or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Multi-IEM Review - 352 IEMs compared (Pump Audio Earphones added 04/03/16 p. 1106)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Multi-IEM Review - 352 IEMs compared (Pump Audio Earphones added 04/03/16 p. 1106) - Page 53

post #781 of 16803

That's an impressive list you have there and I see the TF10 is on that list finally as well as a bunch of other UE products :P

post #782 of 16803

Which do you prefer overall, the CK10s or the DBA-02s?

post #783 of 16803
Quote:
Originally Posted by legodt View Post

Which do you prefer overall, the CK10s or the DBA-02s?


better question yet..which one is easier to obtain, those DBA-02s have been out of stock for months, and I'm pretty sure audio technica took the ck10s off the shelves

post #784 of 16803
Quote:
Originally Posted by buffalowings View Post




better question yet..which one is easier to obtain, those DBA-02s have been out of stock for months, and I'm pretty sure audio technica took the ck10s off the shelves

Very true. For analytical IEMs, your best bet is likely phonak's pfe. It's easy to obtain, and the warranty is backed by a solid multinational company.
 

post #785 of 16803
Quote:
Originally Posted by JxK View Post



Very true. For analytical IEMs, your best bet is likely phonak's pfe. It's easy to obtain, and the warranty is backed by a solid multinational company.
 


Do you have experience with the PFEs?

post #786 of 16803

This is the most informative post I've ever seen.  I'm in awe of the detail, the care that went into it.

 

Thanks so much for all your efforts (and thank you to all those that contributed to this guide).

post #787 of 16803
Thread Starter 

uote:

Originally Posted by legodt View Post

Which do you prefer overall, the CK10s or the DBA-02s?


Personally I easily prefer the CK10. I feel that the CK10s align with my SQ preferences a bit better than the DBA-02 does and of course the aesthetics, ergonomics, and construction are much more to my liking. Unfortunately obtaining them is indeed quite a bother nowadays. Using a Japanese importer (e.g. hovanfue.com) is probably the only way.



Quote:

Originally Posted by jackson View Post

This is the most informative post I've ever seen.  I'm in awe of the detail, the care that went into it.

 

Thanks so much for all your efforts (and thank you to all those that contributed to this guide).


Thanks, very glad the thread is useful. It does take up quite a bit of my time but helps me organize my own thoughts better and of course is (reportedly) helpful to others 

post #788 of 16803

It ain't easy to get hold of DBA-02s either, I can tell ya ;)

post #789 of 16803

I should have just kept them both to myself when I had the two of them at the same time for a short period but sadly they both slipped out of my hands to purchase other things. I'm looking forward to what AT has planned next after their prices are reasonable since we all know AT has some ridiculous MSRP when they introduce their earphones. The CK10 was around 500 iirc when it was introduced.

 

Although if I had to pick one based on sound it would probably be the DBA-02 but as the total package CK10 would win but at a higher price.


Edited by rawrster - 9/19/10 at 4:05pm
post #790 of 16803

ljokerl, this thread is, reportedly, very useful to me ;) From time to time I revisit it, just to know more and more phones. Maybe it's because I have (more or less) the same sound likings than you, but your descriptions have been extremely accurate, and led me to pick better phones that I have always liked.

 

BIG THANKS! :)

post #791 of 16803

My god that planned list isn't getting any smaller! 

 

I'm looking forward to what you think of the SM3s. I'm not sure if they will be to your taste but it will be interesting none the less.

post #792 of 16803

wow nice reviews, but how come you don't have UE tf 10 or shure se530 in the list? I remember they were most popular high end IEM back then...

post #793 of 16803
Thread Starter 

Quote:

Originally Posted by DervishD View Post

ljokerl, this thread is, reportedly, very useful to me From time to time I revisit it, just to know more and more phones. Maybe it's because I have (more or less) the same sound likings than you, but your descriptions have been extremely accurate, and led me to pick better phones that I have always liked.

BIG THANKS!

 


Thanks, appreciate it 

 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hero Kid View Post

My god that planned list isn't getting any smaller! 

 

I'm looking forward to what you think of the SM3s. I'm not sure if they will be to your taste but it will be interesting none the less.


Yeah, worryingly it isn't. I was really hoping to have worked my way through all of my earphones by the end of summer but it's not looking good. I can say that so far I'm very impressed with the SM3 from a technical point of view (much like I was with the UM3X) and not particularly disgusted with the presentation (as I was with that of the UM3X...). I think that for those who like BA sound but have an inclination towards the warm and musical, the SM3 is a great proposition. 



Quote:

Originally Posted by straden View Post

wow nice reviews, but how come you don't have UE tf 10 or shure se530 in the list? I remember they were most popular high end IEM back then...


TF10 is in the works (see To-Do list at the bottom of post #8). SE530 has never interested me much as I had some bad experiences with lower-end Shure products and the SE530 doesn't seem to be up my alley signature-wise anyway.


Edited by ljokerl - 9/20/10 at 5:28pm
post #794 of 16803

Any plan to do Nakamichi IEM? I'm particularly interested with this ceramic housing dynamic IEM http://www.hmv.com.hk/product/headphones.asp?sku=43812

post #795 of 16803

So I got myself a pair of the ViSang R02 and things definitely have changed since I actively was in the under $50 market. The fake hybrids definitely is hard to tell apart if it wasn't for the colored cored. I wonder if those ebay ones are the same and would pick some up if it didn't come with so many and if I needed them just to compare. Usually when I go from higher tier down to lower tier I feel a dramatic decrease in SQ like if I go from my Livewires to a PL30 but I went from HJE900 to the R02 and while I did notice a drop in SQ it wasn't as much as I expected. That's typically my judge for how lower priced earphones go. If I notice a dramatic increase and hate what is coming out of the earphones then the drop is a bit too much to handle but it's not the case here and I believe HJE900 is a pretty decent sounding earphone. I like the case as well and it's better than a lot of those out there. I expected the same size as my PL30 case but it's even smaller so takes up less room. A cheap earphone such as this packs more in than some of the more expensive models when it should be the other way around :P

 

The cable having memory is a bit of a pain but doesn't look as bad as my E4 did when I had those. The connector is a bit different in color than most I've had which is interesting. The lack of a chin slider is a bit annoying but luckily I used some electrical tape and made my own. I also had a spare shirt clip since that works better since I don't trust myself in putting the included shirt clip on and not breaking it. I'm also guessing you distinguish among the left and right by where the vent is if you are not looking or in the dark.


Edited by rawrster - 9/21/10 at 8:59pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Multi-IEM Review - 352 IEMs compared (Pump Audio Earphones added 04/03/16 p. 1106)