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post #136 of 204
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I've started my listening sessions for the next group of reviews. There may be some last minute additions, but for now the list includes:

 

Portable Mid-sized Supra-aural Headphones

Sennheiser HD229

Sennheiser HD239

Incase Reflex

Ultrasone HFI-15G

Eskuche 33 "i"

 

Portable Circumnaural Headphones

JVC HA-S600

Incase Sonic

Ultrasone HFI-450

German Maestro GMP 160

 

Studio Monitor and DJ Headphones

Superlux HD661

Superlux HD631

JVC HA-M750

KRK KNS-6400

KRK KNS-8400

Ultrasone DJ1

 

It's not as cohesive a group as my compact portable roundup. Lost of different kinds of cans. I will start a completely new thread for these. They range in price from $50-$200 MSRP ($40-$120 street price).

 

I'm still hopeful to get a few others, including the AIAIAI Capital and TMA-1 Studio.

 

 

Awesome :)

post #137 of 204
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Did you get them yet? Curious to know what you think...

 

LOL, kinda.  I received a package, but there weren't any PX 100-IIs in it.  Same thing happened to Katun.  Check it out:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/621242/warning-fake-px100-iis-on-the-market-w-comparison-to-genuine

post #138 of 204

You guys expect to get a real PX100II for $8.49????? I doubt you could even get a real beaten up used one for that price.

 

Instead of a fake PX100II though, for just a few dollars more, you could have bought a real JVC HA-S160.

post #139 of 204
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The PX100 and PX100II headphones are good, but they aren't that good. Imo the JVC HA-S650 is better, and the $13 JVC HA-S160 is close in overall sound quality.


Oh my, the HA-S600 and HA-S160 are two of the worst sounding, to my ears, headphones I have ever purchased.  The PX100 is one of my favorite headphones.   Gotta love how subjective this hobby is...

post #140 of 204
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Oh my, the HA-S600 and HA-S160 are two of the worst sounding, to my ears, headphones I have ever purchased.  The PX100 is one of my favorite headphones.   Gotta love how subjective this hobby is...

 

I tried the HA-S160 for a few days. I thought they were pretty good for the $20CN I paid for them (on sale from $30CN), and apparently a bit more burn in time would have helped them more. At the time I was also auditioning Portapro's and KSC75's, and the HA-S160 flats lost out - they just seemed kind of flat to me (no pun intended!), and lacking detail, even after a fair amount of EQ'ing. I now have a PX100-II (sounds friggin' great), and my KSC75's are modded (sounds really friggin' great), and I just can't imagine the HA-S160's coming close. I might give them another chance though one day if they ever go on sale ($30 is way to much imo, considering the KSC75's are the same price here).

post #141 of 204
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You guys expect to get a real PX100II for $8.49?????

 

Well, I expected to take a chance, and I did.  I've gotten some nice deals over the years - including an HD 218i for $15.  So a PX 100-II for eight fitty would not have been totally implausible.  Didn't work out this time though.  smile.gif

post #142 of 204
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I tried the HA-S160 for a few days. I thought they were pretty good for the $20CN I paid for them (on sale from $30CN), and apparently a bit more burn in time would have helped them more. At the time I was also auditioning Portapro's and KSC75's, and the HA-S160 flats lost out - they just seemed kind of flat to me (no pun intended!), and lacking detail, even after a fair amount of EQ'ing. I now have a PX100-II (sounds friggin' great), and my KSC75's are modded (sounds really friggin' great), and I just can't imagine the HA-S160's coming close. I might give them another chance though one day if they ever go on sale ($30 is way to much imo, considering the KSC75's are the same price here).

B&H has the HA-S160 for $9.99 in black, but shipping for one to Canada is $8.53. I guess shipping for 3 of them though might only be around $10.

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/760571-REG/JVC_HAS160B_HA_S160_FLATS_On_Ear_Stereo.html

 

 

 

The JVC HA-S650 sounds much better than the HA-S600. The JVC headphones need plenty of burn in though, and don't sound so good right out of the box.


Edited by JK1 - 8/9/12 at 4:30pm
post #143 of 204
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B&H has the HA-S160 for $9.99 in black, but shipping for one to Canada is $8.53. I guess shipping for 3 of them though might only be around $10.

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/760571-REG/JVC_HAS160B_HA_S160_FLATS_On_Ear_Stereo.html

 

 

Thanks JK1. I think though that I will end up getting the Portapro's again first. I remember really digging the drivers on the earclips, and I see that I could get the Sportapro (which has Portapro drivers I'm pretty sure) off of ebay.ca shipped for less than $30CN. Then again, I'm really happy with both my PX100-II's, and my modded KSC75's, so I don't know what's wrong with me - do I need any more headphones??? (apart from the HT1350's that is LOL!)


