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I didn't try the adapter with the R02..I pretty much only connected it to my netbook onboard sound. I think I might cut the strain relief a little bit to make for an easier over the ear fit. RIght now it kinda feels like the over ear fit of one of those earphones such as the M9 or MC5. I just noticed something strange about the M2. The metal part where the strain relief is by the housing can be twisted off to expose the wire which I find to be pretty odd. Although by doing so it revealed to me where the vent was.


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|joker|, do you / could you do a comparison utilizing the Audio Technica ATH-CK-7 in the $50-100 category?  I'm having trouble deciding what I want in that category, especially since I'm spoiled with my M50 cans from A-T.

 

Thanks. 

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My salutations to the one who started this thread and others that are contributing to it, it's an enormous effort to serve the community. Your efforts are highly appreciated and will be for generations to come I am sure.

 

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My salutations to the one who started this thread and others that are contributing to it, it's an enormous effort to serve the community. Your efforts are highly appreciated and will be for generations to come I am sure.

 



All hail |joker| the magnificent! Server of the people and hero of the IEM kingdom. May the blessings of the IEM goddess sweep fortune to thy throne! Let this epic review that is imbued with thy name be preserved in the history books for all our great great grandchildren to see! The world would not have hoped for a better pair of golden ears that is |joker|'s!

 

 

-sorry i cant help myself tongue.gif

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75 USD for Xcape is at discount. I read it somewhere.

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Originally Posted by Smithy321 View Post

how do sm3's fair in this list  ? :)

 


Very well sound-wise and near the top (since they are generally similar to Westones) overall.

 


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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I just noticed something strange about the M2. The metal part where the strain relief is by the housing can be twisted off to expose the wire which I find to be pretty odd. Although by doing so it revealed to me where the vent was.


I think that's just simpler from a manufacturing point of view. There's no real utility to being able to take the stem but attaching it permanently is probably more difficult or less reliable.


 


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Originally Posted by McChickenz View Post

|joker|, do you / could you do a comparison utilizing the Audio Technica ATH-CK-7 in the $50-100 category?  I'm having trouble deciding what I want in that category, especially since I'm spoiled with my M50 cans from A-T.

 

Thanks. 


The CK7 is a very old model and I haven't any plans to go back and review it. With so many great options in the $50-100 range I don't see how adding another would make choosing easier redface.gif 

 



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Originally Posted by vilasn View Post

My salutations to the one who started this thread and others that are contributing to it, it's an enormous effort to serve the community. Your efforts are highly appreciated and will be for generations to come I am sure.

 



All hail |joker| the magnificent! Server of the people and hero of the IEM kingdom. May the blessings of the IEM goddess sweep fortune to thy throne! Let this epic review that is imbued with thy name be preserved in the history books for all our great great grandchildren to see! The world would not have hoped for a better pair of golden ears that is |joker|'s!

 

 

-sorry i cant help myself tongue.gif



Lol thanks, guys. Very entertaining biggrin.gif

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Hey Joker wondering if youve heard the shure se530 and what you think

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I believe he has not. I think he stated in the past that he has experimented with some of Shure's other offerings and was not overly impressed so did not put much effort into pursuing them any further.

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|joker|,

 

Thank you for your reply about the CK7's

 

What set of double (or triple) flange-tips would work with the Phiaton 210's?  You mention in your review that the poor isolation almost makes a flange purchase necessary.  I shop on Amazon 99% of the time if that helps.

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Dear Joker,

I felt I should let you know that you are the single reason that I no longer have a savings. The world or IEM's was opened up to me by you. Thank you for all the time you have put into this amazing piece of foruming.

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Hey Joker wondering if youve heard the shure se530 and what you think

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I believe he has not. I think he stated in the past that he has experimented with some of Shure's other offerings and was not overly impressed so did not put much effort into pursuing them any further.

 

Perhaps this thread needs it own FAQ section tongue.gif. The first two would be 'how does the SM3 rank?' and 'why are there no Shures?'. But yeah, Eraser is right. I've not heard the SE530/535 and have little interest in them since I haven't heard anything good out of the lower 2/3 of their product line.

 


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What set of double (or triple) flange-tips would work with the Phiaton 210's?  You mention in your review that the poor isolation almost makes a flange purchase necessary.  I shop on Amazon 99% of the time if that helps.


Monster triple-flanges should work and any of the Meelec fit kits should fit as well. If I were you I'd try them with the stock tips first - maybe my ears are just weird. By the way I have the new Phiaton PS 20 here as well and they offer a similar type of fit with a more mainstream (read:bassy) sound signature. I think they are a little more discrete as well. I was surprised to find them selling for just over $55 as the list price is $79 and they were just released a month or so ago. 

 

 

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Dear Joker,

I felt I should let you know that you are the single reason that I no longer have a savings. The world or IEM's was opened up to me by you. Thank you for all the time you have put into this amazing piece of foruming. 

 

Sorry about your savings but just think of how much you'd have spent if you skipped IEMs and went straight for full-size setups tongue.gif

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I do consider earphones the lesser evil. A good one can sound good out of a dap while headphones have their dac, amp, power source, etc. I continue to be impressed at my ability to keep my wallet intact whenever I look at this thread..of course unfortunately my wallet is not in tact due to head-fi.

 

It's a good thing there's a decent amount of space at the bottom of the strain relief so I can cut it. If it was tight I'd probably wouldn't be able to cut the strain relief.

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Sorry about your savings but just think of how much you'd have spent if you skipped IEMs and went straight for full-size setups tongue.gif

 

 

True, I should look at this as an opportunity for savings!. Though I'm not quite sure what you mean by “full-size setups.” Are you referring to a set of high end cans and mobile amp? 

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I spend only $100 before know this thread. After that, spend $500+. But at least this thread has save me thousand $$ :)



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Sorry about your savings but just think of how much you'd have spent if you skipped IEMs and went straight for full-size setups tongue.gif

 

 

True, I should look at this as an opportunity for savings!. Though I'm not quite sure what you mean by “full-size setups.” Are you referring to a set of high end cans and mobile amp? 



 

ljokerl, you break my heart. i thought you will said sm3 will be at the top   :P
 

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Originally Posted by Smithy321 View Post

how do sm3's fair in this list  ? :)

 


Very well sound-wise and near the top (since they are generally similar to Westones) overall.

 

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True, I should look at this as an opportunity for savings!. Though I'm not quite sure what you mean by “full-size setups.” Are you referring to a set of high end cans and mobile amp? 


Or full-size amp. Either way it'll suck way more cash out of you (potentially). I am so lucky that I prefer my cheap age-old K601 to most of the other <$300 full-size cans out there.

 


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Originally Posted by izaku View Post

I spend only $100 before know this thread. After that, spend $500+. But at least this thread has save me thousand $$ :)


ljokerl, you break my heart. i thought you will said sm3 will be at the top   :P

 

Sound-wise yes but I don't think anyone expected that big hunk of plastic to be a better overall package than the CK10/CK100. Even the W2 isn't quite there and it's the most comfortable and well-packaged Westone-style earphone I've tried.

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