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post #226 of 354
Having not heard the K240, I'm just speculating. I'm sure they sound great overall. I just know I won't ever again sacrifice comfort, and I'm not a fan of pleather, which the K240 has. I'd love to at least demo them for review on my guide at some point.
post #227 of 354
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

Just threw the ksc75's (on headband), ksc35/sportapro's (on parts express headband) and px100II's on for a three-way challenge. For me it's the ksc35/sportapro's all the way. The ksc75's used to be my favorite budget phones, but now I just love the bass on the ksc35/sportapro's. The big problem I have with the px100II's is the mid-bass hump - too boomy for me and bleeds into the mids, which results is a bit of an overall veil and lack of transparency I find. Too bad, because I otherwise really like the overall signature, and I love the look and the build of them.

 

I think the px100 would work better when you like louder volume levels vs the sportapro/ksc35.

post #228 of 354
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

wayne, yeah, there is something special about the KSC35 (regardless of headband variation). They do have a drier, airier presentation compared to the PX100-II, which I can totally see being more preferrable. For me though, I love the PX100-II richness and body. Yeah, I do agree, the bass CAN be just slightly more controlled, but if I want more control, I'll reach for the Koss. Since the PX100 gives me a slightly different presentation, I'll keep them as is. I have the best of both worlds at their price point. wink.gif
 

 

All makes sense! Hey, I just noticed that you sold your X1's - that's too bad! 

post #229 of 354
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Having not heard the K240, I'm just speculating. I'm sure they sound great overall. I just know I won't ever again sacrifice comfort, and I'm not a fan of pleather, which the K240 has. I'd love to at least demo them for review on my guide at some point.

 

True, I tried using velour pads and it made it harsher sounding(not brighter, some of the pads made it darker yet harsher), haven't used a velour pad that didn't ruin the sound, so I stuck with the stock pleather pads. I found the things scale up unusually well for a headphone in it's price range. They absolutely must be amped to sound like they should.


Edited by kman1211 - 9/19/13 at 9:53pm
post #230 of 354
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post
 

I think the px100 would work better when you like louder volume levels vs the sportapro/ksc35.

 

Well, I just cranked this up fairly loudly (never thought I'd like Daft Punk lol) with the px100II's, sportapros, and m500's, and at higher volumes things do equalize somewhat, and they all put a big grin on my face and got my head bopping pretty good lol!  

post #231 of 354
I have to second Chico in saying that the PX100-II can get a bit bothersome on the ears. Having spent a few hours the past few days with it... it IS now starting to physically hurt my ears. Neither the KSC75 nor the KSC35 do this, so I'll have to say that the comfort CAN be better. I dunno how I feel about this, since I REALLY like the PX100-II in general, but comfort for me IS top priority... so I don't think I'll be keeping these. I will at least get enough experience with them to put up a review, since I do think more than not, these are an absolute solid pair of headphones. They deserve some spot light.

That being said, I don't think the majority of people will have an issue with them, but I'm really picky with comfort. Like REALLY.
post #232 of 354
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I have to second Chico in saying that the PX100-II can get a bit bothersome on the ears. Having spent a few hours the past few days with it... it IS now starting to physically hurt my ears. Neither the KSC75 nor the KSC35 do this, so I'll have to say that the comfort CAN be better. I dunno how I feel about this, since I REALLY like the PX100-II in general, but comfort for me IS top priority... so I don't think I'll be keeping these. I will at least get enough experience with them to put up a review, since I do think more than not, these are an absolute solid pair of headphones. They deserve some spot light.

That being said, I don't think the majority of people will have an issue with them, but I'm really picky with comfort. Like REALLY.
 

Did you stretch them? I mean, like, bend the headband until they stopped bugging you? 

 

I'm the same way. That's the only reason I sold the MA900.... twice. 

 

There are only two headphones out of my entire list I've tried that don't bother me. AD700 and PX100-II... both stretched to oblivion of course.

post #233 of 354
I don't wanna stretch them because I like moderate clamp for security, and even a little less clamp would cause them to slide about. For example, I don't like the Parts Express headband with the KSC-75/35 because while incredibly comfortable, slide around way too much.

Mostly everyone who knows me here, knows that I don't like the AD700 for the same reason. Too loose a fit is almost as bad as too much clamp.

The secure fit of the PX100-II is spot on, but it causes too much soreness...

I know I have the less popular opinion on the Koss clips... but I absolutely love them since they don't press down towards the ear like a headband. The point of discomfort on the clips are caused by the clips themselves and how they rest on the top portion of the ear. Having worn glasses for a large part of my life, the clips became a non-issue quite quickly. The KSC35 clips would definitely benefit the from rounded off edges, but I still find them more or less comfy.

The KSC75 clips are near perfection. The best clip is the Yuin G1a clips (similar to the KSC75 clips without the rubber/grippy texture), but like the KSC75 clips, need to be bent in a little, since at default keeps the drivers too far from the ear, and you lose SQ. Still bending them is a struggle, since you CAN break them.

I really need a pair of open IEMs built with foam tips in mind, since adding foam tips to other IEMs tends to ruin their SQ.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/20/13 at 12:05am
post #234 of 354
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post
 

Did you stretch them? I mean, like, bend the headband until they stopped bugging you? 

 

I'm the same way. That's the only reason I sold the MA900.... twice. 

 

There are only two headphones out of my entire list I've tried that don't bother me. AD700 and PX100-II... both stretched to oblivion of course.

ahh this explains why you find the bass nice. Just like me I stretch the headband to loosen it up from time to time. When they are tight, they do get a bit boomy for my big head.

post #235 of 354
Well, I said to hell with it and stretched the headband out. I'll see how it fares in the next few days. I also swapped out the pads for the Koss pads. It's less abrasive (a little softer), though for right NOW I can't say how it's affected the SQ. It seems a bit warmer and more bassy... so I dunno. I'll have to swap back to make certain I'm just not hearing things.

I really wanna keep the PX100-II so I figured I'd do whatever I can to make them more comfy. Time will tell. They deserve the chance. I do like their sound more than the KSC35, which I didn't think was gonna happen.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/20/13 at 4:51am
post #236 of 354
Ok. Time WON'T tell... as I have just snapped off the arms from the headband. I'm not even gonna say how. Only that it happened, and I kind of want to cry

So NOW...I'm gonna ask around to see if there is any modder willing to put the PX100-II's drivers into the KSC35 housing as an experiment...
post #237 of 354

whoah you have weird koss pads. mine are completely opposite. The koss pads are the ones that are more abrasive and stiffer and sound leaner vs the stock px100-II pads.

 

Here is an old review I did with a bunch of pads on another site from a while back. I talk about lots of pads and the way i did the stretching in that review. http://www.headphiles.org/index.php?t=msg&th=1203&prevloaded=1&&start=

post #238 of 354

Never do stretching where it puts pressure at the middle of the headband. (Ive seen hd600s, 650s and other cans crack that way.)

post #239 of 354
Want my drivers for experimentation? I basically raged and yanked them off the arms afterwards ($50 down the drain causes me to rage...yeah)... they're completely useless now, though the drivers should be perfectly like new. I'd just send them out in a small envelope...

I wish someone could find a way to put them into the KSC35's housing. I'd pay for that.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/20/13 at 7:07am
post #240 of 354

Problem with that is I live in the Philippines.

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