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post #1021 of 1342
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Originally Posted by Iroaseta View Post

Oh dear, I'm so delightful that I picked up TDK BA200 instead of Xba-3/30! The harsh and metallic treble from my previous Xba-1 is gone and I gotta say that TDK BA200 produce a signature which I prefer much more than Xba! The instrument separation is right there and none of them are dominating as opposed to the Xba-1, which gradually just hassle you by that treble. Soundstage is wider, but honestly not as large as I excepting. However, the imagining is just about there, I could at least get a grasp of where are the performers and which direction are the sounds come from. The details are much better too, a lot of instrument I didn't get to hear are now presented within my field of recognization. I was quite worried about the buds since it doesn't look that comfortable (how is it called? Bi-flange or double flange?) but man, I was wrong! Then I tested the comply, and wow, it totally give me a better presentation overally! Not to mention that isolation! I think I won't need another pairs now until it is broken!

Glad that you're in the minority that find the bi-flange comfy.. They make these earphones sound great

post #1022 of 1342

actually biflanges are only uncomfy at first, after about a couple of weeks, it's either your years get used to it or it softens up.

post #1023 of 1342
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Originally Posted by LiquidFidelity View Post

actually biflanges are only uncomfy at first, after about a couple of weeks, it's either your years get used to it or it softens up.

Only a couple of weeks is sadly accurate.
post #1024 of 1342

Emospence, between the ba200 and ie800, which do you feel best compliments the gr07 mk2. I asked ClieOS this same question and he said the ie800 would better compliment, do you agree?

post #1025 of 1342
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Originally Posted by hi-fi amateur View Post

Emospence, between the ba200 and ie800, which do you feel best compliments the gr07 mk2. I asked ClieOS this same question and he said the ie800 would better compliment, do you agree?

I'm gonna take "better compliment" as meaning "more different so as to better justify buying both"

 

In that case, I'm gonna have to (very rare as I usually agree with what he hears) respectfully disagree! I think that the IE800 sounds a bit closer to the GR07s, they're brighter and a tad less smooth than the silky BA200s

post #1026 of 1342
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Originally Posted by LiquidFidelity View Post

actually biflanges are only uncomfy at first, after about a couple of weeks, it's either your years get used to it or it softens up.

I used them for a couple of months and still couldn't stand them.

 

Such a shame as I really loved those earphones but just couldn't find other tips that sound as good..

post #1027 of 1342
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Originally Posted by Emospence View Post

I'm gonna take "better compliment" as meaning "more different so as to better justify buying both"

 

In that case, I'm gonna have to (very rare as I usually agree with what he hears) respectfully disagree! I think that the IE800 sounds a bit closer to the GR07s, they're brighter and a tad less smooth than the silky BA200s

Yeah, looking for a sound that compensates for what the GR07 MK2 lacks, so a different sound would fit the bill I suppose. 

post #1028 of 1342
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Originally Posted by Emospenche View Post

I'm gonna take "better compliment" as meaning "more different so as to better justify buying both"

In that case, I'm gonna have to (very rare as I usually agree with what he hears) respectfully disagree! I think that the IE800 sounds a bit closer to the GR07s, they're brighter and a tad less smooth than the silky BA200s
I couldn't agreed with you more.
I would say BA200 sounded very musical and fully sealed BA iem that best for purer listening.
On the other hand, IE800 hifi sounded dynamic driver earphone with sound leak either way.
Edited by NewForce - 5/31/13 at 12:21am
post #1029 of 1342

...Just want to point out that GR07 and GR07 MK2 are different beast all together. GR07 sound signature is closer to IE800, GR07 MK2 sound signature is closer to BA200. IMO of course.

 

If you look at them only from brightness, then they will be GR07 > GR07 MK2 > IE800 >> BA200.

 

But if you look at them from warmness / forwardness, then they will be GR07 MK2 > BA200 >> IE800 >= GR07.

 

The later two are still warm, but they are much more laidback, specious and closer to neutral. That's why I recommended IE800, because while IE800 has more detail than BA200, it also is more neutral overall, and that contrast the forwardness of GR07 MK2. If it was the original GR07 we were talking here, then I would have recommended BA200 instead.


Edited by ClieOS - 5/31/13 at 5:25am
post #1030 of 1342
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

...Just want to point out that GR07 and GR07 MK2 are different beast all together. GR07 sound signature is closer to IE800, GR07 MK2 sound signature is closer to BA200. IMO of course.

 

If you look at them only from brightness, then they will be GR07 > GR07 MK2 > IE800 >> BA200.

 

But if you look at them from warmness / forwardness, then they will be GR07 MK2 > BA200 >> IE800 >= GR07.

 

The later two are still warm, but they are much more laidback, specious and closer to neutral. That's why I recommended IE800, because while IE800 has more detail than BA200, it also is more neutral overall, and that contrast the forwardness of GR07 MK2. If it was the original GR07 we were talking here, then I would have recommended BA200 instead.

How those reviews (GR07 MKII and IE800) are coming along? I know you are very busy, but I want to read your verdict about those before making the jump. You are very helpful.

post #1031 of 1342
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Originally Posted by sinquito View Post

How those reviews (GR07 MKII and IE800) are coming along? I know you are very busy, but I want to read your verdict about those before making the jump. You are very helpful.


Sorry for the delay, but I pretty much swamped all the time.

post #1032 of 1342
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post


Sorry for the delay, but I pretty much swamped all the time.

Not need to be, I know that headphones are a hobby and you must carry on with your normal life, it's just that you do such a great service to the earphone enthusiatic community, but we all can wait.redface.gif

post #1033 of 1342

A short, quick blurb I wrote on the BA200 vs the T-PEOS H-200... might be of value to some here.

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Anyone here already tried re-cabling or re-shell their ba200?hehe :D I'm just wondering how it looks like and what will happen to the impedance adapter?hm...

post #1035 of 1342

Personally I've think all manufacturer multiple Engineers has calibrated their IEM design accordingly with the given BA/dirver unit. So re-shelling mfg does not excel nor did they give any benefits except the existing IEM sounded different now. Unless you're re-shelling TDK BA200 from original Dual BA configuration with 3, 4 or more BA into one shell.

 

Re-cabling was a bit different story. It's either serve as with chili or without chili kind of purpose to provide different sound speed, or reduces/increase certain frequency band, or to provide extra cable durability when compare to original cable.

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