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post #8686 of 14151

if you mean an upgrade you may consider EX1000 which is way over your price range ($400+ i think not sure) and may have been discountinued

as far as i read, there is no iem that really matches EX600 and 1000 in terms of soundstage, unless you want those custom iem above $1000, plus the sound signature of EX600 is very unique, few iem can mimic it

i've not heard any iem with soundstage as good as EX600 though and that price range is near impossible

ue700 is quite good in terms of soundstage but severely lacking in bass and definitely not better than EX600

get headphones if you want good soundstage, like bose AE2

post #8687 of 14151
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I'm down to three I think: vsonic GR06, phonak audeo PFE012, or shure SE215. Any last recommendation on these based on comfort and build quality? Based on the reviews they should all be real treats for my ears,
I don't believe the Etys will work as all round IEMs simply because I won't be able to lay on my side with them. If I could get two pair I'd get HF5s plus Mee m6. Perfect isolation for work and something for quiet listening at home. I keep coming back to the shures as a safe choice... Good sound, comfort, and warranty.
JJ

 

        go for gr06 , they will go over the ear and will not bother much even if you lay on your side with them on ( none of the above too ) the reason im pushing for gr06 is its a better value for money between these 3 .

post #8688 of 14151
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And that is why personal preferences matter...

 

 

Good point.

 

 

If you like the M2 you'll probably like the new M5 also. Haven't heard the M4. The VSonic GR06 is a good deal and will have more bass than your A151 along with better treble presence. Closer to $100 there's also the Shure SE215, HiSound Crystal, and Phonak 012. With the exception of the M5 these are all less bassy than the M2 but more bassy than the A151, providing a well-measured punch.

Thanks,I'll look into that! :)

post #8689 of 14151
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Originally Posted by Johnny Jumper View Post

I'm down to three I think: vsonic GR06, phonak audeo PFE012, or shure SE215. Any last recommendation on these based on comfort and build quality? Based on the reviews they should all be real treats for my ears,
I don't believe the Etys will work as all round IEMs simply because I won't be able to lay on my side with them. If I could get two pair I'd get HF5s plus Mee m6. Perfect isolation for work and something for quiet listening at home. I keep coming back to the shures as a safe choice... Good sound, comfort, and warranty.
JJ


I had problems laying down with the SE215 and SE535 because of the bulky cable connectors but it's probably just my ears. Other than that they are pretty good all-rounders. 

post #8690 of 14151
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I'm down to three I think: vsonic GR06, phonak audeo PFE012, or shure SE215. Any last recommendation on these based on comfort and build quality? Based on the reviews they should all be real treats for my ears,

If comfort is the main factor, Audeo PFE012 is the best of the lot, but Shure SE215 is relatively close. I like PFE's sound much more than these Shures though. VSonic's bulky squarish body, the need for deep insertion for best sound and relative dearth of tips that fit 3.5mm nozzle causes comfort problems.

 

(Actually, PFE also take 3.5mm nozzle tips, but they don't need deep insertion and they have non-tapering nozzle, so many 4,5mm tips also fit well and don't slip.)


Edited by AstralStorm - 11/9/12 at 1:37pm
post #8691 of 14151

Joker,

 

Is 1964 Ears V3 sound signature similar to UM3X or SM3 ?


Edited by aras - 11/9/12 at 2:12pm
post #8692 of 14151
Hey,

Would you recommend the Westone 4 or the Ultimate Ears Ue 900, regardless of price?
post #8693 of 14151
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Joker,

 

Is 1964 Ears V3 sound signature similar to UM3X or SM3 ?

 

No, it's more "fun" and colored.

 

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Hey,
Would you recommend the Westone 4 or the Ultimate Ears Ue 900, regardless of price?


They are priced similarly in the first place so it really depends on what type of sound you are after.

post #8694 of 14151
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No, it's more "fun"

Ive always wondered, what is the standard definition of a "fun" signature around head-fi.
post #8695 of 14151
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Ive always wondered, what is the standard definition of a "fun" signature around head-fi.


I think V-shape of the frequency response with no lack of bass impact. In other words, some low bass boost and high mids/low treble boost; perhaps some mid treble boost.

 

It's also commonly known as "enhanced" signature. Think a slight turn on the "loudness" control.


Edited by AstralStorm - 11/10/12 at 3:08am
post #8696 of 14151
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I think V-shape of the frequency response with no lack of bass impact. In other words, some low bass boost and high mids/low treble boost; perhaps some mid treble boost.

 

It's also commonly known as "enhanced" signature. Think a slight turn on the "loudness" control.

 

+1.

 

In a more general sense, I think 'fun' is a blanket term people use for when something is not neutral in regards to source but sounds good nonetheless.

post #8697 of 14151
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+1.

In a more general sense, I think 'fun' is a blanket term people use for when something is not neutral in regards to source but sounds good nonetheless.

Which signature would you say brings the most clarity? My ideal signature is something that has both clarity in vocals, strings, piano etc but also still has some of the umpf of the bass.
post #8698 of 14151
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          it does , but they dont have the model out here in the market and the service person says they wont cover it with warranty , so i had to turn down a customer and disappoint my self too . they ship world wide ( x-ears and may more ) but when you have to send it to the service center , the shipping is on you . i had a scene with ue , they covered it but made a issue of it , for me , no service , no buy .


Meelectronics has the best customer service you can ever imagine. I had 2-3 issues with their products(that too due to my mishandling) and their response was very good. For some products, I didnt even need to send them back. You can rely on buying from meelectronics, they reply fast and replace things fast. Check out others who had the same experience with meelectronics, you cant really find even 1 customer with bad experience..I found all of their products worth for their price overall, though SQ isnt their strength, they score big in all other aspects. I have 5 meelectronics products till now (M6,S6,R1,a161p and AF32) and I liked all of them with their price/performance considering the whole package..

 

I just got my Meelectronics a161p, the packaging is absolutely great, so bright and attractive to the eyes, accessories as well as everything seems great. I will give my impressions after some sessions of listening, overall from the outset of the package it looks great, the IEM itself is attractive and all. Fit seems comfortable and isolating than all of my IEMs with over-the-ear cable guides and Triple Flanges(large). Overall , impressed for now with the purchase


Edited by hitme987 - 11/11/12 at 3:54am
post #8699 of 14151
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Which signature would you say brings the most clarity? My ideal signature is something that has both clarity in vocals, strings, piano etc but also still has some of the umpf of the bass.

 

Sounds like a V signature.  The hardest part is to have a smooth but elevated treble.  This depends on the seal and tips used as well as the IEM's own sound.

post #8700 of 14151
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Which signature would you say brings the most clarity? My ideal signature is something that has both clarity in vocals, strings, piano etc but also still has some of the umpf of the bass.


Generally, a flat one. However, enhanced treble and brighter sound can sometimes create the illusion of even greater clarity, depending on where the boost is. This is how earphones such as the JVC FX40 and PureSound ClarityOne generally sound clearer than the competition. 

 

If you also want enhanced bass then I agree with Joe, a v-shaped sound is probably best. 

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