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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Magnum Vaeltaja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 25 2017 at 10:49
Originally posted by Tapfret Tapfret wrote:

Originally posted by Magnum Vaeltaja Magnum Vaeltaja wrote:

Thanks for all the suggestions and advice everyone, I thought I'd update with my final decision. I ended up deciding on a pair of Sennheiser HD 461's, which I'm very happy with! 

G or I?

Hmm, I can't remember. Probably I, but I'm not sure. It doesn't actually say on the headphones themselves, and I don't have the box handy, so I am regretfully unable to answer.

Maybe we can meet in the middle and say H? Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tapfret Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2017 at 02:38
Nevermind. It looked like a substantial price dif, but the "G" I was looking at was actually 471 rather than 461.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2017 at 04:17
AFAIK the difference between G and i is merely the plug used, straight (i) or angled (G). 


ps: I have to confess I find it difficult to get too excited by any headphones fitted with 3.5mm jacks regardless of what orientation they are. Wink


Edited by Dean - April 26 2017 at 04:21
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I'm afraid you are mistaken on this, the straight are so much better ...






Edited by Quinino - April 26 2017 at 04:34
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Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

] All I want to say is that I am happy to hear that you are making better strides to get the most out of your music. :)
Personally Dave, for a guy who loves his tunes as much as you do I'm kinda surprised you didn't do this sooner.
The smile on your face is gonna be huge for when you discover what sound sig really works for you. :)
Well me tooLOL 
To be perfectly clear; I've never used the stock iphone hp as they were beyond horrible. No I've always used Sennheiser or Sony in-ears and have been rather pleased with them.
I'm not sure why it took me this long to take interest HOW the music sinks it's way down my skull, but now that I do I am making up for lost time - believe you me. Already considering selling my ass to fund a pair of Stax l300LOL



Edited by Guldbamsen - April 26 2017 at 04:42
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Is your ass worth that much?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2017 at 07:31
To me yes - especially in that scenario

You wouldn't happen to own a pair Dean? I saw a jootoob review by some tech guy (Z perchance?) and when it came to actually conveying how they sounded like he was lost for words rambling about the need for some new language to properly explain his utter adoration.
He was quite alright lingo-wise when he talked about specs and comfort though. I certainly didn't understand a lot of it other than Stax makes electrostatic cans...and they sound or at least differ vastly from ordinary driver cans.
Now I'm just curious. How do 570£ headphones sound like?


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I have owned electrostatics, but not Stax and certainly not 570 quids worth but after 30 years faithful service they simply fell to pieces (a bit like the final moments of the original Bluesmobile). I have to say they are the closest thing to not wearing headphones I've ever heard (see, I'm not lost for words), in fact if it wasn't for the inescapable reality that all headphones place the soundstage behind you rather than in front of you I'd say the experience was like being in the best listening room your local to-notch hifi emporium has to offer. (but I may be exaggerating).
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That just makes me even more curious, thanks
I just received my new Sony headphones today and am really breaking them in - as well as listening to a ton of new vinyl that I haven't yet had the opportunity to listen to.
Holy shickels though!! Just by plugging these things into my iPod I noticed a gigantic difference to my usual in-ears. I felt I could hear every little detail - even the bass had layers to it. When I then popped on the big jack and started listening to my records an even bigger world opened up. I may just spend the rest of the year right here on my bed.
Electronic music in particular has revealed a whole new side to it that reminded me of the time I first started listening to music. "Wow this is music"

What kind of headphones do you use nowadays Dean?
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Don't buy Bose, too expensive.....  Too much bass and muffled 

6/10 only on their noise cancellation!!
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:



What kind of headphones do you use nowadays Dean?
My daughter bought me some JVC bluetooth SBT5s for Xmas and I mostly use those because I don't like being tethered. They're not bad considering. 
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It’s this thing called nuclear weapons.
And other things.
Like lots of things are done with uranium.
Including some bad things.
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Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:



What kind of headphones do you use nowadays Dean?
My daughter bought me some JVC bluetooth SBT5s for Xmas and I mostly use those because I don't like being tethered. They're not bad considering. 
I was actually looking at a pair before I purchased my Sonys but didn't want to go the wireless route (too much of a hassle to have two separate entities to charge before I can listen to music).
Then again the freedom of movement one gets with a pair of wireless HP sounds enticing to say the least.

I just ordered a pair of wireless in-ears for my sis. She's been moaning about her old ones especially since she started working out like a possessed, so I thought I'd surprise her with a new pair. Oh my word though and I thought the cans market was a jungleShockedLOL I must've surfed around for at least 4 hours before settling on my first choice, Creative Outlier Sport in neon green (no less!).
Upon ordering them I couldn't help noticing the 50% off on AKG's answer to the growing Beats market, the Y50s. Now while I'm still over the moon about my Sonys and the terrific sound they produce, they are still equipped with 3 metres worth of nondetachable chord and they're about as handy on the go as a comfy fruit-basket. 
Long story short I'm waiting for these puppies to turn up on my doorstep (and yes I did indeed opt for the American taxi cab yellowBig smile)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2017 at 07:19
I found the Stax L300 review I was on about earlier in the thread if anyone's interested:


Incidentally, this Z fella keeps recommending cheap(ish) headphones that don't retail in EuropeAngry I've been looking high and low for Philips HD9500s and Pioneer SE1000s and found nothing (except for US deals that ask for 50-60$ on shipmentWacko).

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