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How do the 232's do with EDM and other forms of electronic music?

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How do the 232's do with EDM and other forms of electronic music?

 

The 232s are great for those genres because of the v-shaped signature :p 

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Do these absolutely need an amp? I'd like to run them out of my android phone and nothing else. Its an LG G2 if it matters. 

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Do these absolutely need an amp? I'd like to run them out of my android phone and nothing else. Its an LG G2 if it matters. 

No. I use them with iPhone5 and the sound is good enough to me. I have plug it into different amps, some of them really expensive, like +£1000. For some amps, there were indeed improvement, but not very big one. For some amps, it sounded weird, not impressive at all. So I guess I will stick with my iPhone5. I don't have a LG G2. Can't help you with that.

PS. Personally, I think pfe232 sounds more nature without any filter on.
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Originally Posted by djcarpentier View Post
 

Do these absolutely need an amp? I'd like to run them out of my android phone and nothing else. Its an LG G2 if it matters. 

 

These do not require an amp and phones should be more than enough to power the PFE232...  That said, power is not an issue.  I'm not sure how good the internal DAC/AMP is in the G2 though. 

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Thats good news. I just can't bring myself to carry a portable amp or dac along with my cell. Its just too much.
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I've tried the PFE232 with both Samsung Note 2 and iPhone 4S straight off the phones without amping. I prefer the iPhone 4S sound

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Anyone recommend an alternative to the phonak silicone tips? The mediums aren't big enough and the larges slowly slide out of my ears. Driving me crazy. No foam.
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anyone know where to purchase the cord? its getting real hard to find that.

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Is the 232 worth upgrading from the 132? I'm sure this question has been asked before. I apologize, I've looked a few times and didn't quite find anything convincing
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Is the 232 worth upgrading from the 132? I'm sure this question has been asked before. I apologize, I've looked a few times and didn't quite find anything convincing

 

The PFE232 offers a distinctly different signature in contrast to the PFE132.  The 232 employs a signature that is closer to that of a v-shape with bass that has a slight boom to it and textures in an almost euphoric manner.  Midrange is smooth with a good strength in vocals.  Though the signature takes quite a bit of edge away from the midrange and detailing.  The highs are quite linear, but at an elevated level.  They are soft in texturing, but if you're sensitive to highs, the 232 is not the direction to go.  

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Interesting. I would have never thought Phonak would have considered a V shaped sound signature, let alone in a flagship earphone. not that its a bad thing, I just had them pegged as a more neutral house sound. I really enjoy the sound of the 132, i guess i was hoping to hear that the 232 was just a direct upgrade to that signature, but things are never that easy..lol.

 

I have every bit of confidence that the completely ROCKED the V-shape sig. Phonak are some awesome driver tuners. :) *scratches head* I do like V shapes, but I also really like the 132....Dang it!

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Originally Posted by ThickT View Post
 

Interesting. I would have never thought Phonak would have considered a V shaped sound signature, let alone in a flagship earphone. not that its a bad thing, I just had them pegged as a more neutral house sound. I really enjoy the sound of the 132, i guess i was hoping to hear that the 232 was just a direct upgrade to that signature, but things are never that easy..lol.

 

I have every bit of confidence that the completely ROCKED the V-shape sig. Phonak are some awesome driver tuners. :) *scratches head* I do like V shapes, but I also really like the 132....Dang it!

 

LOL...  Choices...  Choices :p  They're both great IEMs :p  

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