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Poll Results: Wich one is better overall (sound quality, portablity, toughness...)?

 
  • 38% (22)
    Creative Aurvana Live!
  • 21% (12)
    Sony MDR-V6/7506
  • 12% (7)
    Koss ProDJ100
  • 3% (2)
    Sony MDR-ZX700
  • 7% (4)
    AKG K518DJ/K81DJ
  • 17% (10)
    Shure SRH440
57 Total Votes  
post #31 of 129
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Originally Posted by knights View Post

For the price you pay for HD600, it can easily compete with the top dogs which is 3-5 times of its cost.

 

Which is unfortunate considering the HD 600 is technology from 1993.

post #32 of 129
Thread Starter 

Hi once again boys & girls... :)

 

Sony slave, for about three weeks now i have been saying to myself that i am going to order my next pair of headphones tomorrow... XD

 

I really don't want to wait much more because my head is already spining around from reading hundreds of threads about all the headphones on my list. But if i could have your opinion about them it would be great. :)

 

I really think i am going to buy the aurvanas still because the price fluctuates a lot here in europe and actually for me it is quite frustrating because , for example, the french, spanish, german online stores from creative are selling the aurvana's for 50 euros with shipment already included... The problem is that i am from Portugal and the creative official online store that retails to Portugal is the Pan-European one (yes we are so sad that we don't even deserve our own creative online store... XD ) and in there they are being sold at 80 euros!!!!!!! So basically i have been looking at all the european amazon stores for the best price two or three times a day and this week the aurvanas dropped to 49 euros on the spanish amazon, so i think i really need to hurry up before these go up to 60 or 70 euros again.

 

Yes thinkawesome, it is true that the prices on the us amazon are sometimes a lot better than in other european amazon stores, the problem is that anything that i buy from there and that exceedes 20 euros worth gets our stupid Tax rate when they arrive here and that makes those purchases as expensive or even more expensive than the ones made in european ground.

 

So i think i am going to take my chances and order the aurvanas tomorrow before it is too late.

 

But still i would love to try the v6's, and if they are really worth it, i will sell some games and my akg's to buy them.

 

My akg's are actually considered one of the best cheap headphones to use outside because they isolate really really well (they are the same as the K81's wich are on innerfidelity's wall of fame). But they are really warm, really bass heavy and have a bit recessed highs.

 

dDon´t get me wrong they are a great set of headphones but, i would also like something brighter and with a good amount of detail and the v6's seem to be a really nice complement or substitute for them (since i am gonna get the aurvana's i am always gonna end up with at least one pair of warm headphones...).

 

So i guess that the aurvana's at this price really seem to be a must buy and since everyone says such nice things about them i think there is not very much to be affraid of (my only concern is the build quality but since they are going to be used at home....).

 

So now the question is.... Are the v6's a worthy substitute for my AKG's and will this be a good all rounder?

(They have been actually a bit cheaper about a month ago, about 58 57 euros but now they are indeed a bit expensive)

 

Keep on sharing my good friends... :)

 

Thank you...


Edited by Pedro Oliveira - 4/12/13 at 6:59pm
post #33 of 129
Thread Starter 

Anyone please?

 

Thank you... :)

post #34 of 129

I am surprized none of the Grados are on your list, the sr60 and 80 and both pretty inexpensive phones for what you get. I had some of the V6's and found the highs to not only be strident but more than that, distorted. I actually replaced those with a pair of used Sennhieser HD580's and never looked back. I have heard a lot of really good things about the ATH-M50 that was mentioned too.
 

post #35 of 129
Thread Starter 

Poll added... :)

Please keep in mind my need on the first post when choosing your option. 

 

I coul add other headphones like the px100, the grado's or the takstars but the one's really caught my eye, and believe me i have been reading about them for weeks now.

 

I also thought of the Superluxes AnarchistFish but some say they are amazing other say they are trash and that for trance music they are not really great despite de good highs.

