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post #1 of 14
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Hi all,

 

My MM70is broke recently, so looking for an upgrade.  I've always fancied the X10is, and it's very tempting seeing as I can get them for £149.99 new.  The Atomic Floyd Super darts caught my attention too, but they're nearer £170 from most places. 

 

The X10is have the advantage of being very light weight which is something I'd really like, whereas the superdarts are very heavy apparently.

 

What else can you recommend in the price range of £100 to £170 max? The iphone controls are a must.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 14

Etymotic HF3

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks they look neat. How do they compare to the x10i?
post #4 of 14

Its all about the Rockit Sounds R-50.  Its a better fitting and cheaper version of the GR01, they sound pretty much the same and the R-50 is like $80 less so for you thats around 77.  They're very balanced with a nice touch of warmth though still very detailed with an excellent soundstage.  They sound better than all my other IEM's with some of them costing around $300 so the R-50's price performance ratio is awesome.  You can see my review along with others impressions of them in the R-50 thread, good luck on your search and these should defiantly be ones to checkout.

post #5 of 14
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Can't seem to find the R50s anywhere in the UK, shame as they get good reviews.

 

Any other suggestions? Thanks! :)
 

post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by amraam View Post

Can't seem to find the R50s anywhere in the UK, shame as they get good reviews.

 

Any other suggestions? Thanks! :)
 

 

 

You can order the R-50's from the Rockit Sounds site, I know of a few people from the UK that have,

 

http://rockitsounds.com/shop/product/?prod_id=16

post #7 of 14
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Thanks.  I'm wondering if they may lack in bass a bit for my tastes however.  Hmm, always so much choice!
 

post #8 of 14

Well their not what I'd call bass heavy but they do have a fair amount of punch and impact with good depth.  I EQ the bass up a bit and they hit almost as hard as my TF10 and I think the R-50's bass has better texture than the TF10's.  I listen to a good amount of electronic music so I have to have bass and the R-50 satisfies me just fine.

post #9 of 14
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Yeah I'm not a bass head, but I do enjoy it - as long as it is accurate and not muddy.  The Etymotic HF3 aren't going to be bassy enough for me either going off reviews :(

post #10 of 14
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I can get X10i for £150, or Monster Turbine Pro Gold + Control Talk for £188.  Should I spend the extra, or just stick with my original plan of the X10i?


Edited by amraam - 6/29/12 at 4:44am
post #11 of 14

If you have to have a mic then I think the X10i would be just fine but if you want an IEM that sounds much better than both of thoughs the R-50 is perfect.  Theres a member that just got them and said they're better than the GR07 in about every way which I tend to agree with.  The X10 and R-50 have similar sound signature with both being on the warm side and detailed but the R-50 sounds a lot better over all with a larger soundstage, and the R-50's bass has about the same amount of impact and punch as the X10.

 

So if you really need a mic then get the X10i but if you want awesome sound quality go for the R-50.  I use the R-50 with my phone and while theres no mic it doesn't bother me to just speak into the phone and the call clarity on the R-50 is really good to.

post #12 of 14
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Thanks.  yeah I'm not bothered about the mic, I always take my earphones out to answer the call - I hate talking when I can't hear myself, always end up shouting lol.  It's the controls that I want so I don't have to keep taking my phone out of my pocket.
 

post #13 of 14

I got the x10i for the same £150 the OP mentions in the UK.

 

Definitely worth it in my opinion...and a fun change from the iems I already have.

post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by Dreamnine View Post

I got the x10i for the same £150 the OP mentions in the UK.

 

Definitely worth it in my opinion...and a fun change from the iems I already have.

 

Where did you get them in the end mate? Can't find the supplier I had previously :(

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