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post #16 of 99

Klipsch X10i : Volume distortion at high levels, treble gets overpowered by the mids sometimes, build quality is poor.

 

Etymotic HF3: Triple flange tips are extremely uncomfortable so I use Klipsch oval tips and they fit perfect, bass doesn't extend deep enough, hardly any sub bass but they are very accurate, I am just used to heavy bass. Other than that these are my favorite iem's of all time.

 

Monoprice 8230 : cable is awful and they fit horribly and feel really cheap, look very ugly, sound great for their price though

 

Phillips she3850 : headphone jack looks very poorly made and cheap rubber, they sound absolutely amazing though.

post #17 of 99

Ety HF3: intrusive fit, soundstage could be a bit better

MX880: love or hate styling, needs amping to perform its best

FXT90: burn-in basically required

post #18 of 99

monoprice 8320: Memory cable does whatever it wants to do.  I wear them at the gym and the cords are always randomly sticking out.  Sometimes its a problem as far as isolation goes.  Others its just uncomfortable. 

 

yamaha eph-100: all the supplied tips are god awful and I haven't got around to macgyvering a set. 

 

bowers wilkins c5: only sounds good with a amp.  if not it sounds about as neutral as my 8320's. 

post #19 of 99

Sennheiser ie7 : Poor isolation

post #20 of 99

Vsonic GR07: average/below average soundstage depth and height.

post #21 of 99

RE0: Fit with silicon tips. I suffer severe suction effects with silicon tips, single or bi-flanges. Foam tips work well though. Sounds a bit boring without some careful EQ-ing.

 

Superlux HD381F: Can't be worn over the ear.

 

TDK BA200: That damn huge Y-splitter is heavy and often tarzans around when I walk. The clip fixes this a bit. Flat cable can be annoying sometimes. Shy treble, but curable with EQ.

 

Philips SHE9850: Treble could be better, mids can be muddy with some source.

 

Atrio MG7: Stiff cable, I can't wind them up all for storing.

post #22 of 99

W4 - mid-bass hump with little subbass, veil that only seems to ignore female vocals, which results in a lack of clarity for instruments, shells are a bit too plasticky for $400 universals.

 

ER4S - Oww. Tips get gross after prolonged use.

 

JVC Marshmellow - They don't seal. At all.

 

TF10 - Sold them because they fit too loosely, always seemed to wanted to fall out. 

 

MTCP - Okay, maybe I don't own them. But I borrowed my friend's for a few months until he noticed tongue.gif.  Sounds great, but that driver flex was really annoying. 

post #23 of 99
Sony MDR-EX600: Lacking fine separation, not the fastest dynamic, lack of precise detail in mids and treble.

Vsonic GR07 MK2: Can show low amounts of dynamics, soundstage depth and imaging could be better.

TF10: Metallic lacing, cloudy mid range, tiring for long sessions.

Yamaha EPH-100: Docile treble, average bass detail, only one side works sometimes.

Monster Turbine: Sounds veiled after using higher end IEMs. Possibly to warm for my tastes now.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 9/23/12 at 10:09pm
post #24 of 99
Thread Starter 
Anyone have any gripes about the ex1000?
post #25 of 99
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

Anyone have any gripes about the ex1000?

 

 

Zero isolation that lends it some of it's remarkable sound stage.

post #26 of 99
Ety HF5 / ER4P : feeling soiled after ear rape and small in-head soundstage

Earsonics SM3: build quality worse than a Kinder Egg toy

Klipsch Image X10: as above but with added insult of arsetastic sound quality

Audio Technica CK10: treble sibilance like a cat vs snake death match being piped into your brain

Ortofon EQ7: crappy cloth cable that tore after even so much as looking at it

Sony XBA-4iP: aside from that annoying i in the name, the frustration of four drivers sounding worse than one

Radius DDM: design aesthetic straight from a 1970s dubbed kung-fu porn movie

Hifiman RE252/262/272: just when you least want the cable to split at the earpiece, or the earpiece to fall apart, yep that's when it will happen. Come with added bad karma for past life indiscretions. Sounds bloody great too, which is the real kicker.

Musical Fidelity EB-50: nothing whatsoever so far. Perfect. YAY.
Edited by Biggerboat - 9/24/12 at 7:06am
post #27 of 99

Great Descriptions...

 

Jim

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Originally Posted by Biggerboat View Post

Ety HF5 / ER4P : feeling soiled after ear rape and small in-head soundstage
Earsonics SM3: build quality worse than a Kinder Egg toy
Klipsch Image X10: as above but with added insult of arsetastic sound quality
Audio Technica CK10: treble sibilance like a cat vs snake death match being piped into your brain
Ortofon EQ7: crappy cloth cable that tore after even so much as looking at it
Sony XBA-iP: aside from that annoying i in the name, the frustration of four drivers sounding worse than one
Radius DDM: design aesthetic straight from a 1970s dubbed kung-fu porn movie
Hifiman RE252/262/272: just when you least want the cable to split at the earpiece, or the earpiece to fall apart, yep that's when it will happen. Come with added bad karma for past life indiscretions. Sounds bloody great too, which is the real kicker.
Musical Fidelity EB-50: nothing so far. YAY.
post #28 of 99

Well you could say it is my favorite or the only one PFE 112 .It is a classic one, when I move seal is broken too easy which is a problem especially with grey filters, and because of this problem I am tempted to go into custom IEMs.


Edited by loopfreak - 9/24/12 at 7:08am
post #29 of 99

Radius DDM: You look like an idiot and they don't isolate. I needed to try out all of my tips and ended up with inside-out sony hybrids to get good sound out of it.

 

Ortofon EQ-5: Sensitive as a teenage girl. Hisses like one as well. Best sound!

 

Vsonic GR07: Cuts the inside of my ears after 5 minutes. Doesn't get any worse so it's bearable. Sounds a bit lifeless compared to my other favorites.

 

Hifiman RE-262: It needs an adapter, amp and it's very picky on tips. Second best sound!

 

Brainwavz B2: Fit feels loose and because of the uber-thin nozzle almost none of my tips fit. Cable looks silly and there is no L/R printed on the earpieces.

post #30 of 99

I have a pair of HF5 which i am really satisfied with,nice pair of accurate iem's,but sometime i would like to hear some more prominent response on the bass region,both with triflanges and shure olives tips.

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