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post #2071 of 16802

^ Congrats.

 

On the Eterna there is definitely some flex in the left ear. Non-existent with stock tips but the Sony hybrids is a whole different story. Rather annoying. I've never heard of a driver going out so I think I just won't worry about it but there still that thought in the back of my mind rolleyes.gif

post #2072 of 16802

Dude, this is freakin' nuts!  I'm exhausted just reading your thread title...  very_evil_smiley.gif

post #2073 of 16802
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Dude, this is freakin' nuts!  I'm exhausted just reading your thread title...  very_evil_smiley.gif



Thanks - and you can imagine how I feel when i look at the 'planned review' list... eek.gif

post #2074 of 16802

I bet your wallet feels the same :P

post #2075 of 16802
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I bet your wallet feels the same :P



Well everything on that list is currently or has already been in my possession so I think of it as a 'sunk investment'. My wallet does cower in the corner every time I get a slickdeals alert with 'headphones' in the title though.

post #2076 of 16802

ljokerl how do you compare the Xears TD100 with Fischer Audio Eterna ver.1 ?

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x2 this is absolutely crazy.. longest review ever!

post #2078 of 16802

Very much appreciated though.

Ended up with the SM3 over the KC3 and couldn't be any happier.

Maybe having an A151 coming in sometime soon too =)

post #2079 of 16802

joker could you care to tell me which has more bass? My CK90 or the RE262? Your answer might be the deciding factor on whether I want to get the RE262.

post #2080 of 16802
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ljokerl how do you compare the Xears TD100 with Fischer Audio Eterna ver.1 ?


The Eterna is a bass monster, with forward bass and the rest of the spectrum a bit more laid-back in nature (but still very competent). The TD100 is definitely bass-heavy but it has slightly forward mids as well and sounds more balanced on the whole. I think the Eterna has slightly better detail and resolution while the Xears are smoother and more 'pleasant'-sounding. Sort of a do-no-wrong signature but with heavy bass.

 

 

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joker could you care to tell me which has more bass? My CK90 or the RE262? Your answer might be the deciding factor on whether I want to get the RE262.


In terms of impact, I would say they are similar but the nature of the bass is very different. The CK90Pro is impossibly fast, tight, and precise. The RE262 is soft and smooth, with long-ish attack and decay times. If the bass delivered by the CK90Pro is like getting hit with a ping-pong ball, the RE262 would be like getting nailed with a beach ball - no more painful but certainly a very different experience. On that scale, something like monster MD would be equivalent to a Javelin ball eek.gif.

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In terms of impact, I would say they are similar but the nature of the bass is very different. The CK90Pro is impossibly fast, tight, and precise. The RE262 is soft and smooth, with long-ish attack and decay times. If the bass delivered by the CK90Pro is like getting hit with a ping-pong ball, the RE262 would be like getting nailed with a beach ball - no more painful but certainly a very different experience. On that scale, something like monster MD would be equivalent to a Javelin ball eek.gif.


Heh. Makes one wonder what sort of ball the hippo VB and munito teleknines are analogous to.

post #2082 of 16802

Well the MDs are the (competent) bass monster of the IEM world ime. VBs/Teknines will probably in between  the Javelin ball and the beach ball. 

post #2083 of 16802

^Inks, what's your go to IEM these days? Is it the fx700, or has something else trumped it?

post #2084 of 16802

My favorites are the FX700 and SM3. The JVCs don't get much use because I've been needing relatively high isolation but the sound is on par imo. They are very very different though but both excel at aspects that are inherited by their technology. MDs, EQ5s and RE262s are runner-ups in this order for my taste, technical proficiency is another matter.  

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Very much appreciated though.

Ended up with the SM3 over the KC3 and couldn't be any happier.

Maybe having an A151 coming in sometime soon too =)

 

The A151 is a nice sounding iem :) I really like it when I have listened to them but unfortunately not as often as I'd like to since my customs and CK10 are better but the A151 is still a good value imo.
 

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