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post #16 of 69
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I am located in MA.  The Monster Cable Earth Wind and Fire Gratitude look very nice.  Would you recommend those for metal over the VSD1s?   I liked the Image S4s a lot but I they aren't very durable, they are a little too bassy and could use more highs.  I just saw you mentioned the TDK IE800, would you recommend the TDKs over the Monsters?  I read some of the reviews of the IE800 and some people said that the treble was high and fatiguing.  Do you have experience with the IE800 or Monsters?


Edited by mtldrm22 - 1/4/14 at 11:31am
post #17 of 69
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You're welcome :smile:. I tried wearing my VSD1S cable down and I didn't feel anything out of the ordinary. They have nozzles that swivel (to get the best fit).

 

Where are you located? Amazon has the Monster Gratitudes on sale. Keep in mind that these used to go for 230$ and recently they've gone crazy with their stock clearing by pricing it at 60$. They have quite a following on the "Discovery thread". And yes, these go cable down.

 

For slightly more you could consider the TDK IE800. And at the current 73$ price on amazon, I will strongly recommend it. It has the energetic treble and fast bass that would make it good for metal.

 

These are off the top of my head for under 70$. I'll get back to you if any more strike me.

 

PS: Always trust your ears the most. Read as many reviews as possible to get a general consensus on the sound sig. Never go by only one persons opinion. 

What did you like and dislike in the S4? That should help you analyse(via reviews) if the iem will suit you. 

 

I am located in MA.  The Monster Cable Earth Wind and Fire Gratitude look very nice.  Would you recommend those for metal over the VSD1s?   I liked the Image S4s a lot but I they aren't very durable, they are a little too bassy and could use more highs.  I just saw you mentioned the TDK IE800, would you recommend the TDKs over the Monsters?  I read some of the reviews of the IE800 and some people said that the treble was high and fatiguing.  Do you have experience with the IE800 or Monsters?

post #18 of 69

I would like to know this as well since this thread is exactly what im looking for.

 

Also i did just read these reviews on amazon which leads me to beleive that the TDK would be a good choice for modern rock over the monster.

 

Monster:
 ​Modern Rock music tends to come out a little screechy and electric guitars come off sort of flat
&
These are not good for classical music or heavy rock.
TKD:
 The TDK's work better at delivering clear and crunchy rock and heavy metal music, with speed and resolution. Rock and heavy metal tracks really pop with the TDK's

Edited by Jaggar - 1/9/14 at 7:06pm
post #19 of 69
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It looks like the price on Amazon for the IE800 went up to $100 :(  Any other suggestions?

post #20 of 69

im looking heavily into these since they get good reviews for metal, a bit more pricy tho http://www.amazon.com/Victor-In-ear-Headphones-HA-FXT90-Japanese/dp/B004VHAJJU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389664152&sr=8-1&keywords=JVC+FXT90

post #21 of 69
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The HA-FXT90 looks like they got really good reviews, but the only thing is that they look pretty big and I am worried that they won't be comfortable to wear for long periods of time.  Does any have experience with these IEMs that can attest to this?

post #22 of 69

my fxt90 will arrive in 2 days. and yes i listen to rock/metal. will give u an impression when i have it in hand :D

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my fxt90 will arrive in 2 days. and yes i listen to rock/metal. will give u an impression when i have it in hand biggrin.gif

WELL?!
post #24 of 69

i think it needs burn in. out from the box im not so happy with it. hope it gets better in time. or maybe im just not used to the U shape sound sig because my previous headphone is ath es700 which is a mid centric headphone and is the best mids ive ever heard. will sell the fxt90 if im still not happy with it after 70 hours of burn in. 

post #25 of 69
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i think it needs burn in. out from the box im not so happy with it. hope it gets better in time. or maybe im just not used to the U shape sound sig because my previous headphone is ath es700 which is a mid centric headphone and is the best mids ive ever heard. will sell the fxt90 if im still not happy with it after 70 hours of burn in. 

My FXT90s arrived two weeks ago and I have been burning them in for about 70 hours.  I don't know how I feel about them yet, but they do not have enough low end for me and they are very mid heavy which makes them sound a little artificial.  Do you think they will improve with more burning in time and will the low end open up more? 

post #26 of 69
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My FXT90s arrived two weeks ago and I have been burning them in for about 70 hours.  I don't know how I feel about them yet, but they do not have enough low end for me and they are very mid heavy which makes them sound a little artificial.  Do you think they will improve with more burning in time and will the low end open up more? 

 

sold them. imo the fxt90 is not for metal. it sucks hard. my edifier h210 which only cost 10 dollar (in my country) sounds way better for metal. atleast to my ears. 

post #27 of 69
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sold them. imo the fxt90 is not for metal. it sucks hard. my edifier h210 which only cost 10 dollar (in my country) sounds way better for metal. atleast to my ears. 


How do the Edifiers differ from the FXT90?  I paid $90 for the FXT90 and it looks like the Edifier are $60 cheaper in my country!  I still think my Klipsch S4s sound better than the FXT90.

post #28 of 69

the edifier sounds fuller compared to thin sounding fxt90 (to my ears) if u can get the h210 cheap enough, i say grab it and compare it yourself. ive owned ckm500, gr02, fxt90 and still the h210 is my favourite for metal. still ymmv 

post #29 of 69

I find rock/metal difficult to get right with IEMs or even full sized headphones for that matter. However, I always choose my TF10s as they actually sound great with that type of music and pretty much everything else - but they are the metal masters. But be warned, they are known to force involuntary air guitar which can make you look pretty stupid in public.

post #30 of 69
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I find rock/metal difficult to get right with IEMs or even full sized headphones for that matter. However, I always choose my TF10s as they actually sound great with that type of music and pretty much everything else - but they are the metal masters. But be warned, they are known to force involuntary air guitar which can make you look pretty stupid in public.

 

true. but not with full sized headphones if u ask me. you can always get grados. they rock hard with metal \m/ also my current fav metal headphone, the ath es700. will try the TF10s one day

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