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what are authorized dealers for vsonic gr07's?  is gateshop (through amazon) legit?  i dont want to end up with fakes...

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I would not rely on graphs at all. They do tell you things but if you are not accustomed to interpreting them it is easier to just post in the full sized recommendations thread asking for what you are looking for. They will give you several ideas and then you can look up reviews and see if the sound seems to match your desired sig.
For instance I would throw out the UE6000 and tell you to go into your nearest bestbuy and give them a listen (bring your own source with you). There are also the Ultrasone 780 that are commonly recommended for your type of request although I must admit I haven't been able to try one yet. DT770's with a small amp like a Fiio will also deliver what you are looking for.
Last remark, go to headphone.com and they have a tutorial on how to interpret the various graphs as well. If you are interested in learning about them it is a good overview on where to start.

Ok thanks. I was comparing HD 439's http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserHD439.pdf with M50's http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AudioTechnicaATHM50.pdf and Shure440s http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/ShureSRH440.pdf. On the frequency standpoint they look the same, but the impulse for M50's is much bigger.

 

But then again what do I know.

 

 

Also one last point, I've begun to notice in every video/review/picture of HD 439's, the headphone has a band of white text on the headband that says "HD 439", mine doesn't have this. Does it mean its fake? It doesn't seem like it since I bought it from best buy, but then again I'm not sure.

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Ok thanks. I was comparing HD 439's http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserHD439.pdf with M50's http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AudioTechnicaATHM50.pdf and Shure440s http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/ShureSRH440.pdf. On the frequency standpoint they look the same, but the impulse for M50's is much bigger.

But then again what do I know.


Also one last point, I've begun to notice in every video/review/picture of HD 439's, the headphone has a band of white text on the headband that says "HD 439", mine doesn't have this. Does it mean its fake? It doesn't seem like it since I bought it from best buy, but then again I'm not sure.

Not not fake from best buy. Honestly if you can get them to take them back and listen to the UE6000 while you are there, I think you might have a winner there. Very different sound that I am getting the idea is more down your alley.

Good luck.
post #1474 of 5343

Hi everyone,

my buddy is in the market for a new pair of headphones

 

he owns shure se215 but side is dead now. He really likes the heavy bass, and good mids, he doesn't like trebles to be to sharp.

 

any suggestions for similiar sounding headphones around $100.

 

Located in Canada, so somewhat limited in selection, looking at bestbuy/futureshop preferably. But other suggestions welcome.
 

Thanks!

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what are authorized dealers for vsonic gr07's?  is gateshop (through amazon) legit?  i dont want to end up with fakes...

there are no fake gr07's

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Not not fake from best buy. Honestly if you can get them to take them back and listen to the UE6000 while you are there, I think you might have a winner there. Very different sound that I am getting the idea is more down your alley.
Good luck.

They're a outside the price range for me. Unless cyber monday hits and the price drops, I probably won't get them.

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30 posts since I've been on. Wow it gets busy on Black Fridays! Sorry for sticking it to you Doc. Why hasn't anybody else helped this guy out yet?

 

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Hi everyone,

my buddy is in the market for a new pair of headphones

 

he owns shure se215 but side is dead now. He really likes the heavy bass, and good mids, he doesn't like trebles to be to sharp.

 

any suggestions for similiar sounding headphones around $100.

 

Located in Canada, so somewhat limited in selection, looking at bestbuy/futureshop preferably. But other suggestions welcome.
 

Thanks!

 

Don't want to sound like a shill, but look into Headphone Bar if you're in Canada like me. The PFE022 with green filters hit pretty hard in the bass, the mids are smooth and clean, the treble is pretty flat. Shipping...is like 1 cent, so yeah. Also look into the FXT90, Future Shop stocked them last time I checked (or was it the FXD80, either way, they'd both work). You didn't specify IEMs or cans, so I'll squeeze in a rec for the HD439.

 

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Need help: For a classic rock, metal, trance listener who is looking for good soundstage IEM's with a budget of $110, should I go with the Audio-Technica ATH-CKS77BK or  Shure SE215-K   or MEElectronics A161 or something else? thanks

 

The SE215 will sound smoother and more lush, with slightly more bass. The A161 will be cleaner sounding. The choice depends on how you want those genres to be presented.

 

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Hello,

 

I'm interested in purchasing a custom IEM and I'd like a bit of help in choosing. I spend a lot of time in trains, so it needs to have adequate isolation (as far as I can see, practically every custom IEM on the market has good isolation) and to be able to perform decently without amplification and dedicated DACs when on the move (if possible I would like to avoid having to cart around a portable amplifier) from sources like an iPhone 4S.

I mainly listen to classical music (more piano or strings than full-size orchestras), minimalist electronica, dark ambient and postmodern (but I can accept that the aforementioned noisy train will never be a good setting for Ligeti, no matter what the equipment is).

My budget is around 600-700€ (keeping in mind shipping costs to Europe and the need to have casts taken), so I'm currently considering the UM Mage and the 1964 V6, but I do not have a full grasp of what the market offers.

I'd like to know if I should seriously consider spending less/more money (due to price/performance ratio plateaus or something), which other IEMs I should consider and finally which one between the two mentioned models might be better for the kind of music that I listen to.

 

Aren't the Frogbeats C4 around 700? They're located in the UK, so I'd imagine that'd make shipping easier. I was going to get a pair myself.

