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post #2011 of 2266

I found the Tony Benett ones at Tuesday Morning yesterday. On their clearance section so I got them for 39.99. The cans and cable and case were all there, but it was missing the paperwork and the music. That was disappointing.

 

Just from playing a a few games yesterday afternoon (Shadowrun Returns & Diablo 3) they don't sound any different, to me, than the pro dj 100s. I had thought they were the dj 200s but I don't see anything on the box or them to indicate which version they are. I like them and I think I will let my brother use my other 100s sometimes. And I'll probably try to get those M50 pads at some point too. Darn head-fi.

 

I think I mentioned this in my original post, but I'm using the Schiit Magni/Modi with my built in realtek hd audio on my computer. Aside from making my ears hurt after wearing them for a while I really like the dj100s. They remind me of an old pair of closed over the ear KOSS headphones I had (and got rid of sadly) years and years ago, before I knew koss had the limited lifetime warranty and would have replaced the pads for me, or that I could have done it.

 

Google Images tells me they were the td/60s, once I saw the blue tag on the cup and the metal band I remembered.


Edited by maaneeack - 3/2/14 at 5:12am
post #2012 of 2266

Where can I get genuine M50 pads for cheap in AUS?

post #2013 of 2266
Hey tdock, thought you might like this portable rig, I do!



post #2014 of 2266

Just got this HP from amazon for under $50. It sounds pretty good out of the box, better than expected. One complaint is the ear pad is a firm and small. My top ear tip is getting pressed and it is a little bit disturbing (also, my daily Hp is Mad Dog with the alpha pad so yeah you know how comfy alpha pad is). I swapped the pad with my Sony MDR-1RBT (which I bought for portable use, but it sounded so bad after listening to Mad Dog), now the Koss is comfy and provide better isolation than the stock pad.

-Koss KSC-75: another budget king HP which sounds absolutely awesome for under $15 and I have been using KSC75 for quite some time as my daily HP and this ProDJ100 for me is like a closed version of KSC75. Of course being closed HP, the soundstage will suffer. 

- Sony MDR-1RBT: the koss absolutely stomp all over the sony. The mid is definitely the deal breaker on the sony, it sounds nasal and thin with no solid feeling whatsoever while the koss is solid and a lot more forward, can be a little it too much sometimes depending on the recording. 

- Sony MA900: sounds about the same, the koss has more forward mids, better bass impact mostly due to closed HP, definitely lose in soundstage against MA900. Both are solid HPs.

- Mad Dog: no comparison. The Mad Dog is better in almost everything except portability and weight. 

Again, Koss produce an outstanding HP with this kind of price is unbelievable.

post #2015 of 2266
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Originally Posted by Stuff Jones View Post

What's a good upgrade from these. Something that is similarly portable and rugged but with better sound. Something we'll balanced with a slight warm tinge and a good sound stage. < $200.

Yo,

 

I personally like the Philips Fidelio L1 a ton more than these. More bass, better control, better imaging, just everything IMO.

post #2016 of 2266

Can anyone recommend a nice cable for the Tony Bennett version?  

 

I really like these headphones and have a new pair of DJ100 in storage just in case it goes out of production.  They are very good for classical music and especially vocals.  The other day I was listening a test CD for audio equipment and one of the track was 'Alison Krauss - Jacob's Dream'  I was blown away especially around 1:28 "Oh mommy and daddy . . ".  Here is a youtube version and the sound is not bad.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuUXcrRaQa8

 

I recently got a pair of the ATH-ANC7B and the cables came with the headphones are too thin and the coiled one from my Tony Bennett version fits like a glove.

 

Apparently Koss does not sell the cable by itself so I am trying to buy a similar one.  I will also consider straight ones but really like the coiled one.

 

TIA,

post #2017 of 2266
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Originally Posted by voicemaster View Post
 

Just got this HP from amazon for under $50. It sounds pretty good out of the box, better than expected. One complaint is the ear pad is a firm and small. My top ear tip is getting pressed and it is a little bit disturbing (also, my daily Hp is Mad Dog with the alpha pad so yeah you know how comfy alpha pad is). I swapped the pad with my Sony MDR-1RBT (which I bought for portable use, but it sounded so bad after listening to Mad Dog), now the Koss is comfy and provide better isolation than the stock pad.

-Koss KSC-75: another budget king HP which sounds absolutely awesome for under $15 and I have been using KSC75 for quite some time as my daily HP and this ProDJ100 for me is like a closed version of KSC75. Of course being closed HP, the soundstage will suffer. 

- Sony MDR-1RBT: the koss absolutely stomp all over the sony. The mid is definitely the deal breaker on the sony, it sounds nasal and thin with no solid feeling whatsoever while the koss is solid and a lot more forward, can be a little it too much sometimes depending on the recording. 

- Sony MA900: sounds about the same, the koss has more forward mids, better bass impact mostly due to closed HP, definitely lose in soundstage against MA900. Both are solid HPs.

- Mad Dog: no comparison. The Mad Dog is better in almost everything except portability and weight. 

Again, Koss produce an outstanding HP with this kind of price is unbelievable.

 

Wow I'm surprised it compares well to the MDR-1R and MA900. I've tried a lot of different budget mostly under 100 dollars headphones and I keep going back to my Koss DJ100s. It's just so well rounded and definitely underrated. 

post #2018 of 2266
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Originally Posted by loubapache View Post
 

Can anyone recommend a nice cable for the Tony Bennett version?  

 

I really like these headphones and have a new pair of DJ100 in storage just in case it goes out of production.  They are very good for classical music and especially vocals.  The other day I was listening a test CD for audio equipment and one of the track was 'Alison Krauss - Jacob's Dream'  I was blown away especially around 1:28 "Oh mommy and daddy . . ".  Here is a youtube version and the sound is not bad.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuUXcrRaQa8

 

I recently got a pair of the ATH-ANC7B and the cables came with the headphones are too thin and the coiled one from my Tony Bennett version fits like a glove.

 

Apparently Koss does not sell the cable by itself so I am trying to buy a similar one.  I will also consider straight ones but really like the coiled one.

 

TIA,

Alison Krauss won best engineered album of the year, they will sound good through anything haha.

post #2019 of 2266
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post
 

Alison Krauss won best engineered album of the year, they will sound good through anything haha.

Thanks for that info, which I did not know.

 

Maybe that was why that track made it to the audiophile test cd I was listening..

post #2020 of 2266

 

post #2021 of 2266
Nice!
post #2022 of 2266

Thank you. 

post #2023 of 2266
Love those lime green Q's, got to get me a pair one day.
post #2024 of 2266

^ They sound sooooo good.

post #2025 of 2266
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