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Would love to see a Joker review of the Meelectronics M-Duo...:)

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Do you use stock tips on your pistons? If so they are crap and need to be replaced ASAP. 

Addendum: I'm curious about your Flux custom tips. Are they comply-like or something different?

 

I'm using Logitech UE TF10 medium tips on the Pistons. Agreed on the stock tips.

 

The custom tips I'm using are similar to these from ACS. I ordered them from 1964Ears right before they discontinued the option.

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Quick question (for a friend) :

Good looking IEMs for indie folk type pop under £30?

Thinking GR02 (£23) or maybe some A161p (£30)?
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Added brief impressions of a couple of new IEMs - the T-Peos Tank/Popular/Spider, Accidentally Extraordinary Bamboo, Meze 11 Deco, NarMoo R1M, Astrotec AX35, and Olasonic Flat-4 Nami. The full post can be found here.



  • The NarMoo R1M features interchangeable tuning ports/screws that range from enhanced-bass to very bassy. In its most balanced configuration it sounds a little edgy but boasts good clarity and a formidable soundstage considering the $30 price tag. Worth a closer look later on.

 



Out of the ~$50 and under iems you recommend in your buyers guide, which ones would you say have the best soundstage in terms of layering/depth and imaging/3D-ness? I'm looking to upgrade from my current she3580 and jvc fr201 (mic'd fx101) and have been considering mh1, steelseries flux, vsd1, gr02be, quadbeats, pistons, etc... and now these new NarMoos because your remark on its soundstage caught my attention.
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Originally Posted by slowpickr View Post
 

Would love to see a Joker review of the Meelectronics M-Duo...:)

 

Saw it at CES but unfortunately didn't get to try it. Maybe someday...

 

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Quick question (for a friend) :

Good looking IEMs for indie folk type pop under £30?

Thinking GR02 (£23) or maybe some A161p (£30)?

 

Lots of options for indie-pop type stuff, even the Soundmagic E10 sounds great with it. A161P is probably too neutral for casual listening (unless that is your friend's preferred signature). VSonic VSD1 or VSD1S would be a better option if you can find either in your budget - more accurate than GR02 but more "fun" than A161P and just excellent all around.

 

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Out of the ~$50 and under iems you recommend in your buyers guide, which ones would you say have the best soundstage in terms of layering/depth and imaging/3D-ness? I'm looking to upgrade from my current she3580 and jvc fr201 (mic'd fx101) and have been considering mh1, steelseries flux, vsd1, gr02be, quadbeats, pistons, etc... and now these new NarMoos because your remark on its soundstage caught my attention.
 
 
Probably the MH1C specifically for all-around ability in presentation, especially if you take off a bit off the bass with EQ. The VSD1, Flux, and Quadbeats are all pretty wide but a little flat in terms of depth so they don't quite have that same well-rounded feel. The NarMoos sort of have this same issues but jury's still out on whether they're a step in front or a step behind these other ones.
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Thanks for the reply joker. Btw would the soundmagic e10 also have the same wide but flat issue with soundstage?

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Thanks for the reply joker. Btw would the soundmagic e10 also have the same wide but flat issue with soundstage?

 

Yeah pretty much. I like the presentation of the E10, though - it's a little vague, but pretty airy-sounding. 

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Hi ljoker,

 

Soundwise you rated DN-1000 same as Brainwavz B2. (9.2 SQ)

I have B2 but I was thinking to upgrade to DN-1000 mainly due to dynamic driver capabilities - bass extension - is it really worth it? Is there anything that DN-1000 does really better than B2?

Or I should ask: what is keeping the B2 to be on par with DN-1000?

 

 

BTW: have you had chance to hear / review ATH-IM70 or Zero Audio Doppio?

 

Thanks

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Hi joker...

Have a couple of questions....

First of all i have the she3580s and they are indeed a fantastic value.... Although.... O would like to upgrade without ruining my wallet...
Until 100 euros wich iems do you recomend as great all rounders? I really like the sound sig of the philips but i also have the over ear momentums and a pair of hd25s eo something with a sound signature to any of these would be great.

I though of the rha ma750 and a couple of friends also recomended me the fidue a63 and tdk ba200.... Do any of these share a similar sound sig to what i have?

I listen to a wide variety of music but mostly indie, pop, rock and edm...

Sorry for the bother m8....
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Originally Posted by Bananiq View Post
 

Hi ljoker,

 

Soundwise you rated DN-1000 same as Brainwavz B2. (9.2 SQ)

I have B2 but I was thinking to upgrade to DN-1000 mainly due to dynamic driver capabilities - bass extension - is it really worth it? Is there anything that DN-1000 does really better than B2?

Or I should ask: what is keeping the B2 to be on par with DN-1000?

 

 

BTW: have you had chance to hear / review ATH-IM70 or Zero Audio Doppio?

