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Originally Posted by Xinn3r View Post

The Xears Coupon code isn't valid anymore... I was just going to buy the Xears XE 200 PRO... sigh...

It was a really great bargain...


I would email Xears and ask if any other promotions are available. Coupon was supposed to be good until the end of the year.

 



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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

well I never come to this thread...

 

Anyone knows if this foam tip would fit the ety MC5? mines are pretty much disintegrated

 

 

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ER38-14F
Black Foam Eartips
BUY NOW - $14.00 5 Pairs

 

 

I remember reading once something about the MC5 having a different bore size then the rest of the etys(?)

 

edit: also these ones on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-Research-ER4-14F-Replacement-Earphones/dp/B0015WNZD6

they are for the ER4, but they say it fits the HF5, are the HF5 and MC5 about the same size? those doesnt seem to be at ety website.



Yes, almost strange to see you in this thread rolleyes.gif. All Ety nozzles are pretty much the same size. I used the same set of Shure Olives on my HF3 and MC5. 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
Yes, almost strange to see you in this thread rolleyes.gif. All Ety nozzles are pretty much the same size. I used the same set of Shure Olives on my HF3 and MC5. 


Yeah, I feel out of place confused_face.gif. in that case, the ones from amazon are cheaper, because of the free shipping. thank you.

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Guys can anyone comment on my small comparison bwtween brainwavz Pro alpha and visonic Gr07? (i plan to sell the Brainwavz)

 

Generally i can see that GR07 is a lot more superior. Although the Pro alpha has more bass quantity the gr07 has faster bass speed and more tight and kicking where it should. The mids have more clarity and can reproduce a lot more sounds both mids and highs. Also the highs extend lot further. In the long run the gr07's sound is less tiring in the ear i think.

Now what troubles me? for some reason the presentation of the pro alpha is a bit more live. I dont know if its more natural or not but the vocals are a bit more in front of the presentation making it more real or something. Although it is a bit more engadging in the start it gets tiring i think. Last Some noise due to bad recording is heared a lot more in the brainwavz pro alpha. (Standing on the Shore- Empire of the Sun).

I dont know if this is bad or good. This happens because pro alpha has more V-shape sound than the vsonic?

 

Any thoughts?

post #5344 of 16803

I'd really like to see your review on the JVC HA FXT90's.  I just purchased some and I always find your reviews very informative.  Also on the ClarityOne to see if you think the sound stage and separation is as thin as I do.

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I would email Xears and ask if any other promotions are available. Coupon was supposed to be good until the end of the year.

 



Thank you very much smile.gif

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Now what troubles me? for some reason the presentation of the pro alpha is a bit more live. I dont know if its more natural or not but the vocals are a bit more in front of the presentation making it more real or something. Although it is a bit more engadging in the start it gets tiring i think. 


The GR07 doesn't do intimacy very well - it's got good soundstage width but only moderate depth. 

 



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I'd really like to see your review on the JVC HA FXT90's.  I just purchased some and I always find your reviews very informative.  Also on the ClarityOne to see if you think the sound stage and separation is as thin as I do.



The ClarityOne is taking a long time because of how wild some of the manufacturer's claims are. I have a lot of issues with the way these are marketed and it's making the objective review more difficult to write (I especially like how the distorted square wave magically turns into a perfect sine wave in the 'tech' section of their site). The sound of the earphone itself is interesting - somewhat v-shaped but really very aggressive all around. I find them to be off-base when it comes to timbre (esp. with instruments that rely on upper midrange and treble response) and note thickness is indeed lacking slightly. There are a number of things I like, too, but I'm just not as impressed as I was earlier in the month with the similarly-priced Fischer SBA-03 or the FXT90.

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

The ClarityOne is taking a long time because of how wild some of the manufacturer's claims are. I have a lot of issues with the way these are marketed and it's making the objective review more difficult to write (I especially like how the distorted square wave magically turns into a perfect sine wave in the 'tech' section of their site). The sound of the earphone itself is interesting - somewhat v-shaped but really very aggressive all around. I find them to be off-base when it comes to timbre (esp. with instruments that rely on upper midrange and treble response) and note thickness is indeed lacking slightly. There are a number of things I like, too, but I'm just not as impressed as I was earlier in the month with the similarly-priced Fischer SBA-03 or the FXT90.

 

I concur with all of this and will be really interested in your final conclusion. These are some strange sounding IEMs imo, and even though the manufacturer's claims regarding their "PureSound Processor" are most likely bogus, they do indeed sound "EQed" in some odd way.

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Indeed, for $112 bones, they aren't bad. But they're FAR from revolutionary, especially with the likes of the EX600, FXT90, and GR07 (among others) around. They're still quite fun, nonetheless, if that's what one is after. I know quite a number of friends and family members that couldn't be happier. I also know a few that could. tongue.gif

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The GR07 doesn't do intimacy very well - it's got good soundstage width but only moderate depth. 

 


 

 

Do you find the JVC FXT90 to have better intimacy?

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post


The GR07 doesn't do intimacy very well - it's got good soundstage width but only moderate depth. 

 



The ClarityOne is taking a long time because of how wild some of the manufacturer's claims are. I have a lot of issues with the way these are marketed and it's making the objective review more difficult to write (I especially like how the distorted square wave magically turns into a perfect sine wave in the 'tech' section of their site). The sound of the earphone itself is interesting - somewhat v-shaped but really very aggressive all around. I find them to be off-base when it comes to timbre (esp. with instruments that rely on upper midrange and treble response) and note thickness is indeed lacking slightly. There are a number of things I like, too, but I'm just not as impressed as I was earlier in the month with the similarly-priced Fischer SBA-03 or the FXT90.



