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Mark of a True Audiophile

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Pros: Great detail, scales well, built well, extremely portable

Cons: Look... OK, fit is finicky, need a ton of burn in, needs different pads imo, kind of uncomfortable

Everything But the Sound   The observations were made over about 3 months and hundreds of hours of listening.  Amping helps, the QC3 pleather over Mikros foam mod explained later I feel is almost essential.   Presentation Presentation definitely holds some importance.  Just like with food that's presented well, or a cool outfit for a character in any series, style has its importance.  Looks wise, they look a bit old.  Not classy old, just kind of studio monitor old. They're all black, with the only hints of contrast lying in the silver rim of the ear cup and the silver arms.  The headband is all pleather (probably a metal band in the middle, with a...
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Really Easy To Love, These Don't Really Do Anything Wrong

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Pros: Aesthetics, Build Quality, Price, Balance, Subbass

Cons: Lower mids Recession, Bass Emphasis, Pad Size and Depth

Introduction: This was an impulse purchase.  Not that it was hyped much (trust me, it isn’t), I just wanted to buy an on ear headphone, and these sort of showed up.  They’re relatively new so I wondered if they’d be a diamond in the rough among some pretty stiff competition (V-Moda  M80, UE6000, Martin Logan Mikros 90, ATH M50, ATH WS99, MDR -1R, and many many more).   Build Quality, Aesthetics, Comfort, Gripes: First off I’d rate the build quality as very good.   I don’t see any structural flaws.  The cup themselves I believe are aluminum, and the core of the headband is also a really strong metal.  There is some plastic in the construction,...
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Queen Of All Trades

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Pros: Build, Looks, Do Nothing Wrong

Cons: Lower mids Recession, Bass Emphasis

Introduction: This was an impulse purchase.  Not that it was hyped much (trust me, it isn’t), I just wanted to buy an on ear headphone, and these sort of showed up.  They’re relatively new so I wondered if they’d be a diamond in the rough among some pretty stiff competition (V-Moda  M80, UE6000, Martin Logan Mikros 90, ATH M50, ATH WS99, MDR -1R, and many many more).   Build Quality, Aesthetics, Comfort, Gripes: First off I’d rate the build quality as very good.   I don’t see any structural flaws.  The cup themselves I believe are aluminum, and the core of the headband is also a really strong metal.  There is some plastic in the construction,...
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For What They Do Wrong, They Do 10x Better In Another Area

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Pros: Great Sound Quality, Cool Design

Cons: Uncomfortable, Need different pads

Grado SR80i Review I’m going to review every little thing about the SR80i, so get ready.Additional Details:  I bought the SR80i around Christmas of last year (2012) and ended up returning them because of a lack of bass and poor comfort.  I’m now much more experienced with headphones and audio in general, so they don’t sound really bad, or feel as uncomfortable. Let’s start out with something basically insignificant, the packaging.  Now with the headphones priced beyond $200, you usually get some really good packaging.  Sennheiser really knows what they’re doing, as does Sony and AKG.  As for Grado and Beyerdynamic, not so much.  The SR80i comes in a...
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These Do No (completely) Wrong!

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Pros: Good technical ability, somewhat flat response, long cable, good build, highly customizeable, etc.

Cons: Upper mids are too emphasized, hints of sibilance, bass roll off, need eq, EDIT: unnatural sound, better options at the price point

Disclaimers: I'm a consumer, a headphone enthusiast, so I'm not using these for professional use. ... that's it   They come in a nice box, really giving them a professional feel.  The bag I think is nice, since it feels durable, but it is made of synthetic  leather so deon't expect something heavy duty.  In the box, Sony gives you the headphones, a 3.5mm to 6.3mm screw on adapter, a bag, and a year warranty.  When you actually take them out of the box, you'll soon realize that that 1 year warranty is useless.   In a word, the build is simply great.  I wish I could tell you more but there isn't much to tell to be honest.  Build shouldn't...
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Fantastic At What It Was Built For!

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Pros: Isolation, Accessories, Build, Bass-Mids, Underpriced

Cons: Upper Treble

I prematurely wrote a review on this that wasn't all too positive. However, after about a week, my impressions have changed. I swaer I have been listening to these nonstop. At least for 50 hours. Construction:7/10 Really good I think. They are built like Beats actually (studios), with similarities in the folding system, headband cushion, earpads, overall shape, and the active noise canceling. However, the actual materials are of much better quality. There's a good amount of strong plastics and metals within the design giving them a nice weight. The pads though aren't replaceable. I don't care that much since they're only $100 now. [EDIT: They have some creaks now. Very...
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Amazing For the Price!

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Pros: Soundstage, comfort, midrange, bass

Cons: Little dark (for my tastes)

Ill make this short and to the point.   The MDR MA900 is a fantastic headphone and even fantasticererer at the price of $200.  The soundstage is just unbelievable, trumping cans that cost more than twice it's price (HD650, HD600, DT880).  The imaging is also great, and the best thing about the soundstage is how focused it is.  Neither the vocals, nor the bass are lost in this soundstage (amazing!).    Let's take a break from the sound.   These are hands down the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn, so if your thinking about the comfort, just stop it because it's just silly.  I read someones impressions somewhere and he described the...
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Great Design, OK Overall

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Pros: Excellent SQ, beautiful design, very affordable (for some)

Cons: Bass can at times creep up on the mids, Isolation

Here Goes My First Head-Fi Review!   Just to let you know what your getting into, these don’t NEED an amp, but they do like em’.  Don’t worry about amping because you don’t need it, it’ll be a little quiet though.  They are semi-open. 26ohms Emphasize the bass (don’t all portable cans do that?)     Build- 7/7- Absolutely fantastic build.  The headband is real leather (or at least the top that is pressed with Philips on top of it), and the build is conposed mostly of metal.  The wire is covered in fabric.  I actually pulled the earcups to a 180° angle to both test the build and improve clamping pressure.   Comfort- 9/12- The first...
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