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post #11116 of 13434
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

you got PM my friend smily_headphones1.gif

As far as CK100PRO goes I say under-rated as the infamous reviewers of head-fi and various audio-blogs have neglected reviewing this. Only Tai informally considered them as the best universal he has heard but their price point did not interest him. But with the current low prices ranging from 350-450 USD I think that places them in a category where many are able to risk purchasing them. 

Having auditioned W4, SE535,F111 and UE900 in my ears they easily outclass all those IEM. It even bested the EX-1000, meaning it kept all the good part of EX-1000 dynamic sound and added the goodness BA have with them in terms of accuracy and speed. 

Ever since I first read about them, they've been on my try if you possibly can list. And I've always had a soft spot for Audio Technica since my first headphone upgrade was the CK7.

Anyway, that's quite an endoresement so I hope more people do give them a shot. Maybe then I can talk someone into giving me go at them. biggrin.gif
post #11117 of 13434
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

First of all thank you for your wonderful thread, I am really interested to see where in your list would you place the ck100pro. I think it is the best universal IEM there is in the market, it is one of the most under-rated IEM there is. 


Unfortunately Audio-Technica doesn't deem the US audience worthy of their BA models. We just get the enhanced-bass junk. 

post #11118 of 13434
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Originally Posted by mangatmodi View Post

@suman134 @ljokerl

With such positive response, I've decided to buy UE600. I'll let you know once I get my hands on them.

@Joe Bloggs
I will be using my headphones on Cowon E2, however I am purchasing HTC One. I will ping you then for Viper4Android filter. Thanks for the recommendation. However where could I read more about music EQ practices? I am really interested to try my hands on custom EQ modes!

 

For the most part, unless you're aiming hard at correcting the earphones, just twiddle the knobs and sliders until you get something you like, and remember to keep the signal level below clipping by lowering the preamp slider or keeping all the sliders below zero if there's no preamp slider.

 

People have written "guides" on EQing, like these

http://www.head-fi.org/t/413900/how-to-equalize-your-headphones-a-tutorial

http://www.head-fi.org/t/615417/how-to-equalize-your-headphones-advanced-tutorial-in-progress

 

I wrote the last one myself and even I won't say it's up to much good redface.gif It takes either a lot of experience or more explaining than anyone cares to do.  I'm guessing the ones who found the right way to do it disappeared from the forums because they've found audio nirvana and are too busy enjoying music to explain how they did it tongue.gif

 

The canned presets I'm making for Viper4Android should go a long way towards bettering the sound from a variety of phones but for the best results, custom tuning is still desirable etysmile.gif


Edited by Joe Bloggs - 8/4/13 at 10:53am
post #11119 of 13434

Joker, which do you think I would like better, the FXD-80 or the EPH-100? I listen to rap and rock music, and sometimes a little jazz. Are the EPH's worth $60 more than the FXD-80s? I want good isolation and comfort, as well as a smooth sound.

post #11120 of 13434
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Originally Posted by lukEM22 View Post

Joker, which do you think I would like better, the FXD-80 or the EPH-100? I listen to rap and rock music, and sometimes a little jazz. Are the EPH's worth $60 more than the FXD-80s? I want good isolation and comfort, as well as a smooth sound.

Amazon has the EPH-100 for under $115. I do not have either one, but based on reviews and the type of music you listen to, and if your ear canal is not too small, you might enjoy the EPH-100.
post #11121 of 13434

Joker,

 

What would you recommend for jogging, around $75 or less?  I suppose for jogging, they have to be able to hook on the ear?

post #11122 of 13434
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

Joker,

 

What would you recommend for jogging, around $75 or less?  I suppose for jogging, they have to be able to hook on the ear?

Take the Meelec M6 or S6 - you'll enjoy it!

post #11123 of 13434
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

Joker,

 

What would you recommend for jogging, around $75 or less?  I suppose for jogging, they have to be able to hook on the ear?

Would probably help if you gave him your preferred music preference or sound signature.. there's a couple great options with over-ear wears. :)

post #11124 of 13434
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Originally Posted by RochRx7 View Post

Would probably help if you gave him your preferred music preference or sound signature.. there's a couple great options with over-ear wears. :)


I am guessing it isn't jazz, opera or classical biggrin.gif.  Probably something upbeat like rock or hip hop. 

post #11125 of 13434
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Originally Posted by lukEM22 View Post

Joker, which do you think I would like better, the FXD-80 or the EPH-100? I listen to rap and rock music, and sometimes a little jazz. Are the EPH's worth $60 more than the FXD-80s? I want good isolation and comfort, as well as a smooth sound.

 

They are pretty well-matched in everything aside from sound signature but for smooth sound I'd choose the EPH-100 despite the price gap.

 

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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

Joker,

 

What would you recommend for jogging, around $75 or less?  I suppose for jogging, they have to be able to hook on the ear?


The MEElec M6 mentioned above is a good cheap option. I don't really recommend buying non-sport earphones even if they sound better because it's not clear how they will hold up to sweat, etc. However, I've seen some good feedback on the soundmagic E30 being used for sports and I used my older soundmagic PL30 at the gym for years, so I'd make an exception for that. It lacks the memory wire of the M6 but has a more hi-fi sound to it and still doesn't cost an arm and a leg. 

post #11126 of 13434
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I am guessing it isn't jazz, opera or classical biggrin.gif.  Probably something upbeat like rock or hip hop. 

You got it, mostly rock and pop!

post #11127 of 13434

Hi Joker!

 

I was wondering if you've tried the HTC bundled headset? They sound pretty good to me for a bundled headphone and if my memory is at least close to accurate, they sound more enjoyable compared to the MH1c. Really nice bassy iem I must say; comparable to the Zero Audio Basso. Although not as refined but definitely worth keeping.

 

http://compare.ebay.com.au/like/190876808013?ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&cbt=y&_lwgsi=y&item_id=190876808013

post #11128 of 13434

The Westones sound like I good fit, however, from what I've read, the UE Merlin might also be worth a shot, I just want to make sure I get the signature right before buying, there is nowhere in my area where I can try on universal fit versions sadly. Thanks again.

post #11129 of 13434

For the gym I still like my Brainwavz R1.  It's held up to a lot of sweat and abuse, including getting yanked out of my ears when it gets caught on a weight etc....

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Edited by MoonYeol - 8/5/13 at 3:05pm
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