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Poll Results: Best Neutral IEM and Headphone 2011 (Pick 1 IEM and 1 Headphone only)

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 18% (43)
    Etymotic ER-4S
  • 2% (7)
    Hifiman RE-272
  • 3% (9)
    Shure SE425
  • 1% (3)
    Sony EX510
  • 7% (18)
    Vsonic GR07
  • 3% (8)
    Westone UM3X
  • 8% (20)
    Audeze LCD-2
  • 14% (33)
    Sennheiser HD600
  • 11% (28)
    Sennheiser HD800
  • 8% (19)
    Beyerdynamic DT880
  • 2% (7)
    Shure SRH 840
  • 8% (19)
    AKG 702
  • 9% (22)
    Stax SR-009
  • 0% (1)
    Denon DN-HP1000
  • 0% (1)
    ESP950
  • 10% (24)
    Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor Custom
  • 4% (10)
    Unique Melody Miracle
  • 2% (6)
    KRK-KNS8400
  • 2% (5)
    Koss ESP950
235 Total Votes  
post #301 of 355
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by vikman21 View Post

I recently got the AKG K702s, so please add me to the list smily_headphones1.gif.  I'm enjoying the sounds of the K702 a lot!


You are on the list. :)

 

post #302 of 355

Would Etymotic HF3's be considered neutral?  If so then call me a fan.

post #303 of 355
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Merck View Post

Would Etymotic HF3's be considered neutral?  If so then call me a fan.

 

Every Etymotic IEMs are neutral. biggrin.gif
 

 

post #304 of 355
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Originally Posted by nikp View Post

 

Every Etymotic IEMs are neutral. biggrin.gif
 

 


Meh, I actually don't think the ER4P is but the ER4S is certainly.  Hate the P myself.  I heard the ER4B is eardrum splitting compared to both.

 

post #305 of 355
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post


Meh, I actually don't think the ER4P is but the ER4S is certainly.  Hate the P myself.  I heard the ER4B is eardrum splitting compared to both.

 


Isn't an ER4S an ER4P with the resistor?

 

post #306 of 355
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Originally Posted by nikp View Post


Isn't an ER4S an ER4P with the resistor?

 


Actually the ER4P is an ER4S w/o a resistor designed to play nice w/ iPods and such.  Not so much w/ my ears.  =P  The ER4S was designed before portable DAPs were cool.  Ipods became 'in' so Ety took the resistor out.  The 'P' is just less refined at the extremes, harsher and brighter up in the upper mids and treble (especially the sibilance zone) and a bit boomier in the low end.  The graphs don't deviate that much but it's enough for me that I can listen to the 'S' for extended periods and the 'P' for only 10-15 minutes.

 

post #307 of 355
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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post


Actually the ER4P is an ER4S w/o a resistor designed to play nice w/ iPods and such.  Not so much w/ my ears.  =P  The ER4S was designed before portable DAPs were cool.  Ipods became 'in' so Ety took the resistor out.  The 'P' is just less refined at the extremes, harsher and brighter up in the upper mids and treble (especially the sibilance zone) and a bit boomier in the low end.  The graphs don't deviate that much but it's enough for me that I can listen to the 'S' for extended periods and the 'P' for only 10-15 minutes.

 


Have you tried the P with the resistor on? Does it sound similar?

 

post #308 of 355
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Originally Posted by nikp View Post


Have you tried the P with the resistor on? Does it sound similar?

 


Nope, haven't tried the resistor.  I have heard mixed impressions from other 3rd party resistors though so keep that in mind.

 

post #309 of 355

Vsonic GR07 here :) I prefer them over the UM3X, and I love the sound signature. Still amazes me each day.

post #310 of 355

SE425 here! Only thing i wish is increased detail...

post #311 of 355

LOL, no votes for LCD2 and only one for HD800. I guess the world isn't coming to an end.

post #312 of 355
post #313 of 355

Add me on the list - I love my Vsonic GR07 etysmile.gif

post #314 of 355
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by PhoenixClaw View Post

Add me on the list - I love my Vsonic GR07 etysmile.gif


Added!

 



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Op can you share this page.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/581018/the-fun-v-shaped-club#



I have after minutes you created it. wink.gif



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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

LOL, no votes for LCD2 and only one for HD800. I guess the world isn't coming to an end.


Somebody's happy. biggrin.gif

 

post #315 of 355

I guess you can add me to the list. I own some Etymotic HF2s that I really enjoy. I tried the Creative Aurvana Live! and Audio-Technica ES7 to experiment with other sounds, but the etys are still my favorite. I wish I could find some closed headphones that sound as great to me as my etys do.

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