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post #931 of 4545

Oh yeah and the HD-800 and T1 if you get bored. If you have extra time maybe the D7000 and ES10 too popcorn.gif

Then when you try those, re-review everything up until now just for comparison regular_smile%20.gif

In alphabetical order..

 

Thanks!

post #932 of 4545
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Originally Posted by mootookang View Post

And Joker, I've recently traded for a S900, would you be interested in doing a review on them? I can let you borrow the headphones for the review.


Are they worth reviewing in your opinion? To be honest I though JVC would discontinue them by now but they just keep dropping the price instead.

 


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Originally Posted by TheGame21x View Post

Nice M50 review which pretty much echoes my feelings on them. They're a really great pair of headphones, all things considered and I really can't find much fault with them.

 

Having said that, seeing as you gave the HD25s the same sound score, which sound signature do you prefer, or is it about even between the two?


Thanks. To be honest I don't like either signature all that much. If it were me I'd take the Denon DN-HP700, which unfortunately is impractical as a portable because it likes being amped. Between the HD25 and M50 I would have a tough time deciding when it comes to sound but I did keep the HD25 and sell the M50 without hesitation because in the real world the Senns just work better as portable cans. 

 


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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

I think I've found another good budget headphone that's very overlooked.

About 8 months ago I bought a pair of Shure SRH-240s at Best Buy for $30. My first thought was..how could all that plastic be only $30 and still sound good?

I really liked them and ended up giving them away when I bought my SRH-840's.

 

Today at my mom's house I compared the SRH-240 vs her UR-55 and the SRH-240 was clearly better in most areas, but of course had much less bass.

The isolation was very good. With her TV on and the ipod not playing I couldn't even hear a thing she was saying to me!

 

I think this is one headphone that may be just as good as the DHP-II and DT-235. Unfortunately they raised the price and they're now $47 online.

 

The SRH-240 also has a different design than the SRH-440 and 840. It's comfortable and has a good fit. They're still a large headphone, but much smaller than the 440 and 840.

 

This whole time I thought my mom was listening to the UR-55s the most since she kept saying she was listening to "the small pair"?! Turns out it was the SRH-240.

 

I wonder if anyone here has compared the SRH-240 with the DT-235 and DHP-II? Those may be some of the best headphones under $50. SRH-240 is the least portable though.

 

Trying to find a good headphone for when I start up my exercise again. Probably the DHP-II for now since they're so light.

 

It's funny to think that nearly 5 or 6 years ago I had used (and liked) the Bose Triports for exercise! They're light, small and comfortable, so maybe that's why. Maybe i'd hate them if I heard them again.


Interesting about the 240s - might have to try one of the four Shure cans eventually. 

 

Oh and there's actually a DHP-III. It seems to be less common than the DHP-II but it exists. According the Maxell's site it's collapsible, too. 

 

Oh and I'm sure Triports can hold their own against some of the stuff in the $30-50 range - I don't think anyone here would call them bad headphones if they were priced at $50 instead of $150. 

 


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Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post

Hey joker,

 

Are you going to review the AIAIAI TMA-1? I'm interested in knowing how they stack up against the HD 25 ii.


I'd like to but I haven't got any plans to buy one in the near future. I've actually got a half-dozen other review sets lined up already.


Edited by ljokerl - 11/14/10 at 3:21pm
post #933 of 4545

lol.

 

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

Oh yeah and the HD-800 and T1 if you get bored. If you have extra time maybe the D7000 and ES10 too popcorn.gif

Then when you try those, re-review everything up until now just for comparison regular_smile%20.gif

In alphabetical order..

 

Thanks!


 

post #934 of 4545

I kinda wish some of those headphones that could be used portable do it more like Denon does it with the cable. It should have a shorter cable but with an extension like the D1001 I had a while back did.

 

Although I'd like to somewone wear a HD800 or T1 outside ;p

post #935 of 4545

Hopefully we'll see Senn HD555, HD595, and Sony XB700 compared in this thread someday.

Really wonder how they rank against ATH-M50.

post #936 of 4545
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

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Originally Posted by mootookang View Post

And Joker, I've recently traded for a S900, would you be interested in doing a review on them? I can let you borrow the headphones for the review.


Are they worth reviewing in your opinion? To be honest I though JVC would discontinue them by now but they just keep dropping the price instead.

 


To be honest, I wasn't aware that they were on ear headphones until I received them. I was expecting a mid-size over ear like the s700. Since I generally try to avoid on ear headphones, I don't really have too much experience with them.

 

I do think they hold up pretty well though, the sound quality gets a fair amount of boost when compared to s700. The sound signature is very warm and very detailed, and they are easier to drive than my Meelec M6, which I found pretty surprising.

 

I do feel like they are worth what I traded for them, but that may come from a lack of experience with on ears, or a fairly low expectation due to the sound quality of the s700. This is why I'm interested in your opinion on them.

