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So HM5/FA-003/Lindy/Soundmagic/Jaycar Pro Monitors are all the same? i am confused

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I heard about the hm5 in the other thread and heard they are great. I am confused though are all these the same headphones?? I might want to pick up a pair but why are there like 5 different brands when they are all the same anyone know?

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Originally Posted by moomooemu View Post

I heard about the hm5 in the other thread and heard they are great. I am confused though are all these the same headphones?? I might want to pick up a pair but why are there like 5 different brands when they are all the same anyone know?

I do not think Soundmagic has a headphone that matches the the FA-003/HM5/Jaycar.

But the others are all the same headphone, the FA-003 also comes with Velour ear pads.

Somewhere in Asia there is a OEM manufacturer for this headphone, everyone else buys them wholesale and puts their own name on them.


Edited by PurpleAngel - 8/16/12 at 4:05pm
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Is there a place to buy the Hm5/FA-003 clones for $80 like the jaycars? It is out of stock there :|.

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Is there a place to buy the Hm5/FA-003 clones for $80 like the jaycars? It is out of stock there :|.

So far can not find anything below $140.

 

Maybe try the Takstar Pro 80 headphones, sells for around $88, should have more bass the FA-003/HM5/Jaycar series.

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After reading a bunch about the FA-003 and the ridiculously cheap Jaycar deal period where they sold for $80 bucks and I am so sad I missed it. I have been looking for a sub $100 closed headphone for about 2 weeks and researching constantly and the best seems to have been the HM5/FA-003 clones when they were under a hundred. I haven't heard them but all the comparison's I have read have been with like the Sennheiser 600 and other +$200 headphones. Thought about snagging a Koss DJPro100 but the reviews seemed mixed except from a minority that loves it. Guess I will just wait for the Creative Aurvana Live! to drop from $99.99 on amazon... seems to be my best bet.

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