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Originally Posted by Gee Simpson View Post

So, any more people (thanks danny & doctorjazz) have Gratitude vs MA750 impressions to help me out? redface.gif  It's now between those two for me.

The genres I listen to most are (in no particular order): Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock and R&B. I like my CKN70's but I'm looking for a true upgrade in sound.

How about you, Dsnuts? normal_smile%20.gif
Edited by Gee Simpson - 11/10/13 at 10:40am
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If the IM-50 are under the monitor category, they may just be voiced that way. The MOE, JVC, and CKX are supposed to be colored, fun, immersive, enjoyable. They might be duals but they might not fit in yet till we see how they sound.


Edited by jant71 - 11/10/13 at 10:49am
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
 

If they are under the monitor category, they may just be voiced that way. The MOE, JVC, and CKX are supposed to be colored, fun, immersive, enjoyable. They might be duals but they might not fit in yet till we see how they sound.

From first avjapan impressions - IM50 - monitor like, IM70 - bass enhanced

post #16564 of 26359
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Originally Posted by iemguy66 View Post
 

I think better choice would be Audio technica IM50. Dual driver like MOE, but costs under $60 shipped. And also removable cable. I will buy next week either IM50 or IM70. Also as i have CKX5, i wont buy CKX9 anytime soon. Maybe will buy CHX5 or CHX7 and see how good they are.

 

Under $60? I see $90 + shipping.

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Under $60? I see $90 + shipping.

With cheapest shipping - $59(when register first, You get 300 yen discount)

http://cooljapannow.jp/detail.html?KEY=NEOACS-27944

post #16566 of 26359

I'm somehow more interested in the higher end IM70. it may have a bass boost but as impressions said, both sounded balanced and unique. besides, a bit more "powerful" base frequencies aren't that bad if done right.

 

weird how there's absolutely no hype about these iems, maybe these don't need it :biggrin:

post #16567 of 26359

maybe go for both im50 and 70 and then compare them and post impressions? They both in one shipment cost $165.

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Originally Posted by iemguy66 View Post
 

maybe go for both im50 and 70 and then compare them and post impressions? They both in one shipment cost $165.

I'm kinda waiting for black Friday deals and if nothing interesting comes up, I'll most definitely go for im70... not sure about the im50 though...

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I'm actually interested in the CKX9. I might pick them up as my workout headphones.
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post
 

I know the X3 will be better for the AD900X for sure. And I also know that the DX50 would sound better with the Gratitudes. I think the AD900X's need for an amp is a lot more crucial than with the Monsters though.

 

On another note you've got me very excited for those over-ears by Philips that are coming out. $300 is a decent price tag, but after reading that review I'm definitely tempted.

 

So I had an interesting session with the AD900X and my 2 daps in question. Interestingly enough I thought the X3 might be the right choice for the AD900X but it turns out it is the DX50 that actually fills out the sound better and plays to the strengths of the headphone more so. The DX50 has a more neutral signature over the X3 and while the sound is deeper on the X3 with more bass it is the DX50 that actually filled out the capabilities of the AD900X more so. Going from one source to the other the DX50 sounds more natural and has better synergy with the AD900X with clearly the wider stage.. So both the Gratitudes and the AD900X actually benefit from the DX50 more so. I think your better off with the DX50.

 

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Originally Posted by Gee Simpson View Post
 

So, any more people (thanks danny & doctorjazz) have Gratitude vs MA750 impressions to help me out? :o It's now between those two for me.

 

The genres I listen to most are (in no particular order): Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock and R&B. I like my CKN70's but I'm looking for a true upgrade in sound.

 

I like my MA750s more so but for your genres it is hard not to like the Gratitudes. For half the price of the MA750 try out a pair of Gratitudes. And you can throw down the extra $60 you saved for the next earphone.

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There are a few pairs of CKS1Ks on the sale forums. See if you can deal a pair for $130 or so. I would try one out for certain.


