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Originally Posted by Square Enix View Post

joker, i saw the SHE3580 on your list. no rush as i already have them, but could you make a short comparison with the GR99 ? i'm considering getting a pair

thank you

 

GR99 is warmer and has slightly more bass impact while the SHE3580 is a little brighter and clearer and has more recessed mids. The bass is tighter with the Philips while the quality of the treble is comparable with the GR99 a little darker. The GR99 has the edge in presentation - it's got more out-of-the-head feel and gives a better sense of space with more depth.

 

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Why not the philips SHO2200 and the SHE3580???confused_face.gif

 

Had that review finished, plus the SHO2200 is closer in price and performance to the S3

 

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To all our data-heads: I've had a change of address lately, only across town but my first permanent move since '03, - now that I'm settled in I'll probably upload the updated spreadsheet this weekend. If joker approves, I'd like to merge a new sheet into the same document that contains scores from his portable-full-size reviews...

 

Sounds good to me!

 

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Originally Posted by zul56 View Post

Hello, I need recommendation for my first IEM!

 

Who am I?

Final year engineering student. I am aiming for a first class in my degree, and i need music to study efficiently. So, a geek like me need to consider an IEM as below:

 

What is your budget?

$50-$100

 

Are you OK with open ones?

No, I really don't want to disturb the person next to me in the library.. 

 

What equipment will be powering these IEM?

Macbook & My Samsung Omnia 7 (yes, it's a windows phone!) beyersmile.png

 

What format of your music and other sounds will you be putting into these cans?

I listen to anything BUT orchestra, jazz and classics. I enjoy most of the top ten songs in billboard hot 100.

 

Do you plan to use them outside of your home?

Yes! Everywhere i go: grocery shopping, on the way to lecture, in town

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

I have Sennheiser hd212 Pro and Beats Solo and Studio. I am quite tired of a bassy and muddy headphones. I really want a headphone which can give me good clarity, but with a recognizable bass (but not too much bass like in Beats Studio)

 

To be honest, my favorite one so far is B&W P%, but its too outrageously expensive. frown.gif

 

Other Specifications:

1. Comfortable

2. Good Isolation

 

 

Please help me for my IEM search, and need to ensure that this hard earned cash of mine is well spent. Thanks! :) 

 

Need suggestion on IEM based on my specifications. Would love to get FiiO e5 amp too. thanks :)

 

You don't need the E5. I think you would enjoy the Shure SE215 or HiSound Crystal. They've got a slight bump in the bass and warm tonality but still sound clear and detailed overall. 

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Don't flame me but I own the skullcandy jibs and compared it to my friends ink'd and the jibs are way better (clearer highs, slightly better bass quantity, better bass quality, mids more or less the same) and they cost 5 dollars less. Joker can you please review them so i can see a professional review. :)

post #8208 of 14604

Do the acs tips get as deep as the etymotic tri flanges do?

post #8209 of 14604

Joker, sorry to bother you again, but I found a pair of GENUINE Sennheiser IE8s for $200. Should I get it, vs the GR07, HF5, or PFE122?

post #8210 of 14604
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Originally Posted by RobotsEatCookie View Post

Joker, sorry to bother you again, but I found a pair of GENUINE Sennheiser IE8s for $200. Should I get it, vs the GR07, HF5, or PFE122?

Mind sharing where you got it? :P

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joker, mind if i ask why you rated the gr06 (a bit) higher than the se215 in SQ ?

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Originally Posted by hitme987 View Post

Mind sharing where you got it? :P

 

Nice try :P

post #8213 of 14604
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Don't flame me but I own the skullcandy jibs and compared it to my friends ink'd and the jibs are way better (clearer highs, slightly better bass quantity, better bass quality, mids more or less the same) and they cost 5 dollars less. Joker can you please review them so i can see a professional review. :)

 

Not a tall order to beat the Ink'd or Smokin'. I did like the Ink'd back when I had them but newer discoveries such as the Philips SHE3580 blow them away for me.

 

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Originally Posted by dustdevil View Post

Do the acs tips get as deep as the etymotic tri flanges do?

 

Not mine, but it would really depend on how the original molds are taken. I asked for them to be a little longer than the canals of the customs I had at the time but didn't want them past the 2nd bend of the ear canal. 

 

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Originally Posted by RobotsEatCookie View Post

Joker, sorry to bother you again, but I found a pair of GENUINE Sennheiser IE8s for $200. Should I get it, vs the GR07, HF5, or PFE122?

