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post #13531 of 14115
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

Well if you're using the Viper-DDC function in the latest Viper4Android version, results will depend a lot on how good the DDC profile is for your particular earphones... What are you using now?

I use the Dolby Pro Logic irs in Convolver in Viper - makes my Brainwavz R3 iems really sing.

There's sadly no DDC for the Brainwavz yet - any idea how I can request one?

On the subject of DAPs, I have to say I used to have the Cowon J3 and while it's a nice little device, my S3 poos all over it in sound quality.

I used to laugh at those using smartphones and EQ. What a fool I was.
post #13532 of 14115
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by getclikinagas View Post
 

INteresting. Been waiting for a true all-round upgrade to the RE400 in terms of SQ and Value. Especially value, considering we usually end up in higher-than-expected $$$ territory for a 100$IEM upgrade.

Wonder what your comparison list will be. RE400, SD2, DN1000, RE600, GR07MKII, Music One, SM64, MDR-7550..... It's all wrong isn't it? :rolleyes:

 

Side-note: Why aren't any of the T-peos flagships making their way to you? Or the JVCs. Or the XBAs. 

Side-note2: When is the UE-TF1 ...... ah, never mind :popcorn: 

 

Threads like this make Head-fi the epic forum it is. You've earned a over thousand karmic-beers mate. Cheers :beerchug:

 

Honestly, it's hard to expect anything priced 3x higher to beat the RE-400 in value. I know for sure I'll use the RE-400 and GR07 in DN2000 comparisons as those two live on my desk. Everything else is TBD but your list makes sense. Aside from standard benchmarks I usually try to pick sets with a somewhat similar signature priced both higher and lower, as well as similarly-priced sets that are not a signature match but otherwise comparable. 

 

With unlimited time I could probably get my hands on most of the IEMs out there. As it stands, the queue is full enough. Perhaps I spend some time on sets that don't need to be reviewed but I've also starting setting aside unremarkable earphones without review. Not sure if that's a great move in the long run but it allows me to cover more of what I actually want to cover. 

post #13533 of 14115
Joker, I see you've reviewed the Earsonics SM3 v1. Have you heard the v2?.. . If you have, is there any notable difference between the two? Thanks.
post #13534 of 14115
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Originally Posted by amzies01 View Post

Joker, I see you've reviewed the Earsonics SM3 v1. Have you heard the v2?.. . If you have, is there any notable difference between the two? Thanks.

 

Nope, never got to try the v2. At the time when it came out, it was reported to be pretty similar to the v1 minus the less crappy housing.

post #13535 of 14115

Does the RE-400 ever go on sale? I must pick-up a pair at some point. They sound like a great reference set to include with my GR07 and BA200.

post #13536 of 14115
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jarrett View Post
 

Does the RE-400 ever go on sale? I must pick-up a pair at some point. They sound like a great reference set to include with my GR07 and BA200.

 

I've only seen HiFiMan gear go on sale towards end-of-life so I wouldn't count on it. Best bet might be a used one here on the forums.

post #13537 of 14115
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Originally Posted by jarrett View Post
 

Does the RE-400 ever go on sale? I must pick-up a pair at some point. They sound like a great reference set to include with my GR07 and BA200.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/716228/hifiman-re400b-iems-balanced-model-or-non-balanced-mode

post #13538 of 14115

Hey Joker,

 

I noticed you reviewed the Kanen KM-948 (4mm Driver Unit) and the JVC HA-FXC50 (5.5mm Driver Unit) on your IEM's thread. But, I finally found the successor of these two.

 

The Senmai SM-E9106

 

Pros:

 

1. Tips seal perfectly (no need to worry)

 

2. It is vented across the back for great accuracy!

 

3. 7mm Driver Unit -can easily be driven with any portable device

 

I kid you not, they both fail in comparison. They have a beautiful sounding V shape!

 

Note: Needs to be burned for at least 80 to 100 hours to get the accuracy stated above.

 

 

Cons:  The wires do feel a little thin. Must take extra care. Wire thickness similar to the Kanen and JVC.

 

.....I hope you take a chance to review these more accurately and let us know the outcome.  :bigsmile_face:

post #13539 of 14115
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Originally Posted by 1clearhead View Post
 

Hey Joker,

 

I noticed you reviewed the Kanen KM-948 (4mm Driver Unit) and the JVC HA-FXC50 (5.5mm Driver Unit) on your IEM's thread. But, I finally found the successor of these two.

 

The Senmai SM-E9106

 

Pros:

 

1. Tips seal perfectly (no need to worry)

 

2. It is vented across the back for great accuracy!

 

3. 7mm Driver Unit -can easily be driven with any portable device

 

I kid you not, they both fail in comparison. They have a beautiful sounding V shape!

 

Note: Needs to be burned for at least 80 to 100 hours to get the accuracy stated above.

 

 

Cons:  The wires do feel a little thin. Must take extra care. Wire thickness similar to the Kanen and JVC.

 

.....I hope you take a chance to review these more accurately and let us know the outcome.  :bigsmile_face:

Oh? Where are my manners?

 

You can get them and see pictures of them here:  http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Senmai-Earphone-Headphone-For-PC-Laptop-Compatible-with-3-5mm-Connecter-Sources-SM-E9106-Free-Shipping/1590870594.html

post #13540 of 14115
Can anyone recommend me a portable headphone with a sound signature similar to that of the Monoprice 8320? Please under $100 and preferably decent looking.
This is for my friend and I'm looking at the KRK KNS6400.

-Seb
post #13541 of 14115

looking for in-ears under $100, open to all recommendations. 

 

I thought that I've read that Klipsh Image S4's are amazing.. but not sure if I should pull the trigger. 

post #13542 of 14115
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looking for in-ears under $100, open to all recommendations. 

 

I thought that I've read that Klipsh Image S4's are amazing.. but not sure if I should pull the trigger. 

Depends on what signature you're after - this write-up by joker is a pretty helpful starting point to check out:

 

http://theheadphonelist.com/earphone-buyers-guide/

post #13543 of 14115

hey guys, i have trying to locate an opinion i read bout IEMs i cannot find that talks about sound degradation if one is to put them trough a balanced amp. I am about to buy an RSA Lightning and i was wondering if it's a good idea to do that.

This seems to be THE IEM forum, so i guess this is the best place to ask for opinions on this matter.

Are there any benefits in going balanced with an IEM?

post #13544 of 14115
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Originally Posted by itsderpxd View Post
 

looking for in-ears under $100, open to all recommendations. 

 

I thought that I've read that Klipsh Image S4's are amazing.. but not sure if I should pull the trigger. 

     if you are after bass , hisoundaudio wooduo will be a better choice . if you are after a v type sound sig , thinksound ms1 will be nice .

post #13545 of 14115
Hi Joker!

Can you give me some iem suggestion? I want something for reference monitoring. Hifi grade but with a mid-fi budget.

Im looking something neutral but will not be boring, with a wide sound stage, has a punchy crisp bass but not that boomy that bleeds and cover the mids, has forward mids for vocals and sparkly highs but will not be sibilant, fatiguing and harsh. With Clear detailing, layering and has great separation.

Am I asking for too much? Lol..

Im looking into SM64, Westone 4r(as others suggested me), InEarStageDriver 2/3 for universal. Im also considering 1964 ears V3, V6, V6-S and V8 for customs..

Hope you can help me in this one.. And if ever can you rank all of my choices in terms of sound quality..

Thank you very much!
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