headphones/headphone systems for dummies

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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby dogears » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:41 pm

HI Keith, pls check the latest posts at the What's a good ipod headphone? thread :) Cheers
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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby keith » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:22 pm

Moi, thanks for pointing me in the right direction ;)
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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby a.chua » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:14 pm

hi,
kindly recommend a good noise cancellation headphone at php5,000

thanks
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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby insyte » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:34 pm

a.chua wrote:hi,
kindly recommend a good noise cancellation headphone at php5,000

thanks
Do you want passive or active cancellation?
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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby a.chua » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:59 pm

pardon my ignorance,
what's the diff between the two?
BTW plan to buy on amazon so budget is around $100


thanks for quick reply
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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby insyte » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:04 pm

Active usually uses a battery powered mechanism to cancel out the noise outside. Passive no devices, usually with the use of ear plugs the best example would be an IEM :)

At the budget you stated, ito pasok sya.

I haven't heard this headphone though so I can't say much about sound quality, you might want to read some reviews on this model before ordering it :)
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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby bass_nut » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:47 pm

a.chua wrote:hi,
kindly recommend a good noise cancellation headphone at php5,000

thanks


hi sir,

i use Sony MDR-C6 Noise Cancelling headphones that i got at around P3.6k brand new ... this is active type that use AA batteries ;)

best regards,
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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby insyte » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:31 pm

bass_nut wrote:
a.chua wrote:hi,
kindly recommend a good noise cancellation headphone at php5,000

thanks


hi sir,

i use Sony MDR-C6 Noise Cancelling headphones that i got at around P3.6k brand new ... this is active type that use AA batteries ;)

best regards,
fer

Wow that's even cheaper than what I recommended :)
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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby bass_nut » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:36 pm

these entry level Noise canceller transducers used to be expensive years ago... around US$98.00??... i got my 1st unit at Best Buy at a promo price... 2nd unit i got at LAX airport reseller/store... maybe intense competition forced Sony to offer these at a more attractive price point... however, i noticed Sony still sells the smallish models (in-ear units) at higher price point :(

performance: one alkaline AAA (not AA as i erroneously mentioned) battery will last around 18 hours of use which is very good for long hours of air travel... noise cancelling quite effective... we enjoyed more music (and movie sound) than airplane engine noise...

amazon sells these at much lower price these days ...
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-NC6-Nois ... B000629GES

cheers !!!
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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby a.chua » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:23 pm

hi,
decided on AT ANC7 @$98.74 from Amazon,
thanks for recommending....
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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby a.chua » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:30 pm

1. looking to buy AKG k701 in the future, Amazon selling price around $270,
what models from AT and Senn is in the same league?

2. anybody own a NuForce Icon Mobile? enough power to drive the k701?

3. saw a consonance cyber 20 headphone in AA @Greenbelt, any user feedback?
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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby a.chua » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:35 pm

correction:
should be "consonance cyber20 headphone amp"

sorry
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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby onedown » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:42 pm

regarding the consonance head amp, try asking racio for some feedback. he has one.
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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby insyte » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:20 am

a.chua wrote:1. looking to buy AKG k701 in the future, Amazon selling price around $270,
what models from AT and Senn is in the same league?

2. anybody own a NuForce Icon Mobile? enough power to drive the k701?

3. saw a consonance cyber 20 headphone in AA @Greenbelt, any user feedback?


1. For the Senn, you have 2 choices, the HD650 and the HD600 :)

2. Haven't seen a Nuforce Icon locally :) The K701 is really hard to drive btw :)

3. How much is it selling for? :)
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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby gelvi » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:48 pm

For Audio Technica (at varying price points) ATH-AD900/ATH-AD1000/ATH-AD2000.

a.chua wrote:1. looking to buy AKG k701 in the future, Amazon selling price around $270,
what models from AT and Senn is in the same league?
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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby gelvi » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:56 pm

The NuForce Icon mobile doesn't have enough juice to drive the AKG701. You need a decent dedicated headphone amp to power this beast. Examples would include the Talisman T-3H, Stello HP100, Grace M902, Lavry DA10, Apogee Mini-DAC, SPL Phonitor, Sugden Bijou Headmaster and the Benchmark DAC1..

a.chua wrote:
2. anybody own a NuForce Icon Mobile? enough power to drive the k701?

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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby umbalito » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:45 pm

^^

Just going back to the K701 there - are the amps you mentioned available locally?

What would be the best bang for the buck dedicated amp for the K701? (That's available locally)

Or Amp + DAC (USB) combo?

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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby Noel_14 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:51 pm

Here is a nice thread from the Headphone lovers of singapore:

http://www.sgheadphones.net/index.php?showtopic=1096

Happy reading, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby bee458 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:24 pm

The best headphone is the bose noise cancelling headphones.it really good.
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Re: headphones/headphone systems for dummies

Postby carbondated » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:25 am

I have the 701s and they're my second favourite headphones after the Stax electrostatics. I like them better than the Sennheiser 650s but can't compare with the 800s because I can't afford those just yet. They need lots of power to reach their full potential, so would go solid-state rather than tube... Sorry I realise I'm not answering your question but I just wanted to rave about these cans. I use them with a Creek OBH11 but they could use better :)
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