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post #12106 of 13455
@ljokerl

do you find ie800 to be bargain at 700 usd?

also what will be your ranking it case of these iems?

top1 - ie800
top2 - tg334
top3 - akg k3003


thanks,

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post #12107 of 13455
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

 

I like the DN-1000's sound quite a bit. The problem is that with these single flange tips: 

 

I don't get very good isolation, and with the bi-flange tips, I believe the spike is there a bit more. I haven't done any direct A/B comparisons yet though.

Also, the shells are a little bit too big for my ears to get a good deep insertion, even with the red 2mm spacers.

 

To my ears the EPH-100 has a smaller upper midrange dip than the UE900. Maybe it's less noticeable because the overall sound isn't as flat. Not sure.

 

I haven't tried the Dunu bi-flange tips. Will see if I can dig them out when I get the DN1000 back. There might be a spacer + eartip combination that will work properly for you. I think the MEElec M6 bi-flange tips pair well with these. 

 

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@ljokerl

do you find ie800 to be bargain at 700 usd?

also what will be your ranking it case of these iems?

top1 - ie800
top2 - tg334
top3 - akg k3003


thanks,

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I don't think anything can be a "bargain" at $700 USD, except maybe the JH13, lol.

 

It's a good price if the IE 800 is your end-all sound, which it may be for some listeners but certainly not for everyone.

 

The IE800 is a nice-sounding earphone with good bandwidth and excellent clarity but it's sensitive to insertion depth and has other issues (e.g. microphonics). I like it a little more than the Ultrasone IQ, but not as much as the K3003. The K3003 actually fits my preferred sound best out of all the hyper-expensive universals. After that I would probably pick the MH334 over the IE 800. 

post #12108 of 13455
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

 

I like the DN-1000's sound quite a bit. The problem is that with these single flange tips: 

 

I don't get very good isolation, and with the bi-flange tips, I believe the spike is there a bit more. I haven't done any direct A/B comparisons yet though.

Also, the shells are a little bit too big for my ears to get a good deep insertion, even with the red 2mm spacers.

 

To my ears the EPH-100 has a smaller upper midrange dip than the UE900. Maybe it's less noticeable because the overall sound isn't as flat. Not sure.

 

I haven't tried the Dunu bi-flange tips. Will see if I can dig them out when I get the DN1000 back. There might be a spacer + eartip combination that will work properly for you. I think the MEElec M6 bi-flange tips pair well with these. 

Hmm, maybe I'll have to look a pair of EPH-100s to demo then.

Thanks. I only have one pair of MEElec tri-flange tips that I cut off the third tip to, which I use for my UE900s. I will give those a try tomorrow.

 

What do you think about the 1964 V3s fitting my requirements? Their Portland office is only a three hour drive away, and I could conceivably go down there and demo them.


Edited by mechgamer123 - 11/17/13 at 2:26am
post #12109 of 13455
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Hmm, maybe I'll have to look a pair of EPH-100s to demo then.

Thanks. I only have one pair of MEElec tri-flange tips that I cut off the third tip to, which I use for my UE900s. I will give those a try tomorrow.

 

What do you think about the 1964 V3s fitting my requirements? Their Portland office is only a three hour drive away, and I could conceivably go down there and demo them.

 

If you can demo them, I would definitely recommend that. My hunch is that they might be a little too v-shaped for you - they have more mid-bass than the GR07/UE900/DN1000 and the treble is closer to the GR07 in energy (albeit not quite as harsh). It's not as smooth as the UE900. 

post #12110 of 13455
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Hmm, maybe I'll have to look a pair of EPH-100s to demo then.
Thanks. I only have one pair of MEElec tri-flange tips that I cut off the third tip to, which I use for my UE900s. I will give those a try tomorrow.

What do you think about the 1964 V3s fitting my requirements? Their Portland office is only a three hour drive away, and I could conceivably go down there and demo them.

If you can demo them, I would definitely recommend that. My hunch is that they might be a little too v-shaped for you - they have more mid-bass than the GR07/UE900/DN1000 and the treble is closer to the GR07 in energy (albeit not quite as harsh). It's not as smooth as the UE900. 
Okay, I'll try to get a demo unit sometime.
This is completely throwing the budget out the window, but have you heard the ASG-2?
post #12111 of 13455
Thread Starter 

Posted a new buyer's guide of the best sets under $50 for a few different criteriahttp://theheadphonelist.com/holiday-buyers-guide-best-earphones-under-50/ 

 

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Okay, I'll try to get a demo unit sometime.
This is completely throwing the budget out the window, but have you heard the ASG-2?

 

Unfortunately no. I heard the ASG-1 a while ago and it wasn't really my cup of tea.

post #12112 of 13455

/Hello,

 

I was just looking at the earphone buying guide. I saw that the PADACS Aksent PD114  were on sale for $10. I've been looking for a good bass earphone on the cheap to enjoy my trance (everything else I use my 262s and HD 598). I really liked the punchy bass of the xb500. I already have the Brainwavz M4 and Meelecs M9. How do the Askent compare to the M4 and M9 in bass and in general sound?


