Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Multi-IEM Review - 321 IEMs compared (NarMoo S1 added 09/04/14 p. 966)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Multi-IEM Review - 321 IEMs compared (NarMoo S1 added 09/04/14 p. 966) - Page 699

post #10471 of 14591

Yeah good point...I prefer clean, impactful bass, forward, intimate mids, and non-fatiguing treble with low sibilance. Good separation and imaging. A wide soundstage. A warmish sound signature. 

post #10472 of 14591
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liveartonline View Post

Yeah good point...I prefer clean, impactful bass, forward, intimate mids, and non-fatiguing treble with low sibilance. Good separation and imaging. A wide soundstage. A warmish sound signature. 

 

Based on reviews from many source, the H-200 is very close to wait you're asking for, but there is also the BA200. I know that ljokerl will have better suggestions. :3


Edited by Niyologist - 6/1/13 at 11:22pm
post #10473 of 14591
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liveartonline View Post

Yeah good point...I prefer clean, impactful bass, forward, intimate mids, and non-fatiguing treble with low sibilance. Good separation and imaging. A wide soundstage. A warmish sound signature. 

The BA200 hits mostly all of those points except soundstage width. It's a very satisfying soundstage, well rounded with height and very good depth, but just good width. It's enveloping without being congested and closed in at all.

I don't know if it's the best under 300 but it's absolutely easy to recommend under 200. Hopefully others can chime in.
post #10474 of 14591
Aurisonics v 1.1 is more tune to live stage but v1.2 is change to studio type. v1.1 have better soundstage
post #10475 of 14591
Originally Posted by Liveartonline View Post

..I prefer clean, impactful bass, forward, intimate mids, and non-fatiguing treble with low sibilance. Good separation and imaging. A wide soundstage. A warmish sound signature. 

 

I've owned the BA200 & (currently own) the H-200.  Both are terrific phones.  While some here have found the H-200 to have forward mids; to my ears, they're positioned quite neutrally in that I wouldn't consider them forward or recessed.  The BA200's mids are, relative to the H-200's mids, more forward & warmer in tone.

 

I found the midrange on both phones to be quite smooth & euphonic.  The BA200's mids are a bit more analog-sounding (reminiscent of the dusty warmth some vinyl rigs tend to emphasize) while the H-200's mids are more tonally neutral and clean.  Separation & imaging are excellent between both phones.  The BA200 might get the edge in soundstage width. but both phones have excellent depth (probably on par with each other).  That being said, I don't find the H-200 to sound particularly constrained.  In fact, it seems to be able to throw a pretty wide stage.. depending on what the recording (quality) offers up (as well as what you upstream gear is capable of).

 

The H-200 is a tad brighter than the BA200.. but neither phone's signature seems predisposed to sibilance (unless, again, your source files serve it up).  The BA200 is probably the safer choice between the two.. but I don't think gambling on the H-200 for this aspect is risky at all.  One thing to consider is that the BA200 needs a deep fit to attain it's intended signature.  It's not Etymotic deep.. but it's close.  The H-200 can get its groove on with a comparatively shallower fit.  The H-200 is bulkier, relative to the sleek, svelte BA200, so if you anticipate using either of these phones during (even) moderate physical activity, the BA200 might be the better choice.

 

I think both the BA200 & H-200 would fit your needs in terms of sound.. but the BA200 might suit you better since you explicitly stated that you wanted something with a 'warmer' sound.

post #10476 of 14591
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


You can purchase VC1000 for $119 US on eBay, so pretty much neck and neck with R-50 $120 price tag.

 

Ah, gotcha redface.gif

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by countolaf View Post

I'm glad the VC1000 isn't detachable like VC02. After spending some time with VC02, I realized the detachable stuff is more of a hassle than it is of convenience.

 

After fishing my VC02 left driver from under my desk for 2nd time this week, I tend to agree. The VSonic GR01 didn't have a detachable cable either. Still unclear on what the difference is supposed to be between that and the VC1000. 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Liveartonline View Post

Has anyone tried the Aurisonics ASG-1 1.2? I'm looking for the best mids and soundstage in an iem under $300. 


