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post #7081 of 16802
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

You should probably define what those words mean to you.

 

 

 

 

A fun(v-shaped),musical, not relaxed signature

post #7082 of 16802
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Originally Posted by brencho View Post

impressive review! i'm looking to buy my first decent pair of in-ear headphones (~$100) and wondering if you have advice for what i'm looking for. i plan to use them on the go, trains, buses, streets, possibly bike, so isolation and microphonics are things to consider. i listen to a variety of music (jazz, rock, hiphop, folk, some electronic, dubstep and classical), so ideally the headphones would be good for a broad range of music. i will mostly use them from an iphone or laptop, preferably with a headset/remote. i've been looking at etymotics hf3 (but wonder if they will sound too harsh with not enough low-end), shure se215 (though the headset add-on adds some $$), brainwavz, and i like the idea of vsonics, jvc ha-fxt90, or re-0 but those don't seem to be available with a built-in headset. are there any that i've missed that i should consider more strongly given what i'm after? not having used any of these, does one seem to come out ahead? thanks in advance!

 

Without having used any high-end headphones it's probably difficult to say what type of sound you'll like. The SE215 is a safe, rather mainstream-sounding set. There are bassier options such as the Beyer MMX 101 iE and Velodyne vPulse and of course more accurate sets such as the HF3 and the new MEElec A161P. I really don't think the HF3 can sound harsh but opinions on whether its bass qty is sufficient will obviously vary widely.

 

Up in the SE215 price range you can also look at the Phonak Perfect Bass (there is a version with a mic/remote), which can later be upgraded to a regular PFE by buying the other filters from Phonak's site.

 

 

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Originally Posted by dustdevil View Post

After months of searching for new earphones, I've ended up with the jvc fx40 which I see joker have already listed them on the in progress list, I am really impressed, especially for their price.

 

I've had them for a few months now. I think the drivers are quite good, though I don't much like the sound overall.

 

 

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Originally Posted by JohannLiebert View Post

 

A fun(v-shaped),musical, not relaxed signature

 

JVC HA-FX700 should be a good fit for that.

post #7083 of 16802

Hi Joker, i brought a GR07 IEM after reading your review months back.

Now i would like to take a step further and get a new IEM, I like the GR07, but i think it does lack a bit of bass, and a bit harsh on treble, and  I am not a bass head, but listening to Metal on these sound like jazz, techno beats sounds like a joke (I know am i over exaggerating) :) But i dont want a bassy IEM, all i want is an all rounder IEM, where Bass sounds right as much as it shud be, and music should sound the way its supposed to be. My DAP is a Cowon J3 player.

I hear good things about Westone 4, but again, i also hear they are identical to GR07 but a larger version.

 

Your Alclair Reference review puts the IEM on 4 spot in terms of sound quality. Not sure if thats the one for me. :S

I listen to Techno, Metal, Rock, Classic Rock.. bollywood etc.

 

Please guide.


Edited by holyindian - 5/29/12 at 9:56pm
post #7084 of 16802
Hey Joker good review a bit long but very detailed, that said can you help me choose between the Jvc Ftx-90 and the Shure se215? They are around the same price at FS and they both have very high ratings but no direct comparisons. Which do you think is better for bass and has at least decent treble and mids?
post #7085 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Aizen Taicho View Post

Hey Joker good review a bit long but very detailed, that said can you help me choose between the Jvc Ftx-90 and the Shure se215? They are around the same price at FS and they both have very high ratings but no direct comparisons. Which do you think is better for bass and has at least decent treble and mids?

Having owned both, the FXT90 is superior to the 215s in all aspects of sound quality. The FXT90 might not reach as low in the bass but makes up for it by having treble.

post #7086 of 16802
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

I've had them for a few months now. I think the drivers are quite good, though I don't much like the sound overall.

What don't you like about their sound? and what score will you give them?

post #7087 of 16802
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Originally Posted by holyindian View Post

Hi Joker, i brought a GR07 IEM after reading your review months back.

Now i would like to take a step further and get a new IEM, I like the GR07, but i think it does lack a bit of bass, and a bit harsh on treble, and  I am not a bass head, but listening to Metal on these sound like jazz, techno beats sounds like a joke (I know am i over exaggerating) :) But i dont want a bassy IEM, all i want is an all rounder IEM, where Bass sounds right as much as it shud be, and music should sound the way its supposed to be. My DAP is a Cowon J3 player.

I hear good things about Westone 4, but again, i also hear they are identical to GR07 but a larger version.

 

Your Alclair Reference review puts the IEM on 4 spot in terms of sound quality. Not sure if thats the one for me. :S

I listen to Techno, Metal, Rock, Classic Rock.. bollywood etc.

 

Please guide.

 

You might like the W4 but don't expect it to be much bassier than the GR07. Same goes for the Alclair Reference - the GR07 is not bass-light by high-end earphone standards. You would probably like the Yamaha EPH-100 over the GR07, at least in terms of sound signature. As for an upgrade, perhaps the JVC FX700 would be up your alley - definitely bassier than the GR07 but controlled enough to be enjoyable. Same goes for the treble.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Aizen Taicho View Post

Hey Joker good review a bit long but very detailed, that said can you help me choose between the Jvc Ftx-90 and the Shure se215? They are around the same price at FS and they both have very high ratings but no direct comparisons. Which do you think is better for bass and has at least decent treble and mids?

 

I think the FXT90 is the better earphone overall unless you specifically don't want the more forward mids and treble of the JVCs. Bass quantity is not too different between the two - if you're happy with one, you'll be happy with the other as well.

