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Originally Posted by tinara View Post

Is it a big difference between the VSonic GR07 BE, JVC FXT90 and the Westone UM2? I'm currently owner of the UM2 and I'm looking after the GR07 BE or/and the FXT 90 to replace them. Is it a downgrade on SQ or not? Thank you


I’m not familiar with the UM2. The FXT90 is a little more v-shaped than the GR07BE, with more mid-bass emphasis and a bit more treble sparkle overall. No idea if they are an upgrade to the UM2 or not.

 

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I have yet to read the whole thread by OP but I just would like to thank OP for all the work and time for this thread! It's a great resource!

Thanks, glad the thread has been useful beerchug.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Lost Dark Soul View Post

what would you consider joker the MG7 Pro or GR07 BE? seeing how i like bass in all but, vocals need to be really decent like or close to the Westone's? Seeing how their the same price in all.

 

 

The GR07BE, especially if you care about vocals. The MG7 has good mids, considering the bass quantity, but it's not as balanced and refined as the GR07 in that respect.

 

 

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Originally Posted by aras View Post

Joker,

 

What do you think is a direct upgrade from eph-100 under $600?  I like the sound signature but I would like maybe slightly tighter bass. 


Unfortunately I'm not aware of one. I would say the Westone ES5 is a direct upgrade but that's quite pricy.

post #10382 of 14059

Thank you very much to Joker for a truly astounding effort with this thread. I only joined the forums very recently, but about a year back I used this thread (the result of some Googling) to select a pair of VSonic GR06s for myself. Unfortunately I never really found them to be extremely comfortable in my ears, but the sound quality was definitely on point, so thanks for that! Sadly the left ear has stopped working on them already, and I got them online for a really low price with no warranty. Caveat emptor, I suppose.

 

I was wondering if you could possibly point me toward a pair of IEMs with these criteria:

 

- $50 or under

- Preferably worn straight down, but I can deal with over-the-ear

- Isolation is paramount; I do a lot of flying and airplane noise behind my music annoys me if it's too overwhelming. This was my main problem with the GR06s: for some reason, despite the massive variety of earbud tips it came with, I was unable to get a truly complete seal with them, which was bothersome and generally uncomfortable.

- I tend to prefer an analytical-ish sound, though not on the level of, say, Etymotic Research stuff. I listen to a very wide variety of music including classical, jazz, indie rock, and electronic.

 

I realize that I won't be getting something crazy good for $50, but hopefully I can find a solid pair- I would be willing to stretch the price range a little bit for something really great.

 

Thanks again!

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post


I’m not familiar with the UM2. The FXT90 is a little more v-shaped than the GR07BE, with more mid-bass emphasis and a bit more treble sparkle overall. No idea if they are an upgrade to the UM2 or not.

Thank you for your answer. By crossing reviews, your answers to other people, I think I have a better umderstanding of the strengh and weakness for each iem.
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Originally Posted by quartertone View Post

Nice! Any clues?

Not yet. I haven't gotten it yet, but I will very soon. Very near in the future (In about 10 days).
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Hi all,

 

I have owned my JVC-FXT90L2 for over a month now.  The SQ is better than all of my previous IEMs, however, I found that for some songs the vocals are sibilant while for others the vocals are not strong enough (compared to the instruments).  Should I have chosen EPH-100? :P

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Originally Posted by Free167 View Post

Hi all,

I have owned my JVC-FXT90L2 for over a month now.  The SQ is better than all of my previous IEMs, however, I found that for some songs the vocals are sibilant while for others the vocals are not strong enough (compared to the instruments).  Should I have chosen EPH-100? :P

EPH100 would be better for trance and general EDM music. wink.gif
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I have just recieved Trident DN-12 and boy oh boy, what a disappointment - they sound no where near PortaPro and compared to samsungs S3 original headphones fixes only annoying sound at high frequencies (but still too much highs for my taste). Compared even to stock samsung headphones, Trident has almost no bass and sounds flat. Overall Trident sounds like outside the window, music is somewhere else (sorry, but this the only way I can describe it). Middle range and clarity is good. Do I do something wrong or should I wait for that good sound to arrive? Or is it even possible to get that solid sound of PortaPro's in an in-ear headphones?

 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Generally speaking, the PortaPro is warm and smooth-sounding. If we were to assume that "reasonable price" means <$50, I would go for the Dunu Trident. It won't be as clear or open-sounding, but it'll have a similarly warm, smooth, mid-bassy sound on top of its great build quality. If you wanted to spend a little more, the Beyerdynamic DTX 101 iE (~$80) or Monster Turbine (~$100). A little more than that and you could go for a Fischer Audio Tandem (~$129) or Yamaha EPH-100 (~$149). 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

Then you probably want the shorter double-flanges from here: http://www.meelec.com/MEElectronics_Original_Eartips_for_M11_Earphones_p/tipset10-m11-cl-mee.htm . I would say medium or even small to get close to the stock FX40 tips in size. You could probably just get all three to be safe.

 

 

Okay, will check them out

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Free167 View Post

Hi all,

 

I have owned my JVC-FXT90L2 for over a month now.  The SQ is better than all of my previous IEMs, however, I found that for some songs the vocals are sibilant while for others the vocals are not strong enough (compared to the instruments).  Should I have chosen EPH-100? :P

 

Could it be that the tracks are recorded/mixed/mastered differently? 


Edited by FrequencyBlue - 5/22/13 at 6:11am
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No, same device/same track, just switching between earphones. Trident just sound distant and flat. Vocal music would be nice, but pop/rock/techno music sounds without energy.

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Originally Posted by FrequencyBlue View Post

 

Could it be that the tracks are recorded/mixed/mastered differently? 

post #10390 of 14059
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Originally Posted by prakalejas View Post

No, same device/same track, just switching between earphones. Trident just sound distant and flat. Vocal music would be nice, but pop/rock/techno music sounds without energy.

uhm I was replying to Free167, I don't own any Trident so I cant help you sorry 

post #10391 of 14059
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Originally Posted by FrequencyBlue View Post

 

Could it be that the tracks are recorded/mixed/mastered differently? 


They are did recorded differently, but some do sound sibilant compared to my old Denon.  Maybe the JVC somehow exaggerate those tracks' sibilance?

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Anyone compare the Audio Technica ATH-CLR100, ATH-COR150, ATH-CKN50, and ATH-CKN70 to the IEMs on this list?  They are getting some buzz in the discovery thread.

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Originally Posted by Free167 View Post


They are did recorded differently, but some do sound sibilant compared to my old Denon.  Maybe the JVC somehow exaggerate those tracks' sibilance?

 

Possibly. It seems like many JVC's models tend to emphasize sibilance at some point. I did buy FXT90 but they are not in my hands now, though I can say same thing happens to my HA-FX40

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Great job |joker|, your IEMs ranking is just superb! smile.gif
I've been looking for a long time for something better than Brainwavz ProAlpha (more refined, more wow factor) but with similar sound signature: warm (reasonably bassy), sweet but detailed and airy - especially natural sounding, like ProAlpha does for me. What would you recommend?

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

The GR07BE, especially if you care about vocals. The MG7 has good mids, considering the bass quantity, but it's not as balanced and refined as the GR07 in that respect.

 

 

Ok how do you feel about the over the ear part i never liked sony's over the head design for earbuds. i'm not highly sure what it feels like and if i dont care for them its going to suck seeing how you cant wear those straight down.

 

And do you think its worth the upgrade from the Klipsch s4's? TIA


Edited by Lost Dark Soul - 5/22/13 at 6:26pm
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