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$35 dollar, extreme bang for the buck.

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Pros: exceptionally crisp highs, warm mids, neutral bass

Cons: don't get them if you are a basshead

camera phone pix: *First Impression* Packaging: Simple and clean, basic black box with gold font. Decent presentation. You begin to realize how they were able to keep these IEMs so inexpensive, they probably started with packaging. Build Quality: 8.5/10 Very nice silver wires. Solid and seemingly sturdy 3.5mm connection. IEM housing clear plastic, no complaints on quality. Includes a convenient shirt clip and piece of velcro wire strap. Somehow they were able to add a bunch of different size fittings. Aesthetics: 9.5/10 These things look badass. Quality components show, someone sees these and might mistaken them for some high end headphones. Sound: 8.8/10 For $35, you seriously...
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Xonar STX

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Pros: New to sound, but I can yell you I've never been happier.

Cons: took ages to figure out driver issues.... HOURS.

I'll start with the cons: The driver support for win 7 64 was so bad. You can look throughout forums for hours and find that no one's resolved this simple issue. After countless screwed up installs, restarts, driver sweeping, I said screw it. I took a break and when my head was right again I simply set the compatibility for win 7. SOLVED. OMG you have no idea how relieved I was. I almost cried... Haha. Pros: Didn't know what to expect initially, but thank god I heard my headphones being driven without the sound card. After I had this installed and fiddled with the settings, my ears literally had a total auralgasm. Set the gain up for 64 ohm-300ohm headphones- I didn't know a good thing...
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Ultrasone pro 550

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Pros: lightweight, comfortable around the ears (instead of on the ears), extra pair of pads, I don't even want to wear my old headphones

Cons: Coiled cable!

I just got these the other day, just tried em on today and can tell you that I noticed an IMMEDIATE difference from everything I'd ever heard until now. It's as if I wasn't even living before? This isn't a full review as I've just got these. Also- I am by no means an audiophile. You can take my word this is how I honestly feel about them. Initial Impressions: First thing's first- I was immediately impressed with the packaging. It comes in an awesome case. I was afraid the circumference of the pads wouldn't be enough for my huge dome. Fortunately, it fits perfectly! I was amazed to find there was an extra pair of pads. I honestly wasn't expecting this much. I'm not used to spending...
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