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Yea, I reviewed it here: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/sennheiser-ie-800-dynamic-ear-monitor . Beware that it has a lot of bass - more than the EarSonics and others.

 

 

 

Just needs one of these for the ALO. Using only the green end will solve the problem. 

 

 

 

 

The SHE3595 is based on the 3580/3590, which are well-regarded. I quite like them. The XBA-1iP might be too long (in terms of housing length) to sleep with if you sleep in your side. Two more options you might consider (although they are not necessarily better than the Philips sound-wise) are the Brainwavz M5 (mic version) and the UE500vi. 

 

 

Yes, I have the SE846. Unfortunately it's enormous and not comfortable for more than 45 mins at a time so I haven't used it much. Sound is good but hasn't impressed me quite enough to suffer through the pain of using them.

 

 

UE600 can be found in that budget oftentimes - good bet if he liked it. Another one to check out would be the Fidue A63 - it has more bass than the BA-based UE600 and the Monoprice, which makes the sound a little mainstream, but it's not bloated or muddy-sounding.

 

 

I've only tried the -Stage version of the V6, unfortunately. 

Thank you, ljokerl, for your quick reply, I appreciate it.  The Shure SE846's are pretty big, but comfort, and the audio it emits can be drastically improved if you invest in the Sensaphonics Custom Sleeves that are specifically made for the Shure SE846.  I own them, and they feel like I am literally wearing nothing, because the sleeves are the highest quality silicone, and the full shell mold they create of your ear impressions goes as far as the second bend of the ear canal and covers/envelops the incisura, and concha (cymba and cavum) parts of the ear, resulting in the ultimate in comfort (more comfortable than acrylic because of its more forgiving and molding properties).  I even have them in the Crystal Blue color, which won't discolor, unlike other clear (opaque) silicone sleeves (if your pH is such that will discolor the clear (opaque) color).  I can't send a link without the message being immediately sent to moderators on here, (I'm still new on here and don't have post pic or link-to rights yet) so you can just google "Sensaphonics Custom Sleeves for SE846".  I'm going to post a review of the Sensaphonics Custom Sleeves on the Shure SE846 Impressions Thread once I obtain rights to post pictures.  Give the custom sleeves a try, I think that if you do invest in them, you'll enjoy the Shure SE846 that much more.

post #13832 of 14412
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Yea, I reviewed it here: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/sennheiser-ie-800-dynamic-ear-monitor . Beware that it has a lot of bass - more than the EarSonics and others.

 

Thanks for responding so quickly. Does the bass of the IE800's overwhelm the mids. Is the bass very exaggerated? Thanks in advance!!

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Thanks for responding so quickly. Does the bass of the IE800's overwhelm the mids. Is the bass very exaggerated? Thanks in advance!!

 

Exaggerated, yes, but the mids are not overwhelmed. A lesser earphone would struggle with the bass quantity of the IE800 but for the Sennheisers its only a minor handicap, so to speak. 

post #13834 of 14412

Cool guy  :

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qYbK7yC3tE

 

:popcorn:

 

" Its only a rock'n'roll but I like it! " 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(maybe he's me.....?    :evil: )


Edited by garcsa - 6/14/14 at 3:28pm
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What should I try next?

 

Meelectronics M9P - Enjoyed how fun they sounded (V-shaped), but mids were very lacking

Vsonic GR02 - hated these.  Way too harsh all around - treble was piercing and bass overwhelmed everything

SoundMagic E10 - incredibly boring to me.  Sound kind of neutral and just don't do it for me.  I'd compare them to a $5 set of IEMs to my ears

JVC Marshmallows - surprisingly really like the punch of the bass and overall sound, but it gets a bit crackly and highs aren't that clear

 

Looking to keep these cheap (<$30) since reviews rarely match what I expect and I go through IEM's like crazy losing/breaking them.

 

Philips SHE3580?  JVC HAFX40?  Something else?  These would be used for all genres.  I'd ideally like to have good mid-bass punch, forward mids, and highs that don't kill my ears with terrible piercing noises.


Edited by z28dreams - 6/14/14 at 5:55pm
post #13836 of 14412
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
 

 

Exaggerated, yes, but the mids are not overwhelmed. A lesser earphone would struggle with the bass quantity of the IE800 but for the Sennheisers its only a minor handicap, so to speak. 

