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^Edit (since edit function doesn't work in this thread):

Also, keeping in mind that many of the models have different colors, and it becomes even more ridiculous.

post #812 of 4545

Heh, but they seem to have a few interesting ones like the full-sized transparent one, or the ones "with subwoofer": biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by JxK View Post

It's no wonder the sentry headphones are sub-par. I just took a peak at their website, and lo and behold, they sell 55! different models. With that much variety, they must simply pick some random OEM enclosure, and slap another random OEM driver into it. Seriously, with that many models I have to wonder how the company avoids undercutting their own products.

http://www.sentryindustries.com/category/headphones/


Yeah.. they've got nothing on Audio-Technica. Last I checked AT easily broke 100 models.


Edited by ljokerl - 10/23/10 at 5:42pm
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I'd be curious how the Sentry 880CD's (50mm drivers) or 890TV (57mm drivers!) sound. The close up pic of the TV's appears to show perforated metal mesh, so they might be open. They also have a 20ft cord, wtf were they thinking. I guess it's long enough for their intended purpose as TV phones.

 

I'm not sure if the $20-25 price tag would warrant the experiment though.


Edited by cam94z28 - 10/23/10 at 8:18pm
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I believe the 890TV 16 ft cable is an extension (?)

 

the HO10C looks sweet, but i think they pads might be too hot as the descriptions says "Deluxe full size stereo heatphone made of clear plastic

 

Joker thanks for keep adding stuff, i wouldnt buy any of those new additions thanks to you.

post #816 of 4545

Yeah I just noticed that on their site. 4ft cable with 16ft extension. I know for a fact I'd never be using the extension. I might cave in and buy the 890TV's, something makes me want to think the 57mm drivers won't sound too bad. IMO the larger the driver, the easier it is for it to sound good. I don't think I've heard a pair of headphones so far with a horrible sounding 50mm+ driver.

 

A nice looking pair of drivers might work with the 10C, but it's hard to tell how strong that plastic is from the pics.

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Wierd, could not edit my post. Instead I got a "id not provided to bulkloadable class" error. Anyway, FWIW, the 648CD's are also transparent, but are earpad style.
post #818 of 4545

idk, i'd rather pay 25$ for the ATH FC700A as they are in amazon right now.

but i get your point, 57mm drivers ... tempting indeed. if they were good they'd be known for it

 

if you go for it, plz write a review

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Originally Posted by cam94z28 View Post

I'd be curious how the Sentry 880CD's (50mm drivers) or 890TV (57mm drivers!) sound. The close up pic of the TV's appears to show perforated metal mesh, so they might be open. They also have a 20ft cord, wtf were they thinking. I guess it's long enough for their intended purpose as TV phones.

 

I'm not sure if the $20-25 price tag would warrant the experiment though.



FYI Koss makes a whole lineup of clear phones that probably sound better than the Sentry ones. A couple of them can be found here. The CL-20 looks decent. There was also a circumaural CL-80 at some point though I can't find it anywhere outside prison catalogs. Seems that many of these clear headphones (and other clear electronics) are sold to prisons to make searches & checks easier.

post #820 of 4545

prison catalogs only god knows where else has Joker been looking for headphones!

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Mr Joker, what are you reviewing next?

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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

Mr Joker, what are you reviewing next?



Two budget portables, five DJ cans, and one high-end portable . Those are all done actually but I'm held up by my sale threads as I try to sell off my gear before publishing reviews (for ethical reasons). 

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Oh, you wanted to review the Coby CV-163. I've owned those for a while now, I could have told you they were pretty much crap. I actually much prefer the CV-H42 beater phones.

 

For some reason I was thinking you wanted to review the CV-135's. Just got them several days ago and not sure what to think about them. I haven't done a direct comparison with the CV-185's yet but just from memory - if the 185's err towards the warm side of things then the 135's are their polar opposite. As a matter of fact, until I burned these in for about a week I couldn't even bear to listen to them at moderate levels. Extremely bright and sibilant. Now they sound OK and I do like the way they look but I definitely prefer the 185's.

 

 

 

And before everyone trashes Sentry - I have never once heard a pair of their over-the -ear phones that was worth listening to. However, since mentioning the Metalix and the Woodens I have heard close to a couple dozen Sentry IEM's that trash those two. If you have a Big Lots! nearby I recommend stopping by and giving a couple pairs of Sentry IEM's a chance. At $5 a piece what do you have to lose?

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
Those are all done actually but I'm held up by my sale threads as I try to sell off my gear before publishing reviews (for ethical reasons). 



So if we all get in and buy your stuff we get rewarded, very clever sir

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Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post

 At $5 a piece what do you have to lose?

 


Five bucks...



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So if we all get in and buy your stuff we get rewarded, very clever sir 


Clever, maybe, but very ineffective 

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