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post #196 of 242
I don't have a list but just one very good headphone that is an over-achiever in my book. The Denon DN-HP700 priced at $99 from B&H compare and beat even the bigger brothers D2000 & D5000 in my opinion ( I owned both ).

The sound signature is somewhat U shape but the mid forward and clear. The bass is tight and impact full and the treble has a nice sparkle. The presentation is also very good for a close back. The soundstage is over average for a close back.

You can find an interesting review here http://www.head-fi.org/t/541654/denon-dn-hp700-review-and-comparison-to-the-ah-d7000
post #197 of 242
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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post

I don't have a list but just one very good headphone that is an over-achiever in my book. The Denon DN-HP700 priced at $99 from B&H compare and beat even the bigger brothers D2000 & D5000 in my opinion ( I owned both ).
The sound signature is somewhat U shape but the mid forward and clear. The bass is tight and impact full and the treble has a nice sparkle. The presentation is also very good for a close back. The soundstage is over average for a close back.
You can find an interesting review here http://www.head-fi.org/t/541654/denon-dn-hp700-review-and-comparison-to-the-ah-d7000

 

Interesting! (I don't need any more headphones. I don't need any more headphones. I don't need any more headphones.)

post #198 of 242
Sennheiser CX500 vs Sony MH1C? I love my CX500s but could use a newer pair of IEMs.
post #199 of 242
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Originally Posted by xtian2900 View Post

Mr. Doc Holliday

 

what about these : MEElectronics M6 / M6P .. i can see you haven't mentioned these outstanding iem's , and you can get them for u$ 22, they look, sound, isolate great... 

 

I own the M6P, and I do not agree. They look Ok, fit (isolation) is decent, but they sound pretty terrible. I've owned $5 china specials that sounded better (but were less durable).

I purchased the M6P with use at the gym in mind, thinking SQ wouldn't matter too much in such an environment, but I just can't stand the way they sound. The only thing I still use them for is as a handsfree set when I'm calling from my car and the battery on my BT headset is dead. Maybe I should buy one of those converter cables so I can use them as Skype headset too, at least that way it wouldn't be a complete waste of $22...

post #200 of 242

i agree, M6Ps are simply not good in sound. 

 

I wouldn't blatantly place the MH1 over the 8320. Ideally I would want the 8320s bass with the MH1's treble. 

 

Earpods are on par with both IMO. 


Edited by Inks - 11/16/12 at 1:53am
post #201 of 242
Thread Starter 
@coop I would have to agree with you on that one. All i can say is i am glad i got mine for free. Its funny you quoted that old post because i was just thinking of those today. Thot i might try drilling some holes and see if i can make them sound any better. We'll see. If i have any success ill be sure and let you know.
Edited by Doc-holliday - 11/19/12 at 6:28am
post #202 of 242

im following this thread.

post #203 of 242

My legendary monoprice iem is on its way from amazon, cant wait to try it :)
 

post #204 of 242

What about the good old JVC RX range? No love for them?

post #205 of 242

Looks like no one has mentioned this one...T-Peos H-100 Hybrid for $120.

 

Unbelievable SQ for that money, and one of the cheapest hybrid at the moment

post #206 of 242
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post

I don't have a list but just one very good headphone that is an over-achiever in my book. The Denon DN-HP700 priced at $99 from B&H compare and beat even the bigger brothers D2000 & D5000 in my opinion ( I owned both ).
The sound signature is somewhat U shape but the mid forward and clear. The bass is tight and impact full and the treble has a nice sparkle. The presentation is also very good for a close back. The soundstage is over average for a close back.
You can find an interesting review here http://www.head-fi.org/t/541654/denon-dn-hp700-review-and-comparison-to-the-ah-d7000

Hey twinster.. I know I waited a week to get to this, but I am seriously considering adding these to the OP. In fact I am sure I will.

I saw someone mention the pad size and comfort. Are these not for people with larger ears?

Also after reading your last comment on that thread, I am interested to know what your co-worker's reactions were like when they compared them to the D2000.

Thanks and sorry it took so long to respond to your post.
post #207 of 242
I am not shure if anyone else has mentioned, but I recently saw the JBL j88i for $150 in the US and have personally tried the j55i and was pretty dam impressed at those. They are 40mm drivers but the j88i are 50mm drivers and so dar exfellent ratings on amazon, yet no comparisons to other cans..
post #208 of 242
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

I am not shure if anyone else has mentioned, but I recently saw the JBL j88i for $150 in the US and have personally tried the j55i and was pretty dam impressed at those. They are 40mm drivers but the j88i are 50mm drivers and so dar exfellent ratings on amazon, yet no comparisons to other cans..

Interesting, haven't seen these yet esp. not on here. Nice thing is that there is a non-i version for only $129 so your not stuck paying extra for something if you don't need it. An over ear with 50mm drivers is interesting as well at that price.

post #209 of 242
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post

Hey twinster.. I know I waited a week to get to this, but I am seriously considering adding these to the OP. In fact I am sure I will.
I saw someone mention the pad size and comfort. Are these not for people with larger ears?
Also after reading your last comment on that thread, I am interested to know what your co-worker's reactions were like when they compared them to the D2000.
Thanks and sorry it took so long to respond to your post.

Regarding the pad size. I do not have any issue and my ears fit inside no problem. My coworker is a bigger dude with bigger head and he said that they were comfortable to him.

I'm not sure where you read the comparison with the D2000 but it was myself that previously owned them and the D5000 and sold them both because a didn't like the recess mid and the flabby bass. The HP700 fix all of that. They don't have the same level of sub-base of the bigger brothers but what's there is of good quality IMO.
post #210 of 242
Thread Starter 
Just ordered the Monoprice DJ Headphone to test myself. We will see.

Anyone else try the HP700 I am going to add a few to the OP and this is one of the ones I am thinking of adding. For the price is it a real overperformer?
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