General Discussion: Headphones...


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Appleseed
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220 posts since 2/4/17

24 Jul 2022 02:55
fudge.dredd wrote: Sony XM4s blow the AirPods out of the water for me. Not much difference in price too.

If you care about SQ so much why would you even go near blu tooth devices??

Gotta go balanced and corded of course. My 3 year old IER-M7s are finally coming into their own and mellowing. I didn't like them for the first 2 years, I never did that continuous play burn in thing tho coz I thought they'd wear out, also probably less than frequent use since my commute has only been 20 minutes. Only really use em on long trips..
fudge.dredd
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2078 posts since 15/12/12

24 Jul 2022 11:05
I’m not fussed as much as some others are on here about SQ. I would just rather have the ‘best’ for my budget and lifestyle. I have some XM3 over-ear ones and the earbud version of the XM4s. They do the job and do it well.
chicagojoe
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181 posts since 1/5/16

posted 24 Jul 2022 15:53, edited 24 Jul 2022 15:53
With the Sony LDAC bluetooth codec my xm3s sound pretty much the same as when I plug them into my walkman. My only gripes are the profile and the foam pads. Too bassy like 90% of headphones these days and shitty fake leather pads that I have to replace. Going to try to replace those soon.

welcome back mil
quixy
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733 posts since 27/11/11

26 Jul 2022 00:45
I got over £1k worth of headphones/DACS but for convenience, sound quality (yes sub audio over BT) and integration to Apple eco-system Airpods max are the ones.
swiftus
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1880 posts since 1/7/09

26 Jul 2022 11:28
quixy wrote: Apple eco-system

The two worst words in the English language
Burt
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6320 posts since 3/1/10

26 Jul 2022 13:23
swiftus wrote:
quixy wrote: Apple eco-system

The two worst words in the English language
'Apple eco-system' absolutely battered by 'Covid Thread' I reckon.
fudge.dredd
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2078 posts since 15/12/12

26 Jul 2022 13:29
And ‘booster shot’ too.