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post #12616 of 32875
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Ya I like the new direction for Vsonic.. The VS1Ds I got recently are actually very capable iems and I consider them a solid value. Everybody was raving about how good these were and they are indeed. They do remind me of the GR07 sound signature. I am in a honeymoon phase for my new hardware otherwise I will be writing a few thoughts on Vsonics latest as well as the Bass Editions GR07 very soon.

post #12617 of 32875

Well I haven't read anything that given me any good clue about the sound signature, but I'm about to put the trigger on the Kef M-200? Why? Because someone wrote that there was more clarity and fuller than the RE-400. The RE-400 is one of the best universals I own, so I need to hear if this is true. The X1 is really sufficing, but I will probably wait a good while after I get my Onkyo hf300.

post #12618 of 32875

 Do It! Pull the trigger! The Onkyo won't ship for a few more weeks!  You can't wait that long! very_evil_smiley.gif

post #12619 of 32875
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post

 Do It! Pull the trigger! The Onkyo won't ship for a few more weeks!  You can't wait that long! very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Well when jant71 tells me to do something I DO IT!! 

 

Just pulled the trigger on the KEF M-200 and M-500. Found some discounts and extra deals owed and got both for under $400. So that means the A900X, WS99, and M-50 are up for sale. The JVC S500 I may just keep if I don't give it to a family member. I'm trying to get my headphones down to the X1 and M-500. 

post #12620 of 32875

Well, I wish it were that easy. I would tell people to send me lots of free stuff and they would do it. Though Sennheiser, since there was a physical issue with my new PCX95, did send me a new one plus another new model for my trouble.

 

I guess we will see some KEF/RE400, KEF/CKS comparisons? Hopefully they can even run with the Hybrid.

 

The M-500 as well. Very gutsy! Though it does sounds like they could be a nice complement/change of pace to the X1 so they can both co-exist together.

 

Only based on a feeling but I would have chosen the M-200 over the Onkyo and S2 myself.


Edited by jant71 - 8/4/13 at 5:56pm
post #12621 of 32875
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

 

I bet the reason is really simple really - it's not some obscure Asian brand, it's "just Phillips" - a well known mainstream brand, so guys here won't feel hipster enough owning them :D

 

if it sounds more resolving and detailed than my xb90ex, I'm all for it :) (I'll just wait for some of the new releases, like zero audio doppios, onkyo iems, and whatever vsonic is coming out with this October)

 

I would be willing to give the S1/S2 a chance, but the xb90ex are still king.

post #12622 of 32875
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I would be willing to give the S1/S2 a chance, but the xb90ex are still king.

The S2 are very resolving. I think Dsnuts knows this better than anyone since he spends much more time than me putting them through their paces. You wouldn't call them king when you've heard these guys. cool.gif
post #12623 of 32875
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Ya I like the new direction for Vsonic.. The VS1Ds I got recently are actually very capable iems and I consider them a solid value. Everybody was raving about how good these were and they are indeed. They do remind me of the GR07 sound signature. I am in a honeymoon phase for my new hardware otherwise I will be writing a few thoughts on Vsonics latest as well as the Bass Editions GR07 very soon.

What's your opinion on the Philips Fidelio S2s compared to the Carbo Bassos? Not sure whether to go for S2s or the Onkyo IE-HF300s as my next upgrade. The bass quantity is perfect for me on the Bassos.

 

Saying that, reading some reviews and opinions, I'm not sure if the S2s will be for me.


Edited by Mackem - 8/4/13 at 10:00pm
post #12624 of 32875
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Originally Posted by Exesteils View Post


The S2 are very resolving. I think Dsnuts knows this better than anyone since he spends much more time than me putting them through their paces. You wouldn't call them king when you've heard these guys. cool.gif

im all ears to a xb90 vs S2 comparison, though i cant imagine the s2 having the kind of deep bass that comes with the sony, not from what i heard so far that is.

post #12625 of 32875
Thread Starter 

Davey the S2s are like a dynamic version of the XBA-3s believe it or not. Similarly tuned.. Even though they drive fine out of standard daps and cell phones. They truely shine with good amplification and a clean source.. I will do some comparisons when I get a chance to.

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Davey the S2s are like a dynamic version of the XBA-3s believe it or not. Similarly tuned.. Even though they drive fine out of standard daps and cell phones. They truely shine with good amplification and a clean source.. I will do some comparisons when I get a chance to.

 

I'd love to see that comparison D's... the fate of my XBA 3 depends on you wink_face.gif

post #12627 of 32875

I just wanna share this to those interested in the Basso sound signature:

 

The cheapest ($10) way to experience the Basso sound is with the HTC bundled headset:

http://compare.ebay.com.au/like/190876808013?ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&cbt=y&_lwgsi=y&item_id=190876808013

Tuning is very similar to the Basso; the only difference I can pin-point in a normal listening environment are:

  • Decay - Basso has extended decay
  • Timbre - Basso is more natural sounding
  • Highs - I little bit more extended on the HTC but the Basso has better micro detailing.
  • Basso has better sound refinement.

Everything else sounds like the Basso to me. This is entirely made out of plastic; so I guess the difference in sound material also has something to do with the material sound difference. From memory of my experience with MH1c, I think the HTC is more enjoyable to listen.

 

Now I just wonder what improvements are there with the metal version of this HTC headset?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/360685434315?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


Edited by d marc0 - 8/5/13 at 10:42am
post #12628 of 32875

Any recommendations for jogging IEMs for <$75?  I tried jogging with the Zero Audio Carbo Tenore and they kept falling out of my ear.  I suppose I need something that hangs on the ear?

post #12629 of 32875
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

Any recommendations for jogging IEMs for <$75?  I tried jogging with the Zero Audio Carbo Tenore and they kept falling out of my ear.  I suppose I need something that hangs on the ear?

I see you already have Philips SHE3590 - they are very small and light, will stay in your ears instead of dropping out.

Better use them with double flange Meelec/Brainwavz tips.

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I see you already have Philips SHE3590 - they are very small and light, will stay in your ears instead of dropping out.

Better use them with double flange Meelec/Brainwavz tips.

 

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