How good is HP890 and HP900(910)???
Mar 20, 2002 at 12:00 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 9

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Im told that I could get them in Malaysia(why didnt I found out earlier) that I could get the HP890 for RM105(est US$25) and HP900 for RM180(est US$45). I havent confirmed on the pricing but thats what Im being told of.

Which would be the best?? I cant believe they are rated so high and is being sold cheaper than my $50 HD497.

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I couldnt get any clarification as yet but I cant find any info on HP900.
 
Mar 20, 2002 at 12:34 PM Post #2 of 9

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Jan Meier compared the two (890 and 910) on a post here somewhere. Doing a search should find it. I like the 890 just fine. Never heard of a 900. At that price you can't go too far wrong
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Mar 20, 2002 at 2:50 PM Post #4 of 9

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Yes, Xerx, that sounds like a fine deal! The higher build quality of the 890s alone makes a price point less than the 497s very desirable. Most 890 owners seem to like em, with a few exceptions. I hope to review a pair myself eventually, but in the meantime I think you should take advantage of that great price.
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Haven't heard of 900s though. The Philips 910s were liked a bit better by Jan Meier who is the only person to do a head to head of the two on this site that I know of. But his exact reasons for the liking were sort of nebulous. As mentioned, you really wouldn't go wrong buying both at those prices!
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But if more cautious, I would say get the 890s as there is more good press on em.
 
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I'd say don't buy the HP910 unless you can try them. I compared both of them head-to-head twice, and each time I found the HP910 to be piercingly - literally: painfully - bright, sibilant and simply insufferable. I liked the HP890 a lot better. They are totally different headphones. I am not aware that an HP900 exists.
 
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I dont have enough cash for both of them right now but Im getting the HP890 for sure. Now I'll be having two headphones in two weeks...oh well, there goes my student savings again.
 
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Hi Xerx,Where is it (Philips HP 890) available in Malaysia for RM 105. I am very interested in gettig a pair at that price.

I am from Singapore.

Can u let me know the exact address or do u frequent Singapore.

Maybe u can do me a bgig favor by getting me a pair

Cheers,
Soundcrave
 
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Hi Xerx,Where is it (Philips HP 890) available in Malaysia for RM 105. I am very interested in gettig a pair at that price.

I am from Singapore.

Can u let me know the exact address or do u frequent Singapore.

Maybe u can do me a bgig favor by getting me a pair

Cheers,
Soundcrave
 
Mar 21, 2002 at 3:25 PM Post #9 of 9

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You have to come to PJ to pick it up if you want to get it. I dont know if there is any of them left, but the price is confirm RM105(est S$50 or USD$28). You can also get HP910(or HP900, Im not sure). Their address is 76, Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
 

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