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Thank you for that! I almost bought the shp5400 for 260NIS (70$) and then saw your comment, for some reason the SHP5401 sells for 200NIS (55$). So thanks, you just saved me 15$!

55$ is an awesome price since the ksc75 sells here for about as much...


That's some pricy KSC75s 

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Joker, or anyone with HD-25 disassembling experience... Can you tell what's the secret to the HD-25-1 isolation? E. g. materials?


You know, I really don't know. I think it's a combination of factors. The cups are fully sealed at the back and made of a rough plastic. They are large enough to sit on the ear and cover it fully, yet not so large that they become semi-circumaural and leak out the side (like the Phiatons do a bit). There's also the fact that cup attachment to the headband is rather loose. They move around a lot so they can always sit flush with your ear. And then there's the clamping force, which is just great enough to remain comfortable. Any more clamp and they would turn into K81s. The pads are pretty thick, too - pads on phones like my Denons (HP700) have thinner edges and compress more.

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Originally Posted by FirsToStrike View Post

Thank you for that! I almost bought the shp5400 for 260NIS (70$) and then saw your comment, for some reason the SHP5401 sells for 200NIS (55$). So thanks, you just saved me 15$!

55$ is an awesome price since the ksc75 sells here for about as much...


That's some pricy KSC75s 

 

Sure are, all of Koss products here are terribly overpriced, probably the fault of a greedy importer...
 


Edited by FirsToStrike - 5/16/10 at 6:59pm
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Thank you for that! I almost bought the shp5400 for 260NIS (70$) and then saw your comment, for some reason the SHP5401 sells for 200NIS (55$). So thanks, you just saved me 15$!

55$ is an awesome price since the ksc75 sells here for about as much...

 

Ouch thats expensive,here 5401's go for ~20$ (cheaper than ksc-75 @ 25$)

 

I think I will sell them to buy sth more comfortable and closed,maybe CAL!


Edited by Kubiq - 5/18/10 at 11:15pm
post #439 of 4545

You know, of all the foldable headphones, AH-P372 look like an ideal candidate for isolation enhancement. It's going to be exotic - filling empty space in the cups with an isolation material, then sealing space around diaphragms, then glueing artificial fur on the cups (Murata-style, yes). Otherwise the recipe for isolation is circumaural+filler+fabric, but AH-P372 are nice because they've an empty compartment in the cups. Any headphones with an empty non-acoustic space in the cups would do.

 

Extra isolation makes a lot of sense because better isolation=lower volume=less deafening on ears. You don't have to crank the volume up as much to shut up what's outside... Also for ladies, furry headphones might be a fashion of sorts...

post #440 of 4545

amazing effort/// really appreciate it.. thanks a lot

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Ouch thats expensive,here 5401's go for ~20$ (cheaper than ksc-75 @ 25$)

 

I think I wll sell them to buy sth more comfortable and closed,maybe CAL!

Really? wow, and where is that?
 

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You know, of all the foldable headphones, AH-P372 look like an ideal candidate for isolation enhancement. It's going to be exotic - filling empty space in the cups with an isolation material, then sealing space around diaphragms, then glueing artificial fur on the cups (Murata-style, yes). Otherwise the recipe for isolation is circumaural+filler+fabric, but AH-P372 are nice because they've an empty compartment in the cups. Any headphones with an empty non-acoustic space in the cups would do.

 

Extra isolation makes a lot of sense because better isolation=lower volume=less deafening on ears. You don't have to crank the volume up as much to shut up what's outside... Also for ladies, furry headphones might be a fashion of sorts...


I've got nothing against fur cups myself to be honest. Even the cheap fake fur on my Earpollutions is rather comfortable in use. Would be interested in seeing the monstrosity that results 

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amazing effort/// really appreciate it.. thanks a lot


Glad you found it useful 

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joker, can you compare phiaton ms400 to creative live! sennheiser hd 25 II and k181 dj in terms of sq, build quality, and comfort?

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joker, can you compare phiaton ms400 to creative live! sennheiser hd 25 II and k181 dj in terms of sq, build quality, and comfort?

 

What exactly do you want to know besides what is said in post #3? 
 

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Which is the most bang/buck among the 4

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Which is the most bang/buck among the 4


The one with the highest value rating. But it's in a different price tier so it's not really fair. For $200 I'd get the HD25-1 again. Not necessarily for the sound alone but as a total package.

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I got the phiatons. the senns are too common and old. I hope they dont dissapoint :)

post #448 of 4545

I just got the JVC Flats. They're a lot smaller than I thought. They sound pretty nice, definitely better than the Sony MDR-V150 it's priced against.

 

Is it sad that I find them to be more comfortable than my SR80i's? :D

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For those interested, Headroom is selling a like new B-stock Phiaton MS400 for $99.

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I just got the JVC Flats. They're a lot smaller than I thought. They sound pretty nice, definitely better than the Sony MDR-V150 it's priced against.

 

Is it sad that I find them to be more comfortable than my SR80i's? :D



Not everyone likes the fit of Grados, especially with bowls. Flats are very light and don't clamp too hard so no, nothing wrong with that. Enjoy!

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For those interested, Headroom is selling a like new B-stock Phiaton MS400 for $99.


Excellent price. Assuming that they are functionally and cosmetically flawless, there is probably no better all-rounder for the money,

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