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post #256 of 356
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Originally Posted by Nulliverse View Post


They are much more revealing than either TDKs, but at the expense of musicality.


A nail hit on the head there... 'Musicality' is the magic ingredient separating the good from the great & is why I find reviews that lean heavily on bench tests a bit unhelpful (albeit interesting)... There's no measuring emotional response in a lab & that's where the best in audio excels.
Look fwd to your comparison.
post #257 of 356

does anyone have comparison of these vs MEElectronics M-Duo ?  i've been thinking about jumping on the IE800s, and just saw the M-Duo. not concerned with the $20 price difference, just curious how they compare in terms of sound / comfort.

post #258 of 356
Surprised no ones mentioned or compared these to the Panasonic RP-HJE900. Can anyone comment on how they compare since i have the pannys but kinda wanna try the IE800 just because but im not convinced that they'd be any better. The size concerns me too since i have very wee little mouse ears.
post #259 of 356

Looking for some decent iem's to pair with Colorfly CK4.

Do you think BA200 or IE800 will provide the most natural, powerful, energetic, emotional female vocals?

post #260 of 356
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Originally Posted by 3stun View Post

Looking for some decent iem's to pair with Colorfly CK4.
Do you think BA200 or IE800 will provide the most natural, powerful, energetic, emotional female vocals?

The ie800s are the more energetic of the two, but ba200s are much smoother. If you're interested, I have a pair of each to sell - both boxed with accessories.
post #261 of 356

Has anyone tried to recable these guys? I'd be interested to know how an improved cable (maybe SPC) would improve an already solid piece of equipmnt.

post #262 of 356

Best bet as ever would be to email btg-audio and ask them.

post #263 of 356

Recable aside, I've been A/Bing the IE800 and BA200 for two days and the treble on the IE800 has got me wary. Granted I prefer a slightly warm sound signature, these guys seem sibilant and harsh to me - not to mention a lack of bass quality. 

 

Is this something I can expect to improve with burn in? Based on everyone else's impressions, I can't help but feel like I'm missing something...

post #264 of 356
What's your source? I've found these sound great on the fiio x3 with bass boosted a bit. No source is going to turn these into bass head iems, but with a little eq it certainly has a nice timbre to it.
post #265 of 356

Bass quality is definitely there, the quantity may be too modest for some though.

post #266 of 356
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Originally Posted by zach915m View Post

What's your source? I've found these sound great on the fiio x3 with bass boosted a bit. No source is going to turn these into bass head iems, but with a little eq it certainly has a nice timbre to it.
 
Actually Ive been using them with my X3 with bass upped to 2. Compared to my BA200, I just feel like they're lacking.
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Originally Posted by quartertone View Post
 

Bass quality is definitely there, the quantity may be too modest for some though.

 
To my ears, the quality too is lacking. It feel anaemic on a lot of songs that should have a healthy bass presence. Maybe not inserting far enough?
post #267 of 356

Hi,

this is my first post, hope to be decent enough.

 

IE800 are at 60.00 € on Amazon Italy.

 

Recently I've bought a Cowon i9+. My old player is a Shuffle. At home I've got a old Denon pma 425 r with cd and stuff.

Well, I'm not impressed with the Cowon at all, at least with stock earbuds I can't say is better than the Shuffle.

Listen music through the Denon, despite its age, is way better.

 

I listen to Baroque (Vivaldi), Death Metal (Death), Black Metal (Graveland).

I guess BA Iems should be more adeguate to my taste in music, but also a decent BA (Etymotics, Brainwavz B2...) will cost me twice.

 

Are IE800 decent enough for fast and complex music?

post #268 of 356

I think they are but maybe someone else has a different opinion. Sound is very personal.

For me they sound real good especially for the price. Only they are a bit behind my Sennheiser IE80 on bass and I like a bit more.

 

A while back I bought some TDK IE800 but they are a bit big for my ears. Are you interested to buy my pair?

Purchase date is 7-5-2013

Never used the original sillicons and foams.

Original box available

 

Asking price is €30,-

I can send them for as low as €9,- shipping to Italy. €13,- with tracking.

 

Would save you a bit and try these out.

Let me know if you're interested.


Edited by maniac2003 - 10/25/13 at 9:06am
post #269 of 356
Thanks, very kind and a good price too. I would like to listen to other opinions first, than I'll let you know.
I'm more on Etymotic at the moment...
Cheers
post #270 of 356

I haven't Etymotic but I love TDK IE800 over the yamaha EPH-100 and ATH CKM500.
I bought them on amazon Italy,great deal at €60!
Great soundstage,the bass isn't as deep as yamaha's but I prefer the ones of the IE800.This is a really balanced dynamic IEM.
"Are IE800 decent enough for fast and complex music?": IMHO,yes.Voices and electric guitars are simply awesome.
Don't be fooled,looks huge and uncomfortable but indeed are comfortable enough,maybe not as EPH-100 but not very far from them.
Sorry but I don't know how to explain better.


Edited by Circe - 10/29/13 at 1:56pm
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