 

 

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Originally Posted by dustdevil View Post

What don't you like about their sound? and what score will you give them?

 

I haven't finished my write-up yet but there are three basic things that bother me about it - recessed lower mids, excessive treble emphasis, and the note thickness (or lack thereof). 

post #7088 of 16802

Thanks for the advice! THe HF3 and the A161 look intriguing. Should I consider adding the new Audio-technica ckm500 to the list, or the brainwavz M4? Both are available with inline mic/remote, but I haven't heard much about either. 

post #7089 of 16802

  Hey joker, what do you think a good IEM under 150$ for hardstyle would be? (http://www.fear.fm/radio/player)   I already own the Hf3, Turbines, and M6.. which all work nicely. Yet I found the turbines lacked the impact I wanted being too bassy.

 

   Anyways Im getting ready for another IEM and would value your opinion as I'm not really sure what I would look for regarding a non bass dominated punchy explosive sound or if there is such a thing.

post #7090 of 16802
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

 

You might like the W4 but don't expect it to be much bassier than the GR07. Same goes for the Alclair Reference - the GR07 is not bass-light by high-end earphone standards. You would probably like the Yamaha EPH-100 over the GR07, at least in terms of sound signature. As for an upgrade, perhaps the JVC FX700 would be up your alley - definitely bassier than the GR07 but controlled enough to be enjoyable. Same goes for the treble.

 

Hi Joker, thanks for your response. I take your words like words set on the stone. I am really not looking for a bassy IEM. But a step up above GR07, Rich in every way, an all rounder. Please guide. Does westone 4 do that magic, or something else?

post #7091 of 16802

Hi Joker ,

 

Im curious of your opinion on the phillips she3580 ?

 

Your encyclopediac iem knowledge base is appreciated and invaluable )
 

post #7092 of 16802

Hi Joker,

 

Unfortunately, my ECCI PR401 broke yesterday and so, I'm looking for a new IEM.

 

I'm looking for three models in special: Triple Fi, FX500 and FXT90, but I have a question about FXT90... how you describe the sound signature of these? It tends to the V-shaped side like the Triple Fi and FX500/FX700?

 

And... between the FXT90 and Triple Fi, what you prefer? How you compare them?

 

Thanks.


Edited by victorbrt - 5/30/12 at 10:22pm
post #7093 of 16802

Hey Joker,

 

How would you compare all these three IEMs: Xears XE200PRO, Xears Nature N3i and Brainwavz M2.

 

Are both the Xears model better than the Brainwavz M2? If yes so how?

post #7094 of 16802
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by brencho View Post

Thanks for the advice! THe HF3 and the A161 look intriguing. Should I consider adding the new Audio-technica ckm500 to the list, or the brainwavz M4? Both are available with inline mic/remote, but I haven't heard much about either. 

 

I can't comment on the M4 or CKM500 as I haven't heard either

 

 

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Originally Posted by Trotsk View Post

  Hey joker, what do you think a good IEM under 150$ for hardstyle would be? (http://www.fear.fm/radio/player)   I already own the Hf3, Turbines, and M6.. which all work nicely. Yet I found the turbines lacked the impact I wanted being too bassy.

 

   Anyways Im getting ready for another IEM and would value your opinion as I'm not really sure what I would look for regarding a non bass dominated punchy explosive sound or if there is such a thing.

 

I don't really like giving recommendations for genres since genre selection does not always shape sound signature preferences (plus hardstyle is not something I personally listen to). If you were to state what you'd like to see improved compared to both the HF3 and Turbines that would be a good start. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by holyindian View Post

 

Hi Joker, thanks for your response. I take your words like words set on the stone. I am really not looking for a bassy IEM. But a step up above GR07, Rich in every way, an all rounder. Please guide. Does westone 4 do that magic, or something else?

 

The W4 has more mid-bass but not as much bass depth as the GR07 IMO, which is why I said it won't necessarily have more bass quantity overall. It's a good all-rounder, I just don't know if that will be sufficient for you.

 

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Originally Posted by 2jono View Post

Hi Joker ,

 

Im curious of your opinion on the phillips she3580 ?

 

Your encyclopediac iem knowledge base is appreciated and invaluable )
 

 

I am a fan of the 3580. For such a cheap product it is a very capable, mildly v-shaped IEM with great bass depth.

 

 

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Originally Posted by victorbrt View Post

Hi Joker,

 

Unfortunately, my ECCI PR401 broke yesterday and so, I'm looking for a new IEM.

 

I'm looking for three models in special: Triple Fi, FX500 and FXT90, but I have a question about FXT90... how you describe the sound signature of these? It tends to the V-shaped side like the Triple Fi and FX500/FX700?

 

And... between the FXT90 and Triple Fi, what you prefer? How you compare them?

 

Thanks.

 

The FXT90 is not as v-shaped as those others, it has rather strong mids. I prefer the FXT90 to the TF10 but I wouldn't really say either is clearly better than the other. I tend to like the more cohesive sound of the JVCs more.

 

 

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Originally Posted by abhijollyguy View Post

Hey Joker,

 

How would you compare all these three IEMs: Xears XE200PRO, Xears Nature N3i and Brainwavz M2.

 

Are both the Xears model better than the Brainwavz M2? If yes so how?

 

There are reviews of all three on the front page of the thread. They are around the same level in terms of sound quality though I tend to think the Xears sets have better presentations.

post #7095 of 16802

Thanks joker :)

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