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post #16 of 25

That's a very interesting perspective. I'm probably just a hater lol. 

post #17 of 25
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I have owned Monster Copper. I really liked them. Though some may say they are neutral, they are NOT. I find them very bass heavy, but still they sound musical and I found them to have acceptable clarity considering how much bass these pump out!

 

I sold them when I got the X10. X10 are brighter. They have better clarity.The Coppers seems congested/closed in when compared. X10 has a very attractive crisp sound, that I love for reggae music (especially dancehall from late 1970's early 1980's). They got good bass response (but not as much bass as the Coppers).

 

The Coppers housings are a little heavy, but cable seems very durable.

 

The X10 is light and easy to insert (easy to get a good fit with stock tips also), but the cable is really bad. I always keep them in a hard case. It's very stiff and thin and might easily break...

thanks for the reply.  i wish they still had just the X10 so i wouldn't have to spend $100 extra for a microphone and remote that i can't use...  and yea from what i read it seems the X10 are more bass heavy than the monsters but you are saying the contrary.   hmmm thanks for mentioning the cable durability...

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The X10 is not what you are looking for; I think the X10 isn't very detailed for its price and the highs are very lackluster. XBA3 seemed mid forward from a very brief listen. 

what about the MTPC?  any other suggestions?

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The Triple Fi 10 isn't the best triple driver IEM in terms of detail and it beats the X10 in everything IMO, including details in the mids, which is the TF10's greatest weakness. The TF10 is also mad cheap (~160 or so) and is a triple driver IEM. From my limited experience with IEMs, it presents details pretty well. (For higher end stuff I've only owned a X10, TF10, HF2 for extended periods of time)

 

The TF10 has emphasized highs and lows and is quite exciting to listen to. Mids/vocals are a bit recessed but you can always EQ to fix that to an extent IMO. The cable will also break on you but you can get a nice custom cable replacement for ~30-40. The fit is also bad for some but I find it very comfortable to wear, moreso than my X10 or Westone 4.

 

If you're talking about just something just a bit bassy can say the Westone 4 (~315$ on earphonesolutions with the coupon code thanks2012) might be worth looking into. It sounds mad detailed across bass, mids, and highs from a few hours of listening. Also, the mids stand out for sounding natural and effortless. 

 

However, the W4 is not very bassy at all compared to the X10 (and prolly a lot less bassy than the coppers too) but again it does have a slight bass emphasis.

thanks for the suggestions.  however the westone 4 is too pricey for me and i actually would consider the Triple Fi 10, however I just can't find a legit seller for it.  i'm not comfortable buying form a 3rd party seller thats not authorized.  I don't even see it on logitechs website anymore (discontinued?).  i do see the UE 900's but at $400, no way lol.

post #20 of 25

If you want slightly bassheavy IEMs then X10i are great buy but they are warm and X5 are comletelty opposite (neutral airy not cold) with great punchy bass and very detailed mids, highs with fairly wide soundstage and to me X5 share almost same soundsignature as XBA3 but more detailed and works for almost all genres music. The GR07 are another great buy if need slightly bassy, warm sounsignature and overall very detailed with wide soundstage. So i will recommend X10i if need warm rich bassy, detailed IEMs and X5 if need very detailed neutral, little bassy IEMs and GR07 if need slighltly warm, very detailed, wide soundstage and slighlt bassy but balanced soundsignature.

post #21 of 25
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thanks for the suggestions.  however the westone 4 is too pricey for me and i actually would consider the Triple Fi 10, however I just can't find a legit seller for it.  i'm not comfortable buying form a 3rd party seller thats not authorized.  I don't even see it on logitechs website anymore (discontinued?).  i do see the UE 900's but at $400, no way lol.

Third parties are legit. For the 2 or so years I've been on this site I've never heard of any TF10 fakes. That being said you won't get the 1 year warranty but I've had my TF10 for 2 years without problems (other than the cable, which is a 1 time replacement to a non crappy cable). 

post #22 of 25
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Third parties are legit. For the 2 or so years I've been on this site I've never heard of any TF10 fakes. That being said you won't get the 1 year warranty but I've had my TF10 for 2 years without problems (other than the cable, which is a 1 time replacement to a non crappy cable). 

just in general, how are you supposed to determine if a headphone is a fake or not?

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just in general, how are you supposed to determine if a headphone is a fake or not?

There are no fake TF10s so you don't need to. But usually people post about them on head fi and such

post #24 of 25
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There are no fake TF10s so you don't need to. But usually people post about them on head fi and such

 

hmmm...  now im not speaking about the TF10s,  but lets say i buy a fake headphones (unknowingly), will there be obvious telltale signs (i.e. sound quality, build quality, etc.) or is it kinda hard to determine?  i might just go for the gr07's at Gateshop but im worried about fakes...


Edited by bobjohnson201 - 11/23/12 at 2:11pm
post #25 of 25

I'd assume sound quality or build quality would let you know if its fake or not

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