EVO's and HD381's coming around 8th of August. Cant wait.I just hope my onboard soundcard wont ruin them.
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And can anyone confirm that the left cup has more rumble than the right? Never had dual-entry headphones to confirm it my self.
I've noted such issues with other single cup entry headphones. Not with the EVO - or, at least not noted. The conductors in the stock cables actually surprised me a bit. They were of better quality than the hairline thin wires in some of the Sennheiser headphones I've owned. But, with the longer cable that was included, I did suffer the fate of one of the cable ends not lasting too long. I had a conductor break at the strain relief area of the cable. To me, this is one of the weakest areas for the Evos.
I use the HD-202 II as a pair of headphones for cable testing, etc. Not as much for listening for an extended period. My pair has SMC connectors as a modification - again, for cable testing.
The Evo is a better headphone, in my opinion as the 202 falls a bit short on delivery. For the price, the 202 did surprise me a bit. However, the 681 Evo surprised me a bit more.
They're not used as a headphone for analytic listening though - they suit my needs as a quick grab headphone when I have a period of time to listen to some music for about 30 minutes at a time. Their lower cost removes any guilt from me as the $500 headphones I have tend to really make one try their hardest to take care of them. The Evos, not as much. If they get tossed around a bit, I don't feel bad because at their price, they're basically an economical and recyclable pair of headphones.