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Old 05-08-2013, 01:21 AM
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What headphones do you use when you are shopping or in a waiting room etc. ? Pics are welcomed!
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Phonak PFE 112. Shame they're discontinued now.
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A whole lot of different headphones, dependent on my mood.
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A whole lot of different headphones, dependent on my mood.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:02 AM
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Do you want an open headphone that lets you hear your surroundings, or something that is closed and isolating? Do you want a headphone or earphone? What is your budget?
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:44 PM
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IEMs for the ultimate in convenience; and the prices for a good pair have really come down in the past few years.
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Do you want an open headphone that lets you hear your surroundings, or something that is closed and isolating? Do you want a headphone or earphone? What is your budget?
I was not asking fer advice this time lol. I was just curious to see if anyone wore big cans out n about etc.
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Yeah, from the tone of your first post, I'd assumed you were just curious about our habits and wanted to make conversation.

For my part, these days I tend to select from the following headphones when I'm on the move:

  • V-MODA M-100




  • JVC HA-S500




  • V-MODA M-80




  • Monster Turbine Pro Copper Edition




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How do you rate the S500 compared to those V-Modas?
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To better answer the OP's question.....



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How do you rate the S500 compared to those V-Modas?
That's a good question. I've mostly been rocking the M-100s lately, so I'd have to go back and really compare them side-by-side to give you a thorough answer...but, from (notoriously unreliable human) memory, the M-80s have a smooth signature with a nice bass kick; full, spotlighted mids; and notably subdued highs. The S500s have the most in-your-face sound with improved clarity, detail, and separation over the M-80 -- and its more prominent highs still manage to stop short of excessive sibilance (which is my ultimate headphone no-no). The M-100s are a strange beast in that they seem very smooth but also very detailed -- like a refined, velvety chocolate -- with the largest bass of the bunch and a slightly laid-back (but still quite detailed) midrange. Though I initially found the bass a bit too scene-stealing, I've eventually come to love its ability to maintain such texture, intricacy, and control with so much body. Something about the overall sound is very seductive.

The above is only in terms of sonics, though...Comfort-wise, I'd say they're all comparable. The M-100 would be head-and-shoulders above the other two with its circumaural design...except that the earcups are shallow enough that my left earlobe touches the driver housing, and I have to continually readjust the fit when I wear them. I'm hoping the upcoming XL pads will fix this comfort issue without compromising the sound quality, but I remain cautiously skeptical for now.
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excessive sibilance (which is my ultimate headphone no-no).
That's why I keep the velour pads on my HFI-780s, because with the stock pads, sibilance rears its ugly head.

If you ever decide the S500 are bothering you in that way, Sennheiser HD25 velour pads will slide right on. It tames them a little bit too much for me, but in the summer heat I may put them back on and use EQ to compensate.

I like how you describe the sound of those M100s....I'd guess I would probably enjoy them. Bummer about the shallow cups though.

Edit: I just priced those M100 on Amazon....yikes! lol. They do look nice though.
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That's why I keep the velour pads on my HFI-780s, because with the stock pads, sibilance rears its ugly head.
What velour pads do you use on them? I also have gripes about the sibilance on the HFI-780's.
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What velour pads do you use on them? I also have gripes about the sibilance on the HFI-780's.
You'd have to ask TDS.....he put them on there originally.
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I use these

JVC Air Cushions or Klipsh S3's

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What velour pads do you use on them? I also have gripes about the sibilance on the HFI-780's.
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You'd have to ask TDS.....he put them on there originally.
They were replacement pads for the Sony MDR-V6's that I got after doing a google search. NOT the "Pearstone" pads,...those sucked moose ballz!!!

I THINK they're the BayerDynamic pads on the B&H site: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...G&A=details&Q=

I could still never get past the biting highs of the hfi-780's though,...no matter what.
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I was not asking fer advice this time lol. I was just curious to see if anyone wore big cans out n about etc.
That depends on the weather. Until it gets really warm I'll wear full size cans as much as portables. Once it gets hot enough I'll go with smaller headphones to prevent from trapping heat next to my ears.
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That's why I keep the velour pads on my HFI-780s, because with the stock pads, sibilance rears its ugly head.

If you ever decide the S500 are bothering you in that way, Sennheiser HD25 velour pads will slide right on. It tames them a little bit too much for me, but in the summer heat I may put them back on and use EQ to compensate.
I actually don't have a problem with the S500s sibilance-wise, and I'm good with the stock pads in terms of both sound and comfort, but I do have a slew of alternative pads (including the HD25 velours) should the urge ever strike me to experiment.

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I like how you describe the sound of those M100s....I'd guess I would probably enjoy them. Bummer about the shallow cups though.
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Edit: I just priced those M100 on Amazon....yikes! lol.
I know, right? The only way I was going to get my hands on them was as a Christmas present...so that's what I did!
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*getting back on topic* I used to wear my steez out in about but I gave them away to a friend.
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*getting back on topic* I used to wear my steez out in about but I gave them away to a friend.
One thing you'll learn quickly on these forums is that all topics are fluid.

But to follow your directive: I used to wear my ATH-M50s in public...and now I don't.
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