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ViSang R03 vs Sennheiser CX500 ?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

Maybe this is a weird question. I don't know ViSang at all. I wanted to know how their R03 IEMs compare to a known IEM (for me at least) like the CX500 ?

I also have a SoundMagic PL30 - how do they compare to them ?

 

I'm really not an audiophile, just looking to get good IEMs with good sound quality (better than the PL30 I hope)...

 

Thanks,

Bar.

post #2 of 8

I've owned all 3.  The Visang R03 are the best hands-down among those 3 in my opinion.

 

Caveat - I HATED the PL30.  I didn't think they were great at anything, just middle of the road with little detail.  But the low impedance caused me to get rid of them stat - I found them to be hiss monsters depending on what source I used them with.

 

Comparing the R03 and CX500 - the R03 have more bass that extends deeper.  The CX500 bass might be slightly more accurate, but not enough to matter.  These are very warm IEM's.  The R03 has forward, very warm mids.  There's not a great amount of detail, they're smooth and rich instead.  The only thing I felt the CX500 did slightly better, was treble extension.  Overall, the R03 are more fun - with better bass and mids.

 

As to build quality, I thought the R03 were great - I ended up giving them to a friend as a gift.  I was really impressed with the build, and I personally loved the cable.  The CX500's I've had for 2 years as knock-around iem's, and while the working portions of it have held up - one of the "R/L"disks randomly fell out last Christmas.  That only affects the aesthetics however.

 

If you end up getting the R03 - I recommend getting them from mp4nation.net.  They've rebranded them the Brainwavz M2 (exactly the same, though) - and they're currently on sale for $49.50.  Their shipping is often very slow (coming from China), but they have good customer service.

 

http://mp4nation.net/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=62_69&products_id=390 

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks a lot on the info and great link to mp4nation! What about Brainwavz M3 ? Are they considerably better than the M2 ?

 

post #4 of 8

They are supposed to be better than the M2

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Yeah, but I wonder if anyone tried both and has some insight , M2 vs M3 ?

post #6 of 8

v v v few will have review samples of the M3 yet so wait a week or 2 and reviews will start apearing

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

BTW, I'm willing to spend more than $50 (M2 price in MP4nation)... 70-75$ is my limit... any suggestions ?

post #8 of 8

well it really depends on what soud signature your after, you wont really get "better" but you can get wery different sounding.  the RE-0 is the best audio quality but many dislike its flavour.  work out how warm,bright, bassy etc you want then you can be better directed.

 

assuming you have no idea then something ilke the iM-590 is a good alrounder

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