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post #9826 of 15257
Because of the phrasing or because the thirteenth month is just as fake as pro wrestling? tongue.gif
post #9827 of 15257
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Originally Posted by kmd107 View Post

I need some help choosing my next IEM's.

Budget: under $200
Source: Clip+ and Galaxy Nexus, Fiio E6, Flac and 320mp3's
Music: R&B, Jazz, some Rock, Hip Hop
 
I currently have the RE-Zero's and love them, I feel they are great for about 70% of my music, the other 30% the bass on the Zero's falls short.  I use the Fiio E6 bass boost with the Zero's and I do feel it fills the gap and helps for most of my music.  I am hoping to find something where the amp's added bass is not needed.

I do like the mids and highs on the Zero's, so I am basically just looking for another IEM with similiar mids and highs but with the added low end.  I was hoping the RE-400 would meet me needs but from reviews it sounds like it may still not have enough bass for me (although it sounds like it does have more than the Zero's).
 
I have been considering the the GR07 BE's, but am open to other suggestions.
 

Thanks in advance for the help.

 

 

I think even the non-BE GR07 has that deep bass that the ZERO (and to a lesser extent the RE-400) lacks. I had to send my GR07BE away as soon as I got it to get some measurements taken so I didn't spend that much time with it but it seemed to be a little smoother up top than my mkI GR07, so that might be an added bonus. It probably still won't be as refined as a HiFiMan set but if you're just getting it as an alternative that shouldn't be a problem. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by TheGame21x View Post

He finally added the IE7! eek.gif

 

Great reviews as always Joker. But, wow, if you're getting to the IE7, the TF10 review can't be far behind! tongue.gif

 

Kidding of course. (Or am I?)

 

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Coming to a browser near you on 13.13.13

 

Maybe on the next triple date rolleyes.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by ZomG123 View Post

Hey Joker, looks like a section of your thread is missing. Post #3 is blank :(

 

 

Yeah, that post has reached some sort of word/character/size limit and now takes about 24 hours to refresh after each edit. Not too thrilled about that. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

@Joker

Great that you finally reviewed the senn IE7. I  though their bass is great, at least compared to the yamaha eph-100 (better impact & texture).

Off course the yamaha eph-100 has better  clarity, but it's with the senn ie7 that I  learned true bass excitement.

Thinking they deserve a better rating.

 

 

If you just want impactful bass the Senns (most Senn IEMs, actually) are great but the EPH-100 does pretty much everything else better than the IE7 to my ears. I didn't clearly prefer the IE7 to the VSonic GR06, which is pretty disappointing considering the price gap.

 

 

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Originally Posted by RedSky0 View Post

Hi Joker,
 
Was hoping your opinion across the PFE232, CK100, UE900 and EX1000.
 
How would you rank them in terms of level of perceptible detail and bass extension, and would you recommend any other universals on those two fronts? Coming from the TF10s as an upgrade (and also because my aftermarket cables keep on breaking ...) so leaning towards the UE900s.
 
Much appreciated.

 

 

The CK100 has mediocre bass extension so that's probably not what you want. The EX1000 drops off a little, but not too much. The PFE and UE900 are pretty flat. They are all very detailed IMO, though the PFE is a little too recessed in the lower midrange for me and the UE900 is a little recessed in the upper midrange. I might be wrong but hasn't Phonak closed down? That would put a question mark by the 232 for me in case of warranty issues, etc. As for the UE900, as long as you're okay with it being flatter and more accurate than the TF10 overall it shouldn't be a problem. 

post #9828 of 15257

Shure SE215 vs Shure SE215LTD anyone?
 

post #9829 of 15257
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Originally Posted by Amitl View Post

Shure SE215 vs Shure SE215LTD anyone?
 

Here you go:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/643955/review-shure-se215-vs-se215-spe-blue

post #9830 of 15257

Hey I am thinking about getting some new IEMs soon, but I can't figure out which pair would be the best for me. I listen to mostly Rock, EDM, and Hip-Hop. The ones I have been considering are the HiFiMAN RE-400 and the Rockit Sounds R50. I am going to be using them for traveling so I need them to isolate decently as well as be relatively robust and not likely to break. If you could help me out that would be really cool.

post #9831 of 15257

yeah thanx GN-0015

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post #9832 of 15257
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Originally Posted by Rinx7 View Post

Hey I am thinking about getting some new IEMs soon, but I can't figure out which pair would be the best for me. I listen to mostly Rock, EDM, and Hip-Hop. The ones I have been considering are the HiFiMAN RE-400 and the Rockit Sounds R50. I am going to be using them for traveling so I need them to isolate decently as well as be relatively robust and not likely to break. If you could help me out that would be really cool.


They are both neutral-sounding earphones and both isolate well but not as well as some others. Biggest differences between the two would be in fit (R-50 has to be worn over the ear) and sound, with the RE-400 sounding warmer and smoother and the R-50 being quicker and brighter. Not sure which to trust for long-term durability - none of my earphones from either brand have malfunctioned... yet. 

post #9833 of 15257

Can I suggest adding the "value" rating to the charts?

post #9834 of 15257

Also had a post to make, haha.

