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As long as the volume is maxed on the inline slider, I don't have any problems with imbalance. Once I start adjusting it, things break down. As far as volume sliders go it's pretty crappy.

post #182 of 373
Thread Starter 

Noticed there was a review of these over on Headfonics:

 

http://headfonics.com/2012/10/philips-citiscape-uptown-headphones/

 

 

 

 

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I have seen a few comparisons to the HM5 or Fischer Audio FA-003. I can understand that but I prefer the Uptown’s slightly thicker and warmer tonality to the razor thin mids and colder and narrow presentation of the FA-003. It’s not as hot or spikey either as the FA-003 but doesn’t have quite the same bass impact which the FA-003 is well known for.

 

Wow. Interesting. Everything he just said right here is the polar opposite of what I thought about the FA-003/HM5, hahaha. I thought the HM5 was as far from cold/thin as could be, super muddy in fact, and it had the smoothest least spikey treble I've ever heard. Also, I greatly dislike generous quantities of bass and bass impact, but even I found the HM5 so utterly lacking and boring in this aspect. ¯\(°_o)/¯

post #183 of 373

Got a message from Philips Support. Yay! :)

 

Dear Mr.:

Thank you for your e-mail to Philips. I will be happy to assist you today. The headphones that you purchased are a genuine pair. The difference in the labeling on the box could be the result of a last minute box design change to highlight a different or more sufficient feature, which is normal. The headphones that you currently have supports MusicSeal and high precision sound. To see additional features of the product please go here: http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?ctn=SHL5905BK/28&slg=en&scy=US

 

 and click on Leaflet under Manuals & Documentation.

Thank you for contacting Philips. If you need additional assistance, please contact us again and refer to INC966579.



Best Regards,



LaShauna Dixon
Philips Customer Support

post #184 of 373
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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

Noticed there was a review of these over on Headfonics:

 

http://headfonics.com/2012/10/philips-citiscape-uptown-headphones/

 

 

 

 

 

Wow. Interesting. Everything he just said right here is the polar opposite of what I thought about the FA-003/HM5, hahaha. I thought the HM5 was as far from cold/thin as could be, super muddy in fact, and it had the smoothest least spikey treble I've ever heard. Also, I greatly dislike generous quantities of bass and bass impact, but even I found the HM5 so utterly lacking and boring in this aspect. ¯\(°_o)/¯

Thank you for the post! I am very happy to be introduced into another headphone site!

post #185 of 373

Wait--are you sure it was LaShauna Dixon?  You'd better take a look at this.

 

 

 

 

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...Best Regards,


LaShauna Dixon
Philips Customer Support

post #186 of 373
Thread Starter 
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Wait--are you sure it was LaShauna Dixon?  You'd better take a look at this.

 

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Wait--are you sure it was LaShauna Dixon?  You'd better take a look at this.

 

 

 

 

Positive. It's LaShauna Dixon. ERMAYGAD!! Hahaha. Is this news article even real? :D Where can I see this online?

"said Sennheiser" That made me laugh. Haha. Watta name.


Edited by FrozenFlame - 10/16/12 at 10:12pm
post #188 of 373

Great article short article i knew something was off thanks for posting!

post #189 of 373

@Barry S

 

What a nice composition bro. You almost got me with it. But when I saw "Sennheiser"... I was like: You gotta be kidding me. deadhorse.gif Hahahaha. Took me long to search the web site where you created this article.. 

 

Ohhh Fodey. Haha! :D


Edited by FrozenFlame - 10/16/12 at 10:38pm
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post #191 of 373

i have no problems at all with the slider volume control on my set. No static or in balance when I use it and it works fine. Weird for me because it seems every other HP or IEM Ive had with a inline volume has given me problems. I think these will work out fine for commuting , great seal and pretty decent isolation. They are comfortable and attractive enough to be seen wearing out and about. I have better sets and I like my HM5 clones better for more serious listening but they will be fine for using with my Ipod unamped  Decent enough for the price.

post #192 of 373

I knew there was something fishy about Ms. Dixon... I am new this whole scene.  I just ordered a pair of these from OneSaleADay, and they are arriving Wednesday.  I have been trying to learn more about burn in and other headphone issues, and really enjoy your discussion....although I am bit nervous about the whole possible counterfit thing.  Does anyone here listen to metal music?  I would love any input on how these might work..  thanks. 

post #193 of 373

^

The counterfeit article is not real.. The story seems to be plausible though but it's just joke. Hehe. :D

Metal should be fine but for me, i'm not satisfied. Everyone has different ears, so it's best if you just listen it yourself. :)

post #194 of 373

I used the pair I gifted to my sister this weekend.  I must say, I enjoyed them.  Decent amount of detail.  They seemed a little bright side, but not too bad.

 

I listened to bunch of Micheal Jackson and they seemed to handle the songs well enough.  I was one of the lucky ones who paid $40 for them.  I must say, for that price, the are more than worth it.  But anything over $70 would be too much for these.

 

Comfort is just wonderful, the best I have ever worn.  Build quailty (besides the volume control) is great.  I bought the none removable pads version, which is fine, cause they are great stock.  My sister loves them for her country music.

 

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post #195 of 373

The drivers loosen up a bit with some use--my pair was a little bright/harsh/echo-y out of the box, but after a small amount of use--they're fairly dark and warm.

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