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post #31 of 154
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Originally Posted by LiveAndLetDie View Post

oh, that's what actually the spirit of head-fi is..you're really bound to spend more than you'd ever think of. But then as always, Good Luck On Your Wallet Dude.

 

i have read several good reviews regarding the Thinksound Rain and that should be a very good buy for you, and for the nature too. And as for the Sennheiser models, the only one i found to be noteworthy is their CX95 which is renamed to CX550 Style II which should be priced lower anywhere now. I've tried them and I find Soundmagic's pl30 and pl50 to be even better.(YMMV). Try Fischer Audio Eterna, they're very highly rated here, even regarded as a Sonic Diamond (CliesOS's words) alongside Head- Direct RE0 if i remember correctly.


First of all, I mentioned that I would like to buy the thinksound ts01 (thunder) IEMs , not the rain :) Also , do you (and anyone else) think that Seenheiser CX 550 Style II are better (in Sound Quality & in general) than the Brainwavz M2 ?

 

Thanks

post #32 of 154
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Originally Posted by LiveAndLetDie View Post

oh, that's what actually the spirit of head-fi is..you're really bound to spend more than you'd ever think of. But then as always, Good Luck On Your Wallet Dude.

 

i have read several good reviews regarding the Thinksound Rain and that should be a very good buy for you, and for the nature too. And as for the Sennheiser models, the only one i found to be noteworthy is their CX95 which is renamed to CX550 Style II which should be priced lower anywhere now. I've tried them and I find Soundmagic's pl30 and pl50 to be even better.(YMMV). Try Fischer Audio Eterna, they're very highly rated here, even regarded as a Sonic Diamond (CliesOS's words) alongside Head- Direct RE0 if i remember correctly.


First of all I mentioned that I would like to buy the thinksound ts01 (thunder) IEMs and not the rain :). Also do you, and everyone else, think that Seenheiser CX 550 Style II are better than Brainwavz M2 (in Sound Quality & in general)?

 

Thanks

post #33 of 154
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LiveAndLetDie View Post

oh, that's what actually the spirit of head-fi is..you're really bound to spend more than you'd ever think of. But then as always, Good Luck On Your Wallet Dude.

 

i have read several good reviews regarding the Thinksound Rain and that should be a very good buy for you, and for the nature too. And as for the Sennheiser models, the only one i found to be noteworthy is their CX95 which is renamed to CX550 Style II which should be priced lower anywhere now. I've tried them and I find Soundmagic's pl30 and pl50 to be even better.(YMMV). Try Fischer Audio Eterna, they're very highly rated here, even regarded as a Sonic Diamond (CliesOS's words) alongside Head- Direct RE0 if i remember correctly.


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post #34 of 154
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First of all, as I mentioned I want to buy the thinkcound ts01 (thunder) IEMs, not the rain :). Also, do you (and anyone else) think that Seenheiser CX 550 Style II are better than the Brainwavz M2 (in Sound Quality & in general)?

 

 

Thanks


Edited by MusicMania - 6/5/10 at 12:25pm
post #35 of 154

If PL-30 is considered much better than CX550 (thanks Liveandletdie), then M1 (let alone M2) should have never been brought up for comparison because M2 is in one-of-the-best sub$100 category according to CliesOS, PL-30 was only in the Sub$40 at best, but not any more. There are more competitive products out there, namely M1, M6/M9...

 

Be aware of the new version of Fischer Audio Eterna, as it's no longer rated as good as the originals.

 

Based on what I have read, M2 is your best bet. RE0 with a proper amp is even better, but then you'd be going into the $100-200 mark.

 

You still need to rid yourself of the Chinese products are bad mentality here to digest our advice properly, otherwise you'll get sub-par products that are neither good build-wise nor sound-wise.

 

Meelec M6 has a deal now, with a free pair of M9 for Father's Day, you should also consider that since you like rock and M6 is quit warm and both M6 and M9 are propably the one of the strongest builds there are. M6 is the next best thing in my opinion. Meelectronics is a company in California, I think their products are made in China and their owner and staff are Asian or something (not sure there, correct me please)

 

Anyhow, Chinese products dominate the whole world now, more so on the Internet. Best of luck in your journey.

