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post #2701 of 4545

that was fast.

 

Looks like my ZX700s are on their way out of here.

 

No impressions forthcoming except this:

 

If they sit on your head comfortably, then by all means you'll be happy.  As for my left ear sitting on the grill and getting irratated ... I can't stand it anymore.  Had to go.


Edited by roker - 12/8/11 at 9:05pm
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I find the bass of the HD428 to be sufficient, very well-balanced with the midrange except for that tiny bit of extension that's missing. I actually liked the HD428 so much that I bought another one. Coming from the HTX7 you will probably miss the bass but you will definitely welcome the clarity. I don't know what your budget is or how portable you need these to be but you can get a prodipe pro800 for a combination of punchy bass and good clarity at <$50. It is a clumsy-looking thing but sounds nice. 


 

I found the Kicker HP541 headphones surprisingly punchy and clear for the money, look akward, but better than prodpipe look wise, I haven't heard the prodpipe, but the kickers sounded fantastic, great fun sound, with pretty good balance, great intonation, but it has a few tiny bumps in the frequency response, but still very dynamic. 

post #2703 of 4545

Wow, a 9/10 on the M-80 review? Way to go V-Moda!

post #2704 of 4545

Loving my DTX 910. It's becoming much more transparent on vocals and instruments. Also, the Soundstage/Headstage is opening up and becoming more accurate in terms of positioning of instruments. A 47% overall improvement since the start of burn-in.

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I found the Kicker HP541 headphones surprisingly punchy and clear for the money, look akward, but better than prodpipe look wise, I haven't heard the prodpipe, but the kickers sounded fantastic, great fun sound, with pretty good balance, great intonation, but it has a few tiny bumps in the frequency response, but still very dynamic. 


Received a Cortex CHP-2500 today which I think is another one from the Prodipe / KAM KPH-1500 family. I'd have no trouble paying $50 for these. A little bass-heavy but pretty good clarity and decent detail without sacrificing note thickness a-la Senn HD428. Nice, fleshy sound with no obvious flaws.

 

post #2706 of 4545

Any plans of doing a review on any of these:

 

AIAIAI TMA-1

Superlux HD-660 (Beyer 770 pro clone)

Sony Z1000

Ultrasone Edition 8,10

 

Anyone with any of these headphones that can offer?               

 

post #2707 of 4545

Hi Joker,

 

I was just wondering, do you feel that headphones are generally more value for money compared to IEMs? Do they generally sound better when comparing the same price range?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Sweden View Post

Any plans of doing a review on any of these:

 

AIAIAI TMA-1

Superlux HD-660 (Beyer 770 pro clone)

Sony Z1000

Ultrasone Edition 8,10

 

Anyone with any of these headphones that can offer?               

 



I might get a loan of the TMA-1 at some point but I think I'd have to turn down all loans beyond that.



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Originally Posted by RealSlimSeto View Post

Hi Joker,

 

I was just wondering, do you feel that headphones are generally more value for money compared to IEMs? Do they generally sound better when comparing the same price range?

 

 



It's difficult to compare headphones to IEMs and also to generalize. Some offer great value for money; others don't. IEMs are the same way. On average, good headphones probably have a  slight leg up on similarly-priced IEMs but there are always both winners and losers, and a couple of price/performance outliers. I don't think any headphone I've heard for $20 sounds as good as a Brainwavz Beta but I also don't think any $50 IEM sounds better than a Superlux HD668B. Just two examples.

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I might get a loan of the TMA-1 at some point but I think I'd have to turn down all loans beyond that.



It's difficult to compare headphones to IEMs and also to generalize. Some offer great value for money; others don't. IEMs are the same way. On average, good headphones probably have a  slight leg up on similarly-priced IEMs but there are always both winners and losers, and a couple of price/performance outliers. I don't think any headphone I've heard for $20 sounds as good as a Brainwavz Beta but I also don't think any $50 IEM sounds better than a Superlux HD668B. Just two examples.


Judging from your earlier post you have a hell of a queue, so I'm holding off on sending them to you. I'll wait for January at least to send you at minimum, lest you still are backed up. If that is the case, then I'll hold off further until you have more time. Last thing I want is for you to feel obligation to review a pair of headphones because I've (or anyone else) has loaned them to you and end up rushing the review because of it. Whenever you are ready, let me know and I'll send them off to you.

 

post #2710 of 4545

Can you also review samson sr-850?

Thank you!!

post #2711 of 4545
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Judging from your earlier post you have a hell of a queue, so I'm holding off on sending them to you. I'll wait for January at least to send you at minimum, lest you still are backed up. If that is the case, then I'll hold off further until you have more time. Last thing I want is for you to feel obligation to review a pair of headphones because I've (or anyone else) has loaned them to you and end up rushing the review because of it. Whenever you are ready, let me know and I'll send them off to you.

 



Thanks, I appreciate that. I do have quite a lot on my plate and I've had to delay 5 loans already to try and clear up at least some of my queue.

post #2712 of 4545

ok, sold some stuff, returned the other headphones, and bought the D1100s.

 

I hope this works out for me (seems like it will based on impressions and vids).

post #2713 of 4545

Hi Joker,

 

Need your advice here, which portable headphone that you think having similar sound signature like SM3 and GR07?

Thanks in advance.

post #2714 of 4545
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Hi Joker,

 

Need your advice here, which portable headphone that you think having similar sound signature like SM3 and GR07?

Thanks in advance.



Those two don't sound anything alike. For GR07 I would say Denon DN-HP700. For SM3 - not really sure. A combination of the V-Moda M-80 and ESW9 or something like that.

post #2715 of 4545

I will second both those recommendations since I own or have owned all the headphones and IEM's mentioned aside from the AT model which I did manage to hear at a head-Fi meet.

 
For sure I would agree on the HP700 as I did notice he similarity between them and the GR07. In fact I sold my Hp700 after getting the GR07 since they were so similar and I needed the IEM more than a headphone at the time.
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