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Atrio M5 MG7 vs. TFTA

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Has anyone had the privilege of comparing these two yet? I am looking for an upgrade from my SE215 and essentially I want better clarity and moar bass basshead.gif I'm looking for something that isn't warm or dark. My nicest phones are the Phiaton MS400, and while I love and enjoy them, they just seem dull in comparison to the SE215, despite having better overall SQ; the darkness and warmth just makes everything feel sluggish, I am definitely looking for a more aggressive sound with deep, hard bass impact. I listen to a lot of hard-hitting electronic music, so I want something with as deep and rumbly bass as possible (you know, the kind you can feel) without drifting into the mids or drowning out the highs; when I EQ, I generally sock the 250 hz spectrum to about -8 because I hate the sound of a mid-bass bloat. I refuse to sacrifice clarity for big-sounding bass.

 

Also if anyone has heard the SE215s and can compare to either the MG7 or TFTA I would love to hear whatever they have to say L3000.gif

 

Other suggestions are welcome as well, whether they be IEMs or no.


Edited by Gilly87 - 10/9/11 at 8:38am
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The MG7's aren't dark at all when I heard them, compared to the Hippo VB which is imo a bit overbearing.

 

I found they're pretty well rounded in general with great sub bass and no mid bass hump, though it looks a little cheesy.

 

Never heard the TFTA's though.

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That's good to hear, they were at the top of my list until I started reading about the TFTAs. I think I will probably wind up going with the Atrios, as they have the blessing of good testing and are generally well-regarded, but the TFTAs just sound so intriguing what with claims of bass bigger than IE8 and Atrio. My only concern is wondering if they make unacceptable sacrifices in mids and highs; as much as I want to believe they don't, for over $150 on headphones I'm not taking that risk, especially with claims of them needing so much time to burn in, always makes me suspicious...

post #4 of 8

hehe old bump :P

I'll be posting a full length review on all 3

MG7's v TFTA 1XB v TFTA 1V

 

I can tell you right now:

MG7's are darker than the TFTA 1V's, but not as dark (due to the mid-bass) of the 1XB's

 

Mid bass:

1XB

 

Sub-bass:
MG7

 

overall quality of handling music:
MG7's

 

Sound stage:
Both TFTA's are better than the MG7's

 

Just got my TFTA 1V's "off the market" (at the moment) -> too good to be sold at only £50...

 

Indeed 1XB vs MG7's the 1XB's sound much more muddy, but if you think why - then you realise the mid-bass overpowers the mids.

Whereas people's claims of the 1V's being very bassy...then saying the MG7's are "just right" are seriously biased.

 

Bass quantity wise ONLY:
1XB > MG7 > 1V


Edited by Totally Dubbed - 2/25/12 at 10:40am
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Mid bass hump is actually pretty annoying if not done right.

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Mid bass hump is actually pretty annoying if not done right.


what do u mean by if not done right?

 

 

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what do u mean by if not done right?

 

 


 

Like how too much can overshadow other frequencies.

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Like how too much can overshadow other frequencies.



ah yes - but that said, i really didn't feel th 1V's overshadowed that much...if anything the MG7's sound quite like it.

 

Granted the MG7's have better mids, but both are dark

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