Edited by waynes world - 8/9/12 at 5:06pm
post #144 of 204
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I don't know what's wrong with me - do I need any more headphones???

 

blink.gif LOL, what kind of silly question is that?  We always need more and better headphones.  Coming here and saying you have enough headphones is like walking into a bar and saying you've had enough to drink.  You could do it, but you're gonna get weird looks.  Remember, there's a reason for why apologize for the anemic state of everyone's wallets.  smile.gif

post #145 of 204
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You guys expect to get a real PX100II for $8.49????? I doubt you could even get a real beaten up used one for that price.

 

Instead of a fake PX100II though, for just a few dollars more, you could have bought a real JVC HA-S160.

 

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Well, I expected to take a chance, and I did.  I've gotten some nice deals over the years - including an HD 218i for $15.  So a PX 100-II for eight fitty would not have been totally implausible.  Didn't work out this time though.  smile.gif

Every once in a while you do find great deals, but I'm always leary if there are a bunch of units available. I can't understand why they would make fakes and sell them for so cheap. It would make more sense to copy them and try to sell for a little lower price than the originals. I almost bought some AKG K450's last year for about $30 USD, but they were shipped from Hong Kong and I was supsicious.


Edited by postrock - 8/9/12 at 7:14pm
post #146 of 204
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Oh my, the HA-S600 and HA-S160 are two of the worst sounding, to my ears, headphones I have ever purchased.  The PX100 is one of my favorite headphones.   Gotta love how subjective this hobby is...

 

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The JVC HA-S650 sounds much better than the HA-S600. The JVC headphones need plenty of burn in though, and don't sound so good right out of the box.

I do really like the HA-S650, but not nearly as much as the PX-100 II. I'm currently reviewing the HA-S600 and HA-M750. Obviously I'll be giving my full impressions, but so far I would say the HA-S650 is the better JVC headphone.

post #147 of 204
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Thanks JK1. I think though that I will end up getting the Portapro's again first. I remember really digging the drivers on the earclips, and I see that I could get the Sportapro (which has Portapro drivers I'm pretty sure) off of ebay.ca shipped for less than $30CN. Then again, I'm really happy with both my PX100-II's, and my modded KSC75's, so I don't know what's wrong with me - do I need any more headphones??? (apart from the HT1350's that is LOL!)

WAYNENUMM,

 

Why get another pair of Koss with the same driver if you're happy with the KSC75? They aren't going to sound all that different. Why not go for something with yet another sound signature? Have you looked into getting the AKG K422? Or maybe a circumnaural like the Panasonic RP-HTF600? A friend of mine has them (about $30 US) and they are pretty amazing for that price.

post #148 of 204
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WAYNENUMM,

 

Have you looked into getting the AKG K422?

 

+10!!!11!! one one

 

When you hear the soundstage on that little sucker, you're gonna think to yourself "wait, why couldn't I hear this in my other cans???"

post #149 of 204
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Every once in a while you do find great deals, but I'm always leary if there are a bunch of units available. I can't understand why they would make fakes and sell them for so cheap. It would make more sense to copy them and try to sell for a little lower price than the originals. I almost bought some AKG K450's last year for about $30 USD, but they were shipped from Hong Kong and I was supsicious.

 

I'm pretty much over it now as it's all behind me.  But yeah, I'm definitely going to be more discriminating from here on out.  smile.gif

post #150 of 204
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WAYNENUMM,

 

Why get another pair of Koss with the same driver if you're happy with the KSC75? They aren't going to sound all that different.

 

Keep in mind that my experience is limited to only a few drivers, but I did find the Poratpros (on earclips) to sound quite a bit different than the KSC75's on parts-express headband. I enjoyed the bass on the Portapros (even though at times they could get muddy), and what be a seemed to be a larger soundstage (but that might have been mainly due to them being on the earclips). At any rate, considering getting them is more a response to headphone addiction lol!

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Why not go for something with yet another sound signature?

 

Good advice - I might take it!

 

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Have you looked into getting the AKG K422? Or maybe a circumnaural like the Panasonic RP-HTF600? A friend of mine has them (about $30 US) and they are pretty amazing for that price.

 

No I haven't. I will now though! You previously didn't help to sway me from the DT1350's when you said this:

 

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I also wanted to say...if you end up getting they DT1350's, they should be pretty mind-blowing considering what you have now. Easily one of very best portables at any price. I wish I owned a pair. I borrowed a pair for a few days earlier this year and am totally smitten.

 

But I don't mind looking into other offerings, so thanks for your suggestions! Also, I don't mind the sound of $30 US (versus $300 US for the DT1350's).

 

Thanks again!

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