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Originally Posted by Gandasaputra View Post
 

 

Actually they're not quite pivot-able like the GR07 or the audio technica's. According to the advertise, the nozzle is supposed to be flexible but it's stiff and don't move much.

 

Got it. In that case I'm not sure how much utility it carries... 

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i'm really interested in the design of the Sony SBH80 / LG Tone+... i wonder

why good sounding wireless in-ears is a new thing when the technology exists for quite a long time.

do you guys think we should see more in-ears with similar design in the near future?

i was almost going to order the SBH80, but i'm such a picky person, i always have complaints

and i fear the specific design woudlnt stay put behind my neck.

i wish Sony would go for a more LG Tone+ design, and make the earpiece more MDR EX650 design :S

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Originally Posted by Amitl View Post
 

i'm really interested in the design of the Sony SBH80 / LG Tone+... i wonder

why good sounding wireless in-ears is a new thing when the technology exists for quite a long time.

do you guys think we should see more in-ears with similar design in the near future?

i was almost going to order the SBH80, but i'm such a picky person, i always have complaints

and i fear the specific design woudlnt stay put behind my neck.

i wish Sony would go for a more LG Tone+ design, and make the earpiece more MDR EX650 design :S

 

I think the wireless in-ear market is a very inviting one right now but it seems like there are a lot of challenges with the compact designs. I'm sure more and more companies will enter the market (heck, even RBH is going for a wireless in-ear) and more and more will deliver a decent product, but it might not be the first-gen effort. Still, more choices is always better as long as there's some way of sifting through the options. 

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Originally Posted by Amitl View Post
 

i'm really interested in the design of the Sony SBH80 / LG Tone+... i wonder

why good sounding wireless in-ears is a new thing when the technology exists for quite a long time.

do you guys think we should see more in-ears with similar design in the near future?

i was almost going to order the SBH80, but i'm such a picky person, i always have complaints

and i fear the specific design woudlnt stay put behind my neck.

i wish Sony would go for a more LG Tone+ design, and make the earpiece more MDR EX650 design :S

 

I tried the SBH80 for a few days and thought its design was pretty well thought out for typical commuting purposes, i.e. mostly stationary use and short stretches of walking. I wouldn't recommend it for high activity purposes though.

 

Surprisingly, it turned out my biggest gripe was that it's rather cumbersome to stow away when not needed. 

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Hey Joker, thanks for the great reviews. I currently have an InEar LivePro 2, which is the custom version of InEar StageDiver 2. I am looking for an upgrade, but I want pretty much the exact same sound signature as SD-2. I want an IEM that is neutral from the bass to the highs, just like the SD-2. I listen to a lot of female vocals, so a tiny little emphasis/forwardness on the upper mids would be great. I also have a lot of badly recorded/mastered music files such as Kpop and Jpop, so an IEM with good treble but is forgiving would be fantastic, again just like the SD-2.

 

I am currently eyeing on the Unique Melody Miracle and the Noble 4S. Do you think these are a fair upgrade compared to the SD-2 without much change in the overall sound signature? Thanks once again. 

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Hello Joker, how'd you think about the midrange and soundstage of the DN-2000? After my experience with EPH-M200 ( and parted away with it), I learn that my ears are sensitive to forwarded mid-range ( or bloat) and too intimate soundstage. I just hope that DN-2000 isn't like that since it has been my interest to get my 1st hybrid earphones.


Edited by Gandasaputra - Yesterday at 5:55 pm
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A couple of questions about the Havi B3 Pro I. 1) Does the Havi B3 Pro I have channel imbalance for all of the units? 2) How is the fit for small/medium ears? I don't want to make a mistake on buying the Havi B3 Pro I tonight.
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I bought a pair of Sennheiser IE 800s two days ago, which didn't still arrive, but I'm quite excited since they will be my first top-notch IEMs. In fact, my last ones were a modest CX 281s (which I really enjoyed and sadly I lost) and a Monster N-Ergys, so the gap should be huge. :D

 

Just for curiosity, joker, which of the three "mainstream" top-notch universals do you prefer? I mean Shure SE846, AKG K3003i and Senns IE 800, pros and cons of all of them (and also between each other) would be nice, too.

 

Thanks for your splendid reviews once again. I have to confess that I got interested in the portable Hi-Fi audio mainly by you.


Edited by Merkurio - Yesterday at 8:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Boffy View Post
 

Hey Joker, thanks for the great reviews. I currently have an InEar LivePro 2, which is the custom version of InEar StageDiver 2. I am looking for an upgrade, but I want pretty much the exact same sound signature as SD-2. I want an IEM that is neutral from the bass to the highs, just like the SD-2. I listen to a lot of female vocals, so a tiny little emphasis/forwardness on the upper mids would be great. I also have a lot of badly recorded/mastered music files such as Kpop and Jpop, so an IEM with good treble but is forgiving would be fantastic, again just like the SD-2.

