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Anyone try TTPOD T1E?  Hisoundfi is hyping them on Chinese thread.

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I'm one of those who got sucked into the Light Harmonic craziness...I think the mentality is a bit like gambling, you expect a good payoff for a relatively small investment, and keep getting dragged in for the chance at an even better pay off for slightly more (and more,and more...). It's a bit like winning on a slot machine, then keeping feeding it to get more. We'll see if I get burned. Love the sound of GO1K, though the ui has problems.
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I'm one of those who got sucked into the Light Harmonic craziness...I think the mentality is a bit like gambling, you expect a good payoff for a relatively small investment, and keep getting dragged in for the chance at an even better pay off for slightly more (and more,and more...). It's a bit like winning on a slot machine, then keeping feeding it to get more. We'll see if I get burned. Love the sound of GO1K, though the ui has problems.

Sorry doctorjazz you got sucked into the Geek upgrade tunnel of upgrade madness. the final product may be excellent, the process is not

fair to head-fi enthusiasts and should be discouraged.  of course, you may have the last laugh....meanwhile check out

MARTA GOMEZ :  cantos de agua dulce  in superaudio.  amazing 3d recording, among the best digital ive heard..lyrical, gentle

soothing stuff. on chesky records. amazon carries 

ah, the quest continues.....for an audio experience that will blow your minds:  check out entheosound.com

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I'll check her out.thanks.
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Hi guys,

 

The Altone 200 review is finally up:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/694003/d-marc0s-journal-my-head-fi-journey-new-t-peos-altone-200-review/465

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

CONCLUSION: I’ve been looking forward to the day when T-PEOS finally releases a product that’ll satisfy my sound preference. I was spoilt by the H-200, thrilled by the H-300, and now satisfied with the Altone 200. I cannot stress enough how happy I am with the direction T-PEOS is heading. The Altone 200 is proof that these guys take customer feedback seriously and then strive to exceed expectations. Good on you T-PEOS!

 
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I think this little baby deserves some attention: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/DJ/Headphones/DJE-1500, I picked up a pair on a hunch and so far color me majorly impressed. I almost bought my pair from this ebay add http://www.ebay.com/itm/261509890465?ssPageName=STRK:MEBOFFX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1427.l2649, I offered the seller $129 and he countered with $145. Being in Canada the shipping and import taxes from ebay brought the price up close enough to retail I decided to just buy them from my local Axe Music store.

 

Here is my last post in the main DJE xxxx thread:

 

Used the DJE1500 today with my UE900 cable for my phone. I did get a bit of micro phonics (about the same as the UE900 so this is likely the cable). Sonically speaking the bass has settled after a night of burn in and right now and is close to perfect for me. It is enhanced but in a way that I really like, balancing impact with weight, texture, and decay that is very good. The midrange likewise is above average in detail retrieval and while slightly warm is note so much so that the dynamics suffer. Treble is detailed and energetic without crossing the line into becoming sharp or painful. The sound stage and imaging is also way above average. I have heard IEM's with better aspects than what I have just mentioned but not all in the same package.

To be honest this is what I wanted when I bought the IE8 back in the day, the GR07 (original and MK2), JVC ZXxxx, Sony MDR-7550, EX1000, XBA3, XBA-H1 and H3, UE900, Etymotic HF3, TF10,... I think your getting the picture. That isn't to say this is better than all of these past IEM's because it isn't depending on what you want in an IEM. If sound stage is your think the IE8 will win, if detail retrieval is your thing then several of the BA based IEM's will win. If bass slam is your cup of tea then their are the Sony IEM's plus the JVC that will win. But the DJE1500 manages to hit every sweet spot on my particular list so far and does so while being more ergonomic and less susceptible to wind noise than the IE8 and the Sony's.

Finally, when I went for my walk tonight I switched back to the original cable. It has similar microphonics as the UE900 cable which is above average but not perfect. I think fans of non microphone cables using an amp will really like this cable it certainly feels like it will fit the DJ sturdiness bill.

BTW I know I have been known to be fickle in the past. So take my early enthusiasm with a bit of grain of salt and wait for at least a week to see if my enthusiasm has wained. By then I will be ready to release a review of the IEM which will be more of my final verdict.

