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post #106 of 5343

Cool.  Think I'll snag some GR07s then, if it's that much of a toss up then I guess I like how they look better.  Thanks for all the help guys!

post #107 of 5343
I am looking to get some iems or portable headphones for a maximum of £160. I mainly listen to pink Floyd, led zeppelin, AC/DC and the rolling stones. I also occasionally listen to stuff like deadmau5, but not often. I enjoy valences and detailed presentation, any recommendations?
post #108 of 5343

Hi, I'm looking for some cheapish in-ears that I can easily get hold of in the UK, mainly for listening to new wave, funk and rock n'roll and the occasional bit of noise rock and the like.

 

Budget is about £30 or under and there seems to be a fair amount out there that's worth considering, so any advice (particularly on which product would best suit the music I listen to) would be gratefully received.

 

Here's some I'm currently looking at:

MEElectronics M6/M11+

SoundMagic PL-21/PL-30

DBLogic EP-100

Brainwavz M1

Sennheiser CX 280 (may not be the most popular on here from what I've read, but priced attractively)

JVC HA-FX1X

 

 

Thanks in advance for any advice!

post #109 of 5343

To above, I recommend looking at the GR06s. Seems to be the best in its class, according to reviews

post #110 of 5343
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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post

All will play fairly well portable sources. Are you sure you're looking for neutral, though?

 



I'm not really sure if neutral is the right word.  I had just thought I remembered seeing my beyers referred to as being neutral and I know I love them.  But I also really loved my super.fi's  

 

Any word on how the gr07's would compare to the SF5P's and TF10's?

 

OH!  I'd also REALLY like to have the ability to replace wires.   And I'd like to avoid etymotic.  A friend had some er6i's and while they sounded nice, their wire was just amazingly thin and flimsy in my opinion.

post #111 of 5343
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To above, I recommend looking at the GR06s. Seems to be the best in its class, according to reviews



Thanks for that, they sound rather good. No other source at the moment except international ebay? As the postage bumps it up to over £40 which is more than I can really afford. 

 

Any thoughts on the others I mentioned?

post #112 of 5343
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Originally Posted by ununennium View Post

I am looking to get some iems or portable headphones for a maximum of £160. I mainly listen to pink Floyd, led zeppelin, AC/DC and the rolling stones. I also occasionally listen to stuff like deadmau5, but not often. I enjoy valences and detailed presentation, any recommendations?


For (b)alance(d) and detail, there's stuff like the B2s and HF5s that give a lot of treble detail, but at the expense of full and rich bass (though it is very quick). For a little more bass, the GR07s will do that, while still remaining pretty neutral. However, rock can work well with a fun signature, which would be something like the FXT90s, TF10s, etc. Which one of those sounds sounds best to you?

 

post #113 of 5343
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Thanks for that, they sound rather good. No other source at the moment except international ebay? As the postage bumps it up to over £40 which is more than I can really afford. 

 

Any thoughts on the others I mentioned?



You can look on lendmeurears, they will be about 35GBP ish, shipping is pretty cheap. Usually, frogbeats would be an option but they were sold out when I last checked.

post #114 of 5343
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Originally Posted by mrpbrown View Post

Hi, I'm looking for some cheapish in-ears that I can easily get hold of in the UK, mainly for listening to new wave, funk and rock n'roll and the occasional bit of noise rock and the like.

 

Budget is about £30 or under and there seems to be a fair amount out there that's worth considering, so any advice (particularly on which product would best suit the music I listen to) would be gratefully received.

 

Here's some I'm currently looking at:

MEElectronics M6/M11+

SoundMagic PL-21/PL-30

DBLogic EP-100

Brainwavz M1

Sennheiser CX 280 (may not be the most popular on here from what I've read, but priced attractively)

JVC HA-FX1X

 

 

Thanks in advance for any advice!


I'd rather not list every option in that price range, but if you have't already, check out ljokerl's massive IEM review thread to narrow down your options.

 



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I'm not really sure if neutral is the right word.  I had just thought I remembered seeing my beyers referred to as being neutral and I know I love them.  But I also really loved my super.fi's  

 

Any word on how the gr07's would compare to the SF5P's and TF10's?

 

OH!  I'd also REALLY like to have the ability to replace wires.   And I'd like to avoid etymotic.  A friend had some er6i's and while they sounded nice, their wire was just amazingly thin and flimsy in my opinion.


The GR07s will be less bassy and sparkly than the TF10s, don't know about the SF5Ps, though. In general though, they're fairly neutral, with a small treble spike that causes sime sibilance, though it gets better with burn-in. Not a whole lot of IEMs in this price range have removable cables, aside from the TF10s, unfortunately. Also, i think the ER6is had a different cable than other Etys.

 

post #115 of 5343
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Thanks for that, they sound rather good. No other source at the moment except international ebay? As the postage bumps it up to over £40 which is more than I can really afford. 

