Originally Posted by stacker45
I'm definately a Grado fan, especially the PS1000, but they are anything but portable, they're very heavy and most of their weight is on the ''outside'' of the headphones, wich make it even worst, they're is also the fact that they're open back, so sound leakage can be a problem.
Finally some Grado user))
1) Well, the thing definition of portability is different for all people. I live in Russia and in Ottawa, so I cannot have steady equipment, so I must use the best analogs I have. It does not matter how heavy headphones are and that they are opened, because I'm going to use them in the places with lack of noise and people.
2) The only thing I care about is music and whether those headphones will be the best out of any mentioned of others which are not mentioned, but in the prices of those which mentioned.
Originally Posted by itsmejulieeye
I myself use my Colorfly C4 Pro paired with some Monster Turbine Pro Copper Editions as the Copper's give a nice tight not over the top Bass with ultra clarity in the mids & highs too... Don't consider the Turbine Pro Gold Editions as they have a heavier Bass. I can also vouch if you use the Monster Foam Supertips that they virtually block out all outside noise & most importantly will not annoy any1 near to you as they barely leak any sound at all. I have tried a good few Cans with my C4 & IMHO the Turbine Copper Pros excell with Flacs etc... On the C4...
So if privacy is a concern the Coppers work a treat paired with the Foam Supertips friend.
Hope this helps.
1) Good to hear that I'm not the only one who uses C4 Pro))
2) Thank you for your response and description of tandem that you use, it is very good experience for me to hear another opinions about headphones related to C4 Pro.
3) Unfortunately, I personally do not like in ear headphones - a) Incomparable quality with full-ear headphones. b) It is very uncomfortable for me to use them and feel something in my ears which is not part of my body. In addition, my ears getting tired very fast with in ear headphones.
Originally Posted by Takeanidea
A good answer rufrost, I understand what you mean about visual and partial sound distractions . The listening environment will work for open headphones but I have no experience with the C4 and the HD800 and lack experience listening to the Rs2i and HE6. You must try all the different combinations and see which one has the magic for you . And tell us , it'll add to the mix
I'm not going to consider HE-6 as everybody on Russian and English forums tell me that for portable use they are useless - they need a lot of power and so on. RS2i is like budget BMW, but I need Top of the Mersedes, you know what I'm saying?))
Originally Posted by lin0003
For classical, not many headphones except maybe the Stax SR-009 beats it. Of course, they are going to sound better out of a "budget" desktop DAC and amp such as the Schiit Gungnir and Mojolnr. If you do get a desktop amp and dac, do consider going balanced as it does improve sound quality. As for the C4, I personally prefer my HDP-R10 (japanese improved version of the DX100) to it, but that is just IMO.
I understand what you are saying. HDP-R10 very interesting choice!
Originally Posted by Takeanidea
Hi Rufrost,what we need to know is did you listen to these headphones through your Colorfly? In what environment will you be using your C4 setup? If it's outside the HD800s and any open headphones will not sound as good as closed sealed headphones, I would say that for me in ear moniters sound the best even compared to closed over the ear phones if you're using them outside. they're more isolating and more comfortable both of which pulls the music through
1) I listen those headphones through my Colorfly.
2) I think in the home or in the quiet places such as branches in the parks or walking in the forests for example))
3) I do not consider in ear monitors as they are not comfortable for me and personally I consider them dangerous for ears.