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post #766 of 1390
Thx for the input mate.

I already have an UM3x that's why i'd like a companion that does not put me as close to the action.

My doubts about the volume are related to impedance circuit. Since TDK has not explained how it works it's my guessing that depending on the output impedance of the source the circuit might add resistance to minimize the impedance interaction with high z sources.


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post #767 of 1390
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Originally Posted by elfary View Post

Thx for the input mate.

I already have an UM3x that's why i'd like a companion that does not put me as close to the action.

My doubts about the volume are related to impedance circuit. Since TDK has not explained how it works it's my guessing that depending on the output impedance of the source the circuit might add resistance to minimize the impedance interaction with high z sources.


You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother

I don't think that splitter actually does anything. First I thought it might help against hiss, but it doesn't. 

post #768 of 1390

I would also like how the UM3X compares to the BA200...im pretty happy with em but i wonder if they're worth the money to upgrade, since from where im from, UM3X RC is $400, and i got the BA200 for about 180... is the UM3X worth the extra $220?

 

I get the law of diminishing returns but, im just curious is it worth it?

post #769 of 1390
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Originally Posted by LiquidFidelity View Post

I would also like how the UM3X compares to the BA200...im pretty happy with em but i wonder if they're worth the money to upgrade, since from where im from, UM3X RC is $400, and i got the BA200 for about 180... is the UM3X worth the extra $220?

 


I had the UM3X a few years ago so I'll just make some general comments - read with skepticism.  I found the UM3X to be somewhat dull sounding with a smallish soundstage.  I wasn't all that impressed with the bass quality/quantity either.  At the time I felt if the UM3X had been made by a lesser known brand people would have been much more critical of it, especially due to the price.  At the time it was in FOTM mode.

I know the BA200 has similar sonic complaints, but I like it.  IMO it's a much a better value than the UM3X.  I think it's a better headphone.


Edited by odigg - 3/18/13 at 8:25am
post #770 of 1390
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Originally Posted by LiquidFidelity View Post

I would also like how the UM3X compares to the BA200...im pretty happy with em but i wonder if they're worth the money to upgrade, since from where im from, UM3X RC is $400, and i got the BA200 for about 180... is the UM3X worth the extra $220?

 


I had the UM3X a few years ago so I'll just make some general comments - read with skepticism.  I found the UM3X to be somewhat dull sounding with a smallish soundstage.  I wasn't all that impressed with the bass quality/quantity either.  At the time I felt if the UM3X had been made by a lesser known brand people would have been much more critical of it, especially due to the price.  At the time it was in FOTM mode.

I know the BA200 has similar sonic complaints, but I like it.  IMO it's a much a better value than the UM3X.  I think it's a better headphone.


So the BA200 soundstage puts the listener as close to the music as the UM3x?


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post #771 of 1390
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So the BA200 soundstage puts the listener as close to the music as the UM3x?

 

It's been too long since I heard the UM3X for me to provide a concrete answer to that question.

post #772 of 1390
Can anyone say how these compare to the Audeo PFE?

Also how is the fit? I have small ear holes.
post #773 of 1390

I find the fit pretty good. The housing body is actually quite small compared to triple-BAs, and theres a ton of tips that fit on them.

I haven't had the PFE in a while but the main difference I'd say is its treble, which is definitely sharper.

post #774 of 1390
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Can anyone say how these compare to the Audeo PFE?

Also how is the fit? I have small ear holes.
I find the pfe to be lacking in bass, and sometimes it can sound quite thin. However you can adjust that with the different tips they give you. The black brings out more bass while the greys bring the mids forward. The treble is definantly more present. The built quality is good but the wire feels thin and weak.

Ba200s probably won't suit you if you have small ears, they only give you one pair of small dual flange and other tips are actually quite large. The fit for me however is fine
post #775 of 1390

I got my BA200s today. There seems to be a new revision.

There's one long cable now (not a short cable + extension).

It came without 6.3 mm adapter and cleaning tool.

It has two pairs of Ts-100 in size M and L (the old one had Ts-100 (M) and Tx-100 (L)).


Edited by Pyrrho - 3/22/13 at 10:56am
post #776 of 1390
Originally Posted by Pyrrho View Post

I got my BA200s today. There seems to be a new revision.

There's one long cable now (not a short cable + extension).

It came without 6.3 mm adapter and cleaning tool.

It has two pairs of Ts-100 in size M and L (the old one had Ts-100 (M) and Tx-100 (L)).

 

Interesting! Do let us know how it sounds.  I loved the original BA200.. still one of my favorite universal IEMs, regardless of price.  I wonder if tuning has been changed on this revision?

post #777 of 1390

I agree with Flysweep.  The BA200 is a great iem.  Pyrrho did you have a chance to try out the older version?  Just curious if you were able to give a comparison between the two.

post #778 of 1390
Looking forward to a comparison between the two versions. I had to sell my BA200 but planning on getting another pair soon.
post #779 of 1390
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Interesting! Do let us know how it sounds.  I loved the original BA200.. still one of my favorite universal IEMs, regardless of price.  I wonder if tuning has been changed on this revision?


My fist impression is that they're significantly better than my Ultimate Ears 700. I don't have the old version.

 

I'm still searching for the best tips. The double flange tips are a little too bright and the comply foam tips are a little too warm...

I'd like to have silicone tips with slightly more bass impact than the double flange tips.

 

You can see on the picture that there's one long cable now.

 


Edited by Pyrrho - 3/22/13 at 2:59pm
post #780 of 1390
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Originally Posted by Pyrrho View Post

I got my BA200s today. There seems to be a new revision.

There's one long cable now (not a short cable + extension).

It came without 6.3 mm adapter and cleaning tool.

It has two pairs of Ts-100 in size M and L (the old one had Ts-100 (M) and Tx-100 (L)).

 

Where did you buy it from? I got one on the way from Buydig, so I hope to get this newer version.

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