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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post


Sure, I think the following would all be good options depending on what you'll be paying for them and the exact sound profile desired:

 

MEElectronics: CC51 or SP51

Soundmagic: E10

Fischer Audio: Eterna or Consonance

Brainwavz: M2

Hippo: VB

 

The E10 is a good start as it is priced reasonably and has a likable sound to it. Not exactly hi-fi but way better than it should be for $35. 

 


 

uhmm.... about eterna, what's so good about v1 being wilder/having less control?

I see that most ppl favor v1 over v2. and v1 is sold at higher price than v2 here.

 

*sorry, i couldn't imagine your explanation well based on the review. so could you re-explain in easier words or just make a summary in 1 sentence. thx XD

 

 


Edited by ezunyan - 3/22/12 at 8:41am
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Originally Posted by Mysterious View Post

Eagerly anticipating the review of the VSonic Gr06 !

I heard it is a very good entry in the IEM market !


It is, no doubt about that wink.gif.

 



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Originally Posted by Reomero View Post

Ooh.. looks like the GR01 has moved into the "In Progress" section...

 

I'm anxious to read your review on them. popcorn.gif


It's all about TWFKs this week and next with the DBA-02 mkII and GR01. 

 



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Originally Posted by Xinn3r View Post

Joker, would you say the HiSound Crystal has more bass presence than the ECCI PR200? With the HS Crystal, you can "feel" the bass more than the PR200?


Yes. The Crystal is not a basshead phone but it's north of flat/neutral and has got plenty of grunt and impact for my liking.

 

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uhmm.... about eterna, what's so good about v1 being wilder/having less control?

I see that most ppl favor v1 over v2. and v1 is sold at higher price than v2 here.

 

*sorry, i couldn't imagine your explanation well based on the review. so could you re-explain in easier words or just make a summary in 1 sentence. thx XD


I think it's the X-factor - the v1 sounds more unique and different from everything else out there than does the v2. Plus it's a little more airy and retains the bass detail despite the greater bass power, which is impressive. However, as I said in my review they are still much more similar to each other than some of the what I'd read led me to believe.

 

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hi guys,

 

i am in thailand, travelling around. Anyone know about good in-ears available here? or good deals/locations for price/performance kings mentioned in jokers reviews?

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Hmm... I guess a bunch of posts got moved out of the thread. I know some questions in there were addressed to me so if you asked something last night, please re-post.

 

For anyone curious about it I put up a review of the Paradigm Shift E3m last night here. Might be a week or two before I get the chance to add it to this thread.

 

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Now this review thread. Thanks ljokerl.
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Hmm... I guess a bunch of posts got moved out of the thread. I know some questions in there were addressed to me so if you asked something last night, please re-post.

 

For anyone curious about it I put up a review of the Paradigm Shift E3m last night here. Might be a week or two before I get the chance to add it to this thread.

 

 

Haha yea, I hoped they had been moved but it was just a purging, all totally gone as far as I can tell. I understand why, but still.

Anyway, I posted:

Have you had any more time with the XBA-1? My mothers birthday is coming up and she actually wants me to buy her IEM's. How could I say no to that? biggrin.gif

She doesn't want me to spend too much though and they seem like a good compromise.


Edited by vwinter - 3/23/12 at 1:20pm
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Haha yea, I hoped they had been moved but it was just a purging, all totally gone as far as I can tell. I understand why, but still.

Anyway, I posted:

Have you had any more time with the XBA-1? My mothers birthday is coming up and she actually wants me to buy her IEM's. How could I say no to that? biggrin.gif

She doesn't want me to spend too much though and they seem like a good compromise.


What music does she listen to?

Possible suggestions might be:
-Sennheiser

-PFE

-Yamas

-GR07's

 

 

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Good review on the Paradigms.  I bought a pair early on being a sucker for Paradigm speakers.  I was certainly not impressed with the earphones.  I felt they had some mid-bass bloat and were a little veiled.  Passed them on to my brother after a single listen.

