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That's right - thanks, rawrster. It's part of a typical 'armatures don't sound right' rant somewhere in that thread. But personal preferences are always a factor, whether the poster says so explicitly or not. None of us is 100% objective (except maybe Skylab ). 

 

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Been said a million times before, but one more can't hurt :D

 

Just like to say this is absolutely brilliant, many thanks for going to so much trouble to put all this together


Cheers


Thanks, glad you found it useful 

post #572 of 4545

I know people are always suggesting cans here, but how about the Sony MDR-V6? Those have been an industry staple for a while and are thin and foldable.

post #573 of 4545

ta, now read it.

 

 

erm i guess hes entitled to his own opinions

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I know people are always suggesting cans here, but how about the Sony MDR-V6? Those have been an industry staple for a while and are thin and foldable.


I've tried the V6s in the past, long before this thread. They are nice cans but I think they are outdated as far as personal listening devices go in 2010. I wouldn't mind a chance to try them again, this time with a full review, but I'm still a whopping 6 headphones behind as far as updating this thread goes.

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Just wondering, are the Sound Scores for these portable headphones the same sound scores for the IEMs or are they based on a different scale.

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Just wondering, are the Sound Scores for these portable headphones the same sound scores for the IEMs or are they based on a different scale.


Yeah this question comes up pretty often. Here's my answer from a few pages back:

 

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Now that you touched on that issue, if I may ask : how does the sound quality marks from IEM compare to the Portable headphones in your lists?

IEM with 8 for sound quality, in terms of general sound quality is the same for a portable with 8 in your threads?


I think this was asked a dozen pages back or so because I remember mulling over it and the best I could come up with was 'yes', but with a caveat, the caveat being that I am VERY comfortable with in-ear monitors in general and with the way they present sound. The example of someone finding the e-Q7 to be inferior to the PX100 (I could probably pull up that thread) showcases how far personal biases against in-ears and general lack of experience with IEM-specific presentation issues can skew the scales. But if you feel comfortable with in-ears then the answer is yes.

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I've tried the V6s in the past, long before this thread. They are nice cans but I think they are outdated as far as personal listening devices go in 2010. I wouldn't mind a chance to try them again, this time with a full review, but I'm still a whopping 6 headphones behind as far as updating this thread goes.


What do you mean by outdated? Has the technology really changed that much?

post #578 of 4545

Great reviews and fantastic work. Very readable and helpful. 

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What do you mean by outdated? Has the technology really changed that much?


Well the Sonys were once the best buy in their price range and are still recommended pretty often by some of the old timers but I don't recall being wowed by them the way I was by the CAL!, DT235, MS1, ATH-M50, and so forth. I don't think it's the technology - more likely the number of options out there. Five years ago there was no CAL!, no MS1, no ATH-M50. There was the DT231 I think and they were far more popular than the DT235s are now. Basically as more and more options hit the market head-fi's praise of good models is getting more and more diluted - just look at the Top-Tier IEM chart - two years ago it would've had 6-7 entries at most. 
 

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Great reviews and fantastic work. Very readable and helpful. 


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Originally Posted by Sylafari View Post

Just wondering, are the Sound Scores for these portable headphones the same sound scores for the IEMs or are they based on a different scale.


Yeah this question comes up pretty often. Here's my answer from a few pages back:

 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

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Originally Posted by mcnoiserdc View Post

Now that you touched on that issue, if I may ask : how does the sound quality marks from IEM compare to the Portable headphones in your lists?

IEM with 8 for sound quality, in terms of general sound quality is the same for a portable with 8 in your threads?


I think this was asked a dozen pages back or so because I remember mulling over it and the best I could come up with was 'yes', but with a caveat, the caveat being that I am VERY comfortable with in-ear monitors in general and with the way they present sound. The example of someone finding the e-Q7 to be inferior to the PX100 (I could probably pull up that thread) showcases how far personal biases against in-ears and general lack of experience with IEM-specific presentation issues can skew the scales. But if you feel comfortable with in-ears then the answer is yes.


I am very comfortable with IEMs as well. I love my RE0s and I just thought of getting portable headphones so I can use the RE0s more for outside use as it gets tiring plugging them in different slots all the time. Might have to look at full-size ones now.

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

What do you mean by outdated? Has the technology really changed that much?


Well the Sonys were once the best buy in their price range and are still recommended pretty often by some of the old timers but I don't recall being wowed by them the way I was by the CAL!, DT235, MS1, ATH-M50, and so forth. I don't think it's the technology - more likely the number of options out there. Five years ago there was no CAL!, no MS1, no ATH-M50. There was the DT231 I think and they were far more popular than the DT235s are now. Basically as more and more options hit the market head-fi's praise of good models is getting more and more diluted - just look at the Top-Tier IEM chart - two years ago it would've had 6-7 entries at most. 
 


That's fair. I just impulse bought a V6 the other day, so I hope I won't be disappointed compared to my other cans (well, I guess that's what the sale forum is for).

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After trawling the net for hours on end I stumbled upon this little beauty. Thanks for putting the hours in buddy, you've helped me pick my headphones out. Gone for the Denon AH-P372 :-)

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Hey ljokerl, not trying to rush you or anything - I know you have a lot on your plate - I'm just wondering if you have a rough time window for your review of the Maxell DHP ii phones.

 

I've been recommending them quite a bit lately and telling people your review should be coming "soon" but I'm hoping that you have some kind of a guesstimate.

 

Thanks.

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After trawling the net for hours on end I stumbled upon this little beauty. Thanks for putting the hours in buddy, you've helped me pick my headphones out. Gone for the Denon AH-P372 :-)

 

Congratulations on the phones. Hope you like them.



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Hey ljokerl, not trying to rush you or anything - I know you have a lot on your plate - I'm just wondering if you have a rough time window for your review of the Maxell DHP ii phones.

 

I've been recommending them quite a bit lately and telling people your review should be coming "soon" but I'm hoping that you have some kind of a guesstimate.

 

Thanks.


Well I just put in my order last week but the Amazon seller did not qualify for Prime so I should have them towards the end of the week most likely. Probably going to spend the week after that listening and writing unless something urgent comes up.

post #585 of 4545

hello joker, thanks for the effort of creating this great portable headphone shootout :D

 

seeing that you've already heard both px200ii's and hd238's I have a question, how does the drums and cymbals on px200ii's compare to the 238's? I have the 238's and I like them compared to my px100ii's(which i'm planning to sell to buy px200ii). px100ii's mids sound incredibly FAKE on high pitched male voices, my god they make james labrie(Dream Theater) sound so homo!

I really like how the 238's render cymbals, that's the first thing I noticed from it then the guitars are nice too. good for rock.

do px200ii's work well for rock? I mainly listen to classic and prog rock (led zep, queen, pink floyd, dream theater, vai)

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