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post #1306 of 4066
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post


IE8's should be under $200, and the IE7's under $150

 

That said, I would suggest at least trying the yamas beforehand

I have no experience with the yamas, but from reading about them, they do sound tempting, especially for the ~$100 (used) price



Where would I find them new for that price? I don't like buying them used.

post #1307 of 4066
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Originally Posted by eat2na View Post



Where would I find them new for that price? I don't like buying them used.


no idea what's happened to amazon recently with sennheiser products, but they used to have IE7's for £100...

 

 

post #1308 of 4066
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post


IE8's should be under $200, and the IE7's under $150

 

That said, I would suggest at least trying the yamas beforehand

I have no experience with the yamas, but from reading about them, they do sound tempting, especially for the ~$100 (used) price



One important thing the EPH100 has over IE8 is clarity.

 

You don't get what some people describe 'muffled' or 'muddy' sound of the IE8's (mid bass hump)

 

The bass is very well separated from the mids & highs on the EPH100. It does feel like a separate woofer with a tighter & punchier bass.

 

Separation is also better with EPH100 in my opinion & this can be particularly appreciated when listening to Trance/Electro etc.

 

What you get with IE8's is huge sound stage (biggest with iem's) & better treble. I became quite happy with EPH100 treble after 100hr+ use.

 

If you are leaning heavy towards Classical/Jazz listening than IE7/8 is better. 

 

Otherwise i don't think one can be disappointed with EPH100 as a package (incl. price $115 brand new delivered from UK to US).

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #1309 of 4066
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Originally Posted by archy121 View Post

Otherwise i don't think one can be disappointed with EPH100 as a package (incl. price $115 brand new delivered from UK to US).

 


In that case the Yamas should be a no brainer, especially at their price :)

 

 

post #1310 of 4066
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Originally Posted by archy121 View Post


 I became quite happy with EPH100 treble after 100hr+ use.

 

 

Otherwise i don't think one can be disappointed with EPH100 as a package (incl. price $115 brand new delivered from UK to US).

 


+1

 

post #1311 of 4066

Left side of my yamaha just sounded significantly sounds lower than the right =/ exchange waaaaaht

post #1312 of 4066

What about a pros and cons with the Shure SE215. They are the same price range I have them in the same store near here.

 

Any advice?

 

Thanks!

post #1313 of 4066

SE215 have more forward, lush mids, better bass overall IMO. The EPH is more neutral sounding, not as warm, more balanced across the spectrum. The treble on the EPH100 is technically superior and probably better in just about every way than that of the SE215. The EPH100 sounds clearer and cleaner, with better soundstage and instrument separation, whereas the SE215 sounds bigger, fuller, and more powerful; the overall sound is more forward but soundstage is not bad. The EPH100 is faster, notes are better defined, but the overall sound is smaller, a compromise between BA and dynamic sound; SE215 can be bloated sometimes and misses details, but it is definitely a dynamic sound and feels bigger and more powerful than the EPH100. There is more distance between the music and you in the EPH100, which helps with clarity and separation but sacrifices on the fun factor, which the SE215 definitely delivers, at the risk of sounding like a "wall of sound" sometimes. That said, the soundstage on the 215s is definitely better, especially in depth, than entry level IEMs like CX300 and FA Eterna (the Eterna wins on width but overall the staging feels less noticeable; going from memory on this one so take with a grain of salt), but is nothing to write home about; the EPH100 has great placement and separation, and has an overall more noticeable soundstage than any IEM I've heard, including the W3.

 

IMO:

 

Shure SE215 = more engaging, more fun to listen to

EPH100 = more detailed and clear, mostly balanced sound, technically superior headphone

 

Don't take this to mean the EPH100 is neutral compared to other phones; it's not exceptionally colored, but the bass is boosted slightly and it's a touch warm.

 

The SE215 does mids and bass both REALLY well in my opinion; I prefer it for my own tastes despite recognizing the EPH100 as a technically superior phone. The bass on the SE215 responds fabulously to EQ and some serious rumble can be squeezed out of it with the right DAP + EQ.

 

What music would you be using them for?


Edited by Gilly87 - 2/19/12 at 3:46pm
post #1314 of 4066

Excelent comparison. +rep.

post #1315 of 4066


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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Shure SE215 = more engaging, more fun to listen to

EPH100 = more detailed and clear, mostly balanced sound, technically superior headphone

 

Don't take this to mean the EPH100 is neutral compared to other phones; it's not exceptionally colored, but the bass is boosted slightly and it's a touch warm.

 


Agree.

 

I had SE215 and now keep EPH-100. Clarity is better with EPH-100.

 

 

post #1316 of 4066

Where can you get the IE8 for under $200?

post #1317 of 4066
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Originally Posted by Niyologist View Post

Where can you get the IE8 for under $200?


lol my bad...they have gone up a little in price 0.0

 

 

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Nice write Gilly  0n SE215 v EPH-100

 

Going to get this added to front page. wink_face.gif

 

 

*edit*

 

Just discovered the links on first page are all messed up.

 

So I have redone them & asked mod to replace with new ones as well as a new link to the post below that i can manage more regular.

 


Edited by archy121 - 2/20/12 at 4:33am
post #1319 of 4066

Useful  Thread Postings (20/02/12) (Linked From  First Page)

 

 

 

Main Review (IE8, FX700, SE420, UM3X): Link

 

General Impressions

 

James444 Initial Impressions (EX600/eQ7/MC3) : Link

Huxley Initial Impressions : Link

K1n03 Vs Monster Miles Davis Trumpet : Link

Varley Initial Impressions (GR07) : Link

Valey Follow up : Link

Nulliverse Initial Impressions: Link

Nulliverse Vs FXT90 : Link

Miow Impressions : Link

Eke2k6 Impressions: Link

Dm125 Impressions (GR07) : Link

Fanmo Impressions (GR07) : Link

Gilly87 First Impressions : Link

Gilly87 Follow Up : Link

Gilly87 Vs SE215 : Link

Tienbasse (Se535 Se Red) : Link

Tienbasse Follow up (HJE900/FX700/SE535SE) : Link

Pinoyman (cc51 and re262) : Link

 

 

Tip Solution For GIANT canals : Link

 

Golden Ears Frequency Graph : Link

 

 

Additional Links To First Page Of Thread

 

Where To Buy

 

Audioaffair UK  for around $115 delivered to US (Paypal & international delivery to other destinations)

 

J&R in US $125 delivered (May require a phone to tell them Head-Fi members have been buying at this price)

 

 

 

 

 

*edit* If you feel there is a post that deserves to go on this list just PM me

 


Edited by archy121 - 3/20/12 at 6:31pm
post #1320 of 4066

Nice one archy!

Defo should be on OP

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