Does anyone know anything about this product?

Does anyone know anything about this product?

Post by Dxluv » Wed, 03 Mar 2004 16:05:25

At Radio Shack,  they have this pait of phones that are 99.99 that are made out
of titanium.  They fit super and definitely 'felt' expensive.  Anyone with any
experience with these.  Would they be good for DXing?

I have the Optimus Pro40's and have worn out the inside foam part so I have
black electrical tape nicely encircled into it.  But I definitely need some
news phones,  and I looked at the others and they were junk except this one
pair.

Figures it's made out of titanium and cost $99.99
Is there something I should look at in the specs to bring back to the group?

 
 
 

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Post by Beloved Lead » Wed, 03 Mar 2004 23:22:56



> At Radio Shack,  they have this pair of phones that are 99.99....

Everything at Radio Shack goes on sale eventually. Count on those
headphones to be marked down to $59.99 or $69.99 in a few weeks or
months.
 
 
 

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Post by Davi » Wed, 03 Mar 2004 23:56:19

If you were building a racing bike or a jet fighter titanium might
mean something.  In this context it is equivalent to zirconium.


Quote:>At Radio Shack,  they have this pait of phones that are 99.99 that are made out
>of titanium.  They fit super and definitely 'felt' expensive.  Anyone with any
>experience with these.  Would they be good for DXing?

>I have the Optimus Pro40's and have worn out the inside foam part so I have
>black electrical tape nicely encircled into it.  But I definitely need some
>news phones,  and I looked at the others and they were junk except this one
>pair.

>Figures it's made out of titanium and cost $99.99
>Is there something I should look at in the specs to bring back to the group?

 
 
 

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Post by Tony Meloch » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 00:33:42


> If you were building a racing bike or a jet fighter titanium might
> mean something.  In this context it is equivalent to zirconium.

     If titanium refers to the headphone frame itself, you're right -
it's meaningless.  But I *think* it refers to the speaker diaphragms, or
the coating on them - a lot of manufacturers are going to that.

Tony


> >At Radio Shack,  they have this pait of phones that are 99.99 that are made out
> >of titanium.  They fit super and definitely 'felt' expensive.  Anyone with any
> >experience with these.  Would they be good for DXing?

> >I have the Optimus Pro40's and have worn out the inside foam part so I have
> >black electrical tape nicely encircled into it.  But I definitely need some
> >news phones,  and I looked at the others and they were junk except this one
> >pair.

> >Figures it's made out of titanium and cost $99.99
> >Is there something I should look at in the specs to bring back to the group?

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Post by Greg » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 01:00:54

I have a set of RS titanium phones and they are great for music.

For SWL, get the $19.95 Koss - you won't notice the difference.

--
Gregg
*It's probably useful, even if it can't be SPICE'd*
http://geek.scorpiorising.ca

 
 
 

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Post by Davi » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 02:14:08

Meaningless fad for earphones.  If the extra strength of titanium were
needed the earphones would be so loud as to deafen the listener.

On Tue, 02 Mar 2004 10:33:42 -0500, Tony Meloche



>> If you were building a racing bike or a jet fighter titanium might
>> mean something.  In this context it is equivalent to zirconium.

>     If titanium refers to the headphone frame itself, you're right -
>it's meaningless.  But I *think* it refers to the speaker diaphragms, or
>the coating on them - a lot of manufacturers are going to that.

>Tony


>> >At Radio Shack,  they have this pait of phones that are 99.99 that are made out
>> >of titanium.  They fit super and definitely 'felt' expensive.  Anyone with any
>> >experience with these.  Would they be good for DXing?

>> >I have the Optimus Pro40's and have worn out the inside foam part so I have
>> >black electrical tape nicely encircled into it.  But I definitely need some
>> >news phones,  and I looked at the others and they were junk except this one
>> >pair.

>> >Figures it's made out of titanium and cost $99.99
>> >Is there something I should look at in the specs to bring back to the group?

