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post #76 of 1227

Awesome dweaver.  Thanks for those impressions.  I am still in new toy heaven with these and I don't think that will ever settle with this sound.

post #77 of 1227
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The Ue900 is more intimate and detailed but not by a lot and agreed it has no where near the same amount of bass. Been wearing these for over an hour and completely forget they are there with no need to touch them at all. My appreciation of these is growing steadily.

 

would appreciate your take on the m200 vs the W4, dweaver ... i need to get a road warrior pretty soon. normal_smile%20.gif

post #78 of 1227
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The sound is far more refined than the CKS1000, and I love that AT earphone. Refined, richer, and notes that are somewhat thicker. A nice wide soundstage too.

 Ericp10

Could you clarify that description a bit more please ( if you want to ) I assume that this is due to a bit more tactile force or "slam", for lack of a better word, and possibly their slightly lower reaching range?

 

hahah don't worry Wayne :)

post #79 of 1227
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Does anyone with smaller ears and ear canals have experience with the M200?  I usually take the smallest tip with an IEM so I'm curious if the size of the housing and tips makes for a difficult/impossible seal.

The nozzles diameter is about 6mm large, which is quite consequent.
post #80 of 1227
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It's one of the most refined universals I've heard...

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There have been a few $200 earphones that have come out lately that don't sound like $200 earphones. They shoot way beyond the MSRP. The M200 could easily be a $400 earphone and be worth it. It shames the W4 (and I mean it). 

Same for me about the incredible sound quality/price ratio of the M200s. And a low price which offers an original and efficient coaxial dual driver technology.
Shame on W4 but SE535s also to name the biggest names...
post #81 of 1227
Shame on w4??? Wow I must find a pair n test it out........shame on w4.......yaikkkkkkkks:D
post #82 of 1227
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

would appreciate your take on the m200 vs the W4, dweaver ... i need to get a road warrior pretty soon. normal_smile%20.gif
I have not heard the W4 so can't help, sorry.
post #83 of 1227
I am so focus on getting the M500 that I totally miss out on trying the M200 at the local KEF store. Sound like Sony EX1000? I must try them as EX1000 was one of the best dynamic iem I used to enjoy. If it sound like a more full bodied Flat4 Sui, I will be thrilled. I am totally enjoying M500 even though it is not technically the most competent or detailed, but the sound stage is just so well tuned to my ears.
post #84 of 1227
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One last thing, I find myself turning these up to a higher volume level. I think this is a combination of being a bit harder to drive and my being used to more detail or brighter sound so I end up listening at a louder level. But if this the case I also have to say I am not getting any fatigue doing it so it may just be the tuning of the IEM. I wonder if any of this has to do with their ear protection technology? Something I can't find much information about.

Yes, they are hard to drive. I must set the high gain on my DX100 and push up the volume to about 180-200 (depending of the song) for a maximum of 255 if I remember well.

Being able to listen louder without any fatigue can means also there is not enough distorsion to cause fatigue, which could be a consequence of the quality of the sound. It goes the same with good loudspeakers.
post #85 of 1227

The M200 is 12 ohms. 

post #86 of 1227
Thread Starter 
I am noticing cable rub noise against my shirt today so they do suffer from that type of microphonics issue but not as bad as cloth covered cables. Footfall microphonics also exist but are very low.
post #87 of 1227

I tried these out looking for a new IEM. I found that the Monster MD Trumpet tips work perfectly, giving a much wider option in terms of comfort. The original tips really hurt my ears, I was thinking I would have to send them back. Great sound, too much pain though. Just felt nasty (all three sizes). Pulled out the Trumpet box and tried a smallish pair of tapered single flange silicone gray tips, immediate relief, sound still fantastic. All there. The Trumpet are large microdrivers, so they have a very large sound tube, and it is large enough to cover the massive KEF tube but not enough to slip off and remain in your ear. Excellent phones, though.

 

As for isolation, with the Monster tips they isolate as well as any other in-ears I have owned, which is limited. But no noise issues and with these tips they feel like a deep insertion headphone. Not so with the OEM tips.

post #88 of 1227

I've read that M200 is more tilted towards mid-bass than sub-bass. Do you guys find the mid/upper bass more than sub-bass? And does the mid-bass affect the mids like the ASG-2?


Edited by fnkcow - 8/13/13 at 9:37am
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I've read that M200 is more tilted towards mid-bass than sub-bass. Do you guys find the mid/upper bass more than sub-bass? And does the mid-bass affect the mids like the ASG-2?

That is not accurate.

post #90 of 1227
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That is not accurate.

lol that is what I've read, maybe wrong interpretation?

But does the M200 have more mid/upper bass than the sub-bass?

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