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post #1111 of 1230
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Originally Posted by androsss View Post

What is the best IEM's for Sansa Fuze+

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Or what else do you recommend for this player ???

 

Never use Fuze+ before. Regardless, the answer is already in the first post.

post #1112 of 1230

I just meant not only for Sansa Fuze+

I have also another sources.

What IEM's you will recommend to me?

post #1113 of 1230
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Originally Posted by androsss View Post

I just meant not only for Sansa Fuze+

I have also another sources.

What IEM's you will recommend to me?

Dude, you can't ask for recommendation by simply saying that you have some mp3 players. You HAVE to tell people about what kind of sound you like. You want more bass, vocals, shrilling treble, wide/narrow soundstage, you HAVE to mention all of that if you want people to help you.


Edited by GN-0015 - 4/2/13 at 7:29am
post #1114 of 1230
Sorry for my bad English.
I prefer a rock, jazz music and instrumental.
Now I have a monoprice 8230.
I like a clear, nature trebles and a neutral and detailed sound, more on a warmer and well textured bass and mid
I don't need a very deep bass, but a crisp treble, shiny highs and a wide soundtage.
post #1115 of 1230
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Originally Posted by androsss View Post

Sorry for my bad English.
I prefer a rock, jazz music and instrumental.
Now I have a monoprice 8230.
I like a clear, nature trebles and a neutral and detailed sound, more on a warmer and well textured bass and mid
I don't need a very deep bass, but a crisp treble, shiny highs and a wide soundtage.

 

You listed R-50 before, and it should fit what you need.

post #1116 of 1230

ClieOS, 

could you give a comparision of Brainwavz M4 vs R1 ?

and which is better?

 

thanks in advance

post #1117 of 1230
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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

ClieOS, 

could you give a comparision of Brainwavz M4 vs R1 ?

and which is better?

 

thanks in advance

 

Overall, M4 is better. However, M4 has  V-shaped sound while R1 is bass dominated. The problem with M4 is a recessed mid and a slightly brighter treble; with R1, it is bass flooding over the mid. Getting the right eartips on R1 will help taming the bass - still, M4 is a more accurate sounding of the two and present music with better control and resolution.

post #1118 of 1230

Hi so this is my first post in this forum and what a great thread this is.

 

I am on a ~$100 budget. Currently I'm torn between HiFiMan RE400 or TDK IE800 - which both I can get at around ~$100 +shipping here in Australia.

(Kinda surprised actually to see TDK IE 800 at $100 cause I thought it would be at $150 - $200).

 

Which one between those two would you recommend? I listen to different kinds of songs really. Pop, jazz, a bit of hip hop and rock. And I'm kinda into EDM too lately. 

I prefer 'clear' sounding earphones with a bit of bass in it. Not a bass head though 

 

Thanks.

post #1119 of 1230
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Neither is particularly great (nor bad) with EDM, but I'll recommend IE800 first as it has better upper extension and overall cleaner sounding, which is likely more suitable for EDM.

post #1120 of 1230

Okay. So between IE800 at $115 (way below market price, right?) or RE400 at $85 (second hand, a guy is selling after using it for a month).

Which one will you go for?

 

And regarding comfort and durability (especially the cables as my old Klipsch S4i and Shure 215 cables are broken in the end).

But both are pretty similar I assume?

post #1121 of 1230
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I see cable problem in neither, but I'll say IE800's cable is probably a little better. I'll jump for IE800 on that price. I think I paid $200 for it and still have no regret. The only issue with IE800 is the sub-par stock eartips. I'll recommend you use Sony Hybrid instead.

post #1122 of 1230

Oh wow IE 800 has even better cabling? I thought RE400's build quality and cabling was good already.

post #1123 of 1230
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Originally Posted by koflok View Post

Oh wow IE 800 has even better cabling? I thought RE400's build quality and cabling was good already.

 

That's because IE800 has flat cable that tends to take stress a bit better.

post #1124 of 1230

ClieOS,

 

Why an analytical sound is the riskiest choice to start?

post #1125 of 1230
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Originally Posted by rodweb View Post

ClieOS,

 

Why an analytical sound is the riskiest choice to start?

 

Because people with little experience on IEM often want the 'most accurate, cleanest, most detailed sound', which lead to an analytical sounding IEM. But the truth is, many of them really have no idea what their real preference are. It is the assumption that 'an accurate, detailed sound must be the best choice' misleads them to pick an analytical sounding IEM. The common sense dictates that the opposite of an 'accurate' sound must an inaccurate sound, but common sense doesn't work on actual human preference - let alone those who have no idea what they prefer in the first place.

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