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    Guitar Center and Sam Ash have decent selections. I got a the cheapest pair of Sennheisers they had at Guitar Center ($40) and they were good but they didn't last very long.

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    Picked up these today for $20 to replace the headphones I just killed.
    I was on a budget but I needed something for making mixes.
    Sony Studio Monitor Series Headphones, MDRV150


    Giving them a trial right now, and I am pleased with my purchace.
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    Review of V-Moda Crossfades. They basically compare them to the Dre Monster Beats.

    http://gizmodo.com/5598884/v+moda-cr...-for-version-2
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    The Crossfade LP is V-Moda's first over-the-ear headphones, branching out from their traditional in-ear headsets they've been known for. V-Moda says, at $250, they're competing with headphones like Dre's Monster noise-cancellation set—so that's what we compared it to.

    The Price
    $250

    The Verdict
    Alright, but not great, and not really worth $250. The Monster Beats Studio might be $50 more, at $300, but we can clearly recommend those over the V-Modas.

    The Sound
    Muddy, and a bit bass heavy is how I'd describe the Crossfade LP's audio reproduction. And this is even compared to the Beats Studio, which, like Dre himself, emphasize the low-end beats in lieu of a more accurate mid-range. Nobody ever says to Dre, "hey, take it easy on the bass" and has lived to relay the tale.

    What's this mean for you? You can synthesize this bass-heaviness by taking your favorite song, going into the equalizer of iTunes and shoving up the lowest four dials as far as it'll go. Sounds pretty awful, right? Unless your favorite song is in the electronic/house category, this is something you'd want to avoid. On the other hand, you can fix this imbalance—to an extent—by tweaking the equalizer, but you can't fix the muddiness of the sound. For that, you'll want to imagine the aural equivalent of not washing your car for two years, then using the windshield wipers in wash mode.

    Overall the sound quality isn't horrible, but it is comparatively worse than the Beats Studio. V-Moda's in-ear headphones weren't fantastic either, if you're talking purely quantitatively, but they were fairly cheap, something that the Crossfades can't claim.



    The Comfort
    V-Moda obviously designed this for a person with a small-to-normal-sized head, because mine is just big enough that it's uncomfortable to wear for long periods. Compared to the Monster Beats Studio, the top over-the-head bridge area doesn't expand wide enough, so the Crossfades are always pinching in on your skull. The ear pads are also just too small that they don't envelop my ear flaps all the way, unlike the Beats, which cradle them nicely.

    The way that they constructed the Crossfades have the ear pads connected by a swivel—a swivel that's nice looking, but will often pinch your fingers when you're taking off the headphones. Overall it gets a passing, but mediocre score for wearability.

    It sounds like the Monster Beats Studio are a better purchase?
    On the whole, yes. For $50 more, you get noise cancellation, a better fit, fold-ability when not in use and noticeably better sound. Both pair have microphones so you can make calls, and both have in-line controls, although the Crossfades have volume as well as song buttons.

    While we were looking forward to V-Moda taking their model of providing relatively cheap headphones at a relatively decent price to the over-the-ear space, the Crossfade LP is not the winner that we hoped. We'll see if subsequent iterations can improve the comfort and sound quality while dropping the cost. [Amazon]

    In-line mic for calling, plus in-line volume controls

    Bit costly for what you get

    Audio quality is bass-heavy and muddy

    No noise-cancellation

    Uncomfortable
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    I listened to those Dr. Dre headphones the other day. Meh. Not impressed.
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    yeah. i have some sennheiser 280s that cost like half that much and sound great.
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    I'm telling ya.

    Sony MDR-V6. Less than a third of the price of both the VModas and Dr Dres and they are fantastic.
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    ~ a quarter of the price...only $70 pretty much everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DANCE MAGIC View Post
    yeah. i have some sennheiser 280s that cost like half that much and sound great.
    This is what I have too. They are lovely.

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    What he does not tell you is that the beats shatter if you drop them a few times. But yeah for the price Sony is the best.

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    We did drop tests.

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    The Crossfades are good, I really love my pair, but they are not worth $250. $100 tops. You can pick up Sony VJ700's for 85 bucks on Amazon...why anyone would wanna spend more for less, I dunno.

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    http://www.v-moda.com/collection/modaphones/vibe.aspx
    I just got a pair of V-Moda Vibe earbuds, at a major discount ($15) and they kick ass!
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    what pair?

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    cool, i just won a pair of these from The Scenestar. thanks, Oscar


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    What's funny is we didn't know it was a boardie till after we drew and submitted. I used those exact ones for a long time and sound pretty good with comfort. We had 5 winners, 1 Florida, 1 Massachusetts, and the other 3 California (2 SoCal, 1 NoCal). Congrats!

    PS I'm using V-Moda Crossfades now in listening to music on my laptop/DJing and they're pretty dope! They're super comfortable (I once used them for 8+ hours straight working on the site) so I don't know what that reviewer above is thinking. They must have a head the size of Barry Bonds.
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    when is the contest gonna happen for the V-Modas....haha.

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    I need to get some new in-ears

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    gonsh, see these two posts of mine for some amazing canalphones to consider:

    http://coachella.com/forum/showpost....8&postcount=97
    http://coachella.com/forum/showpost....&postcount=100

    8 weeks on and i love them even more.

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    P.S. I can get everyone real Vibes for cheaper than $25.

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    Can one of you guys answer this?


    Greetings, I wish to ask you a question, sennheiser it is possible to compare this model of ear-phones to what ear-phones of known firms of type? If you certainly had experience with different ear-phones.
    Answer please, I wish to present at what level of ear-phones they play
    Yours faithfully....

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    earbuds? breaking in my new pair

    Lenntek Sonix3

    won't ever get tangled (cord is not sticky)
    built in mic
    $99
    gold plated
    nylon cord

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    apologies if there's already a thread for this, but i figured this is likely where all of the sound nerds hang out. i've blown out yet another pair of computer speakers...can anyone recommend a set, please?

    i have limited desk space so a system with satellites that are tall(er)/narrow (and w/o a sub would be preferred. would like to spend no more than $200 as well.

    thx for any suggestions.

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    Ask Heidi what pair she took to Bonnaroo. Get those.
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    wow, look what i just found deeply stashed away.



    these are > 15yo and in perfect condition (haven't used them in years). man, i forgot how incredible they sound. shame they are so inefficient (the cost of the sound quality, i guess).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeezrRckr View Post
    apologies if there's already a thread for this, but i figured this is likely where all of the sound nerds hang out. i've blown out yet another pair of computer speakers...can anyone recommend a set, please?

    i have limited desk space so a system with satellites that are tall(er)/narrow (and w/o a sub would be preferred. would like to spend no more than $200 as well.

    thx for any suggestions.
    Here you go....

    http://www.coachella.com/forum/showt...puter+Speakers

    With my experience Logitech has the best speakers for the best price, but there's a lot more info in that thread.

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    just posted the ones i bought in there. thx.

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    just lost my fucking headphones on the bus (oh well, they were 4 years old and shorting out anyways)... stuck with shitty buds when i'm out and about for the next couple months... until I buy these (i get 50% shure headphones through my dad):

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    oh man.

    I have some SE530s that I really really love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    just lost my fucking headphones on the bus (oh well, they were 4 years old and shorting out anyways)... stuck with shitty buds when i'm out and about for the next couple months... until I buy these (i get 50% shure headphones through my dad):
    oh man, hook a message board brother up...

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