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post #1171 of 1389

Here's another clear one. Effect Audio gets some very positive reviews around the web, but not enough numbers on this specific Crystal cable to hang your hat on.

Decent price for what is intended to be an upgrade.

 

http://www.amazon.com/EFFECT-AUDIO-CRYSTAL-Upgrade-Silver/dp/B00CDFYEHU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370029189&sr=8-1&keywords=Shure+Crystal+cable

post #1172 of 1389
My UM3X are on loan to another Head-Fier ATM and so I'm back with my SE215s for a bit. I have no complaints about them really, even coming back from a top-tier universal; sure the clarity, detail and separation aren't up to the UM3X, but they do have a very well-rounded presentation for a $100 IEM. Good bass, beautiful mids, and the treble isn't even so bad with a bit of EQ at 4k and 16k on my Nexus 4's DSP manager (root FTW).
post #1173 of 1389

So I got a pair of the SE215 LTD's to compare against the Westone ADV.

 

Initial impressions are that the SE215 has more mid-richness but the ADV is has better tightness and a cleaner sound. I prefer the SE215 at first listen but I suspect that anyone who is a fan of the SE215 would come to like the ADV as well. It seems like Westone may have been targeting the SE215's response curve, though it's not a carbon copy.

 

Eventually I'll write a fuller comparison review, but for now I can say that if you like the SE215 but you wanted something that was made of one piece of metal and not several pieces of plastic (and thus extremely unlikely to break) the ADV is a logical purchase. The extra money buys build quality improvements, but apparently not immediately noticeable sound quality improvements.

 

That said the decision becomes a bit more easy when you factor in the price of the Shure iPhone cable (if you need one) because at that point the total cost of the SE215 is $150 (or at least $160 for LTD)  and I would always pay $50 more to get something much more durable with the $199 ADV.

post #1174 of 1389

I'm not sure it's a direct upgrade, dweaver says the mids are noticeably more recessed.

post #1175 of 1389

Will these be good for trance music?

post #1176 of 1389

Yes they will.

post #1177 of 1389
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

I'm not sure it's a direct upgrade, dweaver says the mids are noticeably more recessed.

 

No, it's definitely not a direct upgrade in terms of sound quality. As I said, it's a sidegrade or even a downgrade depending on what your priorities are. If I had the SE215 (LTD) and ADV side by side in a blind test I would choose the 215.

 

In terms of build quality and comfort the ADV is a definite upgrade.

post #1178 of 1389

The Klipsch oval tips are my favorites and I read somewhere that they fit the 215s -- has anyone tried this?

post #1179 of 1389
coming from gr07 and tf10, will i be disappointed with se215 sound sig?
post #1180 of 1389
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Originally Posted by ramordep View Post

coming from gr07 and tf10, will i be disappointed with se215 sound sig?


Depends if you liked the sound sig of the gr07 and tf10's.

post #1181 of 1389
well, i like both. the fact that the se215 has a detachable cable makes me want it more since most iems i had suffered from cable issues. hows the fit on 215?
post #1182 of 1389
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Originally Posted by ramordep View Post

well, i like both. the fact that the se215 has a detachable cable makes me want it more since most iems i had suffered from cable issues. hows the fit on 215?

 

Has a bit of a learning curve for putting them in, especially if you've never used an iem with a form factor like this, but once your past that they're great

post #1183 of 1389

Wondering whether I should get these... been on the fence for a while. 

 

Not sure if I should save up some more money and get the TF10s (despite them being $250+ now) or wait for the UE900 price to come down (those are my dream IEMs). 

 

Any help asap would be appreciated. My temporary Skullcandy Titans are not pleasing me frown.gif

post #1184 of 1389
finally pulled the trigger on clear edition. first impression, the build looks sturdy and sexy :-D while sound is just average.
post #1185 of 1389
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Originally Posted by Empire1 View Post

Wondering whether I should get these... been on the fence for a while. 

Not sure if I should save up some more money and get the TF10s (despite them being $250+ now) or wait for the UE900 price to come down (those are my dream IEMs). 

Any help asap would be appreciated. My temporary Skullcandy Titans are not pleasing me frown.gif

now that i own both iem, i would suggest to save up for the tf10.
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