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Earphones.....for on the go.

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Thread Starter 

 

Hi People,

 

Until now I have been using the shit Sony MDR Ex35 and now they are broken. At the moment I'm using the Technics RP-FT30 (a bit metallic in the mids and a bit weak with bass) for home-use. On the go, i got the Denon NC732 (bass unfocused and a bit metallic)

 

I'm looking for earphones, my limit is about 50 Euro.

 

I listen to:


-Hip-Hop, Rap, Soul, R&B....etc. (Afroamerican music)

-Acoustic (Guitar)

-Reggae

-Dance Hall

-Folk

-Alternative Rock

-Instrumental (Guitar)

-Elektro(mixed with other Genres)

......(pretty much everything exept Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Death Metal....)

 

The headphones should be:

 

-natural (very instrumental)

-detailed (background melodies)

-vocal

-warm (alive)

-analytic

-big soundstage

-bass (relatively strong and focused)

-high

kk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

-very good Noise Isolation( Plane, Bus, Train)

 

 

Hope that it's not too complicated....

Thanx everyone...

post #2 of 58

fisher eterna with comply should fit well

post #3 of 58
Thread Starter 

what do u think about sennheiser ie7?

post #4 of 58
Thread Starter 

People....!!!!

post #5 of 58

One of the new Xears(through Playaz-audio). The TD-100-II or XT120Pro.

post #6 of 58

Woah the XT120Pro sounds interesting and sure looks nice.,

post #7 of 58
Thread Starter 

Are they good for my genres?

post #8 of 58

Well I don't know of anyone that has tried them, but Xears does have a good rep around these parts. Since they seem to be the new flagship, they sure look interesting but it will still bekind of risky considering they're no impressions yet.

post #9 of 58
Thread Starter 

ah.....they're not out yet?

 

ie7?

post #10 of 58

The TD100-II is just tweaking the same drivers found in the TD100 for more clarity so they are like in the reviews such as Jokers but just a little more emphasis on the high end. Many like the N3 treble more but the TD100 lows more. The TD100-II is the response to that and should have both ends covered. 

 

I would say that the TD100 has the soundstage size you want yet is still balanced. They have a natural/realistic sound though not super accurate as they have strong bass(focused and well behaved). Also speedy enough to keep up with more fast paced and complex stuff. I would assume the added clarity will make the TD100-II more detailed. The TD100 have nice detail and can be analytical as the have an open sound that lets you pick things out to focus on them. More clarity and treble detail with the TD100-II should enhance this more.

 

The XT Pro is new so you would be one of the first. Thomas is excited about them and they should be good as well. Just that the TD100-II is more of a known commodity and a safer bet. The TD100-II is also 5 Euro cheaper at 24.90 vs. 29.00.


Edited by jant71 - 10/17/10 at 11:29am
post #11 of 58
Thread Starter 

what is the XR pros full name?

 

post #12 of 58

I believe it is Xears Xtreme XT120PRO. So XR would be wrong and XT is correct.

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.playaz-audio.com/index.php&ei=pj-7TLaEIMWqlAf9_fTHDA&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CB4Q7gEwAw&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dplayaz-audio.com%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DZKt%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26prmd%3Div

 

Also he seems to have dropped the TD100 out of Turbo Devices TD100-II Titan for just Turbo Devices II Titan.


Edited by jant71 - 10/17/10 at 11:33am
post #13 of 58
Thread Starter 

u can read german?

post #14 of 58

Can you get IE7 for 50 euro? sounds pretty cheap... there are fakes out there you know =)

 

Your list is pretty extensive, perhaps you should name the qualities that are most important =)

post #15 of 58

TheDreamthinker wrote:

 

First things first, I'm going reverse what you wrote on purpose.

 

The headphones should be:

 

-natural (very instrumental)

-detailed (background melodies)

-vocal

-warm (alive)

-analytic

-big soundstage

-bass (relatively strong and focused)

-high

 

I'm looking for earphones, my limit is about 50 Euro.

 

Why did I reverse it?  To high-lite the point that your request is totally unrealistic and ain't gonna happen cause you're asking for too much out of too little.  Not trying to be disrespectful as, at fifty Euros, my opinion, you're pretty much grateful the IEM's transmit sound.  If you want all of the above in your list of requirements (some of your demands conflict with others), you're gonna have to hit the hip, buy both IEM's and either a quality DAP, a portable amp or both.  Why?  Cause you "can't" get quality sound on the cheap and if you could, then there wouldn't be a market for higher end IEM's and portable DAC/Amps.  In the case of sound quality, price, definitely is a compromise.  And unfortunately, fifty Euros is a big price/sound quality compromise.

 

You can improve upon quality of purchase choice by buying either discontinued models or refurbished models as that will improve your buying power by up to a hundred percent.  I'm guilty of buying both discontinued and refurbished IEM's.  My comments are based upon personal experience.  All I can do is share and wish you well.


Edited by beeman458 - 10/19/10 at 11:51am
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