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Can anyone with the Adagio III comment on their sound leakage? I'm interested in them, but I can't have too much leakage where I work.

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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

There was a post at some point with the Sony XBA3's at less than $200...anyone remember where?

Thanks


http://www.ebay.com/itm/SONY-XBA-3SL-Triple-Balanced-Armature-In-ear-Headphones-Brand-New-Sale-Sony-/221140639414?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item337d025eb6

 

I was listening to these on the way to work this morning. As great sounding as these new HM1Cs you guys are listening to. These polishes that sound to a sheen. This price for these with free shipping is a solid deal.

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Thanks-with shipping comes out to $200, better than $300, the $100 sale price sticks in my side and makes it hard to spring for twice as much. I also saw on one of the bargain electronic sites it washttp://1saleaday.com/main/listed as discontinued. I read in this thread about newer models, I'd guess there would be some clearance of the current XBA series if that's the case (and it's a month from the Black Friday sales, though that can be a mad house.

Found my JVC XFD80's, nice sounding phones, have the S500 burned in about 80+ hours, like the 80's better (do like both), more open, more bass, wider stage to my ears. I do tend to like iem's better than over the ear phones in general, though.

Saw 2 deals on the deals page: Citiscape Uptowns $59.99, Noontec Zoro's also 59.99 (http://1saleaday.com/main/), both have been given raves in various places, anyone have experience/thoughts on these, seems like this is a good thread for this, good listeners here, not so influenced by the hype.

Thanks

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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

Thanks-with shipping comes out to $200, better than $300, the $100 sale price sticks in my side and makes it hard to spring for twice as much. I also saw on one of the bargain electronic sites it washttp://1saleaday.com/main/listed as discontinued. I read in this thread about newer models, I'd guess there would be some clearance of the current XBA series if that's the case (and it's a month from the Black Friday sales, though that can be a mad house.

Found my JVC XFD80's, nice sounding phones, have the S500 burned in about 80+ hours, like the 80's better (do like both), more open, more bass, wider stage to my ears. I do tend to like iem's better than over the ear phones in general, though.

Saw 2 deals on the deals page: Citiscape Uptowns $59.99, Noontec Zoro's also 59.99 (http://1saleaday.com/main/), both have been given raves in various places, anyone have experience/thoughts on these, seems like this is a good thread for this, good listeners here, not so influenced by the hype.

Thanks

 

 

Seems a fair price.   Hey Doc! why dont you buy them and give us ur impresion? biggrin.gif

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This is my first post. I have been reading for a while and thank all the good guys here especially Dsnuts. I bought the SHE3580, really like it! Just order the Sony MH1c today. But I just found a Philips SHE5105 at local Marshalls for $15. Really tempting to buy one based on Dsnuts' comments. but I’m really cheap and just start in listening music at 42, don't have good ears neither.

 

So dear Dsnuts, could you please kindly give me your opinion on the Philips SHE5105? How does it compare to MH1c? Is it worth getting? I suspect less SQ? or even less SQ but different SQ that still worth getting?

 

Thanks for all the efforts! Especially the passion that I can feel in your post. Reading your posts is like on drug! smile.gif (Never done that!)

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The SHE5105 would have been a great deal if these MH1Cs didn't exist. These have a better sound quality over them for certain. I would enjoy your new Sonys instead. I appreciate your words of encouragement and welcome you to headfi. You are never too old to start enjoying quality sounds for your music. I always feel it is the smart folk that read up on stuff like this and test the waters with budget oriented stuff..Just because stuff is cheap don't mean it doesn't have great sound. The sound quality of the SHE5105 is similar to your SHE3580. But these new MH1Cs are not only different but offer an nice upgrade to the Phillips phones in sound and refinement.

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Seems a fair price.   Hey Doc! why dont you buy them and give us ur impresion? biggrin.gif

 

Believe me, it's tempting, and I may yet pull the trigger. Have been on a bit of a spree, though, and still trying to get a handle on the 2 JVC phones mentioned above, along with the Monoprice iem's (great for the dough), InCase Sonics (dissapointing without amping, but nice with some juice behind them),Sony MDR-ZX701IP, ATh-ES7, Denon 1001, a pair of Marley Exodus on ears (too cheap to pass up at Best Buy when I was there for something else) that are still in box, not to mention slightly older iem's that I use the most. While these were either inexpensive or significantly marked down, you have enough money saving $50-100 buys, it starts to add up to bucks (could buy Shure 535's, Senn 650's, maybe 800's, with what you spend eventually on bargains). Having said all that, I am considering one or both (as I said, reviewers with cred on headfi have given them both good write ups), who knows, it is time limited, was just wondering if anyone had heard either of them (Lord knows, as you can see from the above, I don't need them, but, to paraphrase a great singer, "what's need got to do with it..."

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Thanks Dsnuts! I'll wait for the MH1c.

