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post #4921 of 14692

Just want to say thank you for the review of the Brainwavz Beta. I received my pair today and they sound fantastic for their $28.50 price tag. I've never really enjoyed IEM's, but I love the design of the Beta.

 

Again, thanks!

post #4922 of 14692
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Originally Posted by zmd View Post

Any MEE CC51 owners around? How are these isolation-wise? I've finally pulled the trigger and ordered a pair, with fairly high hopes. I'm not expecting them to beat my currend portables (HD25s) but I guess I find it's nice to own a good set of ''invisible'' headphones - that is, compared to the Sennheisers :) Does anyone besides joker have any idea how they measure up?



I thought it isolated pretty well.  As for the sound, I really enjoyed how the CC51 was tuned.  Not sure how it will compare to the HD25's but for the price the CC51's are going for these days, it's well worth the purchase.  Also, it has a wide nozzle so I'm not sure what other tips will fit.  

post #4923 of 14692
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Originally Posted by Mini0510 View Post

joker, or anyone else here, know any customs or top tier universals have similar sound signature to Klipsch S4 or Sony + little more bass?

People said Klipsch S4 is V shaped. isn't miracle V shaped as well??

 

I hate to say this but I'm not going to deny it. I actually really like the Klipsch sound signature. Sony is good but a little more bass is better. Monster Turbine are just for bass heads. The treble is barely present.



I believe the S4 are considered in the Bass category.

post #4924 of 14692

Just thought I'd drop a thank you notice |joker|, for your review (yet again) sparked my curiosity, and I just received my first ever Jays, the Q-Jays. They sound absolutely fantastic, and I was definitely not expecting for the low end to sound this good, offering the perfect blend of quality and quantity. Who knew something so tiny could offer such impact? (TWSS!) Again, thank you for introducing me to yet another clear winner in my book. smile.gif

post #4925 of 14692

Thanks for the explanation. Now I want to try the FX700s even more though. *shakes fist in anger* tongue.gif
 

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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

 

They're related, coloration (humps/dips) come with compromises. Adding midbass for example glosses out micro detailing on the lower mids, some do it right, some go over board. Of course then you have IEMs like the FX700s that pretty much get things like soundstage, timbre and speed so right, it's highly technical despite not having that great of a frequency response. 



 

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Yay! My Meelec CC51 are here and the first impression is decidedly positive. They look very sleek, better than most IEMs out there and the sound is actually as advertised: clear, quick, with a bit of a bump in the bass and a tad of distance in the mids, all in all, very enjoyable. I'm coming from the HD25s and these puppies manage to impress me, so that's something - or maybe I'm easily impressed :)

 

Anyway, a big thanks to joker for his suggestion and all the good work he does here on head-fi.


Good to hear! 

 



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Originally Posted by Bola 7 View Post

Joker,

If you had to choose observing only sound quality, would you choose Shure SE215 or Fischer Eterna rev.1?


Probably the SE215 but it's a very close call. 

 



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Originally Posted by blupblup View Post

Hi there guys,

 

I just joined this forum as I'm having real trouble deciding on a new set of headphones.

I found the OP by googling and searching and think it is absolutely amazing, so helpful... BUT also gives me much more choice and many more options than I originally had.

 

What do you think would be the best choice out of these headphones.

 

 

I listen to a lot of  ambient & chillout stuff, hip-hop, blues. funk soul... acoustic stuff..

 

So really a good mix and I'm looking, I guess, for a good all-rounder.

 

 

VSonic GR07

 

Sunrise Audio Sw-xscape IEM

 

Westone UM2

 

Beyerdynamic MMX 101 ie

 

Phiaton PS2000

 

Hifiman re 262

 

 

Or if not any of these, what would any of you recommend?

 

I'm having real issues deciding and would just like some ideas and help so any advice and help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Many thanks :)

 

 

 


The GR07 is probably the best all-rounder out of those. Doubt you'll be disappointed with it unless you have a particular, different sound signature in mind.

 



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Originally Posted by The Neverhood View Post

Joker,

 

How would an Amped RE262 compare to the IE8?

 

Texture?

 

Soundstage?

 

Vocals?



More forward vocals on the RE262, not veiled, no mid-bass hump to cloud them over. Soundstage is very good on the RE262 but the IE8 still has among the largest sound/headstages of anything I've heard, if you don't mind that 10th-row-in-the-audience feel. For texture you'd have to do an A:B comparison and I don't have either IEM anymore. 



