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post #2746 of 16802

dunno why my reply button wont work, but thanks joker. thats very helpful way of putting it actually.

didnt expect ie7 to be in the list. will try them out again later, cant really recall how they sound like anymore, except for being very wet in the bass.. >_<

 

btw, can u help me out with listing the ones with most extension as well? any dynamic goes. Iater i'll also gonna read ur thoughts on the eq5 and mc5, always liked to read reviews, especially comparison reviews. cheers

post #2747 of 16802

Would it be better to reshell a DBA-02 or get a custom?

post #2748 of 16802
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Originally Posted by edmundtyw1 View Post

Would it be better to reshell a DBA-02 or get a custom?



A reshelled DBA-02 would be, by definition, a custom.  If you really like your DBA-02, it'd probably be best to just reshell that, since a custom at around that price would never be as good.

 

...of course, if you don't already have the DBA-02, that's a different matter.

post #2749 of 16802

i love this thread. hope the reviews never end haha. i pretty much use this thread whenever i consider buying something. just ordered a pair of mc5's after yesterday's review :)

post #2750 of 16802
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I unfortunately haven't heard of the ER6i to make that comparison. If you got fatigued due to the treble, then it is highly likely that Etymotic in general just isn't suitable for you.

 

Again though, I have no idea at all to how the ER6i should or would sound. tongue.gif

 



Thank you for the reply. I do like treble, but maybe the ER6i had too much of it. I guess I need to find the MC5 and HF5 in store to see how those compare. 

post #2751 of 16802

very, very generous mark to the mc5 if you ask me

post #2752 of 16802

I think the score for the MC5 is fine. Not really very Ety-like though as it is quite dark. Needs the right tips or it can be a real disappointment. Like the SM3, the MC5 was rescued(for me) by the Kanen KM-948 tips. We were all over that in the MC5 thread; they are one of the more YMMV phones out there and their level of satisfaction really varies. I sold my MC5 and kept the CLX60. A/B'd them both over a few days and decided I preferred the Pioneer.


Edited by jant71 - 4/29/11 at 2:42pm
post #2753 of 16802
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Originally Posted by edmundtyw1 View Post

Would it be better to reshell a DBA-02 or get a custom?


IMO get something that is meant to be a custom. The DBA-02 while is good at a damn good price it can't keep up with actual customs (not reshells). That changes if you add drivers and such but I would either keep the DBA-02 and get a custom or sell the DBA-02 to help fund the custom.

 

post #2754 of 16802
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Originally Posted by battleaxe View Post

Let me ask you this then. I tried the ER6i and the SQ wasn't to my liking, it was kind of fatiguing the first minute of trying it. I don't think it was a problem with the one I tired, as I did try on another one with the same results. Would the HF5 or MC5 have similar signature vs the ER6i?


The signature of the Er6i is closer to that of the HF-series than the MC5 but with less presence in the lowest octave. I would not recommend the HF5 if you hated the Er6i, and it's probably not worth risking the MC5 either. Depending on your end goal, there are earphones that are just as competent (or even more so) without chancing listening fatigue, such as the RE-ZERO.

 



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Originally Posted by DaEMoNteNTAcLe View Post

dunno why my reply button wont work, but thanks joker. thats very helpful way of putting it actually.

didnt expect ie7 to be in the list. will try them out again later, cant really recall how they sound like anymore, except for being very wet in the bass.. >_<

 

btw, can u help me out with listing the ones with most extension as well? any dynamic goes. Iater i'll also gonna read ur thoughts on the eq5 and mc5, always liked to read reviews, especially comparison reviews. cheers


The IE7 is on the list only because there was no real reason to eliminate it - it is not sealed, doesn't roll off noticeably, and is generally pretty competent. That said, I think the GR07 is a better earphone.

 

As you saw there are very few high-end dynamics out there. I'd add the IE8 and FX700 if price is no object - certainly no extension issues on either of those.


 


Edited by ljokerl - 4/29/11 at 8:41pm
post #2755 of 16802

because even a custom cost more than a reshelled triple fi from ebay

post #2756 of 16802

Well I guess I have to try the HF5 and MC5 in person before I can fully pass on them or not. But, thank you joker. 

post #2757 of 16802

Just wanted to point out that the RE-ZERO is rather fit and seal dependant and can be a fatiguing listen if you don't get the right seal. Once that's out of the way the only thing stopping me from wearing them always is that I don't know sign language.

 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

The signature of the Er6i is closer to that of the HF-series than the MC5 but with less presence in the lowest octave. I would not recommend the HF5 if you hated the Er6i, and it's probably not worth risking the MC5 either. Depending on your end goal, there are earphones that are just as competent (or even more so) without chancing listening fatigue, such as the RE-ZERO.

 



 

 

post #2758 of 16802

How would you compare the Triple Fi 10 to the DBA-02 since i can get them both at around the same price

post #2759 of 16802

I found the MC5 quite fit-dependent as well, and I think that may help account for the wide range of opinions about them. (I use the large triflanges.) I also found them dark at first until I got the hang of inserting them properly- at least for the shape of my ear canals a really deep insertion, achieved by moistening the tips and pulling up fairly hard on my ear as I insert  the tip, seems to be vital for treble as well as bass extension. Since I got the hang of that, they seem roughly as bright as my SR80s (which I wear low and forward, so they aren't nearly as bright as when worn circumaurally), and a little less bassy, but overall similar enough that there's surprisingly little adjustment involved in going back and forth. Maybe that fit-dependence makes them too fussy to be generally recommendable, but they work nicely for me.

post #2760 of 16802

I think I might've found a breakthrough for the Meelec SP51. The Comply Foam Tips T-400+Extreme Bass Port provides the punchiest and biggest bass. It's punchy for the Enhanced Bass Port, but the presence is less. There is also the fact that the treble is much more open and it's much more airy on both ports. My SP51 is still burning in, so I'm in for a goooooooood ride. ksc75smile.gif

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