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post #31 of 41
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Quality looking cans! Really liking those.

 

The reviews say that build quality could be better, is it worth getting refurb/used higher grade units?

post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Yes they are very good.

 

You can wear open headphones for walk, nothing wrong with that at all....it will let you hears your surroundings....which is pretty important if you are walking your dogs.

Appreciated. Guess I need to actually get some on my head 1st to hear the differences?!

post #33 of 41
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Quality looking cans! Really liking those.

 

The reviews say that build quality could be better, is it worth getting refurb/used higher grade units?

 

If you're referring to the Creative Aurvana, then the build quality is fine (especially for the price). They're not designed to withstand serious abuse, but they wont fall apart easily, either.

 

If you're referring to the Grado SR60s, then ... same answer :smile:

post #34 of 41
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Was referring to the Aurvana, with a couple of reviews suggesting they were a little flimsy. It's v hard to judge in this virtual world :blink:

post #35 of 41

Yeah, I know what you mean - I've bought (and then sold) many a pair of headphones just to try them out.

 

The Creatives are available from Amazon, which has the advantage that you can return them if you don't like them ...

post #36 of 41
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Are the previous SR60 similar enough in quality (see eBay comment previously!)

The new 60i model is more bass-heavy, and bass extends deeper now than the 60.  60i upper midrange is smoother and a little  more mellow, little less shouty.  Treble has more air and sparkle too in the 60i.

 

I just got a used 60i yesterday and have been comparing it to my 6 year old SR60 and HF-1 all day.

post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by kramer5150 View Post
 

The new 60i model is more bass-heavy, and bass extends deeper now than the 60.  60i upper midrange is smoother and a little  more mellow, little less shouty.  Treble has more air and sparkle too in the 60i.

 

I just got a used 60i yesterday and have been comparing it to my 6 year old SR60 and HF-1 all day.

Thanks, will certainly wait on that listing to end, and see if I can sneak a quality pair of cans on the cheap then!

post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by sinnottj View Post
 

Yeah, I know what you mean - I've bought (and then sold) many a pair of headphones just to try them out.

 

The Creatives are available from Amazon, which has the advantage that you can return them if you don't like them ...

There are a couple of listings ending this weekend that I'm interested in, but at least I have a solid few to choose from if I don't get those.

 

All your help has been greatly appreciated, will update the post as more unfolds!

post #39 of 41
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Rather annoyingly two if the listings I was hoping to bid on were ended early, and the other went for more than I thought sensible.

 

Just to add to the list of potentials, would V-Moda M80's be bassy enough for a rock enthusiast? I've seen varying reviews. Also does anyone know the approx tax/customs fees payable if imported from the US - Can pick up an new pair of M80's for £30 plus the shipping/charges from US eBay.

post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by TheRev76 View Post
 

Rather annoyingly two if the listings I was hoping to bid on were ended early, and the other went for more than I thought sensible.

 

Just to add to the list of potentials, would V-Moda M80's be bassy enough for a rock enthusiast? I've seen varying reviews. Also does anyone know the approx tax/customs fees payable if imported from the US - Can pick up an new pair of M80's for £30 plus the shipping/charges from US eBay.

I've never heard the M80s, although they get very good reviews.

 

With regard to the UK import tax, this site will work it out for you:

 

http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/

 

You'll also likely be charged a 'handling fee' of around £10 (I certainly was the last couple of times I imported from the States.)

post #41 of 41
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Thanks J,

 

FYI it costs £20.33 to import the M80's at the new price, but future calculations are done at 2% duty (if above £135) plus 20% VAT. The shipping provider MAY add their own handling charge also.

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