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post #13636 of 16803
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Originally Posted by kcirle View Post
 

Thanks for the suggestion. One more question, how about the Audio technica IM50 or IM70? Do you think it will be a great upgrade? I've read that its sound quality is almost the same as the ath m50. Thank you again :)

 

I personally haven't tried either of these new Audio-Technica IEMs. 

 

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Originally Posted by steelglam View Post
 

Yes, I really like the clarity of the RE-400.  It's becoming increasingly apparent that the increased midrange clarity is what I was missing from all of the other IEMs that I've tried.  Well, I guess my Brainwavz M2 and ProAlpha had midrange clarity, but they also were more strident/peaky than the RE-400 and with a much more congested soundstage (i.e., less separation).

 

If I will miss some clarity with the Fidue A63, do you think there is something that comes closer to the RE-400's midrange clarity that also contains the added warmth of the A63 for $75 or less?  I understand that I'm not going to get the same amount of clarity as the RE-400's, but I'm wondering if there is something a bit closer to the RE-400 than the A63.  Using your spectrum, if the A63 is like halfway between the GR99 and the RE400 in terms of midrange clarity, is there something that is between the A63 and the RE400?  Someone suggested the Zero Audio Carbo Tenore to me, but I don't think you've heard that one yet (from reading back through this thread).

 

The sweating thing has never been an issue for me, so no worries on that front.  I've been using non-sport IEMs at the gym for years and have never had a problem.  Of course, now that I said that, I will probably develop a problem!  :smile:  Seriously, though, I think it's smart to not use the RE-400 at the gym given the durability issues.

 

Good question. I think the answer is no - the only way you could get RE-400-level clarity in that price range is with something that has brighter treble, but of course that can create its own problems. I'm thinking something along the lines of the LG Quadbeat F420, which is superbly good in the clarity department and costs very little, or the VSonic VC02. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by SebsG View Post

To all those who own or have experience with the UE600/700 IEM's,
What's so bad about the UE600/700 cable? I've heard some not-so-great comments about the longetivity of it. Any thoughts? Experience with it? I haven't had it for long, but it seems durable enough if I am cautious.

Also, any general maintenance tips for the cables of headphones or IEM's? I find that many of my headphone cables short out so I have to replace the cables and it's annoying because of how often it happens.

The nozzles of IEM's worry me as well. How can I maintained how much damage does earwax or debris in the nozzle cause? I always get scared when I see things in the nozzle and I don't want my earbuds to get damaged.

Thank you,
-Seb

 

What suman134 said. It's not the worst cable and not the best. That sort of cable was pretty popular a few years back but other manufacturers have been moving towards thicker cables and cables made with harder materials on the outside. Of course the UE600/700 were originally released in 2008 or 2009 and the cable hasn't been changed.

 

If you store your IEMs in a hard case when not in use and never pull on the cable for any reason they should last quite a while. A q-tip with a dab of peroxide does the trick for cleaning mesh filters. If your IEMs don't have filters you'll need a cleaning tool to scoop out any build-up.

 

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Originally Posted by 0MoUsE0 View Post
 

Wow !

This is a freaking big in-ear headphone data base !

Thanks a lot !

This helped me a lot in choosing IEMs

 

It took me a long time to read......................

 

Hopefully not the whole thing at once...

 

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Originally Posted by Headphonehelp View Post

Hello agian,
I was looking at a-Jays Four. Does anyone know if they are any good? Durable, comfterable, Etc?

 

I personally haven't tried any new JAYS products since the t-JAYS, which were just OK.

post #13637 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

Good question. I think the answer is no - the only way you could get RE-400-level clarity in that price range is with something that has brighter treble, but of course that can create its own problems. I'm thinking something along the lines of the LG Quadbeat F420, which is superbly good in the clarity department and costs very little, or the VSonic VC02. 

 

Thanks, joker.  That's good to know.  Yeah, I am definitely not interested in a brighter set.

 

I think I'll wait until I see some reviews comparing the suggested Zero Audio Carbo Tenore with the RE-400, and then make a decision whether to check those out or the Fidue A63.

post #13638 of 16803

Hi.

 

I'm in the process of upgrading my Meelectronics M9P second generation. 

