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post #361 of 510
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Originally Posted by SyCo87 View Post

Congrats, went with the IM50s and I've heard that the IM70s is a less bassy, more refined version of it with a clearer sound.


You must be referring to the IM50s then. The 70s aren't available at that price.

 

Edit: Oops, meant to quote this post:

 

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Originally Posted by SyCo87 View Post

There are tons of sites you can get them for around $65. I ordered them from CDjapan.

Edited by delmonte - 2/20/14 at 5:10am
post #362 of 510

Hm, I started using the FiiO E6 with my iPod again and it actually controls the bass quite a lot! Bass isn't so bloated and has a much more natural texture. I noticed the difference and A/Bed to make sure it wasn't my imagination and it definitely isn't. Straight out of the iPod, the bass easily gets out of control and covers up everything and doesn't have a natural timbre. All the other instruments/frequencies are slightly more refined, airy, and spaced apart too with the E6. These are good headphones :etysmile:

post #363 of 510
Anyone use the Sony Hybrids with these?
post #364 of 510
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Originally Posted by Gee Simpson View Post

Anyone use the Sony Hybrids with these?
Am using the Sony hybrids with it. Probably Sony hybrids will be one of the best tips for these. Provides a better (but still below average) isolation for me. Tamed the bass slightly to be tighter and more controlled with slightly better clarity overall through the spectrum.
post #365 of 510

I usually use sony hybrids for almost all my IiEM's. However, for the 70's I've been using some old V-Moda wide bore tips. They sound more open and provide a bit better clarity for me.

post #366 of 510

the form factor of these is similar to the Shure SE215, so how come

the SE215 isolate so well and these are below average?

post #367 of 510
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Originally Posted by Amitl View Post

the form factor of these is similar to the Shure SE215, so how come
the SE215 isolate so well and these are below average?
It's not of the same form factor as SE215..
post #368 of 510

Could be the nozzle design , the SE215 has a very narrow nozzle but the IM70 is big bore

post #369 of 510

As far as for price for performance, what would you say is more worth it as a first purchase? The IM-50s or IM-70s?

post #370 of 510
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Originally Posted by Kbman View Post

As far as for price for performance, what would you say is more worth it as a first purchase? The IM-50s or IM-70s?
That would depend largely on your source as well as what other IEMs do you own. But both models should not be far from apart each other. For me I feel that the subtle difference does not warrant the extra $50.
post #371 of 510
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Originally Posted by xaddictionx View Post


That would depend largely on your source as well as what other IEMs do you own. But both models should not be far from apart each other. For me I feel that the subtle difference does not warrant the extra $50.

 

Is it that subtle of a difference? I've been waiting for accessory jack to get the im70 back in stock now as they are cheapest there, but would consider just getting the im50 from cdjapan right now. 


Edited by jaybird123 - 2/23/14 at 9:14pm
post #372 of 510
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Originally Posted by jaybird123 View Post

Is it that subtle of a difference? I've been waiting for accessory jack to get the im70 back in stock now as they are cheapest there, but would considering just getting the im50 from cdjapan right now. 
Well, everybody hears differently. For me I feel that it is really a subtle difference between the 2 models given the only difference is in the housing. With that, I still heard a slight difference between both but preferred the sound of IM50. For me I actually felt that the bass on IM70 is too much and actually drowns out or smudge the mids slightly although there are differing opinions which says that IM70 is clearer even with the enhanced bass.
So it still boils down to your own listening. smily_headphones1.gif However I can be pretty sure majority will agree that both models share more similarities than differences.
post #373 of 510
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Originally Posted by Kbman View Post
 

As far as for price for performance, what would you say is more worth it as a first purchase? The IM-50s or IM-70s?

 

They both have same driver, but different housing. Performance is subjective in this case, as some might prefer IM50, some might prefer IM70. They are equally excellent in my view. Therefore, IMHO, IM50 has better value, if like slightly bigger bass.

post #374 of 510
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Originally Posted by xaddictionx View Post


Well, everybody hears differently. For me I feel that it is really a subtle difference between the 2 models given the only difference is in the housing. With that, I still heard a slight difference between both but preferred the sound of IM50. For me I actually felt that the bass on IM70 is too much and actually drowns out or smudge the mids slightly although there are differing opinions which says that IM70 is clearer even with the enhanced bass.
So it still boils down to your own listening. smily_headphones1.gif However I can be pretty sure majority will agree that both models share more similarities than differences.

Interesting that IM70 has more bass than IM50 to you.  Most people have said IM50 has more bass.

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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

Interesting that IM70 has more bass than IM50 to you.  Most people have said IM50 has more bass.
Yea we all hear differently. 😉
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