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post #31 of 406
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I was also really impressed by the PortaPro warranty!

 

PortaPro, Superlux HD681, Sennheiser 203, JVC HA-RX700?  Keep the opinions coming please! 

 

One thing about the PortaPro--are they comfortable to wear for a long time?  I am going to be using this at my computer chair for times that I have to turn my speakers off!  Sometimes that can be for hours..


Edited by trancetunes - 7/20/10 at 6:53pm
post #32 of 406

jvc ha-s700 no question

post #33 of 406
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jvc ha-s700 no question


What about the JVC HARX700? Aren't they better than the has700?

 

http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HARX700-High-Grade-Full-Size-Headphone/dp/B0013OWPV4/ref=pd_cp_e_2

post #34 of 406
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er, double post sry.  read next post.


Edited by trancetunes - 7/20/10 at 7:00pm
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post #36 of 406

Are you looking for full-sized headphones or something that is portable? Is isolation needed?

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Are you looking for full-sized headphones or something that is portable? Is isolation needed?


i dont require portable, but if a portable set ended up being better than non portable thats fine.  i am only using them for at home, on my pc.  :)  i really want good, full/rich/deep bass and clarity (the best i can get for $40 incl shipping/tax).

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Are you looking for full-sized headphones or something that is portable? Is isolation needed?


they dont have to be portable.  however, if portable ones happen to be the best for $40 inc. shipping/tax, then thats fine.

 

they are going to be used in one spot..at my chair with desktop computer.  i want the best full/rich/deep bass, and clarity that i can get within this price.  :)

post #39 of 406
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they dont have to be portable.  however, if portable ones happen to be the best for $40 inc. shipping/tax, then thats fine.

 

they are going to be used in one spot..at my chair with desktop computer.  i want the best full/rich/deep bass, and clarity that i can get within this price.  :)

 

ps--if this get's posted more than once it's because these forums are being really weird for me right now.

post #40 of 406

Personally, I've been happy with my Sennheiser eh150s, it looks like the hd203 might be a rebadge of them. I haven't had the chance to try the others in the thread, though. Picked them up for $40 at my university bookstore. Headband's a bit tight out of the box, but it loosens up over time. Has very clear treble, and full, but not overpowering, bass.


Edited by telepheedian - 7/20/10 at 7:35pm
post #41 of 406

The PortaPros are very comfortable for long term listening.   That's part of their design, part of their appeal.  They feature little cushions above the ear that relieve direct pressure on your ears.  They even call this "comfortZone"  haha.    As for bass, it's pretty much the word with the PortaPros.


Edited by discoscience - 7/20/10 at 7:42pm
post #42 of 406
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This is why I am so torn.  I originally was choosing between PortaPro and HD 202/203 from Senn..  Then I got a few more options from you guys, and some of you seem to think the HD 202/203 is a waste.  However, when I read reviews on amazon, people love them.

 

Can I get some more opinions on the following choices?:

 

JVC HARX700

 

Koss PortaPro

 

Sennheiser 202 or 203

 

Superlux HD681 (only one person has mentioned this to me and it was on this thread).

 

 

Also feel free to give me any other recommendations.  I am checking all of these out and narrowing them down with my limited knowledge :P  I promise this thread will come down to a solid 3 choices (eventually :P ) and from there hopefully you guys/gals can hopefully help me choose ..THE ONE.  I may be heading to bed for now, but I'll stop by again tomorrow.  Please give me any recommendations and/or input on those choices.  I really appreciate your time, everyone.  :)


Edited by trancetunes - 7/20/10 at 7:44pm
post #43 of 406

Get these

 

BLACK Koss PortaPro with sheathed cable.

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Koss+-+PortaPro+Portable+Headphones+-+Black/9492391.p?id=1218113927982&skuId=9492391&st=koss%20portapro&cp=1&lp=1

 

I own them, and they far and away sound better than My Senn. HD201. They are an open speaker design, and will sound bigger than the closed back Senns because of this... no reverberation off the plastic backing from open phones. Warranty is the best in the industry, and I have not heard better sound unless you want to spend over $100. I have some more expensive Koss phones, yet I still take time to listen to my PortaPro.

post #44 of 406

The Porta Pro's have plenty of bass, but you might prefer the HA-RX700 if you're looking for a full, rich sound. You could get really cheap and get a pair of Sportapros on ebay. They have the same drivers as the Portapros, but aren't as well built.  

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Get these

 

BLACK Koss PortaPro with sheathed cable.

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Koss+-+PortaPro+Portable+Headphones+-+Black/9492391.p?id=1218113927982&skuId=9492391&st=koss%20portapro&cp=1&lp=1

 

I own them, and they far and away sound better than My Senn. HD201. They are an open speaker design, and will sound bigger than the closed back Senns because of this... no reverberation off the plastic backing from open phones. Warranty is the best in the industry, and I have not heard better sound unless you want to spend over $100. I have some more expensive Koss phones, yet I still take time to listen to my PortaPro.


OOooooo.....Those are the anniversary.  Actually the picture is wrong.  The model description is for regular portapros PORTAPRO, not the anniversary model PORTAPRO25TH.  I was about to jump on these for $29!  The Anniversary makes you look like a young Lord Vader.  

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