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I would like to buy PFE112 for iPhone5. Can it drive 112 well?

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I would like to buy PFE112 for iPhone5. Can it drive 112 well?

Yes.

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Could you use a forwarding service?

That would probably cost me as much as buying from hifiheadphones :\

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I would like to buy PFE112 for iPhone5. Can it drive 112 well?

 

For use with low-end sources like that, I recommend Etymotic HF series over the PFE - the former are much easier to power properly and sound clearer out of weak sources. PFE lacks attack when not amped well, sounding too soft and smoothed over.

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I had read of someone washing filters.  Maybe it was hydrogen peroxide?  Worked.  

 

Also, Complyfoam.com sells the correct size for PFEs.  The foam definitely sounds the best - short, moving the driver closer to the ear, and seems to dampen reflections that make them bright and splashy.   

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How about 232? I will use IPC+HP-P1 to drive it
Can it drive 232 well?Need to add an amp?
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I like my 232s well enough with my unamped iPhone 5, but its noticeably better with my headstage amp.
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I had read of someone washing filters.  Maybe it was hydrogen peroxide?  Worked.  

 

Also, Complyfoam.com sells the correct size for PFEs.  The foam definitely sounds the best - short, moving the driver closer to the ear, and seems to dampen reflections that make them bright and splashy.   


I remember people using hydrogen peroxide to clean filters and the Comply foam tips. Provided you dry the filters and tips after soaking, they should be as good as new. I should probably go clean my filters and tips...

 

They were Comply T-130, right? The Comply tips do reduce the high end a bit and improves the bass quantity and isolation. I would say they're probably the best tips for the grey filters. I've tried the Shure tips and they just do not work well for me.

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Yes, You can get the T-130 foam tips from Comply.  (I find them the best sounding of all types I have tried.  They do wear out, though, so I'm glad Comply sells them.)  http://www.complyfoam.com/products/T-130/

 

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Does anyone know any discount codes for audeoworld.com?

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I just purchased some Perfect Bass 022's after reading the recommendations on this forum. I listened to them for a week on my Galaxy S3 and was very happy with them, great value for money. I've owned some etymotics HF2s and a couple of cheaper sennheiser pairs and I liked the Phonak's more.
Then, after reading how an amp improves the sound of these I tried them with my laptop and was blown away!! This is some of the best music I've heard! The laptop amp stepped the quality up just enough to get over that line where it fools you into thinking you are hearing the music live. I think an even better amp could get still a little more out of these. The amp in my laptop (Dell M1530) seems to suit these with the green filter very well and reduce the prominence of the bass compared to my phone, to a level I like. I've just ordered some grey filters to see how they go.
In summary, don't just use these with your phone alone, you're missing out on an exceptional sonic experience. I think the galaxy S3 is a bit low on power compared to other phones so isn't a great source to power these.
Edited by loud n clear - 5/26/13 at 9:37pm
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Once you try the grey filters, you'll see how much the green were holding them back.

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Once you try the grey filters, you'll see how much the green were holding them back.

Indeed. I wouldn't use anything but grey filters. They may not sound as bassy at first, but they are much flattef overall and youll hear more smoothness and details...
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Yes, one can always boost the bass in some way if one finds them too bass-light. But the resolution just isn't the same with the green.

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I am also a fan of the grey filters. They provide better detail and bass quality in exchange for bass quantity. Swap to T-130 Comply tips for more bass quantity and tame the highs without using an equalizer (if preferred). Otherwise, a simple equalizer change to the low frequencies with the grey filters should be plenty.
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