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post #7171 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Kaffeemann View Post

Oh Supreme Grandmaster Joker!

 

May I ask a question?

 

Is there any IEM that sounds like the Brainwavz B2 (clarity, detail, treble..) but with a bit more bass?

 

(I can't afford customs...)

 

DBA mk2 also.  Hair less treble for hair more bass.  Might be a trade off you prefer.  Also if you aren't able to insert the B2 all the way past the start of your canal because the housing is too big, the mk 2 will be no problem.

post #7172 of 16802
First of all id like to thanks joker for this terrific compilation review, it has helped a complete newbie like me in a way more than i can say. I stumbled upon this post, and forum for that matter a few days back with literally no knowledge whatsoever in this field. Since then ive been scouring the internet in search for a IEM that fits my preference.

That said, 2days ago i finally got to audition westone UM3X , westone 4, and UM miracle. Out of those 3 the one that really blew me away was westone UM3X. I really like the um "forwardness" for the lack of more proper word. The westone 4 sounded slightly muffled for me and eventhough i tried so hard to like UM miracle and i have to admit i like its bass more than of UM3X i still keep coming back to UM3X for its forwardness.

I also read your review about alclair reference and i am somehow hooked to it eventhough i havent tested it (it is hard to find a demo due to its relatively new in the market).
My question is, am i better off to stick with westone UM3X or will i not be dissapointed if i take the risk and order alclair reference anyway?(Those candy colors are really picking my interest too! tongue.gif)

Forgive my lack of articulate words, im having a hard time putting what i hear into words.
post #7173 of 16802
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by WakiDabeast View Post

actually I like how it is 5.5/5 so people know it isolates excessively for a lot of environments. Whether or not you intended for it to be like that, I do think it is helpful, and in a way it acts as a warning.  

 

I guess it does make a point, though it's kind of an arbitrary line to draw - I've long thought that even 'regular' Etys could be dangerous in many situations. The 3-way is downright ridiculous, though. 

 

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Originally Posted by Anasz View Post

First of all id like to thanks joker for this terrific compilation review, it has helped a complete newbie like me in a way more than i can say. I stumbled upon this post, and forum for that matter a few days back with literally no knowledge whatsoever in this field. Since then ive been scouring the internet in search for a IEM that fits my preference.
That said, 2days ago i finally got to audition westone UM3X , westone 4, and UM miracle. Out of those 3 the one that really blew me away was westone UM3X. I really like the um "forwardness" for the lack of more proper word. The westone 4 sounded slightly muffled for me and eventhough i tried so hard to like UM miracle and i have to admit i like its bass more than of UM3X i still keep coming back to UM3X for its forwardness.
I also read your review about alclair reference and i am somehow hooked to it eventhough i havent tested it (it is hard to find a demo due to its relatively new in the market).
My question is, am i better off to stick with westone UM3X or will i not be dissapointed if i take the risk and order alclair reference anyway?(Those candy colors are really picking my interest too! tongue.gif)
Forgive my lack of articulate words, im having a hard time putting what i hear into words.

 

If you like the presentation of the UM3X I'm afraid you won't like the Alclairs - they are closer to the Miracle in presentation than to the Westones. I am sure there are intimate-sounding acrylic customs with color options out there but I haven't heard any. The 1964-T is the most so out of mine but still not at the UM3X level.

post #7174 of 16802

@joker

 

If you have listened to VSonic GR99 and VSonic GR02 Bass Edition so what score would you give them out of 10? I just want to get an idea.

post #7175 of 16802

hi joker.

i really like my eterna v1.

mp4nation sale the M4 only for $28. this should be a great great deal.

some review told that M4 is bass-heavy. so how do compare brainwavz M4 with eterna?

post #7176 of 16802

Joker (or anyone else, for that matter),

I was wondering what are some cheap tips you recommend? I picked up a pair of the Monoprice 8320s, and they're pretty great, especially for the price. I've googled tips, and seem to mostly find the Monsters or the Complys which are quite pricey. What are the Monoprice 8320s of the tip world? The first time I wore them, they fit great, but with subsequent uses, I've had a poorer and poorer seal in one ear. What are some good, cheap tips?
 

Has anyone tried the egadgetsandtoys replacements for v-moda or skullcandy?


Edited by scootsit - 6/6/12 at 9:05am
post #7177 of 16802
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Originally Posted by mondrin View Post

After a week of reading this excellent thread (plus others) I have finally pulled the trigger on 3 IEM's (RE-ZERO, A161p and EPH-100) in the hopes that one will make my ears happy.  I figure at least if none of them are keepers that I'll have a much better idea of what I'm after in an IEM.  It's difficult to find places to buy the IEM's that have a good return policy.  Wish me luck!

As luck would have it, the one pair with the shortest return period arrived first (A161p).  I can't believe it arrived in only 2 days.  I've run it for about 2 days now but couldn't help listening to them right out of the box.  I'm a newbie to IEM's so I need to work with the tips to find one that seals well for both ears.  Even so, I was very impressed with the clear reference quality of these compared to the Klipsch S4 my wife has.  The top end is clear with far less sibilance than the S4's.  The mids are great and the bass does have good extension.  I'm concerned with overall bass levels, but will hold off on that item until I work with the tips for a better seal.  I won't get much burn in time on the other two when they arrive but hope I can do a decent comparison before my 7 day period on the A161p expires.  I'll post my results early next week.

post #7178 of 16802
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Added Astrotec AM-90

 

 

 

 

It really depends on the sound signature you're looking for. The IE is an 8.4 on my scale.


