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post #8506 of 14601
Wow. One of your best reviews ever. Almost like reading two reviews at the same time (ue900 and tf10)

Whe only need a score for the tf10 and end of the story, seems like you would pick the ue900 over the tf10.
Edited by rickdohc - 10/28/12 at 4:19pm
post #8507 of 14601
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Originally Posted by eyal1983 View Post

PFE232 vs Etymotic Research ER-4S

which has better details for vocals (singers breath- for example) ?

I haven't even heard the PFE232 and I can already tell you the ER-4S wins in the details department.

post #8508 of 14601
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Originally Posted by mosshorn View Post

Great UE900 review, Joker. I'm still deciding between keeping my SM3's, going for those, and just getting from 1964 V3's .

 

First world problems rolleyes.gif

 

UE900 is more accurate than the SM3, though not as warm, thick, or intimate. The V3 is somewhere between the two in signature. If you like a warm, musical sound I would go for the V3s. If you're looking for something flatter, especially through the lower mids and bass, perhaps the UE900 will suit you better. 

 

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Originally Posted by eyal1983 View Post

PFE232 vs Etymotic Research ER-4S

which has better details for vocals (singers breath- for example) ?

 

Both have excellent detail retrieval. If you're looking for natural reproduction of vocals I would probably go for the ER4S just so you can be sure that enhanced bass won't get in the way (the PFE232 is a lot bassier).

 

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Originally Posted by AstralStorm View Post

 

And if by 3D scans you meant a tomography or magnetic resonance scan... no, that's not going to happen any time soon. The machines are far too expensive.

 

I was thinking of something like the Lantos scanner: http://www.lantostechnologies.com/

 

Only reason to use an already-available printer for custom tips/enclosures would be cost/convenience, though it seems like that's a ways down the line at this point.

 

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Originally Posted by RobotsEatCookie View Post

I really didn't expect you to review the UE900. Enjoyed reading it though.

 

beerchug.gif

 

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Originally Posted by rickdohc View Post

Wow. One of your best reviews ever. Almost like reading two reviews at the same time (ue900 and tf10)
Whe only need a score for the tf10 and end of the story, seems like you would pick the ue900 over the tf10.

 

I would pick the UE900 over the TF10 9 out of 10 times. The one time I would go for the TF10 would be when I was listening to something like EDM and wanted a more lively, v-shaped sound. TF10 sound score would be somewhere in the Shure SE530 - Sony XBA-4 range on my scale. 

post #8509 of 14601

Do you have any recommendations on reducing the sibilance on the B2s? I feel that using the Comply foams kind of help reduce the slight sibilance when compared to the silicone tips it came with, but that could just be because of different factors. Would the Shure olive tips for the SE215 help reduce it a slight bit, yet offer a better seal compared to the silicone tips? I just don't like the extra sibilance the silicone tips add, and the lack of fullness and bass the comply foams offer.


Edited by Sycho - 10/28/12 at 6:45pm
post #8510 of 14601
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Originally Posted by Sycho View Post

Do you have any recommendations on reducing the sibilance on the B2s? I feel that using the Comply foams kind of help reduce the slight sibilance when compared to the silicone tips it came with, but that could just be because of different factors. Would the Shure olive tips for the SE215 help reduce it a slight bit, yet offer a better seal compared to the silicone tips? I just don't like the extra sibilance the silicone tips add, and the lack of fullness and bass the comply foams offer.


From my own experience, comply tips gave me a good seal, but the shure olives gave me a great seal on the B2, but of course YMMV.

post #8511 of 14601
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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

I haven't even heard the PFE232 and I can already tell you the ER-4S wins in the details department.

 

Heck, the HF5s win in that department, and the vocals department.  So I wouldn't have any doubt that the ER4 would do better as well.  I haven't heard the ER4 though, so take my statements with a grain of salt :p

post #8512 of 14601

Thanks for the review, ljokerl. i think you summed up the UE900 very well as ' the high-end earphone for the masses.'

I think the UE900 is one of the best sounding universal IEM ever created for mainstream music, and for that reason alone I rank it above the SM3 and next to the ex1000. Still can't get over the delicious weighty meaty sound.


Edited by glac1er - 10/28/12 at 8:57pm
post #8513 of 14601

Got my SHE3590 (The 80 wasn't available). I am highly impressed. Good sub-bass and mid-bass while still sounding clean and the best part is that when you listen to music that isn't very bass heavy, they don't sound muffled. I also bought other budget models but they weren't as good.

post #8514 of 14601
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Originally Posted by Sycho View Post

Do you have any recommendations on reducing the sibilance on the B2s? I feel that using the Comply foams kind of help reduce the slight sibilance when compared to the silicone tips it came with, but that could just be because of different factors. Would the Shure olive tips for the SE215 help reduce it a slight bit, yet offer a better seal compared to the silicone tips? I just don't like the extra sibilance the silicone tips add, and the lack of fullness and bass the comply foams offer.

 

It will really depend on your ears. Personally, I got the best seal with the thicker silicone tips from Shure. You can always resort to a bit of EQ if a particular treble range is bothering you.

 

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Originally Posted by glac1er View Post

Thanks for the review, ljokerl. i think you summed up the UE900 very well as ' the high-end earphone for the masses.'

I think the UE900 is one of the best sounding universal IEM ever created for mainstream music, and for that reason alone I rank it above the SM3 and next to the ex1000. Still can't get over the delicious weighty meaty sound.

 

Yep, they are good all-rounders and seem like they are tuned to be particularly inoffensive. Even my 128k mp3s and awful Megadeth remasters sound ok on them. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by basslova View Post

Got my SHE3590 (The 80 wasn't available). I am highly impressed. Good sub-bass and mid-bass while still sounding clean and the best part is that when you listen to music that isn't very bass heavy, they don't sound muffled. I also bought other budget models but they weren't as good.

 

Glad the 3590s were available. I've picked up a few budget IEMs in the past year but none have measured up to the SHE3580.

post #8515 of 14601
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post


 

Even my 128k mp3s and awful Megadeth remasters sound ok on them. 

 


Glad the 3590s were available. I've picked up a few budget IEMs in the past year but none have measured up to the SHE3580.

Is there a good Megadeth remaster?

 

I've heard that the $20 Sony IEMs (according to ClieOS) represent a similar value. I'm considering checking them out.

post #8516 of 14601
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Tsk tsk... you reviewed the UE900 before the TF10... tongue_smile.gif

At this point I dont think that review will ever happen lol.
post #8517 of 14601

@joker

 

Any comparison of UE900 to EPH-100 in bass(quantity, quality), mids, treble(quantity, quality), presentation, soundstage, instrument separation and overall?

post #8518 of 14601

Still waiting for that TG334 review!!

post #8519 of 14601

Superb review mate on UE900, after reading that, and TF10 being my favourite IEM of all time, made me want to rush out and buy UE900 -- better wait until the price drops to maybe $250, Amazon's Black Friday 2013 sale perhaps? bigsmile_face.gif

post #8520 of 14601

ljokerl, how about a comparison between the UE 900 and the Westone 4?

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