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It's a bit harsh. They're pretty good for their price - just depends what you're used to, I guess.
The HD201 is pretty good, actually. The Koss PortaPros were surprisingly great for the price, however. Pair that bugger with an amp and it sounds excellent for a budget rig.
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I always laugh at how goofy people look walking around with huge headphones on. And at the gym... give it up. No way you can pull it off or they fall off! So that's why I stick with my $20 JVC earbuds. They don't fall out, don't stick out much in public, and with them in I can't hear much of anything with the music off. I've used 'em at gun ranges twice when I (very stupidly) forgot hearing protection. They work almost as good as foam plug hearing protection. And no one else can hear what I"m listening too even at full blast.
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Originally Posted by t00sl0w View Post
the people who say its stupid to spend money on audio, either dont appreciate good sound in the first place or havent heard a well made setup.

these HD428s i got about a month ago have sucked me into the audiophile world....i like these because of how neutral they are for gaming and whatnot, but i want two more sets.
one bassy set for my dubstep, and one set that has perfect mids/highs for when i listen to classical.
You have to remember audio is a strange beast. As much as good hardware makes a different, so does a good pair of lugholes. A lot of people have restricted frequency ranges and cannot pick up noises.
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I always laugh at how goofy people look walking around with huge headphones on. And at the gym... give it up. No way you can pull it off or they fall off! So that's why I stick with my $20 JVC earbuds. They don't fall out, don't stick out much in public, and with them in I can't hear much of anything with the music off. I've used 'em at gun ranges twice when I (very stupidly) forgot hearing protection. They work almost as good as foam plug hearing protection. And no one else can hear what I"m listening too even at full blast.
You can just use high-end, custom-molded IEM's. Jerry Harvey Audio JH16's, anyone?



PS: $1400.
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^^^ My friend if you want to give me $1400 for those then I will SO GET THEM. And send you a Christmas card of me every year wearing them. Promise! ^^^
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I'm glad I'm pretty insensitive to the range of good to crappy sound quality--it's all the same to me, and hence I'm unlikely to spend a lot on sound. Yay me!

But the article was a fun read.


LOL
Same, I have mild tinnitus (genetics FTL), which lowers my range of hearing a bit, I can still tell the difference between something cheap and something expensive, but I can't tell the difference between a $100 pair and a $500 pair, or the difference is so small I'd have to be rich to justify the difference in cost.
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^^^ My friend if you want to give me $1400 for those then I will SO GET THEM. And send you a Christmas card of me every year wearing them. Promise! ^^^
LOL, I wish.

Anyway, you don't need megabucks to pay for quality IEM's anyway. For example, the Shure SE535, Sennheiser IE8 and Ultimate Ears Triple-Fi 10 cost right around $400-600 and they're already considered high-end to most. Others below that price such as the Klipsch S4i can be had for less than $100 and still produce great sound.
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Friend bought some 1000+dollar headphones so he could use them while flying his tiny cesna... I suppose it was worth it to him?
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Friend bought some 1000+dollar headphones so he could use them while flying his tiny cesna... I suppose it was worth it to him?
[facepalm]Lol.[/facepalm]
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^^^ My friend if you want to give me $1400 for those then I will SO GET THEM. And send you a Christmas card of me every year wearing them. Promise! ^^^
Meelectronics M6!! a must have if you want good quality audio at the gym for cheap


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The HD201 is pretty good, actually. The Koss PortaPros were surprisingly great for the price, however. Pair that bugger with an amp and it sounds excellent for a budget rig.
Sorry, it was the 202s I tried.. They sounded super muffled and lacking of any clear detail.
Edited by Phoriver - 8/16/11 at 8:16am
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