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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by Nusho View Post

Which country do you live in?

USA
post #17 of 25

Because You live in the US, I thinkt hat Amazon will ship them to you relatively quickly. At least that's the way it worked for me (took a week) but I live in CA.

post #18 of 25
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Because You live in the US, I thinkt hat Amazon will ship them to you relatively quickly. At least that's the way it worked for me (took a week) but I live in CA.

Amazon doesn't sell the GR07be anymore.
post #19 of 25
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From what I have read the MKII won't have enough bass for me and I don't want to wait for the bass edition to ship across the world, but do the RE400have enough bass? Sounds like the clarity I want but I really like bass that is tight where its supposed to be.

I really like the DT770 250ohm for example.
post #20 of 25

I know that amazon is out of stock but stock should be coming back pretty soon. I see your dillemma and you can do whatever you like here. Yes, you may have to wait for the gr07, but it may be a more fruitful experience in the long run.

Furthermore, you can try ebay and other sites like that,

post #21 of 25
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Oh, I thought they were discontinued....
post #22 of 25

For the GR07 MkII or BE, you can actually go to this link and order. They usually take 2-3 weeks to deliver if the shipping is from Singapore. My personal preference out of those that you have mentioned is GR07 BE. I'm using it now and the bass is nice and punchy which should fit your needs quite well. One thing to note is that housing is a rounded square, so you MIGHT get sore ears if your outer ears are smaller.

 

 SE215 has got an ergonomic housing design that sits nicely in your ears if you're afraid of the square housing. As for EPH-100, I tried my friend's and found them a little too big and a touch too flashy. 

 

This is how I see these three, so take it with a pinch of salt.

1. If you are looking for sound quality, I say the GR07 BE.

2. If you are looking for isolation, I say the SE215

3. If you are looking for design, I say EPH-100.

 

:) Good luck!

post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Minarets View Post

From what I have read the MKII won't have enough bass for me and I don't want to wait for the bass edition to ship across the world, but do the RE400have enough bass? Sounds like the clarity I want but I really like bass that is tight where its supposed to be.

I really like the DT770 250ohm for example.

I own the Hifiman RE-400's. They are superb IEM's. The only real complaint I have about them is that they are light in the bass. Very light in the bass in my opinion. I know some will disagree, but i have tried dozens of different tips of all types and sizes and even with the best fit i can get, they are light in the bottom end. Wonderfully natural and tuneful bass, just not enough of it. In every other regard I feel the RE-400's are among the very best IEM's on the planet in their price range, if not the best.

 

I am often perplexed about complaints some have about certain IEM's being bass heavy. I have yet to really hear what I would consider a bass heavy IEM. I have owned the SE215's which are generally considered a bass heavy earphone but I certainly didn't find this to be the case and i am no basshead that's for sure. I have even heard some of the Monster IEM's that everyone says are bass heavy and do not agree with that assessment. I think a lot of people misunderstand low frequencies and their nature in general. Listen to actual live instruments that produce low frequencies and you will always find that the sound is visceral. It's important for any accurate low frequency reproduction to have this visceral impact. If it's not there then the bass is inaccurate. Now I understand manufacturers who consciously make a decision to compromise true low end reproduction rather than designing and marketing products that don't produce low bass properly, or in proper balance to the rest of the frequency spectrum, but that's a completely different thing than labeling an IEM as bass heavy. 

 

I know this is an old thread. but i was curious as to which earphones you ended up eventually purchasing? A Vancouver Canada based online retailer, the headphone bar, currently has the GR07BE's in stock and on sale for $139.99. Not sure if they will ship to the US however. I just ordered a pair and I can't wait to get them and add them to my growing collection.


Edited by good sound - 1/14/14 at 12:54pm
post #24 of 25

I would get the GR07BE.

 

Here's a comparison between the GR07 and SE215 by a forumer who owns both:

 

I have both and the Shure don't even come close. The SE 215 are good for what they are, fun headphones for people that want a warm, not critical listening. They are outclassed by the V Sonics on pretty much everything, is not even a contest. In fact, they are not the best in their price bracket, and in fact even headphones that are cheaper, like the Dunu's Landmine, are better. Of course, personal preference plays a huge part in our selection, and you might prefer the Shure's sound signature. So they are not better but you might end up enjoying them more.
 
 
post #25 of 25

So indeed any of these IEMs could be "better" if they are "better" for you or for your application. Personal taste rules. I agree with your description of the SE215s. For running with the dog or on the treadmill just fine. For critical listening not so much. How about as you move up the Shure IEM line? 


Edited by AladdinSane - 1/15/14 at 9:19pm
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