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post #46 of 817
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What is your iem of choice then when it comes to female vocalists?

thanks
se530

IE7 quite possibly number 2 for them, number 2 spot is a much closer thing
post #47 of 817
female vocalists, blk pfe (grey while maybe more pleasing can be a little too forward for my tastes and comes at a cost of some sibilance).

male vocalists, it's closer but i'd give the edge to the ie7's.
post #48 of 817
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Originally Posted by bixby View Post
What is your iem of choice then when it comes to female vocalists?

thanks
PFE (gray) for female vocal (i listen to anime song mostly)
IE7 for Classical but still very good for female vocal (warmer sounding than PFE)
post #49 of 817
I just ordered some ie7's!

Will be using imod 4g + rsa mustang.

The last time I bought a higher end iem was the westone um2, needless to say I wasn't too impressed with them! Currently have Sony ex-90's which have done reasonably well for their price, just looking for something different/better now.

Hope I made a good move over the PFE!
post #50 of 817
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post
I just ordered some ie7's!

Will be using imod 4g + rsa mustang.

The last time I bought a higher end iem was the westone um2, needless to say I wasn't too impressed with them! Currently have Sony ex-90's which have done reasonably well for their price, just looking for something different/better now.

Hope I made a good move over the PFE!
How much did you get them for? Does anyone here own or have ordered the "used" ones that come without the boxer and accessories, just the earphones and 3 tips (S, M, L) on Amazon or Ebay? I'm looking for some feedback on their authenticity.
post #51 of 817
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Originally Posted by demo1 View Post
How much did you get them for? Does anyone here own or have ordered the "used" ones that come without the boxer and accessories, just the earphones and 3 tips (S, M, L) on Amazon or Ebay? I'm looking for some feedback on their authenticity.
I haven't owned or ordered EX90s off of eBay, but if the description says "without box" or "OEM," it could be counterfeit. Check out fakeheadphones.com for more information.

If you're talking about the IE7, I would like to know this as well. Personally though, I wouldn't risk it, but we'll know the answer soon enough, as many people here have already purchased them.
post #52 of 817
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post
I just ordered some ie7's!

Will be using imod 4g + rsa mustang.

The last time I bought a higher end iem was the westone um2, needless to say I wasn't too impressed with them! Currently have Sony ex-90's which have done reasonably well for their price, just looking for something different/better now.

Hope I made a good move over the PFE!
You will enjoy them. Not sure how they will fare with amping as I have not tried, but regardless, they are VERY efficient. I play mine on my Sony DAP at 1/3 volume and it is plenty loud.
post #53 of 817
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Originally Posted by demo1 View Post
How much did you get them for? Does anyone here own or have ordered the "used" ones that come without the boxer and accessories, just the earphones and 3 tips (S, M, L) on Amazon or Ebay? I'm looking for some feedback on their authenticity.
Ended up going "new in box" buy-it-now off of eBay for $190 shipped. Live Cashback is another 8%.

I saw the amazon seller, didn't even consider it
post #54 of 817
listening to some of my favorite songs and i can conclude that the next upgrade will cost me an arm or a leg to persuade me to ditch the ie7; of cuz this is aside from specific needs.

only complain i can say about it is the that ie7's sound is a little too tamed it doesn't help to elevate my sad mood today, possibly due from the more prominent mid/bass; however the high still does come out without being masked by the bass....

<50hrs burn in right now
post #55 of 817

A sinner

Today, I have sinned. I opened the box of new IE7s that I impulsively bought on Amazon (actually via Soundearphones.com, on their Amazon store), and put them on right out of the box...and liked them immediately. No pink noise. No burn-in. Nothing of the sort. Just Sinatra singing New York, New York (first track on my Clip 8GB shuffle).

Mini review
Fit: I instantly pulled off the dreadful OEM silicones (mediums, I believe) and installed my beloved Sony hybrid large (light green). Instant fit, just right. No hassle. Hardly can tell they are in my ears.

Isolation: As was the case with the IE8s (which you may know I returned in favor of my Westone 3s), the IE7s are just fair on isolation. When the music is blaring (I mean not the soundtrack to Crouching Tiger), fine. But in the silences and quiet passages, I could hear every bus, truck and siren on Independence Mall. So probably not gonna be my plane and train phones. That goes to the Westones.

SQ: As I said, I liked them out of the box, which is much more than I could say for the IE8s. I guess the IE7 sound signature is just more my piece of cake. After all, I am a Phonak/Westone/ADDIEM fan, so my ears tend to want more mids/highs and detail than bass (though the Westones are not bass weak, by any means).

After hearing several tracks, including the theme from Superfly and Zep's Stairway to Heaven (which dates me in terms of my musical collection), I came away convinced that these will be keepers. Of course, that's a ridiculous statement on the face of it.

Why did I buy the IE7s? Mainly because I wanted one high-end pair of dynamics phones in my collection, and the IE8s were too expensive and on the highest end, I like the W3s better. Also, the Turbines or Atrios weren't what I wanted long-term.

So the IE7s, based on all the positive posts (especially from Oarnura, ChroniCali, mark2410 and others), seemed logical. Not sure if I will sell any of my phones as a result, since most of my collection are of the low cost, high SQ variety (PFE, ADDIEM, PK3, RE2), so no reason to get rid of them. And I will still reach for the Phonaks when connected to the MBE+ for Patricia Barber or Holly Cole.

But Sennheiser hit the right note with these phones for me.

One little weird problem, though. When plugged into my Zune or Clip, no problems. But when plugged into my Tough 2G and I swivel the plug, it causes static. I may ask for another pair, but it may be the player. Any IE7 owners with Touch 2Gs want to try it as well? Just move/swivel the plug and see if you hear any static.

I am not gonna waste time now trying to write any reviews, since there are enough here already. But I am going to hook the IE7s up to the pink noise machine, aka my desktop PC, this weekend and let them burn in for 24-48 hours.

Forget the wallet, it's now officially toast. I am reduced to using one of those metal clips from the "As Seen on TV" ads for my driver's license, since there is no cash left.
post #56 of 817
Nice mini review tstarn, I'm glad you like the IE7s. As for the problem with the touch, I use an iPhone (not sure if all the "musical" components are the same), but I do not get the static by moving the jack around, so it might be your phones causing it. But it is weird that it is only with the touch and not your clip or zune.
post #57 of 817
Thread Starter 
Tstarn, first of all I'm glad you like them, as I do too.

As for the static from swiveling the plug, I do not think that is a problem with your player, but a problem with the connection in the plug. I have had this happen before for cheaper phones, but I am surprised this came like this. Again, it is pretty weird that it doesn't have problems with your other DAPs. You got me on that one...
post #58 of 817
Thanks, I may ask for a replacement from Michael at Soundearphones. What a hassle. But I am pink noising the IE7s for the weekend right now.
post #59 of 817
Just got the IE7!! I was definitely impressed at the sound and comfort out of the box. Great lows (bass could be tighter), good mids but lacking highs. I turned "treble boost" on on my mp3 player which definitely helped. My hope is that with time (burn-in), the highs will come out and the bass will tighten.

But the good (and most important) thing is, I already like them over my UE Super .fi 5 Pro! So any ideas as to how I should burn em in? Pink noise? Bass tests? or just allow it to cycle through my library at random? Which is the best to 1) Bring out the highs and 2) tighten the bass?

:b eyersmile:
post #60 of 817
Well for me I just listened to them all the time, and when I wasn't, I just let my playlists play through them overnight or whatever. I don't do the whole pink noise thing or anything like that. I like listening to the changes as they happen.
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