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post #301 of 842
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Originally Posted by F900EX View Post


HiFlight,

I'm curious, in your experience and opinion what headphones ( can be anything IEM's, full-size) have the same or better sound sig or same qualities I guess as the ANV3's.

Thanks ...

I only compared them to my buds, but in comparison to my other IEM's or full-sized cans, they are in the modded Porta-Pro category. They do not compete with my custom IEM's. They are bested by my Sony EX800ST and Phonak PFE232 universals. They do share a similarity to the Klipsch X10 SQ. I don't mean these comments to be negative, as they deliver a fun, non-fatiguing sound and can certainly compete favorably with buds or universals that are above their price phone.

I do prefer the very inexpensive AKG K311 over the TM7. I keep listening to the K311 over and over, thinking I am making a mistake in my preference, but the imaging and midrange clarity (where most of the music lives) is really quite impressive. The Anv3 has more bass, but like the AKG K1000, one doesn't really miss this bottom octave in the K311. Twenty bucks well-spent!
Edited by HiFlight - 2/12/13 at 9:39am
post #302 of 842

I am much prefer TM7 over K311, even K319. Warm mid seems to be what AKG earbuds are good at, but otherwise they sound really boring and overly smooth to my ears.

post #303 of 842
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

I am much prefer TM7 over K311, even K319. Warm mid seems to be what AKG earbuds are good at, but otherwise they sound really boring and overly smooth to my ears.

 

I haven't heard K311, but I really like the dry and spacious presentation of K319. Still, they are easily beat by TM7. Even old vintage legends such as Sony MDR-E484, E282 and Aiwa HP D9 are beat by TM7, at least in my opinion. Well, TM7 cannot touch the soundstage of the D9, but overall the blox beats the Aiwa...

post #304 of 842
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

I am much prefer TM7 over K311, even K319. Warm mid seems to be what AKG earbuds are good at, but otherwise they sound really boring and overly smooth to my ears.

Smoothness is one of the major characteristics that I seek in my audio equipment, but then I mostly listen to classical, instrumental and vocal music. No rock, trance, etc.

Please note that my posted impressions are only my personal preferences in phones, not absolutes.
post #305 of 842

Over at http://www.jr.com/ the K311's are only $8 for the Arctic blue version. So I bought a pair and see if I agree with your remarks :)

 

Also regarding the ANV3 packaging, my 1st pair did come in the old M2C box. But the 2nd pair I got did come with a newer case that was used for the TM7s. To me the packaging is a non issue, so I never asked why they came in 2 different boxes.

post #306 of 842
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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

http://www.hktdc.com/suppliers-products/Stereo-In-ear-Earphone/en/1X077DYZ/1789684/
Look what somebody showed me :0.....the iem are from this manufacturer. The bI3 might have dual driver or just a single 6.8 maylar driver.
 

 

http://www.audiomaster.cn/ProductShow.asp?ID=2345

post #307 of 842
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Originally Posted by HiFlight View Post

Please note that my posted impressions are only my personal preferences in phones, not absolutes.

 

Of course. I am doing just that as well.

 

Haven't really seen the newer AKG earbuds (the K309 and K315) around much. I wonder if they are a step up or down because strangely AKG names them in lower number.

post #308 of 842
This may be an odd request for a compare but can someone possibly compare the ANV3 to the new Apple earpod? It's the only bud I have and I'm trying to figure out the ANV3 is the direction I want to go for my first higher end earbud.

What I'd like to find is a little less boomy bass than the earpod, much more sparkle, air and space, and also lose the glare the earpod has in the upper mid. Thanks!
post #309 of 842
You have answered your own question, yes the anv3 is exactly what your looking for. No comparsion between the anv3 because of the higher quailty driver and tuning. Speed is amazing, bass deep with nice impact, airy wide deep soundstage, mids being foward and treble be sparkling beautiful. But I warn you do NOT use the foam pads, they make them sound congested and slow. smily_headphones1.gif hope you get them and tell us how you here them smily_headphones1.gif
post #310 of 842
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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

But I warn you do NOT use the foam pads, they make them sound congested and slow. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Donut foam pads is the way to go!

post #311 of 842
Thanks. Any more thoughts? I may give it a go once they return from holiday.
post #312 of 842
I don't like donut pads either , causes bass bloat in the sub bass region and pushes back mids to much for me. I like them raw and organic biggrin.gif
post #313 of 842

That's funny.  I always prefer foam pads.  Sounds tinny without pads.  In fact, I use the full foams pads OVER the donut pads.  Maybe that configuration just works better for my ear size/shape.  I think mochill is in the minority here.  I would bet most people prefer the sound with pads.

post #314 of 842
If that is what you like , but to be honest everybody hears differently so take that into consideration. :
post #315 of 842
After listening the M2C, I don't think it justify the price difference to get the TM7 unless you require a balanced and neutral sound which the TM7 provide. The M2C is a more lively sound with more bass. I normally prefer neutral sound and yes the TM7 have better clarity, but its hard to tell, its just fun to listen to the M2C because it give good bass impact which tends to be lacking with earphones at this size.

My only regret about the M2C is I didn't order two.
Edited by terrymx - 2/16/13 at 3:05am
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