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post #91 of 128

I use to own the IE7, but can remember enough about it to give a comprehensive detailed comparison. The only thing I'm sure about is that the IE7 sounded more veiled than the HJE900, but can't remember anything else. I do remember kind of liking the IE7 a bit more than the IE8 though, and of course it had less bass than its big brother. I don't know which has more bass between the HJE900 and the IE7.

post #92 of 128

I did a comparison on the two for a fellow member not long ago using his specified tracks ,some awfull screamo metal stuff, lol. Bass on the IE7 and hje900 was about equal in quantity ,timbre of bass and drums a were more detailed and layered on the hje900 with better clarity between those instruments. Vocals were good on both but noticeably more forward on the IE7,electric guitars had more bit and were more raunchy sounding on the hje900. but still sounded ok on the IE7 .

 

Treble was equally extended on both and detailed on both with a bit more bite on the pannys.Soundstage was good on both but a bit wider on the IE7,and both had good separation between instruments.

post #93 of 128

Well I just got mine in the mail like 10 min ago.  For some reason I thought they were gonna be a lot bigger than they are. Anyways, first thing I did was put my medium m6 single flange tips on and I noticed the little mesh lattice 'filter' thingy did look suspect, but overall build seems pretty good.  To early to call sound wise but so far I'm enjoying the bass on these things.   Haven't listened to any treble happy music yet, I'm sort of saving that for later.  


Edited by deadhead12 - 10/12/10 at 1:56pm
post #94 of 128

when'd you order these?

post #95 of 128

Last Wednesday. 

post #96 of 128

Wierd. I received mine 20 min ago.

 

 

Fortunately the HJE900s are built like a tank. If not, my earbuds would have been pancaked in the damaged envelope they were packaged in, not to mention the panny's box was damaged as well.

 

 

 

 

In my first experience auditioning them, I was not too impressed. The bass is deep and more rich than the ATH-ES7s headphones but as of now I can hear nothing to warrant the $80 I spent on them.

 

Hopefully, they will improve with some burn-in.

post #97 of 128
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Originally Posted by MARSHH View Post

 

as of now I can hear nothing to warrant the $80 I spent on them.

 

 

 

Oh?  most reviewers seem to think they're the hi-fi deal of the century at that price.   Can you describe their sound, or lack thereof, in brief?

post #98 of 128
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Originally Posted by deadhead12 View Post

Well I just got mine in the mail like 10 min ago.  For some reason I thought they were gonna be a lot bigger than they are. Anyways, first thing I did was put my medium m6 single flange tips on and I noticed the little mesh lattice 'filter' thingy did look suspect, but overall build seems pretty good.  To early to call sound wise but so far I'm enjoying the bass on these things.   Haven't listened to any treble happy music yet, I'm sort of saving that for later.  


I don't think you  have much to worry about with the filter. It took a bit of effort to remove them although I did it in a way where they would not be damaged. My RE-Zero filters also looked like they fit so if they did break I would have used those.

post #99 of 128

All I have nearby at this moment are HARX900s, ATH-ES7s and JVC Marshmellows.

 

Compared to them, the highs are a bit harsh, the mids are truly recessed. I don't know if my brain hadn't been able to adjust to the sound signature coming from full-sized headphones but honestly this what I've experienced thus far. To each their own.

 

 

 

I can see myself loving these IEMs in the coming days however. I find the deep detailed bass awesome.

 

post #100 of 128


While I like this build quality, I can tell right away these are not up to par of higher end IEMs...  (only reason I will keep instead of returning them.)

I A/Bed with shure se530, tf10...    the clarity/detail/separation/sound stage aren't up to par but then again, I'm comparing dynamic iem to $300+ BA iems

if you are not willing to spend much more, these are pretty good under 100

but if you already have a iem that is higher end... i can't recommend to buy this

I should really just save up for custom one of these days....

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Oh?  most reviewers seem to think they're the hi-fi deal of the century at that price.   Can you describe their sound, or lack thereof, in brief?

post #101 of 128

You would have to EQ these IEM... and have brain used to it...
 

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Originally Posted by MARSHH View Post

All I have nearby at this moment are HARX900s, ATH-ES7s and JVC Marshmellows.

 

Compared to them, the highs are a bit harsh, the mids are truly recessed. I don't know if my brain hadn't been able to adjust to the sound signature coming from full-sized headphones but honestly this what I've experienced thus far. To each their own.

 

 

 

I can see myself loving these IEMs in the coming days however. I find the deep detailed bass awesome.

 

post #102 of 128

Holy V shape Batman...  These remind me alot of the Klipsch S4's but there was something special in the Klipsch I don't hear out of the Panny's yet.  I've already added the foam as suggested and that's helped.  Let the burn in continue..

post #103 of 128
As a bit of a note, I think perhaps because of the whole equal loudness thingamaphenom, I find a mid-recessed sound signature the easiest to adjust to. Though something more akin to my PX200-IIs, but with brighter treble a tiny bit more bass would probably be my favorite sound signature, I can adjust fine to something with recessed mids. The bass or treble just not being palpable is more of an issue for me. I never quite acclimated to the MC5s, as I didn't feel they did any technical aspect(except, of course, isolation) or genre notably better than my HJE900, so i gave them to my sister.



Marshh, I think you'll be able to adjust to the sound in the coming days, and if not you can always try out the foam mod, which helps against the potentially harsh treble, and bring mids a bit more forward. Monster Supertips(both gel and foam, though I prefer gel) also noticeably brought mids more forward for me. As another aside I got my RX700s back from home today. Haven't seriously listened to them in a while; it'll be fun comparing these 2 bargain kings again, even if they're for different bargains.
Edited by Napilopez - 10/12/10 at 4:51pm
post #104 of 128
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While I like this build quality, I can tell right away these are not up to par of higher end IEMs...  (only reason I will keep instead of returning them.)

I A/Bed with shure se530, tf10...    the clarity/detail/separation/sound stage aren't up to par but then again, I'm comparing dynamic iem to $300+ BA iems

if you are not willing to spend much more, these are pretty good under 100

but if you already have a iem that is higher end... i can't recommend to buy this

I should really just save up for custom one of these days....


 

Why can't you recommend them even if you have earphones that are better? I have a pair of earphones much better but I'm still able to enjoy these.
 

post #105 of 128

My only complaint so far is that they are slightly sibilant.  Will the foam mod help for this?


Edited by deadhead12 - 10/12/10 at 5:22pm
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