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Title says it all. I am ordering one of these in the next few hours. Which is better for rock? If it is Grado, will it provide enough isolation? They are both the same price

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Any thoughts? All I can find is that I will prefer the Grado sound better, but they do have less isolation than the Coppers. What I want to know is if grados isolation will work well enough for air travel.

 

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Decided to go with the Coppers for $189 brand new. I did not want to risk the isolation not being up to my expectations with the grados. And ultimately, the extra accessories are very nice with Coppers. I know for sure that at some point down the road I will want to get the grados (or e-q5). I am sucker for great mids and vocals.

 

 

Hopefully the Coppers do not let me down.

 

 

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I want to keep this thread alive as I might return the Coppers (I've heard about build/QA issues). I would be considering the e-q5 and GR8s as replacements but I would like to hear some feedback about isolation.

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The MTP Copper are great for Rock genres and they isolate well.....

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Subjective feedback goes only so far ...

(Notes: not Cu. best iso: GR10. Best THD perf.: MTP)

graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=3191&graphID[]=1303&graphID[]=3271 (Note: above are not Copper)

 

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Also see metrics of GR8 vs ER-4 vs. others here ...

http://sonove.angry.jp/grado_gr8.html

 

The GR8 and MTP seem to be partially diffuse-field ED'd (i.e., bump at ~ 8, 10 kHz).

Personally, I don't like any of these FR curves. But MTP are some of the lowest-THD IEMs out there ... FWTW, of course.

SUGGESTION: Go for the MasterCard maxer ... the GR10s!!!


Edited by alphaman - 9/4/11 at 5:13pm
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$189. Where did you get then from. Didn't know you could find any under $200 that weren't fakes.
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Amazon has them right now for $192. The prices for these fluctuate wildly, I think last week they were $379 on there.

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$189. Where did you get then from. Didn't know you could find any under $200 that weren't fakes.


Onecall... name your price

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