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post #12181 of 14173

Hi all, I was wondering if you can recommend me a set of really good IEMs that on with a warm signature in the style of the LCD2, I am not familiar with that sound signature and I would like to try it before jumping into really expensive earphones or IEM/CIEM, but I am willing to spend some money to listen IEMs with clean and detailed warm signature.

post #12182 of 14173
Joker,

Thanks again for the V6-Stage review (and comparison to the SM64). With 1964ears offering 15% off for BF I'm about to pull the trigger on a pair of these. My only concern is sibilance, which I don't tolerate well. I'm not treble sensitive though and appreciate bright / detailed highs (if realistic / natural). My first higher-end IEM was the Denon C700 (aka 751) and as nice as they were compared to the cheap phone I had been using the sibilance was annoying. The SM64 is very good in this regard (maybe due to the 5k dip).

I don't need the phone to cover bad recordings - but no emphasis of sibilance is important.

Any thoughts regarding the V6-s and sibilance?
post #12183 of 14173
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

The bass of the two earphones is similar in impact but the Noble is tighter and resolves detail better in the bass region. The midrange, where the RE-400’s focus lies, sounds veiled with the HiFiMan set compared to the 4S.

 

The treble of the RE-400, too, is dull and lacks crispness in comparison, causing it to sound muffled next to the crystal-clear Noble. The brighter Noble is nonetheless very smooth-sounding when it comes to treble and has a wider presentation as well, making the RE-400 sound a bit small and in-the-head. There is, of course, a tenfold price difference between these two earphones and much less than a tenfold difference in performance, but, great as the RE-400 is, it can’t keep up here.
 

 

It may hurt the feelings of Re-400 owners a bit.. 

post #12184 of 14173
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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post
 

Hey joker!
Does your Westone 3 impressions/score still stand?
Wondering how well they would do with EDM now that they are discounted pretty heavily... Or do the EPH-100 outperform them is that regard?

 

I don't have the unit anymore but I don't have a reason to think it's gotten worse over time. The W3 is the better performer but specifically for EDM I'd be tempted to get the EPH-100 with that juicy deep bass. 

 

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Originally Posted by getclikinagas View Post
 

Excellent review ljokerl :beerchug:

 

One of the most beautiful sets available today.

 

Among the top tier which would be the best for some classic rock and jazz?

 

Depends on your preference, really - could be the neutral 4S, the slightly more exciting JH13, or the warm, bassy, and extremely smooth Heir 8.A. For me it's the 4S or JH13, or even the more laid-back UM Miracle, depending on my mood. 

 

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Originally Posted by Alanaudio View Post

Hey joker, any plan to add Tralucent 1Plus2 in your list?

 

Sorry, don't have access to one.

 

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Originally Posted by engelhaft View Post
 

Hi all, I was wondering if you can recommend me a set of really good IEMs that on with a warm signature in the style of the LCD2, I am not familiar with that sound signature and I would like to try it before jumping into really expensive earphones or IEM/CIEM, but I am willing to spend some money to listen IEMs with clean and detailed warm signature.

 

I've only heard the LCD-2 a couple of times. It really depends on how much you want to spend but the Shure SE535 and Sony MDR-7550 come to mind for that type of sound. 

 

Keep in mind that the LCD-2 will have an advantage in bass "feel" - rumble and impact and all that - because it can move lots more air. To get that from an IEM you would need a significantly bassier one, like an SE215 or RBH EP1 or something. Of course those won't have the clarity or overall refinement of the SE535 or 7550. Point is, if you try either of those keep in mind that you'll get more tactile bass from an LCD-2.

 

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Originally Posted by ericr View Post

Joker,

Thanks again for the V6-Stage review (and comparison to the SM64). With 1964ears offering 15% off for BF I'm about to pull the trigger on a pair of these. My only concern is sibilance, which I don't tolerate well. I'm not treble sensitive though and appreciate bright / detailed highs (if realistic / natural). My first higher-end IEM was the Denon C700 (aka 751) and as nice as they were compared to the cheap phone I had been using the sibilance was annoying. The SM64 is very good in this regard (maybe due to the 5k dip).

I don't need the phone to cover bad recordings - but no emphasis of sibilance is important.

