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What might you recommend, along the lines of the GR07 being my favourite, as a sidegrade or something comparable to the GR07? I'm thinking something a little more edgy with a touch more presence in the treble. The GR07 really are perfect for me, just wondering what you might have to say. etysmile.gif

 

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Edited by jarrett - 2/17/12 at 11:12am
post #6017 of 16803
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Originally Posted by jarrett View Post

What might you recommend, along the lines of the GR07 being my favourite, as a sidegrade or something comparable to the GR07? I'm thinking something a little more edgy with a touch more presence in the treble. The GR07 really are perfect for me, just wondering what you might have to say. etysmile.gif

 

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The FXT90s should work well for that - what price range were you looking at?

post #6018 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Xinn3r View Post

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?

 


More bass punch, more treble, better space. Between those two I would go for the E10 unless you are worried that the signature will be too colored for you.

 


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


Agreed, I always chuckle at it when I scroll too far. I believe when I moved here from v. 1 of this thread the CK10 was the most expensive earphone tested (and it was cheaper back then than it is now, too).

 



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Originally Posted by jarrett View Post

What might you recommend, along the lines of the GR07 being my favourite, as a sidegrade or something comparable to the GR07? I'm thinking something a little more edgy with a touch more presence in the treble. The GR07 really are perfect for me, just wondering what you might have to say. etysmile.gif

 

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Sony EX600, JVC FX500, maybe even ATH-CKM99.

post #6019 of 16803

I have such an itch to upgrade my IEM's. I recently jumped up to the LCD-2 for my home rig, and now I want to upgrade my (portable) Triple.fi's....Before I do, I want to hear your impressions! I will continue to wait patiently, and once again, thanks for all the hard work. If it takes long enough for me to save enough to buy Unique Melody's Merlins, so be it!

 

To hold me over, considering a trade for FXT90's, to give dual dynamics a try.


Edited by gjohnst4 - 2/17/12 at 6:41pm
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Originally Posted by gjohnst4 View Post

I have such an itch to upgrade my IEM's. I recently jumped up to the LCD-2 for my home rig, and now I want to upgrade my (portable) Triple.fi's....Before I do, I want to hear your impressions! I will continue to wait patiently, and once again, thanks for all the hard work. If it takes long enough for me to save enough to buy Unique Melody's Merlins, so be it!

 

To hold me over, considering a trade for FXT90's, to give dual dynamics a try.


The FXT90 is probably a good idea and a solid gauge of what a modern dynamic can do for a moderately low price. I was lucky enough to hear the LCD-2 out of an Anedio D1 side by side with my Miracle and it was a close call. Any universal IEM would probably be a step down but if you can get used to IEM presentation you may be surprised at how close something like a $350 FX700 can get to a properly amped LCD-2 in a number of areas.

 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

if you can get used to IEM presentation you may be surprised at how close something like a $350 FX700 can get to a properly amped LCD-2 in a number of areas.


I agree with that.  I think the mid to high-ish end IEMs I've heard are better than almost all full size 'phones I've heard in the same price range.  In that range I think the only thing full size 'phones do better at is a larger soundstage.

 

Also, FWIW I haven't heard tons of IEMs but I have heard most all of the popular "mid-fi" 'phones and owned many of them at one time.  I went though many different pairs trying to find something that I liked as much as my SE530s and I found it surprisingly difficult.

 

I wouldn't know if the superiority of IEMs would continue up to the high end because while I've heard a few different flagship level 'phones I've only ever heard one demo CIEM and have never owned any either.  With that experience I can say that I don't think even mid level universals are embarrassed by high end full size 'phones like the LCD-2.  For example, I'd describe the LCD-2 as an SE530 with better soundstage, better treble extension, and tactile bass impact.  I think the SE530s manage to hold their own in other areas and though its getting a little hazy since I haven't heard the LCD-2 in a while I think I remember the SE530s being slightly superior in the preciseness of imaging.

post #6022 of 16803

Another great review with the Monoprice MEP-933's. I picked them up to just see if an $8 IEM can actually sound good. They sound for the price is pretty amazing. I am a sucker for midrange. You accurately described its midrange as "crisp and clean". I'm also prefer a more laid back treble, but not lacking treble which describes the MEP's.

