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post #181 of 1475
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Originally Posted by Robust² View Post
(PS: where could I get heatshrink here in Europe? I had never even heard of it)
Could you be a bit more specific - which country in Europe only its a big place and some countries will not have particular retailers. Speaking for the UK then your best bet is Maplin Electronics http://www.maplin.co.uk/
post #182 of 1475
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Originally Posted by leqin View Post
Could you be a bit more specific - which country in Europe only its a big place and some countries will not have particular retailers. Speaking for the UK then your best bet is Maplin Electronics http://www.maplin.co.uk/
Belgium, I'll try to visit some specialised stores next week
post #183 of 1475
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Originally Posted by Robust² View Post
Belgium, I'll try to visit some specialised stores next week
Okay well I don't offhand know of any distributors in Belgium, but I know 3M have a office over there so it shouldn't be that hard to find some. Just as a tip when and if your buying see if you can obtain heat shrink sleeving that is adhesive-lined - the difference in cost is inconsequential but the very thin layer of heat activated glue binds both the cable and heat shrink together into more or less one single piece - we use adhesive-lined exclusively and the result looks much neater.
post #184 of 1475
wow! i've been meaning to use my vibes a la behind the ear and finally tried it. for me it created quite a difference! the sound became fuller. i'm guessing it is because i'm now getting a better seal since i also felt i had more isolation. this doesn't make sense to me since the ports on the vibes aren't angled at all. whatever the reason, i'm even more happy with them now.
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post #186 of 1475
welcome to our world oli ;-) be gentle with em though.
post #187 of 1475
can anyone posts pics of the vibe being worn with the cable behind the ear?
post #188 of 1475
here ya go...

post #189 of 1475
wow, those looks pretty awesome behind the ear.

I was just pondering what to get lol... ATH-EM700Ti.. or vmoda vibe..... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......
post #190 of 1475
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Originally Posted by oli84 View Post
these are versatile phones, frequency-wise as well as usage-wise. they dont overdo anything, so while they won't satisfy any specific tendencies, they do a respectable job at everything. there's little to complain about. i feel that someone looking to upgrade their pack-in earbuds could very well purchase these, and never come back to head-fi.
Pretty much what I think about them right there.

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Originally Posted by warrior05 View Post
here ya go...

Yup, only way to go is around the ear...


Ply
post #191 of 1475
nah, straight down from the ear for the not-feeling anything involving these things at all ;-) (around the ear is a bit ticklish)
post #192 of 1475
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post #193 of 1475
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Originally Posted by oli84 View Post
i feel guilty... after a day with the vibes i realize i don't like warm sounds as much as i thought i did. just put up the vibes for sale.

i still love them for their ease of use and portability, it's just a matter of my own sound preferences.

with this realization, could someone direct me to a new pair of IEMs? i'm thinking about the shure e4.
Seriously consider the ER-4.
post #194 of 1475
Very pleasing to the eye. Great job on the review!
post #195 of 1475
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Originally Posted by epithetless View Post
Seriously consider the ER-4.
i looked into it further, and i re-read glendale viper's review. there, he mentions that the bass on some tracks sometimes sounded overly boomy on the vibes, and i think that's what has been happening to me.

edit: tested this out and this problem is indeed track-dependent. some rock tracks i'm using have an unnatural boominess but disappears when playing a different track. even with a bassier track, it actually sounds great, no boominess. VERY weird..
so, take this into consideration when purchasing these phones.

edit2: for what it's worth, the boomy track was an AAC file encoded at 128kbps a la itunes.
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