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post #1741 of 2039
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Originally Posted by FightBrothers View Post

If i were you, i would want to try the new RE400biggrin.gif

 

Me?  Owned and returned.  I found the RE400 to be too polite and boring for my tastes, plus the soundstage was small and in-head.  Technically it is a very competent IEM with a nice monitor take on neutral and a very good value at $99; but ultimately not for me.

post #1742 of 2039

I must say I'm enjoying the sound of these so far.  About 25 hours of run time on them now.  Overall just a fun sound which is what I like for my usage.  I get out walking my dogs all the time and need some good motivating tunes to accompany me.

post #1743 of 2039

Hi - looking to finally go over the $100.00 mark and thinking about this and the BA200s. Any thoughts b/w the two (or others)? I like a warm sound, strong but NOT overpowering bass, without sacrificing clarity and "sparkle" at the high end. that's a simplified description of what I'm looking for, but it gets to the heart of it.

 

Thanks,

 

MrMonte

post #1744 of 2039

I think I am going to pull a trigger on these bad boys, but just a few questions: How do you compare these's low and mid to the SHE3580's (I would like to know how much upgrade I will get). How durable are these IEMs? If I give some extra care to them (cleaning every weekend, carefully put them in the case whenever I go out, basically what I have been doing with my SHE3580) will they at least last for a year? Do the filters come off easily? How is the fit and isolation (because I saw someone complaining about them)

thank you in advance!

 

 

EDIT: So I bought it, now waiting warmly for them to arrive... in early April


Edited by FrequencyBlue - 3/22/13 at 3:13am
post #1745 of 2039

Was thinking of buying comply tips.  If i usually use the large stock tips, what size comply should i get?

post #1746 of 2039

that's a good summary of how I find the HiFiMan IEMs generally speaking - polite, and competent and technically very strong -but they just don't particularly thrill me. 

post #1747 of 2039

Question, for those that use Comply T-400 tips did you guys have to really give it a solid push so that it fits? I feel like the T400s are a bit unnatural fitting, but it works. Has anyone tried the T-500s on these? 

post #1748 of 2039

Okay, Help a relative newbie out. I feel like I'm not getting the full experience of these IEMs.

 

I got a pair a few days ago. They were used and very burned in, so there's no issue there.

 

I find the bass unimpressive. It's just there, it doesn't reach out and grab you. I am NOT a basshead, I just like it stronger. I've tried a number of tips and some help a bit, but overall I find the bass a bit of a disappointment.

 

I find that while on some tunes, the volume is fine, on a lot of the stuff I listen to, I can't get it loud enough to really enjoy. Is that an impedence issue? I play through a motorola photon smartphone.

 

I replaced the tips with medium silicone tips which are my size, but I feel like I am still not getting the full power of these babies. What is the preferred alternatives?

 

I find a slight imbalance in the sound, with the right ear coming in just a tad smaller than the left. Maybe this is a cleaning issue. How best to do so?

 

I'd also like to replace the filters. Is it easy to find replacement filters? I haven't had luck yet.

 

So help me out. If this is just the way they are, I'm more than willing to resell them and try something else, most likely the ACK-70s of the BA-200s. I just find the overall musical presentation kind of unexciting, in a nutshell.  But I'd really appreciate some feedback before I do. Given how well liked they are here, I must be missing something. I want to give them every shot and I'm willing to go the extra mile.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

MrMonte.


Edited by MrMonte - 4/2/13 at 8:43am
post #1749 of 2039
What is your previous IEM prior to the JVC? That might have left an impression on you and the JVC will sound a bit thin down in the bass department. Are able to achieve a good seal with the tips? An improper seal usually will result in thin bass. And since you're willing to try anything, try the Comply T-400 tips. Those usually rein in the treble a bit and put the bass ahead other frequency range.

