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post #15016 of 16849
I dont have much iem experience, but i do have a couple. GR07BE, Sony H3 and ummm i guess Pistons are my best ones. The rest are cheapies but goodies. I like the H-3 the best, i like it but dont love it. Its really big and its hard to put on and off in a relatively quick manner, and they dont sound great straight from my phone, they do A LOT better from better sources amped IMO, but i dont want to carry anything extra around. I like the soundstage of the H-3, like the heavy bass, the pistons have more i think and thats a bit too much so H-3 are just right for iem duty. The rest is fine and i like it quite a bit. So whats an upgrade or even a sidegrade that has comparable if not even better soundstaging and similar levels of heavy bass but better ergonomics and also driven better from a lowly Nexus 5 on the go. Maybe a dynamic like the IE80? Ive always wanted to try those. Anything else? I use the Pistons more just because they are easier to take on and off and are more portable but they do get unfomfortable, and SQ isnt spectacular but definitely very good for the price(i have 3 of them :-P)
post #15017 of 16849
Take this with a grain of salt , I am not exactly an expert on this hobby, to me dynamic driver bass is pretty unique , I found them better than BA drivers bass. I suppose you can get the Ie80s, the GR02 is pretty easy to drive as well
post #15018 of 16849
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Originally Posted by OMGLadyGaga View Post

I dont have much iem experience, but i do have a couple. GR07BE, Sony H3 and ummm i guess Pistons are my best ones. The rest are cheapies but goodies. I like the H-3 the best, i like it but dont love it. Its really big and its hard to put on and off in a relatively quick manner, and they dont sound great straight from my phone, they do A LOT better from better sources amped IMO, but i dont want to carry anything extra around. I like the soundstage of the H-3, like the heavy bass, the pistons have more i think and thats a bit too much so H-3 are just right for iem duty. The rest is fine and i like it quite a bit. So whats an upgrade or even a sidegrade that has comparable if not even better soundstaging and similar levels of heavy bass but better ergonomics and also driven better from a lowly Nexus 5 on the go. Maybe a dynamic like the IE80? Ive always wanted to try those. Anything else? I use the Pistons more just because they are easier to take on and off and are more portable but they do get unfomfortable, and SQ isnt spectacular but definitely very good for the price(i have 3 of them :-P)


Somehow the FX850 came to my mind :etysmile:

post #15019 of 16849
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Originally Posted by kendric View Post


Somehow the FX850 came to my mind etysmile.gif

Are those the fabled woodies? Didnt even think of those, i was thinking theyd be a little too v shaped no? Will try to read up on em thanks
post #15020 of 16849
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Originally Posted by OMGLadyGaga View Post

Are those the fabled woodies? Didnt even think of those, i was thinking theyd be a little too v shaped no? Will try to read up on em thanks
not really I wouldnt call them V shaped , they have this smooth treble , their mid wasnt that recessed either
post #15021 of 16849
They're pretty V shaped IMO. But the midrange isn't really positioned back by the imaging (bypassing that "recessed" feeling). Rather, it's just lower in amplitude to the bass and treble. So it works.
post #15022 of 16849
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Originally Posted by OMGLadyGaga View Post

I dont have much iem experience, but i do have a couple. GR07BE, Sony H3 and ummm i guess Pistons are my best ones. The rest are cheapies but goodies. I like the H-3 the best, i like it but dont love it. Its really big and its hard to put on and off in a relatively quick manner, and they dont sound great straight from my phone, they do A LOT better from better sources amped IMO, but i dont want to carry anything extra around. I like the soundstage of the H-3, like the heavy bass, the pistons have more i think and thats a bit too much so H-3 are just right for iem duty. The rest is fine and i like it quite a bit. So whats an upgrade or even a sidegrade that has comparable if not even better soundstaging and similar levels of heavy bass but better ergonomics and also driven better from a lowly Nexus 5 on the go. Maybe a dynamic like the IE80? Ive always wanted to try those. Anything else? I use the Pistons more just because they are easier to take on and off and are more portable but they do get unfomfortable, and SQ isnt spectacular but definitely very good for the price(i have 3 of them :-P)

For phone just get Tenores. Or just get DX90 - it was great pairing wit MDR7550, so youd like it with h3 also I believe.

