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Thank you:o

 

I have a few questions, what do you think of making QC25 as an EDC headphone? I am using UE900 (I almost input UE299 habitually since there was a time that a website similar to bestbuy in China sell several pairs of UE900 at the price of RMB299 by mistake) now but living in Ann Arbor you'd better have an around-ear headphone. But I'm not pretty sure if the SQ of QC25 will be too bad since I have tried QC15 before and it feels like SQ is not what bose focuses on, or even is not very good at. My Koss porta pro even presents a better feeling (or I am too exaggerated on this).

 

And do you know any great place for headphone audition in or around MI (like Chicago)? I search threads on headfi and it seems that I can't pin my hope on Ann Arbor anymore:(

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I read your very lengthy review on headphones and summary, which was fantastic.  I am new to this forum; however, you are so knowledgeable I would like to ask your opinion. I have a 65% or more hearing loss, I do wear hearing aids, however, I would like to find a pair of quality headphones to wear without my aids at night for music (apple devices, and tv). I put a cheap amp on my tv, and use a Fiio 11 on my devices, the amp and use a pair of older (3 yrs?) Koss Porta Pro headphones. I can hear without aids fair, to good. I lost my hearing about 12 years ago; I was in the music biz, and did studio work. I will never hear like that again, but, would like to take off my aids and enjoy sound again. I have tried a few high end headphones 200-300 $$, spent $$$$$ on over the years on many. Of course there is no place I can just go and compare a good range of HP; today I tried Bower & Wilkins P5 on hear, not bad; been reading about every brand latest from Beyderdynamic DT 700, Bose Q25, Parott, Beats, Quincy Jones, etc. etc.  What do you think? I am almost resigned to just purchase either the Bose or Bower's P7, and a better Headphone Dac Amp. Frustrating to say the least.  I purchased Bluedio Model R Revolution 8 Tracks Built in Mp3 Player Hi-Fi Rank Wireless & Bluetooth Headphones these in June, cranked all the way they are not bad, heavy to wear, not able to us with TV.  Any suggestion will be appreciated. I am also going to start a thread, with this same info. Thank you Mlch

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Thank you:o

 

I have a few questions, what do you think of making QC25 as an EDC headphone? I am using UE900 (I almost input UE299 habitually since there was a time that a website similar to bestbuy in China sell several pairs of UE900 at the price of RMB299 by mistake) now but living in Ann Arbor you'd better have an around-ear headphone. But I'm not pretty sure if the SQ of QC25 will be too bad since I have tried QC15 before and it feels like SQ is not what bose focuses on, or even is not very good at. My Koss porta pro even presents a better feeling (or I am too exaggerated on this).

 

And do you know any great place for headphone audition in or around MI (like Chicago)? I search threads on headfi and it seems that I can't pin my hope on Ann Arbor anymore:(

 

Sorry, I haven't heard the UE900 IEM, just the UE9000 headphones.

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Originally Posted by Mich6101 View Post
 

I read your very lengthy review on headphones and summary, which was fantastic.  I am new to this forum; however, you are so knowledgeable I would like to ask your opinion. I have a 65% or more hearing loss, I do wear hearing aids, however, I would like to find a pair of quality headphones to wear without my aids at night for music (apple devices, and tv). I put a cheap amp on my tv, and use a Fiio 11 on my devices, the amp and use a pair of older (3 yrs?) Koss Porta Pro headphones. I can hear without aids fair, to good. I lost my hearing about 12 years ago; I was in the music biz, and did studio work. I will never hear like that again, but, would like to take off my aids and enjoy sound again. I have tried a few high end headphones 200-300 $$, spent $$$$$ on over the years on many. Of course there is no place I can just go and compare a good range of HP; today I tried Bower & Wilkins P5 on hear, not bad; been reading about every brand latest from Beyderdynamic DT 700, Bose Q25, Parott, Beats, Quincy Jones, etc. etc.  What do you think? I am almost resigned to just purchase either the Bose or Bower's P7, and a better Headphone Dac Amp. Frustrating to say the least.  I purchased Bluedio Model R Revolution 8 Tracks Built in Mp3 Player Hi-Fi Rank Wireless & Bluetooth Headphones these in June, cranked all the way they are not bad, heavy to wear, not able to us with TV.  Any suggestion will be appreciated. I am also going to start a thread, with this same info. Thank you Mlch

If you don't need the noise cancelling, I'd go with the P7s....I really enjoyed how they sounded.

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I have tried the Bose Sound True at Best Buy, they were not bad, somewhat soft. I have tried Bose QC15 so I imagine the 25 an upgrade would be very good. I live near Atlantic City NJ not many options for listening to headphones, the Apple store had all the Beats of course, Bowers which I am tempted to purchase, and Bose not sure which model but they were very good. .  UE 900 has excellent Amazon reviews, look heavy for me as a pair of mainstay which I will use on a regular bases. I am with you on P7's going to check out E-bay for better prices. Ear buds are not good for me as they only serve without my hearing aids. I want something powerful enough with great quality sound not blasting which I can use with or without aids. So far I have not found any Koss Porta Pro which I do not have to crank the volume up to the max or near to hear without my aids- not good for whats left of hearing. I am wondering if Koss upgrades the Porta Pro's technical specs as I was thinking of getting another pair, great bang for a very small amount of $$.

I will post the outcome of my purchase for the benefit of other's who have hearing problems and want to find decent headphones to wear without their aids. Thanks!

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Note that the Best Buy near me has a 2nd HP demo area in the Magnolia room. Higher end stuff there...
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I auditioned the NAD HP50 and B&) H6 recently and was very impressed by their sound. The NAD definitely lose out to the B&O in terms of comfort and styling by a significant margin, but boy do they amazing mids! The B&O have great treble though.

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