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Newb Looking for Good IEM around 150 (GR07,262,EPH-100,R-50,BA200)

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Hi people.

i am kevin a 16 year old with money to spend.

i live in The Netherlands

i got beats by dre Tour and beats pro with my macbook pro retina and custom pc.

i am looking for a new In ear Monitor.

i want to use the iem for on the road and during biking.

right now i got a HTC one X but order a iPhone 5 already.

heard alot of good brands like (GR07,262,EPH-100,R-50,BA200) thrown around.

but have no idea what kind of music i like.

most of the time I listen to top 100.

Only experience: Beats by dre Tour , Pro.

don't know anything about BA which i have heard of balanced armature.

hope you folks can help.

-kevin


Edited by ScreenKiller - 12/2/12 at 4:42am
post #2 of 9

The earphones you listed are all well regarded, so you're likely to enjoy all of them. I have the GR07s and I can absolutely vouch for their performance; they are excellent for the money and many others will agree with me on this. A great place to read some reviews is 

here (Click to show)

 

Not knowing what kind of music you like is a bit of a problem, but I would advise that you try listening to as many different genres as you can to see what strikes you. Even if you don't expect to like something, such as classical music or jazz, keep an open mind - you may surprise yourself. There is a music thread on this site with a lot of discussion on all sorts of music - that is a good place to get some recommendations. I would also consider checking out some well-recorded music, too - good recommendations can also be found in the music threads. To be honest, there is some music that is so well recorded that it is a pleasure to listen to even though it may not be from a genre that I typically enjoy.

 

Do a bit of research, read some reviews, and check out some new music - before long, you'll have a pretty good idea about what kind of music you like and which earphone suits you best. And as we like to say to new members: "Welcome to head-fi, sorry about your wallet."

post #3 of 9

I think it's your choice of what you will pick but i will give pro, cons of these IEMs, like GR07 are slightly warm sounding IEMs which suite most genres music and they are little bassheavy which is good for outdoor use and they are very detailed in mids, highs with fairly wide soundstage and has very good cable, well made and adjustable nozzel, so overall they great buy. Yamaha EPH100 offers dynamic punchy bass with good deep instertion seal to block out noise and imaging, instruments separation, soundstage are very good and immidiate noticeable with good detailed mids, highs. RE262 are very detailed in mids(noticable forward) and overall very detailed soundquality without emphesis on bass.  The R-50, BA200 are also great on revealing details and they are good buy under there price range.

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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

The earphones you listed are all well regarded, so you're likely to enjoy all of them. I have the GR07s and I can absolutely vouch for their performance; they are excellent for the money and many others will agree with me on this. A great place to read some reviews is 

here (Click to show)

 

Not knowing what kind of music you like is a bit of a problem, but I would advise that you try listening to as many different genres as you can to see what strikes you. Even if you don't expect to like something, such as classical music or jazz, keep an open mind - you may surprise yourself. There is a music thread on this site with a lot of discussion on all sorts of music - that is a good place to get some recommendations. I would also consider checking out some well-recorded music, too - good recommendations can also be found in the music threads. To be honest, there is some music that is so well recorded that it is a pleasure to listen to even though it may not be from a genre that I typically enjoy.

 

Do a bit of research, read some reviews, and check out some new music - before long, you'll have a pretty good idea about what kind of music you like and which earphone suits you best. And as we like to say to new members: "Welcome to head-fi, sorry about your wallet."


Ditto. GR07's are quite good and performs well above its price range. Regarding the balanced armatures, in my experience they are more suited for analytical listening and it boasts great detailing of the music you listen to. Be wary though that if you're more into bass, you're better of with dynamic iems instead. If you're curious don't hesitate to check out Brainwavs B2, Vsonic GR01, Fischer Audio DBA-02 and it's MK2 iteration on the thread linked above.

 

Goodluck on your journey kid ;)

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Ditto. GR07's are quite good and performs well above its price range. Regarding the balanced armatures, in my experience they are more suited for analytical listening and it boasts great detailing of the music you listen to. Be wary though that if you're more into bass, you're better of with dynamic iems instead. If you're curious don't hesitate to check out Brainwavs B2, Vsonic GR01, Fischer Audio DBA-02 and it's MK2 iteration on the thread linked above.

 

Goodluck on your journey kid ;)

 

 

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Originally Posted by ZARIM View Post

I think it's your choice of what you will pick but i will give pro, cons of these IEMs, like GR07 are slightly warm sounding IEMs which suite most genres music and they are little bassheavy which is good for outdoor use and they are very detailed in mids, highs with fairly wide soundstage and has very good cable, well made and adjustable nozzel, so overall they great buy. Yamaha EPH100 offers dynamic punchy bass with good deep instertion seal to block out noise and imaging, instruments separation, soundstage are very good and immidiate noticeable with good detailed mids, highs. RE262 are very detailed in mids(noticable forward) and overall very detailed soundquality without emphesis on bass.  The R-50, BA200 are also great on revealing details and they are good buy under there price range.


Thanks alot guys !

i was wondering where can i buy them for the best price?

at amazone? and does amazone.com ship to the netherlands?

and i would love to try vsonic GR7 but its a chinese brand right?

i am kinda holding back on the vsonic because its a chinese brand.(even though i am chinese too )

and where can i even buy these vsonic? and i am afraid when i buy these iem's on ebay they turn out to be fake.

 

and what are the differences between the GR7 and the BA200?

 

and what is the difference between Dynamic and Dual balanced armature?


Edited by ScreenKiller - 12/2/12 at 10:29am
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

can someone post a site where i can buy the TDK ba200 not on amazone they don't accept paypal..

maybe something in the UK?
 

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can someone post a site where i can buy the TDK ba200 not on amazone they don't accept paypal..

maybe something in the UK?
 

 

Buydig.com takes paypal and they ship to the UK, the BA200 is $149 there.  I got my pair from there and shipping was pretty quick.

post #8 of 9

The BA drivers IEMs are more revealing details in music without being dynamic or punchy and bass sound great but air moving bass from dynamic IEMs are more like subwoofer type experenice. Both canbe very revealing and BA IEMs has multi drivers with better crossover to acheive highend soundquality and dynamic IEMs like Sony EX1000, JVC FX700 are also very detailed in mids, highs.

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Originally Posted by ZARIM View Post

The BA drivers IEMs are more revealing details in music without being dynamic or punchy and bass sound great but air moving bass from dynamic IEMs are more like subwoofer type experenice. Both canbe very revealing and BA IEMs has multi drivers with better crossover to acheive highend soundquality and dynamic IEMs like Sony EX1000, JVC FX700 are also very detailed in mids, highs.

yeh thats true ZARIM,

so i just orderd the TDK BA200 and i am going to order a Digizoid ZO2 to compensate the bass.

thanks for all the help guys!

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