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post #1681 of 4815
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post

 

Wow, looks nice and reminds me of the EP-10 Plus!  Of course, I am sure sounds much different.

 

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:D very similar stuff(dispite they sound different), beside mine's not got the BA drives inside of the plastic :P

 

talking of which how would you rate these hybrids all together from your EP10plus!,  LSX5, K3003 and UM's marline which all had a somewhat similar configuration of being BA for mids and treble, then uses a dynamic drive for its bass 

(sorry man, i've not get to seen a direct comparison on these similar stuff , and im quite interested in them)

post #1682 of 4815
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Originally Posted by remielsum View Post

 

:D very similar stuff(dispite they sound different), beside mine's not got the BA drives inside of the plastic :P

 

talking of which how would you rate these hybrids all together from your EP10plus!,  LSX5, K3003 and UM's marline which all had a somewhat similar configuration of being BA for mids and treble, then uses a dynamic drive for its bass 

(sorry man, i've not get to seen a direct comparison on these similar stuff , and im quite interested in them)

 

My ratings from the hybrids I have heard: LSX5 demo < K3003 < EP-10 Plus = TS842 < Merlin demo

 

Both the Merlin and Miracle demos were quite bad and not representative of the real thing.  While the EP-10 Plus and TS842 are =, they sound very different and the EP-10 Plus will be too veiled for many as the EP-10 Plus is a warmer, more detailed and spacious IE8 vs. the TF10 like sound of the TS842.

post #1683 of 4815
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The Lear LCM-5 has been announced.  It is a 5 balanced armature driver CIEM in a 3-way, 3 sound tube configuration with a single low, 2 mid-range drivers, and 2 tweeters.

 

The sound was tuned to give a neutral sound, but there is an optional adapter cable ($90) that will change the sound to be like a studio monitor.

 

A new face plate will be available called True Texture (pictured below).

 

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Pricing is HKD$6888 (about USD$890)


Edited by average_joe - 6/11/12 at 10:43pm
post #1684 of 4815

interesting face plate.. reminds me of my car tires! biggrin.gif

post #1685 of 4815

Seems like 5 drivers are where the magic's at these days.  Can't say my ears disagree.

post #1686 of 4815
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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post  Seems like 5 drivers are where the magic's at these days.  Can't say my ears disagree.

 

How have the vinyl tips on your ES5 held up? Any yellowing? I'm getting a pair (not from Westone, but I can't quite say from who yet) with the option for vinyl tips, but I'm not sure if they're a good long-term option.

post #1687 of 4815
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post

The sound was tuned to give a neutral sound, but there is an optional adapter cable ($90) that will change the sound to be like a studio monitor.

 

Isn't a studio monitor supposed to be neutral?

post #1688 of 4815
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post  Isn't a studio monitor supposed to be neutral?

 

Do you see Switzerland making any studio monitors?

post #1689 of 4815
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post

 

Isn't a studio monitor supposed to be neutral?


it depends on take on the sound Sony or ATH monitors are far from being neutral, yet they are very appreciated by many engineers

 

Personally I think that cable Lear is talking about is some kind of resistance like ER4 attenuator to allow use of those monitors with high impedance output sources.


Edited by piotrus-g - 6/12/12 at 5:11am
post #1690 of 4815

Anyone have thoughts on the best custom IEM for female vocals? I listen to a lot of R&B, pop, and on occasion, soundtrack music.

 

My top contender right now are the Westone ES5s.

post #1691 of 4815
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Originally Posted by piotrus-g View Post

it depends on take on the sound Sony or ATH monitors are far from being neutral, yet they are very appreciated by many engineers

 

Personally I think that cable Lear is talking about is some kind of resistance like ER4 attenuator to allow use of those monitors with high impedance output sources.

 

They're relatively cheap, and thus popular in many studios, but sound engineers most often rely on speakers for mixing and post-processing.

post #1692 of 4815
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Originally Posted by audible View Post

Anyone have thoughts on the best custom IEM for female vocals? I listen to a lot of R&B, pop, and on occasion, soundtrack music.

 

My top contender right now are the Westone ES5s.

Get UM ;) Merlins are very good for fem voc. I listen to female vocals alot.

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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post

 

They're relatively cheap, and thus popular in many studios, but sound engineers most often rely on speakers for mixing and post-processing.

are there any expensive (i mean like $400+) monitor headphoens? besides new shure's of course. But you're right most of the mixing are done with sepakers however recordings rather with earphones/headphones

post #1693 of 4815

I just sent out my impressions for the Lear LCM-5. I hope to have the finished product (including the true texture faceplate of course) by early July. I'll explain the whole adapter thing at that point.

post #1694 of 4815
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post

The AM4 is a little more than $500 and you can just type in the currency in the Google search bar and it will auto translate to your local currency


Neat, have I been living in a cave? rolleyes.gif
Edited by Lidster - 6/12/12 at 2:25pm
post #1695 of 4815
Joe, what are your opinions on custom reshells?
I want to get a decent IEM, preferably custom, in the near future as I'll be doing a lot of commuting on the train/bus starting September.

Since all my past experiences with IEM's have been fairly negative in terms of comfort, I wish to try a universal out first. If I like it I want to try customs out too, but since it's not my primary listening device I don't want to spend huge sums on it. As far as I know reshelling is cheaper than getting a budget custom, but I'd be willing to spend a maximum budget of $500 for the CIEM's (including tax and shipping).
How do you think reshelled universals (e.g . TF10) compare to customs in the aforementioned budget?

Thanks.
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