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Originally Posted by Love Music View Post
 

Hi Joker,

 

I am looking for an iem around the 200-250 USD price range. The current iem that I have and enjoy is the CK100 but I want to get something cheaper with a similarish signature so I can use outside without being too worried that I'll drop/loose them. My preferred signature is something that sounds clear and detailed with a forward midrange/vocals and a treble that has good extension and air without sounding sibilant. Something that is airier with a bigger soundstage than the CK100 is a plus. I can't really describe the bass I like (definitely not a bass head though) but I do like to feel the impact of the drums, guitar solos/riffs and acoustic guitar. The 7550 sounds like the ideal iem that I'm looking for but I am not sure about the isolation and comfort of those. Is there something else I should be looking at that fits my description?   

 

Thanks.

 

The 7550 is going to be less mid-forward and less bright than the CK100. The soundstage is nice and large, though, and sibilance is never a problem. Isolation is mediocre and the fit is atypical, but not uncomfortable once you get used to it. If you want a somewhat similar signature with the comfort and isolation of a BA earphone, the TDK BA200 is a good option. I compared the 7550 and BA200 in the BA200 review: http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/tdk-ba200/ 

 

On the real cheap side (nothing wrong with getting a disposable IEM if it sounds good to you), I would strongly recommend the UE600 and Fidue A63

 

 

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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

 

This surprises me. The foam tips aggravated my ears like crazy at first (which appears to be my fault for jiggling them around after they'd "settled"). but I don't understand how the size of the whole housing is an issue. You're not sticking the entire unit in your ear. 

 

The housing is supposed to sit in your outer ear:

 

 

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Originally Posted by 16570 View Post
 

I currently have the IE80 and am in love with the sound signature, sound stage and all that good stuff. However, I commute long distances everyday and would appreciate any extra isolation I can get. I've tried the IE80s with Comply foam tips and while they did isolate more, I found the bass to be significantly muddied.

 

My question is, are there any universal IEMs at $400 to $500 that can give me the same kind of sound but with improved isolation? Thanks!

 

It depends on what aspects of the IE80's signature you want to keep and which you're willing move away from. There are a couple earphones with good isolation that also have strong bass and good (maybe not as wide as IE80, but good) soundstages. The ones that come to mind are the EarSonics SM64, 1964EARS V3, and the Yamaha EPH-100. The EPH-100 especially might make for a good commuting IEM in addition to your IE80, because it's relatively inexpensive and isolates really well.

 

Between the other two, the 1964-V3 has a brighter, more v-shaped signature than the IE80 while the SM64 is not as bassy but less bright and smoother. It has a bit less presence in the upper midrange, though.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Skydog71 View Post
 

Just wanted to say thank you for all of the research - this was an interesting read.

 

:beerchug:

post #13892 of 14818
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

The housing is supposed to sit in your outer ear:

 

 

Wow I must have gigantic ears because I didn't even think that's how that was. I just popped the things in and there was a ton of available space. Looking at the photo though, you're right. Still, super comfy on me once I stopped trying to ram the things into my brain.

 

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Wow I must have gigantic ears because I didn't even think that's how that was. I just popped the things in and there was a ton of available space. Looking at the photo though, you're right. Still, super comfy on me once I stopped trying to ram the things into my brain.

 

 

They look similar in my ears, but that rear end creates a pressure point after a little while. You can see the size (length) difference vs a more conventional "ergonomic" earphone (the Westone UM3X). The Shure is thicker, too.

 

 

I'm sure for many people the Shures and Westones will be equally comfortable. Just wish I could say the same for myself. 

post #13894 of 14818

Just got my Dunu Tridents, they're really, well, amazing xD

post #13895 of 14818
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Originally Posted by SebsG View Post
 

Just got my Dunu Tridents, they're really, well, amazing xD

 

Glad to hear that :beerchug:

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Hello

Joker,

 

I got a chance to AMP the Liberty 1's against the Sennheiser HD800 at the headphone shop close to work.

 

Would you believe to the store owner and my surprise the Liberty 1's was a little sweeter (or more vivid) in all areas of the sound spectrum?!

 

We kept switching back and fourth and could not understand how these IEM's bettered the HD800!!!

 

Try-out category was "classical music".

 

This week I'll continue more testing when I get the chance. I'll keep you posted!

 

 

Ps. -I did not know they made a separate carry case for these. The shop owner gave me one free! It has the "wing logo" of the Ivery company. I wish I would have known ahead of time, I would have thrown one in for you before shipping yours. Darn!

 

......Check your PM.

post #13897 of 14818

Hi,

would these be the ones?:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IVERY-IS-1-Super-Bass-Stereo-Earphone-w-Remote-Mic-for-Smartphones-MP3-MP4-/350956780436?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item51b6a77b94

 

(I hope it is not forbidden to post an ebay link.....)

