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post #46 of 176
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I like the amp in my signature with these, it's a colder analytical amp so it helps brighten these up a bit. If your looking portable though I am not sure what to recommend.
post #47 of 176
So I ordered a pair from AccessoryJack, but yesterday, a fellow HFer posted a pair for sale for $40 shipped. How could I resist? They already have 300 hours, but the seller used them carefully and they are in great shape. So no burn-in required. I guess I'll be listing the pair from AJ NIB here or on ebay. Nice deal, especially for a phone that will probably be used on a part-time basis.
post #48 of 176
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Good deal, I look forward to your findings good or ill .
post #49 of 176
Did you get in on the TF10 frenzy on Friday? That's kind of overwhelmed me at this point, and joker's Cyclone PR1 tip really paid off. I am lost in a sea of IEMs!!!
post #50 of 176
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No I missed out on that. But depending on whether I really like my incoming HD600 I have someone who did get those who is interested in my AD900 HP's. He is waiting until he hears the TF10's and I'm waiting to hear the HD600 and then we're going to go from there. If that doesn't pan out I'm hopefull there may end up being a few of the TF10's appearing in the FS forum come January and February as I would like to see what a pair of BA phones sound like and those sound like really good ones to try.
post #51 of 176
Well dweaver, my CKS70s came into day, the 300-hour used ones, and I have to say, you are right on the money. Wow, what a nice soundstage, bass, depth of sound, and most of all, not a hint of muddiness or harshness. Details are there too. Hotel California (Hell freezes Over CD) never sounded so good. It's the first track I play with new phones.

I am impressed with these puppies, and for $40, amazing (thanks John in NYC). I won'b bother with a long review or anything (all caught up in the TF10 frenzy, as mine should be here any time now), but I can echo dweaver's initial review. I really am impressed by these phones, and they are also fairly large and built like a tank, but also very comfy.

They do not, much to my chagrin, provide a good match with the Amp3s, but no matter, I have the Ksc35s, the Grados and the S4s for those DAPs. With the Sony X and the Zune, awesome.

Thanks for that review.
post #52 of 176
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Glad to see more someone like yourself who has had lots of exposure to different IEM's hearing some of the same things I am. They really make the Eagle's sound nice as well as artists like Meatloaf as well.

I agree about the tank comment as well but so darn comfy at the same time.

I am still waiting for my HD600 to come in but I think these have completely turned my listening preferences on their ear. Honestly I can not listen to my MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE AD900's with the love I did justa short while ago. I hope the HD600 are a good match for these. If so I will be selling my AD900's in the not to distant future.

So have you recieved your TF10's yet and if so how are you like them? Actually never mind I'll read through the TF10 thread where I am sure your posting.
post #53 of 176
The TF10s are excellent, I like the sound sig, very crisp, detailed. But I will like them even more when they are customs, because the form/fit is weird, they are large, and after owning the AL UHP336s (SF3s in drag), I now remember what I did not like about the UE phones like this, they can't be easily removed and reinserted, as it takes a lot of fiddling with the memory wire, etc. They are headed to sunny Fla for reshelling, along with the Westone ES cable I ordered today. Then, I can really enjoy them.

And again, thanks for that CKS70 review, it's a perfect run on what these phones are all about. I don't hear the muddy sound at all, but could be my sources.
post #54 of 176
Small update, the CKS70s are a great match with the Amp3s, excellent in fact. Very little hiss, and the bass is punchy, very deep, and overall very airy sound. I lucked out again.
post #55 of 176
Hey dweaver, how do the headphones you were talking about in your first post all do without amplification? I've been looking at all of them(especially the AD700) but I do not plan on using an amp.
post #56 of 176
Yo, B-Dawk20! Man, we miss him in Philly. Sorry for OT. Had to mention BDawk.
post #57 of 176
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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post
Hey dweaver, how do the headphones you were talking about in your first post all do without amplification? I've been looking at all of them(especially the AD700) but I do not plan on using an amp.
The AD700 does not require an amp. I've heard some people say that the sound does improve slightly with an amp, but I don't have an amp and thus I can't test that myself (I have the AD900).
post #58 of 176
Ok thanks. I assume the same goes for the S4, CKS270, turbines, and the rest you listed? I am in the market for a $100 headphone and I'm looking for something with tight and apparent bass but nothing overbearing and clear mids/highs with a wide soundstage. Would you recommend the AD700's for me then?
post #59 of 176
I think you're mistaking me for dweaver. I don't have any of those earphones and I'm pretty much still a noob. The only high end headphones I have are the AD900.

Although I haven't heard the AD700 myself, I don't think I would recommend the AD700 to you if you value bass. But that's only from what I've read regarding the differences between the AD700 and AD900. If you want more information on the AD700 you would have to look over at the full-size headphone forum, as they are huge, and I get the impression from the list of earphones you gave that you are looking for something portable.
post #60 of 176
Oops I'm sorry dude. I have a low resolution since I display on a TV and I didn't see your nick probably. Thanks for the info but I'm not looking for anything portable, just stuff with low impedance that do well without amps generally, portable cans don't need them.
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