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post #14176 of 32858
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

S2's bass is north of neutral but not as far north as the Basso's. It is faster, punchier and still hits in the lower octaves. It's quality bass. I think you'll enjoy it.

 

Yeah. I came from the FX101s and whilst they had more bass than the Basso's, the quality of the bass is nowhere near. I don't like things like Beats that are overly bloated in the bass but I also don't like anaemic bass either. Compared to my Basso's the FX101s were bad but the bass on the CKN70s wasn't anything to get excited about either.

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I do love everything about the Basso's and they are keepers. The S2's have cleaner tuning that could be classified as less fun but once they get proper burn and you grow accustomed to the sound, its hard to put down.
post #14178 of 32858
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

I do love everything about the Basso's and they are keepers. The S2's have cleaner tuning that could be classified as less fun but once they get proper burn and you grow accustomed to the sound, its hard to put down.

 

Main problem I have with the Bassos is the driver flex.

post #14179 of 32858
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post
 

 

Main problem I have with the Bassos is the driver flex.

 

Me too.  The KEF M200 is even worse but I can manage with both once they're in.  No such issues with the S2.  Convinced yet?  

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post #14180 of 32858

I don't know haha!

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So far the DX50 sounds really good with the S2, X1 and I'm quite impressed with the pairing with the Onkyo IE's.  Not so good with the KEF M500's though.  Ds should be able to chime in which of the two players (X3, DX50) is the better buy in a few weeks.  Either way, I think both will kick the crap out of iPods and some iPod + amp combos too.  

post #14182 of 32858

Since WAYNE asked for this lil' comparo to push him over the cliff.... might be useful to post it here as well.

 

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See the problem is when i had the S2s for audition i didn't have any quality amps/dacs to bring out their full potential as the nutman is claiming. BUT i have certainly HEARD their potential even with my limited sources. Like i stated in my write-up these S2s is more of a neutral/ natural sounding lil' bugger with great staging, instrument separation and all THAT. Only fault is that it could have more airiness in it's presentation as well as slightly more forward mids esp since it has a semi-open back. Mids compared to the CKS1Ks and gr07 BEs sounds slightly just slightly recessed but not really a deal breaker certainly.

 

Hey you know what since you currently own the X1s and have owned the XBA-3 these two are REALLY similar in how the S2 sounds. The S2s are literally like the dynamic version of the XBA-3s due to their more natural sound signature. The quantity/ quality of bass, mids and treble ratio, even with their technical abilities are almost exactly on par. The X1s is like the more spacious and more airy version of the S2s with exactly the same ratio of bass, mids and treble, esp. the slightly recessed mids of these two are dead on. The S2s is more intimate sounding and is more resolving than the X1s, by this i mean that their sound just has this slightly more velvety/ smoother sound compared to the more crisp sound of the X1s.  This should give you a better idea between the two, but like i said they are pretty damn similar in many aspects.

 

Now regarding the M200s, it is almost a completely different beast altogether.  Like i have said these M200s has that perfect balance of that natural/artificial and balanced/fun sounding presentation going on. These M200s are NO DOUBT more engaging and more fun than the S2s. Just like their ultra modern/ slick/ look these M200 are technical monsters, meaning you can literally hear that state of the art technology inside that massive housing. These M200s are much more 3D/ surround sound with better layering and instrument spacing/ separation just like most Balanced Armature IEMs such as the Sony XBA-3s. The M200s is fast, clean, accurate, detailed, and very transparent so even most detail freaks should have no problem with them, but they also have a big quality bass end as well, which makes them really engaging. Just imagine the S2s as some vintage classic speaker, while these M200s are those fancy modern surround sound system for your entertainment/ movie center.

 

Having said ALL THAT, the reason i don't have the desire to get those S2s is that i already own the X1s so it feels kinda redundant AND i own the gr07 BEs which to me is more suitable/ enjoyable due musical need cuz of it's more forward mids and better bass end, esp the sub bass texture.  If i didn't own the gr07 BEs i would have been really tempted to get the S2s, oh also that the gr07 BEs doesn't seem to scale as well as the S2s it seems, but i don't have those fancy dual/quad-dacs/amps that Ds has so i can't even fathom how amazing those S2s would sound with a quality source. But i am sure they will as the nutman is saying.

 

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Actually if you plan to use them on the go, the m200 is a much better option due to their better isolation and closed back design. With all the cheap tip options now discovered there shouldn't really be problems with fit. I even get a great fit using the real stock tips of these m200 that Danny sent me, though these tips due run bigger than normal so the smallest set is the best for me. Sadly if i talk or move my jaw that perfect seal gets broken a bit which is kinda annoying but my Samsung tips have zero problems with seal breakage when i talk and stuff.

 

I have used the S2s on the bus and on the go and while they isolate surprisingly well for an semi-open set, their sound degrades due to background noise interference as the result of their design. So these S2s are meant to be worn in indoor more quiet environments in order to sound their best.

 

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Thanks again Danny for these stock tips, cuz as i stated above the smallest sets fit me pretty damn well. Hope you got my sets already. :beerchug:

Gonna contact the head-fier that sold me these and see what's up. :popcorn:

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It's here-arrived today

post #14184 of 32858
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post
 

It's here-arrived today

^ What has??? :blink:

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After everything I've read here, excited to unbox and try it :beyersmile:

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(tried to copy and paste instead of saving photo from email on 1st post, didn't work, that's why the hanging declaration)

post #14187 of 32858
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

Bought the W4(r) again. Thinking about selling the wonderful H-200. Probably. Nothing wrong with the sound at all, just enjoying the M200 and S2 more. And I'm missing the W4, but now I'll be able to put a custom cable on it. And I'll have the Cardas on Monday.

 

Have the W4, non removable cable, no warrantee, and the cable is starting to fray. No audible consequences as of yet, but I'm worried the cable will go bad. Any way to address cable problems on the non removable versions you (or anyone) know of? (I'll probably wait for it to get worse, but you reminded me with my post, figured might as well check), thanks

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OK, gotta go unbox S2, turn on Jets-Patriots game...J-E-T-S Jets! Jets! Jets! 

post #14189 of 32858
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post
 

 

Have the W4, non removable cable, no warrantee, and the cable is starting to fray. No audible consequences as of yet, but I'm worried the cable will go bad. Any way to address cable problems on the non removable versions you (or anyone) know of? (I'll probably wait for it to get worse, but you reminded me with my post, figured might as well check), thanks

 

BTG Cable can turn them into a removable cable version, I've read. I've seen some people who are happy with the results. And I actually have a silver-plated copper custom cable from them that is awesome!!

post #14190 of 32858

I need dat seal!!!! Talking about the S2.

Can't find any tips that will seal properly for me. 
There's never that satisfying seal for me, it feels loose to me. Treble always sounds thin :( In fact everything sounds somewhat thin

In fact, the pair that Lachlan received (a_recording) was my pair - his impressions are pretty concurrent with mine. Think he probably got a proper seal on his.

Could there be a QC issue with the S2's?
 

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