• Headphone Buying Guide V3 - Come here, do not make additional threads
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Anyone comment on Klipsch Image X1 for £17? [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Klipsch-Image-X1-Headphones/dp/B002EL3P5U/ref=pd_cp_ce_0[/url] Head-Fi rates them as between C1 and C2. C1 is £59.99 and C2 is unavailable, so apparently pretty good?
I have two pairs of headphones, one is a cheap-ass Sony MDR-EX35 earbuds, which I got for around $25 and have decent sound quality. They have an odd tendency to make popcorn noises at low bass tones, but it isn't really noticeable in any genre but techno and orchestra. They're amazing bang for your buck. Pic: [IMG]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSr2fjlUJBcYT-vkW_VBIzKPvMhxJa3LL7OkHJsIC_N54myuX-mg8KJUIxa3A[/IMG] I take them everywhere, but at home I use these enormous Sony Professional series headphones, which deliver amazing sound quality. I've never heard better. My owning two Sonys is purely coincidental.
[QUOTE=The Tiger;34772345]Since it seems no one is going to suggest me anything i'd like to ask if one of these are worth buying or if there's some good alternatives. [url=http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/19601/cfthr/Sony-MDR-XB700-kuulokkeet]Sony MDR-XB700[/url] 79,90 € or [url=http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/31385/dbfxg/Sony-MDR-EX310LPB-EX-Monitor-nappikuulokkeet-musta]Sony MDR-EX310LPB EX Monitor[/url] 59,90 €[/QUOTE] Don't even go near the sony XBs. They do exactly what they say: extra bass. They sound horrible.
What is the difference between the M50 and the M50S?
[QUOTE=CreativeName;34773715]Don't even go near the sony XBs. They do exactly what they say: extra bass. They sound horrible.[/QUOTE] Better to get those than Beats
[QUOTE=CreativeName;34774053]What is the difference between the M50 and the M50S?[/QUOTE] cable type, I think S have a straight one rather than coiled. Might be the other way around.
[QUOTE=Protocol7;34764583]Fritzel, where do you always get that stuff? I'm curious.[/QUOTE] I generally order these online. No one stock these in my country. But the caveat of getting stuck is custom is real. Few non trackable packages got lost and one sent by EMS (from Hongkong, Fiio E17 + Soundmagic E30) is stuck in customs since Jan 25. It's better to get parcels by ordinary trackable mail. [editline]20th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Naaz;34773279]I have two pairs of headphones, one is a cheap-ass Sony MDR-EX35 earbuds, which I got for around $25 and have decent sound quality. They have an odd tendency to make popcorn noises at low bass tones, but it isn't really noticeable in any genre but techno and orchestra. They're amazing bang for your buck. Pic: [IMG]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSr2fjlUJBcYT-vkW_VBIzKPvMhxJa3LL7OkHJsIC_N54myuX-mg8KJUIxa3A[/IMG] [/QUOTE] My first budget earphones were EX35 and then EX57. I liked the form factor of EX35 more.
[QUOTE=CreativeName;34774053]What is the difference between the M50 and the M50S?[/QUOTE] M50S has a straight cable, it's longer than the standard coiled cable and is better for desktop use
[QUOTE=Odellus;34774548]M50S has a straight cable, it's longer than the standard coiled cable and is [b]better for desktop use[/b][/QUOTE] That really depends on your desk layout, the back my pc is really close to where I sit due to it standing against the wall behind my monitors so I only need little more than a meter of cable, a coiled cable works great as it takes care of the excess cable for me.
But the cable is removable correct?
[QUOTE=CreativeName;34777372]But the cable is removable correct?[/QUOTE] no
get the straight cable don't fuck with the coiled
Bleh, still not sure if I should go with M50 or HD25. David's suggestion of M50+Koss Pro DJ100 won't really work because I also need to buy a bunch of other DJ shit. I like the HD25s durability but the M50's ability to fold is nice. Which has better isolation?
