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post #286 of 4545
I would need the new Beyer's review.
post #287 of 4545
I seriously do not need another cheap portable headphone as I currently have the JVC Flats, Senn PX100, AKG 26P, JVC S700, Philips 460, KSC 75, KSC 35, and probably some others I have forgotten. With only two ears, why do the Cobys at the local Meijer priced at $7 even appeal to me? Why? Why am I already thinking which Meijer will be on my route today?
post #288 of 4545
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Originally Posted by bubsdaddy View Post
I seriously do not need another cheap portable headphone as I currently have the JVC Flats, Senn PX100, AKG 26P, JVC S700, Philips 460, KSC 75, KSC 35, and probably some others I have forgotten. With only two ears, why do the Cobys at the local Meijer priced at $7 even appeal to me? Why? Why am I already thinking which Meijer will be on my route today?
Something about getting good sound for such a pittance is irresistible.

I mean, I own my expensive reference cans and everything but I just can't go picking them up everyday on a whim... unless I want to bankrupt myself that is.

It's cheap thrills, man. Enjoy! At least you're not collecting speakers like I do... lol
post #289 of 4545
lol about time! .... I miss my HD25, I shouldn't have traded them.
post #290 of 4545
From what you've written about HD-25, they're modding-friendly... Also because of the soundstage and treble (/me's gripe with Senn had always been the darkness and that dry German treble character) they sound like they're not worth the money over, say, CAL/Denon AH-D1001 recabled with an amp. CAL/AH-D1001 are less efficient, but if there's something good about them, it's the soundstage (and dynamics).

Are the Coby CV-185 hard-sealed? Can they be disassembled?
post #291 of 4545
Hmm needs the ESW9 =D
post #292 of 4545
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Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post
Great review on the Coby's, ljokerl.

I'd actually be tempted to give them maybe a point higher just to emphasize their superiority over the JVC Flats but that would be difficult on an ultimate scale such as yours. I am actually a bit surprised that you didn't compare the Flats and the Coby's.
Thanks. No direct comparison to the Flats because I don't have them anymore. From memory I prefer the Cobys to the Flats as well but I can't quite put them on the same level as the KSC75, though I can certainly see some people finding the CV-185 to be more enjoyable.

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Originally Posted by Seidhepriest View Post
From what you've written about HD-25, they're modding-friendly... Also because of the soundstage and treble (/me's gripe with Senn had always been the darkness and that dry German treble character) they sound like they're not worth the money over, say, CAL/Denon AH-D1001 recabled with an amp. CAL/AH-D1001 are less efficient, but if there's something good about them, it's the soundstage (and dynamics).

Are the Coby CV-185 hard-sealed? Can they be disassembled?
Yes, soundstage is not a strong suit of the HD25. If you're purely after sound and value soundstaging, the CAL/D1001 are a much better deal. However, I would never throw the CAL! in my bag or wear them on the bus the way I do with HD25s.

I did not try to disassemble the CV-185 but I think there were screws under the pads. Perhaps jant71 can address this .

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Hmm needs the ESW9 =D
Indeed, but I've always been afraid that I would be hesitant to actually use them outside.
post #293 of 4545
The Coby have three screws under the pads. The cable is routed through pre-drilled holes similar to the Denon P372. I would recommend those wanting to recable the Coby add resistance as they are a bit too efficient. Or if wanting to use them as a housing it should be noted that the cups are quite flat, 2-3mm less deep than the P372.
post #294 of 4545
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
At long last the HD25-1 II has been added. Also the surprisingly decent Coby CV-185.
Great review. In the text description you said that the HD25 Sound is (9.5/10), but in the summary table it is "only" 9.
post #295 of 4545
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Originally Posted by mont View Post
Great review. In the text description you said that the HD25 Sound is (9.5/10), but in the summary table it is "only" 9.
Whoops. Fixed, thanks. Shows that I was wavering for a while while swapping them back and forth with the K181Dj.
post #296 of 4545
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
Yes, soundstage is not a strong suit of the HD25. If you're purely after sound and value soundstaging, the CAL/D1001 are a much better deal. However, I would never throw the CAL! in my bag or wear them on the bus the way I do with HD25s.
Here the recabled AH-D1000 go anywhere. They rarely get off the neck though.
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I did not try to disassemble the CV-185 but I think there were screws under the pads. Perhaps jant71 can address this .
One more thing, can you get the same foam off EBay somewhere? Radio Shack is ran by a different management here, and it's much more expensive than the US version (US $11 for a mini-male/large-female stereo plug adapter is an example).
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Originally Posted by ljokerl
Indeed, but I've always been afraid that I would be hesitant to actually use them outside.
Portable headphones that are so bling-ey and expensive nobody wears them outdoors?
post #297 of 4545
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
The Coby have three screws under the pads. The cable is routed through pre-drilled holes similar to the Denon P372. I would recommend those wanting to recable the Coby add resistance as they are a bit too efficient. Or if wanting to use them as a housing it should be noted that the cups are quite flat, 2-3mm less deep than the P372.
Thanks!
post #298 of 4545
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Originally Posted by Seidhepriest View Post
One more thing, can you get the same foam off EBay somewhere? Radio Shack is ran by a different management here, and it's much more expensive than the US version (US $11 for a mini-male/large-female stereo plug adapter is an example).
80mm headphone cushion ear pad foam earpad for Grado - eBay (item 250527614631 end time Apr-07-10 21:59:29 PDT)
A decent price for Denon/Coby/Grado size pads.
post #299 of 4545
Thanks for this thread, Joker, but one more discrepancy: ES7 has 7.5 for sound but in the chart has 8 for sound.
post #300 of 4545
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Originally Posted by Seidhepriest View Post
One more thing, can you get the same foam off EBay somewhere? Radio Shack is ran by a different management here, and it's much more expensive than the US version (US $11 for a mini-male/large-female stereo plug adapter is an example).
The ones jant posted look like the ticket. Only $1 for int'l shipping, too.

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Portable headphones that are so bling-ey and expensive nobody wears them outdoors?
I think the portable woodies by ATH and the Ultrasone Editions fall into this category for me. And maybe the B&W P5.

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Thanks for this thread, Joker, but one more discrepancy: ES7 has 7.5 for sound but in the chart has 8 for sound.
Thanks, fixed. Should've been a 7.5 all-around.
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