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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

Visualgrandprix 2014 rankings are up.  What do you think about them?

 

http://www.visualgrandprix.com/vgp2014/vgp_p2_12.html

 

Gold winners bolded

 

Sennheiser IE 800 > ATH-IM04

 

Sennheiser IE 80 > ATH-IM03 and XBA-H3

 

Sony XBA-H2 > KEF M200

 

Audio-Technica ATH-IM02 > ATH-IM70, Fidelio S2, and Zero Audio Doppio

 

Shure SRH1540 > Fidelio X1

 

With KEF M200, Zero Audio Doppio, and Fidelio X1 getting such rave reviews in this thread, I'm wondering if these reviewers know what they're talking about.

 

Not surprised at all to see the M200, H3, and IM70 in the winning circles. Now I'm curious about the H2. I may take the plunge on them, but will do some more research and investigating first.

 

Cool! Thanks Grayson73!


Edited by ericp10 - 1/10/14 at 10:38am
post #18602 of 32862
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

 

Not surprised at all to see the M200, H3, and IM70 in the winning circles. Now I'm curious about the H2. I may take the plunge on them, but will do some more research and investigating first.

 

Cool! Thanks Grayson73!

No problem!

 

I noticed they're missing a winner in the 5000円未満 category.

 

Has anyone tried the ATH-CHX7/CHX7iS?  They won gold in the 5000円以上1万円未満 category.

post #18603 of 32862
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

Visualgrandprix 2014 rankings are up.  What do you think about them?

http://www.visualgrandprix.com/vgp2014/vgp_p2_12.html

Gold winners bolded

Sennheiser IE 800 > ATH-IM04

Sennheiser IE 80 > ATH-IM03 and XBA-H3

Sony XBA-H2 > KEF M200

Audio-Technica ATH-IM02 > ATH-IM70, Fidelio S2, and Zero Audio Doppio

Shure SRH1540 > Fidelio X1

With KEF M200, Zero Audio Doppio, and Fidelio X1 getting such rave reviews in this thread, I'm wondering if these reviewers know what they're talking about.
You make it sound like the im-02 aren't a good competitor to the rest of the iems, lol. I understand how you feel though, since I know that the doppios are equal to the im-02s, and should get more attention than being listed lasted in the category.

I'm not surprised that the im- 03s and h-3 are neck and neck, makes me want to buy the im-03 because of that. However, I need to love my at and Sony babies before going crazy for the dolphins and im-03.

There might be bias from the grandprix, I don't know, but at least the hyped iems are listed and recognized by these people.

Like eric, I also give thanks to your updated list of flavorful iems, grayson.

Edit: wait, the singles beat the doppios, is that even right?
Edited by vlenbo - 1/10/14 at 11:59am
post #18604 of 32862

This thread probably should have been unofficially retired as of 2014. Too long anyway. It doesn't have to be closed or anything but maybe a new thread to continue with this year's stuff and this one can continue with the already discussed/released. And I agree, the shipping and tracking talk is worth very little and takes us off track.

 

To think of it maybe monthly discovery threads are the answer to break things up into more manageable segments. 

post #18605 of 32862
Look at that . Eric and Dannybai telling the rest of us how to post , what to post, and then trying to make people think we got it all wrong when there 'a dissenting voice. I'm not sure what DsNuts meant by his funny comment , but I'm sure it wasnt how you took it, and I'm also sure he wasn't calling for posts to be deleted. I think both of you, since you each have the top of the line gear , and always seem the first to have it apparently, need to worry about the financial and aesthetic upkeep of that GLORIOUS collection, and God bless ya for it, and allow us "peons" to get excited about our discoveries, cheapos, not cheapos, and sharing those views, thoughts, steps, and whatever else comes with this awesome hobby, and if you think we 're annoying for what we post, or what we say, or how we say it....find another thread. There's hundreds to choose from.

Now carry on..and guys.. Bring on the discoveries, impressions, and excitement!! Y'all are killing me here!! And my wallet!!
post #18606 of 32862
How about we accept both sides of the argument and agree to disagree? I found out that I caused a problem in the Sony thread and am truly sorry for what I've done, I won't talk about the shipments again unless it is a problem for me and others. Can't we just talk about items now?

When I get back home, I'm editing this post to include a heartwarming video for this year of 2014, and no matter what I em anyone has, I want you guys to be immersed in the beauty in this song.

This may be old, but it is my favorite song for some peace and tranquility.

Slowly Falling from the academy award winning film, Once.

The sony xba-h3s do a fantastic job in this song, followed by the im-02s.