 

Universal-wise, try a W4. I like them a lot for classical and postmodern. Pretty sensitive as well. Jump on the 30% Earphonesolution deal! (Shipping to Europe doesn't look too bad)

 

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Im looking at the Audeo Perfect Bass PFE 022, The sony MH1C, the Rockit R-50, The Etymotic H5 and the Shure 215i. My main music source will probably be my iPhone or my Mac. Which of these do you recommend? Im really stuck here, as there are so many to choose from, and im sure ill be satisfied with any one of them. I really just want the best bang for my buck here. I listen to almost every genre of music, from rap to hip hop to country to jazz, and i just really want something i can be satisfied with. I do tend to overwork my headphones a lot and usually fall asleep with them on, so comfortability and durability is a must, BUT sound of course must come first. I like that all of these have inline mic controls so you can take that out of the equation. I do like quality OVER quantity of the bass, as long as the bass is present, not overwhelming, but strong and impactful in a good way. Please help me im going crazy over which ones to choose.. 

 

 

The PFE022 and R-50 are very good all-rounders. The sound sig is pretty natural/flat, and easy to get into. The Phonaks are smaller and more comfortable though. HF5 and SE215 are good as well. I think you've really driven yourself into a corner, these all do well with what you're looking for. Best to find some way to try them out, and decide from there. 

 

 

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As the SoundMAGIC PL-50 was introduced some three years ago, I am wondering if it is still considered a good buy?  I can purchase one for $30 bundled with an E17 from Micca, and at that price I am sorely tempted.  Currently, I have a Sony MH1C, MEE M11+, MTP Gold and an MD Tribute, so this would be my first BA IEM.  But it is now 2012, almost 2013...  A lot of new IEMs have been introduced since these hit the market.... Are there other budget BA IEMs I should consider?

 

Thanks!

 

 

I thought the E30 did most things better. Either way, they're both very, very good for the price. My favourite sound sig (clean, balanced) in that price range. 

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Are there any bass heavy suggestions that are between 50-100$ (That aren't xb500s or 700s, I know about those) 100-150 is acceptable if the price can drop down.

 

Considering shure440 or M50 at the moment even maybe sol repbulics

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Are there any bass heavy suggestions that are between 50-100$ (That aren't xb500s or 700s, I know about those) 100-150 is acceptable if the price can drop down.

 

Considering shure440 or M50 at the moment even maybe sol repbulics

HP700? Tighter bass than the M50 IMO. Also try the M-Audio Q-40, SRH750 (on sale way too often), and the unconventional HFI-580. 

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Hello evetyone. I just got myself a pair of hifiman re262 and I like the sound signature alot. Is there a portable headphone out there that has similar soind signature? I hope I'm not asking a question that has been asked before.
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Hello evetyone. I just got myself a pair of hifiman re262 and I like the sound signature alot. Is there a portable headphone out there that has similar soind signature? I hope I'm not asking a question that has been asked before.

What's your budget? I think the M80s have got that smooth, rich, warm mids thing going. Can't think of any others off the top of my head, but I'm sure there's some...

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HP700? Tighter bass than the M50 IMO. Also try the M-Audio Q-40, SRH750 (on sale way too often), and the unconventional HFI-580. 

They're all just a touch too expensive for me.(That being said, 100 bucks is really stretching my budget)

 

When the bass is tight and more punchy that refers to thump in the bass right? Like specific to mainly house music?

 

What refers to the bass in dubstep and DnB such as this and this? (One's im interested in)

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They're all just a touch too expensive for me.(That being said, 100 bucks is really stretching my budget)

 

When the bass is tight and more punchy that refers to thump in the bass right? Like specific to mainly house music?

 

What refers to the bass in dubstep and DnB such as this and this? (One's im interested in)

 

Pretty much. Bass is bass. Nice sub bass on that Blue Foundation track. Rocked out pretty hard when I heard them through the LCD-2. Punchiness and tightness refers to fast transients with good impact. Imagine fast hitting and clean punches in the low end. 

 

Seems like either the CAL! or the XB line (there's the new XB600/900 as well) are the only things left on your budget.

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Pretty much. Bass is bass. Nice sub bass on that Blue Foundation track. Rocked out pretty hard when I heard them through the LCD-2. Punchiness and tightness refers to fast transients with good impact. Imagine fast hitting and clean punches in the low end. 

 

Seems like either the CAL! or the XB line (there's the new XB600/900 as well) are the only things left on your budget.

Hmm alright, I've seen CAL before, but they feel a bit too flimsy for me (I'm not entirely too careful with my stuff). So neither m50's nor shure440 will offer any good bass as compared to xb line? I've heard so many good things about m50.

 

EDIT: I checked out some xb600 reviews and they didn't come in as good. Sticking to the 500s is a better idea?


Edited by tacobff - 11/23/12 at 7:04pm
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Hmm alright, I've seen CAL before, but they feel a bit too flimsy for me (I'm not entirely too careful with my stuff). So neither m50's nor shure440 will offer any good bass as compared to xb line? I've heard so many good things about m50.

Aren't the M50s above budget though? They're nice, not as fast as I'd like for the price, and the timbre seems to be a bit off, but still nice. I've had the SRH840 for more than a year before I sold them, trust me when I say they aren't basshead phones in the slightest. Not that these two have bad bass, far from it, just maybe not to the levels quantity wise that you seem to want. My CAL!s come in tomorrow, but from what I've seen and heard during my last stint with them, the build lasts fine. Very comfortable as well. 

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