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post #7651 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

The best buy is the one you'll be happy with.

 

I agree, I received them today. I'm currently burning them in, and I'm loving them, I love the bass they give in my not very bass-y music. It's definitely the sound I was looking for. Thanks for your suggestions though, I might pick one of them up down the road! Also great job creating this thread and all of these reviews. It really helped me find IEMS and compare them quickly and know exactly what I was getting. I'm sure everyone here loves this as a reference as much as I do!

post #7652 of 16803

Hello folks,

 

wish i discovered this community before .. could have saved some headaches!

Anyway my cheap V-MODA fall apart after a year and wanted to take the chance for a (nice) improvement

I've been reading extensively the reviews/reference above by Joker but since i'm no pro (just an enthusiast music listener) i'm still undecided.

I'm considering the following models but i'm very open to suggestions:

ETYMOTIC HF3

PHONEK AUDEO PFE 122

KLIPSCH X10i

(also considering Fischer Audio but their site is down so cannot check/compare their models)

 

Of course some info needed:

- Price Range: about 100/200 USD (im in EU anyway)

- Iphone user (looking for mic/controls model)

- Good build (i tend to abuse them)

- Comfortable (i use them for long periods 2/3+ hrs)

- Listening mainly to Alt Rock/Punk rock/Grunge but also electronic music (deep warm bass welcome) 

 

if you need any more info just ask and thanks in advance

post #7653 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Yloss View Post

Hello folks,

 

wish i discovered this community before .. could have saved some headaches!

Anyway my cheap V-MODA fall apart after a year and wanted to take the chance for a (nice) improvement

I've been reading extensively the reviews/reference above by Joker but since i'm no pro (just an enthusiast music listener) i'm still undecided.

I'm considering the following models but i'm very open to suggestions:

ETYMOTIC HF3

PHONEK AUDEO PFE 122

KLIPSCH X10i

(also considering Fischer Audio but their site is down so cannot check/compare their models)

 

Of course some info needed:

- Price Range: about 100/200 USD (im in EU anyway)

- Iphone user (looking for mic/controls model)

- Good build (i tend to abuse them)

- Comfortable (i use them for long periods 2/3+ hrs)

- Listening mainly to Alt Rock/Punk rock/Grunge but also electronic music (deep warm bass welcome) 

 

if you need any more info just ask and thanks in advance

I personally dont like the X10is too much but they sound like they may work well for you. They definitely have bass and have the iphone controls and can be bought on amazon for less than 200 i think. If the iphone controls arent necessarily needed, i would take a look at something like Vsonic GR07 or maybe the UE Triple Fi 10 (which can be found fairly cheap on amazon too) or the Shure SE215.

 

I think shure SE215 is worth considering for 100 dollars. Definitely a lot of bass and you can buy a replaceable iphone cable (can be expensive tho). But if you want fidelity, i think the Vsonic or UE mite be a better choice.

post #7654 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

I doubt I said 'beautifully' but the J3/RE262 pairing is reasonably good. It does sound better from one of my external DAC/amp units, though. 

 

Ah... yes... I tend to hyperbole sometimes, I'll correct that!

post #7655 of 16803
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yloss View Post

Hello folks,

wish i discovered this community before .. could have saved some headaches!
Anyway my cheap V-MODA fall apart after a year and wanted to take the chance for a (nice) improvement
I've been reading extensively the reviews/reference above by Joker but since i'm no pro (just an enthusiast music listener) i'm still undecided.
I'm considering the following models but i'm very open to suggestions:
ETYMOTIC HF3
PHONEK AUDEO PFE 122
KLIPSCH X10i
(also considering Fischer Audio but their site is down so cannot check/compare their models)

Of course some info needed:
- Price Range: about 100/200 USD (im in EU anyway)
- Iphone user (looking for mic/controls model)
- Good build (i tend to abuse them)
- Comfortable (i use them for long periods 2/3+ hrs)
- Listening mainly to Alt Rock/Punk rock/Grunge but also electronic music (deep warm bass welcome) 

if you need any more info just ask and thanks in advance
Have you considered the MEElec A161P? Look at joker's review of the Fischer SBA03 to get an idea of sound characteristics. There's also an appreciation thread for the A161P on this forum.
post #7656 of 16803

I'm leaving US in 11th of August and I need custom IEM.

 

1964-T requires $75 for rush process

CTM-200 accepts to do it in time

and I am waiting answer from Alclair Reference

 

My budget is $400 and I need them emergency.

 

 

@joker

Can you compare Reference with 1964-T and CTM-200

post #7657 of 16803

How do the re272 compare with the westone 3's? 

post #7658 of 16803
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Failuyr View Post

 

I agree, I received them today. I'm currently burning them in, and I'm loving them, I love the bass they give in my not very bass-y music. It's definitely the sound I was looking for. Thanks for your suggestions though, I might pick one of them up down the road! Also great job creating this thread and all of these reviews. It really helped me find IEMS and compare them quickly and know exactly what I was getting. I'm sure everyone here loves this as a reference as much as I do!

 

Thanks, glad you're enjoying the Turbines. 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yloss View Post

Hello folks,

 

wish i discovered this community before .. could have saved some headaches!

