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Originally Posted by WakiDabeast View Post

have you heard the D1100? does it have thumping bass that you feel? Oh and I don't want it do sound too dark, like the warmth of the MS400 was perfect for me. Really relaxing, just the bass was really relaxed too. I've been considering the D1100, along with the HDj2000 and lp2, but I don't think the lp2 will suffice in terms of sound quality. Oh and maybe the pro700, but I don't think I want THAT much bass
 

 



Yes I have it.

 

Couldn't be happier.

 

It's not as sparkly bright as the D2000s but dark is not an adjective I'd use to describe it, some things to consider:

 

1) it's comfortable.  It takes a good 2 hours or so for me to get bothered from them.  That's really good for a portable.

 

2) It actually has more impact that the D2000s.  The kind that rattles your head.  The sound is best described as bass with very few compromises.  BUT make no mistake about it, this is made for bass lovers.  Dance/Rap/Trance/etc. all have that deep punchy bass we look for in these types of headphones.  What surprises me is that it handles other non-bass friendly genres quite well.  Pink Floyd, Green Day, the Clash, etc. all sound good.  I don't ever find myself skipping to the next song because it sounds dull. (I can't elaborate more on the sound unfortunately as I'd like to spend more time with them first.)

 

3) It's really efficient and very easy to power.  I can use it out of my iPod and I've found myself turning the volume down a few ticks under compared to my other headphones.

 

4) Build Quality.  Now I'm not saying you should drop it off a 10 story building and see if holds up, but this is a pretty solid headphone.  

 

 

Things that are bad:

 

1) The included extension cable is incredibly long.  I think this is for people that sit 30 feet away from their TV.  It's too bad, I like the quality plugs it's terminated with.  

 

2) I would've preferred a low profile fit, the band has this weird way of curving out that makes it look kind of big on your head.  While it is pretty comfortable, the top of the band does kind of sit on your head pretty tight.  Not good for people that want neat hair after a long listening session, but this isn't a deal breaker, like I said, it's really comfortable for a portable, just don't expect full size comfort from it.

 

3) pleather ... but yeah, that's what you're going to get for most all of these portables.  I'd like to upgrade to leather one day (if there's one that fits, let me know)

 

Small drawbacks, but overall a fantastic little headphone.  I don't usually like to give impressions so early, but I'm really enjoying these cans.  I also like to blast my XB500s when no one is in the office.  But only for certain songs.  Unlike the D1100s, the XB500s only sound good with bassy music.


Edited by roker - 12/21/11 at 6:41pm
post #2732 of 4545

no c-jays or v-jays review?

post #2733 of 4545
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Originally Posted by roker View Post


 



Yes I have it.

 

Couldn't be happier.

 

It's not as sparkly bright as the D2000s but dark is not an adjective I'd use to describe it, some things to consider:

 

1) it's comfortable.  It takes a good 2 hours or so for me to get bothered from them.  That's really good for a portable.

 

2) It actually has more impact that the D2000s.  The kind that rattles your head.  The sound is best described as bass with very few compromises.  BUT make no mistake about it, this is made for bass lovers.  Dance/Rap/Trance/etc. all have that deep punchy bass we look for in these types of headphones.  What surprises me is that it handles other non-bass friendly genres quite well.  Pink Floyd, Green Day, the Clash, etc. all sound good.  I don't ever find myself skipping to the next song because it sounds dull. (I can't elaborate more on the sound unfortunately as I'd like to spend more time with them first.)

 

3) It's really efficient and very easy to power.  I can use it out of my iPod and I've found myself turning the volume down a few ticks under compared to my other headphones.

 

4) Build Quality.  Now I'm not saying you should drop it off a 10 story building and see if holds up, but this is a pretty solid headphone.  

 

 

Things that are bad:

 

1) The included extension cable is incredibly long.  I think this is for people that sit 30 feet away from their TV.  It's too bad, I like the quality plugs it's terminated with.  

 

2) I would've preferred a low profile fit, the band has this weird way of curving out that makes it look kind of big on your head.  While it is pretty comfortable, the top of the band does kind of sit on your head pretty tight.  Not good for people that want neat hair after a long listening session, but this isn't a deal breaker, like I said, it's really comfortable for a portable, just don't expect full size comfort from it.

 

3) pleather ... but yeah, that's what you're going to get for most all of these portables.  I'd like to upgrade to leather one day (if there's one that fits, let me know)

 

Small drawbacks, but overall a fantastic little headphone.  I don't usually like to give impressions so early, but I'm really enjoying these cans.  I also like to blast my XB500s when no one is in the office.  But only for certain songs.  Unlike the D1100s, the XB500s only sound good with bassy music.

dude thanks man :D great help 
 

 

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no c-jays or v-jays review?



