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post #22261 of 33013

Of course, let's not forget, putting those funds towards another Mikros 90 is also higher on the list :)

post #22262 of 33013
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

The TEAC is a 6 year old design now. Driver technology has progressed immensely since.

The allure of it is that for $30, you get a dual BA, which is hard to find in the price range. I wouldn't spend much more than $30 on a 6 year old IEM design either.

The ath-ck10 is about that old and it still stomps on most iems to this day.

Just because something is new or "cutting edge" doesn't make it automatically better.
post #22263 of 33013
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post

Of course, let's not forget, putting those funds towards another Mikros 90 is also higher on the list smily_headphones1.gif

If the teac sounds close to the mikros, you are missing out. :P

Edut:nvm!
Edited by vlenbo - 2/22/14 at 11:00am
post #22264 of 33013
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post


The ath-ck10 is about that old and it still stomps on most iems to this day.

Just because something is new or "cutting edge" doesn't make it automatically better.

Agreed. That's why I threw my $30 at it without hesitation. I try to keep my limited funds towards finding new rare stuffs, but a good deal is a good deal.

post #22265 of 33013
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 

So ZE-1000 isn't worthy of a price tag over 30$?

I thought it was supposed to compete with M200...

^ ehhh if you read my previous post it's mostly not worth it based on principle. And like i said before the Sony XBA-3 once dropped to as low as $50 in bestbuy and these ZE1Ks DOES NOT best them, so if the seller suddenly wants to milk them for A LOT more due to the sudden increase of interest, he save them then cuz i don't like to be played like a sucka'.

 

Also the built quality/ looks of these are worth about the $30 cuz most $30 sets these days are MUCH better built. The look/ built of these are EXTREMELY dated, but thank god they sound good.

 

This was EXACTLY what happened to those stupid Zu missions cables, they suddenly jacked up price and decided to no longer offer that initial low price due to sudden attention it got here on head-fi, so........ Fff them tbh.

 

 

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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
 

My bid was declined. Oh well. Only way I was really taken the TEAC. Want the VSD3S which is over the ear and more interesting; better looking and shares connectors with the Fostex. I'm just more into the Vsonic I guess.

^ Told ya' to just get them for the $30, oh well.....

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

The TEAC is a 6 year old design now. Driver technology has progressed immensely since.

 

The allure of it is that for $30, you get a dual BA, which is hard to find in the price range. I wouldn't spend much more than $30 on a 6 year old IEM design either.

 

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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post


The ath-ck10 is about that old and it still stomps on most iems to this day.

Just because something is new or "cutting edge" doesn't make it automatically better.

^ What Teke said, these look dated as hell, but the sound makes up for it, they kinda remind me of those piss ppor built more Chinaman iems, but appears more durable i hope. haha :ph34r:

 

 

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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
 

Of course, let's not forget, putting those funds towards another Mikros 90 is also higher on the list :)

^ What jants said, if they seller decides to milk them and re-list these ZA1Ks for more than $50, you are A LOT better off getting the Martin Logan 90s, cuz they destroy these iems with ease. Esp. since they can be had from newegg for only $70 shipped, WHAT WHAT WHAT!!! :eek:

 

DEAL OF THE YEAR HANDS DOWN!!!

post #22266 of 33013
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

 

^ What jants said, if they seller decides to milk them and re-list these ZA1Ks for more than $50, you are A LOT better off getting the Martin Logan 90s, cuz they destroy these iems with ease. Esp. since they can be had from newegg for only $70 shipped, WHAT WHAT WHAT!!! :eek:

 

DEAL OF THE YEAR HANDS DOWN!!!

I definitely agree. I will buy the mikros when they are $59.99

 

Since I still can't cough up 73 yet..

post #22267 of 33013
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

I definitely agree. I will buy the mikros when they are $59.99

 

Since I still can't cough up 73 yet..


^ Same here when it drops to $60 it's tyme to go in for another set for rainy dayz. hoho :veryevil:

 

And for modding. :evil:

post #22268 of 33013

Sell me on the Mikros. I am VERY close to pulling the trigger. At $60 I would be sold.

 

Between the Narmoo (Corecool) IEM, The Don Scorpio gorgeous looking sets, and the TEAC, I really need to justify spending the $70 on an on-ear set (which I can't stand). I hated the M-80 for reference.

post #22269 of 33013
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Sell me on the Mikros. I am VERY close to pulling the trigger. At $60 I would be sold.

 

Between the Narmoo (Corecool) IEM, The Don Scorpio gorgeous looking sets, and the TEAC, I really need to justify spending the $70 on an on-ear set (which I can't stand). I hated the M-80 for reference.

 

If you want to be sold on them, just go to the Mikros thread. If you don't want to be sold on them, stay away from that thread. The hype there is so crazy that even though I haven't gotten my pair to try yet, I'm now trying to resist buying a 2nd pair for modding (now that they are on sale at newegg.ca for $89). People are getting 4 pairs for crying out loud!

post #22270 of 33013
OK, Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, it's time for today's DOGWALK DISCOVERIES (be still, my heart)...

(international edition)

first, monster Israeli guitarist Oz Noy shredding Monk...