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Originally Posted by Extra View Post

Just want to say thank you for the review of the Brainwavz Beta. I received my pair today and they sound fantastic for their $28.50 price tag. I've never really enjoyed IEM's, but I love the design of the Beta.

 

Again, thanks!


Good to hear, enjoy! They are a tremendous value for sound.

 



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Originally Posted by i2ehan View Post

Just thought I'd drop a thank you notice |joker|, for your review (yet again) sparked my curiosity, and I just received my first ever Jays, the Q-Jays. They sound absolutely fantastic, and I was definitely not expecting for the low end to sound this good, offering the perfect blend of quality and quantity. Who knew something so tiny could offer such impact? (TWSS!) Again, thank you for introducing me to yet another clear winner in my book. smile.gif


Yes, they are special. The q-JAYS are the only TWFK earphone i would want as a compliment to the CK10 just because of the glorious bass quality. I would just need to be careful to never A:B them with the CK10.

 

post #4927 of 14692

joker, whats the closest custom that has a similar sound signature as Klipsch S4?

post #4928 of 14692
Thread Starter 

None of mine sound like an S4. 

post #4929 of 14692

 

Hmm I haven't visited this thread in a while, I suppose the K2 SP will become more popular now and we'll receive more impressions.

 

 

That looks like the same unit i2ehan and myself once owned. ;)

 

I traded with his RE272 and was laughing all the way home, it's interesting to note the drivers in the K2 SP were once upon a time the cream of the crop in custom IEM's and people shelled out $700+, we have a come a very long way in 5 years, imho.

 

 


Edited by kiteki - 11/26/11 at 1:24am
post #4930 of 14692

 

Congratulations on 1,000,000 views.

 

 

post #4931 of 14692
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 
 

 

The GR07 is probably the best all-rounder out of those. Doubt you'll be disappointed with it unless you have a particular, different sound signature in mind.

 

 

 



Well I'm quite a noob when it comes to most of this stuff and like many, started out a few years back with the CX 300 II's and was blown away.

I  had never had ear canal headphones before and the sound was amazing.... Then I got some Klipsch S4i's and then last year got some Shure SE102's.

I have felt that with each purchase I have got a little more out of the headphones and have heard detail I never did before and realised that upgrading and paying a little more really makes a difference.

 

I think (Although I've since sold them) that I preferred the S4i's sound overall, although both were an improvement over the CX's

 

 

I'm happy to invest a fair chunk in a good set because I do listen to a lot of music and if I can get a better aural experience... then  I'm happy to spend.

 

If you're saying GR07, I'll check them out.

 

Many thanks for your reply and help.

 


Edited by blupblup - 11/26/11 at 12:51pm
post #4932 of 14692

Joker, I read somewhere previously you had an issue with the Eterna's. What was it? Was it just the strain reliefs breaking off or something worse?

post #4933 of 14692

@ljokerl

 

What kind of source do you use with your UM Miracles? 

Do you try to use gear that has similar sound or do you like to mix it up. 

Do you use EQ or effects with it?

 

How often do you use your SM3 and why do you still use it? 


Edited by Old_Snake - 11/26/11 at 10:31am
post #4934 of 14692
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

Congratulations on 1,000,000 views.


Thanks, that's almost difficult to wrap my head around

 

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Joker, I read somewhere previously you had an issue with the Eterna's. What was it? Was it just the strain reliefs breaking off or something worse?


Just the strain relief. A drop of superglue and they're still going strong more than a year later.



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Originally Posted by Old_Snake View Post

What kind of source do you use with your UM Miracles? 

Do you try to use gear that has similar sound or do you like to mix it up. 

Do you use EQ or effects with it?

 

How often do you use your SM3 and why do you still use it? 



 


Same sources as everything else - Cowon J3 on the go, one of my three DACs at home. I have all sorts of different-sounding gear and I use it every day during the course of my testing. I tend to lean towards more balanced sound but that too comes in many flavors these days. I have very little personal listening time, which keeps the Miracle fresh (though I've been using the CTM-200 a lot lately as well). I do not normally EQ anything and I do not own an SM3.

post #4935 of 14692
Hi joker, I just wanted to ask one more thing if you don't mind. I can get the UE triplefi 10's for the same money as the GR07's. What would say would be best?

I know that's probably a silly question but which do you think would be the better purchase?


Many thanks.
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