After much research I have got my earphone list down to these three. Quite simply, which pair do you recommend?
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11/30/08 at 2:42pm
I personally hated the q-Jays with a passion - too bright and forward, complete lack of bass and prone to problems with the replacable filters. Detailed maybe, but not in an enjoyable way - they always seemed to leave me with a headache, and I'm slightly prone to tinitus in my left ear which was really agrivated by the q-Jays but not by any other IEM I've owned.
I enjoyed the Denons far more than the Jays, as they have a warmer fuller sound, though I'd agree that they don't have the same degree of detail and don't isolate as well as some other IEMs.
That's funny then, as I've seen lots of other posters who say that they do. We must all be just imagining it.
I've owned plenty of different IEMs with no previous issue with getting a seal, so I know how to stick the things in my ear okay. My problems with the dodgy sound coming from my q-Jays had nothing to do with not getting a decent seal, and everything to do with the q-Jays sounding poor.
Maybe most of them sound fine, but it seems like quite a few slip out sounding dodgy. I won't ever know what a decent pair sounds like, as when I sent my back to be replaced I was just made to wait 7 weeks before I got a two line email telling me I'd been refunded minus £11 in postage costs.
Ergo ... in my opinion q-Jays suck.
Okay, your pair sucked, but it was probably defective then. I am sorry that happened to you. Also, if they had been bought used then the sound nozzle filters could have been clogged from the previous user, but it looks like from your post that you had new ones. So, I suspect they were defective, or I had one of the occasional pairs in existence with bass similar to my SE530 and it was a fluke. Mine were more refined and improved over my C700 and Super.fi 5 Pro as well.