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Third pair coming in tomorrow.
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The Hippo VB continue to be my go-to pair of IEMs. However my 1st generation have now started to split at the cable and are holding on for dear life.

I WILL be replacing them with another pair of Hippo VB, no doubt. However, shall I spend £190 first on trying the Sennheiser IE80? Can anyone offer a detailed comparison?
Edited by oHUTCHYo - 8/31/13 at 3:23am
post #108 of 115
Any more contributions to what I could buy as a spiritual successor to my beloved Hippo VB?

I tried the IE80, whilst buttery smooth, they just couldn't bang and rumble like the Hippo.

I tried Sony XB90EX, went relatively low but not as close. Quite liked them but had terrible driver flex for me especially when I tilted/turned my head.

I tried JVC FX200, overrated IMO and didnt perform well from unamped source.

I continue to see Denon C300 mentioned but their fit and form factor have me dubious, as they will be used in the gym amongst other uses.

I love my Hippo but feel like Im trapped in a hole and cant find a worthy upgrade.

Id happily budget anything from £50-£500 if I knew they were a worthy choice. Worthy being akin of Hippo VB mid bass/sub bass but with better overall SQ and build quality.

I use mine with the bassiest plate to put my request in to context smily_headphones1.gif I cant stress enough to anyone wanting pure unadulterated bass to try the Hippo, especially when I see lesser IEMs being suggested on HeadFi
Edited by oHUTCHYo - 2/12/14 at 12:16pm
post #109 of 115
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Originally Posted by oHUTCHYo View Post

Any more contributions to what I could buy as a spiritual successor to my beloved Hippo VB?

I tried the IE80, whilst buttery smooth, they just couldn't bang and rumble like the Hippo.

I tried Sony XB90EX, went relatively low but not as close. Quite liked them but had terrible driver flex for me especially when I tilted/turned my head.

I tried JVC FX200, overrated IMO and didnt perform well from unamped source.

I continue to see Denon C300 mentioned but their fit and form factor have me dubious, as they will be used in the gym amongst other uses.

I love my Hippo but feel like Im trapped in a hole and cant find a worthy upgrade.

Id happily budget anything from £50-£500 if I knew they were a worthy choice. Worthy being akin of Hippo VB mid bass/sub bass but with better overall SQ and build quality.

I use mine with the bassiest plate to put my request in to context smily_headphones1.gif I cant stress enough to anyone wanting pure unadulterated bass to try the Hippo, especially when I see lesser IEMs being suggested on HeadFi

 

There are none as far as I know, certainly none compared to the bassiest plate hippo.

 

Best thing I can suggest is to buy the DigiZoid Zo, and pair it up with XB90EX

post #110 of 115

Able planet radius knockoffs are worlds better...

post #111 of 115
Quote:
Originally Posted by oHUTCHYo View Post

Any more contributions to what I could buy as a spiritual successor to my beloved Hippo VB?

I tried the IE80, whilst buttery smooth, they just couldn't bang and rumble like the Hippo.

I tried Sony XB90EX, went relatively low but not as close. Quite liked them but had terrible driver flex for me especially when I tilted/turned my head.

I tried JVC FX200, overrated IMO and didnt perform well from unamped source.

I continue to see Denon C300 mentioned but their fit and form factor have me dubious, as they will be used in the gym amongst other uses.

I love my Hippo but feel like Im trapped in a hole and cant find a worthy upgrade.

Id happily budget anything from £50-£500 if I knew they were a worthy choice. Worthy being akin of Hippo VB mid bass/sub bass but with better overall SQ and build quality.

I use mine with the bassiest plate to put my request in to context smily_headphones1.gif I cant stress enough to anyone wanting pure unadulterated bass to try the Hippo, especially when I see lesser IEMs being suggested on HeadFi



If there's no budget limit (within reason) I suggest researching Aurisonics ASG-2 which not only has some of the most heavy hitting bass I have heard from a hybrid, also supports a bass tuning dial to open them right up. I don't think you would need much more than one or two notches open, as the bass was like being hit by a world class boxer with them hardly open at all. It is mostly mid-bass focused though.

So I suggest you read up on the ASG-2 to see if this fits your requirements. 
 

post #112 of 115

delete please


Edited by shak85 - 2/14/14 at 4:40am
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What ever you do , DON'T BUY FROM JABEN . Awful customer service .

 

I recently bought hippo vb headphones, which unfortunately broke after 2 months of usage. I read on the site that these have 1 year warranty . I contacted shopping site of jaben to kindly get a refund (shipping costs on me). After i did this, i didn't get any respond. Therefore i sent again an email for refund. The result ? They removed me from the site. My email is not to be found anywhere. I can't login to contact them.
 
This is very unprofessional.After this awful experience i would not recommend anyone to buy from jaben, because something breaks your warrant won't cover you and your account would be deleted so that jaben will earn 80 dollars of headphones.
 
Shame on you jaben!!

 

Which Jaben is this? I never have any problem dealing with Jaben Australia

post #114 of 115
Where is best to buy the ASG2 if Im located in UK?
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Where is best to buy the ASG2 if Im located in UK?


You'd be best off asking in the ASG-2 thread I linked you via PM. More traffic there.

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