or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Shootout: 114 Portable Headphones Reviewed (Xiaomi Mi Headphones added 04/21/2015)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Shootout: 114 Portable Headphones Reviewed (Xiaomi Mi Headphones added 04/21/2015) - Page 213

post #3181 of 4545
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xinn3r View Post

Joker, have you ever heard the new Philips CitiScape Downtown?

If so, what're your impressions?

 

I have not

post #3182 of 4545

Hey Joker, any chance the KRK KNS-8400 is in your queue?

post #3183 of 4545

Joker,

I am curious how do the ratings between your two threads compare? Are a 5 on this thread and a 5 on the iem thread comparable? I have only heard one of each on the two lists and am trying reconcile my findings with yours. Or, is the range defined by the test subjects, meaning a 10 is the best in the list and so on? I'm not sure I've made my question clear. I hope so.

 

All the best, and I'd have lost my sanity some time ago beerchug.gif

post #3184 of 4545
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by roma101 View Post

Hey Joker, any chance the KRK KNS-8400 is in your queue?

 

No, just a bunch of Ultrasones as well as some sets from AKG, B&W, Cortex, Denon, Hercules, JAYS, Klipsch, Monoprice, and Sennheiser (might be forgetting some more).

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by scootsit View Post

Joker,

I am curious how do the ratings between your two threads compare? Are a 5 on this thread and a 5 on the iem thread comparable? I have only heard one of each on the two lists and am trying reconcile my findings with yours. Or, is the range defined by the test subjects, meaning a 10 is the best in the list and so on? I'm not sure I've made my question clear. I hope so.

 

All the best, and I'd have lost my sanity some time ago beerchug.gif

 

In sound the ratings correlate within +/-1 pt. The rest of the categories are scaled to the best among the test subjects of that particular thread. 

post #3185 of 4545

Superlux 668b is only 20$ here in China....

I guess I'll start there and move to more top-end sets, just like I did with IEM's wink.gif

post #3186 of 4545

Wow, sounds great Joker! If you do, at some point, want to/have time to review the KRKs, do not hesitate to shoot me a pm.

post #3187 of 4545

Silly question, but where would the GR07 rate as far as sound quality goes if it belonged in this thread? tongue_smile.gif

post #3188 of 4545

I can't speak for Joker, though having gone through much of the same gear I'd rate it somewhere around 8.5-8.75. 

post #3189 of 4545

^ I had a related doubt some time ago, and I think I can make a very rough deduction of what would be Joker's outcome.

I will take my chances and try to guess it, lol!

Hope he doesn't beat me up...

 

So, by the rules of formal logic:

 

IF

 

Quote:
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!

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

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.
 

 

THEN IT FOLLOWS

 

GR07 >= 9.2 biggrin.gif

 

 

Joker has the word, of course.


Edited by kkl10 - 6/6/12 at 3:18pm
post #3190 of 4545
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by roma101 View Post

Wow, sounds great Joker! If you do, at some point, want to/have time to review the KRKs, do not hesitate to shoot me a pm.

 

Thanks

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by jarrett View Post

Silly question, but where would the GR07 rate as far as sound quality goes if it belonged in this thread? tongue_smile.gif

 

Really don't like comparing IEMs to headphone but it would likely fall within +/- 0.5 of its IEM thread score. We'll find out when VSonic releases a full-size GR07 adaptation wink.gif.

post #3191 of 4545

So I bought those parts express headbands with free headphone drivers and pads for my incoming ksc75.. i was curious to try the free drivers so so i plugged the headphone into my dx100, and wow.. what incredible soundstage i got from these free, little things. the soundstage is so HUGE to the point that your listening outside the concert hall.

post #3192 of 4545

Given that I'd be running them unamped, which would be a better choice - Koss TBSE1 (slightly rebalanced Pro DJ1000s) or ATH-M30s?  I've tested both in terms of fit and I could live happily with either.  Looking mostly for a smooth, non-fatiguing sound signature with decent clarity.  Don't want booming bass.

post #3193 of 4545
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jekostas View Post

Given that I'd be running them unamped, which would be a better choice - Koss TBSE1 (slightly rebalanced Pro DJ1000s) or ATH-M30s?  I've tested both in terms of fit and I could live happily with either.  Looking mostly for a smooth, non-fatiguing sound signature with decent clarity.  Don't want booming bass.

 

I don't know exactly what the TBSE1 sounds like but based on the DJ100 it seems that the M30 will suit your needs better. It's very non-fatiguing.

post #3194 of 4545

Joker, my HD25-I II seems to come with a straight I-Plug instead of a L-Plug... is it possible that this is a fake? Or some country just use I-Plugs instead?

Because the jack itself is very beefy and has the screw-able 1.4" adapter

post #3195 of 4545
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrHulkBanner View Post

One last question, Portapro vs Px100 II for sound signature?

Both of them have emphasis on bass but not sure about the other portions of the frequency range and the soundstage.

The porta pros have a bit more of a full sound. The bass is also a bit louder and larger sounding on the portapro. Both have fantastic sound stage and are pretty fairly balanced. 

 

The PX 100s, however, have this amazing "texturing" that the porta pros do not. For instance, in some rock songs when it starts out with acoustic but then the instrumentation becomes louder in the mix, but the acoustic is still going. With the PX100s, you can still hear the percussive strike of the guitar strings even when it's buried in the mix. I had a harder time doing that with the porta pros. The PX 100s also have more of a "hear through sound". I think, overall, the sound stage and detail is a bit better on the PX 100s, but they just aren't as full or rich. But, it's a better sound. 

 

 

The PX 200-IIs, however, are a very different sounding phone from both. Neutral and not bass heavy. Still an airy and pleasant sound, though. 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Shootout: 114 Portable Headphones Reviewed (Xiaomi Mi Headphones added 04/21/2015)