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post #241 of 250
I already use earpods by Apple, but I thought buying over ear headphones would be a better choice as I like music, a lot. My next thought is the pioneer hdj 1500. I find the 70 euro more expensive (150) but I want to make a choice I won't regret so, the cost isn't really a problem.

The site i am going to buy is this one https://www.skroutz.gr/c/1860/Over_Ear.html?utf8=✓&price_min=&price_max=150&button=
Do you have anything else to suggest? I don't want to give more than 150 for a 1st headphone.
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Edited by NickosD - 11/7/15 at 5:05pm
post #242 of 250
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Originally Posted by NickosD View Post

I already use earpods by Apple, but I thought buying over ear headphones would be a better choice as I like music, a lot. My next thought is the pioneer hdj 1500. I find the 70 euro more expensive (150) but I want to make a choice I won't regret so, the cost isn't really a problem.

The site i am going to buy is this one https://www.skroutz.gr/c/1860/Over_Ear.html?utf8=✓&price_min=&price_max=150&button=
Do you have anything else to suggest? I don't want to give more than 150 for a 1st headphone.
Sent from my bacon!!!!!

Well, if you happen to like the K240 Studio but what it in a closed package, there is the K271 Mk. 2. It's essentially the same thing, but closed-back. It's a little more expensive than the 240S due to more accessories but you should be able to find one below EUR100.

post #243 of 250

I find them at 121 euro. With 20 more I can get the pioneer hdj 1500, which i believe is a better choice.

post #244 of 250
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Originally Posted by NickosD View Post
 

I find them at 121 euro. With 20 more I can get the pioneer hdj 1500, which i believe is a better choice.

Well, suit yourself. I don't have extensive experience with Pioneer headphones, but as far as I know they don't really make any headphones I could call outstanding.

post #245 of 250

i just got these cans recently and can't help but wonder how does the connector fare with constant plug/ unplug ?

Cause my carrying pouch can only fit these guys while they're unplugged, and i want to know if i should minimize abusing it :D

 

Any thought?

post #246 of 250
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Originally Posted by kevlee View Post
 

i just got these cans recently and can't help but wonder how does the connector fare with constant plug/ unplug ?

Cause my carrying pouch can only fit these guys while they're unplugged, and i want to know if i should minimize abusing it :D

 

Any thought?


Don't worry about it. Mine still work after all these years and it was the first headphone I bought. 

post #247 of 250

After demoing all kinds of mid/entry level cans: Ath-m50x, ath-m40x, mdr-v6, I tried the k240s and thought I found my preferred sound signature. I almost bought some q701 on a lighting deal for 129 but I had some buyer's remorse and cancelled the order. Bummer ... I shouldn't have done that.

 

I've been loving the 240s and unlike the others they seem to handle just about everything with good balance/neutrality without extreme, overdone bass or shrieking highs.

 

BUT today I was able to get he drivers popping and distorting like crazy on a bass heavy song (I won't admit what song it was)... OK fine Ke$ha take it off :) using Fiio e11k and I was able to repeat the popping with Fiio e07k. Admittedly, the volume was pretty high & not at a level I would want to maintain for long periods of time but hey I'd like to hit those levels every so often without fear.

 

I'm back at normal listening levels but now paranoid and probably gonna send them back. I may be back to the drawing board

 

Have I damaged anything? Anyone else experience popping drivers?


Edited by Thade - 12/30/15 at 7:27pm
post #248 of 250

are you sure the cans are clean?

sometimes you can find insects inside the cans or dirt and dust...

 

(had this with sennheisers - and with an old akg too)

 

this can explain the annoying rattling!

post #249 of 250
This often happens when your amp does not have enough power to handle the short surges caused by the change in dynamics in your music.

While I have never experienced clipping with the e 11, it's very unlikely I play my music as loud
post #250 of 250

Have K240 Studio for almost a month now.

Was test listening to M20X(not bad actually,less details and scene) Custom one Pro(dark) K550(boring flat muddy) Marshal Minor(great clear highs and mids but cartonish bass) some AKG Y50 Y55(really nice for onear )

 

Source for them is E10K and SMSL M3.

Comparing E10K to SMSL - very subtle differences, E10K sounds deffiitly closer to head and sound is somehow thin/tiny lacks of mass.

Like SMSL M3 a lot, except hiss on the earphones( Brainwavz delta 16omh)

 

Stock K240 Studio are not comfy pads, already after two weeks had enough of them.

Have done some research and got the Beyerdynamics Custom one Pro pads.

wow, those are really soft :)  :)  :) Now I can listening to music 

And have the impression that this midbas hoping is gone......

FOTOS

 

 

other options to consider are:

Beyerdnamics velour ones foto

Brainwavez HM5(this might look a bit of place) foto foto

some Shure ones (shure on the right, hybrids on the left) foto

 

Definitly will try HIFIMAN velour in the future foto

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