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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Well, I'm going to start my journey with the RE262 that was offered me in trade for the ipod touch I was selling. Should be a good indicator of what is possible with IEMs.


As good a place to start as any - they are popular right now so figuring out which direction to move in from there shouldn't be too difficult.

 


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A great place to start out IMO. Depending on your ears, fit can be a bit tricky so make sure you're getting a good seal; I personally like wearing it over the ear w/ biflanges. Also, don't forget to feed it some power to get the most possible out of them.

 

I've noticed a decent amount of improvement w/ burn-in. I'm at the 50 hr mark, though I've heard 70 hrs is ideal.



+1 for bi-flanges for me. I use gray Meelec M9 "balanced" ones. Wearing them cord-down gets uncomfortable pretty quick and cord-up I don't get a very good seal with singles. They do like a shallower insertion but I have no trouble waring bi-flanges shallowly.

post #1277 of 16802

I much prefer wearing them up due to insertion depth and microphonics. Single flanges don't sit in my ear too well when I wear them up so I really don't have any other choice but to use biflanges I guess.

 

How big are the M9 balanced biflanges compared to the stock biflanges that come with the RE262? The large stock biflange is a little on the big side, while the smaller stock is too small, so I'm looking for one that is a little in between the two.


Edited by EraserXIV - 11/24/10 at 1:30pm
post #1278 of 16802

The M9 biflange is in between the 2 biflange tips that are provided. It's closer to the smaller biflange and it is a bit bigger.

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

The M9 biflange is in between the 2 biflange tips that are provided. It's closer to the smaller biflange and it is a bit bigger.



Interesting, I may have to look into getting them. How is the stiffness and feel compared to the stock hifiman?

post #1280 of 16802
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Interesting, I may have to look into getting them. How is the stiffness and feel compared to the stock hifiman?


Thinner/softer but the gray 'balanced' ones are thicker than the black MEE tips. Size-wise they are identical to the Biflanges that came with your M9.

post #1281 of 16802

Just to share my knowledge.I got an email from meelectronic telling me that the melectronic R1 has a somewhat unofficial 2nd version.

This is what they told me

 

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The current R1s (what's being shipped) have some improvements over the last version - 1) the port has been relocated to the back instead of on the side of the housing; and 2) it has been retuned which is supposed to make the R1s sound even better than previous version.

 

post #1282 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Angelopsaro View Post

Just to share my knowledge.I got an email from meelectronic telling me that the melectronic R1 has a somewhat unofficial 2nd version.

This is what they told me.

 

Yes, I have one of the new ones here but I haven't opened it yet. I think with the exception of the M11+ all of Meelec's product updates have been unofficial thus far - otherwise we'd be on Revision 4 of the M6 rolleyes.gif.

post #1283 of 16802

Revision 4? Oh wow, what changes were made since when they first changed to the new silver cable and debuted the clear version?

post #1284 of 16802
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Revision 4? Oh wow, what changes were made since when they first changed to the new silver cable and debuted the clear version?


Well that was the first change (rev 2) but after that they changed the packaging and accessory pack (rev 3) and then later replaced the copper memory wire with a stainless steel one (rev 4). I still can't shake the feeling that my rev 1 M6 sounded best but sadly I don't have it anymore.

post #1285 of 16802

I think that was the pair I had. It was the most maddening earphone I've ever had. That has got to be the worst memory wore in the history of all earphones.

post #1286 of 16802

The copper memory wire was pretty frustrating. I eventually cut it off and just wore it without the memory wires, it worked much better that way.

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 I eventually cut it off and just wore it without the memory wires,


x2 :) Thank god they changed them...

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Well, I'm going to start my journey with the RE262 that was offered me in trade for the ipod touch I was selling. Should be a good indicator of what is possible with IEMs.


A great place to start out IMO. Depending on your ears, fit can be a bit tricky so make sure you're getting a good seal; I personally like wearing it over the ear w/ biflanges. Also, don't forget to feed it some power to get the most possible out of them.

 

I've noticed a decent amount of improvement w/ burn-in. I'm at the 50 hr mark, though I've heard 70 hrs is ideal.


One of the reasons I decided to get this IEM was the higher impedance and lower sensitivity. I might be able to use these on my big tube amp and not run into hum problems. I'm currently looking into the amp situation for a desktop amp that will work for the normal impedance and sensitivity of IEMs. HPA suggested I look no further than a WA6 with Sophia. ASR suggested a GS-1 and I was also thinking about the Asgard, but have also seen posts where the most sensitive IEMs had barely noticeable hum.

Going to have a good time completely revamping my setup.
post #1289 of 16802

New IEM's acquired today, to compliment my CK10's.

 

Sony MDR-EX700.

 

Now I fully understand the difference between "sibilance" and "pierce". =p

 

These are really teriffic though, they have fully complimented what I was missing in the CK10's, I've only listened for half an hour so just brief impressions here but they are very dynamic-driver sounding, very involving, hardcore dynamic bass, excellent with violins, fluid female vocals (can transfer the "melt" feeling across), nice and colourful, that's just a new term I invented, but it's the best why I can describe my feelings, it's as though the music is illustrated on black canvas of silence in a full spectrum of green, purple, black, white and grey pouppon.  They are also the closest IEM's I've heard to a "full-size speaker" type sound, not in soundstage which is minimal, just in the sound signature and feeling you get from full-size speaker type sound. Very good++++

 

Edit:  My ears are ringing more than usual.

 

Edit:  I love how the box says "Professional Monitor Sound" on the front, when they are the complete opposite Lol.


Edited by kiteki - 11/25/10 at 3:37am
post #1290 of 16802
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Added the RE262 smily_headphones1.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

One of the reasons I decided to get this IEM was the higher impedance and lower sensitivity. I might be able to use these on my big tube amp and not run into hum problems. I'm currently looking into the amp situation for a desktop amp that will work for the normal impedance and sensitivity of IEMs. HPA suggested I look no further than a WA6 with Sophia. ASR suggested a GS-1 and I was also thinking about the Asgard, but have also seen posts where the most sensitive IEMs had barely noticeable hum. Going to have a good time completely revamping my setup.


They haven't hissed with anything I've thrown at them but I no longer have any of the terribly hissy 'audiophile' portable players and my Heed is out for repairs. Keep in mind that some people are more sensitive to hum than others. The head-fier who bought one of my HiSound AMP3s loved it with the Turbines while I thought it hissed like a snake and was completely unusable with identical earphones.

 

 

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Now I fully understand the difference between "sibilance" and "pierce". =p

 

[...]

 

Edit:  My ears are ringing more than usual.


I can't tell if you like them or not tongue.gif

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