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post #3571 of 16803

The RE262 actually sits in deeper and is less obtrusive than  the GR07 if you have the channels reversed and wear them over the ear, so a newer batch will be good for this. 

post #3572 of 16803
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Originally Posted by kanuka View Post

sorry. but as being "transparent" i thought the music sounds as in "live". it's a bit confusingblink.gif


Definitely don't mean to give an english lesson here but:

 

 

Quote:
live·ly / ˈlīvlē / Adjective

1. Full of life and energy; active and outgoing

 

 

 

Live sound and the term 'lively' don't have a whole lot to do with each other. 'Lifelike' is probably closer.

 

post #3573 of 16803

biggrin.gif thanks for the lesson and sorry. there are many terms i still dont get. even "balanced" sounds like "neutral" which is not. someone should list the equal and opposite terms, specially for non-native english speakers or even for newbies

 

anyway , so the ok1 ARE "live/lifelike" and NOT "lively"(balanced). gotcha!

 

 

post #3574 of 16803

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Originally Posted by kanuka View Post

 

someone should list the equal and opposite terms, specially for non-native english speakers or even for newbies

 

 


http://www.stereophile.com/content/sounds-audio-glossary-reverse-glossary-part-2
 

 

post #3575 of 16803
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thnk you very much
 

 

post #3576 of 16803

You're welcome, it's a good glossary =)

 

For americans following the FOTM, Sony EX600, it's now down to $125 on amazon.com. 

post #3577 of 16803

Hi Joker, just wanted to say this is a great thread / resource and thanks for all the effort / time taken to share all your reviews / impressions. You opinions are highly valued and appreciated by me, along with those of a few others.

 

Will / do you have the EX1000s in your collection and will you be putting up impressions of them on this thread? Would love to hear your take on them. If you already done so and I missed it, I apologise. Its easy to miss things in a massive thread like this one.

 

Thanks again!

post #3578 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Heret1c View Post

Hi Joker, just wanted to say this is a great thread / resource and thanks for all the effort / time taken to share all your reviews / impressions. You opinions are highly valued and appreciated by me, along with those of a few others.

 

Will / do you have the EX1000s in your collection and will you be putting up impressions of them on this thread? Would love to hear your take on them. If you already done so and I missed it, I apologise. Its easy to miss things in a massive thread like this one.

 

Thanks again!



Thanks, I appreciate that!

 

The EX1000 will be added in the near future. If you're interested in what's coming up, there's a list of planned reviews on the front page, below the summary table.

post #3579 of 16803
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Thanks, I appreciate that!

 

The EX1000 will be added in the near future. If you're interested in what's coming up, there's a list of planned reviews on the front page, below the summary table.


Yeah, just realised i missed that. D'oh! Sorry. Oh goodie, i really cannot wait to hear your take on the Ex1000s.biggrin.gif

 

post #3580 of 16803

hi joker and everyone !

may i have your suggestion/advice again?

the thing is, its like a 1.5 month i'm using the pl50. but im having really "serious" isolation/fit and comfort issues. and i tried different type and sizes of tips and no help.

so i think i'll give up over the pl50 , at least for a while.

so may need something different.

i asked clieos and this his reply:

 

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

PL50 is a fairly shallowly fitted IEM with a semi-small nozzle. For your case, I think an IEM with wide nozzle or deeper fitting might be the direction you want to go.

 

what can you suggest me?

for now i dont want to risk too much money, so i'd rather get a sub $100, but i can see the re-zero as an exception

the signature , design and/or wearing style is not a real matter right now, as long as it's not a total bassy iem

the truth is i'm interested in the re0/re-zero and the sunrise's for a while , but dont want to make the same mistake i made with the pl50

any ideas are welcome

thanks

post #3581 of 16803

What a fabulous thread...thanks for your hard work putting it together...now, to order!

post #3582 of 16803

anyone here have already listen to shure se425? how are they in SQ and wich IEM have a sound similar? i can buy them for 160€ with almost 3 year warranty...is a good buy or exist better in this price range?

post #3583 of 16803

I listened to them briefly.

 

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

I didn't even achieve a good seal, and I think it has the best imaging I've heard in an IEM so far, exceeding the ck10, very good soundstage, sturdy, cool design and a beckoning, desireful sound, in the end too dark to attract my interest though, and a bit lacking in tonality and cleanness.


 

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Originally Posted by kanuka View Post


what exactrly you mean by transparency and nakedness ?

