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Panasonic RP-HJE-900 vs Klipsch Custom 3

post #1 of 32
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Hello,

I am looking for some portable ear plugs for college.

I currently own Shure SRH840 and don't like its sound signature i.e. neutral/flat/analytical. So, i am thinking to get either Denon D2000 or BeyerDynamic DT 150/880 600 ohms.

I mostly listen to psychedelic trance,pop, hip-hop, rap, RnB, Rock, Club and Hindi. Shure's have almost no bass impact for me .I want a fun sounding/energetic/toe-tapping/engaging IEM with both mid and sub bass which goes low. A bass heavy IEM with BASS IMPACT/KICK and PUNCH, good soundstage and instrument separation. Not 2 forget the mids ! i love the mids for shure's so i would love better mids in my earplugs :)


Please tell me which is a better phone in terms of mids,lows and treble etc.


Edited by richbass - 9/7/10 at 11:26am
post #2 of 32
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Heello >>>> Still waiting people.

post #3 of 32

youll prefer the Panny's

post #4 of 32
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youll prefer the Panny's


Please elaborate.

post #5 of 32

the kc3 are not utterly dissimilar to the 840's you dont like.  the kc3 has wonderful bass potential and can be large and full but only when demanded but they are BA' you will hear it not feel it.  the panny's and their dynamic driver produce a dramatic wall of power and can pound out a bass line like not many things can and punch you in the face with their ferocity.  they a big dynamic sound and since you say the 840 are too bass light for you then i do not believe that the bass on the kc3 will please you either.  the sort of bass the pannys have is what i believe you are after

post #6 of 32

Hello, lol.

 

I'll lean you towards the Triple.Fi 10.  It's one of the best ones I've used for that genre of music.  I do suggest you invest in some Comply T-500 tips though as it makes fitment a lot easier.

 

I point you to the Triple.Fi 10 because it has some key traits you're looking for with that type of music.  It has a strong, driving bass line with good weight and energy.  The treble is extended, highly detailed, and sweet.  Mids are a little recessed from the V shape response but not excessively so, and EQing can reshape it to your liking.  The level of detail is high and notes carry a lot of body, energy, and articulation.  The sound stage is well sized and spaced, and sounds exist in pinpoint locations and separated from each other.  The thick presentation is enveloping and surrounding to the listener.  However, some micro detail tends to get blended in, and the presentation is not what I'd call open or airy.  For techno, the key traits that you benefit from is the authoritative and energetic bass line and strong, extended treble.  Add a very good sound stage and excellent right-left imaging, it creates a very engaging and entertaining audio device for techno and club type music.

 

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Hello, lol.

 

I'll lean you towards the Triple.Fi 10.  It's one of the best ones I've used for that genre of music.  I do suggest you invest in some Comply T-500 tips though as it makes fitment a lot easier.

 

I point you to the Triple.Fi 10 because it has some key traits you're looking for with that type of music.  It has a strong, driving bass line with good weight and energy.  The treble is extended, highly detailed, and sweet.  Mids are a little recessed from the V shape response but not excessively so, and EQing can reshape it to your liking.  The level of detail is high and notes carry a lot of body, energy, and articulation.  The sound stage is well sized and spaced, and sounds exist in pinpoint locations and separated from each other.  The thick presentation is enveloping and surrounding to the listener.  However, some micro detail tends to get blended in, and the presentation is not what I'd call open or airy.  For techno, the key traits that you benefit from is the authoritative and energetic bass line and strong, extended treble.  Add a very good sound stage and excellent right-left imaging, it creates a very engaging and entertaining audio device for techno and club type music.

 


LOL man !!

The triple fi 10 pro is around $390. If you want me to spend around $400 then why not ATH-CK100 ? maybe IE8/UM3X/e-Q7 or SM3 ??

post #8 of 32
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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post

the kc3 are not utterly dissimilar to the 840's you dont like.  the kc3 has wonderful bass potential and can be large and full but only when demanded but they are BA' you will hear it not feel it.  the panny's and their dynamic driver produce a dramatic wall of power and can pound out a bass line like not many things can and punch you in the face with their ferocity.  they a big dynamic sound and since you say the 840 are too bass light for you then i do not believe that the bass on the kc3 will please you either.  the sort of bass the pannys have is what i believe you are after


Thanks.

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LOL man !!

The triple fi 10 pro is around $390. If you want me to spend around $400 then why not ATH-CK100 ? maybe IE8/UM3X/e-Q7 or SM3 ??