 

Really depends - if you want heavy bass and a warmer sound with a wide soundstage and mediocre isolation, go for the IE8s. If you value accuracy go for one of the others. I prefer the GR07 and HF5 personally. 

 

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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

joker, mind if i ask why you rated the gr06 (a bit) higher than the se215 in SQ ?

 

Yeah, aside from the bit of sibilance that the VSonic IEMs seem to share I like the treble of the GR06 much better while everything else is mostly comparable to the SE215. 

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I've been lurking a bit here and the first page takes a long time to load everything :P

 

I'm a tad curious but what is your favorite earphone? You have a longer list of earphones than when I was last active in this part of head-fi

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

Not mine, but it would really depend on how the original molds are taken. I asked for them to be a little longer than the canals of the customs I had at the time but didn't want them past the 2nd bend of the ear canal. 

So are they going to make the tips according to your requirements?? As someone has asked acs to make the tips to get very deep but after 4 tries all he recieve are shallow fitting tips...


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So are they going to make the tips according to your requirements?? As someone has asked acs to make the tips to get very deep but after 4 tries all he recieve are shallow fitting tips...

 

udauda's post was odd... he asked the tips to be remade 4 times but nowhere in the post did I read about him getting his mold taken again?  How can you make a deeper fitting tip with the same mold?

post #8217 of 14604
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I've been lurking a bit here and the first page takes a long time to load everything :P

 

I'm a tad curious but what is your favorite earphone? You have a longer list of earphones than when I was last active in this part of head-fi

 

The Miracle.. I don't suppose that's a surprise. It's still the best I've heard by a margin. The only thing that I thought may have been clsoe was a Rooth quad BA + dynamic hybrid (forgot the name). I only spent a few minutes with it, though. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by dustdevil View Post

So are they going to make the tips according to your requirements?? As someone has asked acs to make the tips to get very deep but after 4 tries all he recieve are shallow fitting tips...

 

I never communicated with ACS directly, I only told the audiologist how deep I wanted her to go with the impressions. The audiologist can set the dam wherever you want it. The custom ACS tips are as deep as my impressions were, which is how I wanted them. 

post #8218 of 14604
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

GR99 is warmer and has slightly more bass impact while the SHE3580 is a little brighter and clearer and has more recessed mids. The bass is tighter with the Philips while the quality of the treble is comparable with the GR99 a little darker. The GR99 has the edge in presentation - it's got more out-of-the-head feel and gives a better sense of space with more depth.

 

 

Had that review finished, plus the SHO2200 is closer in price and performance to the S3

 

 

Sounds good to me!

 

 

You don't need the E5. I think you would enjoy the Shure SE215 or HiSound Crystal. They've got a slight bump in the bass and warm tonality but still sound clear and detailed overall. 

hey zul56, the HSA crystal sounds great. in fact, all aspects(build quality, comfort) are great for the price. except for one aspect : the worse than average microphonics was really driving me mad(worsened by the fact that it does not come with a chin slider). Unless u wear it over the ear(which is probably the only solution), I probably would not recommend that you purchase it if you wear it straight down as the microphonics can be quite bothersome even doing simple tasks such as walking around. the wire is also quite bouncy which is probably the cause of the microphonics. worst still, it has that annoying wind noise when you have fan blowing directly at you. No offense to you, joker. u r a great reviewer with great contributions to the community, but i just feel that i can provide some opinions to help him, as well as people who might be tempted to buy the HSA crystal. :) cheers!

post #8219 of 14604
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Originally Posted by LYNG2 View Post

hey zul56, the HSA crystal sounds great. in fact, all aspects(build quality, comfort) are great for the price. except for one aspect : the worse than average microphonics was really driving me mad(worsened by the fact that it does not come with a chin slider). Unless u wear it over the ear(which is probably the only solution), I probably would not recommend that you purchase it if you wear it straight down as the microphonics can be quite bothersome even doing simple tasks such as walking around. the wire is also quite bouncy which is probably the cause of the microphonics. worst still, it has that annoying wind noise when you have fan blowing directly at you. No offense to you, joker. u r a great reviewer with great contributions to the community, but i just feel that i can provide some opinions to help him, as well as people who might be tempted to buy the HSA crystal. :) cheers!

 

I've never discouraged anyone from sharing their experiences here. I agree that microphonics is probably the biggest weakness of the Crystal if you wear it cable down. I've always worn it cord-up personally. 

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Nice try :P

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