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post #16 of 25

Nice Joker.  This may be a bit much but i wonder if you could add a section comparing Timbre considering they are all woodies.  Also tossing in an FX700 w/ respect to Timbre would be great.

post #17 of 25
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Nice Joker.  This may be a bit much but i wonder if you could add a section comparing Timbre considering they are all woodies.  Also tossing in an FX700 w/ respect to Timbre would be great.



The FX700 really has no rivals in timbre among these budget phones. If I had to give a ranking it would look something like FX700 >>> TS02 >= TD-III = Woodees >> Holua >= Daleth
 

post #18 of 25
Hello Joker,

I am choosing between Xears TD III and Phiaton PS 20 for my next purchase. You've listened to both of them, what's your final thoughts & conclusion on their sound quality? Thanks heaps for your advice.
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Hello Joker,

I am choosing between Xears TD III and Phiaton PS 20 for my next purchase. You've listened to both of them, what's your final thoughts & conclusion on their sound quality? Thanks heaps for your advice.


They are both very competitive earphones. The Phiatons are a little dryer-sounding and have a more emphasis on the sub-bass and slightly less forward mids. The Xears are smoother and have more midrange and treble emphasis. They are more intimate-sounding while the Phiatons give a slightly vague but still very impressive sense of large soundstage size, complete with decent front-to-rear and top-to-bottom soundstaging (not too common among mid-range IEMs).

post #20 of 25

Thanks a lot Joker, just ordered a TD-III. Just out of curiosity, both the PS20 and TD-III emphasize on bass department, which one has a better bass quality and quantity?

post #21 of 25
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Thanks a lot Joker, just ordered a TD-III. Just out of curiosity, both the PS20 and TD-III emphasize on bass department, which one has a better bass quality and quantity?



Can't say that either has an edge in quality over the other - they just have different voicing - but the TD-III is more explosive and impactful while the PS20 is a bit more relaxed and rumbly. If I had to guesstimate I'd say the TD-III has a more pronounced mid-bass lift while the PS20 has a flattened bass hump with a bit more mid-range bleed but also slightly better sub-bass extension.

post #22 of 25

hey joker, 

i'm interested in the Xears TD. xears.com sell them for 38 euro shipped, do you it's a good price?

. but there're the II and the III V2. i asked them and they said they use the same driver. just outer different design. II aluminuim housing, J-cord  VS III V2 wodden back part and Y-cord , a textil one. and the III v2 a bit warmer.

 

are they also for a non-bass head? i tried the M11+ and a  hisound, and both were way too bassy for me. for reference i 've the MX471 earbuds, and i find their bass very good. and wouldnt mind a tinny little bit more as long as the vocals sound clear and fwdd. 

post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by kanuka View Post

hey joker, 

i'm interested in the Xears TD. xears.com sell them for 38 euro shipped, do you it's a good price?

. but there're the II and the III V2. i asked them and they said they use the same driver. just outer different design. II aluminuim housing, J-cord  VS III V2 wodden back part and Y-cord , a textil one. and the III v2 a bit warmer.

 

are they also for a non-bass head? i tried the M11+ and a  hisound, and both were way too bassy for me. for reference i 've the MX471 earbuds, and i find their bass very good. and wouldnt mind a tinny little bit more as long as the vocals sound clear and fwdd. 


TD-III is not for you if you found the M11+ too bassy. Maybe XE200PRO or Resonance, but not TD-III. Truth be told, all of the Xears IEMs I've heard have been pretty bass-heavy (except for the XR120ProII) but the TD-III, PB120, and N3i are the bassiest of them all. 

 

post #24 of 25

The XE200PRO blackwood version is sold out, apparently to be replaced by the XE200PRO Walnut Wood version. I wonder what the difference is going to be..

post #25 of 25
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The color of the wood, I imagine
 

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The XE200PRO blackwood version is sold out, apparently to be replaced by the XE200PRO Walnut Wood version. I wonder what the difference is going to be..



 

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