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Something in between IE8 and CK10...

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Since I've posted a few comments here and there I thought to start a new thread about my quest for sound nirvana (according to my personal taste obviously). I bought a pair of CK10 as they were recommended as having great highs (which I love). Unfortunately the thin bass (sorry, best way I can describe them!) made sell them. I now have the IE8 that have plenty of bass, but the highs leave a bit to be desired, IMO. So is there an earphone that combines the best of both world or as close as possible. They don't have to have the amount of highs of the CK10 but certainly more than what the IE8 can offer and same for the bass (not as much as the IE8 but more than the CK10). Some of the models recommended where the Radius and the Ortofon but I'd love to hear other opinions. Thank you in advance for everyone's feedback

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TF10

 

ignore whoever said Radius or the ortos.

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Yep, the Triples should fit the bill: more forward treble than IE8 and more bass than CK10.

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How about the monster turbine copper? I have tried the Tf10 and althought i liked the sound i found uncomfortable and i used various foams and tips
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Depends on how much you love insane micro detail. The Coppers would be a nice blend between the IE8 and CK10's IF you don't mind a slight loss of clarity/detail compared to the CK10's. The bass is great on them for sure, not bass light by any means and at the same time not heavy in that it doesn't bleed into other parts of the sound signature.

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TF10

 

ignore whoever said Radius or the ortos.


I second this. TF10 have plenty of bass with good highs as well. They can have a bit of a trouble with fit depending on your ear size.

 

The Ortofon e-Q7 have treble as their weakness since there is a slight rolloff on the top and their bass quantity is very close to the CK10. I wouldn't consider this in between at all.

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Depends on how much you love insane micro detail. The Coppers would be a nice blend between the IE8 and CK10's IF you don't mind a slight loss of clarity/detail compared to the CK10's. The bass is great on them for sure, not bass light by any means and at the same time not heavy in that it doesn't bleed into other parts of the sound signature.


I haven't heard the CK's yet, but from what I read, I would agree the MTPC would be a nice mid-ground.  I'd also recommend the Westone 3, they have better detail than the IE8 and more bass than the Copper's. The W3 also has a wide "headstage" (like the IE8).


 

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if you disliked the fit of the TF10 then perhaps the W3 could be what your looking for (not heard it myself)  on paper it fits the bill

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if you disliked the fit of the TF10 then perhaps the W3 could be what your looking for (not heard it myself)  on paper it fits the bill





Thank you. By the W3 you mean the Westone 3?
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TF10

 

ignore whoever said Radius or the ortos.


I agree hole heartedly with both statements and would also throw in westone 3 and SM3 

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I agree hole heartedly with both statements and would also throw in westone 3 and SM3 

Looking at these two model which one would you go for if treble clarity and definition was the deciding factor?
 

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MTPC are nice for a dynamic based IEM and the SM3 are also very nice (but the uppermidrange/lower treble is ever so slightly recessed. From what I have read the W3 will have more present treble with almost as nice bass as the SM3 but can be fatiguing.
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What's the difference with the MTCP?

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