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post #23146 of 32870
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

I'm actually really interested in the Fostex myself, but I do not like how the price went from $99 in the pre retail phase all the way up to $150. It's not a consumer friendly move in the slightest. I'd rather demo it than buy it, and if it was that good, I'd own it.

 

Havi did the opposite and mentioned they were doing a promo price of 239 Yuan ($40) back when the B3 was released, and bumped it up after 3+ months. I like that approach much better.

 

More comparisons of the Fostex, Havi, Doppio, etc.. are always appreciated. Helps (or hurts) wallets everywhere.

 

The next big thing might be the Dunu 2K for me, if they stay under $250.


^ Same here, will only buy those Frosties for $100 as promised, nothing more. I can MORE than wait it out. :popcorn:

 

But i will get to audition them soon, so will see.......... :ph34r:

 

If those Havi B3s didn't look so damn fugly and cheap despite it seems to be well built i would be interested in a set, but just can't make myself to buy a set cuz of my personal standards. Pheeeew thank god cuz that helped me to avoid all the BS different variant nonsense. So may gut instincts helped me out there. : P


Edited by sfwalcer - 3/15/14 at 3:52pm
post #23147 of 32870
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

I'm actually really interested in the Fostex myself, but I do not like how the price went from $99 in the pre retail phase all the way up to $150. It's not a consumer friendly move in the slightest. I'd rather demo it than buy it, and if it was that good, I'd own it.

 

Havi did the opposite and mentioned they were doing a promo price of 239 Yuan ($40) back when the B3 was released, and bumped it up after 3+ months. I like that approach much better.

 

More comparisons of the Fostex, Havi, Doppio, etc.. are always appreciated. Helps (or hurts) wallets everywhere.

 

The next big thing might be the Dunu 2K for me, if they stay under $250.

 

Well  that's not fair, in my opinion, because $99 was just rumored, and was nothing firm from the company. Probably the cost put into the development, parts, and manufacturing caused the company to price it where it is now to make a profit (these companies would like to money too besides giving us audio bliss). It definitely doesn't sound like an overpriced $99 earphone, or look like one. On the other hand, you get the RE-400 for $99. Its sound hits above the $99 cost, but its build certainly doesn't scream "I'm worth more!" The build of the TE-05 does scream that. And I don't think the RE-400 sounds better than the TE-05 (I think the Fostex is a good two steps above it, along with some beautiful bass that the RE-400 is missing completely). My two cents.

post #23148 of 32870

 

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

 

Well  that's not fair, in my opinion, because $99 was just rumored, and was nothing firm from the company. Probably the cost put into the development, parts, and manufacturing caused the company to price it where it is now to make a profit (these companies would like to money too besides giving us audio bliss). It definitely doesn't sound like an overpriced $99 earphone, or look like one. On the other hand, you get the RE-400 for $99. Its sound hits above the $99 cost, but its build certainly doesn't scream "I'm worth more!" The build of the TE-05 does scream that. And I don't think the RE-400 sounds better than the TE-05 (I think the Fostex is a good two steps above it, along with some beautiful bass that the RE-400 is missing completely). My two cents.

 

 

^ Dats my story and i am sticking with it unlike their prices!!! :tongue:

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

 

 

Was I the only one who found ZE-1000 to be bass light?  Stock onion tips didn't seal.  For tips that did seal, there was bass impact, but bass volume was low and there was no weight to it.

 

I'm clearing out inventory on many of the hyped headphones on this thread.  PM me if interested.  Astrotec AX30, Monster Gratitude, Teac ZE-1000, JVC HA-S500

 

^ Didn't notice that until i took them out for a spin while listening to some hippity hoppity cuz i was mostly listening to Asian pop music with lots of vocals and such which these TEAC ZE-1000s crazy excel at.

 

So never bothered to listen to my hip hop with them until recently, and on the go with lots of external noises the bass/ fullness is lost on these TEACs despite their great isolation with the stock tips. But pop/ vocals music doesn't seem to affect whatsoever. For indoors quiet listening their bass quantity/ quality is fine for me but not the case for on the go. Also i noticed that they are pretty damn revealing as well, so certain tracks even in if they were in the same album will sound soooo effin' good, while other are just ok due to the differences of the mastering. Think this is why so many of the hop hop tracks suffers a sub par rendition due to poor mastering.

