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post #61 of 1475
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Originally Posted by Xennon View Post
Can you take a picture this phones when you are wearing them? Do they like Westone or Shure?
Here you go...

post #62 of 1475
Thanx for he picture. Wow they are small and almost disapear. Can you show a picture but with the cable going over the ear? Are they confortable over the ear?
post #63 of 1475
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Originally Posted by Sordel View Post
I'm not sure what's good about the UM2 myself ... I'd guess that its benefits are transparency and even frequency response: is that what you mean, ATX? I ask because it's my current front-runner as a high-end IEM.
The um2 is the most balanced, natural-sounding headphone I've heard, even when compared to my full-size headphones. It has dead-accurate imaging, wide soundstage (as wide as the triport IE!), and able to project depth like the top sennheisers. The bass is deep, articulate, and very clean. The UM2 never sounds too hard, or too thin, or too anything with any type of music I've tried-- hence the most "balanced." It probably has the most perfect ADSR properties of any headphone I've heard, and certainly one of the most transparent-sounding.

The ksc75 has zero soundstage and no imaging capabilities at all. It has a fast attack speed so that certain notes sound too hard, but it also has a fast release so that when notes disappear, they just vanish without leaving any sense of depth, and makes virtually all types of music VERY uninvolving and "flat" sounding. The triport IEs, for example, has a good decay/release timing so that its very enjoyable to listen to live music--- they seem to draw you into the music in a very intimate way. Not so with the ksc75. It's also tonally unbalanced -- the bass and the extreme treble is artificially boosted resulting in a very weak midrange and very odd sounding at times, not to mention sibilant and metallic.

To say that the Vibe sounds like the ksc75, but its closest competitor is the UM2, makes NO sense at all. The KSC75 and UM2 are WORLDS apart.
post #64 of 1475
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Originally Posted by atx View Post
This review didn't help me at all. similar to ksc75s but closest competitor is the UM2 ? The um2 sounds NOTHING like the ksc75 and the quality difference is BIG enough that these two phones don't belong in the same sentence or paragraph.

Sounds like the op doesn't really know what's good about the UM2, which is why he regrets buying them for $300 when a much cheaper iem would suffice.


The um2 is the most balanced, natural-sounding headphone I've heard, even when compared to my full-size headphones. It has dead-accurate imaging, wide soundstage (as wide as the triport IE!), and able to project depth like the top sennheisers. The bass is deep, articulate, and very clean. The UM2 never sounds too hard, or too thin, or too anything with any type of music I've tried-- hence the most "balanced." It probably has the most perfect ADSR properties of any headphone I've heard, and certainly one of the most transparent-sounding.

The ksc75 has zero soundstage and no imaging capabilities at all. It has a fast attack speed so that certain notes sound too hard, but it also has a fast release so that when notes disappear, they just vanish without leaving any sense of depth, and makes virtually all types of music VERY uninvolving and "flat" sounding. The triport IEs, for example, has a good decay/release timing so that its very enjoyable to listen to live music--- they seem to draw you into the music in a very intimate way. Not so with the ksc75. It's also tonally unbalanced -- the bass and the extreme treble is artificially boosted resulting in a very weak midrange and very odd sounding at times, not to mention sibilant and metallic.

To say that the Vibe sounds like the ksc75, but its closest competitor is the UM2, makes NO sense at all. The KSC75 and UM2 are WORLDS apart.

Your comments didn't help me at all. They are incorrect and misleading.

I mentioned the ksc75 in just one paragraph, and that was concerning the vocals of one individual, Geoff Tate. Nor did I mention the Um2 sounding like the ksc75, and it was not implied either.

Maybe you should do a search, then you will see that I have given a lot of praise to the Um2. But guess what, something better came along...


Ply
post #65 of 1475
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Originally Posted by peter_m View Post
Thanx for he picture. Wow they are small and almost disapear. Can you show a picture but with the cable going over the ear? Are they confortable over the ear?
Very comfortable over the ear. Thats how I wear mine...


Ply
post #66 of 1475
I understand with the vent that the V-moda Vibe is not a complete noise isolation IEM. But is there some extraneous noise decrease? Any idea how this will work on a plane?

Many thanks
cycledoc
post #67 of 1475
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Originally Posted by bellsprout View Post
awww - guess u can't have the best of both worlds TT

here's hoping somebody will invent a mod for it
Virtually ALL the 9mm driver Dynamic elements need some controlled leakage at the front of the driver to keep the bass at an exceptable level. Otherwise it turns the mid & treble to mud. The JBL reference 220 are sealed at the front & the bass overwhelms the mids-treble as a result
post #68 of 1475
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Originally Posted by cycledoc View Post
I understand with the vent that the V-moda Vibe is not a complete noise isolation IEM. But is there some extraneous noise decrease? Any idea how this will work on a plane?

Many thanks
cycledoc
Yes they do isolate, just not as much as some other iems, like the Um2s and Superfis. But have no clue about plane noise, never been on one. ...


Ply
post #69 of 1475
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Originally Posted by plywood99 View Post
Yes they do isolate, just not as much as some other iems, like the Um2s and Superfis. But have no clue about plane noise, never been on one. ...


Ply
If they have less isolation than the CX300's, then I imagine they won't do the job on a plane... I mean with my CX300's, the vacuum is still extremely loud, I can still hear my wife talk (though faintly) and I can hear the television (faintly), I'm pretty sure the drone of the plane's engines is going to come through loud and clear with all but the most isolating IEM's and active noise cancellation headphones.
post #70 of 1475
Man, I'm itching to try these. I think I'll hold off though, the isolation of my current IEMs is really important to my ears (they're a hearing-saver in all of the rambunctious places I listen in).
post #71 of 1475
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Originally Posted by peter_m View Post
Thanx for he picture. Wow they are small and almost disapear. Can you show a picture but with the cable going over the ear? Are they confortable over the ear?
I tried wearing them over my ears like the UM2's, but I had a heck of a time trying to get the cable to stay behind my ear. I use the "choker" on the UM2; the Vibes don't have one, so that's what I think the problem is. But yes, they are comfortable to wear that way. Same comfort with cable down.
post #72 of 1475
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Originally Posted by KHill View Post
I tried wearing them over my ears like the UM2's, but I had a heck of a time trying to get the cable to stay behind my ear. I use the "choker" on the UM2; the Vibes don't have one, so that's what I think the problem is. But yes, they are comfortable to wear that way. Same comfort with cable down.
Yeah would be nice if they came with the choker. But I use a piece of string tied in a not as a choker, works fine. Also after wearing them for a while the cable has somewhat molded itself to looping around my ear. They don't fall off near as often, and with the homemade choker they stay on very well...


Ply
post #73 of 1475
@Khill
Thanks a lot for the picture.
post #74 of 1475

Not Enough Bass

Hi Everyone...I've been reading these forums for a long time even though this is my first post. I received my Vibes from UPS today and they do sound pretty good, however, I was a bit disappointed by the bass. I thought they would have more "impactful" bass. The bass from the Vibes was clear and warm, but it didn't have that "oomph factor". I listen to symphonic and goth metal (Tristania, Therion, Nightwish, Leaves' Eyes, etc.) so I need my bass. I never considered myself a basshead, but based on my reading about these IEMs, I guess maybe I am.

Can anyone recommend an IEM that has bass that literally smacks you up side your head? I don't want muddy sound, but I want to actually feel the double bass drum.
post #75 of 1475
V-Moda Bass Freq
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