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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post
which klipsch?
Custom 3, $149 @ Amazon.com: Klipsch Custom-3 In-Ear Noise Isolating Earphone: Electronics
post #1307 of 1411
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Originally Posted by thwood3 View Post
That's quick! Mine took at least 90-100h
LOL! Mine were around 90 hours too. I must have been too tired last night when I posted...

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which klipsch?
The Custom 3...
post #1308 of 1411
the 3's are warmer, more mid orientated and calmer in the highs.

the bass is much more rounded and warm than the denons, they just feel gentler and less agreesive

he mids are much more prominant and more focused, the denons i feel are a bit more spacious and airy in the mids.

highs are much calmer and less metalic, the denons are very sharp and almost harsh in the highs whereas th 3's have more of a warmth to them yet retaining the clarity.

cable on the denons is fab, cable on the 3's is pants
post #1309 of 1411
I found a pretty workable EQ for the denon's w/ my sony nwz818: clear bass 0, then for the five bands +2, +2, 0, -1, 0 in whatever multiples of db the sony is calibrated to. The first 2 boosts bring the mids forward and warm them up. The cut in the 4th band helps a lot to reduce the harshness.

What I end up with is something that sounds pretty close to the ex82 that came with the unit but more dynamic than the sony headphones. I really like the ex82 headphones. They are so easy to get in the ears and they stay put and are really comfortable. J-cord kinda sux tho.
post #1310 of 1411
i like the coldness of the denons, the only sony i have is the ex500 and apart from loathing the cord on it i just find it far too soft and warm, its the kinda earphone that u might want to use just before bed. its just just sooooooooooo soft and mellow, cant say im big fan of it.

tbh i never really eq earphones but then most of my listening is via ipod and the eq on its just awfull so much better to not use it
post #1311 of 1411
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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post
i like the coldness of the denons
I think that's the recessed mids. You get the dry bass and the dry treble but the juicy middle is kinda small. Once I really liked the smiley face freq resp. But now, not so much. Most of the music is in the middle frequencies. Guess I like a flat freq resp now. Kinda boring but hey...

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the only sony i have is the ex500 and apart from loathing the cord on it i just find it far too soft and warm, its the kinda earphone that u might want to use just before bed. its just just sooooooooooo soft and mellow
The ex82 is pretty soft/warm too. This can cut both ways. Sometimes the unaggressive nature suits me (sort of a cheap imitation of a tube sound). Sometimes its soporific--yes you can can sleep through them!

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tbh i never really eq earphones but then most of my listening is via ipod and the eq on its just awfull so much better to not use it
I didn't EQ anything till I tried to 'fix' the denons to my liking. Luckily, the 818 has a good EQ which doesn't degrade the sound. I've also got a fuze and a clip and NEVER touch the EQ on them. Flat is ideal.
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just picked up a pair of 751's because I've convinced myself to switch to dynamic driver iem's and wanted to see if they sounded better than the turbines I also just received (plus I remember enjoying the 351's sig). Honestly, I'm really impressed w/ the 751's and think I may stick with them for a while. I think they sound more detailed than the turbines & also seem to be built better (I was suspicious about a bulge in the cable after receiving them brand new & figured I'd better jump the Monster ship).

A+ on the denon's. Too bad they're kind of shoved aside in comparison to other iem's.
post #1313 of 1411
jleewach-
So glad you're enjoying them. I still get my C700's out too even though I have the IE8's. They don't quite hold up to the Senns, but you can still easily catch their strengths right away. I will never part with them. They were a great first high end earphone for Denon, and I'd love to see what they come out with as an update/replacement if it was that good.

Good listening......

PS- howcome you're selling the PFE's?
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Originally Posted by jleewach View Post
A+ on the denon's. Too bad they're kind of shoved aside in comparison to other iem's.
They were really popular for quite a long time though, longer than I thought they would be given the fast turnover of earphones on this forum! Nice to know you're enjoying them though, they have a really nice solid build, and of course the magic cable is just magic...

What bulge??
post #1315 of 1411
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Originally Posted by soozieq View Post
They were really popular for quite a long time though, longer than I thought they would be given the fast turnover of earphones on this forum! Nice to know you're enjoying them though, they have a really nice solid build, and of course the magic cable is just magic...

What bulge??
Something just didnt seem right w/ the cable right below the y split. I was kinked & bulging, and the material looked like it had been severely stressed. It may have been nothing, but I've had enough problems w/ iem defects & didnt want to take my chances.

As to the question about why I'm selling the pfe's, trying to fund my first high-end pair of full size cans .
post #1316 of 1411
jleewach-
Ha ha, I just got my first set of cans that I really like too. I picked up a used set of Ultrasone HFI-780's, which were recabled. I'm really digging them today. They seem to have that Denon C700 treble sparkle, which has always been magic.
post #1317 of 1411
sounds nice. Unfortunately, I have MUCH research to do on the full size forum. I've spent most of my time w/ iem's and find myself pretty well uneducated when it comes to nice full size cans. Dont want to buy a lemon
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Originally Posted by jleewach View Post
sounds nice. Unfortunately, I have MUCH research to do on the full size forum. I've spent most of my time w/ iem's and find myself pretty well uneducated when it comes to nice full size cans. Dont want to buy a lemon
Well, are you planning to add an amp too? Full size cans that sound good off a portable without amp are very few and far between. The AT ESW9 was the one set I liked the best for portable, un-amped use. A Mini3 can do double duty as portable and home amp until you have funds for a larger home amp.
post #1319 of 1411
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Originally Posted by thwood3 View Post
I think that's the recessed mids. You get the dry bass and the dry treble but the juicy middle is kinda small. Once I really liked the smiley face freq resp. But now, not so much. Most of the music is in the middle frequencies. Guess I like a flat freq resp now. Kinda boring but hey...


The ex82 is pretty soft/warm too. This can cut both ways. Sometimes the unaggressive nature suits me (sort of a cheap imitation of a tube sound). Sometimes its soporific--yes you can can sleep through them!


I didn't EQ anything till I tried to 'fix' the denons to my liking. Luckily, the 818 has a good EQ which doesn't degrade the sound. I've also got a fuze and a clip and NEVER touch the EQ on them. Flat is ideal.
you know i used to think the mids were really recessed on them too but since the icon mobile its really balanced them out, they are still bass and treble happy but the mids are there and ive always really really liked the mids on them. just before they were always so recessed but sound wonderful. the icons totally fixed that.

its soung sig still retains that coldness which is just so different to just about everything else, i like it
post #1320 of 1411
Hey Mark,

I'm totally sold. Only after reading a few pages of your posts. I'm buying the 751's hopefully locally, but most likely online.

Thanks for the information.

Regards,

Adam
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