Edited by Ultrazino - 3/11/11 at 3:05am
But it also has to do with your choice of music i think, this is a bass heavy headphone so electronic music and rap will do fine or don't you think that...? still doubting to buy these cause i need a small on ear this size not bigger so this or the k450 cause the akg k518 is also too big i have a small head...hihi
My impressions are very subjective and biased and, of course, choice of music plays an important role. If you're into Hip-Hop you probably will like these. I think they perform best with R&B as female voices sound very appealing.
Although I enjoy some Tech N9ne and Eminem from time to time, my preference lies within guitar fireworks à la Monster Magnet or Hellacopters. Here's the main problem: low tuned guitars create a rumbling bass although they technically should still play in the mids. Classical sounds equally bad.
In case of the Hippo VB, for example, I don't think of it as a big problem, but with the Klipsch the bass is just too slow and muddy resulting in a mess on fast tracks. Sadly, this alone ruins the whole experience!
I was about to buy them for 100$ but I think I won't after your review. You compared them to BOSE OE but could you tell me how they compare to BOSE AE. Because I like AE much and this is my second choice to buy as I had AE before but I destroyed them.. Are they more or less comfortable than Bose AE?
Never tried the Bose Around Ear. I can imagine their bass quantity is insane as well.
Short comparison with Bose On-Ear (not Quit Comfort):
- Bose sounds completely flat, Klipsch has some depth
- Bass bloated with both
- Klipsch is dark sounding, but Bose is colored even more
- both have a forward, aggressive presentation
- Klipsch has crisper highs, Bose cuts off highs more obviously
- Bose is a lot more comfortable
- both made out of plastic, build quality is similar
It's been a while since I put on the Bose, though. I sold it couple of months ago.
I was trying both Bose AE nad OE.I am not and audiophile and I can say nothing about the sound. But for me Bose AE are more comfortable than OE event thou OE are very comfortable as well.
That is why I am thinking that AE must be much much more comfortable than Klipcsh. Thank you for your help.
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I've had the headphones for about 3 days now, and I don't think I'm keeping them either. On the first listen I had, I listened to a Jazz album "Taking Chances" by Terell Stafford, and the bass was rediculous. It was much louder than the rest of the spectrum, and drowned out the rest of the instruments a bit. However on the second day of use the so called burn-in kicked in (I guess) and the bass got a little more reserved but its still a bit much. Then theres the mids and highs, they sound unnatural, in fact thats the best way to describe the sound of the head phones as a whole "Unnatural". The highs seems lifted almost to the point of sounding shrill, thin and completely disconnected from the lower end. And thats what I can't stand right now. Last night I was listening to another Jazz album called "First Light" by Freddie Hubbard and I did something I thought I'd never do, and that is set the EQ preset in my iPod Touch to Treble Reducer, and I actually still got decent treble! Thats how exaggerated they are. They just don't have the same neutral and accurate sound as the Klipsch's IEMs Custom 2 and Image X5.
My sources were the Samsung P3 with Flac encoded music and an iPod Touch, with MP3s encoded in the eVBR preset. I tested Jazz and some orchestral soundtracks.
I had heard that the Sennheiser HD 555 sounded excellent, but I don't know if they are overkill for PMPs, what do you guys think?
I just bought these for $120 at nebraska furniture mart the other day. they do have ridiculous bass, but that's okay for the type of music i listen to, and my ipod has an equalizer, so it's fine. I wanted to get M50's, but my mom wouldn't let me use her credit card. I had to choose between these and the bose ae2, which was $30 more. The klipsch just sounded a little better to me. Once I've got some money, i WILL be buying some M50's, and giving these to my girlfriend. they're pretty hot, and not extremely comfortable, but they are pretty light, and if you turn down the bass a little, they sound pretty good. this is comparing to the cheap philips clip ons that i was using before, that i found in the street, and the skullcandy G.I.'s that i bought when i was young and stupid. I'm sure I'll hate them when I've got some really good headphones, but i just needed something that didn't sound like ****. Compromise sucks, but I'm happy.