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post #451 of 4545

good review, it helps a lot for newbie

post #452 of 4545
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Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post

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!


I find bowls to be more comfortable than the comfies I have.

 

I'm very pleased with the Flats though. Thanks for the awesome reviews! Definitely helped make up my mind.

post #453 of 4545

I'm looking for a pair of comfortable portable circumaural cans. Something to take on the go, that doesn't need to be amped. I HATE anything on ear, and I already have my preferred IEM (RE0), but want something that covers my ears for more immersion.

 

I was originally wanting the ES7s until I found out that they were on ear (no one really mentions this, even on the full sized sub-forum), so I started thinking about the JVC-HAS700. I don't need a monster on the go, so just something that looks and sounds nice.

 

I guess the ones I am particularly looking at is:

 

JVC-HAS700

Panny RP-HTX7

Creative Aurvana Live

 

I just don't want them to be too big. Probably as small as circumaurals go...

post #454 of 4545
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JVC-HAS700

Panny RP-HTX7

Creative Aurvana Live


Well, you just need to figure out how much isolation/portability is worth to you over sound. The CAL! is by far the best-sounding of these but also the largest and least isolating. The HA-S700 is exactly the opposite, and it folds, too. The HTX7 is in the middle, around the same size as the HA-S700, but not able to fold. It also isolates less and is slightly less comfortable. So really, you need to figure out what's more important. Plus I'd see if those B-Stock Phiatons are still up on headroom 

post #455 of 4545

Gah... I was doing so well for over half a year, and then I totally impulse bought the MS400 and PX200ii just a few minutes ago

post #456 of 4545

How much larger is the CAL! vs the HAS-700?

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Gah... I was doing so well for over half a year, and then I totally impulse bought the MS400 and PX200ii just a few minutes ago

 

It's about time someone bought those MS400. It was up there way too long imo. If it's worth anything the amount you spent on that is typically just one purchase for me so it's not too bad :P
 

post #458 of 4545

So I decided to save some money and got the JVC HA-S700. They're pretty cheap, and I was looking for the lowest profile circumaural headphone with comfort. They fit my needs, as they're only gonna be used on the go and at work. My DT770 and K701 are for home use only.

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It's about time someone bought those MS400. It was up there way too long imo. If it's worth anything the amount you spent on that is typically just one purchase for me so it's not too bad :P
 


I'm surprised no one picked them up before I did. Anyhow, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that customs doesn't hit me with stupid brokerage fees. I lucked out last time and only paid $8 in duties on a similarly priced package.

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Gah... I was doing so well for over half a year, and then I totally impulse bought the MS400 and PX200ii just a few minutes ago

 

Mouah-ha-ha-ha! Head-fi has you!

post #461 of 4545
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Gah... I was doing so well for over half a year, and then I totally impulse bought the MS400 and PX200ii just a few minutes ago


Well, if you had to spend $200 that's one of the best ways to do it. Totally different sound signatures so you'll definitely have your hands (ears?) full. Congrats.

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How much larger is the CAL! vs the HAS-700?


Significantly. The CAL! cups can probably swallow the S700s whole. I think you'll be happy with the JVCs - they fit your needs well.


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It's about time someone bought those MS400. It was up there way too long imo. If it's worth anything the amount you spent on that is typically just one purchase for me so it's not too bad :P


Small consolation at best TBH 

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Mouah-ha-ha-ha! Head-fi has you!

 

I was already into the pro audio world beforehand... this is just icing on top. Delicious delicious icing...

 

 

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Well, if you had to spend $200 that's one of the best ways to do it. Totally different sound signatures so you'll definitely have your hands (ears?) full. Congrats.


I'll have to remember to post some impressions and comparisons afterwards. I've actually got quite a wide range of sound signatures between all my headphones (and quite unintentionally most of them come off this list). Below are the phones I own which Headroom has charts for. I'm rather intrigued by how flat the low end response of the px200ii is, and the MS400 has such an odd plateau in the middle.

 

 

 

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post #463 of 4545

Interesting frequency response for the MS400... It's darkish but spatious, comfortable and they've made a big effort to make it unfatiguing. Perhaps even too much, it ought to be a tad mellow in treble. It's also de-emphasising the harsh high frequencies in CD audio, and if anything it reminds of K-240DF... How're the dynamics?

post #464 of 4545
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Originally Posted by Seidhepriest View Post

Interesting frequency response for the MS400... It's darkish but spatious, comfortable and they've made a big effort to make it unfatiguing. Perhaps even too much, it ought to be a tad mellow in treble. It's also de-emphasising the harsh high frequencies in CD audio, and if anything it reminds of K-240DF... How're the dynamics?

 

Yep, true on all counts except maybe spaciousness. But definitely more so than the HD25. Harshness is absolutely absent. The dynamics are impressive. It's not a shouty headphone but it can be bold. It relays subtlety fairly well, too. 
 

post #465 of 4545
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Added the Beyerdynamic DT235. Excellent cans.

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