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Originally Posted by DecentLevi View Post
 

Thanks much guys, I'm interested in the Ortofon EQ 5, seems to tick all my boxes. Another popular in-ear man on HeadFi also seems to highly recommend the Atomic Floyd Darts, based on my sound preferences. Any of you tried their Super Darts Titanium, Super Darts or Mini Darts?

 

He also recommends Shure SE425. Does anyone have any experience with these? But I wonder about the ease of quickly putting in / taking out

 

In my experience you generally don't want a hybrid earphone like the Dart if you're looking for balanced/neutral sound. Of the 20-30 hybrid earphones I've tried I don't think any have fit that description.  

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They should know that the XX IEMs are just not bassy enough for me :rolleyes:

 

 

 

Yes, I'm happy with the Elation so far. Seems to be smoother than my old FX101/FR301 (harshness is my biggest issue with those). 

 

+1 on that being an IE7 clone. Not a bad thing, those were always comfy for me, assuming Kanen got the nozzle angle right.


Okay, two related things on those two earphones. I got the Kanen and they are actually a bit better than the Elation esp. in the clarity dept. Great little value even though the IE7 housing is not my easiest to fit since it is shallow and the memory wire adds to the learning curve at the beginning. All is good with a little practice and the right tips(TF10 grays). Big, airy, pretty quick and a bit of a V but not that much. They do present like the IE7 does due to the housing as far as stage height, depth, and width. I've bought the VSD2S/AN16 combo and the e80 for $52 but the Kanen are the best value phones of late for me. They did show up with only the generic bi-flanges on them and no S/M/L singles.

 

Now, the Elation being the walking phone in my sports arsenal were already beaten by the Philips SHQ5200(think waterproof SHP5401 for sports) in the SQ dept. Something had to be done :)

 

I peeled of the front screens. They are peel and stick so I put them on some wax paper. Now they do the things they say on the box such as quick and solid bass(jabs tighter but harder). A bit bigger and more open since they aren't blanketed over and they are brighter but still not peaky like JVC of old. I look in and see that the driver is metal capped(a center dome and 2mm holes on the perimeter) so their signature comes from that and not the filter screens which just seem to be there to turn them into an "XX". Since they are  still encased I doubt I'll put replacement screens on and just leave them. Still bassy but not basshead.

 

Really jumped them up a level since they are freer, quicker, clearer which shows their detail and what they highlight in their signature even more so now. I recommend the mod for them to be both better and an all-rounder.

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Okay, two related things on those two earphones. I got the Kanen and they are actually a bit better than the Elation esp. in the clarity dept. Great little value even though the IE7 housing is not my easiest to fit since it is shallow and the memory wire adds to the learning curve at the beginning. All is good with a little practice and the right tips(TF10 grays). Big, airy, pretty quick and a bit of a V but not that much. They do present like the IE7 does due to the housing as far as stage height, depth, and width. I've bought the VSD2S/AN16 combo and the e80 for $52 but the Kanen are the best value phones of late for me. They did show up with only the generic bi-flanges on them and no S/M/L singles.

 

Now, the Elation being the walking phone in my sports arsenal were already beaten by the Philips SHQ5200(think waterproof SHP5401 for sports) in the SQ dept. Something had to be done :)

 

I peeled of the front screens. They are peel and stick so I put them on some wax paper. Now they do the things they say on the box such as quick and solid bass(jabs tighter but harder). A bit bigger and more open since they aren't blanketed over and they are brighter but still not peaky like JVC of old. I look in and see that the driver is metal capped(a center dome and 2mm holes on the perimeter) so their signature comes from that and not the filter screens which just seem to be there to turn them into an "XX". Since they are  still encased I doubt I'll put replacement screens on and just leave them. Still bassy but not basshead.

 

Really jumped them up a level since they are freer, quicker, clearer which shows their detail and what they highlight in their signature even more so now. I recommend the mod for them to be both better and an all-rounder.

Sorry dude,

 

i'm interested into buy Kanen as a running rough iem, and i love bass (actually i use a Meelec M6, but they do not convices me); you will reccomed these to me?

 

Thanks a lot

 

Edit: In addition ANYONE can reccomend me a good sport IEM (possibly sweatproof or at least very robust) with Mic with a Bassy/Warm/V-L Shaped Signature? 

THANKS more and more :P 


Edited by wolf230 - Yesterday at 2:09 am
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Sorry dude,

i'm interested into buy Kanen as a running rough iem, and i love bass (actually i use a Meelec M6, but they do not convices me); you will reccomed these to me?

