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post #136 of 406

Alright look. I feel for trancetunes. When I was younger I used to research this stuff until I thought my head would explode. You can seriously go nuts stressing even small purchases like this because you want to be absolutely sure that you're getting every ounce of performance that your money can buy.

 

Having said that I am going to try and make your decision easier. I am putting the offer up right now in front of the entire forum. I am so sure that you will like the Maxell's, and like them a lot, that should you decide to buy them and end up not liking them for whatever reason (too flimsy, sound like crap, etc.) I will buy them from you.

 

If I do not the mods here can feel free to perma-ban my ISP. I do not lie or go back on my word.

 

It's still in your court but I'd say that's one heck of a generous offer just for one stranger to see another stranger get what he KNOWS to be the absolute best bargain in this price range.

post #137 of 406

Are the Maxells closed or semi-open. The product description says they're closed. but Duncandun said they were semi-open in his review.

post #138 of 406

They are semi-open.

 

 

 

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The areas circled in yellow are mesh simalar to the mesh on the new Koss UR-55's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a thin, clear plastic film covering this mesh when you pull them out of the package so please don't forget to remove it.


Edited by Olimoronio - 7/24/10 at 9:27pm
post #139 of 406
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Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post

Alright look. I feel for trancetunes. When I was younger I used to research this stuff until I thought my head would explode. You can seriously go nuts stressing even small purchases like this because you want to be absolutely sure that you're getting every ounce of performance that your money can buy.

 

Having said that I am going to try and make your decision easier. I am putting the offer up right now in front of the entire forum. I am so sure that you will like the Maxell's, and like them a lot, that should you decide to buy them and end up not liking them for whatever reason (too flimsy, sound like crap, etc.) I will buy them from you.

 

If I do not the mods here can feel free to perma-ban my ISP. I do not lie or go back on my word.

 

It's still in your court but I'd say that's one heck of a generous offer just for one stranger to see another stranger get what he KNOWS to be the absolute best bargain in this price range.


Trance, thats a great offer.  I'd take that deal for sure.  As for JVC, they certainly don't come to mind when the word 'fanboy' is used. As a company in general they make some high end stuff that is as good if not better than the best out there, not talking just headphones here.  Every company has its good and bad products.  Well...except for Skullcandy.

post #140 of 406
Thread Starter 

Yea, wow.  You have made a very convincing couple of posts!!  Of course, I would just have to trust that you are not lying if I didn't like them by some chance! :P

 

Either way, I am going to look a little bit into these Maxell's.  You seem very very very ...VERY..confident about these HP's, and it's hard to look away at this point.  Basically I am gathering that you think these are better HP's than the HARX700, HD681's, and ...even Koss PortaPro's??  Am I right?  Is that what you are saying?

 

Depending on when that review is coming out, I might be able to wait.  I am planning on getting the headphones some time next week (my birthday was today, so it's time to make the choice very soon)!

 

edit:  btw, it's awesome that you understand where i am coming from with this decision..aka making sure i get the absolute best for every dollar i spend!  :P

 

thank you so much for helping me!  feel free to keep it coming!  :)

post #141 of 406

Hi, I'm also new to this forum and audiophilia(?) in general. I read over this whole thread and from what I understand, most of the headphones that trancetunes is considering are semi-open/open headphones (meaning they leak noise?).

 

I'm looking for around the same price range as the OP but the best closed headphones around this price range so if I was in a library, music would not leak out and disturb others around me. Can anyone recommend a good pair roughly under $30-40?

To trancetunes: best of luck to you and happy belated birthday. Hope your new headphones that you spent extensive time researching on will be a great, rewarding birthday present.


Edited by s2Alex - 7/25/10 at 12:57am
post #142 of 406
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Originally Posted by trancetunes View Post

Yea, wow.  You have made a very convincing couple of posts!!  Of course, I would just have to trust that you are not lying if I didn't like them by some chance! :P

 


Nah, I'm not lying. I have quite a few friends that would be very happy with these phones.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by trancetunes View Post

Basically I am gathering that you think these are better HP's than the HARX700, HD681's, and ...even Koss PortaPro's??  Am I right?  Is that what you are saying?

 

Other than the Superlux, which I haven't had the opportunity to hear yet, that is precisely what I am saying.

 

 

 

Duncan however owns the HD-668B's and he prefers the Maxell's...

 

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Originally Posted by Duncandun View Post

...they impressed me. Moreso than my recently purchased Superlux HD-668b another hi-fi budget buy. With little to no burning they were outshining my fullsized HD-668b's...

 

 


 

post #143 of 406
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Originally Posted by s2Alex View Post

Hi, I'm also new to this forum and audiophilia(?) in general. I read over this whole thread and from what I understand, most of the headphones that trancetunes is considering are semi-open/open headphones (meaning they leak noise?).

 

I'm looking for around the same price range as the OP but the best closed headphones around this price range so if I was in a library, music would not leak out and disturb others around me. Can anyone recommend a good pair roughly under $30-40?

