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post #9121 of 16803

Hello all, I'm helping a friend look for a new pair of IEMs after his CX500s gave out. 

 

Budget would be about $300USD, to be used with an iPhone 5 or iPod Classic, without an amp. 

Listens to Dream Theater, but also some Celine Dion. 

 

Preferably a durable pair to be worn over-ear, with decent noise isolation. 

Looking for a pair with a good deal of warmth and solid bass. 

 

Thanks!

post #9122 of 16803
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Originally Posted by sprucemaple View Post

Hello all, I'm helping a friend look for a new pair of IEMs after his CX500s gave out. 

 

Budget would be about $300USD, to be used with an iPhone 5 or iPod Classic, without an amp. 

Listens to Dream Theater, but also some Celine Dion. 

 

Preferably a durable pair to be worn over-ear, with decent noise isolation. 

Looking for a pair with a good deal of warmth and solid bass. 

 

Thanks!


Yamaha EPH-100, Earsonics SM2v2, maybe Dunu Tai Chi if you're willing to give up some sound quality for better construction.  

post #9123 of 16803
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Originally Posted by sprucemaple View Post

Hello all, I'm helping a friend look for a new pair of IEMs after his CX500s gave out. 

 

Budget would be about $300USD, to be used with an iPhone 5 or iPod Classic, without an amp. 

Listens to Dream Theater, but also some Celine Dion. 

 

Preferably a durable pair to be worn over-ear, with decent noise isolation. 

Looking for a pair with a good deal of warmth and solid bass. 

 

Thanks!


image x10i , priced around $240 .

post #9124 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ipadman View Post

Can you please explain what the above comment meant?and more to the point why?confused_face(1).gif

I was being a jerk. Sorry.

Thanks Joker, I've been thinking of getting a TWFK for ages now. First the DBA-02 but these days I'm leaning towards the R-50.
post #9125 of 16803
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Originally Posted by suman134 View Post


image x10i , priced around $240 .


Good pick in general for the requirements but not very durable IMO

post #9126 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post


Yamaha EPH-100, Earsonics SM2v2, maybe Dunu Tai Chi if you're willing to give up some sound quality for better construction.  

 

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Originally Posted by suman134 View Post


image x10i , priced around $240 .

 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post


Good pick in general for the requirements but not very durable IMO

 

Thanks for the suggestions! However, the housings of the Yamaha don't look very comfortable.

post #9127 of 16803
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Originally Posted by sprucemaple View Post

 

Thanks for the suggestions! However, the housings of the Yamaha don't look very comfortable.


That's what I thought but they are more comfortable than they look and isolate better than almost all other dynamics. Regardless, there are other options. 

post #9128 of 16803

Hi, joker, I just bought PFE 232 on eBay.

It hasn't been shipped yet.

But how does the sound signature with grey filter compare with K3003 with reference filter?

and how does the sound signature with black filter compare with K3003 treble boost filter?

and I hope PFE 232 is punchy on the base drums. Had Sony EX300, thought the punch is a bit light compared to copper.

 

I didn't buy the K3003 (yet) since i'm not sure if I'm willing to spend that much. If PFE 232 sounds similar to K3003, I think I'll just stick with PFE 232 for now.

Thanks


Edited by Mini0510 - 12/24/12 at 10:54am
post #9129 of 16803

Good Evening Selenium from a very snowy Norway!

I really appreciate your apology and i accept it with no hard feelings,I am sorry if my posts annoyed you a little.I am not very good on Forums as I think I pointed out in my very first thread/Intro page,But I am honest and always grateful for help and advcie from folk far more expert than I

 

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!

Cheers Stevebeerchug.gif

post #9130 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Mini0510 View Post

Hi, joker, I just bought PFE 232 on eBay.

It hasn't been shipped yet.

But how does the sound signature with grey filter compare with K3003 with reference filter?

and how does the sound signature with black filter compare with K3003 treble boost filter?

and I hope PFE 232 is punchy on the base drums. Had Sony EX300, thought the punch is a bit light compared to copper.

 

I didn't buy the K3003 (yet) since i'm not sure if I'm willing to spend that much. If PFE 232 sounds similar to K3003, I think I'll just stick with PFE 232 for now.

Thanks

 

 

I think you're better off trying the PFE 232 and figuring out which filter you like best first. I think you've got your filters backwards, too - the gray one is the one you'd probably want to compare to the K3003's treble+ setting. In any case the black filters really don't keep up with the K3003 - they sound consistently veiled in comparison and still have less bass impact and hotter treble.

post #9131 of 16803
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Good pick in general for the requirements but not very durable IMO


      yamaha is good . sadly i havent got my hands on them .

post #9132 of 16803

Regarding the UE900 (1C19) how are they compared to the Shure SE535's?

post #9133 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Impulse View Post

Bluetooth's kind of got an artificial ceiling to a certain extent, by the very nature of how audio's compressed and streamed... It's often not worth investing a lot on Bluetooth-only headphones IMO. You could get the A161P and use them straight off the iPad when convenient or when you was want to get the best of them and your audio, and then pair them with a clip-on BT receiver like the Sony MW600 when you wanna go wireless.
There's a thread or two on Head Fi discussing the MW600, the newer MW1, and other similar receivers from Samsung.

 

Could you link it?

 

Thanks!

 

 

Also are the JH7 Pro gonna be reviewed? I want to see them compared to the 1964-V3.


Edited by Christianh - 12/24/12 at 9:15pm
post #9134 of 16803
Hey guys, Which earphones for the best out of ear headphone type sound?
post #9135 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Moby1 View Post

Hey guys, Which earphones for the best out of ear headphone type sound?


In my experience, the following are the best:

Sennheiser IE8

Hifiman RE-ZERO

Etymotic ER4S

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