Those are some issues that I can think from the top of my head; I'm sure others would chime in.
post #1750 of 2039
I have found that even silcones that fit don't seal properly. Complys do but they tend to attenuate highs and upper miss which may desirable but not on the BA 200 or FXT 90. UNLESS YOU SEAL THE JVC OR THE TDK YOU WILL NOT GET ANY REAL BASS! There I said it. The 90 has good bass albeit a Tad slow compared to the T peos, TF 10 or the BA 200. But it is full rich and musical with a nice sense of weight and dynamics. I gave my son mine...he loves them. Take your favourite silicone tips and put a foam core in them. I made mine with hole punched ear plugs cut down. Use comply or Shure foam tips if you want...but the cool think about ear plug foam is that it is dense and you can compress it. Once you insert and compress it under the silicone it wont attenuate at all...rather it expands and seals. Even with the shallow fit It will seal the FXT 90. Try it...it works!!!!

Happy LISTENING!

Jgwtriode
post #1751 of 2039
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Originally Posted by jgwtriode View Post

I have found that even silcones that fit don't seal properly. Complys do but they tend to attenuate highs and upper miss which may desirable but not on the BA 200 or FXT 90. UNLESS YOU SEAL THE JVC OR THE TDK YOU WILL NOT GET ANY REAL BASS! There I said it. The 90 has good bass albeit a Tad slow compared to the T peos, TF 10 or the BA 200. But it is full rich and musical with a nice sense of weight and dynamics. I gave my son mine...he loves them. Take your favourite silicone tips and put a foam core in them. I made mine with hole punched ear plugs cut down. Use comply or Shure foam tips if you want...but the cool think about ear plug foam is that it is dense and you can compress it. Once you insert and compress it under the silicone it wont attenuate at all...rather it expands and seals. Even with the shallow fit It will seal the FXT 90. Try it...it works!!!!

Happy LISTENING!

Jgwtriode

I've seen you recommend this earlier in the thread and I admit, I don't fully understand your concept. Sounds ripe for a YouTube video! normal_smile%20.gif

post #1752 of 2039
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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post

What is your previous IEM prior to the JVC? That might have left an impression on you and the JVC will sound a bit thin down in the bass department. Are able to achieve a good seal with the tips? An improper seal usually will result in thin bass. And since you're willing to try anything, try the Comply T-400 tips. Those usually rein in the treble a bit and put the bass ahead other frequency range.

Those are some issues that I can think from the top of my head; I'm sure others would chime in.

I have - or have had - a number of IEMs. I've tended toward the under $100.00 side just because I have an unending curiousity of identifying the best IEM FOR ME under $100.00. I emphasize FOR ME because one thing I have learned from my time here on Head-Fi is that a) everyone has a different sense of what is right for them; and b) there are so many choices out there, that finding the "right one" seems to be a holy grail with respect to IEMs. That's what makes it such a fun quest - the process.

 

I was debating a few "over 100" IEMs (these, the EPH-100s, the BA-200s) and wasn't rushing to purchase, but was able to get a used pair at a decent price so I jumped in. So that got me to where I am now.

 

Over the past couple months, I've also been playing with the GR-02 BEs and the RE-Zeros. I listen closely to what people say here, as you can see! I find the 02s to be a bit muffled in overall sound presentation - not enough dynamic range - but very nice for the price and I'm still playing with them. The RE-Zeros are excellent but for some reason I can't get too overly excited about them. They seem to lack personality and in my opinion, would benefit from a bit more bass. 

 

Old favorites were the Klipsch S1s (I think) but when they wore out and I got a new pair, I didn't like them anymore so I returned them. Also a couple MEEs including their flagship, but I think I lean toward Dynamic as opposed to BA drivers.

 

I really also liked the old NuForce NA6s and that's what got me started on this. I wanted something like that (love their bass) but with a more fun and dynamic soundstage. I am not sure I am using the terminology right (please forgive and teach!), but while I want punchy bass, I don't want the bass to overwhelm, and I don't want to sacrifice clarity at the high end, and I don't want that kind of muffled sound (which unfortunately I find you get with foam tips - but maybe that's just my experience).

