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post #211 of 258
I concur.
post #212 of 258

Has anybody familiar with the Onkyo FC300 ever done an A/B vs. the V-Moda XS?

post #213 of 258

The design of these look somewhat similar to the AKG K67. Anyone listen to both? Not that I have either, just curiosity.

I would also like to add my thoughts with respect to my fellow Canadian over pricing. Its absolutely ridiculous that we have a dollar nearly on par with the US yet our Amazon expects us to pay double on nearly everything! Its a rip off. Someone once pointed out that a car built in Ontario Canada went for several thousand MORE here than it did , in the US, after being shipped south. "They" tell us its because we are willing to pay more, that America is more competitive, well, if any online Canadian retailer is reading this, guess what? We aren't stupid and will find ways to purchase through the much cheaper American retailers, so if you want business , maybe try ripping us off by a meagre 20% instead of 100%!

Sorry, rant over.

post #214 of 258
My silver Onkyo has a bad connection and I am considering just opening and straight solder them....
post #215 of 258
I bet if we can find a larger over ear pad these would be even better. .
post #216 of 258
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

I bet if we can find a larger over ear pad these would be even better. .

i guess no one found ones that fit =( or tried 

 

mann i really want these headphones in an over ear version

 

its already so big it might as well be over ear why make it an on ear?!

post #217 of 258

I came to the thread hoping someone had found a pair that fit =(. So uncomfortable after long usage that Im thinking of buying a different pair of headphones.

post #218 of 258

i loved the sound in the store.  but after one session in a cafe the discomfort was not something i could put up with.  i replaced them with m50s which are fine for all-day.  however, there is a slight irritation on the top of my ears, and the pads can get slimy in warm places.  so though i enjoyed the m50s a LOT for the last few months, i grabbed the chance to get some dt770s (125) used with an e12 and ... well i might not be using those m50s much anymore...

 

back to the onkyo's- i have heard the vmoda xs, but not at the same time.  they are handsome but still made for the crown that likes bass pronouncement.  i prefer the es-fc300 sound.  but ill have to sell them to someone who only uses them for 2 hrs at a time max.

 

btw, changing the onkyo pad might fix the comfort problem, but it will probably destroy the sound.  i tried the same by replacing the m50 vinyl pads with plush ones from a cheap panasonic pair.  the sound was NOT there.  also the dt990 and dt770 has identical looking pads but swapping them causes very degraded experience on both.  the pads are engineered for the cans.  onkyo would have to come up alternate pads, but they would most likely use the opportunity to roll it out as a whole new model.

post #219 of 258
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i loved the sound in the store.  but after one session in a cafe the discomfort was not something i could put up with.  i replaced them with m50s which are fine for all-day.  however, there is a slight irritation on the top of my ears, and the pads can get slimy in warm places.  so though i enjoyed the m50s a LOT for the last few months, i grabbed the chance to get some dt770s (125) used with an e12 and ... well i might not be using those m50s much anymore...

 

back to the onkyo's- i have heard the vmoda xs, but not at the same time.  they are handsome but still made for the crown that likes bass pronouncement.  i prefer the es-fc300 sound.  but ill have to sell them to someone who only uses them for 2 hrs at a time max.

 

btw, changing the onkyo pad might fix the comfort problem, but it will probably destroy the sound.  i tried the same by replacing the m50 vinyl pads with plush ones from a cheap panasonic pair.  the sound was NOT there.  also the dt990 and dt770 has identical looking pads but swapping them causes very degraded experience on both.  the pads are engineered for the cans.  onkyo would have to come up alternate pads, but they would most likely use the opportunity to roll it out as a whole new model.

 

How much is the difference between the dt 770s and the 300s? Im looking at those or the ad 700s and not sure if its worth the upgrade.

post #220 of 258
Different sounds, though not a huge upgrade. I prefer the FC300 but the dt770 is more comfortable and built better. If you have a good amp and only use them for home, then go with the DT770. If you want to use something portable, go with the FC300.
post #221 of 258
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Different sounds, though not a huge upgrade. I prefer the FC300 but the dt770 is more comfortable and built better. If you have a good amp and only use them for home, then go with the DT770. If you want to use something portable, go with the FC300.

any news on onkyo introducing a much needed over ear version? 

post #222 of 258
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any news on onkyo introducing a much needed over ear version? 

I think that partially depends on if Onkyo feels this headphone endeavor is worth continuing.  Then again it appears they've now made a portable amp, so hopefully they'll do a larger earpad version, or maybe you can find a way to attach something like Grado's G Cush on after removing the old pad.

post #223 of 258
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Originally Posted by SSSN View Post

Just got them and holy sh*t, they're good. If someone finds ear pads that fit them, I'd be REALLY tempted to replace my DT 990 with those.
I will be looking into larger pads as these seem to fit the profile. .
When I replaced pads on the similar sized AKG 545 with shure pads they made those also very very good but slightly recessed lower trebles makes these cans more preferable.

The wire is the worst design ever and probably why these haven't had much hype but they are really too good for the price.

If I can't get a replacement from Onkyo I will just open and hard wire it as it is a huge nuisance. .
post #224 of 258
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post


I will be looking into larger pads as these seem to fit the profile. .
When I replaced pads on the similar sized AKG 545 with shure pads they made those also very very good but slightly recessed lower trebles makes these cans more preferable.

The wire is the worst design ever and probably why these haven't had much hype but they are really too good for the price.

If I can't get a replacement from Onkyo I will just open and hard wire it as it is a huge nuisance. .

The sound is very good... tempted to re buy them again (the 3rd time) to replace my Mikros.  The Mikros is just too uncomfortable.  Lookin for IEMs though.

post #225 of 258
Yeah in stock form the Mikros90 is not optimal.
I really like these and the akg545 with the Shure pads..
An over ear solution would be amazing for portable use.
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