Edited by alterndog - 11/17/13 at 8:04pm
post #12113 of 13455
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
 

Posted a new buyer's guide of the best sets under $50 for a few different criteriahttp://theheadphonelist.com/holiday-buyers-guide-best-earphones-under-50/ 

 

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post


Okay, I'll try to get a demo unit sometime.
This is completely throwing the budget out the window, but have you heard the ASG-2?

 

Unfortunately no. I heard the ASG-1 a while ago and it wasn't really my cup of tea.

Alright, thanks for all your help!

post #12114 of 13455
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Originally Posted by alterndog View Post
 

/Hello,

 

I was just looking at the earphone buying guide. I saw that the PADACS Aksent PD114  were on sale for $10. I've been looking for a good bass earphone on the cheap to enjoy my trance (everything else I use my 262s and HD 598). I really liked the punchy bass of the xb500. I already have the Brainwavz M4 and Meelecs M9. How do the Askent compare to the M4 and M9 in bass and in general sound?

 

The M9 has very good bass depth but not as much bass overall as the Aksent. The Aksent is warmer, smoother, more rich and full-sounding, and definitely has more mid-bass than the M9. The bass is a little slow but not bad considering the quantity (and the price). Biggest issue with the Aksent is the sheer size of the housings, and the weird tip sizing, but it sounds like you should already have plenty of tips.

 

Overall it sounds quite a similar to the TFTA 1V, which with this new pricing is at least 10x more expensive: http://www.head-fi.org/t/573007/tfta-2100-2v1s-1v-tfta-2100-3v2b-1xb-review-pictures-videos 

 

Unfortunately I've never heard the M4 - only the M3 and M5. 

post #12115 of 13455
The ASG-2 has a beautiful rendition of voices. Although female voices with a brighter tone can sound a bit less sharp. It also holds a grudge against poor quality in thay it can show sibilance you didn't even know existed. So listening to anything of Eva Cassidy is a mistake unless you're using comply tips which darkens the overall sound. But otherwise, stunning vocals.
post #12116 of 13455
Wow that's an amazing collection of reviews. Just wondering, will you review the brainwavz delta soon? Curious to hear your thoughts about them.
BTW, would you recommand Vsonic VSD1S for rock music or something else in this price range?
post #12117 of 13455
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The ASG-2 has a beautiful rendition of voices. Although female voices with a brighter tone can sound a bit less sharp. It also holds a grudge against poor quality in thay it can show sibilance you didn't even know existed. So listening to anything of Eva Cassidy is a mistake unless you're using comply tips which darkens the overall sound. But otherwise, stunning vocals.

Thanks for your impressions. I'll be getting to try them sometime in the future, not sure when though..


Also, Joker, I just tried the Meelec tri-flange tips I cut down to bi-flanges on the DN-1000. They just slid right off without any effort, so I didn't even try putting them in my ears.

Using the stock bi-flanges on the DN-1ks just makes the treble sound a bit... Steely to me or something like that. The single flange tips I mentioned above seem better, but also have less isolation and are more awkward to get into my ears.

post #12118 of 13455
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ia1234 View Post

Wow that's an amazing collection of reviews. Just wondering, will you review the brainwavz delta soon? Curious to hear your thoughts about them.
BTW, would you recommand Vsonic VSD1S for rock music or something else in this price range?

 

Unfortunately I don't have a Delta on hand to review. I have a Brainwavz R3 but it probably won't get a full review - the fit is pretty awkward and the sound hasn't blown me away.

 

I personally like the VSD1S for rock. If you're okay with its signature (a little v-shaped but mostly balanced), it's a good fit. 

 

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

 

Also, Joker, I just tried the Meelec tri-flange tips I cut down to bi-flanges on the DN-1000. They just slid right off without any effort, so I didn't even try putting them in my ears.

Using the stock bi-flanges on the DN-1ks just makes the treble sound a bit... Steely to me or something like that. The single flange tips I mentioned above seem better, but also have less isolation and are more awkward to get into my ears.

 

Fair enough, I haven't tried those tips on them myself. 

post #12119 of 13455

I tried the W4, UE900 and vsonic gr07. Although the tonality is better than IE8, especially the W4, however all sound very cramped. I think I'll stick to the IE8 until I can afford Ciem.

Thanks again for this very helpful thread Joker.

post #12120 of 13455
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

Thanks for your impressions. I'll be getting to try them sometime in the future, not sure when though..


Also, Joker, I just tried the Meelec tri-flange tips I cut down to bi-flanges on the DN-1000. They just slid right off without any effort, so I didn't even try putting them in my ears.

Using the stock bi-flanges on the DN-1ks just makes the treble sound a bit... Steely to me or something like that. The single flange tips I mentioned above seem better, but also have less isolation and are more awkward to get into my ears.


These are what I'm using on the DN-1000. 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Small-Medium-Large-V-Moda-Replacement-In-Ear-Buds-Tips-Covers-Gels-Cushions-Pads-/220853034254?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var&hash=item336bdddd0e&_uhb=1

And another member is mentioning good results with these.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261173315851?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649


And.....Whoever said the Dunu DN-1000 sounds 'pretty darn good', I very much 'darn agree' with them.  

 

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