 

I need to try some VSonic tips for on the go with these TEACs and see if it helps in the bass department. :)

post #23149 of 32870

Currently I'm in Taiwan for an exchange.

They have loads of audio-stores here, and the best thing is; you can try them all!

They're just hanging there, from a few NT dollar to thousands of NT dollars.

Felt like a kid in a candy store. Got the chance to compare several much talked iems side by side (i.e. the VSD1, VSD1S, UE600 etc).

Found myself favour the VSD1, I've already got the VSD1S, but I felt like the VSD1 didn't have such a prominent midbass bump.

 

The ATH-CKM500 were on sale for around 1200 NT (30 euro), very tempted to buy them. What do you guys think?

I mainly listen to alternative/indie rock. (Radiohead, Elbow, Arctic Monkeys,Muse etc).

I've already got the Pistons here, which are great, but too V-shaped for my liking. I use an EQ to emphasize more on the guitars (midrange). 

Btw, bought a pair of Altec Lansing MZX106W because I forgot the pistons while I was travelling. They're **** (veiled with no detail whatsoever), but not as much as I expected, some average consumer basshead could actually like them.

 


(sorry for the bad picture, but you'll get the idea)

post #23150 of 32870
Its very extended and I'm not joking when I say that...the only thing missing for it to reach fx850 level is bass textures and efficiency 😁😲😜
post #23151 of 32870
Zee midrange is the best I heard as well and the sound beats the te-05 in balance.but I only have 13hrs on them and will give better comparison when they 100hrs like the te-05 and then I'll burn in the doppios also for 100hrs and compare all 3😁
post #23152 of 32870
Hey, took the JVC's off burn, >100 hours, sound quite different than it did pre break in. I'm not gonna gush, not my style, but these things are the real deal. I know the new Beck HDTracks download is controversial (gotten my earful from some angry Head-Fi'ers), but, sheesh, track 2, X3->National->JVC 850 playing a few minutes ago. Boy, if this is a bad sounding download, I don't think I could stand how beautiful the better sounding recordings of this are. At any rate, enjoying these in my frist post burn in, got the Sony H3 on the burn in station now, see how they fare (ane the ATH-IM70 up for the station after that, burn, baby, burn!!!!
post #23153 of 32870

That is an incredibly expensive amount of stuffs being given some time and impressions. Thanks for doing it.

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Originally Posted by Pastapipo View Post
 

Currently I'm in Taiwan for an exchange.

They have loads of audio-stores here, and the best thing is; you can try them all!

They're just hanging there, from a few NT dollar to thousands of NT dollars.

Felt like a kid in a candy store. Got the chance to compare several much talked iems side by side (i.e. the VSD1, VSD1S, UE600 etc).

Found myself favour the VSD1, I've already got the VSD1S, but I felt like the VSD1 didn't have such a prominent midbass bump.

 

The ATH-CKM500 were on sale for around 1200 NT (30 euro), very tempted to buy them. What do you guys think?

I mainly listen to alternative/indie rock. (Radiohead, Elbow, Arctic Monkeys,Muse etc).

I've already got the Pistons here, which are great, but too V-shaped for my liking. I use an EQ to emphasize more on the guitars (midrange). 

Btw, bought a pair of Altec Lansing MZX106W because I forgot the pistons while I was travelling. They're **** (veiled with no detail whatsoever), but not as much as I expected, some average consumer basshead could actually like them.

 


(sorry for the bad picture, but you'll get the idea)


You can get them almost everywhere. I'd try out something more unique, like do they have the new radius iems?

post #23155 of 32870
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Originally Posted by Gee Simpson View Post
 

@ ericp - I've just placed an order for the IM70 from AccessoryJack. Thanks for your PM's and impressions over the past few weeks which ultimately led me to purchasing them :smile:

I'd love to hear your impressions on them since you are a fellow CKN70 lover like myself! I apologize if you already have since I haven't gotten any farther in the thread than this post... Although I'm IN LOVE with my R3s at the moment. They have the closest sound signature to JBL speakers which is what I've been searching for all this time! :D

 

I've got something to admit, I'm starting to distance myself from my Gratitudes. I finally understand why Dsnuts isn't a huge fan of them: the mids are very shallow! My ES700s paired with my DX50 have become my favorite headphones so far. Nothing makes me feel the emotion of music like the lush mids of the ES700s.

