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post #526 of 1367

I need to stop reading this thread.  My mint BA200s have been sitting in the box unsold (tougher now since Amazon dropped their price).  I'm tempted to just keep them and put them back into rotation with the GR07s
 

post #527 of 1367
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

I need to stop reading this thread.  My mint BA200s have been sitting in the box unsold (tougher now since Amazon dropped their price).  I'm tempted to just keep them and put them back into rotation with the GR07s
 

Do it. etysmile.gif

post #528 of 1367

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-UDH5ehFEU  :-P  Open then back up!  They will more than compliment the gr07. :-)
 

post #529 of 1367
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Originally Posted by PeterDLai View Post

What tips did you settle on for your BA200? I'm having trouble deciding which tips are best for me as every pair of tips that I try on sounds different. The top three sound quality wise for me (unranked):

Stock Complys: a bit too dark/laid back for my liking, though it works well for comfort and long-duration fatigue-free listening, also somewhat against Complys for durability/ease of use
Stock biflanges: a bit too bright overall for me (cymbals especially sound unnaturally bright) and the midbass is diminished a bit too much, but the clarity is very good
Shure soft flex single flange tips (modded to fit tighter): mids are more forward, soundspace is more intimate, bass fine, treble pretty well extended, but hints of sibilance appear at times (maybe the recording/mastering)

The odd thing is that even though the stock biflanges sound brighter overall, I experience less sibilance with those than the Shure soft flex tips. Maybe they are attenuating some sibilant frequencies but the frequency range is extending higher, not sure.

I ended up ordering all sizes of both the EarPortz and the new Westone Star Silicone tips, so I'm hoping a pair from one of those will be my perfect tips.

I'm also experimenting with the Etymotic P->S adapter (+75 Ohm impedance) that I have, and using that pretty much gives me 3 more sound signatures to choose from...

I am using the GR07 tips. The blue medium tip with foam lining. They are not necessarily the best in terms of SQ, but they give me the best seal. For me, the best for SQ tips with me are the stock BA200 Comply Tips. They do drown out a little bit of the treble, but to me, they sound the most natural. Try for a few days so you can adjust to the darker sound.
post #530 of 1367
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

I need to stop reading this thread.  My mint BA200s have been sitting in the box unsold (tougher now since Amazon dropped their price).  I'm tempted to just keep them and put them back into rotation with the GR07s

 

I have the GR07, the BA200 and the SM3. Not planning selling any at least for the next few months. I think they are a pretty good combination that compliments each other.
post #531 of 1367

A few quick bried impressions: 

 

- IE800 has the wider soundstage and greater instrument separation

 

- BA200 has the most life-like vocals

 

-  which has the most bass depends on the song and tips used. There's really nice bass coming out of the BA200 is you use - as mentioned before - the deep inserted Earportz tips. The IE800, however, has great bass using the R1 double-flange black tips (which also gives me the best seal and isolation)

 

- i think treble is a bit more forward on the IE800

 

Which do I like better now? It's pretty much a tie, but if I to pick one over the other, the IE800 leads by just a little bit. That doesn't mean I think the IE800 is technically better than the BA200, it's more or less just a sound preference thing. And don't get me wrong, I really really like the BA200's sound signature too. Both are great products!

post #532 of 1367

God damn it now I wanna try the IE800..

post #533 of 1367
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Originally Posted by Emospence View Post

God damn it now I wanna try the IE800..


I think you can get it at stereo. I got mine from there.

post #534 of 1367
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

A few quick bried impressions: 

- IE800 has the wider soundstage and greater instrument separation

- BA200 has the most life-like vocals

-  which has the most bass depends on the song and tips used. There's really nice bass coming out of the BA200 is you use - as mentioned before - the deep inserted Earportz tips. The IE800, however, has great bass using the R1 double-flange black tips (which also gives me the best seal and isolation)

- i think treble is a bit more forward on the IE800

Which do I like better now? It's pretty much a tie, but if I to pick one over the other, the IE800 leads by just a little bit. That doesn't mean I think the IE800 is technically better than the BA200, it's more or less just a sound preference thing. And don't get me wrong, I really really like the BA200's sound signature too. Both are great products!

There also almost 3x the cost. But I do agree that they are both quality products.
post #535 of 1367
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There also almost 3x the cost. But I do agree that they are both quality products.


Not exactly, at least when I was about to buy them, there was only $20-30 difference.

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Not exactly, at least when I was about to buy them, there was only $20-30 difference.

I just bought another pair of ba200s for a family member for Xmas, because they loved mine. They were 134$ on amazon about a week ago. If you have seen the senns for around 150ish, please share I'll buy em right now!
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I just bought another pair of ba200s for a family member for Xmas, because they loved mine. They were 134$ on amazon about a week ago. If you have seen the senns for around 150ish, please share I'll buy em right now!

 

There's a TDK model called IE800 as well, which is the one Eric is referring to. wink.gif

post #538 of 1367

Both Sennheiser & TDK have an IEM named, "IE800."  All recent references/comparisons (i.e. by Ericp10) in this thread have been with the TDK IE800.

post #539 of 1367

I was wondering what the "3 times the cost" was about .... ??? lol ... Okay, I see now. No, my friend, I'm not talking about the Senn IE800. 

post #540 of 1367
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

Both Sennheiser & TDK have an IEM named, "IE800."  All recent references/comparisons (i.e. by Ericp10) in this thread have been with the TDK IE800.

 

 

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