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post #3316 of 5671

i just tried the mod. it made the ie80 sound like my um3x but with more bass and larger soundstage but still less detail and clarity compared to the um3x, the foward mids really remind me of the um3x. i think im just sticking with the ie80 without the mod because i prefer to have two IEM with different sound signature so that i can change whenever i want depends on the mood.


Edited by lightningfarron - 9/25/12 at 4:25am
post #3317 of 5671
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Originally Posted by lightningfarron View Post

i just tried the mod. it made the ie80 sound like um3x but with more bass and larger soundstage but still less detail and clarity compared to the um3x, the foward mids really remind me of the um3x. i think im just sticking with the ie80 without the mod because i prefer to have two IEM with different sound signature so that i can change whenever i want depends on the mood.

The magic tape. LOL. :)

post #3318 of 5671
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Originally Posted by lightningfarron View Post

i just tried the mod. it made the ie80 sound like um3x but with more bass and larger soundstage but still less detail and clarity compared to the um3x, the foward mids really remind me of the um3x. i think im just sticking with the ie80 without the mod because i prefer to have two IEM with different sound signature so that i can change whenever i want depends on the mood.

Yeh. Try again after giving the tape some burn in.
post #3319 of 5671

The fact that the sound tuning is so versatile makes these IEMs that much better :). Will be sending back the RE262s tomorrow. Looks like my expectations where way to high for them. While they do have a nice mid-range they offer nothing over my IE80s or Tralucents for that matter. Debating on selling my MDR-7550s as well at this point....

post #3320 of 5671
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


Yeh. Try again after giving the tape some burn in.

 

Thank you...made me laugh!!

post #3321 of 5671
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

The fact that the sound tuning is so versatile makes these IEMs that much better smily_headphones1.gif. Will be sending back the RE262s tomorrow. Looks like my expectations where way to high for them. While they do have a nice mid-range they offer nothing over my IE80s or Tralucents for that matter. Debating on selling my MDR-7550s as well at this point....

I didn't think you'd like the RE262's, I saw you pondering through the thread last week. Most I have spoken too have been a little under whelmed with the outcome. It's always the mid range they speak about also RE262 being picky about Genres.

What genres does IE80 fit well with?

I remember you saying they are engaging 'fun' I listen to a lot of ambient, chill, slow dubstep industrial music. I don't know the proper genre names, but what I'm getting at is something thinner like the GRO7 is perfect for these genre's at lower volumes. I"m guessing RE0 would of been neat to back in the day.
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Thank you...made me laugh!!

smile.gif Someone had to do it.
post #3322 of 5671

The thing about the IE80s is they play nicely with most genres when compared to other IEMs. With the mod however I'm even finding them to excel in genres where they lacked somewhat. They were always pretty good in dub-step but had just a bit too much bass IMO. With the mod they fit it perfectly now and also excel very much at rock. They are excellent all-arounders IMO. This is a very important aspect in an IEM for me. I could have an IEM that is the best in the world at a few genres and one that is good at most genres in general and I'd go for the one that is the better all-arounder hands down. I am not into genre specific IEMs. For me its a waste of money. My music preferences vary quite a bit and I need an IEM that will be able to accommodate for them all.
 


Edited by lee730 - 9/25/12 at 4:23am
post #3323 of 5671

Im not understanding how this tape mod could affect the sound. I don't see any vents which would be blocked.

post #3324 of 5671
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Im not understanding how this tape mod could affect the sound. I don't see any vents which would be blocked.


Look at the bass adjuster. That is the vent itself. When you raise the bass knob it is actually opening up the vent more allowing more air in.

post #3325 of 5671
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Look at the bass adjuster. That is the vent itself. When you raise the bass knob it is actually opening up the vent more allowing more air in.

 

Ah i see, so covering the whole plate isn't necessary, just the bass knob? If so i might try it, just for the heck of it.

post #3326 of 5671

dont cover the bass knob , it ruins the sound. just try to cover bass ports by putting finger when you have them in your ears you ll see that make sound totally crap. Main difference in tape mode is a lot smaller transparency in highs which makes soundstage smaller also.

post #3327 of 5671

What mod?:)

post #3328 of 5671
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What mod?:)

 

Apparently some have had an "improved" signature by putting a piece of tape over the outside of the driver. I tried it, but it was not for me. 

post #3329 of 5671

IMO the tips do make quite difference in sound. Try all kinds of tips before duct tape it.

post #3330 of 5671

+1 the tips are the key to good sound IMO also

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