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My IEM Round-Up (64 Earphones Compared with a LOT MORE Coming)

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MY IEM ROUND UP THREAD


As this is thread is growing quite nicely and people are coming to me for advice on threads and through PM's quite frequently, i would like to say that if you do want to ask me anything, about my IEMs, headphones, amps, sources or what not the feel free to comment the question on this thread so that i can share the answers not only with you but the rest of the community as the question may apply to them too!
This is a link to a table of my summary/round up of all my earphone reviews. 


Enjoy and comment any questions such as more detailed comparison requests or buying advice. I would like to say that this is inspired by jokers awesome Multi-IEM Comparison that i am sure your all familiar with.




I just thought i would mention that the scores are money no object and are a direct comparison. It is only true value scores that take price into account. For example the $300 ASG-1s score 10 in mids and the $110 Crystals score 3.5 but instead of being in comparison to there prices as some people may do they are in comparison to each other and all the other earphones i have ear.




I also would like to point out that although i have already given 10s to some earphones in areas that means that they have stood out to being awesome there but if something comes a lot better in one area i will be updating scores. I have also not put a 10 in some areas and that is because i do not think any earphone as done it perfectly yet. 




Universal IEMs





Custom In Ear Monitors




Now i have also rather briefly demoed some IEMs and a Head-Fi Meet today and i still feel i have enough to give them scores but take them with a bit more of a pinch of salt. They are only SQ scores as i could not assess them physically. All listening was done with my portable rig:


Coming Soon



What the Scores Mean



Edited by Swimsonny - 11/29/12 at 5:22am
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Want more information on the earphones? Well then check out my full reviews below!

 

Aurisonics ASG-1

 

Phonak 012 Review

 

Ultimate Ears Triple Fi 10 with Cable Comparisons

 

Able Planet SI1050

 

Etymotic HF5

 

Fischer Audio DBA-02

 

Ultimate Ears Super Fi 3

 

Monoprice 8320

 

Sennheiser IE8

 

HiSoundAudio Crystal

 

TDK BA200

 

Audiofly AF78

 

Thinksound ms01

 

Redgiant A03

 

Vsonic GR06

 

Sony XBA-2

 

Sonocore Bryan

 

Ultimate Ears 700

 

TDK BA100

 

FAD Adagio III

 

Hippo VB

 

JVC HA-FX1000

 

Brainwavs M2

 

Yamaha EPH-50

 

Vsonic GR07

 

Fischer Audio Tandem

 

Grado GR8

 

Ortofon EQ-5

 

Dunu DN-17 and Dunu DN-18 

 

Sony MDR-EX1000

 

FAD Heaven IV

 

FAD Adagio V

 

Heir Audio 4.Ai

 

Rock-IT R-50

 

Beyerdynamic XP Series

 

Nocs NS800

 

Lear LCM-5

 

Logitech UE900

 

Accutone Tuarus

 

Dunu DN-19

 

Visang VS-K1

 

Cosmic Ears HY3XB

 

Cosmic Ears SEBS

 

For Unboxings of the earphones on YouTube go here: http://www.youtube.com/user/swimsonny?feature=mhee 

 

Full Sized Headphone Reviews

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Amplifier Reviews

 

cMoy BB vs Objective 2 Amplifier

 

hippo cricri

 

GoVibe Mini Box Amplifier 

 

Audioengine D1 DAC

 

hippo cricri+

 

Fiio E17

 

Digizoid Zo2.3

 

Source

 

Hippo Biscuit

 

Cable and Accessory Reviews

 

Epiphany Atratus Interconnect

 

Jaben FoamTip


Edited by Swimsonny - 11/29/12 at 5:29am
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I hope someone tells you - that's a brilliant little table!

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

I hope someone tells you - that's a brilliant little table!


Thanks man. It for me as well as when I sell or break earphones it's a quick lil comparison and also for others as well. I
Hopefully over time this will become a big table.

It annoyed me it didn't embed properly though. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

Thanks man. It for me as well as when I sell or break earphones it's a quick lil comparison and also for others as well. I
Hopefully over time this will become a big table.

It annoyed me it didn't embed properly though. frown.gif

i think what joker does is print screen and then make it into a pic.

 

 

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Great thread. I like it because you have 2 IEMs I'm considering, the DBA-02 and the PFE 012/112.

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Ooh I'll give that a go when I get home though!
Then it'll be a lot more accessible for people.
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To be able to scroll down a page document and capture in an image you'll probably need something like Snag-It, but what you have there will fit in a single screen. Something to keep in mind as you add items.

 

KP

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CTRL + zoom out, then print screen :P

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Tried print scree and to fit in neither have worked. It's just getting frustrating now. I think it'll remain how it is.
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hmm... just saying... it doesn't seem right that IE8 has the best isolation.. since it's vented dynamic which by design has poorer isolation than most other IEMs...

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Screenshot from 2012-05-02 02:28:26.png

 

I'd need a 1080p screen to get all of it. :P

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Ie8 doesn't have good isolation.
I'll have to check what Sonny wrote lol


Edit:
He gave a 3, which is a fair rating...
Edited by Totally Dubbed - 5/1/12 at 11:33pm
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The IE8 has 3 isolation, it's the second worse to the monoprice which is 2?

EDIT: In the graph i tried to paste in it was not aligned properly and therefore it got the micro phonics rating of 10 in isolation. If you check the link you'll find i gave it 3!
Edited by Swimsonny - 5/1/12 at 11:36pm
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Cool, keep it up.

 

Haha you really like the ASG-1 it seems.

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