 

BTW, earphones don't blow up, especially not Chinese ones. When you say that, that's like someone saying "don't buy westerner's products because you'll never know whether terrorists have infiltrated the companies and the products may contain bio-chemical weapons or are radioactive." IMHO, that's how ridicular it sounds to me. Those that did explode several years back, were mostly mobile devices that had poorly-designed batteries. Mainly due to people's demand for long lasting batteries, they tried to put 8 or 10 times the normal amount of Lithium-ion, as a result, the batteries overheat quit easily. I'm actually using one of those mobile phones right now as we are speaking.


Edited by kingpage - 6/5/10 at 5:17pm
post #36 of 154
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I 've read a lot of controversial opinions about the MEE m6 vs m9 vs m11. Some prefer the m6 'cuz as they say they are cheaper and they even have a better Sound Quality than the other two models. Some others believe that the m6 are not as good as the m9 which are not as good as the m11 (they just think that maybe the m6 are more value for money but not really better (in sound quaity) than the m9 & m11. I can't understand which ar better. Altough from these models I prefer the m6 & the m11. What do you think? Also Brainwavz M2 are still a step further from these MEE?

 

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post #37 of 154

Having read all of this.. what exactly would be a logical upgrade from the PL30s in the sub-$100 category having the SAME sound signature??


Edited by Jozurr - 6/6/10 at 3:20am
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post #39 of 154
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An answer to my questions? xD

 

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post #40 of 154
Dude, you've gotten a lot of good suggestions already. Whatever you decide to buy, be assured, they will smoke your ibuds without question. This is by far the most dramatic of steps you're taking in the audio world. Going from nothing to something in the $75-$100 is startling to say the least.
post #41 of 154
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Ok thanks. Now I am 99% assured that when I'll try my new IEMs I'll forget about my older ones. I'm just waiting for more replies, because I won't buy them right now, also because I'm not going to buy a pair of IEMs every month I'm just trying to find out which one is the best for my acoustic habits...

 

Thanks :)

 

p.s. I would like to hear and your opinion Chimera-se

post #42 of 154
Yeah I could make a suggestion or several, but I've never been looking for IEM's or any headphone or gear in general for that matter, that have a bass emphasis. Around here the klipsch s4 have gotten good reviews as being good well priced phones which have strong bass...however they are just outside your price range because they are normally $85 to $90. I've even bought these phones and took them back the next day because I couldn't stand the sound signature. See how complicated this stuff can get? Welcome to head-fi! But seriously, in your price category, these are the phones I've owned in the past: creative aurvana, etomotic er6i, and maybe add the klipsch too if you could find them on sale somewhere. Now all of these phones are decent in their own right, I just don't think they are right for you. However if I were you, I would feel encouraged knowing better sound is right around the corner. I really am serious about this, pick up some decent phones, re rip some albums you like at a higher bit rate, and enjoy! And by higher bit rate I don't mean lossless, that won't make the biggest impact right now. Ok this getting a little long ;). But welcome to the forums, glad to have you here!
post #43 of 154
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And why aren't they right for me? They do not have emphasis on Bass?

 

Thanks ^-


Edited by MusicMania - 6/6/10 at 5:16am
post #44 of 154
The klipsch do, but I ruled it out because of the price. If you find a deal or wait a bit to save and then buy them I think you might like them quite a bit actually. Search on this site for previous threads about the s4's as there are plenty. I can't speak about them too much since I didn't have them long. The creatives I don't think are bass forward. However more so then treble if I remember correctly. I haven't listened to them for a couple of years, though. The etomotic are not what I would call bass forward either. But here's something else to think about (because you clearly don't enough to think about! Ha), all of these phones came and went as my systems changed. Some phones are a good match for some devices, or at least a better match. Most of this hobby is about what will fit the best not only in your system but also to your ear. Of course your not going to buy a new set every week but you don't have to do that. There's a thread around here of some guys ongoing review of like 75 different models of IEM's or something crazy! You're at the right place for sure, I'm positive you'll be able to make an educated guess. Good luck and keep us posted as to what you buy!
post #45 of 154
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I think that I'm going to buy them in two-four weeks :S, but I'm researching from now 'cuz after I won't have so much time and because I think that prces will be the same after rwo weeks or after a month ;) I think that I will buy the brainwavz ...Although I really liked the thinksound thunder :)

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