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Well my KEF M200's already are faulty. Three days of light use, and the woofer in the left ear already went dead. I'm incredibly disappointed. Contacted customer support by e-mail. Let's see what they say when I hear back?

 

fnkcow and I had the same exact issue (left side, low frequency driver) occur after about 2 weeks of ownership back in September. My replacement pair hasn't skipped a beat the past couple months so I think there may have been a bad batch.

 

I haven't had too much of an urge to try anything new thanks to ericp10 who has kept the M200 in high regard even after trying the newest and latest IEMs out there. That, and the M200 sounds oh so good. :etysmile: 


Edited by PeterDLai - 12/27/13 at 8:08pm
post #17867 of 26054
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Me and fnkcow had the same exact issue (left side, low frequency driver) occur after about 2 weeks of ownership back in September. My replacement pair hasn't skipped a beat the past couple months so I think there may have been a bad batch.

 

I haven't had too much of an urge to try anything new thanks to ericp10 who has kept the M200 in high regard even after trying the newest and latest IEMs out there. That, and the M200 sounds oh so good. :etysmile:

 

 

:beerchug:

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I've had a bit of time with my ATH-S500's over the past few days, and I am really loving them. They have a very distinctive 'fun' signature. Unfortunately I can't compare them with the JVC S500, but I do have the S400, and the AT's blow them out of the water in sound quality. The JVC's have nicer pads but that's about it. I also compared them with my Creative Aurvana Live, and the CAL's have the more sparkly treble between them, but the AT's have a more robust bass and more intimate, rich mids . The CAL also has a slightly larger soundstage and better comfort, but by no means are the AT's uncomfortable. 

 

The only complaint I have witht the AT's is the lack of headband cushion. I don't know why any company would put out a headphone without padding on the headband. It doesn't impact on the comfort for me, but I find it looks a bit ugly.

 

Overall, these headphones are the real deal. They go for like $40 on CDJapan, and for that price, I'm really not sure what more you could ask for. They won't satisfy those looking for accuracy, but they are hella fun for not much cash. 

 

Ps - The AT IM50's are pretty incredible too. Balanced, slightly warm, and very good value. 

 

(My new loves)

post #17869 of 26054
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Originally Posted by PeterDLai View Post

fnkcow and I had the same exact issue (left side, low frequency driver) occur after about 2 weeks of ownership back in September. My replacement pair hasn't skipped a beat the past couple months so I think there may have been a bad batch.

I haven't had too much of an urge to try anything new thanks to ericp10 who has kept the M200 in high regard even after trying the newest and latest IEMs out there. That, and the M200 sounds oh so good. etysmile.gif  
I'm still dealing with KEF customer service as they ask more questions and not enough " ok, send in your pair OR ok, we'll send you a new pair." Waiting...waiting.

The issue is that I have the very same feeling. I saw Eric talking up the M200, and I took the plunge on them. Turns out he was 100% RIGHT, and I'm enthralled and amazed by their sound. Sooo good. More engaging than my TF10, and I want that back. Grrrr the M200!
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The best male jazz singer out there today, and this simply sounds marvelous through the H3.

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The best male jazz singer out there today, and this simply sounds marvelous through the H3.

Thanks, Eric! This was a sweet listen!

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Thanks, Eric! This was a sweet listen!

You are quite welcome. beerchug.gif
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Not to take anything away from Gregory Porter, but it begs the question, how many great male jazz singers are outthere these days (hint :not many...)?
Edited by doctorjazz - 12/28/13 at 4:49pm
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Fine performance... The Metropole Orchestra is a a finejazz unit. I'd argue Porter ismmore of a soul singer, more Marvin Gaye than Johnny Hartman. Picking nits, though, he does sound good!
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my xiaomi pistons mk 2 got sent out yesterday. looking forward to hearing these hyped little gems. 

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The best male jazz singer out there today, and this simply sounds marvelous through the H3.

 

Thanks for sharing, wonderful concert

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Fine performance... The Metropole Orchestra is a a finejazz unit. I'd argue Porter ismmore of a soul singer, more Marvin Gaye than Johnny Hartman. Picking nits, though, he does sound good!


Not that many. Right now he and Jose James lead the pack. And yes, Porter has some r&b qualities to his tone, but make no mistake, he's a jazz singer. I disagree with the more Marvin Gaye than Johnny Hartman. He is neither. It's 2013, my friend. Soon to be 2014. Jazz has evolved from Johnny Hartman. Soul has evolved from Marvin Gaye. A lot of what's out there on the radio is garbage to my ears. Then there are hybrids and new routes in the idiom. Miles got this and pushed the music forward. Porter is a Jazz singer. So called soul singers today can't sing and use auto tune. That's an insult to Porter.
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Thanks for sharing, wonderful concert

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Sure, jazz evolves, incorporates sounds around…The Bad Plus don't sound like the Bill Evans Trio, Dave Douglas' Music jumps off far from Miles/Clifford Brown/Lee Morgan, Ben Allison's music and bass playing may have Mingus as a early source, but takes from contemporary music sources and sounds decidedly different. The argument over "what is jazz" can go on forever, and is splitting hairs, to some extent. (What was it Ellington said, only 2 kinds of music, good and bad…). Just commenting on his style. (play back his falsetto wail at about 12 minues in, I hear Gaye immediately there…not everywhere, though). If anyone ever says my singing reminds them of Marvin Gaye, I certainly won't be insulted (thrilled, actually).
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…when you get to the mid concert, about 20-21 minutes, (the ballad) the jazz chops are more evident…
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