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post #46 of 135

Just heard the Bose In-Ear that's another one to add to the list. They should rename it BassFart 101.

post #47 of 135

Audio-Technica CK7, decent bass, really thin mids, and some really really really huge treble/mid treble peak.... 

post #48 of 135

Haven't heard many IEMs, but the UE3s I had were the worst for me

Paper thin sound, but were insane clear and transparent

post #49 of 135

Sony EX700

post #50 of 135

ones I got when a chineese person ripped me off at a store

They couldent even play a song right they failed at life 

post #51 of 135

Worst high end iem: Sony MDR-EX700

 

A lot of piercing highs, hiss on the wocals, too bright and aggressive

post #52 of 135

I don't think the EX700's should be slated that badly...although for their price - yes. Saying that I got them for £70, then sold them on. For that price they were great :D! Don't get me wrong - I hate Sony now lol - screwed me over several times. "Why are Sony TV's better than Samsung or LG?" Manager says: "As we are a premium brand" LOL yeah right you WERE.

 

Worst for me:

1. IE8 - don't kill me but silver plated 3.5mm plugs!? Disconnected every 5 seconds + sounded like I was in a concert hall...i want it here not over there 5miles away!!!!!!

 

2. Apple earbuds - The in-ear ones - WELL OVER PRICED £90!? haha right. (No i never bought them, just heard them and laughed)

 

3. UE Superfi4's - Dull and flat sounding

 

4. Westone 1/2's - They were clear and crisp granted - but their bass just lacked. As Mark once said to me: It's because they are BA drivers not Dynamic ones....Don't produce as much air - he was right, just was't for me.

In short: If you like bass stay WELL clear of BA drivers...you will feel robbed. My £45 ex500's sounded better than my W2's in the bass department. 

post #53 of 135
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

1. IE8 - don't kill me but silver plated 3.5mm plugs!? Disconnected every 5 seconds + sounded like I was in a concert hall...i want it here not over there 5miles away!!!!!!


Just recently the plating on my IE8 is starting to come off.

post #54 of 135


lol...

Well the one's I heard were Mark's :)

I first bought them from amazon, and was shocked how bad they were - thought they were fakes.

 

Then several months later, demoed them from Mark, and in reality the ie8's i had bought from amazon weren't fakes, just that they were so shockingly bad I thought they were worth not even £50.

 

Especially with their silver plated jacks...i mean honestly WHY do that?

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Just recently the plating on my IE8 is starting to come off.

post #55 of 135
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post
1. IE8 - don't kill me but silver plated 3.5mm plugs!? Disconnected every 5 seconds + sounded like I was in a concert hall...i want it here not over there 5miles away!!!!!!

 

2. Apple earbuds - The in-ear ones - WELL OVER PRICED £90!? haha right. (No i never bought them, just heard them and laughed)

 

Lol, I didn't know the IE8 was silver plated as far as the Apple I wouldn't haven't brought them or listened to them....sheesh. rolleyes.gif

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I don't think the EX700's should be slated that badly...although for their price - yes. Saying that I got them for £70, then sold them on. For that price they were great :D! Don't get me wrong - I hate Sony now lol - screwed me over several times. "Why are Sony TV's better than Samsung or LG?" Manager says: "As we are a premium brand" LOL yeah right you WERE.

 


For me Sony MDR-EX500 is much more better then overpriced EX700. What I've noticed Sony have weird perception of sound quality as it goes for their MDR series: higher model = more treble and brighter sound. In my opinion EX500 is the most balanced from the MDR series

post #57 of 135


Agreed, especially for their price £40-45 was a steal...

then again, when the 751's dropped in price to £53 incl shipping...they beat the ex500's hands down.

 

Saying that they are back up at £70 - discontinued...

I might be selling them fro £45 soon, if the bass on the 710's open up a lil :D!

 

Honestly I've been really surprised and pleasantly surprised about the denon's

 

I never thought they would deliver....in the earphone market. Headphones is something else.

 

I thought it was always:

Westone vs. shure vs. sennheiser vs sony

Cross them all out and replace it with a huge

DENON sign :P

 

Would appreciate if denon made more earphones, i really like their sig - make a 4driver 3 driver phone like the W3-4's...in a denon - that would be epic, methinks :)

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For me Sony MDR-EX500 is much more better then overpriced EX700. What I noticed Sony have weird perception of sound quality as it goes for their MDR series: higher model = more treble and brighter sound. In my opinion EX500 is the most balanced from the MDR series

post #58 of 135
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I'm debating between the Etymotic MC5 and the Shure SE115. Tough fight to say the least. wink.gif



okay so ive not heard the 115 but i compared the MC3 to my SE110 and the etys took a beating, were the 115 that bad? actually think i may have to tie my vote between the Radius DDM and the ety MC3

post #59 of 135

The worst IEMs I've heard are Altec Lansing IM716 and Bose in-ear. Worst high-end IEMs I've heard are M-Audio IE40, Sennheiser IE8, Westone ES3X and Ortofon e-Q5 with the IE40 being totally horrible and the e-Q5 being decent, but no good for a high-end IEM. The ES3X is totally overpriced for the sound it offers which is no better than that of you average $250-$300 universal and the IE8's epic fail are the awful ergonomics and also the overpowering bass.

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Bose in-ear
 
Agreed I don't even know why that thing was made I can't imagine non-audo fanatics liking it. 
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