The im-02s make the vocals more intimate and a bit closer to you, as if the message was important for the audience. The transparency of the voices is phenomenal,and it is pretty smooth (not like the xba-h3s), but smooth with grand detail that makes me want to replay the song multiple times.

The vocals alone do not tempt me to replay it.

The instruments, which are the piano, acoustic guitar, and violins help me relax.

The im-02s help bring the crispness of the acoustic guitar when the xba-h3s do not.

The xba-h3s help bring out the timbre of the acoustic guitar, while the im-02s slightly struggle bringing out the weight of the strings (because they're thin sounding), as well as the nice crisp but also smooth sounds of the violins. The xbas do not fail to portray the detail one gets when the bow is runs through the strings themselves.

the piano has more depth on the xba-h3s than the im-02s. Let me put an example for you. When we drink water, we usually try to save more money (not all of us, but some or most) by buying gallons. the im-02's depth and weight to instruments can hold a refillable gallon. That may be a lot, but in reality, it doesn't satisfy the people who buy water in packs. THat's where the xba-h3s come in. While the im-02 can somewhat satisfy the weight and depth to instruments like the piano, the xba-h3 delivers it nearly in spades, as we have enough water to drink throughout the month compared to the gallon. (We use more energy refilling the gallon than we do buying the packs, and for us to hear the depth and weight that im-02s play, we need to use a bit of effort by A/Bing other iems with a good weight to music like the kefs, but the xba-h3s make you realize that it is enough, and you shouldn't go out to refill that gallon as you have at least 4 packs of 24 water bottles with you.)

The lyrics remind me how important our lives are.

Our iem collections are pretty precious to us, and we usually take anything we buy or do for granted.

While others may complain how the xba-h3s sound, they need to remember how lucky they are to purchase the fine beauty of the earphone.

THe sounds from the xba-h3s
Edited by vlenbo - 1/10/14 at 1:43pm
post #18607 of 32862
Hmm..the H2 might be a good buy if it ranks that high. The Sennheiser IE800, though a wonderful IEM with a massive soundstage, fantastic depth and imaging, and bass and treble able to dig deeper and higher than most every other IEM I've owned, also wasn't as enchanting soundwise as I though it could be for $600, which is why I let then go (to fund another project of mine). I wanted that moment where I go WOW and lose myself in a different world for hours , pick in out every subtle nuance I previously missed in all my IEMs. Didn't get that feeling. IMHO, I got more a wow experience first listening to my KEF M200 than the IE800. Well...until the LF driver in the M200 decided to retire after a couple days. Great IEM..just not for me at that price.
post #18608 of 32862
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post

Look at that . Eric and Dannybai telling the rest of us how to post , what to post, and then trying to make people think we got it all wrong when there 'a dissenting voice. I'm not sure what DsNuts meant by his funny comment , but I'm sure it wasnt how you took it, and I'm also sure he wasn't calling for posts to be deleted. I think both of you, since you each have the top of the line gear , and always seem the first to have it apparently, need to worry about the financial and aesthetic upkeep of that GLORIOUS collection, and God bless ya for it, and allow us "peons" to get excited about our discoveries, cheapos, not cheapos, and sharing those views, thoughts, steps, and whatever else comes with this awesome hobby, and if you think we 're annoying for what we post, or what we say, or how we say it....find another thread. There's hundreds to choose from.

Now carry on..and guys.. Bring on the discoveries, impressions, and excitement!! Y'all are killing me here!! And my wallet!!

 

That's not what I got from his post.

post #18609 of 32862
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post


You make it sound like the im-02 aren't a good competitor to the rest of the iems, lol. I understand how you feel though, since I know that the doppios are equal to the im-02s, and should get more attention than being listed lasted in the category.

I'm not surprised that the im- 03s and h-3 are neck and neck, makes me want to buy the im-03 because of that. However, I need to love my at and Sony babies before going crazy for the dolphins and im-03.

There might be bias from the grandprix, I don't know, but at least the hyped iems are listed and recognized by these people.

Like eric, I also give thanks to your updated list of flavorful iems, grayson.

Edit: wait, the singles beat the doppios, is that even right?

 

Well after it gives the gold it appears to be that everything is pretty much just in alphabetical order (except for one group were Klipsch just seems to be tacked on at the bottom of the list. So I don't think they are ranking the singles Zero Audio over the  Dappios. I think it's just a list of the phones they ranked high after giving one gold status.

post #18610 of 32862
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post
 

 

That's not what I got from his post.

:beerchug: Thank you, but don't worry about it eke2k6. I am done with it, and I think DannyBai is too. It's all good. 


