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post #16 of 41

Is the Sj33 that bad? I was thinking of buying them, they look good to me...

post #17 of 41

I didn't say that it was bad, but it doesn't excel in portability like the SJ11 or in sound like the SJ55. I would recommend it if the SJ55 was out of the person's price range and didn't mind a slightly less portable can. They sound good, but the SJ55 sounds better and looks the same. For my money I'd rather put it in a better can, and they don't even cost that much more than the SJ33s either. The biggest difference (for me) is in the highs, which seem so much more crisp on the SJ55s when compared to the SJ33s. None of the three have really fantastic bass. That is not to say the bass is bad. It is nice and punchy, and sounds good enough, but lacks the power I am used to from other cans.
 

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Is the Sj33 that bad? I was thinking of buying them, they look good to me...



 

post #18 of 41

Well i usually listen to classic or rock music... So from what you are saying the SJ55 are more along the line of those genres no? Or can the SJ33 also be good at these types of music? Sry for asking too much, but i'm kind of a newbie :).


Edited by Christo4 - 5/4/11 at 12:41pm
post #19 of 41

I'd say yes, because the highs are more crisp and clean. On 33s you can hear some distortion in the higher notes, that the 55s don't have. It bothers me personally, but I'm not sure about you. Perhaps you won't even hear the same things I did. Everyone hears differently. I'd always recommend the 55s over the 33s, and the 11s if you want portability. Again, if the 55s are out of your price range, the 33s will perform admirably, and will be almost as good for those genres. The highs may leave something to be desired, but again that is only from my experience.
 

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Well i usually listen to classic or rock music... So from what you are saying the SJ55 are more along the line of those genres no? Or can the SJ33 also be good at these types of music? Sry for asking too much, but i'm kind of a newbie :).



 

post #20 of 41

Thank you very much for your advice :)

post #21 of 41
anyone compared the SJ55 to the AKG K81/518 DJ/LE ? Would be an interesting comparison i think.
post #22 of 41
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anyone compared the SJ55 to the AKG K81/518 DJ/LE ? Would be an interesting comparison i think.

 

Mike from Headfonia made a brief comparison in the comments section of his mini-review: Audio Technica’s Entry Level Trio: SJ11, SJ33, and SJ55 | Headfonia

post #23 of 41
thanks, it's very breif, if some one could do a more in depth one it would be good.
post #24 of 41

How's the soundstage/imaging on the SJ55s?

post #25 of 41

In reference or comparison to what?
 

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How's the soundstage/imaging on the SJ55s?



 

post #26 of 41
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In reference or comparison to what?

 

Have you ever owned or heard any of these: e-Q5, PFE, M50, K 81 DJ, PX200 (first one)?

post #27 of 41

Finally bought a pair of SJ55s. They are surprisingly rather good. Better than any ~50-60 dollar cans I've ever owned or heard (K 81, PX100-I, PX-200-I)


Edited by mugen3 - 6/4/11 at 2:42am
post #28 of 41

Glad you are enjoying them. I'm a big fan of them. I'd buy them if I needed a sub $100 pair of cans for portable, but for now my HJE900s and TMA-1s are doing nicely for my purposes.
 

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Finally bought a pair of SJ55s. They are surprisingly rather good. Better than any ~50-60 dollar cans I've ever owned or heard (K 81, PX100-I, PX-200-I)



 

post #29 of 41

For those buying these, the SJ1 and SJ3 sound way inferior to the SJ5, which would probably be true for the 11 33 and 55 as well 

post #30 of 41
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Originally Posted by KaliKot View Post

For those buying these, the SJ1 and SJ3 sound way inferior to the SJ5, which would probably be true for the 11 33 and 55 as well 


Yes, that is indeed the case, but the SJ11 is a bit more portable than the SJ33 and SJ55. Also, if you are familiar with those models, just assume that they greatly improved on those original models. Because they did. I have heard both and the 11,33, and 55 are all superior to their older counterparts.

 

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