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post #406 of 593

Good eye.  I had UE build my IEM with the legacy recessed socket / connector for cable compatibility with my UE10.  

post #407 of 593

I find the UERM to be very neutral and as others have said, a tool for critical evaluation. On the other hand, the 18s I auditioned produced a glorious sound. I was tempted to go for those but went with neutral. Not sure if I made the right call. In comparison, my Fostex TH900 produce that satisfying, beautiful sound that makes listening a pleasure and these days I reserve the UERM for travel, on the go use. 

post #408 of 593
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Originally Posted by deadie View Post
 

Good eye.  I had UE build my IEM with the legacy recessed socket / connector for cable compatibility with my UE10.  

 

Ah I had no idea UE would do that. I think I would have preferred that than the connector that sticks out.

 

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Originally Posted by classicjazz View Post
 

I find the UERM to be very neutral and as others have said, a tool for critical evaluation. On the other hand, the 18s I auditioned produced a glorious sound. I was tempted to go for those but went with neutral. Not sure if I made the right call. In comparison, my Fostex TH900 produce that satisfying, beautiful sound that makes listening a pleasure and these days I reserve the UERM for travel, on the go use. 

 

The UERM is probably the most neutral piece of gear that I own. However if that's good for you or not it is up to you. I remember hearing a demo of the UE18 when I bought the UERM and found that it would be a more popular signature than the UERM as a lot of people I know would rather have something more colored than neutral.

post #409 of 593

I erred on the side of neutrality since I am suspicious of sound that is too beautiful. It would be great to have both, though. 

post #410 of 593
Am I the only one who's heard the UERM that thinks they are wonderfully engaging and musical?

It redefined what I thought of neutral(ish) sound and realigned my expectations for IEM sound in general.
post #411 of 593

I do find the UERMs engaging in that they do not mask anything. I like that. This is why I opted for the RMs over the 18s. I also felt that the bass on the 18s was a bit loose and the soundstage was a bit too deep. Perhaps it depends on what you listen for. Some people absolutely prioritize midrange purity, others bass slam or treble extension. 

 

I do like accurate treble and properly damped bass and pursue neutrality in my loudspeaker/main system and I guess this same preference manifests itself in my earphone listening...

post #412 of 593
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

Am I the only one who's heard the UERM that thinks they are wonderfully engaging and musical?



It redefined what I thought of neutral(ish) sound and realigned my expectations for IEM sound in general.

 

I think so too.
post #413 of 593

Just saying this, but I think UERM has one of the best mids I've heard. period.

 

IE800? Hell with it. IMO, the mids are no where as liquid as UERM's mids.

post #414 of 593
You guys make me wanna hear the UERM.
Edited by Zalithian - 11/19/13 at 5:51pm
post #415 of 593
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You guys make me wanna hear the UERM.

I wish I never heard it. frown.gif
post #416 of 593

Haha. Was there a universal version going around or?

post #417 of 593
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Haha. Was there a universal version going around or?

There was a UERM/TFRM tour. Rin modded a pair of TF10 to have similar sound sig to UERM, and had that and universal UERM on a tour.

 

But seriously, you have to try the UERM. It's so delicate. Hah. Idk how to word it. It's smooth, liquid, natural, engaging, clear.....

post #418 of 593

But I don't have any money! Well, I did just get accepted for a 7500 credit limit card.. I guess that's what it's for, right? ... :o

post #419 of 593
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But I don't have any money! Well, I did just get accepted for a 7500 credit limit card.. I guess that's what it's for, right? ... :o

Lol. Don't stress over it.

Why don't you buy UERM and sell some of your other gears? That's always an option. I do that a lot.

post #420 of 593
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

There was a UERM/TFRM tour. Rin modded a pair of TF10 to have similar sound sig to UERM, and had that and universal UERM on a tour.

But seriously, you have to try the UERM. It's so delicate. Hah. Idk how to word it. It's smooth, liquid, natural, engaging, clear.....

Yes yes yes yes yes

Yet can be incredibly crisp, while being liquid and smooth. I don't even...
You're not helping!
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Lol. Don't stress over it.
Why don't you buy UERM and sell some of your other gears? That's always an option. I do that a lot.

I'm about to consider this. I just can't justify $999 for happiness yet.
Edited by vwinter - 11/19/13 at 6:06pm
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