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Well, the A161P is one – it’s a more aggressive sound but it also has better imaging and more bass. The deep bass is especially more prominent compared to the A151.

 

Another one in a similar price range is the HiFiMan RE-400. It doesn't have a whole lot more bass depth than the A151 but it has slightly more mid-bass impact, along with very smooth mids and treble and a well-rounded presentation.

 

Along those same lines, the Philips Fidelio S1/S2 have more deep bass than the RE-400 but also are a little more energetic in the treble region. They have wider soundstages but lack the layering of the RE-400 and VSonic GR07.  

 

The VSonic GR07 has more bass and a wider soundstage and doesn’t really give anything up except for the treble smoothness of the A151 (although the A151 doesn't have quite enough treble energy in my opinion). 

 

The UE900, if you really want to spend a lot, has smoother treble than the GR07 and fits all of your other requirements.

 

Thanks Joker. With those recommendations in mind, do you think i might get comfort issues with some of them? I guess i've a small ears, because A151 is pretty small IEM and it still gets uncomfortable after some time wearing it over the ear - it pushes on my antihelix and start hurting there. Maybe it's just A151 shape, but i still only use them with small to medium tips since my ear canals are quite narrow.


Edited by iRo-Fi - 7/3/13 at 2:53am
post #10832 of 13424
Hi Joker, great thread. My TF10 cables were sent back for RMA as such I'm looking for a replacement/alternative.

I mostly listen to songs with heavy vocals(think Snake Eater - Cynthia Harrell, ) along with some DnB and Rock. So I prefer vibrant mids/highs, with good bass response. I'm currently considering the GR07 BE and Fidelio S2. Which of them, in your mind, would match my choice in music better? Or are there better matches?
post #10833 of 13424

thanks for the thread IjokerI,

 

I guess you could say I'm a basshead and I'm looking for some good budget IEM's.

I'm leaning towards the Vsonic GR02 Be, Audio-Technica ATH-CKS55 or the MH1C's

the audio-technica seems the best on paper, but I can't really find any proper reviews. 

who will help me out guys?

 

post #10834 of 13424
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Originally Posted by neronator View Post

thanks for the thread IjokerI,

I guess you could say I'm a basshead and I'm looking for some good budget IEM's.
I'm leaning towards the Vsonic GR02 Be, Audio-Technica ATH-CKS55 or the MH1C's
the audio-technica seems the best on paper, but I can't really find any proper reviews. 
who will help me out guys?

 



How about Zero Audio Carbo Basso?
post #10835 of 13424
Hey great thread. It was a huge help when I was trying to pick out a new set of IEMs. Nvm found the bottom of the front page
Edited by lonewolf210 - 7/3/13 at 12:32pm
post #10836 of 13424
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

Why not get Complys for the GR02? Seems like that might be the cheapest solution with the most certain outcome unless you actually want something with less bass. 

 

Good idea. Just bought some. The only problem I have with those is that they are annoying to put in and take out repeatedly, like when going through security or having a conversation. So I would like to find some that are easy to remove and reinsert. Do you think the etymotics mc5s tips would fit my ears? I've been planning to get custom tips for a while now maybe I should just do that, just dont want to have to pay $100+ for tips every time I lose a pair.

post #10837 of 13424
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by iRo-Fi View Post

 

Thanks Joker. With those recommendations in mind, do you think i might get comfort issues with some of them? I guess i've a small ears, because A151 is pretty small IEM and it still gets uncomfortable after some time wearing it over the ear - it pushes on my antihelix and start hurting there. Maybe it's just A151 shape, but i still only use them with small to medium tips since my ear canals are quite narrow.

 

Well, the UE900 and especially the Philips are a little on the large side so they would be risky. The UE900 shape also makes my ears sore after a few hours for some reason. The RE-400 and A161P, on the other hand, should be slim enough to miss that spot of your ear entirely (though of course it will depend on the size/shape of your ears)

 

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Originally Posted by Exesteils View Post

Hi Joker, great thread. My TF10 cables were sent back for RMA as such I'm looking for a replacement/alternative.

I mostly listen to songs with heavy vocals(think Snake Eater - Cynthia Harrell, ) along with some DnB and Rock. So I prefer vibrant mids/highs, with good bass response. I'm currently considering the GR07 BE and Fidelio S2. Which of them, in your mind, would match my choice in music better? Or are there better matches?

 

They are both great earphones and among my favorites in the price range. The GR07BE is a little bassier than the S2 so I would probably go for that so that you're not missing out on much bass compared to your TF10.

 

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Originally Posted by neronator View Post

thanks for the thread IjokerI,

 

I guess you could say I'm a basshead and I'm looking for some good budget IEM's.

