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post #2476 of 25523

I have the fr201 and the mic works great. Sound being good it does not have the rumble of the xears td-ii... but the ckm500 are just something else.

post #2477 of 25523
If the SHE3580 was any indication, you're not guaranteed to get the same sound with the mic'd version. Eg perhaps because the amount of bass boost would sound rather unpleasant with speech, the bass on the mic'd SHH3580 has been detuned relative to the SHE3580.
post #2478 of 25523

@Joe Bloggs 

So your saying that I should perhaps stick with the normal version over the mic'd version?

And does anyone know about the bass in the Vsonic GR02 Bass Edition? How is it comparable?

Thanks Again

post #2479 of 25523

GR02 Bass Edition contrary to its name it's not bass monster at all. I agree it sounds more balanced. If I'm not mistaken Ijokerl said GR02 bass is more about quality and GR99 is quantity. From this thread I have the impression that FX101 has more weight than GR02. But by no means GR02 is bass light. Sorry if this makes you confused. Noobs just trying to help. Cheers.
 

post #2480 of 25523
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@Joe Bloggs 

So your saying that I should perhaps stick with the normal version over the mic'd version?

And does anyone know about the bass in the Vsonic GR02 Bass Edition? How is it comparable?

Thanks Again

 

No one can say for sure unless they have sat down with a FX101 and a FR201 and listened to both.  In my case I feel that the SHH3580 could possibly be more balanced and more refined than the SHE3580 out of the box but I stuck with the SHE3580 because I had made a dedicated EQ preset for it and found it more convenient to use everywhere, on the phone and on the computer alike (whereas the mic'd SHH3580 required an adapter of sorts to work on the computer)

post #2481 of 25523

That is a good factor actually,

So am I not able to use the mic'd version with my computer and stuff?

 

Man....

Has anyone heard of the SoundMagic E10

Are they just as bassy and clear like you say the FX101 is?
 

Thanks

post #2482 of 25523
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Originally Posted by Omnom View Post

That is a good factor actually,

So am I not able to use the mic'd version with my computer and stuff?

 

Man....

Has anyone heard of the SoundMagic E10

Are they just as bassy and clear like you say the FX101 is?
 

Thanks

Not sure if the mic works with computers, I haven't tested it.  I've had other earphones with just a mic, no volume buttons and it I think it worked with my mac but don't remember.  iPhone compatible ones work for sure.

 

The 101's have way more bass than the E10.  E10 is more balanced than the 101's with slightly emphasized bass.  The 101's are the king of bass that I've ever heard.  It's ridiculous and fun.  The E10 will be more of an all rounder and less fatiguing to listen to.  I prefer the E10 as a overall a better earphone.  

post #2483 of 25523

How's the isolation of the fx40 vs the fx101? Looking for something to replace my meelec m9.

post #2484 of 25523

So are there any other phones to consider? Anything me looking into?
I really want most value for money.

Are there any upper ranges of the Philips SHE line?

Thanks Guys

post #2485 of 25523
There's a minor upgrade the SHE3680 with a small hard case and chin slider on the y splitter. Slightly different sound (bit less v shaped?) The SHE9620 has a good cable, chin slider, and a really nice padded soft pouch that I'm using now.
post #2486 of 25523

@JoeBloggs,

Have you got the FX101?
Would you say that the FX101 is better than the SHE Range?
And is there any other earphones that are better but similar prices? or slightly more expensive?

Thanks

post #2487 of 25523
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No one can say for sure unless they have sat down with a FX101 and a FR201 and listened to both.  In my case I feel that the SHH3580 could possibly be more balanced and more refined than the SHE3580 out of the box but I stuck with the SHE3580 because I had made a dedicated EQ preset for it and found it more convenient to use everywhere, on the phone and on the computer alike (whereas the mic'd SHH3580 required an adapter of sorts to work on the computer)

 

Done, I got the wife a FX101 (so she could listen on her computer at the office)  ...music SQ wise, I couldn't tell any difference with my FR201.

But phone calls on the FR201 does not sounds as natural as the SHE8005, you can hear what's been said but it appears to be coming out of a long tube, the SHE8005 however are far behind the FR201 when it comes to music listening.

 

I have found that plugging in a TRS jacked phone which states Ipod compatibility into a later model Android phone does work, whether a mic(TRRS) or non-mic(TRS) version, just watch out for the respective and correct 'headphone with mic' or 'headphone only' icon to appear on the handset and you're good to go.

post #2488 of 25523
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Originally Posted by Omnom View Post

@JoeBloggs,

Have you got the FX101?
Would you say that the FX101 is better than the SHE Range?
And is there any other earphones that are better but similar prices? or slightly more expensive?

Thanks

 

Please pardon me for adding my 2 cents worth tongue.gif

 

SHE range is extensive, I'm assuming you're refering to the SHE3580, I have both IEMs and the below comments is strictly IMHO.

 

Bass = FX101 wins

Both have truely impressive extended sub-bass for their price, SHE3580 has quality, the FX101 has both quantity and quality.

 

Mids = FX101 wins

The mids on the FX101 is fuller and more clearer, whereas the mids of the SHE3580 are recessed and needs eq'ing to sound their best.

 

Highs = SHE3580 wins

Both are certainly not critical listening phones but the SHE3580 has slightly better control of the highs as compared to the FX101 which can be sibilant on certain tracks.

 

Of all the IEMs I have, I would rate them

 

bassy phones: SHE8005<FX1X<SHE3580<FX101<CKS77

 

balanced phone: SHE3580<FX40<CKM300<CKM500<FXD80

post #2489 of 25523
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Originally Posted by Omnom View Post

@JoeBloggs,
Have you got the FX101?

Would you say that the FX101 is better than the SHE Range?

And is there any other earphones that are better but similar prices? or slightly more expensive?


Thanks

I think, for the chronically indecisive head-fier who's just starting out, the best thing to do is just to get a well respected cheap pair quickly, any pair will do. Then play around with EQ to fit the sound to your preference. Then if you want to buy a second pair, talk about how the first pair you got compares to your ideal signature, maybe post the EQ you use with them, and other head-fiers can tell you what upgrade to get that suits your tastes.

I would choose the SHE3580 or 3680 because they are relatively balanced and respond very well to EQing so you should be able to meld them to your taste.
post #2490 of 25523

So you reckon I should get either of those SHE's?

I kind of want the best IEMs I can get because this is just more for everyday use.

So would the CKM77 be worth it?

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