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post #4906 of 16802

I can handle many things in a headphone, but fatiguing treble is the absolute pits, IMO. I got rid of my SR325is, What Hi-Fi's 'Headphone of the Year 2011' in its class, for precisely that reason, and it would be even worse in an IEM. I'm also less than enthused at the prospect of having to endure sibilance on the GR07 for the first thousand or so hours.  eek.gif

post #4907 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

A forward midrange with smoothed treble? GR07s are a bit warm and their sound is kind of midrange focused due to it's good balance, not midrange forward and their treble isn't lacking though it is smoothed after the lower treble spike. I guess it does go into that category but it isn't representative of it. The Fischer Tandems will have a tad more bass impact and will have a warmer and sweeter signature. I don't understand how the K2 got into that category, to me it's treble is forward and very fatiguing (even with comply tips). 

 

EX600s have less bass and a tad more treble presence, it doesn't seem to fit your bill. 
 

 

Maybe I would like the FXT90. Is it in the "Mid" category?

I think the MTP C or MD would be enjoyable. For a product that's more consumer oriented, they get very good audiophile reviews.

 

 

post #4908 of 16802
Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

I can handle many things in a headphone, but fatiguing treble is the absolute pits, IMO. I got rid of my SR325is, What Hi-Fi's 'Headphone of the Year 2011' in its class, for precisely that reason, and it would be even worse in an IEM. I'm also less than enthused at the prospect of having to endure sibilance on the GR07 for the first thousand or so hours.  eek.gif

I agree. The K2 doesn't make any really offensive spikes, but IMO it's just too forward in the treble to sound natural. Certain details are bought forward but it sounds a bit artificial, despite the amazing bass-midrange balance. The GR07 was personally never offensive in my case and I have tried two different pairs. It has actually been pretty warm and pleasant, nothing too grating. 
 

 

Originally Posted by olear View Post

Maybe I would like the FXT90. Is it in the "Mid" category?

I think the MTP C or MD would be enjoyable. For a product that's more consumer oriented, they get very good audiophile reviews.

FXT90 is actually kind of "balanced (v-shaped)". The Tandem is a true warm and sweet, midrange focused IEM. Monsters, they get both good and bad reviews. I personally enjoyed them myself, but as I garnered more experience, the more flawed they've been seen in my eyes. I personally wouldn't pay more than 100$ for the Monster MDs and those are my favorite. They're very colored and can be very "fun" to some because of that but they're not really that high in fidelity. 
 

 

post #4909 of 16802

Do the Tandem and C1 share the same warm and sweet category?

 

How do they differ?

post #4910 of 16802
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Originally Posted by olear View Post

Do the Tandem and C1 share the same warm and sweet category?

 

How do they differ?


One is warmer than the other is sweet, apparently.   k701smile.gif

 

post #4911 of 16802

Double trouble


 

 

post #4912 of 16802

Haven't heard the C1, but there may be some harshness/sibilance issues there. Comply tips seem to help though, but it may or may not work for you. It seems to also have more bass response. Joker already has a pair, so he's the best one to ask.

 

 I say pull the trigger on the Tandem and get ready to enjoy, it's a good product. There are man intriguing options out there, but the Tandem is just so right, it's hard to fault it for what it does and it seems to suit what you're looking for. 


Edited by Inks - 11/24/11 at 9:10pm
post #4913 of 16802
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post


One is warmer than the other is sweet, apparently.   k701smile.gif

 


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post #4914 of 16802

Fidelity and neutrality are mutually exclusive?

post #4915 of 16802

 

Originally Posted by Selenium View Post

Fidelity and neutrality are mutually exclusive?

They're related, coloration (humps/dips) come with compromises. Adding midbass for example glosses out micro detailing on the lower mids, some do it right, some go over board. Of course then you have IEMs like the FX700s that pretty much get things like soundstage, timbre and speed so right, it's highly technical despite not having that great of a frequency response. 

post #4916 of 16802

Yay! My Meelec CC51 are here and the first impression is decidedly positive. They look very sleek, better than most IEMs out there and the sound is actually as advertised: clear, quick, with a bit of a bump in the bass and a tad of distance in the mids, all in all, very enjoyable. I'm coming from the HD25s and these puppies manage to impress me, so that's something - or maybe I'm easily impressed :)

 

Anyway, a big thanks to joker for his suggestion and all the good work he does here on head-fi.

post #4917 of 16802

Joker,

If you had to choose observing only sound quality, would you choose Shure SE215 or Fischer Eterna rev.1?

post #4918 of 16802

Hi there guys,

 

I just joined this forum as I'm having real trouble deciding on a new set of headphones.

I found the OP by googling and searching and think it is absolutely amazing, so helpful... BUT also gives me much more choice and many more options than I originally had.

 

What do you think would be the best choice out of these headphones.

 

 

I listen to a lot of  ambient & chillout stuff, hip-hop, blues. funk soul... acoustic stuff..

 

So really a good mix and I'm looking, I guess, for a good all-rounder.

 

 

VSonic GR07

 

Sunrise Audio Sw-xscape IEM

 

Westone UM2

 

Beyerdynamic MMX 101 ie

 

Phiaton PS2000

 

Hifiman re 262

 

 

Or if not any of these, what would any of you recommend?

 

I'm having real issues deciding and would just like some ideas and help so any advice and help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Many thanks :)

 

 

 


Edited by blupblup - 11/25/11 at 7:36am
post #4919 of 16802

Joker,

 

How would an Amped RE262 compare to the IE8?

 

Texture?

 

Soundstage?

 

Vocals?

post #4920 of 16802

joker, or anyone else here, know any customs or top tier universals have similar sound signature to Klipsch S4 or Sony + little more bass?

People said Klipsch S4 is V shaped. isn't miracle V shaped as well??

 

I hate to say this but I'm not going to deny it. I actually really like the Klipsch sound signature. Sony is good but a little more bass is better. Monster Turbine are just for bass heads. The treble is barely present.


Edited by Mini0510 - 11/25/11 at 9:20am
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