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ES18 is $12 on Amazon.  You might want to look into the Philips SHE3800 or SHE3900 earphones.  Very well reviewed (I have a pair for everyday use).  They run between $10 and $15.

 

JJ
 

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Originally Posted by Johnny Jumper View Post

ES18 is $12 on Amazon.  You might want to look into the Philips SHE3800 or SHE3900 earphones.  Very well reviewed (I have a pair for everyday use).  They run between $10 and $15.

 

JJ
 

Amazon doesn't ship anything to my country. I can only buy stuff from ebay or taobao. Those philips are not on ebay.

 

I'm also a little bit audiohile and I like a good sound. I will listen them on samsung galaxy 3 cell phone, it really has good sound, bass is deep, highs are a little bit tamed. Mids are beautiful and sound stage is very good.

 

I prefer headphones with deep soft bass, natural mids and highs. Also comfort must be very good. The cheapest i can find es18 is 18$.


Edited by torro32 - 1/4/13 at 10:17am
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Thread Starter 

Someone is re-posting my reviews under my name on amazon... not sure if I should feel flattered or worried. Not cool either way.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A3BYW2V9YR6B9O/ref=cm_cr_pr_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview

 

 

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Originally Posted by listen4joy View Post

ljokerl first let me congrat you for great thread. you help a lot of people here to found the best iem for them. for me the re262 is the best bang for buck and i enjoy quality of the best iem world has to offer in reasonable price. i dont think they fall a lot in quality from one thousand dollars 
earphones. i understand that earphones like unique melody miracle and others high end IEM are the best in the market but most of people cant spend soo much money on iem. so for the re262 was the best solution to enjoy this world. before your thread i didnt know what to choose and didnt know a lot about iem. but after i read carefully your thread i enjoy them very much and didnt have regret at all. the re262 is superb for me and i suppuse to a lot of others. anyway i want to ask you if you can review the Sony MH1C (30-40$)  there are a lot of hype and a lot of people said they are awasome for their price
 
link!
 
 
 
i really curious to see where they will place in the comprasion.
 
 
 
are you going to review them in the future?
 
if yes i cant wait for your review about them

 

Someone was going to send me a pair but I think he liked them so much he decided to keep them tongue.gif. I'll probably get my hands on them at some point. 

 

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Originally Posted by NoGood View Post

Hey gus/girls,

 

Some basic info about me:

I'm more of a neutral/analytical guy.

 

I listen to rock, metal, pop, classic, reggae...in that order.

I don't wanna break the bank, so which one of these would suit me and the sansa clip+ best?

 

Etymotic Research HF5 w/ACS Tips, where I can buy the acs tips if i go for the etys?
Rock-it Sounds R-50, seems really promising
GR07 MKii
DBA 02 mkii, heard great things about it.
Sony EX600

 

Thanks :D

 

All great options. The HF5 is very good value if you're certain you don't need enhanced bass. Very efficient and you can listen to it before committing to ACS tips and spending more - once you do you just need to take the included coupon to an ACS audiologist in your area. They pretty much do the rest.

 

The rest are great options as well, without knowing more it's hard to say which one is most worth the premium over the HF5.

 

 

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Originally Posted by thesuperguy View Post

An IEM with an impedance of 50ohms is on the border of needing an amp. I would just like to know from your personal experience how much more improved is the sound coming from an amped source vs. directly from an ipod.

 

Not really something that can be quantified and there's more to it then just the impedance rating. Sensitivity is what tells you how much volume you'll get from a given earphone and something can still be difficult to drive with a lower impedance. You may hit a voltage limit with high impedance but you'll also hit a current limit with low impedance. Anyway, case-by-case basis and all that.

 

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Originally Posted by JamesB123 View Post

Thanks for the reply - and to the person who originally suggested the E10s.

 

On Amazon.co.uk at least the M2s are £40, the Dunu Tridents £22, E10s about £35. 

 

How about the Brainwavz M4 or M5s; they are both about £30; cheaper than the M2s. From what I've read the M4s seem to be abit better than the M5s, though the M5s are apparently a little duller, but both are alot better than the M2s? It's quite conflicting on the M4/5s as well, some reviews say they're both quite bassy, some say neither are and some say they're completely different.

 

I think I've discounted the Tridents, but of the others which ones are best overall? As I say I listen to pretty much anything and reading around a couple of them seem to lack clarity or general sound quality when listening to other genres. The plus points about all three seem to be build quality, which is good.

 

I haven't heard the M4. The M5 has quite a lot of bass (too much for me) - didn't seem like that's what you're looking for. The M2 is different in signature - less bass and more mids. I guess out of all those I would personally go for the E10 for rock - it's not perfect but if the rest satisfies (medium isolation, etc), it's easily worth the money. 

 

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Originally Posted by star watcher View Post

Thanks for the Visang VS-K1 review! Thanks for all the reviews! Long time lurker love this thread!

 

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Originally Posted by NewForce View Post

 

Hi ljokerl

 

I'm a newbie to this forum. From your lengthy great review of 268 IEM, I am very curious/suprise that TDK BA200 wasn't in your review list. Is there any reason stopping you from reviewing this great IEM from TDK?

 

Btw, your mentioning about APT-X enabled bluetooth also interest me if you can do a review on Samsung HS3000 Bluetooth Headset. Just a small thing to note, if you indeed going to review it, please review it with a more mainstream or better IEM together with a APT-X enabled cellphone like Samsung Galaxy Note2 or Galaxy S3. wink.gif

 

 

Pretty much just the time factor - I do this in my spare time and even if it was my full-time job there's just not enough hours in the day to cover everything. 

