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post #676 of 1342

Just received my BA200s in the mail!

 

Initial impressions so far - I love them!  Warm and musical, great soundstage, and very engaging.  This is the sound I was looking for that I wasn't getting from the R-50s, which I've since returned.

 

Hell yes.

post #677 of 1342
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Originally Posted by Arado17 View Post

Just received my BA200s in the mail!

 

Initial impressions so far - I love them!  Warm and musical, great soundstage, and very engaging.  This is the sound I was looking for that I wasn't getting from the R-50s, which I've since returned.

 

Hell yes.

nice to hear love mine to!

post #678 of 1342
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Originally Posted by Arado17 View Post

Just received my BA200s in the mail!

 

Initial impressions so far - I love them!  Warm and musical, great soundstage, and very engaging.  This is the sound I was looking for that I wasn't getting from the R-50s, which I've since returned.

 

Hell yes.

 

Wish I did the same... i kept my r50 and I still don't think that the twfk driver iems hold a candle to the ba200 or gr07 <--- (ive come to appreciate these lately)

post #679 of 1342

Subscribed. TDK BA200 has caught my attention.

post #680 of 1342

I bet it won't be long before I buy this too...etysmile.gif

post #681 of 1342
@djvcool, if you like the IE800, then you will love the BA200 just as much. Upon reading, i can say they are similar in a lot of ways. I have never heard the IE800 but will surely be on my wish list smily_headphones1.gif
post #682 of 1342
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Originally Posted by Annafrancesca View Post

@djvcool, if you like the IE800, then you will love the BA200 just as much. Upon reading, i can say they are similar in a lot of ways. I have never heard the IE800 but will surely be on my wish list smily_headphones1.gif

 

Yep I know I will, that's why I will be having a hard time to NOT buying it

post #683 of 1342
djvkool, that's easy.
For excellent sound quality together with fully shielded can, BA200 gave the best isolation from outside noisy environment and also eliminate others being disturb if playing music loudly, inside your ears. Therefore you'll enjoy more music instead of disturbing others or been disturbing by others. smily_headphones1.gif
post #684 of 1342

The BA200 is about 85% to 90% of the SM3 V2's sound quality and that's saying a lot, its an amazing IEM for only $145.  Its one of the few top-tiers under $150 imo with the R-50 being another.

post #685 of 1342
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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post  The BA200 is about 85% to 90% of the SM3 V2's sound quality and that's saying a lot, its an amazing IEM for only $145.  Its one of the few top-tiers under $150 imo with the R-50 being another.


I actually think it's closer than 85-90%, and it's really only the "intangibles" of the presentation of the SM3 that makes it a better earphone. It's basically an unbeatable value; I only think that the detail is very slightly lacking in the lower midrange to bass. However, I suspect that the "impedance stabilizing unit" of the big Y-split fame might have something to do with that... I keep wondering what the BA200 would sound like without that thing attached...

post #686 of 1342
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post


I actually think it's closer than 85-90%, and it's really only the "intangibles" of the presentation of the SM3 that makes it a better earphone. It's basically an unbeatable value; I only think that the detail is very slightly lacking in the lower midrange to bass. However, I suspect that the "impedance stabilizing unit" of the big Y-split fame might have something to do with that... I keep wondering what the BA200 would sound like without that thing attached...

 

I totally agree with that statement, that's exactly why I think the SM3 is better its all down to the presentation and more importantly the 3D imaging and soundstage.  Other than that they're very equal.

post #687 of 1342

If something ever happens to my SM3 to where it would cost more than the price of the BA200 to fix it I'd just buy another BA200 instead.

post #688 of 1342
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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

If something ever happens to my SM3 to where it would cost more than the price of the BA200 to fix it I'd just buy another BA200 instead.

The BA200 does everything the SM3 does but all at about a notch lower. I would say that the SM3 is the most immediate upgrade with a similar sound signature, similar presentation and soundstage. I am thankful I had a pair when my SM3 broke.
Edited by Annafrancesca - 1/25/13 at 11:06pm
post #689 of 1342
I thought the UM3X was supposed to be more similar in signature, and that technically they're at a similar level? That's what initially grabbed my attention anyway. Interesting to hear that people experience it differently.

I'm so impressed by the IE800 that I'm thinking of getting the BA200. Either that, or upgrading my AUD-5X to 7X. Difficult choice!
post #690 of 1342
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Originally Posted by Nulliverse View Post

I thought the UM3X was supposed to be more similar in signature, and that technically they're at a similar level? That's what initially grabbed my attention anyway. Interesting to hear that people experience it differently.

I'm so impressed by the IE800 that I'm thinking of getting the BA200. Either that, or upgrading my AUD-5X to 7X. Difficult choice!

When I had the BA200, I thought they had more in common with the UM2 than the UM3X soundwise and in detail retrieval.
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