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post #16831 of 32875

yep, only flaw is the fitting. takes time to get used to but not for everyone

post #16832 of 32875
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Originally Posted by daveyostrow View Post
 

yep, only flaw is the fitting. takes time to get used to but not for everyone

 

+1

post #16833 of 32875
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Originally Posted by daveyostrow View Post
 

yep, only flaw is the fitting. takes time to get used to but not for everyone

 

I must admit I got nervous trying the various tips but luckily the medium tips worked out fine.

post #16834 of 32875

i agree medium are most comfortable, but risks losing seal. large works for the most part but you definately feel them in your ears.

post #16835 of 32875
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Originally Posted by daveyostrow View Post
 

i agree medium are most comfortable, but risks losing seal. large works for the most part but you definately feel them in your ears.

+1

As long as I don't "yawn", the seal stays snug and tight. :ph34r:

post #16836 of 32875

The Comply Tsx-500's work wonders for the M200's as well.  I wear the large M200 tips and the Medium Comply's work well.  

post #16837 of 32875

So I looked at the headphones and other items at the Aliexpress site (I did order the Onkyos)...more fakes than you can shake a stick at, but they are generally labeled with a different name, or no name...so many headphones with a "B" on the cups, fake B and W (1 shot of them has the Bowers and Wilkins name on the outside cups, the others seem to brush it out). Who knows what we're getting, but if it sounds good at this price, what the heck...

post #16838 of 32875

So you guys know how many IEMs own right now and love. I have to put the AS-2, V6, and Cardas out in their own special categories. And without including those three, I have to say out of the rest I own (and have owned), the KEF M200 is still doing it for me. It's the BEST and most refined IEM I've heard for $200 or less. And while I can't say definitely it the best IEM I've heard up to the $400 level (again, excluding those three special ones), I can say definitely that it is my favorite sound signature-wise of universal IEM's I own, owned or have heard costing up to $500 MSRP. 

 

The KEF is a true GIANT killer in the realm of universals for my ears and the sound I like. I consider myself a basshead-audiophile, but I don't really consider the the M200 a basshead earphone (although it can give out enough sub bass to satisfy a basshead). The other great thing I'm discovering about the M200 is that it is very tunable base on the fit and how you have turned in your ear canal. You can actually turn it a certain way (as the same depth level) and get less bass. Fit issues are better once you learn how to wear these earphones properly. And you learn by trial and error (if you can get it the fit). Yes, everything I've stated about the DN-1K and AX-60 still hold true for my ears, but I've been consistent in stating that I don't think much out there beat the M200. Now I'm saying it definitively that I haven't really heard a universal that beats it. Some are equal to it, but nothing is really beating it. Happy listening. :beerchug:

 

 

AND FOR NAYSAYER ----------> NO, I WASN'T GIVEN A SAMPLE. BOUGHT FROM A REGULAR RETAILER WITH MY MONEY! 

The M500 is still real special too, but the sound signature is totally different from the M200.

post #16839 of 32875
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post
 

So I looked at the headphones and other items at the Aliexpress site (I did order the Onkyos)...more fakes than you can shake a stick at, but they are generally labeled with a different name, or no name...so many headphones with a "B" on the cups, fake B and W (1 shot of them has the Bowers and Wilkins name on the outside cups, the others seem to brush it out). Who knows what we're getting, but if it sounds good at this price, what the heck...

Aliexpress itself is basically chinese ebay.

 

The sellers with diamond and crown looking logos are usually very reliable, but yes there are fakes from sellers (and real good genuine stuff too).

 

For example, I bought my Takstar HD5500 from "Takstar LTD" on aliexpress, which is Takstar themselves. Can't get more genuine than that.

 

There are "OEM driver" Sennheiser IE80 fakes on there too, which actually sound fantastic. I don't like the practice however. Change the design and don't use the logos and I would be ok with it, but don't knock something off completely.


Edited by bhazard - 11/19/13 at 6:00pm
post #16840 of 32875
Nice ericp10!
post #16841 of 32875
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

So you guys know how many IEMs own right now and love. I have to put the AS-2, V6, and Cardas out in their own special categories. And without including those three, I have to say out of the rest I own (and have owned), the KEF M200 is still doing it for me. It's the BEST and most refined IEM I've heard for $200 or less. And while I can't say definitely it the best IEM I've heard up to the $400 level (again, excluding those three special ones), I can say definitely that it is my favorite sound signature-wise of universal IEM's I own, owned or have heard costing up to $500 MSRP. 

 

The KEF is a true GIANT killer in the realm of universals for my ears and the sound I like. I consider myself a basshead-audiophile, but I don't really consider the the M200 a basshead earphone (although it can give out enough sub bass to satisfy a basshead). The other great thing I'm discovering about the M200 is that it is very tunable base on the fit and how you have turned in your ear canal. You can actually turn it a certain way (as the same depth level) and get less bass. Fit issues are better once you learn how to wear these earphones properly. And you learn by trial and error (if you can get it the fit). Yes, everything I've stated about the DN-1K and AX-60 still hold true for my ears, but I've been consistent in stating that I don't think much out there beat the M200. Now I'm saying it definitively that I haven't really heard a universal that beats it. Some are equal to it, but nothing is really beating it. Happy listening. :beerchug:

 

 

AND FOR NAYSAYER ----------> NO, I WASN'T GIVEN A SAMPLE. BOUGHT FROM A REGULAR RETAILER WITH MY MONEY! 

The M500 is still real special too, but the sound signature is totally different from the M200.


If KEF M200 will go on sale on BF, I might give them a try.

Too afraid to spend 200$ because of the potential fit issues.

 

Can somebody compare them to FAD Heaven VI and RE-262?

post #16842 of 32875

Senn Amperiors $130 on NewEgg-I paid more, good deal, great on ear headphone (my early impressions), saw it on the Deals thread

post #16843 of 32875
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post

 

Just got the M200 and I haven't found any flaw (sound wise) so far...

 

Sweet. I'll be looking forward to some comparisons with your DN1000's and H200's some day!

 

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
 

The Comply Tsx-500's work wonders for the M200's as well.  I wear the large M200 tips and the Medium Comply's work well.  

 

I wish I liked foam tips, because I can see how they would work well with the M200's.

 

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Originally Posted by daveyostrow View Post
 

i agree medium are most comfortable, but risks losing seal. large works for the most part but you definately feel them in your ears.

 

I can see that this would be tricky. I'm not a big fan of "feeling them in your ears" as that doesn't sound too comfortable, so I would hope that the medium tips would work with my hypothetical m200's.

 

Not that I'm interested in them or anything.. :)

post #16844 of 32875
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
 

The Comply Tsx-500's work wonders for the M200's as well.  I wear the large M200 tips and the Medium Comply's work well.

whats this about using different tips? how does anything else fit on them big boys?

post #16845 of 32875
The Comply site has the M200's listed and the Tx-500 (regular Comply's) and Tsx-500 (cylindrical shape) that fit the KEF's. I'm not a big fan of Comply's either but the Tsx's being cylindrical fits better and more comfortable.
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