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post #376 of 4545
Nice review on the MS400! They look sweet and the price has come down but they don't sound quite like my cup of tea.
post #377 of 4545
nice addition! very good
post #378 of 4545
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It has UR40 drivers inside, these are used in some other models also. They are slightly better than KSC-75 drivers, but KTX Pro1 headband and overall construction are stiff, incomfortable and do not allow for proper on ear placement. So sound is compromised by wrong fit, this is why KSC-75/PortaPro/SportaPro are better. KTX Pro1 does not worth a time to review.
Thanks for your input. Good to know they aren't as comfy as they look.

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x2. Don't normally care much for headphones (vs. IEMs), but these do look classy. Thanks for your great review!

BTW the numbering of your detailed description should read (A4) instead of (A3).
Thanks, fixed the numbering. And yes, they are strikingly pretty. Photos (or at least my photos) cannot properly convey the interplay of light on the carbon fiber weave.
post #379 of 4545
How about including the Fischer Audio Oldschool '70 or Gemini?



The FA-products are getting some very good reviews here on Head-Fi.
post #380 of 4545
I have tested my Coby CV-215 (identical to the CV-185) for about a week and I must say that I'm impressed. These have got to be the best sounding headphones for $10 and under I've ever experienced. It's very clear on all aspects, nothing is muddled. The only issue I have is that at high volume, the sound "cracks" a bit. But I wouldn't be listening at that level anyway. The phones are comfy and clamp on to my ears well. Once they're on I hardly ever need to adjust them.

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The Coby's do not sound like the Flats at all IMO. The Flats are "clearer" sounding but lack bass. The Coby's are more "fun" sounding and have nice, punchy bass.
I actually own both. I'm not sure if the Flats are "clearer" than the Cobys. I think they are just a tad bit "louder" and more in your face in regards to the mids and highs. But I do agree that the Cobys have "tighter" bass than the Flats (sometimes the bass seems not existent in the Flats). I think the Cobys are a better all-around performer than the Flats hands down, and definitely worth a lot more than the sub $10 I got for the phones. Don't get me wrong, the Flats are good as well in the $10 and under price range, but I think the Cobys takes the crown now.

The Cobys also came with a set of earbuds, but I have yet to try them, and don't really care for them now that I have my new favorite work phones!
post #381 of 4545
Yeah I have been impressed with the sound quality of the Cobys, my only gripe with them has been comfort (I don't like how it sounds with other pads so i use the stock). But I wear glasses so it's hard to find headphones that are comfy to wear long-time.

Also, now that I have the experience of a couple (cheap) headphones under my belt I will say that I think the JVC HA-x570 competes with any of the under $50 phones soundwise. I mentioned it earlier in the thread. It's not much of a looker though, and its an old model I think, but it's pretty cheap and sounds decent IMO.
post #382 of 4545
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It has UR40 drivers inside, these are used in some other models also. They are slightly better than KSC-75 drivers, but KTX Pro1 headband and overall construction are stiff, incomfortable and do not allow for proper on ear placement. So sound is compromised by wrong fit, this is why KSC-75/PortaPro/SportaPro are better. KTX Pro1 does not worth a time to review.
Yes. Thank you for the info. I was wondering about these.
post #383 of 4545
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How about including the Fischer Audio Oldschool '70 or Gemini?

The FA-products are getting some very good reviews here on Head-Fi.
I have not owned an FA product yet but perhaps soon...
post #384 of 4545
anyone hear about the iworld slims headphones? They seem like dollar store quality stuff but what made it catch my eye is that it is exactly the same build as the JVC flats, right down to the style of packaging.
post #385 of 4545
Where can one get the iworld slims? Can't even google it!
post #386 of 4545
Comparing the Bose Triport to the Coby CV-215. I don't know if it's me but these Cobys can actually hold up with the Bose. I would expect the Bose to blow them away but this is not the case. The Bose has definitely a more polished sound overall, with clearer mids and highs, but the Cobys are more fun to listen to in general. Unbelievable, considering the Bose cost 15x more than the Cobys!

BTW, I don't see any reviews here for any Bose phones or iems... I guess this brand is not any head-fi'ers cup-of-tea!
post #387 of 4545
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Where can one get the iworld slims? Can't even google it!
+1. I can't find any mention of them anywhere. How about a link?

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Comparing the Bose Triport to the Coby CV-215. I don't know if it's me but these Cobys can actually hold up with the Bose. I would expect the Bose to blow them away but this is not the case. The Bose has definitely a more polished sound overall, with clearer mids and highs, but the Cobys are more fun to listen to in general. Unbelievable, considering the Bose cost 15x more than the Cobys!

BTW, I don't see any reviews here for any Bose phones or iems... I guess this brand is not any head-fi'ers cup-of-tea!
To be honest that says more about the Bose than the Cobys. We all know what the acronym stands for, anyway...

Regarding reviews, there are a bunch of reviews of full-size bose cans on the full-size forum and one or two reviews of the IEMs. Problem is that these are usually done by new members with no real point of reference as seasoned head-fiers don't usually bother with Bose. You can see the same trend now with the Bowers&Wilkins P5 in Skylab's review thread - a couple of new members are vehemently defending the P5s against all criticism despite not making their reference point clear.

I've heard all of the headphones in Bose's current lineup and was even lucky enough to try them with my own source/tracklist as the equalized demo stand at the 'Bose Boutique' I went to was partly out of comission. It's amazing how well they pick tracks that showcase the so-called strengths of their headphones while downplaying the weaknesses for the demo stand. The Bose IEs really broke down when I threw Change of Seasons at them. Very poorly separated sound; I wouldn't pay more than $30 for it. The headphones aren't actually that bad for a colored and bottom-heavy signatrure but I have no use for ANC and thus no interest in paying a premium for it.
post #388 of 4545
will you be adding ath-em7 and the ath-ew9 in your review? Got the em7 and love 'em
post #389 of 4545
Oh well I found the iworld slims in winners, dunno where you would find it outside of canada though.
post #390 of 4545
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Oh well I found the iworld slims in winners, dunno where you would find it outside of canada though.
I think iworld is this: iWorld - your source for ipod and iphone earbuds, cases, headphones, speakers, chargers, fm transmitters, and more. The problem is that I can't see their catalog without "logging in". Oh Well. Looking at the pictures of their packaging, iworld seems to be similar to companies like Sentry.

Just curious, if the iworld slims are decently priced, and if there is a return policy at winners, I would give it a shot and see if they are indeed rebranded flats. If they are not, you can always return them. However, if they cost more than the flats, I would just avoid. Let us know!
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