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Portable headphones that are so bling-ey and expensive nobody wears them outdoors?
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
I think the portable woodies by ATH and the Ultrasone Editions fall into this category for me. And maybe the B&W P5.
Have you had a chance to give the B&W P5's a listen?

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post #302 of 4545
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No, I have not tried the P5s, though I've seen them on display.
post #303 of 4545
dunno if it counts as a portable headphone at all but why not give the JVC ha-x570 a shot? Ugly as hell though :P
post #304 of 4545
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dunno if it counts as a portable headphone at all but why not give the JVC ha-x570 a shot? Ugly as hell though :P
'Ugly as hell' is putting it mildly. That's definitely one of the reasons. The other is that it's an old model and will probably be dropped soon. Plus I've never really seen any praise for it that would make me think it's worth a try.
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Joker any chance of trying the DT250?
post #306 of 4545
Do any of these have a decent soundstage? In the mid-tier.
Creative Aurvana Lives, ES7s, etc, can be had for $60 and $70 respectively now, so that definitely got my interest. I really like the looks and portability of the ES7 but am worried about complaints of discomfort. The Creatives look a little fragile to me and might be kinda unportable, which isn't a dealbreaker, but is a bit of a downer.
I"m wondering if they'd be OK for FPS gaming, where small footsteps and stuff like that is pretty important. Think CS Source, CoDMW2. I know closed cans generally aren't the best, but I'm trying to find a decent balance between soundstage and isolation.
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Joker any chance of trying the DT250?
Someday . Not really trying to move upwards in price. Certainly not in the next 5-6 cans to be added.

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Do any of these have a decent soundstage? In the mid-tier.
Creative Aurvana Lives, ES7s, etc, can be had for $60 and $70 respectively now, so that definitely got my interest. I really like the looks and portability of the ES7 but am worried about complaints of discomfort. The Creatives look a little fragile to me and might be kinda unportable, which isn't a dealbreaker, but is a bit of a downer.
I"m wondering if they'd be OK for FPS gaming, where small footsteps and stuff like that is pretty important. Think CS Source, CoDMW2. I know closed cans generally aren't the best, but I'm trying to find a decent balance between soundstage and isolation.
Of those two I would certainly pick the Creatives for gaming. The ES7 have a small soundstage and aren't comfortable for long stretches. But I'm tempted to say that the Yuin G2A and Senn PX200-II have them both beat in terms of precision and positioning. Sadly, pricing for the PX200-II seems to have gone up to ~$90. I'll have to address that in the next update.
post #308 of 4545
i just know that Coby has portable headphone
post #309 of 4545
ljokerl, I must say you are one of the few who have made a major contribution to this site, it is well appreciated! Also, have you tried the JVC S900's?
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ljokerl, I must say you are one of the few who have made a major contribution to this site, it is well appreciated! Also, have you tried the JVC S900's?
Thanks. I have not tried the HA-S900. The black series (M650 and M750) was released just around the time I was planning to purchase the S900 and I figured they would get phased out eventually.
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ljokerl, I must say you are one of the few who have made a major contribution to this site, it is well appreciated! Also, have you tried the JVC S900's?
I have had the S900 and feel there is a very good phone buried under excessive bass. If you want strong bass like the K81 or similar warm phones they are worth the ~$60 they are going for now. Didn't feel it sounded better than the M750 but it is much more portable.
post #312 of 4545
Thanks jant71, i'm going to have to try the M750 soon!
post #313 of 4545
saw the cobys for 8$ at tjmax and got em. sounds meh through an mp3 player. however, hooked up to a small amp and with some eq they are impressive for the $$. very full rich sound. the weird way the headband bends when on my medium sized head isnt confidence inspiring, but hey, its 8 bucks.
post #314 of 4545
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I think the portable woodies by ATH and the Ultrasone Editions fall into this category for me. And maybe the B&W P5.


True. I would not risk bringing Edition 8s outside (like I can even afford one..), but I see no point in using these phones for indoors. Personally I'd just stick to one really good portable and take them everywhere and just cause its cosmetically damaged it will still sound just as good.

Besides when have we all become people who cared about looks =D (*cough* K1000 *cough* STAX Lambdas *cough* etc)
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I just reviewed SONY MDR-Q68LW in my Best clip-ons comparison. I do not want to steal this epic thread, but rather trying to convince ljokerl to review these interesting clip-ons too. I think they are underrated and deserve more of head-fi attention. Some teaser follows:
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These have unbeatable ergonomics – they are small and light; their fit is both secure and comfy. Wires are adjustable and retractable; I like how they hide completely into the cups after I press the buttons. Hangers are soft, spring loaded and snuggle up to the pads when unused. So these SONY are very convenient to store. In contrary, other clip-ons turn into the mess in the bag or pocket – their hooks clutch at the wires and other things near by. MDR-Q68LW wires are thin and stay flexible even at - 25C; cups are small enough to fit under the winter hat. In short, SONY has a real usability winner here. This is why I always keep these cans along with Sansa clip in my message bag, listening to them at occasion, mostly at walks. See my ultraportable rig:

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