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I got some Shure E2-C ear canal phones today.I was sceptical but they sound amazing,identical to my "big" Grado SR60 I use for home listening(not sure how it's possible but it is)

Listening to my ipod has just gotten a lot more interesting.Funny it took me a year of glancing at them in the store before trying them out,but they are 100$

they are also very confortable and fit very securely in the ear

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K.M.

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I got myself a pair of these about a month ago:

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Spatials aren't that great, but the bass just has to be heard :)

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I got some Shure E2-C ear canal phones today.I was sceptical but they sound amazing,identical to my "big" Grado SR60 I use for home listening(not sure how it's possible but it is)

Listening to my ipod has just gotten a lot more interesting.Funny it took me a year of glancing at them in the store before trying them out,but they are 100$

they are also very confortable and fit very securely in the ear

e2c_large.jpg

K.M.

Looks somewhat sexual.

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You know, I scrolled down fast at first, and had to go up again to see those - and my first thoughts were not entirely music related....

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In my humble opinion, AKG's studio headphones models are the best in the world. I'm also a proud owner of the K 240 Studio model, I've had them for several years now and excellent is all I can say. What a fantastic sound clarity and audio quality! I'd certainly recommend AKG to all audiophiles, but also to everyone else, you'll never believe how the music can be heard with such good headphones.

The only minor "drawback", if I can call it so, of my headphones is their high impendance (600 ohms). That is of course not such a problem until you try them with your, say, portable CD or MP3 player. :D:)

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These Shures are really something.Never heard anything quite like this in portable headphones .It's like having full sized phones on your ipod.

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I got a pair of Bose Triport headphones for Father's Day.

I have mixed feelings about them, they sounded great with songs (Rock, R &B, pop etc etc.) but with film scores there's something missing.

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So does cotton wool, but I would not consider hooking that up to a CD player.

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From what I read,Bose Triport headphones accentuates the bass and drown out all the middle frequencies.Not good for orchestral soundtracks in which you need a very neutral sound.

also one of my friends had a pair,I briefly tried them and kinda went "ewww"

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I got a pair of Bose Triport headphones for Father's Day.

I have mixed feelings about them, they sounded great with songs (Rock, R &B, pop etc etc.) but with film scores there's something missing.

That's EXACTLY how I feel with the ones I showed above. Amazing bass and ooomph makes normal songs great, but at least at first, scores just sounded a bit distant and not very 'surrounding'. I actually considered trying to find a pair of my old ones, but they're not made any more and I've gotten used to the sound of these more.

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Get the Grados for scores.They reveal every detail in the music.

K.M.

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From what I read,Bose Triport headphones accentuates the bass and drown out all the middle frequencies.

That's about what I've heard about pretty much anything Bose produces.

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Yeah,I had Bose 601 speakers for my home theater back in the days.Couldn't wait to get rid of them.The paper woofers eventually desintegrated.

K.M.

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Since I now have my desk and PCs in a different room than my trusty Arcam receiver and Tannoy boxes after moving, I've hooked it up to my old cheap Denon system and Magnat speakers. Right now, there's still a big cardboard box next to the sub, and the front speakers are behind the curtains... the system isn't very good to begin with, but in the current configuration, it's horrible.

Luckily, I've also hooked the PC up to the Arcam (digitally), so at night I listen with headphones connected to that one.

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From what I read,Bose Triport headphones accentuates the bass and drown out all the middle frequencies.Not good for orchestral soundtracks in which you need a very neutral sound.

also one of my friends had a pair,I briefly tried them and kinda went "ewww"

Some Williams CDs also have that "Bose" sound. Some people refer to it as "silky". Imagine playing Jurassic Park on a Bose set!

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It's the headphones that give the music a certain sound. The consumer ones are designed to do that, to make the sound more 'excited'.

Whereas transparent studio phones , you only hear what is there.

I recently bought a pair of AKG k55 headphones, which are in between consumer and studio quality. It's interesting to compare them to other headphones I have. They colour the sound in a way which makes the music sound better in some ways, but if you want to hear it in a pure way, you have to use an audiophile orientated product.

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It is also no matter what type of brand it is to check the specification of the headphones such as the output hertz or the watts it has for the quality of sound you're looking for.

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Some Williams CDs also have that "Bose" sound. Some people refer to it as "silky". Imagine playing Jurassic Park on a Bose set!

I can't imagine you listening to Jurassic Park.

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I seldom do. I only brought it up because of its so-called silky sound quality. Bose AND Jurassic Park together can only be overkill.

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Jurassic Park has pretty much flawless sound quality.

Crisp as a summers morning.

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Do you think so? Then you really are a Bose man, Steef! You see, Bose makes every recording sound pleasantly "silky". Their formula is to emphasize the highs, boost the bass and retract the mids. If you should buy Bose, you'll hear how every Williams CD suddenly approximates that "flawless sound quality".

For Jurassic Park, I suspect they used an Aphex Aural Exciter or some equivalent to achieve this particular sound. The thing is, with really good orchestral recordings, you don't hear or notice any "tuning" or enhancements. Perhaps it's precisely the unnaturalness that appeals to you.

Alex

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JP has a wonderful woodwind sound.

It is also no matter what type of brand it is to check the specification of the headphones such as the output hertz or the watts it has for the quality of sound you're looking for.

Whaa?

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No, you must be wrong, Marian. Since Alex disagrees with us.

I'm sorry, but you are a Bose man too.

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I'd be afraid to try those,and have to return to my old headphones after

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Wow! This is incredible.

I have always just been content with the basic earphones that you can pick up at Dollar Tree or Walmart (as I mentioned a couple posts back).

But I recently decided to just go ahead and give a pair of good in-ear buds a try to see what all the fuss is about. So, I picked up a pair of Skullcandy "ink'd" buds.

Wow.

Just, wow.

Who would have guessed there could be so much difference in the sound quality? ;)

And these are still just relatively cheap ones ($17).

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I really liked a certain kind of KOSS earbuds that had tremendous bass response. Then I got an earache and bought a new pair of Panasonic RP-HS43 over the ear style earphones. They do what they have to.

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I've got a pair of these earbuds that Erik Woods recommended me and they're great! Seriously the best pair of earbuds I've owned.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller...0&Go=submit

I've tried virtually every pair of earbuds and these have been the best ones.

For regular headphones I have a pair Sony MDR-V600's which are great.

Might have to try those next then. They're not a whole lot more money than the ones I just got.

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I have to say I have much love for the Grados and the SR60's are defiantly the best bang for buck in the lineup...

That being said I was pleasantly surprised by a pair of Panasonic headphones that I bought in the sub $40 range. the Panasonic RP-HTX7 blew me away at the price... May not be Grado's but for the price I wouldn't trade these ones.

JMoss

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I have a pair of those for my iPod as well. Very nice, although they don't cancel out a whole lot of background noise, meaning I'd often have to turn the volume up much more than I would in a quiet environment.

I use a pair of Sennheiser HD 555 headphones for listening at home. Very happy with those as well.

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I think there's a pic from Ubeda when you're wearing your headphones and I did a double take. "Those are mine!" :)

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Probably. I usually have them hanging around my neck. :)

EDIT:

Ah, here's one:

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Photo by Peio. :P

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