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post #5371 of 7815

would be a nice option, though the alpha dog would also require a decent portable amp as well.

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would be a nice option, though the alpha dog would also require a decent portable amp as well.

 

Well, I'm not sure what you are working with right now... but the AD is actually slightly more efficient than the MD. They play out of an iPod, just not to its full potential. Personally, if you are just using an iPod or an iPhone... I thought the Momentum was better sounding than a MD unamped, would stand to reason that the I would feel the same out the AD. 

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Well, I'm not sure what you are working with right now... but the AD is actually slightly more efficient than the MD. They play out of an iPod, just not to its full potential. Personally, if you are just using an iPod or an iPhone... I thought the Momentum was better sounding than a MD unamped, would stand to reason that the I would feel the same out the AD. 

 

ive heard the MD out of the ipod and it sucks balls. not even loud enough for low listening for me.

 

sounds great on desktop amps like the soloist/conductor though, so i would probably need a decent portable amp as well, something with more wattage than the regular ones.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 9/10/13 at 3:59pm
post #5374 of 7815
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ive heard the MD out of the ipod and it sucks balls. not even loud enough for low listening for me.

 

sounds great on desktop amps like the soloist/conductor though, so i would probably need a decent portable amp as well, something with more wattage than the regular ones.

 

I agree once you've heard the MD with a good gear, it is really hard to enjoy them out of an iPod. 

post #5375 of 7815
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I agree once you've heard the MD with a good gear, it is really hard to enjoy them out of an iPod. 

 

 

with the conductor, they where close to LCD-2 performance and much better than any other closed headphone besides like D7k, TH-900

 

i think AD will likewise, need better amping, especially with the more resolving driver.

post #5376 of 7815
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I agree once you've heard the MD with a good gear, it is really hard to enjoy them out of an iPod. 

 

Head-Fi warning #1: Don't spoil your ears.

 

This is why I refuse to listen to any speakers more expensive than mine... :P

post #5377 of 7815
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nope, too poor.

 

was thinking momentum or momentum on-ear

 

CIEMs?

post #5378 of 7815
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CIEMs?

 

looking for something cheaper, since i'm not super big on portable, most of my serious listening is done on my other headphones, so trying to stay away from super high end with portable.

 

thats why trying to stay in the 350-400 or less range.

 

i tried going back to the Ultimate Ears MetroFi 220 i enjoyed back when i first started getting into headphones, and they didn't do it for me, they sounded too muddy for me lol. so can't go super cheap either.

 

i got rid of my monster pro golds as well, i liked them but they had their flaws too. (bass wasn't always that good, and they where heavy)

post #5379 of 7815
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looking for something cheaper, since i'm not super big on portable, most of my serious listening is done on my other headphones, so trying to stay away from super high end with portable.

 

thats why trying to stay in the 350-400 or less range.

 

i tried going back to the Ultimate Ears MetroFi 220 i enjoyed back when i first started getting into headphones, and they didn't do it for me, they sounded too muddy for me lol. so can't go super cheap either.

 

i got rid of my monster pro golds as well, i liked them but they had their flaws too. (bass wasn't always that good, and they where heavy)

 

You could always try the RE-400 for a minimal loss if you don't like it. I'm not sure what else to recommend to you since it sounds like you're running off an iphone or something?

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You could always try the RE-400 for a minimal loss if you don't like it. I'm not sure what else to recommend to you since it sounds like you're running off an iphone or something?

 

at work i would, i could always get a portable amp, but no need if i'm gonna stay cheap. especially since it'll need to be smaller headphones or IEMS, which are generally easy to drive. no open, no semi open, and no huge full sized either preferably.

 

i kinda like the fostex TH-900 right now, they get loud enough with ipod, sound decent, but they're too expensive, and the cord is a little too long.

 

i've been thinking of rebuying an ultrasone pro 900, but it is a little harder to drive, hmm....

post #5381 of 7815
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at work i would, i could always get a portable amp, but no need if i'm gonna stay cheap. especially since it'll need to be smaller headphones or IEMS, which are generally easy to drive. no open, no semi open, and no huge full sized either preferably.

 

i kinda like the fostex TH-900 right now, they get loud enough with ipod, sound decent, but they're too expensive, and the cord is a little too long.

 

i've been thinking of rebuying an ultrasone pro 900, but it is a little harder to drive, hmm....

 

The RE-400 actually sounds really good right off an iDevice, is cheap and unassuming too. Momentum and Amperior are other options, MDR-1R.

post #5382 of 7815
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The RE-400 actually sounds really good right off an iDevice, is cheap and unassuming too. Momentum and Amperior are other options, MDR-1R.

 

+1 - Have a pair for gym use. Really good sound for $99. 

post #5383 of 7815
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+1 - Have a pair for gym use. Really good sound for $99. 

 

Yeah they are definitely well worth the price, best $100 IEM i know of and beyond.

post #5384 of 7815
Hows bass and mids
post #5385 of 7815
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Hows bass and mids

 

In a nutshell, pretty darn good for a $99 IEM. Especially coming out of a standard portable device. Nothing beats it in the price range and ease of amping.

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