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Your "other IEMs" include the PFEs and DBA-02 (according to your inventory). Are you sure these seem muffled compared to the Atrios? confused.gif

 

On another note, I had the v1 Atrios, their soundstage was pretty small and nowhere near the Sony's. I understand Future Sonics improved the highs on the newer version, but soundstage would presumably be still the same?

I was thinking about this and the Atrios clearly had a larger soundstage than the Miles Davis and a bit larger or equal to the mtpc. However, I had to insert them quite deeply to get a good fit and I think that's where a bit of occasional constriction came in.

 

 

post #152 of 3000

Thanks for the further impression on the MG7 Atrios. They sound like they are pretty amazing. I recall the sub-bass on the v1's and v2's... and it's still the best bass I've heard in an IEM. If I were to get a set of the MG7s, I have tips galore to ensure I'd get a perfect seal. 

 

Contemplating.........  

 

There's a seller on Ebay who has them for $179 (specifically states they're the MG7 driver version), plus they come with a Pelican hard case. That would be pretty cool. But I digress from the EX1Ks...... biggrin.gif

post #153 of 3000

Look,

 

Purchase these and I assure you, you won't be disappointed.

 

The clarity, with the realness they bring is astounding I'm using them to mix and produce.

 

They work admirably. 

 

Plus their fast I really should write a review.....

 

 

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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post



I was thinking about this and the Atrios clearly had a larger soundstage than the Miles Davis and a bit larger or equal to the mtpc. However, I had to insert them quite deeply to get a good fit and I think that's where a bit of occasional constriction came in.

 


For a moment I thought you meant constipation.  :)

 


Edited by music_4321 - 3/22/11 at 8:32am
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As for your MG6Pro, are you using them with vents or completely closed when you're out and about? And how much venting would be tolerable in your opinion on a bus or a subway? Just trying to get an idea of the tradeoff between isolation and soundstage with these...

I usually go with the small vent opening now, which is fine for subway, etc. There is some wind noise with the vent open. Keep in mind it would be super easy to put a bit of foam or cotton in the vent and come up with the perfect match between isolation and soundstage if one wanted something between the vent sizes. That's probably the idea way to do it for you.

 

 

post #156 of 3000

wait wait, are you talking about the custom MG7's or the Future Sonics Atrios with MG7 drivers? If you are talking about the latter I may have to kick my self in the face for not getting them when eCost had them for around $100

post #157 of 3000

Custom = MG6Pro  and  Atrio = MG7

 

post #158 of 3000

Having heard James' FX700 for a while, I can understand now why he puts the EX1000's timbre above the FX700. The EX1000 simply does more instruments better than the FX700 though the FX700 is still better in acoustic guitars and the HJE900 still puts more expensive IEMs to shame with its timbre for electric guitar and drums. I have also updated my impressions again after figuring this out.

 

There are some instruments which I have not much experience listening to in real life i.e. bassoon, cello, etc. so I'm not in a position to comment much on them. However, I can say I'm fairly experienced with being around guitars and even keyboards / pianos and drums.

 

Thanks again James for helping me out with the loaner units wink.gif

post #159 of 3000

Nice impressions and as you mention, timbre is instrument dependent. Which do you think does Pianos best between the 3 mentioned (EX1000/FX700/HJE900s)? Which do you think does drums better between the JVCs and Sonys? Thanks

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FX700 is still better in acoustic guitars and the HJE900 still puts more expensive IEMs to shame with its timbre for electric guitar and drums



 Very happy to hear this as those are the instruments I primarily listen to and I will soon have both the HJE and JVC in my possession!

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Nice impressions and as you mention, timbre is instrument dependent. Which do you think does Pianos best between the 3 mentioned (EX1000/FX700/HJE900s)? Which do you think does drums better between the JVCs and Sonys? Thanks


For pianos, the EX1000 is a clear winner over the others. Very nice decay and texture. Drums are a close fight. I'd give it to the FX700 partly because it has more quantity than the EX1000. The drums are usually the main instrument in a band which dictates the tempo and rhythm of the song so they need to be authoritative. Sometimes the mids can actually drown the drums in the EX1000 especially in rock so it's not so good in that respect. The snares are also less bright for the FX700 and sounds a bit better to my ears. Having said that, the EX1000 are no slouch either. I think they have better bass detail and texture, but since timbre defines the characteristic of an instrument, the softer EX1000 does not portray that authoritative character of drums as well as the FX700. 


 

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 Very happy to hear this as those are the instruments I primarily listen to and I will soon have both the HJE and JVC in my possession!


Congrats on the FX700! I'm sure you'll love them. I find the stock tips mediocre and I'm currently using the e-Q7's tips with them (tbh I dunno if they're actually the original tips since James said he might not be able to find them) I can see some people preferring the more relaxed, sweeter guitar presentation of the EX1000 compared to the dryer, more accurate presentation of the FX700. Also, the EX1000 does vocals best so that's another "instrument" I'm sure you listen to a lot! But don't worry as with a lot of my comparisons between these two top IEMs, the differences are rather small.

 

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Interesting...

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Dear James 444

 

When you can make comparison between Sony EX 1000 vs Westone 4 ?

 

I ilke to hear your comment for this comparison, because your comment are very clear and neutral for all Party's

 

Thank you James

 

Cheers

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Thanks Rudi, but there's no need for compliments, since I just found out that I was being pretty stupid. dfkt had pointed out that the EX1000 are very prone to wind noise and I replied that I had had no such problems during my first two weeks with the Sonys. But today I wore them outside in a mild breeze and heard it too, not very loud, but I can easily imagine it getting pretty annoying with higher wind force. Then suddenly it occured to me why I hadn't noticed this back then: there had been cold weather outside and I had worn a beanie over the ears - stupid me! So sorry for that, I've updated my first post accordingly. redface.gif

 

As for the Westone 4 comparison, we'll see ... perhaps sooner than you think. wink.gif


Edited by james444 - 4/2/11 at 10:16am
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Originally Posted by tuahogary View Post

Congrats on the FX700! I'm sure you'll love them. I find the stock tips mediocre and I'm currently using the e-Q7's tips with them (tbh I dunno if they're actually the original tips since James said he might not be able to find them) I can see some people preferring the more relaxed, sweeter guitar presentation of the EX1000 compared to the dryer, more accurate presentation of the FX700. Also, the EX1000 does vocals best so that's another "instrument" I'm sure you listen to a lot! But don't worry as with a lot of my comparisons between these two top IEMs, the differences are rather small.

 

Better vocals than FX700? Wow.

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