 

They do come with a hard cover bag though, mid size headphones like grados will have a tight fit, but the quality of the bag is surprisingly good.

post #937 of 4545

Well this is supposed to be Portable headphones, not ALL headphones.

hd 595 and 555 doen't seem to be a portable headphone to me
 

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Originally Posted by jjmai View Post

Hopefully we'll see Senn HD555, HD595, and Sony XB700 compared in this thread someday.

Really wonder how they rank against ATH-M50.

post #938 of 4545

Here's a question about the M50, How big is the cup?

I think i have fairly large ears, ie: doesnt fit in the denon hp700 and either part of th ear , up or down gets trapped between the cushion and the head, not much comfortable after a few hours.

 

But if the M50 are same size as the M40fs, which i believe are same as M30, then its ok, M40 are one of the most comfy things i have ever put on. the oval shape cup helps a lot in this comfortability matters.

post #939 of 4545

well I have large ears too, but It fits properly in the m50 cups. I liked the m50 but I wouldn't take it outside, it is just too big.

post #940 of 4545

I have large ears and no issues with the M50, so I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

Here's a question about the M50, How big is the cup?

I think i have fairly large ears, ie: doesnt fit in the denon hp700 and either part of th ear , up or down gets trapped between the cushion and the head, not much comfortable after a few hours.

 

But if the M50 are same size as the M40fs, which i believe are same as M30, then its ok, M40 are one of the most comfy things i have ever put on. the oval shape cup helps a lot in this comfortability matters.

post #941 of 4545
Thread Starter 

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Originally Posted by jjmai View Post

Hopefully we'll see Senn HD555, HD595, and Sony XB700 compared in this thread someday.

Really wonder how they rank against ATH-M50.

 

mcnoiserdc is right, no plans for an HD5x5 since I would never wear one outside. XB700 is in the works though, but don't count on it beating the M50.
 

 

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Originally Posted by mootookang View Post


To be honest, I wasn't aware that they were on ear headphones until I received them. I was expecting a mid-size over ear like the s700. Since I generally try to avoid on ear headphones, I don't really have too much experience with them.

 

I do think they hold up pretty well though, the sound quality gets a fair amount of boost when compared to s700. The sound signature is very warm and very detailed, and they are easier to drive than my Meelec M6, which I found pretty surprising.

 

I do feel like they are worth what I traded for them, but that may come from a lack of experience with on ears, or a fairly low expectation due to the sound quality of the s700. This is why I'm interested in your opinion on them.

 

They do come with a hard cover bag though, mid size headphones like grados will have a tight fit, but the quality of the bag is surprisingly good.


Yes, I think JVC made a mistake naming the S700 and S900 the way they did. I was surprised also when I saw pics of them next to each other.

 


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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

Here's a question about the M50, How big is the cup?

I think i have fairly large ears, ie: doesnt fit in the denon hp700 and either part of th ear , up or down gets trapped between the cushion and the head, not much comfortable after a few hours.

 

But if the M50 are same size as the M40fs, which i believe are same as M30, then its ok, M40 are one of the most comfy things i have ever put on. the oval shape cup helps a lot in this comfortability matters.



The M50 is not bigger than the HP700 but the cups are slightly oval in shape which should help. The M50 is a bit larger than the M30 and, more importantly, deeper and with thicker pads. Haven't tried the M40fs.

post #942 of 4545


 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Yes, I think JVC made a mistake naming the S700 and S900 the way they did. I was surprised also when I saw pics of them next to each other.

 

 

I think that is the biggest problem, non-audiophiles can easily be satisfied with the S700's sound quality and overall performance, and audiophiles will generally overlook the S900 because of the mediocre sound performance of the S700s.

 

They also have very little in common, different housing sizes, different drivers, and the S900 isn't as foldable as the S700s, they definitely feel like a completely different headphones.

post #943 of 4545

one of the most useful threads there!

 

be sure to try Ultrasone HFI-15G if You have the opportunity - they're open and dont isolate much, but sound very nice to my ears.

post #944 of 4545
I know Joker has answered this but I wanted to get other opinions.

How portable are M50s? Does anyone use it regularly to commute? I'm thinking about getting them but they seem a little big for portable use. Is there another pair of headphones comparable to M50s but more affordable/portable? Im not an audiophile oranything. I've been using Sony ex56lp IEMs for years(terrible durability - new pair every 6 months). Any suggestions that are more durable and better sounding set than those would be helpful.
post #945 of 4545
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Originally Posted by JeckyllAndHyde View Post

one of the most useful threads there!

 

be sure to try Ultrasone HFI-15G if You have the opportunity - they're open and dont isolate much, but sound very nice to my ears.


Funny you should mention the 15G - just picked one up this morning - been meaning to try them out for a while. This review thread is turning out to be very expensive for me frown.gif.

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