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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...

 

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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.


 



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.

  

 

      


It seems my other question did not post. So here it goes again.

 

Say I was in a library and listening to some soft rock. Would semi-open cans (like the Maxell's) at a low volume level disturb others that are studying around me? If not, what about open cans? 

post #152 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.

  

 

      


It seems my question did not post. So here it does again.

 

Say I was in a library listening to some soft rock. Would Semi-open cans (such as Maxell's) listened to at a low volume level create sound leakage that would bother those sitting around me studying? If not, what about open cans listened to at a low volume? Keep in mind, people in libraries get annoyed at the slightest things. Your answer will immensely help me choose a pair. Thanks for your replies!

post #153 of 406
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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.


Please post your thoughts on them!!  :)  I am looking for thoughts on the bass, but mids and highs are also important.  It's just that I am looking for headphones that have a lot of bass since I love electronic music and hip hop...and I just love bass.  :P

 

 

 

 

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Edited by trancetunes - 7/25/10 at 6:15pm
post #154 of 406

 

Olimoronio, you want people to buy these headphones, but I don't recall a single post where you have commented on their sound, you seem to keep quoting other people, but what are your thoughts on them? What other headphones do you own and how do they compare? What makes them so great? What other headphones do they sound like? 

 

No disrespect, but you have to give us more than "you'll see how good they are when you get them" Sure they're cheap, but I don't think most of the guys on here looking for budget headphones will be be willing to gamble on a pair they know very little about. Why not just do a complete review of them? 

post #155 of 406

Sitting hear listening to Peter Gabriel - Us on the Maxell's.

 

I think I may take a nice long walk later and throw my HA-RX700's in the river.

post #156 of 406
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Originally Posted by MBM85 View Post

 

Olimoronio, you want people to buy these headphones, but I don't recall a single post where you have commented on their sound, you seem to keep quoting other people, but what are your thoughts on them? What other headphones do you own and how do they compare? What makes them so great? What other headphones do they sound like? 

 

No disrespect, but you have to give us more than "you'll see how good they are when you get them" Sure they're cheap, but I don't think most of the guys on here looking for budget headphones will be be willing to gamble on a pair they know very little about. Why not just do a complete review of them? 


X2 - And a very good point.

 

*Are you not suspicious yet?*


Edited by Katun - 7/25/10 at 7:23pm
post #157 of 406

Yeah, that's it - I'm a freaking shill for Maxell... and Coby... and Auvio. I don't want you to buy ****. I'm just trying to help. As I told Duncan...

 

"Something about headphones. Ive been deeply into audio for over two decades now and can write out a speaker review like it's nothing but when I start to try and write a HP review I find myself writing all kinds of contradictory statements and oxymorons. I don't know what it is but it is annoying."

 

If you have a specific question about the sound then you can ask otherwise go spit.

 

And with these BS accusations I think my time trying to help folks out on this forum is done.

 

 

I hope EVERYONE enjoys their JVC HA-RX***

post #158 of 406
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Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post

Very nice review, Duncan. I'd say I agree precisely with most of your findings especially the bass. In my opinion it is absolutely phenomenal at this price-range. Agile, tight and never bloated - the bass is fantastic by any standards IMO.

 

The highs took a bit of getting used to simply because they weren't playing ALL THE TIME. This is kind of hard to describe but every other phone that I own/have owned or heard is always pumping out the highs and upper mids... even when they are not present in the recording. These phones do something remarkable in that they act almost like a multi-way speaker. When the highs are not present in the recording they shut off for lack of a better term. Again, this is not to say that the highs are rolled off because they are there extended and clear as a bell when you come across them on a recording.

 

Now, I have two pairs and I wanted to see what would happen if I drilled a small hole in the middle of the driver lens/grill to let more highs out. I am happy to say that the results were very good, tipping up the treble a bit and  "leaving it on" more of the time than without the hole. Neither way is right or wrong, just a matter of preference.

