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post #11896 of 16802

Hello ljokerl  :D

I was wondering how the soundmagic e10,philips she3580 & jvc ha fx 40 compare for rock/metal music?
Which do you think would be better? this will be for a friend who is a metal drummer (he owned a e10 previously which he seemed to like but the cables broke so he is looking for a replacement).

Also do you have any other suggestions below the price of 35$?

post #11897 of 16802
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Hello ljokerl  :D

I was wondering how the soundmagic e10,philips she3580 & jvc ha fx 40 compare for rock/metal music?
Which do you think would be better? this will be for a friend who is a metal drummer (he owned a e10 previously which he seemed to like but the cables broke so he is looking for a replacement).

Also do you have any other suggestions below the price of 35$?


    go for ha fx 40 , he will like it for sure , good for rock and metal , better then e10 , just a bit of sibilance , you can try pny midtown uptown .

post #11898 of 16802
3580 is a bit thin for rock in my opinion. Haven't heard the others. However VC02 is good for almost anything.
post #11899 of 16802
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Originally Posted by kartikk View Post
 

Hello ljokerl  :D

I was wondering how the soundmagic e10,philips she3580 & jvc ha fx 40 compare for rock/metal music?
Which do you think would be better? this will be for a friend who is a metal drummer (he owned a e10 previously which he seemed to like but the cables broke so he is looking for a replacement).

Also do you have any other suggestions below the price of 35$?


They're all pretty good earphones. Out of those three I personally like the 3580 the best (slightly) but it does have a somewhat v-shaped signature. If you can still find it for sale and don't mind the mic, the LG Quadbeat is a good one as well as long as your friend doesn't need greatly enhanced bass. It's clearer and more balanced than the SHE3580, FX40, and E10. Used to be $20-25 on ebay but they've been getting scarce. 

post #11900 of 16802

Congratulations on your 300th review! :etysmile:

 

I have a question...what are your thought on the LG GS100 as I am planning to purchase one of these. Golden Ears has also posted the measurements here.. http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=GR_Earphones&document_srl=22924

post #11901 of 16802
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Congratulations on your 300th review! :etysmile:

 

I have a question...what are your thought on the LG GS100 as I am planning to purchase one of these. Golden Ears has also posted the measurements here.. http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=GR_Earphones&document_srl=22924


Haven't tried it. Measurements make it look like it'll more v-shaped than the Quadbeat, though. 

post #11902 of 16802

Hi Joker,

 

The left driver of my RE0 started to distort on some bassy songs. Can you please recommend me an iem to replace the RE0? I loved its treble and looking for a new iem which sounds as good as it. Do you think  LG Quadbeat is for me?

 Btw, congratulations on your 300th review. :beerchug: 


Edited by ozkan - 10/26/13 at 12:38pm
post #11903 of 16802

I can vouch for the Rockit R-50 as an upgrade from Re0.

post #11904 of 16802
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I can vouch for the Rockit R-50 as an upgrade from Re0.

+1

post #11905 of 16802
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I can vouch for the Rockit R-50 as an upgrade from Re0.

 

 

R-50 is not my cup of coffee. I had it in the past and tried it with etymotic triple flanges. Its treble is also different from RE0s and those triple flanges gave me some discomfort and muffled the sound a bit.

post #11906 of 16802
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R-50 is not my cup of coffee. I had it in the past and tried it with etymotic triple flanges. Its treble is also different from RE0s and those triple flanges gave me some discomfort and muffled the sound a bit.

I'd go with the RE-400, it's even more engaging than the previous generation Hifiman products.

post #11907 of 16802

If you liked the treble of Re0 and want similar, then Re400 is not for you. It has a really smooth and rolled off treble that to my ears doesn't bring the excitement that the Re0 does (did).

 

Interesting how you found it very engaging and I just found it incredibly boring without EQ. But I think that my ears were busy drooling over CK100Pro then and weren't at all interested in Re400.

post #11908 of 16802
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If you liked the treble of Re0 and want similar, then Re400 is not for you. It has a really smooth and rolled off treble that to my ears doesn't bring the excitement that the Re0 does (did).

 

Interesting how you found it very engaging and I just found it incredibly boring without EQ. But I think that my ears were busy drooling over CK100Pro then and weren't at all interested in Re400.


I have an RE-Zero and for me the RE-400 is a much improved version of that earphone.  I've read that the signature of the RE-0 and RE-Zero are very close.  The RE-400 may not be as obviously bright but that's not due to a lack of treble, it's just giving you more of everything else for a better balance.

post #11909 of 16802

any thoughts on the Sony xb90ex and Audio Technica CKS99?

post #11910 of 16802
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Originally Posted by ozkan View Post
 

Hi Joker,

 

The left driver of my RE0 started to distort on some bassy songs. Can you please recommend me an iem to replace the RE0? I loved its treble and looking for a new iem which sounds as good as it. Do you think  LG Quadbeat is for me?

 Btw, congratulations on your 300th review. :beerchug: 

 

The Quadbeat is not quite an upgrade from the RE0 but it's not far behind considering the price. It's got a more v-shaped signature. Treble is a little brighter and harsher but overall not bad. The newer Quadbeat 2 is supposed to be better in this regard but unfortunately I haven't tried it yet. 

 

The now-defunct RE272 is still the closest I've heard to an RE0 upgrade. The newer RE-400 has more laid-back treble, which may or may not be a plus for you.

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