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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

I'd really hope it is an upgrade because the TF10s are quite mediocre IMO. Just nothing really that special about them....

 

Mediocre vs. What? Resolution, detail, clarity, instrument separation, soundstage, impact...the TF10 gets high marks in every category
Is it slightly below the very best-of-the-best universals? Sure. IMO. I wonder how much fit/tips has to do with TF10 perceived audio quality. Seems picky to me.
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If anyone owns this/has auditioned it and/or the Sennheiser IE80, can you compare them? Thanks! :D

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Mediocre vs. What? Resolution, detail, clarity, instrument separation, soundstage, impact...the TF10 gets high marks in every category
Is it slightly below the very best-of-the-best universals? Sure. IMO. I wonder how much fit/tips has to do with TF10 perceived audio quality. Seems picky to me.


Just the overall sound. The treble was artificial and brittle, bass was bloated, the mid-range was very recessed. The sound stage wasn't bad for a BA but not really impressive either. The crossover was done horribly on them. For $100 I guess it's not a bad deal (still preferred the IE7s to them), but for $400 it's a joke.


Edited by lee730 - 9/28/12 at 9:12pm
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Brittle? Wtf does that even mean? Bloated bass? Didn't you used to adore the FX700s? They have MOAR BASS. The midrange is recessed but that is a matter of preference rather than a technical flaw. The soundstage is both very wide and very tall.
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Brittle? Wtf does that even mean? Bloated bass? Didn't you used to adore the FX700s? They have MOAR BASS. The midrange is recessed but that is a matter of preference rather than a technical flaw. The soundstage is both very wide and very tall.


Artificial, sounds plasticky (I know that's not a real word ;). Yes the FX700 has more bass but I found it to be more controlled and have more quality/texture than the TF10s bass, although raising the volume too much and there is too much bass as well. The sound stage is pretty big but not comparable to FX700 or IE80. Overall I just wasn't impressed with them. My expectations for the UE900 would be much higher if they are comparable to the W4 and 232s.


Edited by lee730 - 9/28/12 at 9:30pm
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Artificial, sounds plasticky (I know that's not a real word ;). Yes the FX700 has more bass but I found it to be more controlled and have more quality/texture than the TF10s bass, although raising the volume too much and there is too much bass as well. The sound stage is pretty big but not comparable to FX700 or IE80. Overall I just wasn't impressed with them. My expectations for the UE900 would be much higher if they are comparable to the W4 and 232s.

 

Maybe you'll like full sized headphones better Lee! I know for a fact when I switch from a dynamic to a BA, the BA IEM will sound artificial and "plasticky". But after a while, I get used to BA IEMs and start calling dynamics muddy. Haha! I think the other way around actually. TF10 to me is comparable to the W4 back when I have them both at one time.

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I actually got rid of my full size headphones ;). Had a pair of Open-back Denon 5000s and W3000 ANVs. Sold the ANVs for the Tralucent 1Plus2s :). I bet if you listen to a high end dynamic you wouldn't be calling it muddy at all and still would see the TF10s as artificial lol :P.
 


Edited by lee730 - 9/28/12 at 10:03pm
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I actually got rid of my full size headphones ;). Had a pair of Open-back Denon 5000s and W3000 ANVs. Sold the ANVs for the Tralucent 1Plus2s :).
 

 

Ah, are you still thinking of getting the UE900?

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Most likely not at this point, but that could change depending on how well received the IEM is... Just looking forward to hearing more reviews regarding it though. However I would hope it's quite an upgrade over the TF10. I figured they'd really improve upon the crossovers and the added BA driver may make the sound that much better and convincing.
 


Edited by lee730 - 9/28/12 at 10:11pm
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No matter how good of a BA IEM we got the bass produce by them can never satisfy me the way a dynamic driver does! 

Future is hybrid IEM! I sadly auditioned the ex1000 (I said sadly) and since than I really cannot enjoy music anymore compared to the IEM i have :( 

When is the gr08 coming out, cant wait!

And by the look of things UE 900 is out of my wish list. 


Edited by audionewbi - 9/28/12 at 11:14pm
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lol that sucks. The EX1000 does have really nice bass quality. Just lacking in quantity :).
 

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lol that sucks. The EX1000 does have really nice bass quality. Just lacking in quantity :).
 

I still havent tried the IE80, I am sure that would make things even worst for me. :(

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I still havent tried the IE80, I am sure that would make things even worst for me. :(


It's a completely different sound from the EX1000. A more fun sound, treble is silky smooth. I even used the tape mod and am loving them even more than before. Mid-centric little gems :).

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It's a completely different sound from the EX1000. A more fun sound, treble is silky smooth. I even used the tape mod and am loving them even more than before. Mid-centric little gems :).

I have the cash saved up, I am waiting for number of IEM to come out and I will decide than once and for all.

PS:Thanks for the razordog deal site ;)

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No worries. Always nice to be able to demo before purchasing, can't argue there. Maybe you can find a store that will allow you to do this? Or purchase from a place that allows returns (although they may hate you after lol).
 

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