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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

I haven’t tried any Zero Audio IEMs. Are the Yamaha EPH-100s in your budget? I know prices are often higher in the UK for the same gear. I really like the EPH-100 for EDM. The MA750s are good, too- they are a little slower than the EPH-100 from a bass perspective, but otherwise about as capable. 

 

 

Thanks :)

 

Yeah the EPH100 is out of my range sadly. Its the one IEM I know will be good as everyone agrees about that.

Have you heard the Sony H1s? 

post #13127 of 14603

Hey joker. What about the sm64 compared to the 1964-v3? I'm thinking whether I should go grab customs instead.

post #13128 of 14603
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Originally Posted by nekromantik View Post
 

 

Thanks :)

 

Yeah the EPH100 is out of my range sadly. Its the one IEM I know will be good as everyone agrees about that.

Have you heard the Sony H1s? 

 

I have not

 

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Originally Posted by Sabsjl View Post
 

Hey joker. What about the sm64 compared to the 1964-v3? I'm thinking whether I should go grab customs instead.

 

Different signatures - the SM64 is warmer and darker while the V3 is more v-shaped in comparison with more treble energy and sparkle. It also has more upper midrange presence (a good thing in my book) and more mid-bass presence (debatable benefit). 

post #13129 of 14603
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I have not

 

 

Different signatures - the SM64 is warmer and darker while the V3 is more v-shaped in comparison with more treble energy and sparkle. It also has more upper midrange presence (a good thing in my book) and more mid-bass presence (debatable benefit). 

 

What about soundstage and clarity detail though? What do you think is best if I listen to mostly indie folk / accoustic stuff, and rock.

post #13130 of 14603
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What about soundstage and clarity detail though? What do you think is best if I listen to mostly indie folk / accoustic stuff, and rock.

 

I personally prefer a more balanced sound with that type of music but if push came to shove the V3 would be my pick. The SM64 has a wider soundstage but the V3 has better depth/layering. Clarity is good on both but IMO the V3 has a slight upper hand in detail because its upper mids are more filled-in. 

post #13131 of 14603

Hi! I was browsing the hot threads on Head-fi and saw a Xiaomi piston thread up around the #2 mark. I'm new to this site and don't know how this works, so is it just an FOTM? I can't find any reviews on it from you or ClieOS.

 

(Same goes with the MartinLogan Mikros 90! The price looks so irresistible... and everyone on that thread says such good things about it... ;  - ;)

post #13132 of 14603

If is wrong place to put this message - forgive me, I am new. I have a question.It is a place somewhere where I can find a graph of the frequency response of Brainwavz M1? I have not found yet such a graph. 


Edited by Miedzcu - 3/5/14 at 9:52am
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Hi Joker

 

Just curious atm, which of the two 1964 ears the v6 and the v3 would you use for rock and metal straight out of an ipod classic?  Same question for the stagedivers 2 and 3.

 

Thanks

post #13134 of 14603
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Originally Posted by poopsockk View Post
 

Hi! I was browsing the hot threads on Head-fi and saw a Xiaomi piston thread up around the #2 mark. I'm new to this site and don't know how this works, so is it just an FOTM? I can't find any reviews on it from you or ClieOS.

 

(Same goes with the MartinLogan Mikros 90! The price looks so irresistible... and everyone on that thread says such good things about it... ;  - ;)

 

They’re pretty new and I haven’t personally tried them. I tried to get in touch with Xiaomi but I don’t speak Chinese so there’s a language barrier there.

 

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Originally Posted by Miedzcu View Post
 

If is wrong place to put this message - forgive me, I am new. I have a question.It is a place somewhere where I can find a graph of the frequency response of Brainwavz M1? I have not found yet such a graph. 

 

I don’t think you’ll find one – they’re an old model and not too popular these days. The only place that *might* have one is goldenears but I’m not sure they’ve done any Brainwavz graphs. 

 

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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post
 

Hi Joker

 

Just curious atm, which of the two 1964 ears the v6 and the v3 would you use for rock and metal straight out of an ipod classic?  Same question for the stagedivers 2 and 3.

 

Thanks

 

The 1964-V6 (more balanced sound compared to the V3) and the StageDiver SD-2 (same reason).

post #13135 of 14603
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
 

 

I personally prefer a more balanced sound with that type of music but if push came to shove the V3 would be my pick. The SM64 has a wider soundstage but the V3 has better depth/layering. Clarity is good on both but IMO the V3 has a slight upper hand in detail because its upper mids are more filled-in. 

how about the Aurisonics ASG-2 vs the SM64?

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If I took an acrylic IEM, say a JH13 Pro and shook it violently, would the sound tubes inside or anything break (assuming they were not connected to cables)?
post #13137 of 14603

Upgrading from RE-400 ... shure SE535 LTD or InEar StageDriver 2? other?

 

This is a question for ljokerl or anyone familiar with the IEMs mentioned below, if you are kind to help me out on deciding the upgrade path to take.

