Originally Posted by gyx11
Does anyone here own Takstar Pro 80/ JVC HA-S680/ Mikros 90 and the Onkyos? Please quickly share your comparisons. If comparisons are favorable, I will take them off the classifieds. Otherwise I'll just have to sell them, which is a crying shame since I thought I secured a great steal on Amazon . $90 for these is just unreal.
Sometime I just wished I had a bottomless wallet. Then no one can say they're sorry for me hahaha
Sonically, the M90 is more detailed and has superior texture across the spectrum than the Onkyo. If you listen to a good amount of classical, jazz, classic rock, and/or acoustic music than the M90 is the on-ear headphone. If you listen to EDM, hop-hop, and pop then you may be better off with the Onkyo. The Onkyo has a bit of pseudo reverb that increases its apparent soundstage. For 80s reverb-soaked music, the Onkyos are top notch. But for other music, it can be detrimental. The M90 scales well with better recordings and amping. The Onkyo does not change much. The M90 is merciless with poor recordings and will expose singer/musicians that lack talent. It rewards top notch talent. All is revealed with the M90. The Onkyos are forgiving, but IMO, they will not bring out the best, when it is there. The Onkyos give you impact in the bass frequencies. The M90s give you detail and texture.
If you have a wide head, the M90 will give you more than a fair amount of clamping force. I have a narrow head, so the clamping force is quite acceptable. I get a "perfect" seal every time with very little effort. I put the ear piece slightly forward than "normal" and the band angled slightly forward. Bingo. "Perfect" seal.
The Onkyo and the M90 complement each other well. If you can, buy both. Wait until the Onkyos go on sale. From time to time Amazon will have them for $99 for the FC and/or the upgraded cable model for $129. The M90s for $85 is an awesome deal.
I cannot help you with the other two headphones.
Edited by H T T - 5/20/14 at 2:54pm