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Going crazy... Atrio M5 or super.fi 5 pro's?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I know, I know - single driver vs. dual armature... but these are my first IEM's so I don't have much experience to have a preference on which design I like best. I have a critical listening ear but this will be for a portable MP3 player and I want to have fun listening to my blues, rock, and jazz. I'm a musician and a bit of an audiophile - I appreciate a full range of sound, I really like both deep tight bass as well as sparkling highs. I just don't know which to purchase - the M5's or the SF5 Pro's? Is one "better" than the other?

Thanks!
post #2 of 11
There was another thread that asked something similar , and the following was recommended:

UM2 and Super.Fi. Pro 5's. These are both dual drivers. I still have not decided yet, as I am on the same boat.

It seems that you price budget is < 200.00 . Its confusing, but then that is what Head-Fi is about.
post #3 of 11
Also, you should consider The Denon AH-C700s.

I started a thread much like this not too long ago, and the Denon faithful converted me. They will probably be chiming in soon here.

I haven't got it yet, and nor do I have either of the other headphones, but you should know your options, if you haven't already looked at the Denons!
post #4 of 11
The atrios have the deepest bass I've ever heard come from a headphone and much less an IEM but I wouldn't consider it quick bass. It extends so deep that it shakes my head and feels really cool though.
post #5 of 11
Get yoursel an Atrio, fool a bit with the tips, then enjoy...

After many tries I ended with the ugly Shure yellow foams. For me no other tips works as well.The current ones are dried up, deformed, but they do the job: isolate. I just ordered 10 more pairs of yellow tips, should last me a longggg time.

You still need to "work" to get the Atrio correct for you! And it's only about finding the correct tip. Some prefer the stock ones, other the "olives", etc.

But it's worth the effort, for the the sound quality is something else!!

regards,
post #6 of 11
I think the super fi pro 5 is excellent… As an audiophile I first were little disappointed with their laidback highs. I thought a great deal of detail was missing here. But after a while I adjusted the eq on my Trekstor Vibez and I finally got more of the sound I was hoping for… :-) (+3dB to the highs centered at 16 kHz with 1 octave width, -4dB at 10kHz 0.2 oct, -2dB at 8kHz 0.4 oct, -1 dB at 6.3 kHz 0.4 oct and +3dB at 4 kHz 1 oct).

A good thing with sf5pro is that I get full sound with very low volume setting and that that their highs isn’t fatiguing at all (this I is important because I am little oversensitive to certain “metallic” sounds).
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Since the super.fi pro's have user replacable cables... how much of a better set of IEMS do they become by upgrading the cables?
post #8 of 11
theres no mids and highs to talk about with the M5s. this is coming from a person who had both and fiddled around with the tips and burned in the M5s for almost 200 hours.
post #9 of 11
Another Super.fi 5 Pro user here that really enjoys their sound. There is definitely a lot of love for the Atrio's although I haven't heard them.

As for the replaceable cable, it's a great feature and there are quite few folks using the Westone ES cable as a replacement and have commented on a positive change. Search around and you should find what you're looking for.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by only500made View Post
theres no mids and highs to talk about with the M5s. this is coming from a person who had both and fiddled around with the tips and burned in the M5s for almost 200 hours.
So you prefer the super.fi 5's?
post #11 of 11
i have the atrios, the mids are good, the highs are ok... i love how guitars sound, some higher instrument seem weak at some times,

the bass is just plain sick (in a good way), it will make your brain turn to jello,
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