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post #16 of 30


 

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I also heard that Earsonics SM3 have a sound signature in the same mold but they are hard to drive. Not sure if there’s a comparo between HJE or W3 and SM3.


SM3 hard to drive?  Uh, not at all.  Easy, peezy, lemon squeezee.


That's cool. Any sonic details about SM3 vs HJE vs W3?

post #17 of 30
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One thing I notice about the hje900 is with a great clean high end source they have no 'sibilance  ' BUT just plugged into a rockboxed clip+   they can have the 'sibilance  ' peeps talk about... Great source = no sibliance' for me anyway....

 

post #18 of 30
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One thing I notice about the hje900 is with a great clean high end source they have no 'sibilance  ' BUT just plugged into a rockboxed clip+   they can have the 'sibilance  ' peeps talk about... Great source = no sibliance' for me anyway....

 


Interesting! What is the high end source are you talking about?

post #19 of 30

Interesting in this 'high end' source as well hope it's a Cowon. very_evil_smiley.gif

post #20 of 30

I think it's more the recording than anything. Using my bad sources there was only lots of sibilance when the recording was bad and the same for my better sources. I probably wouldn't call a Cowon a high end source however :)

post #21 of 30

Different opinions, I would call Cowon a high end source anyday, wonder what his is going to be.

 

 

 

Edit: Looking at his albums it 'appears' to be a J3 I wonder....


Edited by Confispect - 12/14/10 at 12:37pm
post #22 of 30
Thread Starter 

I have 3 sources

 

1. line6 dac usb 24 96 sound - very clean sounding- use it with my Stax as well

 

2. Cowon J3 - next clean sounding

 

3. Rockboxed clip+ :) kinda whatever sounding , but still good 

 

Only with the clip do i get some high weird stuff, 

 

I havent even foam modded my pannas yet either , 

 

Mostly flac, some wav & mp3 320's

post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by Peterman View Post

I have 3 sources

 

1. line6 dac usb 24 96 sound - very clean sounding- use it with my Stax as well

 

2. Cowon J3 - next clean sounding

 

3. Rockboxed clip+ :) kinda whatever sounding , but still good 

 

Only with the clip do i get some high weird stuff, 

 

I havent even foam modded my pannas yet either , 

 

Mostly flac, some wav & mp3 320's



Superb.

post #24 of 30
Thread Starter 

i wanted to say i have tried sources thru an 500.00 $ Onkyo Receiver headphone out - its muddy compared to the line6 dac

post #25 of 30

Same question. I love my HJE900 and would like to know if the SM3 are really better?
I have tested at Earsonics office (I'm french) and I was not so impressed...

post #26 of 30

- I have owned an SM3, but bought the HJE900 to replace it when i broke it. I preferred the SM3 to the HJE900, but its all down to the sound signature that you prefer.

 

Mid-centric VS recessed mids, more balanced freq. reponse VS more fun sound sig, great isolation VS vented. 

 

PS: i took the filters out from my SM3 and they sounded a lot better IMO

 

 

post #27 of 30

I think I'm used to more fun sound signatures. 

What about the clarity, soundstage, details between the 2?

post #28 of 30


 

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I think I'm used to more fun sound signatures. 

What about the clarity, soundstage, details between the 2?



- clarity-wise i would prefer the SM3, to my ears of course. But if a fun sound sig is what you are looking for, then you might be better off with the HJE900 (=

 

EDIT: i was quite underwhelmed by the flatter response of the SM3 when i first got it, but as i listened to it longer, i begun to appreciate how the flatter sound sig... for example the drums are not constantly being accenuated throughout the song due to probably the bumped up low end, allowing you to be engaged with the performance of the band as a whole, better. This is how i felt when i moved to the SM3. 

 

What genres do you listen to?


Edited by LRY32 - 8/22/11 at 6:12am
post #29 of 30

Almost all genres...
And I've owned NE-7M, RE0, Hippo VB, ATH-A900. For me, the HJE900 are above by far (used with RE0's biflanges)

post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by riton66 View Post

Almost all genres...
And I've owned NE-7M, RE0, Hippo VB, ATH-A900. For me, the HJE900 are above by far (used with RE0's biflanges)

- then probably the SM3, for its more neutral freq. response and versatility.
 

 

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