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Oscarin
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Oct 12, 2017
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These or the Philips SHP9500s? I will not be using an amp only an Lg V20 phone.
Oct 12, 2017
Rambone
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Oct 12, 2017
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Gave my M220 a good 8 hour audition. I'm going to say right off the bat that there is a high probability that you will like the SHP9500's better and that they will pair better with your particular phone and pretty much anything. Personally I didn't like the sound of the M220 on a few sources that I sampled them with. I tried them on my Galaxy S8+, iphone SE, SBX G5 and SBX Omni amp/dac and found the sound to be kinda thin and weak, especially compared to the SHP9500. It sounded a little better with my mono price hybrid tube amp/dac but not by much. Will try my iFi Micro BL later tomorrow but perhaps this set just needs some heavy burn in. The M220 also needs to be amped if you want it to get louder, most of my sources had to be maxed out to get loud enough to be uncomfortable.
-Update Plugged these into the iFi Micro, ahhhhh yiss now these are sounding lovely! In my opinion if you do not have a nice dac/amp to use these with you are likely to achieve a better sounding headphone from the Philips SHP9500 out of the box and with your phone.
Update Breaking the M220 in and driving them with any of my dac/amps I think the headphone sounds absolutely crisp and detailed. You guys might think I'm crazy but the more I listen to these I'm thinking I like them a little better than my K7XX, the soundstage to me is more intimate but it works for this set really well. The overall listen on these are enjoyable and keep me engaged. I could easily recommend them at the current price. I could however not recommend driving them from a phone still as they make these go from sublime to subpar. The headphones themselves are very comfortable and can be worn for hours no problem. I still believe the SHP9500s is a great headphone but between the two it really becomes dealers choice however the SHP9500s when paired with a phone is the better choice between the two.
Oct 12, 2017
Oscarin
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Oct 12, 2017
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What kind of music do you listen to? I want a good pair to just lay in bed and get lost in my favorite music. I listen to spanish rock (mexican folk rock) and R&B with some older Hip Hop songs mixed in. I would not say im a bass head but i do like a good thumping and clear vocals. Ive been really contemplating a good cheap started/introductory set of headphones but my lack of understanding of what lows, mids and highs are in music is what keeping me from pulling the trigger
Oct 12, 2017
Rambone
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Oct 13, 2017
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I listen to everything. I would say these cans do not thump. I decided to play some Dr Dre 2001 as a test and this set paired terrible. The bass was extremely underwhelming and the sound had no soul.
Oct 13, 2017
Oscarin
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Oct 13, 2017
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Well thats disappointing. How about the SHP9500 or any set under 100 you would recommend?
Oct 13, 2017
Rambone
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Oct 13, 2017
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AKGs I tend to use for vocals/classical/pop/atmospheric music. I personally think the SHP9500 would be a good entry set, it reminds me in a way of an AKG headphone with the crisp vocals but with a more engaging sound signature and better sounding bass than the M220 Pro IMO. The Philips sets are also easier to drive for sure.
The SHP9500s is not a BOOM BOOM bass monster but definitely has enough bass when a song demands it. For electronic or rap it will deliver some nice quick and punchy bass. You could probably EQ it even further but just keep in mind that this isn't a bassy headphone, just like the AKG sets. This set is about the engaging sound signature, great vocals and enough bass to get the job done without being totally disappointing.
Philips upgrade path would be SHP9500 < Fidelio L2 < Fidelio X2 IMO. Obviously there are some big price differences from the SHP9500 to Fidelio X2 but the SHP9500 is a great choice for under $100, I've seen them for as much as 35-45 dollars. Unless somebody else has experience with other options which there are likely many these to me are a great headphone for nearly every genre of music.
Take all this with a grain of salt for now as I just got my M220's and they likely need ample break in time for everything to come together and this is solely my opinion and others may have different experiences.
- Update Breaking the M220 in and driving them with any of my dac/amps I think the headphone sounds absolutely crisp and detailed. You guys might think I'm crazy but the more I listen to these I'm thinking I like them a little better than my K7XX, the soundstage to me is more intimate but it works for this set really well. The overall listen on these are enjoyable and keep me engaged. I could easily recommend them at the current price. I could however not recommend driving them from a phone still as they make these go from sublime to subpar. The headphones themselves are very comfortable and can be worn for hours no problem. I still believe the SHP9500s is a great headphone but between the two it really becomes dealers choice however the SHP9500s when paired with a phone is the better choice between the two.
Oct 13, 2017
Oscarin
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Oct 18, 2017
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If these are available still thursday night, i will purchase them. Youve been a good salesman. Haha.
Oct 18, 2017
Rambone
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Oct 19, 2017
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I hope whichever you choose you enjoy. Here is a review of each headphone for you to finalize your thoughts.
M220 (closest model) http://www.rtings.com/headphones/reviews/akg/k240-mkii SHP9500 http://www.rtings.com/headphones/reviews/philips/shp9500-hifi-precision-stereo
Per rtings the SHP9500 is their number one most recommended headphone.
Oct 19, 2017
Katfishbilly
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Nov 5, 2017
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Hey, my apologies for butting in, but after following your exchange I can relate. A few years back I began searching for some headphones that I could hear over a mechanical room full of noisy compressors (I know, "You're going to ruin your hearing!), while retaining the quality I like (like you, I like crisp highs and a nice mellow thump of bass), AND cost me under £100. Say what you will, but for my money (£45) I gotta say the Jam Transit Model:HX-HP420A are phenomenal! I've a co-worker who is on his third pair, having problems charging, while I'm still on my first. Let me know if you give them a try, I'd like to know others opinion on these.
Nov 5, 2017
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