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Thanks for this link. I only just saw your reply to one of my posts above. I personally find the 100 a much better headphone than 150. It's treble isn't as hot and sounds just right. Bass wise its hard to call from memory now, but the 100's bass is deep but tighter. I'm very interested in the 200

 

Considering SoundMAGIC products are THAT GOOD to me, I'm considering buying extra pairs of each, just to have them lying around in case of a discontinuation/dying. HP100 is supposedly discontinuing.

 

So my match would be:

 

HP100 (will buy next month)

HP150 (already have it)

HP200 x2 (one pair arriving)

 

E80C - these will be selling for long I'm sure of it, no need for a backup just yet

 

I really do like the way you described HP100... HP150 just seems to bassy for me at times.


Edited by GloriousLettuce - 7/15/16 at 10:08am
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Originally Posted by GloriousLettuce View Post
 

 

Considering SoundMAGIC products are THAT GOOD to me, I'm considering buying extra pairs of each, just to have them lying around in case of a discontinuation/dying. HP100 is supposedly discontinuing.

 

So my match would be:

 

HP100 (will buy next month)

HP150 (already have it)

HP200 x2 (one pair arriving)

 

E80C - these will be selling for long I'm sure of it, no need for a backup just yet

 

I really do like the way you described HP100... HP150 just seems to bassy for me at times.

Yeah, I actually got a set of hp100s from HiFiHeadphones as ex display for £50!!! Nothing wrong with them, came with all accessories too. Best deal I've had yet. It actually made me more willing to go second hand or ex-display for a lot of other sets. I used to be a snob lol.

 

I returned the Hp150s mainly cos of the piercing treble. I'm surprised when people say the 100 and 150 sound the same by just reading the specs... without even trying them both to compare.

 

My first IEMs were SMe10s... how do the new e80c compare?

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The only thing stopping me from buying the HP200s is my previous experience with open back design. I hated Grado sr80es and I found the HD650s to be overrated. My HP100s blow them both out of the water.

 

Btw GLettuce, if you like the Soundmagic 100/150s you might like Dunu DN1000 IEMs. They are the closest I've managed to get to the sound signature of the SM headphones.

post #1369 of 1372
Wow, that's nothin... costing about 180 euros.

SoundMAGIC E80 (regardless of the s, c types all sounding the same) is actually a subtle upgrade in my opinion but I only compared them when I got the iPod, while now I use X5 + E12.

I don't find the treble piercing on HP150. Maybe not worth it getting HP100 then?

HP200 and Sennheiser HD380 arriving this friday, will post impressions against HD600.
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Originally Posted by harry501501 View Post

Yeah, I actually got a set of hp100s from HiFiHeadphones as ex display for £50!!! Nothing wrong with them, came with all accessories too. Best deal I've had yet. It actually made me more willing to go second hand or ex-display for a lot of other sets. I used to be a snob lol.

I returned the Hp150s mainly cos of the piercing treble. I'm surprised when people say the 100 and 150 sound the same by just reading the specs... without even trying them both to compare.

My first IEMs were SMe10s... how do the new e80c compare?
post #1370 of 1372

Now for the first time, I can A/B between the HP100 & HP150.

 

HP150:

Better vocals

More natural sounding

Mids more natural and forward

Bass has more control and detail.

Less sibilant and harsh

 

HP100:

Hyped up treble

bigger soundstage (I was suprised by this)

 

Now the HP150 i just received new in box (My old pair was send in for repair, but got a new one instead).

The only difference I can be absolutely sure about is that the HP150 just sounds a tad bit more controlled, natural and less sibilant. The soundstage on my HP100 is somehow bigger than the HP150. This might be due to burn-in but I doubt it. In fact the HP100 has such a big soundstage it is slightly artificial sounding on some tracks. It is even bigger then the HD598 I use quite often.


Edited by The Third - 7/21/16 at 12:09pm
post #1371 of 1372
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Now for the first time, I can A/B between the HP100 & HP150.

HP150:
Better vocals
More natural sounding
Mids more natural and forward
Bass has more control and detail.
Less sibilant and harsh

HP100:
Hyped up treble
bigger soundstage (I was suprised by this)

Now the HP150 i just received new in box (My old pair was send in for repair, but got a new one instead).
The only difference I can be absolutely sure about is that the HP150 just sounds a tad bit more controlled, natural and less sibilant. The soundstage on my HP100 is somehow bigger than the HP150. This might be due to burn-in but I doubt it. In fact the HP100 has such a big soundstage it is slightly artificial sounding on some tracks. It is even bigger then the HD598 I use quite often.

That's interesting... I have gotten HP200 and it doesn't sound much wider than HP150, as if the perks of them being open is just to make them sound more natural, bit that's killled because these are BASSHEAD level, there's just too much bass for me.

It did take time for mids to open up on H150, so that might be due to burn in. The same might apply to your HP100?
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Originally Posted by GloriousLettuce View Post


That's interesting... I have gotten HP200 and it doesn't sound much wider than HP150, as if the perks of them being open is just to make them sound more natural, bit that's killled because these are BASSHEAD level, there's just too much bass for me.

It did take time for mids to open up on H150, so that might be due to burn in. The same might apply to your HP100?

The HP100 just sound a tad bit more hyped up, which results in a sometimes harsh treble and is more prone to sibilance. The HP150 doesn't have this sibilance, and is better for extended listening. At the moment I prefer the HP100 for exercising or for feeling energetic. I did exercise quite a bit with the HP100, so the pads are now puffier (usual pleather texture loss over time). I'll try switching the pads around with both cans to see if the difference in sound is indeed pad based. Maybe it is the burn-in as well yes, the HP150's are now around the 20 hour mark whilest the HP100's have over 200hrs.


Edited by The Third - 7/25/16 at 11:10am
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