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Poll Results: Which Closed Portable Can?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 0% (0)
    AKG K267 ($300)
  • 7% (5)
    AKG K550/551 ($300)
  • 5% (4)
    Audio Technica ATH WS99 ($200-$250)
  • 7% (5)
    Audio Technica ATH ESW9a ($200-$250)
  • 0% (0)
    Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro ($180)
  • 1% (1)
    Denton D600 ($400, could find for less)
  • 0% (0)
    Focal Spirit One ($230)
  • 1% (1)
    Philips Fidelio L1 ($200)
  • 7% (5)
    PSB M4U 1/2 ($300 and $400 respectively)
  • 13% (9)
    Sennheiser Momentum ($350, still?!)
  • 5% (4)
    Shure SRH940 ($300)
  • 14% (10)
    Sony MDR 1R ($230-$300)
  • 1% (1)
    Ultimate Ears UE6000 ($200)
  • 2% (2)
    Ultrasone Pro 750
  • 0% (0)
    Ultrasone Pro 900
  • 14% (10)
    V-Moda M100
  • 17% (12)
    Other
67 Total Votes  
post #91 of 143
Thread Starter 
It sounds like your looking for the kef m500, or v-moda m100. They both have all of those qualities.

Anyway, I'll give some impressions on the kef on Friday. The mdr 1r is pretty portable, though it has some plastic and can't fold.
post #92 of 143

Yeah, the V-Moda M-100 is on my list along with the MDR-1R and a few of the Ultrasone models (although it seems they would require I figure out a cable with mic and they appear to have a fair amount of plastic).

 

For looks alone, I would choose the new B&O H6. The aluminum and leather just speaks to me. But it doesn't fold and the jury is still kind of out on the sound. The extra $100 isn't an issue.

 

Forgot to mention, I want to avoid active noise cancellation and batteries that need to be charged or replaced.


Edited by paddycrow - 6/19/13 at 7:04pm
post #93 of 143
Thread Starter 
Did the h6 come out? I was waiting and then I suddenly became uninterested since someone said they sounded like beats. I'll look more into those.

What sound signature do you like? Bass heavy, warm, dark, bright etc.?
post #94 of 143

I've always been partial to flat frequency responses, I don't like to hear any part of the spectrum over emphasized. I want to hear as close as possible to what the artists intended.

 

Of course, my hearing isn't what it used to be. I've lost quite a bit in the higher frequencies. So what might sounds good to me may sound bright to someone else.

I don't think the H6 is available yet, but I doubt anything from B&O would have overemphasized bass.


Edited by paddycrow - 6/19/13 at 7:35pm
post #95 of 143
Thread Starter 
Why do you doubt it?

Anyway, I can't imagine you liking the m100 (emphasized bass). The kef m500 seem flat according to beagle.
post #96 of 143

Just experience through the years with their products. I've never owned anything of their's, but quite a few friends have. I always found the sound to be very neutral. Stylistically, I've never liked their products, too avant-garde for my taste. The H-6 seems much more traditional, though.

post #97 of 143

No love for PSB M4U1? it's neutral, it's portable and fits the bill XD

post #98 of 143
Thread Starter 
I do want it, but I don't have it. I'm waiting for the NAD Viso HP50 to come out.
post #99 of 143
I like what I've read about the PSB M4U1. I dropped it from my list because it's bulky, a bit on the heavy side, and doesn't fold very compact for travel. I wish there was someplace I could go and audition some of these options in person. Going by internet reviews is tough.
post #100 of 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by paddycrow View Post

I like what I've read about the PSB M4U1. I dropped it from my list because it's bulky, a bit on the heavy side, and doesn't fold very compact for travel. I wish there was someplace I could go and audition some of these options in person. Going by internet reviews is tough.

Heyyyy! I just realized! I have a friend called Paddy as well... Paddy Koh...lol

Anyway, you can actually buy any pair of headphone from amazon with good return policy. If you like it, keep it. If not, you can return it.

Hope this helps!
Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #101 of 143
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I've bought and returned many cans via amazon.
post #102 of 143
Thread Starter 
I just got the KEF m500!!!!!!!! They sound (and the power cuts off)........ mad.gif
Edited by Trunks159 - 6/21/13 at 10:51am
post #103 of 143
Thread Starter 
Ok. First impressions:

Comfort-Wonderful for short listening, but they hurt for longer sessions, just be because they're on ear and they're brand new. Clamp is just right.

Isolation-Nice, no complaints

Build- Nice, wonderful actually.

Concerns- Only one problem, and this will suck for some people, is the microfonics. Rubbing the cord at lower volumes isn't a pleasant exp, and any touch on the headphones will produce some sound. The cord is a little thin.

Sound- I shouldn't write anything on the sound really, its too early. But I guess I could say something. The sound is pretty much neutral, though having a veeeery small bump in the upper bass/lower midrange area. The highs thankfully aren't recessed, and the bass is absolutely perfect quantity wise. Like beagle in the m500 thread said, the quantity of bass depends entirely on the recording. Some are bass light, some bass heavy.

Quality wise, I won't give many impressions. I'll say they're very clear and airy sounding (compared to other portables in this price range). The soundstage is pretty damn good for an on ear too.

Only good things! Against the ws99, 1r, etc, well that'll have to wait for another time.
post #104 of 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Ok. First impressions:

Comfort-Wonderful for short listening, but they hurt for longer sessions, just be because they're on ear and they're brand new. Clamp is just right.

Isolation-Nice, no complaints

Build- Nice, wonderful actually.

Concerns- Only one problem, and this will suck for some people, is the microfonics. Rubbing the cord at lower volumes isn't a pleasant exp, and any touch on the headphones will produce some sound. The cord is a little thin.

Sound- I shouldn't write anything on the sound really, its too early. But I guess I could say something. The sound is pretty much neutral, though having a veeeery small bump in the upper bass/lower midrange area. The highs thankfully aren't recessed, and the bass is absolutely perfect quantity wise. Like beagle in the m500 thread said, the quantity of bass depends entirely on the recording. Some are bass light, some bass heavy.

Quality wise, I won't give many impressions. I'll say they're very clear and airy sounding (compared to other portables in this price range). The soundstage is pretty damn good for an on ear too.

Only good things! Against the ws99, 1r, etc, well that'll have to wait for another time.

It is possible to change the cable to third party ones right? Microfonics can be a major issue for portable use!

How about the Momentum? smily_headphones1.gif
post #105 of 143
Thread Starter 
The cable isn't the typical 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable. I think it's 2.5mm to 3.5mm. Anyway, I don't have the momentum sadly... frown.gif. Anyway, I need to burn these babies in.
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