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post #2491 of 16803

Well I hope someone sends him a SE535. That's the only model I would be interested in a review of and it definitely won't be me sending him a SE535 ever. My wallet took a pretty hard hit this month with customs and the W4.

 

If Bose went for 10% of MSRP I would probably buy that AE2 or whatever their newest model that's out that I've seen on a bunch of ads on the subway. Monster definitely has MSRP over $250. The Copper and MD's go for $399 and $499 MSRP iirc but I'm too lazy to check.

post #2492 of 16803

Yeah, Monster IEMs cost retailers about half the price of MSRP. Aka MTPC costs 399$ MSRP, the cost is about 190-205$

post #2493 of 16803

I'm considering buying the Klipsch Image X5. Does anyone know about these headphones?Most of what's on this site and the net says they're very good headphones, but there's nothing specific about their frequency response etc.. What kinds of sounds do they excel at , and what kind of music are they suited to etc?

Personally, I want something that does modern rock, punk rock types really well, and handles vocals and electronic (dub-step) well. The X5's seem like a good option for this, but there's just not enough information on the net.

Also, they use a balanced armature rather than dynamic, what exactly does this imply in terms of sound quality, and durability?


Edited by Ankit1010 - 3/30/11 at 11:49pm
post #2494 of 16803

what an awesome collection of reviews! would be great to see the se535 in there and triple fi 10. the IE8 value should be updated because its miles cheaper than anything else in its firing line here in the UK. se535 RRP £370, IE8 RRP £170 screams great value. shame its more expensive over the pond. brilliant work keep it up!

post #2495 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Ankit1010 View Post

I'm considering buying the Klipsch Image X5. Does anyone know about these headphones?Most of what's on this site and the net says they're very good headphones, but there's nothing specific about their frequency response etc.. What kinds of sounds do they excel at , and what kind of music are they suited to etc?

Personally, I want something that does modern rock, punk rock types really well, and handles vocals and electronic (dub-step) well. The X5's seem like a good option for this, but there's just not enough information on the net.

Also, they use a balanced armature rather than dynamic, what exactly does this imply in terms of sound quality, and durability?

 

For answers to your last last question, read this thread by ClieOS (also stickied at the top of this thread). Virtually all custom IEMs use multiple balanced armatures. A single BA generally can only be optimized for part of the audible spectrum, whereas dynamics are more full-range, and typically give better bass impact (not necessarily bass extension), although often at the expense of some detail. Better BA IEM's typically use multiple armatures to cover the spectrum completely. But more armatures doesn't necessarily mean better sound for all users.

 

Don't worry about frequency response as often provided/exaggerated by the manufacturer. Look for user reviews around here, especially those that compare similar IEMs.

 

ClieOS has also written this excellent collection of comparative reviews, grouped by similar sound signature.

 

Sorry that I can't help on the X5's.
 

 

post #2496 of 16803

Wondering if I might ask you a question joker? (Other are of course very welcome to answer as well)

 

I'm coming from the UE700, which I liked a lot, but unfortunately they broke and then got stolen.

What I'm looking for in my next IEM is speed, tight bass, transparant sound, detailed, over the ear fit, topnotch build and easy to drive, source and amp is my iPod Classic 6. gen.

I'm somewhat certain my next IEM will be the CK10, but before buying I'd like to hear some thoughts on the subject and maybe alternatives?

Also will my Comply foamies from the UE700 fit the CK10, or should I order some others tips when buying?


Edited by Lempelig - 3/31/11 at 11:48am
post #2497 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Lempelig View Post

Wondering if I might ask you a question joker? (Other are of course very welcome to answer as well)

 

I'm coming from the UE700, which I liked a lot, but unfortunately they broke and then got stolen.

What I'm looking for in my next IEM is speed, tight bass, transparant sound, detailed, over the ear fit, topnotch build and easy to drive, source and amp is my iPod Classic 6. gen.

I'm somewhat certain my next IEM will be the CK10, but before buying I'd like to hear some thoughts on the subject and maybe alternatives?

Also will my Comply foamies from the UE700 fit the CK10, or should I order some others tips when buying?


Sounds like either the DBA-02 or the CK10 to me.

 

post #2498 of 16803
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Sounds like either the DBA-02 or the CK10 to me.

 


Great to hear I'm on the right track.

Considered the DBA-02 for some time as well, but the CK10 ended up winning, based mostly on the description of they build. The DBA-02 sounds like it's built so-so, while the CK10 sounds like it's built to withstand a nuclear holocaust.

