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Let me start off by saying that I actually don’t have any music on my hard drive. I listen to Pandora, Youtube, and CDs (which I haven’t bothered ripping into flac yet). I also don’t own a sound card but am going to buy a Xonar DG or Xtreme Music as soon as I get the cash.

Before I got these I listened to my Pandora on Creative Inspire 245s which I bought because they were cheap and I didn’t bother asking anybody about quality. These headphones sound significantly better in all aspects.

The first song I listened to when I got these was “Your Love” by The Outfield. It is currently my favorite song on these headphones. The bass is not overpowering and I am able to clearly discern every instrument. The mids are not excellent so these aren’t ideal headphones for classic rock but they do very well, especially for the price.

I decided to explore some other types of music that I usually don’t listen to in order to find a golden genre. My search started with DubStep. After listening to Mt. Eden’s “Hide and Seek” I began to acquire a slight headache. I felt the headphones expressed the sounds well but I felt that the genre itself was lacking.

After the DubStep I ventured back into more familiar territory with “Snow” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This song I felt had superior sound stage although I felt some of the instruments were indiscernible in some parts of the song this is probably due to my lack of sound card.

To finish up my listening journey I tried Coolio’s “Gangster’s Paradise.” The bass was great and the song came off nicely, I wish I had a lossless version there is so much I feel I’m missing.

After I had finished up my music expedition I was surprised to not have any pain, comfort was impeccable. I highly recommend these headphones for the casual music-listener, for the price these headphones are just amazing, and I haven’t even performed any mods yet.
Scoring:
9/10

Pros:
-Cheap
-Bass
-Trebles
-Comfort
Cons:
-Mids

This is my first attempt at a review and I know little to nothing about headphones
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http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...-ha-rx700-mods
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already saw that but i don't have the materials, I will try to get one of my contacts to get me some
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Oh please, you don't need anything to do the felt removal mod.
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Oh please, you don't need anything to do the felt removal mod.
did the foam mod just now, sounds slightly better couldn't do the dampening mod because I can't find kitchen draw liner in my house. But I didn't see the felt removal mod i will look at the link again.
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Oh please, you don't need anything to do the felt removal mod.
well, tweezers helps actually, i just poked holes in with mine with the felt removal mod, but you dont need foam for the foam mod, i used paper towel. worked fine lol


i dont think the dampening mod is worth it
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what is the felt removal mod?
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did the foam mod just now, sounds slightly better couldn't do the dampening mod because I can't find kitchen draw liner in my house. But I didn't see the felt removal mod i will look at the link again.
Dollar store bro.
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Dollar store bro.
ive never seen foam at the dollar store o.o
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Dollar store bro.
not spending $1 I will find some in my house or I will ask neighbors or something
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