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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.

post #9227 of 15318
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
Don't know which of these are available to your outside of eBay but maybe the Brainwavz M2 or Dunu Trident would work in addition to the Soundmagic E10 recommended above.

 

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.

post #9228 of 15318

which one would you recommend for about 10$. I need ones that are comfortable, have clear midrange and sensitivity.

 
post #9229 of 15318
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Originally Posted by torro32 View Post

which one would you recommend for about 10$. I need ones that are comfortable, have clear midrange and sensitivity.

 

Monoprice 8320.

post #9230 of 15318
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Monoprice 8320.

I can't stand the headphones that doesn't fit well. Ok, maybe for the 10 - 20$ which are the best overall? I'm an adult, medium size head.

post #9231 of 15318
Thanks for the Visang VS-K1 review! Thanks for all the reviews! Long time lurker love this thread!
post #9232 of 15318
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Originally Posted by torro32 View Post

which one would you recommend for about 10$. I need ones that are comfortable, have clear midrange and sensitivity.

 


Phillips 3580

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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


GR07 BE or MK or the DBA (possibly the EX600 as well)

post #9234 of 15318
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Phillips 3580

I'm a little bit worried they will be too small. Also I see they are V-shaped, I need good mid range clarity.

post #9235 of 15318
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I'm a little bit worried they will be too small. Also I see they are V-shaped, I need good mid range clarity.


panasonic hje-355 or sony ex220lp . soundmagic es18 can do too .

post #9236 of 15318
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I am curious about the limit of APT-X with some of the more high-end BT sets. A lot of the older BT sets I've tried were truly horrific but I've heard a few in the past year that weren't too bad all. It would be interesting to see what can be done with APT-X and a pair of well-designed BT headphones with a decent onboard dac/amp.

 

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


Edited by NewForce - 1/4/13 at 1:09am
post #9237 of 15318
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Also depends on the source when running unamped. Have to be wary of people trying to use non-Apple smartphones as sources these days.

Depends on which one...Voodoo Sound for Android phones using Wolfson DACs puts them on the level of higher-end DAPs that fall above any Apple product sans LOD. My new Nexus 4 is no slouch either, and the HTC One S and Galaxy S3 variants using the Snapdragon S4 dual-core chip set test with even lower distortion levels than any iPhone.
post #9238 of 15318
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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 biggrin.gif

Etys will probably be underwhelming for metal and reggae, some people are fine with their bass, but it is definitely south of neutral and I know it would be too little for me for those genres.
post #9239 of 15318
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Originally Posted by suman134 View Post


panasonic hje-355 or sony ex220lp . soundmagic es18 can do too .

I will buy es18, they look best for me and the cheapest price i could find them is 18$ on ebay shipping included. What do you guys think?

post #9240 of 15318
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Originally Posted by torro32 View Post

I will buy es18, they look best for me and the cheapest price i could find them is 18$ on ebay shipping included. What do you guys think?


       the asking price is a bit high , with $18 i can buy two es18 .

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