Headphones to update my EX71's
Mar 26, 2006 at 6:08 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

purplemonkey

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Dear Headfi users

I've recently made the switch from the MD world to the Dap world and purchased a Ipod 5g 30gb.

I had Ex71's which i was more than happy with when i was listening to my MD (MZR-900 n MT888)... however no listening to the ipod they sound a little muddy, to the extent that they sound much nicer with the standard acoustic ipod eq setting, than when played un-eq'd, a bad thing because the eq will make bass distort on certain tracks.

Can anyone recommend a set of either ear buds or cans? Which are a slight upgrade from the EX71's?

Are Ety-6i's worth it? Or should i be going for Grado Sr-80's?

It will be for portable use, but i could use the Ex71's for portable use and something else for home use?

Suggestions welcome...

Cheers guys
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(Sub $100 please xxx)
 
Mar 26, 2006 at 6:37 AM Post #2 of 6

nsjong

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These are some of the cans that sound tons better than the EX71's and are worth the money. I've listened to 90% of them, but some of them, I took them just from other reviews.

* = especially recommended for price.
Prices are for new items.

Here's a list of IEM's:

Sennheiser CX300: $60 shipped in most places
*Creative EP630: $30 shipped in most places
Sharp HP-MD33S: $43 shipped at Audio Cubes
*JVC HP-FX55: $20 shipped on eBay (may not be on there anymore)
SkullCandy Smokin' Buds: $20 shipped on eBay
Etymotic ER6i: $80 - $90 shipped from good sellers (on head-fi)

Normal headphones:
*Sennheiser PX100: $40 - $50 shipped at most good places
*audio-technica ATH-FC7: $36 + shipping ($5) at Bluetin.com
*Philips SBC-HP460: $30 shipped on Amazon.com
Grado SR60: $70 + shipping from TTVJ

Clip-ons:
KOSS KSC75: $13 shipped from Amazon.com

I think that should cover most of the step-up cans from those ugly sounding EX71's.
 
Mar 26, 2006 at 7:23 AM Post #6 of 6

glac1er

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I think the SR80 is like a really big jump from the EX71SL.
They are not perfect but has some serious bass with lots of energy in them.
Or should you go all the way to MS1?
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THe KSC-75 is also a very good upgrade from the EX71 at cheap price.
Do note that both the MS1 and the KSC-75 do not have the isolation like the EX71.
 

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