 

I'd like to review some wireless stuff in the future but again there just isn't the time to delve into it. Perhaps I'll do it at InnerFidelity at some point.

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Pretty much just the time factor - I do this in my spare time and even if it was my full-time job there's just not enough hours in the day to cover everything. 

I'd like to review some wireless stuff in the future but again there just isn't the time to delve into it. Perhaps I'll do it at InnerFidelity at some point.
Thank you very much for your prompt reply. I've just released this was your part time thing.
Given the nature, it's considered a huge achievement for you to be able to review this huge number of IEM and give an appropriate rating to all of them.

Most of us in this forum are really grateful and benficial to and from your great reviews. Thank you again for all this make possible and happening to most of us.
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
I haven't heard the M4. The M5 has quite a lot of bass (too much for me) - didn't seem like that's what you're looking for. The M2 is different in signature - less bass and more mids. I guess out of all those I would personally go for the E10 for rock - it's not perfect but if the rest satisfies (medium isolation, etc), it's easily worth the money. 

 

I was siding toward the E10, and at this price I'm not going to be getting perfection. tongue.gif

 

Cheers.

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I want to buy a new iem, u think gr10, sm3v2 or w4r is more suitable for classical and some pop music?
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Originally Posted by torro32 View Post

Amazon doesn't ship anything to my country. I can only buy stuff from ebay or taobao. Those philips are not on ebay.

I'm also a little bit audiohile and I like a good sound. I will listen them on samsung galaxy 3 cell phone, it really has good sound, bass is deep, highs are a little bit tamed. Mids are beautiful and sound stage is very good.

I prefer headphones with deep soft bass, natural mids and highs. Also comfort must be very good. The cheapest i can find es18 is 18$.

Sorry, I meant the Philips SHE3580 or SHE3590 in-ear phones. They should be available on eBay for around $15 US. They are great little earphones for the price.

Have not heard the ES18 so I cannot compare them.

JJ
Edited by Johnny Jumper - 1/5/13 at 6:05am
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Hey Joker.

 

What IEMS under $60 do you think would be the closest sounding to the CALs? Preferably from Mp4nation

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About when will we see the addition of the UE 700 and TripleFi 10 Pros?

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Originally Posted by Johnny Jumper View Post


Sorry, I meant the Philips SHE3580 or SHE3590 in-ear phones. They should be available on eBay for around $15 US. They are great little earphones for the price.
Have not heard the ES18 so I cannot compare them.
JJ

I just bought es18 black-red for 18$. I think no one but chinese can make a better product at the cheaper price. And the included bag will come in handy :)

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Originally Posted by torro32 View Post

I just bought es18 black-red for 18$. I think no one but chinese can make a better product at the cheaper price. And the included bag will come in handy :)

 

      nice choice , i too prefer es18 over she3590 . enjoy your music .

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Damn, now I'm confused after reading some more reviews. I heard the RE0(currently $49) at head direct is quite similar to the ETY ER4S($250). But I'm looking for a portable rig and would prefer not to carry an amp with me.

 

Seems the RE0 seems an amp to meet the quality of sound I need(neutral and not warm). And only the mini3 would get me these and it's DIY :(

 

The fischer audio dba-02 are out of stock and unavailable at the moment.

R-50 seems a bit warm as well as the GR07.

 

Will a sansa fuze do? As the clip + seems to be underpowering to the re0(mentioned in kostalex review thread).

 

How will the HM601 pair with the re0?


Edited by NoGood - 1/5/13 at 10:06am
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Originally Posted by suman134 View Post

 

      nice choice , i too prefer es18 over she3590 . enjoy your music .

which is bassier?

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Originally Posted by lilboozy View Post

which is bassier?

based on the rewievs i have read she3590 should be bassier. But I prefer more neutral sound, with natural mids and deep soft bass which e18 should reproduce.

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Originally Posted by NewForce View Post


Thank you very much for your prompt reply. I've just released this was your part time thing.
Given the nature, it's considered a huge achievement for you to be able to review this huge number of IEM and give an appropriate rating to all of them.
Most of us in this forum are really grateful and benficial to and from your great reviews. Thank you again for all this make possible and happening to most of us.
smily_headphones1.gif

 

Thanks beerchug.gif

 

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Originally Posted by ellis ip View Post

I want to buy a new iem, u think gr10, sm3v2 or w4r is more suitable for classical and some pop music?

 

I have only heard the W4 and SM3 v1. Of those two I would pick the W4 but based on what I've been told I would imagine the GR10 is a strong contender. 

 

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Originally Posted by Jozurr View Post

Hey Joker.

 

What IEMS under $60 do you think would be the closest sounding to the CALs? Preferably from Mp4nation

 

From mp4nation - Brainwavz M2. 

 

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Originally Posted by DavvyJones96 View Post

About when will we see the addition of the UE 700 and TripleFi 10 Pros?

 

I need a *shrug* smiley.

 

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Originally Posted by NoGood View Post

Damn, now I'm confused after reading some more reviews. I heard the RE0(currently $49) at head direct is quite similar to the ETY ER4S($250). But I'm looking for a portable rig and would prefer not to carry an amp with me.

 

Seems the RE0 seems an amp to meet the quality of sound I need(neutral and not warm). And only the mini3 would get me these and it's DIY :(

 

The fischer audio dba-02 are out of stock and unavailable at the moment.

R-50 seems a bit warm as well as the GR07.

 

Will a sansa fuze do? As the clip + seems to be underpowering to the re0(mentioned in kostalex review thread).

 

How will the HM601 pair with the re0?


The RE0 doesn't do so bad without an amp. There's always the Ety HF5 at ~$100 and the R-50 is really not warm - I don't see how anyone would complain about it being too warm. 

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