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post #16 of 39

UE 500 = fun headphone. Everything rolls down. Slight veil in the midrange. Good quality overall, but has many weaknesses. It's the most laid-back phone I've ever heard. 100% smoothness with little sweetness. It's a unique signature of its own.

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Best way to describe the 500s...  Think of a headphone, start from the deepest low end.  Progressively roll off up into the treble.  That's the UE 500 in a nutshell.  It's really all bass, but it's tuned to be the best it can be really.  I think either ClieOS or Joker have commented on it preferring them to the 700s.


Edited by tinyman392 - 5/28/12 at 10:25am
post #17 of 39
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Okay, for £30 I don't see the appeal of it while it's in the price range of Vsonic Gr06 and 04
post #18 of 39
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Okay, for £30 I don't see the appeal of it while it's in the price range of Vsonic Gr06 and 04

 

I'm actually willing to put money on the fact that the VSonics are techincally better, despite never hearing them.  The thing about the UE 500s is that they are almost perfectly smooth, you really need to listen to them. 

post #19 of 39
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I'm actually willing to put money on the fact that the VSonics are techincally better, despite never hearing them.  The thing about the UE 500s is that they are almost perfectly smooth, you really need to listen to them. 

Oh i am sure ether are :D Thing is the their signature is actually really fun too.

Okay i will but it on my forever going list ahah!

post #20 of 39

Oh yeah, one more thing.  The ThinkSound TS02 (bass + treble focused with a midrange that is energetic) is also more bass heavy than the MS01 (you can quote me on that) :p  I think the TS01 is the most bass heavy, but don't quote me on that.  The rain was made to be more balanced as well (don't quote me on that too).  That's what I've heard though. 

post #21 of 39
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Oh yeah, one more thing.  The ThinkSound TS02 (bass + treble focused with a midrange that is energetic) is also more bass heavy than the MS01 (you can quote me on that) :p  I think the TS01 is the most bass heavy, but don't quote me on that.  The rain was made to be more balanced as well (don't quote me on that too).  That's what I've heard though. 

Okay interesting. So what is better to you, the ms01 or ts02? 

I have also sold on my Thinksounds to another member so i hope he enjoys them and am looking forward hopefully to some impressions!

post #22 of 39
They are awesome very much enjoy them biggrin.gif. I used to have some shure se530's a few years back and these put a much bigger smile on face then shures ever did smily_headphones1.gif
post #23 of 39
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Okay interesting. So what is better to you, the ms01 or ts02? 

I have also sold on my Thinksounds to another member so i hope he enjoys them and am looking forward hopefully to some impressions!

 

The MS01 is more balanced overall, however, the TS02 gives much better vocal dynamics and energy.  MS01 has better instrumental clarity and detailing.  MS01 has more controlled highs.  The lows are a wash between the two.  Technically the MS01 is better than the TS02 by a few hairs.  However, I'm a vocal lover, I would say I prefer the TS02 to the technically better MS01.

post #24 of 39
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They are awesome very much enjoy them biggrin.gif. I used to have some shure se530's a few years back and these put a much bigger smile on face then shures ever did smily_headphones1.gif

 

Maybe the mid-centric sound isn't for you?  LOL.  Glad you enjoy the MS01s though, they are still a great IEM that is fun and musical :)  I can definitely see why a person would fall in love with this brand in general. 

post #25 of 39
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They are awesome very much enjoy them biggrin.gif. I used to have some shure se530's a few years back and these put a much bigger smile on face then shures ever did smily_headphones1.gif

Oh i am very pleased to hear that :D That quite a statement as the 530s are highly regraded earphones with a heft price tag! :O

 

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The MS01 is more balanced overall, however, the TS02 gives much better vocal dynamics and energy.  MS01 has better instrumental clarity and detailing.  MS01 has more controlled highs.  The lows are a wash between the two.  Technically the MS01 is better than the TS02 by a few hairs.  However, I'm a vocal lover, I would say I prefer the TS02 to the technically better MS01.

I do not think that i would enjoy the ts02 from this as much. Although like you vocals are very important, lack of detail and separation is really rather annoying. Also if the highs are technically worse on the ts02 i would not want to hear any more of them as they were my biggest pain with these and to be honest most dynamic drivers. The DBA-02s spoil you.

 

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Maybe the mid-centric sound isn't for you?  LOL.  Glad you enjoy the MS01s though, they are still a great IEM that is fun and musical :)  I can definitely see why a person would fall in love with this brand in general. 

Hmmm that would not necessary be true as i used to have the lower Shure SE420 and athough i am not sure if they are meant to be of a similar sig but they used to for bore and not get close to making me smile. These are so fun that they get you grinning!

 

He is not necessary saying these are technically better but just more enjoyable which i will happily take his word for!

post #26 of 39
Yeh the se530 were just boring and I actually didn't find them that amazingly accurate for some reason lol I think I prefer a fun sound smily_headphones1.gif
post #27 of 39
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Yeh the se530 were just boring and I actually didn't find them that amazingly accurate for some reason lol I think I prefer a fun sound smily_headphones1.gif

Thats interesting, i have always been wanting to try the SE535 due to people say they have some of the best mids but i would expect them to sound accurate across the board. They sound very similar actually the SE420s which i never found exciting to listen to and why at the time i liked my mates IE8s as they were fun. These are more fun than the IE8s as well so thats great, you may have found a preference in IEMs!

 

Also looking forward to how they cope when you go for a run with them later!

post #28 of 39

I have to wonder about this 'eco friendly' marketing and that is what it sounds like to me, marketing.  Just how much 'damage' to the planet does the manufacture of tiny IEMs cause?  Probably not so much as the large battery pack in a Toyota Prius.

post #29 of 39

I guess if everyone thought they couldn't make some difference no-one ever would.

 

I really like my TS02. The sound sig is different from what I've been using lately and I'm finding my enjoyment of music is returning. The eco-friendly angle didn't have much influence on my decision to get them but if it's more than just "marketing" than I think it's a good touch.


Edited by jay-w - 8/22/12 at 3:57am
post #30 of 39
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Yeh, it could be seen as a marketing touch but i do not buy my IEMs just because they are eco friendly, it is more likely that the people there care and they see this as the way that they can make an influence.

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