 

The housings are pretty ridiculously big and it takes a little effort to get them in and sealed. But once in, I am able to use them as my "sleeping" IEM. They are actually really good for this because I think they sound even better at low volume. The top end does get a bit "smeary" when things get fast(cymbals) as you described, but not notably at low volumes.

 

 

post #6023 of 16803

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Originally Posted by ClieOS 


Not Though an interesting point I think most people missed - the Monoprice 8320 [MEP-933] is the flagship of OVC China released about 2 years ago. Monoprice is probably selling it as an OEM product from OVC (which is what OVC main business is)

 

Thought it would be good to have this here for background.


Edited by vwinter - 2/18/12 at 4:27pm
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I just received my meeelectronics M-6 and I must say this are good. But how would the mono price 8320 fair against it and also the vsonics GR07
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what would be the purpose of having two dynamic drivers in the fxt90?

post #6026 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Gryphus0204 View Post

Out of the vsonics GR07 and the Sony MDR-EX600... Which would be better for pop,Rock, punk rock and drum and bass? Longevity of the IEM also matters a lot 


EX-500 wink.gif

 

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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post

 I think the SE530s manage to hold their own in other areas and though its getting a little hazy since I haven't heard the LCD-2 in a while I think I remember the SE530s being slightly superior in the preciseness of imaging.


Imaging in IEMs vs headphones is an interesting subject. To me quite a few high-end IEMs provide a more singular sonic image with a good on-center feel. However, they also maintain the ability to position things accurately, which would be lost if, for example, stereo separation was gone. Some still do have a high degree of left-right separation in the way they present music (Sony EX600/EX1000, for example) and that gives them more of a headphone-like feel.

 



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Originally Posted by Painful Chafe View Post

Another great review with the Monoprice MEP-933's. I picked them up to just see if an $8 IEM can actually sound good. They sound for the price is pretty amazing. I am a sucker for midrange. You accurately described its midrange as "crisp and clean". I'm also prefer a more laid back treble, but not lacking treble which describes the MEP's.

 

The housings are pretty ridiculously big and it takes a little effort to get them in and sealed. But once in, I am able to use them as my "sleeping" IEM. They are actually really good for this because I think they sound even better at low volume. The top end does get a bit "smeary" when things get fast(cymbals) as you described, but not notably at low volumes.


Thanks!

 

I agree that most of the 'problems' with the Monoprice wouldn't even be worth mentioning if it performed like a standard $7 IEM in key areas but it doesn't, so it gets matched up against higher-end gear until the flaws begin to show.


 

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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

 

Thought it would be good to have this here for background.


Nothing surprising about that aside from the MEP-933 being OVC's flagship. Every product has an OEMs and OVC's a pretty big one from what I've read. They had a few of their own headphones come up as a blip on the Head-Fi radar a few years ago but those are long forgotten.

 

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Originally Posted by Gryphus0204 View Post

I just received my meeelectronics M-6 and I must say this are good. But how would the mono price 8320 fair against it and also the vsonics GR07


In terms of accuracy and fidelity the M6 wouldn't do so well. It's a v-shaped sound to the flatter profile of the GR07 / Monoprice and will sound bass- and treble-happy in comparison. Put it another way, if you like the signature of the M6 I would not recommend the GR07 or 8320 as a direct upgrade since they have a different signature. Naturally, they also have better clarity, detail, bass control, smoothness, etc. compared to the M6.

 



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what would be the purpose of having two dynamic drivers in the fxt90?


Same as that of any other dual dynamic, I imagine - to be able to tune each driver to its strengths while having the other cover for the weaknesses (in the ideal scenario, at least). The FXT90's diaphragms are made of different materials, which should have different sonic properties. It's the same reason Radius, Moshi, and others use two different-sized dynamic drivers in their sets - the bigger one for bass/mids and the smaller one for treble. AFAIK the Fischer Tandem is the only dual with two identical drivers but they are physically offset from one another inside the shell.

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Originally Posted by Ryolith View Post

what would be the purpose of having two dynamic drivers in the fxt90?



According to JVC they use two different drivers without crossovers to help cover the spectrum better. One driver handles mids and up and the other is mids and down.

 

post #6029 of 16803

Aware of any IEMs that share the PX100-II's sound signature?

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Aware of any IEMs that share the PX100-II's sound signature?



Sure - give the Brookstone Clear Dual-Drive a try.

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