[QUOTE=TehWhale;34777580]get the straight cable don't fuck with the coiled[/QUOTE] Unless there's some purely technical disadvantage to the coiled cable then isn't it purely personal preference? I owned a pair of Sennheiser HD 380 pro's for a short time and I loved the coiled cable, it never got in the way and I didn't find it troublesome at all.
I prefer the coiled version, but I use it on the go and I never use it for casual desktop use, just listening to music via an external interface since it's bad with videos and games. I can see it being horribly annoying if you use it for your desktop too.
[QUOTE=CreativeName;34777935]Bleh, still not sure if I should go with M50 or HD25. David's suggestion of M50+Koss Pro DJ100 won't really work because I also need to buy a bunch of other DJ shit. I like the HD25s durability but the M50's ability to fold is nice. Which has better isolation?[/QUOTE] HD25s have the better isolation.
but they're also not over ear :((
And comfort? I've read the ATH-M50s are very tight, at least at first. If I went with the M50s I'd also have them on my neck a lot so how is the headband padding?
They're tight at first, they loosen up a lot. Around neck is completely fine for me. I do that a lot of the time.
[QUOTE=CreativeName;34778599]And comfort? I've read the ATH-M50s are very tight, at least at first. If I went with the M50s I'd also have them on my neck a lot so how is the headband padding?[/QUOTE] Both are a little tight but both can be fixed with a little elbow grease, atleast on the HD25s.
[QUOTE=Odellus;34777518]no[/QUOTE] fuck
Got QC15s for free a while ago, and I rather like their noise canceling ability. Could have more bass to fill out the sound but they are decent. First time i've ever had an "expensive" pair of headphones. As far as in-ear buds go, I don't know why more people have not tried the Lenntek Sonix Micros. Get them really cheap at Costcos for a while ($20 after rebate) and they have a lifetime warranty. Sound is the best I've heard out of $20 headphones, and they have nice features I havn't seen in other headphones in that range, like a braided cord. Do recomend as a pair of everyday, on the go headphones. [img]http://content.costco.com/Images/Content/Product/457042.jpg[/img]
I like how when you google "bose qc15" one of the first results is "bose qc15 vs beats studio" and also this website: [url]http://bestnoisecancellingheadphone.org/[/url] [editline]19th February 2012[/editline] a "major audiophile" that enjoys Beats.
Anyone have any experience with the Xonar "Xense" setup? I'm currently looking for some OPAMPS to try out, also what would be a good headphone within the $100-$200 range that responds well to amplification, and overall sounds neutral, but can deliver a good soundstage. Open or closed, I don't mind.
[QUOTE=pure.Joseph;34782318]Anyone have any experience with the Xonar "Xense" setup? I'm currently looking for some OPAMPS to try out, also what would be a good headphone within the $100-$200 range that responds well to amplification, and overall sounds neutral, but can deliver a good soundstage. Open or closed, I don't mind.[/QUOTE] FA-003 + included velours, Brainwavz HM5 are the same but you don't get the velours/case and the velours improve soundstage, definitely the most neutral can in your price range.
I've just ordered DT150's, what hope do I have of running them out of a Xonar DX (100 ohm supposedly) at low volume? Assuming I'm being very optimistic, can anyone recommend a sub £100 amp that will take 3.5mm input from the Xonar? (I swear by its equaliser) And optical SPDIF input would be a nice touch Might just wait for a Fiio E17...
Just ordered SRH840s and DT 770-80s because I'm balling outta control.
My parcel got released from customs :) Will be getting Fiio E17, Soundmagic E30 and Brainwavz Beta by next week. Also getting a review copy of HisoundAudio Wooden IEMs tomorrow morning. These days gonna be interesting.
The Popos? Yea reviews those because I was thinking about buying them but apparently they are waaay too bassy.
[QUOTE=Weltmeister;34791081]The Popos? Yea reviews those because I was thinking about buying them but apparently they are waaay too bassy.[/QUOTE] I guess these are Popos, will verify tomorrow after getting the delivery. I too see that these have huge bass quantity. Probably more mainstream oriented.
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