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« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2014, 10:52:07 AM »
Uy ayus!

Sir Inigo, for cans-only mixing, SR80i or the M50, sino mas honest?

Personally kasi I love the SR80i, super honest (for the price) but since it's open back, the bass is felt more than it is heard, and the response is like listening to a vinyl record, which I find nice. For listening purposes, Grado talaga. I just don't know if they're good enough to mix with too. I'm just afraid I might get a lot of low end mud when mixing with the Grados.
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« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2014, 11:39:29 AM »
Sir Inigo, for cans-only mixing, SR80i or the M50, sino mas honest?

Personally kasi I love the SR80i, super honest (for the price) but since it's open back, the bass is felt more than it is heard, and the response is like listening to a vinyl record, which I find nice. For listening purposes, Grado talaga. I just don't know if they're good enough to mix with too. I'm just afraid I might get a lot of low end mud when mixing with the Grados.

Wala akong experience with the SR80i (matesting nga yan someday). Yung M50 naman narinig ko na, I think useful yung high-mid response nya, kasi naririnig mo yung mud, kaso medyo too ear-friendly sya (smooth?) for my taste. My ears are adjusted to Sennheiser HD280, which sound relatively harsh. People say that the more neutral the headphones are, it's better for mixing, kasi the point is to achieve a mix that translates well into other sound systems.

I think in the end naman, what's important is how your ears have adjusted to the headphones in so much as you can already hear the sounds in an objective way, more than how the headphones actually sound. If you feel na the Grados accentuate some frequencies, than you might want to anticipate that and reduce it, then test the end result with cheap earphones. I test with stock speakers in my car and stock headphones on my phone, then compare with other songs in my playlist.

I shift back and forth from Senn HD280 and my monitor speakers (Yorkville YSM1 and Yamaha MSP5) and they all sound different. I use all of them to check levels, balance, etc, pero I particularly use the HD280 to check for detail (because I don't hear the room), the MSP5 to check for mud in the mids, and the YSM1 for bass and overall balance. I had a Yamaha NS10 once, and in my room I thought that they sound just like my HD280 on my ears. So you know, madaming factors chuvalu.
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Re: Need help choosing good headphones for 5k budget
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2014, 11:58:42 AM »
Wala akong experience with the SR80i (matesting nga yan someday). Yung M50 naman narinig ko na, I think useful yung high-mid response nya, kasi naririnig mo yung mud, kaso medyo too ear-friendly sya (smooth?) for my taste. My ears are adjusted to Sennheiser HD280, which sound relatively harsh. People say that the more neutral the headphones are, it's better for mixing, kasi the point is to achieve a mix that translates well into other sound systems.

I think in the end naman, what's important is how your ears have adjusted to the headphones in so much as you can already hear the sounds in an objective way, more than how the headphones actually sound. If you feel na the Grados accentuate some frequencies, than you might want to anticipate that and reduce it, then test the end result with cheap earphones. I test with stock speakers in my car and stock headphones on my phone, then compare with other songs in my playlist.

I shift back and forth from Senn HD280 and my monitor speakers (Yorkville YSM1 and Yamaha MSP5) and they all sound different. I use all of them to check levels, balance, etc, pero I particularly use the HD280 to check for detail (because I don't hear the room), the MSP5 to check for mud in the mids, and the YSM1 for bass and overall balance. I had a Yamaha NS10 once, and in my room I thought that they sound just like my HD280 on my ears. So you know, madaming factors chuvalu.

I always have my favorite tracks in my phone for whenever I check cans out, so I'm good with anticipating frequencies to attenuate, it's just that, well, flatter cans eases up the work in checking with other systems. Nakakapagod din kasi pag sobrang daming systems mo na na-check tapos technicolored pa rin yung mix  :-( Sometimes so fatiguing that I do rough mixes with Apple Earpods and get done with it  :lol: I like my HD201s because it's pretty flat though a little shrill, pero ok na rin kasi smooth yung high end pag lumalabas.

but, thanks sir for the input. I think I'll pass the M50 for mixing duties. I'm used to having harsh cans for nitpicking details. I'll still get one though coz it's really nice. in the future  :lol:
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Re: Need help choosing good headphones for 5k budget
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2014, 07:47:15 PM »
Kung hindi naman problema ang budget, maganda gamitin ung Senn HD600, HD25, HD8, AKG K550, B&W P7 and madami pa. Hehe  :-D
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Re: Need help choosing good headphones for 5k budget
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2014, 09:22:31 PM »
for open back: grado sr-80e
for close back: akg k451
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Re: Need help choosing good headphones for 5k budget
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2014, 08:46:28 AM »
Okay parin ba ang ONTO?
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Re: Need help choosing good headphones for 5k budget
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2014, 03:19:26 PM »
audio-technica ATH-M50
regular price: php 6,490
cash discounted price: php 5,840
1 year warranty

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Re: Need help choosing good headphones for 5k budget
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2014, 04:19:15 PM »
^best buy na yan, 9k sa mga mall.. ahaha

sa egghead ka ba sir?

