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post #422 of 553
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

OK. Take this with a grain of salt as I don't own a triple fi. I just had a chance to borrow them for about 30mins.

Overall sound sig:
TF10: V Shaped and fun.
7550: Slightly more vocals than tf10. Less bass and treble compared to tf10.

Soundstage:
Both are very wide. I feel like 7550 is deeper though.

Comfort:
7550 is better by a mile. It fits so lightly that you can barely feel them.

Isolation:
Do I even have to mention this? 7550 is a open iem, meaning they isolate as much as open back headphones(maybe tiny bit more). TF10 isolates far more.

Clarity:
Pretty close. TF10 might be slightly more clear.

Note on bass:
7550 has very deep and well controlled bass, as expected of a dynamic driver. I personally think 7550's bass is better than TF10's bass.

Thank you for impressions.

Do you conclude that the 7550 is the most balanced IEM you've encountered?

Do you think i have a lot to lose if one day i decide to sell my TF10 for a 7550? I just want full range vocals without too much tradeoff in the bass, trebble, and soundstage department
post #423 of 553
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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post

Thank you for impressions.

Do you conclude that the 7550 is the most balanced IEM you've encountered?

Do you think i have a lot to lose if one day i decide to sell my TF10 for a 7550? I just want full range vocals without too much tradeoff in the bass, trebble, and soundstage department
Most balanced? Nah. UERM is the most balanced iem I've heard. But it cost 4 times 7550. If you go from tf10 to 7550, you will loose treble extension, but gain soundstage(although tf10 is very wide, 7550 is wider), more punchy bass, and much more balanced mids. It's also super comfy
If you are looking for better balance, 7550 is a great choice. But just know that it lacks treble extension and isolation. Besides those two, 7550 are exceptional.
post #424 of 553
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Most balanced? Nah. UERM is the most balanced iem I've heard. But it cost 4 times 7550. If you go from tf10 to 7550, you will loose treble extension, but gain soundstage(although tf10 is very wide, 7550 is wider), more punchy bass, and much more balanced mids. It's also super comfy
If you are looking for better balance, 7550 is a great choice. But just know that it lacks treble extension and isolation. Besides those two, 7550 are exceptional.

I noticed 7550 has an open vent....
When you say it lacks isolation... Does it also mean it leaks sound? I wouldnt want sound leaking out and disturb others if I'm in a library.
post #425 of 553
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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post

I noticed 7550 has an open vent....
When you say it lacks isolation... Does it also mean it leaks sound? I wouldnt want sound leaking out and disturb others if I'm in a library.
Leakage isn't bad. About the same level as earpods. They isolate like earpods too.
post #426 of 553
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Alright. I'm getting the MDR7550 used for around $120 today. You guys can expect a full review on them in about a week or two.


That's a very good price! They are very good IEMs IMO :).

 

 

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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post


I noticed 7550 has an open vent....
When you say it lacks isolation... Does it also mean it leaks sound? I wouldnt want sound leaking out and disturb others if I'm in a library.

 

It doesn't leak that much sound IMO unless you are listening at very dangerous volume levels.


Edited by lee730 - 8/24/13 at 5:33pm
post #427 of 553
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Most balanced? Nah. UERM is the most balanced iem I've heard. But it cost 4 times 7550. If you go from tf10 to 7550, you will loose treble extension, but gain soundstage(although tf10 is very wide, 7550 is wider), more punchy bass, and much more balanced mids. It's also super comfy
If you are looking for better balance, 7550 is a great choice. But just know that it lacks treble extension and isolation. Besides those two, 7550 are exceptional.

UERMs and JHs are like from another dimension (customs)

How would you rank the 7550 as a universal fit IEM and its competetion?
post #428 of 553
Also, can 7550 judge the quality of the source?

For example, With my TF10, i could tell that one of my backup laptops outputs inferior sound compared to my iphone4 (that phone has low noise and everything sounds coherent and smooth), while my primary laptop with Connexant HD audio extends (not add amount) the bass and treble and sounds "sharp" compared to iphone4's "smooth" presentation.
Edited by TheBoss - 8/25/13 at 11:19pm
post #429 of 553
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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post

UERMs and JHs are like from another dimension (customs)

How would you rank the 7550 as a universal fit IEM and its competetion?
For $250 street price, they are very good. If you are looking for a V shaped spund, tjese are not for you, but if you are looking for natural sounding iems, 7550 is a good choice.
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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post

Also, can 7550 judge the quality of the source?

For example, With my TF10, i could tell that one of my backup laptops outputs inferior sound compared to my iphone4 (that phone has low noise and everything sounds coherent and smooth), while my primary laptop with Connexant HD audio extends (not add amount) the bass and treble and sounds "sharp" compared to iphone4's "smooth" presentation.
Yup. They don't hiss like balanced armature iems, but you will be able to tell the difference between sources. They do like a bit powerful source driving them. Iphone would be "good enough".
post #430 of 553

MDR7550 became by main portable rig. 7550+AK100 is a very good match. I'll try to write up a review within few days.

post #431 of 553

Lol. I ended up not taking few days.

 

Here's my review on MDR-7550.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/679045/review-sony-mdr-7550

post #432 of 553
Got a pair of EX800ST yesterday and I used them with a ColorFly C3 and they sound very good. Just like to share this with all. smily_headphones1.gif
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Got a pair of EX800ST yesterday and I used them with a ColorFly C3 and they sound very good. Just like to share this with all. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Do you know anyone around you with a MDR-7550?

 

I really want assurance that MDR 7550 is an EX 800ST sonically but with just blue packaging & warranty.

post #434 of 553
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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post

Do you know anyone around you with a MDR-7550?

I really want assurance that MDR 7550 is an EX 800ST sonically but with just blue packaging & warranty.

No I don't but based on what I have read about the 7550 the sound signature match what I'm hearing with the EX800ST. But that doesn't prove anything.
post #435 of 553

I demoed both MDR-7550 and EX800 at a local vendor.

To me the EX800 has more bass and more harsh treble.

But again, this maybe caused by different break-in duration.

 

I bought 7550 in the end... about ~40 USD cheaper than EX800 here :p

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