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$163 is a steal for GR01s. I payed a little over $220(shipping included) to get them next day. I think what I payed was justified, they are quite nice.
Haha, thats a facepalm moment not bookmarking the site you found em on. If you do happen to come across them again let me know, i have some friends that may be interested!

Isn't web browser history a wonderful thing? wink.gif

Vsonic GR01 = $169 > http://www.headphonebar.com/vsonic-gr01/
post #2267 of 5343
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Isn't web browser history a wonderful thing? wink.gif

 

It can be heaven, or it can be hell lol

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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

It can be heaven, or it can be hell lol

I hear that my friend! tongue.gif
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Hey! I made a post about this, If I get a decent response from this thread, I will quite happily delete my post! I was just unsure of this forums etiquette. I've been browsing reviews on this wonderful site for a few days now, hours on end, screen through reviews of In ear headphones. Here is what I'm looking for, and my problems!

 

Desired: 150$ (flexable) in ear headphone.

 

- No behind the ear, no giant rubber piece touching the outer ear.

 

- Small size, and very comfortable for extended daily use (I listen to audiobooks at work for long hours)

 

- Damage resistant/durable metal housing. I do not shear cords, nor do I pull them out, but the headphone itself must be nigh uncrushable. 

 

- Tangle resistant. I love the fabric cords, and have yet to delve into flat cords, but my headphones home is in pockets, and not a case.

 

 

Music I listen to often:

 

- Electronic such as Pretty lights, Nero, STS9 and bassy goodness

 

- New school Folk, 6-10 piece orchestrations of indie folk goodness

 

- Experimental minimal, Electronic, quiet, sensitive lows and quiet highs (The Notwist, m83, Architecture in Helsinki)

 

- Rap and spoken word (Deltron 3030, Why)

 

- High vocal intensive female/operatic (St. Vincent, Feist, Cat Power)

 

 

Now heres the catch.

 

I am currently living in Korea, and due to the restriction of high import tax, high shipping cost, and difficulty/restrictions of Korean cards, I will be ordering from G-Market. A site somewhere between ebay and amazon (all new, not really 'bidding' but multipule sellers and frequent listing/removals)

http://english.gmarket.co.kr/

The site has an english translation, but the listings themselves are most commonly korean. So, if you want to be a dear, you can search the site yourself before making a suggestion, as the prices will be radically different than what you'll find in the west. 

 

 

Please help. I'm the type to over-research, and I'm indecisive as funk. I will be making purchase next Friday, the 13th.

 

Current interests, as advised through perusing; eph-100, shure 215, nocs ns400, shure scl2, klipsch x10

I recently purchased the ACS T15 and couldn't be happier.

 

See http://www.zound.co.kr/

 

http://english.gmarket.co.kr/challenge/neo_goods/goods.asp?goodscode=293045062&pos_shop_cd=EN&pos_class_cd=90000001&pos_class_kind=T&keyword_order=acs+t15

 

For the Image X10

 

http://www.interpark.com/product/MallDisplay.do?_method=detail&sc.shopNo=0000100000&firpg=01&sc.prdNo=1388485065&sc.dispNo=016001&sc.dispNo=016001

 

With regards to your requirements, the ACS T15 they tick many of your boxes, except that the cable hasn't as of yet untangled from it's packaged condition (but far less microphonic than the Ortofon eq-5), and they are made of plastic, but seem very durable nonetheless.

To add, I have dispensed with the included ear tips and currently use double flanged tips which I had lying around, which to my ears, enabled the treble to shine through more, and improve vocals and soundstage slightly. With the stock ear tips, the vocals seemed a little more distant than I usually like. Bass impact is surprisingly better than expected for a single BA. The imagining, instrument separation is better with the Ortofon phones mind if I was to compare to them. It's not surprising, as the Ortofons are more expensive. I previously own the X10 and the ACS T15 are preferred, more musical across all frequencies with double flanged tips imo.

 

I agree that a lot of earphone prices quoted on head-fi seem a lot less than Korea. Take the Vsonic GR01 as one example. I think it has often been quoted at $200 or less here, but in korea the cheapest I see is 333,000 won, about $315.

 

http://itempage3.auction.co.kr/DetailView.aspx?ItemNo=A622852978&frm3=V2

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Any recommendations for a decent pair of on-ear headphones? My budget would cap at around $100, but I could spend a bit more if it's worth it. I'll be using my clip zip primarily and iphone 4s. I like a warmish sound sig, sweet mids, and non-fatiguing treble since these will be my travel cans. I've been looking into the ath-ws55 and AKG k67 lately, thoughts? Thanks.

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Still looking for non-fatiguing budget in-ear phones for classical and jazz. Choices now are Astrotec AM90, Vsonic GR06, or Meelectronics M6. Suggestions?

JJ
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It can be heaven, or it can be hell lol

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Isn't web browser history a wonderful thing? wink.gif
Vsonic GR01 = $169 > http://www.headphonebar.com/vsonic-gr01/

I was about to call one of my friends until I read the "Canada, eh" tab. Looks like the only serve the great white north frown.gif. Thanks for the link anyway!

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Anyone got some input on which to choose between Klipsch S4A ii and Sony MDR EX310? Will mostly use it with an android phone, and music I listen to is rock, indie pop/rock, grunge, progressive and electronica. Whats mostly holding me back on the Sony's are the J cord since I've never tried it before.


