Thursday, December 20, 2007

Headphone List

Here's a mostly up to date list of headphones I own or have owned. If anyone wants a quick review on any of them just post it in the comments.

Current:
JVC HA-FX33
JVC HA-FX55
JVC HA-FX66
Audio Technica ATH-ESW9
Audio Technica ATH-CK7
Koss KSC75
Accura SR660
Sony MDR-D777lp
Sony MDR-E828
Altec Lansing im716

Past:
Etymotic ER4P
Altec Lansing iM616
Amadana PE-117
Denon AH-D550
Denon AH-D1000
Panasonic RP-HTX7
Panasonic RP-HJE300
Panasonic RP-HJE500
JVC HA-F120
JVC HA-F130
JVC HA-S350
JVC HP-FX77
JVC HP-AL1000
Sony MDR-EX71
Sony E-11 (Knockoff)
Sony MDR-E888 (Knockoff)
Audio Technica ATH-CK5 (Knockoff)
Audio Technina ATH-P9
Audio Technica ATH-ES7
Audio Technica ATH-CK9
Razer m100
Razer m250
Koss KEB/24
Zune Isophones
OVC T25 (Same as Vmoda Vibe)
Futuresonics Xtrememac FS1
Coby CV-E31
Grado SR60
Skullcandy Smokin' Buds
E-Che MYM603-SL
Sennheiser CX300
Shure E2C

17 comments:

westup said...

jvc ha-fx66.. please comment on whether they're worth buying if one already owns a ksc75 (ordered it the other day). Thanks!

AnGeLiCbOrIs said...

Hmm.. I like them both but they serve totally different purposes for me. I prefer the sound of the KSC75 but they don't provide any isolation in noisy areas. Also I like the FX66 for use in bed since I can keep them in my ears when laying on my side. Also, the FX66 can be comfortable for many hours of continuous use. I'd definitely choose them over the FX33 and FX55.

Anonymous said...

akg27i VS ksc75

AnGeLiCbOrIs said...

Sorry. I haven't tried the AKGs. You can always try head-fi.org.

Anonymous said...

thanks- how about Senn CX300 VS Shure E2C VS Marshmallows?

AnGeLiCbOrIs said...

Hmm... I don't really care for any of those but I think it would be between the e2c and CX300. They are both kind of bass heavy and lack an even all-around sound. Lots of people like both of them, though.

I'd buy an ATH-CK7 and never look back.

Anonymous said...

What about the JVC HA-S350 ? any pro/cons to tell of specifically?

AnGeLiCbOrIs said...

I don't remember the S350 that well since I quickly replaced them with an ATH-ES7. I remember that they sounded a bit muddy but not too bad for cheap closed headphones.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Boris! Do you remember how well did Panasonic RP-HJE500 isolate? And I guess they're good for the 40$ price)?

AnGeLiCbOrIs said...

To be honest I never really used them outside. I preferred the CK7 and I owned them both at the same time so while I occasionally used the HJE500, the CK7 was always my canalphone of choice.
The HJE300 hardly isolated at all but I'd assume the HJE500 would isolate a bit better.
Unless isolation is a big concern, I'd consider them a good deal for $40.

AnGeLiCbOrIs said...

Hi again! If you are in the US, I'd get the ATH-CK7 from buy.com. If you are a new Google Checkout customer they will cost $63 shipped.

http://www.buy.com/prod/audio-technica-ath-ck7-quietpoint-tm-passive-noise-reducing-titanium/q/loc/111/204222600.html

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I'm curious about the Panasonic RP-HTX7. I listened to a friend's pair a while back, and it sounded pretty nice. Then I listed to a demo pair a few days ago, and it sounded cold and kinda tinny. What are your thoughts on them?

Thanks in advance!

AnGeLiCbOrIs said...

Mine sounded more like your friend's pair. I always recommend them to anyone looking for closed headphones at less than $50. They have a nice even sound and don't have the "wonkiness" that many cheap closed headphones possess. I also found them really comfortable and love the style.

I'd be more inclined to trust impressions from a friend's pair of headphones than one in the store since there is no way to know how it was treated and often you also won't know the source.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a bunch! I had my heart set on a pair of HD280's or the TriPorts, but they're either too expensive where I live, or they're not available. Now I just want to settle on something relatively nice and inexpensive until I get back to America. These seem like just the ticket.

AnGeLiCbOrIs said...

Glad I could help! :-)

Also, stay away from the Triports. You are paying for Bose's huge advertising budget and not much more.

Michael said...

Could you do a quick review of the Sony D777s? Are these the infamous eggos?

Anonymous said...

Please give a review of the PE-117.
Thanks!