Any thoughts on the others I mentioned?

Both Vsonic GR06 and Brainwavz M1 are abit mid centric. If GR06 is out of ur budget, get M1, you would not be disappointed! I like the slightly forward mids and overall balance tone that M1 provides.
post #116 of 5343
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The GR07s will be less bassy and sparkly than the TF10s, don't know about the SF5Ps, though. In general though, they're fairly neutral, with a small treble spike that causes sime sibilance, though it gets better with burn-in. Not a whole lot of IEMs in this price range have removable cables, aside from the TF10s, unfortunately. Also, i think the ER6is had a different cable than other Etys.

 



http://www.head-fi.org/t/592582/taming-the-gr07-sibilance-aka-how-i-learned-to-love-the-dubstep

hmmmm that's not a very comforting read + the no replaceable wires.

 

hmmmmm...........

post #117 of 5343
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/592582/taming-the-gr07-sibilance-aka-how-i-learned-to-love-the-dubstep

hmmmm that's not a very comforting read + the no replaceable wires.

 

hmmmmm...........


Honestly, I can't really tell what that guy's talking about. There is sibilance, but the consensus is that it gets better after a while. The cable is pretty sturdy, and breaking them shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't abuse them...

 

post #118 of 5343
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Hey everybody, just a quick question on a recommendation. I'm a Head Fi noobie, ESPECIALLY when it comes to IEMs. I've had my Monster Turbines for about two years now and am ready for an upgrade. Before those, I used Shure e2c's. I was pleased with both, but I'm looking to upgrade to the next tier or two up from my Turbines. What is the next logical step up from Turbines? I'm looking for something a bit more dynamic as these are headphones for my 45 minute train commute and I want to be able to have all of my music sound great. I was hoping to pay about $200-250. The catch here, though, is that the headphones have to be available on Amazon.com (I have a giftcard that's paying for the majority of these). A good deal of the suggestions that I've seen around the forums unfortunately aren't available there.

 

 

 

(EDIT: I should add that my IEMs will almost always be used with just an iPhone 4 with Spotify on Extreme quality. Is there a point that diminishing returns will kick in and the extra money won't be worth spending? I'm not opposed to buying a portable headphone amp either. I've heard great things about Shure's SE215 and think that it might be the one I go for.)



Never got a response to this... just bumping it to the end of the thread.

post #119 of 5343

I am currently looking to upgrade to either the JVC HA-FX700 or the Monster Miles Davis Tribute. I currently own both the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 and the Shure SE-210. The problem I have with my current headphones is that the Shures sound boring to me and are lacking in quality, while the M50 piss off my industrial piercing whenever I wear them for more than half an hour.  I am making a leap of faith and assuming that part of why I find the Shures boring is that they have a balanced armature, so I want something with a dynamic driver. 

 

Firstly I would like to know if either the FX700 or MMDT will be an upgrade over my M50.

 

I am currently leaning more towards the JVC  because their open back design intrigues me, and they seem to be the better headphone for my means. I am not a bass fiend, but given the range of music I listen to, good bass is a must. My BLUEBOX M50 seems to be close to what I would like bass wise, although I would not mind a bit more clarity or slightly less quantity than they provide.  Sound quality is a big must to me, I would also prefer something that sounds more real/natural, good instrument separation, and a decent sized sound stage.

 

The range of music I listen to is mostly (with youtube links):

 

- Punk i.e: The Menzingers, The Flatliners, Hot Water Music)

-Ska (i.e: Streetlight Manifesto, The Planet Smashers, Catch 22)

 

Although the FX700 seems to be everything I want, The MMDT is rather enticing with its lifetime warranty and that It's on sale right now for $150 on monster cables website. I don't know If I can warrant spending twice as much on the FX700.  Also note that I may eventually make a cmoy amp or buy one of those cheep fiio's, but assume that these will be used without an amp.

 

Do you think that the advantages the fx700 has towards my tastes warrant me spending twice as much money?  Do you think that I would find the bass on the MMDT overbearing, or that it would take away from the rest of the music -- especially for bands that already output a large quantity of bass without the extra emphasis provided by the MMDT?

 

EDIT: the idea of MMDT  having slightly more forward mids is appealing to me because I find the mids in my ath-m50 to be a bit recessed

 

Please help me head-fi

 


Edited by nullPointerException - 2/29/12 at 6:44pm
post #120 of 5343
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Never got a response to this... just bumping it to the end of the thread.


If you liked the Turbines, maybe you could just get one of the Pro models? They generally share a similar sound sig, but are technically better. The MD Tributes were on sale for $150 on monster's website yesterday... Not sure if they still are, though. How much is worth spending is really up to you and how much performance you want to get out of your headphones. Also, I don't think the SE215s will be an entire tier above the turbines. 

 

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