 

Thanks. I will be buying this then LOL. At $600 now, it's a sweet, sweet deal. Unfortunately the WIFE is going to be PISSED, after my splurge on other goodies like the Geek Pulse & Wave campaigns, LCD-X, Hifiman HE-560 recently. I must be a glutton for punishment. Good thing i stopped buying expensive scotch and consuming them straightaway.Bad thing is i replaced that with Headphone-itis. Good thing is that i could sell the IE800 and the other stuff at near/above cost in the future. Hopefully my awesome wife understands that!!

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Originally Posted by z28dreams View Post
 

What should I try next?

 

Meelectronics M9P - Enjoyed how fun they sounded (V-shaped), but mids were very lacking

Vsonic GR02 - hated these.  Way too harsh all around - treble was piercing and bass overwhelmed everything

SoundMagic E10 - incredibly boring to me.  Sound kind of neutral and just don't do it for me.  I'd compare them to a $5 set of IEMs to my ears

JVC Marshmallows - surprisingly really like the punch of the bass and overall sound, but it gets a bit crackly and highs aren't that clear

 

Looking to keep these cheap (<$30) since reviews rarely match what I expect and I go through IEM's like crazy losing/breaking them.

 

Philips SHE3580?  JVC HAFX40?  Something else?  These would be used for all genres.  I'd ideally like to have good mid-bass punch, forward mids, and highs that don't kill my ears with terrible piercing noises.

 

   brainwavz m1 , hisound crystal , not fx40 , its the sparkiest phone i have heard till date . ath ckx5 can be good and you can consider . if you  dont want sparks highs , hisound and pny midtwon 200 will do good , one more can be xba-c10 , now they are really cheap and even if these phones lack sound stage , its a good sounding phone for its price .

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Originally Posted by z28dreams View Post
 

What should I try next?

 

Meelectronics M9P - Enjoyed how fun they sounded (V-shaped), but mids were very lacking

Vsonic GR02 - hated these.  Way too harsh all around - treble was piercing and bass overwhelmed everything

SoundMagic E10 - incredibly boring to me.  Sound kind of neutral and just don't do it for me.  I'd compare them to a $5 set of IEMs to my ears

JVC Marshmallows - surprisingly really like the punch of the bass and overall sound, but it gets a bit crackly and highs aren't that clear

 

Looking to keep these cheap (<$30) since reviews rarely match what I expect and I go through IEM's like crazy losing/breaking them.

 

Philips SHE3580?  JVC HAFX40?  Something else?  These would be used for all genres.  I'd ideally like to have good mid-bass punch, forward mids, and highs that don't kill my ears with terrible piercing noises.

Xiaomi Piston 2.0/IF Edition can be what you are after. :beerchug: You can buy from here

post #13839 of 14412
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Originally Posted by z28dreams View Post
 

What should I try next?

 

Meelectronics M9P - Enjoyed how fun they sounded (V-shaped), but mids were very lacking

Vsonic GR02 - hated these.  Way too harsh all around - treble was piercing and bass overwhelmed everything

SoundMagic E10 - incredibly boring to me.  Sound kind of neutral and just don't do it for me.  I'd compare them to a $5 set of IEMs to my ears

JVC Marshmallows - surprisingly really like the punch of the bass and overall sound, but it gets a bit crackly and highs aren't that clear

 

Looking to keep these cheap (<$30) since reviews rarely match what I expect and I go through IEM's like crazy losing/breaking them.

 

Philips SHE3580?  JVC HAFX40?  Something else?  These would be used for all genres.  I'd ideally like to have good mid-bass punch, forward mids, and highs that don't kill my ears with terrible piercing noises.

Dunu DN12!

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DUNU-Trident-DN-12-DN12-In-Ear-Dynamic-Earbud-Earphone-Earpiece-/281316100893?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item417fbf0b1d


Edited by garcsa - 6/15/14 at 4:28am
post #13840 of 14412

Hi Joker,

 

Have you compared audio sources? By that I don't mean proper DAPs/DACs, etc. I mean a not-so-high-end-source, like a Sansa Clip+ vs a FiiO E6 being used with a phone, or just a standalone phone. Till now, I have mostly used my phone to listen to music (currently using a Sony Xperia). I can't afford to purchase a high end DAP/DAC, and also, don't feel like lugging around an additional piece of equipment in my pockets. Even leaving out the money/extra equipment thing, do you think sound quality wise a Sansa Clip+ will have any major advantage over a phone? I generally use 320kbps MP3 files and IEMs, no headphones.


