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post #31 of 48
These are currently on Amazon for $99. Bump for comparison as well, BA200 v IE800 v RE400?
post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post

These are currently on Amazon for $99. Bump for comparison as well, BA200 v IE800 v RE400?

 

Compared to the RE400 they have more energetic treble, better sound stage, similar bass and generally a little sharper than the more laid back RE400s. 

 

They are a great pair with the Fiio X3.

post #33 of 48
Bump for a comparison to Yamaha eph-100.
post #34 of 48
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Originally Posted by shuto77 View Post

Bump for a comparison to Yamaha eph-100.

I have both. TDK IE800 has clearer treble and more details but product feels cheap because of the plastic housing. EPH-100 has more and better bass, warmer sound and sounds more natural IMO. I use the EPH-100 alot more but would like some of the clear treble from IE800. They are different sound signatures and it is down to personal preference and music.
post #35 of 48
Thanks, Robot.
post #36 of 48

Hi guys, I just got today my new IE800 and found that they come with a pair of Comply tips already in...These tips fit quite good in my ears, nevertheless I wanted to try the silicon tip but found out that I can't seem to get those foam tips off...I pulled them a lot, but they're not moving at all and I really don't want to break them or, worst, the buds. So the question is: did someone experienced the same? How did you manage to take the foam tips off?

Thank you very much! ;-)

post #37 of 48

Peel/lift them off by putting your thumbnail under the bottom - under the plastic ring, not the foam.

post #38 of 48

You're right, I was able to push them out, but they were really hard attached! Thank you very much anyway! ;-)

post #39 of 48

It was the same with mine. Not sure what they do over there...

post #40 of 48
I suppose the internal rubber/gel gets more and more attached to the cans over time...
Anyway, I read in several threads that these IEMs deliver best quality when driven by an amp, because of their low impedance. Well, at first I didn't exactly understand what "hungry iems" meant, but over some hours of listening I came to have that feeling like they'd need some kind of boost to deliver all their power. At the moment I'm using them with my Sansa Clip Zip and my question is: would it be worth spending some money on an amp for these iems? If yes, which one?
post #41 of 48

The C&C BH works well and has a couple of different options to play with for $100. Small and battery lasts for ages. Only you can decide whether that's worth it; if you were going to use it with other phones too, that would naturally increase its value.

post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by AceDuff View Post

I suppose the internal rubber/gel gets more and more attached to the cans over time...
Anyway, I read in several threads that these IEMs deliver best quality when driven by an amp, because of their low impedance. Well, at first I didn't exactly understand what "hungry iems" meant, but over some hours of listening I came to have that feeling like they'd need some kind of boost to deliver all their power. At the moment I'm using them with my Sansa Clip Zip and my question is: would it be worth spending some money on an amp for these iems? If yes, which one?

 

Absolutely not, but this is head-fi and maybe 3% of posters realize this...

 

:)

post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by AceDuff View Post

I suppose the internal rubber/gel gets more and more attached to the cans over time...
Anyway, I read in several threads that these IEMs deliver best quality when driven by an amp, because of their low impedance. Well, at first I didn't exactly understand what "hungry iems" meant, but over some hours of listening I came to have that feeling like they'd need some kind of boost to deliver all their power. At the moment I'm using them with my Sansa Clip Zip and my question is: would it be worth spending some money on an amp for these iems? If yes, which one?

I don't have a lot of money and haven't tried many amps, but I would say save your money for different or better headphones. I have a portable amp (BSG Cmoy 18V w/AD8620 on Browndog) and I would say it just makes the TDK's sound louder. There's a little color change in the sound, but not much, much like my Grado SR60's. I have used it with other headphones and have noticed a considerable difference but not as much with the TDK's.

If you have money burning a hole in your wallet, go for it. Otherwise, save the money for an upgrade in phones. Personally, I'm very happy with the TDK's and will probably upgrade my full-size down the road. I'll lean towards phones first, possibly amps later, if needed.
post #44 of 48

Understood! No, I definitely don't have money to waste, I'd never spend 100$ on an amp...At that point I would directly upgrade my player adding another 50$ and switch to a Fiio X3, so to solve the "problem". Which is an improper definition, cause my TDK's sound really good anyway. Well, thanks for your replies, you were all very kind! ;-)

post #45 of 48

The X3 would definitely be a good investment, and the high gain setting is particularly valuable for amp-needy phones.

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