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post #3691 of 5343
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And let me give a hint to people posting in this thread looking for recommendations, keep it short and sweet. We don't have time to read paragraphs upon paragraphs explaining your situation. This isn't directed at anyone, just the community as a whole. Keeping it to a paragraph or less will probably get you more answers.


sticky this....
post #3692 of 5343

westone 4r or shure 535 ? Listen to mostly rock and alt some electronica. Is 375 for either brand new a good deal or have there been better?

post #3693 of 5343

Well, strictly speaking the CKS99I might very well be fine enough, not that the choices are bad per say, in fact the CKS99s and UE700 are rather good. But other than stuff like the CKN70 or the FXD80, the other two choices would be fine for simplicity's sake. 

 

Well I looks like the JVC's are available with a mic now! Look here: http://www.jvc.co.uk/product.php?id=HA-FRD80-Z-E&catid=100153&lg=en I think I will be getting these if I can find them...

post #3694 of 5343

Hello all,

 

What looks to be my best option for getting a pair of CIEMs re-shelled?  

I picked up a pair recently and am finally getting around to it.

 

Cost is the primary concern, the only real 'extra' I'm interested in is detachable cables (and the option for an iPhone mic would be nice but by no means required).

 

Thanks!

post #3695 of 5343
Hello,
After a lengthy research period I have narrowed down my decision between two on ear headphones. In the past all the headphones/earbuds I have used were bundled with smart phones I purchased but its finally time to invest in some headphones. These headphones will mainly be used withy Galaxy Nexus smartphone/computer.
The two headphones I have narrowed down between are the: Monster DNA and the V Moda M80's. I listen to mainly hip hop, pop, rock, sometimes country and dance.
I want the music to sound clear and crisp and be fairly balanced yet fun to listen to(dont know if that is possible). Concerning bass, I want to notice it but i dont want it to be overwhelming. I would be using these headphones in a plane occasionally so good comfort and noise isolation would be preferred.

My budget would be up to $200, so it is either the V Moda M80's or the Monster DNA's although I'm open to alternatives.
Thanks in advance
post #3696 of 5343

I'm looking for a decent pair of regular, non-in-ear earbuds (e.g. the original iPod earbuds). I don't want in-ear headphones because I'd primarily be using them for running and while walking to work, both of which are situations where I am crossing busy streets and don't want to be isolated from the noise around me. So I'm not looking for the absolute best sound quality in the world, just the best basic earbuds. I might consider durability to be equally as important as sound quality (I've noticed the wiring tends to take a beating while running). Price...is a tough question, mainly since these aren't a super high priority on my list, so cheaper is always better, but over a long enough timeframe I'd consider just about anything. Thanks.

post #3697 of 5343
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Originally Posted by wicka View Post

I'm looking for a decent pair of regular, non-in-ear earbuds (e.g. the original iPod earbuds). I don't want in-ear headphones because I'd primarily be using them for running and while walking to work, both of which are situations where I am crossing busy streets and don't want to be isolated from the noise around me. So I'm not looking for the absolute best sound quality in the world, just the best basic earbuds. I might consider durability to be equally as important as sound quality (I've noticed the wiring tends to take a beating while running). Price...is a tough question, mainly since these aren't a super high priority on my list, so cheaper is always better, but over a long enough timeframe I'd consider just about anything. Thanks.
May as well stick with the stock apple ones in my opinion. decent earbuds are few and far between.

Koss KSC 75 may be something to look into. They are gonna leak more noise than the apple ones though.
post #3698 of 5343
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Originally Posted by msavic6 View Post

Hello,
After a lengthy research period I have narrowed down my decision between two on ear headphones. In the past all the headphones/earbuds I have used were bundled with smart phones I purchased but its finally time to invest in some headphones. These headphones will mainly be used withy Galaxy Nexus smartphone/computer.
The two headphones I have narrowed down between are the: Monster DNA and the V Moda M80's. I listen to mainly hip hop, pop, rock, sometimes country and dance.
I want the music to sound clear and crisp and be fairly balanced yet fun to listen to(dont know if that is possible). Concerning bass, I want to notice it but i dont want it to be overwhelming. I would be using these headphones in a plane occasionally so good comfort and noise isolation would be preferred.

My budget would be up to $200, so it is either the V Moda M80's or the Monster DNA's although I'm open to alternatives.
Thanks in advance
Didn't read anything but the last sentence, and I'll say go with the M80's. I've heard the dna before and in my opinion they are worse than beats solos.

if you want isolation, look into circamural headphones. The m80s don't isolate much at all, neither do the DNA's. Under 200 I say look into the logitech ue6000
Edited by lukEM22 - 4/7/13 at 8:24pm
post #3699 of 5343
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Originally Posted by lukEM22 View Post

Didn't read anything but the last sentence, and I'll say go with the M80's. I've heard the dna before and in my opinion they are worse than beats solos.

if you want isolation, look into circamural headphones. The m80s don't isolate much at all, neither do the DNA's. Under 200 I say look into the logitech ue6000

Thanks for the reply, I'm sort of surprised that you think the monster DNA's are that bad, I read positive reviews here on Head-Fi about them and that is probably the main reason why I am considering them. Regarding the Logitech headphones, I would prefer to not have batteries in my headphones and from what I have read, noise canceling is not the way to go.
How are the M80's from a comfort stand point, and will the M80's be fun to listen to rather then dull?
post #3700 of 5343

Hi, I'm fairly new to all this, but love my M50s. I've been trying to find a pair of IEMs that can produce a similar sound on the go, but haven't found the right ones yet. I've sampled the klipsch x10, HiFiMan RE-262, and the Audio-Technica CKM-55 and have found them all to be too 'warm' or muffled sounding. I love the crisp clarity of the M50s as well as the punchy bass. I know an exact replication of that sound is a bit much to ask for but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm going unamped, with a budget of under $200.

