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I'll research the Sony MH1C more, but as for the PortaPro and PX100 (I've come across both of these recently), I'd like to stay away from headband models as I need to be able to just tuck them in my pocket when we're done running and are moving on to something else.
 

I bought a sony mh1c cause I was intrigued by the statements of reviewers here in headfi. Some said it rivals that of $300 dollar items so definite interest.

post #1262 of 5343
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Where are you located? If you were in Canada, I would have suggested the XBA-3 for sale at $119 at Future Shop, but seems they got sold out already (damn you hype thread for letting everyone know about these!).

Oops, sorry about that. Man, they rock though :-)
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I bought a sony mh1c cause I was intrigued by the statements of reviewers here in headfi. Some said it rivals that of $300 dollar items so definite interest.

You are wise. Mine are getting a bit more burn in, but it is obvious that they are really good. Rivalling a $300 iem I'm not sure about, but amazing for the price... definitely.
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BTW, we really need some more people helping out...

I agree! We will have to start recruiting I guess..

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Oops, sorry about that. Man, they rock though :-)

 

Ahh, I wouldn't mind so much if I hadn't sold mine already. Was planning to buy them again, and what do you know, they got cleared out in hours frown.gif

 

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I bought a sony mh1c cause I was intrigued by the statements of reviewers here in headfi. Some said it rivals that of $300 dollar items so definite interest.

 

Err, I wouldn't know about that. I mean, they're good, that's for sure. Competes with $50 stuff, definitely. $100 stuff...pushing it, but still a maybe. A good amount of stuff beyond that would beat them out (Etys, VSonics, etc)

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I agree! We will have to start recruiting I guess..
 

No, no, no, this is how you do it...

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Hey guys , i seek advice..

 

So im looking to buy headphones for music\movies use only , they will be used at home and work 

and outside so they have to be durable and decent- good looking. 

i hear every kind of music such as electro,rock,jazz,dubstep,classis rock , every genre there is that wasnt even stated here.

Im using an iphone so i would like the headphones to be iphone compatible with controls.

my price range is about 100-120$ and i was wandering between the AKG Q460 , PioneerHDJ500 (both with detchable cables which can defintely help )

and the AKG K518LE , which one has the best sound quality and worth every dollar of the three and which would be most suitable for my uses and durable?

Open for other suggestions also.

 

Hoping to get an answer..thank you very much.

post #1268 of 5343

Hi Guys! Need Advice :)

I need to find an IEM with around 100$-120$ Budget.

Must be good looking and has an over the ear design. I'm a basshead so the better the bass, the better the fun :)

 

Im interested in Shure SE215 Limited Edition (still dont have an Idea where to purchase one so I need help here also) and a Westone UM1 Limited Edition...

 

So which one of the two is better, bassier and more fun sounding? Or do you have any other recommendations too?

Any help would be very much appreciated! Thanks!

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I'm looking for an earphone for someone.

 

(In order of preference)

Cable: flat cable (I dunno why, that's what he really wants)

Microphone: yes (compatible with iPhone 4S)

Comfort: comfortable (he uses the stock iBuds and they fall out)

Budget: preferably < $50, but willing to go to $100

Sound quality: "decent" (he listens to a lot of R&B/contemporary R&B, jazz/smooth jazz, male vocal songs in general, and some modern pop songs)

 

I was thinking of something from MEElectronics, but they don't have flat cables, and he addressed that specifically. -.-

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I'm looking for an earphone for someone.

 

(In order of preference)

Cable: flat cable (I dunno why, that's what he really wants)

Microphone: yes (compatible with iPhone 4S)

Comfort: comfortable (he uses the stock iBuds and they fall out)

Budget: preferably < $50, but willing to go to $100

Sound quality: "decent" (he listens to a lot of R&B/contemporary R&B, jazz/smooth jazz, male vocal songs in general, and some modern pop songs)

 

I was thinking of something from MEElectronics, but they don't have flat cables, and he addressed that specifically. -.-

 

These get recommended too much, but the Sony MH1C is pretty much perfect. Flat cable with mic, smooth warm sound that's fantastic for his genres. Way under his budget as well, but these have performance around that price range. 

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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

 

These get recommended too much, but the Sony MH1C is pretty much perfect. Flat cable with mic, smooth warm sound that's fantastic for his genres. Way under his budget as well, but these have performance around that price range. 

Wow that sounds great! Thank you so much for the recommendation! :)

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For someone else:

(in order of preference from what I've heard him play)

 

My budget is around $200 USD (this will be a Christmas present).

 

Will be run with no dedicated amp, through an iPod Touch 2G and/or MacBook with some "meh" quality music files (< 320kbps).

 

This will be an "upgrade" from his iFrog Ear Pollution in-ear earphones.

 

A small size would also be nice since he stores them in a small, cylindrical plastic mints container. I'm not sure if that's a problem for earphones though.

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For someone else:

(in order of preference from what I've heard him play)

 

My budget is around $200 USD (this will be a Christmas present).

 

Will be run with no dedicated amp, through an iPod Touch 2G and/or MacBook with some "meh" quality music files (< 320kbps).

 

This will be an "upgrade" from his iFrog Ear Pollution in-ear earphones.

 

A small size would also be nice since he stores them in a small, cylindrical plastic mints container. I'm not sure if that's a problem for earphones though.

 

Genres stated sounds like the typical otaku's playlist (i.e. plenty of people I know). I usually tell them to get something warm and smooth. Definitely a laid-back or smooth treble is important for those kinds of music. Acid Jazz like Modal Soul or Metaphorical Music just sounds off when coming out of colder phones. Try the PFE122, W2, XBA-3, GR01. They are quite forgiving, and solid entry IEMs. Most IEMs, even customs, should fit in Altoid cans and the likes. 

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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

 

Genres stated sounds like the typical otaku's playlist (i.e. plenty of people I know). I usually tell them to get something warm and smooth. Definitely a laid-back or smooth treble is important for those kinds of music. Acid Jazz like Modal Soul or Metaphorical Music just sounds off when coming out of colder phones. Try the PFE122, W2, XBA-3, GR01. They are quite forgiving, and solid entry IEMs. Most IEMs, even customs, should fit in Altoid cans and the likes. 


Mmk, thanks again for the recommendations! Is the GR01 from Vsonic? I was eying the GR07 earlier.

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Mmk, thanks again for the recommendations! Is the GR01 from Vsonic? I was eying the GR07 earlier.

Yep, from VSonic. The GR07 can be a little hot in the treble for some J-Pop, so if it's only for that genre, I would avoid them in favour of the GR01. 

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