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post #91 of 955

If anyone finds a review of the XGF500's let us know. I can't wait to hear comparisons to the TD-III. Then maybe i'll decide which of the two i want.

post #92 of 955
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Well, the postman just left me a package with the XE200PRO & XGF500PRO.  Have to say, dealing with Xears has been outstanding from purchase through delivery....Excellent customer service throughout.

 

The XE200s were a bit tedious to get a good seal.  Tried various tips and finally settled on:

 

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The 500s fit perfect with the stock tips that were on.  Going to run them for a bit and change some tips etc....But right out of the box, I like what I hear on both.  Both are a bit picky on the seal (TDIIIs, just put them in and go).  Well worth it to spend the extra time to get it right....

post #93 of 955

Do XE200PRO & XGF500PRO suffer from driver flex issues as well?

post #94 of 955
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Originally Posted by jjmai View Post

Do XE200PRO & XGF500PRO suffer from driver flex issues as well?


Hello jjmai,

 

Forgive me, I'm not quite adept to these terms yet....I'm slowly making the transition from full-sized (not giving them up yet...lol) to iems.  The driver flex is the squishy wishy, I'm underwater sound upon pushing them in?

 

Much much less than the TDIII and barely noticeable imo.

 

In reference to my previous comments on the fit and seal, I have been trying them over the ear and it's not an issue anymore and quite comfortable.


Edited by HeatFan12 - 9/14/11 at 12:01pm
post #95 of 955
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View PostThe driver flex is the squishy wishy, I'm underwater sound upon pushing them in?

 

Much much less than the TDIII and barely noticeable imo.

 

Yeah, that's driver flex.  Thanks for the reply.

post #96 of 955
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Originally Posted by jjmai View Post

 

Yeah, that's driver flex.  Thanks for the reply.



You are welcome jj!!!

 

 

Well, been listening to the 200s for a good while now and definitely "over the ear" hits the sweet spot and perfect seal.

 

iPod 5.5g (R'boxed) lossless (FLAC & ALAC) atm, with my usual (get a new toy tracks) 20 tracks on shuffle (trance, house, rock, thrash, hip-hop etc.).........Sounding good and balanced with nothing too overpowering. 

 

The 500s are getting a little burn-in with my Clip Zip and will get a listen in a couple of hours...

 

Cheers

 


Edited by HeatFan12 - 9/14/11 at 1:56pm
post #97 of 955

hi i just got mine today and they sound great! how much does td III 's sound quality improve with an amp like fiio e7's or e11's?

post #98 of 955

Just ordered the Xears Xtreme XT2 PRO, only 25 Euro at the moment!

post #99 of 955
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Originally Posted by jailhouselounge View Post

hi i just got mine today and they sound great! how much does td III 's sound quality improve with an amp like fiio e7's or e11's?



Congratz jail......I personally don't know.  Never thought of adding an amp to the Xears mix.  I'll charge a 9V and plug them into a portable amp and report back...

 



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Originally Posted by NuckinFutz View Post

Just ordered the Xears Xtreme XT2 PRO, only 25 Euro at the moment!



Congratz NF...Post your impressions upon arrival...

 

 

post #100 of 955
Thread Starter 

Well, had some fun today with the three amigos, plugging them into various iDevices and DAPs...

 

In reference to amping, the difference was minimal, however, controlling volume with it was great.  They are not hard to drive.  I believe they sound great out of various DAPs without an amp.

 

Cheers!!!

 

 

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post #101 of 955

Heatfan in your opinion, wich are better? TD-III v2 or XGF500pro? 

 

Sorry for bad english...

post #102 of 955
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Originally Posted by n0str3ss View Post

Heatfan in your opinion, wich are better? TD-III v2 or XGF500pro? 

 

Sorry for bad english...



Hello n0str3ss and welcome.

 

 

Well, better is a little bit tricky in making a suggestion.  What might be better for me, might not be for you and so on.  What are your music preferences (genres, bands etc.).  What sound characteristics would you like?

 

I purchased my TDIIIs in March 2011, so I don't think I have the V2 though.

post #103 of 955

v1 and 2 is almost the same except the cloth cable and 2 has a J cord

post #104 of 955

I usually listen bands like Bon Jovi, Scorpions, Metallica and sometimes classical and pop music.

post #105 of 955
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Originally Posted by Majin View Post

v1 and 2 is almost the same except the cloth cable and 2 has a J cord



Thanks!  I definitely have the v1 with the Y-Cord.

 



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Originally Posted by n0str3ss View Post

I usually listen bands like Bon Jovi, Scorpions, Metallica and sometimes classical and pop music.



I can't help you with classical, but I do listen to rock, metal, edm, and hip-hop.

 

I have to admit the 500s get on my nerves sometimes with the fit.  I spent a good amount of time yesterday changing all the tips and came back around to the bi-flange.  I don't know if it's the housing and I have tried them over the ear and staight down.  Without a proper fit they sound very thin (as most do).

 

That being said, when they're on they're on and the detail is very good with good bass extension.  They do have a treble emphasis (more than the TDIIIs & 200s) but nothing overbearing and no sibilance (usually associated).  Clarity with good bass slam is what comes to mind.  Guitars and kick drums are very present with a nice balanced feel.

 

Now, the TDIIIs have the driver flex issue (squishy whishy, but only for a few seconds) and honestly does not bother me.  The 200s nor the 500s exhibit this. 

 

Both, (all three rather) are great with various genres.  I feel the TDIII & 200s bass goes deeper, whereas the 500s have an overall more balanced sound with a treble sparkle.

 

 

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