 

From Tinyman's initial posts on the DJE2000 I wasn't to keen on throwing out the big bucks on that model and while at the store I did listen to the HDE2000 and HDE1500 full size headphones just in the hopes they might give me a glimmer of what the DJE1500 was going to sound like (no return policy on IEM's at the store...) The HDE2000 sounded eerily similar to Tinyman's description of the DJE2000 while the HDE1500 had much better mids in my opinion. So I took that as a sign and threw caution to the wind. So far the DJE1500 does indeed sound similar to the HDE1500 and I am tickled pink.

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Used the DJE1500 today with my UE900 cable for my phone. I did get a bit of micro phonics (about the same as the UE900 so this is likely the cable.

Do you have VSD3S? Just to see the mmcx cable compatible with it....

Edit=>>> nevermind....it wont fit.
Edited by Shawn71 - 7/15/14 at 10:25pm
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The new vsonic mmxc is supposedly proprietary.
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The new vsonic mmxc is supposedly proprietary.

Yeah if it fits UE900 then wont fit VSD3S...but compatible with shure removables and westones(UM and W40 lineups).....
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Can someone recommend the best iem under 100 that is analytical and has bass emphasis

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Can someone recommend the best iem under 100 that is analytical and has bass emphasis

 

Analytical phones tend to be shy on bass and have an enhanced treble in order to increase perceived detail. Maybe you are trying to describe a V shaped signature (both bass and treble are enhanced). The Altone seems to fit that bill and it costs ~100$. I don't have it since i am not a fan of that signature but people that bought it seem fairly happy, check out the appreciation thread for more detailed descriptions.

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Can someone recommend the best iem under 100 that is analytical and has bass emphasis

 

Will be not an easy task to find something like this without touching EQ, at least I haven't come across with headphones I looked at.  Perhaps something more mid-centric with bass emphasis?  IM50 will fit that category, with a great impact of mid-bass punch and sub-bass extension, and detailed upper mids to deliver excellent vocals - not too bright in general; with removable cable for under $70 shipped.

 

... forgot, also MOE SS01 - they make drivers for IM50 and also similar design to another JVC model FXT90.  They tuned brighter, more mid-centric/reference.


Edited by twister6 - 7/16/14 at 8:57am
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Originally Posted by SkiesOfAzel View Post

Analytical phones tend to be shy on bass and have an enhanced treble in order to increase perceived detail. Maybe you are trying to describe a V shaped signature (both bass and treble are enhanced). The Altone seems to fit that bill and it costs ~100$. I don't have it since i am not a fan of that signature but people that bought it seem fairly happy, check out the appreciation thread for more detailed descriptions.

The cost of Altone200 is $125+$20 EMS shipping...and had pre-order price of $105 which was ended yesterday....
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

 

Will be not an easy task to find something like this without touching EQ, at least I haven't come across with headphones I looked at.  Perhaps something more mid-centric with bass emphasis?  IM50 will fit that category, with a great impact of mid-bass punch and sub-bass extension, and detailed upper mids to deliver excellent vocals - not too bright in general; with removable cable for under $70 shipped.

 

... forgot, also MOE SS01 - they make drivers for IM50 and also similar design to another JVC model FXT90.  They tuned brighter, more mid-centric/reference.

what are the best upgrade cables for the IM50?  i found mine a little dark with the stock cables...thanks for your input here.

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what are the best upgrade cables for the IM50?  i found mine a little dark with the stock cables...thanks for your input here.

 

AT Japan makes a replacement cable (AT-HDC5/1.2), but it's very expensive ($90+) and similar to stock where as you know memory wire could be a PITA to constantly adjust.

 

Lunashops makes replacement cables: http://www.lunashops.com/search.php?encode=YTo1OntzOjg6ImNhdGVnb3J5IjtzOjE6IjAiO3M6ODoia2V5d29yZHMiO3M6MTA6ImltNTAgY2FibGUiO3M6MToieCI7czoxOiIwIjtzOjE6InkiO3M6MToiMCI7czoxODoic2VhcmNoX2VuY29kZV90aW1lIjtpOjE0MDU1MzM4Mjk7fQ==

 

But one in particular that stands out, supposed to be high quality silver plated cable: http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=4257 , similar to HDC5/1.2 in quality.  I ordered that cable over a week ago and waiting to receive it.  Will definitely post my review/impressions in AT-IM thread since I will test it together with my IM03 and IM50.  I have a good feeling it will make sound brighter and a bit more efficient.  That's what other reported about HDC5/1.2 cable, and what I experienced when I got a similar silver-plated FiiO RC-SE1 cable (mmcx connector for UE900, W40, SE215/535 replacement).  Just wait another week or so, I will post my review once I get it.

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