 

I'm also considering selling my AD900X and purchasing the Philips X1. Does anyone have any input on that?

post #23156 of 32870
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post
 

I'd love to hear your impressions on them since you are a fellow CKN70 lover like myself! I apologize if you already have since I haven't gotten any farther in the thread than this post... Although I'm IN LOVE with my R3s at the moment. They have the closest sound signature to JBL speakers which is what I've been searching for all this time! :D

 

I've got something to admit, I'm starting to distance myself from my Gratitudes. I finally understand why Dsnuts isn't a huge fan of them: the mids are very shallow! My ES700s paired with my DX50 have become my favorite headphones so far. Nothing makes me feel the emotion of music like the lush mids of the ES700s.

 

I'm also considering selling my AD900X and purchasing the Philips X1. Does anyone have any input on that?


Depends what you are after

IMO on a technical level they are both equals

 

X1 = more midbass, more polite treble

AD900x = less punch, more aggressive treble/female vocals

post #23157 of 32870
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post
 


You can get them almost everywhere. I'd try out something more unique, like do they have the new radius iems?

 

Ok, thanks, I'll take another look around. I usually tend to avoid everything that has written bass on it, as I'm afraid for products a la Beats.

post #23158 of 32870
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Originally Posted by Pastapipo View Post
 

 

Ok, thanks, I'll take another look around. I usually tend to avoid everything that has written bass on it, as I'm afraid for products a la Beats.


They have lot's of stuff in Asian market that westerners can't get, so I'd use the chance :D

post #23159 of 32870
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

I'd love to hear your impressions on them since you are a fellow CKN70 lover like myself! I apologize if you already have since I haven't gotten any farther in the thread than this post... Although I'm IN LOVE with my R3s at the moment. They have the closest sound signature to JBL speakers which is what I've been searching for all this time! biggrin.gif

I've got something to admit, I'm starting to distance myself from my Gratitudes. I finally understand why Dsnuts isn't a huge fan of them: the mids are very shallow! My ES700s paired with my DX50 have become my favorite headphones so far. Nothing makes me feel the emotion of music like the lush mids of the ES700s.

I'm also considering selling my AD900X and purchasing the Philips X1. Does anyone have any input on that?

I'll try my best, despite being quite unfamiliar with audiophile descriptions. I had to cancel my IM70 order with Accessory Jack though, as they had none in stock. I'm going to order from Kakaku or Tenso but I need help with how to use Kakaku. I also need someone to tell me how you get Kakaku and Tenso to mark the item as a gift to reduce the chances of customs charges.
post #23160 of 32870
Playing Kanye on the main system, Yeezus, very cool, the production, samples/backgrounds as i mentioned earlier, are amazing (know I'm going to get flack...wouldn't mind getting flacs, but never mind...). I'll post Dogwalk Discoveries later, had a nice walk.
I'll do a bit more listening to JVC's later...suppose it has its own thread to post on, tend to be centered here (not that here is so centered, but that works for me, LOL)
Later...
(still to be delivered...Fostex...may take forever to come to B and H Photo, no big rush, though.
just delivered...AT IM70, in the on deck burn in circle)

Oh yeah, the reason I posted in the first place...became a Pono backer, $300 level, now wondering if I should go for those signed versions for $100 more. Not really worth it, probably, though may have more resale later (though I never do seem to resell anything, just collect junk). It would be easy if the Neil Young was still available, that disappeared really fast, so did Crosby Stills Nash (with and without Young). Not too interested in signature versions from most of the other artists who have been offered, with the exception of Herbie Hanckock, though he probably won't have the resale value of, say, Metallica. Decisions, decisions, probably leave it as is. Won't see any of this until the end of the year (if they don't fall behind schedule, which seems to be what often happens), X5 is on the way, other high end DAPs, Decisions, Decisions (repeating myself, must be having Kanye in the background doing that all the time).

OK, Kanye post, enjoy (or hate, or ignore-most likely-whatever your preference)
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