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post #6121 of 16802

Hello Joker. Than you for everything that you do. beerchug.gif When can we see a review on the Yamaha's EPH-100?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/577712/yamaha-eph-100

post #6122 of 16802

Oh my a UE review? TF10 review might not be all that far off then eh?

post #6123 of 16802

ljokerl, could you compare the sound of the Miles Davis Tribute to the FXT90?  As well as the isolation?  Thanks!

post #6124 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Xinn3r View Post

Joker,

just checking to see if there are any Chinese brands I miss,

ECCI

HiFiMan (just knew this 5 minutes ago)

Visang

VSonic

SoundMAGIC

Yuin

 

any other nice ones I need to know about? I'm looking for my next purchase tongue.gif


brainwavz

 

post #6125 of 16802
Thread Starter 

 

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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

At the moment I use a Fischer audio dba-02, would it be worth me buying a cheap super fi 3 for more tough use?


I never recommend using higher-end units in environments where they can be damaged so from that perspective - yes. The SF3 is not the best-sounding thing in its price bracket so unless you are getting a hefty discount on the original price I would consider alternatives as well. The Brainwavz M1 I thought sounded a lot like the SF3 but is significantly cheaper at MSRP.
 

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Originally Posted by ChristmaSFnatic View Post

Thanks again Joker. 7+ estimated score? Not bad. Also in your opinion, doesnt make a difference between flat and regular shaped cords eh? - quality wise?

That said, you still advice the Spark over vPulse if I dont mind the lack of volume controls right? Im torn between the two.


Depends on the cable - like regular cables, some flat cords are better than others. The vPulse one is very flat and very smooth.

 

If you don't mind enhanced treble in addition to enhanced bass, I would take the Spark. The vPulse has a smoother top end and a slightly wider soundstage but also a bit less clarity and poorer layering compared to the Spark. It's a very close call, though, so if you want the full remote just get the vPulse.

 



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Originally Posted by XacTactX View Post

Sorry, let me clarify this post, I want ear tips that will bring the RE0 toward a neutral sound signature.

 

I have the HiFiMan RE0 coming in the mail, and I'm wondering what eartips to get. I don't have the PL30 so I can use the foam tips, and I don't want to go to the trouble of de-coring the Shure olives. What's the next best alternative? (preferably something that doesn't mess up the treble and doesn't have to be replaced often). I heard the Sony hybrids mess up the treble, but what's the overall consensus on those?

 

Also, I ordered some eartips off of eBay. The double flange ones look just like the ones that come with the RE0, and the triple flange ones look like Etymotic triple flange (but I'm sure it's more complicated than that). These are the ones I got.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200715970526?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200708810680?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649



Those aren't RE0 bi-flanges. I think they should be similar to the ones that come with MEElec sets. Ditto on the triples. I liked those bi-flanges on the RE0 but I would just wait and try all the tips you've got before looking for more options. 



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Originally Posted by dosley01 View Post

 

Grabbed a pair of MDs at the $149 price, too cheap to pass up.  I've had Turbines and MTPC and was actually a little sorry I sold the MTPC as they were "fun" so it will be interesting to see how I like the MD.  I've really come to like the MDR-EX600 also even though it's not my normal sound signature but I think I have finally burned my brain in to them.  I need to weed down the stable of IEMS and Headphones to 1 On-Ear and 2 IEMS.  Definitely keeping the ESW9 and I really enjoy the TF10 for my commute so it looks like the battle will be between the IE8s, EX600s and MMDT but I already feel like it might be time to find the IE8s a new home, and I never thought I would say that.  eek.gif


Good price for MDs, especially if the warranty is intact.


 

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Originally Posted by Xinn3r View Post

Joker,

just checking to see if there are any Chinese brands I miss,

ECCI

HiFiMan (just knew this 5 minutes ago)

Visang

VSonic

SoundMAGIC

Yuin

 

any other nice ones I need to know about? I'm looking for my next purchase tongue.gif


Out of the ones popular on head-fi none come to mind in addition to what psygeist said. Should be plenty of options there.

