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Poll Results: Dre beats - worth the price, or not worth the price?

 
  • 0% (0)
    I own a pair, and they are worth the price
  • 21% (9)
    I own a pair, and they are not worth the price
  • 2% (1)
    I don't own a pair, and they seem worth the price
  • 75% (31)
    I don't own a pair, and t they don't seem worth the price
41 Total Votes  
post #16 of 29

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Originally Posted by Proglover View Post

Believe it or not, but I'm actually very enjoying my AKG K450's with rock and metal on the go when I don't want to take my T50's along.

 

They're great, so shoot mesmily_headphones1.gif

Did hear a few...

So what... A simple HD428 was better than I expected. With the K181 things get much better. 

 

Slayer sounded very violent through my HD428 and the heaviness inherent with Metal was present. 
 

post #17 of 29

Symphony X on 450'satsmile.gif

post #18 of 29

Just get a pair of IEM's. If you get into full sized I would say it is too easy to get way the hell out of budget. 

Beats are okay, but terrible for the price. My former Grado SR-225i's that I got for $150 around here sounded much better than them even without a dedicated source.

I really only got into HiFi in August. I got a pair of UE SuperFi 5vi's then. Now it is December and my setup is uDac>Schiit Asgard>HD650, nothing special. Audio is a very slippery slope.

 

Oh yeah, I am 15 as well. 

post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by mralexosborn View Post

Just get a pair of IEM's. If you get into full sized I would say it is too easy to get way the hell out of budget. 

Beats are okay, but terrible for the price. My former Grado SR-225i's that I got for $150 around here sounded much better than them even without a dedicated source.

I really only got into HiFi in August. I got a pair of UE SuperFi 5vi's then. Now it is December and my setup is uDac>Schiit Asgard>HD650, nothing special. Audio is a very slippery slope.

 

Oh yeah, I am 15 as well. 

you could just as easily go overboard with IEMs...first you get some $50-100 IEM, then $100-150, then $150-200, $200-300(400) and pretty soon you want some customs...
 

post #20 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mralexosborn View Post

Just get a pair of IEM's. If you get into full sized I would say it is too easy to get way the hell out of budget. 

Beats are okay, but terrible for the price. My former Grado SR-225i's that I got for $150 around here sounded much better than them even without a dedicated source.

I really only got into HiFi in August. I got a pair of UE SuperFi 5vi's then. Now it is December and my setup is uDac>Schiit Asgard>HD650, nothing special. Audio is a very slippery slope.

 

Oh yeah, I am 15 as well. 

you could just as easily go overboard with IEMs...first you get some $50-100 IEM, then $100-150, then $150-200, $200-300(400) and pretty soon you want some customs...
 

 

Not as easily though, IMO. I have V-Moda Vibes, Shure SE110's, then the UE's and I would say I was fine. Also I feel as thought IEM's are less sensitive to upgrades such as DAC's and amps so you don't have to bother with that problem. 

My advice should be taken with a grain of salt of course because I have been straying away from IEM's as of late. But I see a TF10 on my horizon. 
 

post #21 of 29

Good help guys. I wish I registered here before I purchased my MDR-V6's though.


Edited by TrebleMaker - 12/12/13 at 8:43pm
post #22 of 29

The TF10 is a great IEM. You should definitely check them out.

post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by TrebleMaker View Post

Good help guys. I wish I registered here before I purchased my MDR-V6's though. It's due to arrive tomorrow from B&H. Blah.



I didn't find this site until after I started buying either. You'll learn a lot soon enough. Most important thing is figuring out what sound signature you like the best. Once you determine that, there are a lot of people here that can help you pick out the perfect phones in any price range...

post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by TrebleMaker View Post

Good help guys. I wish I registered here before I purchased my MDR-V6's though. It's due to arrive tomorrow from B&H. Blah.



I didn't find this site until after I started buying either. You'll learn a lot soon enough. Most important thing is figuring out what sound signature you like the best. Once you determine that, there are a lot of people here that can help you pick out the perfect phones in any price range...



now that's very true, exactly

and don't forget to enjoy that ride...

post #25 of 29

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Originally Posted by TrebleMaker View Post

Good help guys. I wish I registered here before I purchased my MDR-V6's though. It's due to arrive tomorrow from B&H. Blah.

The V6 will make the sound difference between your ear buds and the V6 painfully clear. In my opinion it is a good headphone to get started with for it has some characteristics in the way it presents the music and the source which will reveal a lot. Just watch out with your listening volume.   
 

post #26 of 29

Yeah. I'm already very careful with headphones and listen on very low volume. 


Edited by TrebleMaker - 12/12/13 at 8:41pm
post #27 of 29

Haha..indeed @Proglover. It's a lovely ride...though can become painfully expensive.

post #28 of 29

If you rather go for a good looking 50$ small fart cannon:

 

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punchy deep controlled bass - just how i love my metal.

I actually carry this around more than my other portables. seems to be very strong enough to be tossed around and has detachable cord.

Very dark sound, bass driven signature, the only con was th fit, it was tight, but the clamping force is lesser now, so comfort its OK now.

I am kinda new and although i had some sets before joining i have tried just a few headphones. but this win in bass, amount and control.

 

Edit: i forgot the name of the headphone .... L3000.gif .... Equation RP15


Edited by JamesMcProgger - 1/4/11 at 1:32am
post #29 of 29

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Originally Posted by TrebleMaker View Post

Yeah. I'm already very careful with headphones and listen on very low volume. The MDR-V6 cancels out a lot of sound from the outside. (or maybe thats just because i've never used headphones before) so I don't need it turned up so loudly. The quality is the best i've heard so far and it's only plugged into my Cowon J3. biggrin.gif

No, not a lot. If you get some real isolating headphones you will notice the difference. The stock ear pads on the V6 are not very good for isolation. The best test is to get on the bus or train and play music on normal volumes and the beeps and sounds will still be audible unless the volume of the DAP counters it. Rooms filled with fridges, computers etcetera and other appliances which produce beeps and tones are also great for testing. It isolates enough though.

 

You will notice the difference with the better DJ headphones.  

 


 

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