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post #166 of 195
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i like yuin pk1/ok1 better and it looks anti-theft as well

The PK1 looks very anti-theft.

post #167 of 195

i think all yuin models looks anti-theft xD

it looks more generic than a samsung/nokia earbud

post #168 of 195
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i think all yuin models looks anti-theft xD

it looks more generic than a samsung/nokia earbud

Pretty much. I guess that is good...?

post #169 of 195
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A lot of people like the KSC75's stock on the ear clips. As far as ear clips go, they are quite comfortable. And they are very easy to put on the ears (although for me it took a while to actually realize how easy it is!). But when on the ear clips, the drivers are not tight against the ear.

 

I personally like them more on the ears - a little bassier. But I don't like them too tight on the ears. They fit on the Portapro headband, or the Parts-express headband. The Parts-express headband is $1.95, but depending on where you live, shipping is where they get you. Anyway, I like the pressure on the ears with the Parts-express headband. I also had some Portapro pads lying around, and I like them a bit more than the stock pads (a bit softer and thinner - I think they also affect the sound a bit). And lastly, I replaced the plastic grille in the driver with some screen mesh to open up the sound even more. If you go that route though, make sure you don't do what this doofus did ;)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/433318/shootout-102-portable-headphones-reviewed-panasonic-rp-htf600-added-04-29-12/3330#post_8592277

 

Anyway, those mods are just fun and easy to do with the ksc75's (unless you are like that doofus lol). They sounds so good as is, that it's fun to see what more can be done with them. But not necessary at all. And for $15, if you end up not liking them, they'll make a nice gift for somebody!

 

Just an update on my KSC75 giant killer impressions... I had the KSC75 drivers in the Parts-express headband, but after replacing the plastic grill in the driver with metal mesh to open them up even further, I found that having the drivers back in the earclips where the drivers are not tight against the ear, is really quite perfect and they really sound awesome.

 

The only problem for me is that I frequently need to take them off and put them back on, and the earclips just aren't very convenient for that. So I ended up putting the drivers back on the Parts-express headband, and bent the headband out quite a bit so that the drivers sit very lightly on the ears. Perfect!

post #170 of 195
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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

 

Just an update on my KSC75 giant killer impressions... I had the KSC75 drivers in the Parts-express headband, but after replacing the plastic grill in the driver with metal mesh to open them up even further, I found that having the drivers back in the earclips where the drivers are not tight against the ear, is really quite perfect and they really sound awesome.

 

The only problem for me is that I frequently need to take them off and put them back on, and the earclips just aren't very convenient for that. So I ended up putting the drivers back on the Parts-express headband, and bent the headband out quite a bit so that the drivers sit very lightly on the ears. Perfect!

Hmm... Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

post #171 of 195
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Just got myself a pair of Sennheiser HD 201s at Guitar Center. For 15 bucks, they definitely aren't "giant killers" but for the price, they are great value... When properly amped. I'm using my FiiO E11 for more bass, which they definitely lack, and an equalizer to turn the treble down, which they have a little too much of. But now, they sound as good as headphones that cost 3-4 times as much. Good buy if you have an amp and an equalizer.
post #172 of 195
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Just got myself a pair of Sennheiser HD 201s at Guitar Center. For 15 bucks, they definitely aren't "giant killers" but for the price, they are great value... When properly amped. I'm using my FiiO E11 for more bass, which they definitely lack, and an equalizer to turn the treble down, which they have a little too much of. But now, they sound as good as headphones that cost 3-4 times as much. Good buy if you have an amp and an equalizer.

The problem with that is your FiiO E11 is more than 3 times the price of the HD201. :P I think that for a 'phone to be good value it should be able to stand on its own or stand with a amp that isn't a significant % of its purchase price.

 

I do agree, the HD201 is good value for money. My sisters first ever over ear, which for the £12 it cost was pretty good.

post #173 of 195
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I totally agree with you, a good pair of headphones shouldn't need a more expensive amp. I do strongly believe in an equalizer for these though. It helps a lot. But yes, good headphones to just fling around for 15 bucks.
post #174 of 195

Other than the obvious FOTM - MH1C, which might already have been recommended in the previous pages; 

 

Easily some of the best value to be had 

 

Greenhouse  GH-ERC-DMS, nothing but Brainwavz B2 clones going for near half the normal price of $80 shipped from Amazon Japan with 1 year warranty :)

post #175 of 195
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Other than the obvious FOTM - MH1C, which might already have been recommended in the previous pages; 

Easily some of the best value to be had 

Greenhouse  GH-ERC-DMS, nothing but Brainwavz B2 clones going for near half the normal price of $80 shipped from Amazon Japan with 1 year warranty smily_headphones1.gif

Hm, never heard of those. They sound great though. Just read a couple of quick reviews of the b2 clones, I'm interested.
post #176 of 195
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The Numark Red Waves kill the Beats Studio, and the Studio costs 4-5 times as much. The Red Waves have enough bass, sound quality, looks and overall loudness to equal OR better that of the Studios.

So, just to recap:

Numark Red Wave: $66.16 (currently) on Amazon
Beats By Dre Studio: $299.95 (currently) on Amazon

You can do the math. wink.gif
post #177 of 195

Here is a little giant killer for ya'll to chew on.

 

700

700

700

Get one of these little Ele dacs. Even if you own more complete DAC set ups. Cus this thing is for real @ $17. Absolutely stunning coming from a cheapo made in china dac. Will surprise anyone that trys one out. Using a Burr Brown PCM2704. As gadgety as this looks it is legit.  I have 3 other dac amp sets and this little dac is comparable to much more expensive dacs in sound quality. And sounds way better than onboard poo you get on computers. . $17-$19 on ebay. 

post #178 of 195

I don't like anything made by Beats.  I did, however, listen to Beats Tours amped with a fiio and I grudgingly admitted that for portability, power,  comfort and sound detail and quality it was pretty hard to look for comparable in-ears at that price range (I don't have a high opinion of their headsets though).  Not wanting to be seen in these, I wrapped 'em up and I gifted them to my delighted teen niece :). 

 

Last week,  I just tried my daughter's strange-looking free headphones  that come with the iPhone 5 and they were fantastic! Comfort was such that you forgot they were there and to me, they have the same sound signature as the $ 150 Beats only with distinct and more realistic bass! They are $ 37 on ebay.  Sorry I can't post pics-- look them up if you want :)

post #179 of 195
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I tried the new iBuds or whatever comes with the iPhone 5 nowadays. I have to say, nice improvement, but the Monoprice 8320 completely eclipses these at a fraction of the cost. Around like 7 bucks, they easily have been consistently out performing most iems I put it against. Excellent value.
post #180 of 195
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I don't like anything made by Beats.  I did, however, listen to Beats Tours amped with a fiio and I grudgingly admitted that for portability, power,  comfort and sound detail and quality it was pretty hard to look for comparable in-ears at that price range (I don't have a high opinion of their headsets though).  Not wanting to be seen in these, I wrapped 'em up and I gifted them to my delighted teen niece :). 

 

Last week,  I just tried my daughter's strange-looking free headphones  that come with the iPhone 5 and they were fantastic! Comfort was such that you forgot they were there and to me, they have the same sound signature as the $ 150 Beats only with distinct and more realistic bass! They are $ 37 on ebay.  Sorry I can't post pics-- look them up if you want :)

They should change their name to lolbeats because they make me laugh every time I look at them.

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