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post #13306 of 16802

Hi Joker,

 

If you've by chance listened to AKG's K550, what would you say is a similar sounding pair of IEM's?

Under around 50-60; I know I won't get the same quality in this budget, but something similar sounding (neutral sound I believe?).

Want to use them for running and such.


Edited by turbare - 3/28/14 at 6:20am
post #13307 of 16802
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Yeah I got your meaning. The Dunu is better but also has a different sound signature – in terms of signature I felt like the A63 came closer to what you were requesting. The RE-400 is also different from those two - more like the A63 in terms of midrange-treble balance but less bassy than both the Fidue and the Dunu.  

Thanks, ljokerl. Much appreciated. I think I'll probably try the Fidue at this point, then. Kind of sounds like it is a middle ground between the other two in terms of sound signature. I think I'd like to go for something less V-shaped than I normally do because I find myself desiring more mids these days, as long as there aren't any peaks. Perhaps I will try the Dunu later down the road.
post #13308 of 16802
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by turbare View Post
 

Hi Joker,

 

If you've by chance listened to AKG's K550, what would you say is a similar sounding pair of IEM's?

Under around 50-60; I know I won't get the same quality in this budget, but something similar sounding (neutral sound I believe?).

Want to use them for running and such.

 

I do have a K550. My recommendation for sound would be the VSonic VC02 but I don't think it's particularly well-suited for running. Maybe if you glue the detachable cables in place it would be alright. Other than that, the LG Quadbeat F420 would be a decent option, or the Ety MC5 if you're willing to live with less bass impact. None of these are designed for running and I'm not sure how the sweat resistance will be in the long run.

 

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Thanks, ljokerl. Much appreciated. I think I'll probably try the Fidue at this point, then. Kind of sounds like it is a middle ground between the other two in terms of sound signature. I think I'd like to go for something less V-shaped than I normally do because I find myself desiring more mids these days, as long as there aren't any peaks. Perhaps I will try the Dunu later down the road.

 

Hope you enjoy the A63! 

post #13309 of 16802

Any plan to review Ostry KC06 Joker? :smile:

 

 

post #13310 of 16802
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I do have a K550. My recommendation for sound would be the VSonic VC02 but I don't think it's particularly well-suited for running. Maybe if you glue the detachable cables in place it would be alright. Other than that, the LG Quadbeat F420 would be a decent option, or the Ety MC5 if you're willing to live with less bass impact. None of these are designed for running and I'm not sure how the sweat resistance will be in the long run.

 

 

Hope you enjoy the A63! 

Thank you very much  ljokerl!

post #13311 of 16802
Thread Starter 
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Any plan to review Ostry KC06 Joker? :smile:

 

 

 

 

Likely, though not in the immediate future. 

post #13312 of 16802
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Likely, though not in the immediate future. 

what are you currently working on ? 

i see you have posted the tpos tank review. 

post #13313 of 16802
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what are you currently working on ? 

i see you have posted the tpos tank review. 

 

Currently the Ocharaku/Olasonic Flat-4 Nami 

post #13314 of 16802

Joker, I know the CK10 is one of your favorite IEMs, and arn't you curious if the IM0X series is better?  I'm looking forward to your reviews on the IM0X series.  

 

:popcorn:

post #13315 of 16802

Speaking of the AT IEMs, there's a lot of new interesting IEMs from audio-technica, like the CK100pro and of course the IM series. Hopefully Joker will get to them in due time, but between his full schedule and the relative scarcity of these new IEMs outside of Japan I'm not sure how hopeful we can be about the chances of these IEMs getting reviewed. Fingers crossed!

post #13316 of 16802
Thread Starter 

Definitely curious about the current crop of AT IEMs. Just need to finish up with the CKX5iS before tackling any more. 

post #13317 of 16802

Your impressions of the CK-10 is dead on.  I agree with it 100%

 

I've ordered the NT6, and hope to agree there too.  :D


Edited by SilverEars - 3/30/14 at 1:42pm
post #13318 of 16802

As having used ATH im-02 for over a month, I think I can answer your questions 'till the mighty one reviews :D

post #13319 of 16802

I just recently purchased the Creative Aurvana In Ear 3 as a shot in the dark, but I'm finding them too mid forward for my tastes.  Any recommendations that have a bit more bass, less forward mids, and around the same highs for $30-$100?  Maybe something that sounds similar to the Sennheiser PX-100, if anyone has that to compare to.

 

I listen to mostly ska punk/punk rock and various rock/metal, so I guess something balanced to warm/mildly v shaped would be good.  But I do know I don't like harsh and/or fatiguing highs.

 

I'm currently eyeing these, Etymotic MC5, HiFiMan Re-400, Vsonic GR06, Shure SE215, Brainwavz M5, but am unsure which direction to try next.

post #13320 of 16802

So, about that Triple.Fi 10 review that was requested a while back....

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