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Old 1st March 2006, 10:35   #16
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ok tell me one thing.

Is the sound in PX-100 better than in 212pro's?
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Old 1st March 2006, 19:23   #17
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the px100 is better balanced in my opinoin the 212 pro is too bass heavy. "better" is a subjective word.

the px100 is a very good portable headphone. the koss porta pro is probably the only competition.

for serious listening i would suggest the AKG 701, Beyer DT880, Senheisser HD600/650 or if you like a 1sat row seat (I don) the HD595. If I had to buy one phone it would be the 701.

the guys at headphone.com are remarkable.

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OK one question here. How much max would you spend logically on a pair of good headphones. That will define what I should get. are the prices for high qauality Headphones in India similar? What's the price for a bose triport in India?

I am pretty confused due to the various choices available. I dont wont to spend more than $50 including tax on a pair of the best headphones available in that price range.

I think I will wait for the time being to clear the nasea up. It would be better if I decide later.

Most probably I am settling for xd-200. Have read many positive reviews on this pair.

but I must agree with you.

Senn's are the best headphones manufacturers along with Bose,Grado and AKG.

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I spend as much as $400 on headphones and a small amp like the bithead or airhead. one day i will build me a headphone amp using maybe 6SN7 or 6V6 or something but for that i have to commit the time and resources and would be looking for a very high impedance headphone (2000ohms and more) so I can do without the OPT.

No these phones are not even available in India so you have to souce these abroad. if they are available they are almost twice the US prices.

Senn, Beyer, AKG and Grado all make good products but Grado takes some getting used to.

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I spend as much as $400 on headphones and a small amp like the bithead or airhead. one day i will build me a headphone amp using maybe 6SN7 or 6V6 or something but for that i have to commit the time and resources and would be looking for a very high impedance headphone (2000ohms and more) so I can do without the OPT.

No these phones are not even available in India so you have to souce these abroad. if they are available they are almost twice the US prices.

Senn, Beyer, AKG and Grado all make good products but Grado takes some getting used to.
Yes I found the grado to be made with a open air systems or something. They are different is all I can say.

$400??? Nope, that wouldnt do for me. I think I will go for some thing around $50. ok lets compare stuff in this price range now.

sony xd-200(better than px-100 as I read on some forums)
senn HD 437
senn HD 433

I will go to the store today to inquire more. on these two.

What are your inputs on senn hD-437 and senn hd-433. Info is not available on headphone.com about these.
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I went to Eaton centre today.

heard the sennheiser HD-437. They retail at $59.99 but were available at $49.99 with a $10 discount at www.thesourcecc.com

I also heard the sony xd-200 at the sony store just 4-5 shops away. Made two rounds at each place.

Sony has a more clear sound. bass is not as powerful as Sennheisers but higher frequencies are crystal clear. Surround is also pretty strong. The earpads cover the ear completely and are pretty comfortable

Sennheisser's were $10 more expensive. the build quality to be true didnt meet sony's. Bass was there in abundance but the sound was not clear. treble was sorely missing and the sound was not clear. Many vocals sounded nasal. The headphones were very tight on the ears and I think noone can listen to them for long. But maybe after burning-in the situation may change.

other senn's are pretty expensive in Canada. Hence I bought the sony after reading 99.99% positive reviews and testing them myself.

Recommended for the price against competition. The movie mode has that boom effect and the music mode has the flowing bass.
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I have not heard the Sony, or the 437 or 433. So really cant comment. I do listen to a lot of headphones as both my brother's in law (wife bother and sister's hubyy) are audiophiles. between 3 of us we own 15-16 pairs of phones each besides 5 headphone amps.
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I have not heard the Sony, or the 437 or 433. So really cant comment. I do listen to a lot of headphones as both my brother's in law (wife bother and sister's hubyy) are audiophiles. between 3 of us we own 15-16 pairs of phones each besides 5 headphone amps.
wow! some audiophiles you are. I have a nexxtech headset which is pretty decent for what it does

My motorols E680i came with earphones which I dont like. Two reasons:
1. They dont stick to my ears
2. I dont like "EARPHONES"

Its said that sony for the first time has come out with a product comparableto high-end headphones. just found out. They are too big to carry along.
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Try SENNHEISER PC150, it should cost around 43$ including shipping ( US only i guess, so if you know someone there then its pretty fine )

Forgot to add, the rate i mentioned above is at AMAZON.....

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I used pair of sennheisers for ten years, great sound and lightweight, then they started breaking-probably being handled by my six year old. I have heard that Bose Triport are great, but very flimsy in build quality. 50 per cent reviewers complain that the headband has snapped, Any users here of the Triport?
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I have Koss Portapro. They cost US$ 35 on Amazon. On the company site it is US$ 50. They are very good and have a nice bass. In the reviews they are compared to Senheisser PX100 and wins in many features. Portapros have very good bass.

i can vouch for that,, they are relly good cans ,,
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Just checked out some Grado's and AKG's at the baybloor radio.

Boy,I never knew what a pair of cans mean until now.
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Not much idea about head phones, i just use that fronTech headphones...lol 150 bucks
as far as my MP3 i use sony MDR E 818LP earphones, its made for bass and clearity, base is like a 12inch woofer in sitting on my head
i belive sony headphones must be good too saw sony clip on headphone for about 2000rs. but never tries, gonna buy soon
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I spend as much as $400 on headphones and a small amp like the bithead or airhead. one day i will build me a headphone amp using maybe 6SN7 or 6V6 or something but for that i have to commit the time and resources and would be looking for a very high impedance headphone (2000ohms and more) so I can do without the OPT.

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hi navin long time howz you
please explain your funda of high impedence headphone (2000ohms and more)

normal earphones is 32-100ohm my sony mdr 818 earphone is 16ohm
tread that the ohm value is decreasing, home audio and car audio also shifted to 4ohm instead of 8ohms and those pre-historical 16ohm speakers lol
anywayz navin 2000ohm, can digest pls. explain, as far i can think is that 2000ohm would give supernatural sound quality, but you need a heavenly amp to power that, at such high impedence THD etc will be 0.0, am i right
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To my understanding..
The higher the "Ohms" the more the power a headphone will require. Lower impedance headphones are suitable for portables like I pod,discmans etc. ( 16-100 Ohms) . Higher impedance headphones are suitable when used with a Hi Fi system or a ful fledged Amp.

In fact i had to explore for a low impedance Sennheisser ..have the HD 280PRO ( 64 Ohms ) which goes well with the I pod.
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