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post #121 of 367

JH13 Pro, followed by JH13 Pro Universal and JH16 Pro Universal (yes the sound quality is noticeably better with a custom fit rather than a universal fit).


Edited by ProjectDenz - 11/27/12 at 5:47am
post #122 of 367

if only universals would be available. i hate the handling of ciems.

post #123 of 367

IMO the klipsch X10 is one of the most underrated total packages in the universal BA IEM world. It has bass like no other BA I've heard, the texture and depth beats SM3 and TF10 easily. I guess bassheads usually go for dynamics, but the X10 satisfies all my bass cravings handily ^_^ It's great with electronic music, especially vocal trance and deep house, and does regular old vocal/acoustic stuff pretty damn well. Rap doesn't have HUGE impact but sounds really good to me. Classical is kind of a no go, but it's not horrible. The soundstage and imaging hold their own against the TF10 and the treble isn't as bad as some say, IMO; the TF10 has it beat there, but the quantity is similar to my SM3 back when they had filters in them, and the extension on both ends (not to mention resolution, soundstage, imaging) is better than my SE215, which are currently more expensive. Add isolation and comfort that beats, well, just about everything, and it's hard to deny its value, especially at the $90 price point its at on Amazon right now. Anyone who likes bassy music and wants good isolation and comfort (commuters?) should give them a go. At $90 you really can't lose.


Edited by Gilly87 - 11/27/12 at 8:01am
post #124 of 367

AT's CK100PRO is the best iem of what i heard so far.

post #125 of 367

I've only had two so far.  A Fischer Audio SBA-01 and a Grado GR8 (though I guess that's technically a moving armature).  Of the two, I'd have to say the that the GR8 is more balanced with superior detail, but perhaps not as much that it would be worth the cost increase from the SBA-01 (speaking from a value perspective).
 

post #126 of 367

universal:

SM3v2, PFE232

 

custom:

N/A, thinking Heir Audio 8.A

 

want to put IE80 up but its a dynamic -_-


Edited by RobotsEatCookie - 11/27/12 at 9:38pm
post #127 of 367

I demo'd the GR8 once, I really liked its sound, very punchy, detailed, and open. I preferred it to my SM3 for some music, actually.

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I've only had two so far.  A Fischer Audio SBA-01 and a Grado GR8 (though I guess that's technically a moving armature).  Of the two, I'd have to say the that the GR8 is more balanced with superior detail, but perhaps not as much that it would be worth the cost increase from the SBA-01 (speaking from a value perspective).
 

post #128 of 367
I really like the DBA-02 MkII sound but it lag of details I wanted.
 
tried TF10, love the detail, soundstage but not high.
 
now in love with Rock It Sounds R-50, love it! but still lag of bass ...
 
Can't really find the one that combines those together ...
 
Next target : Frogbeats C-4. Please be the one.
post #129 of 367
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I demo'd the GR8 once, I really liked its sound, very punchy, detailed, and open. I preferred it to my SM3 for some music, actually.

 

I haven't had a chance to hear the SM3 yet.  I tend to like the GR8 for Jazz, Classical and Rock.  However, the SBA-01 is much better for EDM due to the warmer and bassier signature.  Lol, I always end up carrying both just in case.

 

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I really like the DBA-02 MkII sound but it lag of details I wanted.

 

I've actually been wanting to try those for a while now.

post #130 of 367

I think the SM3 V2 is going to be really good for edm, I tend to like IEM's that are warmer with forward mids as that's where 70% to 80% or the music is plus I think the bass will be perfect for my taste.

post #131 of 367

Akg k3003 is the best so far for me.

post #132 of 367
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Akg k3003 is the best so far for me.


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post #133 of 367
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I think the SM3 V2 is going to be really good for edm, I tend to like IEM's that are warmer with forward mids as that's where 70% to 80% or the music is plus I think the bass will be perfect for my taste.


Sounds like we might have similar taste; this was exactly my reason for choosing the SM3. If you find it a bit too veiled and don't mind risking a little sibilance for more neutrality, order an etymotic filter removal tool and pop those babies out. Had mine for almost a year and I haven't felt the need for any kind of IEM upgrade; my only new IEM since then has been repurchasing the X10 for some of my bassier music.
post #134 of 367
Sony XBA-4 <-The only BA driver based headphone I ever auditioned
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Sounds like we might have similar taste; this was exactly my reason for choosing the SM3. If you find it a bit too veiled and don't mind risking a little sibilance for more neutrality, order an etymotic filter removal tool and pop those babies out. Had mine for almost a year and I haven't felt the need for any kind of IEM upgrade; my only new IEM since then has been repurchasing the X10 for some of my bassier music.

 

I'll see how veiled I think they are but I'm going to give them a good 40 or 50 hours before I'd think of doing that, thanks for the info.  Since I've read that people say the BA200 and SM3 share a similar sound signature I kind of know what to expect.

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