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post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Indeed, is the Ma900 though in the same price range as the Ath AD900x as well? We had a big thread about the two a while ago didn't we 
The ad900x comes in a bit higher, the ma900 is always being sold new on eBay for $155 shipped. You're right there's some threads on these two, here's one of them:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/654161/review-comparison-ath-ad900x-vs-ath-ad1000x-vs-mdr-ma900-its-still-over-900
post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post


The ad900x comes in a bit higher, the ma900 is always being sold new on eBay for $155 shipped. You're right there's some threads on these two, here's one of them:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/654161/review-comparison-ath-ad900x-vs-ath-ad1000x-vs-mdr-ma900-its-still-over-900

This is the one I read over 

 

Actually I'm getting an ATH AD1000x to review again'st my w1000x and Beyer Dt 880 600 ohm... based on impressions it should be a good match 

post #18 of 33
Cool PM me with your review if you write it up smily_headphones1.gif
post #19 of 33
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

This is the one I read over 

 

Actually I'm getting an ATH AD1000x to review again'st my w1000x and Beyer Dt 880 600 ohm... based on impressions it should be a good match 

 

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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post

Cool PM me with your review if you write it up smily_headphones1.gif

WRONG, I am only getting the AD 900x, the AD 1000x is

 

 

 

 

 

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post #20 of 33
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

Heya,

 

Unfortunately there's a ton of misinformation out there about Sennheiser and the "veil" and all that. There's one Sennheiser that has the veil (or rolled off treble, making it a darker sounding headphone, that is fatigue-free, laid back, mellow) and that's the HD650. It's not very bassy. It's warm. Slightly more mid-bass than the HD600 (and other HD series). But still not bassy. Not bassy like something like the DT990 from Beyer. Not even close to that kind of bassy. Just to be clear.

 

The other Sennheisers are not like that at all. They do not have this veil or lack of treble at all. And they are not bassy, at all. They are very comfortable though.

 

The HD598 is neutral, bright (not dark at all) treble, and not bassy at all (if anything, maybe a tad shy on bass for someone looking for a little more bass than neutral). This is not the headphone for you. And the HD558, well, it's junk frankly if you're able to get into the $200~300 headphone arena. I wouldn't even consider it frankly since there are a ton of better phones in that price range you're looking in.

 

Very best,

Thanks for clearing up that misconception.

I'm still reading through all the reviews and threads of the headphones suggested. Unfortunately I do not live near any kind of hi-fi shop, other than a best-buy. So my ability to try out different cans is limited to non-existent. The written word and my limited experience is all I can go by for now.

 

I may be able to push my budget a little higher if there is a really good fit or if I will need an amp to properly drive these headphones.

post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by Fraction View Post

Unfortunately I do not live near any kind of hi-fi shop, other than a best-buy. So my ability to try out different cans is limited to non-existent. The written word and my limited experience is all I can go by for now.

I suggest that you pick two different headphones. Buy them both from Amazon or fulfilled by Amazon (not 3rd party sellers on Amazon who do their own shipping). Give each a listen some over a week. Return one. As long as you keep them mint and the retail packaging in good shape, the RMA process is painless and you pay Amazon's return shipping rate, which is probably $10 at most. Worthwhile demo fee for ending up with a headphone that suits you best smily_headphones1.gif
post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


I suggest that you pick two different headphones. Buy them both from Amazon or fulfilled by Amazon (not 3rd party sellers on Amazon who do their own shipping). Give each a listen some over a week. Return one. As long as you keep them mint and the retail packaging in good shape, the RMA process is painless and you pay Amazon's return shipping rate, which is probably $10 at most. Worthwhile demo fee for ending up with a headphone that suits you best smily_headphones1.gif

Indeed, you can also try to establish some credibility here on head fi and get cans from other members. Cost is about the same, and you make more friends here at head fi :D

post #23 of 33

Hey all

 

I'm stuck between the Sennheisser CX 400 II's and the Sony XBA C10's...