I tried a 1.1 rev shortly. Seemed to be lacking in treble so I didn't really give it another go. Out of what I have heard at length your description sounds like a Sennheiser IE8 (not much for the intimate mids, but everything else), Yamaha EPH-100 (soundstage is not that wide but it has good layering; treble is not super-smooth but avoids harshness and sibilance), and Earsonics SM2 (again, not that wide but nicely 3-dimensional. No harshness/sibilance). I am lacking hands-on experience with the BA200 and many other sets that are popular these days. The market is simply too crowded to keep up with.

post #10477 of 14591

why do most custom iem are ba while only a select few dynamic?

does the vent make for such a nuisance?

and why don't dj's use iem which offer better isolation?

post #10478 of 14591
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amitl View Post

why don't dj's use iem which offer better isolation?

Because the DJ's tend to put their headphones on and take them off frequently, for example when queuing tracks, monitoring or mastering.

Doing that with IEMs would be a massive chore and rather uncomfortable.
post #10479 of 14591
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post


Because the DJ's tend to put their headphones on and take them off frequently, for example when queuing tracks, monitoring or mastering.

Doing that with IEMs would be a massive chore and rather uncomfortable.

15 year experienced DJ here. I've used headphones for the past 14 years. Tried out IEMs with the Xone92. Perfection. My mixes have been coming out even better! It's not the norm to use IEMs, but more and more DJs are using them!

post #10480 of 14591

do you guys think this is fake?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Free-Shipping-NEW-Sennheiser-IE-80-Headphones-Earphones-NEW-IN-BOX-/190849880760?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c6f8a12b8

its tempting
 

post #10481 of 14591
Great comparison FlySweep. Thanks for that. Could you post that in the BA200 thread? I think it would be of use to people there.
post #10482 of 14591

Iv been using a pair of VSonic GR02 Bass Edition for over a year. Though I really loved the set overall, I really felt it lacking in the bass department. Didnt quite "Feel" the punch/thump much with these. Now that they have developed an issue (the left bud keeps shutting down all the time, starts working when I tweak the plug. That obviously does not work when I am on the move, and even when I am stationary, I have to keep tweaking it from time to time), I figured I might have to upgrade soon. So I dont have a very big budget (say about INR 5000 ~ USD 100 tops after extending my budget as much as I possibly can), and I am in India, so options are limited too, kind of. I havent been able to figure out the additional cost (customs/taxes/duties) of importing sets. So I need advice on which set to go in for next. As I had said, I really loved the GR02 BEs, except for the bass, which was actually what I had been looking for when I purchased them. So I want something similar overall, with a lot more bass. And they have to be durable too, hate to spend so much on a set and have it breaking on me. I am not a very rough user per se, but still. Some of the names from the top of my head are (In no specific order of preference, and in no way am I limited to these):

> Brainwavz M5/M2/ProAlpha (dont know whether this would be an upgrade or not)

> Fischer Audio. Now im confused between 3 of their sets, Eterna, Silver Bullets, and Consonance.

> Shure SE215

> Meelectronics M11+/M21

> SoundMagic E10

> Audio Technica CKM500

> Anything Else


Edited by HeadHoncho - 6/2/13 at 8:10am
post #10483 of 14591

The seller ships from Guangzhou, China, so it could be a knock off. Chinese sellers sell many knock offs on ebay for a reduced price, like fake badminton rackets and such. I guess you can take a chance if you think the reward outweighs the risks here.

post #10484 of 14591

So I checked his feedback on ebay and several people have said that his merchandise are cheap copies of the real product. I'd be careful here.

post #10485 of 14591


Ships from China at a too good to be true price...I would not touch it, personally.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Multi-IEM Review - 321 IEMs compared (NarMoo S1 added 09/04/14 p. 966)