Anyway my cheap V-MODA fall apart after a year and wanted to take the chance for a (nice) improvement

I've been reading extensively the reviews/reference above by Joker but since i'm no pro (just an enthusiast music listener) i'm still undecided.

I'm considering the following models but i'm very open to suggestions:

ETYMOTIC HF3

PHONEK AUDEO PFE 122

KLIPSCH X10i

(also considering Fischer Audio but their site is down so cannot check/compare their models)

 

Of course some info needed:

- Price Range: about 100/200 USD (im in EU anyway)

- Iphone user (looking for mic/controls model)

- Good build (i tend to abuse them)

- Comfortable (i use them for long periods 2/3+ hrs)

- Listening mainly to Alt Rock/Punk rock/Grunge but also electronic music (deep warm bass welcome) 

 

if you need any more info just ask and thanks in advance

 

It really sounds like the Shure SE215+mic cable is your best bet. It's comfortable in most ears, well-built, and has a warmish sound to it. Second choice would be the mic version of the Phonak Perfect Bass. Third would probably be the A161P even though I've only had hands-on time with the Fischer version. The HF3 is difficult to recommend with bass/warmth as a requirement and the X10i really isn't built for abuse in my experience.

 

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Originally Posted by Kuray View Post

I'm leaving US in 11th of August and I need custom IEM.

 

1964-T requires $75 for rush process

CTM-200 accepts to do it in time

and I am waiting answer from Alclair Reference

 

My budget is $400 and I need them emergency.

 

 

@joker

Can you compare Reference with 1964-T and CTM-200

 

The 1964-T is a step down from the other two IMO and also has a different, much more mid-centric sound to it. It doesn't have the bass extension or treble reach of the Reference, nor the transparency of either the Reference or CTM-200. 

 

Compared to the CTM-200 the Reference has better bass - dynamics, punch, depth, and texture. It also has a slightly more forward presentation with a touch more depth. Mids are pretty similar with the Reference a touch warmer but just as clear and detailed. Treble is smoother on the CTM-200 - I actually prefer the treble on those to both the Reference and 1964-T.

 

The Reference is also out of your budget redface.gif

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by funsound View Post

How do the re272 compare with the westone 3's? 

 

Very different sound, the RE272 is much flatter and more neutral in tone. The W3s have hyped-up bass and treble while the RE272 is generally quite smooth and well-balanced.


Edited by ljokerl - 7/26/12 at 7:48pm
post #7659 of 16803

Joker, I found RE-272 is exactly that, well balanced. It was noticeable right out of the box. The listen was brief and then they were put into a burn session. Briefly, they were hitting all the notes and nothing felt lacking. I had some Afro-centric music on that typically has remarkable production values; separation and levels were good; noticeable are deep drums and range of percussion, along with some kind of high pitched stringed instrument; vocals topping it off. It's nice when it feels like a keeper right off the bat.

post #7660 of 16803

This guy is awesome. He replies so quickly

post #7661 of 16803
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by FieldingMellish View Post

Joker, I found RE-272 is exactly that, well balanced. It was noticeable right out of the box. The listen was brief and then they were put into a burn session. Briefly, they were hitting all the notes and nothing felt lacking. I had some Afro-centric music on that typically has remarkable production values; separation and levels were good; noticeable are deep drums and range of percussion, along with some kind of high pitched stringed instrument; vocals topping it off. It's nice when it feels like a keeper right off the bat.

 

Indeed. I re-visited the RE272 and RE262 in a guest post in InnerFidelity yesterday: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/hifiman-re-262-and-re-272-ear-heaphones . Tyll added some measurement interpretations if you're interested in that soft of thing. 

 

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Originally Posted by Davidisawesome View Post

This guy is awesome. He replies so quickly

 

Morning and night.

post #7662 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Indeed. I re-visited the RE272 and RE262 in a guest post in InnerFidelity yesterday: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/hifiman-re-262-and-re-272-ear-heaphones . Tyll added some measurement interpretations if you're interested in that soft of thing. 

 

 

Great review! A pair of RE-262 is coming my way... beerchug.gif

post #7663 of 16803
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Originally Posted by putente View Post

 

Great review! A pair of RE-262 is coming my way... beerchug.gif

 

 

Good for you. I traded mine in for the 272 and I might wind up re-buying the 262. basshead.gif

post #7664 of 16803
Indeed. I re-visited the RE272 and RE262 in a guest post in InnerFidelity yesterday: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/hifiman-re-262-and-re-272-ear-heaphones . Tyll added some measurement interpretations if you're interested in that soft of thing. 


That was a good read joker and I'd agree whole-heartedly on both earphones.
post #7665 of 16803

Great review of the RE262 & RE272, joker.. Even though I really like your longer, dedicated reviews (i.e. for your customs), you convey a lot of relevant info when you're working with a little less space, too.  I've often referred to the RE262 & RE272 as "kindred spirits."  They focus on the complimentary sides of the fq spectrum.. but what they also show is Fang/HiFiMan's ability to elegantly blend & artfully present a nuanced midrange in subtle, but different ways.. with breathtaking precision and detail.  A special achievement, IMO.

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