Depends where you're looking.  Last december Logitech did a sale of the UE Triple.Fi 10 for $99.  A TON of people bought them and they've been floating around for sale since.  As well, this vastly drove down pricing of the Triple.Fi 10 for the next 3-4 months.  These $100-$150 ones are also floating around for sale.  Yes, pricing has now eventually gone back up to what they used to be, but low priced ones do pop up still.  Even current online pricing is around $250-$300 for new sets.  There are some oem packages (minimal accessories) that end up for sale on eBay at times that are sold at discount.

 

Some to look at:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ultimate-Ears-Triple-Fi-10-Noise-Isolating-Earphone-/260659066563?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item3cb07db6c3

http://cgi.ebay.com/Triple-fi-10-low-price-perfect-product-/260658455948?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item3cb074658c

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ultimate-Ears-triple-fi-10-pro-noise-cancel-Headphones-/110579702847?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item19bf105c3f

 

and keep an eye on the Head-Fi For Sale section too.

 

I'll note that I've owned most of the high end universal headphones out there.  I've never paid even $300 for any of them.  Don't think that these things actually have to be expensive.  There are always deals and always someone looking to sell.  Shop around.  To pick up a Triple.Fi 10 at even $150 is not that hard to do, but it does begin to become a waiting game once you start trying to find product super cheap.

 

Shipping from the US is only about $15 via USPS, so that's not even an issue.

 

Mind you the Triple.Fi 10 is merely an option.  It's an option that I feel is most fitting, but it is only one option of many out there.

post #10 of 32
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Originally Posted by mvw2 View Post




Depends where you're looking.  Last december Logitech did a sale of the UE Triple.Fi 10 for $99.  A TON of people bought them and they've been floating around for sale since.  As well, this vastly drove down pricing of the Triple.Fi 10 for the next 3-4 months.  These $100-$150 ones are also floating around for sale.  Yes, pricing has now eventually gone back up to what they used to be, but low priced ones do pop up still.  Even current online pricing is around $250-$300 for new sets.  There are some oem packages (minimal accessories) that end up for sale on eBay at times that are sold at discount.

 

Some to look at:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ultimate-Ears-Triple-Fi-10-Noise-Isolating-Earphone-/260659066563?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item3cb07db6c3

http://cgi.ebay.com/Triple-fi-10-low-price-perfect-product-/260658455948?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item3cb074658c

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ultimate-Ears-triple-fi-10-pro-noise-cancel-Headphones-/110579702847?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item19bf105c3f

 

and keep an eye on the Head-Fi For Sale section too.

 

I'll note that I've owned most of the high end universal headphones out there.  I've never paid even $300 for any of them.  Don't think that these things actually have to be expensive.  There are always deals and always someone looking to sell.  Shop around.  To pick up a Triple.Fi 10 at even $150 is not that hard to do, but it does begin to become a waiting game once you start trying to find product super cheap.

 

Shipping from the US is only about $15 via USPS, so that's not even an issue.

 

Mind you the Triple.Fi 10 is merely an option.  It's an option that I feel is most fitting, but it is only one option of many out there.

 

What is the difference between triple fi 10vi and triple fi 10pro ? These will be my next buy :P
 


Edited by richbass - 9/3/10 at 12:19am
post #11 of 32
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Originally Posted by richbass View Post
I want a fun sounding IEM with deep bass which goes loww and good soundstage/instrument  separation.


That is the definition of the HJE900.

 

Actually I have replaced the silicone tips with softer ones that tame the bass for my liking, but with the default set you've got exactly what you're looking for!

post #12 of 32
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That is the definition of the HJE900.

 

Actually I have replaced the silicone tips with softer ones that tame the bass for my liking, but with the default set you've got exactly what you're looking for!


Thanks. I am thinkin to go with DDM's. Reviews here say that they are much better than HJE900.

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Thanks. I am thinkin to go with DDM's. Reviews here say that they are much better than HJE900.



Really? I haven't read that at all. The DDM certainly has won some fans with its sound, but the fit is said to be terrible.

post #14 of 32

Terrible is just the start of it. The isolation is pretty garbage as is the nylon cable which brings a lot of microphonics.

post #15 of 32
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Thanks guys.I appreciate your help. Anyone who has listened to BLOX here ?


Edited by richbass - 9/3/10 at 1:17pm
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