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post #4936 of 16803
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Originally Posted by blupblup View Post

Hi joker, I just wanted to ask one more thing if you don't mind. I can get the UE triplefi 10's for the same money as the GR07's. What would say would be best?
I know that's probably a silly question but which do you think would be the better purchase?
Many thanks.


The mids are a tad recessed on the TF10s compared to the GR07s, but their high end extends higher and is more detailed, they have a bit more of a bass punch too so they're a little more "fun"(not to say the GR07s are lacking bass by all means).

 

I enjoyed them both, so if you can get them at the same price then its just personal preference. I personally preferred the fit on the GR07s.


Edited by RealSlimSeto - 11/26/11 at 7:50pm
post #4937 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

None of mine sound like an S4. 


do you or anyone else here know anything top universals that sound like Klipsch S4?

post #4938 of 16803

Can anyone recommend me some good starter IEM's in the $50-150 price range? I've never owned a pair of IEM's. My current source is a iPhone 4 and I normally listen to rock, alternative, pop, a little hip-hop and electronic, and on the occasion, classical. Mid-range is my Main concern, although I do like some bass to go along with what I listen to.

post #4939 of 16803
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Originally Posted by WhiteMage View Post

Can anyone recommend me some good starter IEM's in the $50-150 price range? I've never owned a pair of IEM's. My current source is a iPhone 4 and I normally listen to rock, alternative, pop, a little hip-hop and electronic, and on the occasion, classical. Mid-range is my Main concern, although I do like some bass to go along with what I listen to.


Consider Etymotic HF5, TDK BA100, Sony XBA-1 and Ultimate Ears UE700 for balanced armature.

 

2 cents.

 


Edited by kiteki - 11/27/11 at 1:21am
post #4940 of 16803
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post


Consider Etymotic HF5, TDK BA100, Sony XBA-1 and Ultimate Ears UE700 for balanced armature.

 

2 cents.

 


How can you recommend something that hasn't been out yet?

 

post #4941 of 16803
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Originally Posted by RealSlimSeto View Post



The mids are a tad recessed on the TF10s compared to the GR07s, but their high end extends higher and is more detailed, they have a bit more of a bass punch too so they're a little more "fun"(not to say the GR07s are lacking bass by all means).

I enjoyed them both, so if you can get them at the same price then its just personal preference. I personally preferred the fit on the GR07s.





OK great, thanks very much. I do listen to a lot of bassy music but wouldn't describe myself as a bass head at all.... Just that most ambient electronica and hip hop has a lot of bass... But I love acoustic and guitar music too so want the highs to be great.
I think from what you've described about detail and punchier bass, that the TF10s may well be the way forward, fit may be a worry but as long as there's no actual issues with fit? Then i'll go for them I think.

Thanks for the help.
post #4942 of 16803

joker,

about the Crystal, how'd compare the bass , mid-range bleed and mids fwdness/recesion  with the m11+ and TDIII ?

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post


Consider Etymotic HF5, TDK BA100, Sony XBA-1 and Ultimate Ears UE700 for balanced armature.

 

2 cents.

 



 

How do the monster turbines stack up against those three? I also heard the sennheiser IE7's are a good pick in the price range.

post #4944 of 16803
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Originally Posted by blupblup View Post


OK great, thanks very much. I do listen to a lot of bassy music but wouldn't describe myself as a bass head at all.... Just that most ambient electronica and hip hop has a lot of bass... But I love acoustic and guitar music too so want the highs to be great.
I think from what you've described about detail and punchier bass, that the TF10s may well be the way forward, fit may be a worry but as long as there's no actual issues with fit? Then i'll go for them I think.
Thanks for the help.


You might want to consider Atrio MG7.
 

 

post #4945 of 16803
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Originally Posted by blupblup View Post

Hi joker, I just wanted to ask one more thing if you don't mind. I can get the UE triplefi 10's for the same money as the GR07's. What would say would be best?
I know that's probably a silly question but which do you think would be the better purchase?
Many thanks.


Fit would be the deal-breaker for me as well. In terms of performance they are on the same level, with the TF10 a bit more v-shaped and colored and the GR07 more balanced and netural.


