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Postby forest design » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:26 am

I’ve had my triple-driver 1MOREs for a year now and have never been totally thrilled with them. They’re fine. Curious how the quad drivers sound.
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Postby saranclaps » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:36 am

I can't speak for the triple driver 1MORE but compared to the dual drivers. It's nothing revelatory soundwise, like I'm not noticing details that were unnoticable previously, but the sound feels bigger and broader (probably attributable to the fact the speaker part of headphones, whatever they are called, are bigger) and very warm, fun sound. Was dancing around to some pop songs.
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Postby danno » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:29 am

i've been buying a pair of porta pros every time i break them, so every 6-9 months for many many years, and i feel just about ready to change, especially as i can't find them as cheap as i used to and i sorta feel like they don't sound as good as they once did
what's a good alternative, something that's rather cheap (although i could spend more for something that would last me longer, but not more than 100-150 bucks), fits in a jacket pocket, comfortable even for many hours (i have some akg k81dj that i can't wear for more than like half an hour), that i can listen to on the train without excessive leakage?
i feel like that doesn't really exists and i'm gonna buy my 150th pair of porta pros
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Postby forest design » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:49 am

Got Audio-Technica ATH-E40s for Chrimbo and real impressed so far. The soundstage is much better than the triple-driver 1MOREs and they get so much louder
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Postby Big Oil » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:30 pm

Big Oil wrote:My Pistons finally shit the bed after almost two years. Since the new Xiaomi line is like double what I paid for the Pistons I decided to go further down the Chinese 'hifi' in-ear rabbit hole and got these:

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Hopefully they don't suck!

Update: these are killer for 25 bucks.
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Postby largecrow » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:37 pm

What are they called/where'd you nab em?
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Postby Big Oil » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:35 pm

VJJB N1s, which I got from aliexpress here.
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Postby uax » Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:40 pm

Jefferson Zeppelin wrote:so with all these phones removing headphone jacks... is there a reasonable bluetooth choice?

Nope.
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Postby forest design » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:03 pm

Really enjoying these audio-technica E40s. I think I’m done with the >$30 startup headphones/buds that pop up and are hyped every year. Been pretty unimpressed so many times.
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Postby vacuum cleaner beating » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:22 pm

anyone fuck with aiaiai? i just got a pair of the tma-2's with the bluetooth headband. pretty pricey, but i really like the minimal look and the fact that you can upgrade parts.
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Postby prexy » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:02 pm

love my tma-2s
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Postby Grey Poupon » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:15 pm

Big Oil wrote:VJJB N1s, which I got from aliexpress here.


thanks, I'll give these a shot when my Piston's cable (which I'm still very happy with) inevitably craps out

what does the mic button do? the only thing I dislike about my Pistons is that the mic works but the buttons are only semi functional for apple phones
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Postby brittle » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:32 pm

Big Oil wrote:
Big Oil wrote:My Pistons finally shit the bed after almost two years. Since the new Xiaomi line is like double what I paid for the Pistons I decided to go further down the Chinese 'hifi' in-ear rabbit hole and got these:

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Hopefully they don't suck!

Update: these are killer for 25 bucks.

I found these on Amazon but they had a surprisingly low rating (mainly people complaining about durability and comfort) so I went to the top rated similar product and it was p much the exact same thing and only $20.

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ActionPie VJJB-V1S High Resolution Heavy Bass In-ear Headphones

Fwiw, I vowed to never spend more than 15 bucks on headphones again, since they never last more than a year or two, but the 11.99 Panasonic buds I got from the"cheap headphones"thread we're just so bad.

I'll let you know...
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Postby Big Oil » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:11 pm

Grey Poupon wrote:
Big Oil wrote:VJJB N1s, which I got from aliexpress here.


thanks, I'll give these a shot when my Piston's cable (which I'm still very happy with) inevitably craps out

what does the mic button do? the only thing I dislike about my Pistons is that the mic works but the buttons are only semi functional for apple phones

Not sure, I use a cable without mic buttons for that very reason.
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Postby dvr » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:22 pm

brittle wrote:
Big Oil wrote:
Big Oil wrote:My Pistons finally shit the bed after almost two years. Since the new Xiaomi line is like double what I paid for the Pistons I decided to go further down the Chinese 'hifi' in-ear rabbit hole and got these:

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Hopefully they don't suck!

Update: these are killer for 25 bucks.

I found these on Amazon but they had a surprisingly low rating (mainly people complaining about durability and comfort) so I went to the top rated similar product and it was p much the exact same thing and only $20.

Image
ActionPie VJJB-V1S High Resolution Heavy Bass In-ear Headphones

Fwiw, I vowed to never spend more than 15 bucks on headphones again, since they never last more than a year or two, but the 11.99 Panasonic buds I got from the"cheap headphones"thread we're just so bad.

I'll let you know...


Please let us know when you find a good headphone in that $12-15 sweet spot
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Postby Big Oil » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:35 am

fwiw my gf also got the VJJB K4s for $16 and really likes them.

