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post #4096 of 16802

I asked Meelec the other day:

 

Are you guys planning to make Dual and Multi-Armature Earphones?

 

Response: It's a secret. wink_face.gif

 

That's a pretty BIG hint. I hope it's released very soon. biggrin.gif

post #4097 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Heret1c View Post


What about the FX700, Anax? Do you think those would be good for this genre? Also, I would have thought the GR07 wouldnt be lively enough for rock / metal. I have yet to hear it tho, just going by what ppl are saying.

 

On a personal aside, out of all the universal I own and have heard, the SM3s sound perfect for rock / metal. Again, thats just me.


Oh yeah, FX700.  If you like lack of isolation they work.  SM3s are a no go for my taste in guitar bite, shredding and cymbal crashing.

 

The GR07 isn't aggressive I guess but it has a timbre that would work well with rock and metal I think.

 

Oh the FADs and DBAs too if you can get a fit to extract the low-end.  My DBA's used to tear up Rush like no other.  I probably listened to Rush more on the DBAs than any other IEM I've had.


Edited by Anaxilus - 9/7/11 at 12:31am
post #4098 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post




Oh yeah, FX700.  If you like lack of isolation they work.  SM3s are a no go for my taste in guitar bite, shredding and cymbal crashing.

 

The GR07 isn't aggressive I guess but it has a timbre that would work well with rock and metal I think.

 

Oh the FADs and DBAs too if you can get a fit to extract the low-end.  My DBA's used to tear up Rush like no other.  I probably listened to Rush more on the DBAs than any other IEM I've had.


OK, agree on the cymbals crashing bit with the SM3, but I think distortion guitars have a nice crunch / bite to them on the SM3 albeit with maybe a thickness to them. Of course, that's just MY tastes.

 

Speaking of Rush, I think i was on a CK10 binge last i listened to them. They did sound really good tho. Do you think the CK10 has got what it takes for rock / metal? I'm only asking because I think they're somewhat similar to the DBAs, right?

 


Edited by Heret1c - 9/7/11 at 12:37am
post #4099 of 16802

Hi,

 

great review. i am thinking of buying the Audio Technica CK100. You said that it needs to be paired up with a right source to sound as its best. I have a Cowon J3 will it work?

 

Also which is better with Japanese female vocalists the Audio Technica CK100, Ortofon e-q7, Etymotic HF5 or the JVC HA-FX700 . 

 

Thanks.

post #4100 of 16802

Hi,

 

Great review. I was wondering if the Audio Technica CK100 will be paired well with the Cowon J3?

 

Also which is better for Japanese female vocalists the Audio Technica CK100 , Ortofon e-q7, JVC HA-FX700  or the Etymotic HF5.

 

Thanks.

post #4101 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Heret1c View Post

 

Speaking of Rush, I think i was on a CK10 binge last i listened to them. They did sound really good tho. Do you think the CK10 has got what it takes for rock / metal? I'm only asking because I think they're somewhat similar to the DBAs, right?


Yup.  The only issue is how much bass do you need from the drum kit for your tastes and can you get that from either of them.  I was able to on the DBA.  Others had better results on the CK10 than myself so YMMV.  Plus I was using them w/ the Arrow which could pump out 60hz and below at the flick of a switch.  Sometimes I used the BB and sometimes I didn't.  Really depended on my mood and how my ears were hearing that day.

 


Edited by Anaxilus - 9/8/11 at 1:18am
post #4102 of 16802
Thread Starter 


 

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Originally Posted by Love Music View Post

Hi,

 

Great review. I was wondering if the Audio Technica CK100 will be paired well with the Cowon J3?

 

Also which is better for Japanese female vocalists the Audio Technica CK100 , Ortofon e-q7, JVC HA-FX700  or the Etymotic HF5.

 

Thanks.



The J3 is a pretty flexible source and should be fine, especially if you're willing to play around with BBE.

 

I am not familiar with Japanese vocalists specifically but I think the CK100 and e-Q5 (probably preferable to the e-Q7 for your purposes) are spectacular for female vocals in general. The CK100 has some of the best intelligibility of anything I've heard and works very well, especially if you like to focus on the midrange. The e-Q5 is more balanced but still has the great transparency and fluidity you would want.

post #4103 of 16802

@|joker|: quick question for you my dear friend. Of the customs you've heard, would you say the detail retrieval of the ER4S rivals that of customs? Or are customs yet again a 'step up', if you will. I just received my first every Ety's (ER4S), and I'm simply blown away at the level of detail. Quite a few tracks now have literally sent goosebumps down my skin. With the Zo thrown into the mix, well... where words fail... 

 

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post #4104 of 16802

 

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LL

 

 

post #4105 of 16802
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Originally Posted by i2ehan View Post

@|joker|: quick question for you my dear friend. Of the customs you've heard, would you say the detail retrieval of the ER4S rivals that of customs? Or are customs yet again a 'step up', if you will. I just received my first every Ety's (ER4S), and I'm simply blown away at the level of detail. Quite a few tracks now have literally sent goosebumps down my skin. With the Zo thrown into the mix, well... where words fail... 

 

omg.gif


Which customs are you asking about?  Not on par w/ the ones I use.  Are you asking about the Kozee X1?

 

post #4106 of 16802

Any, from entry-level on up.

post #4107 of 16802

 

Personally I found the ER-4S had high detail and seperation of note but it was lacking in imaging and all the details came from a similiar whirlpool, I think the CK10 and UE700 have similiar or equal high levels of detail but better imaging so the details are more dissected, I imagine a custom IEM using the same driver as the ER-4 or CK10/UE700 must have a similiar effect except better due to the multitude of drivers and thus more concentration/less effort for the respective drivers and increased imaging/more dissection, is my theory.

 

If the ER-4 driver becomes worse in a custom Etymotic must have some magic nozzles and filters.


Edited by kiteki - 9/8/11 at 3:56pm
post #4108 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Love Music View Post

Hi,

 

Great review. I was wondering if the Audio Technica CK100 will be paired well with the Cowon J3?

 

Also which is better for Japanese female vocalists the Audio Technica CK100 , Ortofon e-q7, JVC HA-FX700  or the Etymotic HF5.

 

Thanks.

 

 

I didn't had too many IEMs, but when I had both the CK10 and CK100, I thought that the CK100 were better than CK10. And both CK10 and CK100 were WAY better than SE530. Unfortunately I haven't heard neither of the other models cited.
 

What I can say is that I find the CK100 to be excellent with vocals, perfect with trance and other electronic music and outstanding with most genres, maybe not so great with some pop.

I found to be also very revealing, needing 256 kbps MP3 or better files to get most of its potential. Using a Samsung Galaxy S with Voodoo Control.

post #4109 of 16802
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Originally Posted by i2ehan View Post

Any, from entry-level on up.


If you find yourself becoming a detail freak, just stay away from the FAD SS and UERM.  The ER4 is not even in the same league as those two.

 

post #4110 of 16802

I'm confused. Wouldn't I be drawn more towards the FAD SS and UERM, if I find myself becoming a detail freak, if they're levels above the ER4S?

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