I'm leaning towards the Vsonic GR02 Be, Audio-Technica ATH-CKS55 or the MH1C's

the audio-technica seems the best on paper, but I can't really find any proper reviews. 

who will help me out guys?

 

 

I'm not familiar with the CKS55. The CKM500 has plenty of bass, though - it's more impactful than the GR02 and MH1C. The type of bass you favor is important, as the GR02 BE and MH1C both balance out nicely between deep bass and mid-bass. This is a good thing if you want a more natural sound but if you just want something to shake your eardrums, something with a larger boost in the mid-bass region may actually work better for you. The CKM500, Padacs Aksent, and JVC FX101 come to mind as good mid-bassy options at three different price points.

 

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Originally Posted by lonewolf210 View Post

Hey great thread. It was a huge help when I was trying to pick out a new set of IEMs. Nvm found the bottom of the front page

 

Thanks, glad it was useful!

 

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Originally Posted by matt4109 View Post

 

Good idea. Just bought some. The only problem I have with those is that they are annoying to put in and take out repeatedly, like when going through security or having a conversation. So I would like to find some that are easy to remove and reinsert. Do you think the etymotics mc5s tips would fit my ears? I've been planning to get custom tips for a while now maybe I should just do that, just dont want to have to pay $100+ for tips every time I lose a pair.


The MC5 comes with a few different tips, though the silicone ones are triple-flanges and work best with deep insertion. They might not be the best if you have easily-irritated ear canals and also need to pop your earphones in and out often. Custom tips are the same way, by the way - they take longer to remove and re-insert than standard silicones.

post #10838 of 13424
Wait, MC5 tips fit the GR02? In that case I recommend trying the tips that come with the Panasonic RP-HJE355. The small tips from those are really long and slender and when fitted on my mc5 slid in and out of my narrow ear canals like butter. A breeze to insert and remove too (they're single flanges)
post #10839 of 13424
Thread Starter 

More short impressions of stuff I probably won't get a chance to review in full:

 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

I promised to post updates on IEMs in my possession that I don't plan to review due to lack of time. Most of these are simply unexciting but in keeping with my promise I'll post short thoughts and add them to the list on the front page of the thread.


Westone Adventure Series (ADV) Alpha: http://www.westone.com/music/index.php/adventure-series.html 

Bass-heavy and a little too dark-sounding - not a very natural sound. For $200 seems to lack bass control and overall refinement, the latter especially compared to the similarly-priced Westone 2. Build and fit seem good but the cloth cable is more microphonic than I would have liked for a sports earphone.

Cardas EM5813 Ear Speakers: http://cardas.com/earspeakers

Interesting design with the thickest cable I’ve ever seen on an IEM. I think a cable this thick might get annoying over time, though. Only one size of tips is included and the cheap pouch doesn’t fit the earphones properly. All of that wouldn’t matter if the sound blew me away but it hasn’t yet. It’s definitely not bad – warm and smooth, with a very good sense of space - but it lacks the clarity and finesse of the earphones I like in that price range. They remind me somewhat of a Monster Turbine Pro Gold with a little less bass, but the bass is still not nearly as tight and accurate as the similarly-priced HiFiMan RE-600, for example.

 

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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

Wait, MC5 tips fit the GR02? In that case I recommend trying the tips that come with the Panasonic RP-HJE355. The small tips from those are really long and slender and when fitted on my mc5 slid in and out of my narrow ear canals like butter. A breeze to insert and remove too (they're single flanges)


No, they won't fit. I think matt4109 is just thinking of buying the MC5 to supplement his GR02.

post #10840 of 13424
Ouch on the Ear Speaker, lol.
post #10841 of 13424
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

the bass is still not nearly as tight and accurate as the similarly-priced HiFiMan RE-600, for example.

Ah, so you've heard the RE-600. Would you say the price difference from the RE-400 adequately reflects the quality difference?

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I want someone to pull the filters of their Westone ADV and see if that helps, I love the design but the sound isn't right.

post #10843 of 13424
Curious to how much of an improvement you think the RE600 is over the RE400? Also where would you think you'd rank them in the realm of IEM's you've listened to?
post #10844 of 13424

My Meelec CC51 has died.Loved it. R.I.P. Want to obtain an another dynamic microdriver IEM., similar sound signatuge like  MEE . JVC FXD80? Welcome any suggestion. Max 100 bucks.

 

joker?

 

Thanks!

 

 

LLRNR!

post #10845 of 13424

Hi Joker,

 

I'm looking for a new iem since I destroyed my GR07 and I want something else now.

 

Choices are:

Rock-it Sounds R-50

Philips Fidelio S1/S2

T-peos H100

Fischer Audio DBA-02

 

Music taste is too diverse too mention. I would appreciate a wide 3d soundstage and 'not to clean' sounding (a bit 'warmish', but not too much).

I can all get them for approx. the same price.

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