 

I was originally going to get the Vsonic VSD1's, however I can see the UE 600vi are pretty much the same price. You've mentioned they sound different. 

 

Maybe you can help me out... I listen to Techno mainly (Deep, Dub, Acid, Ambient etc.), so pretty much no vocals.

 

Looking to spend around $50, if you have any other recommendations that would be great.

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Originally Posted by martindagun View Post
 

Hi.

 

I'm in the process of upgrading my Meelectronics M9P second generation. 

 

I was originally going to get the Vsonic VSD1's, however I can see the UE 600vi are pretty much the same price. You've mentioned they sound different. 

 

Maybe you can help me out... I listen to Techno mainly (Deep, Dub, Acid, Ambient etc.), so pretty much no vocals.

 

Looking to spend around $50, if you have any other recommendations that would be great.

 

     you can go for vsd1/s cuz they are more v shaped then ue600 , ue600 is fast but it lacks much bass or spark but its precise .

post #13640 of 16803
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Originally Posted by martindagun View Post
 

Hi.

 

I'm in the process of upgrading my Meelectronics M9P second generation. 

 

I was originally going to get the Vsonic VSD1's, however I can see the UE 600vi are pretty much the same price. You've mentioned they sound different. 

 

Maybe you can help me out... I listen to Techno mainly (Deep, Dub, Acid, Ambient etc.), so pretty much no vocals.

 

Looking to spend around $50, if you have any other recommendations that would be great.

VSD1S is great for that kind of music. It can easy compete with my TF10.

post #13641 of 16803
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Originally Posted by martindagun View Post
 

Hi.

 

I'm in the process of upgrading my Meelectronics M9P second generation. 

 

I was originally going to get the Vsonic VSD1's, however I can see the UE 600vi are pretty much the same price. You've mentioned they sound different. 

 

Maybe you can help me out... I listen to Techno mainly (Deep, Dub, Acid, Ambient etc.), so pretty much no vocals.

 

Looking to spend around $50, if you have any other recommendations that would be great.

 

I agree with everyone else - the VSD1 or 1S will be a very good option for you. The UE600 is better at a few things but not the right choice here.

post #13642 of 16803

Thanks for your help guys. Just ordered a pair :D

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Ostry KC06 or RE-400?

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Originally Posted by Wydz View Post
 

Ostry KC06 or RE-400?

 

     re-400 for sure . and the package has improved too .

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Originally Posted by suman134 View Post

     re-400 for sure . and the package has improved too .

Why?
post #13646 of 16803
I know you liked the vPulse, joker, so I thought I'd call your attention to the Donscorpio Bass Colour:



Look familiar? smily_headphones1.gif

Speculation on the Chinese/Asian brand thread is that these are the vPulse, only available for $35 shipped from Hong Kong. Donscorpio has indicated a relationship with Velodyne, so they may be the OEM.

So far, no one has directly compared them yet. But they sound a lot to me like your review of the vPulse. Also, the accessories package looks like a lot like the vPulse as well:






If it's the same IEM, you could have a new king of bass best overall value in your $30-$60 tier smily_headphones1.gif
post #13647 of 16803

My VSD1S just crapped out on me (left driver went out:(), and my GF's Brainwavz S1 were way too warm for me so I picked up a pair of Quadbeats (1) as a cheap pair of out and about IEMs. Popular consensus says that the stock tips aren't too hot, so I thought I'd ask if Joker or anyone else has a suggestion for some aftermarket tips. The nozzle looks pretty wide, so not sure what options there might be. Thanks, guys.

post #13648 of 16803

It's page 911 in this thread - is there an emergency?

post #13649 of 16803

Joker, which portable player do you use?

it seems weird to me, theres so many earphones out there, and so little portable players.

most players are made by niche companies like Fiio.

i use my smartphone, and im not interested in a hi-res player,

but i was thinking maybe i'm seriously bottlenecking my experience because of the phone?

(Samsung Galaxy S1)

i read the Fiio X3 produces better audio the the iPhone (which means any other smartphone as well).

also...why are these Astell&Kern players so expansive?...do they put gold inside??

thanx...

post #13650 of 16803

Love this thread!!!!

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