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post #28591 of 29491
Has anyone put some time into the Sol Republic Master Tracks? I really like the normal Sol Tracks V8 sound, so I'm hoping the Master Tracks are an audiophile-ish take on a headphone I already like.

Why not stick with the Tracks, you say? Well, they hurt my ears after 30-60 min.

Speaking of, had anyone compared Tracks vs V-Moda m80 in terms of comfort (not audio)? I bought a pair of those too and they should be here in a few days.

Thanks people!
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I'm thinking about selling my HiFiMan HE500's and getting some Grado Rs1i's.  I feel like the HE500's sound too much like my Sen HD650's.  Is this a lateral move/move down?  I'm looking for something a bit different.

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Originally Posted by srmotta View Post

That's my big dilemma! I don't know if the IEM that I use nowadays (the SE215) is way better than the Uptown, or if it is just slightly better, of even if its worse!
If it is really better, I don't think I will be buying the Uptowns. Do you really think they are not worth £56?
I saw some reviews putting them into the same standard as the Audio Technica's M50, and if it is true I think they sound quite well, and not far from the SE215.

Does anybody has another view on this? Thanks! 

I don't know about the SE215, but the Uptowns sound quite different from the M50s. There are certainly some people that would like their sound more. They are also different build style, constructed mainly for comfort, although I would vote the M50s as likely more durable and more portable in their ability to fold up. Here in the US, they have also been significantly cheaper than the M50s. So while I would agree that the Uptowns have been a better price/performance value at £56 over the M50s which are probably twice as much to you, whether or not the Uptowns are better headphones overall than the M50s really are a personal preference thing. There are already some discussions debating that on head-fi if you want to dig in deeper on that topic.
post #28594 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Minejiro View Post

I'm thinking about selling my HiFiMan HE500's and getting some Grado Rs1i's.  I feel like the HE500's sound too much like my Sen HD650's.  Is this a lateral move/move down?  I'm looking for something a bit different.

Have you seen the Grado Fan Club thread? Likely many people there that could give you a better idea of how the RSi sound in comparison to your other headphones: http://www.head-fi.org/t/530965/grado-fan-club
post #28595 of 29491
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Originally Posted by srmotta View Post

That's my big dilemma! I don't know if the IEM that I use nowadays (the SE215) is way better than the Uptown, or if it is just slightly better, of even if its worse!

If it is really better, I don't think I will be buying the Uptowns. Do you really think they are not worth £56?

I saw some reviews putting them into the same standard as the Audio Technica's M50, and if it is true I think they sound quite well, and not far from the SE215.

 

Does anybody has another view on this? Thanks! 

Well if they didn't have this bad clarity, then they definitely would be worth 56 pounds. They are also very light on bass imo. But for what it stands right now, I think they're worth like maximum 40 pounds. Keep in mind, I'm not an audiophile. I haven't heard the M50's.

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Hi, just a new member lurking here biggrin.gif I posted in the iem thread asking for recommendations, but would like to have some recommendations on headphones too, as I am either getting iems or headphones biggrin.gif
My budget is around $500 SGD. For headphones, I would like a good soundstage. I will be using these for my laptop and my phone, hence it should be easy to drive without maxing out the volume. Sound signature wise, tight strong bass with clear vocals and detailed highs, also I am wearing spectacles hence comfort is a must.

I am looking at the sennheiser momentum and the vmoda m100s, I read reviews that the m100s are very easy to drive but for some reason it is very soft on my galaxy s3.. I am open to other suggestions too! Close and open, no preference, as long as it is loud enough without cranking up the volume.


Sorry--I don't know what SGD are and you do not list your home country on your profile when you post.

post #28597 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Minejiro View Post

I'm thinking about selling my HiFiMan HE500's and getting some Grado Rs1i's.  I feel like the HE500's sound too much like my Sen HD650's.  Is this a lateral move/move down?  I'm looking for something a bit different.


I don't understand why you think that that the more expensive, neutral and better HD 500 sound like the HD 650, which feature a mid-bass hump.  Maybe like a very clear and extended HD 600....

 

The RS 1i is a bright and colored can that I very much like, especially for rock, blues and other guitar driven music.

