Edited by turnjet - 7/13/11 at 10:14am
Looks like we could start a betting contest, troll or real? Any takers? :D
Hmm yea I think the reaction of the Croozer were probably something along those lines. Seriously the souls with active noise cancelling? At least I had thought SL150 had been the better purchase of the two... How would you compare those two?
Right, so if I am a troll, the point of my post would be exactly?
Instead of the benefit of the doubt, I get called out. Nice forum.
In hindsight, I probably shouldn't have mentioned cash, but then I figured who here lives in Hong Kong anyway.
What makes me chuckle though is that both of you own or have owned the XB500 and AH-D2000.
For what it's worth, the SL150 had a more muddy bass and uncomfortable cups for me, while the SL300 had an overall better sound quality.
If you were a troll then the point would either be to have a laugh when creating havoc which trolls usually feed themselves on or you could be a marketing guy from the company. Nah joking, relax.
It's just that people around here don't have big expectations in a product like this to actually sound great for its price. Ofc it doesn't have to be a bad product cuz the Beats by Dre are, I've even defended these new headphones once in a thread from some hate before there even where any reviews out but the thing that it would beat both Denon D2000 and Sony XB1000 is what's hard to believe. xD Of course sound is highly invidual and we all have our preferences how it should sound like but still...
I wonder if these SL300 works without batteries so that only noisecancelling won't work as I would never concider using a headphone that requires batteries to work and most likely I'd find it having a negative impact on SQ as well which is usually the case with the other ANC headphones.
Yeah, I'm interested in how you think they compare to Beats Pro or Studio when you get some. SL300s being as good as you say is hard to believe for sure.
One reason the SL300 sounded better than the XB1000 was that it was straight out of the box, so they weren't burnt in. As for the D2000 (definitely burnt in due to wear and tear), I honestly preferred the SL300. As I said, it just made listening to the music I like (Hip Hop, Metal, DNB) more enjoyable. I wouldn't be able to tell how the XB1000's sound burnt in, so I have to go with what I can already hear.
The SL300 require batteries for noise cancelling, but you still get sound if the batteries don't work. When I tested it, the batteries were almost out, so the sound was stopping and starting when using noise cancelling. Without the noise cancelling, the sound was clear, but no bass at all. Still listenable. When turned on though, that's when the magic starts. Rechargeable AAA batteries should remedy this.
Hester, I said the RP-HTF600 were comparable to the D2000's, not better. The D2000's are obviously better, I just felt the same sort of feel and quality from both headphones.
Some people sure do like to read into things, oh look, another person defending their purchase.
Even if I didn't own them I would be curious as how they're comparable to $40 headphones. Wouldn't you be LOL? I'm just very opinionated, and it shows in my posts, don't get offended. The only thing I'm disappointed in is that the only pair of 'phones you heard with an amp was the SOULS :/. I honestly want to hear these though, don't get me wrong. I cant give them a fair chance until I hear them.
Btw, I know what you're talking about when you say with noise cancelling on there's more bass. I had a pair of Panasonic HC150. They were ok with noise cancelling off, but with it on they bumped. But I think that's fake boosted bass.
Interesting. There's a lot of fluctuation between "reviews" of the Soul line; some say that they're overpriced (usually hipster audiophiles), some say that they're better than the Beats but not worth the price, some say that they're JUST worth price while others say that they exceed their price tag.
It's confusing really. Someone should really try them and do a true-to-the-ear, unbiased, proper impression of the Souls. I'm seriously hoping that the Soul line will represent a new generation of mainstream audiophillia.
Maybe I didn't pick up on all the nuances from the D2000 and if I had more time with them, I'd be able to see them shine more. As it stood though, I had about ten minutes with them and the Panasonic phones and felt about the same level of excitement and love for them both. That's simply my personal preference.
I have no bias or love for any brand, my last headphones were some basic Sony headphones and my in ears are some deep bass Philips phones (SHE9551). I've bought those in ears twice as I love them so much. After trying numerous in ears, the only ones I seem to like more are the Monster beats. But the red cabling and extortionate price puts me off.
As of yet I still haven't purchased anything and posted this to muse over any further options before taking the plunge.
For the record, I really dislike the SL300 colour scheme and don't like Ludacris, or artist branded headphones for that matter.
If there is anything else out there, I am more than willing to try.