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My V-Moda M80s got dispatched today [= just trying to find a decent design for custom plates now.

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

Never heard the PX360 or the K450 but the V-Moda M-80 is right around that price and worth checking out. 

the 360's are brand spankin' new. I tried them out for a while and was pretty impressed with their sound. I took them back though, since they were a bit harder to drive and I don't really like having to use an amp for portable use. I more or less compared them to a more spacious and beefed up sounding PX 200 II. I took them back and got the HD219's. 

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I quite like the 360's and the sound the produced, I had them hooked up with my Fiio 11 and the sound they produced was very good, the gripe I have/had was after around 20minutes or so my ears would start to become rather warm and uncomfortable - hence the change to on-ears (AKG K450's)

 

The K450's are "nice" but seem to lack a little of the control the 360's had, ideally the 360 type sound presentation on an on-ear (supra-aural) headphone would be ideal

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Hey there, ljokerl.

 

I'm looking for a cheap and good sounding closed headphone with competent isolation, your thread is a big help!

 

But I have a bit of difficulty when I try to relate the sound quality scores of these headphones with your IEMs scores...

I mean, now with your recent CIEMs you've been raising the SQ benchmark and readjusting your IEM scores accordingly.

So if I see a SQ score of 9 in this thread, what score value should I relate with in your IEM thread? 8? 8.5?

 

Hope I'm making myself clear, and sorry if this question as been answered already...

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by kkl10 View Post

Hey there, ljokerl.

 

I'm looking for a cheap and good sounding closed headphone with competent isolation, your thread is a big help!

 

But I have a bit of difficulty when I try to relate the sound quality scores of these headphones with your IEMs scores...

I mean, now with your recent CIEMs you've been raising the SQ benchmark and readjusting your IEM scores accordingly.

So if I see a SQ score of 9 in this thread, what score value should I relate with in your IEM thread? 8? 8.5?

 

Hope I'm making myself clear, and sorry if this question as been answered already...

 

Thanks!

 

I haven't really tried to make sure the scales correspond but looking at the numbers as they stand I would say the tolerance is +/-0.5 or so. Fair to say that the HD25 would be somewhere between an 8.5 and 9.0 on the IEM scale.
 

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^ have you heard anything that would be the Miracle or the K3003 on the headphones scale, not necessarily portable? Just curious, you know, for when I win the lottery rolleyes.gif

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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

^ have you heard anything that would be the Miracle or the K3003 on the headphones scale, not necessarily portable? Just curious, you know, for when I win the lottery rolleyes.gif

 

The best headphone I've heard was an LCD2 driven by an Anedio D1. I really liked that combination, would probably rank it on par with or slightly above the D1 driving the Miracle.

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

The best headphone I've heard was an LCD2 driven by an Anedio D1. I really liked that combination, would probably rank it on par with or slightly above the D1 driving the Miracle.

 

When I first heard my Miracles, first thought that came to mind was LCD-2's.  

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Thanks guys!
Did you have a chance to try the LCD-2 with a lesser source?
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Thanks guys!
Did you have a chance to try the LCD-2 with a lesser source?

 

I haven't

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ljokerl, just one more thing sorry...

 

Would you consider the Fischer Audio RPM 33 1/3 more natural sounding in comparison to the Denon DN HP700 overall?

I like your sonic descriptions of both - both seem to be well balanced - but didn't like the part about the peaky treble on the HP700...

 

Which one do you think has better/more refined/or more realistic - timbre, soundstage and treble overall?

 

Would it make sense to regard the Fischer's presentation as more natural and easy going and the HP700 as more clinical/analitical, brighter and more "in your face" overall?

 

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

Thanks guys!
Did you have a chance to try the LCD-2 with a lesser source?

 

I've used it with DX100, HP-P1 and Fiio E10 and all are able to drive it.  Actually sounds really good from the E10.  

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Thanks Joker.

 

 

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

 

I've used it with DX100, HP-P1 and Fiio E10 and all are able to drive it.  Actually sounds really good from the E10.  

 

That's good to hear. After being convinced by a fellow head-fier I trust, I've been planning to get an E10 as a relatively cheap gateway into fullsize and just to get a bit better sound out of my laptop. From there, maybe start with the D2000 or FA-011, mainly for watching movies and see how it goes. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by kkl10 View Post

ljokerl, just one more thing sorry...

 

Would you consider the Fischer Audio RPM 33 1/3 more natural sounding in comparison to the Denon DN HP700 overall?

I like your sonic descriptions of both - both seem to be well balanced - but didn't like the part about the peaky treble on the HP700...

 

Which one do you think has better/more refined/or more realistic - timbre, soundstage and treble overall?

 

Would it make sense to regard the Fischer's presentation as more natural and easy going and the HP700 as more clinical/analitical, brighter and more "in your face" overall?

 

I think that's a fair summary - the HP700 is in my mind the more neutral and accurate of the two while the 33 1/3 is probably much more of what most people would consider 'musical'. It's more forgiving (though definitely not overly so), warmer, and smoother. I haven't heard the HP700 recently enough to compare soundstages (I picked up an HP1000 instead frown.gif) but it's definitely got more treble and a generally less laid-back presentation than the Fischers.

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I'm looking to buy my first $50+ pair of headphones, I will be primarily using them for dubstep>hip-hop>rock>techno>Team Fortress 2 (FPS Game). So as you can see, I need a fairly all-round (bass heavy for my type of music (dubstep,hip-hop and rock?)

I created a shortlist of the best value/performance ones according to your table, which would you recommend for my preferences (£1=$1.6 roughly, much more expensive in UK)

 

Shortlist (I think):



Price Sound Comfort Isolation Build Name
 
£30 8.25 8 6.5 7.5 Superlux HD668B
£30 7.75 9 5 7 Panasonic RP-HTF600E-S
£32 6.75 6 6 8.5 AKG K81 DJ
£34 6.5 7.5 8 7.5 JVC HA-M750-E
£51 7.75 8 7 8.5 Koss PRO DJ100
£53 8.5 9.5 5.5 7 Creative Aurvana Live!
£59 7.75 8 8 9 Sony MDR-V6- £59
£66 6.25 9 8 9 Philips O'Neill SHO9560/10
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