 

These headphones are for regular everyday use - for my commutes, for my gym sessions, etc etc.

 

I listen to almost all genres, you name it - rock/jazz/hip hop/rap/blues/soul etc

 

I'm even debating buying them both - using one pair for everyday use and the other pair just for my gym/workout sessions.

 

What do you guys think, which one is better?

 

Is it worth buying both? If so, which should I use for my workouts?

 

Thanks all

post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by awaish View Post

Hey all

 

I'm stuck between the Sennheisser CX 400 II's and the Sony XBA C10's...

 

These headphones are for regular everyday use - for my commutes, for my gym sessions, etc etc.

 

I listen to almost all genres, you name it - rock/jazz/hip hop/rap/blues/soul etc

 

I'm even debating buying them both - using one pair for everyday use and the other pair just for my gym/workout sessions.

 

What do you guys think, which one is better?

 

Is it worth buying both? If so, which should I use for my workouts?

 

Thanks all

for work outs I'd honestly grab a Koss Porta Pro [I need to mod a pair one of these days] and use that. hell even try the Sporta Pro [with all it's glorious mods] as you'd want something kinda cheap or [an iem] for working out. I tried working out in eadphones.... to scared I'd break em so it turned out to be a bad idea! 

post #25 of 33
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

for work outs I'd honestly grab a Koss Porta Pro [I need to mod a pair one of these days] and use that. hell even try the Sporta Pro [with all it's glorious mods] as you'd want something kinda cheap or [an iem] for working out. I tried working out in eadphones.... to scared I'd break em so it turned out to be a bad idea! 

The cans I mentioned are both IEM's, I hate headphones for the gym, they just get in the way for me! Sorry, I should have said earphones instead of headphones, my bad. Thanks for the help.

post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

for work outs I'd honestly grab a Koss Porta Pro [I need to mod a pair one of these days] and use that. hell even try the Sporta Pro [with all it's glorious mods] as you'd want something kinda cheap or [an iem] for working out. I tried working out in eadphones.... to scared I'd break em so it turned out to be a bad idea! 

I've just checked out some reviews for the Koss Porta Pro. A bit of an audiophile classic. I might grab a pair for £20 actually. Thanks again

post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by awaish View Post

I've just checked out some reviews for the Koss Porta Pro. A bit of an audiophile classic. I might grab a pair for £20 actually. Thanks again

Indeed, dirt cheap and they sound great for the price! 

post #28 of 33
Seconded on the Porta Pro!
post #29 of 33
Thread Starter 

Hi folks, an update. I may have a chance to sample a Beyer DT 880 (not sure of the Ohm version). Would this headphone possibly work for my needs? It appears to be a semi-open headphone.  The reviews sound terrific in both sound quality and comfort. The only possible concern is it may have some sibilance? Is this correct, and if so can the highs be tempered either via burn-in, EQ, or amp selection?

 

Reading all of the differences between the DT880 and DT990, as well as their Ohm versions has me fairly confused at this point. So any advice or experience is welcome. I haven't decided on a Beyer, but if I get the chance to listen to them and enjoy them I like the idea of buying something I *know* I'll like instead of taking the risk on something that may or may not be better.

post #30 of 33
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Originally Posted by Fraction View Post

Hi folks, an update. I may have a chance to sample a Beyer DT 880 (not sure of the Ohm version). Would this headphone possibly work for my needs? It appears to be a semi-open headphone.  The reviews sound terrific in both sound quality and comfort. The only possible concern is it may have some sibilance? Is this correct, and if so can the highs be tempered either via burn-in, EQ, or amp selection?

 

Reading all of the differences between the DT880 and DT990, as well as their Ohm versions has me fairly confused at this point. So any advice or experience is welcome. I haven't decided on a Beyer, but if I get the chance to listen to them and enjoy them I like the idea of buying something I *know* I'll like instead of taking the risk on something that may or may not be better.

That's a great choice. Sibilance probably won't be much of an issue, but EQ could always temper that (4-7kHz range), possibly amp choice too.

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