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Post by the capta » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 03:50:09

I have a pair of PRO-25 titanium headphones that are quite nice and
they cost less than $40 new (I got mine used for $5 at a thrift store)

> At Radio Shack,  they have this pait of phones that are 99.99 that are made out
> of titanium.  They fit super and definitely 'felt' expensive.  Anyone with any
> experience with these.  Would they be good for DXing?

> I have the Optimus Pro40's and have worn out the inside foam part so I have
> black electrical tape nicely encircled into it.  But I definitely need some
> news phones,  and I looked at the others and they were junk except this one
> pair.

> Figures it's made out of titanium and cost $99.99
> Is there something I should look at in the specs to bring back to the group?

 
 
 

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Post by RH » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 05:16:11

DX Luver,

Since You Asked !
Why not SAVE SIXTY DOLLARS $60
NOW ON SALE - I Got Mine :o)

RadioShack Stereo Headphones with Titanium Diaphragms
SALE PRICE: $39.99   Reg.$49.99
Catalog #: 33-1182
Lightweight, full-sized stereo headphones produce dynamic sound
and are perfect for listening from your computer, MP3 or CD player.
The titanium diaphragms allow full and accurate sound reproduction.
Closed ear cushions provide better isolation and deep bass performance.

PRODUCT FEATURES:
? Adjustable, padded headband
? 8-foot phone cord
? Gold-plated 1/8" right angle stero plug

SPECIFICATIONS:
? Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
? Maximum Input Power: 100 mW
? Impedance: 60 ohm
? Nominal Sensitivity: 98dB
? Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.2% at 95 dB SPL, 400Hz and 1 KHz

hth ~ RHF  
.
.


> At Radio Shack,  they have this pait of phones that are 99.99 that are made out
> of titanium.  They fit super and definitely 'felt' expensive.  Anyone with any
> experience with these.  Would they be good for DXing?

> I have the Optimus Pro40's and have worn out the inside foam part so I have
> black electrical tape nicely encircled into it.  But I definitely need some
> news phones,  and I looked at the others and they were junk except this one
> pair.

> Figures it's made out of titanium and cost $99.99
> Is there something I should look at in the specs to bring back to the group?

.
 
 
 

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Post by RH » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 05:16:24

DX Luver,

Since You Asked !
Why not SAVE SIXTY DOLLARS $60
NOW ON SALE - I Got Mine :o)

RadioShack Stereo Headphones with Titanium Diaphragms
SALE PRICE: $39.99   Reg.$49.99
Catalog #: 33-1182
Lightweight, full-sized stereo headphones produce dynamic sound
and are perfect for listening from your computer, MP3 or CD player.
The titanium diaphragms allow full and accurate sound reproduction.
Closed ear cushions provide better isolation and deep bass performance.

PRODUCT FEATURES:
? Adjustable, padded headband
? 8-foot phone cord
? Gold-plated 1/8" right angle stero plug

SPECIFICATIONS:
? Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
? Maximum Input Power: 100 mW
? Impedance: 60 ohm
? Nominal Sensitivity: 98dB
? Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.2% at 95 dB SPL, 400Hz and 1 KHz

hth ~ RHF  
.
.


> At Radio Shack,  they have this pait of phones that are 99.99 that are made out
> of titanium.  They fit super and definitely 'felt' expensive.  Anyone with any
> experience with these.  Would they be good for DXing?

> I have the Optimus Pro40's and have worn out the inside foam part so I have
> black electrical tape nicely encircled into it.  But I definitely need some
> news phones,  and I looked at the others and they were junk except this one
> pair.

> Figures it's made out of titanium and cost $99.99
> Is there something I should look at in the specs to bring back to the group?

.
 
 
 

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Post by starma » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 06:13:47


> At Radio Shack,  they have this pait of phones that are 99.99 that are made out
> of titanium.  They fit super and definitely 'felt' expensive.  Anyone with any
> experience with these.  Would they be good for DXing?

