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post #11731 of 14595
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Originally Posted by mrs1986 View Post

Yeah i know, all the hobbies are like this lol.

My problem is my country, i CANT find a thing in here, and is almost impossible to re sell one of these IEMs, nobody know even they exist (all the brands and models, they just know xion (chinese cheap) and phillips...) and is pretty hard to not to loose almost all the money...

Which country is that? If you are having trouble buying online you could try Philips. The SHE3580 was held in high regard by ljokerl and you can still get its successors like the SHE3590 or SHE3500 (they ran out of numbers and started from zero again wink.gif) they should sound similar or the same smily_headphones1.gif And they are much cheaper than the models you're contemplating wink.gif
post #11732 of 14595
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post


Which country is that? If you are having trouble buying online you could try Philips. The SHE3580 was held in high regard by ljokerl and you can still get its successors like the SHE3590 or SHE3500 (they ran out of numbers and started from zero again wink.gif) they should sound similar or the same smily_headphones1.gif And they are much cheaper than the models you're contemplating wink.gif

 

Or the 3680, which is the same thing with translucent housings. Philips really didn't try to make this easy.

post #11733 of 14595

Hello Joker :)

 

If you have any friend who has LG G2. It is coming with new quadbeat2 headphones. I am waiting your review.

 

It is 25.20$ here http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151138341534 . 

post #11734 of 14595
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
 

The 8.A is a great earphone but it has a funny ability to make the UM Miracle and Westone ES5 seem reasonably-priced ;)

 

I was under the impression the Miracle had a much different sound signature. :confused: Interesting point about ES5, though. At any rate...now that the Noble 5C has been announced and priced to compete, this all has become much more complicated for me, hasn't it? :p

post #11735 of 14595
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Originally Posted by Emre9110 View Post
 

Hello Joker :)

 

If you have any friend who has LG G2. It is coming with new quadbeat2 headphones. I am waiting your review.

 

It is 25.20$ here http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151138341534 . 

 

Thanks, will keep the G2 in mind. 

 

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Originally Posted by drm870 View Post
 

 

I was under the impression the Miracle had a much different sound signature. :confused: Interesting point about ES5, though. At any rate...now that the Noble 5C has been announced and priced to compete, this all has become much more complicated for me, hasn't it? :p

 

I meant purely in terms of price. The Miracle does not sound like the 8.A or ES5. 

post #11736 of 14595

Hey joker, can you give a brief rundown/direct comparison of the various VSonic models?

 

I have a pair of gr07s and re400s (love them both for their respective sound signatures) at work and want a cheaper VSonic (in the ~$50 price range) to leave at home or in my backpack. What would you suggest? I'm open to other suggestions as well..

post #11737 of 14595

Does j-phonic k2 sounds like 2X-S?

They said k2's sonud tuned from 2X-S

post #11738 of 14595

what would be considered an upgrade to the Meelec CW31 (with similar fit)?

post #11739 of 14595
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Originally Posted by mattstevenfishe View Post
 

Hey joker, can you give a brief rundown/direct comparison of the various VSonic models?

 

I have a pair of gr07s and re400s (love them both for their respective sound signatures) at work and want a cheaper VSonic (in the ~$50 price range) to leave at home or in my backpack. What would you suggest? I'm open to other suggestions as well..

 

For the sub-$50 ones, in order of how much I like them:

GR99: emphasized bass with inoffensive treble compared to most other VSonic models. Sounds a little dark and muffled compared to pricier ones.

GR02 Bass Edition: more v-shaped than GR99 with greater bass enhancement and better reach/sparkle up top. Loses some treble smoothness as a result. 

GR02 Silver: balanced with an emphasis on the midrange and upper midrange. Different from most other VSonic earphones, which tend to be a little v-shaped. 

VC02: flat with a slightly bright tone. Bass is punchy but has less emphasis than the other VSonic dynamics. Almost sounds like a balanced armature. The most analytical of the bunch.

VSD1: sounds most like the pricier GR07 Bass Edition. Good amount of bass with sparkly treble and great overall clarity. 

VSD1S: very similar to the VSD1 with a slightly less v-shaped sound. I did a short comparison of these two a ways back in this thread. It's also found in the comments here: http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/jvc-ha-fxd80-2/ 

 

I would go for the VSD1S personally. I won't be too different (signature-wise) from your GR07, but is that really such a bad thing?

 

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Originally Posted by NIVEBL View Post
 

Does j-phonic k2 sounds like 2X-S?

They said k2's sonud tuned from 2X-S

 

No clue, but from what I remember the internals should be exactly like the 2X-S (same drivers and crossover).

