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post #331 of 4545
They are very nice looking and the just have more punchy bass than the Flats can muster. I really think you'll like them.
post #332 of 4545
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post
Thank you for the outstanding review and for linking this and the IEM multi review in your sig! It makes these easy to find, which is good because I regularly use these two reviews to recommend headphones to non-audiophiles who are interested in better sound but aren't ready to spend a lot.
Thanks, glad the reviews help

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I was thinking of picking up another headphones (although I have too many already) since one of the drivers in my JVC flats broke and I really miss them. I have the KSC75 which sounds great but I am a bit more of a basshead and don't mind bloated bass. (not to mention I dislike clipons) How does the Coby cv-185 compare with the JVC flats in that respect?
Personally I would go with the CV-185, especially for bass, but I wouldn't call it a bass-heavy phone. The KSC75 have more bass (quantity), or at least more mid-bass. If you're willing to pay a bit more you may want to look at the Panasonic RP-HTX7 (review coming... eventually). Lots more bass, though they aren't as small or portable as the others.
post #333 of 4545
Hey ljokerl, if you haven't bought them already then skip the full-sized Coby's. I can no longer recommend them even at $15 for the reasons stated above.
post #334 of 4545
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Update - Audio-Technica ATH-M30 added

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Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post
Hey ljokerl, if you haven't bought them already then skip the full-sized Coby's. I can no longer recommend them even at $15 for the reasons stated above.
Thanks, I appreciate the honesty.
post #335 of 4545
The ATH-M30 are a shade under $41 shipped from Amazon. Look like a solid buy. I am a fan of DJ/monitor cans as portables ever since I had the Numark PHX Pro and the AT Pro-700. The decent ones usually separate well and are pretty balanced.
post #336 of 4545

Roland RH-50

Roland RH-50 - these ought to be similar to ATH-M30, but they're supra-aural and are mostly plastic.







Pretty good recabled/modded, and decent stock too (just insert some foam into cups to kill slight plasticky echoes).

What's so special about Roland RH-50: they're quad-driver. Fullrange drivers+tweeters wired together. Cheap version of AKG's electrostat-dynamic headphones if you will. Because of that they're not very efficient, but the treble & space are sweet, sweet, sweet. Elevated midrange/high midrange, soft bass, not-so-fast dynamics (compared to Denon line). They remind of supra-aural AKG K-240 Studio minus the detail but plus extra space and treble (K-240 are kinda missing space - EQ is to highlight midrange detail).

They're cheap (under $50 shipped to US from EBay), have a nice amount of isolation, and are pretty good as outdoors headphones: lightweight, very comfortable for supra-aurals, the pads are soft.
post #337 of 4545
Hey Joker,

Can you give me a hand please? Which of these headphones would you say is good for gaming (I guess, need good sound stage and imaging) and sounds good being too bassy? And staying in 50-60 dollar range?

cheers,
post #338 of 4545
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@kostalex: My MDR-Q68 is here! Quite impressive out of the box in terms of sound but boy, that cable doesn't inspire much confidence. Hopefully I won't rip it apart before my review is finished

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The ATH-M30 are a shade under $41 shipped from Amazon. Look like a solid buy. I am a fan of DJ/monitor cans as portables ever since I had the Numark PHX Pro and the AT Pro-700. The decent ones usually separate well and are pretty balanced.
Yep, I am somewhat tempted to try the M20 just to see what's what.

@Seidhepriest: sounds like those would indeed be similar to the M30. Look good recabled, pretty plain otherwise, which may be a good thing for portable use. I got next to no looks with the ATH-M30 compared to the K181Dj or the Phiaton MS400.

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Originally Posted by utkusu View Post
Hey Joker,

Can you give me a hand please? Which of these headphones would you say is good for gaming (I guess, need good sound stage and imaging) and sounds good being too bassy? And staying in 50-60 dollar range?

cheers,
If you can get them for $55 from costco, the CAL! would be a good choice I think. Not exactly ideal gaming cans but overall they are a step above nearly everything in the price range and very comfortable to boot.
post #339 of 4545
Thanks Joker. Creative's were my guess, too. But the problem is that I need to get this through Amazon, where Aurvana's almost 100 bucks. Does your answer change conditional on my Amazon restriction?
cheers,
post #340 of 4545
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Thanks Joker. Creative's were my guess, too. But the problem is that I need to get this through Amazon, where Aurvana's almost 100 bucks. Does your answer change conditional on my Amazon restriction?
cheers,
I saw an open-box set for ~$50 from Amazon warehouse a few days ago. I'd take a shot at that if I were you. I think the Creatives are still worth it at $99 but theres certainly more competition, some of which I'm not familiar with (SRH440, ATH-M50, etc.).

If that fails you may actually consider the ATH-M30s. I didn't try them for gaming but they should work pretty well and they're decently comfortable.
post #341 of 4545
Great, thanks.. One last thing: they are not on your list, because they are not really portable, but you might have heard them: ATH- AD700's.. I can get them 80 dollars and people say good things about them, especially for gaming..Any ideas? If not, thanks a lot..

cheers,
post #342 of 4545
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@kostalex: My MDR-Q68 is here! Quite impressive out of the box in terms of sound but boy, that cable doesn't inspire much confidence. Hopefully I won't rip it apart before my review is finished
They survived this (very tough, -25C) winter here in Siberia, being used as primarily outdoor cans. Their tiny cords keep flexibility at cold (pretty rare feature) and are not that weak as it seems. There some electric noise (pop and clicks) appears at the moment I roll cords out from the shells. But this does not bother me. Even if they last for a year, I am OK with this considering their cost.
post #343 of 4545
That just means you recable them if it ever breaks apart on you
post #344 of 4545
So, has anyone nominated this one for stickyhood? I mean, I've been using it to give people recommendations for headphones, already. It's a great way to introduce people to the best of lo-fi
post #345 of 4545
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Originally Posted by utkusu View Post
Great, thanks.. One last thing: they are not on your list, because they are not really portable, but you might have heard them: ATH- AD700's.. I can get them 80 dollars and people say good things about them, especially for gaming..Any ideas? If not, thanks a lot..

cheers,
I have not had extensive eartime with the AD700s. Didn't have a chance to try them for games but for music all I could think was 'mids, mids, mids'. If you're willing to go overbudget and don't plan to use them portably they're probably a solid choice.
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