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post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by curtisngl View Post


Most of the time I listen from a smart phone. I need something that can sound great without the amp or if anything a cheap amp such as fiio's portable ones.

 

Most smartphones have mediocre DAC/amp at best, so buying an expensive headphone would be a total waste of money.

post #17 of 33
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Most smartphones have mediocre DAC/amp at best, so buying an expensive headphone would be a total waste of money.
Yeah I know, I just want to get the best I can do without one. My iphone does pretty well though. And the iPods used in the apple store did pretty well with the headphones I tested
post #18 of 33
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Yeah I know, I just want to get the best I can do without one. My iphone does pretty well though. And the iPods used in the apple store did pretty well with the headphones I tested

 

S680 sounded really good with HTC One and Sansa Clip+, so I guess it will do great with iPhone too.

post #19 of 33
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S680 sounded really good with HTC One and Sansa Clip+, so I guess it will do great with iPhone too.
I guess I could also determine after purchase if the sound is good enough without an amp or if I want more from them. I have a tab I'm leaving open with the eBay link you provided. Are there any other headphones you or others possibly reading this can suggest? I like to have a couple of options.
post #20 of 33

Noontec Zoro HDs are also very good at 85-100$, but often on eBay an older model is sold under the new name.

They also look like Beats Solo knock-offs, so people with think you are poor :wink_face:

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post #22 of 33
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Wow that headphone hall of fame is helpful. I found the sennheiser amperior a on amazon for a little under $200. Could those be a good grab? The bowers and wilkins P5 made the wall too, and I found those to be bassy but with an enjoyable overall sound at the apple store. Those zoro's sure do look like beats, but I'm honestly done searching for bargain headphones.
post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by curtisngl View Post


Wow that headphone hall of fame is helpful. I found the sennheiser amperior a on amazon for a little under $200. Could those be a good grab? The bowers and wilkins P5 made the wall too, and I found those to be bassy but with an enjoyable overall sound at the apple store. Those zoro's sure do look like beats, but I'm honestly done searching for bargain headphones.

 

S680 and Zoro HD are only "bargain" price-wise, their sound quality is way way better than the price suggests.

Amperiors weren't a great success, have been discontinued.

P5's leather earpads will make your ears sweat, isolation isn't great - and they are very expensive

post #24 of 33
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S680 and Zoro HD are only "bargain" price-wise, their sound quality is way way better than the price suggests.
Amperiors weren't a great success, have been discontinued.
P5's leather earpads will make your ears sweat, isolation isn't great - and they are very expensive
And not the HD25-1 ii, not the vmoda m80?
post #25 of 33
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post

S680 and Zoro HD are only "bargain" price-wise, their sound quality is way way better than the price suggests.
Amperiors weren't a great success, have been discontinued.
P5's leather earpads will make your ears sweat, isolation isn't great - and they are very expensive
I thought the p5 isolated well. I only need moderate isolation since they will be used at home, on our 18 hour car rides to Florida (though I might use IEMs there), and in my college dorm when I attend next year
post #26 of 33
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And not the HD25-1 ii, not the vmoda m80?


Can't say anything about HD25-1.

M80 is too bassy and many complained on the harsh midrange and highs. Not very comfortable - small pads.

 

S680 has an absolutely amazing bass - very tight and slightly elevated in the sub-bass area.

Can be EQed even higher without bleeding into the mids.

The mids are great too, both male and female vocals are flawless.

Highs are non-sibilant, yet detailed.

post #27 of 33
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Can't say anything about HD25-1.
M80 is too bassy and many complained on the harsh midrange and highs. Not very comfortable - small pads.

S680 has an absolutely amazing bass - very tight and slightly elevated in the sub-bass area.
Can be EQed even higher without bleeding into the mids.
The mids are great too, both male and female vocals are flawless.
Highs are non-sibilant, yet detailed.
I just really wish I could try them out. I can't find anything about them on the internet
post #28 of 33
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I just really wish I could try them out. I can't find anything about them on the internet

 

At least 16 people bought them in the past 2 weeks - you can wait a few more weeks until other reviews arrive, if you want to be sure.

Or you can buy them now - it's a low risk, high gain situation.

post #29 of 33
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At least 16 people bought them in the past 2 weeks - you can wait a few more weeks until other reviews arrive, if you want to be sure.
Or you can buy them now - it's a low risk, high gain situation.
Did they just come out?
I can definitely wait
post #30 of 33
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Did they just come out?
I can definitely wait

I think they came out in Japan in October.

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