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post #4366 of 16802

Apropos of nothing, I'm perplexed by the fact that the FA 'Omega V2' I bought in Malaysia, and was *convinced* must be fakes due to the woeful documentation, are proving to be more durable than certain 'genuine' IEMs I have owned in the past. Sure, the bass is boomy, but I dont think this model was ever high enough on the FA ladder for anyone to be bothered faking. For the money I paid, they are currently the single best headphone purchase (in VFM terms) I have made after the KSC-75 : truly frightening when I think of the 500 AUD I paid for the SR325is. Even if they fell apart tomorrow, they will have outlasted my RE0s.  eek.gif

post #4367 of 16802

Something special for review #200? etysmile.gif

post #4368 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post

You should try and review the new Soul IEM's by Ludacris. I've heard they suck, but want to hear your opinion.



I've heard they are actually rather decent though, yet to try it however lol

post #4369 of 16802

 



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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

I wouldn't go with Ety if you want warm or thumping, or even the PFE or GR07. The Turbines (you should be able to get a Gold or Copper in that price range) are good all-rounders with stronger bass. Not sure how much isolation you need but the ATH-CKM99 is very much worth looking at as well. The new Atrio MG7 is also a good all-rounder despite the huge bass.  



Checking out the Monster Turbine Pro Gold and Copper on Amazon, its about $279 for the Gold and $318 for the Copper. At that price range I might as well get the IE8, no? Or do the Monster Turbine Pro compare favorably to the IE8?

post #4370 of 16802
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Originally Posted by RealSlimSeto View Post

Something special for review #200? etysmile.gif



Probably not. In terms of reviews written, I'm way past 200 so I just have to pick one to post. 

 

 


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Originally Posted by DarkAndroid View Post

 

Checking out the Monster Turbine Pro Gold and Copper on Amazon, its about $279 for the Gold and $318 for the Copper. At that price range I might as well get the IE8, no? Or do the Monster Turbine Pro compare favorably to the IE8?


If you don't mind the mic unit, you can get a Gold for <$200. The pricier Turbines compare reasonably well to IE8s. At the same price and if isolation doesn't matter I'd rather have an IE8 but that's not the case.


Edited by ljokerl - 10/6/11 at 9:58pm
post #4371 of 16802
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Originally Posted by DarkAndroid View Post

 

Checking out the Monster Turbine Pro Gold and Copper on Amazon, its about $279 for the Gold and $318 for the Copper. At that price range I might as well get the IE8, no? Or do the Monster Turbine Pro compare favorably to the IE8?


I'd take the MTPG over the IE8, but the Westone 2 are a little better than those for a little less money.  

 

post #4372 of 16802
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post

I'd take the MTPG over the IE8, but the Westone 2 are a little better than those for a little less money.  

 


 

ahh, then I guess for me its between the Monster Turbine Pro Gold, the Sennheiser IE8 and the Westone 2...at below $200 the Westone 2 is significantly cheaper than the others though.

post #4373 of 16802
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Originally Posted by DarkAndroid View Post

 

Checking out the Monster Turbine Pro Gold and Copper on Amazon, its about $279 for the Gold and $318 for the Copper. At that price range I might as well get the IE8, no? Or do the Monster Turbine Pro compare favorably to the IE8?


I somehow managed to get the Coppers for $189(brand new) awhile back, but they seem to be perennially out of stock ever since.

 

post #4374 of 16802
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post

I'd take the MTPG over the IE8, but the Westone 2 are a little better than those for a little less money.  

 



I absolutely second this post. The Westone 2 have significantly less bass than the rest of the bunch though.

post #4375 of 16802

Joker, what packaging did you receive with the Crystal? It's been changed pretty drastically for actual commercial sales. They also include a decent amount of tips. Here is an image of the Golden Crystals with their tip selection (it is identical to the Crystals)

 

g_crystal2.jpg

 

3 pairs of "hybrids", 3 sets of triple flange eartips and 3 sets of different shaped single flanges (circular and stubby?). They come with all the Crystals, and the casing is different as well. However I don't have a photo of that. 

 

The second triple flanges to the right are absolutely gigantic. The second flange on them doesn't even fit in my ear they are so big. I guess someone will use, though!

 

Amazing reviews. Haven't given enough time to listen to the Tandem's, but now I really want to as I thoroughly enjoy long listening sessions and some IEMs can get fatiguing. 

post #4376 of 16802
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Originally Posted by DarkAndroid View Post

 

ahh, then I guess for me its between the Monster Turbine Pro Gold, the Sennheiser IE8 and the Westone 2...at below $200 the Westone 2 is significantly cheaper than the others though.


You wanted warm and thumping... the Westone 2 isn't much of either of those things.

 



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Originally Posted by ZimmerX View Post

Joker, what packaging did you receive with the Crystal? It's been changed pretty drastically for actual commercial sales. They also include a decent amount of tips. Here is an image of the Golden Crystals with their tip selection (it is identical to the Crystals)



I got three sets of single-flange tips. For obvious reasons I can only comment on/review what I have on-hand or is listed on the manufacturer's page (which the Crystal doesn't have). I sent a link to my review to HiSound and asked them to verify the facts since info is scarce and they did not say anything about the eartips.

post #4377 of 16802

On my way to repairing my HJE-900s, which I like...just ordered the VSonic GR07 a couple days ago...now I see the Brainwavz B2 price drop to $130. From what I hear, the B2 is, functionally, just about identical to the Fischer Audio DBA-02, which I was also extremely curious about [yet was unable to find in stock...anywhere]. Wondering if the B2s are worth it at USD 130. Opinions?

 

Man, I really need to take a hiatus from this website again. Every time I come back, I wind up spending money.

post #4378 of 16802

ljokerl,

 

I am a novice here in the Head-fi, and reading your multi-iem review, i perceived that TF10 is it cited some times. Is there any special reason to you haven't published a review about the TF10 in your multi-iem review?

Thank you very much!

P.S.: Forgive me by the my bad english: still i am novice in beautiful and expressive shakespeare's language.

post #4379 of 16802
New packaging from Hisoundaudio Crystal and Gold Crystal is come with 3 pairs of "hybrids", 3 sets of triple flange eartips and 3 sets of different shaped single flanges.biggrin.gif
post #4380 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Donut View Post

On my way to repairing my HJE-900s, which I like...just ordered the VSonic GR07 a couple days ago...now I see the Brainwavz B2 price drop to $130. From what I hear, the B2 is, functionally, just about identical to the Fischer Audio DBA-02, which I was also extremely curious about [yet was unable to find in stock...anywhere]. Wondering if the B2s are worth it at USD 130. Opinions?


Worth it? Sure. Necessary if you have the GR07 already? Maybe not. I'd try the GR07 and see if you're left wanting something even more analytical.

 



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Originally Posted by Bola 7 View Post

ljokerl,

 

I am a novice here in the Head-fi, and reading your multi-iem review, i perceived that TF10 is it cited some times. Is there any special reason to you haven't published a review about the TF10 in your multi-iem review?Thank you very much!P.S.: Forgive me by the my bad english: still i am novice in beautiful and expressive shakespeare's language.



The TF10 is on my to-do list - see the bottom of post #8 in this thread.

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