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Originally Posted by Cesarec View Post

something like 200$ is max im willing to spend.

In this case the EPH-100s are highly reminiscent of the PX100's signature, the build is metal and gorgeous. But comfort might be iffy due to the large nozzles and there isn't a detachable cable (although the cable itself is robust enough). Otherwise the UM2 and SE215 come to mind, although the mids aren't as forward on the Shures (Really dig for a good deal on the Westones, you can usually find them bordering ~200)

 

And since you referred to a deal on the MDR-1R, I'm curious as to whether or not this is limited to the MDR-1R or the seller has a sale across the board for all their items - in which case, that would limit availability of IEM models, correct?

post #4562 of 5343
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Someone recommended the DUNU DN-19 Tai Chi.  I was actually going to buy them because they have the "ear hook" design (and I really just need a new pair of headphones as I'm falling behind in my audiobooks), but I wasn't able to find a place that would ship to the US for anything less than $150 (amazon wouldn't ship to my or any of my friends' addresses for an unexplained reason).  If there's something that has a similar "ear hook" design (apparently DUNU's is patented rolleyes.gif), I would probably be up for it.

 

That was probably me as they're really starting to grow on me.  It's not just that they have earhooks, but that they have brilliant earhooks.  They're not the cheap kind where it's essentially a glorified and stiffened cable.  Rather they flatten out right where they sit in the crook of your ear, and are quite soft and comfortable.  They also attach to the IEM cable in an interlocking way, and this reduces slippage by quite a bit.

 

If you're having trouble getting them, you might want to contact rockywu0204 here on Head-Fi.  He works for Dunu and should be able to help you out.  Tell him Warren sent ya.  smile.gif

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In this case the EPH-100s are highly reminiscent of the PX100's signature, the build is metal and gorgeous. But comfort might be iffy due to the large nozzles and there isn't a detachable cable (although the cable itself is robust enough). Otherwise the UM2 and SE215 come to mind, although the mids aren't as forward on the Shures (Really dig for a good deal on the Westones, you can usually find them bordering ~200)

 

And since you referred to a deal on the MDR-1R, I'm curious as to whether or not this is limited to the MDR-1R or the seller has a sale across the board for all their items - in which case, that would limit availability of IEM models, correct?

 



As Im in Europe and not in EU yet Im going to pay large taxes and this deal is not really the deal,only

avoiding to pay taxes which is kinda sad but it makes my price for phones up to 40% higher.

Im in Croatia,nice country with idiots running it :) so its only on MDR-1R

post #4564 of 5343
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Im in Croatia,nice country with idiots running it :)

 

Let's get them interested in headphones and welcome them to Head-Fi!  Sorry about your country's treasury... frown.gif

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Ugh, in which case that is a good deal - maybe just stick with the MDR-1R for the heck of it? Always good to try new things, you might even turn out to like it, no harm done :P 

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Ugh, in which case that is a good deal - maybe just stick with the MDR-1R for the heck of it? Always good to try new things, you might even turn out to like it, no harm done :P 

 

My, what a glowing endorsement of the 1R, lol!  biggrin.gif 

post #4567 of 5343
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My, what a glowing endorsement of the 1R, lol!  biggrin.gif

You know me, always impartial and looking out for the underdog.

post #4568 of 5343

There is a lot of talking about 1R-s and Im shure that they are good...Im just afraid

that I will broke them because there is always something,Im worried about moving

parts when you are adjusting them to your head (don't know how to explain better).

 

FYI I recabled my px 100 (very very unpleasant experience),phones are expensive here

and if I say that 1R-s cost like 1/4 of my mothers (teacher) wage (800$) then it's clear

why I dont want to change my headphones soon :)

 

We are all educated people who arent appreciated in their country.Im into IT and electrical engeneering

on one of the best colleges in this part of Europe and expecting a wage of 1000$ when I get a job if I even get it...

I dont want to live here :)

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My, what a glowing endorsement of the 1R, lol!  biggrin.gif

 

You know me, always impartial and looking out for the underdog.

Always!  beerchug.gif

 

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I dont want to live here :)

 

Come to America, you already know the language!  smile.gif

 

EDIT:  For anyone joining this thread right now, yes I know we're going off topic, but gosh darnit we've totally earned it.

post #4570 of 5343
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Always!  beerchug.gif

 

 

Come to America, you already know the language!  smile.gif


I ve learnt it for 10 years and on national exams i was I think like on the 333. place in Cro,5. in physics and 88. in maths.

