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I was planning to purchase that but upon close inspect of the casing I am a bit worried about the strength of its housing. I love to purchase the SM64 in 6 months time, hopefully by than it is well tested and established in the community and all its flaws and pros are known by than. 

 

Thanks for the suggestion :-)

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May I recommend an earphone that I haven't heard myself yet? Earsonics SM64. Apparently relaxed but balanced, fairly neutral and it should work flawlessly with the AK100 due to it's high impedance.

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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

I was planning to purchase that but upon close inspect of the casing I am a bit worried about the strength of its housing. I love to purchase the SM64 in 6 months time, hopefully by than it is well tested and established in the community and all its flaws and pros are known by than. 

Thanks for the suggestion :-)

I recommend the MDR-7550 if you want relaxed. It is one of the most effortless IEM's I have owned. That or the UE900 which while more detailed and having the ability to reflect aggressiveness is also smooth enough to be effortless.

There is a used pair of MDR-7550 in the FS section right now BTW. I came very close to buying them but have decided to save and take a chance on the MDR EX1000.
post #1788 of 3623
Accidental double post...

But since it's here, I might as well reiterate how much I am enjoying this IEM and throw out one more comment to audionewbi. The slight difference in sound from the iPhone cable or in my case the Shure android cable versus the black cable from UE might also help give you a more relaxed sound out of the UE900.
Edited by dweaver - 3/29/13 at 9:03am
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I remember my W4 as having a big body with great texture. However, punch would only kick in at higher/moderate listening levels. At low levels the punch of the UE900 is more obvious and thus I also perceive the UE900 as having more bass, although I know it's not true.

Yeah I think that's the reason, as the UE900 seems to be a little easier to drive than the W4R.

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Apparently they have at least two types of nozzles used on the UE900.  When I first got my UE900, I was having lots of trouble getting balanced sound out of it, it kept sounding like the left side was louder.  Upon further inspection, I noticed the eartips did not sit as far down on the left side as the right.  Then, removing the eartip I noticed the flange size was different on both pieces.  I also noticed the left side had an extra piece of triangular shaped plastic on the tip which the right side doesn't.  

 

I had to replace it with another pair which now both tips match the left tip of the old pair.  Weird, I wonder why the nozzle change, I wonder if one sounds better than the other.  

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I know this don't really have anything to do with this blog much but besides etymotic er4 what is another really detailed iem. I like the er4 and want something else something like it or even more detailed ?? Is the ue900 really detailed or is it more fun sounding ?? Please help lol
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I own the HF3 which would be similar to the ER4S and find the UE900 to have a similar level of detail but a much more complete sound signature.
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Grado GR10 is another very detailed IEM.  But for $400 I would take the UE900.

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I know this don't really have anything to do with this blog much but besides etymotic er4 what is another really detailed iem. I like the er4 and want something else something like it or even more detailed ?? Is the ue900 really detailed or is it more fun sounding ?? Please help lol

 

I don't think you'll find anything more detailed than an Etymotic :p  It's still king in this area (but I've only had time to listen to the HF2 though).  

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Yea, definitely Etymotic for higher frequecy detail but GR10 or the UE900 will give you that detail and span it into the midrange and bass as well.

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Yea, definitely Etymotic for higher frequecy detail but GR10 or the UE900 will give you that detail and span it into the midrange and bass as well.

 

Bass expansion over the Etymotic, yes.  Midrange?  No, Etymotic has it beat.  

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I haven't spent enough time with UE900 so I cant say there... but GR10 midrange is fabulous.  I consider it better than Etymotic because of the much added airy presentation.  Vocals are just insane.  Etymotic abides by that ruler flat presentation.

 

My IEM favorites for vocals are:  W4>GR10>UM2>SE535

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thank you very much..i also have the hf2 and i love\ them to..i really like the detail of them too,,the only thing is i had them run over by a vaccum lol long story lol but they dont work on the one side anymore and i really dont think that the warrenty will cover this lol,,thanks for all the advice..

post #1799 of 3623
Just bought these on a whim at the airport and I am impressed. Very nice sound sig with great bass for a ba and nice derailed non fatiguing highs. The midrange could be a bit more lush but that would be my only complaint. Nice build quality, accessories, and the sound stage is pretty nice to boot!
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Just bought these on a whim at the airport and I am impressed. Very nice sound sig with great bass for a ba and nice derailed non fatiguing highs. The midrange could be a bit more lush but that would be my only complaint. Nice build quality, accessories, and the sound stage is pretty nice to boot!

I think the UE900 really nailed its overall package well compare to the likes of W4R and SE535.  Of course the sound is subjective, but I still think it wins out over my W4R.

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