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post #166 of 317
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I know a guy who likes the JH Layla more than the HD 800 and K812.
Maybe but I think the JHs are wildly overpriced.

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If I makes you feel any better the MHP1000 felt extremely sturdy like a rock, if I remember. If you were to bring it on the road it should be alright if you treat it nicely. Otherwise I recommend shure 846 in ear monitors. Can't really go wrong with shure they make amazing all rounder iems.

All you're saying about those mcintosh HPs is music to my ears smily_headphones1.gif.
And thx for the suggestion but when it comes to IEMs I'm quite set on westone. I like the sound, the comfort is second to none and the service is just wow. Plus, they are still (somewhat) reasonably priced.
post #167 of 317

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Fashion-Music-Style-MHP1000-headphones-Metal-Head-band-type-/291105037619?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43c7365d33

post #168 of 317
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Lol, yeah right.

post #169 of 317
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I had a chance to listen to my HD800s tonight. I injured my ear at a concert a month and a half ago. Other than the stereo exchange event I haven't been able to listen to headphones because of the pain.

My demo with the MHP1000 was short (and the damn thing reinjured my ear :mad:) but after letting it's characteristics sink in my head for a while and listening to my HD800s again tonight I can see the "shallowness" in my HD800's sound now.

It's as if the sound sticks to the walls in the HD800 and the sound pops out in the MHP1000.

I think the fullness of the MHP1000 may be what I'm after. Or at least that may be part of it. I'm definitely going to have to buy a pair.

I'll probably buy the HE1000 too. As much as they let down my high expectations they are still a really good pair of headphones and they seem like they would be a good contrast to have.


Edited by coinmaster - 3/22/15 at 11:22pm
post #170 of 317

After reading up a bit on the Magnolia stores, it appears to only be on the West Coast https://www.magnoliaav.com/about-us/history

post #171 of 317
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I had a chance to listen to my HD800s tonight. I injured my ear at a concert a month and a half ago. Other than the stereo exchange event I haven't been able to listen to headphones because of the pain.

My demo with the MHP1000 was short (and the damn thing reinjured my ear :mad:) ...

 

Have you had an appointment with an ENT specialist ?

You have ear damage from a concert .. most likely from higher than healthy SPL's ? And with the damaged hearing you listen to headphones at levels that give you pain again and then you tell everybody about your listening impressions without mentioning your condition in the first place? I guess you just disqualified yourself...

post #172 of 317
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My ear was fine at stereo exchange. It just wasn't completely healed yet. My hearing was perfect and there was no pain as long as it wasn't blaringly loud. The last few minutes I was there with the MHP1000 the gain was too loud when I first put the headphones on and it rattled my inner ear, injuring myself again. It's like your trying to find reasons to disqualify me :p 

Seriously though, that's actually a little childish. I'm not dumb enough to give impressions with damaged hearing.


Edited by coinmaster - 3/23/15 at 6:00am
post #173 of 317
Sound like hyperacousis to me and it aint fun. Watch out for the signals, your ear is telling you it's tired. Avoid shrill phones like the plegue, avoid phones made to listen to loud to be acceptable, and the most important of all: give your ears some rest and more rest and even more rest.

Hyperacousis can turn into a nasty disease, some people can't stand any more ambiant street noise and stuff, anything beyond moderate level becomes painful.

And, did I say those concerts and discos with dB blasting are the stupidest thing one can indulge oneself when they actually like to make use of their hearing? i guess we've all been through this but it's so sad when people realize too late how dumb it was to go there unprotected.

Arnaud
post #174 of 317
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Yeah it was actually my first concert. I'm not really the concert type, I was dragged into it. Will no doubt be my last one.

I'm not really sensitive to sound except maybe a tiny bit in the high frequencies.

Ever since the concert I've felt like I've had an ear infection in my left ear. For the first few weeks my hearing was busted more or less.

After a month I started hearing crackling sounds in my ear every time I moved and the pain was getting worse. I put a headphone jack in my ear and pressed it against the walls of my ear and fluid came out relieving almost all the pain.

Ever since then it's just been a constant small amount of ear infection-like pain and/or the feeling that I'm listening to sound through a veil, even though my hearing is actually fine except for the fact I can't hear the mosquito tone in my left ear after the convention.

