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Old 10-21-08, 07:17 PM   #1
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Just got Sennheiser CX300-W headphones.

Holy snap.

DEEP bass. Mid- and high-tones will probably get there after a burn-in.
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yes, but now your sound processor is going to be limiting you
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I used to have some head phones from them. DAMN they were nice.
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Meh, for IEMs, I prefer Shures and UE. Sennheiser cans do rock though, but I can't bring myself to purchase them, I don't wear cans.
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I'd love to get a set of really good headphones. I just don't know enough about them. How much did you pay for your set?
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I have a nice, big pair of Sennheiser headphones. They sound great, but wearing headphones isn't always the most comfortable thing, especially for long periods. I've been thinking of picking up some Shure earbuds at some point. I'll probably throw a pair in the cart the next time I spend way too much at B&H.
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I'd love to get a set of really good headphones. I just don't know enough about them. How much did you pay for your set?
The law of diminishing returns for headphones/earphones is at $100-$150 range, avoid Bose or Skullcandy, look for Sennheiser, AKG, Shure, Westone, Ultimate Ears, Etymotic.
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they do have a lot of bass - are you using these for a portable device? or home stereo?
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Portable device. I don't usually listen to music (seriously) when I'm at home; I'm fine with my Logitech 5.1 setup from ages ago and the onboard audio processor.

The DSP on the iPod is pretty good (and better with Rockbox).
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Old 10-21-08, 10:26 PM   #10
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Very nice - ya know I have a pair of traveling headphones I got from - FINE - radio shack - but those things were great - pro35 titanium with a bass boost - versus going to a bigger set of headphones - they ruled - and I've used them fathfully for the last ... oh 10 years --- having no real faith in ear buds and also thinking I won't find anything significant to listen with other than headphones ... and so I hung on to my now crippled and failing radio shack item ....

However - I think I have to go listen to a pair (oh fine just purchase them) - the "deep bass" intrigues me!
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I'm quite fond of my etymotic er4-p's. They are comfy, unobtrusive, cancel external noise very well - (woodworking). Sometimes I'll add a pair of big hearing protectors on top. $150-ish. The in ear 'speakers' that come with an ipod are worse than useless by comparison - just horrible.
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I notice a huge difference between home and portable due to the impedance mismatch. Some day I'd like to get a headphone amp....but there are other things on my wish list first (McIntosh amps, nice speakers, etc etc)
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I've got the Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 EB run through a HeadRoom Total Bithead amplifier.
Love it.
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Before these, I had a pair of Sony EX-51s. They were good, but not as good as these.

The bass on these headphones is clean and deep, even without amplification (I had to amplify the low-end for the previous headphones up 6 dB). The treble is lacking, but was fixed with amplification (that I had to keep amplified at 6 dB, like the previous headphones). Noise cancellation is very good, almost as good as my previous headphones with earplugs (I can't hear any external noise with those).

For $30, the purchase was well worth it. Though it exposes a lot more detail in some of my tracks; I found out that after a song ends, I hear a clicking noise every second. Don't know what that is.
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I have a pair of senn pxc 300s at work. Got them for the noise-cancelling as much as anything, am in a cube farm of total chatterboxes.
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I have a pair of senn pxc 300s at work. Got them for the noise-cancelling as much as anything, am in a cube farm of total chatterboxes.
Heh.

Funny scenario: So a month ago, my supervisor calls me in and tells me that people have been having an issue with me. That was understandable, considering that I would drum on my desk and laugh a little bit while I was reading BF (damn you all!). She then informed me that my behavior was brought to the attention of the director of our operation, all without confronting me. I figured that this was the way corporate behaviors work, so I didn't think much of it.

Every single day, these ladies on the other side of my double cube talk about random crap, mostly involving unhealthy sweets and desserts. They laugh, giggle and run on and on most of the day. I am almost convinced it was them that called me out.

Which my Sony EX-51s solved for, and now my Sennheisers solve for even better.
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Old 10-22-08, 01:16 PM   #17
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Also, the thing I like about these headphones in comparison to most higher-end IEMs is that they require an amplifier to get the most of their beautiful sound. These sound great without an amplifier, especially on my Rockboxed iPod.
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I'm still using my Sony MDR-F1s. (Knock on wood) they have been absolutely the best cans purchase I've ever done. I can hear what's going around, as well as get a decent flat response on music.

I just wish they continued making those... but $200-$400 for a set probably priced them out of the market, and most pros use closed cell cans to block out environmental sound.
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Nice...

Congrats, looks like we're the only two people on BF that have headphone amps

I use Ray Samuels Amps, specifically the Hornet is quite nice driving either my e4s, UEs or my Senn HD595s



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Is that an iPod dock connector at the far end of that thing?

Would that be pulling a line-out?
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Congrats, looks like we're the only two people on BF that have headphone amps

I use Ray Samuels Amps, specifically the Hornet is quite nice driving either my e4s, UEs or my Senn HD595s



Nice. I read very good things about the Hornets & Tomahawks.
I've been intrigued by the mini^3. People say it's a good match up with the Zune. (still wish the Zune had a line-out)
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Well, more fiddling around with these:

The noise isolation is pretty good, but would be bombtastic with foam tips (which I might make if time allows).

Flat response is not good. The low-end is pronounced, deep and tight. The mids are lacking, and the highs are watered down for more bass. If I remember right, the EX-51s were even worse, in that the lows were pronounced, but not deep.

On all of my equalizers, I had to amplify the gain on frequencies between 10K and 16K (on Winamp), 12K (on Rockbox). The sound is sweet when everything above 12K is amplified about 7 dB.

BTW: I just found out that Winamp's equalizer muddies MP3s when Fast Layer is not turned on and the equalizer is on.
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