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I can't seem to find the 3A Section!

 

Due to the size of that post it takes about 24 hours to update.

 

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Originally Posted by Gascogne View Post

First post here, found this great thread after some google search for earphones/in-ear monitors. biggrin.gif

 

 

Currently I have Sony DR-BT50 Stereo Headset for my iPhone/iPad but I want earphones/in-ear monitors due to they are a lot easier to carry around (they need to have a mic).

Problem is that I am not really sure which earphones/in-ear monitors I want.. confused.gif

 

I listen mostly to: electro-industrial, industrial-rock to cut the list short real short.

Price range haven't really decided yet but something in between UE 900 and Philips Fidelio S2 price ranges?

 

The S2 should be a good choice if you think you'll enjoy a balanced sound. It has a slight bump in the bass but is otherwise quite accurate. The UE900 is a little smoother for me and maybe sounds a touch more layered and 3-dimensional. It also has a form factor I prefer, and better isolation, but I still think its difficult to justify the cost increase over the S2. Do keep in mind that the S2 has a 1-button remote, not a 3-button like the UE900 and stock Apple headsets.

 

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Thank you. I've been reading up on these and S2 looks like a very good choice. My only concern is that I've got very narrow earchannels so I'm afraid they will be to big (given the driver size and fit), I once bougt the MEE CC51P but were never able to get a good fit with them. Do you think that the design of S2 would make fit a problem with narrow earchannels?

 

The design of the S2 actually keeps its driver in the outer ear. The CC51 and most other microdriver earphones do the opposite, putting the driver in the ear canal. Unless you have small outer ears also, you shouldn't have a problem.

 

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Are Monster tips are suitable for fx700 by the way? Or should I buy some Ue tips for it?

 

I didn't try Monster tips but they should fit. I didn't find the FX700 particularly sensitive to eartip changes. The stock singles worked. The UE tips maintained their seal a little better for me. 

 

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Hi ljokerl,

 

As always, many thanks for all your effort and hardwork you put into this thread. Just wanted to know if there is a chance you might review the sony xba-3/xba-30 in the near future?


I sent mine off on an extended loan because I wasn't a big fan of the sound. Might give them another try when I get them back. 

post #10517 of 16803
Thanks ljokerl, iq sounds great, but i kind of want to have more isolation, but don't no what tips to choose, also what amp will match with iq, since i want the vocal to be more forward and clear, because it sound a bit cover by the instrument and bass
post #10518 of 16803
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Thanks ljokerl, iq sounds great, but i kind of want to have more isolation, but don't no what tips to choose, also what amp will match with iq, since i want the vocal to be more forward and clear, because it sound a bit cover by the instrument and bass


The IQ is an enhanced-bass earphone so if you want more vocals in comparison it might be easiest to just use a bass reducer EQ setting (or play around with a parametric EQ in general).

 

For me the Westone True-Fit foam tips and small Ety triple-flanges work best on the IQ but as usual YMMV.  

post #10519 of 16803

Hey guys, i'm thinking of getting my first custom iem in the form

Of Shure SE215 reshelled in advance through custominear.com.

it is basically a new SE215 driver in a reshelled custom mold for 199$.

http://www.inearcustom.com/index.php/we-customize-your-existing-shure-se-in-ear-monitors-8/we-customize-your-existing-shure-se215-in-ear-monitors.html

is this a reliable provider? i've sent them a msg via facebook long ago and was never replied.

thanks..

post #10520 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Amitl View Post

Hey guys, i'm thinking of getting my first custom iem in the form

Of Shure SE215 reshelled in advance through custominear.com.

it is basically a new SE215 driver in a reshelled custom mold for 199$.

http://www.inearcustom.com/index.php/we-customize-your-existing-shure-se-in-ear-monitors-8/we-customize-your-existing-shure-se215-in-ear-monitors.html

is this a reliable provider? i've sent them a msg via facebook long ago and was never replied.

thanks..

http://www.head-fi.org/t/643894/inearcustom-cheapest-re-shell-ever    The few reports seem to be generally positive, though apparantly they are slammed with business right now.  You will probably be best off sending them a "proper" email, but even then according to the thread there's a bit of a delay.