 


He means this ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvfKAc2QJjA

 

post #3585 of 16803
Thread Starter 

Added Soundmagic E10
 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

(3A57) Soundmagic E10

Soundmagic E10 400x300.jpg
Reviewed Jul 2011

Details: Straight-barrel Soundmagic IEM slotted just below the E30 in the lineup
Current Price: N/A (MSRP: $34.99)
Specs: Driver: Dynamic | Imp: 16Ω | Sens: 100 dB | Freq: 15-22k Hz | Cable: 3.9’ I-plug
Nozzle Size: 5mm | Preferred tips: Generic bi-flanges
Wear Style: Straight down or over-the-ear

Accessories (3.5/5) – Single-flange (3 sizes) and bi-flange silicone tips, shirt clip, and soft carrying bag
Build Quality (3.5/5) – The E10 is available in a variety of color options and features two-tone metal shells with metal nozzle filters and Soundmagic’s usual color-coded strain reliefs. The materials of the strain reliefs and cable look a bit cheap but do the job. The rubbery cabling and well-relieved y-split and I-plug are similar to those on the E30 model
Isolation (3/5) – Being a more conventional straight-barrel design, the E10 isolates slightly more than the E30 does
Microphonics (4/5) – Surprisingly low when worn cable-down considering how rubbery the cord is. Nearly nonexistent when worn cord-up
Comfort (3.5/5) – The E10 uses a conventional straight-barrel design. The housings are a bit wide at the front and have short nozzles, preventing deep insertion. The stock tips aren’t particularly great, either, but switching to softer single-flanges allowed for good long-term wearing comfort

Sound (6.6/10) – If Soundmagic’s new E30 is the long-awaited upgrade to the balanced and neutral PL30 model, the E10 is a spiritual successor to Soundmagic’s bass-heavy entry-level sets of old. More forward and aggressive than the E30 on the whole, the E10 offers up gobs of bass power and impact on cue. The low end of the E10 is well-extended, reaching deep and hitting hard. It stops just short of the impact offered up by the MEElec M9 but boasts greater clarity, control, and resolution. The nature of the bass is slightly soft and the punch is diminished by the rounded note presentation but, as with the E30, the notes have good weight. The low end of the pricier E30 is a bit leaner and bleeds a touch less but on the whole the E10 does a good job of preserving the quality despite much greater bass quantity.

The midrange of the E10 is slightly less prominent than the low end but it is still more forward than that of the E30. The bassier nature of the E10 brings on a slightly warmer tonality but on the whole the two earphones share more similarities than differences in the mids and treble. Despite the bass emphasis, midrange clarity of the E10 is good and resolution nearly matches that of the E30. Treble extension is again highly reminiscent of the higher-end model, as is the nature of the treble – clean and clear but not hard or edgy. The top end is not entirely smooth but nothing offends which, with rare exceptions, seems to be the norm for the better earphones in the price range.

The E10 is a fairly forward earphone but that doesn’t stop it from possessing a surprisingly spacious soundstage. Compared to the E30, it sounds a touch narrower and less airy but still manages to impress. Though leaning towards a more intimate presentation on the whole, the E10 retains the ability to throw sonic cues a good distance and sounds more convincingly layered than almost all of my other reasonably-priced bass-heavy IEMs. The Blue Ever Blue 866B, for example, seems very small and congested compared to the E10. Lastly, it is worth noting that the E10 is more sensitive than the higher-end E30 and will reach louder output volumes. At extreme listening levels the bass does begin to distort very slightly, but one would have to either be deaf or highly interested in becoming deaf to turn them up that loud. Background hiss is slightly more noticeable than with the E30 but still nowhere near as much of an issue as it was with the old PL30.

Value (8/10) – Soundmagic has been in the business long enough to know what works and what doesn’t. It is no surprise, then, that the E10 complements the pricier E30 model perfectly, pairing a more consumer-friendly form factor with a more consumer-friendly sound signature. The bass grunt of the E10 is impressive and yet has little negative effect on the overall performance. Likewise the aggressive presentation does not completely sacrifice the spaciousness that has made certain Soundmagic IEMs so popular in the past. There are earphones that offer a bit more for your money in the way of accessories, build quality, and isolation but few can compete with the E10 when it comes to providing impactful and enjoyable sound at a very reasonable price.

Pros: Low cable noise; pleasant, bass-heavy sound
Cons: Tubby housings may be difficult to fit for some; stock eartips could be better



 



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Originally Posted by kanuka View Post

 

for now i dont want to risk too much money, so i'd rather get a sub $100, but i can see the re-zero as an exception

the signature , design and/or wearing style is not a real matter right now, as long as it's not a total bassy iem

the truth is i'm interested in the re0/re-zero and the sunrise's for a while , but dont want to make the same mistake i made with the pl50

any ideas are welcome

thanks


The RE-ZERO is a good all-rounder to buy. The design is very generic and very different from the PL50. It's not exactly deeply-fitting but the head-direct bi-flanges compensate for that. Sadly the Sunrise Xcape is no longer available and the IE/Xcited have more flavoured signatures.



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What a fabulous thread...thanks for your hard work putting it together...now, to order!


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