 

So, 

 

I'm looking for some new IEM's. Been using some FXT-90's for a long time now. I love them, and recently switched them out for a pair of M5s (MG7 driver). I noticed a huge shift in sound with the M5s which have a much darker signature and learned a lot about my preferences. So now, I'm looking for a new set of IEM's with a more analytical, spacious sound. I love detail, separation, and imaging. One thing I also loved about the FXT-90 is it's dynamic presentation. It has a musical quality and much more intimate portrayal of vocals and strings, as compared with say the M5s, which sound distant in comparison. This is great for some music, but not most of what I listen to (which tends to be orchestrated film score or soundtrack type of music, or intimate acoustic stuff).

 

Been looking at GR07, DBA-02, ER-4S, RE272/262, and someone recently turned me on to the R-50. I posted a thread if people would prefer to reply in there, but I'm just looking to get some input and comparisons, suggestions, etc. I know a lot of the things I'm looking at are hard to get ahold of right now...specifically, there's a *couple* new GR07s, the 262/272 don't exist in a retail space anymore I don't think, etc etc. So I'm kind of relegated to looking in the FS forum, which is fine, but it means I can't always find what I'm looking for. Anyways, I'd appreciate any input.

 

Thanks!

post #9835 of 15257
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Originally Posted by kylezo View Post

Can I suggest adding the "value" rating to the charts?

 

I took it out because there wasn't much of a point - having the table arranged by average score and clearly displaying the price pretty much takes care of that. Most of the value scores are clustered in the 6-9 range anyway.

 

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Originally Posted by kylezo View Post

Also had a post to make, haha.

 

So, 

 

I'm looking for some new IEM's. Been using some FXT-90's for a long time now. I love them, and recently switched them out for a pair of M5s (MG7 driver). I noticed a huge shift in sound with the M5s which have a much darker signature and learned a lot about my preferences. So now, I'm looking for a new set of IEM's with a more analytical, spacious sound. I love detail, separation, and imaging. One thing I also loved about the FXT-90 is it's dynamic presentation. It has a musical quality and much more intimate portrayal of vocals and strings, as compared with say the M5s, which sound distant in comparison. This is great for some music, but not most of what I listen to (which tends to be orchestrated film score or soundtrack type of music, or intimate acoustic stuff).

 

Been looking at GR07, DBA-02, ER-4S, RE272/262, and someone recently turned me on to the R-50. I posted a thread if people would prefer to reply in there, but I'm just looking to get some input and comparisons, suggestions, etc. I know a lot of the things I'm looking at are hard to get ahold of right now...specifically, there's a *couple* new GR07s, the 262/272 don't exist in a retail space anymore I don't think, etc etc. So I'm kind of relegated to looking in the FS forum, which is fine, but it means I can't always find what I'm looking for. Anyways, I'd appreciate any input.

 

Thanks!


The FXT90 is the most intimate of all those - the 'analytical' IEMs tend to sound wide and spacious, and all of them are different in signature from the FXT90. The FXT90 would actually make a nice compliment to an accuracy-oriented IEM. The sets you're considering are about on-par IMO so if you don't have more specific requirements just try whichever one you can get the best deal on and go from there. It would probably be the Brainwavz B2 or R-50 at ~$120 new. 

post #9836 of 15257
Hello im intending to purchase a um3x but just wondering if there are any other iem that is priced around $300 and is better than the um3x? in terms of detail and soundstage
post #9837 of 15257

Are there any review for these CIEM?

 

1. JH Audio 16 Pro

2. Heir 8.A

3. Spiral Ear 5 way

4. Stage 4

5. Fitear MH335DW

6. 1964EARS V6

post #9838 of 15257
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Originally Posted by Masquerader View Post

Are there any review for these CIEM?

1. JH Audio 16 Pro
2. Heir 8.A
3. Spiral Ear 5 way
4. Stage 4
5. Fitear MH335DW
6. 1964EARS V6
All yes in the multi custom thread or their dedicated threads, except stage 4
post #9839 of 15257
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Originally Posted by monkmobile View Post

Hello im intending to purchase a um3x but just wondering if there are any other iem that is priced around $300 and is better than the um3x? in terms of detail and soundstage


The UM3X has very good detail and images well but its presentation was mostly in-the-head for me. If that's what you're looking for it's very hard to beat. There are a bunch of in-ears with a more out-of-the-head presentation, though. 

post #9840 of 15257
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post


The FXT90 is the most intimate of all those - the 'analytical' IEMs tend to sound wide and spacious, and all of them are different in signature from the FXT90. The FXT90 would actually make a nice compliment to an accuracy-oriented IEM. The sets you're considering are about on-par IMO so if you don't have more specific requirements just try whichever one you can get the best deal on and go from there. It would probably be the Brainwavz B2 or R-50 at ~$120 new. 

 

Hmmm, very good insight, thank you. How much price increase are we talking for an upgrade that would be a good soundstage with that kind of intimate feel the FXT90s give? Any recommendations along those lines?

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