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post #10606 of 14592
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

Isn't the PFE 232 discontinued? It is closer in signature to your W3s than the UE900 or even W4. In terms of bass quantity, I would say W3 >= PFE232 > W4 >= UE 900 (with the W4/UE900 having more or less "balanced" amounts of bass). I think the UE900 is very non-fatiguing without sacrificing treble energy and I like its sound with rock. The W4 doesn't bother me either. I can listen to it for a long time. Can't say the same for the W3 and PFE232. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Hi Joker

 

Would you recommend the westone 4r for mainly progressive/hard rock?  I've been going round in a circle trying to decide between the heir 3ai and 4ai (I know you haven't heard/reviewed them) and the 4r (not sure if the ue900 (hate swivel connectors so might rule it out on that alone!) or phonak pf232 would be suitable either).  I listen to music for 5-6 hours a day (at work).  Had the westone 3's and quite liked it until they went through the wash, now they just don't sound the same.  Did find the 3's a little bass heavy for my taste and was wondering if the smoother sound of the 4's would sit well for long period listening? I can get 3-4 albums a day in fairly easily so a non fatiguing sound is obviously important.  Sources would be either an ipod classic or a sansa clip plus mainly (need to keep it simple).  Isolation is also very important to me.


Thanks

 

Agree with joker, PFE 232 is a bit lighter on bass but it's brighter in treble. More treble quantity. PFE 232 and Westone 4r isolate pretty well with 4r has the upper hand in isolation.

If you want non fatigue sound, then probably 4r since the some find that the treble is a bit bright on the PFE 232. The treble on 4r is more neutral.

I think I'm right. Hopefully someone can verify this about Westone 4r.

post #10607 of 14592

Interesting.

 

So If I am looking for a IEM with mic with good isolation

Which one would be the best under $150 range?
Been looking at the a161p, but the Phonak PFE 012 also looks great..

 

I listen to a wide range of music and like something that is a little bass strong.

 

Been using the nuforce ne6 for couple years, which I enjoyed. Recently, the right side died on me.

 

TIA

post #10608 of 14592
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Originally Posted by MusicL0ver View Post

Interesting.

 

So If I am looking for a IEM with mic with good isolation

Which one would be the best under $150 range?
Been looking at the a161p, but the Phonak PFE 012 also looks great..

 

I listen to a wide range of music and like something that is a little bass strong.

 

Been using the nuforce ne6 for couple years, which I enjoyed. Recently, the right side died on me.

 

TIA

 

PFE 012 has decent amount of bass. Maybe Monster Turbine for more bass quantity?

post #10609 of 14592

Wait, I thought Monster Turbine is like Beats, overpriced for performance (?) blink.gif

post #10610 of 14592
I mainly listen to pop, dance, hip hop and modern music and I would want an IEM that is fun sounding. I value isolation and comfort greatly so what IEM would fit my needs?
post #10611 of 14592
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Originally Posted by msavic6 View Post

I mainly listen to pop, dance, hip hop and modern music and I would want an IEM that is fun sounding. I value isolation and comfort greatly so what IEM would fit my needs?

tell us your budget

 

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Originally Posted by MusicL0ver View Post

Wait, I thought Monster Turbine is like Beats, overpriced for performance (?) blink.gif

I was assuming you can get this online for like $100. But what kind of mids and treble do you want?

post #10612 of 14592
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Originally Posted by Mini0510 View Post

tell us your budget
Up to $200, although that is not set in stone.
post #10613 of 14592

Epic

post #10614 of 14592
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Originally Posted by Mini0510 View Post
I was assuming you can get this online for like $100. But what kind of mids and treble do you want?

Not that picky about treble but I would like clarity for mids.

 

I originally thought about the turbines, but after seeing reviews like this

http://www.amazon.ca/product-reviews/B002NTKV5A/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

I passed on it

 

 

What about the Sony MH1C?

Btw. I am able to get a a161p for $90 tax in. Is that good?


Edited by MusicL0ver - 6/15/13 at 12:53am
post #10615 of 14592
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Originally Posted by MusicL0ver View Post

Not that picky about treble but I would like clarity for mids.

 

I originally thought about the turbines, but after seeing reviews like this

http://www.amazon.ca/product-reviews/B002NTKV5A/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

I passed on it

 

 

What about the Sony MH1C?

Btw. I am able to get a a161p for $90 tax in. Is that good?


