I don’t adjust the nozzles much either so my 2011 mkI GR07 is still tight on both sides.
It’s about on-par with (certainly not worse than) the Ultrasone IQ.
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.
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.