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post #856 of 16802

Microphonics is in short cable noise. Just about every earphone has it when worn straight down but mostly removed by going over the ear.

post #857 of 16802
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Just to make sure I understand you correctly... When you say microphonics do you mean resonance from touching the cable/moving, or do you mean something electrical?

I'll be buying IEMs to replace my 380 pro headphones, and one thing that annoys me about headphones is if I touch the cable it echoes in the left cup. If that's what you mean by microphonics it means I can forget about the Copper Pros.

I should also say thanks for this thread, and the work you've done to create it!


Microphonics is cord contact noise that comes about as a result of solid conductance. Nothing electrical - it's the same idea as if you put your ear to your table and knock on any other part of the table - you'll hear it louder than you would through air. 

 

FYI a higher score in the microphonics category means lower microphonics. Coppers aren't very offensive in terms of cable noise, especially when worn over-the-ear, but if you want to really avoid cable noise altogether you need a Westone earphone, Earsonics SM3, CK10, etc etc. 

post #858 of 16802

Thanks for the explanation on microphonics. It's exactly what I want to avoid! I did understand the way your microphonics scale worked, to be frank the way you have reviewed them is pretty clear. The only two questions I had was exactly what microphonics was (Wikipedia suggests it's electrical) and if you meant aftermarket accessories, or the accessories that came with the package (you meant the latter). I found the whole thing very easy to comprehend.

 

I'm edging towards Audio Technicas at the moment, next step is to decide if custom is worth considering.

post #859 of 16802

Hey I'm looking for aggressive IEM's but I don't really want to spend all that much. The lower end needs impact but without sacraficing the top end. I'm looking to spend a max of $45, are there any you guys have used which are aggressive for under $45?

post #860 of 16802

What does "aggressive iem" mean

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What does "aggressive iem" mean


I think it means different things to different people. But to me it generally means an IEM with a good bit of treble sparkle and detail. This is usually, though not always, accompanied with a lack of midbass bloat/warmth and a smaller soundstage. Your hje900 is likely one of the exceptions, where you get the more aggressive sound while simultaneously having a little added warmth. Etymotic is a more typical aggressive IEM, while anything sennheiser (or your eterna) is the opposite - being more laid back and relaxed.

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I think it means different things to different people. But to me it generally means an IEM with a good bit of treble sparkle and detail. This is usually, though not always, accompanied with a lack of midbass bloat/warmth and a smaller soundstage. Your hje900 is likely one of the exceptions, where you get the more aggressive sound while simultaneously having a little added warmth. Etymotic is a more typical aggressive IEM, while anything sennheiser (or your eterna) is the opposite - being more laid back and relaxed.

Actually Mid bass is  a bit important but not everything to me.
 

 

I was recommended HJ3900's but I'm not sure about that price, I know they are good headphones but like I said  I don't even have Full sized Headphones for that much right now haha.

post #863 of 16802
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Hey I'm looking for aggressive IEM's but I don't really want to spend all that much. The lower end needs impact but without sacraficing the top end. I'm looking to spend a max of $45, are there any you guys have used which are aggressive for under $45?

 

The VB is another good aggressive earphone in the HJE900's price range. As for under $45, I'd look at the Yamaha EPH-50. I also consider the iM-590 aggressive even though it doesn't have a whole lot of bass. It's sparkly and energetic. Meelec M6 would be the third one I'd look at.
 

post #864 of 16802

This may seem like a strange question, but do the eartips from the Nuforce NE-6/7 fit on the Panasonic HJE900? I will be ordering the Panasonics soon and the included eartips from my Nuforce create a perfect comfortable seal for me.

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This may seem like a strange question, but do the eartips from the Nuforce NE-6/7 fit on the Panasonic HJE900? I will be ordering the Panasonics soon and the included eartips from my Nuforce create a perfect comfortable seal for me.

 

Haven't tried it explicitly but the nozzles are the same size so I don't see why not.

post #866 of 16802

I may just suck it up and get the HJE900's. . . I mean this is the second time I've been recommened them for the second thing I've asked for, AND correct me if I'm wrong they aren't wimps on the low end right?

post #867 of 16802

They definitely are not bass light. I would not recommend it for true bass heads that like a nice big mid bass hump but definitely plenty of bass. IMO their weakness is the length of their cable as it is a bit short as it is 1m instead of the usual 1.2m

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They definitely are not bass light. I would not recommend it for true bass heads that like a nice big mid bass hump but definitely plenty of bass. IMO their weakness is the length of their cable as it is a bit short as it is 1m instead of the usual 1.2m



These will go from my ear to my pocket, I'm sure I can deal with the length.

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I may just suck it up and get the HJE900's. . . I mean this is the second time I've been recommened them for the second thing I've asked for, AND correct me if I'm wrong they aren't wimps on the low end right?


I agree with rawrster - the low end is plentiful but not overwhelming (for my tastes, that is). If you haven't seen my long HJE900 vs CK10 vs MTPG review, I ended up preferring them to the MTPG (and by extension the MTPC) as far as high-end dynamic-driver earphones go.

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Originally Posted by SoSpecial View Post

I may just suck it up and get the HJE900's. . . I mean this is the second time I've been recommened them for the second thing I've asked for, AND correct me if I'm wrong they aren't wimps on the low end right?


I agree with rawrster - the low end is plentiful but not overwhelming (for my tastes, that is). If you haven't seen my long HJE900 vs CK10 vs MTPG review, I ended up preferring them to the MTPG (and by extension the MTPC) as far as high-end dynamic-driver earphones go.


Oh okay, and sure I'll give that a look.

 

Also if I wanted basshead IEM I'd get S4's.

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