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I don’t adjust the nozzles much either so my 2011 mkI GR07 is still tight on both sides.

 

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The looks, never actually heard the Fidue though. I do, however enjoy the IE 800. What would you rate it out of 10? I read your review on innerfidelity.

 

It’s about on-par with (certainly not worse than) the Ultrasone IQ.

 

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Hi Joker, could you or anyone compare the Thinksound ts02 and the Klipsch s4 (I have both) and how they compare to the Audio Technica CKM-500 (which I am currently interested in). The bass on the Thinksound's is probably the "bassiest" I would go on a headphone. From your review the CKM-500 is a more refined and upgrade to the Klipsch s4?

Thanks for your (or anyone elses) help!

 

The CKM500 has a more mid-bassy sound than the TS02 IMO. You might not like the bass quantity on it. It is an S4 upgrade nonetheless – just that most people upgrading from the S4 wouldn’t want less bass but are okay with more.

 

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Thanks, ljokerl.  What I meant regarding the pricing was whether or not the Dunu was a clear upgrade from the Fidue (hence, reflective of their price differences).  I know that these days some $50-75 IEM's can sound close in quality to some $100-150 IEMs, so I wasn't sure if that was the case with these two.  Given that they have different sound signatures, I see now that they are not an easy comparison.  Sorry, didn't mean to make it seem like I was asking you if I should find it worth it to spend more of my money.

 

Of the IEMs that I've tried, I have liked the Vsonic GR-99 and the JVC HA-FXT90 the best, with the Philips SHE3590 being next in line but definitely behind the other two.  I recently had a pair of the JVC HA-FXZ100 and then accidentally left them on a train shortly after I got them, which has me bummed (and feeling stupid...first time I've ever lost a pair of headphones) and now seeking another new pair of IEMs.  They sounded pretty good as well in the short time period that I had them.

 

Besides the Fidue and the Dunu, I would like to try the Hifiman Re-400's as well, but I've read so many accounts of build quality issues that I am kind of turned off by them.

 

Yeah I got your meaning. The Dunu is better but also has a different sound signature – in terms of signature I felt like the A63 came closer to what you were requesting. The RE-400 is also different from those two - more like the A63 in terms of midrange-treble balance but less bassy than both the Fidue and the Dunu.  

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Hi Joker,

 

If you've by chance listened to AKG's K550, what would you say is a similar sounding pair of IEM's?

Under around 50-60; I know I won't get the same quality in this budget, but something similar sounding (neutral sound I believe?).

Want to use them for running and such.


Edited by turbare - 3/28/14 at 6:20am
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Yeah I got your meaning. The Dunu is better but also has a different sound signature – in terms of signature I felt like the A63 came closer to what you were requesting. The RE-400 is also different from those two - more like the A63 in terms of midrange-treble balance but less bassy than both the Fidue and the Dunu.  

Thanks, ljokerl. Much appreciated. I think I'll probably try the Fidue at this point, then. Kind of sounds like it is a middle ground between the other two in terms of sound signature. I think I'd like to go for something less V-shaped than I normally do because I find myself desiring more mids these days, as long as there aren't any peaks. Perhaps I will try the Dunu later down the road.
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Hi Joker,

 

If you've by chance listened to AKG's K550, what would you say is a similar sounding pair of IEM's?

Under around 50-60; I know I won't get the same quality in this budget, but something similar sounding (neutral sound I believe?).

Want to use them for running and such.

 

I do have a K550. My recommendation for sound would be the VSonic VC02 but I don't think it's particularly well-suited for running. Maybe if you glue the detachable cables in place it would be alright. Other than that, the LG Quadbeat F420 would be a decent option, or the Ety MC5 if you're willing to live with less bass impact. None of these are designed for running and I'm not sure how the sweat resistance will be in the long run.

 

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Thanks, ljokerl. Much appreciated. I think I'll probably try the Fidue at this point, then. Kind of sounds like it is a middle ground between the other two in terms of sound signature. I think I'd like to go for something less V-shaped than I normally do because I find myself desiring more mids these days, as long as there aren't any peaks. Perhaps I will try the Dunu later down the road.

 

Hope you enjoy the A63! 

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Any plan to review Ostry KC06 Joker? :smile:

 

 

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I do have a K550. My recommendation for sound would be the VSonic VC02 but I don't think it's particularly well-suited for running. Maybe if you glue the detachable cables in place it would be alright. Other than that, the LG Quadbeat F420 would be a decent option, or the Ety MC5 if you're willing to live with less bass impact. None of these are designed for running and I'm not sure how the sweat resistance will be in the long run.

 

 

Hope you enjoy the A63! 

Thank you very much  ljokerl!

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Any plan to review Ostry KC06 Joker? :smile:

 

 

 

 

Likely, though not in the immediate future. 

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Likely, though not in the immediate future. 

what are you currently working on ? 

i see you have posted the tpos tank review. 

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what are you currently working on ? 

i see you have posted the tpos tank review. 

 

Currently the Ocharaku/Olasonic Flat-4 Nami 

post #13315 of 14692

Joker, I know the CK10 is one of your favorite IEMs, and arn't you curious if the IM0X series is better?  I'm looking forward to your reviews on the IM0X series.  

 

:popcorn:

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Speaking of the AT IEMs, there's a lot of new interesting IEMs from audio-technica, like the CK100pro and of course the IM series. Hopefully Joker will get to them in due time, but between his full schedule and the relative scarcity of these new IEMs outside of Japan I'm not sure how hopeful we can be about the chances of these IEMs getting reviewed. Fingers crossed!

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Definitely curious about the current crop of AT IEMs. Just need to finish up with the CKX5iS before tackling any more. 

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Your impressions of the CK-10 is dead on.  I agree with it 100%

 

I've ordered the NT6, and hope to agree there too.  :D


Edited by SilverEars - 3/30/14 at 1:42pm
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As having used ATH im-02 for over a month, I think I can answer your questions 'till the mighty one reviews :D

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I just recently purchased the Creative Aurvana In Ear 3 as a shot in the dark, but I'm finding them too mid forward for my tastes.  Any recommendations that have a bit more bass, less forward mids, and around the same highs for $30-$100?  Maybe something that sounds similar to the Sennheiser PX-100, if anyone has that to compare to.

 

I listen to mostly ska punk/punk rock and various rock/metal, so I guess something balanced to warm/mildly v shaped would be good.  But I do know I don't like harsh and/or fatiguing highs.

 

I'm currently eyeing these, Etymotic MC5, HiFiMan Re-400, Vsonic GR06, Shure SE215, Brainwavz M5, but am unsure which direction to try next.

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