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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Any comments on the SteelSeries Flux In-Ear Pro?

 

They measure well (but high THD; most of the Sonion 23XX series do), and I'm almost sure they use the Sonion 2359, which is a nice choice.

 

The Audio-Technica ATH-CK70PRO uses the same driver, and while it wasn't a world beater, I liked it, mostly. However, the CK70PRO will differ in FR because it uses a tapered acoustic horn and uses custom foam damping instead of the standard dampers from KA/S.

 

At any rate, I'm pegging it as a good mainstream buy (look forward to Black Friday for this thing), and as a good "gateway IEM" for casual listeners to get into hi-fi. It has the trendy flat cables (but only below the Y-Split (?), which is good) and all that jazz, and gamers will like it because of the brand. Good product planning on SteelSeries' part.

 

At the same time, people in Asia should probably take a look at the CK70PRO, which is being heavily discounted (at least in Japan). It's <$70 at the moment, which would make it a steal. Add on some forwarding fees, at it should still be less than the Flux Pro. It's certainly one of the most overlooked IEMs to come out this side of the International Date Line.


They sound good, no doubt about that. I did some quick A:Bs with some of the entry-level single-armatures I like - the UE 600 and MEElec A161P - and they about held their ground. Don't know if I would recommend it over those in general since there are some odd design choices like the modular plug with proprietary connector, but it's a solid buy and surprisingly on the balanced end of the spectrum for something from a "gaming" company.

 

I also quite like the regular Flux, the dynamic-driver one. It's a lot cheaper and seems to really get into the value-for-money territory. That one will get a review.

post #10982 of 13449
Hi joker

Would you happen to know the driver used inside the klipsch x10i by any chance please?

Thanks
post #10983 of 13449

Hi,

 

I'm extremely new to IEMs and am looking to buy one for around 130 dollars max. I've been looking at the Brainwavz B2, Re--400, a-jays(the five is coming out soon, should I wait for that one do you think?), Shure 215 and audio technicas, and the velodyne vpulse. 

 

I like to listen to rap(jayz, kanye), all the pop songs on the radio, rock(rhcp), alternative. I do like bass, but don't like it to be overpowering. 

 

What can you suggest?

 

thanks

post #10984 of 13449

RE-400's.

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Originally Posted by lwien View Post

RE-400's.

+1

post #10986 of 13449

Another vote for the RE-400 here.

post #10987 of 13449

Yet another vote for dem 400s.

 

Looks like it's unanimous.

post #10988 of 13449
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Hi joker

Would you happen to know the driver used inside the klipsch x10i by any chance please?

Thanks

 

One of the Klipsch KG drivers. I was under the impression Sonion manufactured them but I can't remember where I got that idea.

 

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Hi,

 

I'm extremely new to IEMs and am looking to buy one for around 130 dollars max. I've been looking at the Brainwavz B2, Re--400, a-jays(the five is coming out soon, should I wait for that one do you think?), Shure 215 and audio technicas, and the velodyne vpulse. 

 

I like to listen to rap(jayz, kanye), all the pop songs on the radio, rock(rhcp), alternative. I do like bass, but don't like it to be overpowering. 

 

What can you suggest?

 

thanks


Well, looks like everyone else thinks it should be the RE-400 wink.gif. I agree that it's a great earphone but my one concern would be its bass quantity - it's got a little more punch than the B2 you were also looking at but not nearly as much as the SE215 and vPulse, for example. The statement "I do like bass, but don't like it to be overpowering." is pretty vague - it could mean that you want enhanced bass but just not completely overblown (which would lead me away from recommending the RE-400) or that you are okay with a balanced-sounding earphone as long as it's not bass-deficient (which would make the RE-400 a good choice). 

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Hope it is okay to post again. XD After careful consideration and multiple threads, reviews, etc. I have thought about the following headphones:

 

Vsonic GR99 - Amazon

LG Quadbeat - Amazon [ Like Joker suggested. ]

Philips SHE3590 - Amazon

Donu Trident - Ebay

Vsonic GR02 - Ebay

VSonic R02 Silver - Ebay

Astrotec AM-90 - Ebay

 

The Ebay ones are from Lendmeurears. The reason I upped the budget alittle is due to the free shipping on the Ebay items. Out of all these, what do you think is the best deal? Comfort is a big deal for a small - medium size ears. Sound, I believe would be like Warm/Neutral/Balanced. Something that does not shake my head with the bass. =P Though I can enjoy it.

