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post #31 of 38

Swimsonny, do you ever hear phase issues with multi-driver BA IEMs? I think some people are more sensitive to these problems than others. Personally, I have yet to hear a perfectly coherent multi-driver BA. All of the ones I tried so far exhibit issues that I've only heard in multi-driver BAs from strange muddiness/lack of clarity at certain specific frequencies, to strange lack of speed, compressed dynamics, odd frequency response, weird imaging, etc. Because of this, I am sticking with single drivers for now. I know I would take an Etymotic, Hifiman or any other such well designed full-range IEM any day over the multi drivers I tried thus far. I haven't heard UE900, but I am sure that it has those issues as well. It's just that some people don't seem to hear/notice it. I do have high hopes for the new Jerry Harvey FreQ Phase technology or whatever it's called.

post #32 of 38
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Hybrids are the worst for coherency issues. The Audiofly AF78 was awful and the T-PEOS has easy to identify phase problems. Your multi BA experiences actually sound like the UE900 and maybe the Heir 3.Ai but is nothing bad and it is no where near as bad with the likes of the 4.Ai and Westone 4. My lear LCM-5 is close to faultless with phase as i would never notice a problem.

 

However if i was to recommend an IEM right now it would be the single BA MyST Nail2 V2 or the single dynamic HiFiMAN RE272 so you that seems to b about tight with your POV as well!

post #33 of 38
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Now i have only heard the EQ-5 and from your after i would have to recommend the HiFiMAN RE-272 if you can still pick one up. No IEMs can really do soundstage like you want, some are better but none like a good earbud or headphone that is open. The best 4 BA driver for soundstage and imaging would be the 4.Ai but it is not as good as the Westone 4 or UE900 in the high mids (although i think it is better than both of them overall). Another IEM that would suit you is the MyST Nail 2 V2 which has a bigger soundstage and more deep bass than the 272 but not as much treble presence, but still good high mids. However the MySt is a hard thing to get at the moment and i would jump on a RE272 if you can while it is still barely around.

Thanks. Have you heard the BA200 what is the difference between them and the RE272?

post #34 of 38
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I have heard the BA200 but bot for a while. the BA200 has quite relaxed treble and the 272 is more prominent but not over baring. Slightly more mid-bass on the BA200. High mids are more prominent on the 272. 272 is way more detailed, way, way, way more detailed and same applies for transparency. The RE-272 are certainly the better earphone!

post #35 of 38

Ah, ok. I always thought the BA200 was the best iem in the price range. Thanks for the comparisons.

post #36 of 38
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It is all subjective though. One may prefer the RE-272, another prefer the BA200, another something like the Fanmusic MS-E1011 which would wipe the floor of them if you want a bit of bass and is still a nice overall earphone so there is no clean cut 'BEST' IEM.

post #37 of 38
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Reserved for some comparisons. To Come:

 

  1. Sony MDR-EX1000
  2. Heir 4.Ai Mk2
  3. Lear LCM-5
  4. Cosmic Ears HY3XB
  5. ACS T2
  6. Etymotic HF5

 

Can not give a time guide but they will happen.

Is this a typo or are we in for a treat. MK2

post #38 of 38

Hi!

 

since it has been some time ago, how would be your view on the recent hybrid IEM, sony xba-h3? and if it is compared with this ue900.

 

Thanks!

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