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Hi :) I've had the X3 for a year now & love it with the HD-25 II. I want to get an entry-level IEM. Does anyone have the  Shure SE215 or RHA MA750, as I've narrowed it down to those two? Can you tell me anything about how they work with the X3? Thanks :beerchug: 

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Hi smily_headphones1.gif  I've had the X3 for a year now & love it with the HD-25 II. I want to get an entry-level IEM. Does anyone have the  Shure SE215 or RHA MA750, as I've narrowed it down to those two? Can you tell me anything about how they work with the X3? Thanks beerchug.gif  

RHA MA750 works well with X3. I'm selling mine. If you're in the U.S. and interested, feel free to PM me.
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RHA MA750 works well with X3. I'm selling mine. If you're in the U.S. and interested, feel free to PM me.

Good to hear that it works well! I am leaning towards it.. Could you tell me why you are selling it? Unfortunately I'm in Europe, so I won't be able to buy yours :(

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Good to hear that it works well! I am leaning towards it.. Could you tell me why you are selling it? Unfortunately I'm in Europe, so I won't be able to buy yours frown.gif

I'm selling mine for a couple reasons.

1. Too many great IEM, too little time wink_face.gif

2. While I like the sound of the MA750, the ergonomics are there for me. While the thick cord is very durable, I find it's heavy and puts too much weight on the ear guides. This makes them break the seal no matter which tips I use. I wish the built-in ear guides were easily adjustable, as they're too loose for my ears. I also find the built-in ear guides too thick to easily use while wearing my glasses. (IMHO, a braided cable with memory wire would've been preferable - durable, lighter, and easily adjustable.) So I end up having to take off my glasses and sit pretty still to wear them comfortably ands obtain a good seal. I don't want this to put you off from trying them, as many people find them perfectly comfortable even with glasses.
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Hi :) I've had the X3 for a year now & love it with the HD-25 II. I want to get an entry-level IEM. Does anyone have the  Shure SE215 or RHA MA750, as I've narrowed it down to those two? Can you tell me anything about how they work with the X3? Thanks :beerchug: 


I had both at the same time a while ago. Found the Shures lacking in treble and a bit too bass-bloated compared to the RHAs. RHA's have lovely bass and considerably more detail and clarity though mids and highs. Sold the SE215 as I just kept reaching for the MA750. YMMV.

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I'm selling mine for a couple reasons.

1. Too many great IEM, too little time wink_face.gif

2. While I like the sound of the MA750, the ergonomics are there for me. While the thick cord is very durable, I find it's heavy and puts too much weight on the ear guides. This makes them break the seal no matter which tips I use. I wish the built-in ear guides were easily adjustable, as they're too loose for my ears. I also find the built-in ear guides too thick to easily use while wearing my glasses. (IMHO, a braided cable with memory wire would've been preferable - durable, lighter, and easily adjustable.) So I end up having to take off my glasses and sit pretty still to wear them comfortably ands obtain a good seal. I don't want this to put you off from trying them, as many people find them perfectly comfortable even with glasses.


Glasses wearer here, and no problems with fit or seal with the MA750. Agree about the cable weight though... really wish RHA had gone with a lighter braided cable.

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Thanks for the great advice guys :smile: The RHA sounds like the right choice! 

 

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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post


I'm selling mine for a couple reasons.

1. Too many great IEM, too little time wink_face.gif

2. While I like the sound of the MA750, the ergonomics are there for me. While the thick cord is very durable, I find it's heavy and puts too much weight on the ear guides. This makes them break the seal no matter which tips I use. I wish the built-in ear guides were easily adjustable, as they're too loose for my ears. I also find the built-in ear guides too thick to easily use while wearing my glasses. (IMHO, a braided cable with memory wire would've been preferable - durable, lighter, and easily adjustable.) So I end up having to take off my glasses and sit pretty still to wear them comfortably ands obtain a good seal. I don't want this to put you off from trying them, as many people find them perfectly comfortable even with glasses.

 

 

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I had both at the same time a while ago. Found the Shures lacking in treble and a bit too bass-bloated compared to the RHAs. RHA's have lovely bass and considerably more detail and clarity though mids and highs. Sold the SE215 as I just kept reaching for the MA750. 

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Glasses wearer here, and no problems with fit or seal with the MA750. Agree about the cable weight though... really wish RHA had gone with a lighter braided cable.

 

What concerns me is that you both mention the weight and here I can only get the i-Version with the built in mic, which will probably add even more weight to the cable... Do you think a simple clip could solve the problem? Something like this:

 

Oh and one more thing: do you use Comply tips with these? I heard they don't isolate quite as well as the 215..

 

Thanks again :beerchug: 

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What concerns me is that you both mention the weight and here I can only get the i-Version with the built in mic, which will probably add even more weight to the cable... Do you think a simple clip could solve the problem? Something like this:

 

Oh and one more thing: do you use Comply tips with these? I heard they don't isolate quite as well as the 215..

 

Thanks again :beerchug: 


MA750 come with a clip. I don't use it; instead I use the cinch under my chin to pull down on the ear wraps and keep things from moving about too much. I personally don't find the cable weight a problem in terms of making the phones move or fall out (I wear them walking to work and they're fine). Yes, the cable is weighty, but that's just in comparison to some other IEM cables.

 

For tips, I've used a variety. Comply work fine and I didn't have a problem with seal. For me the best tips have been Sony Hybrid Isolation (the silicon ones with foam).

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@randomhfier: Good luck with the MA750. FWIW, I think @hakushondaimao's experience with these is more typical than mine.
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MA750 come with a clip. I don't use it; instead I use the cinch under my chin to pull down on the ear wraps and keep things from moving about too much. I personally don't find the cable weight a problem in terms of making the phones move or fall out (I wear them walking to work and they're fine). Yes, the cable is weighty, but that's just in comparison to some other IEM cables.

 

For tips, I've used a variety. Comply work fine and I didn't have a problem with seal. For me the best tips have been Sony Hybrid Isolation (the silicon ones with foam).

 

 

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@randomhfier: Good luck with the MA750. FWIW, I think @hakushondaimao's experience with these is more typical than mine.

Alright then, thanks again guys and sorry for derailing the thread a bit :D

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Hi :) I've had the X3 for a year now & love it with the HD-25 II. I want to get an entry-level IEM. Does anyone have the  Shure SE215 or RHA MA750, as I've narrowed it down to those two? Can you tell me anything about how they work with the X3? Thanks :beerchug: 

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