Thanks a lot

Edit: In addition ANYONE can reccomend me a good sport IEM (possibly sweatproof or at least very robust) with Mic with a Bassy/Warm/V-L Shaped Signature? 
THANKS more and more :P 

You sir should check out the Sony AS800AP. A great iem in its own right, that also happens to be sport focused. Waterproof, durable, comfortable, have a mic, lots of bass (without sacrificing everything else). Love the things. smily_headphones1.gif They come highly recommended from me, especially since they meet all of your criteria.
post #16115 of 16120
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You sir should check out the Sony AS800AP. A great iem in its own right, that also happens to be sport focused. Waterproof, durable, comfortable, have a mic, lots of bass (without sacrificing everything else). Love the things. smily_headphones1.gif They come highly recommended from me, especially since they meet all of your criteria.

Thanks Scrambler,

 

I've never heard about these Sony, but they perfect fit my needs. Thanks a lot!

post #16116 of 16120
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Originally Posted by wolf230 View Post

Sorry dude,

i'm interested into buy Kanen as a running rough iem, and i love bass (actually i use a Meelec M6, but they do not convices me); you will reccomed these to me?

Thanks a lot

Edit: In addition ANYONE can reccomend me a good sport IEM (possibly sweatproof or at least very robust) with Mic with a Bassy/Warm/V-L Shaped Signature? 
THANKS more and more :P 

Westone Adventure Series Beta $50 on eBay seller: Beachcamera

Along with your requirements, it also has detachable cable, and can be worn cable down or up around ears.
I don't have this personally but could be another to consider.
post #16117 of 16120
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Originally Posted by wolf230 View Post
 

Sorry dude,

 

i'm interested into buy Kanen as a running rough iem, and i love bass (actually i use a Meelec M6, but they do not convices me); you will reccomed these to me?

 

Thanks a lot

 

Edit: In addition ANYONE can reccomend me a good sport IEM (possibly sweatproof or at least very robust) with Mic with a Bassy/Warm/V-L Shaped Signature? 

THANKS more and more :P 

 

AS800AP, Beta, and JVC ETR40,are all good and worthy purchases. Kanen is $4.80 shipped from tinydeal so probably don't need to say any more than that. Though Joker loaned me his M6 ages ago and the Kanen are certainly better sounding than that gen M6 though probably not the same as newer ones I believe were changed somewhat.

 

Some good deals if you don't mind buying used(but you are here so probably not)

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/used/1080928/?gclid=CPvgzeCZhscCFZWRHwodcKMETQ


Edited by jant71 - Yesterday at 4:00 pm
post #16118 of 16120
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Originally Posted by esteebin View Post


Westone Adventure Series Beta $50 on eBay seller: Beachcamera

Along with your requirements, it also has detachable cable, and can be worn cable down or up around ears.
I don't have this personally but could be another to consider.

 

The Alpha was the one I thought of. If the Beta sounds similar, should be a great fit as well. 

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The word's out, but in case you didn't didn't hear there's a front-page review of the Aurisonics Rockets:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/aurisonics-rockets-solo-precision-micro-dynamic-noise-isolating-in-ear-headphones/reviews/13628

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Hello guys, I'm posting here in hopes to get a suggestion for an IEM. After 500+ postings on head-fi, this is surprisingly my first post about IEMs. So maybe somebody can help me to 'come out of the closet' with IEMs... or even if the thread owner @ljokerl
 would chime in, I would be super tickled!

Last year I had studied the first half of this thread for sub $60 IEMs, and bought both the Soundmagic E30 and Maximo iMetal iM-590. Of these, I found the E30 to be too dark / muddy, and I like the iMetal, but one of the channels died and it sounded a tad too claustrophobic.

So here is what I'm looking for: An IEM under $250-ish, bullet or tube shape, that has fairly neutral FR, good clarity and punch. By bullet / tube shape, I like these as opposed to the full IEM 'hearing aid' type so it's much faster to put in / take out. And more on the sound signature I'm looking for: I like a decent amount of clarity / instrument separation / detail (yet not super analytical), and I like the frequency response to be fairly flat but maybe slightly V-shaped is OK - natural bass response but nothing even remotely resembling 'bass heavy' of 'basshead'; - closer to neutral.

For reference with full size 'cans, I love the sound of the Senn. HD 650 and Stax SR-009, I like the DT 880, but am not into the Audeze LCD2 or Ether headphones sound which seem too 'dark' for me.
Thanks in advance!

Hopefully I'm not to late to the party. I'll vouch for the Titans. Listening to Asbloodrunsblack and some Meshuggah with these and the guitar chugs and cymbals just simply shine. I remember getting that "tight band"sound.

Edit: there's a Paulus mod available that lowers leakage and tunes the bass using medical tape to block 1-3 portholes.
Edited by 1TrickPony - Today at 5:16 am
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