Edited by Dsnuts - 11/10/13 at 7:26pm
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JBL seems to be picking things up a bit more, phasing out their last model series on their site ( all on sale ) making way for their new versions of the IEMs

 No more sub par look, they must have worked on their sound I would guess also. The price of these new things has gone up a fair bit so is this an indicator of better quality sound???

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Anyhow what struck me as seriously impressive looking  is the new JBL Synchros S700 Premium cans ( die cast aluminum and steel ), there is a smaller S500 over-ears and smaller on-ears S300 also.

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Interesting thing here is that they also have some DSP thing that with the press of a button makes it seem like music is on stage. Of course turn it off to go " passive " whenever you want.

 

 

 JBL being a division of Harmon ( AKG ) who knows what they have come up with here now..

CERTAINLY THE R&D budget is definitely there for them.

 

 

 Actual site

http://www.jbl.com/estore/jbl/us/products/S700/SYNCHRO%20700_JBL_US  there's the two new iems also= S200a and S100a

 

 

 Amazon review for what its worth really.

S700

http://www.amazon.com/JBL-Synchros-S700-Over-Ear-Headphones/dp/B00FF9FI26

S200a premium iem:

http://www.amazon.com/JBL-Synchros-S200-Headphones-Universal/dp/B00FF9FQ2I/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1384145805&sr=1-2&keywords=jbl+s200a

 

 

 

 

and a brief impression from in here.

S700

http://www.head-fi.org/t/688137/jbl-s700

 

another thing to keep tabs on:ph34r:

 

Sure look a whole heck of a lot different than their recent "intro" stuff. No comparison AT ALL .


Edited by nick n - 11/11/13 at 4:40am
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Originally Posted by nick n View Post
 

JBL seems to be picking things up a bit more, phasing out their last model series on their site ( all on sale ) making way for their new versions of the IEMs

 No more cheesy look, they must have worked on their sound I would guess also. The price of these new things has gone up a fair bit so is this an indicator of better quality sound???

Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

 

 

Anyhow what struck me as seriously impressive looking  is the new JBL Synchros S700 Premium cans ( die cast aluminum and steel ), there is a smaller S500 over-ears and smaller on-ears S300 also.

Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

 

 

Interesting thing here is that they also have some DSP thing that with the press of a button makes it seem like music is on stage. Of course turn it off to go " passive " whenever you want.

 

 

 JBL being a division of Harmon ( AKG ) who knows what they have come up with here now..

CERTAINLY THE R&D budget is definitely there for them.

 

 

 Actual site

http://www.jbl.com/estore/jbl/us/products/S700/SYNCHRO%20700_JBL_US  there's the two new iems also= S200a and S100a

 

 

 Amazon review for what its worth really.

S700

http://www.amazon.com/JBL-Synchros-S700-Over-Ear-Headphones/dp/B00FF9FI26

S200a premium iem:

http://www.amazon.com/JBL-Synchros-S200-Headphones-Universal/dp/B00FF9FQ2I/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1384145805&sr=1-2&keywords=jbl+s200a

 

 

 

 

and a brief impression from in here.

S700

http://www.head-fi.org/t/688137/jbl-s700

 

another thing to keep tabs on:ph34r:

 

Sure look a whole heck of a lot different than their recent "intro" stuff. No comparison AT ALL .

When it comes to car audio JBL is my end game for speakers. I'm definitely interested.

post #16573 of 26359

If i could strap these JBL L88 Nova speakers to my head I'd be done in this place, need a pretty large headband for them though.


Edited by nick n - 11/11/13 at 1:00am
post #16574 of 26359
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Originally Posted by nick n View Post
 

If i could strap these JBL L88 Nova speakers to my head I'd be done in this place, need a pretty large headband for them though.


Then you could hang with the Jecklin crowd:D

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

I like my MA750s more so but for your genres it is hard not to like the Gratitudes. For half the price of the MA750 try out a pair of Gratitudes. And you can throw down the extra $60 you saved for the next earphone.

See, the Gratitudes cost £59.99 ($96) here whereas the MA750 only costs £20 ($32) extra at £79.99 ($128). Would you say the MA750 is worth the extra cost in this case?
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