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Originally Posted by RobotsEatCookie View Post

 

If anyone has both or has auditioned both, could you compare them? It would be very much appreciated :)

 

 

 

I think that the IE80s might be better...

UE900 is pretty much the same as the W4s...  But i say W4 trumps out the UE900's.. cuz UE900 feels very artificial to me.. + it lacks life like neutrality..!  + when u said that W4 doesn't worth the extra 140$, i highly disagree..    compared to IE80 any how, UE900 are pretty much better.. but its highly analytical as the w4s.. :)   but what i tell u is buy he IE80's since its a IEM which can give u 3 different experiences .. (with tape mode - it will be dam analytical and transparent like hell..)    u cant go wrong with the IE80's unless ur looking for absolute prefect ion.. :p

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UE900 is pretty much the same as the W4s...  But i say W4 trumps out the UE900's.. cuz UE900 feels very artificial to me.. + it lacks life like neutrality..!  + when u said that W4 doesn't worth the extra 140$, i highly disagree..    compared to IE80 any how, UE900 are pretty much better.. but its highly analytical as the w4s.. :)   but what i tell u is buy he IE80's since its a IEM which can give u 3 different experiences .. (with tape mode - it will be dam analytical and transparent like hell..)    u cant go wrong with the IE80's unless ur looking for absolute prefect ion.. :p


I bet its also more natural sounding than the W4 or UE900s. After all it is a dynamic driver ;) vs BA IEMs with 4 drivers each side :P. When you think of it from that point of view it really shows the BA limits. Down the road I would not be surprised at all if dynamics trump BAs ;). The technology is maturing.


Edited by lee730 - 9/27/12 at 8:40pm
post #3363 of 5376
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Originally Posted by RobotsEatCookie View Post

 

If anyone has both or has auditioned both, could you compare them? It would be very much appreciated :)

 

Not sure. You might be able to find your answer in this thread. http://www.head-fi.org/t/624973/ultimate-ears-ue-900-discussion-and-appreciation-thread/420

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I have just bought these and I am finding an absolute excess of bass - in some songs totally overwhelming. Any idea on how I can reduce it? Thanks

post #3365 of 5376
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Originally Posted by Sylaw View Post

UE900 is pretty much the same as the W4s...  But i say W4 trumps out the UE900's.. cuz UE900 feels very artificial to me.. + it lacks life like neutrality..!  + when u said that W4 doesn't worth the extra 140$, i highly disagree..    compared to IE80 any how, UE900 are pretty much better.. but its highly analytical as the w4s.. :)   but what i tell u is buy he IE80's since its a IEM which can give u 3 different experiences .. (with tape mode - it will be dam analytical and transparent like hell..)    u cant go wrong with the IE80's unless ur looking for absolute prefect ion.. :p

 

Hmm...so can I ask which IEM you like most? Because right now I also think the IE80s are my best choice, and W4s are better but they are an extra $130, which is out of my budget range, so I didn't think it was that much better.

 

Could you say in which places are the UE900s better than the IE80s? Because the UE900s are +$100 more than the IE80s.

post #3366 of 5376
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Originally Posted by zenpmd View Post

I have just bought these and I am finding an absolute excess of bass - in some songs totally overwhelming. Any idea on how I can reduce it? Thanks

 

Put tape over the sound tuning ports (bass ports) that will reduce the bass significantly. You can also let them burn in and see if it helps.

post #3367 of 5376
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Originally Posted by zenpmd View Post

I have just bought these and I am finding an absolute excess of bass - in some songs totally overwhelming. Any idea on how I can reduce it? Thanks

 

Of course you've check the obvious, which is to make sure that tuning port for the bass is turned all the way to minimum. I have been set there and they have plenty of bass. 

post #3368 of 5376
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Originally Posted by RobotsEatCookie View Post

 

Hmm...so can I ask which IEM you like most? Because right now I also think the IE80s are my best choice, and W4s are better but they are an extra $130, which is out of my budget range, so I didn't think it was that much better.

 

Could you say in which places are the UE900s better than the IE80s? Because the UE900s are +$100 more than the IE80s.

The UE900 has not even been commercially released yet, so I'm afraid not that many people have got an idea of what it sounds like. The general opinion is that the sound signature is quite balanced though.

If you are keen on getting the UE900, I'd advise on being a bit more patient and wait for the street price to drop. Even the IE80 would set you back $450 at day one.

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IE8 with the tape mod and bass tweaked to minimum, makes the mids more upfront, everything else almost remains the same, treble has a nice sparkle too which previously was harsh, bass is still too much for my liking but with slightly less bloat, radius of imaging is now more centered (not so laid back) without losing its huge soundstage. Very dreamy indeed, make the IE80 like a monitor while the IE8 like you're in outer space, lol.

 

For those having problems with fit, this could be your answer 

http://www.hearingprotection.co.uk/images/ACS-Custom-Earphones.pdf

http://www.acscustom.com/us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=39&Itemid=90


Edited by maniacal71 - 9/28/12 at 11:41am
post #3370 of 5376
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Originally Posted by maniacal71 View Post

IE8 with the tape mod and bass tweaked to minimum, makes the mids more upfront, everything else almost remains the same, treble has a nice sparkle too which previously was harsh, bass is still too much for my liking but with slightly less bloat, radius of imaging is now more centered (not so laid back) without losing its huge soundstage. Very dreamy indeed, make the IE80 like a monitor while the IE8 like you're in outer space, lol.

 

For those having problems with fit, this could be your answer 

http://www.hearingprotection.co.uk/images/ACS-Custom-Earphones.pdf

http://www.acscustom.com/us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=39&Itemid=90

 

So which do you like better? Outer space or in the studio? ;).

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One last post here: How do the Sennheiser IE80s compare to the Ortofon eQ5/eQ7s and the JVC-HAFX700? Thanks to all who helped me so much!
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If you love a V-shaped sound go for FX700. For me the bass and treble would become overbearing if I turned the volume up much. So it was a no go based on this. I don't mind low volume listening but the FX700 made it a necessity to enjoy. Not so sure about the Atrios but from reviews I've heard the bass is pretty much the showcase of those IEMs. Maybe consider doing a search for the appreciation threads regarding those IEMs.
 

post #3373 of 5376
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

 

So which do you like better? Outer space or in the studio? ;).

I would keep both, preference changes by mood, so i wouldn't keep to one, even the Monoprice 8320 makes me happy, lol

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So are these worth the $439 from Amazon? Or should I try to find a used/refurb pair?

post #3375 of 5376
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So are these worth the $439 from Amazon? Or should I try to find a used/refurb pair?

$439 seems like much, they are £220 from all authorised UK dealers here.

http://www.toxic-cables.co.uk                  PREPARE TO BE INTOXICATED

 

 

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