Thanks Joker, I know I asked you about these before you posted this review, I had my finger on the trigger and your review made me hit the Buy button and I'm glad I did.

A fantastic IEM...Thanks

http://www.head-fi.org/t/613309/astrotec-am90-a-hidden-gem-review

post #7179 of 16802
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by abhijollyguy View Post

@joker

 

If you have listened to VSonic GR99 and VSonic GR02 Bass Edition so what score would you give them out of 10? I just want to get an idea.

 

I don't have numbers for them yet but they are undoubtedly both excellent value for money. I don't see either scoring below a 7 but I haven't done enough A:Bing yet.

 

 

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Originally Posted by luc shrine View Post

hi joker.

i really like my eterna v1.

mp4nation sale the M4 only for $28. this should be a great great deal.

some review told that M4 is bass-heavy. so how do compare brainwavz M4 with eterna?

 

I have never heard the M4

 

 

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Originally Posted by scootsit View Post

Joker (or anyone else, for that matter),

I was wondering what are some cheap tips you recommend? I picked up a pair of the Monoprice 8320s, and they're pretty great, especially for the price. I've googled tips, and seem to mostly find the Monsters or the Complys which are quite pricey. What are the Monoprice 8320s of the tip world? The first time I wore them, they fit great, but with subsequent uses, I've had a poorer and poorer seal in one ear. What are some good, cheap tips?
 

Has anyone tried the egadgetsandtoys replacements for v-moda or skullcandy?

 

I usually just recommend the MEElec M11+ fit kit (in clear) for those just starting out. Has various sizes/shapes of single- and bi-flange tips (10 pairs total). All silicone so no point in comparing to Comply or Monster Supertips but it's good to have around. 

 

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Originally Posted by mondrin View Post

As luck would have it, the one pair with the shortest return period arrived first (A161p).  I can't believe it arrived in only 2 days.  I've run it for about 2 days now but couldn't help listening to them right out of the box.  I'm a newbie to IEM's so I need to work with the tips to find one that seals well for both ears.  Even so, I was very impressed with the clear reference quality of these compared to the Klipsch S4 my wife has.  The top end is clear with far less sibilance than the S4's.  The mids are great and the bass does have good extension.  I'm concerned with overall bass levels, but will hold off on that item until I work with the tips for a better seal.  I won't get much burn in time on the other two when they arrive but hope I can do a decent comparison before my 7 day period on the A161p expires.  I'll post my results early next week.

 

The A161P should sound like the Fischer SBA-03 I reviewed, in which case the S4 won't stand a chance in overall accuracy.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Magicman74 View Post


Thanks Joker, I know I asked you about these before you posted this review, I had my finger on the trigger and your review made me hit the Buy button and I'm glad I did.

A fantastic IEM...Thanks

http://www.head-fi.org/t/613309/astrotec-am90-a-hidden-gem-review

 

Glad you like them! Certainly a pleasant all-rounder for not very much money. 

post #7180 of 16802

I give the Vsonic GR02 Bass Edition a 8.5, I like them better then The Gr06 hands down.  I know they aren't really 8.5 but IMO they are the best sounding I've heard, not counting the 01 or 07..I did a review somewhere and a few other guys posted  as well..So far we've got a few guys who like them better as well..I can't wait to see what Joker has to say?, Should be interesting...My guess, GR99 7.2/3  GR02  7.7/8  maybe even 7.9.....lol, All a guess tho:)

post #7181 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Kaffeemann View Post

Oh Supreme Grandmaster Joker!

 

May I ask a question?

 

Is there any IEM that sounds like the Brainwavz B2 (clarity, detail, treble..) but with a bit more bass?

 

(I can't afford customs...)

You can try HiSoundAudio Golden Crystal. It's a treblehead IEM with good bass punch, texture and speed.

post #7182 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Magicman74 View Post

I give the Vsonic GR02 Bass Edition a 8.5, I like them better then The Gr06 hands down.  I know they aren't really 8.5 but IMO they are the best sounding I've heard, not counting the 01 or 07..I did a review somewhere and a few other guys posted  as well..So far we've got a few guys who like them better as well..I can't wait to see what Joker has to say?, Should be interesting...My guess, GR99 7.2/3  GR02  7.7/8  maybe even 7.9.....lol, All a guess tho:)

 

That's really great.

post #7183 of 16802
Originally Posted by psygeist View Post
Originally Posted by Kaffeemann View Post

 

Is there any IEM that sounds like the Brainwavz B2 (clarity, detail, treble..) but with a bit more bass?

You can try HiSoundAudio Golden Crystal. It's a treblehead IEM with good bass punch, texture and speed.

 

I'd second that recommendation.  I auditioned the GC quite some time ago and still remember being quite impressed with it.  Treble reminded me of a blend between the DBA & RE0.  The GC's treble wasn't quite as articulate as either one of those (but heck, what is?), but it was about as close as I've heard (given your desire for bass as well).  The GC's bass was deep, punchy, and slightly elevated.. not excessively, though as it possessed just the right presence and control for a fun sound w/o bloat or bleed.  The overall signature reminded me of the FA-011.. a wide, u-shaped curve.

post #7184 of 16802
I finally bought UM3X and been loving it eversince, thanks joker for the sound reviews and advices:)
post #7185 of 16802

Joker,

 

I'm hunting for my next IEMs,

 

Which of these would you give the best value?

 

-Etymotic Research HF5 $131

-Vsonic GR07                 $162

-Brainwavz B2                $169

-Vsonic GR01                $180

 

Converted to USD for easier comparison :)

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