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post #5941 of 16803
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post


 

The MDR-7550 and MDR-EX800ST are exactly the same IEM (the only difference being the latter is sold in Japan/Asia). There is indeed a 7550 thread and a few EX800ST reviews/impressions scattered all over the place, here's one of them.

 

FWIW, I personally prefer the EX1000, followed very closely by the 7550/EX800 and then the EX600. SQ-wise, all 3 IEMs are definitely members of the same family. To me if, say, I gave the EX1000 a rating of 10.0, the 7550 would get a 9.5, and the EX600 a 9.0. This would, in turn, make the EX600 the best bang-for-the-buck of all three.

 

Thanks for the link.

I actually started reading when you first got the 7550 and left off when you received your ex1000 back.  

Seem different presentation.
 

 

post #5942 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Gryphus0204 View Post

Are the vsonics any good for drum and bass?



Sure, if you like your D&B portrayed accurately.

post #5943 of 16803

Hey joker I keep forgetting to mention I threw up a review of my Westone 4's recently. Not exactly as well written as your reviews but I thought you might get a kick from it. Let me know what you think all constructive criticism is welcome.

post #5944 of 16803

Hey joker new member here searching for a sub $40 IEM for trance and reggae. After doing some research through your thread and ClieOS's thread, Ive limited my search to:

 

Brainwavz Beta ($28.50)

Soundmagic E10 ($30)

Dunu Trident ($35)

Soundmagic E30 ($36)

Brainwavz M1 (with preorder its only $34.50)

Brainwavz ProAlpha ($40)

 

Out of those which would you recommend or should I be looking at something else? The source will mainly be a laptop and smartphone.

post #5945 of 16803

hehe I landed those ex300's for 30 at cowboom but I don't think they have the offer anymore 

post #5946 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Niyologist View Post


     I'm looking for great detail, clarity, imaging and no recessed mids with near basshead quality low-end.


That almost describes the Yamaha EPH-100.

 

post #5947 of 16803
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Hey joker I keep forgetting to mention I threw up a review of my Westone 4's recently. Not exactly as well written as your reviews but I thought you might get a kick from it. Let me know what you think all constructive criticism is welcome.



I'm not good at critiquing - looks like a very comprehensive and well thought-out review to me beerchug.gif. You may want to ask that guy who found like 80 things wrong with the HD668 review in my portable thread tongue.gif.



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Originally Posted by boost3d View Post

Hey joker new member here searching for a sub $40 IEM for trance and reggae. After doing some research through your thread and ClieOS's thread, Ive limited my search to:

 

Brainwavz Beta ($28.50)

Soundmagic E10 ($30)

Dunu Trident ($35)

Soundmagic E30 ($36)

Brainwavz M1 (with preorder its only $34.50)

Brainwavz ProAlpha ($40)

 

Out of those which would you recommend or should I be looking at something else? The source will mainly be a laptop and smartphone.



All great choices, really don't think you can make a bad decision there. Unless you want a ton of bass I'd go for the E30, personally. It's a good all-rounder with slightly enhanced bass, good space, and excellent clarity.



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Originally Posted by WakiDabeast View Post

hehe I landed those ex300's for 30 at cowboom but I don't think they have the offer anymore 


I paid less than $10 for my second (refurb'd) pair. A stellar deal as far as sound quality goes but unfortunately that didn't make the j-cord any less annoying so it had to go.

 

post #5948 of 16803
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Originally Posted by miow View Post


That almost describes the Yamaha EPH-100.

 


     Thanks. I definitely found my overall Hi-End In Ear. Now moving on to my overall Hi-End Headphones.

post #5949 of 16803
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Originally Posted by jiff View Post


 


Yea I think they sound a bit better than the FXT90's.  They have more detail and better bass in quality and quantity, also the mids are one of the best I've heard in a under $200 IEM.  

 



 

Wow!
 
 I took a look at thread relative and it seems from the comments that are used primarily for genre ' Hypnos '; he expressly says that are not suitable for listening to classical music and lack of tremble.
 
 I was attracted, but all these limitations I have dismissed.
 
post #5950 of 16803

Ijokerl,

 

I'm late to the party having joined a month ago, but this thread is incredibly informative and your careful analysis is greatly appreciated.  I will use this as a decision making tool for my next IEM purchase. I've listened to a few of the higher end universal IEMs and I agree with your evaluations. This is critical because I now have a dependable source that is both trust worthy and credible. Thank you. - Bob

 

 

post #5951 of 16803
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Originally Posted by DWbirdseye View Post

 

 I now have a dependable source that is both trust worthy and credible. Thank you. - Bob

 


We'll be the judge of that, Bob......   very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Seriously, its great to see people spending serious money on a good source in the current financial climate. What's the delivery time on the Puccini stack these days ?

 

http://www.dcsltd.co.uk/

 

 

 

post #5952 of 16803

I wonder if the longer most people remain in this hobby, the greater chance they will gravitate to a more neutral phone.

Any truth?

post #5953 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

The EX600 won't have more punch than an SE215. Maybe consider the FXT90, FX500, or ATH-CKM99?



Thank you for the suggestions, sadly they aren't available here in the UK though frown.gif I know they are a completely different breed, but I noticed your glowing review of the Sennheiser 25-IIs on the other thread, do you think they would perform better in bass heavy genres like heavy metal compared to the Shure SE215s which I did really like but found the bass lacking (I've found a used 25-II pair for around half the RRP). Thanks again, appreciate all the hard work you've put into these threads smile_phones.gif

post #5954 of 16803

Make sure those are real hd25-1 iis, a lot of people get ripped off for the hd25 sp-ii. The ones you want have a split headband.
 

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Originally Posted by Flahbah View Post



Thank you for the suggestions, sadly they aren't available here in the UK though frown.gif I know they are a completely different breed, but I noticed your glowing review of the Sennheiser 25-IIs on the other thread, do you think they would perform better in bass heavy genres like heavy metal compared to the Shure SE215s which I did really like but found the bass lacking (I've found a used 25-II pair for around half the RRP). Thanks again, appreciate all the hard work you've put into these threads smile_phones.gif



 

post #5955 of 16803
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DWbirdseye View Post

Ijokerl,

 

I'm late to the party having joined a month ago, but this thread is incredibly informative and your careful analysis is greatly appreciated.  I will use this as a decision making tool for my next IEM purchase. I've listened to a few of the higher end universal IEMs and I agree with your evaluations. This is critical because I now have a dependable source that is both trust worthy and credible. Thank you. - Bob

 

There's no being late to this party wink.gif. Glad you've been able to relate to the reviews and make use of the thread!



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Originally Posted by Flahbah View Post



Thank you for the suggestions, sadly they aren't available here in the UK though frown.gif I know they are a completely different breed, but I noticed your glowing review of the Sennheiser 25-IIs on the other thread, do you think they would perform better in bass heavy genres like heavy metal compared to the Shure SE215s which I did really like but found the bass lacking (I've found a used 25-II pair for around half the RRP). Thanks again, appreciate all the hard work you've put into these threads smile_phones.gif


Bass as presented by a headphone is slightly different from bass as presented by an IEM. The HD25 is more impactful than the SE215 in terms of air moved by the diaphragm but if you're using them in noisy environments some of that punch might be lost because the Shures do isolate better. As Gilly said, make sure the Senns you're looking at are HD25-1s. 

 

As for IEM availability, I'm afraid you'd have to order the from Japan. The FXT90s and CKM99s are avilable from accessoryjack and the FX500 from seyo-shop.

 

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