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Not better than the MTPC or the X10, just less bassy. The MTPC border on excessive (quantity-wise, it's probably already past that, but the quantity of mids balance it out enough) as do the X10. Both are still good IEMs. The choice between the W2 and GR07 come down to these things: do you want the leaner, but still slightly warm yet balanced signature of the W2 that aims not to offend and be as musical as possible without being too coloured, or do you want the full(er)-bodied sort of balance that the GR07 provides. They are both pretty much even in terms of technical proficiency.

Thanks for the reply TwinQY.  I guess its just whichever one I can get the best deal on out of the four.  Maybe the extra bass on the MTPC and X10 would be fun :).  Idk if you would know this but what have you heard about headsets with iphone controls/mic on android?  does it work or are there ways to make it work? i have an android thats why im asking.

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...CALs? Warm, with a laid back top. Not as portable as the M-80 (similar sig), but that's over budget. 

 

I'm lost. Maybe Doc or some others can think of some more options.

 

Oh, yeah, SRH440/840! A bit rolled off, but sort of similar sounding, I guess.

 

No reason why a hardware component like an amp should affect anything on the software level like that...okay, there are exceptions (not talking about amps though, other hardware), but I'm too sleepy to think of any right now. Short answer, no.

 

The E5/6 line isn't that great of an amp amp-wise. People mainly use it for its very good hardware EQ. 

I'll try out the amp first with my sennheisers first then. Thanks!

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Thanks for the reply TwinQY.  I guess its just whichever one I can get the best deal on out of the four.  Maybe the extra bass on the MTPC and X10 would be fun :).  Idk if you would know this but what have you heard about headsets with iphone controls/mic on android?  does it work or are there ways to make it work? i have an android thats why im asking.

 

Do you mean IEMs with mic/remote cables? I don't think any of them apart from the X10i have them by default. And since none of them have removable cables...

 

Anyways, your android would have to accept TRRS if you have a iphone headset. You could get a converter/adapter and see if that works.

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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

 

...CALs? Warm, with a laid back top. Not as portable as the M-80 (similar sig), but that's over budget. 

 

I'm lost. Maybe Doc or some others can think of some more options.

 

Oh, yeah, SRH440/840! A bit rolled off, but sort of similar sounding, I guess.

 

 

Thanks so much for the suggestions! I've heard many great things about the CALs, not sure why I didn't think of them. The 440s also look like they might be perfect for my needs. But what would be the difference between the two? I'm under the impression that the 440s more balanced and clear while the CALs are more fun?

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Thanks so much for the suggestions! I've heard many great things about the CALs, not sure why I didn't think of them. The 440s also look like they might be perfect for my needs. But what would be the difference between the two? I'm under the impression that the 440s more balanced and clear while the CALs are more fun?

 

The CAL!s are warmer, with more bass. The Shures are slightly rolled off, but not too much that it damages anything, The mids resemble the HD650s, that was what I was thinking about.

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Thanks TwinQY.  Your answers are very useful.  I will save the money and get the W4 - without the detachable cable.   I have always wrapped cables around my iphone.  It's very good to hear that I can prolong their life by not doing that.  I'll find another way to accomodate my 5' frame. 

 

Reading this thread, I see you are the man or woman with the answers.  Thanks!!

 

Your location made me smile.
 

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Do you mean IEMs with mic/remote cables? I don't think any of them apart from the X10i have them by default. And since none of them have removable cables...

 

Anyways, your android would have to accept TRRS if you have a iphone headset. You could get a converter/adapter and see if that works.

yea i do, and it was just a general question, not exactly slated to the ones i had in mind.  is TRRS just a headphone jack or..?

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Ok twinQY i am back. I didn't miss anything did I?
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Hi everyone,

 

I'm looking for a headphone with short cords that I can use throughout the day.

Also, I would like circumaural headphones that are comfortable for my big ears.

The most I'm willing to spend is around $100.

 

Thanks!

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The CAL!s are warmer, with more bass. The Shures are slightly rolled off, but not too much that it damages anything, The mids resemble the HD650s, that was what I was thinking about.

 

That seems great, and the 440s are available at a local store, so I think I'll go try them out tomorrow or so. Out of curiosity, do you have any opinion on the SRH240s? They're a bit less expensive, but does that come at a high cost in sound? Thanks so much :)

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Sorry to double post, but I have been following the fischer eterna v1s, and they seem to be the pair of IEMs perfect to what I'm looking for. But it seems now that they're all long gone and I'm SOL.
Does anyone know where i can find some or any ideas of an alternative to these with similar sound quality?
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Sorry to double post, but I have been following the fischer eterna v1s, and they seem to be the pair of IEMs perfect to what I'm looking for. But it seems now that they're all long gone and I'm SOL.
Does anyone know where i can find some or any ideas of an alternative to these with similar sound quality?

http://www.jaben.com.au/collections/fischer-audio/products/fis-eternav1
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Oh, fyi, I've owned Sony XB500, and currently own ATH-M50s, D2000, ATH-Pro700Mk2, FA-004.

I'm looking to replace XB500, which were really comfortable for my big ears and was great for portable use. 


Edited by eems90 - 11/23/12 at 9:37pm
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Sorry to double post, but I have been following the fischer eterna v1s, and they seem to be the pair of IEMs perfect to what I'm looking for. But it seems now that they're all long gone and I'm SOL.
Does anyone know where i can find some or any ideas of an alternative to these with similar sound quality?

No it's totally okay to bump you question if you don't get an answer. Usually if I or TwinQY seem to ignore a post it is because we don't have a good answer for it and we are hoping each other will pick it up (or some other head-fi'er will pipe in). I have never heard those and if TwinQY didn't pick it up I am thinking he hasn't either.

First idea is for you to go to Joker's IEM Review's in the OP of this thread.

Second is describe the sound you are looking for and what you listen to and one of us can try to recommend something that matches your needs.


EDIT: SCRATCH ALL THAT SEEMS H2O PICKED YOU UP ^ WHILE I WAS TYPING... THERE YOU GO.
Edited by Doc-holliday - 11/23/12 at 9:39pm
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Originally Posted by eems90 View Post

Hi everyone,

 

I'm looking for a headphone with short cords that I can use throughout the day.

Also, I would like circumaural headphones that are comfortable for my big ears.

The most I'm willing to spend is around $100.

 

Thanks!

 

Oh, fyi, I've owned Sony XB500, and currently own ATH-M50s, D2000, ATH-Pro700Mk2, FA-004.

I'm looking to replace XB500, which were really comfortable for my big ears and was great for portable use. 

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