Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Blind Listening Tests

Sneak Peek into Axiom’s Current Research and Development

Axiom’s Newest Speaker: The In-Ceiling M3

Wall'O'Fame
Experimental Atmos
Greetings fellow Axiom owners...
Who's Online
1 registered (CV), 46 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13330 Members
11 Forums
22923 Topics
405272 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17792
pmbuko 16289
SirQuack 13341
CV 11241
MarkSJohnson 10942
Meanwhile On Facebook

Four days to get in on the action!

☺ Wow - our 13,000 likes! Awesome! #thankful

Did you get your "Golden Email"? The great gift certificate email giveaway star...

Here's a helpful article for everyone looking at putting a new stereo or home th...

Page 2 of 5 < 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#135339 - 04/16/06 10:44 AM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
alan Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3191
Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
Hi AdamP88,

Yep, I agree the Koss Plug is bass-heavy, but better too much bass than NO BASS at all--and that's what I get from the Etymotic ER-6i, which makes the siblilant midrange even more annoying. And it doesn't matter how far I jam them into my ears, the bass is still anemic.

I also agree the ER-6i provides greater isolation than the Plug.

A much better and more comfortable, albeit expensive, earbud is the Shure E4c: excellent bass, smooth midrange and nice detailed high end. But it's $300. Then again, so is the other Etymotic model which I haven't tried recently. I assumed that if the $139 ER-6i has a lousy fit to my ear canals, then the costly model won't be any better. Other friends of mine like the expensive Etymotic.

Sonicfox: the first version of the Plug was disappointing and didn't fit my ears. The newer version is much better. Every Sony earbud I've heard is seriously misbalanced, but I certainly have not heard every model so perhaps Sony got one right.

Regards,
_________________________
Alan Lofft,
Axiom Resident Expert

Top
#135340 - 04/22/06 02:11 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
Ken.C Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17792
Loc: NoVA
Digging up thread...

Anyone have any opinion on closed air headphones? I'm not getting plug style phones, but I do need noise isolation. I'm riding the BART (subway) to work now, and my little Sennheiser PXC250s aren't cutting it. Also, I'll be doing a lot of flying pretty soon. And no, I'm not getting plugs...

I'd like it to be under $100, and I'm looking at these two: Sennheiser HD280 and AKG K 26 P per their Headphone.com descriptions. Anyone else have other ideas (or preferably has checked these out?)

Oh yeah, has anyone ever had any problems with these or other large headphones in a bag with a laptop? (ie drive corruption, etc.) I haven't seen anything like this happen anywhere, but anecdotal evidence is always fun...


Edited by kcarlile (04/22/06 02:23 PM)
_________________________
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

Top
#135341 - 04/22/06 02:53 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
St_PatGuy Offline
axiomite

Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7412
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
In reply to:

And no, I'm not getting plugs...




Toupees don't look much better.
_________________________
***********
"Nothin' up my sleeve. . ." --Bullwinkle J. Moose

Top
#135342 - 04/22/06 02:55 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
Ken.C Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17792
Loc: NoVA
Rogaine? I'll try anyth... oh, wait, nevermind, no problems here, never said anything nope nope...
_________________________
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

Top
#135343 - 04/22/06 07:12 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
F107plus5 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
If you like Senns, you're in luck: The 280s are legendary in their isolation capabilities!





......from what I've read.

Top
#135344 - 04/22/06 08:28 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
Ken.C Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17792
Loc: NoVA
Sadly, I went to that forum you mentioned... they poopoo'd the Senns (at least in the threads I read) in favor of the AKG K 81 DJ. So I might get those. But I'll look a little deeper into the Senns. Maybe I'll just buy both and return one...
_________________________
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

Top
#135345 - 04/22/06 08:38 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
AdamP88 Offline
aficionado

Registered: 08/12/03
Posts: 639
Loc: Omaha, NE
If you visited Head-Fi I should mention that people there tend to fall into the "flavor of the month" spell quite easily. The Senn has an established good reputation - plus it will most likely provide you with better isolation than the AKGs. Sound quality is up for debate, but for the typical noisy BART commute, I'd go for isolation over sound quality (within reason, of course).

Oops, just read your last sentence. Trying both out might work, too.

Top
#135346 - 04/22/06 09:31 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
Ken.C Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17792
Loc: NoVA
I'll probably just get the Senns. I've been relatively happy with my PXC250s, but I'm realizing that they're not quite all that I hoped. Plus, my wife's pair broke, so I'm taking the jerk's way out and buying myself something different.

On the other hand, I've been thrilled with my HD570s, which are not particularly good for commuting...

I looked around another site referenced off of those boards, and it was nuts. I left before reading too much, for fear that I would purchase a $4000 set of headphones made of wood. (!)
_________________________
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

Top
#135347 - 04/22/06 10:11 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
F107plus5 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
A lot of the poopooing, if I recall correctly, comes from the unfortunate fact(to some)that the sound reminds a few folks of a Grado influence. But since a Grado-like sound is sorta reminiscent of Axiom.....


(I'm already in trouble....I've fallen for a set made of wood already, but only $700US)



Top
#135348 - 04/22/06 10:14 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
Wid Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6722
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
I"ve had both the Senn 570s and the 280s. I ended up trading the 570s to a friend and kept the 280s. For my type of music I preferred the closed type. IMO they are a more balanced headphone. I don't know how to explain it other than the music just sounds better to me on the 280s. They will definitely cut out quite a bit of the background noise.
_________________________
Rick


"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." Sigmund Freud


Top
Page 2 of 5 < 1 2 3 4 5 >



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.