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  #2083432 3-Sep-2018 19:09
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foxy38:

 

250 300 less if they r good...was looking at rha 

 

 

There are a lot of VERY nice IEM's in that price range. Personally, I think you could find something really outstanding for around $150-200


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  #2083436 3-Sep-2018 19:18
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fii0 f9pro look nice





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  #2083707 4-Sep-2018 11:51
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SpartanVXL: Bugger, missed out on the massdrop hd6xx. Well now i'm signed up to massdrop so I have more things to spend money on :p

 

Ha, you and me both. I signed up on the final day but the drop had already finished. Today I received an email to say they were doing the HD58X Jubilee again so I bought a set of those to try instead.

 

I have a set of HD595's with a fiio E10K at my office and need something else for when I'm working at home, so I'll see how these go.


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  #2084168 5-Sep-2018 08:58
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Found a good price on a pair of the new Sony WH1000XM3 from a supplier I trust; so went ahead and locked in a pre order/back order due 1st October

 

1 x Sony WH1000XM3B Wireless Noise Cancelling Overhead Headphones Black
@ $414.40 each ($360.35 excl GST each) 
On backorder - expected to ship Monday 1 October

 

I looked at the same supplier for the XM2 model, but they said there was a 6-8 week time from order .. as soon as I made the enquiry, the price went up to RRP - which is why I made this order

 

Hopefully the expected ship time is correct, though I have a few more weeks up my sleeve before "needed"


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  #2092254 18-Sep-2018 07:58
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Bugger, a week after my HD58X Jubilees arrive the HD6XX are back with a 24 hour drop.

 

I've been quite happy with the HD58X. Not quite as comfortable as my HD595's but I noticed way more in the music I listen too in the first few days of using them. Geezer Butler and Bill Ward in Black Sabbath's Paranoid album are particular standouts.

 

So what do I do now ?

 

I'm by no means an audiophile and am not going to be spending thousands on expensive kit, but I have really enjoyed having a Fiio amp and the HD595's the last couple of years.

 

Are the HD6XX's likely to be much more of a step up ?


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  #2092256 18-Sep-2018 08:02
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You'll presumably sell your hd58x for something so it's only The difference you need to worry about.. That way you can try both and decide for yourself

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  #2092258 18-Sep-2018 08:05
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I'm not worried about the money, but should I expect a significant difference in sound quality ?

 

Subjective I know, but it's still a thought.


 
 
 
 


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  #2092260 18-Sep-2018 08:11
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the HD600 was my first proper headphone. i was amazed that I heard stuff on music and video that i've never heard before.

 

then eventually bought my way up to an LCD-2 Fazor. it actually wasn't as detailed as the HD600 but man, everything sounded orgasmic. it was that good. but it was darn uncomfortable. to the point of torture.

 

so i sold it.

 

and now nothing comes close and i've been in withdrawal for about 3 years.

 

bought the HD6XX and after using it for 1 minute it got onsold.

 

so whether it is an improvement for you i don't know. it is very very detailed, you hear everything, but to me it's boring, there's no body and no life to it.





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  #2092910 18-Sep-2018 22:35
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Gtrev:
nzkiwiman:

 

Gtrev:
UHD:

 

 

 

Any idea how long Sony kit takes to make it to NZ?

 

 

 



Says due in stock sun 30th sept on Sony nz site

 

 

 


Do you know the NZ RRP?

 

 

 

I was looking at getting for $650 including import fees from Amazon ..

 



$579 nz

 

 

 

If you know any Farmlands shareholders, get them to buy them for you from NL...that's all I am saying! wink






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  #2094067 20-Sep-2018 19:41
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My Massdrop 6XX headphones arrived today.

 

I have to say that, even out of the box and not run in, I am very impressed. I won't have much time to listen to them as I am travelling tomorrow and they will be staying home.

 

I hooked them up to the very competent Quad DAC in my phone (which is quite capable of driving 300 Ohms) and was somewhat stunned. Even using Apple Music files, I was hearing things on tracks I know very well that simply had not been present before - or at the very most were present only as vague suggestions in the overall sound. For example, I played Circle Game by Joni Mitchell and you can clearly identify every individual voice in the backing group rather than "some voices in a backing group".

 

 

 

Colour me impressed.






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  #2094155 20-Sep-2018 21:10
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Geektastic:

 

My Massdrop 6XX headphones arrived today.

 

I have to say that, even out of the box and not run in, I am very impressed. I won't have much time to listen to them as I am travelling tomorrow and they will be staying home.

 

I hooked them up to the very competent Quad DAC in my phone (which is quite capable of driving 300 Ohms) and was somewhat stunned. Even using Apple Music files, I was hearing things on tracks I know very well that simply had not been present before - or at the very most were present only as vague suggestions in the overall sound. For example, I played Circle Game by Joni Mitchell and you can clearly identify every individual voice in the backing group rather than "some voices in a backing group".

 

 

 

Colour me impressed.

 

 

Yup!





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https://www.pbtech.co.nz/promotions/mega-sale-2209

 

 

 

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 M2 Premium Over-Ear Headphones at $249 tomorrow.


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Geektastic:

My Massdrop 6XX headphones arrived today.


I have to say that, even out of the box and not run in, I am very impressed. I won't have much time to listen to them as I am travelling tomorrow and they will be staying home.


I hooked them up to the very competent Quad DAC in my phone (which is quite capable of driving 300 Ohms) and was somewhat stunned. Even using Apple Music files, I was hearing things on tracks I know very well that simply had not been present before - or at the very most were present only as vague suggestions in the overall sound. For example, I played Circle Game by Joni Mitchell and you can clearly identify every individual voice in the backing group rather than "some voices in a backing group".


 


Colour me impressed.


I love my HD6xx as well. They are so nice to listen to for hours and hours, lots of details I’ve never heard in songs, nice bass and such a smooth warm sound.
Then I swapped from listening on a phone to a Topping dac&, wow! I see what people mean when they say these headphones scale well.
This is starting me down a slippery slope, I’m now looking at tube amps lol.

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  #2094913 22-Sep-2018 11:12
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Sony have announced updated 1000XM’s:

 

 

 

https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/18/sony-1000xm3-review/

 

 





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  #2094939 22-Sep-2018 12:50
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eracode:

Sony have announced updated 1000XM’s:


 


https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/18/sony-1000xm3-review/


 



I think Engadget is just late to the party.

The XM3s have been getting lots of good reviews and have been discussed in this thread. I have serious lust after them.

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