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post #10411 of 15033

Thanks for the clarification, really helpful!

post #10412 of 15033

I'm a purist at heart; I want to hear what the sound mixer intended for me to hear.  Which type of IEM am I looking for?


Edited by Grayson73 - 5/24/13 at 9:37am
post #10413 of 15033
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

I'm a purist at heart; I want to hear what the sound mixer intended for me to hear.  According to the first page categorizations, which type of IEM am I looking for?

Anything your mixer(s) use, because every headphones/IEMs sounds different from each other, you will never reach the so called "hearing what music musicians intended" unless you use the same equipment as they do- oh wait you even need same ear shape, same brain and maybe even same skull shape because people have different hearing too eh?

 

Anyway, sounds like you are up to some thing with neutral sound signature.


Edited by FrequencyBlue - 5/24/13 at 9:17am
post #10414 of 15033

Is MC5 hard to drive?I would like to use IP5 or IPC+HP-P1 to drive it. 

post #10415 of 15033

The Etymotic MC5 runs great on my Sansa Clip+, I tried using it with an amp but I haven't noticed any improvements in sound when amping it.
 

post #10416 of 15033
Hey Joker, which of the Ety Kids models did you like, the 3 or the 5?

My friend is looking for a model with good clarity and decent soundstage for about $35. The Ety Kids 5 is there which is why I ask. Is there anything you can recommend that is easy to purchase in the US pretty quickly?

Thanks
post #10417 of 15033

What would be the best IEMs for isolation and  comfort under $50? I have never had a pair of IEMs not cause very strong pain from the build up of pressure (both in air pressure to the ear drums and pressure to the outer walls), and they never isolate as much as I want. Sounds actually secondary to all that, but I don't want a painful sound quality if I can... so neutral or laid-back, something to relax to.


Edited by daleb - 5/24/13 at 4:05pm
post #10418 of 15033
Does anyone know if these http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005EM9KRI/ref=pd_aw_sbs_cps_1?pi=SL500_SS115 are the same as the vsonic gr02 silver that were recently added to this thread? If not what are they?!
post #10419 of 15033
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

I'm a purist at heart; I want to hear what the sound mixer intended for me to hear.  Which type of IEM am I looking for?

 

 

Probably something balanced to introduce the least coloration. Etymotic would be a good start.

 

 

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Originally Posted by NIVEBL View Post

Is MC5 hard to drive?I would like to use IP5 or IPC+HP-P1 to drive it. 

 

 

No, not really. A portable device should be okay without an amp.  

 

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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

Hey Joker, which of the Ety Kids models did you like, the 3 or the 5?

My friend is looking for a model with good clarity and decent soundstage for about $35. The Ety Kids 5 is there which is why I ask. Is there anything you can recommend that is easy to purchase in the US pretty quickly?

Thanks

 

I’m pretty sure the 3 and 5 are the same except for the mic/remote, same as with the HF3/HF5. I can’t say much about the soundstage since I don’t have a pair here but the clarity is great for the price.

I think the VSonic VC02 is available on amazon now as well so that would be another option.

 

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Originally Posted by daleb View Post

What would be the best IEMs for isolation and  comfort under $50? I have never had a pair of IEMs not cause very strong pain from the build up of pressure (both in air pressure to the ear drums and pressure to the outer walls), and they never isolate as much as I want. Sounds actually secondary to all that, but I don't want a painful sound quality if I can... so neutral or laid-back, something to relax to.

 

Comfort is quite subjective but I would go for something sealed with foam tips. If you can’t tolerate a deep insertion, maybe something like a UE500 - it's been hovering at $30 or so on amazon and already comes with some Complys.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by InRainbows View Post

Does anyone know if these http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005EM9KRI/ref=pd_aw_sbs_cps_1?pi=SL500_SS115 are the same as the vsonic gr02 silver that were recently added to this thread? If not what are they?!

 

 

No. The Silver is a different color and has a different diameter nozzle.

post #10420 of 15033

i just wanted to give you another thank you post for all of your hard work for this thread.  because of you, i've bought a hifiman re262 and an meelec 6.  with your combined review with DavidMahler's flagship reviews i also got a pair of westone 4's.  no questions here, just wanted to say thank you

post #10421 of 15033
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I’m pretty sure the 3 and 5 are the same except for the mic/remote, same as with the HF3/HF5. I can’t say much about the soundstage since I don’t have a pair here but the clarity is great for the price.

I think the VSonic VC02 is available on amazon now as well so that would be another option.

 

 

The VC02 were my "on the other hand" thought but she is unfortunately firm with the $35 lol. I just need to get her past the cute box that says Kids on it when we go to the store. Thanks!

post #10422 of 15033

Is MC5 made in U.S.A?

post #10423 of 15033
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Originally Posted by NIVEBL View Post

Is MC5 made in U.S.A?

"Assembled in China" on the box.

post #10424 of 15033
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by goldtuba View Post

i just wanted to give you another thank you post for all of your hard work for this thread.  because of you, i've bought a hifiman re262 and an meelec 6.  with your combined review with DavidMahler's flagship reviews i also got a pair of westone 4's.  no questions here, just wanted to say thank you

 

Thanks, glad it's been useful beerchug.gif

 

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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

 

The VC02 were my "on the other hand" thought but she is unfortunately firm with the $35 lol. I just need to get her past the cute box that says Kids on it when we go to the store. Thanks!

 

It is an Etymotic product and I think it's oriented towards the concerned parents more so than the kids so hopefully not too cutesy...

post #10425 of 15033

I'm getting my MEElectronics M-DUO by Tuesday. I'll probably have a full review by Thursday.  :)

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