 

I have the RE-400 and also the Sony XBA-3i and I have been enjoying them for 1.5 years, but I am ready to upgrade to the next EIM with an clear improvement in SQ. Budget in the range of $400-$600 but I could go all the day to $1200. I am looking for a well balanced IEM that improves the sound signature of the RE-400 in the following areas (see below). Please note that most of te use will be on-the-go playing with iPhone 5 or future iphone 6 when I travel (don't link to carry amps, etc)

 

1.- Improved soundstage: I like out of your head soundstage

2.- Improved instrument separation and imaging: I love when the music has nuance to separate the instruments in 3D

3.- Bigger bass slam, I don't necessarily need deep sub-bass but I love bass texture and impact without affecting other frequencies of the general tonality of the headphone

4.- Extended highs, a bit more extended than the RE-400 but without going into the harsh and silvant highs, so needs to control the HF

5.- Rapid dynamics (good PRaT): i listen to moderm music, mostly rock, indie, electronic, vocals, etc, so I need an IEM that can keep the fast pace as needed.

 

Regarding the budget, I may consider even high end EIMs (e.g. Shure SE846) if everyone agrees that it is is a class clearly superior but I would rather try to be in the $400-$600 price range if feasible.

 

I tested the Shure SE-535 Limited Edition (Red) and I liked it but it fails to have great highs. Still it is enjoyable juts feels overpriced for $550 in the USA.  Give the review from ljokerl on the InEar StageDriver 2, it seems that this IEM would be improving the RE in all the areas mentioned, but as I cannot test it, it is hard to make a decision.

 

BTW, yesterday I had the chance to test the high end Shure SE846 and the AKG K3003i. I was utterly impressed by the Shure SE846 (with the white/bright filter on to enhance HF) more "real" sound that the AKG.  If it would be more comfortable I would have bought it on the spot. I was so impressed. The bass, kids are perfection, extremely well balanced EIM and very musical, more so that the AKG K3003i. 

 

Thanks much for your advise.


Edited by MrGuzmanWhite - 3/6/14 at 8:10am
post #13138 of 14603
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Originally Posted by MrGuzmanWhite View Post
 

Upgrading from RE-400 ... shure SE535 LTD or InEar StageDriver 2? other?

 

This is a question for ljokerl or anyone familiar with the IEMs mentioned below, if you are kind to help me out on deciding the upgrade path to take.

 

I have the RE-400 and also the Sony XBA-3i and I have been enjoying them for 1.5 years, but I am ready to upgrade to the next EIM with an clear improvement in SQ. Budget in the range of $400-$600 but I could go all the day to $1200. I am looking for a well balanced IEM that improves the sound signature of the RE-400 in the following areas (see below). Please note that most of te use will be on-the-go playing with iPhone 5 or future iphone 6 when I travel (don't link to carry amps, etc)

 

1.- Improved soundstage: I like out of your head soundstage

2.- Improved instrument separation and imaging: I love when the music has nuance to separate the instruments in 3D

3.- Bigger bass slam, I don't necessarily need deep sub-bass but I love bass texture and impact without affecting other frequencies of the general tonality of the headphone

4.- Extended highs, a bit more extended than the RE-400 but without going into the harsh and silvant highs, so needs to control the HF

5.- Rapid dynamics (good PRaT): i listen to moderm music, mostly rock, indie, electronic, vocals, etc, so I need an IEM that can keep the fast pace as needed.

 

Regarding the budget, I may consider even high end EIMs (e.g. Shure SE846) if everyone agrees that it is is a class clearly superior but I would rather try to be in the $400-$600 price range if feasible.

 

I tested the Shure SE-535 Limited Edition (Red) and I liked it but it fails to have great highs. Still it is enjoyable juts feels overpriced for $550 in the USA.  Give the review from ljokerl on the InEar StageDriver 2, it seems that this IEM would be improving the RE in all the areas mentioned, but as I cannot test it, it is hard to make a decision.

 

BTW, yesterday I had the chance to test the high end Shure SE846 and the AKG K3003i. I was utterly impressed by the Shure SE846 (with the white/bright filter on to enhance HF) more "real" sound that the AKG.  If it would be more comfortable I would have bought it on the spot. I was so impressed. The bass, kids are perfection, extremely well balanced EIM and very musical, more so that the AKG K3003i. 

 

Thanks much for your advise.


    that was exactly in my mind , i havent heard this but , yes , se846 as far as i know has a lower hunger for power with close to 15ohm , and imo its one of the best universal available in the market .

post #13139 of 14603
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
 

 

They’re pretty new and I haven’t personally tried them. I tried to get in touch with Xiaomi but I don’t speak Chinese so there’s a language barrier there.

 

Maybe you should buy it from your own money! :smile:

 

Which was the last IEM that you purchased, so it wasn't sent by the manufacturer or distributer?

post #13140 of 14603
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Originally Posted by hobbyone View Post
 

Maybe you should buy it from your own money! :smile:

 

Which was the last IEM that you purchased, so it wasn't sent by the manufacturer or distributer?


Wow.  Bite the hand that feeds much?

 

You take what is by far the most extensive and quite possibly the most worthwhile IEM comparison in existence and crap all over it because of how they were obtained for trial listening?

 

How in God's name would someone be able to compare 300+ IEM's for everyone if they had to purchase every last one of them on their own?  Sit back and ask yourself that question.

 

I for one am thankful that ljokerl has a reputation as a solid, reliable, and objective reviewer of IEMs such that manufacturers are willing to send ones for trial listening.

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