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post #61 of 120
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The HF3 is very mid/treble centric with incredible amounts of detail. The bass on the HF3 is tight and impactful but lacks volume. The best way to describe the HF3 is analytical and a but thin sounding. But is enjoyable for genres like classical, rock music that is not bass dependent, country, jazz.

The nErgy on the other hand is not as detailed but does manage to capture the essence and emotion of the music. This makes it a good bet for compressed lossy formats like MP3. What it lacks in detail it makes up for in added bass volume and strong dynamics. I think it also excels in the mids and treble. But I do know a couple people have found it's treble to hot for them so if you find to much treble fatiguing keep that in mind.

One other thing to mention, I like low volume listening, as such I appreciate gear that has strong dynamic characteristics at lower volumes, this generally means most of what I like can become to harsh at louder volume levels.
Edited by dweaver - 2/3/13 at 1:16pm
post #62 of 120
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I burned in the FX40 a lot but also never liked them much. I think the nErgy is a much better IEM. I still say it is one of the best bangs for the buck out there.


I completely agree. I burned in the FX 40 for over 100 hours, and they still stink. The nanotubes give the most artificial sounding treble i've ever heard from any earphopne I've ever owned, and i've owned close to a hundred. Now based on your review and your enthusiastic endorsement of the Monster ENrgy's, I bought a pair. They should be arriving at my door tomorrow afternoon. I'm gonna give them a spin right out of the box, and comment, and then give them the 2 day burn in, and then follow up. I believe your assessment, and I love a nice earphone that relies on balance and clarity v.s BOOM BOOM BOOM like my Sennheiser CX 300 II, my Scosche HP 200, or those horrific Dre Beats muffling the mids and highs. So I'm excited about trying out my latest purchase. Funny though, even after paying over $600 for my UE 7 Pro customs, which are my be all end all IEM's, I still find myself buying budget phones, like the ENrgy's or the UE 600's. lol I'm addicted to that rush....

post #63 of 120
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I hope you like them smily_headphones1.gif and look forward to your comments good or bad.

I gave my pair away to my brother and they are one of only a handful of IEM's I have thought about buying again.

I almost re-bought them on the weekend but decided to go another route figuring I would return this other IEM if unhappy ($180) but surprisingly this other IEM is capturing my attention more than I would have thought and I may keep them. I won't say anything more other than to say this IEM has been around a while and has not received kind reviews here on head-fi but it is surprising the heck out of me. I will likely write up a review of it and start it's own appreciation thread if I decide to keep it and may do so even if I don't LOL.
post #64 of 120

is there any sibilance? Do you feel this is a durable IEM set

post #65 of 120
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I never noticed an sibilance but as I have said, I am a mid/treble person and I know a couple of people have found this IEM to bright.

I had zero issues with durability aside from the MIC button being a bit sticky when I first got the IEM. I really liked the magnet feature it was great for walking around with IEM around my neck when wasn't listening to music.
post #66 of 120

Is it a bit bassy? How about the confort and isolation?

post #67 of 120
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They have average isolation, good comfort and the bass is not as strong as a lot of Monster IEM's but it's present and accounted for. just make sure you get a good seal.
post #68 of 120
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Is it a bit bassy? How about the confort and isolation?


no. the bass is very neutral. It's hard to believe these are the same folks that created the Dr Dre Beats and it's horrifically bloated and muddy bass. These remind me of the Monster Copper IEM's, which I got a chance to use, and aside from the Coppers having a bit more detail retrieval and definitely more bass HEFT, these aren't too far off, even straight out of the box new, which is where i am with these. If you want bass with the N-Ergy's, you definitely need to put these either on bass boost on your iphone, ipod, amp, or mp3 player. The catch with these is that the clarity is really sweet, the vocals are very smooth and non sibilant, and the bass boosted only refines the bass, but does not make them muddy. comfort? not the most comfortable IEM;s, but they fit fine with a decent seal, and they look pretty lol

post #69 of 120
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Yup that's how I hear them to. I found a different tip I had on hand helped make them more comfortable and,opened up their sound a bit more. I an seriously thinking of selling my two high end IEM's and go back to these.
post #70 of 120

I'm returning my pair of NRgy's. They already malfunctioned. They are not built very well, and though i was happy with the sound, i'm not going to return to them. Taking them back and will get something else to replaced them. 

post #71 of 120
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That's why it good to go to a brick and mortar store smily_headphones1.gif

I had issues with the talk button I documented. I used some compressed air on the button and this issue mostly resolved itself. If they had just put a regular button versus the monstrous badge they used there would have been no issue. A clear case of marketing winning over functionality. That one issue aside though sonically speaking I was very impressed and I have several more expensive IEM's that are not any better built.
post #72 of 120
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That's why it good to go to a brick and mortar store smily_headphones1.gif

I had issues with the talk button I documented. I used some compressed air on the button and this issue mostly resolved itself. If they had just put a regular button versus the monstrous badge they used there would have been no issue. A clear case of marketing winning over functionality. That one issue aside though sonically speaking I was very impressed and I have several more expensive IEM's that are not any better built.


I'm glad i bought them there too, and you hit that right on the head. The button was exactly what was giving me issues, and after compresed air and qtips, it simply wouldn't quite with the stick problem, and they had to go back. I ended up taking the money and putting it towards some JVC HA-FXT90's, and I also bought some Vsonic GR07's. Can't wait for them to hit my mail box!

post #73 of 120
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Both of those headphones a good smily_headphones1.gif I really liked the GR07.
post #74 of 120

Well, how does the bass compared to the sen cx300ii/cx400ii, i want to replace my ety mc5 due the lack of bass and sibilance and my broken cx400ii


Edited by minhquancanon7d - 2/11/13 at 10:31pm
post #75 of 120
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Sorry I have not heard the Senn's you mentioned. Compared to the ETY it will have more bass and will be a slightly warmer signature. I will warn you, it is a brighter Monster than most though so you might find it sibilant if you find the Ety's sibilant.

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