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The IM50 has much fuller mids - I don't think of the QB2 as V-shaped, but they sounded like it when I switched from the IM50 earlier today. They both have good soundstages, with the IM50 a bit more immersive and 3D. The IM50 are built very solidly, though I don't know how reliable the cable connectors are yet. They're also quite big and bulky; any more so and they'd be too uncomfortable for me. The LG are smaller and lighter, and mostly disappear in your ears, while the AT stick out a bit (and the memory wire may be annoying to some). I'd say the IM50 are better in most ways, though if you like pronounced treble sparkle you might find them a bit tame up top. The QB2 have more sparkle, but still stay smooth, plus they have the headset functionality (including volume controls, which not many Android headsets have). They're both bargains.


Thanks! You aren't making this a lot easier though. :D The sound signature of the IM50 might be better for me than the  QB2, though I really quite like these as well (at least as far as sound goes, I'm not a big fan of their comfort, or lack thereof). How's the bass of the IM50 comparatively? Ideally, I'd be looking for a bit less midbass and a bit more subbass, but I don't really expect the latter here.

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The lower treble on the FXT90 is pretty harsh to a lot of people, myself included; I need Complys to enjoy them.

 

EDIT: I can heartily recommend the IM50.

Between FXT90 and DBA02-MKII, which one has a smoother treble, more detail, larger sound stage and better separation?

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The Fischer wins on all those fronts. It's quite light on bass though.

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Hiya Joker,

A quick one for ya: of the GR07, SE535, and SM2, which would you say has the best combo of out-of-head presentation and a generally fun, punchy, dynamic sound? Also how would you compare the bass of the 535 to the SM2?

 

I would have a tough time labeling the SE535 as "fun". It doesn't have as much as the SM2, that's for sure. In general I think of "fun" as more of a v-shaped signature (think "rock" EQ present) which in this is case is closest to the GR07 (or better yet GR07 BE). The SM2 has a warmer sound with more relaxed upper mids. Again, not really "fun" for me, personally at this stage - more of a UM3X competitor in the musician's monitor space. 

 

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With Christmas coming up, I think I may have the chance to settle down, after a bunch of pretty great cheapos, with a nice mid-range ($100-120) IEM, which should last me quite a while. There are a few I've had my eye on, so I'd like to ask you for some advice. As they are quite sturdy and the most easily available (especially with warranty), I'm considering the RHA MA750, which may not fit my sound preference (strong, but quick and not overpowering bass (also more subbass than midbass focus), a nice and not too recessed midrange with a fair bit of hights. also as much separation and detail as possible), but otherwise seem like a decent choice. Unfortunately the GR07, which seem closer to my preference, would be much harder to obtain. I've also been looking at the new Audio-Technica IM50 and IM70, which are in this range. Any tips perhaps?

 

I like the MA750. It has plenty of bass but I think it does a good job of keeping it under control. Subbass is certainly impressive. Mids are not notably recessed. Treble is forgiving but not too dark. Build quality is amazing. It's not the most resolving IEM but if we're talking stuff in that price range, with a warranty, from a Western brand that's probably as good as it gets. Its sound definitely beats $100 models from brands like Onkyo and Shure, which also have very solid build quality. 

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Great, thanks! Just some quick follow-up quiestions: How's the isolation? I haven't found a whole lot about that. Also, in your upcoming review, roughly what score can we expect the sound to get?

EDIT: Also, if we consider eastern manufacturers as well, would any IEM best it by a significant margin?
Edited by TooLazy - 12/17/13 at 2:07am
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After listening to DBA02-MKII, I found it has a very good detail and good sound stage stage and separation. However I found the treble is a bit bright and sometimes fatigue my ear.
Another problem is the bass is too light and loose.

Is there any IEM has good detail, sound stagestage and separation like in DBA02-MKII but has tight and deep base with less fatigue treble?
post #12352 of 14059
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After listening to DBA02-MKII, I found it has a very good detail and good sound stage stage and separation. However I found the treble is a bit bright and sometimes fatigue my ear.
Another problem is the bass is too light and loose.

Is there any IEM has good detail, sound stagestage and separation like in DBA02-MKII but has tight and deep base with less fatigue treble?

The T-PEOS H-200 comes to mind, if you want to spend that much. 

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Originally Posted by mannkind246 View Post

After listening to DBA02-MKII, I found it has a very good detail and good sound stage stage and separation. However I found the treble is a bit bright and sometimes fatigue my ear.
Another problem is the bass is too light and loose.

Is there any IEM has good detail, sound stagestage and separation like in DBA02-MKII but has tight and deep base with less fatigue treble?

You can try Dunu DN-1000.

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Does this thread look messed up to anyone else?

 

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Originally Posted by TooLazy View Post

Great, thanks! Just some quick follow-up quiestions: How's the isolation? I haven't found a whole lot about that. Also, in your upcoming review, roughly what score can we expect the sound to get?

EDIT: Also, if we consider eastern manufacturers as well, would any IEM best it by a significant margin?

 

Isolation is surprisingly good, a little better than with the GR07. Sound score will probably be around a 9, not sure of the exact number yet. 

 

In that price range I can't think of anything that's significantly better all around and meets your other requirements (including those for sound signature) as well.

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Does this thread look messed up to anyone else?

 

Yes, to me:o

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Does this thread look messed up to anyone else?
Seems OK viewed with my phone (using the mobile version of the site)
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Now it's OK again.

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Thanks.. posted a tech support/bug thread. Seems to be all better now. 
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Double post...
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Do you think you'll give the DN-1000 a substantially higher rating than the MA750?

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