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Thanks for the impressions I am sure quite a few of us are jealous.

post #17 of 106

Thanks for your impressions. 

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anaxilus, how did the es5 universal compare with the westone 4? are they very similar?


Edited by daveDerek - 1/9/11 at 11:52pm
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Ermm, what is a UERM and DBA?

post #20 of 106

I think that's Ultimate Ear reference monitor

and

Fischer Audio’s DBA-02

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I think that's Ultimate Ear reference monitor

and

Fischer Audio’s DBA-02



ahh, thank you! I tried a search but came up with nothing! Being a Sinatra fan I love the Capitol records logo on the earpiece!

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anaxilus, who did the es5 universal compare with the westone 4? are they very similar?


Not really.  The 4 was definitely less refined, sounded 'bigger' and more colored.  The soundstage was much wider in comparison, too wide for me but entertaining I imagine for some.  Unlike the SM3 that had instruments in front, behind, on top and inside of me, the W4 had a clearly defined left/right front arc at 180 degrees L/R to my ears.  Never heard an IEM like that before.  Imagine standing right in front of Neil Peart's Drumkit about 10 inches away.  Then Geddy Lee starts singing just in front of where Neil should be sitting.  That's quite wide and intimate.  It was too wide and arcing for my taste.  His drum kit actually enveloped me.  I also felt like I was listening to a BA, the transparency wasn't there like some of my favorite IEMs.  The transparency of the ES5 is just unmatched from what I heard even with the hint of warmth.  Better than the UERM IMO despite it being blacker, quieter and a bit clearer.  The timbre and transparency is what almost threw me out of my chair a few times.  It wasn't the bass in case I wasn't clear, it was the natural timbre and resolution that made me think a horn was actually blowing in my ear, a cymbal was actually being hit next to me and fireworks actually were exploding around me.  It was seriously transcendent and not in a subtle way.  If you are considering getting close to the ES5 and saving some money w/ the W4, not going to happen.  Just get the ES5 if you can.  It's that good.  After much thought I was actually thinking I might have to get the UERM and ES5.  >.<  However, I think the ES5 is a lock for me and the question is which would be the better audio monitoring tool, UERM or JH3A?  We'll see, I might be able to swing the UERM and ES5 depending, that would equal the cost of the JH3A and push back my LCD2 purchase.  I won't get the UERM unless it has the new silicone option for -32db though, who knows when that will happen.   

post #23 of 106

It seems like the UERM silicone option has evolved. I though that originally it was going to be a silicone tip attached to an acrylic earpiece. Now they are talking about covering the acrylic in silicone.

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Anaxilus... nice job!

And yeah, as was pointed out above... jealous!

Going to sit back and see how this all plays out for you. UERM v. ES5, or both? Tough dilemma. wink_face.gif

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Now they are talking about covering the acrylic in silicone.


All except the back plate.  Which is a somewhat of a concern.  I use a chime and cymbal track from the Ultrasone disc to test resonances and that is one areas where both seem to behind headphones for obvious reasons.  Much harder to dampen an IEM than a larger headphone.  Granted the test track is extreme beyond any typical content one would ever normally listen to.  The UERM had a harder time controlling higher end treble resonances from my listening.

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Question about the best sounding Meelec you've heard, how well do they stack up to other mid-fi IEMs?
Edited by mootookang - 1/9/11 at 10:53pm
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ahh, thank you! I tried a search but came up with nothing!


Not surprising. It isn't UERM but IERM.

 

Thank you Anaxilius for your feedback!


Edited by Sinocelt - 1/9/11 at 11:01pm
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Question about the best sounding Meelec you've heard, how well do they stack up to other mid-fi IEMs?


Well, we would have to define 'mid-fi'.  I was told not to mention price.  But against its competitors it stacks up very well and does so in an 'alternative' fashion.  wink.gif

 

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Not surprising. It isn't UERM but IERM.

 

Thank you Anaxilius for your feedback!


Your welcome!  Sorry, UE IERM.  Or IERM, not to be confused w/ the Institute of Environment and Recreation Management of South Africa and New Zealand.  tongue.gif  

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The transparency of the ES5 is just unmatched from what I heard even with the hint of warmth. Better than the UERM IMO despite it being blacker, quieter and a bit clearer.
[...]
After much thought I was actually thinking I might have to get the UERM and ES5.  >.<  However, I think the ES5 is a lock for me and the question is which would be the better audio monitoring tool, UERM or JH3A?

 

Since the ES5 is more transparent, more realistic (from your description of cymbals and horns), shouldn't it be the best audio monitoring tool, despite the IERM having been designed specifically with that purpose in mind?


Edited by Sinocelt - 1/9/11 at 11:04pm
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Originally Posted by mootookang View Post

Question about the best sounding Meelec you've heard, how well do they stack up to other mid-fi IEMs?


Well, we would have to define 'mid-fi'.  I was told not to mention price.  But against its competitors it stacks up very well and does so in an 'alternative' fashion.  wink.gif

 


 



The suspense is going ti kill me!

"Alternative" fashion hints at the sound altering hippo VB clone? Or maybe something even more innovative that isn't revealed to the general public yet?
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