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post #1 of 31
Thread Starter 
Hey, so I've repriotized from my previous thread (Good gaming headphones) amd figured that I have more time for listening to classical music on my Ipod than gaming.

So I've been looking at these headphones:

1. FA-003(USD165)
2. Q701(USD300~)
3. HE-300(USD200~
4. DT880 Pro 600/Premium 250(USD241/USD225)

1. Seems pretty solid.
2. Least preferred because of price and necessity of amp.
3. Pretty interesting, curious to kbow how they are for gaming.
4. Vs Q701?

Amp budget is around USD100, can stretch slightly. The O2 seems pretty cool.

Thanks biggrin.gif
XHale
post #2 of 31
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There is a low priced  FA-003 knock off called the Brainwavz HM5, same headphone, but does not come with velour ear pads.

There is even a cheaper one then the HM5, but can not remember the name.

 

What are you using for gaming?

post #4 of 31
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

There is a low priced  FA-003 knock off called the Brainwavz HM5, same headphone, but does not come with velour ear pads.

There is even a cheaper one then the HM5, but can not remember the name.

 

What are you using for gaming?


well it's not really a knock off. its the same oem

post #5 of 31
Thread Starter 
I would get that, but it's available where I live and customs really suck here. There's a high chance they'll get lost in transit. The deal at mp4nation now is pretty sweet though. frown.gif

I read that for classical music the mids and low highs are important, is that true? If so, I should avoid V-shaped headphones right?

Thanks biggrin.gif
post #6 of 31

So you know, Jaycar (the Aussy electronics store) seems to have jumped on the same bandwagon.

 

http://www.jaycar.us/productView.asp?ID=AA2065

 

You're welcome.

post #7 of 31
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Originally Posted by XHale View Post

I would get that, but it's available where I live and customs really suck here. There's a high chance they'll get lost in transit. The deal at mp4nation now is pretty sweet though. frown.gif
I read that for classical music the mids and low highs are important, is that true? If so, I should avoid V-shaped headphones right?
Thanks biggrin.gif

My HM5 is not a bassy headphone, so I would not think of them as having a V (or U?) shaped sound.

 

Jaycar Electronics sells the FA-003/HM5 under their own name.

"Jaycar Pro Monitor headphones". Catalog # AA2065

Guess that would be the lowest price for this model headphone.

post #8 of 31
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Originally Posted by Aquafear View Post

So you know, Jaycar (the Aussy electronics store) seems to have jumped on the same bandwagon.

 

http://www.jaycar.us/productView.asp?ID=AA2065

 

You're welcome.

 

Old news, actually.

 

Currently, there are four different brandings of the FA-003.

post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post

 

Old news, actually.

 

Currently, there are four different brandings of the FA-003.

FA-003, HM5, Jaycar and ??


Edited by PurpleAngel - 7/7/12 at 8:43pm
post #10 of 31
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

FA-002, HM5, Jaycar and ??

 

Should have worded that differently. There are 5 total (4 rebrands of the FA-003 = 5).

 

- Brainwavz

- Fischer Audio

- Digitech (Jaycar)

- Yoga Electronics

- Lindy Electronics

 

Technically, I'm not even sure if the FA-003 is the original.Then again, they all have slight differences.


Edited by Katun - 7/7/12 at 8:05pm
post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post

 

Should have worded that differently. There are 5 total (4 rebrands of the FA-003 = 5).

 

- Brainwavz

- Fischer Audio

- Digitech (Jaycar)

- Yoga Electronics

- Lindy Electronics

 

Technically, I'm not even sure if the FA-003 is the original.Then again, they all have slight differences.

 

As far as I know Yoga Electronics is the OEM. All other companies (Fischer, Brainwavs, Lindy, Jaycar) get the headphones from Yoga and basically slap a different name on them and sell them at a different price. Jaycars are the cheapest (70$), Lindys/Brainwavs (110/120$) and Fischer (180$). Note that you cannot buy from Yoga directly. Either way, here is a full thread on this issue: http://www.head-fi.org/t/491632/review-fischer-audio-fa-003-a-neutral-champ You might have to dig though some posts but the info is definitely there. 


Edited by Noisesupressor - 7/8/12 at 1:30am
post #12 of 31
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the info guys, but unfortunately the FA-003 is the only one available where I live (typo before).

 

I've rethought my list and lowered my budget slightly:

 

1.FA-003(USD165)

2.DT660(USD200)

3.A900X(USD250)

 

I don't mind open headphones.

 

Classical music is the priority over gaming.

 

Thanks :D

post #13 of 31
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

There is a low priced  FA-003 knock off called the Brainwavz HM5, same headphone, but does not come with velour ear pads.
There is even a cheaper one then the HM5, but can not remember the name.

What are you using for gaming?

Like, source? Asus Xonar DG and Ipod Video for music.

What's a good amp for the Q701 around 150?

Thanks biggrin.gif
post #14 of 31
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Like, source? Asus Xonar DG and Ipod Video for music.
What's a good amp for the Q701 around 150?
Thanks biggrin.gif

You could try plugging the Q701 into the Xonar DG, I would like to know how well the combo works.

 

Really low cost headphone amplifiers on eBay

TPA6120A2

SMSL SAP-100

post #15 of 31
Thread Starter 
Thanks! Do you know how good those are? The price is tempting :P

I'm considering the HFI-2400 seeing as it's often compared to the Q701 and cheaper(242US). Any feedback on it?

Thanks biggrin.gif
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