He's just a normal person. He can't review everything at every given moment. tongue.gif

post #2735 of 4545

Hello,

 

Is this the same as the Numark PHX Pro? I'm wondering since the review did not mention anything about a usb connection. It seems like a good deal since it's on sale for $33.56. Thanks.

 

http://goo.gl/VtwqJ

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Originally Posted by nibs View Post

Hello,

 

Is this the same as the Numark PHX Pro? I'm wondering since the review did not mention anything about a usb connection. It seems like a good deal since it's on sale for $33.56. Thanks.

 

http://goo.gl/VtwqJ



Should be the same one and it does say 'analog'. My guess is that they include another cable which has a small USB DAC and a USB plug but I don't know for sure.

post #2737 of 4545

I have had my eye on the Prodip Pro800 for a while thanks to this thread.  recently I found a new set of Cortex CHP-2500 for $25 shipped.  They are the same as the prodipes with a minor difference in the number of open ports in the housing.  I am completely pleased with them as a beater to toss in my laptop bag.  Thanks again joker.  this isnt the first purchase that your threads have assisted me with and won't be the last I am sure


Edited by idvsego - 12/28/11 at 1:15pm
post #2738 of 4545

Y'know.... after reading all of these headphone reviews, I really REALLY hate myself for buying my Beats Solo HD....

From the sound quality and price standpoint, there are many cheaper and better sounding headphones.... the only thing Beats won was in design....

 

It's almost like they are scamming my money... so expensive and I was unimpressed by the sound quality... sigh...

post #2739 of 4545
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Originally Posted by Xinn3r View Post

Y'know.... after reading all of these headphone reviews, I really REALLY hate myself for buying my Beats Solo HD....

From the sound quality and price standpoint, there are many cheaper and better sounding headphones.... the only thing Beats won was in design....

 

It's almost like they are scamming my money... so expensive and I was unimpressed by the sound quality... sigh...


 

I used to stick up for the Beats (the Pro sounds nice, but is overpriced), but as soon as the Solo came along, I started to become a beats hater like the rest.

 

Welcome to real audio and clean bass.

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Originally Posted by idvsego View Post

I have had my eye on the Prodip Pro800 for a while thanks to this thread.  recently I found a new set of Cortex CHP-2500 for $25 shipped.  They are the same as the prodipes with a minor difference in the number of open ports in the housing.  I am completely pleased with them as a beater to toss in my laptop bag.  Thanks again joker.  this isnt the first purchase that your threads have assisted me with and won't be the last I am sure


I got in on the $25 deal as well. Great value - they are bulky and rather ugly (I got the white ones) but I'm quite happy with the punchy, non-fatiguing sound. The only other set I'd consider spending that money on is one of those refurbished HD428s.

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by Xinn3r View Post

Y'know.... after reading all of these headphone reviews, I really REALLY hate myself for buying my Beats Solo HD....

From the sound quality and price standpoint, there are many cheaper and better sounding headphones.... the only thing Beats won was in design....

 

It's almost like they are scamming my money... so expensive and I was unimpressed by the sound quality... sigh...


Could be worse - could've been an UrbanEars or something. In any case, at least now you'll know what to listen for when getting your next pair.

post #2741 of 4545
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post


 


I got in on the $25 deal as well. Great value - they are bulky and rather ugly (I got the white ones) but I'm quite happy with the punchy, non-fatiguing sound. The only other set I'd consider spending that money on is one of those refurbished HD428s.

 

 


 

I was going to get the hd428s again (sold my pair a while back) but decided to try something different.  Have you heard the HD419 yet?  it looks a lot like the hd428 but I like those velour pads.  I have seen it on sale for $40 a couple of times and been tempted.

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sennheiser+-+Over-the-Ear+Headphones+-+Stealth+Black/2989122.p?id=1218370118014&skuId=2989122&st=hd419&cp=1&lp=1

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by idvsego View Post


 

I was going to get the hd428s again (sold my pair a while back) but decided to try something different.  Have you heard the HD419 yet?  it looks a lot like the hd428 but I like those velour pads.  I have seen it on sale for $40 a couple of times and been tempted.

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sennheiser+-+Over-the-Ear+Headphones+-+Stealth+Black/2989122.p?id=1218370118014&skuId=2989122&st=hd419&cp=1&lp=1



I haven't but the velour pads do look nice and I like the design of the 419 much better than that of the 418.

post #2743 of 4545

Just dropped back in to say thanks for recommending the Denon HP700s. I'm really enjoying them.

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Originally Posted by blackcoffeex1 View Post

Just dropped back in to say thanks for recommending the Denon HP700s. I'm really enjoying them.



Glad to hear it! 

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Originally Posted by blackcoffeex1 View Post

Just dropped back in to say thanks for recommending the Denon HP700s. I'm really enjoying them.



+1 but over one year ago

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