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Love my Yamahas as well. Glad you dig em. These don't get the attention of the big names but they deserve it. Mine gets used all the time as they are attached to one of my main desktops.

 

Even with my X1 and SRH1540 right next to em they get their turn with music in my rotation..I hope Yamaha makes a full sized open can one of these days. If so I will be in line to get one.

 

So a little update on the V aging. These amp really well and my thoughts of how BAs not amping as well as Dynamics has changed somewhat because of the aging. Out of the ICON dac it becomes a new beast of an earphone. Them smooth lushious mids are all over your face. These are a vocal lovers iem for certain. The forward mids makes vocals shine like crazy..

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     Wow...so long since I last stepped foot in here. I guess the HPH-200 is getting some love now, huh? Strange how it's just there at many electronics stores and only now did Mister Dz praise these. Really, really strange. Still, I actually want one of these as a good portable can -- the "pillows on your head" statement took me away. And only for $100? Color me impressed.

 

     Been always wanting a Yammie can...but never had the money to purchase one. I guess this might be it.

 

EDIT: Got to test their new HPH-M82 at Sundan yesterday. Looks like Yamaha's turning to the style department to take the lead this time around. But even though it's a Yammy (always loved the brand and alla their s't), I was not impressed by the headphones. They seemed to have a higher impedance than all of the other headphones there on display (HD205, P3, P5, DNA, Sony MA900), and even then, I wasn't blown away by the sound. I couldn't recall much, but it had a pretty harsh upper midrange. I was impressed by the MA900, though. It had this really powerful bass kick for an open can. I went WTF when I listened to a couple of test tracks.


Edited by thatBeatsguy - 2/16/14 at 7:21pm
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     Wow...so long since I last stepped foot in here. I guess the HPH-200 is getting some love now, huh? Strange how it's just there at many electronics stores and only now did Mister Dz praise these. Really, really strange. Still, I actually want one of these as a good portable can -- the "pillows on your head" statement took me away. And only for $100? Color me impressed.

 

     Been always wanting a Yammie can...but never had the money to purchase one. I guess this might be it.

get both the yamahas and mikros. They're both awesome headphones together.

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     Wow...so long since I last stepped foot in here. I guess the HPH-200 is getting some love now, huh? Strange how it's just there at many electronics stores and only now did Mister Dz praise these. Really, really strange. Still, I actually want one of these as a good portable can -- the "pillows on your head" statement took me away. And only for $100? Color me impressed.

 

     Been always wanting a Yammie can...but never had the money to purchase one. I guess this might be it.


Be careful - the bass has a huge drop-off below 100Hz:

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     Wow...so long since I last stepped foot in here. I guess the HPH-200 is getting some love now, huh? Strange how it's just there at many electronics stores and only now did Mister Dz praise these. Really, really strange. Still, I actually want one of these as a good portable can -- the "pillows on your head" statement took me away. And only for $100? Color me impressed.

 

     Been always wanting a Yammie can...but never had the money to purchase one. I guess this might be it.

 

Please note, although HPH-200 sounds good, the creaking headband is quite annoying :confused_face:

I have HPH-200 for about 6 months. They need low output impedance to reveal the dynamic. It doesn't really shines with iPod classic 6th gen that has around 5 ohms Out Z.

 

But creaking headband is the real annoying problem for me.  I will try to open the headband to put some grease of lubricant there to remove the creaking headband noise :confused_face:

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Please note, although HPH-200 sounds good, the creaking headband is quite annoying :confused_face:

I have HPH-200 for about 6 months. They need low output impedance to reveal the dynamic. It doesn't really shines with iPod classic 6th gen that has around 5 ohms Out Z.

 

But creaking headband is the real annoying problem for me.  I will try to open the headband to put some grease of lubricant there to remove the creaking headband noise :confused_face:


Hey I enjoyed your ATH- IMXX reviews. shed some light on the new AT phones. I am curious about the IM03 myself. From yours and vlenbos descriptions of the IM02 they seem to have a very similar sound to my Zero Audio Doppios. Would be interesting to compare the two.

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Hey I enjoyed your ATH- IMXX reviews. shed some light on the new AT phones. I am curious about the IM03 myself. From yours and vlenbos descriptions of the IM02 they seem to have a very similar sound to my Zero Audio Doppios. Would be interesting to compare the two.

 

Thanks! BTW great review of the Yamaha HPH-200!

I love my HPH-200 too!  They really improved by the amp / source that drives it. But the creaking noisy headband must be fix :confused_face:

 

I'm curious with Zero Audio Doppios, haven't got chance to try it, and never seen it in Singapore, where I live.

IM02 is really a special IEM from AT. pair it right, and wow! They virtually display the music :bigsmile_face:

Detail, clarity and transparency are so good and very realistic. Best 3D imaging from the series. But be careful of what you pair it with, it's rather picky with the player.

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The Doppios are the same way.. Their 12 ohm sensitivity makes them very picky about what sources you listen to them with. The doppios actually sound better with weaker stock sources than anything amped with more power. 

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Speaking of AT phones. This is interesting. These were ATs dynamic flagship models the CKM1000..

I see these on sale now for $150-$160 often on Amazon Japan.  A former $500 phone being sold for these prices seems like a good deal. I am half way tempted to try a pair as I do still enjoy my CKM99. These would be a nice upgrade on the CKM99s. Which are now being sold for around $80 on Amazon Japan.

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Get em DSNUTS😎
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They have a peaky treble.
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Don't know if these are gonna be an upgrade from my H3s though but I bet they sound nice none the less. I am less sensitive with peaky stuff as long as it don't poke a hole in my ears. The CKM1000 seems to have the older AT tuning..

 

I am saving my cash for a little something something. Hmmm

 

Freaking Light Harmonics Geek stuff seems to be taking what is forever for them to deliver the dacs....Forever I say!!


Edited by Dsnuts - 2/16/14 at 8:35pm
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speaking of HARMAN :p

 

http://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-CL-Precision-Headphones/dp/B00A3RVNXI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392611621&sr=8-1&keywords=harman+headphones

 

did anyone audition these yet? These are selling for $100!

 

can't wait to hear the next big thing from you ds!


Edited by vlenbo - 2/16/14 at 8:36pm
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Get em DSNUTS😎


For that same amount I think it would be safer to go with the Fostex phones...Though I don't know if neutral sound sig is what I am looking for in the next phone I get.

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If I remember correctly, Stephen Mejas (I think it was him, he's been on the headphone beat there recently) at Sterophile Gave the CL's really good reviews, another of these cans I've had in a cart at some site or other but pulled at the last minute, worth a try imo.
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