4/2/16 at 12:53am
Posts by ljokerl
4/1/16 at 11:16pm
I tend to prefer a more v-shaped sound, which means S1 over the RE300h. Not sure it's the exact one I'd pick, though - coming from the Piston 3 it'll sound quite bassy and not all that clear. Great if you've been looking for more impact compared to your Piston 3, but it might be a little disappointing on the fidelity front. Weirdly, I was only sent a W10 and W40 which are not really improved over the preceding models. I've heard good things about the W30, though - perhaps...
3/31/16 at 12:42am
The Aurisonics Rockets were the first set I thought of as well. It's definitely more smooth than sparkly, but it's very forgiving as a result and clarity is excellent. If you prefer to err on the side of brighter treble, I think the ACS T15 would be my pick. A little less forgiving, but overall leaner and flatter than the Rockets by a small margin. Yes, it's coming.
3/13/16 at 4:56pm
3/11/16 at 7:19pm
That seems like a good compromise. I really hope to spend some time with the P1 soon. Sure looks solid. Interesting, the way they describe their "resonator" and its effect on treble sounds an awful lot like the way MEE describes the P1's "diffuser". Similar solutions? The IM02 doesn't really have more bass than the W10. Its low end extension/depth is a little better but in terms of actual impact/punch it's about equal to a W10. Even something like a Philips Fidelio S2 or...
3/11/16 at 1:37am
Some of those sets you're considering are discontinued and will be very difficult to find. And the rest mostly have a flat/balanced sound sig, which your Atrios and FXT90s do not. At $200 for dynamic sound you might as well look into the DUNU DN-1000. It's got a closer balance to the FXT90 and while the soundstage isn't huge, it's a solid triple-driver hybrid earphone for the price and quite difficult to beat for a moderately enhanced-bass, v-shaped sound. There are other...
3/4/16 at 1:57am
It's hard to say how any particular IEM will do in the washer... I doubt it's a design criteria for manufacturers, especially those focused on the Head-Fi/audiophile market. There's a handful of water-resistant IEMs out there that would probably be more durable in this regard than average (e.g. the Mee M6 and Audio-Technica CKX5), and many more "regular" IEMs that may or may not outlast a VSD1S. I'm partial to the Xiaomi Piston 2 as an inexpensive, bass-boosted...
2/26/16 at 1:04am
Rockets build quality is really on another level compared even to something like an HF5. Some of the old-school TWFK earphones (e.g. mainly the Audio-Technica CK10 and maybe the NOCS NS800 or the new q-JAYS) are the only small BAs I'd put on the same level for build quality, but those never sound as smooth as the Rockets. The RHA T20i and Noble 4 (the only ones on your list I've tried) aren't very similar to the X11i, so it's hard to call either a step up. The X11i has...
2/26/16 at 12:52am
2/16/16 at 11:32pm
Thanks, everyone! You can get a Creative Aurvana Live! 2 for about $100 as well. Fits your requirements and is more comfortable (but less durable) than the V-Moda. Sounds better in my opinion. Not sure how it compares to the Urbanite XL.