Edited by ericp10 - 1/10/14 at 1:21pm
post #18611 of 32862
So at this point I got the Doppios, H2, ROCKETS, AX-30, IM-70, Fostex TE05, and ugh! It just keeps getting longer and longer. By tomorrow I'm sure yet another great value IEM will be presented to us here..
post #18612 of 32862
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post

You make it sound like the im-02 aren't a good competitor to the rest of the iems, lol. I understand how you feel though, since I know that the doppios are equal to the im-02s, and should get more attention than being listed lasted in the category.

I'm not surprised that the im- 03s and h-3 are neck and neck, makes me want to buy the im-03 because of that. However, I need to love my at and Sony babies before going crazy for the dolphins and im-03.

There might be bias from the grandprix, I don't know, but at least the hyped iems are listed and recognized by these people.

Like eric, I also give thanks to your updated list of flavorful iems, grayson.

Edit: wait, the singles beat the doppios, is that even right?

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Well after it gives the gold it appears to be that everything is pretty much just in alphabetical order (except for one group were Klipsch just seems to be tacked on at the bottom of the list. So I don't think they are ranking the singles Zero Audio over the  Dappios. I think it's just a list of the phones they ranked high after giving one gold status.
That makes a lot of sense, I saw that pattern only on this section and few others though, which puzzled me. Senheissers take the top rank on the other iems.

It might have to do with the highest pricing of the iems as well, doesn't it?
Edited by vlenbo - 1/10/14 at 1:32pm
post #18613 of 32862
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

That's not what I got from his post.
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I wanted to comment about that, but eke beat me to it. Let's enjoy our iems now. smily_headphones1.gif
post #18614 of 32862
Indian Gypsies? In 2014?

Really?

I'm out of this thread. Done and done and I am not even one.
post #18615 of 32862
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

Seems like headfi is being cyber attacked by Indian Gypsies. Lol. So much spam it is unbelievable..

 

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

Seems like headfi is being cyber attacked by Indian Gypsies. Lol. So much spam it is unbelievable..


Maybe the mods can delete the last 50 pages or so since it's just repeats of the same stuff.

 

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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post
 

 

lol, wow

what do you mean? there's proper discussion in the last 50 pages dude

 

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

Well, I see what DannyBai means. It seems like everyday there is a two or three posts stating "I can't wait the earphone to get here," "the mailman is driving the block,"... "I saw the mailman but he didn't see me..." ... "I can wait" "I can't wait"  ... "I know you can't wait but neither can I ..." etc.

 

Fellas, we're all excited about new stuff and want to talk about it, but those posts aren't adding value to the thread. Dsnuts can correct me if I'm wrong, but the thread was about discovering new phones, posting information you found on the product  (reviews, photos, etc.), and then posting your impressions of the products once you bought and/or heard it. 

 

Everything else is beginning to be repetitive and boring padding. I mean I'm sorry, but where your package is at in the postal system is just not interesting on this thread! Now, you ordered something two months ago, but the seller promised you would have it within two weeks, that's interesting. We would want to know who the seller is. 

I'm not trying to be mean, elitist or think I have more knowledge than anyone else (and I don't want to call names, but you know who you are), but to say everyday in two or three different posts how you can't wait for a certain earphone to arrive is not cool. It comes across as if you're padding and just trying to build up your posts count (which means nothing here). Giving us an insight on discoveries of sound, fit and aesthetics of a new product (or product new to you) is what add value to the thread. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way, but other people are leery to state this because we know some people are sensitive and no one wants to hurt anyone's feelings. I'm certainly not trying to be an a--, insensitive or mean. This is really meant to be helpful post. When I joined head-fi, some of the old timers kind had to steer me in the right direction about some of the unwritten rules on the website that helps everyone provide value.

A main unwritten rule, for example, that irritates many is to suggest someone else buy or try an earphone or headphone that you haven't heard yourself. But anyway, I hope these comments are taken in the spirit in which I have given them. Again, not to be hurtful or confrontational, but to help, and get this thread back to being a little bit more value filled. :beerchug:

 

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

I see plenty of value from everyone's postings. I also see some unwarranted frustration directed at certain posters because of personal distaste for the information they wish to share.

 

If we were to go by what you said, then all posters should just post their first impression once and be done with it. It's a tall order, because not one person has done so since the start of this thread, and there is no reason that they should.

 

Just because there is less control of the flow of information, does not mean it is not useful. I see more involvement and interest as a good thing.

 

If you want to control a public forum, become a moderator.

