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post #9406 of 14412

How would you compare the AKG K3003i to the Fit Ear 334 to go!?

 

I recently tried the AKG K3003 and I am about to buy it; however, I was not that impressed with it. Which is the best all-arounder in your opinion? I have to say the freq response balance of the AKG is fantastic, bass is a bit more impactful than neutral, but that's fun for on the go. The highs were also very simmery without ever being too glary. They sound a lot like a baby HE-6.

 

Which of the AKG and fitear have a more spacious presentation over all? Not only sound stage width, but also depth and height?

 

Thanks!

post #9407 of 14412
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Done, thanks!

 

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Nice review by the way biggrin.gif

 

Thanks!

 

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Hi Joker, really hope Compact Monitors especially the Stage 3 and Stage 4 will be reviewed. The Stage 3 sounds amazing to me and I'm so tempted over it! Wondering why not really many talk about this brand whereas it is amazing to me

 

They are rarely mentioned, I think I've only stumbled on their products once or twice before. I will have more custom monitors to add but sadly not those.

 

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Hey joker, I saw that you kinda started with the ER6i and went to the ER4, is there a step in between that you would recommend that's similar to the Ety sound sig? ER6i was my first quality IEMS and I find that I'm missing the sound of them recently. I was looking at the REs, (RE0, Re-Zero, RE262) as well as the Ety HF5. Looking to stay <= 100. Thanks. Awesome thread btw, I love this and your portable HPs thread. Keep up the great work.

 

I would go with the HF5, it slots right in between the ER6i and ER4 and is a terrific value at $100 for the Ety lover (and in general). 

 

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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

How would you compare the AKG K3003i to the Fit Ear 334 to go!?

 

I recently tried the AKG K3003 and I am about to buy it; however, I was not that impressed with it. Which is the best all-arounder in your opinion? I have to say the freq response balance of the AKG is fantastic, bass is a bit more impactful than neutral, but that's fun for on the go. The highs were also very simmery without ever being too glary. They sound a lot like a baby HE-6.

 

Which of the AKG and fitear have a more spacious presentation over all? Not only sound stage width, but also depth and height?

 

Thanks!


The MH334 has slightly tighter bass and a little less of it, but still enhanced. It has much more forward and transparent mids. The overall tone is a little darker and the treble is smoother. The K3003 sounds more dynamic with that big bass but also a bit boomier. The treble is not as smooth but extends better. The presentation of the MH334 is more forward overall. Both have very impressive depth but I personally give the K3003 a slight edge in overall spaciousness. 

post #9408 of 14412

Hello ljokerl, I never had the chance to thank you so I will do it now. I really love the work you did here. This is really helpfull to all people who want to buy IEMs, and it's great that you put customs as well. I just received my Miracles (upgrade from Shure SE530x6) and even after just a few minutes, I can hear they sound great...so balanced, everything at its place. You were one of the reasons I chose the Miracles. What other customs do you plan on reviewing ?

post #9409 of 14412

hi joker,

i have both the pfe 122 (grey filters) and the fischer audio silver bullet. i got both of them after reading your reviews :D

i was just wondering how would you compare the key differences between the two? its really obvious theres a big difference when i compare them but im not sure how to put it in words :( i know the soundstage is apparent but i wanna know how to describe the two very different sound signatures so i know what to look for when im moving on to other iems :P

 

p.s. i like them both, their enjoyable in different ways, like the silver bullet has a very nice full sound and bass that makes me smile, while the pfe is very relaxing and clear

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Hello ljokerl, I never had the chance to thank you so I will do it now. I really love the work you did here. This is really helpfull to all people who want to buy IEMs, and it's great that you put customs as well. I just received my Miracles (upgrade from Shure SE530x6) and even after just a few minutes, I can hear they sound great...so balanced, everything at its place. You were one of the reasons I chose the Miracles. What other customs do you plan on reviewing ?

 

Thanks, I appreciate that. Glad you're enjoying the Miracles.

