or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Multi-IEM Review - 352 IEMs compared (Pump Audio Earphones added 04/03/16 p. 1106)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Multi-IEM Review - 352 IEMs compared (Pump Audio Earphones added 04/03/16 p. 1106) - Page 84

post #1246 of 16802

Would you say that any of these IEMs stand up to the sound quality of the HD25-1 II?

post #1247 of 16802

Well I am not such a specialist, but I have had several IEMs from the list which I find better than hd 25-1 II.

I can list some like, hje900, jays q-jays, dba-02, re0...

But people opinions are diverse...

post #1248 of 16802
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by legodt View Post

Would you say that any of these IEMs stand up to the sound quality of the HD25-1 II?



Yes, many. I'd say the portable scale translates to the IEM scale with roughly the same sound ratings, which is one of the reasons I had to stop at 9/10 for the portable scale - I have yet to hear a portable that can touch some of my high-end IEMs in speed or detail.

post #1249 of 16802

Thanks again for being so thorough with your review methods. Happy listening!

post #1250 of 16802
Thread Starter 

Added two new sets - Earjax Tonic & Lyrics

post #1251 of 16802

Nice to hear about the Earjax IEMs. I should be receiving a review sample from Earjax in the near future and seeing as you hear IEMs pretty much the same way as I do, it's nice to have an idea of what to expect when I receive them.

 

beerchug.gif

post #1252 of 16802

Mike, how are you able to keep up with the market for these earphones? It seems that there's some new company popping up every week (at least new to me) and you seem to always know who they are.

post #1253 of 16802
Quote:
Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

Mike, how are you able to keep up with the market for these earphones? It seems that there's some new company popping up every week (at least new to me) and you seem to always know who they are.



I've been wondering the same thing. If there's a new company or a new pair of IEMs on the market (or soon to be released) |joker| always seems to know about them first. It's pretty amazing actually.

post #1254 of 16802
Thread Starter 


Quote:

Originally Posted by TheGame21x View Post

Nice to hear about the Earjax IEMs. I should be receiving a review sample from Earjax in the near future and seeing as you hear IEMs pretty much the same way as I do, it's nice to have an idea of what to expect when I receive them.

 


Thanks - hope you like them too. I do think the Lyrics is a nice sounding set but it would be helped if the price was close to the $50-60 level. The Tonic is good for the money though it's really not my type of signature and that amount of bass really doesn't work with all genres.

 


Quote:

Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

Mike, how are you able to keep up with the market for these earphones? It seems that there's some new company popping up every week (at least new to me) and you seem to always know who they are.


Keep up? You give me too much credit. I've got a list of companies I'd like to contact for review purposes and that list is filling up about 4x faster than I'm working through it. And that's not counting well-known brands that are due to release new gear (Nuforce, MEE, etc). Soon I will have to start discriminating (gasp) between the sets I choose to review.

 

Interestingly, one of the ways is keeping  an eye on the google ads on sites I visit since I pretty much only get headphone-related ads.

post #1255 of 16802

Haha yeah, those google ads can get pretty creepy. They track your website visits and then pump user-specific related content to you in the ads. Mine are mostly headphone related. My brother's computer is mostly video game related.

post #1256 of 16802
Well I officially cast off full size headphones, just now. You guys might be seeing more of me in the IEM section. It's ironic I used to bad mouth IEMs because of my bad experience with a pair of early Shures, and the Q-Jays, but now I've cast my lot for IEMs. I'm not sure where I'll start, either trying to find my tastes in the universal mid to high range, or go straight for a high end custom and hope and pray my choice is right. I'm glad to have a resource like this thread, and the many regular posters in this and other IEM threads. A little pre-thanks, guys. smily_headphones1.gif
post #1257 of 16802
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Well I officially cast off full size headphones, just now. You guys might be seeing more of me in the IEM section. It's ironic I used to bad mouth IEMs because of my bad experience with a pair of early Shures, and the Q-Jays, but now I've cast my lot for IEMs. I'm not sure where I'll start, either trying to find my tastes in the universal mid to high range, or go straight for a high end custom and hope and pray my choice is right. I'm glad to have a resource like this thread, and the many regular posters in this and other IEM threads. A little pre-thanks, guys. smily_headphones1.gif


As someone who is well versed in your acoustic preferences I say go for customs.  You should use your headphone knowledge and look for a signature that lines up w/ your preference as much as possible.  I recommend you head straight to customs if you are looking purely at sound.  If you are looking for non SQ related attributes that universals can bring then don't make the quick jump.  If you like the laid back but balanced Senn sound of your 600's perhaps the JH13 or 3A/16 would be the way to go if money is no object.  My 2 cents.  Then again, ask yourself if it's about the journey or the destination.  wink_face.gif   

post #1258 of 16802

I know this is a long-shot, but is there a dynamic-driver, more acoustic sounding equivalent to the CK10's?  I like the ck10's a lot, but if there is such an IEM (or earbud) I think it would be ideal for me, so I thought I'd check in case such an item exists, or if anyone has had a similiar line of thought.  Thanks in advance.

 

post #1259 of 16802
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

I know this is a long-shot, but is there a dynamic-driver, more acoustic sounding equivalent to the CK10's?  I like the ck10's a lot, but if there is such an IEM (or earbud) I think it would be ideal for me, so I thought I'd check in case such an item exists, or if anyone has had a similiar line of thought.  Thanks in advance.

 


Just a guess here.  RE252?

post #1260 of 16802
Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Well I officially cast off full size headphones, just now. You guys might be seeing more of me in the IEM section. It's ironic I used to bad mouth IEMs because of my bad experience with a pair of early Shures, and the Q-Jays, but now I've cast my lot for IEMs. I'm not sure where I'll start, either trying to find my tastes in the universal mid to high range, or go straight for a high end custom and hope and pray my choice is right. I'm glad to have a resource like this thread, and the many regular posters in this and other IEM threads. A little pre-thanks, guys. smily_headphones1.gif


If you are in search of a great soundstage and 3D imaging in an IEM, I can't recommend the RE262 enough. It is really an interesting IEM and has given me a sound that I haven't heard in any other headphone or IEM. They are power hungry little buggers though and require a source with a decent voltage swing to sound their best due to the high impedance. They do sound great though without an amp, but will scale really well if you do feed them. There are a couple of great reviews out there that pretty much hit the key points head on so take a look at those to gauge whether these fit your musical preference.

 

Another IEM that I particularly love is the e-Q7. It gives a blend of musicality, transparency, clarity, and detail that is very hard to come by. I still consider it the best overall headphone/IEM I've ever heard (though an amped RE262 hits pretty damn close and I may change my mind after burn in...). They really put you into the music and I sometimes get lost for hours at a time listening to these. Apparently, the new e-Q5 and GR10 give a similar sound so I think it's worth looking into those as well.

 

 

Customs are another monster all together and I have no experience there. Some claim they are another level up altogether, while other say high-end universals hit pretty close. Although, I find it easy to believe the high end customs will blow high end universals out of the water. The engineering that goes into customs such as the JH3a is pretty ridiculous and I wouldn't be surprised if the sound is equally breathtaking.


Edited by EraserXIV - 11/22/10 at 11:59pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Multi-IEM Review - 352 IEMs compared (Pump Audio Earphones added 04/03/16 p. 1106)