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I would suggest that you re-cable one of your existing units.  Here are some links that might help:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/129954/senn-px100-recable-possible

http://www.head-fi.org/t/435851/koss-portapro-recable

 

If you have no soldering experience and don't feel comfortable, maybe you could also inquire as to whether Brian from BTG Audio could do it for you.


thanks a lot. Appreciate the reply. I've actually sent several px100's to somebody who knows how to handle a soldering iron. He repaired them and they broke just as quickly. the problem is not always at the connection point or jack plug, but i often catch the cable in a zipper or even in the folding joints of the headband itself.
So unless I can somehow use much thicker cables, and from the instructions it looks like I can't, I'll probably give up on these which really is a terrible shame. So wasteful.

 

You can!  smile.gif  One of my portables (my HD 228 I think) was recabled with a 3mm or 4mm A-T cable and a Neutrik terminator for durability's sake.  I think that in the case of the PX 100, some modding might need to be done in terms of increasing the bore of the cable outlets in the cups, but I don't imagine it to be impossible at all.

 

BTW, if you would be open to considering a recable, you might want to give Brian a call or shoot him an email.  I know that, in addition to recabling, he has modded headphones for people before.  He might have some insights on how to go about it.

post #4532 of 5343
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I think that both the CAL and S500 are good choices, probably your best choices at that budget.  Both have been recommend to me by friends that I trust, so I would not hesitate to get them.


I really have no choice, or buy CALs or S500: D

I buy the S500?

 

A few friends recommended the S500 to me several weeks ago.  I already have a K518LE and an M-80, so I didn't need it.  But if I did need something with that sound profile at that price range, I would have gotten the S500 myself.  smile.gif

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Thanks for your input TwinQY :)

I took the leap of faith and bought the UE900s during my lunch break today. And boy am I glad I did...

 

::whole bunch of impressions::

 

Hey, thanks for posting that choC.!  smile.gif  It should help out a bunch of people that have been on the fence about the UE900 vs something else.

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Okay, I really want to say Sennheiser Amperior here, but it's kind of outside the target budget.  Maybe a V-Moda M-80 would be good for your needs.  A friend of mine who listens to Metal likes his M-80.  I enjoy my M-80, for some of the reasons that you specified above, but then again I don't really listen to Metal.


I found an amperior for sale for $330aud which I can do, thing is the beyer 1350 can be had for about that and I'm wondering how they compare


Honestly, I can't say as I haven't really heard the DT1350.  But I would easily give the Amperior a solid recommendation.  It's actually on my wishlist at the moment.  As soon as I get it, I'm putting my M-80 and K518LE on sale.  Here are a few thought from Tyll regarding the two:  http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-ear-pad-sealed

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Hey..... yeah... its me... again..... I tried the Westone um1.... and all thanks to that i cant decide between the hf5 and the um1.... HELP PLZ WHICH 1 IS BETTER

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I need some help in buying new in-ear headphones as my current set is dying. What would you guys recommend?

 

Budget: £100($150) maximum, but I would prefer something in the £50-80 ($75-120) range
Music taste: These will be used for rap 90% of the time
Using with: Usually I will be using these with my mobile phone (Sony Experia S).

Other Requirements: Good noise cancellation and neutral sound as I might use these as monitors while recording. I also would want something that has fairly durable cable or a replaceable cable like the Shure Se215.
Other Info: I have Denon AH-C710 and really liked the sound these produced so I wouldn't mind something that sounds similar but they died  frown.gif

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Hey..... yeah... its me... again..... I tried the Westone um1.... and all thanks to that i cant decide between the hf5 and the um1.... HELP PLZ WHICH 1 IS BETTER

 

Not that I've heard either of them, but I imagine that the question will come up sooner or later, so... exactly what do you mean by better?  smile.gif

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Clarity, deep bass but not excessive - apart from the obvious recs for the UE700 and RE-400, the FXD80 would be worth a look as well. The JVCs and UE700s share a similar leanness in regards to note presentation, with more of a V-shape on the JVCs. Though they are a tad bit more aggressive, considering your genres that might be a plus or a con - depends on your preferences. I also really dig their looks (dug them up to listen to as we speak) - though that's also entirely subjective.

Thanks for your help! I think I'll give the UE700 a try. I don't think that this will be a mistake.

