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Hi Joker, could you or anyone compare the Thinksound ts02 and the Klipsch s4 (I have both) and how they compare to the Audio Technica CKM-500 (which I am currently interested in). The bass on the Thinksound's is probably the "bassiest" I would go on a headphone. From your review the CKM-500 is a more refined and upgrade to the Klipsch s4?

Thanks for your (or anyone elses) help!
Edited by OliverBB - 3/27/14 at 7:14am
post #13307 of 14099
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
 

It also has a very different sound signature from the Fidue. It actually seems to me like the signature of the A63 might work better for you, but the DN-1000 has many advantages such as bass depth, clarity, treble extension and presence, and so on. As to whether it's worth it to spend more of your money, I can't really answer that one for you.

Thanks, ljokerl.  What I meant regarding the pricing was whether or not the Dunu was a clear upgrade from the Fidue (hence, reflective of their price differences).  I know that these days some $50-75 IEM's can sound close in quality to some $100-150 IEMs, so I wasn't sure if that was the case with these two.  Given that they have different sound signatures, I see now that they are not an easy comparison.  Sorry, didn't mean to make it seem like I was asking you if I should find it worth it to spend more of my money.

 

Of the IEMs that I've tried, I have liked the Vsonic GR-99 and the JVC HA-FXT90 the best, with the Philips SHE3590 being next in line but definitely behind the other two.  I recently had a pair of the JVC HA-FXZ100 and then accidentally left them on a train shortly after I got them, which has me bummed (and feeling stupid...first time I've ever lost a pair of headphones) and now seeking another new pair of IEMs.  They sounded pretty good as well in the short time period that I had them.

 

Besides the Fidue and the Dunu, I would like to try the Hifiman Re-400's as well, but I've read so many accounts of build quality issues that I am kind of turned off by them.


Edited by steelglam - 3/27/14 at 8:24am
post #13308 of 14099

any know issues with the vsonic adjustable nozzle mechanism?

i really feel like playing with it, finding the best spot, but i'm a bit worried

about loosening it up

post #13309 of 14099
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Originally Posted by Amitl View Post
 

any know issues with the vsonic adjustable nozzle mechanism?

i really feel like playing with it, finding the best spot, but i'm a bit worried

about loosening it up

Not with the VSD1/S. It is tighter than the older models, which tended to get quite easy to move but my VSD1s personally are still tight.

post #13310 of 14099
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any know issues with the vsonic adjustable nozzle mechanism?

i really feel like playing with it, finding the best spot, but i'm a bit worried

about loosening it up

Just got a pair of 07be in Jan. One ear piece was pretty tight, but the other was much looser. Not enough to flop around mind you, but enough to move it when just changing tips. Actually came in handy since I could adjust the one side after I put them on.

post #13311 of 14099
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Just got a pair of 07be in Jan. One ear piece was pretty tight, but the other was much looser. Not enough to flop around mind you, but enough to move it when just changing tips. Actually came in handy since I could adjust the one side after I put them on.

 

In my experience gr07, gr06 and gr04 were all a mixed bag in that department - often one or both of the nozzles were pretty loose or got loose over time. All 3 version of VSD1 I have are a lot more consistent and tighter - sometimes a bit tighter than needed but months after haven't become loose. My gr04fe in comparison now moves even when I'm very careful and it's slightly annoying coz often the nozzles don't end up perfectly aligned in my ear. 

post #13312 of 14099
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post
 

 

In my experience gr07, gr06 and gr04 were all a mixed bag in that department - often one or both of the nozzles were pretty loose or got loose over time. All 3 version of VSD1 I have are a lot more consistent and tighter - sometimes a bit tighter than needed but months after haven't become loose. My gr04fe in comparison now moves even when I'm very careful and it's slightly annoying coz often the nozzles don't end up perfectly aligned in my ear. 

It's not a problem (yet). But again unless I'm doing something grossly wrong, it doesn't really matter to me what direction the nozzles end up pointing. It all seems to fit/sound exactly the same. Maybe its the comply tips, maybe its just my freakish ears....

post #13313 of 14099
Thread Starter 

I don’t adjust the nozzles much either so my 2011 mkI GR07 is still tight on both sides.

 

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Originally Posted by KuroTaka View Post
 

The looks, never actually heard the Fidue though. I do, however enjoy the IE 800. What would you rate it out of 10? I read your review on innerfidelity.

 

It’s about on-par with (certainly not worse than) the Ultrasone IQ.

 

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Originally Posted by OliverBB View Post

Hi Joker, could you or anyone compare the Thinksound ts02 and the Klipsch s4 (I have both) and how they compare to the Audio Technica CKM-500 (which I am currently interested in). The bass on the Thinksound's is probably the "bassiest" I would go on a headphone. From your review the CKM-500 is a more refined and upgrade to the Klipsch s4?