I wont stay here its 100% :) Its not so bad here,people are good,no AIDS no criminal,no problems except the money...The biggest criminals

are in government,Croatia has so much potential.If u can You must visit our coast :) Enough of offtopic.

I think I will go for the MDR-1R :) You encouraged me :D

post #4571 of 5343
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Yeah, I'm with you on that call.  BTW, I'm kinda missing the relation to the learners' permit?  confused.gif


A bike is expensive and funds are limited, priorities, but we digress

post #4572 of 5343
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Croatia has so much potential.If u can You must visit our coast smily_headphones1.gif Enough of offtopic.
I think I will go for the MDR-1R smily_headphones1.gif You encouraged me biggrin.gif

I would like to someday. Travel is one of the best ways to learn about people. smily_headphones1.gif

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Yeah, I'm with you on that call.  BTW, I'm kinda missing the relation to the learners' permit?  confused.gif

A bike is expensive and funds are limited, priorities, but we digress

Oh, I see. redface.gif
post #4573 of 5343

Hey everyone!

 

So I recently got a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50's which were amazing compared to my V-Moda Crossfade LP's, but I keep hearing how a DAC/Amp would make them sound even more awesome. I use them on my Macbook Pro if that makes any difference. ... I was looking into the Filo e10, but since I only use the headphones at home, I don't think a portable DAC/Amp is needed. I think I'd like something a little bigger/heavier so it stays stationary. 

 

I'm also wanting to upgrade my IEM's - which are currently the Monster Jamz (They were 20 bucks at futureshop a few years ago and are MUCH better than the skullcandies I used to use). My favorite thing about them is that they're the only IEM's I've never broken so far - Metal construction is solid. Looking at the IEM reviews on this site, I've come up with two choices... the Audio Technica ATH-CKM500 or the Brainwavz M2's. Any better ones out there?

 

 

I'm looking to either buy a DAC/Amp or the IEM's, not both... but you never know, I might just want two new toys! But in case I don't get both... which would you rather get in my situation? (IEM's used daily on the go, but I don't pay too much attention to the music... or the DAC/Amp which isn't used as much, but when I do listen to music at home through headphones I listen a lot more carefully) biggrin.gif

Budget ideally under 100, but I could spend a more if it's a drastic difference. 

I listen to primarily rock mostly Led Zep, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones etc, but also more recent Indie rock bands as well as some Punk Rock. 

post #4574 of 5343
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Originally Posted by I2ecreate View Post

Hey everyone!

 

So I recently got a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50's which were amazing compared to my V-Moda Crossfade LP's, but I keep hearing how a DAC/Amp would make them sound even more awesome. I use them on my Macbook Pro if that makes any difference. ... I was looking into the Filo e10, but since I only use the headphones at home, I don't think a portable DAC/Amp is needed. I think I'd like something a little bigger/heavier so it stays stationary. 

 

I'm also wanting to upgrade my IEM's - which are currently the Monster Jamz (They were 20 bucks at futureshop a few years ago and are MUCH better than the skullcandies I used to use). My favorite thing about them is that they're the only IEM's I've never broken so far - Metal construction is solid. Looking at the IEM reviews on this site, I've come up with two choices... the Audio Technica ATH-CKM500 or the Brainwavz M2's. Any better ones out there?

 

 

I'm looking to either buy a DAC/Amp or the IEM's, not both... but you never know, I might just want two new toys! But in case I don't get both... which would you rather get in my situation? (IEM's used daily on the go, but I don't pay too much attention to the music... or the DAC/Amp which isn't used as much, but when I do listen to music at home through headphones I listen a lot more carefully) biggrin.gif

Budget ideally under 100, but I could spend a more if it's a drastic difference. 

I listen to primarily rock mostly Led Zep, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones etc, but also more recent Indie rock bands as well as some Punk Rock. 

It's a matter of perspective, but I'd put my investment into something that gets more use out of it (i.e. the IEMs). And besides, unless you actually have qualms with the onboard sound, getting a new amp/DAC would be rather superfluous - rumours of liquid ecstasy and angelic choirs out of a 6x5 inch box in tandem to your already efficient headphones have been greatly exaggerated. 

 

Between the two the CKM500s would be more along the lines of the M50s, at least note presentation-wise. Not sure if you're looking for something similarly sounding signature-wise to the M50s though.. 

post #4575 of 5343
Looking for an IEM for my gf to use for her iPhone.
She wants a bassy IEM with good clarity and detail. Must have mic and control and to be worn down.

Thanks,
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