Any thoughts regarding the V6-s and sibilance?

 

It's not that bad but compared to my other customs, most of which have super-smooth highs, it's noticeable. To be fair, after my review went up I got an email from 1964EARS saying that they should be able to resolve that issue, but we'll see what happens when I get them back. The V6-Stage is certainly nowhere near as forgiving as the SM64, though.

 

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It may hurt the feelings of Re-400 owners a bit.. 

 

 

Well, I'm one of said RE-400 owners :o. It's one of my favorite universals.

post #12185 of 14173

Joker, in very general terms, how would you rate the Custom Art Music One against the Westone 4 or 2, or maybe SM64 for classical?

 

It seems perfect for me, just a little worried about soundstage.

post #12186 of 14173

@Joker, could you make brief comparison between the Yamaha EPH-100, the Sony MDR 7550 and the Sure SE535?

post #12187 of 14173

Wow the Noble 4S gets such a high review. Is it safe to assume the 4C version will sound the same as the 4S but with acrylic shell? I'm trying to decide which CIEM to get and right now I'm stuck between the Noble 4S/4C and the JH13.

post #12188 of 14173
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Wow the Noble 4S gets such a high review. Is it safe to assume the 4C version will sound the same as the 4S but with acrylic shell? I'm trying to decide which CIEM to get and right now I'm stuck between the Noble 4S/4C and the JH13.

 

Yeah I'm on the same boat, wanting to utilise BF's 20% off on Noble, keen on the 4C...

post #12189 of 14173
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Yeah I'm on the same boat, wanting to utilise BF's 20% off on Noble, keen on the 4C...

Well both places have 20% off and cost isn't a big issue for me. Noble is local and their lab in China is in my home city so I can get easy access. From what I read the customer service at JH is not as top notch as Heir/Noble. So if the Noble is comparable in performance I'd give them serious consideration.
post #12190 of 14173
John and the crew are great and the build quality is nice however if you are in the US and need a refit it would be easier and likely a quicker turn around if your ciems are made within the US. When I originally ordered my 4as I went through 3 different refits which took close to 3 months total.
post #12191 of 14173

I come back. And this is the first thing I see. 

Well done buddy.

You're still keeping things alive haha/

post #12192 of 14173
Someone needs to send a pair of Fischer Amps FA-4E your way... I'd rather not send mine since I'm in EU and I'm basically married to them. Would be extremely jealous if someone else were to put them in their ears for a longer period of time. Also, if that person had lots of ear wax my little OCD-brain would go berserk. Anyway. You need to hear them smily_headphones1.gif they are what the UE900 should've been. (I find them significantly better in every aspect of the sound.)
post #12193 of 14173
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Originally Posted by godlyatheist View Post


Well both places have 20% off and cost isn't a big issue for me. Noble is local and their lab in China is in my home city so I can get easy access. From what I read the customer service at JH is not as top notch as Heir/Noble. So if the Noble is comparable in performance I'd give them serious consideration.

 

Heir 30% off everything - that makes 5.0 to be $419

 

DAMMNNN!!! decisions decisions...

post #12194 of 14173

Hi ljoker.. i have always taken your reviews for purchasing headphones..need a little help now..

I have sony mh1c... whats ur take on moe ss01 vs vsonic vsd1s.. i listen to more of rap, hiphop, rock, more of aggressive music.. bass is important for me.. but not much of "v" response.

post #12195 of 14173

Hi Joker, hope everything is good on your side. First of all thank you for your recommendations and time for us helping decide the IEM. Now i have a MH1C and Quadbeat, MH1C i tried to adapt but cable is a nightmare and so is the fit, i like the sound but its starting to make some static too. Coming to Quadbeat, it is airy and clear and bass is enough for me with moderate EQing but i am unable to get a proper fit for it and don't find the large housings comfortable. So now comes your work... What next? I am totally confused as to what could form an upgrade from these two, i love the warmth of MH1C but i need some airy feel for a prolonged listening. So something on lines of Quadbeat with same airiness along with a better low end response with a good firm fit is what i am looking at. I am contemplating VSD1S/VSD1, Astrotec AM90, SM E10. Your recommendation is highly appreciated as always!!

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