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post #16 of 26

a little comment on the triple.fi vs yamaha : http://www.head-fi.org/t/577712/yamaha-eph-100/1920#post_8452400

post #17 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies everyone. Ive looked at the Concise IEM review thread alot of times, but that was before i new the certain sound i was after, so il go have another look smily_headphones1.gif
So far im leaning towards getting two pairs, instead of spending 300 on one.
E.g

Hifiman RE262 and Yamaha EPH100
or
Hifiman RE ZERO and Vsonic Gr07

That way i have different sounding headphones that should cover a majority of genres, while not putting me bankrupt biggrin.gif
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by Djchase View Post

Thanks for the replies everyone. Ive looked at the Concise IEM review thread alot of times, but that was before i new the certain sound i was after, so il go have another look smily_headphones1.gif
So far im leaning towards getting two pairs, instead of spending 300 on one.
E.g
Hifiman RE262 and Yamaha EPH100
or
Hifiman RE ZERO and Vsonic Gr07
That way i have different sounding headphones that should cover a majority of genres, while not putting me bankrupt biggrin.gif

Wouldn't it be better to buy one great set, and an equalizer?

Jim
post #19 of 26
Thread Starter 
I have a cowon c2 which seems to apply good enough EQ settings. My main concern is spending 300 or so on a top tier IEM,based on opinions only (as there isnt shops near me where i can try any) and be unhappy with the purchase.
Im building a house at the moment, so the Earphones i buy will probably be the last i buy for a while so im trying to determine if i should go with a safe choice, or like you suggested, aim high.

I am currently thinking: hifiman re262 to go with my cowon c2 + fiio e11.

Unless someone can suggest an IEM that may have better synergy, or performance for that matter within the 0-250ish price bracket:)

Thanks
post #20 of 26

Okie Dokie...

 

Keep us posted on what you get, Good Luck with the house.

 

Jim

post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by Djchase View Post

I think i want a hybrid iem, one that is detailed yet warm haha.
 

Ortofon e-Q5.

post #22 of 26

Check out the TDK BA200. They can be had for 250 USD and they deliver in aspects with the most glorious presentation and clear mids. In fact they fit your description. I recommend different IEMs for different people having heard a fair few an these fit the bill easily!

post #23 of 26
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies everyone, after further research i have decided to pull the trigger on the Hifiman RE262.
I put vocals at the top of my list of importances and this seems to fit the bill. Suppose to have a fairly wide soundstage and great clarity while still having a fun/musical signature. Seems what im looking for. If not, check the for sale thread once its burnt in lol

Has given me a little bit of money left over, so if i am happy with the 262s i might also get the re-zero as a second pair with reasonably different signature to see which i prefer :)

post #24 of 26

I just got the Klipsch X10's a couple of weeks ago. I absolutely love them! As per my personal tastes, I find them totally balanced with just the right amount of highs and lows; one doesn't over shadow the other. As an added bonus, they are SUPER comfortable due to thier size and shape, while managing to always stay in my ears (even while working out!).

Internet reviews seem to agree that between the X10 and X5, the X5 has much crisper/louder mids and highs, while the X10's have bass but suffer above that range. I personally haven't found that to be the case: I listen to classical, instrumental, tons of jazz, and so techno, and have found the mids and higs to be just perfect!

post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Djchase View Post

Thanks for the replies everyone, after further research i have decided to pull the trigger on the Hifiman RE262.
I put vocals at the top of my list of importances and this seems to fit the bill. Suppose to have a fairly wide soundstage and great clarity while still having a fun/musical signature. Seems what im looking for. If not, check the for sale thread once its burnt in lol

Has given me a little bit of money left over, so if i am happy with the 262s i might also get the re-zero as a second pair with reasonably different signature to see which i prefer :)

 

262 is fantastic for vocals. Front and center. Re-zero or RE--0 are very nice, also.  wink_face.gif

post #26 of 26
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