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Old 26-04-2006, 11:26 PM   #61
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what are the differences between open and closed headphones? heard that in the case of Sennheiser PX100 (open) vs PX200 (closed), the cheaper PX100 is the more favourite choice.
Isolation, soundstage, bass, spelling, price....you name it...But closed headphones tend to suffer from reverberations due to it being closed and so on...Btw, PX100 leaks...So if you don't mind then that's alright. If you want the PX200, then you could probably up your budget more and try the ES7 by audio technica. It has a less boomy bass than the PX100 which sounds uncontrolled and vry unrefined to me. The ES7 has a tight and controlled bass as compared to cans around that category and price range. Alternatively, there's the Sony V6 which i really like but its not that portable. The V6's are really really comfortable too!
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Old 26-04-2006, 11:39 PM   #62
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damn i really like larry works, but witout hearing it personally. its hard whelter it worth the dough.

i am trying to get beyer headphones. not sure which is a better choice - consumer or their professional series. think reviews state DT880 is the best compare to their flagship model Dt990.

no mentioned abt DT150 or 250
You can try the new 06 versions of the 880 and 990 at Anything Audio, located at 3rd level, Parklane Shopping Mall, Selegie Rd.

If you want to know more about other top end headphones, look for the guy i quote below.

This is bad. You are the official IEM and earphones guy...Now u want a peice of the Headphone world....NO!!! Go away! lol....Professor Afbug1
Look at the bigger picture. I review 3 cheap ones, hoping to snare more people into headphones. When they upgrade, they should be looking for you. I asked you to review yours many moons ago, now its really time you write something. lol.

Quick question, K701 or AD2000 for you?
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Old 26-04-2006, 11:53 PM   #63
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You can try the new 06 versions of the 880 and 990 at Anything Audio, located at 3rd level, Parklane Shopping Mall, Selegie Rd.

If you want to know more about other top end headphones, look for the guy i quote below.



Look at the bigger picture. I review 3 cheap ones, hoping to snare more people into headphones. When they upgrade, they should be looking for you. I asked you to review yours many moons ago, now its really time you write something. lol.

Quick question, K701 or AD2000 for you?

Hmmmz, AD2000 when I'am in a mood for a brighter overall presentation. K701 when I'am at night chilling...
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Old 26-04-2006, 11:55 PM   #64
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Btw, curse you....I was like saying, its time for some musical enjoyment and stopped drooling over the GS-1000s over at headfi when u posted them up again on Sgheadphones.... I'am talking to Todd about them now....
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Old 27-04-2006, 12:13 AM   #65
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Btw, curse you....I was like saying, its time for some musical enjoyment and stopped drooling over the GS-1000s over at headfi when u posted them up again on Sgheadphones.... I'am talking to Todd about them now....
WTF?! You getting them? At such a price? Yeah i agree it looked like a killer grado, esp its larger sound chamber. The new pads, will it be made for sale like flats?

Curse me again, i say dump your E5 and get the E500. I tot of getting them, the thing holding me back is UE's xXx. Pornstar lol.
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Old 27-04-2006, 12:20 AM   #66
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I shall get those GS-1ks

Btw, the UE xXx bothers me because I'am afraid that they may need some adjusting and remolding stuff after some years as the shape of your ears change or whatever. Moreover, some argue its mediocre lifespan.... But they sure look uber cool...The E500 looks like some metallic marble to me...Btw, the GS-1ks are butt ugly...
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Old 27-04-2006, 12:41 AM   #67
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I shall get those GS-1ks

Btw, the UE xXx bothers me because I'am afraid that they may need some adjusting and remolding stuff after some years as the shape of your ears change or whatever. Moreover, some argue its mediocre lifespan.... But they sure look uber cool...The E500 looks like some metallic marble to me...Btw, the GS-1ks are butt ugly...
UE xXx is likely to be the same design as their SF line. How they're going to cram in 3 drivers, i dun know. It will be universal fit, no remolding i guess.

Personally, i find the GS1K not bad looking. Cutesy big tyre pads on them. But if you fit a smaller pad, i think it will look ugly. There are some pics of flats on them at headfi.
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Old 27-04-2006, 04:22 PM   #68
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Btw, the more i look at them GS-1k's the more i irk at the sight of those plastic headband adjusters and cheesecloth that they used for covering the drivers. And i thought of it, I'am paying $1000 USD for something that's made out of cheap wood, plastic and comes in who knows? A larger pizza box? But then, this is what u get in the world of headphones...After all, ATH-L3000 drivers are available for around $130 for a matched pair...And I doubt even $300 goes into making the leather...