 

They are cheap though.. Who knows, someday... :)


Edited by Pedro Oliveira - 4/13/13 at 9:26am
post #36 of 129

I've been looking into the V6s. Their build quality is a strong selling point for me and probably puts them above the CALs. The M50s look great but I'm not sure if I'd be willing to spend that much. Otherwise I've been looking at the Superlux HD668B

post #37 of 129

I can not vote yet, but later will, the two headphones I will be recieving will be the Shure srh440 and the Sony MDR-V6.

post #38 of 129
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Originally Posted by AnarchistFish View Post

I've been looking into the V6s. Their build quality is a strong selling point for me and probably puts them above the CALs. The M50s look great but I'm not sure if I'd be willing to spend that much. Otherwise I've been looking at the Superlux HD668B


Build quality is one of the weakest point of CAL, it sure feels very cheap.

post #39 of 129
Thread Starter 

When will you be getting your Sony Slave? Is it me or do you also are looking for something a little more on the bright side an with detail like myself (I want something that make my uplifting trance track shine on those melodic and harmonious parts)? :)

 

I still have not ordered anyone... That's my only concern Iaon. The aurvana's among all the other headphones i listed seem to be the most praised for their sound quality. I am going to get them mostly because of the sound quality. I think they are pretty but it is also true that many people complain about their build. 

 

Right now this is where i am at.... The Aurvana's will be only for home use so i guess they should be able to last some time if well treated.

 

Now i am also trying to figure out if it is worth selling my K518/K81 and get any other pair of the others listed. If i do sell  my AKG's i want something that will provide me good sound quality, isolation and build so i can use them at home and on the go.

 

The v6 seem to be the best choice right know (the shure's seem as good as the V6 for portabe use but i have given up on them since they are a bit more expensive and since they need an amp to shine, wich i dont have...)... Some people mentioned the Philips uptown because it seem they are good and a bit on the bright side and they do indeed look wonderfull (Kind of like the Momentum's). There's only a problem... Why the hell do they build amazingly good looking and though headphones and put on them a *******ed thin cable?????

 

My Akg's for instance have exactly the same problem. They are good looking, they seem well constructed but that cable just kill me... I am just affraid that one day the cables will get damaged or something for being so thin... :(


Edited by Pedro Oliveira - 4/13/13 at 9:58am
post #40 of 129

you forgot the s500, which will beat the others mentioned. yes, i know them all...

post #41 of 129
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

you forgot the s500, which will beat the others mentioned. yes, i know them all...

They do? You tried all of them? Some people also mentioned those jvc's a couple of times. What makes them that good?

post #42 of 129

Creative Aurvana Live!
Sony MDR-V6/7506
Koss ProDJ100
Sony MDR-ZX700
AKG K518DJ/K81DJ
Shure SRH440

 

SRH440 is good but has bloated midbass and narrow soundstage

DJ100 is more on the bright side with good mid and lean bass (but could hit hard if the track demand it), one of the better buy below $100

I've never tried V6 and ZX700 but I don't like 1R and Z1000 and think they're overpriced

Never heard of the two AKG, people says they're bass heavy, so it's probably more midbass bloat

CAL is V shaped yet very clear but I don't like the recessed midrange, it has good soundstage, sparkly treble and good amount of low that may impress you at first listen though

JVC S400 is another contender, with forward mid but suprisingly balanced across spectrum (it could be bass heavy depending on the song) but has slight veil on the high, very moddable and the change is readily apparent, very good value for the money

 

My most favorite cans under $100 (and possibly above) however is modded JVC RX700.

 

PS. do note that those impressions are according to my preference and measurement to what is "correct" to my ear.

post #43 of 129
s500 is fast with verd high resolution, pretty good separation and sounds somehow magical across the spectrum
post #44 of 129

How sturdy are they?

post #45 of 129
Thread Starter 
What do you mean by verd? :-) sorry...
Quote:
Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

s500 is fast with verd high resolution, pretty good separation and sounds somehow magical across the spectrum
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