 

Thanks for helping!

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Well, looks like everyone else thinks it should be the RE-400 wink.gif. I agree that it's a great earphone but my one concern would be its bass quantity - it's got a little more punch than the B2 you were also looking at but not nearly as much as the SE215 and vPulse, for example. The statement "I do like bass, but don't like it to be overpowering." is pretty vague - it could mean that you want enhanced bass but just not completely overblown (which would lead me away from recommending the RE-400) or that you are okay with a balanced-sounding earphone as long as it's not bass-deficient (which would make the RE-400 a good choice). 

Is there anything similar to the re400s that come with a remote/more accessories? It can be a little bit more expensive.

thanks

post #10991 of 13449
Philips fidelio s1 / s2. from what I have read so far, I would think that would fit the bill. You should check those out.
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Had the S1 for a few days, loving it. It's a bit crisper and brighter than the RE400, so if you want that smooth relaxed vibe it might not be for you. 

post #10993 of 13449
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Originally Posted by BluePhoenixHD View Post

Hope it is okay to post again. XD After careful consideration and multiple threads, reviews, etc. I have thought about the following headphones:

 

Vsonic GR99 - Amazon

LG Quadbeat - Amazon [ Like Joker suggested. ]

Philips SHE3590 - Amazon

Donu Trident - Ebay

Vsonic GR02 - Ebay

VSonic R02 Silver - Ebay

Astrotec AM-90 - Ebay

 

The Ebay ones are from Lendmeurears. The reason I upped the budget alittle is due to the free shipping on the Ebay items. Out of all these, what do you think is the best deal? Comfort is a big deal for a small - medium size ears. Sound, I believe would be like Warm/Neutral/Balanced. Something that does not shake my head with the bass. =P Though I can enjoy it.

 

Thanks for helping!

 

I am not sure what I can add to what I've already written on these in this thread. I can't tell you which signature you'll like best but I think they all represent a great value (which seems to be the criterion by which you chose them). The safest ones to get would probably be the GR99 or Quadbeat as their signatures are quite likable and fit your requirements. For the Quadbeat you'll probably want to grab an aftermarket tip set as well.

 

Quadbeat ($27): http://www.ebay.com/itm/LG-Special-Red-Edition-QuadBeat-LG-optimus-G-Premium-EarPhone-BLACK-HSS-F420-/171076931198?pt=Bluetooth_Wireless_Products&hash=item27d4face7e

4-piece tip set (~$7): http://www.ebay.com/itm/MEElectronics-Eartips-for-M2-M9-M11-M16-M21-M31-R1-N8-N9-SP51-Earphone-/140822041036?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item20c9a5d1cc 

 

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Originally Posted by enyls View Post

Is there anything similar to the re400s that come with a remote/more accessories? It can be a little bit more expensive.

thanks

 

Yep, Philips Fidelio S1. I agree with quartertone's assessment. 

post #10994 of 13449
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Yep, Philips Fidelio S1. I agree with quartertone's assessment. 

Just a small query, Joker. When you tried the S2/S1, did you notice slight sibilance and maybe a little sloppiness on overall bass? I just tried a brand new pair and that was what I noticed next to my well-burnt in pair. Never noticed it as I threw them into burn-in the instant they got here and left them for 3 days before actually listening to them.
post #10995 of 13449
Hi joker,
 
I'm just curious about your habit , do you use sometimes  the EQ on your DAP?  . As we know from your profile, one of your player is J3, which have a tons of preset EQs (IMO pretty good ones) .
 
I know the music isn't the same with EQ, but I'm also pretty sure that we'll never hear the same sound what the engineers wanted to 'tell'  us.
Portable or home systems the same .
I'm also sure that we have to enjoy the MUSIC comes from IEMs, HPs, speakers ... 
 
BTW are there any thread about this?
Thanks
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