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Yea...I find ER4 unlistenable these days.  So one dimensional.  The multi-drivers are so much more dynamic, holographic, rich, full and the crossovers make it all work.  The ER4's are like handheld transister radio.  But 20 years ago when it was only single drivers I really liked them!

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Got them today. Although I was not expecting anything - I have a couple of customs - I have to say, I am mighty impressed by the Fi-10. I am almost tempted to send them for reshell now!!! Great value for $150 or so.

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How the Triple FI10 earphones compare to Ety HF5?

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If anyone wants to know what TF10's metallic lacing sounds like this video by Emma Hewitt is probably the closest I have heard to describe it.. This basically is how TF10's vocals sound though not quite as extreme. The filter used on her voice sounds very similar to my ears.

I'd be interested if other owners think they same? Use a set of headphones other than TF10 for the test.

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Somehow picked up a like-new TF10 for $50. Loving the detail and soundstage. I also have the turbine pro coppers but i felt they had too much bass so the TF10s sound perfect in my ears when i use them. My question now is would re-shelling them make a significant difference? Fisher (inearz) is able to re-shell for $90 which seems like a good deal.

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Originally Posted by 727south View Post

How the Triple FI10 earphones compare to Ety HF5?

The HF5 sounds sterile, has bass that is more 'one-note' than textured, and is much smaller. On the other hand, it isolates better, and has a more natural frequency response (matched to the human ear so that we perceive neutrality.)

The Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10 is colored, especially in the bass and treble regions, sounds more textured when it comes to bass, and is somewhat uncomfortable to most people because of its large size. 

Looks wise, I'd go with the TF10. For comfort, get the HF5. Sounds wise it's your preference.

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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post

Somehow picked up a like-new TF10 for $50. Loving the detail and soundstage. I also have the turbine pro coppers but i felt they had too much bass so the TF10s sound perfect in my ears when i use them. My question now is would re-shelling them make a significant difference? Fisher (inearz) is able to re-shell for $90 which seems like a good deal.


Going with a reshell to me is a no brainer. You no longer deal with tips wearing out, or looking for the right ones. You get to choose a look you like and you get a solid built set of IEM's. I cant see myself ever going back to a universal IEM.

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Reshell brings your total up to $140, me too I definately will never go back to universal.

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So .... from last time. I RMA'd my TF10 to UE. Everything was going well. I got it to them and everything and then.....guess what. I won't be getting it back... they don't make TF10's anymore apparently even if it was only 1 week after their UE900 intro. 

 

Cool. UE Customer Service....is sub par from my experience. First my friends get his CIEM's defective twice (CIEMs worth $1.4K USD) and now ...no IEM's. 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

So .... from last time. I RMA'd my TF10 to UE. Everything was going well. I got it to them and everything and then.....guess what. I won't be getting it back... they don't make TF10's anymore apparently even if it was only 1 week after their UE900 intro. 

 

Cool. UE Customer Service....is sub par from my experience. First my friends get his CIEM's defective twice (CIEMs worth $1.4K USD) and now ...no IEM's. 

will you be getting a pair of UE900's back? biggrin.gif

 

sigh~~~~ 1.3k actually.....

Not sure if it's their fault or bad climate here.... 

(I mean 2x in a row can't be a coincident.... right?)

...and it's only been 3 months since I first ordered them frown.gif

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Originally Posted by KimChee View Post

Reshell brings your total up to $140, me too I definately will never go back to universal.

Can't wait to get mine reshelled. 

 

How is the quality and worksmanship at inearz/fisher?

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Been getting to know my new Sunricky cable, which the seller claims is a "must hear" for those who like bass. I can't say it's an obvious upgrade in SQ from the original, or really offers any substantial changes at all for that matter; if anything the treble is perhaps slightly less fake or "electric" sounding but still retains its shimmery feel. Maybe just a bit smoother, I guess.

 

But damn is it built well. My girlfriend is a vocalist and really only cares about hearing music properly, the differences between headphones don't really entice her much so she is super dismissive of my obsession, and scorns me for spending money on this stuff, but even she commented that it seemed to be built really well. The cable is super soft and flexible, very well braided, no more uncomfortable memory wire, everything feels like it is of good quality. There's this thing on the jack that I first thought was cheap and coming out or something but now that I inspect more closely its actually secured very well and is actually part of the strain relief system which is really cool and seems to work well. It was something like $35 or $40 USD after taxes and shipping, I'd easily recommend it.


Edited by Gilly87 - 9/30/12 at 6:54am
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I'm not sold on this cable having any real sound improvements but the build quality makes my stock SM3 cable feel downright cheap. Will probably grab something else from Sunricky for them.

 

Edit: Meh, nothing under $100 for Westone style cables from Sunricky except the White Angel, and I don't like the look.


Edited by Gilly87 - 9/30/12 at 8:30am
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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post

Can't wait to get mine reshelled. 

 

How is the quality and worksmanship at inearz/fisher?


I wouldn't put them on the level of Wizard at Heir Audio, but they are sure not lacking in quality.

post #7455 of 9120
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

I'm not sold on this cable having any real sound improvements but the build quality makes my stock SM3 cable feel downright cheap. Will probably grab something else from Sunricky for them.

I feel the same way about my Fiio cable when it comes to sound improvement.

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