Sounds Crazy (no pun intended) End Game @ $50.00 & $65.00
Jul 1, 2015 at 9:44 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

ricksome

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Phillips SHP9500 $50.00 Open Back >>> Blown away >>> Was saving for X2's >>> I  believe I got most of the performance at 1/6 the price.
Sony MDR-V6 $65.00 Closed Back >>> Blown Away Again >>> These are slightly more accurate than the 9500's but not as comfortable and lack the sound stage of an open back headphone
 
I have been through:
 
Numerous Sennheiser's
Fostex TR50P modded
Grado 225i
 
I would say End Game IEM Etymotic 4p's but I foolishly sold them.
 
Not interested in purchasing any more headphones.
 
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Jul 2, 2015 at 10:07 AM Post #4 of 6

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  Phillips SHP9500 $50.00 Open Back >>> Blown away >>> Was saving for X2's >>> I  believe I got most of the performance at 1/6 the price.
Sony MDR-V6 $65.00 Closed Back >>> Blown Away Again >>> These are slightly more accurate than the 9500's but not as comfortable and lack the sound stage of an open back headphone

What open-back headphones from AKG/Sennheiser/Beyerdynamic have you listened to, to compare the SRH9500 to ?
And I agree about the MDR-V6's blowing away anything else closed at that price range, and much higher.
 
Jul 2, 2015 at 6:10 PM Post #5 of 6

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Sennheiser:
HD 424 >>> Wish I had kept them more for having a "Vintage" item than for it's audio characteristics
HD 545 >>> Not bad, I could have lived with them. The Phillips are better
PX 201 >>> Not bad audio wise, The build quality was lacking
HD 25 II >>> I liked the style, Could not get these in the comfort zone
 
AKG >>> Have not heard these. The 7xx from Massdrop sounds interesting
Beyer >>> The DT 880's crossed my radar but I did not hear them
 
It is impossible to hear every headphone. I have heard many others over the years that I do not own. Satisfied with what I have.
 
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  Sennheiser:
HD 424 >>> Wish I had kept them more for having a "Vintage" item than for it's audio characteristics
HD 545 >>> Not bad, I could have lived with them. The Phillips are better
PX 201 >>> Not bad audio wise, The build quality was lacking
HD 25 II >>> I liked the style, Could not get these in the comfort zone
 
AKG >>> Have not heard these. The 7xx from Massdrop sounds interesting
Beyer >>> The DT 880's crossed my radar but I did not hear them
 
It is impossible to hear every headphone. I have heard many others over the years that I do not own. Satisfied with what I have.


All those headphones are in the same tier range as your Philips.
The AKG 7xx & DT 880 would probably be a step up though.
 

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