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post #4156 of 16802
Do the new Shure SE215 have replaceable cables? That was always my issue with Shures, love the sound, hate the cable, which shorted out in about 6 months on each model I've had.
post #4157 of 16802
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Originally Posted by rroseperry View Post

Do the new Shure SE215 have replaceable cables? That was always my issue with Shures, love the sound, hate the cable, which shorted out in about 6 months on each model I've had.


Yes they do

post #4158 of 16802
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rroseperry View Post

Do the new Shure SE215 have replaceable cables? That was always my issue with Shures, love the sound, hate the cable, which shorted out in about 6 months on each model I've had.


They do but so far the reliability of the connectors isn't looking too good.

post #4159 of 16802

@Joker - You should take a listen of the new Brainwavz Beta's ~(the one with the comply tips standard) - I reckon they're a good contender for under $50 range redface.gif - I would send you mine but it would probably cost about the same in shipping there and back than an actual new pair cool.gif


http://mp4nation.net/catalog/brainwavz-beta-iem-earphones-p-553.html


Edited by Varley - 9/15/11 at 1:37am
post #4160 of 16802

What is the difference between Etymotic research HF2, 3 and 5 ? It is very hard to get non-mainstream stuff here, so if i want the HF5's i have to buy them on amazon, and due to tax regulations need to pay an additional 25%, making them (or anything i order on amazon) expensive. However, apple carries HF3's in their webshop, meaning i can get them without having to pay import tax

 

The review in this thread is done on the HF5, but in the comparison table it seems HF2 and HF3 is put together with HF5 ? Can i assume the HF3 has the same specs as HF5, and is just a newer model ? The HF5's seem ideal for my planned use for IEM's, but if for example the HF3's has a different score in isolation (my main concern) then they wouldn't be my favourite purchase.

post #4161 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Datsmah View Post

What is the difference between Etymotic research HF2, 3 and 5 ? It is very hard to get non-mainstream stuff here, so if i want the HF5's i have to buy them on amazon, and due to tax regulations need to pay an additional 25%, making them (or anything i order on amazon) expensive. However, apple carries HF3's in their webshop, meaning i can get them without having to pay import tax

 

The review in this thread is done on the HF5, but in the comparison table it seems HF2 and HF3 is put together with HF5 ? Can i assume the HF3 has the same specs as HF5, and is just a newer model ? The HF5's seem ideal for my planned use for IEM's, but if for example the HF3's has a different score in isolation (my main concern) then they wouldn't be my favourite purchase.


I believe the only differences are in phone/mic addition. The HF3 has apple controls, HF2 has a mic and a mute, HF5 is just the earphones.
 

 

post #4162 of 16802

 

Sony just released a complete series of new balanced armature IEM's.

 

 

They look vented and unique to Sony.

 

 

 

post #4163 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Aflac View Post




I believe the only differences are in phone/mic addition. The HF3 has apple controls, HF2 has a mic and a mute, HF5 is just the earphones.
 

 

 

Thanks !

 

Sounds like ill be ordering my first IEMs

 

My AKG518s combined with the thick plastic rods on my glasses are killing my ears !
 

 

post #4164 of 16802


 

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

Sony just released a complete series of new balanced armature IEM's.

 

 

They look vented and unique to Sony.

 

 

 

Lets see how the prices pan out for these guys. The XBA-S65 sounds interesting. 
 

 

post #4165 of 16802

OMG!

 

I was expecting the SE215 review!!! Thanks joker!!!

 

So, I am not sure now :( What do you recommend guys, for a lounge, chillout, light electronic music listener and a little bit basshead? xD

 

SE215, CC51, or maybe Etymotic MC5? Or another model?

 

These three seems to compare in score, but what about my kind of music?

 

Can be risky to get the 215s form Amazon? Because I don't understand what is the defect that is discussed here.

post #4166 of 16802
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Originally Posted by promolic1 View Post

OMG!

 

I was expecting the SE215 review!!! Thanks joker!!!

 

So, I am not sure now :( What do you recommend guys, for a lounge, chillout, light electronic music listener and a little bit basshead? xD

 

SE215, CC51, or maybe Etymotic MC5? Or another model?

 

These three seems to compare in score, but what about my kind of music?

 

Can be risky to get the 215s form Amazon? Because I don't understand what is the defect that is discussed here.


If you do get it from Amazon, make sure that it's from Amazon themselves or an authorized dealer. And the defects are from the removable cables. The points where they attach go bad easily and cause the sound to cut out. It's much worse if sweat gets on that joint as that will cut them out for sure if you have a defective pair.

 

post #4167 of 16802
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Originally Posted by epidoc View Post


 

Lets see how the prices pan out for these guys. The XBA-S65 sounds interesting. 
 

 


Yup, am very interested to see the pricing for these. In true SONY fashion they're likely gonna be pricier than comparable IEMs but I hope it won't be ludicrously expensively.
post #4168 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post




If you do get it from Amazon, make sure that it's from Amazon themselves or an authorized dealer. And the defects are from the removable cables. The points where they attach go bad easily and cause the sound to cut out. It's much worse if sweat gets on that joint as that will cut them out for sure if you have a defective pair.

 



Thanks Raguvian, yes, the idea is getting them from Amazon, but I am not sure what to get :( SE215... or another one!!! :S

post #4169 of 16802

Just in-case if anyone was wondering, here's the News Press for the Single, Dual and Multi-Armature IEMs from Sony:

 

http://www.sony-asia.com/pressrelease/asset/469743/section/regionalpressreleases

 

Sony is seriously making me curious.

post #4170 of 16802

 

Lol Sony is smart.

 

They're using magnesium in the XBA-2, XBA-3, XBA-4 and liquid crystal in the XBA-1.

 

That means the people that instantly buy the XBA-4, will eventually buy the XBA-1 anyway out of curiosity, Sony has already given it a label of "Profound vocal sound".

 

The people that buy the XBA-1 thinking it's expensive enough already, will slowly become insatiably curious about the XBA-2, 3 and 4.

 

In the end Sony is making sure everyone buys at least two models to increase sales two-fold, and they sure released these all at a good time, the balanced armature IEM market is more lively than ever right now in 2011.

 

The XBA-3 is the one for me.

 

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p.s. Why was my thread showing the movie about this deleted?

 

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