To trancetunes: best of luck to you and happy belated birthday. Hope your new headphones that you spent extensive time researching on will be a great, rewarding birthday present.


Man, if you could push up you budget by $10 I have the phones for you. Super comfortable, evenhanded, excellent sound and superb isolation all for $50. And you can get them locally and return them no questions asked if for some reason you don't care for them.

post #144 of 406
Thread Starter 

I'm going to continue looking into these Maxell's.  I really want to order something by Wednesday this next week!  I wish there were more reviews available on the DHP-II but there don't seem to be many!

 

 

Anyway, everyone, just a quick unrelated post:  I am 1 of 7 finalists in a tshirt contest for this organization.. They will be selecting the winner in front of 10,000+ people, and one of those people will be Michell Obama.  This is a really huge deal to me, so please vote for my shirt?  They are an organization that is all about green investment/technology in the cities of the U.S.  Even if you might not like mine the best, I am asking you to PLEASE vote for mine!!  It would really mean a lot!  :)

 

http://www.geniusrocket.com/gallery/majora-carter/  Mine is t-shirt #3.  Just click on the shirt above the 3 at the bottom, and then click the gold star to vote!  The creator name should be shown as "Vinay Gaith."  Thank you so much!!

 

 

Now back to headphone talk :)

post #145 of 406
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Nah, I'm not lying. I have quite a few friends that would be very happy with these phones.

 

 

hehehe, i meant lying about buying them from me if i didn't like them :P

post #146 of 406

Are you suggesting the Maxell's? According to what I've been reading, you heavily endorse these headphones haha. If you were not talking about these, my apologies. Which headphones do you suggest?

post #147 of 406

I'll just say that I've also been searching for new headphones around this price and after looking around decided to try out the Maxells. I do have a tendency to heavily research anything that interests me, purchases included (and thanks to this forum I know a lot more about headphones than I did two weeks ago). I was very apprehensive about buying them due to the amazon reviews, but I couldn't really find any other negative reviews outside of amazon, and every review, even the negative ones, said they sound great. Granted, I haven't found much, but there's some reviews on newegg and some scattered mentions of them on other message boards and reviews. Also, I gather that they were on woot for a time, and if they really break so easily I would think I would be seeing complaints to that effect. That said, I went ahead and ordered them a few days ago, so I guess I'll see.

post #148 of 406

It's been 5 years or something since I had the 202's... But as I recall they sound nice. Though back then my headphone experiences weren't as expensive as today. For the price they're really good anyhow.

post #149 of 406

 

 



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Originally Posted by s2Alex View Post

Are you suggesting the Maxell's? According to what I've been reading, you heavily endorse these headphones haha. If you were not talking about these, my apologies. Which headphones do you suggest?


 

 Well, if you didn't need closed I'd recommend the Maxell's but they are semi-open.

 

I'd recommend that you try the Auvio 33-279 Concert Class phones at RadioShack...

 

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Like I said before - if you don't like them they have a 30-day no questions return policy so you can just return them and get your money back no sweat.


 

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Originally Posted by Kraaken View Post

I'll just say that I've also been searching for new headphones around this price and after looking around decided to try out the Maxells. I do have a tendency to heavily research anything that interests me, purchases included (and thanks to this forum I know a lot more about headphones than I did two weeks ago). I was very apprehensive about buying them due to the amazon reviews, but I couldn't really find any other negative reviews outside of amazon, and every review, even the negative ones, said they sound great. Granted, I haven't found much, but there's some reviews on newegg and some scattered mentions of them on other message boards and reviews. Also, I gather that they were on woot for a time, and if they really break so easily I would think I would be seeing complaints to that effect. That said, I went ahead and ordered them a few days ago, so I guess I'll see.



I think you'll be like me when you get them and say "These obviously aren't the most rugged phones ever made but holy hell what the world were those dudes on Amazon doing?"

 

 

 

 

Please don't forget to post your impressions and/or review.

  

 

      


Edited by Olimoronio - 7/25/10 at 5:36pm
post #150 of 406
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Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post

 

 




 

 Well, if you didn't need closed I'd recommend the Maxell's but they are semi-open.

 

I'd recommend that you try the Auvio 33-279 Concert Class phones at RadioShack...

 

b43d0e37.jpg

 

Like I said before - if you don't like them they have a 30-day no questions return policy so you can just return them and get your money back no sweat.


 



I think you'll be like me when you get them and say "These obviously aren't the most rugged phones ever made but holy hell what the world were those dudes on Amazon doing?"

 

 

 

 

Please don't forget to post your impressions and/or review.

  

 

      

 


One more question: Since Maxell's are semi-open, does that mean their sound leakage is relatively non-existent at low volume levels?  Say I was sitting in a library and listening to some soft rock. At low volume levels, would the noise leak and bother people sitting around me? 
 

By the way, I looked over the Auvio headphones and the features on it look great except for the fact that they're gigantic. I guess I can live with that. Thanks for your input!

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