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Drivers: 40mm Neodymium magnet with composite bio-cellulose diaphragm

Frequency Response: 10Hz-30KHz

Impedance: 32ohms

Sensitivity (1KHz): 103dB/mW

Cord length: 1.2m Oxygen-Free Copper cable

Input Plug: 3.5mm gold-plated stereo mini plug with 6.3mm (¼”) stereo adapter

Net Weight: 210g (without packaging)

$249

 

 

Driver Units: 40mm Neodymium magnet with Copper-Clad Aluminum Wire (CCAW) voice coil

Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz

Impedance: 32ohms

Sensitivity (1kHz): 105dB/mW

Cord Length: 1.4m~3m coiled Oxygen-Free Copper cable

Input Plug: 3.5mm gold-plated stereo miniplug with 6.3mm (¼”) stereo adapter

Net Weight 385g (without packaging)

$169

 

I tried the Aurvana DJ at PS yesterday, quite shoik as it's able to cover a wide frequency, especially the bass.....but this Aurvana Live! seems to be a new product, anybody tried b4?

 

Not sure how much I can get from staff price :D what would be the better alternatives you guys would recommend? given the same budget but not more than $249?

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actually I like the sound of Aurvana Live! And I can get it below $200 if i'm not wrong, based on staff purchase price. The thing is, it's very uncomfortable while trying it at their showroom. However, the super expensive Aurvana X-Fi (priced at $499) is very comfortable to wear.

 

what about other brands? can you buy a good headphone (with the budget of $200, or maybe stretched a bit lah) which is as good as Aurvana Live! (10hz-30Khz @ 103db/mW) but as comfortable as the Aurvana X-Fi?

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actually I like the sound of Aurvana Live! And I can get it below $200 if i'm not wrong, based on staff purchase price. The thing is, it's very uncomfortable while trying it at their showroom. However, the super expensive Aurvana X-Fi (priced at $499) is very comfortable to wear.

 

what about other brands? can you buy a good headphone (with the budget of $200, or maybe stretched a bit lah) which is as good as Aurvana Live! (10hz-30Khz @ 103db/mW) but as comfortable as the Aurvana X-Fi?

 

with a budget of 200 bucks, can, why not?

i got the grado SR80 which is very good for me personally, which costs me at around 150 or 180 (can't remember) bucks some years ago.

 

but it's an open headphone, so you got to see for yourself whether you'll like it or not.

and the earpads can be quite uncomfy over a long period of listening.

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more well known brands might also fetch a better resale price

 

pardon me for saying this... but right now i don't dare to buy a preowned headphone leh....

because it's unlike speakers or hifi components which you don't need it place it over your ears,

and hence my hygiene concerns.

 

 

anyway, is there any place to find second-hand headphones or amps (though can be found occassionally for amps)? don't think there's such thread in sgheadphones.net.

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pardon me for saying this... but right now i don't dare to buy a preowned headphone leh....

because it's unlike speakers or hifi components which you don't need it place it over your ears,

and hence my hygiene concerns.

 

 

anyway, is there any place to find second-hand headphones or amps (though can be found occassionally for amps)? don't think there's such thread in sgheadphones.net.

Well i guess some phones do have replacement pads/foam covering bla bla bla...but that adds cost. But lets say - if someone were selling a GRADO headphone vs a Creative maybe 1 day old only - which would you go for? Not trying to put down Creative but sometimes brands do matter...
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Well i guess some phones do have replacement pads/foam covering bla bla bla...but that adds cost. But lets say - if someone were selling a GRADO headphone vs a Creative maybe 1 day old only - which would you go for? Not trying to put down Creative but sometimes brands do matter...

 

hmmmm.... so it depends on whether the brand carries the earpads or other parts easily available or not.

plus the cost of replacing those parts if one is concerned about hygiene.

 

for grado, it's very easy to get and change the pads. and the leather headband is durable and don't need to change.

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I had replaced my SR80 pads with SR60's type, very comfy now.  :)

 

 

!!!!!

Transworld, u mean both models have different earpads?

i thought they are of the same size?

i replaced my original ones with a less porous, more cushiony type which suits any of the SR model.

 

the original one has a very rough texture.

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if changing to your own one OK lah, not really keen in 2nd hand headphones/earphone lor, it's so...yucky!!! imagine he got HIV? tio toto also buay so zhun lah.....

 

hey guys, thanks for the feedback, any idea where I can try out the GRADO? must go jepun then can get ah? I was at tokyo late March for the sakura....alamak.....thought it's from German?

 

btw, what's the diff between Sensitivy 1kHz db/mW and SPL 1mV?

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if changing to your own one OK lah, not really keen in 2nd hand headphones/earphone lor, it's so...yucky!!! imagine he got HIV? tio toto also buay so zhun lah.....

 

hey guys, thanks for the feedback, any idea where I can try out the GRADO? must go jepun then can get ah? I was at tokyo late March for the sakura....alamak.....thought it's from German?

 

btw, what's the diff between Sensitivy 1kHz db/mW and SPL 1mV?

 

haha, me no idea about sensitivity issue....

 

and what's sakura got to do with german and headphones?  :P

 

you can try Grado headphones at Music By Design (adelphi).

 

as for your concern, i think that's why headphones are rarely in the second-hand market, and even if there are good ones, the resale prices are very low.

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thanks for the tips, hehe, not into resale value lah, when we buy things to enjoy, $$$ shall be the last thing to think about right? if not how to enjoy? hehe...

 

will probably pop by aldephi for an audition b4 picking my wife opposite hehe....

 

but most of you guys bought it from overseas ah? local one too overpriced?

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thanks for the tips, hehe, not into resale value lah, when we buy things to enjoy, $$$ shall be the last thing to think about right? if not how to enjoy? hehe...

 

will probably pop by aldephi for an audition b4 picking my wife opposite hehe....

 

but most of you guys bought it from overseas ah? local one too overpriced?

 

haha,

 

can feel that you are a very nostalgic person!

 

i bought all mine locally. Sennheiser can be found at this SLS shop near the 3rd floor escalator. it's their authorised reseller. can bargain the price a bit.

 

for Grado, the price is pretty much fixed.

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You can go to Jaben at Adelphi 4th level or Stereo Electronic at Causeway Point to try out the various headphones. Both shops carry a large range of well known headphone brands as well as some obscure ones and they allow you to audition them.

 

Alternatively, you can visit the following local headphone forums for more answers:

http://www.headphonehaven.com/

http://www.sgheadphones.net/

http://jaben.net/forums/

 

Finally I would like to add that the specifications of a headphone or any hifi equipments does not tell the whole story. Listen for yourself and you'll know which one is the best for your ears ;)

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