or playing games on surround sound, with a very slight dark tone. But still they are very enjoyable as a whole.

 

I think I might recable to a silver cable them if I had a chance to locate someone who can here.

post #2510 of 4545
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Originally Posted by HK-47 View Post

@ljokerl:

have you tried the SRH440? I was wondering if the HD25-1 II is going to be a significant upgrade over this.



I've never heard the SRH440, unfortunately



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Thanks @ljokerl, you're review imporessions on the Denon AH-D1100 sound was spot-on...I had my Denon AH-D1100 for 8 months and I already don't like the cheap cables that come with it. The cables became distorted and crumpled which is very disappointing. So I might score the build lesser than yours. Other than that, it is very good headphone for watching movies or playing games on surround sound, with a very slight dark tone. But still they are very enjoyable as a whole.

 

I think I might recable to a silver cable them if I had a chance to locate someone who can here.


Unfortunately the cable on the D1100 is way better than the ones on the ATH-ES10 and Klipsch Image One I've been using lately. Says more about their cables, I suppose. 

 

Silver cabling might cost more than the headphones..

 

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I am interested primarily in sound quality and comfort.  

 

On that basis it appears only the ATH-ES10  beats the Creative Aurvana Live.

 

Do you want to think that's right?

   Don

post #2512 of 4545

**** you dude my wallet........ lol thanks dude :D, D1100... How awesome is the imaging compared to the M50?

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@ljokerl:

have you tried the SRH440? I was wondering if the HD25-1 II is going to be a significant upgrade over this.



I'm not ljokerl but just want to chime in and say that I prefer the shure srh440s over the hd25 or the srh840

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The HD-25s are considered portable? Just because of the size or anything else? Also, ES7s worth a buy? I'm not sure about how powerful the bass is but from the description is must be fairly beefy if catering to mainstream.

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Originally Posted by Abstraction View Post

I am interested primarily in sound quality and comfort.  

 

On that basis it appears only the ATH-ES10  beats the Creative Aurvana Live.

 

Do you want to think that's right?

   Don



Sound quality - sure. The ES10 is six times more expensive, though. For comfort the CAL! is very difficult to beat, being a lightweight over-ear headphone. It's main downside is that it heats up after a while, as many sealed circumaurals with pleather pads do. The ES10 is an on-ear headphone.



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**** you dude my wallet........ lol thanks dude :D, D1100... How awesome is the imaging compared to the M50?


The imaging is interesting but somewhat exaggerated. The separation is great but the Denon just doesn't position things as accurately as I would like.

 

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The HD-25s are considered portable? Just because of the size or anything else? Also, ES7s worth a buy? I'm not sure about how powerful the bass is but from the description is must be fairly beefy if catering to mainstream.


HD25 is small, lightweight, rugged, has a short cable. Why wouldn't it be portable? 

 

ES7 used to be a decent deal when it was still being produced and was selling at $70-90. Paying full retail for it is not something I would recommend. For something small, uncomfortable, and with lots of bass there's always the AKG K81, now down to $50 or so.

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HD25 is small, lightweight, rugged, has a short cable. Why wouldn't it be portable? 

 

ES7 used to be a decent deal when it was still being produced and was selling at $70-90. Paying full retail for it is not something I would recommend. For something small, uncomfortable, and with lots of bass there's always the AKG K81, now down to $50 or so.



Hmm. Does the HD25 come with a carrying case or anything? Been looking to get new portable headphones. They don't fold right?

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Hmm. Does the HD25 come with a carrying case or anything? Been looking to get new portable headphones. They don't fold right?


 

They don't NEED to fold. They are insanely rugged.

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Can they survive in a backpack with 20-30lb of textbooks, a laptop, etc? If so I'm sold

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Can they survive in a backpack with 20-30lb of textbooks, a laptop, etc? If so I'm sold


 

I'd be surprised if they couldn't to be honest. I've seen 3 year old HD25-1 IIs that looked brand new. 

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Can they survive in a backpack with 20-30lb of textbooks, a laptop, etc? If so I'm sold



Yeah I might be just a sophmore, but I'm taking two ap's (5 next year), and if you ever took those you know how much paper work you have, my backpack probably weight around 30IB's, and I just toss my HD25 Adidas's in there and no problem, not a single scratch or distortion, they sound damn nice, really fun yet so balanced. They are a tad sibilant to my ears though. 

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