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thanks a lot. and by the way i got them for $60 brand new shipped

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oh all have crappy cables, the 900 is the best but they are all designed to be used by the lollipop people.  denon gives you an extension cable which then makes them long enough to plug them in at home and still be used while crossing the country.


Not only that, but the weight of the extension means you'll be crossing the country on your hands and knees.
 

post #678 of 785

bargain

 

your welcome

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Not only that, but the weight of the extension means you'll be crossing the country on your hands and knees.
 


well my thoughts are they made them for the japanese market.  no extension for all the 3 foot tall japanese people.  the extension cable was made by special request for Godzilla

post #680 of 785
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Originally Posted by koonhua90 View Post

^ If you look at it the other way, free cable for $20 shipping, that's >>> ftw 

 

Eric, if you don't mind, can you provide the link here? Thanks.


No problem koonhua buddy:

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Fiio-L3-LOD-PCOCC-A-Cable-iPod-iPhone-3-5mm-jack-/130390329787?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item1e5bde89bb#ht_3763wt_956

post #681 of 785
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Okay, I ended buying the new Fiio lod cables (one for ipod and one for Sony) from a dealer in Ireland. It cost $20 for each one (free shipping). A few reviews here state that these were just as good as the more expensive ones, giving them giant killers status like the uDAC. We'll see. Thanks again search and koohua....


Hey, nice find. I kinda stumbled onto them by accident and ordered the same two cables a couple days ago from the Micca store. I guess i shouldn't complain as the price was the same and shipping $4.95. After seeing the price of some of the other LOD's I figured i needed a budget purchase to let my wallet recuperate for a few weeks.  I'll be curious to see your impressions of them when you get 'em. 

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We belong to the hate club! I had these on pre-order for weeks before they were first released in the UK. I was soooooooooooooooooo excited after reading all the positive reviews, and as it was Shure's first dual driver I had pretty high expectations. I think at that time, only the Super.Fi 5 pro had dual drivers, so the SE420 was going up against the UE model.

 

When I first heard them, I was almost frozen in disbelief, then I think I screwed up my face in equal amounts of surprise, disgust and horror, and then back to disgust again. I'd just paid £249 for them, and I couldn't stand them. To this day, I can't think of an earphone that's disappointed me as much as the SE420. I hope never to subject my poor ears to anything like that ever again!

 

Sorry to upset your love fest with them Luco

 

 


 

Come on now soozieq tell the truth now ,you know it was not the sound of the SE420 that made you freeze and your face screw up in horror and disgust ,it was just that your cat had just dropped a live mouse in your lap  You know that you had never heard such a powerful pounding bass coming from that dedicated bass driver and you just had to sit in disbelieve and marvel at the finesse of that delicate tingly treble 


 

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It's just a joke buddy........between several of us that agree the SE420 is one of the worst iem's at it's price point (and well below) ever.



 


You need to stop reminding me the SE420 exists, you already know, when I owned them, I refused to ever take them out, and eventually ended up in rehab.  As much as I lust for that lush sound, I can't take the chance.  : )  As for eric, if he's never heard the SE420, he'd throw all his iem's away. If he has, he knows not to get near them, even you have to keep them in a hiding place, knowing what would happen if you caught a glimpse of the magic they produce, even when not plugged into a source.
If you think you can handle the magical sound, you wear them.  I'll know you put them on if you suddenly never post on headfi again. Or, you could start a thread, the SE420, and the earplug like qualities, making tham even less expensive than the SM3's since what your hear is pretty much nothing, leaving them at the top of the throne for adding NOTHING to the music : )

 

EDIT:  Even Joe is afraid to mention the 420's in the chart. Jude would go broke, all of headfi would be in rehab.

Yes your right frank ,its not fair of me to keep waving the SE420 in front of you knowing that sooner or later your resistance will weaken and you end up back in rehab ,but you know ,what the heck  im a bad boy !, a sound like what the SE420 puts out needs to be heard often as part of your rehab ,every time you get the urge to buy a new iem you need to listen to the SE420 to be reminded how good it is and that your not going to find anything quite like it


 

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Search, luco and soozieq you three are very funny this evening. lol. Soozieq I feel you pain on the SE420. That's how I felt about the TF10 - a big letdown from what I was expecting. 

 

Search, I don't really see myself as a dynamic over BA person or vice versa. Actually when I first got into this hobby I owned way more armature earphones than dynamics. I just search for what sounds best to me, and as of late the dynamics have won out. I wouldn't have any problems singing the praises of the SM3 if I ever get a chance to hear it and it blows me away like it seems to be doing for most of you Earsonics owners. But I'm with soozieq on this one, I just need to stop. I will get the Etymotic MC5 once it's out because I have dreamed of an Ety sound with more bass, but that's it really - unless some decent financial fortune happens to fall my way. Happy listening people.

