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Folks ... I want to laugh but it seems like I have to DIY my own jokes ... No, not Steve, Joe or John (Grado), but more likely one of their b*tches, pee-ons, or Omegas. That sounds much more logical and incredulous ... right? Speaking of logic, and somewhat related to the issue The Larch just raised, it seems there is formidable problem ... http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=critical-mass        
"The GR10 sound exactly like the e-Q5 [...]" Well, I should be fair and try to list off some significant non-political, non-financially-motivated reasons why two dissimilar IEMs may sound the same.    Health/physiological: Low blood sugar Head cold, flu, or being ill Emotional stress (effect on psychoacoustics) Change in the weather (pressure/barometric)   Logical fallacy biases / psychology: Cognitive dissonance Selection bias (including time...
The e-Q5 vs. GR10 issue is very confusing to those of us who are getting ready to make a purchasing decision.  dftk is an administrator (i.e., ttbomk, has financial interests) at a for-profit site. So brand/$$/politics -- i.e, business as usual? 'What politics', you ask? Well, check out the domain name for starters anythingbutipod.com. Now I ain't no Apple lover, but if there is one brand of DAP that scores WRT reliability and customer support, it's the folks in...
Rubbish! “You can get more with a 2x4 and a kind word than just a kind word.” http://kindwordand2x4.blogspot.com/    
goodvibes: you have, relatively speaking, very high-end gear. And you seem to value subjective metrics like 'PRaT' (Naim) and 'fast transients' (Naim/Stax).  Given these personal acoustic 'values', I'd say your favorable comments re: GR10 are in alignment with my top IEM requirements. I'm still a bit uncomfortable that you haven't had the opportunity to compare the GR10s to many other IEMs (not your fault, of course!). Given that, I disagree with your comment "...as dry...
Your overall reaction/reply seems as if I offended you somehow. Sorry! IAC ...  I don't know what you own or what you've heard so it's hard to know where you're coming from. Hint, hint ... wink, wink ... your Head-Fi Community Profile is empty. I'm also equally baffled by your comment "IE8s or SM3s don't sound like Grado cans so I don't really know what to tell you". For approx. the same word-count, you may have said something far more useful, like ...   "…the GR10s have...
Quote: Which hybrid tips are you specifically referring to?   Bottom lines for what I want in an IEM ...    I want modern, solid-state sound. An IEM that you can use to keep you motivated while jogging or running. I find SM3s too laid back (tube-like). The IE8s are just about right, but I wouldn't mind if their mids were ALSO as refined/clean as SM3s. (Dunno if that's possible at any $$ range; I've seen this trade-off in not only cans but all transducers ... and...
The soundtrack has segments as fast as many MODERN house/trance/techno/electronica I've heard (faves of that genre include Orbital and Way Out West). In fact, that's what makes many of Zimmer's compositions unique: use (fusion) of orchestra + computer-based percussive/dynamic elements. But (and especially in the train sequence) visual/sound-effects editing have seamlessly merge with the music soundtrack. I didn't overall care for that movie, but the audio/video/film...
Quote: Just got done comparing beyerdynamic DT880 (std. cans)  to SM3v2 (IEM). An apples vs. oranges for sure. But not WRT the subjective metric topical to this thread. To wit, then, the hands down champion here is the DT880. This is interesting as it means PRaT does not really depend on moving total amount of mass. The SM3s seem to hang onto each "pulse"/music note/whatever a bit longer, dragging down the P/R deleteriously.    Media used: Batman Begins (2005) DVD...
I've been asking versions of this query in various IEM threads and am getting very ... ahem ... confusing and disparate responses. Is this a hard question? Why is this subjective metric not included in most 'reviews'? I find that if IEMs or std. cans lack this quality, I get distracted and bored (opposite of engaged and "into" music or movie). [ Note: For background (e.g., Muzak or elevator) music, or 'slow' (non-tempo) music, P/R may not matter -- ditto for audiobooks...
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