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Originally Posted by rodweb View Post
 

I'd go with the VC1000. Smooth highs with a little more bass but less soundstage. About the same price as the R-50.

I noticed that you have re-shelled your R-50. I'm thinking of doing the same but would want some affirmation that reshelling will not alter the sound of these IEMs significantly. I'm using the R-50 with Tri-flanges and find them to be just the right amount of warmth and bass quantity. 

Did you notice any significant change in sound pre and post reshell? Is there any sibilance?  My cable is about to give way (they are slowly undoing themselves) 

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Originally Posted by eyeheych View Post
 

I noticed that you have re-shelled your R-50. I'm thinking of doing the same but would want some affirmation that reshelling will not alter the sound of these IEMs significantly. I'm using the R-50 with Tri-flanges and find them to be just the right amount of warmth and bass quantity. 

Did you notice any significant change in sound pre and post reshell? Is there any sibilance?  My cable is about to give way (they are slowly undoing themselves) 

 

I have replied to your PM on this.

 

Decrease in bass quantity and next to no sibilance are the biggest audible differences. I would assume the former difference is due to my choosing the Shure SE-535 cables and would suggest instead to go for copper cables if you have the choice.


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post #1158 of 1171
I think you'll be fine if you ask for longer ear canal impressions. I can't confirm if that was any difference because the whole process took 6 months for me.
post #1159 of 1171

i have the R-50 the problem i dont have a seal. anyone can recomended for other tips?

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Originally Posted by listen4joy View Post
 

i have the R-50 the problem i dont have a seal. anyone can recomended for other tips?

I have the same problem as you before I changed over to the Tri-flanges. The tri-flanges really help eliminate sibilance and bring out the warmness in terms of low end. It shows the IEMs true sound sig (that being a mix of analytical and warm + sweet as well) 

 

You could alternatively try comply tips with these as well, though I personally don't prefer them due to my own reasons.

A rough comparison done by a fellow head-fier could be found here http://www.head-fi.org/products/rockit-sounds-r-50/reviews/8793

 

 

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Originally Posted by ayaflo View Post
 

 

I have replied to your PM on this.

 

Decrease in bass quantity and next to no sibilance are the biggest audible differences. I would assume the former difference is due to my choosing the Shure SE-535 cables and would suggest instead to go for copper cables if you have the choice.

 

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Originally Posted by rodweb View Post

I think you'll be fine if you ask for longer ear canal impressions. I can't confirm if that was any difference because the whole process took 6 months for me.

 

Thanks for your replies! Really helpful. I guess these IEMs are worth the reshell alone for the fit and build quality improvements. 

post #1161 of 1171
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Originally Posted by eyeheych View Post

 

Thanks for your replies! Really helpful. I guess these IEMs are worth the reshell alone for the fit and build quality improvements. 

Yes, I also had a problem with the R-50 fit. Reshelling it sure helps! And you can also put some detachable cables :)

post #1162 of 1171
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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

I've tried every set of tips I have that fit the R-50 and all of them fit and sound better than the stock ones do.  The best are any foam tip, Sony Hybrids (some say they don't fit on the R-50 but mine fit fine) and the Ety triple flange tips.  So just try all different kinds tell you find one that works because the stock ones really aren't great, not horrible but you can find better.

Are you counting sure olives as a foam tip? How do those stack up vs. The Ety triple flange tips?
I don't want normal foam tips because I find myself removing my headphones often and don't like the idea of having to squish the foam every time I need to reinsert my R-50.
post #1163 of 1171
Yeah I hate that about foam tips as well. I just got my r50 and am very disappointed. Compared to the gr07 re400 and westone w2, they definitely are not up to par. I have not try different tips yet, but I hope that will make the sound better.

As of right now they are silibant, slightly congested and the mids are very forward.
post #1164 of 1171
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Originally Posted by kobetastic View Post

Yeah I hate that about foam tips as well. I just got my r50 and am very disappointed. Compared to the gr07 re400 and westone w2, they definitely are not up to par. I have not try different tips yet, but I hope that will make the sound better.

As of right now they are silibant, slightly congested and the mids are very forward.

 

 

I think this is because you are missing the bass you of the dynamic in-ears you have mentioned. What the R-50 does good is the cleanliness of note, its excellent analytical skills while being slightly warm and mustering quite a bass kick. I prefer them with foam tips, especially yellow Shure foams or the olives. This addresses the sibilance problems. Reshelling is another option and the one I opted for.

 

Regards,

~A

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I was just wondering what be a good and affordable setup for the Rock-it R50s. I am asking because although I feel this is a great pair of IEMs I feel it would be so much better if it weren't thin sounding in the vocal department. How could I make this iems more fuller sounding whilst adding dynamism and slightly more impactful bass?

 

Thanks for your help

post #1166 of 1171
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Originally Posted by Rockthemboots View Post
 

I was just wondering what be a good and affordable setup for the Rock-it R50s. I am asking because although I feel this is a great pair of IEMs I feel it would be so much better if it weren't thin sounding in the vocal department. How could I make this iems more fuller sounding whilst adding dynamism and slightly more impactful bass?

 

Thanks for your help

 

The most effective way to do this is to use the R-50 as your only pair of IEMs for long periods.  That means many days at a time.  Our brains adapt to the amount of bass you usually hear.  The R-50 sound thin when I alternate them continually with bass heavier IEMs.  They are no good whatsoever when used that way. But, when I use the R-50 only, the bass is very good and the mids are full and not thing sounding at all.  To that, you can add an equalizer to raise the bass frequencies.  This helps some.  But, in my experience it doesn't make much of a difference when I alternate the R-50 with bass heavier IEMs.

post #1167 of 1171

How does this compared with the Vsonic VC1000. I've been hearing that the soundstage of the VC1000 is less than the rockits but is it by a lot?

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Reshelling it works wonder. I added a subbass driver (Knowles CI-22955). The result is just perfect.

 

The issue of R-50 sound mostly comes from fitting. Reshelling did the trick.

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Reshelling it works wonder. I added a subbass driver (Knowles CI-22955). The result is just perfect.

 

The issue of R-50 sound mostly comes from fitting. Reshelling did the trick.

Nice!!! How much did the reshelling cost, how did you add a subbass driver and where did you get it done? Looks awesome!

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Originally Posted by Rockthemboots View Post
 

Nice!!! How much did the reshelling cost, how did you add a subbass driver and where did you get it done? Looks awesome!


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