 

post #2499 of 16803
So I saw all the reviews for IEM's in between $60-100 & it seems like the highest reviewed are the
Sunrise sw-xcape
Ficsher audio silver bullet
Higi Man
Head direct REO
Meleec CC51
PR401

I don't know if these are the best for under $100,but seems like they had the best reviews. Which of these would you guys recommend,or which are the best? If it matters,I listen to rock & need good isolation. Are there any other details I'm missing for when I'm looking for an IEM?
post #2500 of 16803

There is not best, get your preferences together and go from there. 

post #2501 of 16803
Thread Starter 

 

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Does anybody know if there is a cap to the ignore list?


Only one way to find out...



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Originally Posted by Aflac View Post

 

Please, read the reviews in this thread before asking questions. Joker's worked very hard to compile a very large list of IEMs in this thread, all with prices and value scores.

 

 

Thanks, didn't think it needed to be said but I sure am glad I didn't have to say it.

 



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Originally Posted by jinx20001 View Post

what an awesome collection of reviews! would be great to see the se535 in there and triple fi 10. the IE8 value should be updated because its miles cheaper than anything else in its firing line here in the UK. se535 RRP £370, IE8 RRP £170 screams great value. shame its more expensive over the pond. brilliant work keep it up!


Thanks. The TF10 is on the to-do list (and has been for longer than I care to admit).

 

Prices around the world do vary quite a bit for some gear and I can't even keep on top of US prices at times. There's a disclaimer about international prices somewhere on the first page. Value scores are always open to interpretation based on the best price you can find.




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Originally Posted by Lempelig View Post

Wondering if I might ask you a question joker? (Other are of course very welcome to answer as well)

 

I'm coming from the UE700, which I liked a lot, but unfortunately they broke and then got stolen.

What I'm looking for in my next IEM is speed, tight bass, transparant sound, detailed, over the ear fit, topnotch build and easy to drive, source and amp is my iPod Classic 6. gen.

I'm somewhat certain my next IEM will be the CK10, but before buying I'd like to hear some thoughts on the subject and maybe alternatives?

Also will my Comply foamies from the UE700 fit the CK10, or should I order some others tips when buying?


I would go the CK10 route as well. I can't find my UE foamies at the moment but comparing the two side by side the CK10 nozzle is a hair thicker but doesn't have the flange of the UE nozzle. I'd say any tips that fit the UE700 should fit the CK10.

 



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Originally Posted by ickayR View Post

So I saw all the reviews for IEM's in between $60-100 & it seems like the highest reviewed are the
Sunrise sw-xcape
Ficsher audio silver bullet
Higi Man
Head direct REO
Meleec CC51
PR401

I don't know if these are the best for under $100,but seems like they had the best reviews. Which of these would you guys recommend,or which are the best? If it matters,I listen to rock & need good isolation. Are there any other details I'm missing for when I'm looking for an IEM?
 

 

There is no best; just different. The Xcape is currently undergoing revision and I don't know what the new one sounds like. The rest are awesome earphones and I think you'd be happy with any one of them. The PR401 is probably the most 'rock'-oriented if you judge by EQ presets. If you value isolation more than sound quality the Ety MC5 might be worth looking at as well.

 

Edit: Inks beat me to it :p


Edited by ljokerl - 3/31/11 at 8:24pm
post #2502 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

I would go the CK10 route as well. I can't find my UE foamies at the moment but comparing the two side by side the CK10 nozzle is a hair thicker but doesn't have the flange of the UE nozzle. I'd say any tips that fit the UE700 should fit the CK10.


Awesome, thanks!

Ordering now ^_^

post #2503 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 


Only one way to find out...



 

Thanks, didn't think it needed to be said but I sure am glad I didn't have to say it.

 




Thanks. The TF10 is on the to-do list (and has been for longer than I care to admit).

 

Prices around the world do vary quite a bit for some gear and I can't even keep on top of US prices at times. There's a disclaimer about international prices somewhere on the first page. Value scores are always open to interpretation based on the best price you can find.





I would go the CK10 route as well. I can't find my UE foamies at the moment but comparing the two side by side the CK10 nozzle is a hair thicker but doesn't have the flange of the UE nozzle. I'd say any tips that fit the UE700 should fit the CK10.

 



 

There is no best; just different. The Xcape is currently undergoing revision and I don't know what the new one sounds like. The rest are awesome earphones and I think you'd be happy with any one of them. The PR401 is probably the most 'rock'-oriented if you judge by EQ presets. If you value isolation more than sound quality the Ety MC5 might be worth looking at as well.

 

Edit: Inks beat me to it :p


Is there anyway I can buy the ones you reviewed? Seems like it had the best ratings for that price. Did you review the Ety MC5?

 

post #2504 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Lempelig View Post

What I'm looking for in my next IEM is speed, tight bass, transparant sound, detailed, over the ear fit, topnotch build and easy to drive, source and amp is my iPod Classic 6. gen.
Sounds like the CK10.smily_headphones1.gif
post #2505 of 16803
Anyone know where I can buy the Xcapes v1? Online or retailer?
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