Originally Posted by Techno Kid
Have you heard the R-50? Also I might have been the first person to find and promote them but there's plenty of people that also do. I've recommended the BA200 to a few that had the R-50 and most of them think its a nice little step up, not huge but a bit better. The BA200 has a more full sound along with better imaging imo. I guess you could say it a side step also it just depends on what your looking for in an IEM.
I hope my SM3 V2 isn't a side step from the BA200 or I'll be pretty disappointed
Nope, but I've heard the DBA-02, DBA-02 MKII, GR01, UE700, so I know what to expect. Also, of the list of earphones that you rank, I've only not heard the crossed-out ones:
BA200 >= e-Q5 > RE262 = R-50
>= FAD Heaven IV >= TF10 >= e-Q7 > Heir 3.Ai > GR07 > MH1C
= EPH-100 >= FA Tandem
> SE425 = W2 > HF5 = PFE 112 > A161p
> Hippo VB
> XBA-1 = MG7 > Aurvana IE3
> PS 210 > T-Peos H-100
= FXT90 > R-30
The SM3V2 is more of a side step... It has better midrange body and presence, and that's... about it. Perhaps a tiny bit more detail, but not much, if at all.
I do believe the impedance-stabilizing y-split is sucking away some detail; hopefully, one of these days, I can do a mod on the BA200 and do a recable with it, and leave out the y-split.Edited by tomscy2000 - 11/29/12 at 10:05am