 

I currently have plans for adding 8 or 9 new, mostly higher-end customs to the thread over the course of this year but I'd rather not reveal which ones they are just yet. 

 

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Originally Posted by vincentistan View Post

hi joker,

i have both the pfe 122 (grey filters) and the fischer audio silver bullet. i got both of them after reading your reviews :D

i was just wondering how would you compare the key differences between the two? its really obvious theres a big difference when i compare them but im not sure how to put it in words :( i know the soundstage is apparent but i wanna know how to describe the two very different sound signatures so i know what to look for when im moving on to other iems :P

 

p.s. i like them both, their enjoyable in different ways, like the silver bullet has a very nice full sound and bass that makes me smile, while the pfe is very relaxing and clear

 

I haven't heard the Silver Bullet in quite a long time so my from-memory comparison will surely be worse than your direct A:B. When deciding which upgrade path to pursue, you'll want to figure out which aspects of each you like better (i.e. whether you like the quicker, tighter bass of the 112 or the more impactful low end of the SB, and so on). 

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How does the Earsonic sm2 compare to Hifiman re-272 (for vocals only)?
post #9412 of 14412
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How does the Earsonic sm2 compare to Hifiman re-272 (for vocals only)?


It's much thicker and warmer, with an emphasis on the bass and lower midrange vs the HiFiMan which is flatter through the upper mids and treble and more transparent overall. I personally prefer the 272.

post #9413 of 14412

hello i have a few questions to you.

 

do you think eph-100 would not get messy with warm and dark player like samsung p3? can you compare for me ne700x and ex85 to eph-100? i mean darkness/warmness of them.

 

do you really scored ex85 sound 4.7 and ne6 6.1 ? its missmatch for me. ex85 sounds much better in my opinion. in ne6 bass interact with mids, vocal is hidden and the trebles are just bad. ex85 has everything better in my opinion. you scored brainwavz beta for almost 7 and these are almost the same (or just the same, hard to tell because of diffrent sources i used) like ex85.

 

sorry for my english

post #9414 of 14412
I am looking for iems around 40 with good bass for rap and rock and nice mids and highs also build quality case and foam tips but the case or foam tips are not deciding factors just nice to have
I was between the
Dunu trident
Brainwavs m5
Vsonics gr02 be
Vsonics vco2
Rha ma 350
Astrotec am90
Soundmagic e10
post #9415 of 14412
Soundmagic e10 is nice, not quite as much bass as the gr02 be which is an excellent choice for a v shaped sounds, I hae heard the vc02 is more linear. For rock gr02 be is one of my favorites.
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Yeah the forerunner of my group was the brainwavs m5 but i will keep a open mind but that was because of accessories i regretbly haven't heard any of these
post #9417 of 14412

Hello again !

What according to you is the ideal source for the Miracle. I have a DX100 and it sounds great with the Miracle, but I am considering amps. So far I tried Glacier, RSA 71A, Triad L3 and Continental V3 and they were all good, but no wow for me. Any ideas ? I was thinking maybe Portaphile 627

 

Thanks

post #9418 of 14412

Hi Joker,

 

Apart Grado itself, can you recommend in-ear phones with similar sound at price range of under $250. Cheaper the better, I'm looking for SR60 performance/$.

post #9419 of 14412

Hi joker,

First of all i'd like to thank you for putting in your time and effort into this thread. I really appreciate it and know many others do too!

 

Secondly, i have a question about my current GR07s.

Are there any contenders at a similar price range to the GR07s? I'm having trouble finding any that equal/best its sound quality. If it's any help, the genres i listen to are composed of mainly vocals (Asian pop) and instruments (classical)

post #9420 of 14412

Joker, I uploaded screenshot of eq the FX700 and PFE 232 (black filter).

 

FX700

 

PFE 232

 

 

 

Disregarding the numbers, I don't think this EQ app for iPhone is very strong. What kind of sound signature do you think I'm preferring? U or V shape?

 

additional info:

I'm ok with the bass quantity of PFE 232 gray filter with that EQ setting as well. But I prefer black filter over gray.

 

Thanks

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