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post #2206 of 2867
The UE900 are not necessarily "better" than the TF10s. I would say they are different.

Like what you said about the H3s, I also find the TF10s to be "more fun" than the UE900s. Coming from the TF10s, I did not feel the urge to buy the UE900s despite the fact that the UE900s has way better ergonomics and the TF10s made my ears hurt. In the end, I reshelled the TF10s.
Edited by mrwagga - 6/17/14 at 11:48pm
post #2207 of 2867

I think the UE900 are not bad at all .. if you like a more neutral balance .. they're smooth and detailed .. just not particularly full and thick like the H3 or the even fuller IM70. I think they just lack bass. Before this year I was into very analytical, neutral, bright full sized headphones and iems .. during this year after getting the ATH-IM70 my taste just completely changed and just never knew females vocals can sound like that. Now I want more of that and more bass impact that you feel  .. not boomy boom boom bloaty boom... but also something that make female vocals stand out. H3 is pretty close to perfect for me already .. but I"m going to try the IE800 anyway.
 


Edited by joey99 - 6/18/14 at 12:30am
post #2208 of 2867
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I think the UE900 are not bad at all .. if you like a more neutral balance .. they're smooth and detailed .. just not particularly full and thick like the H3 or the even fuller IM70. I think they just lack bass. Before this year I was into very analytical, neutral, bright full sized headphones and iems .. during this year after getting the ATH-IM70 my taste just completely changed and just never knew females vocals can sound like that. Now I want more of that and more bass impact that you feel  .. not boomy boom boom bloaty boom... but also something that make female vocals stand out. H3 is pretty close to perfect for me already .. but I"m going to try the IE800 anyway.
 

The UE900 is good IMO. I find the XBA-4 to be slightly too thick at times. the IE800 IMO is a bit "dry" but its been a long time since I last tested the IE800. Still like the tiny housing tot 

post #2209 of 2867
Exciting times. Let us know your IE800 thoughts. The fact that the cable is only partly removable scares me a little considering the price.
post #2210 of 2867
Went on a camping trip today. I have only my Sony F886 dap with me. Then I needed to decide H3 or EX1000. Gave both a short listen. The decision was easy. The EX 1000 went into the luggage, the H3 stayed at home. Reason? EX1000 has a deeper and better defined bass and is more balanced overall. It is for me simply the better headphone.
post #2211 of 2867
Might as well ditch the H3 and keep the EX1000 and praise it in the EX1000 thread.
post #2212 of 2867

I would certainly hope the EX1000 is better as they're double the price for what I paid for my H3.


Edited by joey99 - 6/19/14 at 3:59pm
post #2213 of 2867
I agree, EX1000 is much better than H3.

H3 seems to be tuned for a commercial sound, 1000s are tuned for fidelity.
post #2214 of 2867
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I agree, EX1000 is much better than H3.

In your opinion.

H3 seems to be tuned for a commercial sound, 1000s are tuned for fidelity.

H3's are just more enjoyable.
Edited by hockey_magnet - 6/19/14 at 5:23pm
post #2215 of 2867
I hate to say it but I returned the H3 today, they just were not my cup of tea. My initial impressions were quickly squashed by the reality of A/B testing against my other gear. Their signature was good for some of my music but to much of my rock music just lacked the energy needed to make them enjoyable, bass withstanding.

I won't say the H3 is a lesser IEM, it's just not right for me.
post #2216 of 2867
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I hate to say it but I returned the H3 today, they just were not my cup of tea. My initial impressions were quickly squashed by the reality of A/B testing against my other gear. Their signature was good for some of my music but to much of my rock music just lacked the energy needed to make them enjoyable, bass withstanding.

I won't say the H3 is a lesser IEM, it's just not right for me.


Precisely my point some couple of posts back,,,,my impressions were based on testing the h1 though vs brainwavz m3.

i returned h1 and got gr07 mk2 as a result.

 

Note that without any comparison even pro coppers sound amazing,,,its when we compare them with better stuff,we come to realize how useless and veiled and bassy they are.

I don't understand why sony is hell bent on bass bloat in all their earphones?It makes for poor choice in rock and classical

post #2217 of 2867
Didn't even bother with the 200 hr burn-in?
Not that I'm trying to force anyone to like these or anything. It's just my experience that the sound changes after that mark, so people should really give it a try before parting with them.
post #2218 of 2867
I couldn't afford to wait that long or would not have been able to return them.

While the bass was lessening the midrange was just not in my wheelhouse and was not changing so I made my decision based off my gut feeling about what I figured the ultimate signature would be like.
post #2219 of 2867
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Didn't even bother with the 200 hr burn-in?
Not that I'm trying to force anyone to like these or anything. It's just my experience that the sound changes after that mark, so people should really give it a try before parting with them.


i doubt burn in is gonna mellow down the 16 mm wooffer in these.

 

sony is just aiming for wider crowd as more people like bass than a balanced set of phones and i find no fault in them,,,heck even older walkman i have is on the warmer side of things,no idea of recent android offerings.

 

But yeah apart from ex083(yup that 15$ pair) and maybe ex7550 and 1000(based on reviews,haven't tried) sony just hates to make a more neutral set!!

But still many people really enjoy h3 so i guess sony has been successful  in the end,i just wish they release something for my taste though:biggrin:

post #2220 of 2867
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I couldn't afford to wait that long or would not have been able to return them.

While the bass was lessening the midrange was just not in my wheelhouse and was not changing so I made my decision based off my gut feeling about what I figured the ultimate signature would be like.


so what will be ur next stop??

dn-2000,,,??reviews state they are more neutral and bass light compared to dn 1000.

 

have u tried tdk ba200??

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