 

I am currently eyeing on the Unique Melody Miracle and the Noble 4S. Do you think these are a fair upgrade compared to the SD-2 without much change in the overall sound signature? Thanks once again. 

 

Hmm... good question. The Noble 4S and UM Miracle are slightly different takes on neutral sound than the SD-2. The SD-2 tends to be a little darker than neutral to my ear, in part due to that forgiving treble you're talking about. The Miracle leans a bit in the opposite direction. I still think it' quite smooth, but it's definitely brighter, to the point where I wouldn't call it forgiving.

 

The 4S is more of a compromise between the Miracle and SD-2. It has a brighter sound with less of an upper midrange recession than the SD-2, but is still smoother and more relaxed than the Miracle. It has a little more midrange emphasis than the Miracle, too, though it lacks some of the bass depth and punch. Still sounds like it's a better match for what you want.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Gandasaputra View Post
 

Hello Joker, how'd you think about the midrange and soundstage of the DN-2000? After my experience with EPH-M200 ( and parted away with it), I learn that my ears are sensitive to forwarded mid-range ( or bloat) and too intimate soundstage. I just hope that DN-2000 isn't like that since it has been my interest to get my 1st hybrid earphones.

 

The mids of the DN-2000 are not forward. Maybe even a bit recessed - I'd say it has a mildly v-shaped signature. No problems with the soundstage, either - it's pretty wide as mildly v-shaped earphones tend to be.

 

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Originally Posted by Niyologist View Post

A couple of questions about the Havi B3 Pro I. 1) Does the Havi B3 Pro I have channel imbalance for all of the units? 2) How is the fit for small/medium ears? I don't want to make a mistake on buying the Havi B3 Pro I tonight.

 

Well, if every unit was imbalanced I imagine their earphones wouldn't be as popular as they are. I haven't had great luck with them, but I seem to be in the minority and I also think I'm more sensitive to imbalances than most. 

 

Ergonomics-wise they are quite good - no worse than a Shure or a VSonic or something. 

 

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Originally Posted by Merkurio View Post
 

I bought a pair of Sennheiser IE 800s two days ago, which didn't still arrive, but I'm quite excited since they will be my first top-notch IEMs. In fact, my last ones were a modest CX 281s (which I really enjoyed and sadly I lost) and a Monster N-Ergys, so the gap should be huge. :D

 

Just for curiosity, joker, which of the three "mainstream" top-notch universals do you prefer? I mean Shure SE846, AKG K3003i and Senns IE 800, pros and cons of all of them (and also between each other) would be nice, too.

 

Thanks for your splendid reviews once again. I have to confess that I got interested in the portable Hi-Fi audio mainly by you.

 

 

Wow, I'm very flattered to hear that :)

 

As for universals - I'd have to say it's the K3003. My ears don't agree with the SE846 (it's quite large) and I do prefer the AKGs to the IE 800, Ultrasone IQ, and the less expensive universal crop like your Westones and UEs and whatnot. 

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If anyone wants a chance at a free NarMoo R1M, we're giving some away: http://theheadphonelist.com/the-great-narmoo-r1m-giveaway/ . Sadly the R1M is not a K3003, but still a fun variable-tuning earphone. 

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If anyone wants a chance at a free NarMoo R1M, we're giving some away: http://theheadphonelist.com/the-great-narmoo-r1m-giveaway/ . Sadly the R1M is not a K3003, but still a fun variable-tuning earphone. 

Awesome! I love my NarMoos (both models). Can't wait for the next one. smily_headphones1.gif
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i am very curious, as there is a very good sale for ie800, with a nice price, how do they compare, soundstage, and treble to k3003. 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
Wow, I'm very flattered to hear that :)

 

As for universals - I'd have to say it's the K3003. My ears don't agree with the SE846 (it's quite large) and I do prefer the AKGs to the IE 800, Ultrasone IQ, and the less expensive universal crop like your Westones and UEs and whatnot. 

 

Interesting, seems like the AKGs are very competent despite the high price (as other hybrid IEMs).

 

Do you prefer the IE 800 to the SE846 as well? Specially for classical/instrumental, which are my main generes. I asked because I could have gotten the Shures instead, but I decided to the Sennheisers due the "dynamical" capabilities.

 

I hope to see your review of the IE 800s here (apart of InnerFidelity). :)

 

Greetings!

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