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Joker, if one already has the Fidelio S1 and the S2 can be had for a similar price, do you think it's worth it? Is it really an upgrade?

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Yeah, something like this HTC Bluetooth one or maybe a wired one and a female-femalecoupler, although I'm not sure if it'd actually work. 

Would the difference in SQ be noticeable?

 

     its noticeable if you put a good earphone to work , or something with a spark in its treble , most of the time they lose the treble in the air , but if you dont love treble they can be good , some thing like a bit more premium will do good , may be a sony mw1 to be the least expensive and is best for the price , but still a mw1 wont get you a sq even with a er-p4 over 8.0 , for me , cuz to me cutting off the treble is the 2nd worst thing . but if you can do with that , go get one , it will save you from some hassle .

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Reviewing the new audio tech IM series soon? the most bang of the buck earphone tis year could be the IM70. pretty impressive stuff

 

I generally like Audio-Technica IEMs but unfortunately no plans to do those yet. And as far as I could tell Audio-Technica has no plans to officially bring them to the US :(.

 

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One last question - how much better are the JVCs compared to the AM800?

 

Also just found out today that I have infact been using an EQ on my phone, and when turned off, the AM800 actually sound a tad better than I had previously thought, and bass wise they're not as lacking as I once thought. 

 

Thanks again

 

Actually, another question - a bluetooth adapter for the headphones wont affect SQ, will it?

 

Not too different, a little bassier and with slightly more “withdrawn” lower mids and a bit more clarity and resolution all around.

I haven't tried an APT-X bluetooth adapter yet. The cheap ones I have tried did degrade the sound.

 

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O_O You heard the new Senns?

 

*drool*

 

And yeah, the TF10 is great...I would kill to get one in a Shure or new Westone housing with MMXC connector. I've heard people say that the new W series sound different and I'm incredibly curious to see the difference, if there is one, between W3 and W30; if they've even managed to tame the midbass by a few dB, I will be waiting very patiently for the price to drop (or to see a used one in the FS section :P).

 

 

I got to try the Momentums as well as their new DJ series (HD6/7/8) and of course the high-end stuff that they always have. I wasn’t too interested in their flagships as I’ve already tried those. Writing up my brief Senn impressions now – they’ll be CES Thoughts Part 3.

 

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Joker, if one already has the Fidelio S1 and the S2 can be had for a similar price, do you think it's worth it? Is it really an upgrade?

Not really – the only time I’d recommend “upgrading” from S1 to S2 is if their signature makes them your end-all, favorite IEMs. Otherwise one is pretty much as good as the other, at least in terms of sound.

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Reviewing the new audio tech IM series soon? the most bang of the buck earphone tis year could be the IM70. pretty impressive stuff

I agree with this, bought the IM70 and was very very impressed. The clarity, bass quality and quantity was enough to put a big smile on my face :D

For about $110 it's a better option for people who wants the clarity of the RE-400 but with more bass imo.

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I agree with this, bought the IM70 and was very very impressed. The clarity, bass quality and quantity was enough to put a big smile on my face :D

For about $110 it's a better option for people who wants the clarity of the RE-400 but with more bass imo.

 

This is good to know, since it looks increasingly like the TDK BA200 may be being discontinued. (I debated buying them after reading Joker's impressions.)

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Yeah, something like this HTC Bluetooth one 

 

This one had caught my eyes because of its big, apparently easy-to-feel buttons.

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This one had caught my eyes because of its big, apparently easy-to-feel buttons.

 

It does look good, but I'll have to find an alternative if it's likely that it'll degrade sound quality.

 

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Not too different, a little bassier and with slightly more “withdrawn” lower mids and a bit more clarity and resolution all around.

I haven't tried an APT-X bluetooth adapter yet. The cheap ones I have tried did degrade the sound.

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This is actually going to be my last question - would you say the JVCs are actually worth getting? 

 

I was hoping to be able to resell the AM800s to a friend, and then getting the upgrade for £10, but then he went and bought some Beats -_-

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This is actually going to be my last question - would you say the JVCs are actually worth getting? 

 

I was hoping to be able to resell the AM800s to a friend, and then getting the upgrade for £10, but then he went and bought some Beats -_-

 

Well you asked for something with a mic - the JVCs are definitely worth getting if you need a mic. Otherwise, considering you like the AM-800s, might as well just stick with those.

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Part 2 of my CES 2014 impressions, featuring Audio-Technica, STAX, Beyerdynamic, and Polk Audio, is now posted at http://theheadphonelist.com/ces-2014-headphone-coverage-part-2-audio-technica-stax-beyerdynamic-and-more/

 

TL;DR version

 

*Audio-Technica’s new Sonic Fuel sport earphones fit securely, sound good, and are priced right

*The ATH-W1000X is among the most gorgeous headphones I've ever seen

*The STAX booth provided some much-needed high fidelity after two days of overblown bass. The SR-009 especially blew me away. 

*Beyerdynamic’s Custom One Pro is a solidly-built option for bass fans

*FiiO’s X5 is an impressive piece of kit. E18 “Kunlun” Android DAC wouldn’t work with my Nexus 5

*Polk Audio’s new Heritage Collection features unique aesthetics and the Nue Voe BA earphones sounded promising

 

Full version with pictures and such can be found here.

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   just got my xba-h1 , , and no they are not big , man xb90ex is big , not these , for now , nice isolation , good bass , i can feel the precision of a balanced armature and decay of a dynamic driver , three differences from xba-3 i instantly recognized is better and wider sound-stage , more bass presence but not as deep for now ( got it 30 mins ago ) , mids are more prominent .

 

 

the new harder foam stuffing is really nice , and this time they are glued to the rubber entirely , and man , i love red , they look nice , i havent tried them till now . has a cable adjuster , i dont need it at all , and the new cable clip is far better , way easy to get the wire inside it and is way safer then the last gen cable clip . sony should have supplied it with a better pouch , but its okay . something like xb90ex would have done the trick though .

 

 

  see , they are not huge .


Edited by suman134 - 1/16/14 at 1:23am
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*Audio-Technica’s new Sonic Fuel sport earphones fit securely, sound good, and are priced right

*The ATH-W1000X is among the most gorgeous headphones I've ever seen


   did you tried the ckx9 ?

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*Audio-Technica’s new Sonic Fuel sport earphones fit securely, sound good, and are priced right

 

Can the cable be worn over the ear?

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*The STAX booth provided some much-needed high fidelity after two days of overblown bass. The SR-009 especially blew me away. 

 

 

Now you see the reasoning behind the last line in my sig. :)

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