 

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 are they comfortable to wear....is the cable microphonic (....as in Sony MH-1 ....:veryevil:).....??

post #13898 of 14818
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Originally Posted by 1clearhead View Post
 

Hello

Joker,

 

I got a chance to AMP the Liberty 1's against the Sennheiser HD800 at the headphone shop close to work.

 

Would you believe to the store owner and my surprise the Liberty 1's was a little sweeter (or more vivid) in all areas of the sound spectrum?!

 

We kept switching back and fourth and could not understand how these IEM's bettered the HD800!!!

 

Try-out category was "classical music".

 

This week I'll continue more testing when I get the chance. I'll keep you posted!

 

 

Ps. -I did not know they made a separate carry case for these. The shop owner gave me one free! It has the "wing logo" of the Ivery company. I wish I would have known ahead of time, I would have thrown one in for you before shipping yours. Darn!

 

......Check your PM.

 

Are you really throwing a 9$ earphone against The Headphone, a 1400$ Sennheiser HD800? And calling it better? Come on... 

post #13899 of 14818

Let's wait for 1clearhead's more elaborate review of the Liberty IS-1 to see if his head was clear of what he was comparing the IS-1 to :D 


Edited by Francisk - 6/23/14 at 4:14am
post #13900 of 14818
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Originally Posted by SebsG View Post

Just got my Dunu Tridents, they're really, well, amazing xD

Oh man, you reminded me when I first stumbled into this hobby, the Dunu Tridents are awesome for the price, sq and build quality are hard to beat.

Happy listening bro!
post #13901 of 14818
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Originally Posted by HeadHoncho View Post

Are you really throwing a 9$ earphone against The Headphone, a 1400$ Sennheiser HD800? And calling it better? Come on... 

Different People, different perception. But 9$ iems SQ wise better than one of the kings? I doubt it.
Anyway, im looking forward in recieving these iems and judge for myself. They must be good if clearhead is that positive about them smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Pastapipo - 6/23/14 at 4:23am
post #13902 of 14818
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Originally Posted by huckfinn View Post
 

Hi,

would these be the ones?:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IVERY-IS-1-Super-Bass-Stereo-Earphone-w-Remote-Mic-for-Smartphones-MP3-MP4-/350956780436?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item51b6a77b94

 

(I hope it is not forbidden to post an ebay link.....)

 

+

 are they comfortable to wear....is the cable microphonic (....as in Sony MH-1 ....:veryevil:).....??

It looks legit to me.

 

But, watch out! I'm pretty sure other third-party fakers are starting to read this forum and might start making the fake ones in no time from China! So, get them now why you can!

 

I thought Chinese don't fake there own products, but when they started faking the Xiaomi Pistons that changed my perspective on how I view products now. It doesn't matter what product it is, fakers will jump on any band wagon, even there own people!

 

For the last comment.....I haven't had any micro phonics or wire problems, as of yet. The wire is made of heat resistant TPE, which sounds good to me. And they're extremely comfortable to me. I wear them hours at a time while working. That's pretty good, I say.


Edited by 1clearhead - 6/23/14 at 5:45am
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....thanks!

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...making  fake ones of a <10$ headphone???...:confused: 


Edited by huckfinn - 6/23/14 at 5:48am
post #13904 of 14818
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Originally Posted by HeadHoncho View Post
 

 

Are you really throwing a 9$ earphone against The Headphone, a 1400$ Sennheiser HD800? And calling it better? Come on...

Trust me I hesitated to write about this experience today. This is my reputation I'm throwing out their. I don't joke around with what I hear.

 

.....I was enjoying classical music through the HD800 at lunch time at a local headphone shop and figured, hey? Why don't I try my Liberty 1's on this high-end AMP to see how good they sound, amped-up! Never in the world did I think they would give the HD800 competition from my perspective. That was not my intention. But, I was actually starting to enjoy the Liberty 1's more! The violins and other instruments playing sounded more realistic to me. It actually sounded more vivid and precise. I don't want to elaborate anymore. This is just my opinion. I hope others in this forum receives theirs to give there second opinion. To me, I just didn't realize they were that good.

 

Please, who ever gets them first, burn them in for at least 50 hours or more and get back with us. I don't want to feel like I'm the only odd-ball here.

 

It could get very lonely with no support. :frown:

post #13905 of 14818
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Originally Posted by huckfinn View Post
 

....thanks!

+

...making  fake ones of a <10$ headphone???...:confused:

Oh, trust me the Pistons weren't that far off from that price.

 

Third-party fakers would do anything to be part of the gold-rush!

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