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Originally Posted by WhiteMage View Post

Hmm, I might consider that route. Any idea if any of those headphones would benefit from having a small amp, like a fiio ,to drive it? 


Don't bother - at that level you're much better off investing in better earphones than splitting your budget to get an entry-level amp. Save your $20. 

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The FXT-90 is a practically perfect based on what you're looking for.

 

 

 

OK excellent, thanks very much for your help.
 

 

post #4968 of 16802

OK ordered the HA-FXT90's and I'll let you know my impressions when I get them.

 

 

Thanks very much for the help guys.

post #4969 of 16802
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Yeah, I received my pair this week. They are alright earphones but nothing as revolutionary as the marketing claims. Treble is too prominent out of the box.



any updates on this? 

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Edited by kiteki - 11/28/11 at 11:19am
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Had the CC51's for a few weeks now and wanted to say I really love them. Also wanted to share that I just saw them for $25 on Overstock right now. Twice what I paid for them via Amazon. 

 

I'm coming from S4's. It's hard for me to compare but I can say I love both models.

post #4973 of 16802

Hi

 

I'm curious.  Need a decent iem for use for a few weeks whilst my customs are away.  Had toyed with the idea of getting a westone 3 or umx3 but can't really justify that amount.  Did try the shure 215 but was one of those unlucky with the connection issue, sent it back got a replacement and the left side had died!  Didn't realise that till too late.

 

I need decent isolation and had pretty much narrowed it down to the hisound audio crystal which I can currently get for £50 or the brainwavz beta 2 which I can get for £99.00   Not a huge fan of over blown bass (didn't like the monster turbines at all due to that, too tiring to listen to for long periods)so was wondering which was best.  Oh and there's also the q-jays floating around at around a £100 or so atm.  I use a 3rd gen ipod touch and listen to progressive rock/metal and synth.  I also listen to audiobooks a lot.

 

I've also  had the senns ie 7 which I liked a lot but fit issues and poor isolation make that one a no no for work use.

 

I'm also toying with the idea of getting another shure se215 but not sure on that one.

 

Anything else that comes under a £100 with good isolation will also be considered.

 

Cheers.

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^q-jays for £100

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Originally Posted by blairhh View Post

Had the CC51's for a few weeks now and wanted to say I really love them. Also wanted to share that I just saw them for $25 on Overstock right now. Twice what I paid for them via Amazon. 

 

I'm coming from S4's. It's hard for me to compare but I can say I love both models.


*Half

 

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Now my Atrio X took natural sounding to a whole new level. With the Fiio E6 amp, it helped the Atrio X burn-in even better. When I was listening to Vince Guaraldi's "Linus and Lucy" (At 320 kbps), the instruments sounded very real, but detail level was slightly above average, just barely. The soundstage is above average and the instrument separation is certainly above average. The bass guitar at the right. The piano at the middle. The cymbals and hi-hats at the left. everything is crystal clear and the timbre is somewhat above average.

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Originally Posted by Niyologist View Post

Now my Atrio X took natural sounding to a whole new level. With the Fiio E6 amp, it helped the Atrio X burn-in even better. When I was listening to Vince Guaraldi's "Linus and Lucy" (At 320 kbps), the instruments sounded very real, but detail level was slightly above average, just barely. The soundstage is above average and the instrument separation is certainly above average. The bass guitar at the right. The piano at the middle. The cymbals and hi-hats at the left. everything is crystal clear and the timbre is somewhat above average.


Agree with everything that's said, especially since I'm listening to mine now with my FiiO E7, as I type this. Been listening to them all day, and even gave them a go with my Zo (V1), which turned out to be enormously fun, though simply overkill for extended listening, as expected of course. biggrin.gif

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Early morning glance at my head-fi subscriptions summary and wth, joker's thread has 35 new posts, I'm almost thinking the man has had a heart attack or something, but then skimming through the posts thankfully all-clear, it's only kiteki who's found the thread. wink.gif


I expect more than 35 posts when I croak.

 
 

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any updates on this? 


Not for a while - it's at least 5th on the queue which means it won't get some ear time for a while.

 

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Originally Posted by blairhh View Post

Had the CC51's for a few weeks now and wanted to say I really love them. Also wanted to share that I just saw them for $25 on Overstock right now. Twice what I paid for them via Amazon. 

 

I'm coming from S4's. It's hard for me to compare but I can say I love both models.


Good to hear! They are flawed in many ways but $25 is an unbelievable price for the sound. I paid more $10 for a Skullcandy Titan...

 



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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Hi

 

I'm curious.  Need a decent iem for use for a few weeks whilst my customs are away.  Had toyed with the idea of getting a westone 3 or umx3 but can't really justify that amount.  Did try the shure 215 but was one of those unlucky with the connection issue, sent it back got a replacement and the left side had died!  Didn't realise that till too late.

 

I need decent isolation and had pretty much narrowed it down to the hisound audio crystal which I can currently get for £50 or the brainwavz beta 2 which I can get for £99.00   Not a huge fan of over blown bass (didn't like the monster turbines at all due to that, too tiring to listen to for long periods)so was wondering which was best.  Oh and there's also the q-jays floating around at around a £100 or so atm.  I use a 3rd gen ipod touch and listen to progressive rock/metal and synth.  I also listen to audiobooks a lot.

 

I've also  had the senns ie 7 which I liked a lot but fit issues and poor isolation make that one a no no for work use.

 

I'm also toying with the idea of getting another shure se215 but not sure on that one.

 

Anything else that comes under a £100 with good isolation will also be considered.

 

Cheers.


If you didn't have any huge issues with the sound of the SE215, the Crystal should very much be to your liking. I don't think its bass is overblown at all. However, if you're willing to spend twice as much, the B2 and q-JAYS will offer better fidelity. I would go with the q-JAYS since you seem to lean towards warmer-sounding things.  

 

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Agree with everything that's said, especially since I'm listening to mine now with my FiiO E7, as I type this. Been listening to them all day, and even gave them a go with my Zo (V1), which turned out to be enormously fun, though simply overkill for extended listening, as expected of course. biggrin.gif



Absolutely jealous, I got my Zo2 last week and the LOD is completely stuffed (can't be used) so I have to send it back to be repaired/replaced, and yeah, pain in the bum if you live in Australia :(

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Originally Posted by djvkool View Post

Absolutely jealous, I got my Zo2 last week and the LOD is completely stuffed (can't be used) so I have to send it back to be repaired/replaced, and yeah, pain in the bum if you live in Australia :(


I'm really sorry to hear that, my friend. I hope it's worth the wait, once your replacement arrives. redface.gif

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