The sweet spot for every company's products
Mar 24, 2006 at 4:04 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 27

TheMarchingMule

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The sweet spot is where it's the right amount of money to hear darn good quality sound and know right there whether you like the company's sound signature.

UPDATED LIST AS FAST AS I CAN GO. I UPDATE THEM ONLY IF THE PERSON/PEOPLE GIVE GOOD ENOUGH REASONS WHY, AND THERE IS NO BAD ARGUMENT ABOUT THEIR REASONING.

AKG: K601
Grado: 325i
Shure: E4/E4c
UE: Super.fi 5 Pros
Sennheiser: PX100
Koss: KSC-75
Westone: UM1
Etys: ER6i
Audio-Technica: A500
Beyer: DT880
Bose: the box that comes with the product
Stax: ?
Sharp: ?
Sony: MDRV6

Anyway, please give out your opinions. I'm sure that many newcomers as well as those looking for a second IEM/can/etc. will want to know this vital information.

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Mar 24, 2006 at 4:07 AM Post #2 of 27

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Originally Posted by AtheisticFreedom
Bose: the box that comes with the product


Ha ha. That actually made me laugh!
 
Mar 24, 2006 at 4:21 AM Post #4 of 27

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Beyer: DT880 -- inexpensive and great sounding
 
Mar 24, 2006 at 4:35 AM Post #7 of 27

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Alessandro - MS-1
Audio Technica - A-900
Beyerdynamic - DT-880 (or DT-770 if you require closed cans)
Bose - Triport (Quietcomfort nowhere near worth the price considering IEMs)
Etymotic - ER-4 p/s/etc
Grado - 325i
Koss - KSC-35/75. I prefer the 75.
Sennheiser - HD-580
Sharp - MD-33
Sony - SA-5000 tied with CD-3000
 
Mar 24, 2006 at 4:37 AM Post #8 of 27

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AKG: K501
Grado: HF-1
Shure: E4c
UE: Super.fi 5 Pros
Sennheiser: older PX100
Koss: KSC-75
Audio-Technica: L3K
Beyer: DT880
Bose: Triport
Stax: Omega II
Sony: MDRV6
 
Mar 24, 2006 at 4:46 AM Post #10 of 27

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Quote:

Originally Posted by muckluck
For Senn I would say 580, and for AKG the 601. Audio-techinca is probably the A900 (LTD) or W5000.


From what I've heard the K601s stink, but its all hearsay. Shure is SHURELy e4
I'm going to have to dsiagree with you guys for Sennheiser though. The sweet spot in the Sennheiser line is the HD497. It represents an unrivaled value...period. For Grado's Id be inclined to say HF-1 or MS2
 
Mar 24, 2006 at 4:46 AM Post #11 of 27

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Damn dudes lol we only one of each. The point of this whole topic is to have the best of the best in terms of financal cost. No point in some poor n00b looking this up and seeing 3 choices of one company
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Cost is assumingly #1 priority here. What is the cheapest that you surely get good sound quality AND it carries the company's sound signature?
 
Mar 24, 2006 at 4:57 AM Post #13 of 27

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Originally Posted by AtheisticFreedom
Damn dudes lol we only one of each. The point of this whole topic is to have the best of the best in terms of financal cost. No point in some poor n00b looking this up and seeing 3 choices of one company
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Then A500 will be a sweet spot for Audio technica. Its best value+performance in Audio technica line. For just some sonic improvements A900 will cost you near double and same applied for A900LTD.

It must have a proper definition or title like these two.

"Best bang of the buck for noob's" where they comes from <$50 and as I told for example A500 will blow their mind in just $107. While A900 give them slight improvement over its younger bother.

"Best buy for audiophiles" where audiophile people can invest more on some sonic improvements.

Anyway its my thoughts
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Mar 24, 2006 at 5:06 AM Post #14 of 27

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Grado: SR-60
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Shure: E4C
UE: Super.fi 5 Pro
Sennheiser: PX100
Koss: KSC-75
Etys: ER6i
Sony: MDR-7506 (V6)

From my own personal experiance, that is.
 
Mar 24, 2006 at 5:08 AM Post #15 of 27

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I would make the following changes:

Grado: SR 225 or Alessandro MS1
Sennheiser: HD 580 without doubt...amazing sound for the price. This was the top of the line Sennheiser for a long time, and it's now selling for $160. It's very close to newer models like 600, 650, 595.
Audio-Technica: A500 - it sounds close to A900 and is a great $100 value
 

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