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post #1036 of 5343
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Originally Posted by danquoc View Post

Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10 vs SE215

White is better sounding for all types of music?
 

 

Here's a place to start:

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/309321/ultimate-ears-triple-fi-10-appreciation-thread

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/560430/review-shure-se215

post #1037 of 5343

Here goes nothing.

 

I'm searching for bassy iems under 50 USDs. Currently I'm looking at JVC HA-FX40 and VSonic GR-02 (Bass Edition). However, I've been told that the GR-02's treble might be a tad bit harsh. What do you guys say? Is there anything other than the above two I can go for?

I mostly listen to electronic (dubstep, house, drum n bass) and hip hop with some pop here and there. I use the JVC Marshmallows nowadays cause I liked both their sound signature and comfort.

 

Waiting for replies. Thanks.

post #1038 of 5343
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Originally Posted by danquoc View Post

Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10 vs SE215

White is better sounding for all types of music?
 

I have both IEMS for quite a lot of time. My SE215s have been retired to bed time listening, and all other listening is done with the TF10s. I much prefer the TF10s, but I do admit the SE215s are extremely fun.

post #1039 of 5343

Could anyone help me out? I've been considering buying the ATH-SJ33 but I need some more insight on them. I'm planning to use the headphones outside rather than at home, so at school, walking around etc. I listen to all kinds of music, pop, rock, orchestral and so on. I was wondering if these are comfortable enough to listen to for a few hours straight or when worn around the neck (for long periods of time as well)? What abous the bass? I kind of wonder how they are compared to the 11 and 55, because different people tend to say they're good and some say they're bad. I'm debating on whether to buy these or Pioneer SE-M390 because those had a good sound and were really comfortable when I put them on, but they aren't exactly portable.

post #1040 of 5343

Hello. I've been reading the forums for about 5 hours now straight. In January I purchased the Denon D7000's and I've been loving them. I also really liked my $8 Skullcandy's for on-the-go and working out, but sadly after 2 years they've worn down last month. Ever since I've gotten my D7000's, I've had my eye on HiFiMan's RE0 to be my new on-the-go buds/IEMs. Finally about to purchase the RE0, I do some extra research incase I missed something in the past half year. I read up on RE1, RE-ZERO, RE-252, and RE-262. Not so much RE-2 (I believe I saw one). I was contemplating between RE0 and RE262 with the FiiO E6, and then slowly falling for RE262. I read all reviews, and start reading random threads about people asking questions about it. I find out it makes fast pop/rock songs slow (I understand the concept, went through some ear adjusting with the Denon's).

I'm into all kinds of rock/pop/techno such as 30 Seconds To Mars, Nightmare, All Time Low, and Toybox. I also enjoy Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson if I can listen to them well along with this other music.

 

I guess my question is- What's are some great IEMs between $80-200 for mostly upbeat music? I'll be working out with them.

post #1041 of 5343

So I've been using the DBA-02 previously which eventually broke down because the cable gave way. I then replaced it with the MKII and despite the much stronger-looking build, it failed me after half a year. I really don't know if it's just bad luck or I'm just bad at these things. I treat them with care and put them in a case whenever I'm done with it :/

 

Anyway I'm looking for something with a similar signature with the DBA-02 (I prefer the old version to the MKII). Something with slightly more bass would be good too, but I want my bass to be punchy.

 

What I also really want is really, really good build quality. I'm sick of these things dying on me! I don't have an unlimited budget though. $200 is OK, could stretch it to around $300. Also it has to be be driven solely from my iPhone. I don't want to be bogged down with amps.

 

Thanks!

post #1042 of 5343

arent your broken DBA02mk2 under warranty?
How did it fail what is wrong with it?

if you cant get them serviced check ortofon e-q5

Nice punchy  bass definitely more pronounced then with dba02.

Splendid earphones built is superb, but dba02mk also are well built. Plentiful reviews on forum.

for 200 on sale  at MA cant get any better

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So I've been using the DBA-02 previously which eventually broke down because the cable gave way. I then replaced it with the MKII and despite the much stronger-looking build, it failed me after half a year. I really don't know if it's just bad luck or I'm just bad at these things. I treat them with care and put them in a case whenever I'm done with it :/

 

Anyway I'm looking for something with a similar signature with the DBA-02 (I prefer the old version to the MKII). Something with slightly more bass would be good too, but I want my bass to be punchy.