> I have the Optimus Pro40's and have worn out the inside foam part so I have
> black electrical tape nicely encircled into it.  But I definitely need some
> news phones,  and I looked at the others and they were junk except this one
> pair.

> Figures it's made out of titanium and cost $99.99
> Is there something I should look at in the specs to bring back to the group?

The plastic (mylar?) diaphrams of each headphone (speaker) are coated
with a thin layer of titanium. The value of this feature is quesionable.
The word 'titanium' is a big selling point these days so that's the main
reason they do it. Look in the spec's for frequency range and distortion
levels.

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Post by Stinge » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 07:39:19

You can find anything from the cheapest pair of earbuds to audiophile
headphones costing over $1000 at this site:

http://www.headphone.com/layout.php?topicID=1

-- Stinger


Quote:> At Radio Shack,  they have this pait of phones that are 99.99 that are
made out
> of titanium.  They fit super and definitely 'felt' expensive.  Anyone with
any
> experience with these.  Would they be good for DXing?

> I have the Optimus Pro40's and have worn out the inside foam part so I
have
> black electrical tape nicely encircled into it.  But I definitely need
some
> news phones,  and I looked at the others and they were junk except this
one
> pair.

> Figures it's made out of titanium and cost $99.99
> Is there something I should look at in the specs to bring back to the

group?
 
 
 

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Post by Joe Strai » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 07:50:17

There is a  product called GOOP that you can use to repair *** & vinyl
it is so tough it is sold to the Nike-Rebok crowd as "SHOE-GOO" to rebuild
soles, toes, heels...dries to pure ***

I usd it to rescue deteriorated cups on a KOSS headset

Yodar

Quote:> At Radio Shack,  they have this pait of phones that are 99.99 that are
made out
> of titanium.  They fit super and definitely 'felt' expensive.  Anyone with
any
> experience with these.  Would they be good for DXing?

> I have the Optimus Pro40's and have worn out the inside foam part so I
have
> black electrical tape nicely encircled into it.  But I definitely need
some
> news phones,  and I looked at the others and they were junk except this
one
> pair.

> Figures it's made out of titanium and cost $99.99
> Is there something I should look at in the specs to bring back to the
group?

 
 
 

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Post by Jim Dougla » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 09:53:37

Bet they don't alot of those the the gangsters that come in for cell phones!


Quote:> At Radio Shack,  they have this pait of phones that are 99.99 that are
made out
> of titanium.  They fit super and definitely 'felt' expensive.  Anyone with
any
> experience with these.  Would they be good for DXing?

> I have the Optimus Pro40's and have worn out the inside foam part so I
have
> black electrical tape nicely encircled into it.  But I definitely need
some
> news phones,  and I looked at the others and they were junk except this
one
> pair.

> Figures it's made out of titanium and cost $99.99
> Is there something I should look at in the specs to bring back to the

group?
 
 
 

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Post by CW » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 12:51:02

First thing. Did you check on the availability of the foam for your present
pair?


Quote:> At Radio Shack,  they have this pait of phones that are 99.99 that are
made out
> of titanium.  They fit super and definitely 'felt' expensive.  Anyone with
any
> experience with these.  Would they be good for DXing?

> I have the Optimus Pro40's and have worn out the inside foam part so I
have
> black electrical tape nicely encircled into it.  But I definitely need
some
> news phones,  and I looked at the others and they were junk except this
one
> pair.

> Figures it's made out of titanium and cost $99.99
> Is there something I should look at in the specs to bring back to the

group?
 
 
 

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Post by Dxluv » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 16:15:12

Quote:>For SWL, get the $19.95 Koss - you won't notice the difference.

If I remember right though (and I might be wrong) the Koss isn't a 'cushy'
headphone is it?  I remember seeing them,  didn't think to much of them.  What
is the part that encircles your ear made of?

I'll make a note of what you said if you'll respond.  Thanks Gregg.