The bass (force?) is strong on the turbines, but I did find it swamped the details a bit.  I kept turning the volume up to compensate which led to a headache in the end.  If you want clarity I would pass.  I should add that this was out of the usual clip plus/ipod touch sources listening to rock and metal.

 

Cheers

post #10616 of 14592
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

Mine has plenty of bass, mostly subbass. I sent it over to Tyll so there might be a measurement of it up on IF. It is not as tight and controlled as the VC02 but not far behind the VSD1. 

 

 

Pretty well - not as well as something like the Ety ER4S or RE272 but not worse than the SM3 or UM3X IMO. 

 

 

The R-50 but realistically the difference between them will be very small. 

 

The V3 sounds very different from the GR07 and even more different from the HF5/R-50. It has a colored, exciting sound to it with plenty of bass. If that sounds like what you are after, I would go for it. 

 

 

Isn't the PFE 232 discontinued? It is closer in signature to your W3s than the UE900 or even W4. In terms of bass quantity, I would say W3 >= PFE232 > W4 >= UE 900 (with the W4/UE900 having more or less "balanced" amounts of bass). I think the UE900 is very non-fatiguing without sacrificing treble energy and I like its sound with rock. The W4 doesn't bother me either. I can listen to it for a long time. Can't say the same for the W3 and PFE232. 


Discontinued but still available with the likes of amazon and earphonesolutions.  I guess what I'm after is a westone 2 with a little more thump in it (but not too much) if that makes sense.  The ue900 seems to be polarizing opinion and I've never liked swivel connecters after the se215's.

 

Cheers

post #10617 of 14592

Joker

Sorry to harass you wink.gif

Could you tell which ones of these 283 are closest to the Shure SE535 in terms of sound and SQ (I'd prefer straight down wear style)?

post #10618 of 14592
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Ah I meant send the mh1s in for the cable mod if you liked the mh1!

 

Oh, you mean recable.wink.gif I thought about it, its an option. In fact I could replace it with a headset to work with my mobile. But first I would pick Joker's brain for ideas of the SE535-like IEMs.

post #10619 of 14592
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Originally Posted by MusicL0ver View Post

Interesting.

So If I am looking for a IEM with mic with good isolation
Which one would be the best under $150 range?

Been looking at the a161p, but the Phonak PFE 012 also looks great..

I listen to a wide range of music and like something that is a little bass strong.

Been using the nuforce ne6 for couple years, which I enjoyed. Recently, the right side died on me.

TIA

I haven't heard either 161 or the phonak but I recently heard my gf's NE-6 again and that thing is literally a bass cannon, a ton of quantity and impact but not flabby. What's shocking about it is that it doesn't sound dark or congested keeping good midrange and treble presence and a good soundstage. Really a unique sound if you ask me.

I'm sorry for your loss.

I don't think either of those choices will have nearly as much bass. If you want a similar sound but higher end, it might be a bit of a challenge.

FWIW, my gf likes my Sony XBA-4iP, which has a mic and 3 button remote. Kind of over your price range but you can probably find one for around $200 if you look hard enough. Worth looking into some reviews at least, if you want a similar enough but higher end sound that is. Maybe even the XBA-3iP that can be found cheaper but with a bit less bass and more balance overall probably.
Edited by vwinter - 6/15/13 at 7:49am
post #10620 of 14592
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Originally Posted by MusicL0ver View Post

Not that picky about treble but I would like clarity for mids.

 

I originally thought about the turbines, but after seeing reviews like this

http://www.amazon.ca/product-reviews/B002NTKV5A/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

I passed on it

 

 

What about the Sony MH1C?

Btw. I am able to get a a161p for $90 tax in. Is that good?

Don't know about that review. Seems kind of BS. Haven't heard the Sony MH1C. Joker just reviewed, so might as well read the review.

If you don't want to go with Monster, then maybe go with Shure line ups. They follow a bassy, good mids, dark treble sound signature.

But I could be wrong. I haven't heard many of the low end models.

 

 


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Originally Posted by justblue View Post

Joker

Sorry to harass you wink.gif

Could you tell which ones of these 283 are closest to the Shure SE535 in terms of sound and SQ (I'd prefer straight down wear style)?

Maybe Monster Turbine Pro Copper? Or Westone 3? Yeah, I can't really answer this question. Joker will have to.


Edited by Mini0510 - 6/15/13 at 9:10am
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