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post #7126 of 16802

Hi, joker

Was wondering what IEMS you plan on reviewing next? Would like to see you review the ASG 1.2's if that's possible.

post #7127 of 16802

Hey |joker|, How do you think the FX40 matches up against the FXT90? I'm curious as they both use the same technology, but have a large price gap.

post #7128 of 16802

I have been subscribed to this thread for one day and am already exhausted. Joker, you have one hell of a job!

post #7129 of 16802

cc51 , do you need that bass ? if yes then cc51 , if no then there are many .
 

post #7130 of 16802
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Originally Posted by 7Heaven View Post

hello

 

any options for something better/upgrade to the E30 (maybe a fuller sound?) , keeping a fairly good comfort and built and offering some more isolation?

 

thanks

 

Maybe the JVC FX90? Good all-rounder but warmer-sounding than E30 with a bit more bass and more forward mids. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by rt310 View Post

Hi, joker

Was wondering what IEMS you plan on reviewing next? Would like to see you review the ASG 1.2's if that's possible.

 

There's a list of planned reviews on the front page of the thread, below the summary table

 

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Hey |joker|, How do you think the FX40 matches up against the FXT90? I'm curious as they both use the same technology, but have a large price gap.

 

Not well - I appreciate what the driver of the FX40 is capable of but I can't get myself to like the tuning. The lower mids are too far back (not true of the FXT90) and the top end is thin and too prominent compared to the mids. There is also a lack of a center image to the presentation, just an (admittedly very airy) left-right soundstage.

 

 

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I have been subscribed to this thread for one day and am already exhausted. Joker, you have one hell of a job!

 

One hell of a hobby, though it often feels like a job wink.gif. And thanks beerchug.gif

post #7131 of 16802

Although I have ordered a pair of M4, I think it's still a good idea if you review the M4 for others in addition to your reviews of M1/M2/M3 and B2.

post #7132 of 16802
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Maybe the JVC FX90? Good all-rounder but warmer-sounding than E30 with a bit more bass and more forward mids. 

 

 

thank you

post #7133 of 16802
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Although I have ordered a pair of M4, I think it's still a good idea if you review the M4 for others in addition to your reviews of M1/M2/M3 and B2.

 

Unfortunately I don't have one to review and haven't really had the time to pick up new gear lately.

post #7134 of 16802

So guys, I´m looking for and upgrade into the CIEM world, i´ve had the Etymotic MC3, love the neutral sound, missing the bass. Bought the Vsonic GR07 and its better in the bass region but not the rest. What CIEM should i be looking for if i would want a Etymotic with better bass?

 

1964ears T?

Alclair Ref?

post #7135 of 16802
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Originally Posted by suman134 View Post

cc51 , do you need that bass ? if yes then cc51 , if no then there are many .
 

 

Many for 30$? I heard the CC51s Bass was pretty balanced with the silver ports screwed in, is that not so?

post #7136 of 16802
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So guys, I´m looking for and upgrade into the CIEM world, i´ve had the Etymotic MC3, love the neutral sound, missing the bass. Bought the Vsonic GR07 and its better in the bass region but not the rest. What CIEM should i be looking for if i would want a Etymotic with better bass?

 

1964ears T?

Alclair Ref?

 

It's very difficult for an enhanced-bass IEM to still sound neutral - the VSonic is probably as close as it gets before you start to stray far from neutrality. One way to go is something extremely dynamic such as the Phonak PFE 232 or Spiral Ear 3-way but keep in mind they will only sound bassy when the track calls for it. Plu the 232, like the GR07, will likely sound edgier up top than your MC3. 

 

The 1964-T is not an Etymotic signature at all - it's too thick and not flat enough. The Alclairs are much closer but warmer and again not as smooth up top.

post #7137 of 16802
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It's very difficult for an enhanced-bass IEM to still sound neutral - the VSonic is probably as close as it gets before you start to stray far from neutrality. One way to go is something extremely dynamic such as the Phonak PFE 232 or Spiral Ear 3-way but keep in mind they will only sound bassy when the track calls for it. Plu the 232, like the GR07, will likely sound edgier up top than your MC3. 

 

The 1964-T is not an Etymotic signature at all - it's too thick and not flat enough. The Alclairs are much closer but warmer and again not as smooth up top.

I love this honest perspective. There is no perfect especially in the world of headphones which by definition is an unnatural presentation. When you're out on the move, more bass weight sounds more neutral than actual neutral while sitting still etc. There's still better and worse and lots of great music to be had but this sort of balanced perspective is always refreshing.smile.gif

post #7138 of 16802

can't help but notice how similar the SE215 and the Miles Davis Tributes are... slight difference in sound stage and just that odd treble spike (a small one) on the Shures. The Tributes imo are just a refined SE215 with quite a bit better detail retrieval and somehow better frequency distinction thanks to that "speaker like stage"

post #7139 of 16802

M4 is only USD$28 shipped from mp4nation, in case you didn't know (or change your mind).

 

I love reading your reviews. They are always comprehensive, well-written and fun to read. Including nozzle sizes is a nice touch.Thank you!

post #7140 of 16802

nope thats the cc51 , thats hippo vb or sp51 you are talking about . cant say about hippo vb , but sp51 has some huge bass settings , their bass is madness . cc51 , clear ceramic 51 has nice nad cool bass , at just $55 with awesome clarity at the price .
 

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