 

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

 

 

No, you didn't read what typed if that what you took away from it. The problem is not just this thread. For example, I see some posters getting irritated on another impressions thread about a certain headphone because the last several posts have been about USPS and not a word about the product.

I don't need to become a moderator to say that the thread is off a bit of what it is suppose to be about. I think the creator of this thread hinted at the same observations, but in a less detailed manner. There is nothing useful about typing three or four times in a thread, "I can't wait for XXXX product to get here ..." Again, just trying to be helpful. Now these sort of things have happened before and a moderator was brought in. We were trying to avoid that. Constructive criticism should be taken in the manner given. Or not. I'm still having a great day! :beerchug:

 

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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
 

This thread probably should have been unofficially retired as of 2014. Too long anyway. It doesn't have to be closed or anything but maybe a new thread to continue with this year's stuff and this one can continue with the already discussed/released. And I agree, the shipping and tracking talk is worth very little and takes us off track.

 

To think of it maybe monthly discovery threads are the answer to break things up into more manageable segments. 

 

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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post

Look at that . Eric and Dannybai telling the rest of us how to post , what to post, and then trying to make people think we got it all wrong when there 'a dissenting voice. I'm not sure what DsNuts meant by his funny comment , but I'm sure it wasnt how you took it, and I'm also sure he wasn't calling for posts to be deleted. I think both of you, since you each have the top of the line gear , and always seem the first to have it apparently, need to worry about the financial and aesthetic upkeep of that GLORIOUS collection, and God bless ya for it, and allow us "peons" to get excited about our discoveries, cheapos, not cheapos, and sharing those views, thoughts, steps, and whatever else comes with this awesome hobby, and if you think we 're annoying for what we post, or what we say, or how we say it....find another thread. There's hundreds to choose from.

Now carry on..and guys.. Bring on the discoveries, impressions, and excitement!! Y'all are killing me here!! And my wallet!!

 

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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post

How about we accept both sides of the argument and agree to disagree? I found out that I caused a problem in the Sony thread and am truly sorry for what I've done, I won't talk about the shipments again unless it is a problem for me and others. Can't we just talk about items now?

When I get back home, I'm editing this post to include a heartwarming video for this year of 2014, and no matter what I em anyone has, I want you guys to be immmersed in the beauty in this song.

 

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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post
 

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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post

Look at that . Eric and Dannybai telling the rest of us how to post , what to post, and then trying to make people think we got it all wrong when there 'a dissenting voice. I'm not sure what DsNuts meant by his funny comment , but I'm sure it wasnt how you took it, and I'm also sure he wasn't calling for posts to be deleted. I think both of you, since you each have the top of the line gear , and always seem the first to have it apparently, need to worry about the financial and aesthetic upkeep of that GLORIOUS collection, and God bless ya for it, and allow us "peons" to get excited about our discoveries, cheapos, not cheapos, and sharing those views, thoughts, steps, and whatever else comes with this awesome hobby, and if you think we 're annoying for what we post, or what we say, or how we say it....find another thread. There's hundreds to choose from.

Now carry on..and guys.. Bring on the discoveries, impressions, and excitement!! Y'all are killing me here!! And my wallet!!

 

That's not what I got from his post.

 

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

:beerchug: Thank you, but don't worry about it eke2k6. I am done with it, and think DannyBai is too. It's all good. 

^

... this clusterfrack is too good to not to get quoted. haha

 

@ Everyone ehhh the nutman was literally, like LITERALLY talkin' about the cyber attack here last night @ head-fi forums, he didn't mean THIS THREAD.  Oh how amazing misinterpertation/ misunderstanding can be/ leads.  LMAO :rolleyes:

 

It is interesting where this led to though, as someone said this thread "is a mess" and you know who you are ;) but the randomness, sometimes nonsensical nature of the hypes, FOTM, etc etc is what makes this thread AMAZING. This is THE DISCOVERY THREAD, so it's like a public commons where everyone should feel welcomed to post whatever they want and it would be best if everyone stayed on topic, BUT we ain't androids meng and the random chatter/ banter is what gives flavor to the FOTMs here. :tongue: And regarding the repetitiveness of the posts, it's like ALL circlejerk APPRECIATION THREADs here at head-fi but this thread is just amplified to the tenth power cuz of the amount of material we go through. Quickies FTW!!!:tongue_smile:

 

I thought i was the clown here but you fools just clowned yourselves by getting all worked up over a misinterpertation of the nutmans original post. It is good to see what ya'll really thought though..... cuz it makes for good comedic relief. :bigsmile_face: 


Edited by sfwalcer - 1/10/14 at 2:00pm
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