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post #13711 of 32862

THATS about right.  should be back up on ebay today or very soon according to zu audio.

post #13712 of 32862

It was $35 with free shipping.

post #13713 of 32862
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

Which would you say is a better upgrade from the Carbo Basso out of the S2 or Onkyos? I like the sound signature but would like something a bit better (If that makes sense! Overall better sound whilst having a similar sound signature)

I still really like the Basso's and wouldn't consider either a major upgrade but the Onkyo's are closer to the Basso's with a better overall refinement and more accurate spacing around instruments. I'll have to listen to both to make sure since the Basso's have been sitting in the drawer for awhile. I think the S2 is a higher tier sound though but my preference might differ from others.
post #13714 of 32862
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Originally Posted by Exesteils View Post

Guess Eric values neautrality quite highly. Fit issues aside, I'd put the M200 on top(anyone who gets a chance to try these, DO IT!), but S2 = H-200 > RE-400 > CKS1000.

The S2 and H-200 each does something the other does better, but I'd wouldn't say one was better than the other, but saying that, I prefer the Ie300 for the extra punch on lows. I find the RE-400's sound too laid back for my liking, tbh.

 

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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

Since you say the CKS1000s are more colored it makes me want to purchase those over the M200s. I'm also considering the Onkyos and they are a lot cheaper which is nice. Plus they have detachable cables, so many options...

 

I like coloration when it works well. the xba40 were amazing with the right source, like a hi-fi xb90 in so many ways (without that deep dynamic bass). im assuming the basso will not be refined enough, and the onyko are a tempting option but havnt heard much about their sound and doesnt looks especially comfortable (the h200 are fine, just not very secure). im still considering the cks1000 if it really has that wow effect.

post #13715 of 32862

hi guys

 

is there a post or can the first post be edited for this thread with the list of all items that have been accepted as worth to purchase by the thread regulars and reviewers?

 

i am looking to purchase some items, but so many phones have been talked about, i can not really follow within all 900+ pages

 

i think if a wiki type post is formed it will be beneficiary for first time viewers of the thread as well.

post #13716 of 32862
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Originally Posted by donedj View Post

hi guys

is there a post or can the first post be edited for this thread with the list of all items that have been accepted as worth to purchase by the thread regulars and reviewers?

i am looking to purchase some items, but so many phones have been talked about, i can not really follow within all 900+ pages

i think if a wiki type post is formed it will be beneficiary for first time viewers of the thread as well.
You don't need to read all of it. Just the most recent like. 20 is enough to get an indication on where this thread is. And usually the title of the thread when DS updates it.
post #13717 of 32862

well i don't necessarily want to know the latest phones, i want to know all the phones that have had good remarks and definitely recommended on the thread up until now :)

post #13718 of 32862

Recent items of interest in the discovery thread (roughly in order of recency):

 

IEMs:

 

  • ONKYO IE-HF300, IE-FC300 ~$130/$100
  • KEF M200 ~$200
  • PNY midtowns 200 ~$16
  • Lethal Earsubs 5556 ~$15
  • Nuforce NE-700M ~$75
  • Philips Fidelio S1/S2 ~$95/$145
  • ZA Basso/Tenore ~$60
  • Audio Technica CKS1000 ~$212
  • RHA MA350 ~$40
  • VSonic VSD1 ~$45-55

 

Headphones:

  • Onkyo ES-HF300 ~$180
  • KEF M500 ~$300
  • Philips Fidelio X1 ~$245

 

Other/Accessories:

  • zu cables mission ipod cable (fidelio x1) ~$35
  • Geek DAC (kickstarter) ~$160
  • HRT microStreamer ~$190
  • FiiO X3 (DAP) ~$200
  • iBasso DX50 (DAP) ~$240
  • ele-dac (ebay find) ~$25

 

 

I think I've got most everything of interest.


Edited by dnullify - 9/3/13 at 1:30pm
post #13719 of 32862
Ath ckn70s were a hit for a bit. smily_headphones1.gif

Audisomething, audinist?, mx2.
the Ele-dacs
Corda Stepdance2? There's been a lot.
Edited by MrEleventy - 9/3/13 at 12:10pm
post #13720 of 32862
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Originally Posted by donedj View Post

well i don't necessarily want to know the latest phones, i want to know all the phones that have had good remarks and definitely recommended on the thread up until now smily_headphones1.gif

D's has pretty much listed everything except for a few that had dedicated appreciation threads. So if you're at the first page, it's almost complete and the rest that are worth mentioning are:
Fidelio S1/S2
Fidelio X1
Tpeos H200
ATH WS99
ATH ES700
JVC S400/S500
JVC FX3X
Sony MDR1r

Those are the ones I recall to stand out aside from what's listed on the first page.
Edited by d marc0 - 9/3/13 at 12:51pm
post #13721 of 32862

I'm just waiting when the new Vsonics and the Zero audio Doppios will get in the list

post #13722 of 32862
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

What? $230 becomes $60? That's a helluva bargain! I wonder if the Miles Davis Trumpet is also discounted?

 

EDIT: Just checked out Monster's website. The Gratitudes are $100.

The $60 can be found on Amazon or Ebay

post #13723 of 32862
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post


I still really like the Basso's and wouldn't consider either a major upgrade but the Onkyo's are closer to the Basso's with a better overall refinement and more accurate spacing around instruments. I'll have to listen to both to make sure since the Basso's have been sitting in the drawer for awhile. I think the S2 is a higher tier sound though but my preference might differ from others.

 

Yeah. I'm not quite sure where to go from my Carbo Bassos to be honest.

post #13724 of 32862
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

The $60 can be found on Amazon or Ebay
Be sure they're authentic before you buy them.
post #13725 of 32862
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post
 

thats nonsense.  i ve been buying zu cables for years now and mini to minis for portable applications mostly.

i wrote sean casey, founder of zu casey to suggest that it was possible head fi members might be interested in

an even better zu cable (only the entry level mission was available as an ipod mini to mini connect.)  he wrote me

back thanking me for the interest in them and that was happy the missions were being used in a new way.

zu cable is changing their web site and probably just in the cycle of restocking and re pr for their cables.

glad DSnuts wrote to zu cable.  Sean Casey has always been a straight up gentleman and businessman with me

i cant imagine he would use this as opportunity to gouge head-fi members. of course i could be wrong,

Mark Twain said, "trust everybody, just cut the cards"  im hoping the mission mini cab;es reappear on ebay also, my

Xis should arrive soon and i need the zu cable also!  cheers! btw, the upper zu cables are fantastic improvements on the mission

and i still hope they create an upgraded mini to mini cable!!!

 

Nonsense, huh? So why are those cables only available on the website page now for a whopping $44 more? So, the exact same cable I purchased for $35 is now $79. That's one hell of a markup! Usually stuff is more expensive on ebay, not cheaper. I'm just saying.

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