 

Also this thread is for iems (though as your talking about the 215 it should be ok!)  there's more info on customs etc here if that's any use :-

http://www.head-fi.org/t/541494/multi-custom-in-ear-monitor-review-resource-mfg-list-discussion-26-reviews-um-pp6-added-3-12-13

 

Cheers

post #10521 of 16803
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Hmm... I didn't get any harshness from the EPH-100 either. It wasn't a smooth as the Tandem (for example) but it wasn't really harsh. I think you should try the R02 Silver and see what you think, then go from there. Might not have enough subbass if the Tandem didn't. I haven't heard the ProAlpha in a while (though I still have my M1 and M2) so the R02 Silver might be a better starting point for an upgrade.

 

 

Instead of the R02 Silver I got the GR02 Balanced by mistake. Well, I find them a bit worse than the ProAlpha. The GR02 Balanced are darker (but a bass is somehow dry) and less clear than the ProAlpha, also a stereophony is better performed by the latter.
A seller promised to send me the correct ones... nice, after all, but I'm stuck with searching for the ProAlpha replacement... triportsad.gif
 


Edited by justblue - 6/5/13 at 1:22pm
post #10522 of 16803

thanks very much davidcotton !
 

post #10523 of 16803

Have you tried the t-peos h-200, tdk ba-200, or the aurisonics asg-1 1.2?

post #10524 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Amitl View Post

Hey guys, i'm thinking of getting my first custom iem in the form

Of Shure SE215 reshelled in advance through custominear.com.

it is basically a new SE215 driver in a reshelled custom mold for 199$.

http://www.inearcustom.com/index.php/we-customize-your-existing-shure-se-in-ear-monitors-8/we-customize-your-existing-shure-se215-in-ear-monitors.html

is this a reliable provider? i've sent them a msg via facebook long ago and was never replied.

thanks..

 

Not familiar with the company but selling pre-customized earphones is an interesting concept. You have to pretty sure you like the SE215 though because the resale value is going to be zip.

 

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Originally Posted by justblue View Post

 

Instead of the R02 Silver I got the GR02 Balanced by mistake. Well, I find them a bit worse than the ProAlpha. The GR02 Balanced are darker (but a bass is somehow dry) and less clear than the ProAlpha, also a stereophony is better performed by the latter.
A seller promised to send me the correct ones... nice, after all, but I'm stuck with searching for the ProAlpha replacement... triportsad.gif
 

 

Never even heard of the GR02 “Balanced”.

 

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Originally Posted by Liveartonline View Post

Have you tried the t-peos h-200, tdk ba-200, or the aurisonics asg-1 1.2?


I have not.

post #10525 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

Never even heard of the GR02 “Balanced”.

 

 

Me neither until I got them. But apparently it's on the market. Under "GR02" below in the bracket it says "Balanced".

 

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Hope you'll get to review these at some point.

post #10527 of 16803

^ he'll have to completely rescale his value rating for iems after reviewing that wink_face.gif

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^ he'll have to completely rescale his value rating for iems after reviewing that wink_face.gif

He'll be speechless for the first time in the whole time of running this thread lol tongue.gif
post #10529 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

The S2 should be a good choice if you think you'll enjoy a balanced sound. It has a slight bump in the bass but is otherwise quite accurate. The UE900 is a little smoother for me and maybe sounds a touch more layered and 3-dimensional. It also has a form factor I prefer, and better isolation, but I still think its difficult to justify the cost increase over the S2. Do keep in mind that the S2 has a 1-button remote, not a 3-button like the UE900 and stock Apple headsets.

 

Hmm I missed that S2 only have 1-button remote.

Too bad that one can't change the cable on the S2 to a 3-button one, otherwise they look great.

 

Are there any you could recommend that have 3-buttons remote?

post #10530 of 16803
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^ he'll have to completely rescale his value rating for iems after reviewing that wink_face.gif

 

Are they the best iems under $100 or something? I've never heard of them. 

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