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post #1381 of 16802

Great review of the Xcape Joker!  Hopefully they start getting some street cred.  Despite their price point I love their attention to detail on non SQ aspects like the cable, case, tapered housing, etc.  Wonder if they do something w/ the 252 and 262 drivers?  eek.gif

post #1382 of 16802

Cool, sounds like another nice IEM :D, won't be picking them up but, they sound very good.

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Added the Sunrise Xcape and Brainwavz M3.

 

Super!  I'm glad to read your take on the Sunrise Xcape, as I have felt for the past week listening to it that it rivals, maybe equals, maybe even excels the RE0.  Either it has, or I can get from it with a bit of EQ, more warmth and bass body than I remember getting from the RE0.  The trebles might have a tad less than the RE0 infinite (seeming) extension, but they are still very revealing, smooth and clear.

 

Thanks for the work, ljokerl, and good studying!

post #1384 of 16802
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True, the NE-6 definitely have some fullness, although I would say that on the rare occasion the treble can be a bit too sharp and fatiguing for my liking - but that really depends on the music. A few things I'm looking for in an upgrade:

 

-Even more on the low-end - less of a polished, punchy bass and more of a heavy-hitting, powerful bass

-More clarity - soundstage and imaging as long as the IEM doesn't sound too distant

-A little bit more of a high-end sparkle

 

Right now I'm considering just ordering both the Eterna and the Silver Bullet to test out and selecting between them.





You really should try the Shure E2c tips on the NE-6, or Complys T400 foam tips. These will really help the sound.
post #1385 of 16802

Thank you for the great review of the Xcape. I've been listening to it extensively in the last few weeks and (almost) fully agree.

 

It's a great little IEM and one of my current favorites. It does seem to have BA characteristics, but where I disagree with your assertion is the comparison with the Custom 3's low end. Then again, I suspect that's due to the fit issues I have with the Custom 3. The Xcape reminds me a lot of my Sleek Audio SA6 (in neutral configuration), which is still my favorite IEM. Detail retrieval and general sound signature are surprisingly similar to my ears.

post #1386 of 16802

Glad to see a review of the xcape. My re0's, which I love, have just become defective after 4 months of use. I've considered purchasing the ck10, as they are my ideal IEMs, alas the expense is holding me back. So I've taken an interest in the xcape, I can only hope they'd last considerably longer than the re0.

 

So I can't decide between them both. It seems that the ck10 are very well built, therefore, durable. I assume there isn't too much of a difference between the xcape and the ck10, in terms of sound quality is there?


Edited by shadowfox42 - 12/1/10 at 6:57am
post #1387 of 16802

It is great to see that your Xcape review validates my earlier purchase as a great one. atsmile.gif  Especially for those in Canada, Xcapes are a much better buy than REs due to faster (took mine 3 business days to arrive) and cheaper shipping. So far-last couple of days, the Xcapes amazed me. My only concern is the build quality. The housings seem to be built very well but the cables are very thin and  feels like they can get separated from the housings or simply break easily. So I treat them like my babies!


Edited by utkusu - 12/1/10 at 7:08am
post #1388 of 16802

Joker, this thread is the most informative resource on IEMs on the internet.  Love it.

 

Cheers..

 

PS wish you would bump the TF10s up the "queue!" 

post #1389 of 16802

So I got a pair of the Brainwavz M2 and so far I'm pretty impressed. They are quite sensitive so I added a 68 ohm adapter for use with my dac/amp and it sounds a bit more balanced with the adapter on them. Also it does seem like a noticeable difference over the R02 at least to my ears esp in the bass area.

post #1390 of 16802
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PS wish you would bump the TF10s up the "queue!" 


He can't do that if it's not in his possession.

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PS wish you would bump the TF10s up the "queue!" 


He can't do that if it's not in his possession.

 

Hmm, he currently owns the TF10s according to his profile.
 

ph34r.gif

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Originally Posted by sphinxvc View Post

 

PS wish you would bump the TF10s up the "queue!" 


He can't do that if it's not in his possession.

