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post #451 of 589
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Originally Posted by kevms89 View Post
 

Some questions:

 

1.Is the Isolation really that terrible? I get a perfect seal and hardly hear anything with my XBA-3 with sony tips.

 

2.Bass good?

 

3.Can I wear them like regular iems? I hate putting cables around my ear.

 

4.Comfortable?

 

5.Is sonys $250 asking price about right for the SQ?

 

1. Isolation is typical earbud. That is some, but not a lot.

2. Bass is best. ****** XBA. MDR7550 outperforms almost all universal iems in terms of bass.

3. Not likely you can wear them not around your ears. They are really comfortable, so don't worry too much.

4. Comfortable as hell. Better than anything I've owned(about 7 different iems, including a ciem).

5. Yes!

post #452 of 589
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Originally Posted by kevms89 View Post


Hmm not sure what to think, especially since they have to go over the ear..

Is the build good? Im starting to actually get annoyed with poor builds in iem's.

 

One of the best built iems. Though they are plastic(well, most iems are), they are very good plastic. They are light and durable. Most importantly, the cable is one of the best cables available.

post #453 of 589
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

Can someone confirm if the 7550 and EX1000 cables are interchangeable?


Yes, they are interchangeable.
post #454 of 589
Interesting indeed....

If I end up returning these re400's I just got and selling my XBA3's the 7550 it is.

I guess I will get used to the wear and the build and cable is a huge plus! Isolation has me hesitant though, I can hear anything with these re400's and xba3's, if its on par then great.

Can anyone actually compare to re400 and xba3?
post #455 of 589
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Originally Posted by kevms89 View Post

Interesting indeed....

If I end up returning these re400's I just got and selling my XBA3's the 7550 it is.

I guess I will get used to the wear and the build and cable is a huge plus! Isolation has me hesitant though, I can hear anything with these re400's and xba3's, if its on par then great.

Can anyone actually compare to re400 and xba3?

 

Sure. RE400 has better clarity for sure. However, true merit of 7550 is in bass. 7550 just has much better impact and power. 7550 isolates less than RE400 sadly.

XBA3 is a rather neutral iem. On par or slightly worse clarity when compared to 7550. 7550's bass outshines the XBA3 as well. Upper mids are 7550 is better as well. Isolation wise, 7550 isn't quite as isolating, but 7550 is more comfortable than XBA3.

post #456 of 589
Im gonna keep listening to the re400 for a few more days and figure what I should do, aside from being slightly muffled (which could go away with time) the 400 sounds great! Thing is, the 3's also sound very good to me as well as having a mic, seems more clear and bass punchier than the 400 to me but not as detailed.

The looks and build quality is what interests me about the 7550, if only I could test them out now too ha.
post #457 of 589
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Originally Posted by kevms89 View Post

Im gonna keep listening to the re400 for a few more days and figure what I should do, aside from being slightly muffled (which could go away with time) the 400 sounds great! Thing is, the 3's also sound very good to me as well as having a mic, seems more clear and bass punchier than the 400 to me but not as detailed.

The looks and build quality is what interests me about the 7550, if only I could test them out now too ha.

 

If it's the build quality, I can tell you that you won't be disappointed. It makes XBA3 and RE400 look like a fragile toy.

post #458 of 589
Yea It seems like it has that area covered as I tend to not use a case with my iems and always put them in my pocket all day and just general wear n tear etc.

As far as sound, these 400's are kinda changing things a bit, the deatil is really amazing for a $99 pair of headphones but they have this subtle muffle that is not present in the XBA3 for me, the bass is better in the XBA3 but I am no basshead so the 400's bass is nice to me.

I think a headphone that retains great bass with the detail of the 400 and have a nice clear sound would blow me away, would probably be the perfect sound for me.

I am not sure what the muffled sound is called in terminology, perhaps burn will fix it?
post #459 of 589
Also why exactly cant I use them like regular iems? Why do I have to put them over the ear?
post #460 of 589
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Also why exactly cant I use them like regular iems? Why do I have to put them over the ear?

 

It's a known fashion statement across the world of 'audiophiles' Shows your honour and true relationship to the hobby. 

People get married they wear wedding rings, audio enthusiasts become audiophiles you wear over the ear. 

post #461 of 589
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

It's a known fashion statement across the world of 'audiophiles' Shows your honour and true relationship to the hobby. 


People get married they wear wedding rings, audio enthusiasts become audiophiles you wear over the ear. 
Oh ok for some reason I though you HAD to wear these over the ear lol
post #462 of 589
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Oh ok for some reason I though you HAD to wear these over the ear lol

This particular IEM has to be worn over the ear, they cannot be worn down, but don't think that's a bad thing, once you become accustom to doing so you may even enjoy it more so then wearing an IEM down. When I first joined I'd never heard of this over the ear business and thought damn, that must be uncomfortable or I'll feel "nerdy" but the reality is most of the higher end universals  (and custom) are worn this way, so get used to it. Actually increases secure fit because it stabilizes the IEM and decreases cable noise. MDR EX600/1000 etc etc.. series are actually very comfortable to wear, the cable hooks are nice and soft.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 10/8/13 at 5:45am
post #463 of 589
Man now I dont know what to do.

I will be returning the re400 and I will have my xba3 but I am torn.

Should I get:

Xba40-i like my xba3 and this seems like it should be better, also has a mic.

7550-looks cool and has good build, a bit expensive but i just dont know about that wear and isolation.

Xba-h1 and h3-look good but the h3 is expensive, the h1 I can afford but i wonder if it would even be as good sq wise as the others.

Hmm....
post #464 of 589

My rec would be 7550 or H3. I doubt you will have problems wearing the 7550. If you are to have problems with 75050's fit, you are likely to have problem with H3's fit as well.

post #465 of 589
Hey sorry for asking so many questions but what do you think I could expect going from the xba3 to the 7550 sound wise? I am trying to figure out what makes a headphone clear, for instance the re400 has fantastic detail, more than the xba3 for me but it does not sound as clear, it has this muffled sound, is that the treble?

Also you dont recommend the xba40?

I will miss the mic but I'll manage.
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