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post #121 of 5343
Eh I might just get the TF's then...the ability to replace the wire is very nice to me and I KNOW I liked the sound of the super.fis, so I can't imagine not liking them
post #122 of 5343

I'd recommend getting a third party cable for the TF10.

post #123 of 5343
Any particular one?
post #124 of 5343
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Originally Posted by erratik View Post

Any particular one?


Try chrishimself, he's a head-fi member and he should have a website, just google him.

Good sound quality, build appears decent but probably not for exercising and such.

post #125 of 5343

My apologies for starting a new thread before seeing this one. Mods, please feel free to delete.

 

I have done an extensive amount of reading on this site and others, and spent literally hours in the joker comparison thread. I feel like I have far more options now than when I started researching. I currently have the CX300 (first version), and I do enjoy the sound signature; I have other earphones with more bloated bass, but I don't mind that of the CX300. What I am looking for is something with more detailed mids and highs, something that I can push to higher volume without crackling or distortion (especially in the mids), and something with a symmetrical cable.

 

I'm probably a year or so away from being able to throw the money at the IE80, which from everything I've read is exactly what I'm looking for. In the meantime, I don't mind spending up to the $100 range to get something with good sound and high durability. I guess I'm looking for a midrange between the CX300 and IE80. I listen to classical, classic rock, jazz, all sorts of instrumental music, and the Vienna Horns, which is nearly entirely mids and highs, and this is where I notice the most weakness in the CX300. I would really appreciate any recommendations. I do baby my equipment, which is why my 4+ year old 300's still work perfectly, but durability is always a solid plus in my book. Thanks for any help you guys can give me.

 

To add to this, I ordered the Brainwavz M4 earlier tonight, and already have the sony hybrid and comply foam tips to try with them. I suspect I'm on the right track, but I would definitely appreciate feedback. I spent a couple hours debating between the M3 and M4. Any other suggestions for my purposes?

 

post #126 of 5343
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EDIT: Now choosing between JVC FXT90 and Vsonic GR07.  They're close enough in price to not matter.  As I said before, I want decent isolation as I'll be on trains/planes a lot, and also comfort as I'll have them in for long periods at a time.  Durability is important as I want them to last(a good case would be nice), and I want them to look and feel nice.  Any thoughts?

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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!


In real life the GR07's feel a bit light-weight, if you like looks and durability there's always the Audio Technica CK10 (seyo-shop.com).

 

Alternatives to the GR07 are GR06 and GR04 if you want to save some cash.

 

post #127 of 5343

Hello guys. I have had used IEMs all the time. But recently an ear problem occured and might prevent me from using these anymore. Thus I'll be after headphones. 

I currently own an IE80. Which headphone would you recommend with a sound like IE80? (budget=IE80)

post #128 of 5343
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Originally Posted by nucgaek View Post



Try chrishimself, he's a head-fi member and he should have a website, just google him.

Good sound quality, build appears decent but probably not for exercising and such.



phew...$75 seems a bit steep for a wire huh? >_>

post #129 of 5343
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Originally Posted by Tamirci View Post

Hello guys. I have had used IEMs all the time. But recently an ear problem occured and might prevent me from using these anymore. Thus I'll be after headphones. 

I currently own an IE80. Which headphone would you recommend with a sound like IE80? (budget=IE80)


Audio Technica ATH-ES88?

 

Wild guess...

 

post #130 of 5343
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Originally Posted by the88thpianoman View Post

My apologies for starting a new thread before seeing this one. Mods, please feel free to delete.

 

I have done an extensive amount of reading on this site and others, and spent literally hours in the joker comparison thread. I feel like I have far more options now than when I started researching. I currently have the CX300 (first version), and I do enjoy the sound signature; I have other earphones with more bloated bass, but I don't mind that of the CX300. What I am looking for is something with more detailed mids and highs, something that I can push to higher volume without crackling or distortion (especially in the mids), and something with a symmetrical cable.

 

I'm probably a year or so away from being able to throw the money at the IE80, which from everything I've read is exactly what I'm looking for. In the meantime, I don't mind spending up to the $100 range to get something with good sound and high durability. I guess I'm looking for a midrange between the CX300 and IE80. I listen to classical, classic rock, jazz, all sorts of instrumental music, and the Vienna Horns, which is nearly entirely mids and highs, and this is where I notice the most weakness in the CX300. I would really appreciate any recommendations. I do baby my equipment, which is why my 4+ year old 300's still work perfectly, but durability is always a solid plus in my book. Thanks for any help you guys can give me.

 

To add to this, I ordered the Brainwavz M4 earlier tonight, and already have the sony hybrid and comply foam tips to try with them. I suspect I'm on the right track, but I would definitely appreciate feedback. I spent a couple hours debating between the M3 and M4. Any other suggestions for my purposes?

 


I have the M4s (you can read my review), and although they're nice, I don't know if they'll work all that well with mid-centric genres. The mids aren't recessed too badly, but it's missing something in the upper mids, and the bass is pretty strong. However, they are fun, and are nice for bass-heavy genres. BTW they work really well with hybrid tips.

 

post #131 of 5343
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phew...$75 seems a bit steep for a wire huh? >_>


Yeah, prices for aftermarket cables get pretty steep. I say get the TF10s first, then make a decision on the wire.

post #132 of 5343
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Between the FXT90s and GR07s, the GR07s will probably offer a bit more isolation, but not by a whole lot. Both are supposed to be fairly comfortable, so that's not really an issue either. Regarding durability, the GR07s come with a rather nice clamshell case, while I don't think the FXT90s have one that comes with them. However, the GR07s have had a few minor issues with strain reliefs coming unglued, though it's easily fixed and the GR07s are otherwise sturdy. However, it's not too difficult to find a case that will work for the FXT90s, either. I think it'll come down more to sound preferences, and perhaps form factor differences.

 

 

The GR07's no longer come with a clamshell case, just a pouch.  The FXT90 has always and still comes with a clamshell case.

 

GR07

 

vsonic.jpg

 

 

 

 

FXT90

 

jvc.jpg


 

 


Edited by shotgunshane - 3/1/12 at 9:02am
post #133 of 5343
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The GR07's no longer come with a clamshell case, just a pouch.  The FXT90 has always and still comes with a clamshell case.

 

GR07

 

vsonic.jpg

 

 

 

 

FXT90

 

jvc.jpg


 

 


Thanks for the clarification, I forgot about the accessory update on the GR07s.

 

post #134 of 5343

So many tips eek.gif! but the case isn't a big deal.  I have the one from my m6's I can use.  Thanks!

post #135 of 5343

I would get the FIIO wire, it is excellent and no memory feature.
 

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Yeah, prices for aftermarket cables get pretty steep. I say get the TF10s first, then make a decision on the wire.



 

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