The Quadbeat is a little more balanced with less recessed mids and an overall clearer, more detailed sound. The E10 is more mid-bassy and a little more v-shaped overall.
Depends on your preferred sound signature. Safest bets would probably be the VSD1S (due to price/performance) and BA200.
Hi there ljokerl, im new to this forum but thank you very much for your awesome review. I was hoping something like that existed on the internet but the more i searched the less hope i had to stumble across a review like that. Keep it up!
Im not a expert by any means though I have a huge passion for music and spending hours listening to various of styles but mainly hiphop and r&b. I just ordered a new pair of Klipsch S4 which i think are good for exercising but Im now looking for a BIG upgrade. I dont want to spend a lot of money just to realise they are just a "little" bit better then my Klipsch.
Which of the following earphones would you recommend (maybe you could rank them according to your taste):
Im bit worried they are too similiar to the Klipsch S4 and having that narrow sound spectrum as I want to try something new.. i think.
Philips Fidelio S1
The open style of the S1 is worrying me because Im so used to having good isolation from using the Klipsch.
Looks good on paper but do you think the bassline is too weak ?
Monster Cable Turbine with headset
They look good on first glance however im bit concerned that they lack the clarity im looking for. For example i listen to some african music like P-Square and on the Klipsch it just sounds aweful. Sure the track was only 128kbps but still..
SteelSeries Flux Pro
Only because you recommended them ;). I dont like the tanglefree cable though, not big fan of any earphones using such cables at all matter of fact as they create extra weight and not too good for exercising.
Sorry for the complicated question but ive spent days trying to figure this out ;/
thx once again!
Aside from the Fidelio S1 (which I very much like) and the Nocs 800 (which I haven’t heard) they are all ranked on the front page of this thread.
Why not try the EPH-100? It's got a powerful sound that should be good for hip-hop - very Monster Turbine Pro-like but for a lot less money. They also have good isolation.
P.S. how "big" an upgrade is is very subjective and partly in the eye of the beholder. Some people think anything beyond the monoprice 8320 is a waste while others will squeeze out every last note with a Stax O2 or whatever the highest-end headphones are these days.
P.P.S. using higher-end earphones on a track encoded in 128kbps mp3 is kind of a waste…
The eph are excelent but I am looking for a different sound sig. I like the definition, soundstage. The BA are a technology I never tried.
What could you tell me? By the reviews I am leaning towards the Sony or the Ety. The er4 are espensive and from what i read very analitic and I want to enjoy the music, thats why I thought about the hf5. The sony are good?
I haven’t tried either of the Sonys. The HF5 sounds similar to the ER4 but it’s still a great sound to try. Huge contrast to the EPH-100, but in a good way
Thank you, hope 2014 is kinder to your wallet!