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post #256 of 318
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Originally Posted by rhodan818 View Post

I also got a white s2. Gonna order white to see if they mixed up the sku and get a black one.

let us know your impressions

post #257 of 318

I tried mine out before sending it back.  To be honest, I actually found it quite dull compared to my XBA-3.  The upper mids and the treble were a little lacking to my ears...maybe I didn't get a good enough seal?  Was running off of my E17.


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post #258 of 318
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I tried mine out before sending it back.  To be honest, I actually found it quite dull compared to my XBA-3.  The upper mids and the treble were a little lacking to my ears...maybe I didn't get a good enough seal?  Was running off of my E17.

XBA-3 is way better than the S2, S2 was mostly hype

post #259 of 318
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XBA-3 is way better than the S2, S2 was mostly hype

Hey Inks. Did you have a fit problem with the S2? Also what source did you use? Is it as source-picky as the XBA3?

post #260 of 318
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Hey Inks. Did you have a fit problem with the S2? Also what source did you use? Is it as source-picky as the XBA3?

I never have fit problems fortunately, iP5/E17 and 5S. Not as picky as XBA3. 

post #261 of 318

are the s2's good or not?

 

to many going back and fourth here....

I want some earphones to use with my htc one. I listen to mainly rap and hip hop 

post #262 of 318

The S1 are very good to my ears, but I think that they are not the best choice for Hip-hop. You should get a more bass-driven iem. Check Joker's thread. The S1/S2 are perfect if you want clarity and balanced sound without sacrifying too much bass, but they are not very bassy.

post #263 of 318
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Originally Posted by Sokolnitz View Post
 

The S1 are very good to my ears, but I think that they are not the best choice for Hip-hop. You should get a more bass-driven iem. Check Joker's thread. The S1/S2 are perfect if you want clarity and balanced sound without sacrifying too much bass, but they are not very bassy.

+1

 

For Hip-hop and electrinic music I prefer the Monster Gratitudes. These are really great value at USD 60 at the moment and have great sub bass compared to the S2's.

post #264 of 318

Comparing the Fidelio S2 vs LG Quadbeat, the S2 has a much greater sense of space and separation. Things that reverberate, like a bongo drum or deep, slow vocals resonate silky smooth.

 

I was surprised how capable the Quadbeat really is, its a wonderful value at $20. The difference between the two straight out of an iphone is that sense of space and airiness. Also the smoothness and detail of the S2 is superior.The S2 is so relaxing and allows you to fully engage with the music.

 

The other thing with the S2, is that while it performed at a high level straight off my phone, I felt that there was so much more potential in the background. I am looking forward to trying the S2 with a more powerful amplifier.

post #265 of 318
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Comparing the Fidelio S2 vs LG Quadbeat, the S2 has a much greater sense of space and separation. Things that reverberate, like a bongo drum or deep, slow vocals resonate silky smooth.

I was surprised how capable the Quadbeat really is, its a wonderful value at $20. The difference between the two straight out of an iphone is that sense of space and airiness. Also the smoothness and detail of the S2 is superior.The S2 is so relaxing and allows you to fully engage with the music.

The other thing with the S2, is that while it performed at a high level straight off my phone, I felt that there was so much more potential in the background. I am looking forward to trying the S2 with a more powerful amplifier.

Apparently the LG Quadbeat 2 is better than both of them according to some recent reviews. Really curious now coz I was supposed to get the s2...
post #266 of 318
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Originally Posted by rhodan818 View Post
 

Comparing the Fidelio S2 vs LG Quadbeat, the S2 has a much greater sense of space and separation. Things that reverberate, like a bongo drum or deep, slow vocals resonate silky smooth.

 

I was surprised how capable the Quadbeat really is, its a wonderful value at $20. The difference between the two straight out of an iphone is that sense of space and airiness. Also the smoothness and detail of the S2 is superior.The S2 is so relaxing and allows you to fully engage with the music.

 

The other thing with the S2, is that while it performed at a high level straight off my phone, I felt that there was so much more potential in the background. I am looking forward to trying the S2 with a more powerful amplifier.

Yes no doubt, but how about against the new LG QuadBeat 2 is the question!
http://www.head-fi.org/t/686412/lg-quadbeat-2-appreciation-thread

post #267 of 318

You know, there is one trick that makes the Fidelio S2 sound MUCH better. iOS users only

 

Use the Jays-Curves player on it, the FR of the S2 almost matches the T-Jays. 

post #268 of 318
Had some discomfort with the stock tips. Tried the comply foam comfort tip, wow the base punches right up, Need to get familiar with it again.
post #269 of 318

Anyone compared the S2 with either the RE 400 or the MA 750?

post #270 of 318
Yeah. Dsnuts did comment about the differences between the S2 and MA750 on the discovery thread. You might want to search the thread.
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