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post #9196 of 14628
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Originally Posted by Keshav View Post

Hey Joker,

 

Iam looking for a new earphone under 50 . I mostly listen to rock and grunge bands like def leppard,pink floyd,alice in chains etc..

The ones i have shortlisted are Brainwavz r1,m4,m5,am90,gr02be.

 

Which one should I buy or anything else you can recommend ?

 

           keep the BA out man , and i think m5 or the gr02 bass edition will do good . m4 has some extensive complains of harsh sibilance , so keep that out too .i think m5 with precise and controlled bass , will do good for you rock needs .

post #9197 of 14628
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Originally Posted by soullinker20 View Post

I own those too. tg334 w/ 000 cables makes $1,700+

and all i can say is the sound is night and day difference for me in terms of soundstage, detail, transparency

the dynamics on these are crazy..

another thing to consider is the 1p2 hybrid by tralucent audio probably at $1,300++ too

That's very interesting, for a long time I had been wanting a $1000+ universal IEM but I were between the fi-ba-ss and the tg334.
The 334 sound good with eq? I'm afraid they will sound too dark for my tastes, also the difference with the 000 cable is really big?
post #9198 of 14628

happy new year guys , have a nice year ahead , enjoy !! just ordered a jbl j88 , lets see .

post #9199 of 14628
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Originally Posted by Keshav View Post

Hey Joker,

 

Iam looking for a new earphone under 50 . I mostly listen to rock and grunge bands like def leppard,pink floyd,alice in chains etc..

The ones i have shortlisted are Brainwavz r1,m4,m5,am90,gr02be.

 

Which one should I buy or anything else you can recommend ?


Gr02Be - my favorites right now - I listen to hairbands and buckcherry and the like. Awesome IEMs and you cannot beat the price.

post #9200 of 14628
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Originally Posted by Love Music View Post

 

 

I find the upper mids/treble of the eq-7's can be overly bright/harsh at times and can sound a bit grainy. 

 

Is it worth upgrading if you want something to sound better than the eq-7's or are they already one of the best? The reason I ask is because some people will say it's much improved. I know it comes down to preferences, but I just want to here your thoughts.

 

Thanks Joker.

 

The e-Q7 sounds very decent overall. I don't think there are huge improvements to be made objectively but you can definitely find something with smoother treble if you're giving up on the Ortofons - the UM3X, SE535, or SM3, for example, or maybe a HiFiMan RE262/272. 

 

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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post

I don't know the EQ7 precisely but I have some familiarity with the design. I'd stay with the stock tips or get some if you don't have them and use the smallest that allow a seal for deep insertion to warm up the mids. I know there's a physical diameter issue that can restrict deep insertion for some but you're already in the ballpark for VG phone and may just need some tweaking. If you're already setup like this, try some sony hybrids, meelec duals etc before you let them go. 

 

This is good advice.

 

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Originally Posted by kaixax555 View Post

hehe waiting for a review of the BA200 from you one day (if you ever do it)

 

Don't have one yet so it might be a while.

 

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Originally Posted by Keshav View Post

Hey Joker,

 

Iam looking for a new earphone under 50 . I mostly listen to rock and grunge bands like def leppard,pink floyd,alice in chains etc..

The ones i have shortlisted are Brainwavz r1,m4,m5,am90,gr02be.

 

Which one should I buy or anything else you can recommend ?


Really depends on the sort of sound you are after. I haven't heard the M4 or R1 but the M5 is good if you like bass-heavy sound with laid-back highs and moderate clarity. AM90 is more mid-centric, much less bass. GR02 BE is v-shaped, with recessed mids and strong, slightly unrefined treble. AM-90 is a safe choice for "balanced". M5 is a safe choice for "bassy". Another option might be the new ViSang VS-K1 (review coming soon). It's balanced like the AM-90 but focuses a little more on the mid/upper bass and lower midrange than the upper midrange/treble. The result is a fuller, warmer sound with a bit less clarity and energy. Again, comes down to preference but it's a good performer at the $50 mark. 

post #9201 of 14628
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Originally Posted by Love Music View Post

 

 

I find the upper mids/treble of the eq-7's can be overly bright/harsh at times and can sound a bit grainy. 