 

Thanks for any help!

post #3701 of 5343

Hello ladies & gents!

 

I've recently been looking around for a new set of budget earphones, and was directed to you guys for help. A couple of things to note: I am a complete novice at this audiophile stuff! I was recently listening to my pal's Marley headphones and decided I needed a pair of earphones for myself. Up until now, I've used the 'stock' earphones that come with a cell phone, such as the Samsung ones.

 

I do plan on using this on my phone, and any recommendations with a mic on it would be awesome. My current device is a Galaxy S3 and for whatever reason, it doesn't play nice with most mics. If you happen to have any knowledge of this, please enlighten me!

 

My budget is pretty damn tight. I'm looking to spend about $30 on a set. Please note that I have close to no knowledge of most technical terms. Having trawled through Head-fi for a bit, I have no idea what highs or lows are, and whether I should get a neutral sounding set. All I'm really looking for is a set of earphones that provide a better experience than the stock ones I've been using all my life. I listen to most kinds of music, apart from heavy/death metal. 

 

So far, I've found a pair of earphones that I think may meet my needs. They are Skullcandy's TiTan line. I did read a review on them on this site, and it wasn't favourable. Wondering if anyone has any suggestions for me? :D

 

P.S. if my quest is hopeless, let me know! I understand the market for earphones at this low a price is going to be fairly small.

 

Thanks fellas,

 

Yours,

 

Jeranimo

post #3702 of 5343
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Originally Posted by lukEM22 View Post

By sound effects do you mean you will be making music with these headphones?

 

I say look into the HFI-580 and the M-audio Q40 with velour pads. I don't know how much these would go for in singapore, but the 580s current price is around $190, and the Q40 is around $120, and the velour pads an extra $30. The 580s have slogic, which is kind of like added soundstage. Personally, I like s logic but some people dont. The Q40's would be less recessed in the mids and less exxagerated highs, in my opinion both good things. The Q40's are pretty bulky though, despite having everything you want. The 580s I would say are just ever so slightly above average in size, but most mid-fi headphones are going to be bigger than beats or bose headphones (assuming thats what your looking at)

 

Other headphones that come to mind would be the V-moda M80, soundmagic HP100, and Logitech UE6000
 


No by sound effects I mean I will be able to hear the treble and different ranges in clarity like my bro's AT but too big for me!

How is Audio Technica M50? Is it also equally good? So even Senns amperior is not so good?

 

I will look into the brands you have recommended. As my head is very small, I am not sure if my head can fit the headphones you have recommended.

My head can fit PX200 perfectly and that's how small my head is sigh!

But they might be possibly not as big either....Thank u so much!!!

post #3703 of 5343
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No by sound effects I mean I will be able to hear the treble and different ranges in clarity like my bro's AT but too big for me!

How is Audio Technica M50? Is it also equally good? So even Senns amperior is not so good?

 

I will look into the brands you have recommended. As my head is very small, I am not sure if my head can fit the headphones you have recommended.

My head can fit PX200 perfectly and that's how small my head is sigh!

But they might be possibly not as big either....Thank u so much!!!


I am only using it for listening purpose.=)

post #3704 of 5343
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Originally Posted by konseki View Post

Hi guys I like quality,effects & clarity so much that Im sticking to my discman to play original CDs.

I am currently using seinnheiser PX 200,which I feel quality is pretty good for the price sold.

However, I am doubting PX200 sound quality and wonder if theres even better headphones not so bulky if possible...that plays CDs from discman very very well?

Reason Im thinking of a change is because I doubt I can hear all the mixture of voices that strong with PX200.

 

I am looking at clarity and bass and music clarity with great effects from solo and mixed voice.

 

I also play concert DVD on my laptop and I like using headphones instead of speakers.

Those are original DVDs from Japan.

 

So yeah guys,,,,any good suggestion? I am looking at hopefully below 200-400. Help please!!

 

Music type: Rap/Hip-hop/soft rock

Type of headphone: portable & sealed over the ear/closed

Head size: small

Usage: Portable discman/laptop

 

How about Audio Technica ATH-M50?

 

Not looking at IEM,amp or any vintage models.

 

Or do u guys think PX200 is good enough for both potability and music effects?

Its clarity is one of the best I have come across.

 

 

Thanks!!

 

 

Sorry I explained wrongly. I am looking for portable ON the ear headphones not over the ear since it will be too big.

Is Ultrasone HFI 580 or VModa M-80 better? The rest are all too big for my head...

 

I am afraid Ultrasone HFI 580 will sound like Seinnhesier PX200 since the specs seem to be very similar.

 

I am not spamming...sorry!!=X

post #3705 of 5343

I've done a fair amount of research and I've narrowed it down to two competitors:

 

Vsonic GR07

 

Yamaha EPH-100

 

Would be used for listening to rock, indie, post-rock

 

input would be a Cowon

 

from what I've read the Vsonics have a wider sound-field, but the EPH-100s have better instrument seperation. These are both things that I want. 

 

The trebles of the GR07s are supposed to outshine the EPH-100s, but the EPH-100s have less treble fatique.

 

Either way I'm really stuck between these two, could use a push in either direction

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