 

What I also really want is really, really good build quality. I'm sick of these things dying on me! I don't have an unlimited budget though. $200 is OK, could stretch it to around $300. Also it has to be be driven solely from my iPhone. I don't want to be bogged down with amps.

 

Thanks!

post #1043 of 5343

I'm currently in school and looking for a headset I'm not sure if I should get an in-ear headset, or over-ear, or on ear...I sort of understand what each basically are but not sure which I should be looking for. Just looking with something that has good sound quality and portable enough that i can stuff inside my backpack and have it survive 12 hours in there so i can use it at the library or a coffee shop near by to study. I was thinking in-ear but everyone around me is advising I get a "real headphone" because in-ear is not comfortable enough to last hours. I was also looking at in-ear because I could find something with a mic to use with my Galaxy II, this second factor would be a good bonus but by far not a determinate factor in my decision. If someone could sort out my indecisive thoughts and help me find something durable and portable enough to leave in a back pack and bring out later to listen to music while studying that would help. I don't need bass heavy, prefer a smooth sound. Thank You ahead of time!

 

Price range FREE! - 175.

post #1044 of 5343
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Originally Posted by yello131 View Post

arent your broken DBA02mk2 under warranty?
How did it fail what is wrong with it?

if you cant get them serviced check ortofon e-q5

Nice punchy  bass definitely more pronounced then with dba02.

Splendid earphones built is superb, but dba02mk also are well built. Plentiful reviews on forum.

for 200 on sale  at MA cant get any better

 

Hah here's the thing. My original DBA-02 (pre MKII) also went dead because of the cables, and they were no longer manufactured so the seller provided me a brand new pair of MKII free of charge, with the warranty extended to 3 more months. So yeah, both versions of the DBA-02 failed me. The MKII did look like it could take a beating though. The wiring near the splitter is now faulty and the left channel is dead.

 

I may check out the e-q5, thanks!

 

Any other suggestions?
 

post #1045 of 5343
Se215s or mc5s?MUCH HELP NEEDED
post #1046 of 5343

hey, could use some guidance in purchasing some IEMs.  any help would be appreciated

 

 

i'm looking to buy some IEMs with noise isolation and that will sound good without an amp.

 

I've heard the etymotic hf3's, but would like some with a more rich/exciting sound than those (maybe a lil more bass and a stronger sound)

 

I listen to a lot of rock/alternative music (311, eve 6, sum41, blink 182, etc) and some rap.

 

I'm looking to spend around $250

 

 

Thanks

post #1047 of 5343
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Originally Posted by lookingforIEMs View Post

Se215s or mc5s?MUCH HELP NEEDED


What genders of music you listen the most?

Do you need a lot of noise isolation?

 

 

Also the HF5 is about the same price as the SE215 on amazon, it might be a better option than the MC5.

post #1048 of 5343

Repairing tangle free cords (the flat kind), is it going to be expensive?  I don't know what terms to search on here but Beats (I know but I got them for free) cable is splitting at the jack.  I use them as my gym beaters so I'd rather not spend 60+ dollars getting them fixed when I can just buy a pair of a-jays for that much. 

post #1049 of 5343

Hello all!

 

I am new to this whole "head-fi" world but have been obsessively reading the forums here for the past couple weeks. I am looking to spend around $200 (maybe $300) for a great pair of portable (or semi portable) headphones that I can drive through my iphone 4. The catch is I really don't want to invest in an amp at this time. So I'm looking for headphones that can be powered adequately (able to reach near their full potential-volume, separation, clear highs, mids, lows)) through just the phone. Maybe this is impossible. I don't know. I listen to a lot of acoustic music (folk, bluegrass, classical, jazz), but also indie rock and punk.  

 

As a novice, I don't know how to describe the sound I am looking for other than "full, open, airy and well balanced". As for the portability, I should say I don't mind having a somewhat bulky headphone if the sound merits the bulk and they are still comfortable and able to move with me. They do not need to be closed. I am open to either option.

 

Thanks in advance for your input and I apologize if I am recreating an existing similiar thread, but as I said I have been reading for weeks and haven't quite found what I'm looking for exactly! Please help!

 

Any thoughts about these? Others?

 

HD 25 II

 

AKG K271MKII

 

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

 

post #1050 of 5343

Anyone here Klipsch S4 owners? picked up a pair of the Reference S4s and i'm trying to find out how many hours it takes to burn them in, or how long some of the owners have burned theirs in

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