 

Is it worth upgrading if you want something to sound better than the eq-7's or are they already one of the best? The reason I ask is because some people will say it's much improved. I know it comes down to preferences, but I just want to here your thoughts.

 

Thanks Joker.

You can try sony hybrid tips or other smaller bore tips to reduce the treble. I hate overly bright phones and usually the hybrid tip fixes that issue for me.

post #9202 of 14628
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

The e-Q7 sounds very decent overall. I don't think there are huge improvements to be made objectively but you can definitely find something with smoother treble if you're giving up on the Ortofons - the UM3X, SE535, or SM3, for example, or maybe a HiFiMan RE262/272. 

 

 

This is good advice.

 

 

Don't have one yet so it might be a while.

 


Really depends on the sort of sound you are after. I haven't heard the M4 or R1 but the M5 is good if you like bass-heavy sound with laid-back highs and moderate clarity. AM90 is more mid-centric, much less bass. GR02 BE is v-shaped, with recessed mids and strong, slightly unrefined treble. AM-90 is a safe choice for "balanced". M5 is a safe choice for "bassy". Another option might be the new ViSang VS-K1 (review coming soon). It's balanced like the AM-90 but focuses a little more on the mid/upper bass and lower midrange than the upper midrange/treble. The result is a fuller, warmer sound with a bit less clarity and energy. Again, comes down to preference but it's a good performer at the $50 mark

Thanks. And which will be more versatile among them ?

post #9203 of 14628
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Originally Posted by phantompersona View Post

You can try sony hybrid tips or other smaller bore tips to reduce the treble. I hate overly bright phones and usually the hybrid tip fixes that issue for me.

 

Thanks. I've tried them before but the mids and sounstage tends to suffer from it so I rather just use the normal stock tips.

 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

The e-Q7 sounds very decent overall. I don't think there are huge improvements to be made objectively but you can definitely find something with smoother treble if you're giving up on the Ortofons - the UM3X, SE535, or SM3, for example, or maybe a HiFiMan RE262/272. 

 

 

This is good advice.

 

 

Thanks Joker, actually I have the RE262, not really a big fan it though.

Hope you have a great new year Joker, thanks for all your help  beerchug.gif


Edited by Love Music - 1/1/13 at 1:54am
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Thread Starter 

Well, it's 2013 here in SoCal. Happy New Year everyone! Thanks for all the feedback and support. Here's to another year filled with exciting new products and to not forgetting that it's still about the music beerchug.gif

 

 

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Thanks. And which will be more versatile among them ?


Probably the VS-K1 or GR02.

post #9205 of 14628
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Well, it's 2013 here in SoCal. Happy New Year everyone! Thanks for all the feedback and support. Here's to another year filled with exciting new products and to not forgetting that it's still about the music beerchug.gif

 

 


Probably the VS-K1 or GR02.


Thanks for all you do!  Happy New Year!

 

JJ

post #9206 of 14628
An u add ie80 , ie800 , ultrasone iq , tio ,akg 374 also u miss earsonic sm3v2, grado gr10,8
post #9207 of 14628
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Thanks for all you do!  Happy New Year!

 

JJ

 

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post #9208 of 14628

should the tf10 be driven without a amp , will there be a difference in sq ? source is cowon c2 .

post #9209 of 14628
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Originally Posted by suman134 View Post

should the tf10 be driven without a amp , will there be a difference in sq ? source is cowon c2 .

 

TF10 responds quite well when amped, but equally awesome unamped

post #9210 of 14628
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Originally Posted by djvkool View Post

 

TF10 responds quite well when amped, but equally awesome unamped

 

         my boss dont let me , take the tf10 home . seems like i got to buy one .

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