 

I bought the SHE3580 for $6. Never for my life really enjoy music, partly not my hobby, partly probably because all the normal earbuds. The 3580 really open my ears. The Marshalls store has a lot of SHE3580 for $6 or $7 depends on color. I may buy one more for back up.

 

Thanks again for your help!

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After reading this thread completely (what a timesink lol) I've decided for someone like me, it's probably best to just get a pair of the current flavor, and then not come back to the thread until after those break. I wouldn't be able to use nearly all of these if I had bought them all.
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Thanks Dsnuts! I'll wait for the MH1c.

 

I bought the SHE3580 for $6. Never for my life really enjoy music, partly not my hobby, partly probably because all the normal earbuds. The 3580 really open my ears. The Marshalls store has a lot of SHE3580 for $6 or $7 depends on color. I may buy one more for back up.

 

Thanks again for your help!

 

 

man, you go buy those cheap 6 dollars 3580 then unsubscribe from these forum, and never look back (at head-fi) again, in you life.. RUN!


Edited by rickdohc - 10/30/12 at 1:14pm
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Thanks Dsnuts! I'll wait for the MH1c.

 

I bought the SHE3580 for $6. Never for my life really enjoy music, partly not my hobby, partly probably because all the normal earbuds. The 3580 really open my ears. The Marshalls store has a lot of SHE3580 for $6 or $7 depends on color. I may buy one more for back up.

 

Thanks again for your help!

 

I love this exchange-Dsnuts really did a service for soil111. It amazes me how people have been convinced you need "golden ears" to enjoy listening to good sound/music, and how people have been fed worse and worse crappy sound over the years in the name of progress (the push is never to better sound, only to smaller, more convenient packaging, to get you to be able to consume more on the go...Neil Young is going wild on this topic, 'nuff said on my part). Crappy sound does take the involvememt out of music, and it's nice to read that a new music appreciator is born for $6. Wow.

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How is the bass extension on the MH1C? My FX40s gave up the ghost (short in cable) a while back and I've resorted to going back to my SHE3580s for my travelling phones. (S500s are still in use at work). 

The thing that I really loved about the FX40 was how they were crystal clear with subbass that would come out of nowhere and RUMMMMBLE.

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How is the bass extension on the MH1C? 
The thing that I really loved about the FX40 was how they were crystal clear with subbass that would come out of nowhere and RUMMMMBLE.

 

I agree, the fx40 has a nice smooth rumble to them. But i no longer use them, too bright for me. Is it true that the mhc1 has more bass than the xba-3? I am curious if the mhc1/xba-3 have more bass than the TF10 as well.

 

I caved to this thread fully now, so many phones on the way. hopefully ill find a sweet spot with one or two of these and sell off the rest!


Edited by daveyostrow - 10/30/12 at 2:44pm
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Originally Posted by daveyostrow View Post

 

I agree, the fx40 has a nice smooth rumble to them. But i no longer use them, too bright for me. Is it true that the mhc1 has more bass than the xba-3? I am curious if the mhc1/xba-3 have more bass than the TF10 as well.

 

I caved to this thread fully now, so many phones on the way. hopefully ill find a sweet spot with one or two of these and sell off the rest!


Ask and Ye shall receive.

 

Carbon nantubes has some of the best sub bass on all their headphones and you guys know. I threw on all these on my 5 belkin splitter A/B/C/D/F test

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I threw on the FAD iiis in here too just for kicks

 

Tested with some Lil wayne,

FADs came out on top for sub bass. Then the FX40 but very close was the MH1C. Sub bass is not as textured or as tight sounding a bit boomy actually compared to the FX40 but sub bass has fullness and good presence..These do have more bass than the XBA-3. Both in mid and sub bass. It was very close between the XBA-3 and the TF10. The XBA-3s seem to be a bit harder to drive so I had to volume match. Both are very similar in sub bass quantity. There is no question which one has the better overall cohesive sound in the bass region but the TF10 came very close in quantity. Almost a wash actually. .

 

So it was Adagio III> FX40>=MH1C>XBA-3>=TF10s

 

I haven't test compared them yet but I suspect the Adagio III to have a very similar sub bass presence as the CKS77.


Edited by Dsnuts - 10/30/12 at 3:38pm
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Well I got me a pair of MH1C's....and I gotta say they pretty bloody amazing! They are.....I don't know the best word to use....lush? Nothing is missing, really nothing! Well volume actually, in my case, finding these hard to drive without an amp....quite against the specs really as they imply these should be easy to drive??

Layering is amazing, guitars have great bite, drums sound spot on....maybe not as snappy as the GR07 but who can complain? Can't wait to compare these to the GR07 at work tomorrow....I just put the GR06 in and took them back out again.....not kidding.
Edited by NuckinFutz - 10/30/12 at 3:20pm
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