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Joker eraly on useds ety er4s and HF5 as reference, and considers that bass a neutral (as to my understanding). The HF5 is one of the IEMs I have that have the least bass, so it's all about figuring out where you are on the scale compared to his references. Other reviewers are good as well, but the bass level set to "referrence" is one of the consistent differences.

 

But with Joker, he has written so many reviews and can compare to just about anything you've heard that you can get a good idea from what Joker writes about the sound signature of any other IEM. He also does a pretty good job of relating the price to the sound quality, and doesn't fall victim to "FOTM syndrome". That Audio-Technica review is nice and thorough, but after reading it I still have no idea what any of those sound like, and I had no idea if he was describing $50 IEMs or $800 IEMs.

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Can only find those dunus on ebay not sure how i feel about that. What about the jvc ha fxt90? Only thing turning me away from the gro7 is vsonic saying the vsd1 is 80 percent of the gro7. For gaming purposes i need an iem with big Soundstage and 3d imaging. So many choices

 

You can also get the DN-1000 from lendmeurears – they ship worldwide as far as I know.

 

The VSD1 doesn’t lag far behind the GR07 in performance. It also doesn’t lag far behind the FXT90. This is known as diminishing returns – you’ll always be paying more for that last bit of performance. Audio is not known for large incremental games per dollar spent, except at the low end or if your starting point is not very good (which is clearly not the case with the VSD1).

 

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hi,

 

Do yiou have a review on teh audio technica IM50?

Seems perfect for me. And quite cheap online.

 

I personally haven’t tried them. Need to finish the CKX5iS review before queuing up any more Audio-Technicas.

 

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Please do JOKER ALL MIGHTY!!!!!! XD
 
They are damn good...... I think i am buying a couple more pairs just in case..... :)

 

I got a spare recently as well when they were $6.99 on Groupon :beerchug:.

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hi joker. got a question. how would you describe the sound signature of noble 4c/s? is it closer to 1964v6(more neutral) or jh13pro(slightly bassier), or as what they put on the website "ideal pairing with vocal, acoustic, and classical music"?

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hi joker. got a question. how would you describe the sound signature of noble 4c/s? is it closer to 1964v6(more neutral) or jh13pro(slightly bassier), or as what they put on the website "ideal pairing with vocal, acoustic, and classical music"?

 

To me it's more neutral/slightly more mid-centric than those - the V6 and JH13 and especially the JH13 elevate the bass and treble a little compared to the 4S.

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after many years as an audiogon-type  i started losing my enthusiasm for two-channel gear and started immersing myself in this head-fi realm. if i may, a few observations:

1. this thread has had over 4m views, which (paris hilton sex tapes aside) has to be some sort of a record. the obsessive, erudite and genuinely worthwhile efforts of its author is a superhuman accomplishment on a par with the painting of the Sistine chapel or construction of the great wall.

2. unlike the cranky old white guys who dominate other audio sites, there's a lot of diversity here. very cordial, as well--haven't seen any of the psycho-political bickering that inevitably kicks in on your peer pages. a good thing.

3. likewise, aside from the obligatory bose-and-beats bashing, there's very little class warfare and snobbery going on here--people are just as sincere about the <$20 recs as they are about the fancy stuff.

4. to which end, as many others have opined, the law of diminishing returns kicks in quicker in this field than elsewhere. since starting here, i've been gradually "upgrading" from the marked-down-on-amazon <$50 class to the highly touted $200 class--i'm surprised at how incrementally small the improvements have been and how, even with, say, the eph-100s or fxt90s in the drawer i still sometimes reach for the ($15)mee 9p or  ($25)portapros.

cheers and have a great weekend

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2. unlike the cranky old white guys 

 

 

Is that appropriate?


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@loomisjohnson Thanks :beerchug:.

 

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4. to which end, as many others have opined, the law of diminishing returns kicks in quicker in this field than elsewhere. since starting here, i've been gradually "upgrading" from the marked-down-on-amazon <$50 class to the highly touted $200 class--i'm surprised at how incrementally small the improvements have been and how, even with, say, the eph-100s or fxt90s in the drawer i still sometimes reach for the ($15)mee 9p or  ($25)portapros.

cheers and have a great weekend

 

And getting smaller - nowadays there are $50 sets that sound more similar to the $200 stuff than to the M9P. Good news for audio fans everywhere ;)

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@loomisjohnson Thanks beerchug.gif .


And getting smaller - nowadays there are $50 sets that sound more similar to the $200 stuff than to the M9P. Good news for audio fans everywhere wink.gif

Making me regret those dunu dn-1000 i just ordered since i already own the vsd1. Maybe i can send those dunus back when they arrive
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4. to which end, as many others have opined, the law of diminishing returns kicks in quicker in this field than elsewhere. since starting here, i've been gradually "upgrading" from the marked-down-on-amazon <$50 class to the highly touted $200 class--i'm surprised at how incrementally small the improvements have been and how, even with, say, the eph-100s or fxt90s in the drawer i still sometimes reach for the ($15)mee 9p or  ($25)portapros.

cheers and have a great weekend

 

I hate my $15 ksc75's and $25 sportapros (ie portapros). And my $40 vsdle's and zero audio dx210's. They are a downer to my upgraditis. My other gear don't seem to appreciate them very much at all!

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Making me regret those dunu dn-1000 i just ordered since i already own the vsd1. Maybe i can send those dunus back when they arrive

I doubt it... I still gotta find someone who doesn't like the DN-1000 purely because of sound. If you do it's more likely because of fit issues. It's my best purchase in 2013!
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I doubt it... I still gotta find someone who doesn't like the DN-1000 purely because of sound. If you do it's more likely because of fit issues. It's my best purchase in 2013!

 

The man speaketh! Btw, I do realize that the dn1k's are great and worth the money. Wish I had them! (much to the chagrin of my cheapo goodies lol)

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The man speaketh! Btw, I do realize that the dn1k's are great and worth the money. Wish I had them! (much to the chagrin of my cheapo goodies lol)

Hehe you do realize you got a few items I envy too don't you?
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I doubt it... I still gotta find someone who doesn't like the DN-1000 purely because of sound. If you do it's more likely because of fit issues. It's my best purchase in 2013!


+1

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^ and on that note, the Earphone Buyer's Guide has received a major 2014 overhaul.

 

This includes addition of the Dunu DN-1000, VSonic VSD1/S, and MOE-SS01

 

The following earphones have been retired from the Buyer's Guide: FutureSonics Atrio (discontinued). VSonic GR02 Bass Edition (replaced with VSonic VSD1), Astrotec AM-800 (replaced with MOE-SS01), VSonic VC02, MEElectronics A161P (seems to be discontinued)

 

Pricing and links have been updated. 

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I just realized I joined here when the M6s were on top of the budget class headphones (with the M1 a more better and expensive choice). Now the Meelecs can't keep up with even the Monos, Phillip SHE which are a class ahead of them.
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