or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › Shure SE215 vs JVC FXT90 vs Hifiman Re-400
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Shure SE215 vs JVC FXT90 vs Hifiman Re-400

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

Between the Shure SE215JVC FXT90 and Hifiman Re-400's (all at 100 dollar price range)

 

Unsure of which sound type I would like, but am leaning towards warm/sweet or something which most people are likely to enjoy.

 

Previous headphones: Klipsch S4i (enjoyed)

 

Listen to: Classic rock (motley crue, def leppard, AC/DC, etc.), rap and electronic music (house mostly) -> not a bass head per se, but would like a notable bass response

 

Would like something durable/solidly built, although I take care of my cans quite well (Note: the previous klipsch ones lasted 2 years but I used them to work out)

 

Currently at $100 price range. Open to other suggestions.

 

Many thanks!


Edited by waltswagon - 2/3/14 at 12:52am
post #2 of 19

I've only heard the FXT90, they're fairly aggressive with very forward mids. Great with rock/metal and can work with electronic as well, but might not be optimal for it.

post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks mrdelicous. Would you say the jxt or se215 is better?
post #4 of 19

Couldn't say as I've never heard the SE215.

post #5 of 19
I'm just the opposite, out of those, I have only heard the SE215. I like it with Classic Rock - it is bass-leaning, but not boomy. Fun to listen to at volume levels I should be too old to enjoy... tongue.gif

I don't really like the memory wire ear loops, but that's more of a personal preference.
post #6 of 19

I've never heard the JVC. The SE215 to me really isnt anything spectacular. The bass is just a bit messy to me and like Billy Bob said, the ear looks are annoying, though my ears are miniscule so im definitely not the standard. The SE215 do, however, have excellent isolation.

 

Compared to the RE400, i like the RE400 better. RE400 are cleaner sounding, but theyre also not as bassy. If youre an on-the-fence basshead, RE400 might not be the best

post #7 of 19
I may have to give the RE400 a try. I would like to compare it to my Ety hf5. I do agree that the SE215's bass is a bit sloppy - but I guess I forgive it because it's still better than you typically get for under $100. A lot of IEMs in that bracket only give you bass by completely eliminating the treble and the whole thing becomes dark & dreary.
post #8 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

I may have to give the RE400 a try. I would like to compare it to my Ety hf5. I do agree that the SE215's bass is a bit sloppy - but I guess I forgive it because it's still better than you typically get for under $100. A lot of IEMs in that bracket only give you bass by completely eliminating the treble and the whole thing becomes dark & dreary.

I find RE400 a bit like E10, with slightly less bass and more forward mid & treble. The bass is slightly dry (or could be because my non-burn in RE400) and clarity of sound is good. Soundstage is average but still better than my E10's

post #9 of 19
In the context of $100 headphones I enjoy the SE215s. They do well with classic rock, punk, early 80s alternative and post punk/new wave which I like. They lose a bit of poise at higher volumes with modern bass heavy genres but for $100 you have to expect tradeoffs somewhere. You can also turn it down. :-) I haven't heard the other IEMs but my guess is they won't be perfect either. Listen if you can and see what you like. Again for $100 I wouldn't expect Nirvana. Just enjoy.
post #10 of 19

Well said brotha :)

post #11 of 19
And yes, I have cursed the memory wires more than once.
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the replies guys really appreciate the input; I'm gonna just splurge and go all out on a gr07be as there's a promotion on right now at lendmeurears. Will come. Back with some feedback on their sound after I burn them in (although there's more than enough feedback on them already hahaha)
post #13 of 19

those are great iems. You wont regret em!

post #14 of 19

Would've definitely recommended those but I though they were discontinued for some reason, great IEMs!

post #15 of 19

I would also go for the GR07BE. They are back on sale at LMUE.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › Shure SE215 vs JVC FXT90 vs Hifiman Re-400