SONGsanmanwah: since you have the mylarones and the er4s, how would you say they compare to each other?
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5/8/07 at 11:56pm
LOL my ER-4S just arrived today and I'm still dizzy from my first time with tri-flange. What I can tell from a very limit time with best source at hands (my PC - I have no amp at the moment) is that the X3s seem to share some characteristics with the Ety i.e. fast, lively bass but of course not as refined. The gap on instruments separation and imaging is huge between the two. However, the X3s' less clinical overall sound kind of give them a laid-back-easy-going-sweet-little-phones thing. I'm sure I won't throw mine away with the arrival of the ER-4S.
So from what you're saying, does that mean the X3 has a accurate sound instead of a fun one with an ample amount of bass impact?
To those people who were unsure about the M5 and the X3s, heres what I got from a fellow head-fier who actually bought them both:
Private Message: Re: X3
Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Join Date: May 2006
Originally Posted by _M2
Hey I just read you recieved your x3s. I was wondering if the X3s were as bassy as the M5 or at least the ksc75s that you have. THanks.
tstarn06-Yes, to my ears they are as bassy as the M5s, and while I can't exactly articulate why, I just prefer the overall sound of the X3s. I love detail (hence, my ER4Ps), and the detail on the X3s is cleaner to me than the M5s. Also, the X3s are more efficient, as I need less volume to listen. I like that too. I hardly every use the Ksc35s, don't really like the clip on thing. But I love these X3s, and I am going to sell my M5s and buy another paid of X3s for reserve (also Winston has a deal for $67 you get X3s and a set of other canal phones).
I have Creative players, and using the Pop EQ setting is perfect for the X3s. Either that or no EQ.
Hey, I'm not even knocking the M5s. I just prefer the X3s and at 1/3rd the price, it's a smart "hi-fi, low budget" move.
FutureSonics Atrio M5s...Ety ER4P(w/S cable)...Yuin Pk-2...Koss KSC75...Grado SR-80...Creative Zen VIsion M (30GB)...Creative Z V (4GB)...Creative Muvo Slim...Creative Muvo TX-FM...PA2v2...Penguin Classic Cmoy.
So in some sense X3>M5
Keep in mind that tsarn06 later went on to say this about the m5 vs. X3.