 

 

Luco, the tears on my pillow have finally dried over never being able to afford and hear those glorious SE420, so why stir up my emotions again? lol

Sorry ericp buddy, i am just trying to steer you in the right direction towards the SE420 and the end of your quest for that perfect sounding iem, Go on pull the trigger ,you know you want to , RESISTANCE IS FUTILE   LOL
 

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Hey, nice find. I kinda stumbled onto them by accident and ordered the same two cables a couple days ago from the Micca store. I guess i shouldn't complain as the price was the same and shipping $4.95. After seeing the price of some of the other LOD's I figured i needed a budget purchase to let my wallet recuperate for a few weeks.  I'll be curious to see your impressions of them when you get 'em. 


Will do @  h20buzz, my friend, as soon as they get here. Make sure you do the same!!

post #684 of 785

hey, sorry for kinda "polluting" this thread but i have a question, i stumbled upon these turbine pro's price, wondered if they were the real deal, could someone help me, thanks.

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=3055590994

In china there are a lot of fakes, but a lot of products that are significantly cheaper but are genuines too, just need a bit of luck and expertise lol.

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Anyone see this B&H review of the GR8?

 

 

http://home-entertainment.bhinsights.com/content/theyyyyy%E2%80%99re-gr8-grado-labs%E2%80%99-first-ear-headphones.html

 

Here's a stand-out portion of it:

 

"I haven’t heard sound this good out of a set of headphones this small in a long time. The GR8s have a clear, open sound and wonderful balance. They don’t have the heaviest bass around, but bass is well represented, and never overpowers mid and treble tones. One of the things that impressed me the most was the balance between bass, mids, and treble. I was always able to hear all of the elements of a song, which made the listening experience really enjoyable. It’s hard to compare headphones in this price class, because while they often sound different, they all sound good. However, I find that a lot of high-end in-ears have a more “clinical” kind of sound, offering great audio accuracy, but feeling a bit hands-off. The GR8s are very “alive”, providing a rich, immersive experience. After a burn-in period of several hours of use, the GR8s were sounding even better. If you do happen to try these and don’t like them, allow them to play for a solid 24 hours or more and try them again. You may be surprised at how much the sound opens up."

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Originally Posted by dongringo View Post

Anyone see this B&H review of the GR8?

 

 

http://home-entertainment.bhinsights.com/content/theyyyyy%E2%80%99re-gr8-grado-labs%E2%80%99-first-ear-headphones.html

 

Here's a stand-out portion of it:

 

"I haven’t heard sound this good out of a set of headphones this small in a long time. The GR8s have a clear, open sound and wonderful balance. They don’t have the heaviest bass around, but bass is well represented, and never overpowers mid and treble tones. One of the things that impressed me the most was the balance between bass, mids, and treble. I was always able to hear all of the elements of a song, which made the listening experience really enjoyable. It’s hard to compare headphones in this price class, because while they often sound different, they all sound good. However, I find that a lot of high-end in-ears have a more “clinical” kind of sound, offering great audio accuracy, but feeling a bit hands-off. The GR8s are very “alive”, providing a rich, immersive experience. After a burn-in period of several hours of use, the GR8s were sounding even better. If you do happen to try these and don’t like them, allow them to play for a solid 24 hours or more and try them again. You may be surprised at how much the sound opens up."


The GR8 does have a nice, surprisingly wide presentation with the right source, and sounds competitive with other IEMs in the price range.  However, I could pick them apart now after my A/Bing with the SM3, but will pass.  IMO they keep the company of the others in the chart, save one

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The GR8 does have a nice, surprisingly wide presentation with the right source, and sounds competitive with other IEMs in the price range.  However, I could pick them apart now after my A/Bing with the SM3, but will pass  IMO they keep the company of the others in the chart, save one


SE420 

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SE420 


I don't want to render the rest of my headphones useless junk, so I am trying to stay away from the SE420.  It is extremely difficult!  And as search said, adding it to the chart would turn this place upside down

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I don't want to render the rest of my headphones useless junk, so I am trying to stay away from the SE420.  It is extremely difficult!  And as search said, adding it to the chart would turn this place upside down


Thats  true Joe, the SE420 would have that effect . In all seriousness though the SM3 REALLY IS IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN at the moment in the world of iem's if my ears are any judge of what sounds good.  

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The GR8 does have a nice, surprisingly wide presentation with the right source, and sounds competitive with other IEMs in the price range.  However, I could pick them apart now after my A/Bing with the SM3, but will pass.  IMO they keep the company of the others in the chart, save one

I haven't yet heard the SM3, but they do have a much higher price point than the GR8, thus they should sound better. The GR8 aren't the be all and end all of IEMs, but it's nice to see they are finally getting some respect. I do believe that because they are a Grado they have unfairly been through the ringer since they came out last year. The truth is finally coming out. And the truth is, they are a very good sounding IEM.
 

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