 

Read more about all these cans here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-57-headphones-compared-update-ultimate-ears-uerm-added-4-14-13


Edited by KG Jag - 5/16/13 at 10:13am
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Actually the M50s are almost three times the price of the Uptowns now! That's why I am so inclined to buy the Uptowns, they seem to be very well recommended here on head-fi and the price is decent now. I think I'll buy the Uptowns and maybe I'll post something here about that!

I wish I could find the Uptowns to listen before I could buy it, so it would be easier to decide...I'll let you guys know!

Thanks for the opinions!

post #28599 of 29491
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Originally Posted by srmotta View Post

Actually the M50s are almost three times the price of the Uptowns now! That's why I am so inclined to buy the Uptowns, they seem to be very well recommended here on head-fi and the price is decent now. I think I'll buy the Uptowns and maybe I'll post something here about that!

I wish I could find the Uptowns to listen before I could buy it, so it would be easier to decide...I'll let you guys know!

Thanks for the opinions!

The M50 is a very decent entry into the closed can world and definitely worth the $110 that's being asked of them these days. I'm not a fan of the sound, but it does produce a quality signature for the price of admission. Just keep in mind there is a reason why it's usually the first people look into and will eventually lead to upgraditis.

post #28600 of 29491

Budget: $200-$250

 

Use: Gaming and movies with dolby headphone 

 

Gear: Schiit magni, astro mixamp, ps3

 

Desired Sound: I have tried out the DT990 and DT880 headpone. I do prefer The DT990 for its big soundstage and very nice home theatre like bass. But both these cans are far to bright for me especially the 990's. Im looking for something with pretty much the same traits as the DT990 but with a much smoother treble. Can't handle those highs on the 990 otherwise they'd be perfect. 

 

Keep the budget in mind plz. 

 

Thanks in advance for any recommendations.


Edited by mtmortar - 5/16/13 at 3:15pm
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Originally Posted by mtmortar View Post

Budget: $200-$250

 

Use: Gaming and movies with dolby headphone 

 

Gear: Schiit magni, astro mixamp, ps3

 

Desired Sound: I have tried out the DT990 and DT880 headpone. I do prefer The DT990 for its big soundstage and very nice home theatre like bass. But both these cans are far to bright for me especially the 990's. Im looking for something with pretty much the same traits as the DT990 but with a much smoother treble. Can't handle those highs on the 990 otherwise they'd be perfect. 

 

Keep the budget in mind plz. 

 

Thanks in advance for any recommendations.

 

Q701

post #28602 of 29491

Hi can anyone recommend me closed cans around US300 that has good quality and quantity bass throughout (not just midbass but from sub->mid bass) that is not fatiguing not bright has decent midrange clarity and imaging (approx like the Senn HD600)

 

ie something that approximates HD600's mid-high + ultrasone pro900 bass

 

THis is what I have

- FLAC to Fiio E17

- All things pop from Bon Jovi to Evanescence to Christina Perri to Coldplay etc

 

Many thanks

 

(SOrry I live in a remote location and nearest store is 4 hrs international flight to audition anything)

post #28603 of 29491

Okay, so, in Canada, the MDR-V6s go for about $100. I need something cheaper for him, so this time, I'll say he has a $40 (american) limit to buy headphones, with these properties:

 

1. Bass strong

2. comfortable

3. very durable

4. "wow" factor

6.  great with electronic music

7. Sold in Canada, for a max of $60 in their currency

 

I hope this'll work out, now. I wish Canada wasn't more expensive in their products :c

 

edit: wow, in Canada, the CAL is almost $140...


Edited by daleb - 5/16/13 at 4:11pm
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Originally Posted by daleb View Post

Okay, so, in Canada, the MDR-V6s go for about $100. I need something cheaper for him, so this time, I'll say he has a $40 (american) limit to buy headphones, with these properties:

 

1. Bass strong

2. comfortable

3. very durable

4. "wow" factor

6.  great with electronic music

7. Sold in Canada, for a max of $60 in their currency

 

I hope this'll work out, now. I wish Canada wasn't more expensive in their products :c

 

Monoprice 8323

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Monoprice 8323

Are these found commonly in Canadian stores? They look perfect, even better then the MDR-V6s in fact, for what he needs.

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