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post #3106 of 4545

Any plans to review the new Superluxes (HD 330, 440, 660)? I've heard great things about them, might be better than the ones that have already been reviewed.

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Could you please add the HD280  and the Shure SRH line some time as well? Tks.
 

 

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Any plans to review the new Superluxes (HD 330, 440, 660)? I've heard great things about them, might be better than the ones that have already been reviewed.

 

Sorry, no plans to review these at this time.

post #3108 of 4545

They don't make them anymore, but I'd be interested if you reviewed the original PX200s with the 200 II's ear pads (I've found that the new ear pads make a better seal than the original 200 pads). 


Edited by swaffleman - 5/6/12 at 11:33pm
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Oh by the way, I believe I was the moron who made the Flats appreciation thread in the full size forum, like two years ago! Hehe...wasn't paying attention. 

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Joker, thanks for the great post.

 

Questions about the HD668B:

 

-I realize it's semi-open, however you still gave it a 6.5 for isolation. Good enough to use on commutes?

 

-Is it easy to drive? (straight out of PMP)

 

Thanks!

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They don't make them anymore, but I'd be interested if you reviewed the original PX200s with the 200 II's ear pads (I've found that the new ear pads make a better seal than the original 200 pads). 

 

Oh wow it's been a while since I've seen those mentioned.

 

 

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Joker, thanks for the great post.

 

Questions about the HD668B:

 

-I realize it's semi-open, however you still gave it a 6.5 for isolation. Good enough to use on commutes?

 

-Is it easy to drive? (straight out of PMP)

 

Thanks!

 

I thought it did okay outside - it doesn't leak all that much, less than an HTF600 for example. It is relatively easy to drive but also scales pretty well. 

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Oh wow it's been a while since I've seen those mentioned.

 

 

 

 

 

Well I bought a pair of them from someone on here a while back for cheap. Wasn't impressed when I first got them; almost no bass and the sound was shallow and murky.

 

But I switched out the ear pads with the updated ones, which were like twice as thick. Really, all these headphones needed was a better seal, because they sounded way better after that. I've grown to like them over the PX200 IIs. They aren't as accurate but they have a more "fun" sound than their updated bretheren. The bass is as controlled as the PX200 IIs, and it's also much more present, which I thought was an issue with the newer ones. Mids are more recessed than the newer version, but you still hear a lot of detail with them. Highs sound like the PX100s. 

 

I just thought it was interesting because people seemed to have mixed reactions to the original PX200s. 


Edited by swaffleman - 5/7/12 at 12:43pm
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Well, I purchased the HTF-600 based on the review and low cost of under $30 and I am quite surprised at how nice they sound.  I think I'll keep them around for awhile.  Might be one of the best value gear I've ever purchased.  A++ Joker.

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Well, I purchased the HTF-600 based on the review and low cost of under $30 and I am quite surprised at how nice they sound.  I think I'll keep them around for awhile.  Might be one of the best value gear I've ever purchased.  A++ Joker.

 

Glad you're enjoying them! If not for the sweaty pads I'd probably have kept my pair too.

post #3115 of 4545

That's why I have Beyer Velour pads on my pair. Sound is a bit better balanced as a result as well. Though the velours cost almost the same as the headphones but well worth it even at $20 or so.

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Glad you're enjoying them! If not for the sweaty pads I'd probably have kept my pair too.

 

      This part is the worst and possibly only flaw I can think of for this headphone based on price.

 

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That's why I have Beyer Velour pads on my pair. Sound is a bit better balanced as a result as well. Though the velours cost almost the same as the headphones but well worth it even at $20 or so.

 

      Not sure I want to put any additional money into these but I like the idea.  

post #3117 of 4545

Best hard core bass head option with a ~150 budget? 

It'd be cool to impress my friends and make them regret buying Beats.

It'd be great if they don't look completely atrocious.


Edited by Cylindrical - 5/9/12 at 3:06pm
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      Not sure I want to put any additional money into these but I like the idea.  

 

I wouldn't put more money into it unless you intended to use the headphones are your primary headphones for a while. The HTF600s are a great deal for their sound at $30, but I honestly feel they become technically outclassed as you start to go up in the price brackets (I prefer the Superluxes to them, personally, and the SUperlux HD681 is down to $30 free shipping now, if I recall.)

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I wouldn't put more money into it unless you intended to use the headphones are your primary headphones for a while. The HTF600s are a great deal for their sound at $30, but I honestly feel they become technically outclassed as you start to go up in the price brackets (I prefer the Superluxes to them, personally, and the SUperlux HD681 is down to $30 free shipping now, if I recall.)

 

I ended up getting the pads because I found them for under $20.  All the rest of the headphones I have either cost much more or are technically and build wise much better headphones, but in this hobby, sometimes I like to grab some good bang/buck gear and give it a listen.  These have surprised me quite a bit because they are easy to listen to and I enjoy them enough, for now, to hang on to for a beat around phone.  Also found the HM3 for under $27 bucks today so I ordered them.  I want to compare the two and see which I prefer more.  I figure if I don't like them, I'll give them away or include them as a freebie with other gear I might sell down the road.  I've never tried any of the Superlux but it might be a good time to try.  Thanks for the heads up.  

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Best hard core bass head option with a ~150 budget? 

It'd be cool to impress my friends and make them regret buying Beats.

It'd be great if they don't look completely atrocious.

 

Sony XB700, Denon D1100

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