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post #121 of 222
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I am waiting for the white model to go on sale or the HF to go down to $129 again. My wife took my black pair. She is happy. I miss the FC. :(


I love my $100 FCs. Total steal, sounds great with grunge rock. Cable still sucks, though.

post #122 of 222

Thanks. Keep me in mind if you decide to sell them. :beerchug:

post #123 of 222
This reminds me I have several decent cans I "should" sell, but I can't just seem to convince myself just yet
post #124 of 222
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

This reminds me I have several decent cans I "should" sell, but I can't just seem to convince myself just yet

Well if it'll help convince you, you have a few IEMs I'd definitely want to buy. I don't have any myself. vPulse and DN-1000 are on my short list, but I was looking at the Etymotic MC5s. You seem to enjoy a lot of bass, considering your headphone selections. I do too: have to hear that bass guitar, HNNGGG.

post #125 of 222
Looking at your wanted list, there'd be the T50RP as well. If I get around to letting things go, I'll send you a message.
post #126 of 222
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Looking at your wanted list, there'd be the T50RP as well. If I get around to letting things go, I'll send you a message.


Nice, thanks. T50RPs are really just something I want to mod. I don't have the means to change the enclosure, but I could probably go right to town making my own headphones out of it.

 

Has anyone in this thread tried a Shure MMCX cable with these headphones, just out of curiosity? If I do need a replacement cable at any point for these, I am not going to buy those Onkyo replacements. They're crazy overpriced for what they are and Shure's options look far more appealing. I'm not the kind of guy who likes to spend extra coin on cables if I don't have to (part of the reason I don't care about the HF variant that much).

post #127 of 222
I haven't looked into trying out the shure cable, one warning I read about the connection type, specifically with the Onkyo, is that it wears quickly with swapping out the cable. I should check for a cheap cable though JIC, especially if I can find a mic variant.
post #128 of 222
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

I haven't looked into trying out the shure cable, one warning I read about the connection type, specifically with the Onkyo, is that it wears quickly with swapping out the cable. I should check for a cheap cable though JIC, especially if I can find a mic variant.


Yeah, the MMCX connector is not meant to be frequently removed. It's removable only so that you can replace it if it gets damaged. Or you want to swap cables.

post #129 of 222
a little off tangent, but does anyone here also have the ie-hf300 (the one with the detachable cable)

snagged it for $70. also deliberating whether or not to keep or sell it
post #130 of 222
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a little off tangent, but does anyone here also have the ie-hf300 (the one with the detachable cable)

snagged it for $70. also deliberating whether or not to keep or sell it


Depends: do you like it? You appear to have quite a few IEMs already, so do these ones sound good to you for the music you listen to? I don't own them, but I think I've seen one other person who actually had them and liked them. Seems every manufacturer that transitions from other audio equipment brings out IEMs that very few people care about (see also: Martin Logan, KEF, Bowers & Wilkins, Harman/Kardon, Denon, etc.)...

post #131 of 222
how would I know lol. they're brand new and I'm thinking of either shipping it to my country or just selling it at the deal price to whoever might want it in the US.

I'm pretty happy with the IEMs that I have right now. I guess you might say it was a bit of an impulsive buy. whoops. oh well it happens to the best of us...
post #132 of 222
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Originally Posted by gyx11 View Post

how would I know lol. they're brand new and I'm thinking of either shipping it to my country or just selling it at the deal price to whoever might want it in the US.

I'm pretty happy with the IEMs that I have right now. I guess you might say it was a bit of an impulsive buy. whoops. oh well it happens to the best of us...


You said you bought them though. Haven't you listened to them? Have they not arrived yet?

post #133 of 222
oops perhaps I should explain more clearly.

I bought them from amazon. but I stay in Asia, which amazon doesn't ship there (at least not for electronics). hence I use a forwarding service (comgateway) which provides a US address as like a stop gap warehouse where I can store things for up to 30 days and ship them in bulk to Asia (or anywhere around the world for that matter). the fc300 and iehf300 both came around 15 days ago so I still have 15 days to decide what to do with them. go ahead and ship them to my country or just sell it off to whoever might want it
post #134 of 222
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post


Depends: do you like it? You appear to have quite a few IEMs already, so do these ones sound good to you for the music you listen to? I don't own them, but I think I've seen one other person who actually had them and liked them. Seems every manufacturer that transitions from other audio equipment brings out IEMs that very few people care about (see also: Martin Logan, KEF, Bowers & Wilkins, Harman/Kardon, Denon, etc.)...

Oddly enough, Velodyne got the IEM bit right, and made a Bluetooth headphone so uncomfortable it did not last 5 minutes on my head. I'm glad it was free

That reminds me, Onkyo actually made an enjoyable, relaxing Bluetooth headphone.
Edited by Saoshyant - 5/20/14 at 9:32pm
post #135 of 222
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Originally Posted by gyx11 View Post

oops perhaps I should explain more clearly.

I bought them from amazon. but I stay in Asia, which amazon doesn't ship there (at least not for electronics). hence I use a forwarding service (comgateway) which provides a US address as like a stop gap warehouse where I can store things for up to 30 days and ship them in bulk to Asia (or anywhere around the world for that matter). the fc300 and iehf300 both came around 15 days ago so I still have 15 days to decide what to do with them. go ahead and ship them to my country or just sell it off to whoever might want it


Ah, now that makes sense. I'd make a thread in the appropriate forum asking people if they've tried them or looking for an impressions/owners thread like this one.


EDIT: On second thought, the latter might not get you anywhere. Few posts in the IE-FC300 thread (they're the same IEM, just with a slightly different cable) and virtually none in the IE-HF thread.


Edited by Dragonzeanse - 5/20/14 at 9:34pm
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