When I have headphones on for more than five minutes I can feel my inner ear vibrating a lot and it both tickles and hurts.

That aspect went away recently as long as I had the volume reasonably low until I messed it up again at stereo exchange.

I left my headphones on for about an hour last night on very low volume, not the best idea since it's hurting me now but it was so nice to actually be able to listen to music :beyersmile:.


Edited by coinmaster - 3/23/15 at 6:08am
post #175 of 317
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Yeah it was actually my first concert. I'm not really the concert type, I was dragged into it. Will no doubt be my last one.
I'm not really sensitive to sound except maybe a tiny bit in the high frequencies.
Ever since the concert I've felt like I've had an ear infection in my left ear. For the first few weeks my hearing was busted more or less.
After a month I started hearing crackling sounds in my ear every time I moved and the pain was getting worse. I put a headphone jack in my ear and pressed it against the walls of my ear and fluid came out relieving almost all the pain.
Ever since then it's just been a constant small amount of ear infection-like pain and/or the feeling that I'm listening to sound through a veil, even though my hearing is actually fine except for the fact I can't hear the mosquito tone in my left ear after the convention.
When I have headphones on for more than five minutes I can feel my inner ear vibrating a lot and it both tickles and hurts.
That aspect went away recently as long as I had the volume reasonably low until I messed it up again at stereo exchange.
I left my headphones on for about an hour last night on very low volume, not the best idea since it's hurting me now but it was so nice to actually be able to listen to music beyersmile.png .

Go to a freakin doctor asap ... like tomorrow the latest....and leave the HPs alone for at least a week.
We can live without your useful updates for a while. But if you dont do anything about that ugly infection you wont be able to enjoy HPs anymore ... ever.
post #176 of 317

Yep, make an appointment today, something went seriously wrong and you need to get this checked like NOW. 

arnaud

post #177 of 317
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Originally Posted by coinmaster View Post
 

My ear was fine at stereo exchange. It just wasn't completely healed yet. My hearing was perfect and there was no pain as long as it wasn't blaringly loud. The last few minutes I was there with the MHP1000 the gain was too loud when I first put the headphones on and it rattled my inner ear, injuring myself again. It's like your trying to find reasons to disqualify me :p 

Seriously though, that's actually a little childish. I'm not dumb enough to give impressions with damaged hearing.

 

Apparently, your ears weren't fine at Stereo Exchange.

 

At the very least, you should go back to your first post in this thread and be very specific about how much time you had with each headphone and the hearing damage you currently have from the concert you attended so that people who read it know the full context.

 

And whatever you do, get your hearing checked by a professional.


Edited by bfreedma - 3/23/15 at 7:53am
post #178 of 317
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Originally Posted by coinmaster View Post
 

.... It's like your trying to find reasons to disqualify me :p 

Seriously though, that's actually a little childish. I'm not dumb enough to give impressions with damaged hearing.

 

LOL :D .... just take a look at YOUR next post  ROFL :D:D

You just can't be serious and your are clearly trying to pull all our legs, right ? Was it 1/4 inch or 1/8 ? :D

 

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Originally Posted by coinmaster View Post
 

Yeah it was actually my first concert. I'm not really the concert type, I was dragged into it. Will no doubt be my last one.

I'm not really sensitive to sound except maybe a tiny bit in the high frequencies.

Ever since the concert I've felt like I've had an ear infection in my left ear. For the first few weeks my hearing was busted more or less.

After a month I started hearing crackling sounds in my ear every time I moved and the pain was getting worse. I put a headphone jack in my ear and pressed it against the walls of my ear and fluid came out relieving almost all the pain.

....
post #179 of 317
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Originally Posted by amalgamist View Post
 

After reading up a bit on the Magnolia stores, it appears to only be on the West Coast https://www.magnoliaav.com/about-us/history

 

They're in Michigan too.

post #180 of 317

I always wear etymotic ear plugs at concerts. They are great because they miraculously let a lot of the music get thru and block out the painful parts. It seems like magic to me.

Avoid the cheap 10-cent kind. They can push wax into your ear if you push them to hard and you will need to see a doctor to flush out your ears.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-Research-ER20XS-CCC-P-High-Fidelity-Earplugs/dp/B00RM6Q5HM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1427128343&sr=8-4&keywords=etymotic

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