Edited by Shox - 1/5/13 at 9:59am
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brainwavz m3

post #2275 of 5343
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Still looking for non-fatiguing budget in-ear phones for classical and jazz. Choices now are Astrotec AM90, Vsonic GR06, or Meelectronics M6. Suggestions?
JJ

brainwavz m3

post #2276 of 5343
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Originally Posted by 35mmpistol View Post

Hey! I made a post about this, If I get a decent response from this thread, I will quite happily delete my post! I was just unsure of this forums etiquette. I've been browsing reviews on this wonderful site for a few days now, hours on end, screen through reviews of In ear headphones. Here is what I'm looking for, and my problems!

 

Desired: 150$ (flexable) in ear headphone.

 

- No behind the ear, no giant rubber piece touching the outer ear.

 

- Small size, and very comfortable for extended daily use (I listen to audiobooks at work for long hours)

 

- Damage resistant/durable metal housing. I do not shear cords, nor do I pull them out, but the headphone itself must be nigh uncrushable. 

 

- Tangle resistant. I love the fabric cords, and have yet to delve into flat cords, but my headphones home is in pockets, and not a case.

 

 

Music I listen to often:

 

- Electronic such as Pretty lights, Nero, STS9 and bassy goodness

 

- New school Folk, 6-10 piece orchestrations of indie folk goodness

 

- Experimental minimal, Electronic, quiet, sensitive lows and quiet highs (The Notwist, m83, Architecture in Helsinki)

 

- Rap and spoken word (Deltron 3030, Why)

 

- High vocal intensive female/operatic (St. Vincent, Feist, Cat Power)

 

 

Now heres the catch.

 

I am currently living in Korea, and due to the restriction of high import tax, high shipping cost, and difficulty/restrictions of Korean cards, I will be ordering from G-Market. A site somewhere between ebay and amazon (all new, not really 'bidding' but multipule sellers and frequent listing/removals)

http://english.gmarket.co.kr/

The site has an english translation, but the listings themselves are most commonly korean. So, if you want to be a dear, you can search the site yourself before making a suggestion, as the prices will be radically different than what you'll find in the west. 

 

 

Please help. I'm the type to over-research, and I'm indecisive as funk. I will be making purchase next Friday, the 13th.

 

Current interests, as advised through perusing; eph-100, shure 215, nocs ns400, shure scl2, klipsch x10

I believe that you should also add Vsonic GR01s to your list. They weren't top of my list at first, but a little reading convinced me. They are slightly over your price range. You can find them from around $180-$200 USD. I believe the ebay seller lendmeurears ships worldwide, so you wouldn't have a problem. He is an official Vsonic dealer, so you can be assured on that too.

 

As far as what youre looking for - They do not tangle much with my experience so far, although its a relatively thin cable. They are quite small and discreet while wearing them. With the right eartip it almost feels like you have nothing on. The housing is made of metal, and the build quality seems to be top notch. Alot of people with experience using vsonics praise the build quality. You do not have to wear them over ear either, though it helps with the microphonics. If you do decide to wear them over ear, they are very comfortable - with NO plastic behind-the-ear piece to be mentioned atsmile.gif. They are comfortable enough to wear through an 8 hour work day as well, I usually do. Audio books are fantastically clear, especially with audible.com high-quality files. 

 

In terms of the music you'll be listening to, it depends what sound signature you like. The GR01s are not really bass heavy IEMs. For female vocals they are beautiful. I've been listening to alot of Claire Martin since I got them, the vocals come across warm and airy. If by indie-folk, you mean things like Iron and Wine or Fleet Foxes, then they will also sound great. The trebles and mids are fantastic on these. Im not sure about some of the elecrtonica though. This might come down to personal taste. I've been listening to a bit of massive attack on them, I find the bass to be present and accurate enough to do what its supposed to, but its by no means a bassheads IEM. I haven't listened to M83 on these yet, i'll have give it a listen, but I think it would serve the purpose quite well with these. I can see where some people used to heavy bass will not find these to be their thing. But, like I said, I think the bass is just right for my personal tastes, even with some electronica. I cant comment on the rap, as I dont listen to much other than the Beastie Boys. You should expect warm mids, sparkling and airy treble, and a punchy and detailed bass(just not as present as some people would like).

 

I really think these are a great all around pair of IEMs, apart from excessively deep bass, they have it all. I really must urge you to check out some reviews on them, I've been nothing but pleased so far.

 

I also must recommend a headphone amp with an EQ for these, it helps with some songs. The amp will also help you get the best sound possible out of your portable device. If you plan on using these with pc/laptop and a phone the Fiio E17 is nice since its also a DAC.

 

**edit** 

Bah! Just noticed you have to get it from gmarket. I wasn't able to find them on the site. Who knows, maybe you can still find them on a Korean site, or somewhere willing to accept your payment. Definitely keep an eye out for the Vsonics though.


Edited by gtoro85 - 1/5/13 at 11:02am
post #2277 of 5343
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brainwavz m3


M3 is a little out of my budget.  What about Brainwavz Beta or R1?

 

JJ

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I'm looking for a pair of IEMs to be used on a daily basis; comfort and isolation are pretty important, though comfort would take precedence. I prefer a warm midrange with an accurate and decently impactful bass. Trebles are not too important. The real issue is the brand as I'll be looking for them in Hong Kong with a budget of ~$200 (CAD). I'm also considering the thinksound MS-01 and TS02 but I've read some mixed reviews on the two regarding their midrange. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could elaborate a bit more upon the differences between the two IEMs performance in the midrange.

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M3 is a little out of my budget.  What about Brainwavz Beta or R1?

 

JJ

what os your budget than? r1 are basscanons. have not heard the betas.

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Hi to all, i have to buy a new set of earphone for my samsung s3, i was thinking on Sony MHC1 (not wirless), it's a good choice? I choose them because i read that works the next/play/stop button and i need that button
I listen to all kind of music, now i'm using a 10$ earphone....

Thanks

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