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    Alternatives to Etymotic HF2

    I normally ship stuff to my bro in the U.S. and then find someone in his office traveling bk to india to get it along. Works out much cheaper than international shipping :).
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    Alternatives to Etymotic HF2

    If u can wait for a couple of weeks, just let me know, I will give u my first hand opinion on the HF2s which will reach me by the end of the month (I live in India).. However, as far as I have read, you can't go wrong with the HF2s except if u want a lot of bass. If bass is more important...
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    Best Headphones around $100-150?

    The ATH M50 wont disappoint you for around 130$...
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    Non-audiophile reactions to high-end headphones

    Well, I had ordered my first pair of decent headphones a year back through my brother who was returning from the US. I had a a decent idea of what good sounding cans are like having tried out some in the 200 $ range.   But my bro was completely oblivious to the difference one can expect when...
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    List of Headphones with the same drivers

    Not sure, but there is a fair amount of concensus that the Koss DJ100 and the Koss Tony Bennette edition share the same drivers..
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    What is the approximate threshold (in terms of price) for headphones for stagnation of quality improvement for 320 KBPS encoded mp3s ?

    Thanks a lot guys. I think your comments make a decent case for me to upgrade. But first I will have to take care of the initial end of the setup given the fact that I have an HD 595 in my armoury but no decent amp(though I do have that namesake amp called FiiO E5 ) to drive it and not to...
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    What is the approximate threshold (in terms of price) for headphones for stagnation of quality improvement for 320 KBPS encoded mp3s ?

    Quote: I definitely salute those who can tell such a difference (pick out FLAC from 320 using their "crappy" laptop speakers.) and by the way, I saw your picks of the Headphone fest at Tokyo... Man, I wish I lived in Japan or the US ...!!! Awesome experience it must have been ..!!  
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    What is the approximate threshold (in terms of price) for headphones for stagnation of quality improvement for 320 KBPS encoded mp3s ?

    Quote: Thanks a ton for the HDtracks.com link. Secondly I could not help pondering over your signature, and boy ! those are really some of the most legendary cans that you have got there . I wish I can burn through a similar list some day    
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    What is the approximate threshold (in terms of price) for headphones for stagnation of quality improvement for 320 KBPS encoded mp3s ?

    Quote: Thanks poikkeus for the reply, Yes, I  ignored the sound signature aspect but it was for a reason. Personal taste apart, my question was more like will the bass sound tighter as you move up, will the mids be more detailed etc...
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    Is there life after Beyerdynamic DT880 (250ohm)? What next.... < $500

    Well, looks like you are one step ahead of me on this one, I am currently on the ATH-M50 & Sennheiser HD-595 and looking at Beyerdynamic DT880 / DT990 250 ohm(or beyond) for an upgrade...   You might be interested in this thread too :  ...
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    What is the approximate threshold (in terms of price) for headphones for stagnation of quality improvement for 320 KBPS encoded mp3s ?

    Well, I know the title (or my question) may seem vague, so I will try to elaborate :   I assume (based on my reading so far on various forums/sites and some experience ) that the hi-fi world is a world of diminishing returns as we move up the price ladder. In other words, we increasingly...
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    Can anyone please suggest alternatives to the HD595($150 on amazon) under $200-250 ?

    Hi,      Even I always thought the same, and so I opted for the HD595 in the end. And I am happy with the same. I guess that the headphone design is pretty similar to the speaker design in the sense that the same driver can sound wonderfully different in different cabinet designs !  ...
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    Has the fake ath-m50 arrived?

    Hi,      I think just looking at the price they are quoting, u can expect them to be legit. I say this because I know that the dealer price for the ATH M50 is upwards of $100. However, to make any business sense, he must sell a whole lot of stuff on such a small margin.   I would stay away...
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    EXTREME budget phones--suggestions?

    The Sennheiser HD202 would get my vote. They were available around $29 last time I checked. They do come with a wire spindle (I am sure that is not what its called, but its a plastic piece on which u can wind ur excess cable )  
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    Getting "called-out" for not wearing the Beats

    My bro wrote this to me after I ordered a pair of ATH M50s " Have you heard about these headphones Beats by Dr. Dre ?  :  http://beatsbydre.com/products/showproducts.aspx?startBanner=1 These are damn popular here. Every store has one of these open to try on. And every Mr. Boombastic on the...
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