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post #16 of 21

It is clear that you don't deserve to have good headphones.
 

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HD25 are built to last, but at the same time the materials are awfully plastic and not nice in touch at all. The cups are small. The headphones look like badly designed g-shock watch, to last but not to look at - I am into aesthetics too much to like them.

 

As for sound they are shap like knives and hurt my ears after listening to the nice and brightish sound of ESW9s.
 

 
post #17 of 21
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What if all you have are TF10s :p 

 

Also I hate hats...I rarely wear hats in winter even if I have to freeze my ears off...

 

Good point though.

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Originally Posted by 12345142 View Postor you could just wear a hat over your IEMs.


x2.  that's the best way to go in the winter.   i'd be afraid to wear any good cans outside, for fear of rain/snow ruining them.   or the cold, i don't know if that can have any negative effects on headphones, maybe in very cold temps. confused_face.gif    but iems + beanie has worked well for me, and if it's really cold i'd throw on a mask. biggrin.gif

 

ps.  i like the skullcandy cans over iems idea.   finally they're good for something, earmuffs!!

post #18 of 21

Not your decision what I desrve or do not deserve. If you wanted to say I do not know much about headphones I would perfectly agree, but you are invading my personal life even though you have no idea about me.
 

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It is clear that you don't deserve to have good headphones.
 


 
post #19 of 21

I have the HD25 and the ESW10JPN.

 

I wouldn't take the ESW in a harsh environment - Great for hotel rooms etc. but not frost.

 

HD25 - You really must experience how these change sonically with a cable swap.  I used the APS V3 from my HD600's for a while but ended up investing is a TWAg set up for them.  They are an astonishing headphone that punch way above their price.  Their mid to low punch can be unwanted for certain genres though.  The lower cost option is to use an HD650 cable and shorten it to a 3.5mm plug.

 

Here's the outsider though.  The B&W P5 is too warm for me in summer (UK) but is good at keeping my ears warm in winter. The ability to control the iPhone from the headphone cable on the P5 is worth considering though.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Regards

 

Sceptre

post #20 of 21

Ygg I don't know if either of those portables are what you are looking for in terms of sound quality similar to TF10.  ESW9 are beautiful comfortable headphones with minimal noise leakage, but it sounds nothing like the TF10.  TF10 has very clear highs which give you the PRAT that many people (including myself) like.  As you know the bass is pretty punchy as well, but I sort of feel like they are lacking for modern music which are quite bass heavy.  The mids, in my opinion are recessed in the TF10 compared to some other IEM.  Anyway comparing a TF10 to ESW9 is not really good...ESW9 has a very laid back feel to it and is very warm.  While the bass is very good on the ESW9 the highs might seem a bit muffled due to the tube like sound.  The bass is also much faster on the TF10 where-as the ESW9 seems to have slower lower end sound degredation.  ESW9 are lovely headphones and they sound marvelous, but not quite similar to the TF10.  The HD25-II is similar in this respect in that the bass is lush, but the highs again don't compare to the TF10.

 

Perhaps T50P is more to your liking?  The highs are more forward than the ESW9 or HD25-II and has the crystal clear highs similar to the TF10.  However, personally I found the bass to be lacking the punch of ESW9 or HD25-II and found the T50P to be slightly fatiguing (I find the TF10 to be fatiguing after awhile because of its brilliant highs as well).

 

The best of both worlds?  ATH-ES10.  I just got these this week and honestly, the ES-10 is pretty much a combination of the T50P with ESW9/HD25-II.  Well balanced, lush mids, clear highs (gives you the PRAT on snares and cymbals) with vibrant punchy fast lows which doesn't muddle anything else.  They are well built, beautiful, light and extremely comfortable to wear too.

 

Just my opinion on what you're looking for.  Hope it helped.

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Ygg I don't know if either of those portables are what you are looking for in terms of sound quality similar to TF10.  ESW9 are beautiful comfortable headphones with minimal noise leakage, but it sounds nothing like the TF10.  TF10 has very clear highs which give you the PRAT that many people (including myself) like.  As you know the bass is pretty punchy as well, but I sort of feel like they are lacking for modern music which are quite bass heavy.  The mids, in my opinion are recessed in the TF10 compared to some other IEM.  Anyway comparing a TF10 to ESW9 is not really good...ESW9 has a very laid back feel to it and is very warm.  While the bass is very good on the ESW9 the highs might seem a bit muffled due to the tube like sound.  The bass is also much faster on the TF10 where-as the ESW9 seems to have slower lower end sound degredation.  ESW9 are lovely headphones and they sound marvelous, but not quite similar to the TF10.  The HD25-II is similar in this respect in that the bass is lush, but the highs again don't compare to the TF10.


Please read carefully next time. He was just joking about TF10s. Otherwise, they have nothing to do with this discussion. Also, you'd be hard pressed to find ES10s for under $350.

 

Again, I re-iterate that wood headphones are not outdoor headphones, much less in the winter. In sub-zero temperatures with snow on the ground, using the leather and wood ESW9s outside is practically abuse.

 

Actually, I think this entire discussion is headed in the wrong direction. OP, you weren't too clear about this, and you didn't respond to my post, but you're looking for circumaural (around-the-ear) headphones, aren't you? If that's the case, ESW9s and HD25s aren't even close to what you're looking for. I think D1100s or HFI-780s are more up your alley. Also, the Creative Aurvana Live! you mentioned use the same driver as the D1001s. Might want to look into those.


Edited by 12345142 - 12/8/10 at 2:05pm
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