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post #496 of 1171
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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

I don't think they do.

Side note I got the other products they offer today (R-10, R-11, R-30, R-Shield) and from what I've heard so far the R-30 is nice and the R-Shield sound way better than I thought they would, very balanced and not bass heavy at all.  The R-10 and R-11 are pretty much what you'd think $20 IEM's would sound like, they're not bad but not that good either, I'll have more in depth reviews of all next week.

I saw the bolded comment by Techno Kid which prompted my initial post, well that and my Google search where I found Swimsonny's unboxing video.

Anyway since it was a Rockit product and one owned by the OP of this post and this is the most prominent Rockit product thread. I thought I could have some fun and try to cajole out some info about Rockit's only headphone.
Edited by dweaver - 8/17/12 at 5:00pm
post #497 of 1171
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

I don't think they do.

Side note I got the other products they offer today (R-10, R-11, R-30, R-Shield) and from what I've heard so far the R-30 is nice and the R-Shield sound way better than I thought they would, very balanced and not bass heavy at all.  The R-10 and R-11 are pretty much what you'd think $20 IEM's would sound like, they're not bad but not that good either, I'll have more in depth reviews of all next week.

I saw the bolded comment by Techno Kid which prompted my initial post, well that and my Google search where I found Swimsonny's unboxing video.

Anyway since it was a Rockit product and one owned by the OP of this post and this is the most prominent Rockit product thread. I thought I could have some fun and try to cajole out some info about Rockit's only headphone.

 

What you did was right.beerchug.gif

 

I was just explaining why I thought you were referring to the R-50 when you wrote "R-SHIELD."  So, it was my mistake, not yours.

post #498 of 1171
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I've listening to all the Rockit IEM's and its the R-50's that are a great value and all the others are just decent, nothing horrible but nothing that makes you go wow like the R-50 for how much they cost.

 

The R-30 is a decent single BA and at $70 is a good price for them.  They're warm with mids that are a touch forward but not so much I'd call them mid-centric.  Relaxed rolled off highs that still have good detail but lack some top end sparkle.  Bass is nice with good impact and depth for a BA but they lack the detail and speed of the R-50's bass.  Soundstage is average in width and depth and instrument separation and imaging are good but again not to the R-50's level and I didn't expect them to be.  Like I said for $70 they're not a bad IEM at all for a warm relaxed sound signature.

 

I haven't listen to the R-10 and R-11 all that much but I can say without a shadow of a doubt that the R-10 sounds much better than the R-11.  The driver flex on the R-11 is unreal, by far the worst I've ever heard so I don't know if they have a problem or what because the few other reviews I've seen say the R-11 sound better than the 10 but it not even close for me.  The R-11 sound so muffled with very bad detail the only thing thats decent is the bass wheres the R-10 sounds pretty good for $20 and have far more detail and you can actually hear the highs unlike on the R-11.  So I think they might be defective because I really don't think they should sound that that.

 

I'll post a review of the R-Shield in the headphone section but they aren't half bad for $70 and the isolation is really good on them, you could use them one a gun range they work so well.

post #499 of 1171
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One more thing, the R-50 sounds fuller and larger pair with the E11.  They almost have the width of an unamp'ed TF10 and they sound more airy as well.  I also think the Pantech Burst has something to do with it because all my IEM's gain width on them which is great and it puts a smile on my face because I'm using a Pantech as my music player, never in a million years would I of thought that.

post #500 of 1171

Techno Kid, your enthusiasm (as well as the other testimonials) encouraged me to give the R-50s a shot. I ordered a pair from their website last night smile.gif

 

I have pair of ER4Ps which I've always felt to be a little too bright to the point of harshness for my listening, and a little light on bass. Seems like the R-50s might do it for me. 

 

About how long are you guys seeing between ordering from RS and delivery? 

post #501 of 1171

Oh, and I can't remember if this was posted already to the thread, but Sound and Vision magazine has a very favorably review of the R30s.

post #502 of 1171
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3 to 4 days, they're fast and now that they come from Tenn. and not Hong Kong anymore that makes them that much faster.

 

The R-50 aren't bass monsters but they do have more impact and depth than the ER4 and the highs while still have nice sparkle aren't quite as bright as the Ety either so they should work much better for you.  After you've listen to them a few days let use know what you think of them.

 

Yeah I've read that before.  The R-30's aren't anywhere close to being as good as the R-50 but for a $70 single BA they sound pretty good, warm with forward mids and the bass has good punch also.


Edited by Techno Kid - 8/24/12 at 8:45am
post #503 of 1171

Great. If they ship them today, I should have them the middle of next week. biggrin.gif

 

I also ordered a pair of JVC FXT90s (got 'em for $85), so it should be an interesting comparison between those, the R-50s, and the ER4Ps. 

post #504 of 1171
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Yeah the FXT90 were just not one that I enjoyed to much, something about the sound signature just wasn't for me.  Technically speaking they're a good IEM with bright but not harsh highs, good mids and the bass I did like and they had just the right amount of sub-bass imo.  The R-50 is better in every way imo except in bass quantity which make sense being a dual BA vs a dual dynamic driver though I think the quality goes in favor of the R-50 just a little.

 

The ER4 is one of thoughs IEM's that I almost got on a number of different occasions but always went with something else mainly because I had the HF5.  I think I'll get one someday but there's just to many I want, that's way I'm trying to sell some of mine in the For Sale forum (EPH-100, GR07, Aurvana IE3 and Atrio MG7).

post #505 of 1171

I suspect that I might find that I like the FXT90 for EDM because of the bass and the R-50s for everything else. 

post #506 of 1171

After spending some more time with the R50's, I can safely say that I'm extremely satisfied. The bass seemed light coming from the Yamaha EPH-100 and highs sounded a little piercing, but I'm not having those issues any more. It's not a bassmonster, but it's quick and present, plus the R-50 responds well to a little EQ'ing. Love the detail it provides and the soundstage is very nice as well.

 

Currently I'm using the bi-flange tips from my GR06 and they work very well. I thought isolation was good anyway, but these tips really improve that element.

 

Thanks to everyone in this thread for their opinions. Especially Techno Kid for bringing these to my attention.
 

post #507 of 1171
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Good deal and I'm glad you like them.

post #508 of 1171

Those R-Shields are truly hideous.  Normally I don't really care about how a set of cans looks but they really did fall off the ugly tree.

post #509 of 1171
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Those R-Shields are truly hideous.  Normally I don't really care about how a set of cans looks but they really did fall off the ugly tree.


Ha, ha, ha.

post #510 of 1171
Thread Starter 
They really do look bad but they sound half way decent.
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