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Promoted 08-03-2016 by persian_mafia at 10:10 PM View Original Post
Adorama has Audeze Sine On-Ear Closed-Back Headphones w/ Standard Audio Cable and Built-in Mic on sale for $449 - $129.01 off w/ coupon code 0N2AUGUST= $319.99. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian

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For an in-depth review of Audeze Headphones, be sure to check DigitalTrends & CNET - persian_mafia

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Edited August 1, 2016 at 02:19 PM by widgit
damn! i had code in cart from checking some other stuff and sine also dropped to $320, sweet


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I have these if you are not a fan of on ear headphones you probably won't love these. For my ears these are not that comfortable to wear after a while. I prefer my over ear Sennheiser momentum 2.0 wireless headphones and could wear those all day.
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I have these if you are not a fan of on ear headphones you probably won't love these. For my ears these are not that comfortable to wear after a while. I prefer my over ear Sennheiser momentum 2.0 wireless headphones and could wear those all day.

how do these sound though????


and generally speaking on ear designed for travel/non home use, so for that reason clamp is stronger. there is a video of a review on youtube by inner fidelity on how to relax it a bit
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Dang, price keeps dropping on these. Lowest I've seen.
I picked up a pair for $340 in the last deal and I have to agree they are definitely not the most comfortable. I wear glasses at the office and after a couple of hours they get very uncomfortable and I must take them off for a break. Sound quality on these are great however, very enjoyable. I agree with most reviews out there for these on sound. Comparing to the PM-3, these have more high treble sparkles and low bass impact which most people will find pleasing. PM-3s are more laid back but I'd ultimately still choose them for comfort. If these two were combined with their best qualities they would be perfect.
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Dang, price keeps dropping on these. Lowest I've seen.
I picked up a pair for $340 in the last deal and I have to agree they are definitely not the most comfortable. I wear glasses at the office and after a couple of hours they get very uncomfortable and I must take them off for a break. Sound quality on these are great however, very enjoyable. I agree with most reviews out there for these on sound. Comparing to the PM-3, these have more high treble sparkles and low bass impact which most people will find pleasing. PM-3s are more laid back but I'd ultimately still choose them for comfort. If these two were combined with their best qualities they would be perfect.
i agree with assessment, except that pm-3 are full over years, so they will, of course, by their nature be more comfortable
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Eww, closed. Closed headphones defeat the whole purpose of planar headphones in my opinion, which is a transparent and airy sound.

In any case, unless you want something for portable use on the bus/train, the HiFiMAN HE-400i is the much better headphone at the same price (imo).
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i agree with assessment, except that pm-3 are full over years, so they will, of course, by their nature be more comfortable
But still a fair comparison for they are the two portable planars available today and the closest competitors to each other. I will say this new low price can certainly help tilt things in favor of Sine for those who do not mind the comfort issue if they only listen for an hour or two during commute etc. (or just take breaks after a while).
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Eww, closed. Closed headphones defeat the whole purpose of planar headphones in my opinion, which is a transparent and airy sound.

In any case, unless you want something for portable use on the bus/train, the HiFiMAN HE-400i is the much better headphone at the same price (imo).

I have heard close planars and they sound very good when properly driven.. i hear you though, i prefer open too, but there are time when I want to enjoy my music alone and not with the whole trainSmilie
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I'm looking forward to trying the lightning cable variant of these. Will be holding out for that.
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I have heard close planars and they sound very good when properly driven.. i hear you though, i prefer open too, but there are time when I want to enjoy my music alone and not with the whole trainSmilie

Not with Sine, was trying them with micro IDSD, Chord Mojo, APPJ, and returned back.
Comfort is one thing, but with almost all on year headphones you will experience some discomfort over time, but sound wise, they where way behind even HE400i, and i don't want even touch HD650 to start compare with non-planar.
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Not with Sine, was trying them with micro IDSD, Chord Mojo, APPJ, and returned back.
Comfort is one thing, but with almost all on year headphones you will experience some discomfort over time, but sound wise, they where way behind even HE400i, and i don't want even touch HD650 to start compare with non-planar.
That's too bad, I have been curious how the Sine sounded and felt, it would be nice to have some on/over ears vs. IEMs sometimes. PM3's maybe...

Regarding closed back phones not being as good as open, I agree with Iconian, while generally true there are exceptions (that prove the rule, whatever the hell that means). There are some good examples that compete with TOTL (or near TOTL at least) opens.

I purchased LCD3 and LCD-XC at the same time, thinking I would return the one I didn't like. The XC's are awesome... I wouldn't call them better than the LCD3, but different strengths for sure. What I am listening to determines which I pick. For female vocals (with certain music styles like Tori Amos), I pick the LCD-XC over anything else I have. Same thing for some Jazz where the more "intimate" sounds stage improves the experience. The XC's actually have better sound stage and "airiness" than some of my open cans do (like the PM-1). Compared to the HE500's it's a toss-up. Compared to HD650, HD800, not so much. For the price of the XCs though, they damn well better be good!

Fostex TH-900's are another example... I am sure there are more. You just gotta have deep pockets.

Also, as Iconian said, sometimes you don't have a choice, so good thing can designers don't also believe closed back suck.

It's all about implementation IMO.
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But still a fair comparison for they are the two portable planars available today and the closest competitors to each other. I will say this new low price can certainly help tilt things in favor of Sine for those who do not mind the comfort issue if they only listen for an hour or two during commute etc. (or just take breaks after a while).
Oppo PM3 are planner around the ear closed back. Have a pair and love the sound. If you want a pair of headphone that sound great without the leaking of open air then give these a try.
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Thank you OP !
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these sound really really good, but agree w/ comfort issue. they sit on/press against your ear instead of covering your ears, hard to wear for extended periods. i ended up returning mine because of this.
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