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So guys, what about comparison of Sony XBA-H1 and Yamaha EPH100?


Both are in the same price range, both have similiar sound signature, I think. So did anyone try both Yamaha and Sony and can say which are better?


Edited by marab - 12/14/13 at 9:03am
post #1232 of 2796
Will have the H3 in sometime next week to compare to some of the other hybrids. I'm worried because Sony earphones in this body shape have been uncomfortable for me, but my curiosity about the sound got the best of me (plus I found it for a great price in Japan).
post #1233 of 2796

I've had no problems with ear fit, despite having small lugs, so don't worry. There terrible when having a nap, talk about out of head realism!

post #1234 of 2796
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Will have the H3 in sometime next week to compare to some of the other hybrids. I'm worried because Sony earphones in this body shape have been uncomfortable for me, but my curiosity about the sound got the best of me (plus I found it for a great price in Japan).

I'm interested!

post #1235 of 2796
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post  Will have the H3 in sometime next week to compare to some of the other hybrids. I'm worried because Sony earphones in this body shape have been uncomfortable for me, but my curiosity about the sound got the best of me (plus I found it for a great price in Japan).


I think it's something you'd enjoy.

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I think it's something you'd enjoy.

 

 

It must have some serious bass if you're suggesting that to me tomscy2000 (lol).  By the way, I do get on quite well with some bass--light earphones like the RE400. I appreciate all kinds of sound signatures if tuned well and the highs aren't too harsh for my ears. The EX1000's highs, for example, was just too much for me.

post #1237 of 2796
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post  It must have some serious bass if you're suggesting that to me tomscy2000 (lol).  By the way, I do get on quite well with some bass--light earphones like the RE400. I appreciate all kinds of sound signatures if tuned well and the highs aren't too harsh for my ears. The EX1000's highs, for example, was just too much for me.


It's (mid-)bassy in a tasteful manner, while still being well-separated and detailed, so yes, I actually enjoyed it as a bassy IEM (I'm not a bass-hater; it just needs to be done right). I didn't try the vent tape mod with it, but in general, I don't like blocking vents (vented BAs are a different story), as the bass sounds less natural that way, even if the quantity is too much for me. The H3 should be less "harsh" than the EX1000.

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They H3's highs are definitely easier to stomach than the EX1000's, even though I personally don't have much of a problem with the latter. I'm just hoping that you can a good fit, Eric, since I remember you having troubles with the EX1000 in that regard.

 

In my experience there's a noticeable difference between blocking the vent completely and poking a hole into that tape. Completely blocked, their bass sounds unnatural to me too. With the hole, it just sounds less boomy and better controlled.

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They H3's highs are definitely easier to stomach than the EX1000's, even though I personally don't have much of a problem with the latter. I'm just hoping that you can a good fit, Eric, since I remember you having troubles with the EX1000 in that regard.

 

In my experience there's a noticeable difference between blocking the vent completely and poking a hole into that tape. Completely blocked, their bass sounds unnatural to me too. With the hole, it just sounds less boomy and better controlled.

 

Yeah, james444, I'm worried about the fit too. I didn't have luck with the EX600 or 7550. I'm hoping, however, that those new tips work out for me, or some of the newer tips I've bought and collected along the way. If not, I guess I'll be selling it real soon (It will probably be too much of an hassle to send it back to Japan). By the way, does this earphone have the same wind problem as the other models did when wearing outside? 

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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post
 


It's (mid-)bassy in a tasteful manner, while still being well-separated and detailed, so yes, I actually enjoyed it as a bassy IEM (I'm not a bass-hater; it just needs to be done right). I didn't try the vent tape mod with it, but in general, I don't like blocking vents (vented BAs are a different story), as the bass sounds less natural that way, even if the quantity is too much for me. The H3 should be less "harsh" than the EX1000.

 

 

mid-bassy? Hmmm? How's the sub-bass? I understand about having the bass done in a way that you most enjoy it. Not all bass is the same.

post #1241 of 2796
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post  mid-bassy? Hmmm? How's the sub-bass? I understand about having the bass done in a way that you most enjoy it. Not all bass is the same.


I didn't pay special attention to the sub-bass, but when something, to me, is "mid-bassy in a good way", it usually means that there's no problem with the sub-bass. It's not like it'll suddenly roll-off hopelessly or something. As long as the mid-bass isn't completely masking away the sub-bass, it's okay.

 

It has a good deal of mid-bass, however, and that's why I'd still prefer the bass of something like an EX600, which I directly A/B'ed it against.

post #1242 of 2796

I want instead dynamic driver duble low frequency ba driver like UE900

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Originally Posted by sosixui View Post
 

I want instead dynamic driver duble low frequency ba driver like UE900

 

I owned the UE900 briefly. Even with the the double BA drivers for bass, I found the bass inaccurate. Others might find it to be enough, but not for me.

post #1244 of 2796

No, I've tried it on my bike again and it was fine. I think you'll like them. I was listening to a long drum solo from E.S.P and it was all there. Miles would approve.

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Originally Posted by Jackson 6 View Post
 

No, I've tried it on my bike again and it was fine. I think you'll like them. I was listening to a long drum solo from E.S.P and it was all there. Miles would approve.

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