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Well, I purchased the SE215s last week, and I'm still not sure if I like them. Luckily I ordered them from Amazon, so they may go back. I may order the MA750 before I do that though so I can decide between the two.

Still interested in the TE-05, but Amazon has them priced much higher ($192 CAD from a 3rd party) than the Shure ($125 CAD) and RHA ($125 CAD). However, Headphone Bar has the Fostex on sale for $130 CAD, but it's final sale.

I rather not take a $130 gamble on the TE-05. smily_headphones1.gif So any input would be greatly appreciated.

Se215 is kinda of like a neutral iem with not much bass compared to Fostex. If you want something you can use in commuting, I would recommand se215 or the ma750. As isolation on the fostex is pretty poor. If you are considering replacing cables in future fostex may not be a better choice as the cable from shure does fit the fostex. But there is no locking mechanism. Which makes it pretty loose if you move a lot, having risk of losing one of the earbud. Btw, both have the same mmcx connector. While the rha have no replaceable cable, but it comes with 3 years warranty. Depend on the genre you listen to though. I have not audition Rha ma750 before, so I can't give comment about it.
post #362 of 372
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Se215 is kinda of like a neutral iem with not much bass compared to Fostex. If you want something you can use in commuting, I would recommand se215 or the ma750. As isolation on the fostex is pretty poor. If you are considering replacing cables in future fostex may not be a better choice as the cable from shure does fit the fostex. But there is no locking mechanism. Which makes it pretty loose if you move a lot, having risk of losing one of the earbud. Btw, both have the same mmcx connector. While the rha have no replaceable cable, but it comes with 3 years warranty. Depend on the genre you listen to though. I have not audition Rha ma750 before, so I can't give comment about it.


Wow, so the Fostex is even bassier than the SE215? The Shure is already the bassiest 'phone I have, which is crazy to me considering it's an IEM. I like the bass though, especially when on the go, but I don't think I need any more. The SE215's isolation is just amazing. My main issue with the SE215 is the slight harshness I'm noticing in the upper mids on some tracks. Also, while the imaging is actually pretty good, I do wish the soundstage was wider. More detail wouldn't hurt either.

Anyway, I did not know about the TE-05's lack of a locking mechanism. The replaceable cable of those IEMs was a big plus, but now that changes things a lot. As does the TE-05's poor isolation.

I think I'll take your advice and stick with the MA750 or SE215. I'll go order the RHA now, and see which one I like better.

Thanks for your help, Whaleshark12. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Autoholic - 3/11/15 at 12:13am
post #363 of 372
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Wow, so the Fostex is even bassier than the SE215? The Shure is already the bassiest 'phone I have, which is crazy to me considering it's an IEM. I like the bass though, especially when on the go, but I don't think I need any more. The SE215's isolation is just amazing. My main issue with the SE215 is the slight harshness I'm noticing in the upper mids on some tracks. Also, while the imaging is actually pretty good, I do wish the soundstage was wider. More detail wouldn't hurt either.

Anyway, I did not know about the TE-05's lack of a locking mechanism. The replaceable cable of those IEMs was a big plus, but now that changes things a lot. As does the TE-05's poor isolation.

I think I'll take your advice and stick with the MA750 or SE215. I'll go order the RHA now, and see which one I like better.

Thanks for your help, Whaleshark12. smily_headphones1.gif

Well, there is some other iem have more bass and much better isolation. Like the Yamaha eph100, something that isolate almost 80% of noise for me . I can't even hear the train engine sound even I'm on the train. Btw, fostex does not lack of locking mechanism, it's just that the cable of fostex have different locking mechanism. Which if you wan to replace you can only get only their stock cable as it locks in place. Or you could try find aftermarket cable from lunashop for the fostex. Which cost around 20usd? Another with remote is 60 usd. Well if Sq is your top priority then I actually would recommand fostex as it sound pretty good tbh. Rha I have not tried before, so you can take my input as a grain of salt. Maybe you can check out few more iem like the Za duoza, kc06A and others too.

Edit: I mean Yamaha win fostex in isolation, but sq fostex would be better than yamaha.
Edited by Whaleshark12 - 3/11/15 at 1:15am
post #364 of 372
If sibilance is a killer you may want to pass on these. I personally love them, but there are a handful of songs on my playlist that I avoid because of the sibilance. As far as comparisons go, I haven't listened to many other IEMs in this range other the B&W's and the TE-05 is hands down better.
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Got them from Headphone bar, at that discount. I did not get that it was a final sale on the site. Maybe it was, but i certainly don't intend to return them. I actually feel I got a good deal, I am really happy, but can not compare them to SE 215. I have RHA 750 though. I find the TE 05 better in all manners. More spatious, more detail, full sounding (you feel more that you get all the sound than with the 750), even better bass (to my ear they have about the same quantity, but the emphasis is not in the same place in the bass spectrum: the TE 05 seems maby a little emphasis in the lower bass as the bump in the 750 seems more in the mid bass). The 750 does have a small bump in the lower highs that is engaging and fun that is not there in the TE 05, but overall on an A-B comparison, I always end up preferring the TE 05 for it's comparatively mor detailed, spacious, full and coherent. Mind you, I found the 750 very good and pleasant before I got the 05, but I found they could sound a bit veiled on some track.
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Has anyone taken measurements for these?

post #367 of 372

Anybody here with the Fostex and the Dunu Titan 1 for a brief comparison?

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Anybody here with the Fostex and the Dunu Titan 1 for a brief comparison?
In Europe almost nobody have them on the radar, unlike the big Fostex.
post #369 of 372
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Anybody here with the Fostex and the Dunu Titan 1 for a brief comparison?
Mine will arrive tomorrow. I can give some impressions vs titan 1 later if you wish
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I'm sorry but the comparison won't happen since I can't fit the TE-05 properly :o

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I'm sorry but the comparison won't happen since I can't fit the TE-05 properly :o


 

Damn.

post #372 of 372

How do the Fostex TE-05 compare to the Westone UM Pro 10?

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