 

I will say that I sort of disagree about the Shure SRH840's. I didn't like mine much at all. For one the bass WAS bloated and DID interfere with the mids on my pair. This is something that I just cannot tolerate. That and they completely lacked in musicality, and like you said, they aren't as fun. Well, if I don't have fun listening to a pair of phones then I'm not enjoying it and if I'm not enjoying it then what's the point? I'd take these $30 Maxells over the $150-$200 Shures everyday of the week and twice on Sunday.

 

Anyway, thanks again for the great review. It's just too bad that these don't have JVC or Philips label on them. Then maybe some people would start to pay attention and jump all over these like they deserve. Oh well, no skin off my nose. All I can do is try and recommend them when appropriate and then people can decide for themselves what's more important - a brand name or the sound.



 

Edited by Olimoronio - 7/25/10 at 9:17pm
post #159 of 406

I never thought for a minute you had some type of ulterior motive since I know you've been pushing |joker| to review them, so I apologies if my post sounded like I was trying to accuse you of something. For some reason I missed your comments when I read Duncan's review.

post #160 of 406

Thanks for all your help Olimoronio. However, I have one more question:

 

On semi-open cans, do they leak noise even at a relatively low volume level when listening to soft rock? Say I was listening to music in a library and put on the Maxell's. Would they be a bother to anyone in my immediate vicinity at a low volume? If not, what about open cans ? I appreciate anyone's input into this question.

post #161 of 406
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Originally Posted by MBM85 View Post

I never thought for a minute you had some type of ulterior motive since I know you've been pushing |joker| to review them, so I apologies if my post sounded like I was trying to accuse you of something. For some reason I missed your comments when I read Duncan's review.


Don't worry about it, man. I was just being a little girl because I've been feeling under the weather lately. 

 

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Originally Posted by s2Alex View Post

Thanks for all your help Olimoronio. However, I have one more question:

 

On semi-open cans, do they leak noise even at a relatively low volume level when listening to soft rock? Say I was listening to music in a library and put on the Maxell's. Would they be a bother to anyone in my immediate vicinity at a low volume? If not, what about open cans ? I appreciate anyone's input into this question.

It differs from phone to phone. For instance, the JVC HA-RX700 are semi-open but they isolate sound in and out pretty well. I'm not really too sure about the Maxell's because it wasn't a big concern of mine. My girlfriend hasn't complained... yet. I'll check them later and let you know what I think.
 

post #162 of 406
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Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post




Don't worry about it, man. I was just being a little girl because I've been feeling under the weather lately. 

 

It differs from phone to phone. For instance, the JVC HA-RX700 are semi-open but they isolate sound in and out pretty well. I'm not really too sure about the Maxell's because it wasn't a big concern of mine. My girlfriend hasn't complained... yet. I'll check them later and let you know what I think.
 

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And yeah, it varies with different headphones. For example, the AKG K240 is semi-open and mostly just lets sound in and minimal sound out. Not too sure about the Beyerdynamic DT880 or the Maxells though.
 

post #163 of 406

s2Alex, on my girl the Maxell's leak just a little at moderate volumes. It's low enough that I really can't imagine it bothering anyone even in a library. At lower levels they are almost completely inaudible. It's really not until you start to crank them that I'd see it being a problem.

 

As Duncan mentioned in his review though they do not block sound OUT too well at all.

 

Hope this helps.


Edited by Olimoronio - 7/26/10 at 6:14pm
post #164 of 406

Thanks so much for your help guys!

Sorry for all the double/triple/quadruple posting? I thought it didn't post the first few times because of some error in my browser window and it wasn't until the 4th post that I realized it said it was being reviewed by admin's for appropriate content or something. My apologies for the spam and thanks for your help!

post #165 of 406
Thread Starter 

I noticed that the Maxell DHP-II has 40mm Neodymium drivers, while the JVC and others have 50mm.  Is that something that should concern me in terms of bass/clarity of highs and highs/overall quality?  What effect does that have?

 

I am so close to getting the Maxell's based on the review I read here, and Olimoronio's posts on other threads.  Olimoronio, if you're out there let me know about this question?  Anyone else chime in as well if you want!!  :)


Edited by trancetunes - 7/27/10 at 3:52pm
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