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post #61 of 87
In the Netherlands the V6 is a bit of a rarity, really. I went to a Sony dealer, he didn't know of their existence, idiot! Know your product... (Sorry I'm a very critical consumer.)

The V6 has some audiophile aspects yet it is flawed. In my opinion it is too Rock & Roll although Rock sounds really good through the V6, Guns N'Roses .
post #62 of 87
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I have a pair of Sony MDR-V6's... don't know if that's non-audiophile but it's not very cheap. It's pretty mass marketed though, you can find it at any Sony store.

I want to get some KSC75's actually. If I could get them for $6 I would for sure.
It's not the best audiophile phones but it does give you really neutral response on all frequencies, and easy to drive. What else could you expect from a pair of <$100 phones? I think V6 is a really good start for ppl who want to train their critical listening skill but don't have money to get an expensive pair of AKGs or HD600 and an amp. I think KSC75 and MDR-V6 would be a good combination. One is fun and dynamic while one is analytical and guess what? You can get both of them for less than $120

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The V6 has some audiophile aspects yet it is flawed. In my opinion it is too Rock & Roll although Rock sounds really good through the V6, Guns N'Roses
I use my V6s to listen to everything and my main genres are jazz and hip-hop. Do fine with them although the treble in rock can sometimes be perceived as being a bit cold compared to Koss but the vocal sounds beautiful (maybe because I haven't got a chance to try a K701 or HD600 ). Make sure you feed them decent records. The V6 are very revealing so 128kbps mp3s will be a disaster through these phones.
post #63 of 87
Indeed, a quality source is essential for the V6.

Expensive pair of AKGs? Yeah right, I got lucky and found an AKG K240 DF for 60 euros. I paid 50 euros for the V6 so look around and hunt a bit. The waiting game doesn't always work.
post #64 of 87
I didn't know what I was missing by listening to 128kbps music on my V6 until I switched to FLAC.

Definitely need good music for those headphones.
post #65 of 87
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I didn't know what I was missing by listening to 128kbps music on my V6 until I switched to FLAC.

Definitely need good music for those headphones.
Haha, yeah, but that's the story for most headphones out there.
post #66 of 87
I've got a pair of Coby CVE31 buds that I bought for $5-$10. I picked them up because I somehow have the unrealistic idea that one day I will buy cheap phones on a lark, and they will sound great.

One day, maybe, but for now you get what you pay for. Right out of the box they sounded muddled and sloppy, with some distorted mid-bass, zero deep-bass and virtually no high end at all.

Then I replaced the tips with a pair of ER6 flanges that I had laying around...and suddenly...they sounded just as bad.
post #67 of 87
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post
Steelseries Siberia (version 1) $50.

I have this as well! I'm curious though, how would you compare that to your DT800's?
post #68 of 87
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Originally Posted by Deep Funk View Post
Indeed, a quality source is essential for the V6.

Expensive pair of AKGs? Yeah right, I got lucky and found an AKG K240 DF for 60 euros. I paid 50 euros for the V6 so look around and hunt a bit. The waiting game doesn't always work.
lol i meant k701. btw how are you finding the K240? (using V6 as reference) I'm very tempted to get a vintage pair to add to my cheap collection

And congrats on the V6 btw. Got my new from amazon for 55GBP + 20GBP for the DT250 ear pads
post #69 of 87
Reputable Brand, but I don't think they count as Audiophile 'phones.



Bought them to use with guitar amp; way way way before even knowing that there was such a thing as Hi-Fi. i just thought that the $100+ headphones were rip offs. Boy was I ignorant...
post #70 of 87
Noobiiee, I definitely prefer the DF. The bass and aggressive sound signature of the V6 were often (too) overwhelming. The V6 already has a replacement which sounds like the DF and V6 had a love child with the dominant genes of the DF, the JVC HA DX3.
post #71 of 87
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I have this as well! I'm curious though, how would you compare that to your DT800's?
To be honest, they aren't comparable at all. It's like comparing a 4 cylinder to a super car.

Though in it's defense, I REALLY like the sound the Siberia V1 puts out. It's very warm, relaxing, and bassy.

The DT880 is MUUUUUCH clearer and detailed. Though the Siberia is the most comfortable headphone I have put on. If you were to go with the DT880s, it's a serious upgrade to the Siberia.
post #72 of 87
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post
To be honest, they aren't comparable at all. It's like comparing a 4 cylinder to a super car.

Though in it's defense, I REALLY like the sound the Siberia V1 puts out. It's very warm, relaxing, and bassy.

The DT880 is MUUUUUCH clearer and detailed. Though the Siberia is the most comfortable headphone I have put on. If you were to go with the DT880s, it's a serious upgrade to the Siberia.
I'm actually planning on upgrading to a MS1i and HD555 first, then a K701 and I don't know what afterward
post #73 of 87
Optimus Nova 57
Earhugger Maxlife ML-491
Trisonic TS-YK5000
Coby CV720
Philips SHN5500
Nippon America (AKA: NA) CD-5500
Philips SHP2500
Coby CV215
Panisonic RP-HT455
Sentry 880CD
Koss TD/60
Plantronics Audio 510 USB
Nippon America CD-2000
Labtech Elite-825
JVC HA-D350
Sony MDR-V150
White Westinghouse
Coby CV-H30
Maxell HP-550
Koss KPH/6
Digital no models
Stereo no models
Tons of vintage crap
Tons of IEM's
Tons of others I can't remember right now
post #74 of 87
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Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post
Optimus Nova 57
Earhugger Maxlife ML-491
Trisonic TS-YK5000
Coby CV720
Philips SHN5500
Nippon America (AKA: NA) CD-5500
Philips SHP2500
Coby CV215
Panisonic RP-HT455
Sentry 880CD
Koss TD/60
Plantronics Audio 510 USB
Nippon America CD-2000
Labtech Elite-825
JVC HA-D350
Sony MDR-V150
White Westinghouse
Coby CV-H30
Maxell HP-550
Koss KPH/6
Digital no models
Stereo no models
Tons of vintage crap
Tons of IEM's
Tons of others I can't remember right now
I havent even heard of half of those brands. So why the stash?
post #75 of 87
Mostly? Cheap parts.

Partly?? To find good deals at low prices.

Somewhat??? Morbid curiosity.


Oh, and don't let me forget that I CANNOT pass up a decent looking phone for under $10. It's a compulsion I tell you.
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