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Clarity, deep bass but not excessive - apart from the obvious recs for the UE700 and RE-400, the FXD80 would be worth a look as well. The JVCs and UE700s share a similar leanness in regards to note presentation, with more of a V-shape on the JVCs. Though they are a tad bit more aggressive, considering your genres that might be a plus or a con - depends on your preferences. I also really dig their looks (dug them up to listen to as we speak) - though that's also entirely subjective.

 

Thanks for your help! I think I'll give the UE700 a try. I don't think that this will be a mistake.

 

I hope you like them.  They happen to be my IEM of choice right now. 

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Oh, no, not at all. The EX1000s have really good texture, some of the best, and sub bass is emphasized as you can see with measurements. Subjectively the subbass and the texture adds together for oodles of rumble.

 

 

 

And OMG, its too expensive for my budget now. What are the cheaper iem's ($200) with similar signature with those sub bass rumbles, and heard the treble is too bright in some tracks is that true ? I would want it to be lil smooth,I dont mind sacrificing minute details. Just want to hear good and fun sound, with mids coming forward and live, I hate laid back vocals.
I hate when the high's screech or produce (ssss sound) . Sorry I am asking too much, but just wish there is a good iem out there, which could satisfy my taste.
I guess atrio mg7,accutone taurus,T- peos h-100,final design adagio III,radius ddm2,dunu dn-19 tai chi and hippo vb fits my criteria ?
Or any other iem which has similar bass as these ?

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The EX1000s

 
And OMG, its too expensive for my budget now.

 

frown.gif  Story of my life...

 

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dunu dn-19 tai chi

 

I really like these, not just for the sound but for the entire package (comfort, build, etc.).  For you, one of the best features might be the tuning system.  In addition to all the tips included, they also have that bass port that you can plug/unplug.  I tend to leave it plugged and use the grey tips as I'll probably always favor a sound closer to balanced/neutral, but they are capable of putting out quite a bit of bass when allowed to do so.

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frown.gif  Story of my life...

 

 

I really like these, not just for the sound but for the entire package (comfort, build, etc.).  For you, one of the best features might be the tuning system.  In addition to all the tips included, they also have that bass port that you can plug/unplug.  I tend to leave it plugged and use the grey tips as I'll probably always favor a sound closer to balanced/neutral, but they are capable of putting out quite a bit of bass when allowed to do so.

 So, They are a good bet ? When plugged to bass port, do they leak bass to other spectrum,causing bloat or is the treble sibilant free ?

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I really like these, not just for the sound but for the entire package (comfort, build, etc.).  For you, one of the best features might be the tuning system.  In addition to all the tips included, they also have that bass port that you can plug/unplug.  I tend to leave it plugged and use the grey tips as I'll probably always favor a sound closer to balanced/neutral, but they are capable of putting out quite a bit of bass when allowed to do so.

 

So, They are a good bet ? When plugged to bass port, do they leak bass to other spectrum,causing bloat or is the treble sibilant free ?

 

Yeah, I would have no problem recommending these.

 

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When plugged to bass port, do they leak bass to other spectrum,causing bloat?

 

Well, when the port is plugged, there's less bass.  If you want more bass, then leave them unplugged.

 

If you leave the ports unplugged and use the bassiest tips, they yeah I think the bass has a little tendency to run amok.  But thankfully, we can control that just by messing with the ports and tips in combination.

 

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is the treble sibilant free ?

 

Yup, sibilant-free.  In fact, I sometimes wish that it were a little brighter and more airy up top, just to suit my personal tastes.

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Honestly, I can't say as I haven't really heard the DT1350.  But I would easily give the Amperior a solid recommendation.  It's actually on my wishlist at the moment.  As soon as I get it, I'm putting my M-80 and K518LE on sale.  Here are a few thought from Tyll regarding the two:  http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-ear-pad-sealed

Thank for the help, I think I'll go with the Amperiour.

Someone mentioned IEMs, can't do it too uncomfortable for me.

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Honestly, I can't say as I haven't really heard the DT1350.  But I would easily give the Amperior a solid recommendation.  It's actually on my wishlist at the moment.  As soon as I get it, I'm putting my M-80 and K518LE on sale.  Here are a few thought from Tyll regarding the two:  http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-ear-pad-sealed

 

Thank for the help, I think I'll go with the Amperiour.

Someone mentioned IEMs, can't do it too uncomfortable for me.

 

You're welcome!  I think that's a good call, and personally I'm jealous, but also happy for you.  BTW, what color are you gonna get?  The silver one looks okay, but I think I'll always like the blue one better.  I wish they would make a gunmetal one.

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