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post #2281 of 16803
Well, thanks to this thread I've wasted even more money on headphones. Just picked up a pair of Sunrise Xcapes V1 and Klipsch Custom 3s. I was waiting for joker to review the Xcape V2 but from the looks of it I didn't think I was going to like the new sound signature. I listened to a pair of Turbines and they sound pretty good, but ultimately didn't have the detail I crave in the treble. The Sunrise, by all accounts, seem to be similar enough to the RE0s that I think I would really like the sound. The Klipsch, on the other hand, was super cheap, and for how highly they were rated on Joker's scale seemed very interesting. I hope I can get past the crappy cable issues, because an MSRP of $400 with two BA drivers and an 8.8 rating sounds too good to be true for the price I paid. Unfortunately it doesn't look like I'll get the two of them for another two or three weeks, so I won't be able to post any impressions until then frown.gif

A quick question for joker - are your sound ratings weighted at all based on the price? In other words, does a theoretical $100 headphone that gets a 9.0 rating sound pretty much the same as a theoretical $500 headphone that has the same sound signature? I've done a little more reading and I'm not quite sure what to expect from the Custom 3. A lot of people have said they've gotten them reshelled, too, but that would be an extra ~$100, and reshelling opens up the possibility of getting other earphones that sound good but don't have good form factors (i.e. Triple.fi 10, which does not fit me well at all). Anyway I think I'm rambling...
Edited by Ikarios - 2/28/11 at 8:42pm
post #2282 of 16803
Thanks @ljokerl for the JVC FX7000 impressions!! This with @CleOs review are my reference reviews so far and you both did an excellent job here!

Now, the hard part is getting JVC FX7000 to my ears...
post #2283 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Aflac View Post

A quick question for joker - are your sound ratings weighted at all based on the price? In other words, does a theoretical $100 headphone that gets a 9.0 rating sound pretty much the same as a theoretical $500 headphone that has the same sound signature? I've done a little more reading and I'm not quite sure what to expect from the Custom 3. A lot of people have said they've gotten them reshelled, too, but that would be an extra ~$100, and reshelling opens up the possibility of getting other earphones that sound good but don't have good form factors (i.e. Triple.fi 10, which does not fit me well at all). Anyway I think I'm rambling...


That's a lot of theory tongue.gif. I do try to keep my ratings consistent regardless of price but I can't really think of two headphones with the same sound quality and similar signatures at vastly different price points.

post #2284 of 16803

hey jorker,  i just got my eterna,  ive spent about 3-4 hrs with them.

 

MAN !! they are fun to listen to, even they are a lil dark, lack a lil bit of clarity,detail and lushness.  they still rock

 

im able to wear them straight down with sony hibrid tips. im so happy , i shouldve listen to you and bought them in the first place


Edited by akacoke - 3/1/11 at 6:08pm
post #2285 of 16803

You like them better than the MTPG?
 

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hey jorker,  i just got my eterna,  ive spent about 3-4 hrs with them.

 

MAN !! they are fun to listen to, even they are a lil dark, lack a lil bit of clarity,detail and lushness.  they still rock

 

im able to wear them straight down with sony hibrid tips. im so happy , i shouldve listen to you and bought them in the first place



 

post #2286 of 16803

i like turbine gold more,  turbine gold is a lot more better than the brainwavz M2 and eterna in every way, the gold is easily 4 5 times better, but the MTPG have very lil mid bass, eventho i like the turbine gold and m2, i still prefer the eterna
IMO eterna is even worst sounding overall than the brainwavz M2 when it comes to bass quality,clarity and detail, i cant say i only care about bass quantity, its just more important than the other specs for me,  but without a huge mid bass quantity gold is not for me. gold for 180 is good value , same thing for the m2,  but i think the eternas worth something like 40-50, i could be wrong because the eterna is fresh out of box now, it need more time to break in, i doubt the sound would change dramitically

 

 

 

 

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You like them better than the MTPG?
 



 



 

post #2287 of 16803
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Originally Posted by akacoke View Post

hey joker,  i just got my eterna,  ive spent about 3-4 hrs with them.

 

MAN !! they are fun to listen to, even they are a lil dark, lack a lil bit of clarity,detail and lushness.  they still rock

 

im able to wear them straight down with sony hibrid tips. im so happy , i shouldve listen to you and bought them in the first place


Glad you like them - I still use mine when (once in a blue moon) I just want to listen to my daft punk with a decent soundstage and brain-shaking bass. I don't own any higher-end bass-monster dynamics anymore because the Eterna (and, more recently, the Xears TD-III) perform that role more than well enough for my purposes.

post #2288 of 16803

On the Eterna ever since I got them the Pana/SM3/DBA have been collecting dust. Plain and simple.

 

Out of all the reviews out there on the Eterna I think the only one I see eye to eye on is MMw2's or something like that. I hear the Eterna differently but as far as burn in goes after about 100hrs, they definitely seem more open, not class leading on the clarity front but the mid-bass definitely is pleasurable and stays out of the way. These have actually inspired me to do a review, the doing it part of course is the hardest biggrin.gif

 

 

Eterna could be called the poormans - Sm3 *Ducks and runs out the room very_evil_smiley.gif*

 

 

MVW2 - http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/483783/fischer-audio-eterna-holy-crap

post #2289 of 16803
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im able to wear them straight down with sony hibrid tips. im so happy , i shouldve listen to you and bought them in the first place



Wearing Eterna straight down?  Didn't know that's possible with Eterna's over-the-ear design.  I gotta try it now.

post #2290 of 16803

lol, i have very small ears , if you can get a good seal with the earpiece twisted 45 degrees, you can wear them straight down



 

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Wearing Eterna straight down?  Didn't know that's possible with Eterna's over-the-ear design.  I gotta try it now.



 

post #2291 of 16803

^ Indeed switch the right with the left it works perfect.

post #2292 of 16803

did you guys need to EQ the eterna?  i find the mids way too shallow, i have to EQ it a lil bit to make the mid more forward, EQing brings out a lil more clarity too

post #2293 of 16803

Nope perfect for me, what tips are you using???

post #2294 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Glad you like them - I still use mine when (once in a blue moon) I just want to listen to my daft punk with a decent soundstage and brain-shaking bass. I don't own any higher-end bass-monster dynamics anymore because the Eterna (and, more recently, the Xears TD-III) perform that role more than well enough for my purposes.

It's funny how preferences differ between people. I much preferred listening to Daft Punk with the RE-ZERO's than I did with the Monster Turbines (in response to the bass). The highs were just so much more pleasing with the RE-ZERO's and they coped well with the speed.

 

What would be the logical, direct upgrade after the RE-ZERO? A similar sound signature with maybe a little more in the bass end, better speed/soundstage.

post #2295 of 16803

i am using the small orange hydrid tips for now, ive tried all the tips, the small grey semi clear one gives them more clarity and spark but they are way too small keep falling from my ears

 

i dont know if you have the brainwavz m2s, im used to the foward mid range on those, so eternas seem very recessed out of the box, now they have about 20 hrs burn in i think they begain to open

 

what tips do you sugest to use?

 

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Nope perfect for me, what tips are you using???



 

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