 

Thanks

 

If you after bass extension then sure, it’s definitely worth it. The DN-1000 does big bass much better than the B2.

 

See here for one of the reasons I don’t think the DN-1000 won't be an upgrade over a good TWFK set for all listeners: http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-310-iems-compared-impressions-of-t-peos-narmoo-astrotec-olasonic-p-870-02-24-14/12960#post_10276305

 

In the end it really depends on your requirements. If you want deep, impactful bass the DN-1000 will blow the B2 away. If you want something that’s flat across the bass and midrange, the DN-1000 isn’t it.

 

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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

Hi joker...

Have a couple of questions....

First of all i have the she3580s and they are indeed a fantastic value.... Although.... O would like to upgrade without ruining my wallet...
Until 100 euros wich iems do you recomend as great all rounders? I really like the sound sig of the philips but i also have the over ear momentums and a pair of hd25s eo something with a sound signature to any of these would be great.

I though of the rha ma750 and a couple of friends also recomended me the fidue a63 and tdk ba200.... Do any of these share a similar sound sig to what i have?

I listen to a wide variety of music but mostly indie, pop, rock and edm...

Sorry for the bother m8....

 

I haven't spent much time with the Momentum but compared to the HD25 and SHE3580 the A63 and BA200 are quite different. The BA200 is warm but generally pretty balanced - it is more reminiscent of the Momentum than the other two. It may not be the most exciting sound for EDM but it's accurate and versatile.

 

The A63 is mid-forward and pretty punchy. I like but I'm not sure it can compete with the BA200 in overall SQ. It is a lot cheaper though.

 

The MA750 is bass-heavy and also warm, but less smooth than the BA200 and with a lot more bass power.

 

They are all good earphones IMO, just different, but the BA200 is my fave of the bunch. If you don't mind a pretty balanced sound and can find the BA200 in that price range, go for it.

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Nothing with exactly the same signature but I think a VC1000 fan would enjoy all of these:

Noble 4S - more full-bodied and a touch smoothed-over in comparison to the VC1000 but very balanced overall with a more natural timbre
JHA JH13 Pro - bassier than the VC1000 with a more exciting sound, but still extremely transparent and accurate
Hidition NT6 - a little brighter than VC1000 but otherwise probably the most similar in note presentation - an extremely clear and detailed earphone
UM Miracle - slightly more distanced in the midrange which makes the bass (est. deep bass) seem a little more prominent compared to the VC1000 and Noble 4S, but otherwise similar
1964 V6-Stage - a bit more colored than the Miracle but not too different

Thanks for the input!

What about the Westone 4? Will I find it an upgrade over the VC1000? Is there much difference on clarity and bass quantity between them? I suppose the W4 is better with the rest of the technicalities...

My main use is going to be for modern pop/rock/metal - but I don't want too much bass like the DN-1000.

And thanks again for the help!
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Joker, how does the sound quality of JH13 Pro compare to Sennheiser HD600 or HD800? I know this is not a very fair comparison due to CIEM vs open headphones but in terms of neutral/natural good sound quality, which do you think is the winner here? I know for wide sound staging the open headphones are definitely winners here but what about sound quality? Thanks in advance.
Edited by Francisk - 2/25/14 at 8:23pm
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Will you be covering the Aurisonics Rockets when they become available next month? Curious to see where they land on your list. 

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Thanks for the input!

What about the Westone 4? Will I find it an upgrade over the VC1000? Is there much difference on clarity and bass quantity between them? I suppose the W4 is better with the rest of the technicalities...

My main use is going to be for modern pop/rock/metal - but I don't want too much bass like the DN-1000.

And thanks again for the help!

 

Doubtful - if anything, the VC1000 has better clarity, albeit less bass and note thickness. More of a sidegrade than an upgrade, really. 

 

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Joker, how does the sound quality of JH13 Pro compare to Sennheiser HD600 or HD800? I know this is not a very fair comparison due to CIEM vs open headphones but in terms of neutral/natural good sound quality, which do you think is the winner here? I know for wide sound staging the open headphones are definitely winners here but what about sound quality? Thanks in advance.

 

I only have extensive experience with the HD600. To me it is a neutral, slightly warm(ish), very smooth headphone. The JH13 is more exciting, with slightly hyped-up midbass and treble. I generally prefer IEMs for how easy they make it to discern fine detail but the HD600 is my favorite full-size headphone. I don't think either has a clear upper hand here. 

 

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Will you be covering the Aurisonics Rockets when they become available next month? Curious to see where they land on your list. 

 

I'm not sure, I was supposed to review the other Aurisonics sets but they never materialized. We'll see. 

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Thanks again for your views joker, I've been contemplating on a good pair of open headphones for a while now and I'll seriously look into the HD600.

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