 


 



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Originally Posted by eat2na View Post

Hello Joker. Than you for everything that you do. beerchug.gif When can we see a review on the Yamaha's EPH-100?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/577712/yamaha-eph-100


No plans for an EPH-100 review at this time. Current review queue is on the front page of the thread, below the table.

 



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Originally Posted by Fimbulvetr View Post

Oh my a UE review? TF10 review might not be all that far off then eh?


Another way to look at it is 3 UE reviews in 2 years with 7 more to go tongue.gif.

 



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Originally Posted by nyonya View Post

ljokerl, could you compare the sound of the Miles Davis Tribute to the FXT90?  As well as the isolation?  Thanks!


Isolation should be fairly similar, with a slight edge to the MD. The MD is bassier and warmer, with more bleed and fatter, thicker bass (or, conversely, the FXT90 is tighter and quicker). Note thickness is generally greater on the MDs while the presentation is more laid-back compared to the FXT90. FXT90 should have more treble sparkle, too.

post #6126 of 16802

IjokerI, have you heard the Monster Trumpets? Supposely more balanced compared to the other Monster Pro products.

post #6127 of 16802

Thanks again! Im trying to find which sound style is for me, these terms like Dynamic, BA, etc... If Ill buy 2 earphones for opposite spectrums(maybe start at the $70 each more or less) so I can know where I belong, which? Spark and Ety MC3?

post #6128 of 16802
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Originally Posted by ChristmaSFnatic View Post

Thanks again! Im trying to find which sound style is for me, these terms like Dynamic, BA, etc... If Ill buy 2 earphones for opposite spectrums(maybe start at the $70 each more or less) so I can know where I belong, which? Spark and Ety MC3?


     If you are willing to spend $10 more, you can go for the Etymotic HF3/HF5 instead of the MC3 in Best Buy.

post #6129 of 16802

Ill check it out. But Spark(similar to S4) is the opposite of HF3 reference wise eh?

 

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Originally Posted by Niyologist View Post


     If you are willing to spend $10 more, you can go for the Etymotic HF3/HF5 instead of the MC3 in Best Buy.



 

post #6130 of 16802

HF3 is $178 at Bestbuy.

post #6131 of 16802
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Originally Posted by ChristmaSFnatic View Post

HF3 is $178 at Bestbuy.

 

     How about the HF2?

post #6132 of 16802
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Originally Posted by ChristmaSFnatic View Post

Ill check it out. But Spark(similar to S4) is the opposite of HF3 reference wise eh?

 



 


     Definitely. Most BA's can't move air like dynamics, so I'm assuming there's a ton of mid bass and very little sub-bass. The HF3 has extreme clarity in comparison to the S4. The S4 is really colored in tone and pretty dirty in comparison to the HF3. The HF3 has more extended treble than the S4 without being sibilant. The detail is extreme on the HF3 while the S4 has the typical dark tone detail of a dynamic that cost less than $100. So yeah, they are polar opposites.

post #6133 of 16802

Yeah, Ill probably get 2 so I know where to go from there. Would suck if I know one sound signature, without knowing the other(which may or may not be my type). But for budget sake, MC3 right? I read Joker's review that the difference is not much, and in fact MC3 got better build(since Ill be using it for jogging or travelling)...

post #6134 of 16802

No HF2. Ill check on Amazon. The only difference is the volume controls right?

 

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Originally Posted by Niyologist View Post

 

     How about the HF2?



 

post #6135 of 16802
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Originally Posted by ChristmaSFnatic View Post

No HF2. Ill check on Amazon. The only difference is the volume controls right?

 



 


      You'll have to go to the store personally. I've seen like 10-15 HF2/HF3's in my Local Best Buy Store for $78 (HF2) to $94 (HF3).

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