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Help regarding headphones

Postby JackD201 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:15 pm

Hello Head-fi brothers, I need help for my nephew who is looking for headphones. Recommendations on models and where they can be purchased locally would be much appreciated.

Here are his basic requirements

He needs something portable so I guess that means sort of compact and has a good case.

He doesn't want IEMs, not comfortable daw, prefers on ear, close backed

He needs some isolation from the outside world because he says he'll use it for studying (he just passed the medical board <you da man James!> ) but does not want active isolation.

He likes clarity and some sweetness and is not a bass head. So much for my V-Moda crossfade recommendation :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Sources will be his phone on the go or his MBP using a Geek Out 1000, given the phone I suppose we're looking for cans that are easy to drive.

Files are mostly MP3

Budget is around 10k

Thanks in advance guys!
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby Jon Agner » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:03 pm

My daughter is using Sol Republic Headphones :) this fits the requirement as described, and 'though it does not come with a case, this can be disassembled and will fit inside a small pouch. And it costs less than PhP 8K as I recall.
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby JoeyGS » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:32 pm

Headphones are very subjective to each user and it's good if he can fit it and hear it.\

Best to bring him to:

1. Egghead Audiohub - Robinson's Galleria (a lot of brands are available) It's a specialty store for headphiles

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2. Digital Walker - Glorietta 2 or Alabang Town Center or Greenbelt
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby JoeyGS » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:34 pm

For clarity ..... Grado comes to mind .... not expensive (GR60e or GR80e) and easy to drive -- not too portable or foldable

For portability --- you have sony, audio technica, philips --- has foldable models
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby JackD201 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:31 pm

Thanks guys! Joey where in Robinsons G is egghead? Kung Grado is it still Eric in Rockwell?
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby Jazzmanoy » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:10 am

Egghead Details

Level 1 Robinsons Galleria, Quezon City, Philippines
Mon – Thu: 10:00 – 21:00
Fri – Sat: 10:00 – 22:00
Sun: 10:00 – 21:00
Phone 0922 877 8759
Email eggheadph@yahoo.com
Website http://facebook.com/eggheadph

This shop has wide array of brands and models for auditioning. Bringing own media source may come in handy.
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby onedown » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:13 am

have been outside the headphone loop for quire a while, so i'm not updated on current offerings. senn px200 if still available. a bit tricky to position though to get maximum isolation.

i thinjk eric still carries grado. though i've read that grados are cheaper in other shops. you probably can negotiate, though.
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby nicole » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:24 pm

Try sennheiser momentum meron over ear and in ear, leather and classic design, meron din siyang case and the good thing is iphone & android compatible siya ( it comes with two cables - with mic and a straight cable & jack only)


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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby JoeyGS » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:14 pm

Grado is available in Listening Room sa Mega Mall. Full range of Grado is also available at Egghead.

JackD201 wrote:Thanks guys! Kung Grado is it still Eric in Rockwell?
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby makinao » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:39 pm

+1 on bringing him to egghead. Let him try everything and choose which sounds sweetest to him. Tell him to bring his phone as a source.

As for my personal recommendations: they may be a bit large, but for very good passive isolation, more than enough sensitivity for laptops and phones, unhyped sound, and for under 10k I swear by my Senn HD380Pro. The pads and the entire cable assembly is user replaceable, which means they will keep going for many years. My daughter is equally happy with the Senn HD280Pro I handed down to her. It is almost 10 years old, has been through four ear pad changes, and still sounds as good as new. He could try the HD 25 series too. Similar virtues but in a smaller package.
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby dogears » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:23 pm

Do ask him to have a day trip to Egghead chief. And do keep in mind that open headphones (like Grado) will leak sound.
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby onedown » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:13 am

mod dog, long time no hear. :)
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby Gau_Ban » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:03 am

I think the ATH-M50x will be in his budget (I can't recall the price at the moment), if not the lower-end version is almost as good.

I've never found Grados comfortable so that is another factor to consider.

Over at Lazada, there are several interesting choices:
Focal Spirit One is 8k
Senn HD518 8,800 pesos
AKG K142 7,000
Senn Momentum 9,600
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby JackD201 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:57 pm

Thanks everybody! I'll take the young Doc to Egghead this weekend. I'll print out this page for the shortlist of things to try out :clap:
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby dogears » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:01 pm

hey chief :D
must try: momentum and hd25
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby JackD201 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:53 pm

Hey Doggy! Dinner ran long napatagal ang kuwentuhan so resched kami for Thursday. We'll check out the Momentum and HD25s :rock: Long time Pare!
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby dogears » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:21 pm

yup, long time chief :D
good read here: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/in ... DuWw6A4.97
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby dimfer » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:12 pm

bakit kaya hindi pa nagrerekomenda ng Bose si MSM :D 8) ;) :geek:
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby enzolm » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:11 am

Tell your nephew to demo a pair NAD ViSO HP50s. Interesting design technology. Works for me.
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Re: Help regarding headphones

Postby JackD201 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:59 am

Hokay.....So we go to Egghead and I end up getting a new pair of DJ7 cans by Sennheiser. Doc's Dad came along and got him Senn Momentums. Mission accomplished. Thanks guys!
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