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post #9706 of 14055
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Originally Posted by FrequencyBlue View Post

Hey joker, I think I got my eyes on the HA-FXT90. I can get those for 65$ (and possibly cheaper if there's a nice offer availabe in the future).

Do you think they are a worth while upgrade of SHE3580 (lol I started to think this is a stupid question)? Beside I listen to male vocal and Rock on a daily basic, will these IEMs unleash their full potential with this genre of music?

Any more suggestion within this price range? Preferable Japanese brands because I have a friend who study over there and he can buy and send stuff back to me easily

ath ckn70 for sure

post #9707 of 14055
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

Yes, not sure if they're just seeing less orders from overseas and are therefore cutting back on distribution or if they're actually shifting gears altogether and moving away from IEMs. I haven't seen much mention of their newer models on here. I think lendmeurears still carries the PR401, at least.

 

 

 

oh thats a shame i always rather liked the PR401

post #9708 of 14055

Hi, can you pelase just qucikly compare sound signature of RE400 to 1964-V3? Thank you

post #9709 of 14055
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post

 

oh thats a shame i always rather liked the PR401

 

Yeah, same here. 

 

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Originally Posted by Bina View Post

Hi, can you pelase just qucikly compare sound signature of RE400 to 1964-V3? Thank you


They don't really have anything in common. The RE-400 is mostly neutral with a slight mid-bass hump. The V3 is quite a lot bassier and has an overall livelier, more colored signature. It places the mids farther forward and has a little more energy in the lower treble. The RE-400 is smoother and a little more dull-sounding up top. 

post #9710 of 14055

Hi joker , 

May i ask if you would suggest the Astrotec AM-90 or the VSonic VC02?  

(GR02 Bass)? Keep seeing this popping up in this thrread

 

I've ruled out Dunu trident because it seems weaker compared to this two. 

I prefer the Astrotec's design but if the VSonic is much better design doesnt really matter?

My previous earpiece were the CX880 and those had really bad cable noise. . 

 

Hmm just back read and found this. But i am quite afraid that i would be irritated with the detachable driver?

Read in the appreciation thread that it is very loose , and comes off from the cable when removing them from the ear. 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

Go for the VC02 as the neutral one - I think it is noticeably better than the AM-90 and other SR-based single-armature earphones. For the more fun one I would get something v-shaped, maybe a GR02BE or Audio-Technica CKM500.

 

 

Also may i ask what is cable cinch? And has anybody bought the VC02 from the ebay seller bigbargainseller?


Edited by lesterq - 3/10/13 at 8:17pm
post #9711 of 14055
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Originally Posted by lesterq View Post

Also may i ask what is cable cinch?

 

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Originally Posted by Xinn3r View Post

Oh, and btw, is a chin slider and a cable cinch the same thing?

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Originally Posted by guhmo View Post

The chin slider is, of course, the chin slider.  The cable cinch is where the main cables separate into the individual Left/Right cables.

post #9712 of 14055

Hi,

 

I have had my brainwavz b2 for around 2 years now and i was thinking of upgrading.  What iem would you recommend that has a similar sound sig but a little more bass to it.

 

Thanks

post #9713 of 14055

hello joker have you reviewed about this IEM

 

Gr02 silver?


Edited by naruse07 - 3/11/13 at 5:01am
post #9714 of 14055

Joker,

 

I was wondering how much the sound improves on the CK100 if you pair it with the right source? At the moment none of my sources seems to have good synergy with it. The vocals sound nasal/veiled and strident.

 

I was thinking of buying a portable amp for them, what would you recommend? 

 

Preferably small in size and in the $100-$300 price range.

 

Thanks.


Edited by Love Music - 3/11/13 at 9:32am
post #9715 of 14055

So, when we will see RE-400 review? :) How they compare to RE-0 and VC02?

post #9716 of 14055

Hi

 

I'm curious more than anything.  I quite like the klipsch x10 sound and along with the comply ts100's bomb proof isolation.  However what I don't like is the fragile construction (particularly that cable!).  Is there something else out there that sounds similar and isolates as well as the klipsch, but has better build qualities?

 

Listen to progressive rock and metal out of an iriver modded 120.

 

Cheers

post #9717 of 14055
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Originally Posted by lesterq View Post

Hi joker , 

May i ask if you would suggest the Astrotec AM-90 or the VSonic VC02?  

(GR02 Bass)? Keep seeing this popping up in this thrread

 

I've ruled out Dunu trident because it seems weaker compared to this two. 

I prefer the Astrotec's design but if the VSonic is much better design doesnt really matter?

My previous earpiece were the CX880 and those had really bad cable noise. . 

 

Hmm just back read and found this. But i am quite afraid that i would be irritated with the detachable driver?