 

Hmm, he currently owns the TF10s according to his profile.
 

ph34r.gif


Doesn't mean he has it.  It's on loan.  You can read about it a few pages back.

post #1393 of 16802

BTW, noticed that the price for the Sunrise Xcape on eBay has dropped a bit to $75, free shipping from Singapore.

post #1394 of 16802

how do sm3's fair in this list  ? :)

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Originally Posted by MaxwellDemon View Post

So many IEMs and you are still in university?

 

I kinda wish I got THAT much money to spend when I was in uni... eek.gif

 

It's not money spent... it's a short-term negative-yield investment wink.gif. I have a separate paypal account with a $5k limit for hobby stuff and consider it a revolving fund so my buying new gear always depends on selling off stuff I don't use anymore.

 


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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post

Great review of the Xcape Joker!  Hopefully they start getting some street cred.  Despite their price point I love their attention to detail on non SQ aspects like the cable, case, tapered housing, etc.  Wonder if they do something w/ the 252 and 262 drivers?  eek.gif


Has it been confirmed that Head-Direct uses the same OEM for the RE0/RE-ZERO and 252/262? If so - here's to hoping. I want a lower-impedance earphone using the RE262 driver with a conventional housing tongue.gif.

 


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Originally Posted by kmhaynes View Post

Super!  I'm glad to read your take on the Sunrise Xcape, as I have felt for the past week listening to it that it rivals, maybe equals, maybe even excels the RE0.  Either it has, or I can get from it with a bit of EQ, more warmth and bass body than I remember getting from the RE0.  The trebles might have a tad less than the RE0 infinite (seeming) extension, but they are still very revealing, smooth and clear.

 

Thanks for the work, ljokerl, and good studying!


Thanks, appreciate that. Glad you like the Xcape also beerchug.gif

 


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Originally Posted by sepinho View Post

Thank you for the great review of the Xcape. I've been listening to it extensively in the last few weeks and (almost) fully agree.

 

It's a great little IEM and one of my current favorites. It does seem to have BA characteristics, but where I disagree with your assertion is the comparison with the Custom 3's low end. Then again, I suspect that's due to the fit issues I have with the Custom 3. The Xcape reminds me a lot of my Sleek Audio SA6 (in neutral configuration), which is still my favorite IEM. Detail retrieval and general sound signature are surprisingly similar to my ears.


Never tried the SA6 but the Xcape only reminds me of the KC3 in overall bass level and extension, not really on any fundamental level. 

 


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Originally Posted by shadowfox42 View Post

Glad to see a review of the xcape. My re0's, which I love, have just become defective after 4 months of use. I've considered purchasing the ck10, as they are my ideal IEMs, alas the expense is holding me back. So I've taken an interest in the xcape, I can only hope they'd last considerably longer than the re0.

 

So I can't decide between them both. It seems that the ck10 are very well built, therefore, durable. I assume there isn't too much of a difference between the xcape and the ck10, in terms of sound quality is there?


There's definitely a difference between the CK10 and Xcape in both sound signature and overall SQ but perhaps it is smaller than it should be with a 3-fold difference in price. The CK10 is damn near indestructible but of course should still be used with care, just like the Xcape. The initial build of the Xcape has no obvious problem areas so I think it should be okay but of course we won't know for sure until people have had them for a while.

 


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Originally Posted by sphinxvc View Post

Joker, this thread is the most informative resource on IEMs on the internet.  Love it.

 

Cheers..

 

PS wish you would bump the TF10s up the "queue!" 


Thanks. Unfortunately, Anaxilus is right - I sent the TF10s off for what was supposed to be a short loan to a fellow head-fier in early September and have had a very difficult time getting them back. Not sure I would have gotten them back if not for the recent TF10 amazon deal, to be honest. They've supposedly been shipped out now so they're making one more stop (with someone I trust) on the way back to me.

 


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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

So I got a pair of the Brainwavz M2 and so far I'm pretty impressed. They are quite sensitive so I added a 68 ohm adapter for use with my dac/amp and it sounds a bit more balanced with the adapter on them. Also it does seem like a noticeable difference over the R02 at least to my ears esp in the bass area.


Yeah, the difference in bass is most noticeable between the two but I hope you tried the R02 with an adapter as well :p.

 

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Originally Posted by kmhaynes View Post

BTW, noticed that the price for the Sunrise Xcape on eBay has dropped a bit to $75, free shipping from Singapore.


Good deal. Let's see if it's a permanent price drop.

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