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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. 

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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 #12108 of 14052
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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.

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/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?


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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.

Alright, thanks for all your help!

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/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. 

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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.
post #12113 of 14052
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?
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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 #12115 of 14052
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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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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. 

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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 #12117 of 14052
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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.  

 

post #12118 of 14052

Hey Joker,

 

Any idea on when you'll be reviewing the Astro AX7? They seem pretty interesting, and i can't keep reading Chinese reviews for much longer!

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Can anyone help me out comparing re-400 to the w4r. I'm loving the re-400 for use at home, but I'm looking for something new :wink_face:

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Can anyone help me out comparing re-400 to the w4r. I'm loving the re-400 for use at home, but I'm looking for something new :wink_face:

There is tons on both IEMs, the W4r is obviously a decent upgrade from the re-400s.

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