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Originally Posted by WhiteMage View Post

Can anyone recommend me some good starter IEM's in the $50-150 price range? I've never owned a pair of IEM's. My current source is a iPhone 4 and I normally listen to rock, alternative, pop, a little hip-hop and electronic, and on the occasion, classical. Mid-range is my Main concern, although I do like some bass to go along with what I listen to.


Unless you think you'll be able to decide on which type of sound you want from reading reviews, I would start small, maybe with something like Brainwavz M2 - nice mids, good bass, on the low end of your budget. If you want to jump further into the deep end I'd go with one of the safer sound signatures - the Fischer Audio Tandem, for example, or maybe a Spider Realvoice or HiSound Crystal. If you're paying $75 or less for a Turbine they are a good choice as well. The IE7 is normally out of your budget and even then I like the Tandem better for that type of sound. 

 



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Originally Posted by kanuka View Post

joker,

about the Crystal, how'd compare the bass , mid-range bleed and mids fwdness/recesion  with the m11+ and TDIII ?


Crystal has very little bleed - about as much as the M11+ but the mids are not that recessed so it isn't very noticeable. The TD-III bleeds more despite the more forward mids.

 

post #4946 of 16803

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Originally Posted by WhiteMage View Post

 

How do the monster turbines stack up against those three? I also heard the sennheiser IE7's are a good pick in the price range.


I heard the Monster Turbines briefly, and I thought they sounded okay but nothing special, the UE700 has a lot more pizazz.

 

I've only heard the ER-4PT + 75 ohm, some people say the HF5 is identical to the ER-4 except made in China, I'm not sure. :/

 

The TDK BA100 and XBA-1 are newcomers to the single driver BA scene - they have limited, yet quite positive reviews so far, it seems this audio community loves equipment that is new, or soon to be released, so I recommended them.

 

It makes sense, we are all on a mystery hunt for new sound, and like to talk about X just released or imported from the far east novelty with our peers. ;)

 

For dynamic driver IEM's in that price range, another new one to consider with positive reviews is the JVC FXT90, and then there is the Sony EX600 for $131.

 

If you really value the midrange, then Hifiman RE262 seems to be the popular pick there from what I can tell.

 


Edited by kiteki - 11/27/11 at 11:04am
post #4947 of 16803
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Originally Posted by olear View Post


You might want to consider Atrio MG7.
 

 


 

 

OK I'll have a little read up about them.

Thanks very much... It's just that when you're spending a fair whack, you want something you'll be happy with.

 

Many thanks.

 

post #4948 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 


Fit would be the deal-breaker for me as well. In terms of performance they are on the same level, with the TF10 a bit more v-shaped and colored and the GR07 more balanced and netural.

 


 

 

You think the TF10's are that odd/bad a fit that they're worth reconsidering?

I mean comfort is paramount really, well second to sound but not by much.... do you think the GR07's would be better?

 

Man... I have a shorter shortlist now than I did but the decision seems to be getting harder biggrin.gif

 

What about the Etymotic HF5's?

 

Any better for fit, similar quality sound?

 

 


Edited by blupblup - 11/27/11 at 11:05am
post #4949 of 16803
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by blupblup View Post

You think the TF10's are that odd/bad a fit that they're worth reconsidering?

I mean comfort is paramount really, well second to sound but not by much.... do you think the GR07's would be better?

 

Man... I have a shorter shortlist now than I did but the decision seems to be getting harder biggrin.gif

 

What about the Etymotic HF5's?

 

Any better for fit, similar quality sound?



I don't think the HF5 is what you're looking for. As for TF10 fit, it can be hit or miss depending on your ears. At the current less-than-GR07 prices it's probably worth to at least try it.

post #4950 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post



I don't think the HF5 is what you're looking for. As for TF10 fit, it can be hit or miss depending on your ears. At the current less-than-GR07 prices it's probably worth to at least try it.



 

 

Well GR07's are £100... so about $154?

 

TF10's are £125 ... so about $193?

 

Is that good for what they are?


Edited by blupblup - 11/27/11 at 12:55pm
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