I also wanted someting for LG G2 but after hearing DX90...I almost convinced myself for buying it but already spent for In Ear SD2. If they dont beat MDR7550 a lot then Id jump into DX90 train...

post #15023 of 16849
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Originally Posted by OMGLadyGaga View Post

I dont have much iem experience, but i do have a couple. GR07BE, Sony H3 and ummm i guess Pistons are my best ones. The rest are cheapies but goodies. I like the H-3 the best, i like it but dont love it. Its really big and its hard to put on and off in a relatively quick manner, and they dont sound great straight from my phone, they do A LOT better from better sources amped IMO, but i dont want to carry anything extra around. I like the soundstage of the H-3, like the heavy bass, the pistons have more i think and thats a bit too much so H-3 are just right for iem duty. The rest is fine and i like it quite a bit. So whats an upgrade or even a sidegrade that has comparable if not even better soundstaging and similar levels of heavy bass but better ergonomics and also driven better from a lowly Nexus 5 on the go. Maybe a dynamic like the IE80? Ive always wanted to try those. Anything else? I use the Pistons more just because they are easier to take on and off and are more portable but they do get unfomfortable, and SQ isnt spectacular but definitely very good for the price(i have 3 of them :-P)

 

I haven't tried as many of the really bassy earphones out there as I've tried other ones. The IE80 is certainly a good one if you don't find the over-the-ear form factor troublesome - it has the bass and it has the stability from various sources. The IE800 is more straightforward in fit (cable down vs over-the-ear), but of course a lot more expensive. I haven't tried the FX850 but my experience with the FX750 leads me to believe it might be a viable option as well. Very easy to use - just pop in and go - and the FX750 sounded very good already. 

post #15024 of 16849
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Originally Posted by zibra View Post
 

For phone just get Tenores. Or just get DX90 - it was great pairing wit MDR7550, so youd like it with h3 also I believe.

I also wanted someting for LG G2 but after hearing DX90...I almost convinced myself for buying it but already spent for In Ear SD2. If they dont beat MDR7550 a lot then Id jump into DX90 train...

Currently using SD2 + DX90, it's a pretty completed portable solution for me. I don't want an amp for my portable rig.

 

Has your SD2 arrived yet? I am eager to hear your opinion on SD2 and 7550.

post #15025 of 16849
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Originally Posted by PoRidge View Post

Currently using SD2 + DX90, it's a pretty completed portable solution for me. I don't want an amp for my portable rig.

Has your SD2 arrived yet? I am eager to hear your opinion on SD2 and 7550.

Today Ill receive it - cant wait to compare it to mdr7550. I also got audio technica ckr9 and tenores. I dont have dx90 but I want to audition it with all iems soon and compare to fiio x5.
post #15026 of 16849
Question for you sir...

I don't want to dip my toes in the water anymore, and want to make a big splash in the pool of personal audio.

I want the best! Looking at your list I've narrowed it down to 3 iems...

JH13, JH16, and Kaiser 10

Which one would you prefer and why?

If you have a link that would work too.

Thanks in advance
post #15027 of 16849
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

Question for you sir...

I don't want to dip my toes in the water anymore, and want to make a big splash in the pool of personal audio.

I want the best! Looking at your list I've narrowed it down to 3 iems...

JH13, JH16, and Kaiser 10

Which one would you prefer and why?

If you have a link that would work too.

Thanks in advance

 

I hope I will get K10 one day, and forget every purchase I have made before :beerchug:

post #15028 of 16849
Can't decide between GR07 Classic and VC1000. Which one is more analytical, detailed and clear sounding iem?
post #15029 of 16849
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Originally Posted by jpguy View Post

Can't decide between GR07 Classic and VC1000. Which one is more analytical, detailed and clear sounding iem?

Well, if the gr07 classic is realy on par with the standard gr07 version then VC1000 will be the one. I do remember some people reporting issues with the build quality and the drivers but it might have been fixed by now. Just a heads up.

post #15030 of 16849
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Originally Posted by PoRidge View Post
 

Currently using SD2 + DX90, it's a pretty completed portable solution for me. I don't want an amp for my portable rig.

 

Has your SD2 arrived yet? I am eager to hear your opinion on SD2 and 7550.

From initial listening I find SD2 overall better and more natural sounding wit better dynamics, precision and highs (fortunately). 7550 advantage is in that impressive soundstage and also mids are comparable - just SD2 got it more intimate. About bass I need to listen more carefully but SD2 got it even tighter and faster. Overall 7550 sounds generally "softer" and I dont like that tendency to sibilance at some vocals.

Its early impression because Im listening from LG G2 and Im sure its not enough for both iems after hearing 7550 paired with DX90. Still thinking about it though but considering also lower priced options (X3, DX50)

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