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Originally Posted by franklyshankly View Post

ljokerl, any plans to review the yamaha eph-100? maybe compare it against the GR07 which it seems to be dethroning in terms of best sound for under $200.


No plans at this time

 



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Originally Posted by Mironov View Post


Could you suggest any IEM's that sounds good in both genre that only costs $50-70?

 


Reasonably balanced: Soundmagic E30, Beyer DTX 71 iE

 

 

Bass-heavy/v-shaped: Fischer Audio Consonance, id America Spark, Soundmagic E10

 

Would take any of these over the A151 for rock or dubstep

 

 



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I have been enjoying my FXT90s for a couple months now - the best earphones I've heard, but then again I haven't heard an awful lot.  I keep getting the itch to try the GR07s - anyone want to push me to either of them?  Is the isolation any better on the Vsonics?  I listen mostly to classic rock (Dire Straits, Pink Floyd), metal (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden) and heavy metal (Iced Earth, Metallica).  Thanks!



Not a huge upgrade in terms of isolation and pretty different in signature so if you like the FXT90s they may be a pretty drastic changeover. 

 


 

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I wouldn't put too much stock in the 1-star Amazon reviews, as they seem to be mostly flame posts. I've only heard of one case of someone's GR07s breaking, and that was the old model, which has since been replaced with an updated model with a better cable. My cables have turned green, but no one has reported any change in sound because of it, and I actually think it looks kind of classy, though that could just be me rationalizing. tongue.gif



 

Oh really? Than the vsonics are the ones I'm gonna get :)beerchug.gif

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Not a huge upgrade in terms of isolation and pretty different in signature so if you like the FXT90s they may be a pretty drastic changeover. 

 


 



Yes, but I used to like the HF5s...and the SuperFreqs (3-way BA custom from a now-defunct company), and before that the Creative EP-630, so I'm ok with a change in sound. In your opinion ljokerl, which of these (FXT90 or GR07) work better for my preferred genres? Any other 'phones I should look at? My price range is pretty flexible, but I'm keenly aware of diminishing returns.

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Yes, but I used to like the HF5s...and the SuperFreqs (3-way BA custom from a now-defunct company), and before that the Creative EP-630, so I'm ok with a change in sound. In your opinion ljokerl, which of these (FXT90 or GR07) work better for my preferred genres? Any other 'phones I should look at? My price range is pretty flexible, but I'm keenly aware of diminishing returns.


I think they are a little too different to compare. The GR07 wide/more distant in presentation, thinner, cooler in tone, etc. I listen in large part to the same stuff you do. The GR07 hits closer to my preferred signature in the lows and mids but I prefer the treble of the FXT90. 

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Reasonably balanced: Soundmagic E30, Beyer DTX 71 iE

 

 

Bass-heavy/v-shaped: Fischer Audio Consonance, id America Spark, Soundmagic E10

 

Would take any of these over the A151 for rock or dubstep

 

 


Thank you so much!!! i will get the E30 maybe tomorrow. 

 

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Joker, I read in your review that VSonic split, what company those become?

I'm new in head-fi world, sorry if this question is outdated :P

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Joker, I read in your review that VSonic split, what company those become?

I'm new in head-fi world, sorry if this question is outdated :P



VSonic and ViSang (who are also the OEM for the Brainwavz ProAlpha/M1/M2/M3)

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VSonic and ViSang (who are also the OEM for the Brainwavz ProAlpha/M1/M2/M3)


Thx for the reply =)

 

In China the Brainwavz Beta and Visang R02 is the same price, which is 30$, which one do you recommend for the same price?

 

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Ah, by the way, I will be using it for mainly listening from my iTouch, and I don't use an amp....

So which one do you recommend for day to day use?

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Thx for the reply =)

 

In China the Brainwavz Beta and Visang R02 is the same price, which is 30$, which one do you recommend for the same price?

 



Different sound signatures despite the similar performance level. The R02 is warm and smooth, the Beta is crisp and sparkly, but with good bass impact. Worth noting is that the R02 is built better and has higher isolation.

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I'm curious. How does the FX500 Vs. EX600 go in terms of Soundstage/Instrument Separation?

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IjokerI, among all the universals you've heard, which two would you choose to

listen to rock and which two for pop (E.John, Beatles, B.Joel, Eagles) ?

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I'm curious. How does the FX500 Vs. EX600 go in terms of Soundstage/Instrument Separation?


The EX600 has a broader/wider/more out-of-the-head soundstage while the FX500 has a more spherical presentation with its depth closer to its width. I thought the separation on the EX600 was better but not a large margin. 

 



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IjokerI, among all the universals you've heard, which two would you choose to

listen to rock and which two for pop (E.John, Beatles, B.Joel, Eagles) ?


Are you asking for a recommendation or my personal opinion? Because as I've said before I don't think genre preferences and signature preferences necessarily coincide. I know there are people out there who listen to rap and hip-hop with Etys and have no complaints. Personally, I would probably pick the EX1000 and W4 for rock as they are rather good compliments without making each other sound absolutely terrible (as the SM3 and EX1000 would). I don't listen to pop on my own time.

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Hi Joker,

I've found yet another IEM I'm interested in, before buying I just wanna check, how does the soundmagic E10 stack against Visang R02?

 

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it should terrify much more than just your wallet! if there turns out to be a super incredible ridiculously good iem at $400 then what choice do we have really..

but if not..then your loss (your wallet that is) is our gain (being more reviews )


Looking back to the beginning of the thread, I find this post in particular rather amusing...

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