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post #166 of 1234
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PL50 is a fairly shallowly fitted IEM with a semi-small nozzle. For your case, I think an IEM with wide nozzle or deeper fitting might be the direction you want to go. I am kind of out of idea at the moment.

post #167 of 1234

thank you very much. at least i get an idea what to look for, and specially what NOT to

i might ask you again soon if get any options

post #168 of 1234

Wow, as someone who wasn't sure what IEMs to even look at, you sure make it easy. Thanks!

 

Edit: I do have to disagree about the RE0 though. I didn't like how off balance they sounded with the T400 tips. Some songs sounded better with the added bass, some songs were veiled. 


Edited by keanex - 7/25/11 at 11:05am
post #169 of 1234
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Edit: I do have to disagree about the RE0 though. I didn't like how off balance they sounded with the T400 tips. Some songs sounded better with the added bass, some songs were veiled. 


That probably has to do with the fact that I never listen to RE0 without an good, powerful amp, so sloppy bass (which is a good sign of being underpowered) is not an issue for me.

 

post #170 of 1234

It wasn't so much that the bass was sloppy, it was that the sound was heavily veiled on tracks like, "Come On! Feel the Illinoise!" by Sufjan Stevens, which features many instruments and some nuances that I previously could hear, but now couldn't. Even when changing the position, insertion, and trying the FiiO E7 or Total Bithead amps the problem persisted. I wonder why we have vastly differing situations.

post #171 of 1234
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I never really find RE0 to be veil with T400, but it does slow the bass down a tad and make it more blunt. It could very well that you are hearing the same thing and call it veil. But making it more blunt to increase it presence (making it warmer) is exactly why I use T400 at the first place, to exchange a little quality for quantity and achieve a better balance.

post #172 of 1234

hello

i'm trying to decide between the Xcape IE and the RE0 for J-pop and J-rock

 

in "inearmatters" you mentioned the X-IE would make a better option

 

but i also like jap female vocals to sound best , very detailed and clear. i can also use the RE0 with the E11

 

is the X-IE still a better choice?

thanks

 

i can also consider the ECCI 401


Edited by lina - 7/27/11 at 7:09am
post #173 of 1234
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hello

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If you don't mind carrying an amp around, RE0+E11 is better for what you are looking for.

 

post #174 of 1234
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If you don't mind carrying an amp around, RE0+E11 is better for what you are looking for.

 

is that so...

i'm a bit surprised. i didnt expect that the E11 could make that difference. i hope it keeps the fun of the X IE

 

btw, if were talking about Hifiman's iems, all of them come with spare filters. is that a Pro or a Con? or maybe it's just needed for the RE's

most of the iems i saw dont come with any spare filters just metal fixed ones

post #175 of 1234
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is that so...

i'm a bit surprised. i didnt expect that the E11 could make that difference. i hope it keeps the fun of the X IE

 

btw, if were talking about Hifiman's iems, all of them come with spare filters. is that a Pro or a Con? or maybe it's just needed for the RE's

most of the iems i saw dont come with any spare filters just metal fixed ones


That's because RE0 and E11 is a good match (synergy wise).

 

Spare filter is always a good thing, but the better thing to do is to keep your ear canal as clean as possible. Earwax is always an issue with IEM and especially worst if you are the type with a lot of earwax.  Keeping the IEM clean is just the basic, then you won't need to use those spare filter.

 

post #176 of 1234
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Spare filter is always a good thing, but the better thing to do is to keep your ear canal as clean as possible. Earwax is always an issue with IEM and especially worst if you are the type with a lot of earwax.  Keeping the IEM clean is just the basic, then you won't need to use those spare filter.

 



This ^

But oddly enough, for those of you with more earwax, non-standardly shaped tips that come with the VSonic GR07's are a godsend. Because they significantly taper towards the tips, it keeps them from scraping up as much earwax from the sidewalls of the ear canal and into the nozzle as most other tips I've tried. Disgusting post I know, but this might help some people.

post #177 of 1234

in my case, the common ones like those that come with the Sennheiser cx series are worst for me. i think because the holes are TOO wide

but when i used the PL50 tips there was no comparison. needless to say when i used the sony hybrids. NO wax at all not on the tips and of course not on the nozzle. i dont know about the GR07 ones, but they look like the hybrids

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That's because RE0 and E11 is a good match (synergy wise).

 

Spare filter is always a good thing, but the better thing to do is to keep your ear canal as clean as possible. Earwax is always an issue with IEM and especially worst if you are the type with a lot of earwax.  Keeping the IEM clean is just the basic, then you won't need to use those spare filter.

 



they how you clean those ones that have no replaceble filters , like the sunrise's or meelec's , etc... ?

 

i'm a bit curious, how the RE's look without the filters? is there another metal filter or just a deep hole?

post #179 of 1234
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they how you clean those ones that have no replaceble filters , like the sunrise's or meelec's , etc... ?

 

i'm a bit curious, how the RE's look without the filters? is there another metal filter or just a deep hole?


If the clogging isn't very bad, submerge the filter (facing downward) into peroxide solution usually can fix the problem. If there is too much clogging to be fixed by peroxide, you can try to remove the filter (clean it or use without it) or throw the IEM away.

 

There is a foam pad inside the nozzle for sound tuning. Underneath the foam is the speaker.

post #180 of 1234
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If the clogging isn't very bad, submerge the filter (facing downward) into peroxide solution usually can fix the problem. If there is too much clogging to be fixed by peroxide, you can try to remove the filter (clean it or use without it) or throw the IEM away.

 

There is a foam pad inside the nozzle for sound tuning. Underneath the foam is the speaker.

 

i asume you should do with a lot of caution not to wet the iem driver.

removing seems a easier method, but  of course not all filters are removable

does it changes the sound?

yeah, and thanks for the cleaning tips


 

 

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