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Originally Posted by katabatik View Post
Sorry to bump this thread, but I think it is pointless to create a new one for the same subject. After much reading in serach of an IEM, I've come down to IE8 vs PFE. I read the whole 10 pages of this thread but still haven't decided yet.

I'll be using a Cowon D2+ unamped and listening basically to classical music and jazz. I like an engaging sound experience. I like to feel "immersed" in the music. I'm more of a "Wow, that felt like I was in the concert hall!" than a "Wow, I could hear the second violin picking his nose between movements" kind of guy Not that detail isn't important. It's just not "detail uber ales" that I'm looking after. I must "feel immersed" in what I'm listening and be moved by the music.

I tried to give you the best description of what I'm looking for. Sorry if I wasn't clearer but the world of quality audio gear is new to me, so I'm not well acquainted with the proper terms yet.

Please advise me before I make a costly mistake. Thanks.
Given your criteria, and as a PFE owner, I think an IE8 might be more to your liking.
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Originally Posted by knubbe View Post
Given your criteria, and as a PFE owner, I think an IE8 might be more to your liking.
x2, the IE8 is definitely more like a concert hall than the PFE, and more immersive. Also, if you want to hear the details, the IE8 has them, but they are more laid back and in the music than the PFE. Just make sure you don't get a fake IE8
post #153 of 158
Fantastic review!

Thanks a tone (I think I'll try the PFE's)
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These are both closed phones right, so how is the cable noise when walking/running/moving around?
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The cable noise was unbearable, constantly scrubbing inside/outside of my shirt/jacket, no matter how I adjusted the cable.
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I think most closed headphones suffer from this.
I like my RE1s quite a bit when amped, don't think there's anything to be desired with the highs like some. The microphonics are terrible though, particularly above the "Y" on the cable.

Just thought I would bring it up because the RE1s are open IEMs, not closed
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Fantastic review!

Thanks a tone (I think I'll try the PFE's)
Glad you liked it, and especially glad you found it!
post #156 of 158
I made a post here but it was the wrong thread. Oops.
post #157 of 158

Thanks Average Joe!  I just bought open box ie8 from HeadRoom.  Can't wait.

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post #158 of 158

So I have a later newer version of the PFE's (I've been told the only real difference between them is the new green filters that supposedly bridge the gap between the grey and black filter). So my question to you is have you tried the green filters and has it changed your reflection on the differences between the two?

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