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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #600 on: November 03, 2016, 09:44:41 PM »
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #601 on: November 05, 2016, 10:46:56 PM »
I'm thinking of upgrading my earphones.

I first got my myself a hi-Z. Then a kz-zs3 and then TFZ Series 5. That's all in one day.

After a week, I got the aed10.

Now I wanna go triple drivers.

Has anyone tried Pai Audio MR3? How about 1more triple driver?

Would the doubled price be worth it?

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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #602 on: November 26, 2016, 05:43:50 PM »
Was window shopping and passed by the Sony store in trinoma. They have the MDR XB450AP selling for 2999 but lazada sells them for around 600-700 pesos. Go or no go? I know it's probably just a basic headphone but I'm not looking at spending more than 1k for a pair. Any thoughts?

I'm reading reviews from Amazon and the buyers are pretty well pleased with it.
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #603 on: November 26, 2016, 09:31:44 PM »
The ones being sold at Lazada are most likely fake. I recently bought a Sony MDR-100ABN for P900. For the price I was expecting it to be fake but I just wanted a simple and cheap  bluetooth headphone for my son. I wasn't disappointed.

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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #604 on: November 27, 2016, 09:34:07 AM »
Got it, thanks for the tip.
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #605 on: November 27, 2016, 10:01:24 PM »
Was window shopping and passed by the Sony store in trinoma. They have the MDR XB450AP selling for 2999 but lazada sells them for around 600-700 pesos. Go or no go? I know it's probably just a basic headphone but I'm not looking at spending more than 1k for a pair. Any thoughts?

I'm reading reviews from Amazon and the buyers are pretty well pleased with it.

Check out SoundMagic P11s (headphone, not to be confused with PL11 in-ear).  it costs 1k and it sounds pretty good, it doesn't have the best build quality, but for 1k and the sound it's really worth it. :)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/808752/soundmagic-p11s-on-ear-20-miracles

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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #606 on: November 28, 2016, 11:49:15 AM »
thanks for the recommendation... are they available locally?
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #607 on: November 28, 2016, 07:45:39 PM »
thanks for the recommendation... are they available locally?
Yes! Most astrovision and the likes have them.
See this list too https://www.facebook.com/notes/soundmagic-philippines/where-to-purchase-and-demo-soundmagic-in-ears/173259649432460

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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #608 on: November 30, 2016, 05:06:10 PM »
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #609 on: December 02, 2016, 12:57:48 AM »
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #610 on: December 03, 2016, 11:15:59 AM »
Sennheiser C598 $99
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JP436TS/

good sounding headphone.
check massdrop from time to time, they have really good deals on headphones.

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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #611 on: December 07, 2016, 04:29:50 PM »
thanks for the recommendation... are they available locally?
Yes! Most astrovision and the likes have them.
See this list too https://www.facebook.com/notes/soundmagic-philippines/where-to-purchase-and-demo-soundmagic-in-ears/173259649432460

visited a few digital walker stores and an astroplus store but couldn't find one...will check another one tomorrow maybe.  otherwise, any other alternatives that are on the 1~1.5k range?
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #612 on: December 24, 2016, 06:01:53 PM »
After being so busy these past few weeks, I've had some time to do some extended music listening on this entry-level hifi open-backed headphone I got recently and all I can say is wow, I never thought going open would be this good. It's easy to drive and it sounds great straight out of my iPhone 6, my laptop and my HRT microStreamer. I think its way more natural and mature sounding compared to the V-shaped and fatiguing signature of the M50x that I had a while back. I couldn't listen to that one for more than 10 minutes but I can listen to this all day.  :)



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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #613 on: January 14, 2017, 03:10:02 PM »
I seem to have been bitten by the head-fi bug....

Now, I find myself trying to choose between getting either the HD600 or the HD650. I'm leaning towards the 650 because of this very sensible review from nwavguy, the creator of the Objective DAC/Amp:

http://nwavguy.blogspot.com/2011/06/sennheiser-hd-650.html

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POLARIZED SUNGLASSES (seriously!): Have you ever compared regular and polarized sunglasses while driving a car or out on a lake? The polarized variety dramatically cut glare and reflections. The best sunglasses remove more of what you donít want (glare) letting you see more of what you do want. In harsh conditions, they actually enhance your vision. Believe it or not, that describes what I like most about the Sennheiser HD 650. They seem to remove glare, sibilance, harshness and other obvious flaws that are so common in many (especially pop) recordings and somehow reveal more of the music. At first, the lack of harshness can leave music sounding a bit lifeless in comparison to other headphones. But, for me, much of whatís missing usually turns out to be unwanted anyway. And once youíve adjusted, it translates into an amazing lack of long term listening fatigue. I find myself hearing things I never noticed before.

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COMPROMISES: Using yet another car analogy, on a brand new glass smooth road even a hardcore sports car can deliver a fairly smooth ride. But on more typical roads that are worn, patched, potholed, etc. a big luxury car delivers a much smoother ride. You canít have razor sharp handling and an ultra plush ride. It might not be as exciting, but if you want to cover 500 miles of choppy worn freeway, most would consider a good luxury car the more pleasant choice. The Sennheiser HD 650 is the Mercedes S Class of headphones. The big Mercedes makes bad roads seem better than they really are while still delivering an accurate and precise driving experience and the 650 does the same with typical flawed recordings. Few roads are glass smooth and most music is is not very well recorded, mixed and mastered. Both are a great solution to a very common problem. But a Mercedes S Class isnít a Porsche 911. And, on the right roads, the Porsche can put a bigger smile on a car enthusiastís face. But stuck in traffic or spending hours on the freeway the Mercedes is the better choice. The same is true here. For the best recordings there are more exciting headphones than the HD 650. But in the real world, with a large variety of typically recorded music, the 650 is hard to beat if you like an honest, relatively accurate sound.

Seems like the 650 is exactly what I'm looking for since I get easily fatigued to headphone listening and most of the music in my library isn't what most would consider as well mastered or audiophile grade.

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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #614 on: January 17, 2017, 06:11:22 PM »
anyone knows where I can buy an Antlion Modmic locally?
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #615 on: January 21, 2017, 07:23:40 AM »
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #616 on: January 22, 2017, 11:46:48 AM »

LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONkGvz77tYQ

Haha, the guy turned into a tweako audio cultist.

For me, I draw the line with speakers and headphones. I don't feel like spending so much on dacs, amps, cables and such.

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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #617 on: February 01, 2017, 07:48:14 AM »

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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #618 on: February 05, 2017, 06:36:30 PM »
I'm really enjoying this setup.  :wub:


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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #619 on: February 06, 2017, 02:49:53 PM »
I'm really enjoying this setup.  :wub:


for the HD650? NICE!