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So today I compared my v-moda Crossfade M-100s with my friend's Ultrasone Pro 900s. I can tell you now that they sound very different. The v-modas have harder bass hits than the Ultrasones. Much more punchy sounding. However, I noticed that the Ultrasones seem to resonate better than the v-modas. The sound from the Ultrasones is more spacious while the v-modas have a much more compact sound. The Ultrasones seem to have more muffled trebles while the they are much clearer on the v-modas. The mids are also more prevalent on the Ultrasones than the v-modas. But like I said, the trebles on the Ultrasones are nowhere to be found. They seem to be buried under the mids and the lows. The v-modas are all highs and lows while the Ultrasones are all mids and lows.

I personally prefer the sound of the v-modas while he says he likes his Ultrasones. I don't blame him, they're great headphones. It's all just a matter of personal opinion.
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I wish I could write more but i'm not very articulate... But yes, the ODac is amazing and will keep me satisfied for a long time. What has me curious though, is how those more expensive dacs could offer anything better or is it all just snake's oil at that point?

Before I got my ODac, I was expecting it to be tiny because of comments i've read. but it was still surprising to me once I opened the package... the portability factor is defiantly a plus! I like the way it looks too. I got the RCA version with the matte black paint instead of the brushed metal. Handsome little guy but it's a fingerprint magnet.

Thanks again, OC'ing Noob!

Goodbye, 24D... I won't be missing you.

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Originally Posted by Tman5293 View Post

So today I compared my v-moda Crossfade M-100s with my friend's Ultrasone Pro 900s. I can tell you now that they sound very different. The v-modas have harder bass hits than the Ultrasones. Much more punchy sounding. However, I noticed that the Ultrasones seem to resonate better than the v-modas. The sound from the Ultrasones is more spacious while the v-modas have a much more compact sound. The Ultrasones seem to have more muffled trebles while the they are much clearer on the v-modas. The mids are also more prevalent on the Ultrasones than the v-modas. But like I said, the trebles on the Ultrasones are nowhere to be found. They seem to be buried under the mids and the lows. The v-modas are all highs and lows while the Ultrasones are all mids and lows.

I personally prefer the sound of the v-modas while he says he likes his Ultrasones. I don't blame him, they're great headphones. It's all just a matter of personal opinion.

I purchased and returned the Pro 900 not too long ago. Someone correct me if i'm wrong, but I think the "spacious" sound you're referring too is the sound stage? That spacious sound though, was not something i'm used too and did not like. I agree with the bass description however, I can't say I agree with the absence of treble. I thought the treble was very present and that the mids were too recessed... Overall, I hated the Pro 900s and i'm glad I got the Grado... I'd like to add however, that I did not have an amplifier for those headphones, maybe my impressions would have been different if I had one.
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post #15534 of 37821
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I wish I could write more but i'm not very articulate... But yes, the ODac is amazing and will keep me satisfied for a long time. What has me curious though, is how those more expensive dacs could offer anything better or is it all just snake's oil at that point?

Before I got my ODac, I was expecting it to be tiny because of comments i've read. but it was still surprising to me once I opened the package... the portability factor is defiantly a plus! I like the way it looks too. I got the RCA version with the matte black paint instead of the brushed metal. Handsome little guy but it's a fingerprint magnet.

Thanks again, OC'ing Noob!

Goodbye, 24D... I won't be missing you.


Some are and some aren't though I imagine the are would be a lot more than the aren't. DAC's like the Bitfrost are upgradeable if necessary and others may offer additional features, such as tubes or spdif. The ODAC was designed to prove that you can design a good DAC at budget cost. As such, the ODAC is great value for its price.
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Audio-Technica ATHM50S Professional Monitor Headphones Going for good price second hand. Should i grab it?
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those headphones can be bought for $100 brand new now. if you can get them cheaper and they're in good conditions, then by all means go for it!
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Its on sale for R1520 by me. Shipped. Where is the shop selling it for brand new? I'd like to work out how much is shipping to me and total. To South Africa
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Excuse my ignorance. I just automatically assumed you were an American... Amazon.com and I think bhphotovideo has them for $100 not sure how much it would cost to ship and I would reccommend staying away from bhphotovideo. Have you checked eBay?
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post #15539 of 37821
New line of Klipsch things coming out (I was invited to an event by a PR company, and thus have this information) + my initial impressions:
Boombox type:
KMC3:
Pros:
Good overall sound, with a nice bass.
Has USB connectivity for charging devices whilst they play
3.5mm jack input
Quite portable, although a little ont he heavy side
Nice bay for putting your device
Touch controls for on/off etc

Cons:
Bluetooth connectivity was quite slow
Price is around £350


Earphones:
S3M:

Pros:
Share a lot of the same good quality traits as the S4
S4's little brother
MSRP at £40 - so very affordable
Mic included
Earphone tips are comfortable
Good balance through the freq range

Cons:
Bass was a little on the weak side - but that's being picky.


X7i
Pros:
Nice construction for the outer shell
mic included
nice highs

cons:
Price is £180
accentuated mids
relatively lost lows - not well extended


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Placed order and hope it pulls through. How would you rate those headphones? For Gaming and Music? Running off a Asus D2X
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