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Guys, is there any of you comparing the R50 to the DBA02mk2? Thanks

 

Give me a bit, i'll probably get some impressions done as I should be expecting them early this week.

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Now that I have around 50 hours or so on them I feel like the soundstage has opened quite a bit since first listen.  I know BA's don't have a burn-in period (well I don't believe in burn-in for dynamic drivers either but that neither here nor there) but they do sound more airy and spacious to the point they're almost equal to the TF10's soundstage.  The GR07 still has more width but the R-50 has a better all around soundstage and is more cohesive.  Source also matters because they sounds larger on my Sony and J3 than the Fuze.

 

 

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Give me a bit, i'll probably get some impressions done as I should be expecting them early this week.

 

thanks... :)... I'll be patiently waiting....

 

I'm definitely impressed a lot with DBA02mk2; but it is very expensive here in my region (close to twice of web price). I hoped to find a close performance from the cheaper TDKBA200, but no... DBA02mk2 is in different league, which really justify the price difference (normal price, I mean)... Now that I read Rockit R50 is considered by some to be the best tuned TWFK, I'm really interested to know further... :)

 

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Originally Posted by dw1narso View Post

thanks... :)... I'll be patiently waiting....

 

I'm definitely impressed a lot with DBA02mk2; but it is very expensive here in my region (close to twice of web price). I hoped to find a close performance from the cheaper TDKBA200, but no... DBA02mk2 is in different league, which really justify the price difference (normal price, I mean)... Now that I read Rockit R50 is considered by some to be the best tuned TWFK, I'm really interested to know further... :)

 

The DBA-02 MK2 is in a different league from the BA200? No, hardly... they're just tuned in different ways from each other, but to each their own...

 

As for the R-50 being the 'best-tuned' TWFK, no one with extensive experience with all the TWFK-driven IEMs has actually done a comparison. It's all by memory and sonic memory is highly unreliable. For the record, all TWFK-delivered IEMs sound similar. It's just a matter of the acoustic damper, and whether there's a capacitor (and what value), resistor, or both, in the back.

 

What the R-50 seems to be, is a good deal. However, I'm still inclined to believe that the original DBA-02 and the CK10 are the best vibrationally-dampened TWFK-driven IEMs. It's more a matter of personal preference of whether the R-50 'sound signature', which seems to be less aggressive than that of the DBA-02, is 'better' or not.

post #140 of 1166
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The DBA-02 MK2 is in a different league from the BA200? No, hardly... they're just tuned in different ways from each other, but to each their own...

 

As for the R-50 being the 'best-tuned' TWFK, no one with extensive experience with all the TWFK-driven IEMs has actually done a comparison. It's all by memory and sonic memory is highly unreliable. For the record, all TWFK-delivered IEMs sound similar. It's just a matter of the acoustic damper, and whether there's a capacitor (and what value), resistor, or both, in the back.

 

What the R-50 seems to be, is a good deal. However, I'm still inclined to believe that the original DBA-02 and the CK10 are the best vibrationally-dampened TWFK-driven IEMs. It's more a matter of personal preference of whether the R-50 'sound signature', which seems to be less aggressive than that of the DBA-02, is 'better' or not.

 

 

I wouldn't say its the best tuned of the TWFK because it comes down to personal preference.  The R-50 is a very good sounding non-fatiguing detailed dual BA with a warmer presentation that sounds almost exactly the same as the GR01 but for about $60 less.  The only downside (if you can even call it that) is that they don't come with many accessories, 3 sets of tips and small case and airline adapter but for $119.99 I'm not complaining.  

 

One of they're strong suits besides detail is presentation with a very nice and cohesive soundstage along with great separation and imaging.  Since I got them they've been my go to set and the rest of my IEM's are collecting dust well other than the MG7 which I like a lot  for techno, breaks and trance though the R-50 work great for edm as well.

post #141 of 1166

 

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I wouldn't say its the best tuned of the TWFK because it comes down to personal preference.  The R-50 is a very good sounding non-fatiguing detailed dual BA with a warmer presentation that sounds almost exactly the same as the GR01 but for about $60 less. 

 

Have you tried the GR01s now then? How do they compare?!

post #142 of 1166
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I haven't but I talked to someone that has heard both and said they have almost the same sound signature.  Also from reading Joker and ClieOS reviews they hear the GR01 about the same as I hear the R-50.  I thought about getting a pair of GR01's but since they sound so similar theres no point plus the new GR08 are coming out soon that I really want to get, ClieOS has a pic of them up on his In Ears Matters site they look really nice.

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I wouldn't say its the best tuned of the TWFK because it comes down to personal preference.  The R-50 is a very good sounding non-fatiguing detailed dual BA with a warmer presentation that sounds almost exactly the same as the GR01 but for about $60 less.  The only downside (if you can even call it that) is that they don't come with many accessories, 3 sets of tips and small case and airline adapter but for $119.99 I'm not complaining.  

 

One of they're strong suits besides detail is presentation with a very nice and cohesive soundstage along with great separation and imaging.  Since I got them they've been my go to set and the rest of my IEM's are collecting dust well other than the MG7 which I like a lot  for techno, breaks and trance though the R-50 work great for edm as well.

 

Your point is?

post #144 of 1166
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Your point is?

 

Just talking about why I think the R-50 is a great IEM at a very reasonable price and can compete with any other TWFK based IEM, to be honest I don't know why I quoted you in the first place.

 

 

post #145 of 1166

getting back to the topic. anyone tried other RockItSound products?

post #146 of 1166
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getting back to the topic. anyone tried other RockItSound products?

 

 

Theres a review on the first page of the thread someone did on the R-11 which is one of their dynamic driver IEM's.  I'm going to get the R-20 sometime in the near future because I want to hear how they tuned the Knowles Siren driver they use, its the same driver used in the MEE A151 and Soundmagic PL-50 and at $39.99 its another well priced BA.

post #147 of 1166
I sent an email asking about their full-size headphone wanting to know what type of signature to expect but have not had a response back from them yet, it's been about 5 days so far. May resend request if I don't get a response soon. I am tempted to try these out but also hesitant as I want something that sounds similar to my Shure 940's or 1440's and I am contemplating waiting until the GR08 is released as I am very interested in how it will turn out.
post #148 of 1166

yea, i read jant's review on the r-11. but i was wondering if someone else got something

 

oh, and i do look fwd for your impressions of the r-20. i liked the pl50 but no so much the a151

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I sent an email asking about their full-size headphone wanting to know what type of signature to expect but have not had a response back from them yet, it's been about 5 days so far. May resend request if I don't get a response soon. I am tempted to try these out but also hesitant as I want something that sounds similar to my Shure 940's or 1440's and I am contemplating waiting until the GR08 is released as I am very interested in how it will turn out.

do so. it worked for me

post #150 of 1166
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I sent an email asking about their full-size headphone wanting to know what type of signature to expect but have not had a response back from them yet, it's been about 5 days so far. May resend request if I don't get a response soon. I am tempted to try these out but also hesitant as I want something that sounds similar to my Shure 940's or 1440's and I am contemplating waiting until the GR08 is released as I am very interested in how it will turn out.

 

 

Yea they're not the easiest to get a hold of so I'd send another email, after I sent 2 they finally responded back and pretty much responded to most of my emails since.  In one email I suggested they put the specs up of all their models as it can only help and he said that he'd get the IT guy to do it but there still not up yet.

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