Read in the appreciation thread that it is very loose , and comes off from the cable when removing them from the ear. 

 

 

Also may i ask what is cable cinch? And has anybody bought the VC02 from the ebay seller bigbargainseller?

 

Well, one of the first rules of earphones (if you want them to last) is not to pull them out of your ear by the cable. The seal with your ear can create quite a lot of suction so you can put a lot of strain on the cable by doing that. If you pull the VC02 out by the cable then yes, the housing will be left in your ear a lot of the time. It's annoying and I wish they made the connectors tighter but it's far from a deal breaker if you're careful.

 

I call the sliding part above the y-split the cable cinch. The y-split (part where the left and right cables separate) I just call a y-split.

 

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Originally Posted by giantry View Post

Hi,

 

I have had my brainwavz b2 for around 2 years now and i was thinking of upgrading.  What iem would you recommend that has a similar sound sig but a little more bass to it.

 

Thanks

 

Depending on what you're looking to spend and how far from the B2 sound you want to stray, I would check out the VSonic GR07. Sony EX600/EX1000, or Phonak PFE 232. Not going to say any of these are a straight up B2 upgrade but they have more or less accurate sound, good clarity, and definitely more bass.

 

 

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Originally Posted by naruse07 View Post

hello joker have you reviewed about this IEM

 

Gr02 silver?

 

I have a pair that I haven't listened to much yet. It's a pleasant-sounding thing, warmer and thicker than the VC02 but not as clear, detailed, or balanced.

 

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Originally Posted by Love Music View Post

Joker,

 

I was wondering how much the sound improves on the CK100 if you pair it with the right source? At the moment none of my sources seems to have good synergy with it. The vocals sound nasal/veiled and strident.

 

I was thinking of buying a portable amp for them, what would you recommend? 

 

Preferably small in size and in the $100-$300 price range.

 

Thanks.

 

The difference will be noticeable but not huge. I don't have the CK100 anymore and haven't tried any of the new crop of amps anyway. I would try playing with the equalizer to see if you can get them to sound the way you want - it'll make more difference than trying to get a colored-sounding amp for it.

 

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Originally Posted by Useless View Post

So, when we will see RE-400 review? :) How they compare to RE-0 and VC02?

 

Soon. I think the RE-400 is better than the VC02 and a little better than the RE0/RE-ZERO.

 

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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Hi

 

I'm curious more than anything.  I quite like the klipsch x10 sound and along with the comply ts100's bomb proof isolation.  However what I don't like is the fragile construction (particularly that cable!).  Is there something else out there that sounds similar and isolates as well as the klipsch, but has better build qualities?

 

Listen to progressive rock and metal out of an iriver modded 120.

 

Cheers


That's tough because the X10 isolates so much and yet has a pretty bassy signature, which is usually more common with dynamic-driver earphones, which in turn tend to isolate less than the X10. I would say you'd have to try one of the few highly-isolating dynamics (such as the Yamaha EPH-100) or go straight for one of multi-armature monsters (e.g. the Earsonics SM2/SM3 or Westone 3/UM3X).

post #9718 of 14055
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

 

The difference will be noticeable but not huge. I don't have the CK100 anymore and haven't tried any of the new crop of amps anyway. I would try playing with the equalizer to see if you can get them to sound the way you want - it'll make more difference than trying to get a colored-sounding amp for it.

 

 

I see. I have tried using EQ on them but the voices still sound unnatural. I think i might just sell them then. Thanks Joker.

post #9719 of 14055
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

I have a pair that I haven't listened to much yet. It's a pleasant-sounding thing, warmer and thicker than the VC02 but not as clear, detailed, or balanced.

 


 so the SQ  is on par with VC02? with  different soundsig? ( gr02 silver is  warmer and thicker  than VC02 which is more natural and analytical)

 

how about gr02 bass edition. ? is gr02silver complete upgrade from gr02 bass edition?


Edited by naruse07 - 3/12/13 at 2:48am
post #9720 of 14055
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

 


That's tough because the X10 isolates so much and yet has a pretty bassy signature, which is usually more common with dynamic-driver earphones, which in turn tend to isolate less than the X10. I would say you'd have to try one of the few highly-isolating dynamics (such as the Yamaha EPH-100) or go straight for one of multi-armature monsters (e.g. the Earsonics SM2/SM3 or Westone 3/UM3X).

Hmm interesting!

 

From what I've read the yamahas tend to be a bit finnicky in fit.  As I use them at work I need to keep it fairly simple!  With regards to the westone 3 recommmendation I did indeed have one and enjoyed it immensely.  Right up until the point they went in the wash!  Sadly it did nothing for the treble but the bass went on them, hence why I picked the x10 as a cheapish replacement (amazon offer+voucher anyway).  Nice to see I was on the right track (backwards!).

 

Cheers

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