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post #526 of 16802

^Deep insertion may just be comfortable for him, though most likely he wants it for the improved isolation.

post #527 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post

Quick question for Joker and others here.  I'm looking for the best sounding BA IEM's that have straight, deep insertion a la Klipsch and Ety that can use the Klipsch oval gel tips.  Anything better than the ER4S that can use the tips and go deep?


In addition to all of the above, the q-JAYS will work with Klipsch gels and can be seated quite deeply. As for being better than ER4S - that's debatable. 
 

post #528 of 16802
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You said BA, but since you tend to prefer dynamics, perhaps you could also give the MC5s a try. They have the same ety isolation but with a dynamic driver that has new patented technology. The bass would be a lot less anemic i'm guessing, but with the same typical ety sound sig.
 


Has anyone thats tried he MC5 comfirm the insertion depth and isolation level relative to the ER4 or Images?  Do they use the same tips?  I would have thought the dynamic drivers would have a larger nozzle than the BAs meaning I couldn't use the Gel tips?

 

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What's the specific goal with deep insertion?  It's something I've stepped away from, so I'm curious why you specifically look for that.  Also, what's specific about the Klipsch gel tips?  Frankly, I don't touch them.  I'm a bigger fan of foam, especially Shure "Olive" foams.

 

I might lean you towards the Klipsch Custom 3 as an option that's like the ER4S in terms of a great sound stage, a thicker, textured note that is unusual for a BA, and is well balanced and extended.


The Klipsch gels give me the best isolation and comfort of any tip i have ever tried.  The foams really don't isolate or offer me much comfort.
 

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Originally Posted by JxK View Post

^Deep insertion may just be comfortable for him, though most likely he wants it for the improved isolation.


Correct sir on both points.

 

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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post

Quick question for Joker and others here.  I'm looking for the best sounding BA IEM's that have straight, deep insertion a la Klipsch and Ety that can use the Klipsch oval gel tips.  Anything better than the ER4S that can use the tips and go deep?


In addition to all of the above, the q-JAYS will work with Klipsch gels and can be seated quite deeply. As for being better than ER4S - that's debatable. 
 


Thx joker.

 

Edit - I don't think I can do recessed mids on the QJays.  Looks like the Ety 4-S then unless the MC5 are that good.


Edited by Anaxilus - 7/30/10 at 12:35am
post #529 of 16802

oh the Q-Jays, not sure id give them such a high mark as you did but damn they are not too shabby arent they.

 

post #530 of 16802
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oh the Q-Jays, not sure id give them such a high mark as you did but damn they are not too shabby arent they.

 


Certainly not for the price you paid... Hoping to have a chance to compare them to the UE700s soon. Looks like my dual-armature quest continues 

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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post

oh the Q-Jays, not sure id give them such a high mark as you did but damn they are not too shabby arent they.

 


Certainly not for the price you paid... Hoping to have a chance to compare them to the UE700s soon. Looks like my dual-armature quest continues 

 

ditto

 

still cash aside id be putting the Q-Jays right along side the custom 3 in terms of goodness.
 

post #532 of 16802

I would give the MC5s a shot before buying the ER4P, really. Despite being dynamics, the MC5s share the traditional Ety sound tube. If you let them burn in for 100 hours or so, they sound excellent. I found a weird Comply, the T140 (work with PFEs and sold by Audeo), really really work well with the MC5s. Not too deep of an insertion required. I had used them with the ADDIEMs, and tried a pair. And they really are an excellent match with the MC5. I know they are Complys, but you can get 3 pair for $13.95 from Audeo. I know, cause I just bought some for my ADDIEMs.
 

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Has anyone thats tried he MC5 comfirm the insertion depth and isolation level relative to the ER4 or Images?  Do they use the same tips?  I would have thought the dynamic drivers would have a larger nozzle than the BAs meaning I couldn't use the Gel tips?

 


The Klipsch gels give me the best isolation and comfort of any tip i have ever tried.  The foams really don't isolate or offer me much comfort.
 


Correct sir on both points.

 


Thx joker.

 

Edit - I don't think I can do recessed mids on the QJays.  Looks like the Ety 4-S then unless the MC5 are that good.


Edited by slaters70 - 7/30/10 at 11:27am
post #533 of 16802
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Originally Posted by slaters70 View Post

I would give the MC5s a shot before buying the ER4P, really. Despite being dynamics, the MC5s share the traditional Ety sound tube. If you let them burn in for 100 hours or so, they sound excellent.


Are they really that good that you would try these before the ER4P? I've always wanted to own another Etymotic after selling my ER6i and I'm thinking the ER4P since considering my sound signature I do have to try them eventually even though I probably wouldn't own them for very long probably

post #534 of 16802

I'm not really looking at the P but the S, I definitely prefer it over the P.  Curious about the B as well, but it scares me.  Sounds like a recipe for sibilance.

post #535 of 16802

Ended up not getting the FXC80 because the shipper had availability issues.  Luckily, I got them canceled.

 

Ordered the Klipsch C3's instead.  Thanks for this compilation.

post #536 of 16802
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Added Head-Direct RE-ZERO and H2O Audio Surge.
 

 

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Ended up not getting the FXC80 because the shipper had availability issues.  Luckily, I got them canceled.

 

Ordered the Klipsch C3's instead.  Thanks for this compilation.


Good choice 

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Added Head-Direct RE-ZERO and H2O Audio Surge.
 


Sweet. I've been curious if H2O is for real or just a marketing gimmick.

Thanks.

post #538 of 16802

You are a beast Joker.  RAWR!

post #539 of 16802

If this thread had a buying guide with pricewatch and a spec-sheet with every 'phone you could turn it into a stand-alone website. :) 

post #540 of 16802

My RE-Zero should arrive tomorrow... or the day after. It's always good to read more impressions, though. Thanks for the review/comparison.

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