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post #4201 of 16803

Hope they bring back the RE252 in a different shell. That will surely be nice. 

post #4202 of 16803

The current RE252's I bought were a brand new replacement sent to the original seller. Even then, less than a month in, and the HiFiMan logo on the body has practically completely faded. They've been handled with extreme care, and never used outside of home. It'd be really nice to see a revamped shell. Else, there's always the UM reshell route. wink.gif

post #4203 of 16803

Such a shame about those skullcandies.  I was looking for a nice $13 purple alternative to my IERM.

post #4204 of 16803

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Such a shame about those skullcandies.  I was looking for a nice $13 purple alternative to my IERM.

I'm sorry, but I found that hysterical! Crylol.gif

post #4205 of 16803

Hm, so I have a rather odd question.  I have a friend who has tiny asian girl ears - so she has a hard time fitting IEMs into them.  For example, she has a pair of cheap dynamic driver ones that have a standard 5mm or so nozzle, and she says the nozzle itself won't even really fit.

 

What would be your best recommendation for a small, preferably very cheap ($60> or somewhere around there) IEM that has a small physical footprint and a small nozzle?

post #4206 of 16803

 

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The current RE252's I bought were a brand new replacement sent to the original seller. Even then, less than a month in, and the HiFiMan logo on the body has practically completely faded. They've been handled with extreme care, and never used outside of home. It'd be really nice to see a revamped shell. Else, there's always the UM reshell route. wink.gif


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post #4207 of 16803

Whoopsie! That shouldn't have read UM reshell, just reshell. Goes to show you what's on my mind!

post #4208 of 16803

 

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Originally Posted by DaBomb77766 View Post

Hm, so I have a rather odd question.  I have a friend who has tiny asian girl ears - so she has a hard time fitting IEMs into them.  For example, she has a pair of cheap dynamic driver ones that have a standard 5mm or so nozzle, and she says the nozzle itself won't even really fit.

 

What would be your best recommendation for a small, preferably very cheap ($60> or somewhere around there) IEM that has a small physical footprint and a small nozzle?


UE700, q-Jays.
 

 

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Whoopsie! That shouldn't have read UM reshell, just reshell. Goes to show you what's on my mind!


AFAIK only Thousand Sound offer dynamic driver reshelling, and only in orders of 5+, which starts to make sense when you realise the excess bank transfer fee's and shipping costs involved when dealing with China.
 

 

post #4209 of 16803
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UE700, q-Jays.



Yeah, those were the first that came to mind, but...well, they cost about 3-4x too much.

post #4210 of 16803
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Such a shame about those skullcandies.  I was looking for a nice $13 purple alternative to my IERM.



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They are actually more hot pink than purple - not enough light in my photo. Really loved testing these outside...

 



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Hm, so I have a rather odd question.  I have a friend who has tiny asian girl ears - so she has a hard time fitting IEMs into them.  For example, she has a pair of cheap dynamic driver ones that have a standard 5mm or so nozzle, and she says the nozzle itself won't even really fit.

 

What would be your best recommendation for a small, preferably very cheap ($60> or somewhere around there) IEM that has a small physical footprint and a small nozzle?



First choice - dB Logic EP-100 plus a set of (small?) Shure Olives. By far the smallest dynamic-driver IEM I've come across and a great combination for those with small/sensitive ears. Only potential downsides are the over-the-ear form factor and the bulky y-split. I'd also consider the Soundmagic PL50 and maybe something from Klipsch - Custom 1 or S3 in that price range, though neither is particularly small.

post #4211 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

First choice - dB Logic EP-100 plus a set of (small?) Shure Olives. By far the smallest dynamic-driver IEM I've come across and a great combination for those with small/sensitive ears. Only potential downsides are the over-the-ear form factor and the bulky y-split. I'd also consider the Soundmagic PL50 and maybe something from Klipsch - Custom 1 or S3 in that price range, though neither is particularly small.



Hm...I don't see if there's a way to get those in Canada though.  Their store seems to be amazon-based and only ships to the United States. Being in Canada is a pain...

 

I noticed that something by Etymotic would probably be the perfect form factor, but they are rather pricey.

post #4212 of 16803

Yes, except the PL50 sounds like a dead fish.

 

What are the balanced armature's in existence under $75, anyway? ^^

 

post #4213 of 16803

meelec a151

post #4214 of 16803

I've read another review that was also extremely positive of the DBA-02, yet it remarks that it can "sound congested" in busy parts. AFAIK he was testing it unamped This has me worried. How true do you find this claim? Can this be rectified with an amp? Would the PFE be any better than the DBA-02 in this respect?

post #4215 of 16803

Not true at all, the DBA02 is very fast and can keep up with busy parts better than most. It doesn't have a big sound though, so it won't sound as powerful as other IEMs. Not really a problem of not being able to keep up with information, more having to do with a compressed dynamic range that takes the authority out of powerful passages. The PFE is better at this but it still has a thin note like the DBA02. 

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