Edited by HeadHoncho - 6/15/14 at 9:19am
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Originally Posted by z28dreams View Post
 

What should I try next?

 

Meelectronics M9P - Enjoyed how fun they sounded (V-shaped), but mids were very lacking

Vsonic GR02 - hated these.  Way too harsh all around - treble was piercing and bass overwhelmed everything

SoundMagic E10 - incredibly boring to me.  Sound kind of neutral and just don't do it for me.  I'd compare them to a $5 set of IEMs to my ears

JVC Marshmallows - surprisingly really like the punch of the bass and overall sound, but it gets a bit crackly and highs aren't that clear

 

Looking to keep these cheap (<$30) since reviews rarely match what I expect and I go through IEM's like crazy losing/breaking them.

 

Philips SHE3580?  JVC HAFX40?  Something else?  These would be used for all genres.  I'd ideally like to have good mid-bass punch, forward mids, and highs that don't kill my ears with terrible piercing noises.

 

The FX40 is quite bright. The 3580 is a better match for what you want, except it doesn't have particularly forward mids. More so than the M9, but still not forward. The Dunu DN-12 Trident recommended above might be a pretty good option, too.

 

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Hi Joker,

 

Have you compared audio sources? By that I don't mean proper DAPs/DACs, etc. I mean a not-so-high-end-source, like a Sansa Clip+ vs a FiiO E6 being used with a phone, or just a standalone phone. Till now, I have mostly used my phone to listen to music (currently using a Sony Xperia). I can't afford to purchase a high end DAP/DAC, and also, don't feel like lugging around an additional piece of equipment in my pockets. Even leaving out the money/extra equipment thing, do you think sound quality wise a Sansa Clip+ will have any major advantage over a phone? I generally use 320kbps MP3 files and IEMs, no headphones.

 

I don't have a Fiio E6 and phone audio quality varies quite a lot. iPhones are definitely comparable to a Clip+, for example, but my previous-generation HTC Android phone was pretty crap and my Clip+ was significantly better.

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lol, everytime i see this thread its grown like 20 pages.  :beerchug:

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Hey Joker - I'm back! biggrin.gif

I was doing fine with the JVC FXD80 (the mic version, it's either the FDR or the FRD) and I even upgraded my Bose OE1 to some Beyer DT770 which I've enjoyed listening with a lot.

Only thing is that I somehow managed to lose the JVCs and I was then using my old AM800 - until I somehow managed to loosen the connection between the cable and one of the buds.

I'm pretty happy getting another pair of the JVCs but I've noticed that a few of the previously recommended IEMs have been retired, so is there a replacement for them? I wouldn't mind spending a tad more but considering that I've just gone through £60's worth of IEM, I probably shouldn't spend too much tongue.gif

If getting a pair without the mic will considerably increase value or sound quality, I might just go for that as well.

Cheers again man!



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Hey Joker - I'm back! biggrin.gif

I was doing fine with the JVC FXD80 (the mic version, it's either the FDR or the FRD) and I even upgraded my Bose OE1 to some Beyer DT770 which I've enjoyed listening with a lot.

Only thing is that I somehow managed to lose the JVCs and I was then using my old AM800 - until I somehow managed to loosen the connection between the cable and one of the buds.

I'm pretty happy getting another pair of the JVCs but I've noticed that a few of the previously recommended IEMs have been retired, so is there a replacement for them? I wouldn't mind spending a tad more but considering that I've just gone through £60's worth of IEM, I probably shouldn't spend too much tongue.gif

If getting a pair without the mic will considerably increase value or sound quality, I might just go for that as well.

Cheers again man!



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    a better value ? it will be hard but yes similarly price to sq phones that i can recommend are rha-ma750 , if you want some more balance re-400 , hf5 can be considered .

post #13845 of 14412

Hey ljokerl,

 

I signed up to enter the Noble contest, but as a longtime lurker, I just wanted to thank you for all your help and reviews here!

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