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post #16 of 29
Thread Starter 

I have been to the local Sony store and they said that they can reduce brand new MDR-1R's to about AUD$250 (From AUD$299)

post #17 of 29

That seems like a decent price. Remember, try before you buy.

post #18 of 29

The Kef m500 seems to be what your looking for.  It has a neutral frequency response.

post #19 of 29
Thread Starter 

The M500's are a tad expensive and are on ear, thanks for the suggestion though

post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by dropxbear View Post

Here are the Prices I found:

Sennheiser Momentum - AUD$399

Sennheiser HD558 - AUD$208

 

As for the amp/dac combos from FiiO,

A07K - AUD$99

E17 - AUD$139

 

Tell me whether I am wrong or not, but the 558's and one of the FiiO's should give better sound when hooked up to my phone or computer even though it is a cheaper solution right? 

 

Thanks for the help so far guys

 

I use the E10 with my 558's, this is the set I prefer when I'm going to listen for extended periods of time with 'shuffle on'.  The combination does well with a variety of genres and they are very comfortable.  

 

In addition, the E10 has a bass boost switch (+3 DB) that seems to add just the right amount of boost on some of my older recordings that are lacking.  FWIW, I think the E17 has a far more flexibility with equalization settings.


Edited by GearMe - 8/26/13 at 8:53am
post #21 of 29
Thread Starter 
Update: I can get the MDR-1R's for AUD$200 brand new from the Sony Store in Brisbane, whereas for the HD558's I would have to pay AUD$299 or wait a month for them to be AUD$208 again. Thoughts on what I should do? Would it be worth getting the MDR-1R's and a FiiO amp or would it not make a difference?
post #22 of 29

That's a pretty decent deal.

post #23 of 29
Get the mdr ma900. Its much better than both.
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Get the mdr ma900. Its much better than both.

After looking at some reviews, I looked on the Sony Australia website and they're not available 

post #25 of 29
Thread Starter 

I can also get the usually AUD$120 XBA-1VP IEM's for AUD$39, would it be worth picking them up for that price?

post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by dropxbear View Post

After looking at some reviews, I looked on the Sony Australia website and they're not available 

What about amazon?

post #27 of 29
Thread Starter 

I like to try the fit and sound before I buy, so that sadly isn't and option

post #28 of 29
Well that limits things. Just saying, Amazon has a very nice return policy.
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Well that limits things. Just saying, Amazon has a very nice return policy.

indeed, I'd try and shoot for the open backed ma900. Although if your in an area with a lot of noise [cars, people, dogs ect...] open cans are not so nice.

 

Hell I have a Beyer Dt 880 on right now, and I can just barely hear the tv in the other room. Which is kinda annoying. So open cans have that draw back [and I need to shut my door honestly] 

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