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post #16 of 30
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Not true.
WOW,I just can't imagine that there will be some earphones smaller than x10.I have owned x10 and it was so small and I was amazed.
post #17 of 30
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Would the X10 be a reasonable replacement for my CK10s? How about vs. the TDK BA200? Were the CK10s in a different league entirely than these two?

post #18 of 30
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Would the X10 be a reasonable replacement for my CK10s? How about vs. the TDK BA200? Were the CK10s in a different league entirely than these two?
Did you check Joker's giant comparison...the ck10 is in there so that would help.
post #19 of 30
Thread Starter 

Ok, here's the current rundown:

 

AT CK100Pros - fit well with Sony Hybrid greens, but felt the weird swiveling arm part made it tough to put them in and get the wire situated quickly.These sounded good to me, but not good enough to justify their price, especially vs. the CK10 that I am probably going to buy used.

 

TDK BA200- Using the small silicone tips from the CK100Pros, these fit perfectly. Probably keeping these as my portable "beaters." Really good sound for not too much money. Warm, laid back and comfortable. Sound far better out of my Macbook Air > Microstreamer > Arrow amp than out of my iphone 5 headphone jack.

 

Now I need to find tips like the CK100Pro uses for the BA200 in the case that I return the CK100Pro! Anyone able to tell me where to buy these, or Sony Hybrid tips that fit the small nozzle of the BA200?

 

Current ranking: CK10 > TDK BA200 > CK100Pro

 

Waiting to receive: PFE 232 (high hopes for these...), Heir 4.ai and 5.0

 

Want to try: JVC FX700, Sony EX1000, V-Sonic GR07


Edited by rbf1138 - 10/3/13 at 2:43pm
post #20 of 30
Ever considered rhapsodio r2l? They're kinda small. Smaller than the ck100pro definitely. Plus it's transclucent, unlike the opaque material of the ck100pros, if fashion is a concern to you
post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by lookingforIEMs View Post

Ever considered rhapsodio r2l? They're kinda small. Smaller than the ck100pro definitely. Plus it's transclucent, unlike the opaque material of the ck100pros, if fashion is a concern to you

 

Yeah, I'd probably add these to my want to try list. Where can they be bought cheapest?

post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by rbf1138 View Post

Yeah, I'd probably add these to my want to try list. Where can they be bought cheapest?
I'm only aware of one guy who sells them. http://customisears.wix.com/sounds#!product/prd2/1018106984/widing-me10el
That's his website. There's also another guy on head fi that's selling them on the for sale thread. His user ID is 7nationarmy.
post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by lookingforIEMs View Post


I'm only aware of one guy who sells them. http://customisears.wix.com/sounds#!product/prd2/1018106984/widing-me10el
That's his website. There's also another guy on head fi that's selling them on the for sale thread. His user ID is 7nationarmy.

 

I saw that guy has his for sale here but he has no feedback and is asking $500 with no cable included...

post #24 of 30
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I saw that guy has his for sale here but he has no feedback and is asking $500 with no cable included...
Check the for sale again, he's lowered it to $250 and included a hybrid cable
post #25 of 30
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Check the for sale again, he's lowered it to $250 and included a hybrid cable

 

Still not sure about it, as I think the R^2 is the well known Rhapsodio. That one is somewhat unknown right now.

post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by rbf1138 View Post

Still not sure about it, as I think the R^2 is the well known Rhapsodio. That one is somewhat unknown right now.
Haha isn't that the reason we try stuff? Erm for the specs..... It's a TWFK driver in a ash transclucent tzar-90-like shell. It uses UE sockets. They retail for about $550sgd without the hybrid cable so you're getting a pretty good deal
post #27 of 30
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Where can the retail information be found about any of the Rhapsodio stuff? The official Rhapsodio site does not seem to have anything on it, and I can't find other retailers selling them aside from the one you posted.

post #28 of 30
Yep cos they are no longer produced that's why they can be found on rhapsodio website. And rhapsodio only has one distributor I think that's why you can't find any other
post #29 of 30
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So this week I've tried the TDK BA200, the PFE 232 and the CK100Pro. As of this moment, the PFE232 are going to be the ones I stick with. The CK100Pro, while good, didn't seem worth the additional price over a used set of CK10s I could buy, nor did I absolutely love their sound signature. They also had the fussiest fit, as a result of their slightly larger housing and moving piece.

 

The TDK's will probably be kept and used as my gym/portable pair, as I quite enjoy their more laid back (though at times muddy) presentation. They also fit me well, which is a plus. I'm sort of wondering if I shouldn't try outthe lower end PFE models before I decide on the BA200s as my portable IEMs, though.

 

The PFE232 just seem to be the best sounding of all four of the IEMs currently in contention and will therefore stay as my personal "flagship" IEM.

 

I have a few more IEMs I'd like to try, however. They include: Sony EX1000, JVC Fx700, V-Sonic GR07, Rhapsodio R^2, PFE012, PFE 122, PFE 112

post #30 of 30

the UE 700..hands down. 'nuff said. i know. i own the musical pills, and they rock. 

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