Originally Posted by Rage Guy
I have an easy answer for that - its called the Koss UR40... From what I have read, they both use the same driver...
I heard otherwise. The KSC75 uses a round back driver while the UR40 uses a flat back driver... from what I heard.
Oh yeah, I have owned both, and the UR40 sounds like utter GARBAGE compared to the KSC75. There's nothing similar about them whatsoever.
Originally Posted by SID3W8Z
Well, got the Fiio E5 in. Totally unimpressed! It made my iPod 5.5G sound like garbage. I'm charging it up now... maybe it was a low battery issue. So far... I'm ready to return it.
Sorry to hear that. Here's a tip, turn off the Bass Boost option with the Fiio ESPECIALLY if you're using a EQ setting on your source that isn't flat. Bass Boost only works well for me if whatever I'm listening to doesn't have an altered EQ.
The Fiio should sound the exact same as if you plugged it in straight to the source, but just a little bit better.
Also, the Bass Boost doesn't work well with all headphones. It made the AD700's low end harsh at times. It worked well with the M50, DT770, and XB700 though.
Just remember, this isn't a REAL amp, more like a 'helper' if you can't drive your headphones well off a portable device. That's the only reason I love it so. Hell, my PSP can't drive the KSC75 well, and the Fiio gave it the necessary boost.
Originally Posted by ATB
I understand the KSCs are a very good value from what I've read. Having said that, we seem to be right on track for Shin's gushing about his latest headphone purchase. I haven't tracked it back, but I'm thinking it peaks at day 2 or 3. Just giving you a hard time Shin, but do let us know in a week or two how you feel about them.
Lol, well look at my purchases though. I have gone from budget cans, and consistently get better and better cans with every purchase. The DT770 DID end that streak, as I was VERY unimpressed with them, until I let them burn in. Don't forget the Sony NC7. Nothing good about them at all, lol, just mediocrity. I guess you missed those. The Koss UR40, Skullcandy Lowriders were also two of the cans I recently purchased that I had no love for as well. You're forgetting those too.
Nothing really bad can be said about my recent 4 killstreak, which it's why I'm praising them.