I've decided that I just want 'fun' from any future IEM purchases, and to me it seems to come down to :
Hippo VB vs GR07
I know - no comparison, right - but I've read and re-read your review of the Hippo and a similar one at anythingbutipod and I just cant ignore them. I'd be lying if I said price was not a factor, but $69 is still a substantial chunk off the GR07 price on ebay. Thoughts ?
I guess it depends on what you're really looking to spend. The VB is an enjoyable listen and a great value at $69 assuming the recent ones still sound the same as the first production run. It's not without competition in that price range but it still holds its own easily. It can't compete in accuracy with the GR07 but if that's not what you're after there's no point in comparing them.
Hello, I just got my SoundMAGIC E10's and I was extremely excited to finally have them and use them. But, then when I first hook them up to my iPhone 4 I was extremely disappointed, they sound very muddy and I hear no bass at all. Are they supposed to be like this? Or do I need some burn-in/break-in.. My old SC ink'd sounded better.
I'm not here for a rant, I just want to know what I should to first.
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Sounds like they are defective - lack of bass can be a result of a bad acoustic seal but they shouldn't sound muddier. With a good seal they should easily beat the Ink'd in both clarity and bass quantity out of the box.
I can't give a better answer than what's been given by Inks, Anaxilus, and others over the past few pages of the thread. No, the ADDIEM does not move more air than the SuperFi4 but since you don't believe anyone just buy it and try it for yourself instead of asking over and over and especially instead of implying something about unfair scoring. There is no real reason to assume that two drivers sound better, produce more bass, give better depth, etc., than one, especially in that price range. There is often the potential for better tuning with multiple drivers but that's it. There are some immensely competent single-driver designs out there. The $1100 FAD FI-BA-SS uses a single armature, for example, and it gets along just fine. This is why hands-on experience is much more valuable than theorizing and also why making recommendations based on assumptions, hearsay, or even others' reviews is discouraged here.