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post #12976 of 32904
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

I still own them Fads actually. Kept them around. Still listen to those once in a while.

 

Yeah, I did too. Not bad at all for the price.

post #12977 of 32904
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

I still own them Fads actually. Kept them around. Still listen to those once in a while.

 

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

 

Yeah, I did too. Not bad at all for the price.

I'm trying to sell mine.  Last of the bass monsters in my possession I think.  It's a unique bass phone though.  Different than others in a good way.  I still like to hear it on occasion and like it.  

post #12978 of 32904
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Onkyo and call it quits.

They will not disappoint. wink.gif I'm really interested in those RHAs though, and might just grab a pair.
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Hmm? I don't know why, but the my little square ipod touch (that came out about three years ago) makes the M500 kick a lot more sub-bass. It is not sub-bass light out of the X3 or desk amp unit, but I get more out of that little iPod touch nano. A wonderful sounding portable headphone either way. Was A/Bing it out of the X3 to the X1. Both are very detailed, but the X1 is warmer sound with a much more expansive soundstage. The M500 is not super cold, but is is the more analytical sounding between the two. Both serve their purpose and the sound is magnificent from both phones.

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Oh man, so many IEMs to consider..

 

I definitely want to upgrade from my Carbo Bassos but it's deciding what to get that is the problem. Fidelio S2s look interesting, Onkyo IE-HF300s as well. Those RHA-MA750i's look sweet aesthetically but not sure they'd have the same amount of bass as the Carbo Bassos (Carbo Basso bass is fine for me, not too much but not too little either)

post #12981 of 32904
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

Oh man, so many IEMs to consider..

I definitely want to upgrade from my Carbo Bassos but it's deciding what to get that is the problem. Fidelio S2s look interesting, Onkyo IE-HF300s as well. Those RHA-MA750i's look sweet aesthetically but not sure they'd have the same amount of bass as the Carbo Bassos (Carbo Basso bass is fine for me, not too much but not too little either)
Don't forget about the CKS1000s wink.gif
post #12982 of 32904
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

Oh man, so many IEMs to consider..

 

I definitely want to upgrade from my Carbo Bassos but it's deciding what to get that is the problem. Fidelio S2s look interesting, Onkyo IE-HF300s as well. Those RHA-MA750i's look sweet aesthetically but not sure they'd have the same amount of bass as the Carbo Bassos (Carbo Basso bass is fine for me, not too much but not too little either)


Try Final Audio Design Heaven IV.

Sound signature is similar, but Heaven IV does everything better across the spectrum.

Even beyond FR, Heaven IV does have much better stage and imaging. Vocals sound fantastic.

Heaven IV has an amazing bass, very uncharacteristic of a BA - it hits hard and tight.

 

You can have them for just 174$:

http://www.accessoryjack.com/final-audio-design-heaven-iv-balancing-air-movement-in-ear-headphones-black-fi-he4bbl.html

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Originally Posted by BenF View Post


Try Final Audio Design Heaven IV.

Sound signature is similar, but Heaven IV does everything better across the spectrum.

Even beyond FR, Heaven IV does have much better stage and imaging. Vocals sound fantastic.

Heaven IV has an amazing bass, very uncharacteristic of a BA - it hits hard and tight.

 

You can have them for just 174$:

http://www.accessoryjack.com/final-audio-design-heaven-iv-balancing-air-movement-in-ear-headphones-black-fi-he4bbl.html

the heaven iv are similar to what... the S2? the heavens are indeed great, very unique mids.

post #12984 of 32904
Hey Exesteils,
Onkyo IE HF300 or KEF M200 in your opinion? Looking at either of these two models mainly.
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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post

Hey Exesteils,
Onkyo IE HF300 or KEF M200 in your opinion? Looking at either of these two models mainly.

I don't own the M200, so eric or Danny might give you a better idea of what they sound like.

But from the short period I had with them(with me literally pushing my fingers against them to keep them in, I have small ear canals) they are very technical, clean, with every part of the spectrum well represented with a overall "complete" feel to it, very impressive. They present Vivaldi's Four Season "Spring" with plenty of energy, strings and timbre were amazingly detailed. Bass extends deep, but without the excess rumble you sometimes get with Dynamics. If it weren't for my fit issues, I'd have gotten them instead of the M500.

The Onkyos on the other hand, is fun. No other way around it, anyone who owns the S2 will agree, they just make you enjoy the music, instead of just reproducing everything down to a T. The HF300 doesn't have the most neutral sound, it's bass is slightly boosted, the mids are forward-ish and vocals come through with plenty of weight, Ie, I can hear fine the vocals of The Drugs - Kids of 88 on the Onkyo, but they are slightly recessed with the KEFs, partly due to the mastering on the track. Again, taste in music is subjective, what kind of music you like also plays a big part in the choice.
Edited by Exesteils - 8/11/13 at 11:21pm
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Man, I wish the Onkyo's were in stock.  eBay is too expensive and Amazon Japan with Tenso gets to be eBay type prices.  Ridiculous.  

post #12987 of 32904
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Man, I wish the Onkyo's were in stock.  eBay is too expensive and Amazon Japan with Tenso gets to be eBay type prices.  Ridiculous.  

Indeed. It's times like these that make me happy I live near Japan. Philips, JVC, Zero Audio, Audio Technica and the recent addition of the Onkyos keeps me plenty busy trying them out. smily_headphones1.gif
post #12988 of 32904
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Originally Posted by Exesteils View Post


Indeed. It's times like these that make me happy I live near Japan. Philips, JVC, Zero Audio, Audio Technica and the recent addition of the Onkyos keeps me plenty busy trying them out. smily_headphones1.gif

Man, I'd live in Japan at any time.  I'd be more broke than I am already though.  You lucky devil.  

post #12989 of 32904
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Man, I'd live in Japan at any time.  I'd be more broke than I am already though.  You lucky devil.  

Nah, if you lived there you'd be able to audition most of the gear in Akihabara, minimising damages and just grabbing stuff you like instead of sifting through umpteen pairs to get to the one.
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Originally Posted by Exesteils View Post


Nah, if you lived there you'd be able to audition most of the gear in Akihabara, minimising damages and just grabbing stuff you like instead of sifting through umpteen pairs to get to the one.

Ah, good point.  

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