Hmmmz, why am i ranting?? Its time to BUY BUY BUY!!!
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Old 27-04-2006, 09:41 PM   #69
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Btw, the more i look at them GS-1k's the more i irk at the sight of those plastic headband adjusters and cheesecloth that they used for covering the drivers. And i thought of it, I'am paying $1000 USD for something that's made out of cheap wood, plastic and comes in who knows? A larger pizza box? But then, this is what u get in the world of headphones...After all, ATH-L3000 drivers are available for around $130 for a matched pair...And I doubt even $300 goes into making the leather...

Hmmmz, why am i ranting?? Its time to BUY BUY BUY!!!
yo fevernova, shall i get the darth beyer mods, i believe it will beat many of the higher end model with the mods
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Old 27-04-2006, 10:07 PM   #70
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Btw, the more i look at them GS-1k's the more i irk at the sight of those plastic headband adjusters and cheesecloth that they used for covering the drivers. And i thought of it, I'am paying $1000 USD for something that's made out of cheap wood, plastic and comes in who knows? A larger pizza box? But then, this is what u get in the world of headphones...After all, ATH-L3000 drivers are available for around $130 for a matched pair...And I doubt even $300 goes into making the leather...

Hmmmz, why am i ranting?? Its time to BUY BUY BUY!!!
Haha i also cannot tahan the plastic box joint. Will get loose over time. At least, have a screw tightener like the other Joe Grado's. Dun bet your money on it, it might come in a deep dish pizze box!

Why they're so expensive? For Grado's case, its probably hand made by them. For bigger companies, they can sell cheaper like Senn but i read Tyll said before, companies like Senn and Ety got some very establish and expensive research equipment and department. He went on a tour of their HQ apperantly. Their measuring device can cost tens of thousands, so said Ety. So i guess the moeny goes into R&D besides operations. But yes, i agree that the upper end Grados are overpriced.

As for some AT, its probably limited editions and exclusive. Like exotic? L3000 is like a headphone equivilent of a McLaren road car?

Anyway buy buy buy sounds familar.......
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Old 27-04-2006, 11:17 PM   #71
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Hmmm, if you go clubsnap, there's this guy called ESPN who always uses BUY BUY BUY....Took that off him...haha. GS-1 Purchased. mwuahahahhaha. Btw, I think Sgheadphones has becomed sort of like a biased forum in the sense that there are a few long time members who are knowledgable and all and somehow, they happen to like the beyer sound and they post in almost every thread about beyers and all. Its not that i like beyers but comone, there's gotta be cans out there other than beyers right? Where are the AKGs ATHs and Senns? Or maybe the Grados and Staxes....And ultrasone?
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Old 28-04-2006, 12:54 AM   #72
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Haha ok, so you got that from espn. Yeah i saw before.

Well i guess Beyers are popular cos its price. Cheaper. I tried the W1000, dun like. I acutally prefer the much cheaper AD500. I need to spend more time with the W1000 and AD2000 and maybe K701.

Waah! GS1K! Got your PS1 already? Judgeing from its bagel pads, i think it got lotsa bass. Put flats on....
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Old 28-04-2006, 02:55 AM   #73
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o_O whoa ~ kinda confused ~
Juz wanna know if PMX100 is a good investment?
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any one knows the price of stax?
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Old 28-04-2006, 04:43 PM   #75
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Haha ok, so you got that from espn. Yeah i saw before.

Well i guess Beyers are popular cos its price. Cheaper. I tried the W1000, dun like. I acutally prefer the much cheaper AD500. I need to spend more time with the W1000 and AD2000 and maybe K701.

Waah! GS1K! Got your PS1 already? Judgeing from its bagel pads, i think it got lotsa bass. Put flats on....
AHHH!!!! Don't remind me of those PS-1's...My search for them has been a futile one.... Btw, I too dislike the W1000's. For me, my theory is this: If you don't like it, forget spending more time with it. Usually, spending more time with something that you don't really like gives me the feeling that you've just spent cash on something u dislike and try to enjoy it so as to make the money u spent on it worthwhile kinda excuse...But of course, its not necessarily true.

Anyways, try the AD2000, imo, its so much better than the W1000. Even hellbreath gave it a thumbs up and said that it sounded so much better than the W1000.
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