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Thank you kitaki,smile.gif but really you think are "great" IEM, at least at the level of mentioned JVC? rolleyes.gif

 


The ANC23 isn't great, but it's very dolce, and it's on amazon.it.

 

If you're importing a high-end IEM from Japan, consider also researching perhaps the Final Audio A1, TDK BA200, Sony XBA-4.

 

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void


Edited by bmeat - 12/15/11 at 11:56pm
post #5178 of 16803
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 really? i thought he addiem has more than enough bass, as well as the superfi5. of course not as much as the klipsch senn or metrofi that ive had, but it sounds like it has the right amount. do the gr07 have "exaggarted" bass or would one call the gr07 or something like the addiems bass to be considred netrual or flat?


Well, so far it does have a bit more quantity, the ADDIEM is bass neutral, but on the light side of neutral. What the GR07 really shines in is bass quality. While the ADDIEM had mostly controlled bass when the song called for it, when it had to "thump" it usually "boomed", which actually seemed to give the impression that they weren't so bass light. Being a fast dynamic, the GR07 not only captures more detail and texture than the ADDIEM, it feels like real bass.

 

45 hours in, the only things that could still use some fixing are the treble peak and the way it handles loud and complex passages. It's not bad, really, but it's not much better than the ADDIEM used to handle them, and complexity handling was one of the things listed on the review as a quality of the GR07.

 

It is extremely likely that my source is a big part of the problem. I only listen to them with my MacBook Pro or my 6th generation iPod nano (the freaking small one with a touchscreen), and between the MBP's onboard DAC/Amp and the nano's underpowered (for a headphone such as this) internals, I am thinking of buying a Fiio E7 in the next two weeks, as it is both a DAC (higher quality than the nano's I guess) and an Amp.

post #5179 of 16803

Hi all,

 
I made a new thread but I didn't realise that these types of questions were being posted in this thread!
 
I have a budget of £150, and am wondering what are the most natural sounding headphones I can get. I have an all Linn system at home, with lively but detailed presentation. I'm ideally looking for something similar. I was looking at Ety hf3s but I'm worried that these will be too light bass wise. It is important that the overall sound signature is balanced, not bloated! If the Etys are balanced, rather than bass light, they could be perfect for me!
 
The music will vary, a bit of jazz, acoustic, also some hip-hop (though here I do not want massive bass, I just want tight, clean, balanced presentation!
 
Many thanks all :)
post #5180 of 16803

This thread is discussing IEM's, not full-size headphones, but then you wrote Ety so I'm confused lol.

 

Will you be using your IEM at home, connected to your high-end Linn system?

 

post #5181 of 16803
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This thread is discussing IEM's, not full-size headphones, but then you wrote Ety so I'm confused lol.

 

Will you be using your IEM at home, connected to your high-end Linn system?

 



Well, I'm not sure about him, but in my country everything that's in, on or around your head is "headphones". If you say "In-ear monitors" you're kind of a freak.

 

Then again, I guess all of us head-fiers are

post #5182 of 16803

For the average joe I thought there is headphones (full-size) clip-ons (they clip-on) and earphones (IEM's and earbuds).

 

If you say IEM they think of what musicians use on stage.

post #5183 of 16803
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

For the average joe I thought there is headphones (full-size) clip-ons (they clip-on) and earphones (IEM's and earbuds).

 

If you say IEM they think of what musicians use on stage.



Well, everything here is "fones de ouvido" (earphones). There is no translation for "headphones". Basically no one says "clip-on" (if they did it would be in english), and although there seems to be the term "intra-auricular", the few people who know what it is about just say "in-ears". Most just call them "those earphones with rubber that you stick in your ears".

post #5184 of 16803

Sorry for not being specific! The source will be my 4S, and I'm looking for IEMs. 

 
The Linn system is mentioned as the presentation of my home setup is what I'm looking for. Anybody that is into their high end hifi will know that the Linn house sound is clean, uncoloured, most will even say clinical. I'm looking for a clean, detailed, balanced IEM. Natural sound is important, with bass having good impact without being massively overblown, but enough quantity to not seem light, just natural. The Ety's theoretically are ideal, but of course reality is very different. 
 
I do have a slightly odd question, but how much bass, in quantity, do the Etys have in comparison to the stock iPhone headset? Really strange question, but everybody will have heard them at some point, so it surely is worth asking! 
 
I'm certainly not new to IEMs, but I'm fed up with unbalanced, bassy IEMs - I just want something that sounds right! :P

Edited by lamboman - 12/16/11 at 5:04am
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I have a feeling you're an Ortofon E-Q5 man.

post #5186 of 16803

Just ordered the VSonic GR06. My VSonic GR06 will arrive by Christmas Eve.


Edited by Niyologist - 12/16/11 at 8:22am
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void


Edited by bmeat - 8/16/14 at 3:20pm
post #5189 of 16803
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I think you would like the FTX90 better than the FX500 - the FX500 will likely have too much bass, or at least not enough bass control compared to something like the Xcape IE. You may have better luck picking one up on the sale forum here and having it shipped to you via EMS than finding a store that will sell you a new one.

 

 

I found a seller on ebay who ships via EMS and I ordered. When it arrives I will post my impressions. smile.gif
 

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The ANC23 isn't great, but it's very dolce, and it's on amazon.it.

 

If you're importing a high-end IEM from Japan, consider also researching perhaps the Final Audio A1, TDK BA200, Sony XBA-4.

 

 

Very attracted by the Final Audio A1, I read a lot about it, I will continue, it might be the first BA who interest me. cool.gif

 

post #5190 of 16803

I now definitely know that I need an amp. Lowering down the volume so that detail is *just* barely hearable in an absolutely quiet background makes everything sound about as natural as I'd like. Increasing the volume by a little bit fogs the music. If that's not a sign that I need an amp, I don't know what is, because the IEMs themselves can clearly do more than that.

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