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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
 

 

Due to some of the tuning solutions implemented in the IE800 I think it may have more variance in the treble region for listeners than most IEMs. I personally found it a little thin and splashy. The K3003 is not exactly a hallmark of smoothness what with the TWFK driver and all, but it's not splashy or tizzy (and you also have the three tuning ports, which affect treble most strongly, to play with). Soundstaging is a close call. I would probably still give the nod to the K3003 because the bass of the IE 800 can be a little more intrusive, which isn't great for soundstaging. 

 

My comment here has a little more info on the subject of the IE 800's treble: http://www.innerfidelity.com/comment/488906#comment-488906 

 

 

 

I don't really want to comment on the sound of the Shures as I really hated the fit and it's very possible I didn't hear them at their best. Don't want to steer anyone away from what could potentially be a good earphone for them. It just wasn't for me. 

did not know about that comment... what i still don't know, is if ie800 has more treble? my actual rig has.. let's say that the treble is louder than the rest of the music. and i love it. this is why i am debating between ie800 and k3003. i want as much treble as possible, even more the very high end of treble 12-20khz.

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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post
 

did not know about that comment... what i still don't know, is if ie800 has more treble? my actual rig has.. let's say that the treble is louder than the rest of the music. and i love it. this is why i am debating between ie800 and k3003. i want as much treble as possible, even more the very high end of treble 12-20khz.


How about getting an audition the K3003 without applying any of its nozzle filter then let us know if its enough for ya? :popcorn:

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No offense, If you live in US, I can just simply send you XBA-30 for free (so I won't get charged for international shipping) ; remove the filter out and you'll have the treble you'd need :D

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Originally Posted by Love Music View Post
 

Hello Joker,

 

I was just wondering how good the isolation is on the Sony mdr-7550/EX800ST? Would other people be able to tell what your listening to if they sat close to you? How is the timbre, imaging, bass, soundstage and vocals on these? I tend to prefer iem's with intimate/airy vocals, excellent imaging where you can pin point where everything are, excellent timbre, speed and bass (I don't like a lot of bass but I feel you do need an adequate amount of bass sometimes for some instruments to sound realistic like acoustic/electric guitars etc. So I like quality more than quantity).  

 

Do you think they suit my preferences? Thanks.

 

7550 has the same isolation as the MDR-EX600/EX1000 reviewed in this thread. It doesn't really leak sound, but it lets a good amount of external noise in. It's actually similar to the EX1000 in performance, too, but with a warmer, smoother, slightly less clear and detailed but arguably more tonally natural sound. I don't think they sound very intimate (in the sense that they are pretty spacious) but the mids are not recessed and other than that they fit your requirements quite well. 

 

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did not know about that comment... what i still don't know, is if ie800 has more treble? my actual rig has.. let's say that the treble is louder than the rest of the music. and i love it. this is why i am debating between ie800 and k3003. i want as much treble as possible, even more the very high end of treble 12-20khz.

 

Ah, most of the time people asking about treble are worried about having too much. In that case the IE800 would be good for you, but a K3003 with +treble filters (or, as kendric said, no filters at all) would be even better,

 

I can also recommend the Lear LUF-4C: http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/lear-luf-4-luf-4f-luf-4b-luf-4c/ 

 

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Originally Posted by kendric View Post
 


How about getting an audition the K3003 without applying any of its nozzle filter then let us know if its enough for ya? :popcorn:


Haha. Yes, this will definitely do it. 

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why?..

 

nah, i am just liking to have enough treble 

 

sorry, i am from Romania. Cannot get an audition with k3003 nor most IEMs in here. i can somewhat get an audition with ie800 after the holydays. i will get an audition of ie800 then, i just wanted what to expect from k3003 to be after ie800.

one of the first things i have to do after the holidays are over, is to buy myself a new iem. this is why i am studying so much what to buy.

 

at first i just wanted ultrasone iq, then ie800, then k3003. it just want to make sure that i spend around 1300$ correctly, at it will be almost impossible to return with the laws in my country.

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