Impressed is the same adjective that I used on Italian forum HERE to describe the sound effect of the FXT90beerchug.gif
 
Yes, I received yesterday.biggrin.gif
 
At the moment I thank you for the advice.smile.gif
 
In a few days I'll be more clear...I hope..blink.gifbiggrin.gif

post #5351 of 16803
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

 

I concur with all of this and will be really interested in your final conclusion. These are some strange sounding IEMs imo, and even though the manufacturer's claims regarding their "PureSound Processor" are most likely bogus, they do indeed sound "EQed" in some odd way.


Same here wink.gif. Haven't fully made up my mind about them yet.

 



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Originally Posted by i2ehan View Post

Indeed, for $112 bones, they aren't bad. But they're FAR from revolutionary, especially with the likes of the EX600, FXT90, and GR07 (among others) around. They're still quite fun, nonetheless, if that's what one is after


Agreed, I think they do especially well with electronic music where natural instruments are not present.

 



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Do you find the JVC FXT90 to have better intimacy?


Yes, absolutely. The FXT90 can be pretty forward.

 



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Impressed is the same adjective that I used on Italian forum HERE to describe the sound effect of the FXT90beerchug.gif
 
Yes, I received yesterday.biggrin.gif
 
At the moment I thank you for the advice.smile.gif
 
In a few days I'll be more clear...I hope..blink.gifbiggrin.gif


Glad you like them! They do a lot of things very right.

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Hey joker are you going to have the FXT90 and the EX600 in the next set of reviews you post, I'd like to see what you think about those 2.  I'm sure I'll love the FXT90 when they get here but just in case I don't or if its has a defect, I'd like to hear what you think of the EX600 because I was close to getting those (as well as the Yamaha EPH-100SL which I don't think you have to review).

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Hey joker are you going to have the FXT90 and the EX600 in the next set of reviews you post, I'd like to see what you think about those 2.  I'm sure I'll love the FXT90 when they get here but just in case I don't or if its has a defect, I'd like to hear what you think of the EX600 because I was close to getting those (as well as the Yamaha EPH-100SL which I don't think you have to review).



X2.

 

Joker, I am in a situation where I am very undecided on which way to go. I can grab a pair of the ex600, or fxt90 for the low 100's, or just go with something cheaper like the MEE A151 or Brainwavz M2.  I am just looking for a set of IEM's to replace some broken Ety Er6i's for the gym.  Something secure, decently durable, and that will sound atleast as good as the ER6i's or better. I am just typically the kind of person where if $50 gets me "mediocre" quality I rater just spend the extra money and get something that is leaps and bounds better.  If for $50 the A151's will hold up well, fit securely, and produce a decent sound, I am all for saving $75.

 

I mostly listen to hip hop/rap, with some newer alternative/rock type music.

 

Thanks for any insight!

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Thanks for the cumulative & insightful reviews ljokerl.

Hope you add the following to your round-up:

 

Klipsch X10

Logitech Ultimate Ears 600

Denon AH-C560

Sony MDR-EX510

Audio-Technica ATH-CKS77

Brainwavz M4

 

Comparisons between all of these would be greatly appreciated; as well as with Etymotic's HF5.


Edited by MainTrane - 12/30/11 at 8:35pm
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Originally Posted by jiff View Post

Hey joker are you going to have the FXT90 and the EX600 in the next set of reviews you post, I'd like to see what you think about those 2.  I'm sure I'll love the FXT90 when they get here but just in case I don't or if its has a defect, I'd like to hear what you think of the EX600 because I was close to getting those (as well as the Yamaha EPH-100SL which I don't think you have to review). 


Maybe not in the next post, but soon. Both reviews are completed to a large degree. JVCs should go up first.

 

 

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Joker, I am in a situation where I am very undecided on which way to go. I can grab a pair of the ex600, or fxt90 for the low 100's, or just go with something cheaper like the MEE A151 or Brainwavz M2.  I am just looking for a set of IEM's to replace some broken Ety Er6i's for the gym.  Something secure, decently durable, and that will sound atleast as good as the ER6i's or better. I am just typically the kind of person where if $50 gets me "mediocre" quality I rater just spend the extra money and get something that is leaps and bounds better.  If for $50 the A151's will hold up well, fit securely, and produce a decent sound, I am all for saving $75.

 

I mostly listen to hip hop/rap, with some newer alternative/rock type music.

 

Thanks for any insight!


The A151 is very different in tuning from the Er6i - better bass punch and depth, but underemphasized treble with less energy. For the gym the A151 works great because of noise-free cable and over-the-ear fit and you certainly won't do much better for $50 if you like BA sound. However, if you wanted something similar to the sound of your ER6i, you may be better off splurging on an Ety HF5. Also, EX600 fit may not be secure enough for gym use.

 

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Originally Posted by MainTrane View Post

Thanks for the cumulative & insightful reviews ljokerl.

Hope you add the following to your round-up:

 

Klipsch X10

Logitech Ultimate Ears 600

Denon AH-C560

Sony MDR-EX510

Audio-Technica ATH-CKS77

Brainwavz M4

 

Comparisons between all of these would be greatly appreciated; as well as with Etymotic's HF5.



I only have the UE600 review planned at this time

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