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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Hey, did you get a chance to listen to the AF78 (or any of Audiofly's other products) at CES, Joker? If so, how do you think it measures up? For an unknown startup to come out of nowhere, they seem well prepared and very polished, on the corporate and marketing side, at least.


Not yet, I don't even know where their booth is.


 

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After your excellent review of the FXT90's and you were spot on with the way the C1's sound I can't wait to here what you think of the TF10 and EX600.  I have the TF10's but not the EX600 though I'm still thinking of getting either them or some GR07's and the Yamaha EPH-100SL are still in the running.


The EX600 will probably come sooner than the TF10 as the write-up is nearly finished. Have to put up a couple of lower-end sets next week though.

 



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Wish they would get rid of that annoying memory cord. That was one of the reasons why I hated my M6.



That's the only thing that makes the M6 special in its price range. Otherwise they might as well ditch it altogether.



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If they stop using wires altogether and actually gave the cord memory characteristics then it would better than the M6. I cannot help but compare these wires to paper clips.


The memory wire is stainless steel which would make for a pretty poor conductor. The memory wire on the previous revisions was copper but it was too stiff to be convenient.
 



 

post #5627 of 16803

Nice, I'm looking forward to both reviews.

post #5628 of 16803

Well, they could turn out to be mediocre like so many other companies, but they seem good, for now. This probably won't help much, but the booth looks like this, according to their Tumblr:

 

Audiofly Booth CES
 

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Not yet, I don't even know where their booth is.

 

post #5629 of 16803

I made a thread for the new MEELEC headphones:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/590183/new-meelec-headphones-ces-2012#post_8049805

 

 

post #5630 of 16803
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Well, if you're interested, I've posted a comparison between the K3003, FI-BA-SS and UERM here.

Yup, saw that already. Thanks much for the impressions. Hoping to audition the K3003 locally. Hoping...
post #5631 of 16803

I'd be interested to know if anyone here has ever lost/broken a set of seriously expensive ($600+) IEMs. Sure, it can happen with 'regular' cans, but mine never leave the house : by contrast, I've found my IEMs in all sorts of interesting nooks and crannies. biggrin.gif

 

(I know - put them back in the case yada yada yada. Yes, mum, I am wearing clean underwear as I type this...)

post #5632 of 16803

joker ...

 

I lost my Phonak Audeo 022s (with the mic button)

 

While I'm thinking of buying another pair, is there an alternative that suits this:

 

-Same comfort (better if possible ... is that possible?)

-mic .... has to have a mic, makes business phone calls easier for me as I can focus on work and talk.

-durability, the 022s are pretty durable and took a good beating from me.

-fuller sound.  I like a warm sound, but I'm not expecting headphone like quality.  I kind of felt the sound was a bit too neutral for my taste (green tips help, but where are the mids?)

 

thanks.

 

You helped me buy this pair in the first place and I can't believe it's gone.

post #5633 of 16803

UE600vi perhaps. Not much is known about them but they seem to suit what you're looking for. Haven't heard it but they graph better than the UE700 and have a warmer sound. (based on InnerFidelitys graphs).


Edited by Inks - 1/12/12 at 9:40pm
post #5634 of 16803
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Originally Posted by joe it View Post

 

 

It is exactly this type of evolution to which i was thinking and that i hope will be continued .
 
The solution  of FI-BA-SS (according in some way) and the K3003 with a the dynamic driver for the low frequencies. But above all advance in research with the solution 'consumer' with IEM to wear easily. 
 
The classic solution i see better to monitor in live situations, when sound is not only more convenient, but necessary. In daily use for listening to music IMO the solution adopted by FI-BA-SS or K3003 is preferable.


Joe it, that's why some people use custom IEM's at home, and open-air earbuds in public.
 

I am thinking of doing the same, it seems like an ideal setup.

 

 

post #5635 of 16803
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Well, they could turn out to be mediocre like so many other companies, but they seem good, for now. This probably won't help much, but the booth looks like this, according to their Tumblr:

 

Audiofly Booth CES
 

 


Its helps because it tells me I haven't been near it. That's pretty noticeable as far as CES booths go. It's unfortunate the CES android app is inferior to the apple one but it still helps navigate.. somewhat.

 



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Originally Posted by roker View Post

joker ...

 

I lost my Phonak Audeo 022s (with the mic button)

 

While I'm thinking of buying another pair, is there an alternative that suits this:

 

-Same comfort (better if possible ... is that possible?)

-mic .... has to have a mic, makes business phone calls easier for me as I can focus on work and talk.

-durability, the 022s are pretty durable and took a good beating from me.

-fuller sound.  I like a warm sound, but I'm not expecting headphone like quality.  I kind of felt the sound was a bit too neutral for my taste (green tips help, but where are the mids?)

 

thanks.

 

You helped me buy this pair in the first place and I can't believe it's gone.



If you are comfortable with Shure form factors, the SE215 w/mic cable might work. The Spider Realvoice is another warm-sounding one with mic (apple 3-button style). Long-term durability is unknown and comfort is hit or miss. The bass might also sound a little bloated coming from Phonaks. Beyer's MMX101iE is another option though it is much bassier and again the bass is somewhat bloated compared to an armature-based set. It is comfortable, well-built, and definitely warm-sounding, though. 

post #5636 of 16803

The K2 [SP'd MX] is scaling up very nicely with the Epiphany EHP-O2 amp biggrin.gif

post #5637 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post


 


Its helps because it tells me I haven't been near it. That's pretty noticeable as far as CES booths go. It's unfortunate the CES android app is inferior to the apple one but it still helps navigate.. somewhat.

 



If you are comfortable with Shure form factors, the SE215 w/mic cable might work. The Spider Realvoice is another warm-sounding one with mic (apple 3-button style). Long-term durability is unknown and comfort is hit or miss. The bass might also sound a little bloated coming from Phonaks. Beyer's MMX101iE is another option though it is much bassier and again the bass is somewhat bloated compared to an armature-based set. It is comfortable, well-built, and definitely warm-sounding, though. 



I'm not a huge fan of Shure.  If I did go with a more balanced but not etymotic flat neutral sound, would there be a better option?  In fact, I'm willing to sacrifice my tlt toward warmth in the name of comfort and durability.

 

post #5638 of 16803
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Get an armature-based custom with a flat signature, e.g. CTM-200. Doubt you'll get a significant upgrade otherwise unless you find a signature that suits you better.
 

 


Thanks! I do personally like the FXT90 and would pick it any day over almost all similarly-priced and many pricier earphones.

 


Ouch tongue.gif

 


Sold one pair and getting another FXT90. I miss their sound.
 

 

post #5639 of 16803

void


Edited by bmeat - 8/17/14 at 9:39am
post #5640 of 16803
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The K2 [SP'd MX] is scaling up very nicely with the Epiphany EHP-O2 amp biggrin.gif


Nice.
 

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