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post #541 of 4545

Great job on the HD228 and HD238 reviews! Yes, that jack plug on the HD238 was deplorable. They also tended to distort if you turn up the volume (not sure if burn-in cures this).

 

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The bass is quick and controlled . The PX200-II have what is probably the tightest bass of all the <$100 portables I've tried.

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How close would you say the PX200-II's bass is compared to the HD-25-1 II?

post #542 of 4545
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any chance on on a t50p review? :D


Not at this time.

 

 

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typo? under the isolation section, I think you wrote 238 in one spot where you meant to write 228.


Thanks, I had trouble keeping them straight in my head, never mind on paper 
 

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Great job on the HD228 and HD238 reviews! Yes, that jack plug on the HD238 was deplorable. They also tended to distort if you turn up the volume (not sure if burn-in cures this).


How close would you say the PX200-II's bass is compared to the HD-25-1 II?


Mu HD238 has a lot of hours on it. Distortion is fixed (or rather reduced) better by amping. 

 

PX200-II bass is a bit tighter than that of the HD25 but also significantly lower in quantity and not as textured/full-bodied or hard-hitting.

post #543 of 4545

That was a nice review on the 228s joker, you got it up rather quick!

post #544 of 4545

Happy First Anniversary ljokerl!  Looking forward to another year of great headphone reviews!

post #545 of 4545
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That was a nice review on the 228s joker, you got it up rather quick!


Thanks, now if only I could do the same for today's addition!

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Happy First Anniversary ljokerl!  Looking forward to another year of great headphone reviews!


Thanks, much appreciated. You and the other early supporters are definitely partially blameworthy for the longevity of this effort.

post #546 of 4545

Do you ever buy new headphones/iems and rationalize it by saying "I get to write a review, which benefits everone!"

post #547 of 4545

I really applaud you for your dedication and professionalism in reviewing many examples in the Portable Headphone category. Thank you good sir for sharing us your honest feedback on these cans, I hope you can expand further from this megathread and help more people in the future!

post #548 of 4545
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Last day of the review extravaganza - added Sony MDR-XB500 and a bonus - the Alessandro MS1. 
 

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Do you ever buy new headphones/iems and rationalize it by saying "I get to write a review, which benefits everone!"


Of course, all the time. How else could I have rationalized getting the HD228 and MDR-XB500? Also used the same rationale this past weekend to buy a pair of the newly-released Philips ultraportables
 

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I really applaud you for your dedication and professionalism in reviewing many examples in the Portable Headphone category. Thank you good sir for sharing us your honest feedback on these cans, I hope you can expand further from this megathread and help more people in the future!


Thanks, I hope so too!


Edited by ljokerl - 7/9/10 at 12:02am
post #549 of 4545

Another good read, like always.  I really enjoy your reviews - easy to follow and grammatically correct.  (Are you English major? )

I suppose the XB500, unable to fold or rotate, is probably the least portable of the headphones on this list.

post #550 of 4545

very informative and spot on review

i had the sonys for about 2 months and sold them because they were too bulky

other than that, i enjoyed their sound and booming bass like no other phone can give

keep em coming man

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Another good read, like always.  I really enjoy your reviews - easy to follow and grammatically correct.  (Are you English major? )


Thanks, and no - my chosen profession is one that predisposes me to a certain dryness of language that I struggle hard to avoid with my reviews (but don't always succeed). And English isn't my first language. 



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I suppose the XB500, unable to fold or rotate, is probably the least portable of the headphones on this list.

 

Actually, it was rather painless to use outside (on cooler days, of course) due in part to the short and skinny cable. I suppose my criteria (whether conscious or not) for a headphone being portable are such - to be considered portable a headphone must have at least one of the following:


1. Supraaural form factor - e.g. HD25-1
2. Flat-folding or collapsible design - e.g. ATH-M50
3. Portable-length (<5ft) cable - e.g. CAL! or XB500


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Originally Posted by 2rooi123 View Post

very informative and spot on review

i had the sonys for about 2 months and sold them because they were too bulky

other than that, i enjoyed their sound and booming bass like no other phone can give

keep em coming man


Thanks. I can see how the XB500 would be annoying to use as an everyday portable but grabbing them on my way out the door for a walk on a cold evening put a huge smile on my face.


Edited by ljokerl - 7/9/10 at 12:36am
post #552 of 4545

Have really peaked my interest in the MS1.  Looks like something I'll need to get in the near future.  Have to admit, this line from your review "Sennheisers made me think of standing among the trusses underneath" made me laugh straight outloud.  I'm still laughing while typing it.  That's such a great way of describing the sound.  Classic.  It's one of your best lines yet. 

post #553 of 4545

The MS1 (MS1i in my case) is the best value in the Grado line IMO. They're good enough to make me forget about the SR325is that I used to have.

post #554 of 4545

Hi!

 

Since I bought my hd600 and rediscovered pleasure listening to music, I have been buying headphones for all sorts of situation.

One thing that I hate most on the In-ear earphones is the feeling of closure. Things seem to sound muddy and so.

So here is my question:

Will I be feeling the same using Closed circumaural headphones like creative aurvana live?

I am asking because I love all my headphones so far, but when I sit at my my home desktop and put my hd600 on, I realize how great they are, but I can't take them everywhere in the house, and I think the biggest differente over my triple.fi 10, is the sense of openness. 

So now, I am a bit affraid of buying full size closed headphones, as I can't try anyone here.


Edited by mcnoiserdc - 7/10/10 at 5:16pm
post #555 of 4545

Nice review on the MS1! You just keep rolling out with the reviews, don't you? I have a question to ask. Do you think that the sound signature of the MS1 is similar to that of the head direct RE0? I'm trying to find a can that sounds like the amazing RE0 in terms of quality and signature. If the MS1 isn't the RE0s headphone brother, what is?

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