Originally Posted by paloalto00
As you can tell I'm very new to Head-fi and recently picked up the Logitech UE 6000s from Best Buy for $100! I'm having a little bit of buyers remorse, although they headphones are pretty good and I got a steal on them, I don't like that they don't get loud enough without having to alter my phones sound settings and that the right ear is slightly louder than the left.
I was looking at maybe the CALs but don't have much information on them. Any suggestions would help, thank you!
I have both the CAL! and the UE 6000, which I also bought at Best Buy recently. I have not used the UE 6000 in noise canceling mode yet. The UE 6000 has a shelved treble. This helps with low-resolution sources. For example, as I type this I am listening to Radio Swiss Jazz on tunein.com. Sammy Davis Jr. and the Count Basie orchestra ("April in Paris") sound great with the UE 6000! On the other hand, Mr. Davis's voice sounds a little thin and the trumpet solo is a little strident with the CAL! I suspect that the CAL! is more correctly balanced, but I enjoy the UE 6000 better with this source. While the UE 6000 treble is shelved down, there is enough of it and it is good enough for classical music; yesterday, I listened to all of Shostakovitch's fifth symphony from a CD (London Philharmonic, Bernard Haitink, Decca), and it was very pleasant.
I do not have a channel unbalance problem with my UE 6000 set. Also, the CAL! and the UE 6000 are (subjectively!) equally efficient on the setups I have used them with: I do not have the change the volume at all when I switch from one to the other. The UE 6000 isolate much better (even without considering active noise canceling).
It would be really difficult to choose between these two sets if I had to.