 

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Originally Posted by Amitl View Post
 

what would be considered an upgrade to the Meelec CW31 (with similar fit)?


Philips Fidelio S1. Although it's significantly bigger and heavier, it still has that half in-ear, angled-nozzle form factor. It also has a near-neutral sound with some bass emphasis. 

post #11740 of 14595

Hi ljokerl! Have you experimented with different acoustic filters/dampers? If I remember correctly, you searched for a damper removing tool some times ago.

post #11741 of 14595
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Originally Posted by hobbyone View Post
 

Hi ljokerl! Have you experimented with different acoustic filters/dampers? If I remember correctly, you searched for a damper removing tool some times ago.

 

I bought a bunch of Knowles filters/dampers to try with my Ety ER4S per this thread but ended up going back to stock (the green ones) as I liked the balance better and it sounded more natural to me overall. I guess the engineers at Ety know what they are doing. Who knew... 

post #11742 of 14595
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Added Nuforce NE-700M (2013 version)

 

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(2C59) Nuforce NE-700X / NE-700M (2013 version)

 

Reviewed October 2013

 

Details: Dynamic-driver in-ear from California-based Nuforce

Current Price: $65 from amazon.com (MSRP: $65); $75 for NE-700X version w/mic and 1-button remote

Specs: Driver: Dynamic | Imp: 16Ω | Sens: 105 dB | Freq: 20-20k Hz | Cable: 4.5’ L-plug

Nozzle Size: 4.5mm | Preferred tips: Stock single-flanges

Wear Style: Straight down or over-the-ear

 

Accessories (3/5) – Single-flange silicone tips (6 pairs in 3 sizes), shirt clip, and soft carrying pouch

Build Quality (4/5) – The metal housings are nice and solid and feature strain reliefs that grip the circumference of the shell. A small red ring around the right strain relief takes the place of L/R indicators. The cable is rubbery and equipped with beefy y-split and 3.5mm L-plug

Isolation (3/5) – The somewhat bulky housings prevent deep insertion, resulting in average isolation

Microphonics (4/5) – Decent when worn cable-down; very good with over-the-ear fitment

Comfort (3.5/5) – The shells are on the large side and may not work for those with small ears due to their barrel-like shape but the light weight keeps them comfortable once fitted

 

Sound (7.6/10) – The 2013 version of the Nuforce NE-700X stays true to its predecessor, delivering a rich, full-bodied sound underpinned by tactile, powerful bass. The low end extends well and provides enough impact to satisfy all listeners, even serious bass fanatics. The low end is a bit slow but bloat is kept to a minimum, which is impressive considering the quantity of bass present. However, the earphone does have a tendency to add bass to the recording. In comparison, the bass of the Sony MH1C is almost as impactful as that of the NE-700X but sounds less intrusive.

 

The enhanced low end gives the NE-700X some warmth and coloration. Clarity is good for a bass-heavy earphone and the midrange doesn’t sound recessed, as one might expect, reminding me of the Sony MH1C. The treble, likewise, is smooth and pleasant, and the sound is free of harshness and sibilance. It is less energetic up top but also smoother than the HiSoundAudio Crystal and dynamic-driver VSonic sets. Overall, the tone of the NE-700X is a bit dark due to the slightly laid-back treble, but the earphone remains non-fatiguing even at higher volumes, which is a definitely plus.

 

The soundstage of the NE-700X is average in size, but tends to be well-rounded and makes for an involving listening experience. It doesn’t have the sheer width of the VSonic VSD1 but still sounds natural, boasting good separation and layering despite the heavy bass. Worth noting also is the NE-700’s consistency across sources and good efficiency, which make it a nice set to use with a smartphone or tablet.

 

Value (8.5/10) – The Nuforce NE-700X is a great earphone for those who like their sound smooth and impactful. It delivers bass in spades while sacrificing little in the way of all-around sound quality, with a nice construction and all-around usability to match. The 2013 version isn’t a total overhaul, but it does help the NE-700X stay competitive in an increasingly crowded market and makes it one of the best options out there for the type of sound it pursues.

 

Pros: Well-built; deep, plentiful bass with good overall audio quality

Cons: May be uncomfortable for those with smaller ears; bass can be intrusive

post #11743 of 14595

Nice review as always. adv. congrats on ur 300 mark! :-D

post #11744 of 14595

Anybody some info or experience about this seller and product : http://www.ebay.com/itm/171146202023?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649   ?

Thanks. 

post #11745 of 14595

Wrong place to ask but there was a thread awhile ago, inearcustom is the seller.  Here you go :-

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/643894/inearcustom-cheapest-re-shell-ever

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