They're lighter/less bulky than the N1s so probably an improvement on the comfort front.
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Postby saranclaps » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:29 pm

Are any of these sub-50 headphone things with the detachable cable things like mindblowingly good balanced headphones?
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Postby dvr » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:29 pm

I'm extremely happy with these $5.39 shipped: https://www.focalprice.com/EP268X/Kanen ... hones.html
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Postby bobble » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:44 am

i've been using and losing nicehck bros, i think they sound great and fit in my ear better than any other ever for me, which is a nice thing to find out!
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Postby danno » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:32 pm

danno wrote:i've been buying a pair of porta pros every time i break them, so every 6-9 months for many many years, and i feel just about ready to change, especially as i can't find them as cheap as i used to and i sorta feel like they don't sound as good as they once did
what's a good alternative, something that's rather cheap (although i could spend more for something that would last me longer, but not more than 100-150 bucks), fits in a jacket pocket, comfortable even for many hours (i have some akg k81dj that i can't wear for more than like half an hour), that i can listen to on the train without excessive leakage?
i feel like that doesn't really exists and i'm gonna buy my 150th pair of porta pros


so in the end i got sennheiser hd 2.30s, they sounded good enough in the store but listening to them more closely at home i find them kind of tinny and like them a lot less than the porta pros even though they cost more than twice as much :( they do sound more "detailed" than the porta pros but a lot colder and less fun. the bass mostly i find really weak. the few reviews i read seemed to say they were very bassy headphones, are my ears broken?
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Postby danno » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:42 pm

i guess i'll just EQ these fuckers :barney:
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Postby yungboi » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:01 pm



just wanna say that i bought these triple driver ones and they sound great, and thanks for posting this link. it was like hearing each song for the first time again.
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Postby brittle » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:17 pm

brittle wrote:
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ActionPie VJJB-V1S High Resolution Heavy Bass In-ear Headphones


These things are giant and heavy; but they're up there with top 5 best sounding headphones i've ever owned. definitely no contest for the best $20-40 set.

also they come with foam ear inserts that make you forget about the bulk and it also makes them great for running (the rubber-membrane style inserts can cause a thump every time your foot falls, which is super annoying).
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Postby joe » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:25 pm

yungboi wrote:


just wanna say that i bought these triple driver ones and they sound great, and thanks for posting this link. it was like hearing each song for the first time again.


oh yeah, these continue to be perfect for any in-ear needs for me. i don't trust myself with iem's more expensive than this due to my tendency to break shit and throw things in my pocket or go hiking/biking and accidentally rip them apart. my first pair has had no issues in 9 months, just ordered a backup just in case
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Postby joe » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:26 pm

i kind of want some bone conduction ones for biking/cyborg futurism but they are too expensive/imperfect it seems at the moment.
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Postby southpaw » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:46 pm

Wanted to replace my sennheiser 202s and put them on my xmas list

Of course they're not made anymore and I ended up with philips shp9500. Christ they suck shit. Probably have a place but they're way quiet and are open so suck for the rain/public use

I've read a bunch of this thread but is there now a replacement for the 202 in the sound real good/dirt cheap/not easily smashed category?
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Postby joe » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:07 pm

want to get my gf some over ear bluetooth headphones for her birthday. no one in this thread ever seems to want to commit to one. here are what i'm considering:

Any thoughts on Sennheiser Momentum/HD1 ($400) or PXC 550 ($300) ??

It'd be nice to stay under $200 honestly, but I haven't gotten her great gifts recently and I'd like something that is exceptional
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Postby Clive » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:03 am

joe wrote:want to get my gf some over ear bluetooth headphones for her birthday. no one in this thread ever seems to want to commit to one. here are what i'm considering:

Any thoughts on Sennheiser Momentum/HD1 ($400) or PXC 550 ($300) ??

It'd be nice to stay under $200 honestly, but I haven't gotten her great gifts recently and I'd like something that is exceptional


Had my eye on both of these lately also. (HD1s are down to $345 rt now on Amazon). My problem is cans give me localized hat-head, so I’ll only be wearing them around home. Need a pair of IEMs for being out and about.

Anyway, this might be useful: https://www.reddit.com/r/sennheiser/com ... s_pxc_550/
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Postby joe » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:21 pm

decided to get her the pxc 550, hopefully they turn out okay!
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Postby RIXX » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:24 pm

joe wrote:want to get my gf some over ear bluetooth headphones for her birthday. no one in this thread ever seems to want to commit to one. here are what i'm considering:

Any thoughts on Sennheiser Momentum/HD1 ($400) or PXC 550 ($300) ??

It'd be nice to stay under $200 honestly, but I haven't gotten her great gifts recently and I'd like something that is exceptional


I just got the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones with bluetooth/NFC pairing and I am in love with them. Everything about them is wonderful...sound quality, build quality, noise cancellation, wireless pairing, battery life, etc. I love them so much that they pretty much are around my neck 24/7 except when I sleep.
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