Thanks for your (or anyone elses) help!

 

The CKM500 has a more mid-bassy sound than the TS02 IMO. You might not like the bass quantity on it. It is an S4 upgrade nonetheless – just that most people upgrading from the S4 wouldn’t want less bass but are okay with more.

 

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Originally Posted by steelglam View Post
 

Thanks, ljokerl.  What I meant regarding the pricing was whether or not the Dunu was a clear upgrade from the Fidue (hence, reflective of their price differences).  I know that these days some $50-75 IEM's can sound close in quality to some $100-150 IEMs, so I wasn't sure if that was the case with these two.  Given that they have different sound signatures, I see now that they are not an easy comparison.  Sorry, didn't mean to make it seem like I was asking you if I should find it worth it to spend more of my money.

 

Of the IEMs that I've tried, I have liked the Vsonic GR-99 and the JVC HA-FXT90 the best, with the Philips SHE3590 being next in line but definitely behind the other two.  I recently had a pair of the JVC HA-FXZ100 and then accidentally left them on a train shortly after I got them, which has me bummed (and feeling stupid...first time I've ever lost a pair of headphones) and now seeking another new pair of IEMs.  They sounded pretty good as well in the short time period that I had them.

 

Besides the Fidue and the Dunu, I would like to try the Hifiman Re-400's as well, but I've read so many accounts of build quality issues that I am kind of turned off by them.

 

Yeah I got your meaning. The Dunu is better but also has a different sound signature – in terms of signature I felt like the A63 came closer to what you were requesting. The RE-400 is also different from those two - more like the A63 in terms of midrange-treble balance but less bassy than both the Fidue and the Dunu.  

post #13314 of 14099

Hi Joker,

 

If you've by chance listened to AKG's K550, what would you say is a similar sounding pair of IEM's?

Under around 50-60; I know I won't get the same quality in this budget, but something similar sounding (neutral sound I believe?).

Want to use them for running and such.


Edited by turbare - 3/28/14 at 6:20am
post #13315 of 14099
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Yeah I got your meaning. The Dunu is better but also has a different sound signature – in terms of signature I felt like the A63 came closer to what you were requesting. The RE-400 is also different from those two - more like the A63 in terms of midrange-treble balance but less bassy than both the Fidue and the Dunu.  

Thanks, ljokerl. Much appreciated. I think I'll probably try the Fidue at this point, then. Kind of sounds like it is a middle ground between the other two in terms of sound signature. I think I'd like to go for something less V-shaped than I normally do because I find myself desiring more mids these days, as long as there aren't any peaks. Perhaps I will try the Dunu later down the road.
post #13316 of 14099
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Originally Posted by turbare View Post
 

Hi Joker,

 

If you've by chance listened to AKG's K550, what would you say is a similar sounding pair of IEM's?

Under around 50-60; I know I won't get the same quality in this budget, but something similar sounding (neutral sound I believe?).

Want to use them for running and such.

 

I do have a K550. My recommendation for sound would be the VSonic VC02 but I don't think it's particularly well-suited for running. Maybe if you glue the detachable cables in place it would be alright. Other than that, the LG Quadbeat F420 would be a decent option, or the Ety MC5 if you're willing to live with less bass impact. None of these are designed for running and I'm not sure how the sweat resistance will be in the long run.

 

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Thanks, ljokerl. Much appreciated. I think I'll probably try the Fidue at this point, then. Kind of sounds like it is a middle ground between the other two in terms of sound signature. I think I'd like to go for something less V-shaped than I normally do because I find myself desiring more mids these days, as long as there aren't any peaks. Perhaps I will try the Dunu later down the road.

 

Hope you enjoy the A63! 

post #13317 of 14099

Any plan to review Ostry KC06 Joker? :smile:

 

 

post #13318 of 14099
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
 

 

I do have a K550. My recommendation for sound would be the VSonic VC02 but I don't think it's particularly well-suited for running. Maybe if you glue the detachable cables in place it would be alright. Other than that, the LG Quadbeat F420 would be a decent option, or the Ety MC5 if you're willing to live with less bass impact. None of these are designed for running and I'm not sure how the sweat resistance will be in the long run.

 

 

Hope you enjoy the A63! 

Thank you very much  ljokerl!

post #13319 of 14099
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Originally Posted by laon View Post
 

Any plan to review Ostry KC06 Joker? :smile:

 

 

 

 

Likely, though not in the immediate future. 

post #13320 of 14099
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Likely, though not in the immediate future. 

what are you currently working on ? 

i see you have posted the tpos tank review. 

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