Wow, I'm really glad someone finally grabbed those at that price. They had some (in Red) on Amazon a few days ago for $13 and I posted that in the deal alert thread, but they're gone. Right now there are a few there in White for about $20 + S/H. It really is an underrated headphone and will probably never have the following of something like the JVC HA-S160 because of the obscure brand name and relative lack of availability. Also, I've found the other models from Eskuche to be very mediocre, so it's a nice surprise that their entry-level model is so good. I can't say that it's better than the PX-100 II in any regard, but it's certainly right up there with the PortaPro.
Agree. I never heard about them until I read your review. Plus, that ridiculous cheap price really helped; I would not even give them chance if I was not able to get them for such a low price.
Also, I've found the other models from Eskuche to be very mediocre, so it's a nice surprise that their entry-level model is so good. I can't say that it's better than the PX-100 II in any regard, but it's certainly right up there with the PortaPro.
That sucks! I was hoping that Eskuche 33i will be another sleepers, I really like they looks. Oh well…
Well out of the box they have somewhat slightly distorted treble, but after initial burn in they sound a little bit clearer to me than Koss or Sennheiser. Probably because of slight V curve( as you said) while PX100-ii had more mids; it sounds to me like Kassette have blacker background.
Also, the bass (and maybe mid-bass) on Kassette feels more solid and impactful than on other two pairs.
And they have much better cable than either Koss or Sennheiser, especially Sennheiser.
I know that is the quite hard to get all those headphones for review, but do you have a possibility to review new JVC HA-S500 in the next roundup? Apparently they are quite popular in the forum at the moment, and after having pleasure to listen to JVC S650 for the last week I think I am becoming a big JVC fan.
Edited by panteraMetal - 8/22/12 at 2:30pm