Not really international, from Athens, Ga, but named for/inspired by the leader's break up with a woman from Montreal, so the judges will allow it...


U2, sounding like they come from Athens, Ga...

Finally, somthing good from our Northern neighbors, Canadian in origin, Joni discovering jazz

Edited by doctorjazz - 2/22/14 at 2:20pm
post #22271 of 33013
Thread Starter 

So a very interesting turn of events regarding the Narmoo RIM phones..I should have known to try out some other tips an honest mistake.. The stock tips provided by Narmoo are throw away tips. These have the same quality of them tips they put onto earphones you buy at the check out desk at your local walmart for $5. The tips are some of the widest tips I have ever seen on an earphone. Much wider than the sound nozzle of the phones. I am now convinced these tips was diffusing the much better sound that these phones actually emit. I mentioned these phones have a larger sound and now I find out one of the reasons why was the tips had a cone effect in my ear canal spreading out the sound.

 

Providing an oversized wide nozzle tip is not an issue per se but the real issue is that the stock tips are also very thin and flimsy making it harder to seal inside the ear and you guys know what happens when your earphones don't seal right. In any case I threw on the UE tips which is now my standard tip I use on just about all my earphones.. The UE tips were made for these RIM phones The nozzle size of the RIM and the hole size of the UE tips are one in the same. The UE tips are physically longer more softer and the walls of the tips much thicker making an easy seal for me.  More comfortable, better seal and most of all. Better sound. I noticed while the width of the stage might have been effected a touch by the UE tips but now the sound has more depth and better texture, better cohesiveness and best of all better clarity.

 

I will let you all in on something. These phones with UE tips now sound like discovery material, the phones themselves was merely good when I reviewed them. Now I am actually hearing their full potential and I have to say I am now officially impressed..The entire sound is much more focused which was somehow missing from the stock tip configuration. These will cost around $24ish shipped to you.  Completely worth owning for your collection..

 

Oh and by the way. I was able to fit my DX50 with my RIMs in the case..The case alone is worth getting for that price.. No kidding. The X3 will also fit in the case as well.


Edited by Dsnuts - 2/22/14 at 8:20pm
post #22272 of 33013
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

OK, Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, it's time for today's DOGWALK DISCOVERIES (be still, my heart)...

(international edition)

first, monster Israeli guitarist Oz Noy shredding Monk...

 

Hey doc, that Oz Noy is a freak, and I couldn't get through that video without feeling the need to go searching for more stuff of his (preferably higher quality vid). Found this one. Thanks for that discovery!

 

 

Here's a good little documentary vid:

 

They are all freaks lol!


Edited by waynes world - 2/22/14 at 8:42pm
post #22273 of 33013

Someone is selling the R3 (Brand new!) at a very low price!

http://www.head-fi.org/t/699732/fs-brainwavz-r3-new-in-box-price-drop

 

Definitely a steal if you don't mind the heavy cable and long ear guides...

post #22274 of 33013
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

So a very interesting turn of events regarding the Narmoo RIM phones..I should have known to try out some other tips an honest mistake.. The stock tips provided by Narmoo are throw away tips. These have the same quality of them tips they put onto earphones you buy at the check out desk at your local walmart for $5. The tips are some of the widest tips I have ever seen on an earphone. Much wider than the sound nozzle of the phones. I am now convinced these tips was diffusing the much better sound that these phones actually emit. I mentioned these phones have a larger sound and now I find out one of the reasons why was the tips had a cone effect in my ear canal spreading out the sound.

 

Providing an oversized wide nozzle tip is not an issue per se but the real issue is that the stock tips are also very thin and flimsy making it harder to seal inside the ear and you guys know what happens when your earphones don't seal right. In any case I threw on the UE tips which is now my standard tip I use on just about all my earphones.. The UE tips were made for these RIM phones The nozzle size of the RIM and the hole size of the UE tips are one in the same. The UE tips are physically longer more softer and the walls of the tips much thicker making an easy seal for me.  More comfortable, better seal and most of all. Better sound. I noticed while the width of the stage might have been effected a touch by the UE tips but now the sound has more depth and better texture, better cohesiveness and best of all better clarity.

 

I will let you all in on something. These phones with UE tips now sound like discovery material, the phones themselves was merely good when I reviewed them. Now I am actually hearing their full potential and I have to say I am now officially impressed..The entire sound is much more focused which was somehow missing from the stock tip configuration. These will cost around $24ish shipped to you.  Completely worth owning for your collection..

 

Oh and by the way. I was able to fit my DX50 with my RIMs in the case..The case alone is worth getting for that price.. No kidding. The X3 will also fit in the case as well.

 

 

That was a great review Ds! Glad the UE tips are working well with them also. $24 bucks - pretty darned sweet! Maybe those Teac's got some competition!

post #22275 of 33013
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post
 

Someone is selling the R3 (Brand new!) at a very low price!

http://www.head-fi.org/t/699732/fs-brainwavz-r3-new-in-box-price-drop

 

Definitely a steal if you don't mind the heavy cable and long ear guides...

 

After your review of them, that makes me go "huh!". And, they are being sold in Canada... double 'huh!"!

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