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Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by Kursah, Jul 26, 2009.

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    reccomend something in that $50-$100 range for use on an iDevice?
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    what do you listen to?
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    a bit of everything. not classical music or anything like that.
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    Apart from the fancy stuff is there any difference between the two as how they sound?

    Also what do you say about Sennheiser PX 200-II?
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    I have not heard the K420. the K430 sounded okay for a $40 headphone. my local HiFi store is a licensed AKG dealer and I liked the ES55 more.

    try Corsair maybe?
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    The ES55 is here the equivalent of 160 US$ so it's out of the question. I want to buy for my son's Galaxy SII something decent. What do you know about the Senns PX 200-II?
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    not a lot. sorry.
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    I know that the original PX 200 sounded pretty much the same as the PX 100. I would imagine that the PX 200-II would be an improvement, but as you can tell from my wording, that is purely guesswork.
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    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sennheiser/PX_200-II/

    They are great!

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    i'm impressed. the MAGNI has more power than the O2 and Essence STX with a really low output impedance. the MODI can do 24/88 unlike the ODAC and the price is right so I think this will be a very popular stack.

    Fred shoot them an e-mail!
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    Ok so i've got sennheiser CX-II 300's, and would like to upgrade to something with a mic.

    Apple earpods are an option, as are the klipsch S4i.

    Comments/thoughts? for use with apple devices, obviously.


    For reference, while i find the 300's to have decent bass, i find them very muddy in the mids and highs. i only paid $30 for them on ebay, so its actually possible they're counterfeits anyway.
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    The smallest klipsch or perhaps the older Phonak Audéos could fit the bill. You will not get the same amount of bass since the 300s have a lot, but the mids and highs will be noticeably more refined.
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    after looking it up, the klipsch are about $100.

    the earpods can be had for as low as $26 shipped (genuine, not cheap knockoffs)

    so i guess the question is now: would the earpods be an upgrade/comparable sidegrade to the CX-II 300's?
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    The only knockoffs I have ever ordered were from eBay, they were Sennheiser and I ordered them to replace the ones that I had lost. When I found the ones I had lost, compared the two, I realized there were vast differences in build quality and sound.

    For starters the wiring was rubbery but rigid, instead of rubbery and flexible. In the knockoffs there was less sound coming from one of the earpieces.
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    those arent the CX-II, so they look quite different
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    I think some of the same things goes like for instance the metal filter being glued to the sound tube rather than molded into on part. And also the cable differences. I remember reading about it on head-fi but cannot find the thread there anymore.
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    going by those things, they appear to be legit.


    pity we cant compare audio as easily as we can video - my GF cant tell the difference between my sennheiser HD-555's and her $2 flea market headphones.
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    Same issue over here just with different headphones, speakers etc...

    Only yesterday when I asked her to help pinpoint where a certain ticking noise is coming from as her hearing is actually better than mine or at least in some cases... But that was a waste of time as she couldn't even hear it.

    :banghead:

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