 

So there you have it. I'm ready to go to the next level. Thought these might be it; not yet ready to rule out that they are not.

 

A final thought - despite my comments about, I am not a basshead! I want to feel it, I want it to be punchy and present and strong - but not overpowering and not at the expense of the overall presentation! Just wanted to mention...

 

Thanks,

 

MrMonte


Edited by MrMonte - 4/2/13 at 10:06am
post #1753 of 2039
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Originally Posted by MrMonte View Post


I was debating a few "over 100" IEMs (these, the EPH-100s, the BA-200s) and wasn't rushing to purchase, but was able to get a used pair at a decent price so I jumped in. So that got me to where I am now.

Over the past couple months, I've also been playing with the GR-02 BEs and the RE-Zeros. I listen closely to what people say here, as you can see! I find the 02s to be a bit muffled in overall sound presentation - not enough dynamic range - but very nice for the price and I'm still playing with them. The RE-Zeros are excellent but for some reason I can't get too overly excited about them. They seem to lack personality and in my opinion, would benefit from a bit more bass. 

Old favorites were the Klipsch S1s (I think) but when they wore out and I got a new pair, I didn't like them anymore so I returned them. Also a couple MEEs including their flagship, but I think I lean toward Dynamic as opposed to BA drivers.

I really also liked the old NuForce NA6s and that's what got me started on this. I wanted something like that (love their bass) but with a more fun and dynamic soundstage. I am not sure I am using the terminology right (please forgive and teach!), but while I want punchy bass, I don't want the bass to overwhelm, and I don't want to sacrifice clarity at the high end, and I don't want that kind of muffled sound (which unfortunately I find you get with foam tips - but maybe that's just my experience).

So there you have it. I'm ready to go to the next level. Thought these might be it; not yet ready to rule out that they are not.

A final thought - despite my comments about, I am not a basshead! I want to feel it, I want it to be punchy and present and strong - but not overpowering and not at the expense of the overall presentation! Just wanted to mention...

Thanks,

MrMonte

Sadly I can't really help with a comparison with any of the IEMs that you owned. But I do understand your sentiment on the bass, since that's how I feel once in a while. In any case, I can say that the last thing that you may want to try with the JVC is to try it with the Comply T400 tips. They will attenuate the highs, giving the bass a bit more room to shine, but mind you, IMO it may still not be enough bass. I'm fine with it with silicone or Complys, but for me I have a different IEM if I want a bit more bass when even the JVC/comply combo doesn't cut it.

How long have you owned the JVC btw. It often pays out in the end if you stick with it at least a few days with it, make yourself adapt to its sound signature.

If that can't satisfy your bass need, I think sadly that the JVC just might not be for you.
Also, I may not have the youtube skill (nor capacity) to show you how to make the foam-filled silicone tips with earplugs, but I do understand how.
1) Get a pair of foam earplugs.
2) Trim them to the length of your chosen silicone eartips
3) Punch a hole in each of the trimmed earplugs with a pointy object (like a small screwdriver)
4) Fit them over the stem of the eartips
5) Profit.
post #1754 of 2039

So sorry you're not a fan, Mr Monte! I miss them already! Like the others stated, this definitely sounds like a tip issue to me. I remember fitting and insertion being a bit tricky when I first got these too, but I think I got used to them after so long that I forgot about it. Give some foam core tips a try, like suggested in here, I ended up with single flange for the FXT90s, but there's so much variance in fit from person to person that foam might be better for you. It does sometimes have a tendency to diffuse the high end, but you may not notice any of that either. Best of luck!

post #1755 of 2039

does anyone here have a problem with static electricity stinging your ears sometimes when you put the earphones in or put on cloth? And will the drivers be damaged from static charge?

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