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post #106 of 124

Well I'm finding some portuguese sites after a quick google search:

 

http://www.microfusatienda.com/pt/estudio-y-grabacion/auriculares-de-estudio/m-audio-studiophile-q40.html - 99 EUR ?

 

http://pt.lookat.com/music/m-audio-studiophile-q40/

 

Also found a whole lot others too but it seems the price varies a lot, some sites sell them for like 180 EUR so. haha


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 4/19/12 at 2:26pm
post #107 of 124

Oh my God...!!! You are my hero. cool.gif THANKS A TON! Will order from there.

 

EDIT: Done. 99€ + shipping. 119€ total. Was going to pay 184€ today from M-Audio. lol ; )

 

FYI: They are not portuguese, they are spanish, but it's same thing : )


Edited by miow - 4/19/12 at 3:55pm
post #108 of 124

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by miow View Post

Oh my God...!!! You are my hero. cool.gif THANKS A TON! Will order from there.

 

EDIT: Done. 99€ + shipping. 119€ total. Was going to pay 184€ today from M-Audio. lol ; )

 

FYI: They are not portuguese, they are spanish, but it's same thing : )

 

NP, glad to be of help. I recommend you do one cheap mod though when you get em:

 

1x piece of household paper towel

paper-towels.jpg

 

Cut it in half... roll it into about 1cm wide roll, stuff it underneath the shallow stockpads => enjoy your free soundstage & fit upgrade (also tames the 8kHz peak very slightly which was welcomed for me).


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 4/19/12 at 4:09pm
post #109 of 124

Thanks again, bro ; )
 

post #110 of 124

Is there a difference between the new black pioneer hdj-2000's and the normal ones?  And I am about to buy them, tried some out and was VERY impressed.

post #111 of 124
Thread Starter 

As far as I'm aware, it's only a cosmetic change. That said, I haven't heard the new version.

post #112 of 124

thanks a lot. appreciate it. but being honest, if the Q40 is at a caliber to compete with these headphones, i would definitely prefer the Q40. The Pioneers are at $285 online and $345 where i am. and the Q40's are $119 where I got em.

post #113 of 124
Thread Starter 

Audio is a terrible game of diminishing returns. Faced with that kind of price difference, I would easily pick the Q40. Spend a few bucks on some better pads and a shorter cable.

post #114 of 124
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Audio is a terrible game of diminishing returns.

 

wow. wow. you're a spot on genius. i could not possibly find such a well said, accurate statement.
 

post #115 of 124

Hello Armaegis, 

 

I just purchased the pioneer HDJ 2000 today because of your in-depth and thorough review and comparison. I want to thank you for your hard work and time you put into this thread! I finally decided to upgrade my headphones (Sennheiser 201!!!!) and give myself an early Christmas present. My final three were the M50's, PRO 700mk2's, and HDJ 2000's. Although the pioneer's were the most expensive ($200 on amazon), I believe I made a good decision. I actually auditioned the M50's at a local music store and thought it sounded fantastic. I can only imagine how much more amazing the pioneer's will sound! 

 

Anything that I should know regarding these headphones? It's been over a year since you last updated this thread and I was wondering how your HDJ' 2000's were holding up. Any issues? 

post #116 of 124
Thread Starter 

There isn't too much more beyond what I've said in my review. $200 for the Pioneers is a very good price. They were $300 when I first got them. My pair are still holding up well after a few years of regular use and many modding cycles. Still probably my most comfortable headphones.

post #117 of 124
Nice comparison, Armageis. I do have a question though, you said that the bass on the Q40's rolls off quickly, are you sure that is the case? I have read a couple of reviews that say that the bass goes as deep as 15hz.
post #118 of 124
Thread Starter 

From memory, the bass is somewhat elevated, which makes the drop below 40Hz seem more pronounced. There might still be something at 15Hz (are you guys listening to whale mating calls or something?), but the relative difference to 40Hz is higher that's all.

post #119 of 124
Good to know that.

Lol, most electronic music needs a can that can reach really, really deep in the lows.
post #120 of 124
Thread Starter 

Even with electronic music, you're talking usually 30Hz at the lowest. Stuff that goes lower often isn't a real continuous tone, but a higher tone pulsed at lower frequencies.

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