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post #61 of 1390
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I agree, Comply tips do have a needlessly poor reputation here, but they do break down, especially when you take them outdoors a lot, and it is a pain to buy them every month, unless you get a large pack, which is pretty pricey.
 

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The Shure tips fit the nozzle, but kill the sound with the small opening....the Jays tips don't sound as good for me as the Phonaks.....TDK includes the Comply Ts 100 for a reason....they started out with all silicone tips and then switched to Comply.  I think Comply tips just have a bad reputation on head-fi....because people tried them once, or because someone posted that they muffle the sound....you need the right size...they need a good seal.....I have read here where someone will write them off, and then go back and try a larger size, with a totally different positive result....

 

A lot of times, silicone tips can be bass killers!

 

I tried using the Shure grey tips on it once, and while it didn't sound too terrible, I'm very much a proponent of having the ear tip be at least as large as the nozzle opening, to minimize acoustic resistance.

 

I don't know about you, but I don't get a good seal with the large biflanges, but get a decently good one with the small biflanges. However, the silicone is a bit rough, and cuts into my skin after a while. Hence, the discomfort.
 

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shure tips kills the sound? thanks for saving me the trouble to go all the way to the store again...

 

The comply tips are great by all means, have to agree that it's easier to hear the crossover between the low and high drivers with silicone tips.

 

I switched between the silicone and complies, bass response definitely better on the complies while the treble is dampened by a little ( at least for my ears, they don't sparkle as much, like say 5%?)

 

The listening experience is definitely better with the complies, i just can't get a great fit with the dual flanges, they are horribly uncomfortable to me for some reason...


Haha, PM me

 

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Where in Taiwan did you get it at that price?



 

post #62 of 1390

Had a listen to these today. They certainly sound great and value for money is on par with the GR07!

post #63 of 1390
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I can't seem to put them down. They just sound so pleasant to the ears --- it's just the right mix of intimacy and relaxed presentation in a spatially accurate soundstage. With the Ts-100 tips, they start sounding so, so smooth, and the warmth is just right for a non-fatiguing night of music. I find they benefit from power better than other BA IEMs, too.

post #64 of 1390
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I can't seem to put them down. They just sound so pleasant to the ears --- it's just the right mix of intimacy and relaxed presentation in a spatially accurate soundstage. With the Ts-100 tips, they start sounding so, so smooth, and the warmth is just right for a non-fatiguing night of music. I find they benefit from power better than other BA IEMs, too.


Same here, this little thing is so addictive.

Makes me wonder how the BA100 performs and I can sense that more great products will be coming from TDK next year.

 

post #65 of 1390
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Yeah, I'd definitely spring for a BA300 if they ever consider doing one. They should actually do a BA400... match the W4 but undercut it in price --- that should make a splash here on Head-Fi!

 

haha... enough pipe dreams!

 

I decided to permanently switch to Ts-100 tips... even though silicone tips are more convenient and sturdier, the Ts-100 do indeed have the best synergy with the BA200.

post #66 of 1390
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Listening to the BA200 makes me want to go and try out a Earsonics SM3/SM2... the BA200's presentation is sort of how I imagined Earsonics to be from everyone else's descriptions, except that I thought the Earsonics would have more warmth.

post #67 of 1390

The W4 seems closer in sound than the SM3.

post #68 of 1390
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Hmm, well, I need to get a listen of the SM3 first... the BA200 has a pretty good 3D feel to it... I actually like it more than the W4 in my experiences with it.

 

Did you manage to get a listen of the BA200 yet, Inks? You really should... it's one of those IEMs that I keep liking more and more, and I wasn't even that into it at first.
 

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The W4 seems closer in sound than the SM3.



 

post #69 of 1390
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The W4 seems closer in sound than the SM3.



Really? I tried out the W4 and the SM3V2 and feel the SM3V2 is darker which I don't quite like... 

post #70 of 1390

EarSonics (SM2 and SM3) are some of the darkest, most laidback IEM I have ever heard. Much darker than W4 IIRC. I don't like EarSonics mush either.

post #71 of 1390
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I guess my estimation of the SM3 is a bit off then. It never really did appeal to me, so I never bothered with listening to it. However, the excellent 3D imaging of the BA200 got me thinking of it...

post #72 of 1390
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EarSonics (SM2 and SM3) are some of the darkest, most laidback IEM I have ever heard. Much darker than W4 IIRC. I don't like EarSonics mush either.



Yeah, many people said SM3 is better than the UM3x, but I would disagree. Dark IEMs just doesn't appeal to me at all. I prefer brighter sounding ones.

post #73 of 1390

That's whys said that it will be closer to the W4, since it doesnt seem to be as dark as the SM3. I will try to get these in a month.

post #74 of 1390
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Yeah, many people said SM3 is better than the UM3x, but I would disagree. Dark IEMs just doesn't appeal to me at all. I prefer brighter sounding ones.



Yeah, I think so too. Darker sounding IEM make it sound boring after some time. But too bright causes ear fatigue after long hours. Boy... We are really hard to please. biggrin.gif

 

post #75 of 1390
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Yeah, I think so too. Darker sounding IEM make it sound boring after some time. But too bright causes ear fatigue after long hours. Boy... We are really hard to please. biggrin.gif

 



Yeah ^_^, that's why we always aim for something not too bright nor too dark. But I will usually aim for something slightly brighter. Darker IEMs just sound dull to me.

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