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void


Edited by bmeat - 8/16/14 at 3:14pm
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 did you end up getting the gr07? i dont think you will dissapointed with them..purchase them


Decided against gr07; too neutral. If I needed a studio monitor, gr07 would be it.
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I got mine done for around $40, central Melbourne.

 



Of course you did. Melbourne, a city of 4 million people, and I live in a town of 7,000, some 600 km from Sydney and almost as far from Brisbane. That said, anyone driving to work in Melbourne this morning is probably still sitting in their car (10:15am local time ..) after a truck plowed into a pylon on their main freeway - win some, lose some  ;)

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Nevermind.


Edited by NotSoSerious - 12/12/11 at 4:31pm
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Originally Posted by olear View Post

joker, having the tf10 with V shaped sound signature, I'm looking for a midcentric (with a bit of bass and warm/sweet) iem.

 

Does the ex600 have enough bass? ex1000?

 

The fx700 seems like it would fit the bill? except it's so expensive!

 

Any suggestions are appreciated.



The MDR EX 600 is not a warm sounding IEM it's north of neutral and has a lean aggressive sound with very pronounced highs. Unless you're a treble head consider my post fair warning and look elsewhere. As for bass the EX 600 in my opinion has good bass but it's nowhere near what a bass head would like. It does hip hop and electronica not to badly but if those genres are what you're going to be mostly listening to there's far better out there.

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My IEM Preference

  • Good sounding bass, and good quantity would be a plus, but not needed.
  • Good vocals.
  • Works well with underground/older hip-hop.

I listen to hip-hop, so being able to hear the words is a must.  The reason I need bass, well, is cuz' I just like bass haha.  Out of these headphones, which would suit my preference best?  Thanks for the help.

Meelec's M6, M9, M16, M21, M31, CX21's, or anything else around $28ish on Amazon.

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Originally Posted by steven-026 View Post

My IEM Preference

  • Good sounding bass, and good quantity would be a plus, but not needed.
  • Good vocals.
  • Works well with underground/older hip-hop.

I listen to hip-hop, so being able to hear the words is a must.  The reason I need bass, well, is cuz' I just like bass haha.  Out of these headphones, which would suit my preference best?  Thanks for the help.

Meelec's M6, M9, M16, M21, M31, CX21's, or anything else around $28ish on Amazon.

Klipsh S4 if you're patient you might luck out and get a deal. The S3 is cheaper and bassy but it sounds pretty crappy IMO
 

 

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Originally Posted by steven-026 View Post

My IEM Preference

  • Good sounding bass, and good quantity would be a plus, but not needed.
  • Good vocals.
  • Works well with underground/older hip-hop.

I listen to hip-hop, so being able to hear the words is a must.  The reason I need bass, well, is cuz' I just like bass haha.  Out of these headphones, which would suit my preference best?  Thanks for the help.

Meelec's M6, M9, M16, M21, M31, CX21's, or anything else around $28ish on Amazon.



Out of those Mee options, I would recommend either the M16's, M9's, or the M6's if you don't hate over-ears like I do. 

 

Ljokerl should have a much better opinion then I do.

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Originally Posted by joe it View Post


 

There is not a direct shipment for Italy. You must subscribe to Tenso. It is this that refer?

 


Yes you need to sign up with Tenso, for an IEM the intl. shipping + fee should be around $20 - $25.

 

There is also ebay.

 

 

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Getting back to Joker's latest review, the CTM is the first custom that has ever made me consider spending the money on ear impressions - sadly, like many here, the cost of travelling to a big city and having the impressions done would be more than the custom IEMs cost.

 


Order a kit and do them yourself. It might take an hour or two and maybe require some assistance but it's hardly rocket science.

 



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Originally Posted by Niyologist View Post

When will there be a review of the FX500? I would finally like to end the tough decision of purchasing either the FX500, FX700 or the GR07 before the New Year arrives.


FX500 review is almost finished but I haven't had time to go back and complete it. Hopefully after I put up the ACS T15 write-up...

 



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Originally Posted by iXpertMan View Post

Anyone able to help me out?

I am faced with a decision between Klipsch Image X10 (without mic), Brainwavz B2, Etymotic Research HF2/3/5 or Audeo Phonak 122?

My main factor is obviously music quality but also high isolation rating (I have no problem with buying and using other tips for better isolation).

I listen to mainly mainstream music now, but want to get into the Classics as-well.

The Klipsch seems to cost the most (but on sale now) which to me seems like it's the best deal, after all has good reviews.

Anyone able to suggest me on my purchase. (I'm open to other suggestions, but the budget is limited to <150$ and I read a lot of reviews and these seems to be the main and best contenders).

 


Not having tried the Klipsch, I would definitely go Ety or Brainwavz for isolation. If you want something with a bit more bass punch on the same overall level as the HF2/3/5 and Phonaks there's also the new Fischer SBA-03. With aftermarket tri-flanges the isolation is good.



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Originally Posted by olear View Post

joker, having the tf10 with V shaped sound signature, I'm looking for a midcentric (with a bit of bass and warm/sweet) iem.