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 This is mindblowing how complete this is . I spent 5 days back and forth here and ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF IT !

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Now this review thread. Thanks ljokerl.

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 This is mindblowing how complete this is . I spent 5 days back and forth here and ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF IT !

popcorn.gif


Thanks, glad the thread was useful!

 



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Have you had any more time with the XBA-1? My mothers birthday is coming up and she actually wants me to buy her IEM's. How could I say no to that? biggrin.gif

She doesn't want me to spend too much though and they seem like a good compromise.



I don't actually own an XBA-1, I've only heard it once, at a show, and I only compared it to the GR07, which I thought was better, but then that's true for the XBA-4 as well.



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Good review on the Paradigms.  I bought a pair early on being a sucker for Paradigm speakers.  I was certainly not impressed with the earphones.  I felt they had some mid-bass bloat and were a little veiled.  Passed them on to my brother after a single listen.


Thanks. They can be enjoyable in certain contexts but yes, pretty difficult to recommend overall being in the price range of things like the JVC FXT90 and Sony EX600.

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Hmm... I guess a bunch of posts got moved out of the thread. I know some questions in there were addressed to me so if you asked something last night, please re-post.

 

For anyone curious about it I put up a review of the Paradigm Shift E3m last night here. Might be a week or two before I get the chance to add it to this thread.

 


Just curious, what causes the delay between the review being written and it being added to the thread? Is it just assigning numerical values?

 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

I don't actually own an XBA-1, I've only heard it once, at a show, and I only compared it to the GR07, which I thought was better, but then that's true for the XBA-4 as well.


I don't disagree with you; the GR07 is indeed better, but the XBA-1 is half the price, which is pretty nice.

 

I've had mine for a few days already, having had auditioned it several times prior to purchasing it, and while it's no world beater, I believe it's one of the better deals in the Sony portfolio. The extension can be better, and in general everything is just a little thin-sounding, but it's pleasant and mostly a do-no-wrong type of sound. Though I hated the J-cord, I'm getting more used to it. I'd love to hear your thoughts of it against a top-level single BA like the SBA-03, and I'd totally lend mine to you, but it's too bad I don't live in LA anymore.

 

Something comparable in technology and pricing like the PFE121 probably bests it, but I haven't done a direct comparison.

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Just as an update from waaaaay back in late February, when I asked for a IEM recommendation, I received my FXT90 yesterday and I agree with most of ljokerl's impression on it, albeit with a few things I still haven't noticed yet, such as the airiness. But still, it's quite the perfect match for me and have to thank ljokerl for his suggestion back then. Heck I even got it at lesser than street price at $108! Super bargain IMO.

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Hey joker I was wondering how the Atrio MG7 stacks up against the FXT90.  I just bought the Atrio's a few days ago and I have the FXT90 but I'm not all that impressed with them because I just find them to have a sound signature I just don't like to much.  I'm hoping the MG7 is more to my liking and from your review of them I think they will be I just want to know if they are as airy and bright as the FXT90.  I'm looking for a warmer sound but still have some good detail and I know the bass will be great with the lake of a mid-bass hump.

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I don't disagree with you; the GR07 is indeed better, but the XBA-1 is half the price, which is pretty nice.

 

I've had mine for a few days already, having had auditioned it several times prior to purchasing it, and while it's no world beater, I believe it's one of the better deals in the Sony portfolio. The extension can be better, and in general everything is just a little thin-sounding, but it's pleasant and mostly a do-no-wrong type of sound. Though I hated the J-cord, I'm getting more used to it. I'd love to hear your thoughts of it against a top-level single BA like the SBA-03, and I'd totally lend mine to you, but it's too bad I don't live in LA anymore.

 

Something comparable in technology and pricing like the PFE121 probably bests it, but I haven't done a direct comparison.


+1. I'm really interested in Joker's opinion on the XBA-1, especially against the UE700

 


Edited by Xinn3r - 3/24/12 at 8:09am
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