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« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2014, 04:58:28 PM »
audio-technica ATH-M50
regular price: php 6,490
cash discounted price: php 5,840
1 year warranty







SAAN TO PAPS :O OMGas </3
hahaha ako binibiyak ko muna yung wetpaks para makita kung may yellow thingy hahahaha

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« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2014, 05:06:50 PM »
^not sure sa kanya pero yung officemate ko kakabili lang 2-3 weeks ago yata sa egghead, ganyan ang price.

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« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2014, 05:08:58 PM »
kailangan ko talagang pumasyal dun minsan :|
hahaha ako binibiyak ko muna yung wetpaks para makita kung may yellow thingy hahahaha

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« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2014, 05:14:18 PM »
kailangan ko talagang pumasyal dun minsan :|
I swear bro, ang mura ng cans dun. Nagulat nga ako sa price ng Grados dun. SR60i for 3.5K. Sa ibang retailers it's easily twice the price. di pa sale yun. Parang binili mo sa internet tapos nag-tip ka lang sa courier.
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« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2014, 09:18:46 PM »
^oo tapos sobrang dali magtest, andiyan na lahat sa harapan mo. tapos hindi nakakairita like sa mga record stores na susunod sunod mga saleslady. I know trabaho nila yun, pero minsan kasi mas maganda na pinapabayaan lang.

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« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2014, 08:59:34 AM »
^oo tapos sobrang dali magtest, andiyan na lahat sa harapan mo. tapos hindi nakakairita like sa mga record stores na susunod sunod mga saleslady. I know trabaho nila yun, pero minsan kasi mas maganda na pinapabayaan lang.

oo, ang unang gagawin nila sayo, lalapitan ka sasabihin "sir magtest kayo, gusto nyo subukan yung bagong Grado/Sennheiser, may turntable at amp kami" WOW.  :) Di ka nila iistorbohin para masubukan mo lahat ng cans nila, kasi wala naman silang ultra low end, so I guess panalo ka na kasi di ka naiirita, tapos mas maganda pa ang sales nila  :-D
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Re: Need help choosing good headphones for 5k budget
« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2014, 11:09:46 AM »



SAAN TO PAPS :O OMGas </3

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Audio Technica ATH-M50RD
regular price: php 9,999
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The red one is now on sale from 9,999 to 6,499 :)

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Re: Need help choosing good headphones for 5k budget
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2014, 06:55:44 PM »
Audio Technica Ath M40x sale sa jb music 4700 lang...

based on reviews m40x and m50x are almost the same
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Re: Need help choosing good headphones for 5k budget
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2014, 02:40:15 PM »
nuno : n4 2.0 n4esa, n4vintage, n4 silver sparkle, n5, n6, n7, n8esa
etc : yjm, axis, jp6, jpxi, jp12, jp13, lp 58 vos, lp 57 ri, lp standard, lp trad, am strat, am tele deluxe, jem7v, uv777, rg prestige, j custom, deluxe reverb, vai legacy, jcm900, axefx

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Re: Need help choosing good headphones for 5k budget
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2014, 05:50:19 PM »
this

http://www.takstar.com/en/product/detail-11-28-413-1

is a copy of this

http://www.head-fi.org/products/beyerdynamic-dt-770-pro-80-closed-studio-headphones

mura lang siya ($60 or Php 2000). Comes with hard case.

Most probably, itsura lang ung kamukha, it doesn't mean that it will sound like the beyerdynamic.
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« Reply #43 on: December 12, 2014, 03:08:26 PM »
Most probably, itsura lang ung kamukha, it doesn't mean that it will sound like the beyerdynamic.

I have one and it's better than my $200 KRK Studio headphones. The reviews on the net is also positive. You'd be surprised by the quality of Chinese manufacturing nowadays. 
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« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2015, 11:35:25 AM »
I have one and it's better than my $200 KRK Studio headphones. The reviews on the net is also positive. You'd be surprised by the quality of Chinese manufacturing nowadays.

Indeed. Fiio is a Chinese company and they're dishing out really good portable headphone amps that get rave reviews! Chinese made products are really starting to shape up now, you just have to pick the good ones.
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« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2015, 08:41:09 PM »
AKG K77:

http://www.akg.com/pro/p/k77perception

2,500 suggested retail price  :wave:

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« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2015, 09:22:19 AM »
AKG K77:

http://www.akg.com/pro/p/k77perception

2,500 suggested retail price  :wave:

Meron nito sa egghead? Looks like a good one for tracking  :-D
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Re: Need help choosing good headphones for 5k budget
« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2015, 09:52:24 AM »
Meron nito sa egghead? Looks like a good one for tracking  :-D

Try niyo dito B0s:

http://www.audiophile.ph/

 :)