 

Does the ex600 have enough bass? ex1000?

 

The fx700 seems like it would fit the bill? except it's so expensive!

 

Any suggestions are appreciated.


I wouldn't expect significantly more punch from an EX600/EX1000 compared to the TF10. The FX700 is not mid-centric; it would probably be considered slightly v-shaped by some.

 



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Originally Posted by olear View Post

Also interested in a three dimensional sound. And that's intimate.

MTP MD or Copper?


MD is pretty much bass-centric. Copper is more balanced, but lacks the warm, smooth mids of the MD or MTPG. Of the three the MTPG is probably the closest to what you want but still not great value - not worth the price premium over a Tandem, for example.

 

 



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Originally Posted by steven-026 View Post

My IEM Preference

  • Good sounding bass, and good quantity would be a plus, but not needed.
  • Good vocals.
  • Works well with underground/older hip-hop.

I listen to hip-hop, so being able to hear the words is a must.  The reason I need bass, well, is cuz' I just like bass haha.  Out of these headphones, which would suit my preference best?  Thanks for the help.

Meelec's M6, M9, M16, M21, M31, CX21's, or anything else around $28ish on Amazon.

 

Out of the MEE stuff the M21, probably - it has the least recessed midrange aside from the CX21 (which probably won't have enough bass for you). 
 

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void


Edited by bmeat - 8/16/14 at 3:14pm
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Order a kit and do them yourself. It might take an hour or two and maybe require some assistance but it's hardly rocket science.

 

 

I considered that, but the at-home kits seem to get a really bad rap here. It also occurred to me that an audiologist is, presumably, someone who has spent a long time learning how to fit people for hearing aids etc and really knows his/her stuff, but if Kiteki got her impressions for 40 AUD, that puts them somewhere in line with the people who use lasers to whiten teeth in shopping centres ! eek.gif

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post


 


Order a kit and do them yourself. It might take an hour or two and maybe require some assistance but it's hardly rocket science.

 


FX500 review is almost finished but I haven't had time to go back and complete it. Hopefully after I put up the ACS T15 write-up...

 


Not having tried the Klipsch, I would definitely go Ety or Brainwavz for isolation. If you want something with a bit more bass punch on the same overall level as the HF2/3/5 and Phonaks there's also the new Fischer SBA-03. With aftermarket tri-flanges the isolation is good.


I wouldn't expect significantly more punch from an EX600/EX1000 compared to the TF10. The FX700 is not mid-centric; it would probably be considered slightly v-shaped by some.

 


MD is pretty much bass-centric. Copper is more balanced, but lacks the warm, smooth mids of the MD or MTPG. Of the three the MTPG is probably the closest to what you want but still not great value - not worth the price premium over a Tandem, for example.

 

 

 

Out of the MEE stuff the M21, probably - it has the least recessed midrange aside from the CX21 (which probably won't have enough bass for you). 
 



Joker, thanks for the understanding of the EX600/1000 and the FX700.

It seems the Tandem is a recommended midcentric iem. I assume the MTPG is also midcentric. What would be a step up from the Tandem?

Also, would you agree that the Tandem would compliment the sound signature of the TF10? If yes, what would compliment the TF10 on the analytical signature side?

 

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Thread Starter 


 

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Originally Posted by bmeat View Post

now buy one olear! will i need an amp if im using a laptop with a

Rated impedance 55 ohms

 

Sensitivity 91 dB/mW, 104 dB/V

 

if not, am i on the verge of needing one?

 


There's more than impedance and sensitivity behind whether something  needs an amp but looking at that I'd say it's borderline, if not in 'amp me' territory.

 



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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

 

I considered that, but the at-home kits seem to get a really bad rap here. It also occurred to me that an audiologist is, presumably, someone who has spent a long time learning how to fit people for hearing aids etc and really knows his/her stuff, but if Kiteki got her impressions for 40 AUD, that puts them somewhere in line with the people who use lasers to whiten teeth in shopping centres ! eek.gif



I've had impressions done for $30. For a professional it's 10-15 mins of work, tops. I've also been quoted as much as $110 by a 'licensed JH Audio audiologist', whatever that is. Any audiologist who has done hearing aids will be able to do impressions just fine. It's just not really something I want to pay for again now that I've started doing my own.



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Originally Posted by olear View Post

Joker, thanks for the understanding of the EX600/1000 and the FX700.

It seems the Tandem is a recommended midcentric iem. I assume the MTPG is also midcentric. What would be a step up from the Tandem?

Also, would you agree that the Tandem would compliment the sound signature of the TF10? If yes, what would compliment the TF10 on the analytical signature side?

 



Not aware of a major step up from the tandem while keeping that general signature. On the analytical side, Ety ER4, perhaps. Doesn't get more analytical than that.


Edited by ljokerl - 12/13/11 at 1:36am
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Joker, would you recommend the RE-262 for someone who loves the HD650 sound sig? Do you think its isolation is good enough, and its build tough enough for daily commutes on the bus? Also, I'll probably be running this unamped straight off a Clip+.

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