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post #256 of 406

I'm not trying to knock the PortaPros either but I just didn't like them. I tried a pair of the PortaPros in BestBuy but I really couldn't get over the old-school, sit-loosely-on-your-ears phones and that goofy looking design to listen to them very long. They do definitely look portable though.

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Olimoronio, I would take you up on your offer except the shipping costs may be really expensive. Mind guiding me through taking them apart instead?

 

I'll try to get some pics up soon. It's really just a matter of removing a few screws.

 

 

      

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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

 


I haven't had a chance to audition a pair of Eskuche headphones myself, but I have noticed that some people swear by them, and even collect their product line.


 I think I'm going to grab a pair. They look really nice and I'm about due for a new set of budget phones. lol I really need to start reviewing all my phones. 

 

 

 

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Grain of salt? That's pushing it just a bit. And I'm not saying that *just* about the Maxells, but reviews in a general sense.

 

When there tends to be a trend in reviews, I find it more valid and credible than if you have a couple of bad apples in the barrel.

 

True, you can't base their durability off a couple reviews, but you *should* take note, as the reviewers are not just going to randomly have the incentive to post a *lie* for fun.

 

 I own two pairs do you own even one? Because I can say with confidense that the monkeys on Amazon were treating their Maxell's like trash.

 

Like I said earlier in the thread I threw one pair on the ground twice a day for two weeks and it never broke. I sleep with the same pair on and it's still as good as new.

 

So just how much abuse should one be able to dish out before it's labeled user error?

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


Edited by Olimoronio - 8/17/10 at 12:20am
post #258 of 406
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Originally Posted by hhnguyen504 View Post

I'm not trying to knock the PortaPros either but I just didn't like them. I tried a pair of the PortaPros in BestBuy but I really couldn't get over the old-school, sit-loosely-on-your-ears phones and that goofy looking design to listen to them very long. They do definitely look portable though.


Best Buy lets you audition headphones, that's great! What did you think of the way they sounded?
 

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Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post


 I think I'm going to grab a pair. They look really nice and I'm about due for a new set of budget phones. lol I really need to start reviewing all my phones. 


Don't forget to use the coupon code, and be sure to let us know how they sound!

post #259 of 406
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Originally Posted by grokitView Post

 

Don't forget to use the coupon code, and be sure to let us know how they sound!


Will do, thanks. Maybe I'll make it my first full-fledged headphone review. Need to start somewhere...

post #260 of 406

^If you do a review thread, great, but keep in mind the product listing section... A thread gives you all the comments, but the product section gathers multiple reviews of the same product all in one place, both are useful, a simple copy-paste will do!

post #261 of 406
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Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post

 I own two pairs do you own even one? Because I can say with confidense that the monkeys on Amazon were treating their Maxell's like trash.

 

Like I said earlier in the thread I threw one pair on the ground twice a day for two weeks and it never broke. I sleep with the same pair on and it's still as good as new.

 

So just how much abuse should one be able to dish out before it's labeled user error?

 


No, I have never owned one. But remember what I said, I'm just "observing" what other people had to say. Whether there is validity to there reviews, we won't know, in this case, most likely not. I am not saying they are not durable, I'm just "spectating" and found a few warnings, that I simply gave users a "head's up" about. So now, it's up to the users to either 'confirm' or 'debunk' the myth that I brought up to people's attention. And in this case, you say they have been tested from your own use, and found them durable. So, we have found that they don't break as easily as originally thought. Case closed.

 

Besides, I'm sure they would be perfectly fine (like all headphones) if you take care of them. And like you said, we don't know what they have been doing to them.

 

...because headphones just don't break on your head.


Edited by Katun - 8/17/10 at 10:10am
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 I think I'm going to grab a pair. They look really nice and I'm about due for a new set of budget phones. lol I really need to start reviewing all my phones.

 

Lol, I'll be really upset if you come back saying the Eskuche Control's are better than the Maxell DHP-II.  If you do by any chance end up saying they are better, I hope I can still return the Maxell's and get those instead!  :P  Please get them as soon as you can so my return policy doesn't run out!  Haha :P  Try to post a summary (specifically if they are your new best choice) on this thread too?  Thanks!  :P 

 

EDIT:  I just looked at the specs for the Eskuche Control's, and although I know it doesn't really matter in many cases--The specs don't look as impressive as the Maxell's.. That's a little relieving.. :P

 

Specifications

Type: Dynamic type
Driver: φ40mm
Output overpressure value: 112dB/mW
Playback frequency zone: 20 - 20,000Hz
Impedance: 32 ohms
Plug: φ3.5 gold-plating stereo mini-plug


Edited by trancetunes - 8/17/10 at 4:15pm
post #263 of 406

Those Eskuche headphones look pretty nice... though they are only semi-open from appearances, and as such, especially at this price point, the sound-stage and clarity may suffer.
 

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"...Lol, I'll be really upset if you come back saying the Eskuche Control's are better than the Maxell DHP-II..."


Careful... Basing you choice too heavily on one persons opinion may lead you down the wrong road. Majority rules for a reason, and I still encourage you to buy and return a pair of Koss PortaPros, just to try them if nothing else. The Maxells may not sound cavey now, but in direct comparison with an open headphone it is easy to tell the difference, and once you hear it, you may not want to go back as the sound-stage will never be the same when it's closed.

post #264 of 406

I'll never understand people who want a massive, cavernous soundstage at all times. I prefer semi-open which is exactly what the Maxell's are.

 

Best of both worlds IMO.


Edited by Olimoronio - 8/17/10 at 6:54pm
post #265 of 406

is it only me who don't feel the portapro comfortable?

post #266 of 406

 

Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post

I'll never understand people who want a massive, cavernous soundstage at all times. I prefer semi-open which is exactly what the Maxell's are.

 

Best of both worlds IMO.


Which maxells? anyway, as much as I love the cd3k SS...it's VERY VERY cavernous, and you've just pointed out my very problem as of now. I'm getting another phone(cd900st) for this very reason. A very cavernous headstage is eye popping for movies, but for music it doesn't make much sense.

 

PS: ok, got it: Maxell DHP-II


Edited by leeperry - 8/17/10 at 8:09pm
post #267 of 406
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is it only me who don't feel the portapro comfortable?


I wore my pair on my 3.5 hour way to the Dallas Head-fi meet in January. I took them off when I got to the hotel and my ears felt as though nothing had happened.

post #268 of 406

OK I ordered the Eskimos.... Uhhh... the Eskimillios... Eh... Eskuché phones. heh

 

$36 total w/shipping.

 

I'll let you all know what I think when I get 'em.

 

We should keep this thread going. Like others have said it's a good, informative read.

post #269 of 406
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Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post

I'll never understand people who want a massive, cavernous soundstage at all times. I prefer semi-open which is exactly what the Maxell's are.

 

Best of both worlds IMO.

 

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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post

 


Which maxells? anyway, as much as I love the cd3k SS...it's VERY VERY cavernous, and you've just pointed out my very problem as of now. I'm getting another phone(cd900st) for this very reason. A very cavernous headstage is eye popping for movies, but for music it doesn't make much sense.

 

PS: ok, got it: Maxell DHP-II


x3

 

I was about to get those Eskimos but closer inspection of the housing looked really cheap from the photos.  Couldn't do it.

post #270 of 406
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Originally Posted by Akella View Post

is it only me who don't feel the portapro comfortable?


No, I don't like them either fit wise.  They grab and tear hair, don't hold the fit selection well and feel really cheap.  They also photograph better than they look in real life IMO.

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