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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Hello all, fresh to this forum so I hope I'm in the right section.  I have been browsing for a pair of headphones for a couple of weeks now, I've narrowed my choice down to the following:

 

Harman/Kardon CL Precision

Koss over ear Pro DJ100

Nvx XPT100

Philips M1/00 Premium

Denon Urban Raver AH_D320

 

The Nvx XPT100 would have to be imported as I am in the UK. I am using a Samsung Ativ-s Phone and a Sansa Clip to listen to my tunes on the go.  My tastes this past few months are The Knife, College and Dethklock. Any advice would be appreciated.

post #2 of 14
Look also at the Fisher FA-003, Lindy HF-100, and Brainwavz HM5. These are the same cups and drivers as the XPT100 (so same sound) because one manufacturer makes them all and then they are rebranded. Could be one will be cheaper than the XPT100. You can learn more by researching in these threads:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/491632/review-fischer-audio-fa-003-a-neutral-champ
http://www.head-fi.org/t/585281/review-brainwavz-hm5-a-new-neutral-champ
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks cel4145

Found fishers for sale on Amazon.uk

post #4 of 14
Look into:
ES FC300: Exciting u shaped signature.
Martin Logan Mikros 90: detailed, analytical
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 

I will have a look Trunks, not an in ear fan though.

post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by The-dude View Post
 

I will have a look Trunks, not an in ear fan though.

Neither of them are in ear.

post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
My bad i was thinking of the Martin Logan Mikros 70.
post #8 of 14
The ES-FC300 do have a very nice sound and would be more portable than the FA-003/NVX/HM5 headphones. I thought Innerfidelity's review did a nice job of describing them: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/delightful-onkyo-es-fc300-and-es-hf300
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 

After much reading, reviewing and head scratching. I've got it down to Audio Technica ATH-M50 and the Onkyo ES FC300. Tough call as I love the style of the Onkyos.

post #10 of 14
The FC300 IMO is much better. Soundstage, bass, balance, excitement, detail, are all improvements.
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
Right, I will go with the fc300. Thanks guys and gals. There's so many headphones it tough to settle with one.
post #12 of 14
It's a good headphone. smily_headphones1.gif
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 

I got the FC300, a local site had them at a third off.  My gods they are well constructed with a great sound.  Thanks guys and gals for the help!

post #14 of 14
Great. Glad you like them smily_headphones1.gif
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